Happy New Year! God Bless You! 2018 is here.
I believe this year is going to be one fantastic year for all of God's children.
The Lord is so faithful and always fulfills his promises. One of the hardest lessons I've ever learned,
was not to be intimate with people that were not born again. I had such a great passion in my beginning years with the Lord
that anyone who said they believed in God was my best friend. Well, my passion was great! But my lack of wisdom hurt me greatly. I had to walk through that so I could learn. And when you get burned by fire, you learn quickly! Well I wish I could say I learned quickly.
But I did not! I was a slow learner! I repeated many tests over and over! But the good news is, I finally past my test in this area. One of the greatest
gifts the Lord has given me is to Love. And when Love is used wrong, it is the biggest downfall one can face. When we are first born again, we are walking on water~
There is nothing we can not do. And that zeal is where you can move mountains. But without wisdom you can walk straight into the enemy's camp. We each must have a personal relationship with the Lord. God made each of us unique. There is only one of us. The Lord has given me a work. And that is to help those who have been broken. My wisdom in doing so is the first step with anyone. You must be born again.
2 Corinthians 3:16-18, But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had the veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord, who is the Spirit, makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.
Today I want to talk a little about who I am. First and foremost, I am a daughter of the most high God. I was born into his family 20 years ago. Over the past 20 years, the Lord has set me free from the bondage I was placed in, and has brought me to where he had created me to be in the first place. Thank you Lord Jesus for my freedom! I wrote a song called His Name Is Jesus. It is the first song I ever wrote. It also is the title of my album. As well as my website,
www.hisnameisjesus-sandradorton.com, also my email address firstname.lastname@example.org. As I said, it was the first song I ever wrote. And I give all of my first fruit to the
Lord. Romans 11:16 And since Abraham and the other patriarchs were holy their descendants will also be holy - just as the entire batch of dough is holy because the portion given as an offering is holy. For if the roots of the tree are holy, the branches will be too. This song was written when I was learning to forgive and I did not think I needed to be the one who forgave. Because I was the one who had been harmed. I remember watching the person who had hurt me. Hoping God was going to bring vengeance. Somehow, I thought if I could just get the Lord to see it my way, I would be set free from all the pain that had been caused. I would even say I hated this person. Until one night, as I went to sleep, I had a dream. It may have sounded like a nightmare to most people. But it changed my life forever. I am going to share that dream. The person I thought I hated was in the hospital dying. In my dream, as well as in real life. In the dream, I was in a guard tower with angels of the Lord looking into hell. The person I hated died and went into hell. In the dream I could smell, hear and feel all the pains of hell. I remember being so afraid I might be left there. It was the most awful place ever. I could not even imagine anyone going to that place. I sure did know God was not there. When I awoke, I was crying so hard. I got down on my knees and began to pray so hard for this person I thought I hated. I asked the Lord these words, " please Lord don't send him there." I repeated it over and over. The Lord asked me what I was going to do about him not going there. I said, " what do you want me to do?" He said, " go to the hospital and sing the song you just wrote to him." Well, it was not that I didn't want to go there for him. I did not want to sing to him because of my fear of singing . I got ready and I drove about one hour away from where I lived. As I entered his room, he was handing salvation tracks to everyone who came in. I knew he was trying to work really hard for the Lord in his last days. He had been ordained as a preacher. But I knew he did not know who Jesus was . I asked him if I could sing a song to him. He said "sure." So I did. And when I was finished, I heard these words come from his mouth. "I've heard of that man named Jesus." I was confused until the Lord taught me about head knowledge and heart knowledge. That day, I forgave him for all he had done to me. And I believe in my heart he was saved before he died. I want to add one more story about this song. Where I have come from, I never felt loved. When I learned that I was a daughter of the king and the apple of his eye, I felt that love . As I wrote in my song. That was heart knowledge. I had never felt loved. But then came Jesus~ He changed my life forever. There is no one like him. He is truly who he says he is.
If you have not met this man named Jesus the Christ don't wait one more day! ~