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Message from God 4 today

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message from God

 

 

 

I sang “His eye is on the sparrow” in church yesterday and the Lord gave me this message for my church family and I feel led to share it with all of you too.

 

 

My children…….Many of you are facing very difficult trials and I know everything you are going through. There is not one thing that has slipped by me. My own dear Son has experienced testing and trials also so know that we understand. Always remember that I Am….a merciful God and full of every drop of grace that you will need for the rest of your entire life and nothing will ever take that away from you.

The days to come are going to be challenging for everyone. You will face all different kinds of trials which are increasing in nature. Everywhere you look there will be something happening here and something happening there. I have given you a command in my word…..FEAR NOT! Fear not… fear not!
Trust me my children! Know who I am and know who you belong to.

There is power in the name of my Son. My Son is always bringing you before me! He is your good Sheppard. Trust in His ability to care for you. Cast all you care on Him! From your Father which is in heaven.

The answer for all things you will face in these troubling times is……..Jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus

Your best friend…. And He is your portion!

Don’t be discouraged today!

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Valley Experiences with God

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Psalms 23:4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley] I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Let’s get right into it…..A valley experience is a period of time where you feel alone (even though you are not) in your suffering or trial…. whether physically or mentally. It’s a time that is very difficult and extremely hard to work through. It’s not death…but it can feel just as difficult emotionally to deal with.

It can be a time where you pray and you feel as if God took a trip into the galaxy and forgot to take his Iphone….or you pray and you feel as if your prayers come back stamped…return to sender.

The valley experience is a time that:

1. You need to know and remind yourself that you are Gods child.
2. You know Gods word and His promises to you.
3. That there is a divine purpose for you being the valley.
4. You are really at a strong time in your life because the Lord is strong in your weakness.
5. You grow spiritually.
6. You learn of God’s sustaining power.
7. You learn how to walk your walk in the Lord.
8. You learn how deep your faith is and Gods further development of your faith.
9. Any doubt you may have is exposed.
10. You seek out the prayers of the righteous.
11. You need to be in church…around the saints.
12. You will find strength in your praise to God.
13. You are an example to others who know your situation and see your strength.
14. Brings you to the next level in the Lord.
15. Helps you reflect on your mountaintop experiences and reminds you of God’s power.
16. You learn patience and about waiting.
17. You learn how to be still in the Lord.
18. It’s OK to moan, groan and cry out to the Lord.
19. You will experience the comforting and healing power of the Holy Spirit over your life.
20. You will see and experience victory first hand.

Here is my personal experience with valley seasons. I really don’t enjoy being in the valley….but I’m very grateful to God for them because I know it is for my spiritual growth and I never want to remain in the same place wih God.
When I’m down in the valley…I feel numb spiritually…..Like I’m just going through the motions of my Christian walk. I know I’m saved, I know that I’m a child of God but…..I don’t feel all the awe and power of God at that moment…I know it…but I don’t feel it. This is why we must not always trust in feelings. Feelings and emotions have their place in our lives…without them our lives would be very difficult. But we must know and trust in God’s word that we have studied and hidden in our heart.

Wait on the Lord

When I’m down in the valley I know it and I say to myself…come on now… not out loud….I ain’t crazy just in the valley….I say…”Girl….you are in the valley and you need to get that valley chair out of the closet and have a seat.” So I sit and I hum to myself….I might hum these songs…It is well with my soul…or Amazing Grace. My best valley song is… His eye is on the sparrow. I can be down in that valley pit for quite some time…that’s why I get the chair. I wait until God sends down a rope and pulls me out and I walk on with a renewed spirit.

Spiritual Growth in the Valley

I used to yell….help…get me out of here! I can’t take it anymore. You said you wouldn’t put more on me than I can bear. God can you hear me? Are you listening? Are you to busy up there? Is your watch broken?….Yep….I really said all this stuff and more. But I have learned to get the chair out so I can wait, sing and pray.

One more thing…..I want to tell you that the enemy (you know that liar satan aka the devil) will harass you like crazy. But you having studied the bible on spiritual warfare… know to have on the whole amour of God. You know how to submit yourself to the Lord and resist all his attacks on you at this difficult time. You know how to trust God to see you through…so you don’t have anything to worry about. You got this….right?…. right?…Can I get an Amen here?…Come on… Praise Him now!

Message for today: You will  at some point in your life walk through the valley of the shadow of death….you may have to sit a while…but you will come out with the victory. The victory is God’s divine will and way for you to get through your valley time/ trial that He has allowed you to go through for a season (a period of time) under His watchful eye.  He’s got your back…so don’t you go a stressin’ yourself out. Wait on the Lord….Wait I say on the Lord. (Read 1 Peter 5:7)


Psalms 23:4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley] I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

God’s Commands…Message 4 U Today

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Genesis 6:22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him.

