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What to do about all the chaos in the world

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Look directly to the Lord for all direction, guidance and help in your life.  Keep focused!

Look directly to the Lord for all direction, guidance and help in your life.  Keep focused!  Put on blinders to help block out anything that will distract you from focusing on Jesus and His plan for your life.

The Spirit of the Lord led me to share this with you today.

This world is becoming more challenging and more dangerous by the minute. We can’t solve all the world’s problems. The bible tells us these things will happen. The dangers are starting to hit very close to home.  Do NOT fear!!  Don’t be stressed, scared and anxious all day and throughout the night.

Here are some things you can do to get you through:

1.Keep up your personal relationship with Jesus Christ!!!

2.Study God’s word like crazy!! Do what the word says to do!

3.Stand up for what is scripturally and morally right!!

4.Live HOLY!!

This is also what I heard the Holy Spirit impress upon me….He told me to put on blinders and don’t look back, don’t look all around…but look forward and keep focused on what God wants me to do. The bible explains very clearly what we all (Christians) are supposed to be doing for the Lord. We all have a job to do and now is the time to go forth.

Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

We all belong to God! Our lives are all about Him. He is our protector and helper…..but we have got to do His business and He will take care of our business.

Our job is to make disciples and I’m gonna do just that. If I can’t get out into the highways and byways I will support those who can with my prayers and my money that God gives me.

Right now I can get out there and everywhere I go I strike up a conversation with someone so I can share Jesus. My husband and I are in ministry also. We suffer with illnesses and life’s difficulties daily…but I tell you that nothing is going to stop us from fulfilling our purpose!!

Don't be scared of what's happening all around us. Put those blinders on and don't be intimidated  the evil surrounding us.  Stay focused on Jesus Christ!!  Put on the armor of God!  Remember that no weapon formed against you will prosper.

Don’t be scared of what’s happening all around us.
Put those blinders on and don’t be intimidated by the evil surrounding us. Stay focused on Jesus Christ!! Put on the armor of God! Remember that no weapon formed against us will prosper.

The enemy of our soul may be breathing down our necks, he may be taunting us and trying to terrify us…but knowing who our all-powerful God is and how much He loves us will drive out any fear that we may have. God created satan and his demons and they can only do but so much to us. 2/3’s of the angels are protecting us. Do you know how many that is? Knowing God can you imagine? If the 1/3 is enough to mess with everyone on earth then 2/3’s is double that! We are protected!! God gave the angels charge over us!  Do you realize how supernatural God is? Do you know that He is working out everything in our lives? Do you trust Him? Even in the bad times He’s there!  God said the He will work things out for our good? Yeah!!!

The Spirit is leading me to give you this scripture and it will be the final words:

James 4:6-7   But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

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God said the devil will flee from you….BELIEVE IT!!!

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. !!!!!!!!!!!

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Why Pray?

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I‘ve struggled with this question on and off during my Christian walk.  But ever since I did a blog on predestination a few weeks ago I have been like…”why pray if God has already predetermined everything.  I’ve been thinkin’…”God’s gonna do what God’s gonna do”.

I wasn’t happy about my recent way of thinking and so I’ve been praying to God for clarification about my question….”why pray?” This is what the Spirit opened my eyes to…..

The first answer I received and that was made very clear to me is… because God commands us to in His word.  I was like…”duh!”  I know that but I wasn’t thinking that at the moment. So it kinda hit me upside the head…like thump…duh!  And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests…..  (Ephesians 6:18)

My second answer is because something happens to US when we pray.  We receive peace which will keep our heart and mind in check.  If our heart and mind are protected… then the devil will not be able to penetrate it and we will not become weak, depressed, and discouraged. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)

 

We are not puppets.  God allows us to make chooses and we must pray to make biblical choices for ourselves.

We are not puppets. God allows us to make choices and we must pray so we can make good biblical decisions for ourselves.

