Gratitude Gold


“Today’s lesson could be the blessing.”

“Everybody has a story; just start writing.”

“Tone and manner matters.”

“On witnessing: just cast your net; Jesus knows where the fish are.”

“Stay true to what you’re supposed to do.”

“Thanking God for making right choices in spite of other voices.”

Jesus? Who Is He?


“And Simon Peter answered and said, thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16 KJV). Most have heard the song, “Do You Know Who Jesus Is?” I ask you, do we really know who Jesus is according to the Holy Bible; not only from a song, voice, poem, or picture? Where in scripture does it say, Jesus is the Savior? Can we name at least one place?

Have you ever been asked, who is Jesus? Where can I find Him? Those are very good questions if someone is searching and in need of Salvation. To be an effective and efficient witness for Christ, we all are challenged to study the Holy Bible to show ourselves approved and not be ashamed. It is a must to tell someone how they can find, and know the identity of Christ.

The Holy Bible is the book, the right source, our evidence that tells the identity of Jesus. I encourage you, as I do myself, to study, and be ready with an answer of the hope that lies within us. Someone’s very life will depend on it. Ours did.

“For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ” (Acts 18:18 KJV).

In God, I will keep on thanking Him, Jesus my Savior. by Hertistine Washington

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.”