Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Blood Still Has Power!

The Easter season is over. All the Easter candy and decorations are sold at a fraction of the price and the baskets thrown in closets with dresses and suits, no longer worn or rarely worn again. So, what is it really all about? Why in the Heaven would a perfect all powerful God come to Earth to be beaten and hung on a cross? Is it just a season a year, when most of us go to see our families; or do we know about the redemption of which we sing and celebrate?
Many toss aside the Old Testament, but Christ said that he came not to abolish the law but to fulfill it. So, what did he do? The Passover lamb was to show the deliverance of a people from slavery. These people would learn how to have a relationship with the One true God. The blood of that passover lamb was to ward off the Angel of Death that would kill the first born in every family in Egypt. We as human beings were cursed to death (physical and spiritual), because of the sinful nature introduced into the bloodline through Adam. Every person would face the physical death. In order to cancel the second death, which is the spiritual, God robed himself in flesh and became the Passover Lamb; His perfect blood would remove the sentence of the second Spiritual Death that would eventually destroy us. How do we escape this sentence? We are baptized into Christ, calling on his name. Why use anything else? Did Jesus not die? He is the flesh representation of an invisible God.
Jesus didn't come just to remit sin, but also to fill us again with his regenerating, excellent Spirit. Easter is not just to accept as an occasion, that divided time, and mark the resurrection of Christ, but also to pave the way to receive the very Spirit he came to give. James 4 says to "Submit to God then resist the devil and he would flee from you." But have you submitted to God? Does the Holy Ghost possess you? Did you ever speak in an unknown language as His Spirit gave the ability? This is the only way we can receive this new birth of the Spirit. We have to give up this old life and world and long for another-a city not made with hands.

What was Easter to you? Would you change your mind if it did not follow God's will? I am including a song I wrote for this occasion. It has a old church spirit to it. I hope it will bless you.

https://soundcloud.com/kendra-st-john/living-in-the-red




Saturday, February 10, 2018

Peace and Strength through the Storm!

I don't want this to be morose or depressing. I hope instead to give hope to those of you who have encountered cancer; whether in your own body or that of a friend or loved one. I have seen two relatives and two friends pass on, but I have also seen and heard of relatives that have fought and lived through the surgery and/or treatments.
I am no stranger to cancer; my father-in-law had Stage 4 colon cancer and was healed completely. My grandfather fought off lung cancer twice, but submitted to it that third time.
Why do I address this subject?
Because there is so much suffering from it. So, much grief and pain all around.

I fought the notion to write a song that actually says the word and tells a story. I finally recorded a rough version. The story is a God fearing Christian who passes away,leaving a close friend who wants the same salvation that God gave her. I have the link at the bottom of this post. I hope it brings you the same comfort it did me.
There is hope. There is peace beyond our understanding. Jesus Christ is the ultimate and only peace speaker, who can calm any storm.
I hope that you will draw closer to him in any time, not just tragedy. But if you have never known him, I pray that you will call out to him and let him surround you with that sweet peace and quiet strength!


May the God of Peace Richly Bless You
Kendra St. John



https://soundcloud.com/kendra-st-john/quiet-strength


Saturday, January 6, 2018

The Dawn of a New Year!

The year of 2017 brought its challenges and disappointments. Chris and I have lost jobs, moved twice and lost a few good people from this earth.. But now there is a new year and a new chance to impact those around us and leave a legacy with them. As we did last year, we expect to see God move again in mighty ways of healing, salvation, protection and provision.

I know that He is faithful, whether or not we have millions of dollars in the bank or we are plugging quarters into the self serve at Walmart. The Amplified Version of Proverbs 1:33 says that if we "hearken to (God's)Wisdom, we will dwell securely and in confident trust and shall be quiet without fear or dread of evil."

I expect this year to be more blessed and more successful; I have learned from many past mistakes and have forgiven myself for them. This is imperative if we seek to move on. Forgiveness, even for yourself opens you up to receive grace and blessings. If we don't forgive we keep ourselves back from learning and growing and we die in bitterness. 

Let us live this year. I plan to live this year, "falling forward"; as a good friend once worded it. 

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Merry Belated Christmas

Praise the Lord. I enjoyed Christmas, this year. Though this year started out rather difficult, God saw us through. I am sorry that I have been away, We were moving from Birmingham, AL to Lucedale, MS. Then we looked for work, of which I have yet to find employment in my craft or concentration. I minored in Marketing. So, I am now at a place where I can and will be doing a lot more writing, studying, singing, recording new material, etc. I hope that something will turn up in the process. Only the good God knows. I know that he maintains my lot. I have decided no longer to worry.
I hope everyone had a wonderful year. We have moved into a four-bedroom house that we are fixing up and have accumulated free furniture-good furniture. See, I told you that God maintains our lot. We just have to trust him when it all seems to go south.

