God Is Proud Of You!

I so love how the Lord faithfully works in our lives! He loves us so much and yet He also understands that we need Him to continue daily to ‘change us from glory to glory’ into His image.

God Really Loves YouIt is a process and He is faithful to finish the work that He has begun in us. He truly is!

This morning I was spending some time alone with the Lord. I love my quiet time each morning with Him.

I was praying and chatting out loud to Him as I often do. It is funny because I already have received some revelations and understandings in some areas and yet my heavenly dad brought a new one to light today!

The Lord revealed to me over the past year that He loves me, He believes in me and He celebrates my life. This was a wonderful revelation to me. It was very powerful as there is only a very small handful of people on this planet that I could say believe the same thing of me.

So I love it when our Abba reminds me of these truths. I love thanking Him for each one. And that was exactly what I began to do in my special time with Him today.

As I looked up I said out loud, “Thank you Abba that You love me. You are prou…”

I suddenly stopped! These words were not what I was about to pray…

Proud of me? Is God proud of me?

I lifted my eyes up and said out loud, “Abba are you really proud of me?”

At the same time that I asked this question my mind was thinking, “How can He be proud of me? I mess up all the time! I make mistakes. I hurt people. I say the wrong thing! How can the Holy, Most High God be proud of me?”

I clearly heard the Holy Spirit say to my spirit, “Yes I am proud of you!

It hit me like a crystal clear revelation that I had not known before. Tears came to my eyes and I just quietly thought on those words.

The one who created everything that is good is proud of me! The one who sees everything and who is ever present is proud of me! Wow!

What else can I say?

  • I already knew His love was real, unconditional and unfailing.
  • I already knew that believed in me. Even on the days when I struggle to believe in myself I know that my heavenly Abba believes in me without any wavering.
  • I already knew and understood that He celebrates my life! He smiles when He sees me try new things. He reaches out His hand and helps me up when I fall. He is always there.
  • Always loving, believing, cheering me on.

But somehow I was not aware that the Almighty God could even possibly be proud of me. How can that be?

I truly do not have an answer as to how, but I now know it to be the truth.

You know one thing that I love so much about our God? He knows each of us. He knows you and He knows me.

He knows what each of you is going through. He knows and understands your challenges, your joys, your pains, your struggles and your victories.

Your Abba knows exactly what you need to hear and to receive from Him each day. He is waiting for you to come to Him and to open up your heart to receive what He desires to give you. ☺

I encourage you today to set aside some time where you can be alone with your God. A quiet place, it may be inside your home or outside in His beautiful creation, but a place where you can just focus on Him, chat with Him and listen to what He wants to say to you.

Know this day that your heavenly Dad (your Abba) is proud of YOU! He loves you, He believes in you, He celebrates you and He is proud of you!

I pray with all my heart that you will also receive a revelation of your Father’s heart for you, even today and then each day after that.

Thanks for reading my blog. Please leave your comments and thoughts below.

Until next time, Remember to Enjoy Life, Smile at a stranger and Make a Difference in the World!

Leanne :-)

Book - God Loves You by David Jeremiah

While I drove to work this week I traveled down a long winding country road. As I rounded another bend in the road and dropped down into another valley the book “Pilgrim’s Progress” came to my mind.

Pilgrims Progress BookThis is a book that I have read quite a few times over the 32 years since I surrendered my heart to the Lord. I always love reading about the journey in the book and hence I thought I would share it with my readers.

I honestly do not think that either of my young adult kids has read this book. So I believe that many of you also may never had read it. Perhaps you may have not even heard of this well-known Christian book.

Pilgrim’s Progress” is a Christian allegory that was written by John Bunyan back hundreds of years ago around 1675. It was first published in 1678 – over 330 years ago!

During these hundreds of years many thousands of Christians from all around the world have been blessed as they read through the pages of this interesting story. I personally am one of those who has even been guided and motivated in my own Christian walk with the Lord.

These days you can purchase a copy in modern English or an unabridged version with Bible references throughout. You can buy it as a physical book in paperback or hardcopy or as a digital book that you can read on your smart phone or tablet.

Pilgrim’s Progress Paperback

 
Pilgrim's Progress Paperback

There is even a DVD out that you can enjoy.
“Pilgrim’s Progress: Journey to Heaven”

Pilgrim's Progress DVD: Journey to Heaven

In this fun read you will follow along with your average follower of the Lord, named Christian. You will discover how he handles the many challenges and difficulties that he encounters on his journey to the Celestial City.

I personally find that the book encourages me as I go through my challenges on my own journey towards eternity.

I highly recommend that you also grab yourself a copy and read this book. After you read it please come back to this page and let me know below what you thought of it.

Until next time, Remember to Enjoy Life, Smile at a stranger and Make a Difference in the World!

Leanne :-)

Vision radio stations continue to be set up in communities all over Australia. These stations transmit life giving music and words 24/7 to empower Aussies to live victoriously each day.

Recently a historic milestone was reached as the 600th Vision radio station was installed. This took place in country NSW in the town of Dubbo. So now people in the area can tune into Vision on the frequency of 1629 AM.

Below is a list of 17 Vision stations that have recently gone live and are now transmitting! We want to welcome to all the listeners in these regions around our beautiful land of Australia.

