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.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Having An Eternal Mindset

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2018



Having An Eternal Mindset
Today we visited with my elderly father & stepmom. I know the days are numbered on how many times I get to do this.
He pulled out a file with some of my mother’s old letters & Bible studies (she passed away 26 years ago as I was giving her cpr). In it was a song God gave him in a dream when she passed away; ‘She’s not gone; she’s in heaven so am I..” He teared up as he sang it to our girls.
I felt so heavy in my heart when I left. I whispered to Jesus; please give me more of an eternal perspective- knowing it won’t be long for all who know Jesus as their Savior to be in Heaven.
I looked up and saw this sky and felt an amazing peace.
Oh God; may I always keep my heart with this eternal focus!
Peter 1:13-15
“Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
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KNOWING THE PURPOSE GOD DESIGNED FOR YOU

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2018


KNOWING THE PURPOSE GOD DESIGNED FOR YOU
Want peace, fulfillment, a deep joy and just satisfaction in life (daily)?
KNOW THE PURPOSE GOD DESIGNED YOU FOR!
1) BY KNOWING HIM & HIS WORD!
2) KNOW WHY & THAT WE WERE MADE IN HIS IMAGE. (Gen.1:26-27)
3) Fulfill your call & purpose for you (not your own).
Example: King Solomon (the richest king), who had it all in riches, wives, concubines, & popularity; still at the end of his life realized his emptiness. He concluded the only WORTHWHILE LIFE IS ONE THAT HONORS AND OBEYS GOD! [Eccl. 12:13-14]
It’s a good thing to reflect; does my life honor Him (or me)? Do I daily live out what He lovingly created me for? Am I listening & obeying His voice as He tries to lead us (or do I listen and just do what I want)? May we all lay our heads down at night, full of great satisfaction knowing we have lived out our day according to God’s Purpose & Plans for our precious lives! This will be that PERFECT PEACE we have been promised.
~Love,
Daneille
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"...seek God’s purpose for your life] and believe [with a deep, abiding trust] in the good news [regarding salvation].” Mark 1:15b

God says; “Set Thy Course By My Promises!”

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2018


God says; “Set Thy Course By My Promises!”
Quote from Come Away My Beloved: “Hold to my promises. They are given to thee as a chart is given to a ship... Ye May Set thy course...’by the way’ of my promises.”
Ps. 16:11 “God will show me the path of life.”
Heb. 13:21 The God of peace will make me COMPLETE in every good work TO DO His WILL...”
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‘The Treck To Jerusalem’



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2018
‘The Treck To Jerusalem’ 


I entitled a recent Bible study: ‘The Treck To Jerusalem’ (before Palm Sunday). This last walk was likely Jesus’ 7th time there. A ‘5-day’ journey from Nazareth. Walking to His betrayals (deep hurts), to torture, being all alone, + painful & long crucifixion. Yet, it was HIS MISSION! His focus on that 5 Day walk was still others!
We see that 70 more were called into service, the 10 lepers Healed, etc.
Many of us are walking this last treck! Where is our mission focus? Retirement or moving forward and touching as many lives with Christ’s Love, Praying for others for healing, spreading the Gospel so more will know how to live (know they have a loving Savior)!
KEEP WALKING! As Jesus walked many hills & valley’s on His path; so do we. Make HIS MISSION yours, spend your life to the end; to declare:
“For God so loved the world, that He gave us His only Son; that whosoever believes in Him shall have EVERLASTING life.” Jn. 3:16

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Monday, February 5, 2018

TOSSING THE WEIGHTS & REMOVING ALL DISTRACTIONS

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2018

TOSSING THE WEIGHTS &
REMOVING ALL DISTRACTIONS


  God has been impressing me in my own life, to look at what all is - 'taking-away' from what He intends for-me and to do through-me. It wasn't hard to see what these things are; social media and tv are my biggest 'DRAINS'!  😔
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         Here is what I posted on my Facebook Page:
"Removing those things that definitely doesn’t add to my life; but also those that take away (the importance’s) of life.
What are they for you?
We have the abstract, visuals, to the spiritual. [Drugs, alcohol, lots of entertainment, maybe even toxic people or at least their behaviors & the list continues.]
In the Bible we read about producing good fruit in our lives. And that fruit also be multiplied because of the seeds of life within. If this be; we must be nourished from the God who purposefully created us!
If we are watching hours of tv, reading meaningless book after book, spend hours on social media; it feeds emptiness! We then take note that not only is the Body of Christ weak in their spiritual walk, but dying too!
We are not prepared for battle, trials, reaching out to others, and more!
From this day forth, I DANEILLE SNOWDEN: “... lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,” Heb. 12:1"


Hebrews 12:1-3 In the Message Version it says this:
"It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!"
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REMINDER: Our enemy (the devil himself) - wants to blind us of our PURPOSE God intends for our lives!!! He will throw obstacles to TRIP US up, tempt us to believe we need things, that we truly don't at all and place fears that totally can debilitate & blind. 

