SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2014

HAPPY  NEW  YEAR  AGAIN….trans-smiley-tiny  I  ALWAYS  SAY  IT  TO  ALL  I  MEET  FOR  THE  ENTIRE  MONTH  OF  JANUARY….NOW  FIRST  THINGS  FIRST….MANY  OF  US  HAVE  SUFFERED  AND  EXPERIENCED  MUCH  HEARTACHE  IN  2013….BUT  THIS  IS  A  NEW  YEAR….SOME  OF  US  NEED  TO  BE  REMINDED  THAT   THE  BIBLE  TELLS  US  NOT  TO  DESPAIR  OVER  THINGS  THAT  WE  ENCOUNTERED  IN   THE  PAST  (2013)….WE  CAN  HAVE  A  FRESH  NEW  START!….2014  CAN  BE  THE  BEST  YEAR  OF  OUR  LIVES….IF  WE  LET  JESUS  GO  BEFORE  US….HE  KNOWS  WHAT  LIES  AHEAD….SO  LET’S  BE  UNDER  HIS  PROTECTION….EVERY  SINGLE  DAY  OF  2014.

Isaiah 41:10  ~  So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

I  AM  NOT  SURE  IF  I  HAVE  EVER  SHARED  THAT  I  GO  TO  WORKOUT  AT  “CURVES  FOR  WOMEN”….I  LOVE  IT….AS  IT  IS  DESIGNED  FOR  A  30  MINUTE  EXERCISE….FOR  YEARS  NOW  …. I  WORKOUT  FOR  45  MINUTES….TRYING  TO WORK  UP  TO  AN  HOUR….I  HAVE  WORKED  OUT  AT  CURVES   1500  TIMES….MY  DOCTOR  TELLS  ME  THAT  SHE  IS  SOOOO  PLEASED  THAT  I  GO….I  AM  KINDA  DISAPPOINTED  THAT  I  HAVEN’T  LOST  A  LOT  OF  WEIGHT….BUT  SHE  TELLS  ME  THAT  I  AM  GREAT  ON  THE  INSIDE  trans-smiley-tiny….EVEN  TOLD  ME  SHE  WISHES  THAT  ALL  HER  OTHER  PATIENTS  WERE  LIKE  ME….BEING  75  YRS  OLD….BUT  TAKING  NOT  ONE  PILL….SUCH  AS  BLOOD  PRESSURE….THYROID….CHOLESTEROL….ETC….I  KNOW  ALL  OF  MY  LONG  TIME  FRIENDS  DO….SO  I  AM  GRATEFUL  TO  GOD  FOR  GOOD  HEALTH….OH  YES,  I  HAVE  A  ONE  OUNCE  SUPPLEMENT  DRINK….CALLED  “NONI”  EACH  DAY  AND  I  DO  TAKE  LOTS  OF  VITAMINS….I   FEEL  GREAT  AND  SO  I  PRAISE  GOD!  trans-smiley-tiny….IF  SOMEONE  DOES  TELL  ME  THAT  I  DON’T  LOOK  75….MY  REPLY  I….WELL,  IT  IS  BECAUSE  OF  JESUS….GENES  (MY  MOM  PASSED  AWAY  AT  AGE  94  AND  LOOKED  MUCH  YOUNG….AND  MY  GRANDMOTHER  PASSED  AT  102….AND  THEN   I  ADD   CURVES   trans-smiley-tiny….I  HAVE  NOTICED  THAT  AT  THE  BEGINNING  OF  EACH   YEAR….THERE  ARE  LOTS  OF  WOMEN  SIGNING  UP  FOR  CURVES….(PERHAPS  BECAUSE  OF  THE  NEW  YEARS’  RESOLUTION)….I  READ  THAT  ONLY  8%  OF  FOLK  ACTUALLY  FOLLOW  THROUGH  AND  KEEP  THEM   trans-smiley-tiny….IT  IS  VERY  HARD  TO  STAY  COMMITTED….AND  ENTHUSIASTIC….SO   MOST  ONLY  COME  FOR  A  SHORT  TIME….THEN  THEY  QUIT….I  HATE  TO  SEE  THAT  HAPPEN….CAUSE  THEY  ARE  MISSING  OUT  ON  SOMETHING  THAT  COULD  HELP  CHANGE  THEIR  BODIES.