 

 

My third answer is that we can receive good gifts from God our Father if we ask Him.  Good gifts doesn’t necessarily mean money, things or anything you ask Him for…but gifts that line up with His word, His will and purpose for our life.  It could be provisional things, emotional things, material things or spiritual things.   I know for a fact that it will be good and what is BEST for us from God’s perspective. If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! (Mathew 7:11)

My forth reason to pray is to stay focused so you will keep from doubting.  When you take your eyes off of the Lord you will get a sinking feeling.  Fear will rush right in… so you pray often to stay focused on who can really help and support you. Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. (Daniel 6:10)

My fifth reason for praying is that it shows Father God that you are trusting in His ability to take care of you.  It’s telling God that you trust in Him, respect His authority in your life and that He”is” the supreme ruler.  This sets off something in God’s mind and He Said’s to the other two of the trinity(Jesus and Holy Spirit)…”My daughter/son believes everything about me.  They have faith in us and believe that We are powerful.  I want to bless them because I see them as righteous in their heart and mind.  I want to bless them because I love them so.”…. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16)

God can and does do amazing things when we pray.  I have MANY instances of amazing answered prayer but for the sake time which would result in me writing a book on the subject… I’ll tell you one great true story.

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After having 3 children which were all girls I became a committed Christian and for some reason I felt like my husband and I should have a son.  I never wanted one before…but after reading about God’s Son I wanted one.  For many years my husband and I tried but no pregnancy.  I discovered I had large fibroid tumor and no chance of pregnancy but I didn’t let that stop me from asking God for a son. 6 long years went by and no child.  I prayed like you would not believe.

When I tell you I begged God….I begged really bad.  I told Him that He had a Son so He must think it’s important.  I continued my begging and then it happened….I’ll leave out the details LOL!…but I knew the day my prayers were answered!!  I did get pregnant and God told me to name my son…Joshua.  The events surrounding His is birth is a story for another blog…but I tell you this… next month my son Joshua will be 30 years old.  I believe with all my heart that God blessed me with something I wanted really bad because I really believed that God could do it.  I believe it was His good pleasure to give me something I really wanted.  He doesn’t always do that with me because I would be a spoiled brat and I know that in my heart of hearts.

There are a few strange things about our prayer connection to God I’d like to share.  God collects our tears.  Yup… He keeps our every tear we shed in prayer…good and bad.  Our prayers mean something to Him.  They are important because we are important to Him!!!!   His ears hears our prayers, He is not far from us, He will never leave us and He covers us with His feathers, He keeps eyes on us and here is how He does it….He uses angels….and this is our greatest help for answered prayer….the power of HOLY SPIRIT!  God is all over us so ….Why pray?  Because we are going to get help because God preplanned for us to get help and our needs met in our lives. That’s why we 1Peter 5:7 casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you.

Will we fully understand the question…why pray in light of God’s sovernity?  Absolutely not!  There are MANY MANY things that we’ll never understand about our Father God because we are human and imperfect.  But one day…we will see Him face to face….we will experience the “I AM” and we will know and understand the mysteries of God.  Until then….we need to continually pray to Him.  Not only pray but…trust Him.

 

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P.S. – Here is a great true bible story of answered prayer….learn and gleam from it:

 

2 Kings 20:1-7 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.

Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the Lord, saying,

I beseech thee, O Lord, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the Lord came to him, saying,

Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the Lord.

And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.

And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.

 

Let all pray all the time without stopping.  We need to do this for God?....No We need to pray for us!!

Let’s all pray all the time without stopping. We need to do this for God?….No We need to pray for us!!

Message from God 4 today

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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!

Hard trials? Read this!

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Keep your eyes on me…I love you…I will give you peace. I WILL help you!! Keep your mind on me and…trust me!

Last week I went through a difficult situation that is still ongoing.  It’s very hard to get through ongoing difficult trials….but I have a secret for getting through them.  You can apply this to ANY situation you may go through!!  Here it is….. LOOK AT JESUS!!!, put your eyes and your thoughts on Jesus, look at His face, let His name fill your mind and when you do this God is faithful to fill your mind with peace!  I did this and I’m doing this and I tell you….it works!  You have to do this yourself…you have to reach out to the Lord and focus on Him.  My situation is still ongoing… but I have peace.  As soon as I look at my situation… the situation becomes scary and fear can creep in.

