A Glorious View

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“The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters” (Psalm 29:3 KJV). One evening while sitting with friends in a lovely decorated room adjacent to a mellowing body of water, a friend turned to me and said, “I love a room with a view.” I replied, “I do too.”

As evening drew near, I noticed how the room’s beautiful chandeliers reflected through the windows across the calming water to create an array of shining lights. What a spectacular view I thought! I couldn’t help but think about the glorious view of God when I’m alone in my room with Him. There’s no need for shining chandeliers, because Jesus is the Shining Light. No need for mellowing waters, seeing that He’s the Living Water. No need for wide opened windows, because He’s the window to my soul. No need for fancy decorations, since it’s enough to be alone with Him; He’s my view.

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John1:14 KJV).

In God, I will keep on thanking Him for providing such a glorious view of Himself through His Word.

Gratitude Gold


“Counting on God has nothing to do with numbers.”

“The way to keep our footing is to stand on God’s Word.”

“We cant lose by using God’s tool.”

“Stuff may hurt you, but don’t let it burst you; you may hurt before you heal.”

“Don’t worry, God has a particular purpose for your present predicament.”

“Find time for stillness; not idleness.”



You Are The Father!

“One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all” (Ephesians 4:6 KJV). There is a popular television show that is known for reading DNA test results. The test is read to determined whether a man is the father or not. Eight out of ten times, they usually are the father. Not so with our God. God is one hundred percent (100%) our Father. If we have accepted Jesus as our personal Savior, our spiritual DNA declares unequivocally, without a shadow of a doubt, GOD IS OUR FATHER!

He is “THE FATHER:” the living and faithful Father, the loving and gracious Father, the forgiving and merciful Father, and the saving and glorious Father. If we own Him, He will never deny us. He never shakes His responsibility. He is reliable all the time. I can hear the heavenly hosts singing and shouting, GOD, YOU ARE THE FATHER!

Everyday is Father’s Day with God. Happy Father’s Day.

“Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (Philippians 4:20 KJV).

In God, I will keep on thanking Him, my heavenly Father.  By Hertistine Washington.



Bless His Name






20170315_165759“O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise be heard” (Psalm 66:1 KJV). While sitting outside looking at the beautiful flowers, I was thinking how wonderful it would be if the world, in unity, would pause and bless God’s name for His love and the beauty He brings. Then suddenly another thought entered my spirit, “well then, you bless my name just the same.” So as the Spirit moved in me, this is what came to be:

Lord, I bless your name. You are God. You’re always the same. You won’t confuse me. You will never misuse me. I bless your name for the way you move me.

Lord, I bless your name in sunshine and rain. I bless Your name for the beauty you bring. You are Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending. I bless your name for the love you are sending. I bless your name for always giving. You are God, my zest for living. I bless your name.

“Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.” Psalm 134:2 KJV

In God, I will keep on thanking Him for the honor of blessing His name.  By Hertistine Washington

Gratitude Gold


“It pays not to blow up when the devil shows up.”

“Stop trying to take the devil down; he’s already there. Lift Jesus up.”

“Don’t let your frustration stop your participation in sharing the good news of salvation.”

“If it’s God’s purpose, God’s plan, it’s also His solution.”

“God’s crumbs are just as effective as His whole loaf.”



Weapons of Spiritual Warfare

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:” 2 Corinthians 10:3 Soldiers must be prepared for war everyday. It’s imperative they use and have the right weapons, or they themselves might be killed. Although we may not be in the physical army, we are soldiers enlisted in God’s army. We too have “weapons,” spiritual weapons: God’s Word, prayer, and the spirit of gratitude.

God’s Word is the ultimate weapon. Use it and gain faith and strength to fight another day. Surely it will cut the enemy down and protect us all around.

Prayer is another mighty weapon. It is used against weaknesses (particularly our own weaknesses). It’s dangerous fainting when the battle is on. Prayer will keep us strong.

Gratitude is also a beneficial weapon. This spiritual warfare weapon is most effective in “elevating our mind” during war time. It proves good for the soul. I dare you to thank God for shielding you during the enemy’s attacks; for helping you to dodge his darts, and for covering your back; for providing trenches to hide until danger has passed or subsided. Last but not least, thanking Him no weapon the enemy has formed against you will proper.

“(For the weapons of our warfare is not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holes;)” 2 Corinthians 10:4 KJV

“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgement shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.” Isaiah 54″17 KJV

In God, I will keep on thanking Him for the weapons of spiritual warfare: His Word, Prayer, and the spirit of Gratitude. By Hertistine Washington




Invisible Company




I’m here in the wind. I’m here in the breeze. I’m here in the traffic, in spite of the racket.

I’m here in the trees. I’m here in the flowers; in the insects, even the honey bees.

I’m here on the mountain, in the clouds too; in your father, mother, sister brother, and you too.

I’m all around, up and down, over, under and all about; not hard to find, no need to shout.

I’m  closer than your heart beat, and your warm breath. I’m the “One” guiding your feet and your every step.

Stop. Look. Listen… Listen…. Listen…. It is I, your heavenly Father, your teacher, your invisible company keeper.

“Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.” Psalm 139:7-10 KJV

In God, I will keep on thanking Him for His presence.  By Hertistine Washington