Sometimes we are called to stand up and stand out... and it will be accounted unto us as righteousness.
If the Lord has asked you to stand up for justice He will give you His strength and His provisions. He promises to come alongside of you, to lift you up, to finish the work He has begun in you, with you, for He is faithful until the end of time.
Perhaps there is a struggle in some area of your life that you are trying to decipher or overcome.
All power is in the Word....
"for verily I say unto you, if you have faith as the grain of a mustard seed, you shall say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove, and nothing shall be impossible unto you." Math. 17;20
...but shall believe that those things which he saysaid shall come to pass; he shall have whato ever he says... Mark,11;23
Oh if only we would believe in the power of our mighty King who gives liberally to all who call upon His name !
There's a lot going on in our world right now... In our nations, our towns and cities... In our families, relationships, our marriages, with health concerns, financial tensions, losses and fears of loss loom large...
No matter what the world takes from you, your job, home, financial security, your marriage, family, friends, reputation, health or any other thing we value.
Today I write to you my dear brothers and sisters to ask for your prayers for myself...
Two days ago I was praying on the phone for a woman in great need... As I began to pray my feet went out from beneath my body as I fell down a flight of stairs injuring my back. As if I were pushed , yet no one was there !
For those of you who have been with me on this journey you know that I live daily in great pain due to a spinal condition. This incident/ trial has increased my pain exponentially
Its always darkest just before the dawn...
When the darkness sets in and the night seems endless... when the waiting feels more like hopelessness and you begin to succumb to the terror... when your tears actually run dry...
These are the moments that total reliance upon the Master is come to truth... Faith will falter, and you will fall... You will also find the incorruptible love of God, if when you fall, you fall into His gracious hands...
There will be times that you simply cannot muster the strength to get back on your feet.
Where are you Little One... ?
I heard that sweet tender familiar voice in the dark...
Here I am, I replied...
I am going to take you to places you have never been my child. Some of My sheep have lost there way and I am sending you to recover them for me.
Okay Lord, send me for I am willing to go if You will be with me I know all will be well with my soul.
Remember child, My ways are higher than yours.
I have discovered that there are innumerable rewards in being set apart for God...
I did not set out to challenge myself, but prayed for healing...
I did not know that He intended to answer me with the deep healing of wounds I would have preferred to leave alone...
(Pssst... Lord, I meant my back pain...) I would learn , in time, that its Always better to allow God to lead... He knows the best way... and its actually less painful .
Israel, oh Israel !
Come My children, come ! Come to Me and I will give you rest. See I have sent My servants to stand beside you in your day of trouble.
I am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob... tho the enemy is come against thee to test thee, I will not relent on My promise to protect you ! I am making a hedge around you to defend you . Look at My hands that were pierced for your transgression, to give you a hope and an eternal inheiritance .
For all of Christendom ;
For the love of Almighty God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob ;
For my Beloved Jesus Christ, only son of the Father, who for the love of His children, came down from heaven, suffered for our sins, died and was burried... was risen to life everlasting and enthroned in heaven seated at His Majesties right side. For all of time, for each and every child upon the earth, to claim redemption and life eternal ;
and in particular for all my faithful brothers and sisters of the Catholic faith whom I love as my own soul .
Says Moses to the people of Israel,
"I place before you today a blessing and a curse : the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you today: and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other gods which you have not known..."
( Deuteronomy 11;26-28 )
The Lord has given us a choice; to be blessed or to be cursed. It is our decision which way we go.
I have a new idea for the Homeless in Connecticut
"The House of Compassion "
For the unknown souls in need
I have met some very wonderful people recently. They happen to be sleeping outside, in their cars or 3 to a bed in motels.
One beautiful lady is raising 3 lovely children not her own. She fed me and my son from what little they had.
A disabled woman doing her best to provide for 2 hungry growing boys after loosing her job . And a young mother with the most beautiful baby suffering from birth defects struggling to find help alone.
I am the Lords and the Lord is mine... Period.
Of my Beloved I will not be ashamed for He will hear my prayer and answer it speedily...
God is not one for the enemy to contend with, for victory is Always in the mighty hands of the Lord God !