Here is a scripture that God gave us to help us:  Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!  Get this scripture in your spirit and memorize it!  Study all of God’s word because this is how you can be sure of what God can and will do for you!

This same thing happened to one of the greatest evangelist and his name was Peter.  Jesus taught him a very great lesson in Mathew 14:29-30 Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”  Peter’s eyes started the trouble for him.  He took His eyes off the master.  Never take your eyes off Jesus for any reason!!!!!  Jesus will not let go of you…but your peace of mind, your comfort, your spiritual security, your emotional support, your mental stability and your ability to “hang in there” comes from you….looking to JESUS! 

Peter called out to Jesus after he started sinking…Peter had loss his sense of peace..but I tell you Jesus would not have let him drown!!!  Jesus is there for us and the big point in my blog today is that we need to keep our mind and our eyes fixed on Jesus so that we don’t feel that sinking feeling and lose our peace of mind.  iIf we don’t keep our mind on Jesus…we begin to carry our burdens and this is not God’s plan for us!

Message for today:  I look to you oh Lord….I look to you!  Not when all my hope is gone…but before my hope is gone!  If you’ve got that sinking feeling about your situation…tilt your head back… look up…close your eyes and get a picture of Jesus in your head…look into His eyes…and trust in Him!

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

I WILL look to the hills …because I know that’s where my help will come from!! I will focus my eyes on Jesus! I will concentrate on Him! When I do this I know I will have peace that passes all understanding. I need this peace! It keeps my blood pressure down…it keeps me from being anxious and stressed out! It keeps me from being afraid.(read Psalms 121:1-2)

I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up….Or Can I?

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Romans 8:26-27  In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

Do you remember that commercial from TV many years ago of a senior citizen who had fallen on the floor and she couldn’t get up. The commercial was to advertise a call button for her to wear to alert a company of an emergency situation.  Well we have a call button too.  The name of the provider is God and the helper is the Holy Spirit.  Not only will He help you but He will pray for you when you are down for the count and cannot pray for yourself.  In fact if all you can do at the time is moan He will understand what your need is and relay that to God.

Have you ever lost a loved one?  When you first got the news, you may have cried from the depths of your heart and you had no words? What happened is the Holy Spirit who is already inside of you knew what was in your heart and mind and this information was immediately brought to God’s attention. You may not remember all of this happening, but the comfort came because you did get through it.  You didn’t lose your mind or could not function because the Holy Spirit came to you and gave you comfort and strength.  You pressed that call button and help arrived right on time.

Let’s change the commercial a bit……..I’ve fallen and I can get up!!!!  Do you hear me….you can get up!! So if you are going through something right now and you’re crying and moaning and groaning because it’s so painful….press the call button……..you will get your cries answered…….you will get help…..someone is with you at all times….you are safe.  You can get up!!

Psalms 28:9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up forever. 

There have been times in my life that I couldn’t pray because of physical pain, sudden bad news, or an extremely awful situation.  I knew the Lord was with me and although I could not feel it at that very moment through the suffering….when I look back over that difficult time, I can see God’s presence all over it. I could see how He brought me out.  It’s good to meditate on these things so that the next time a crisis comes you will remember what God did and that He is present in EVERY situation.  I’ve fallen and I can get up.

Don’t take all these benefits for granted.  Have an ongoing relationship with the Lord, pray at all times.  In the commercial you must go out and purchase the call button service….with the Lord’s Service to us you must be a part of His Company.  A price was already paid for it and all you have to do is connect with it ( be born again) and the connection is available to you 24/7.  Those of us who have this connection feel so protected…….right?  Those who don’t have this connection…please email me in the sidebar and I will surely tell you how you can get connected.  It’s free for you because the price has been paid and you get unlimited service and a lifetime guarantee.

Message for today:  I’ve fallen and I can get up.

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