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Tammy Daniel

John 4:39

What does this year hold for you?

Happy New Year!!! 2019 has arrived. A new year full of new adventures. That is exciting.

I ended my year by doing a few things I really enjoyed. I decided to paint my piano room. It has been the same color for over 15 years, and I just redecorated my living room, so every time I looked in there at the dark color, I hated it, and knew I needed to paint it. So Saturday I decided to go buy the paint and do just that! The new color is a beautiful light blue. It changed the whole tone of the room to use this color. The dark floors look gorgeous, and the dark piano stands out beautifully with these light blue walls. It was hard work, but the reward is a beautiful room that changed drastically with a gallon of paint and a little time and determination. The color is tranquil, peaceful and calming. I just love it!(Ignore all the piles of music I have sitting everywhere, yikes!)

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That is how my year is going to be, peaceful and calm. Do you know how I already know this? Because the Bible tells me that Jesus is the calm before the storm. He is the peace that passes all understanding. He is the Great Shepherd. He is the healer. He is a God that restores and rescues. He is the God who redeems. He is close as the mention of His name. When I call on Him, He runs to me. He hides me in the shadow of His almighty arms of love. When I need guidance, I talk to Him, and He keeps my feet on His path.

When I am sad, I can call on Him, and He will place a song of joy in my heart. When I don’t think I can go on, on the days when the pain is great, He will hold me in His arms, and when I am weak, He is strong. His Word tells me I will run and not grow weary, because He goes before me.  He hems me in!  Nothing is too big for my God to handle.

The way I can know that this year is going to be amazing is because Jesus is my peace.  Jesus is my joy. Jesus came to give life, and give if more abundantly.  Jesus is whom I seek when life gets tough.  I will choose to spend time with Him daily. When it’s so early and I don’t want to get up, I will get up and read His Word, and I know that He will give me just what I need for that day. When it seems the road is too long and I can’t make it, I will call on His name, and He will deliver me to His safe haven. When the enemy wants to steal my joy, I will say, “Back away devil, I am a child of God, and you are not welcome here!”

On my darkest days when I choose to look to God, the day just isn’t so dark. The night isn’t so long. When I decide to truly trust Him in everything that comes my way, I can lie down in peace, knowing He is and will take care of me.

There’s a song that says…

In the calm of your presence I am listening Lord, I am still I am quiet, I am Yours.

My year is going to be great because I am a daughter of the most high King and He loves me more than words can tell.

The second way my girls and I ended the year is by going to Dollywood! We love the mountains in Tennessee. The day was gorgeous and when we arrived at Dollywood my youngest daughter decided to go ride the Wild Eagle rollercoaster first thing. Every time during the year when she had thought she would ride it, she would change her mind, because the fear was greater than the desire to ride. But this week, she conquered her fear and flew through the air on the Wild Eagle! When she came down after the ride I couldn’t wait to see what she thought. She was smiling ear to ear! She loved the ride, and guess what? She decided to ride it 4 more times! Fear was no longer a problem. She had a blast and was so proud of herself. All day she kept talking about how much fun the ride was. It was a great day!

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Dollywood 12/31/18

 

This year you can choose to live in fear, to carry the weight of your burdens, to wonder if you will even be able to smile at all this year, or…you can decide today that this year will be wonderful because you are a child of the King of all Kings, and Lord of all Lords, who delights in you. You can choose to hide His word in your heart, so on the days when the enemy wants to take you down, you too, can say, “Get lost devil, ain’t nobody got time for that!”

The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, and faithfulness…Galatians 5:22

I do not know what 2019 has in store for me. I may be faced with some hard days, or I may not. I have not idea. But friends, I serve a faithful God who knows what each day holds for me. He has been faithful to me in every situation in my life. He has never forsaken me, not once. Following Him is a wonderful journey. Trusting Him brings peace to every day of my life. Though I don’t know what the year will bring, I know the one who holds my future in His hands, and that’s enough for me.

I am planning to read through my Bible this year. I’ve done this in the past, but as I received an email from several leaders of my church saying they were reading through, I decided to join in. Will you join me? I will keep a copy of the daily reading schedule on my website so you can stay caught up. Hiding His word in your heart, reading His life changing Word, will bring you peace and calm.

