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And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. II Timothy 3:15

Monday, June 29, 2009

Hardest thing to remember-

2 Cr 4:7

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the Excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

Often times when we encounter difficult moments, trials and struggles we find ourselves trying to conquer, figure out or  even fix whatever it is that is wrong.

2 Cr 4:8-9

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

We forget that we have the greatest power of all. The power of prayer and laying it down at the feet of Jesus. We forget that we can do nothing without Him. All things are for one purpose to bring Glory to the King.

Find comfort dear Saints in the Word, find peace in knowing that the Lord’s thoughts are of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end.(Jeremiah 29:11)

Heavenly Father

Forgive us for thinking that we have the power to fix everything. Help Lord to learn to be a surrendering people of all things! Guide us through your word.

In Jesus Name-Amen


Saturday, June 27, 2009

The amount of God’s Love-

Have you ever taken the time to contemplate the level of God’s love for you?

Read: Isaiah 49:15-16

God’s love is compared to a nursing mother- she does not forget her babe from her womb. Neither does God forget those he loves. He has “graven” thee upon the palms of his hands, his walls are continually before him.(meaning your are forever in his mind and memory)


Wow- he has graven ME- on the palm of his hand and I am forever in his mind. Me- home mother of six children, wife to Sam. I am not important, my contributions in life have not been of some great measure, but my God has graven me upon the palms of his hands and I am forever in the walls of his memory!

Read: Romans 5:8


God shows his love towards us by sending his only son to die for us while we were yet sinners.

How many times have done something for someone before they have even asked?

Or How many times have your done a right thing for someone who has wronged you?


Read: 1John 3:1


God loves us so much that he calls us his sons and daughters.

The King of Kings, Lord of Lords, creator of all things calls me one of His own. He cares for me, guides me, comforts me and loves me!


May I be worthy of His Love! May I walk the narrow path and seek His will, ways, and guidance in all I do!


Dear Saints- this word is so profound- wrapping our minds around the measure of love that God has for each of us! May He receive the Glory and may you be encouraged that you are truly loved by the one and only True God!



Friday, June 5, 2009

Meet Raye Ann



I am Raye Ann Pankratz. I am the Help Meet to my husband Steven, and the mother to our five blessings. I am also a Stay At Home Mom and a Homschooling Mommy. We are starting a ministry developing apologetic software to train the believer and to reach the lost. Technology has opened a whole new mission field and we hope to reach those there. The name is still up in the air at this time, but the beginning software is underdevelopment.

I am involved with the worship team with our congregation, I also coordinate the Oneg or the covered dish fellowships, I am moving back into teaching in our Women's Ministry. We attend Congregation Beth Simcha or Hebrew for House of Joy. We are a Messianic congregation comprised of both Jews and Gentiles who fully believe in salvation only through Grace by the death and resurrection of the Messiah Jesus Christ.

I have received some formal training in preparing to be a summer missionary with the Baptist Student Union, and from some course work I have done at SWIMS Seminary (Southwest Institute of Messianic Studies). I feel the greatest Bible training I have received is from my mentor Sister Alice. Under her guidance I learned more about teaching and spreading the Word than from anywhere else. I pray to be able to attend She Speaks at the end of the summer.

My own personal blog is Heart of the Home. It is about us as women become the Heart of our Homes, and about making Jesus our Heart.

I am overjoyed to be the founder and a contributing author of Daughters of the Word Bible Studies.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Do I seek to please men?


Galatians 1

Paul starts this book with a strong reminder that he is NOT of men, and neither by man, but by Jesus Christ!

He is writing because he found out that the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ was being perverted. He exhorted the church in Galatia to remember that if any word goes against what they and angels had preached that it was not of god.   He was cursing those who were preaching a perverted gospel.

Paul also reminded them that he did not preach to please men, and the work he does is not for men. He strongly stated that if he sought to please men then he should not be the servant of Jesus Christ.

Fast forward to the modern church today, we are finding those who are preaching from the pulpit- are preaching a perverted gospel. Sin is running ramped within the body of Christ and the words “ I am a Christian”, bring no conviction or have no value in our society. WHY??

Have we gone so far from the Gospel?

Are we living for our flesh so much that we look NO different than the average “heathen”?

God forbid!!

Dear Saints- as we face a new week- exam yourself look at your outer shell. Does your dress, your actions show that you are a follower of Jesus Christ? Or do you look NO different than your neighbor?

We are called to be a peculiar people- zealous of good works.

Tts 2:14
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.


1) that which is one's own, belonging to one's possessions

a) a people selected by God from the other nations for his own possession



1) one burning with zeal, a zealot

2) used of God as jealous of any rival and sternly vindicating his control

3) most eagerly desirous of, zealous for, a thing

a) to acquire a thing, (zealous of)

b) to defend and uphold a thing, vehemently contending for a thing


Lord, as we face another week help us be the people you have called us to be, peculiar to the World and zealous to do good works for Christ.  In Jesus I pray-Amen.