God Creator Of Light And Of Life

 

Genesis 1:1 says, In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

When night time comes it gets dark outside, but when morning comes it is light outside. When God created the light, he also knew that he would be creating man in his image and knew that man would need light to see what we are doing. There are many scriptures in the Bible that refer to light. Jesus is God manifested in the flesh, and he is the light of the world. He came, and he died and rose again so that we can know him, but also see and know that he is working in our life every day.

Let’s take a moment to think about God creating man. Instead of speaking man into existence he got down into the dirt (dirt in a dark color and it is dirty) and created mankind in his image. The moment God breathed life into man, the man became a living soul.

Just recently scientists have discovered that at the time of conception there is a bright light that sparks. Does this surprise us?  It should not surprise us because The very same God that spoke light into existence and got down on his hands and knees to create man is the very same God that creates human life today.

While doing some research, I found something interesting that takes place when a woman conceives a child. An excerpt from the americanpregnancy.org  says that the pregnancy glow is one of the physiological changes many women look forward to while they are pregnant. The pregnancy glow is one of the skin changes that is caused by the changes and increase of hormones during pregnancy.

With the pregnancy glow that a woman goes through is just another proof that the very same God who spoke the light into existence and created man is still in the business of creating lives and changing lives. After all one of the definitions for light is the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible.

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Sherry Hensley is a Pro-Life Speaker in Maryland-Conceived in Rape, saved from an illegal abortion. She is married to a Minister and enjoys inspiring others and sharing her faith.

 

God’s Witness Protection Program

Last Night listening to the Assistant Pastor preach on this titled I thought about some things. I went up to him after church, and I told him that while it did not work out, someone called me on Saturday Night and wanted me to go a different state on Monday and Testify. I look at it as an honor for this person to think of me and call me.

I have also been thinking about other things as well. Jesus Christ came to serve, and he went to places where people needed healing, needed deliverance, needing to hear his voice.

Since I have been sharing my rape conception story, I have come across many people, and we share our stories, and educate to change the hearts and minds of people.

I live in a very liberal state, and God has got me in a position to not only where I can share my story but meet people in the political world.  You ask me why am I getting involved with a state that supports exceptions in their pro-life bills? Well, I may be the only Jesus that these people will see, and they will see a difference through the way I act around them and through me sharing my story their hearts and minds will be changed. It is my prayer that one day the state that I live in will one day turn around and only support personhood. I don’t know about you, but I serve a God, who can do exceedingly, abundantly above what we ask or even think.

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Sherry Hensley is a Pro-Life Speaker from Maryland. She was conceived in rape, saved from an illegal abortion. She is married to a minister and enjoys inspiring others and sharing her faith. Her website is thevalueoflife.net

 

A New Year of New Beginnings

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It is a brand new year. A whole new book of our lives will be written this year. Today is only January 5th, and I have had a lot happen in just the few short days that this year has had. While it is a New Year of New Beginnings, it is also a year of Purpose. God has given to me my purpose and that is to continue to share my rape conception story and to educate and also reach people to God through these things. On Sunday Night, my Pastor gave some really useful guidelines for 2016. While fulfilling my purpose and what God wants me to do, I am going to be asking these questions.

Can You Ask God To Bless It?  Can You Thank God For It?  Does It Give God Glory?  Is it of  The World?  Is It A Stumbling Block To Others?  Is It To Please God Or Man?  Do I Realize The Consequences?  Is It Expedient, Will It Edify?  Will His Indwelling Presence Permit It?  Would I Want To Be Doing This When Jesus Comes? Does It Promote Love?

As you begin this Year ask God what is his Purpose for your life is and then ask these questions. After all one day, every knee shall bow.

