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A mater of the heart♥

Let me start off with a story. When I was somewhere between the ages of seven – nine, I created a card for God. It was a simple card I made out of construction paper.  I went as far as t glue a heart cut out inside. I then left the card on the table for God. On the inside don’t know if it was for Valentines day or just because. I told God that I  loved him very much, and I was giving him my heart. When I woke up the next day the card was still there and I was sad, until I saw the heart was missing. Which made me overjoyed. (I was skeptical so I looked all over and I couldn’t find it.)  Thus, I decided that God took it.

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Now shift to the present, as very few of you know and most of you don’t. I have been dealing with a lot of tests of my faith over what feels like the past Seven years. I am guessing. I am not sure exactly when it started. I have always been proud of my self for being a strong woman. One who endures challenges and laughs in the face of danger. Yet, since my brother Shane, passed away, then my aunt Christine, and almost my dad… Along with breaking my foot and it taking almost a year to heal, battling constant colds, and sinus infections, dealing with friends moving away or growing distant. Having my laptop break down over and over again. Despite the fact that Things were finally falling into place really happening for me. I fell into a very deep dark depression last summer. Its crazy right? I have been though so much. Besides the loss of  family members, the little tings shouldn’t have broke me. However, I was broke. My faith, my hope, my joy shattered…

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I was mad at God. Not to the extreme that I was when I was a teen, but I was constantly angry. I didn’t like feeling like that so I pulled away from my friends. I didn’t want them to see me like that. At first it was just a light depression. Before long, I was falling down the depression hole. I kept hoping someone would pull me out. I don’t think anyone could have tho. It was self inflicted hate. I hated myself. I counted my self as a failure. I beat myself up. I yelled at myself. I yelled at God for letting me get my hopes up just to dash them. It was bad. I honestly didn’t know I was in depression, until I was talking to a friend about a book I am working on. When he suggested the word despair for hopelessness.  The reality that I was depressed, hit me like a ton of brisks. I was indeed hopeless. It got so bad that for about five minuets one night.  That I thought about ending it all. It didn’t matter what I was thinking . In-fat the whole point was. I wasn’t thinking. That image of ending it all was when I finally snapped out of it. I realized that I needed help. I needed to tell someone how I was feeling and stop holding it in. None of those dark thoughts were mine. That is not how I think, that is not who I am. Yet, for a time it was clouding my judgement. ♥ 2 Corinthians 11:3 “But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.” ♥Genesis 3:1 “Now the serpent was more subtitle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” The dark thoughts were blocking me from God.

When I finally realized it, I cried for what felt like a week. Through everything I have experienced in the past-  I was always been able to see the silver lining. That was until the depression hit last summer. I was blinded by fear. ♥John 10:10 “The devil comes only to Steal, Kill, and Destroy; but I come to bring Life and to bring it Abundantly.”  Some how, for some reason, I had let my guard down. Letting the enemy into my mind.            ♥1 Peter 5:8 “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” I didn’t willingly let my guard down. My pulling away from God, letting anger, pain, feelings control me. The process happened slowly. ♥ Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.” ♥2 Corinthians 11:14 “And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”

It has been about many month since then, and I have been doing much better. I am joyful even on hard days.  Best of all, God and I  have a stronger relationship with Him. ♥1 John 4:16 “So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. ♥Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[a] and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Amen!

What is the status of your heart? Where do you stand with God?

Happy Valentines day all! Remember its no just couple love, its all love that should be celebrated they all should be. So celebrate your: friendships, family, yourself, and most of all your relationship with  God.

#AmyJaneSandberg 

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Focus Your Eyes on God’s Glory.