  • Vision Dubbo 1629 AM
  • Vision Donnybrook 88.0 FM
  • Vision Wedderburn 88.0 FM
  • Vision Yealering 88.0 FM
  • Vision Taroom 87.6 FM
  • Vision Deepwater 87.6 FM
  • Vision Merimbula 87.6 FM
  • Vision Chidlow 87.6 FM
  • Vision Camperdown 87.6 FM
  • Vision Wannanup 87.6 FM
  • Vision Harvey 88.0 FM
  • Vision Marysville 87.6 FM
  • Vision Siesta Park 87.6 FM
  • Vision Mt Isa 88.0 FM
  • Vision Kellerberrin 88.0 FM
  • Vision Springfield Lakes 87.8 FM
  • Vision Wooroloo 87.8 FM

Perhaps you may be able to help out?

Christian radio licences have already been granted for the following towns and regions. But a suitable transmitter site needs to be found before the final set up can take place.

NSW

  • Coffs Harbour (an AM site)
  • Dungog
  • Gloucester
  • Singleton
  • Stroud
  • Wellington

Queensland

  • Goodwood
  • Kenmore / Chapel Hill
  • Mackay and surrounding suburbs (8 sites)
  • Meringandan West
  • Nerang
  • Palmwoods

Western Australia

  • Wandina

Victoria

  • Clunes
  • Creswick
  • Yackandandah
  • Daylesford

What is needed is a suitable building (possibly a house, church or business) where the transmitter can be installed.

If you can help out with a suitable site then please contact UCB Australia (United Christian Broadcasters Australia Ltd.) on this link to express your willingness to help.

Please leave your comment below and tell us what you enjoy most about the Christian radio station in your local area.

Until next time, Remember to Enjoy Life, Smile at a stranger and Make a Difference in the World!

Your Friend in Life and Success,

Leanne Annett :-)

Turn on the Light

I don’t want to try to chase away the darkness. Rather I choose to turn on the Light!

Think about what can you do in your life today to turn the Light on for others around you?

Turn on the Light

Until next time, Remember to Enjoy Life, Smile at a Stranger and Make a Difference in the World!

Leanne Annett <><

I was watching a show on TV today and they mentioned the Lost Boys of Sudan. So I thought that I would do some research and look into who these boys are.

I was shocked and saddened at what I found.

The atrocities of the Second Sudanese Civil War occurred between 1983 and 2005. During these 22 years around 2.5 million people were killed and many millions more were displaced. Terrible things happened during these years that should never have happened. Families were destroyed and lives changed forever.

Also during these difficult and painful years more than 20,000 boys from the African ethnic groups of the Nuer people and the Dinka people in the Sudan joined the ranks “Lost Boys of Sudan“.

This term “Lost Boys of Sudan” was actually a colloquial term that the aid workers used in the refugee camps that were trying to assist these many thousands of boys. The term was based on “the lost boys” from the Peter Pan story.

Many of these boys were very young. Some 7 years olds and even younger, were amongst those who were forced to flee their homes, families and villages, just to survive.

In fact, many of the boys who did flee never knew if their families were killed or still alive. As they saw their villages and communities being attacked and destroyed by the government troops and government-sponsored militias, the boys fled into the thick African bush in order to survive.

The boys then walked for years to find a safe place that they could live. They first travelled thousands of kilometers from the Sudan across the south-eastern part of the Sahara Desert to Ethiopia and then continued on to Kenya.

There were many long days when the lost boys of Sudan had no food to eat or food to drink. Sometimes they found leaves they could eat. Other times they sucked on wet mud to cool their dry throats.

These years were long and hard with many of the boys dying on their journey to find somewhere safe to stop and live. In fact, over half of the lost boys died of starvation, dehydration, attacks by wild animals, diseases and attacks by enemy soldiers.

A resettlement program was initiated in 1999 to allow Lost Boys and Lost Girls of Sudan, who were considered to be orphans, to move to America to live. If these children had been living in family groups then they were not considered to be orphans and hence were not seen as eligible for this resettlement program.

In 2001 the US Government and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), allowed approximately 3,800 Lost Boys of Sudan to settle in America. These boys were distributed between around 38 different US cities.

In 2003 a full-length documentary was made that followed two Sudanese refugees as they journeyed from Africa all of the way to America to begin new lives.

It was not easy for the boys once they arrived in the USA. Their exact ages were not known and so the aid workers had to guess their ages.

If they thought that the boys were under 18 years old then they were allowed to go to high school and get an education, but if the boys were considered to be 18 or older then they were not allowed to go to high-school. If judged to be over 18, then they were sent out to get a job.

But getting a job was not easy for these young men as they did not have skills to assist them. So many of these lost boys were forced to get low-paying menial jobs.

To me this is sad. Each of these young boys and men who were brought into America should have received an education so that they then had the opportunity to better themselves and not be stuck for the rest of their lives in menial low-paid work.

It is true that these men, now in their thirties, can sleep at night without fear of enemy soldiers or wild animals killing them, but they should also know that they have a future.

I only hope that the Lost Boys of Sudan who are living in the USA will be able to give a better future to their children.

I also hope that mankind can see the pain that has been caused to so many over the years, such as these innocent young boys, and take a stand to make the world a better place for future generations!

Until next time, Remember to Enjoy Life, Smile at a Stranger and Make a Difference in the World!

Leanne Annett <><