 

 

When A Spoken Word Becomes A Burden

CNS-LIFE-GENDER -- Behind the scenes- the model of a fetus in the womb. On Mother's Day, one of the most startling broadcasts will be In the Womb on National Geographic Channel. Pictures of unborn infants are not new but this two-hour Brit documentary uses the latest in 3-D scanning technology to provide exceptional images of a baby girl from conception to birth. Her mouth opens, she swallows amniotic fluid, hiccups, learns innate reflexes when startled, seems to recognize familiar voices and music, selects a favourite thumb to suck (at 11 weeks), dreams (but of what?) and generally is awake about 10 per cent of the time. (CP PHOTO/ Alliance Atlantis/ HO) *Calgary Herald Merlin Archive* DATE PUBLISHED THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2005 DATE PUBLISHED THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005 *Calgary Herald Merlin Archive*FOR CNS LIFE PACKAGE, APRIL 2, 2010

Last August, sitting in church; the Lord spoke very clear to that I was to tell my rape conception story. Over the last few months I have been getting the story out there, I have also been getting involved with the Greater Baltimore Right to Life, and they are very thankful that I have come along. A breath of fresh. I am doing everything that I can do to be a help to them.

The miracle of this spoken word was about a year and a half before that; I was dealing with the devastation that I will never have any children. The devastation was very painful that I could not even look at a newborn baby, I could not even look at a pregnant woman. Over time though that did get better for me.

Since things have been picking up, and I am going to be getting more involved to save the lives of pre-born babies, I have been thinking that this is the desire of my heart to see every child saved from the local butcher shop named planned parenthood.

Last evening while trying to go to sleep in my minds eye I saw dozens of babies in the womb the picture was moving very fast, I saw the womb and the head, arms, legs, backs, the placenta.(What I saw was pretty close to the picture above, but with many babies, flashing through my minds eye at one time). After I had seen all this all I could do was cry, because of the burden that I was given and the urgency to save these precious lives. That is when the spoken word became the burden.

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Sherry Hensley is a Pro-Life Speaker from Maryland. She was conceived in rape, saved from an illegal abortion.  She is married to a minister and enjoys inspiring others and sharing her faith. Her website is thevalueoflife.net

The Atrocity of Planned Parenthood

Recently a video has gone viral about planned parenthood selling organs of unborn babies that have been aborted. The pro-abortionists have such a twisted way of thinking. One minute the “fetus” is just tissue and the next the “fetus” has human organs. As I write this today, I am grieving inside because of the way our nation has gone and the lack of leadership that our government has. It tears me up inside when I hear the government say they want to protect our children, but will not take a stand to protect the life of the unborn. Murdering the life of the unborn is atrocious and horrific.
While it is grieving to me to hear about the things that Planned Parenthood does murdering an unborn child and protecting vital organs because they have value. I am grateful for people like Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma who stood up and said “That child has value, we all were once 20 weeks in the wombs of our mother.” Senator James Lankford also stated that we should start over as a nation. As I listened to Senator Lankford, I thought about a conversation that I had on Saturday with Jack Ames, the founder and director of Defend Life saying, We as a country have forgotten God. I totally agree. We as a nation need to start over as the nation that God intended for us to be. I am also reminded of a song by 4Him, “Basics of Life”. It is time that America gets back to the Basics of Life and the Basics of Life begin with a heart that is founded in Christ.

 

It is through situations like this that just confirms what God so profoundly to me to do last August. That is to share my story and tell it.

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Sherry Hensley is a Pro-Life Speaker in Maryland-Conceived in Rape, saved from an illegal abortion. Sherry is married to a wonderful man of God. Sherry enjoys inspiring others and sharing her faith.

 

 

The Oil Of Joy

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Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

Looking up in Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary The Word Joy it has a few meanings

A feeling of great happiness: a source or cause of great happiness: something or someone that gives joy to someone: success in doing, finding, or getting something

You are probably wondering where I am going with this. We will get there. The other day I posted on my blog about Breaking the Alabaster Box. Someone emailed me and said I want to Challenge you to do a post on Joy. Since the Alabaster Box has got to be my favorite story in the Bible, I am going to focus on the box as if it had Joy in it.

We live in a world today where wrong is now right and right is now wrong. Standing up for moral values, Standing up for Life, Standing up for Marriage between a Man and Woman. Standing up for these things can get us so discouraged because the world is so negative about these issues that our heads just spin and our minds feel like they are going to explode because every time we take a stand for what is right we get it head-on with the negative. It may not be anyone we know, but society does a good job with telling all negative junk. We never hear anything positive on the news anymore.

Let us think about this Woman with the Alabaster Box. What if all those negative people where the problems that we have in Society today.

What would she be like with all that negative junk around her? Who knows but I would be frustrated to the max, and I would be thinking is anything going to change or am I even making a difference.

