Author Daneille Snowden

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When I was 7 years old I was born again! Five years later, the Lord filled me with His Holy Spirit and called me out to serve in full time service in the ministry. My heart is missions and a longing to love people into God's Kingdom.
I love to teach God's Word, pray with people and write. 
Soon, we are hoping our Jesus opens amazing doors to walk into mission endeavors.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

WE HAVE A WORK TO BE DONE

Inspired by the Holy Spirit through His daughter Daneille Gray Snowden



Neh. 3:6 "The Old Gate Joiada son
of Paseah and Meshullam son
 of Besodeiah repaired.
They laid its beams and
 set up its doors, its bolts,
 and its bars."

I was recently reading in Nehemiah, God directed me to this passage and today; it has only impacted my spirit even more. We recall in ch. 1 that he is told about the disastrous state of his homeland, as it had been obliterated by their enemies. He prays and fasts for 4 months. Later the King gives him favor to go build the walls (ch.2). Then on down in ch. 2:11-15; he rides (in the night ALONE) on his horse/donkey (he called a beast) and surveys the walls as he prays to his God. The result: God uses him to get the walls up in 52 days! 
This caused me to think of the 'state' of the family; especially Church families. The stat.'s state that when a youth hits 18 about 80% leave the church (most develop their own religion-thus leaving God). It is time we cry, fast and pray over the families. I look at one's who have small children; they have an opportunity NOW; to Shepherd their hearts in the ways of God. As parents we must have diligence teaching them God's Word, teaching them to serve and give. Also, by practical application; teach them to pray through as well, to be faithful and really fall in love with Jesus.

We have a work to be done Brother's and Sister's. As it started with Nehemiah, so it starts with us!



A PROMISE:

Neh. 2:20 "I answered them, The God of heaven will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no portion or right or memorial in Jerusalem."

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

DATING YOUR SPOUSE

DATING YOUR SPOUSE               
My husband Brad and I went on what we called a date today. Well, we both admitted...it was an effort date
that flopped. But, the effort was the fact. We got away in the afternoon, driving thirty minutes to our destination. As we drove- the agenda was set; we eat, then he drops me off at Wal Mart, he gets new tires put on our van, then finally, we drive home. What's funny this was 'ok' for both of us. The effort and the special one on one time, was there. Also, we know that one day soon, we will have another date and work a bit harder on the romantic part soon. [Smile]

This did cause me to dwell a bit on dating our spouses. I was thinking back though the years on our little dates we had before kids; wow there were several and fancy. We painted the town red! Then the offspring came; slowing down the dating scene to a rarity. Anyone ever been there? If we did get away we would be a bit nervous being separated from our babies.

I want to encourage all couples to start dating your spouse REGULARLY; at the least monthly, better yet: bi-weekly!
IDEAS:
- Husbands, ask your Bride out on a date? Be creative on how you do this. Woman love creativity, effort and romance. You do this...you will be rewarded! 
- Wives on occasion, surprise your man at lunch with a picnic. Men tend to like their woman's cooking; try kicking the kids out of the house and make him an amazing meal.
- So what if ya don't have the $Doe...creativity makes the date all the more fun and romantic. 
       *Go to a park.  *Drive out in the country...parking is fun too!  *Share a milkshake, and just laugh.   *I had friends who watched movies in their van.  *Your own home/bedroom -- nice music and a candle lit table.   *Make a campfire and roast marshmallows (in your backyard) and just cuddle up. 

It's not easy to spend this extra time with your husband or wife. Yet, no matter what; it should be a priority.
Spontaneity is fun, and planning can make it special. Like a well kept rose bush, a marriage needs cultivated and dating is an essential tool to help make it blossom.

 “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” (Hebrews 10:24)