Shall I shake in fear from an enemy that my Father has already defeated ? For what can he do to me that the God of all creation cannot undue and bless me with overflowing abundance besides ?
I tell you today, do not fear when the storm comes, only stand on the "Rock" in unwavering faith.
There is only ONE that can be our Ever Present help...
What to do when you don't know what to do... and it just so happens to be the impossible!
In need of a miracle ?
Place your trust in the Lord your God and not in man, this is wisdom.
What does a resurrected heart look like to you...?
To me, it is a heart, by the grace of God, that begins to beat again and can love after being shattered by innumerable strikes of darkness...
One that has been battered to the point of total shut down...
One that no longer recognizes the look of compassion, the tenderness of the touch of love...
A heart so worn by the storms of life that it forgot how to beat at all.
Ignite a holy flame within the depths of my soul...
Holy Spirit come to me, so fill my being that I am more You than me...
Call me deeper into You oh Lord, consume my heart with the desire of Your own. Let my soul soar to new heights of unimaginable glory... Breathe into me all that is You... I give to You my Beloved all that You can become within my frame.
Break open wide the shell that has encapsulated my soul with shame, fear, ignorance and all things preventing the brilliance that You created me to be.
Miracles happen every day...
This day will not be lacking...
Oh faithless generation, how long shall I be with you ? Have I not told you all things are possible if only you would believe.?
What is it that you are desiring that you think the God of all creation cannot supply ? Where is your faith level today...
I do not say this to condemn you but to set you free from the spirit of fear and doubt. It is not by your own power that all things are made possible but by Mine ( Jesus).
for my sake
You have torn the veil... broke off my chains... set me free...
Your blood is not spilled in vain !
Your life is my ransom ! I am no longer a captive, a slave to a merciless master.
Your blood is my salvation. My King, my Beloved Messiah !
Step into the power that is your God given right and declare your deliverance today. The God of all creation lives inside of you. He is not a passive God but an active God.
My hope is in You Lord Jesus...
in You I am powerful...
not by my strength but by Yours...
For in You my weakness has become my strength ... in You I am a conqueror no longer oppressed...
In You my path is made straight... I am not aimlessly tossed amongst the waves... hopelessly dashed against the rocks...
In You I am more than mere mortal held by the density of this physical world... for in You Lord I am one in spirit, one in being with the most powerful force in the universe, the one and only creator of time, of space, of life itself.
We are all called to Gods purposes for our lives...
Give glory to God the Father as His only begotten Son has taught us.
Offer prayers of thanksgiving and songs of praise. For our God is good and just !
With His mighty right arm He upholds the righteous and defends the oppressed.
Mercy and justice are His who are willing to live by the commands of the Father.
He is a father to the fatherless a husband to the widow.
Israel oh Israel!
My child, My precious child.
Come close to Me, for I am drawing near to you.
I will draw you into the shelter of My strong embrace. With My mighty right arm I will strengthen you and protect you. I will gather you to Myself and shield you from the enemies of your soul.
I will comfort You when you mourn, for I have counted your tears...
Bring your little ones into the house of the Lord your God. Teach them My ways , write them upon their hearts .
I will nurture My children and show them great mercy.
Lord, You are my Protection, my Peace, my Holy Defender...
Thank You for being ever watchful over my soul, my heart, my life. You are my rock and my refuge. For I will call upon the name of the Lord and He will be my help in my hour of need. He will hear my cry and answer me speedily. I will look to the heavens, for my help comes from the Lord of my salvation.
You have delivered me from the mouth of the beast that had set his sites to devour me !
Again , I say to you, look to the Lord for your help !
IDENTIFY the ENEMY WITHIN
Oh Lord defend and protect me !
To appropriately defend oneself we must first identify the enemy or enemies from within.
Emotions are critical components to deciphering the true identity of the one we desire to conquer. They often lead the way to the truth though in and of themselves are merely a symptom.
There is one thing I need to stress;
My own journey of discovery, healing and recovery of lost blessings did not even begin until I had come to the throne of God through His only Son Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit to whom I give all praise and glory.
and I the Lord thy God will bless those who bless you, and I will curse those who curse you...