She looks at her box again the box looks too beautiful to open, but her mind is frazzled. She takes a moment and starts to break the box, and she is pouring out the Oil on her Savior. He is reaching to her and giving her the Joy that she needs. What is happening instead of all the frustration and feeling frazzled she is reminded of some scriptures in the Bible.

1st one is Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

She realizes that pouring the Oil she is gaining New Strength. New Strength to renew her mind.

2nd Verse that comes to her mind is 1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. New Strength to be able to cast her cares up the Lord because he cares for her.

As we see because she is pouring the Oil out she is gaining Joy in return. She has gained strength to renew her mind and to cast her cares on the Lord and

3rd Verse is a reassurance verse that is 1 Chronicles 16:27 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place. ( A Reminder that Jesus Christ sees what she is doing by taking a stand for the things that are right.)

The 4th Verse is Psalms 16:11 You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Let’s take a look as to what has happened since she opened her box of Joy. Her mind is Renewed, She is casting all her cares upon the Lord, She knows that God sees her, and know she knows that staying on the right path she finds Joy in the Presence of God.

5th Verse is Psalms 28:7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

So many scriptures about Joy went through her mind that by the time she came to the last verse she has so much Joy in her heart. The last verse that came to her is 1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

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The Moral of the story remember to Keep Your Oil of Joy bottle filled.  We maintain the Oil of Joy by Renewing our Mind, Casting our cares on the Lord, Remembering that when we think we are not making a difference that Jesus Christ sees what we are doing. We also keep the Oil of Joy bottle filled by staying on the right path. When we are on the right Path and doing the right things we find Joy in the Presence of the Lord.

 

 

 

 

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Sherry Hensley is a Pro-Life Speaker in Maryland-Conceived in Rape, saved from an illegal abortion. She is married to a wonderful man who is a Minister. She enjoys inspiring others and sharing her Faith.

 

 

A Step Of Faith

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While on our journey through life, There are people that are bold and outgoing, and there are people that are quiet and don’t want to be out front.  I have always been the type of person that would rather be behind the scenes instead of out front. The Ultimate decision a person can make is when they decide that Living for God is the best thing.

 
When I found out about my conception, I never told anyone except my parents and my husband and few close friends. The church where we are at now I was only going to share it with my Pastor and his Wife that is what My plan was. Well God had a different plan because the very next Sunday sitting in the morning service God spoke to me very profoundly and told me to tell the story and to share it. Talk about questioning God and saying God that is coming out of the comfort zone.

 
Little by little I have been sharing the story, and God has been doing amazing things through it. Recently by the Step of Faith I ordered some name badges. I really don’t know what God is going to do, but he is up to something and I have to be submissive to his will. My husband, My Parents, and My Pastor all believe the ministry that God is giving to me is just going to get that much greater.

 
Knowing that it was God, that spoke to me that Sunday Morning sitting in Church. I am not overwhelmed, and I am at peace. God is the one who gets all the glory.

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Sherry Hensley is a Pro-Life Speaker in Maryland-Conceived in Rape, saved from an illegal abortion. She is married to a wonderful man who is a minister of the Gospel. She enjoys inspiring others and sharing her Faith.

 

The Value Of Life

One of the definitions of Value in Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary means relative worth, utility or importance.

It was in August of last year that I heard on James Dobson’s Family Talk Radio a 3 part series titled “Conceived in Rape.”

Not long after that my husband wrote on the “Value of One.” I want to take that a little further and talk about the “Value of Life.”

Ever since the beginning when Adam and Eve sinned we have lived in a fallen world. Every one of us when we are born we are born into a world of sin. Babies are innocent, and they don’t know any better. When a person reaches the age of accountability which I believe is around the age of 11 or 12. Why do I think that? When Mary and Joseph had to go back and find Jesus, they found him in the temple. He told them I must be about my Father’s business. I believe that it was around that time that Jesus knew he was God manifested in the flesh.  We don’t hear much more about Jesus from that time until he was Thirty. He grew up in Wisdom and Stature.

Life is the time a person is given from conception to natural death.  Everyone that has been born or will be born they are important.  God chose mankind to have fellowship with. He has given to us a choice.  It is our choice if we want to have fellowship with him or not. The choice is up to us.