I Corinthians  9:27  ~  But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

I  LOOK  FORWARD  TO  THE  FIRST  FEW  WEEKS  OF  JANUARY  ALSO  AS  THE  TIME  I  CLEAN  OUT  MY  FILE  CABINET….SINCE  I  ONLY  KEEP  A  2  YEAR  FILE  IN  THE  CABINET….I  HAVE  TO  SHRED  LOTS  OF  STUFF….BUT  AFTER  IT  IS  DONE  I  FEEL  SOOO  GOOD….AND  KNOW  THAT  BY  THE  END  OF  THE  YEAR….IT  WILL  BE  FULL  AGAIN….WHY  DO  WE  HAVE  SO  MUCH  PAPER  IN  OUR  LIVES?   trans-smiley-tiny

EACH  YEAR  I  LOVE  TO  BE  A  PART  OF  THE  CHURCHS’  CORPORATE  21  DAY  FAST….I  CHOOSE  THE  “DANIEL  FAST”….AND  I  AM  REALLY  “ENJOYING”  IT….REALLY  trans-smiley-tiny….JUST   EATING  “VEGGIES  AND  BEANS”….AND  I  AM  FEELING  SO  GOOD….I  DON’T  HAVE  TO  SPEND  A  LOT  OF  TIME  IN  THE  KITCHEN….I  HAVE  BEEN  GOING  TO  THE  CHIPOLTE  RESTAURANT  AND  GETTING  THE  VEGGIE  BOWL….WHICH  CONSISTS  OF  GRILLED  ONIONS,   BELL  PEPPER….PINTO  AND  BLACK  BEANS….THEN  AT  HOME  I  STEAM  SOME  VEGGIES….IT  IS  A  GREAT   TASTY  MEAL….DANIEL  CHOSE   THAT  DIET  OVER   FOOD  FROM  THE  KINGS  TABLE….(NICE  CHOICE )…. trans-smiley-tiny….I  KNEW  THAT  I  MUST  ALSO  FAST  SOMETHING  ELSE….(I  DON’T  HAVE  TV)….SO  THERE’S   NO  NEED   THERE….BUT,  I  FELT  I  SHOULD   FAST  “TALK  RADIO”….AND  I  HAVE….AM  READING  MY  BIBLE  MORE….PRAYING….HAVING  MY  MIND  NOT  CLUTTERED   WITH   ALL  THE  TURMOIL  AND  TROUBLES  OF  THE  WORLD….THESE  DAYS  ARE  A  GOOD  ONES  FOR  ME.   I  AM  ASKING  GOD  TO  USE  ME  THIS  YEAR  ANY  WAY  HE  WANTS  TO  USE  ME….I  AM  A  YIELDED  VESSEL….AND  AM  LISTENING  FOR  HIS  VOICE  TO  GIVE  ME  NEW  SONGS….NEW  SERMONS AND  NEW  PLACES  TO  MINISTER….I  AM  EXCITED  AND  LOOKING  FORWARD  TO  GREAT  THINGS  IN  2014.  WONDERFUL  THINGS  BEGAN  TO  HAPPEN  IN  1978  WHEN I  “HUNG  UP”  ON  MA  BELL  TO  GO  INTO  FULL-TIME  MINISTRY….IT  HAS  BEEN  35+  PLUS  YEARS  AND  WHAT  AN  “ASSIGNMENT”….GOD  HAS  BEEN  FAITHFUL  TO  ME.   IF  YOU  WOULD  LIKE  TO  HAVE  ME  COME  MINISTER  TO  YOUR  SENIORS  GROUP….LADIES  MEETING….OR  YOUR  CHURCH….PLEASE  CALL  ME….YOU  WILL  NOT  BE  DISAPPOINTED ….trans-smiley-tiny

Isaiah 58: 5  ~  Is this the kind of fast I have chosen ….. a day for people to humble themselves ….. a day acceptable to the Lord?