I am so excited to dive into 2019! Are you? If you aren’t, for whatever you might be going through, Christ is the answer. Lay it all at His feet, and let His peace flood your heart. Let the calm of His presence fill your soul today!

Go back to the top and look at picture of my piano room.  The tranquil, calm, peace that color brings that room, Jesus will bring to your heart all year long.  He is our peace, He is the calm in our days, and He will lead you along green pastures today and all year long.

Come and see what the Lord has done, the amazing things He has done on the earth. Psalm 46:8

I look forward to sharing my year with you!  I will plan to see you back here next week.

I’m getting ready to start a new online Bible study at the end of January.  If you’d like to do it with me, make sure you subscribe to my website and I will be posting more information soon.

Tammy

John 4:39

 

ONLINE BIBLE STUDY

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Hey ladies!

Tonight is the night my new ONLINE Bible Study begins!  I am so excited.  If you haven’t joined our FACEBOOK group, you still have time.  Click the link below and ask to “JOIN”, it’s that easy.  I am praying God will use this study to not only bring glory and honor to His name, but to draw us each closer to Him.  It’s only a 3-week study, I’m trying this out to see if we enjoy a shorter commitment, and what you get out of it.

Hope to see you tonight at 7 PM CST in our group as I go live to speak about Knowing Jesus.  Do you know Him?  Is he your best friend?

I look forward to journeying through God’s Word with you ladies.

 

Happy day.

 

Tammy

John 4:39

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ONLINE BIBLE STUDY

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I am having an online Bible Study for ladies for 3 weeks!  It is set to begin on Tuesday, October 30th at 8 pm CST.  This study is for women only!

I’m so excited to dig into the Word with you ladies.  To join just click the link below and ask to join the group on Facebook.  I will do a LIVE video there for those 3 weeks.  If you miss the video you will be able to view it after the LIVE as well.

Here’s the link to our group:

Go here to join the group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/2182506618631464

Tell your friends and all of you come join us.  We have women from all over the United States already signed up and ready to dive into the Word.  It is such an encouragement to study together with a group of women.  I love the Word of God.  It is what guides us in this life.  So come join us today!

See you soon!

 

Tammy

http://www.tammydaniel.com

 

 

My Story is His Story

 

My passion is to share Jesus Christ with this world.  This video is about the first time I felt Jesus asking me to share my story publicly.  I pray it will encourage you that we have the most wonderful message to share with this world…Jesus rescued each one of us!  Will you share your story?  It’s the way we will reach this world for Jesus Christ.

Have a great weekend my friends.  I am as you watch this video you see my heart for Jesus Christ.  My greatest desire is to share my love for Him with each of you.

Tammy

http://www.tammydaniel.com

2nd Annual Women’s Night of Worship, September 21st at Thompson Station Church

Get your tickets at the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rescued-and-redeemed-womens-tickets-48416174080?aff=eac2

A Song of Praise

I was reading my Bible earlier, preparing for a speaking event that’s coming up.  I want to share with you what Jesus spoke to me as I read His word.

In my distress I called to the Lord: I cried to my God for help.  From His temple He heard my voice; my cry came before Him, into His ears. Psalm 18:6

Friends, this song David penned is amazing, wonderful words of life.  Read that verse again!  I’m in awe that the God who created the stars, who numbered the sand in the sea, who lives in the Heavens, hears my cry for help.

Doesn’t that just stop you in your tracks?  God comes to you and I when we call on His name.  Not just sometimes, but all the time, every time!  He doesn’t have a limit and say, “I’m not coming, you’ve called on my name way too much!”  No my God runs to me every time I all His name.

My cry for help comes to His ears!  This is a verse of sheer victory!  There’s no other name we can call on that can run to our side, calm our storm, scoop us up in their arms of love, and bear our pain.  Only Jesus can do that for you and for me!

So while I was sitting here praising Him for who He is to me, I decided to share this with you.  I pray this verse encourages your heart this afternoon.

Take some time to sit at His feet, and worship Him today, simply for who He is to you.

He is my Lord and my God.  My King.  My Father.  My Redeemer.  My Protector.  My Defender.  My Rock…and so much more. 

Have a great afternoon sitting at His feet.

