Do you know what it is to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ ? To walk in His steps ?
Do you remember what He said to the pharisees that desired a high position and prestige? The ones that looked down upon the poor , the widows and the orphans... His precious children made in His own inmage...
( my adopted son age 1 yr)
He told them that some of them, though they knew the scriptures well, would not enter into His Father's kingdom.
I can't tell you how many times the Lords peace has rescued me in difficult times, only that each and every time I saught His presence, I received it...
"Look up," says the quiet voice from within... look up and be still. No matter how stressed I am nor how much pain I feel, if I look up to God, His peace comes... He has never failed me.
His grace is ever present and available to me, in every moment, every heartbeat.
For every thing there is a season... a time plant and a time to pluck what has been planted.
A time of wandering in the wilderness, and a time to come into the promised land.
Many things happen during our times of wilderness, or drought. We can curse this time and prolong the season, or we can allow God to teach us how to grow in any climate... the choice is ours.
When our faith is being stretched and we become faint hearted in life due to the oftentimes great discomfort of the season we are in, it is precisely here that we recognize our need of our Father's love.
So we just held our elections in the USA...
and many people are delighted with the end result...
and there almost equally as many vehemently opposed to it...
There is a certain freedom in democracy that is a great blessing.
Instead of a ruling hierarchy deciding your future for you, you have a voice, a chance to make yourself heard, an opportunity to change the direction of an entire nation.
That is both an amazing blessing and an awesome responsibility.
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.
Even during extremely trying times it is still possible to find joy.
Actually the Son shines brightest in the darkest of times...
See this handsome little man, he has a way of allowing the Light of God to shine right through him especially at the point when I'm about to fall apart ... and he has no problem whatsoever reminding me of all the faith I spent years equipping him with, just when I need it the most ;)
Children have an inherent ability to trust .
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.
Worship and Praise... your lead-in to chain breaking faith...
Do you know what worship and praise in the face of lifes trials does ?
It literally takes the chains off that hold back your blessings !
Oh that My children would lift their eyes in faith...
Jesus said that we are children of God and as such we have the RIGHT the to call light out of darkness... to call blessings out of His treasury in heaven.
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.
Peace and grace come from a place of extreme tenderness... deep down within the heart and soul of man is Gods most tender spirit of love, the Ruach Hakodesh, ( Holy Spirit )...
This place in the center of our being is where He resides. This is our divine spark of life. It is most humble and gracious... the absolute pure essence of life is that of love which is at the very core of our being, our life force, which is God...
That moment when we feel held by the hands of God, in perfect peace.
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.
Messianic Principal :
Surrender all ... Loss nothing good ...
Gain God's awesome best of everything
Today Lord I give You all of me as never before...
To do all that You have longed to do with me... in me... through me...
Give to me all that You have for me this day Father... all that my misguided heart has prevented me from receiving, due to lack of understanding.
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).
Somewhere in the moments between dreaming and waking I heard a voice gently call to me.
"Little One, receive my blessing," he said in soft yet commanding tone. As I looked up I saw Him standing before me with outstretched arms...
Effortlessly, I was lifted into his embrace. As he drew me to Himself I became like a three year old child. One arm naturally wrapped around his neck and with the other my thumb found its way to my mouth.
My church, my beautiful church why are you condemning Me ?
Does not My body need all it's parts to be in good health ? How then can you turn to the eye and say I do not need you for I have found new insight... do you think then that you will see better with only one eye... or hear more accurately with only one ear ... or will you walk on one leg ?
No, you will stumble and cause My sheep to scatter into the wilderness from whence they have come , thirsty and seeking refuge.
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.
For I know the plans I have for you, good plans... plans to prosper you.
Lord I empty myself out for Your holy names sake. My heart, my soul, my strength, my hands and my feet... let me see through Your eyes today, the divine child within , the soul behind the mask of pain, the heart in agony beating beneath the weight of its crushing burden...
Take my hand today Lord and lead me to the one who needs Your breathe of life.
Would you allow the enemy to run rampant among your children ...
Who are you, but God's precious child ...
How often do we run to the rescue of someone else and ignore the child in the mirror...
Helping those in need is certainly honorable and a good work, tho today I would like to speak to the you in the mirror... that you would be better able to do the work for which you are called...
If we do not reign in ourselves and take control of our thoughts the evil one will have control and be a continual source of anguish to our souls.
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.
Give God the time to season you to perfection...
Stay in peace... Trust in the providential hand of God...
He's got you, and that problem your struggling to maneuver your way through ...
He IS working all things out for the best possible outcome on your behalf. Give Him time to prepare you... for the extraordinary life He has designed ...
Some dishes are best cooked in a crock pot. They need time to simmer, many hours in fact, so all the ingredients and flavors can blend beautifully together accentuating each other, in order to be fully "ready" and most delicious.
With great tenderness and affection my soul cries out to you oh Israel...
From across the sea does my song for you rise... for the God of all creation has shown me a glimmer of His brilliant love for thee...
So deep is His longing for His child !
For to the least of these His precious children He has come with a message of hope to share with His Beloved.
