Daily Devotion : Hosea 3 MSG

Hosea 3The Message

In Time They’ll Come Back

Then God ordered me, “Start all over: Love your wife again,
    your wife who’s in bed with her latest boyfriend, your cheating wife.
Love her the way I, God, love the Israelite people,
    even as they flirt and party with every god that takes their fancy.”

2-3 I did it. I paid good money to get her back.
    It cost me the price of a slave.
Then I told her, “From now on you’re living with me.
    No more whoring, no more sleeping around.
    You’re living with me and I’m living with you.”

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4-5 The people of Israel are going to live a long time
    stripped of security and protection,
without religion and comfort,
    godless and prayerless.
But in time they’ll come back, these Israelites,
    come back looking for their God and their David-King.
They’ll come back chastened to reverence
    before God and his good gifts, ready for the End of the story of his love.

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I Don’t Need Or Care About Your Advice

Yes… This Is What I Like  

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you [and approved of you as My chosen instrument], And before you were born I consecrated you [to Myself as My own]; I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” – Jeremiah 1:5  

  • I like wearing the color black – no I am not gothic , I am not a witch, and it does not symbolize death. Amen ? Amen  
  • Yes I like make-up , and looking good around the house – no I am not extra, I do not care if you do not like it then don’t come around then … Amen ? Amen .  
  • Yes , I have long natural hair.. But I wear WEAVE and I wrap my head when I don’t feel like having my WEAVE in – Amen ? Amen.  
  • Yes , I get fake nails – and ? Are you paying for it .. nope ! Goodbye then.  
  • Yes ..  my attitude is mean and I am sassy… goodbye now. God loves me. Lol.  
  • Yes… I am ghetto but classy at the same time. I am ghetto classy,  
  • Yes I am a prophetess.. I know you say I don’t look like one … could care less .. goodbye now.  
  • Yes I am unfazed and unbothered and nothing bothers me… so what ? Goodbye.  
  • Yes I am cool , calm, and collected. I don’t like nerds or weirdo’s or strange people. Amen.  
  • Yes I am Christian. The Lord Is Kind To Me. Amen.   
  • Yes I like a man that lowkey skateboard and wear skateboard clothing… but I can’t skateboard? Toodles.  
  • Yes, I like a man with tattoos and have their ears pierced and wear silver chains around their neck… amen? Praise God. I’ll take him through deliverance don’t worry.  

I Had To Accept It  

Since 2015, I have been living my life to appease church people and God had to set me free today. I had to throw some clothes away and I had to throw some ideas away. I have to be me and no one else. I cannot pretend anymore. I can’t. I have tried to make so many people happy in how I dress and look so that people would feel comfortable around me. But now… as a grown woman. I do not care anymore. If my presence makes you insecure? Then I do not care. Something is wrong with you and not me. I will not let another woman or somebody change me again. The only man that I will change for is Jesus. Today I am on my journey of becoming ME again. I will marry who I WANT to be with. There is a certain type of man that I want and I will have it. I do not care about your advice or what you think I should do. Never again will I consult about my ministry and my decisions. I am a grown woman.  

to reveal his Son to me, so that I might preach the Good News about him to the Gentiles, I did not go to anyone for advice, – Galatians 1:16 

Stop Asking For Advice  

Understand that if you ask a good trustworthy spouse that is different. But from this day forward, I will NEVER ask for advice again. It took me 7 years to see that advice almost ruined my life. Advice from the wrong person can destroy you in a way you could never imagine. Stop running to random people about your life and focus on God.  

Don’t be fooled by those who say such things, for “bad company corrupts good character.” –  1 Corinthians 15:33  

Yes… Today… I Finally Woke Up Happy  

Yes… Today… I Finally Woke Up Happy  

Mom Life  

I woke up and took care of my baby girl. I cleaned. I washed clothes. I trusted God. I walked outside and felt the warm autumn air and I was happy. Fall is my favorite season … I honestly wish it was the fall all year ‘round. I remember when I was a little girl, I would say that I wanted a baby girl named Autumn because that is how much I loved the season. I loved the pumpkin spice candles. I loved the vibe in the atmosphere. I love watching Christian families prepare for beautiful holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. It really is a beautiful time and season.  

Happy  

For me 2022 was my year of decisions (Jeremiah 29:11). I made the decision to listen and obey everything that Christ tells me because he was truly and honestly right about everything. Even things that he told me in 2019, resurfaced this year and I had to confess that God was right. One million views on YouTube did not make me happy (even though I am very grateful to God for this). My husband definitely did not make me happy. I can truly testify about that. But Christ made me happy. I was looking at my baby and realized how much I loved her. It was only a few years ago that I was begging God to deliver me from childhood home. I would have dreams that I was at a beach and I had a daughter… Now… It has come to pass over seven years later. I praise God for that. I am happy. I am happy. I feel beautiful and I am content in Christ Jesus. God gives the beauty of holiness.  

Selah,  

Diamond Sandre’a

Daily Devotion : I Am Happy In Christ 

Daily Devotion : I Am Happy In Christ 

12 So I realize that the best thing for them is to be happy and enjoy themselves as long as they live. – Ecclesiastes 3:4-14 NCV

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Let Go Of Anger 

You’re getting older. You don’t move as quick as you used to. You’re tired alot easier and it seems like the years are just passing by.. You know why? You’re still angry. You are angry and it is time to give it to God. They used to say that life is a blink of a eye and that is not true. Life can be beautiful and long when you live it the right way. You are more than a conqueror. You are important. You are strong in Christ Jesus. Today? Give all of what happened to you to God. Let God heal you. 

Prayer

Father , help me to release what has been hurting me for years. If any sin should hinder this prayer, I ask to be forgiven. In Jesus Name, I pray thank God Amen. 

Love Mixed With Faith, 

Sandre’a 

Reference Scriptures: 

But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. – Isaiah 53:5 

Jeremiah 17:14 

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.

1 Peter 2:24 

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

Isaiah 41:10 

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Jeremiah 33:6 

Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security.

Isaiah 53:5 

But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.

Psalm 41:3 

The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.

Psalm 147:3 

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Psalm 103:2-4 

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

Verse Of The Day

Habakkuk 3:17-19New International Version

17 Though the fig tree does not bud
    and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
    and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
    and no cattle in the stalls,
18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
    I will be joyful in God my Savior.

19 The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
    he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
    he enables me to tread on the heights.

For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.

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