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Welcome to Pat’s View! Our view is affected by our circumstances, beliefs and even what we CAN’T see. That’s why I am so thankful that the Bible gives us a clear lens to view life, so I’m zooming in to take a closer look. Please join me as I view life through the lens of God’s Word to live a blessed life!

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Welcome to Pat’s View! Our view is affected by our circumstances, beliefs and even what we CAN’T see. That’s why I am so thankful that the Bible gives us a clear lens to view life, so I’m zooming in to take a closer look. Please join me as I view life through the lens of God’s Word to live a blessed life!

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    His Story is Our Story

    His Story is Our Story

    I absolutely love the picture that Acts 10:38 NLT gives us of Jesus.
    “And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.”
     
    Does that verse excite you?
     Does it inspire you…does it make you want to see the sick healed? Does it make you hungry for miracles? How it affects you will depend on how you read it.
     
    In preparation to talk to you about Pentecost I looked at Robert P. Menzies’ book Pentecost This Story is Our Story.
    At the very get go a quote absolutely seized my heart “The hermeneutic of the typical Pentecostal believer is straight-forward and simple: the stories in Acts are my stories—stories that were written to serve as models for shaping my life and experience.”
    Did you see that?
    “stories that were written to serve as models for shaping my life and experience.”
    How do I read the gospels and Acts?
    Do I believe His story should be my story? Of course, I do. I should love people, do good things, but do I limit that to only the ones that I can do in my strength and ability?
    Am I content to leave His miracles locked inside the pages of a book on my shelf?
     
    I want to ask you the same question, how do YOU read the Gospels and Acts?
    More specifically how do you read Acts 10:38?
    “And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.”
     
    Do you read it only as an accurate recording of a historical event?
     
    If you do then you walk away informed, but powerless.
     
    My granddaughter Ashlyn and I decided to take a walk. She encouraged me to take my camera. I explained that we were going to stay in the neighborhood and there was nothing to take a picture of in the neighborhood. When she insisted I agreed, but only if she agreed to show me what was beautiful enough to capture as a picture.
     
     I was amazed by what I saw. How had I missed the beauty? A mailbox with ornate iron work. The fountain in the pond at the entrance of the subdivision. The stately oaks adorned with moss. The radiant red roses. I saw things in my neighborhood that I had stopped seeing years ago. Some of the things she showed me I had NEVER noticed.
     
     
    Sometimes we read Scripture the same way I rode through my neighborhood.
    When we do that we miss some really important stuff. If we read the gospels only as historical events, then we can miss truths that will build our faith and equip us to do what God has called us to do.
     
    Dear friend, I want to caution you.
    If you read the gospels and Acts only as historical events it will impress you, but never impregnate you.
     It will excite you, but it has no strength to empower you.
     It can inform you, but it has no compass to steer you.
    It’s only when you read HIS story as your story, as the model for what God wants every believer to do, does it activate your faith.
     
    Like my friend Cindy.
    She was on a mission’s trip. The team were going to the city dump, where lots of children lived, to hand out sandwiches. She helped make the sandwiches and even used the ends of the loaf so there would be enough sandwiches for every child. She counted the sandwiches, but more children showed up than they expected. She knew there wasn’t enough sandwiches for everyone. They prayed over the sandwiches and when they passed them out, every child got a sandwich. No one will ever convince Cindy that God didn’t multiply those sandwiches.
    Cindy and that team understood the reality of partnering with Jesus to do beyond what they could do. Without fanfare they simply saw the story of Jesus with a few fish and bread as their story. I believe my friend Cind

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    How does Ezekiel's vision of dry bones affect you?

    How does Ezekiel's vision of dry bones affect you?

     
                   Resurrection is a powerful word. From life to death…that we can comprehend, but from death to life is impossible…until you meet The Resurrection.
    John 11:25 NIV "Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;”
     
    Wow! Resurrection life lives in us when we believe on Jesus. Don’t you wish everyone knew Jesus?
                                                  
    One of the most powerful illustrations of the resurrection in the Old Testament is found in Ezekiel 37.
     
    Ezekiel was both priest and prophet to the Jewish exiles in Babylon. He encouraged them to take responsibility for their sins, to stop rebelling against God and never stop believing that they would one day inhabitant the land God had given them. They would once again be one nation instead of two.
     
    The Jewish people were so discouraged. To express their hopelessness They coined a phrase, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.” They repeated it among themselves.
     
    God used their hopeless words as a basis for the vision that He gave to Ezekiel. This powerful vision was given to the Jewish people to encourage them to believe that their nation would be restored; but this vision also has spiritual significance.
    Download the 5 Reasons I believe it has spiritual significance and Notecard How to Effectively Partner with God from Ezekiel's Vision.  Here's the link. https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/patriciaholland/ezekiels-dry-bone-vision-notes.pdf

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    Praying the Names of God

    Praying the Names of God

    Praying the redemptive names of God brings me so much peace. His name reveals His nature. Here are the 7 names and the scriptures that link them to the cross.
    Below I quoted from F.F. Bosworth's, Christ the Healer.
    I changed the verses to NIV version unless otherwise noted.
     
    JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH is translated "The LORD is there," or present, revealing to us the redemptive privilege of enjoying His presence.
    Ephesians 2:13 NIV (©1984)"But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.”
     
    JEHOVAH-RA-AH is translated "The LORD is my Shepherd."
    John 10:11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
     
    JEHOVAH-SHALOM is translated "The LORD our Peace" Jesus said, "My peace I give you."
    John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
     
    JEHOVAH-NISSI-"The LORD is our Banner," or "Victor," or "Captain."
    1 Corinthians 15:57 "But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
     
    JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU- "The LORD our Righteousness."
    2 Corinthians 5:21  God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God
     
     
    JEHOVAH-RAPHA is translated "I am the LORD thy Physician," or "I am the LORD that healeth thee."
    1 Peter 2:24 "He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed."
     
    JEHOVAH-JIREH- "The LORD will provide"
    Romans 8:32  "He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all--how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”
    More on Redemption:
    Redemption God's Divine Exchange
    Why I wear a Cross Around My Neck
     
     

    • 13 min
    Effective Partnership With God

    Effective Partnership With God

    Effective partnership with God!
    What an amazing thought.
    We understand the power of partnership in business, marriage and sports...but how do we partner with God?
    Philemon 1:6 BSB says "I pray that your partnership in the faith may become effective as you fully acknowledge every good thing that is ours in Christ."
    It's a powerful thought and can be a powerful reality when we follow this tidbit of advice tucked in the greeting of Paul's letter to Philemon.
    Here's some key verses I want you to read.
    Ephesians 3:8 NLT "Though I am the least deserving of all God’s people, he graciously gave me the privilege of telling the Gentiles about the endless treasures available to them in Christ."
     
    1 Corinthians 2:12 "Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God."
    2 Corinthians 4:13 NIV “It is written: "I believed; therefore I have spoken." Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak,”
    Romans 4:17b ESV says that God “calls into existence the things that do not exist.”
    2 Cor 3:2 NLT "Since this new way gives us such confidence, we can be very bold."
    Homework:
    Write down some attributes that you see in Jesus.
    Which of those attributes do you need right now to make your partnership more effective?
    Find a verse that supports and bolsters your faith.
    Begin to declare that promise.

    • 14 min
    Divine Reset

    Divine Reset

    God was talking to Joshua, but this is a good reminder for you too!
    Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV
    The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."
    What do you do in difficult, trying times when it is dark everywhere you turn?
    As I began to pray and seek God about the whirlwind of trouble facing the world. I didn't hear much at all. As I talked with my husband he felt God was saying reset.
    I began to pray, "Father, what are you saying to us?"
    Basically God gave me 5 words… Reset:
    Refocus
    Repent
    Replace
    Rejoice
    That was it. He didn't say much else, so I kept praying. Father, what does this mean. Give me understanding.

    On Sunday I listened to Dr. Tony Evans, how I’ve prayed for that dear man in the loss of his precious wife so recently. His sermon Divine Disruptions https://youtu.be/fZYSxs5pS0M was the edge pieces of the puzzle that the 5 words God had given me had been for me. After I listened to the sermon and returned to God’s presence I was able to unpack the power of the words God had given me. Please do yourself a favor and listen to that message.

    Listen closely to his powerful insight from that sermon.
    “Everything that is visual and physical is preceded by that which is invisible and spiritual so if you want to address that which is visible and physical you must identify the cause and the cure to what is invisible and spiritual or to put it another way If all you see is what you see you do not see all there is to be seen."

    I am convinced there’s more to see but we will only see the real root of things when we dare to see into the unseen realm. To do that we must see through the eyes of God, of divine revelation to see into the spiritual realm.
    Reset- Be intentional… Refocus.
    Is there a spiritual root that needs to be dealt with in your home? This is the time to zero in on what God is saying to you.
    The weapons of your warfare are mighty through God. Learn how to use those weapons and then use them.
    If you want to read the complete post or other encouraging articles go to www.patriciaholland.org/blog. 
    One last thing I want to add to this outline is Rejoice. It's just so very important that in difficult times we don't miss this vital component of victory.
    Rejoice. Philippians 3:1 NLT “Whatever happens, my dear brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you these things, and I do it to safeguard your faith.

    • 16 min
    4 Ways to Quiet Your Spirit

    4 Ways to Quiet Your Spirit

    Quiet Your Spirit. The engineer sounded his whistle long and LOUD at the little guy watching beside the tracks. It was loud. The ground rumbled under us as the black train engine roared past. I held Brayden's hand to keep him safe, but I wanted to put both hands over my ears. Brayden loves trains. And I love Brayden.
    Noise isn't just at railroad crossings…it's everywhere. Loud radios. Screaming sirens. Angry voices. Crying babies. Phones demanding our attention. Email alerts screaming to be read. Social Media nags us to peek. Work drives us. And that's just the outer noise.
    As much as noise is a part of the world around us; we need some quiet too! How do we find it?
    In this podcast I look at the railroad warning to give us 4 Ways to Quiet our Spirit. I've used them for years and what a difference they have made in my quiet time with God.
     

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