On a tombstone, you will see a dash in the middle. The dash is the life that the person lived.  It is very imperative that we realize the importance of life.  Life must be valued at all cost.

Life is what are people going to say about you when you are gone.  Are people going to see you as an inspiration and an encourager or someone who is selfish and just thinks about themselves?

It is my choice to have fellowship with God. It is my choice to take a stand for life. It is my job to put my faith and trust in God and know that his purpose in creating my life will be fulfilled in my life.

It is sad that we live in a world where life is not valued. Living in the world that we do there are many people who don’t see the importance of life.  Unborn babies being slaughtered by the minute or even seconds through the horrible act of abortion.

Growing up I thought I would never even hear about same-sex marriages. Seeing this being a battle in the court is sickening.  When a man and a woman get married they value each other, they see the importance in each other, they see each others worth.

There are times in the Christian life that we deal with feelings of feeling unworthy or worthless. When we are in fellowship with Jesus and realize that it was his death, burial and resurrection that we are made worthy.  It is through Jesus Christ that we really can see the value of life.

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Sherry Hensley is a Pro-Life Speaker in Maryland-Conceived in Rape, saved from an illegal abortion. She is also a blogger for Save the 1. She enjoys inspiring others and sharing her faith.

Ultrasounds Saves Lives

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When my birthmother was pregnant with me they did not have ultrasounds, but yet she knew that there was life growing inside of her. A life given by God. God is the creator of Life and Life should be respected and valued. In Matthew 10:31 it says, “Fear ye not, therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.” To God, we are more valuable than the birds of the air.

 

In the world that we live in today medical technology keeps advancing. Today we have the ultrasound. Ultrasounds are used for many things. In today’s world when a woman is pregnant an ultrasound will show a picture of the baby and can also determine whether if the baby is a boy or girl. We also live in a world where babies are killed every minute through abortion. Planned Parenthood is against ultrasounds. Why? Because they are afraid that is they show the woman the ultrasound the woman will change her mind. Planned Parenthood likes women to think that it is not a baby but a blob of tissue.

 
Recently I read an article on Live Action News by Sarah Terzo about a woman who went to Planned Parenthood had an ultrasound, but Planned Parenthood would not allow her to see the ultrasound. Later the woman went to a Pregnancy Resource Center and was given a free ultrasound and when she saw the sonogram of her baby she changed her mind and decided to have the baby instead of having the abortion.

 
I am 100% Pro-Life with no exceptions. I believe that Planned Parenthood should be required to show their patients the ultrasound. With the world that we live in and in the Pro-Abortion movement, so many people think that it is just a blob of tissue and think that the fetus does not breathe until they are born. How do I know that? I have had that conversation with the pro-aborts. The baby does breathe in the womb. The Baby is using the lungs to breathe in amniotic fluid.  Women need to know that it’s a baby and not a blob of tissue, and they need to know that the baby is alive in the womb.

 
I am thankful that we have the technology of ultrasound. When a woman sees the ultrasound, she will most likely change her mind and have the baby. Ultrasounds changes minds and saves lives.

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Sherry Hensley is a pro-life speaker from Maryland – conceived in rape, saved from an illegal abortion. She is also a blogger for Save the 1.  She’s married to a Minister and loves to share her faith and inspire others.

 

 

 

Game Changer For The 20-Week Pain Capable Protection Act

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It truly has been an interesting week. From being silenced by a National Organization for letting others know that there were exceptions in the bill. This National Organization does not want people to know that there are exceptions in the bill. On Wednesday, several of my friends and I who were conceived in rape were heartbroken after hearing that the House passed the 20-week pain capable protection act. It is sad when there is an organization that says they want to protect the life of the unborn, but yet they have exceptions in the bills. All life should be protected no matter the circumstances of the conception. We all are created in the image of God.
After hearing the vote on Wednesday, several people on Facebook did not know there were exceptions in the bill.  I feel so impressed to become more involved with the Pro-Life Movement.
After a week of setbacks, Friday evening I got word that there is a game changer going on.  State Senator Lee Bright, a Republican from South Carolina, is filibustering the 20-week pain capable to have the exceptions removed from the bill. For Babies conceived in rape/incest and babies with special needs this is fantastic news! I am thankful to see a Republican senator standing up for the least of these. I pray that Senator Lee Bright will continue to support all life.