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.

Friday, August 22, 2014

HOW TO RESPOND TO GOSSIP?

HOW TO RESPOND TO GOSSIP?
 {When one is speaking it to you and or about you and if it is you.}
http://theabujainquirer.com/17/cartoon-people-gossiping

  Maybe plug your ears and go blah, blah, saying; "I can't hear you." Um, no --- just gently say; "I am sorry, let's just change the subject please; this individual isn't here and I am not comfortable talking about him or her."

  If it continues, firmness is a must --- but I am of the belief we can still be gentle. Tell the person chattering; "Since so-n-so is not here, I think we need to let them in on this conversation or stop talking about them all together."

  Sometimes, the painfulness of gossip is being the one talked about, as well as the other person listening allowing the strife to be poured into their soul.

  Gossip has been legitimize under the disguise of a prayer request, or someone saying they are concerned about an other or sharing they have been hurt by this person and then proceeds to gossip.  It amazes me how this is still a major issue in the world we live (and in the Body of Christ). Everyone who reads this has been a victim of this UGLY & POISONOUS colloquy. The pain digs deep, especially when it's someone you once trusted and that person continues to spread this 'yuk'.

  Yet there is always hope, be of good cheer! By  first asking God to start with numero uno; determining  to not to ever be a vessel of gossip, even if  it's you or I being talked about. Refraining from gossip as a retort takes great strength that only God can give.

  Then, with God's grace, talk with that person of whom has talked about you. Ask the Lord for favor, and for that person to be open and listen. Communication is vital, for healing.

  I always ask the Lord to shut the mouths of the lions and to protect us from the twisted lies, then our hearts, reputation and testimony. The enemy of our souls wants to defame all of this. Thus, recognize where the GOSSIP comes from; when we do we can pray against it with great authority.

  WHY AM I TYPING ABOUT THIS? I have seen this my entire life and how it has hurt many people. I have observed several leave the church because of it, Pastors leave the ministry, also watch people put in prison (literally & figuratively) because of this. This is one way we can help free those that are bound: by NOT BEING COMPELLED TO GOSSIP NO MATTER WHAT.  As one who loves our Lord and people, I long to see others walk in the freedom God has for all the world to encompass. Gossip, and being gossiped about leads to a dark imprisoned life of misery and bondage.

  So, the question; "How to respond to gossip?" Ask Jesus first to comfort your heart if you are the victim /then forgive he or she that has hurt you. Next ask for forgiveness, if you are the defendant.  Then, go to the person who hurt you and just simply ask, "Why?"  Also, just fill your heart and mind with God's Word on His forgiveness toward us. "Father forgive them...." [Lu. 23:34]

 Lastly, ask the Lord to make our heart speak pure love, gently laced with true compassion and with unselfish gain.
  "For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. The good man out of his good treasure bringeth forth good things: and the evil man out of his evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. And I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned" (Matt. 12:33-37; cf. Luke 6:43-45).
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Titus 3:2 To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.

James 1:26 If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.

 Terry Enns


“Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.” (Eph 4:29)











Monday, August 18, 2014

A Letter To My Persecuted Brothers & Sisters in the Lord

A Letter To My Persecuted Brothers & Sisters in the Lord
http://horizonweekly.ca/news/details/38406


Dearest Brothers & Sisters;
  I need to tell you, that my heart is breaking when I see and hear of the pain, sorrows and deprivation you are facing. Hearing your stories and seeing your faces has stilled my soul. The things I have been facing in life (which are difficult) seem so very insignificant when I see your pain. 

In my greeting, I called you brother and sister; for truly you are. We are united by the Blood of our Saving Lord and King. As the writer of Hebrews shares with a great heart; 
"Remember those who are in prison as if you were their fellow prisoner, and those who are ill-treated, since you also are liable to bodily sufferings." [Heb. 13:3
You are suffering, unjustly for sure. Many around me are very angry, which is completely understandable. 

Yet, I hear you say that though it's been hard, "You forgive your persecutors." 
YOU FORGIVE THEM! At this, I just shake my head in great wonder. Somewhere in your walk with Jesus, you graduated to that place of understanding God's Mercy and Grace. In that, you have grasped the entire vision of our Lord Jesus when He said; 
“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you... If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you... because they do not know Him who sent Me." [John 15:18-21]

"They do not KNOW WHO SENT ME"...if only the world knew Jesus as we do, He is so patient, loving and kind. He listens to every whimper and touches our bleeding hearts. He whispers in our ears, "Not much longer my sweet child and I will be carrying you home. I am very proud of you...hold on to my promises - I will never leave you, nor forsake you." 

Sweet little girl and boy, who has lost your mommy and daddy; I am so sorry. I wish I could hold you and comfort you. But, I am praying that Jesus holds you so very tight..through the arms of another mommy and or daddy. To my sister and brother who's child was ripped from your arms and permanently taken from you; I am broken hearted for you. I pray for God to up-gird you with His All Powerful Arms, and through this sorrow - God reveal to You; that your baby is singing praises to our Lord. 

During these past couple weeks, as the suffering of the persecuted church of Jesus Christ has only increased, my intense desire is to be there with you. To offer a hand to hold, a shoulder to cry on...to pray with and love you. Yet, I am here; in a country so far that allows me to worship my Lord without the risk of being physically harmed. So, I shall pray, I will grasp the 'horns of the alter'  [Exodus 27:2] and cry out to Jesus on your behalf. 

Some of you have made it here to us in the States and I have heard you say that the persecuted church in N. Korea, Arab Countries, Iran, Iraq, China...etc.  are praying for the United States and European Countries. That you have a burden for us, seeing that the church is loosing her first Love (Jesus). You are witnessing in our government that the Christian witness and convictions are being ruled out, as ungodly/immoral life styles are winning over. You have seen here also, that Pastor's are being ridiculed if they preach not only of Christ's Love but also sin and living a righteous life. Also how Christians in their schools, work place, neighborhoods, social network will be cut-down if they speak out about Biblical truths of sin. [Galatians 5:19-20] I hear that you are fasting and praying for America! Yet, you lay it all down to be TRUE WITNESSES of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. [Definition of a witness is a martyr.]

I want to express that you are my earthly heroes and I am humbled by your LIVING SACRIFICE. Of all the trials I have faced, (which have been labeled pretty difficult in the culture I live) they pale next to the fiery trial you have been thrown into. I thank my God for you, thank you for HOLDING TIGHTLY to the faith...setting your face as a flint and not turning back on Jesus. 

I will set out an alarm as loud as I can, to call the church to prayer. Also, knowing your hearts...I will ring another loud alarm to wake up the sleeping church to arise and be what God has intended us to all to be - evangelists; sharing Jesus to all we know and meet. In addition, warning the world that Jesus is coming very soon, and before that, times will continue to become more difficult in every category. 

So, my dear brothers and sisters who have lost most every material thing you have; I join with you in my heart praying for this troubled world. My heart is knitted with you, and I ache for you thus I shall always pray for you.

In The One We all Love the Most -- Jesus Christ, 

Daneille Gray Snowden
https://www.osv.com/Article/TabId/493/ArtMID/13569/ArticleID/15884/Help-persecuted-Christians-and-in-Iraq-and-elsewhere-in-the-Middle-East.aspx
Persecution International: http://www.persecution.org/
Voice of the Martyrs: http://www.persecution.com/
Bible Says About Persecution: http://www.openbible.info/topics/persecution
Write a letter to a Persecuted Christian in prison: http://www.prisoneralert.com/