The Lord spoke to me this morning and asked me to share this with you….Are you doing everything God asked you to do?
My blog will be very short today because the message is pretty clear. If you are a born again committed follower of Jesus Christ….then you know we all have our gifts, talents and jobs to do for the Lord. The bible makes it very clear that we are to bear fruit and to spread the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

As the days here on earth are becoming more perilous and people are seeking answers, help and encouragement… God is speaking to many about His commands. Many people beside Noah have carried out His orders….Moses, Abraham, John the Baptist, Mary…mother of Jesus, Paul, and Billy Graham. These people are just a few names and there are so many others from bible days to today that we don’t even know about. Is your name…my name one of those? (I say my name also because I too have to make sure I’m doing what God wants me to do at all times.)

Whatever God has spoken, asked, revealed, commanded you to do….it’s time to roll. It could be something really big….or it could be something not so big. He may have called you to the mission field or to clean your church’s bathrooms. Maybe He’s spoken to you about becoming an evangelist or calling that unsaved neighbor up the street from you and inviting them to lunch. Whatever God has asked you to do……do it…..get started today…..pray……get a plan…and minister…in Jesus Name.

Message for today: I love what Mary…mother of Jesus said when she got her command…. Luke 1:38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her.

I am the Lord’s servant… I am the Lord’s servant… I am the Lord’s servant

A Prayer Request For Answers and Healing

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Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

First let me say that I believe this is my year for manifested healing for a medical condition I have suffered with.

I can remember being very tired as a child, having some sort of learning disability and a variety of aches and pains. Fatigue grew worse as I got older and I had great difficulty keeping a job because of this. I managed to get married and have a family but it was very difficult managing housework and the kids. I adapted and concentrated on raising my 6 children. Looking back I can see the grace of God all over me….oh how the Lord helped me to take care of my kids and home.

Then my health took some turns that were much harder to adjust to. In 1991 I was sitting with my kids watching TV when I was struck with a sudden bout of severe weakness. It almost felt like I was having a stroke. My family call 911 and I went to the ER. By the time I got there I was feeling better so they sent me home with a diagnosis of allergy reaction.

This was the beginning of many years of these unexplainable episodes. For the first about 8 years I had them several times a day every day. I lived in the ER and have been to almost every hospital in the New York area even Boston MA. In the middle of all of this I’ve had a hysterectomy and a mastectomy as well as other surgeries and illnesses. I’m left with permanent weakness in my legs and chronic fatigue. My husband is so wonderful and has been through all of this with me and has always been very supportive and so have my children.

This has been going on for the past 21 years. I wrote a little bit of my story on a past blog and someone read it and wrote me saying it sounded like what they have. I presented this rare illness to my doctor who agreed.
There is a specialist in Pennsylvania who sees people from all over the country because he is good at diagnosing people with rare conditions. This doctor is not on my insurance plan….but a dear friend is paying for me to see this specialist  on September 13, 2011 at 2pm. (God is so good!)

I’m asking for my brothers and sisters in Christ to pray for me that God will reveal and heal me in Jesus name. There is power in prayer……..my own son was healed of the devastating effects of cerebral palsy…so I know…God is a healer! I am grateful for doctors and I will go to this doctor…but my hope is in the greatest physician…. my Lord and my God.

Will you agree in prayer with me? Thanks so much!

Message for today: I put my trust in the Lord who tells me in 1 Peter 5:7 to cast all my care on Him…….I’m doing just that.

Labor Day…The benefits of working

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People who work.....Hey they look happy

Proverbs 10: 4, 5

4 Lazy hands make for poverty,
but diligent hands bring wealth.

5 He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son,
but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.

I admire people who have jobs because I have not been able to since I was 18 years old because of my health condition and I’m 59 now. I’m happy that I was able to raise 6 children and keep my home running well through it all.
I look at you guys who have jobs and I say to myself…look at all I’m missing:

1. Getting up early and seeing the sunrise…and for some seeing the beautiful sunset.
2. Having a boss or supervisor…someone to look up to.
3. Having great co-workers.
4. Someone to celebrate your birthday with.
5. Having people to give you a party…shower, baby, retirement.
6. Someone to have adult conversation with during the day.
7. Free perks…baseball tickets and more.
8. Always getting to eat out.
9. You get a vacation
10. You get money…a paycheck and even bonuses.

You guys don’t play when going to work. One day I had to be up at the crack of dawn to go somewhere and I was driving my car…. I was scared of you all. I felt like Mr. Magoo out there on the road…you guys drive so fast and everyone is in a hurry to get somewhere.

One day I went to a doctor in NYC and I had to take the train home during rush hour from Penn Station to the Long Island Railroad. I’m a slow walker because of my legs so my daughter who lives in the city met me at the station to help me get to my train and even came in the train to make sure I got a seat. There was a million people (seemed like that many to me) trying to get onto one little train. It was wild I tell you.