We must -
1.) PREPARE: 
      * Lay Aside EVERY weight & sin (note The Message said parasitic sin).
      * Inordinate Affections (let them go) this is the excessive, unwarrantable, needless & extreme things we have been 'FOOLED' to believe we actually NEED!
      * This is 'DEAD WEIGHT' - that PULLS DOWN the soul when in actuality needs to be UPWARD, it also PULLS BACK when we are to PUSH FORWARD!
"It makes our duties & difficulties even harder and heavier!"
2.) BE PERFECTIVE: 
    In a race there is a mark and a prize.
       *It is 'SET BEFORE' - marked-out    HOW SO?
     God's Word, Examples OF Faithful Servants (the Great Cloud of Witnesses). 
'GET ON YOUR MARK!'
Mark defined:  is a land or spot to be when the race is beginning. Means to 'get-ready!' 
God has indeed provided the MARK... with His Word and examples; including Christ Himself.  We need to just 'GET' there!

The ROAD OF LIFE/THE RACE is SET by Proper LIMITED Directions.
  *First; we have the Road God has designed in His Word; 
       This is accomplished by living an obedient, holy life, worshiping in an assembly of fellow believers, seeking first the Kingdom of God, waiting on Him, and so on.

  *Second; We have different callings in all our lives. Thus, as it parallels with God's Word; we walk this by listening to His Voice, and being open and obedient. 

  *Third; After carefully walking the twist, turns, hills, valleys, storms and peaceful shores.... WE RUN TO OUR PRIZE! It's WHY WE RUN...WHY WE LIVE OUT THIS AMAZING, PURPOSEFUL LIFE GOD INTENDS- it is
JESUS!

  *How to Run with
'PATIENCE'   &  'PERSEVERANCE'
In Patience: we gain from encountering difficulties. We just don't automatically have patience. We have to learn it from day 1 until we take our last breath. 
     BY NOT HAVING PATIENCE...as we are running this race; we can loose focus and get off the path. Dangers lurk don't they when we veer off paths that were designed.
                I have hiked in the mountains numerous times; especially when we lived in the Appalachians. God bless the trailblazers who worked hard carving out a hiking trail for those who are pursuing an uphill adventure to the top! There were so many 'drop-offs' (cliffs), snakes, bears, poison ivy and more. We wanted to stay on that trail for our safety, and we knew for sure where it would take us, even when we didn't see 'WHERE' yet; because the trail had markers. 

               With sore muscles, becoming out of breath and being plum tired; there is nothing like finally arriving to the summit! The long hard trek was quite rewarding, and I know for me; the realization, I just became stronger, wiser, and victorious was worth it!   YET...It required PATIENCE!

AND 

Perseverance: which is with God's strength that helps us to... 
RESIST ALL TEMPTATION
&
TO NOT QUIT or TURN 
Heb. 12:2  " [looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith..."


   In the Reformation Bible it says -
 *EVERY WEIGHT is defined as - 'burdens' to be thrown off, 'fears' to shrink in the face of suffering (Heb. 10:38,39), bitter discouragements that defiles us (12:15).
 *LOOK TO JESUS where our encouragement comes from. 
                               Who is the 'PERFECTOR' of our faith. 
 v.2 "who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, [b]disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work]." ampl.

         HE IS OUR EXAMPLE, HE IS OUR ROAD MAP!
He was joyful, because He was accomplishing the goal of HOPE & SALVATION.
Where did He GO (where we are to follow)? 
TO THE CROSS 

Crucifixion on the Cross,  was regarded as the MOST SHAMEFUL form of punishment.  So-much-so; that no Roman Citizen was crucified in this manner. 
The Jews even believed "everyone hung on a tree was cursed."

This is where many will turn away; and walk no more in the PURPOSEFUL LIFE God has intended for them. 
It results in a 'FRUITLESS' & 'UNFULLFILLED,' very sad life. 

Personally, I don't want that: I am not as young as I use to be. The 'THINGS' I regarded as vitally important are not so much anymore. 
The way I have spent my time, is more important to me now, more than ever before. 
I want my footsteps to count!
I want my life to make a DEEP IMPRESSION - because I have so many others God has placed in my path: who need to see, hear and follow Jesus for themselves. 
I want to look back and see so many walking for GOD and living out who God created them to be. 
THAT IS REWARDING!
~Daneille









Saturday, January 6, 2018

SELLING OUT

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2018
SELLING OUT...  'OUR RIGHTS'
by Daneille Gray Snowden


No, this is NOT a political blog post. God brought this to my heart this morning as I was travailing in prayer; interceding for loved ones who were given a GREAT BIRTH RIGHT as children of God.