Tammy

 

http://www.tammydaniel.com

Make plans to attend my 2nd Annual Women’s Night of Worship, September 21st at Thompson Station Church

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rescued-and-redeemed-womens-tickets-48416174080?aff=eac2

 

Women’s Night of Worship

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September 21st will be here very soon.  I really hope you are making plans to be with us again this year at Thompson Station Church for our 2nd Annual Women’s Night of Worship, where we will celebrate together our stories of rescue.  I can’t wait to see you there.  We are praying for every woman who will walk through the doors, and every speaker and worship leader.

I am ready to celebrate with you how Jesus has RESCUED and REDEEMED me!  I’m excited just anticipating our time together.  Purchase your tickets at the link below! See you soon!

Tammy

 

Purchase your tickets here:
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Read more about the event and the speakers here on our Facebook page
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RESCUED AND REDEEMED

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I pray you ladies will make plans to attend our 2nd Annual Women’s Night.  I am so excited and bouncing off the walls with anticipation at what God’s going to do on September 21st!

You will hear 4 phenomenal speakers! Have some great fellowship! Experience wonderful worship with a room full of women!  We will celebrate together how God has RESCUED and REDEEMED us!  That makes me jump for joy!  I love to share any chance I have what God has done for me.

If you want to come early we will be offering a boxed dinner for an additional cost.  So come early and eat with us!

Share this poster with your friends and your church.  You don’t want to miss this night of worship!  Grab your girlfriends and come on out!

There will be a link to purchase tickets coming soon!

Tammy

John 4:39

GIVE A CUP OF WATER

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This morning I drove up in the parking lot of my work and remembered I had failed to drop off a bag of trash I had in my back seat, so I drove over to the dumpster in the parking lot of my office.  When I got out of my car, over behind the dumpster sitting on a little bridge was an older man.  As I walked back to my car I heard Jesus whisper to me, “Give him some water.” The man’s clothes were worn and tattered, he sat staring down at the bridge.

I grabbed a few bottles of water I had with me, and went over and ask if he would like some water. To my dismay He replied, “No thank you.” I offered again, and again, he replied,” No thank you, I don’t need it.”

I drove away wondering why He didn’t accept my free gift.  Why he didn’t want the water?

Then I said to myself, “I’ve done my part, I had made the offer.”

As I went into my office and began to work, I couldn’t get this man off my mind.  I began to think, “I need to offer Him the gospel.”  I prayed for him but I felt I needed to offer Him the gospel, the living water.

I said to myself, “Finish what you started, you’re not done, offer Him everlasting water.”

I typed out several verses for Him.  Verses about how Christ cares for us.  A verse about hope.

Then I shared the gospel with him on this paper.  I let him know how easy it is to ask Jesus to live in your heart, and how He alone can change your life.

I went back to the bridge but he wasn’t there, so I taped my paper to the bridge for him. Now I will pray for another opportunity to speak to him face to face because I found out today, that little bridge is his home.

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Then I began to think on all the people all over this town, this state, this country, this world who are waiting for us to offer them just a cup of water in Jesus’ name.  They need us to offer them LIVING WATER…

A sweet young friend of mine is leaving in a few months to head back to Kenya where God has shown her, this is the place He has for her to give a cup of water in His name

She has a heart for the young boys on the street there.  So rather than sit,  she is going to be the hands and feet of Jesus and offer them not only a home off the streets, but she will take every moment to share Jesus with them.

Then my mind shifted to my friends who gave up their home and life here to minister in China for 10 years. Oh how many opportunities God gave them to give a cup of water in His name…

They not only built a church from nothing, but they took in orphans, and made 2 of them permanent members of their family as they adopted them.  What a difference they have made for Christ for all eternity.

I read recently of a lady who gave monthly to two kids in another country.  She decided one day to go and see them, and God burdened her heart for people around the globe who need food and water while she was on that trip and saw the needs of so many.

She came back and started an organization skip1.org where she helps people in America and all around the world, by simply asking others to skip something they can do without and give to the cause of another.  I love that!  She is giving a cup of cold water in Jesus’ name.

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You and I who have accepted Christ as our Savior are His disciples.  It’s that easy!

How can you make a difference today for Christ?  Who can you give a cup of cold water to?

Sometimes we make the gospel so complicated, when it’s very simple.  By loving others, which may look like volunteering, going to another country to serve on a mission trip, or sharing a bottle of water, we are sharing Jesus.

