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.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

DAUGHTER OF MAJESTY

 
 
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DAUGHTER OF MAJESTY
Instead of Tragedy
 
 by Daneille Gray Snowden
 
When it's the darkest, is when we shine the brightest. Hard to swallow, yet still a commanding reality to grasp.
 
What is you life story? Are there chapters of tragedy and long valley's? Does it have pages flooded with peaks of amazing, joyous times? All of us have many words to write that include both extremes of defeat and triumphs. As I have written many times in this blog, it's WHO WE ARE and WHOSE WE ARE in the midst of both. It is WHO we glorify, and WHO we run to, isn't it?
 
If you have followed my testimony, then you have read in my own story; how I have faced poverty, sexual molestation (numerous times), poverty again (smile), loneliness, sickness, death, betrayal ...well ya get the idea. YET...I have been healed, prayed for those that have been, miraculously provided for (over and over again), have a soul mate (my husband), children (who all serve the Lord and are healthy) and again...you get the idea.
 
When I am around a group of people, usually the first thing they ask is, "How is your husband feeling?" Or, "How are you guys holding up with all you are facing?" Inside this witty & a bit sarcastic mind of mine; I am thinking - "I don't want to be known for this!" People mean well, they truly do; it's what we all do; to exhibit the fact we care. Yet, I just want all to see great victory, success and beauty. Guess, that may sound a tad prideful; but hey - who doesn't feel that way: right?
 
My mind's eye turns to my hero; as He faced true tragedy and horrific pain, during it all not thinking of Himself and wearing a crown. [Symbols fallen humanity.] Did it glimmer and shine? No, it inflicted and was ugly. Through this tragedy, JESUS CHRIST traded this crown for one of  MAJESTY.   Revelation 14:14-15
14  "Again I looked, and behold, [I saw] a white cloud, and sitting on the cloud [a]One resembling a Son of Man, with a crown of gold on His head and a sharp scythe (sickle) in His hand."
 
Because of that, I can throw my shoulders back and hold my head up high, proclaiming: I am a DAUGHTER OF MAJESTY! Majesty means: "supreme greatness or authority; sovereignty" in the Hebrew it is  greatness of appearance, applied to dignity, pomp and splendor.
Jesus is supreme (highest in rank and authority) and I am His Daughter! You too are His daughter, or son if you have invited Him to be the Lord of Your life.
 
The periods of tragedy in our life ushers in an opportunity to be able to SHINE bright; because of WHOSE we are. For God's glory radiates right through the darkness of our circumstances; causing those who are watching (and listening) to embrace Hope as they too are facing difficult times.
"For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." 2 Cor. 4:6
 

Where are you in your book of life right now? Are you in the places of thrill and excitement or is the chapter you are in right now of tragedy, difficulties and sorrows? GOD KNOWS... He see's; He is reaching out His Hand of strength right now.  Decide now and choose to be the Child of Majesty today; allowing Him to rule with SUPREME authority and power in your life. That's all you have to do, is to surrender. Trust me, even in the midst of this period in your life; the Lord will flood your spirit with confidence in WHO you are and WHOSE you are.
A DAUGHTER or SON OF MAJESTY!
 
"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of
 him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:"  I Peter 2:9
 
 


HAVING THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

 

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 HAVING THE RIGHT ATTITUDE
By Daneille  Gray  Snowden 
 
Philippians 2:5
5 "Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:]"

Attitude means; "manner, disposition, feeling, position  / position or posture of the body appropriate to or expressive of an action, emotion, etc.:"


I absolutely LOVE taking the definition of a word pulled from scripture and reapply it to the same passage. Somewhat what other translations of the Bible do. Here, we see the word Attitude mixed with Purpose. Also, with the throwing in of  'humility' as a character inner mixed with the type of attitude that displays our Lord Jesus clearly.

May our 'feeling' be the same as the physical posture of our body; (when faced with various circumstances) clearly depicted by what our Lord displayed through out His amazing life on the earth. When I think of my Lord walking with His Disciples from place to place; I picture in my mind a astute postured man, walking steadfastly with great purpose.  Luke 9:51 we read, "He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem."  We see Him walking through the crowds, being touched by the woman with the issue, then moving steadfastly on to raise Jairus' daughter. Constantly, with great purpose, the Lord's attitude sustained (HOLY) purpose, love and humility, in addition, sacrifice.

Daily, it is good to 'check' our attitudes with God's Word as the instruction guide. Asking ourselves:
"Is the mind of my spirit in perfect agreement with the life of the Son of God in me, or am I mentally rebellious and defiant? Am I allowing the mind of Christ to be formed in me?" O. Chambers

How? How do we maintain this right heart, manner, and feeling? Zech. 4:6 says "It's NOT by might, nor by power, but by HIS Spirit - says the Lord..." When we try to live this life example out today, facing ridicule, hurt, disappoints and so on; we will be wore down. And many, many times it is to this point that we just feel the need to take things into our own hands and lay aside self-sacrifice by defending or usurping our needs above others. It happens to each and everyone of us.
"Christ never spoke of His right to Himself, but always maintained an inner vigilance to submit His spirit continually to His Father. I also have the responsibility to keep my spirit in agreement with His Spirit." O. Chambers
 
Therefore, it's vital - daily to plunge ourselves into the Presence of the Lord and partake of the Bread of Life. As we do, His LIFE...His attitude, purpose and mind will be in us! 

In Him (My Lord Jesus),
Daneille Gray Snowden