I love you all and thank you for stopping by to read. May 2018 be an even greater blessing for you.
I may have included this song before, but I kinda redid it a bit on the piano. I think the recording came out better as well.
I hope it will bless you.
https://soundcloud.com/kendra-st-john/carry-me

Happy New Year
Kendra

Thursday, October 12, 2017

RAISING CAINE

Since I have moved into #Mississippi, we have seen five #hurricanes that impacted the #United States; from the Northern New England to the Southwest in Houston. I got the opportunity to ride out my first hurricane, which was (thank God) only a category 1. I extend my condolences  and prayers to those, who have been gravely impacted by the larger sized storms: #Harvey in Houston and #Maria in #Puerto Rico; the worst this year. 
Yet, they were not quite as severe as #Katrina (the 3rd largest) with  a death toll of 1,200 and over $100 billion in damage. The #Galveston, TX hurricane in 1900 was the worst with a toll of 8,000 to 12,000 people and a demolition of 3,600 homes. 
A little trivia for you concerning their names; hurricanes in the Atlantic were first named in 1950 with the name Able  (not considered a real man's name), and those in the Eastern Pacific were first  named in 1960 with Annette. For the Atlantic hurricanes, male and female names are given on a six-year rotation-in keeping with a strict procedure established by the #World Meteorologists Association. Okay. So, that's inventive. What about Bob? Bob was actually formed in 1991 and was the costliest hurricane in New England history, as of 2013. So, anyway; there is no real deep insight. Just wanted to share a little info about the storms that we face through the late summer and fall seasons. Just one more fact before I leave...

Hurricanes are named for the Mayan god "Huracan." Our English word "hurricane" comes from the Taino (the indigenous people of the Caribbean and Florida) word"huric├ín", who was the Carib Indian god of evil. .

Hurricane Etymology and Word Facts - ThoughtCo

https://www.thoughtco.com/where-does-the-word-hurricane-come-from-3443911





Monday, September 11, 2017

#Hurricane #Irma Diminishes Mid Mission

Not long after the damage from Harvey, came the arrival of Irma.
Unfortunately; for some in the southern parts of Florida-the Keys, the winds and rain dealt their massive damage on the homes and lives of their residents.

Dozens of #faith filled people gathered on the beaches in #Jacksonville to pray for Irma's failure.

Check out this link for the story:
https://www.news4jax.com/weather/hurricane-irma/as-some-evacuate-ahead-of-hurricane-irma-others-stay-and-pray

Though there were naysayers, who pointed out the eventual #evacuation of that beach; Irma diminished in size. There was damage, as the tropical-storm-sized winds lashed out through South Carolina, Georgia and parts of Alabama. But God answered prayer! Irma diminished!

I am watching the wind through the trees, here in #Lucedale, MS; one of the areas hit by #Katrina. I thank the Lord for his mercy!
We pray for those who lost homes and families in this time. Why did God not stop all the damage? That's a question to ask him! Maybe, you are one that suffered hurricane damage. My prayers are with you for peace and restoration in your soul.

I know the #Lord #Jesus is faithful. Don't charge him falsely, but give him a chance to work in your lives and circumstances. (Romans 8:38)

God Bless


Monday, September 4, 2017

#Praying for #Houston

We have all seen much of the damage dealt to the area of Houston, due to the #hurricane that brought the #flood waters and resulting death and destruction.

I simply #pray, Lord, for your #grace, mercy and peace to reign upon the people of this city. Lord, surround them with your angels, and with your presence. Be with the families who have lost loved ones during this catastrophe. #Thank you, Lord for the unity that takes this country when hard times hit our fellow citizens. This nation and its leaders need your wisdom, and strength as we all come through this season together.
Again, Lord bless the city of Houston, its people, leaders using this time to reach every soul with your love, peace and truth. By you are we all sustained. How can we ever be without You?You are the One #God that is Lord over all. We give you all th glory honor and praise for all you are, do and have done. We ask all this in Jesus name, Amen.

Continue to keep these precious people in your prayers! And pray for those in the path of this other storm, Irma.

"The #Storm Must Conform" Chris St. John
https://www.facebook.com/LWCLucedaleMS/videos/1985432478369660/



Bless You All

Kendra St John


The Blood Still Has Power!

The Easter season is over. All the Easter candy and decorations are sold at a fraction of the price and the baskets thrown in closets with d...