😞My family and I been going through a lot since 2013. It is now 2018. Life has hard, full of trials one after another. Some of them harder then others. My faith has been greatly tested. I feel exhausted mentally, physically and emotionally. My family has has loved ones pass away, along with a variety of health issues.😥

🙁Honestly it appears that a lot of the strongest Christians I know, have been facing major battles the past couple of years. For a while it made me really mad at God. I realized it majorly affected my relationship with him. It’s funny how when I was going through the major heath issues my faith wasn’t tested. Yet when my loved ones are it was…😐

🤔However, I’ve never stop trusting that God has a plan, a purpose. 🗨Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. God is a big God 🗨Revelations 1:8. I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” He can bring beauty out of ashes and rainbows from every storm. He is good! He is love! God gave us Jesus and the Holy Spirt. He wants you to have: health; favor; peace; joy; healing; and so forth. 🗨John 10:10 The Devil comes to steal kill and destroy; but I come to bring life and to bring it more abundantly!🎉

🎧 I have been listening many pastor’s sermons lately. The list: John Hege, Joseph Prince, Kenneth Copland, Gloria Copland, Kevin Wright, and Jamie Adams. I’ve been praying and worshiping non stop. I relized to night everything I’ve studying latley have topic. Rest in God… The sermons / teachings are about focusing on the word of God. To do this we: read our bible; we worship; and we praise; thus letting go of your problems. Easier said then done⁉️

🛐Tonight I was asking God how is that possible when so much is going on. I keep asking for miracles and seeing that them not being done. I keep me going in circles and I’m just getting more frustrated and angry. So I was praying tonight I heard God say to me〰️ In this order.

👉1. “When when your family was asking for a miracle what did they do?” I thought about it for a minute and remember they put headphones on me and had constant praise and worship music going. Then I heard God say. 🗨 Romans 10:17 Faith comes by hearing and hearing comes from the word of Christ.😀

👉3. ” Play praise and worship music.” I asked God how when I don’t have a radio. < They don’t work well in my apartment for some reason> Then I remembered the iHeartRadio app on my phone. however, but last timeI checked there were no Christian radio satiions to find. Tonight however I found K-LOVE at the top of the list. <Along with various individual artists 👨‍🎤👩‍🎤 now listed.> So I immediately hit play and started praying and worshiping with the K-LOVE music.🎶

🎼There was song after song dealing with the situations that I’ve been facing along with my family. <In my own interpretation.> Songs about when you don’t feel God moving know that He is in the background. When you don’t feel His presence know that He is still there. Songs that remind us of who God is. That He sent His son Jesus for us, so that we may live.🗨 John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, so that whosoever believeth believeth in him shall have everlasting life. Songs about what God wants for us. <As I’ve already said above.> Songs about praising Him even though the moutain is tall and the waves hurt. when we can’t see where we’re going but He is still there with us. It reminded me of the story in the Bible of Jesus calming the storm. Calming the Storm. It talks about a mighty storm that#Jesus calmed with words. 🗨Matthew 8:23-27, 🗨Mark 4:35-41. and 🗨Luke 8:22-25.🕊

👉3. 🎭I was crying I was laughing and I was praising God. After about twenty minutes I heard clear. “When you were younger and sick or in pain what would you do?” I would honestly try to do anything not to think about what was going on and try to focus on something else. If it was close to bedtime I would go to bed if it was during the day I would try to focus on anything and everything except for what was going on with my body. When there was a bad situation and it was obvious the devil was trying to put a stop to what God was doing I would rebuke the devil and keep moving forward on the task at hand.✅

👉4. “Do that, stop dwelling on what is going on and start focusing on what I have done and who I am.” 🗨 2nd Timothy 1:7 I do not have a spirit of fear but of love power and a sound mind. Then song played I cannot remember who it was by because I was so wrapped up in the words. It was talking about no matter how much we send no matter how weary we are we are called to cone to the table, take a seat next to the savior. Jesus and be set free!✔😆

🤳The song made me think of communion. 🗨1st Corinthians 11:17-34 How when we sit next to Jesus and we drink of his blood and weu eat of his flesh spiritually. We will be renewed, we will be refreshed, we will be healed and we will be set free from our iniquities. I wish I knew the name of this song and who the artist was. The song and this night has really blessed me.😇

👂I’m now sharing this with you because I know somewhere out there someone needs to hear this too. 👉Take your eyes off your situation, whatever is going on in your life and focus on God. 👀 He is a big God, He is a loving Father, and He is here for you. He wants you to be healthy, whole, blessed and covered in favor.🗨Revelations 1:8. I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”🙌

🙏Hopefully you understand what I am saying and that the speaks to you in the same way I needed Jesus to speak to me. Honestly I wish she talked to me clearly this way all the time but that’s not how it usually works.🤷‍♂️

—Sometimes songs speak to your heart more than anything. During the hard times especially. God is so good! He answers our prayers!