Friends we must step out and begin to share the gospel with those we come in contact with.  People are all around us who need to know Jesus.  It’s why we are here on this earth.  He created us to serve Him, love Him, and share Him with the world.  water

Whether it’s in Africa, China, Haiti, or the USA we are all His disciples.  Isn’t that exciting?

How can you and I make a difference today, an eternal difference?

When Jesus stopped by the well in Samaria, he asked the Samaritan woman for a drink.  Rather than insisting she pour Him a drink, He began to tell her about living water.  He now had her attention.  She began inquiring as to what he meant.

He began to share with her, “Whoever drinks the water I give will never thirst again.”

In that one phrase, he took the conversation from everyday water to everlasting water.

She accepted His gift that day, and an entire town saw the change in her, and they wanted this living water.  An entire group of unbelievers found Jesus that day!  What a story of how Jesus changes everything.

Who does Jesus have in your path today? Perhaps you too can step out and offer them the life changing gift, the everlasting gift, the gift of life only Christ can bring them.

John 10:10 says “The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly.”

The only hope in this world is Jesus.  Let’s take every opportunity we have to share Him with this world who desperately need to hear of His love for them.

Let’s go and live Matthew 10:42 today.  It will change not only the lives of those that accept Christ as their Savior, but it will change us as we share His love more and more.  Sharing the love of Jesus puts a smile on my face, doesn’t it yours? Yes! Guess what? It will put a smile on theirs as well.  That’s what a changed life looks like, one huge smile.water2

Who will you give a cup of cold water to ?

See you back here soon.

Tammy

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http://www.tammydaniel.com

https://laura1282.wixsite.com/impoverishedblessing/home

This is the website of the young lady I mentioned above who will be going to Africa to minister to the street kids.  Please visit her site and support her ministry.  She has a beautiful heart for Christ.  Thanks in advance for helping her spread the gospel!

 

 

 

 

 

Do you hear MY voice?

my-sheep-800x200Several months back I was sitting in front of a precious friend listening to her share her heart with me.  As she was speaking I heard God saying to me, “Tammy, this is what I have for you now, I want you to walk with her.”

When I left her that Sunday afternoon, I argued with God all the way home.  I mean He was asking me to do something that would really require a lot of time from me, and I just don’t have much time, not that kind of time.  Her storm was Alzheimer’s and I didn’t know much about the disease but I knew it was difficult, and could get messy.  I told God, “I can’t do this, it’s too much.”

For days he consumed my mind with this.  I would hear His voice in the middle of the night and the day saying, “Tammy, this is what I want for you to do right now.  Lay aside your ministry, and take time to walk this road with her.”

I was sitting on my floor doing my devotion a few mornings after this, when I opened a box where I keep things that make me smile.  I had not opened this box for some time.  When I opened it, right on the top was a card from this precious friend God was asking me to walk with.  As I read the card, tears came to my eyes, and I said, “Lord I will do as you have asked, as long as I know You are with me.”

I had a sweet peace as I went about my day.  I knew God had been pursing my heart and I had finally said Yes to my Lord.

For the next several months I began to visit her more, and try to help her as I could, without her knowing of course.  I had loved and known her for sometime, but now we were spending more time together.  I began to settle into what God had asked me to do and really enjoy our time together.  I would look forward to being with her.  She was always so full of joy when I arrived.

Sometimes we would spend hours just pouring through God’s Word.  She was a breath of fresh air to me.  I had been so busy going and doing, that it was nice to sit and relax and take in all she was showing me in His word and in the world.

Jesus said to them, “Come away with me. Let us go alone to a quiet place and rest for a while.”  Mark 6:31

I had just been in a season of ministry that was very fruitful.  I had so enjoyed the conferences I had , and the ones I had spoken at.  Honestly I didn’t realize it until that moment, but I was really tired from the past year.  I smiled as I thought about arguing with the King of Kings, who knows me so well…He knew I needed to rest, and He knew the perfect place to do that was with my sweet friend.

I was also learning sometimes ministry looks different than what we have in our minds.  As I gave more of myself to her and more of my time, I began to see God at work in my heart.  What had started out as me helping her, I was realizing was not all about her, but that God was using her to do a work in me.