When we are heavily burdened for our loved ones as well as all the souls of men and woman; God hears our cry and reveals HIS VIEW on the situation (whatever it may be). Our first response (should be) for anything that hurts, frustrates, and burdens us is to fall on our knees before the Face of our great God and King.  Why do we even allow a moment to let it fester within our own spirits? I think because we have this 'human-tendency' to want to 'FIX' things and people. Yet, over and over again, God prods us with the Holy Spirit; moving our hearts to seek Him.

I was considering those especially who were raised with seeing and hearing of  God's Love continuously in their young lives. I am not talking about just attending church here; for many attend church and do not grasp the truth of salvation and living for Him. I am writing about  what they have seen and heard in their homes through their parents. 
I truly do believe with all my heart in the promise scripture: 

Isaiah 55:11  King James Version (KJV)

 "So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."

Allow me to share a snippet in God's Word about one who had sold his birthright out of instant gratification and pleasure; Esau. 

It begins here: 

Genesis 25:19-34

*Rebekah conceived [twins]. 
*Two nations are in her womb.
* "first (Esau) came out reddish all over like a hairy garment; and they named him Esau (hairy). 26 Afterward his brother came out, and his hand grasped Esau’s heel, so he was named Jacob..." v.25-26 
*  SOLD-OUT: 29 "Once when Jacob was cooking stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted. 30 And Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am exhausted!” (Therefore his name was called Edom.[a]) 31 Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright now.” 32 Esau said, “I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?” 33 Jacob said, “Swear to me now.” So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob. 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright."

BIRTHRIGHT: "Special privileges and advantages belonging to the first-born son among the Jews. He became the priest of the family. Thus Reuben was the first-born of the patriarchs, and so the priesthood of the tribes.
 - Allotted to him also a double portion of the paternal inheritance.
 - Judicial authority of his father, whatever it might be. 
Sacred importance to the rank of "first-born" and "first-begotten" as applied to the Messiah." {link}


    One reason some SELL-OUT their birthright is they stop caring! It's not treasured deeply within their souls. It says in this passage that Esau 'despised' his birthright.
 



WHAT IS OUR BIRTHRIGHT
1) 'Divine supply is the fullness of the Spirit' - Acts 2:4  FULL (not partial) with the attributes of God, with His Power, Hope, Strength, Love and so much more
2) Double portion of parents inheritance. More wisdom, knowledge, anointing power, doors open to DO MORE...etc.
3) The privileges of the overcoming believer;
    to inherit”  ( greek- kleronomeo):  obtain an inheritance by allotment inheritance of spiritual possessions -- 
freely receive eternal salvation through grace
(Eph. 1:14 and Heb. 9:15)
 HEIRS OF GOD:  “and if children, heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, so that we may also be glorified with Him.” (Rom. 8:17)  
4) Eternal Life (Mk. 10:30; Lk. 18:30; Rom. 2:6-7)
5) Ruling with Christ (Lk. 19:17, 19)


OUR PRAYER IS FOR GOD TO OPEN OUR LOVED ONE'S EYES TO SEE AS ESAU:
'Esau's eyes were ultimately opened to his folly in parting with his birthright for "one mess of meat," and he then desired to inherit the blessing, seeking it "diligently with tears;" but alas! his awaking came too late!'  (Heb. 12:16, 17).

WHEN ONE LOOSES HIS BIRTHRIGHT:
* Reuben lost his birthright, those privileges were divided up & went to Joseph through his two sons (Ephraim and Manasseh), each being given a portion of the land.
Gen. 48:21-22 reads: “Then Israel said to Joseph, ‘Behold, I am about to die, but God will be with you, and bring you back to the land of your fathers. I give you one portion more than your brothers, which I took from the hand of the Amorite with my sword and my bow.’"

HOW MUCH DO WE & OR OUR LOVED ONE'S VALUE HIS/HER'S BIRTHRIGHT?
This is a very important aspect to deeply ponder; to VALUE the BIRTHRIGHT we have as God's Children
Value means to regard or esteem highly. 
Does our 'loved-one' (do we) Esteem our salvation, our HOLY TEACHINGS we received growing up:  HIGHLY? 


WHAT HAPPENS?
-- SELF becomes GOD and takes over, compromising God's Word and His desires and purpose for their (& our) lives. 
-- How does one become SELF-ABSORBED? 
-- There are hundreds upon hundreds of avenues into this LIFE STYLE; which tricks ones into:

"...because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever!" Rom. 1:25

SATAN will use food (like Esau), drink, music, entertainment, sexual desires to destroy God's people
We must pray for God to OPEN THEIR EYES to this truth!
"To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me." Acts 26:18
I hope to encourage mom's, dad's, grandparents, pastors and all to continue to 'travail-in-prayer' for your loved one. 

-To live out a HOLY life, filled with the attributes of our God
-by being FULLY FILLED with the Holy Spirit. 
-This will be the LIGHT in the Darkness they are walking in. 
-Pray for God to open their eyes to see this.
-There is always HOPE in our Lord Jesus!

Praise His Name!

~Daneille