I’m so thankful that my husband and the Lord is my provider and I thank God and my wonderful husband for taking care of me. The bible does say a lot about people needing to work for a living. You can thank the first human beings for having to work really hard…..oh what were their names?…..like I forgot that…..Uncle Adam and Aunt Eve!!
Adam did have a little job…I think God never intended for anyone to get a free ride…Genesis 2:15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.

But a problem arose and this was the result:

Genesis 3:17-19

To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’
“Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat food from it
all the days of your life.
18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.
19 By the sweat of your brow
you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
and to dust you will return.”

“Oh man!……come on Adam….what were you thinking….you don’t mess with God like that!!”

Praise the Lord for your job!

Message for today: Well…to all those who have a job….and have to or choose to work…God bless you!! Keep up the good work! Oh……and happy Labor day!!

What Time Is It?

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Mark 16:15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.

It is time to go into the entire world and tell all people….neighbors….friends….family….co-workers…acquaintances.…..and complete strangers about the good news of Jesus Christ. It is the time and has been the time since this great commission has been given.

In the past few months we have had, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, hailstorms, fires, extreme heat, and tornados. Many people have lost their lives and have lost their houses, businesses, cars and belongings. The emotional effect that all of this has had on people is tremendous. Right now we know that people need financial help to get back to a place of physical comfort…but people also need hope and encouragement.

This is the TIME for us Christians to be discerning, wise, spirit led, gospel spreading, love overflowing, encouraging, caring, helpful, Jesus imitating, people that God wants us and has instructed us to be.

What time is it? It’s time to tell others about the good news….John 3:16….so others might experience God’s grace and mercy for their lives. Many are upset, confused, and discouraged by all that has happen to them right now and there are many hurting souls that are looking for answers and help. It’s time to speak up…..to walk the talk…..let our light shine….lead folks to the light…our Lord Jesus Christ.

Mathew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

To my Christian brothers and sisters out there…..please share your faith and the hope you have with anyone the Lord leads you to. I know it’s challenging to start talking about Jesus to people, but you are not alone in this….the Holy spirit does the big work….He’s already working on people before you open your mouth….we need to be ready, prepared and available. The time is now…..this is your season. The Lord gave me this message today…..God speaks…I listen….and share.

Message for today: Somebody is waiting for you to share your faith…..Your neighbor has been watching you… to see how you a Christian…. is handling your stressful situation….Your co-worker loss her home and is depressed…..how will you act….what will you do…what will you say…. What time is it?….look at your watch right now….that’s what time it is….yup….it’s now…Let’s roll!

Getting Beat Up For Christ sake

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Paul was whipped with rods

Galatians 6:17 Finally, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.

No Paul did not get tattoo’s with Jesus name on his back……He had real scars! Paul was like a Timex watch…”He could take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’.” God indeed had preserved him.

Paul made this statement in his letter to the Galatians. I think the powers that be was getting on his last nerve with their arguments over the law and were questioning his authority. You know how folks can be. Paul had preached a lot and he had been through much for the cause of Jesus Christ and he had the scars to prove it.

2 Corinthians 11:24-28 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, 26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers. 27 I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. 28 Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches.

What more could Paul have done to prove his deep commitment to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I think Paul should have held out his arm to those people and said……”speak to the hand!” But instead he gave them a good talking to. Paul loved the Lord so much and was very committed to serving Him and had a great concern for the churches. He put himself in so much danger and was very often attacked because of his beliefs.

1Peter 3:14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.” 15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.

I think about myself and think what have I done for the cause of Christ? I do know I have suffered greatly and I believe it’s because of my long history of being a prayer intercessor.  In the past 7 years I’m more determined to share my faith with others. Like Paul….I count it all joy because the work God has done in my life  is worth more than gold to me. I have learned and earned because of the marks in my body I bear. I’ve learned about God’s comfort, His protection, the bible, His faithfulness and so much more….and I’ve earned rewards and one day a crown for the suffering. I am so blessed.

James 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,

I may not have been shipwrecked or pelted with stones but I have suffered things for the cause of Christ and I daily submit myself to the Lord to use me as He’s sees fit. I often pray for the persecuted church because even in this day there are still people being tortured for the cause of Christ.

Are we prepared to stand up for Jesus Christ? Are we prepared to defend the faith, to spread the good news ….even at the cost of our discomfort or even our very lives?

Message for today: Let’s give everything for the cause of Jesus Christ. Let’s pray for those who are on the front lines…..the missionaries and the persecuted church. Let’s get rid of the fear of sharing our faith and stand for truth when it come to Jesus Christ. Let’s get out of our comfort zone and make some more disciples…win some souls….get some marks.

“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”

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