In the eye's of the world and its many affairs I am nothing.
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.
what does it mean to love ?
It can mean a variety of differing things to a great many.
For me, to love is an act of faith, something we do, not knowing weather it will be returned unto us, something that is given freely, abundantly, lavishly without reserve or demands of a return on our investment of time, energy of goods and or money.
I describe it in this way because it is how the Lord Jesus and God The Father through the Holy Spirit have loved me.
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.
Changes come, new things are born into our lives all the time...
Sometimes we are acutely aware of them and pained.
Other changes come silently and stealthily, and before we know it we are walking into new territory that we never even imagined ourselves in. Whatever the course of your life the message is always the same; Fear Not !
We have an awesome God who knows our hearts better than we ourselves do.
If we place our trust in Him instead of our own limited knowledge of life we both honor God and we are rewarded with blessings we never knew we wanted.
As the storms of life rage, and they do... commit all things great and small unto the hands of your Beloved Savior...
For it is here that we are purified, the storms are stilled, grace flows like a waterfall from heaven, and we are blessed beyond anything we could even ask ! For He loves us so much more than we comprehend... His ways are higher than ours, hence the need to trust in His divine will on our behalf.
But this trust thing... its the best thing for us... it is in the trusting that we find our greatest blessings.
Therefore little children do all things to glorify your Father in heaven... from the great and wondrous to the smallest of tasks... for no deed done for the King of glory shall go unnoticed... our God rewards the acts of the faithful !
Walk in faith, trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and receive your reward from heaven, here upon the earth and in life eternal.
Acts of faith;
establish the righteous ... change the course of your life .
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.
For it is the Fathers good pleasure to bless His precious children !
I did not grow up knowing this. I was not taught that God wanted to bless me...
But God came Himself to teach me the truth... so that I would know Him, His great love for me and how He longs to bless each one of His children.
Did you know that He can turn pennies into gold ... a mourning broken heart into a joy filled love for life... that He can fill empty darkness with a supernatural light.
Your bride price has been paid...
Behold I come to collect what is Mine...
and He will come again in the clouds to receive unto Himself His precious treasure, His bride...
Are you ready for Your King ?
Be watchful always for you know not the day nor the hour... He comes like a thief in the night to take unto Himself His own...
In the blink of an eye, from one end of the earth to the other, just as lightning strikes, one will be taken and one will be left.
What wonders do Your mighty hands wrought !
I am in awe of the manifold glorious manifestations of Your Divinity !
Today oh God, do a new and marvelous thing in me ! For I am fearfully and wonderfully made...
May Your Holy Spirit descend from on high and come to rest upon me. Reveal Yourself to me my King, and let Your glory shine through me in all that I do.
Manifest Your glorious wonders in every step we take, for I will walk with You from glory to glory .
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.
Your working hard;
Doing everything in your power,
everything you know to do...
But it seems the reality of your dreams have been washed out to sea with the tide...
Where am I going wrong you ask ?
I work hard, I pray, I love the Lord with all my heart;
so why does it seem that blessings escape me ?
The work load increases as the money and energy always seem to decrease...
With every forward step there's always two backward ones...
I know... believe me I know how frustrating it can be.
My heart Lord, belongs to You alone... May my soul magnify Your glory !
In the Lord, the God of all creation, in the Spirit of my creator, will I reside...
I will not fear... I will not hide the light bursting forth within my spirit...
I will not run away from the very touch that formed my inward parts in secret... My heart, my soul, my life, will become all that You intended ... for all Your ways are good ...
Iwill trust in the hand holding the tether to my heart.
I am here...
closer than you may think...
I have always been here awaiting you ...
Come, let us settle your troubled heart. I will breathe My holy peace into your weary soul. My grace will be a head covering for you. Gently I will help you open your precious heart... tenderly I will sweep you up into My embrace and carry you a while.
I know this is a difficult time for you.
go before you,
What once was,
is no more...
I am made
I am, not who I once was,
I am a new creation.
The image of my creator is imprinted upon my heart...
Breathed upon me,
and I am made whole...
It is finished.
Glory be to God !
Look into the eyes of innocence...
Precious , is it not ?
Do you realize that is howyoulook to God ?
He made you... and you are good...
and He is pleased with His creation...
Through His lense of grace, God looks at you and sees the perfectly wondrous child that He loves, deeply, passionately, and unconditionally.
I pray that You would hold me in Your perfect peace today. Gently wrap me in grace ... fill me with hope ...
Psalms 118, 24
" For this is the day that You have made and we will rejoice and be glad in it ."
Give to me the gift of faith ,
that I may walk boldly into this day ... this life ... that You have planned for me from the beginning ...
"Eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor has entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those who love Him .
If I knew today, that tomorrow would deliver a devastating storm upon my life ...
what would I hope I had done NOW ..?
Stand firm in faith today ... and KNOW,
that your mighty God is in control of absolutely everything ...
Even hurricanes posses a beautiful and awesomely unparalleled power ...
They can cleanse a land of wasteful and detrimental debris ...
Leaving in their wake ...
a gloriously clean slate ...
yet to be written upon the soul .