Any questions ? Not for this writer. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob was quite clear on this. There are only two choices there, you bless or you curse. And whatever you choose will be coming right back to your own front door.
With our words , our prayers, our actions, our money, our time, even our thoughts carry a weight of responsibility.
When we choose to positively effect another person or body of people, there is a re-action if you will.
There is only one kind of fear that actually helps us in life;
that built in run from danger kind of fear.
You know like when there is true danger heading right toward you, ie. an oncoming freight train or something that truly puts us in harms way. Most often our fears are not of this variety, not by a long shot. These are the fears that the deceiver would like very much that we keep intact. Such as, fear of not being good enough or acceptable in certain groups or peoples, feelings of shame, failure, worthlessness, hopelessness, etc.
Hold on... tight !
Right now in the spirit realm there is a war being fought over the souls of man.
The mighty army of God's holy angels are battling with the saints, in heaven above and with us, believers upon the earth, for your soul and mine.
I have seen with my own eyes in the spirit the gallantry of their strength, the might and power with which they are doing battle on our behalf. I have witnessed the demons methods of evil with which they sever the souls of men from their Fathers grace in heaven.
These are perilous times we are living in...
The natural world is birthing what had begun in the spirit realm, for this war is of good and evil... We are fighting a battle for souls, in our hearts, in our minds and in our bodies. But it began in the spirit, the ultimate war over the souls of the children of God.
Do not be shaken nor let the enemy take hold of your heart,
for the Lord thy God has already defeated this enemy at the cross...
The Lord, in all His merciful ways has given you the strength to overcome.
When you feel lost and empty...
Don't loose hope,
God is doing a work in you and He is faithful to see it through to it's completion, using all things, good and bad for your benefit...
Some seasons of life can feel as if nothing you do will turn out right. Loss and stress can overwhelm you easily.
So how do we combat this ?
Oh Lord my God
hear my cry, draw near to me and have mercy upon me...
All that I once had has gone by, my joy withers within my heart, my bones are dry and brittle.
The Light at the end of the tunnel...
the joy that comes in the morning...
the awaited heaven sent relief...
When you have prayed your little heart out, poured yourself out like water before the alter of the Lord for three days and nights...
When the trial threatens to overtake you, but you raised your shaky hands to the only One who could rescue you...
You stood on wobbly legs and walked that extra mile... you cried until there were no more tears.
So I'm in some real pain here...
and I'm looking to hold on Lord, some moments feel so long they stretch out before me like eternity...
When pain grips you by your jugular, ugh, and I mean serious pain and all you can do is breathe... not even deeply because that causes it's own pain... you must turn inward , heartward, heavenward... or else you will succumb...
You see the thing about pain is, it's going to do one of two things to you;
I have driven My flock to the entry gate of the green pasture, to the place of still waters...
to find refreshment for their souls.
To quench their thirst for righteousness... for mercy and justice...
I have given Myself over to feed them the glories of heaven...
See that no ravenous wolf enter therein to hinder what I have brought up out of bondage, to the very doorstep of the gate to freedom.
Each one comes bearing a gift of their own from on high.
the One for whom the whole earth awaits...
cries out for...
The anointed One... the Holy One...
the Messiah... the Christ.
The time is at hand...
In fear and trembling will He be received by all those peoples who did not recognize and acknowledge Him ...
The earth will quake as never before and they will mourn for Him as they would the loss of an only child,
at the sight of Him who they pierced...
for the whole earth shall see and behold Him in all glory and power;
Okay, so today we are stepping out in faith, into the unknown, over new waters...
In Faith... this is how we move mountains...
Whatever it is that's been holding us back, tripping us up, keeping that blessing from materializing...
That's where we are going today.
We are going to gently open this door,
the one that we have been fearing for far too long...
Firmly place our hand in the only one that can walk us through it, the holy hands of grace itself.
I will prepare a table before you in the presence of your enemies...
When you come up against the enemy and calamity threatens;
Call upon the name of the Lord !
for it is then that He comes in, flanked by an army of holy angels to defend protect and yes even bless you in the midst of the trial. No matter the trouble, no matter the source or scope , He comes... Better than any superhero from childhood .
I saw a long banquet table set for a king, pilled high with every delicacy imaginable.