When she and I would go to her one of her favorite places to eat, I would watch her go up to countless people and ask them, “Can I share a verse with you?” Every time they would say sure!  Then she would share, “This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24.  Everyone she shared this verse with always had a smile on their face and thanked her for sharing.

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She would then look at me and say, “You aren’t going to want to go anywhere with me are you?”  I would laugh and tell her I loved watching her, and I did.

God was using her to teach me to be more intentional with His gospel! I began to get so excited about our time together.  I couldn’t wait to see what God had for me through her each day we were together.  On top of that we loved to laugh together, and I realized God was allowing me precious time with her that I would never forget, precious memories that I would always have, and most importantly He showed me how valuable it was to give myself and my time to someone else and let Him use it.

Sing to God- worship God! Shout the news of His victory from sea to sea, Take the news of His glory to the lost, news of His wonders to one and all! Psalm 96:1-3

When I wasn’t with her, I began to use the things she was teaching me to share the love of God with those I was coming in contact with.  I began to see a difference in me.  I have always been very bold for Christ in church, and in conferences, but I was finding out that at restaurants, work, and other public places, I wasn’t so bold.  God was using my sweet friend to teach me to share His love with EVERYONE.

She would say, “You don’t have to push the gospel on them, just be gentle and kind, and share a verse, and move on knowing you’ve perhaps planted a seed that others will water.”

Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds…Hebrews 10:24

This is what we were doing for one another.  God was teaching me that the most valuable thing I could give her was my time, and He was using her to teach me how to more effectively share His love with the world.  We were spurring each other on! How thankful I was for her!

My friends, God knows us from the inside out, He knows what we need and when we need it, if we will just heed His voice.  I had a choice when He spoke to me, to turn away and ignore His voice, or to follow His voice.

I couldn’t get away from His voice and I wanted to follow Him in obedience.

My sheep know My voice, and I know them and they follow me… John 10:27

Look what I would have missed had I chosen to walk the other way!

I will tell you that walking through this disease with my friend has had it’s hard moments.  Really hard moments.  I love her dearly and watching her walk through this is heart wrenching at times.  Though it may not have the ending I want, I am a better person for walking with her.  God has taught me so much about His gospel in the past 6 months through her.  I wouldn’t trade these times for anything.  I will hold on to these memories for the rest of my life. Oh to love like Jesus loves us!

I want to encourage you to heed His voice when He speaks to you.  There is great reward in following Christ wherever He leads.  He doesn’t promise us that the way will be easy, but He does promise to walk with us.  I am holding on to that promise today!

Oh the joy I would have missed had I not listened to the voice of God.

For months He has had this verse on my heart.  I’ve studied it , shared it with friends, and it seems God just keeps bringing it before me.

For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.  Isaiah 41:13

The past few weeks I have been clinging to that verse.  I had memorized it months ago when God first began to place it before me, not sure where He was going with it.

The past few weeks have been anything but great with my friend.  I’ve cried and asked God, “Why did ask me to do something so hard and now complicated?” He just continues to remind me, “I have you right where I want you, I am with you, DO NOT FEAR.”

I am on this journey, a rewarding journey hand in hand with my Lord.  I don’t know where it will lead in the end, possibly heartache for me.  But either way, the joy He has given me on this journey is worth it all.  The times my friend and I have shared will forever be some of my favorite times in life.

The one thing I can tell you is, I know I heard His voice all those months ago, and I’m thankful I listened to Him.  He knows the why’s.  He knows the end, all I need to do is follow Him.  There’s a song that says:

I don’t need to see the way ahead, I only need to hear the Shepherd’s Voice

Where is God asking you to go today that perhaps isn’t exactly the plan you had in mind? My friends, listen to His voice. I promise you He will walk with you where He is asking you to go, and the reward will be great!

Every person I share Psalm 118:24 with I always walk away from smiling, thinking of my precious friend, and how God has used her in the middle of Alzheimer’s to help me to become more intentional with the gospel of Christ.

Step out today in faith and say YES to the voice of God.  The road may be hard but the joy will be unspeakable!

My sheep know my voice, and I know them, and they follow me…

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Have a great week!  See you back here really soon!

Tammy

John 4:39

http://www.tammydaniel.com

 

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