I  HAVE  BEEN  HAVING  A  BUSY  TIME  OF  MINISTRY….135  WOMEN  AT  A  WOMENS’  MEETING  IN  INDIO….IT  WAS  SO  WONDERFUL….GOD  DID  TOUCH  HEARTS  AND  LIVES  AND  SEEDS  WERE  PLANTED….OUR  PRAYER  TIME  AT  THE  BEGINNING  WAS  THAT   THE  LADIES’  HEARTS  WOULD  BE  “GOOD  GROUND”….AND  THAT  THE  SEED  (THE  WORD  OF  GOD)  WOULD  “GO  DOWN  QUICKLY”  TAKE  ROOT….SO  I  AM  CONFIDENT  THAT  THE  SEEDS  PLANTED  THAT  DAY  WILL  DO  JUST  THAT….AND  THAT  THOSE  WHO  DID  NOT  MAKE  THE  COMMITMENT  THAT  DAY….WILL  DO  SO  VERY  SOON….IN  FACT  IT  WAS  WONDERFUL  TO  KNOW  THAT  9  LADIES  ASKED  JESUS  TO  COME  LIVE  IN  THEIR  HEARTS   FOR  THE  FIRST TIME….(THE  SEEDS  THAT  HAD  BEEN  PLANTED  BEFORE  THAT  DAY)….GOD  HAD  THEM  REALIZE  THEY  NEEDED  HIM  AND  THEY  RESPONDED!….I  HAVE  BEEN  REJOICING….THANK  YOU  LORD!

Matthew 11:28  ~  Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

WHAT  A  JOLT  FROM  MY  SOUND  SLEEP  LAST  NIGHT AS  THERE  WAS  A  4.8  EARTHQUAKE….OF  COURSE  HAVING  LIVED  IN  CALIFORNIA  SINCE  1963…. I  HAVE  FELT  MANY  OF  THEM….BUT  I  THINK  IT  WAS  BECAUSE  I  WAS  ASLEEP  THAT  IT  FELT  WORSE  THAN  IT  ACTUALLY  WAS  trans-smiley-tiny….THEY  TELL  US  TO  PREPARE FOR  THE  “BIG  ONE”….BUT  MY  HOPE  IS  IN  JESUS….THE  SOLID  ROCK….ALL  OTHER  GROUND  IS  SINKING  SAND.

WHAT  IS  GOING  ON  IN  YOUR  LIFE?….DO  YOU  FEEL  THAT  YOU  HAVE  BEEN  GIVEN  MORE  THAN  YOU  CAN  BEAR? ….YOU  MIGHT  BE  SAYING….ENOUGH  WITH  THE  ILLNESS….FINANCIAL  PROBLEMS….WELL  LET  ME  SHARE  WITH  YOU….OUR  LORD  AND  SAVIOR  JESUS  CHRIST  LOVES   YOU  SO  MUCH   THAT  HE  IS  WILLING  TO  TAKE  YOUR  HAND  AND  WALK  WITH  YOU  THROUGH  EACH  OF  THOSE  EXPERIENCES….REMEMBER  THIS  IS  A  BRAND  NEW YEAR!

Philippians 1:6  ~  Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ  …. 

I  NEVER  WANT  TO  CLOSE  A  NEWSLETTER  WITHOUT  SAYING   A  BIG  THANKS  FOR  YOUR  GIFTS  OF  LOVE  TO  THIS  MINISTRY  GOD  HAS  CALLED  ME  TO….I  AM  SOOOO  GRATEFUL  TO  YOU….THAT  MAKES  YOU  A  PARTNER  WITH  ME….WHEREVER  I  GO….YOU  WILL  RECEIVE  A  REWARD  FOR  YOUR  GIVING….IN  HEAVEN  AND  A  RECEIPT  DOWN  HERE!  AND  FOR  EACH  PERSON  WHO  WAS  TOUCHED….BLESSED  AND  SAVED….YOU  WILL  BE  REWARDED.   THANK  YOU!  FEEL  FREE  TO  E-MAIL  ME  OR  CALL  ME  ANYTIME  AT  909  948-2448.    MAY  GOD  RICHLY  BLESS  YOU  AND  KEEP  YOU  IN  HIS  CARE  THROUGH-OUT  THIS  YEAR  AND  BEYOND.

Galatians 1:3-4  ~  Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father.

UNTIL NEXT TIME,
sig-mslillie

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