💞God bless you today and always!

🌷#AmyJaneSandberg. #DEEPLYROOTEDINHIM


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Hello Everyone,

This year has been hard for me, yet I’ve been blessed! So much has happened and changed since last Christmas. This year there seems to be something missing. I can’t put my finger on what it is. There is for sure a cloud of depression hanging over people too. But I am staying thankful. I am making a effort to spread cheer and love. Along with the reason for the season. Keep in mind Christmas only comes once a year. But it lives in my heart year round. Choose not to let the little things get to you. I know this time of year brings back bad and good memories for all. I want to encourage you to focus on the good. Have regrets? Everyone does. But… Every day is a new day bringing new chances and choices. Don’t wait for the new year resolution to change. Do it now… So you can be happy sooner. I know I make it sound so easy. But I know that it is not. I truly believe that if you look you can find reasons to be happy. Complain less and smile more… Every thing worth doing – takes effort! Learn to appreciate each opportunity to make a choice as they arrive.
~ Amy Jane♡

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      💞God bless you today and always!

 #DEEPLYROOTEDINHIM


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Yesterday and Tomorrow – We need you!

Father God, We need you today and always!!

This tidbits of posts  from January 8,2016- Today. I wasn’t sure what to date it until the name came to me. Sometimes what we needed yesterday is what we need today. That doesn’t make us weak, w all face struggles and sometimes they are harder then other days. I hope this post helps encourage you today and when you need. 

This is what we have taped up by our back door from Joseph Prince’s Blog.

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http://www.josephprince.org/daily-grace/grace-inspirations/

My family and I  believe it is good to have Bible verses, and encouragement around the house when we deal with struggles and everyday life. Do you do the same?  —Sometimes songs speak to your heart more than anything. They put words to the feeling you are having, and can often be prayers and encouragement, when we know not what to say or do. Especially during the hard times each of us face in life.

 

 

God is so good! He answers our prayers! He is a good God! He is love! (John 10 : 10 ) Thank you for everything Lord Jesus and for restoration and health of my loved ones!

Look at this awesome Vertical Rainbow I caught on camera on the way to camping!

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It reminds me that God is always with us! 😇Fear  not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ~Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV

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I’m working hard

I have spent the majority of the day working on #DeeplyRootedInHimbook and taking my  #DeeplyRootedInHim  Facebooks posts  from this year and putting them on the blog while editing them in the process. Three of them I have added to my book in progress as well. I have been at this for the majority of the day. I am getting closer to finishing the book. I need to edit about 30 more pages… >.< eeek… Yet, I am so close to being done with the first draft- finally! I feel like I could shout with glee, but I don’t want to  get the dogs riled up!  I plan on probably pulling an all-nighter this weekend and seeing how many of the thirty pages I can edit at once… I may be able to publish this in October!!! That is my goal!!!  Tomorrow I plan on doing what I did today, editing and moving the blog worthy face book posts to this blog… I can not believe how many I neglected to post here….  Please keep me in your prayers! Thank you!#AmyJaneSandberg
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SIGNED PAPERBACK GIVEAWAY

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❀✎☆SIGNED PAPERBACK GIVEAWAY☆❀✎

I will Randomly choose someone who liked this page- to receive a SIGNED PAPERBACK at 100 Likes and one at 200 Likes

*~And I will also randomly selected someone receive one E-book (temporarily down) at 150 Likes~

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God Supplies and Miracles Happen by Amy Jane Sandberg
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I am with you – Jesus

In the crazy world we live in. Life can be overwhelming and stressful. While I was praying God told me the below message. I had to share it with you. It’s not just for me, Jesus is with you too. Jesus is Lord! Amen! I am so truly appreciative of these words. Whatever is going on in your life. You are not alone. God is with you. Lean on Him, talk to Him, and rejoice in the good news coming!! It’s like a wight lifted. Physically and mentally. Praise God! #DEEPLYROOTEDINHIM

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