Thanksgiving is drawing near. Tomorrow I will be at grocery store gathering all my goods, last minute! Yes, I waited till day before, my duty this year is side dishes and desserts. I will be making deviled eggs with bacon, baked beans ( my secret recipe) and desserts. I count my families blessings, more so this year, as my mom survived a stroke and many family members are recovered from covid. This season has taught me to lean in and trust God with all my heart. I am grateful for family, home, love, peace and health.
May all my followers know, I deeply appreciate the time you take to read my posts on beetreegathering. Your likes encourage me and your comments inspire me and I learn wonderful things reading your blogs.
May God bless and keep you this holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving.
Life is fragile. There are those who watch life pass by, going through the motions, as they mindlessly watch Fall leaves blow, tap dancing across the ground on a cold gusty day.
Others stay glued to their phones, watching thier screen like it is the second coming, chained at the wrist missing the leaves blowing; tap dancing around their feet as they briskly walk to thier destination unmindful of traffic or dangers lurking ahead.
Hopeless addicts walking our streets, looking for their next fix, anger, agitation, feet kicking angrily at leaves dancing around their feet, on cold gusty days.
Unfortunately, there are ones who lie in their beds, fighting to breath, hooked up to ventilators, each breath a struggle, wishing they were gazing out a window watching the leaves dance on a cold gusty day with a loved ones arms hugging them tight. As they pray for another tomorrow.
Another victim is being pushed into a van , trafficking them to a new location, thier bodies sold as commodities; blind and oblivious to Falls beauty; leaves tap dancing around their legs trying to break them free.
Children are born into starvation, abuse and war. Parents are aging and dying blowing away like leaves on a cold gusty fall day.
All these events are out of our control. Trauma recognizes trauma. There is no reason or rhyme to circumstances. Feelings of helplessness.
Pain and suffering felt in the winds, blowing leaves, tapping around my feet, feeling each of your stories on a cold gusty day.
Take time to notice the leaves, as they swirl and dance, for the Holy Spirit is the wind that blows invisible and without the wind, the leaves remain unseen. The mighty wind pushed the leaves all around you, stirring your spirit, to lock your eyes, in a split second of seeing, a life can be changed.
I hope you see them. The leaves are symbols of the forgotten and unseen. The Holy Spirit blows it’s breath to toss them up and around, do you see them? Cry out for them. Embrace them with your love and prayers.
God breath is like the wind that moves across the waters blowing where it may, powerfully covering the earth just as the day the breath of God created the earth. An invisible force that represents flow of life. The winds blow daily and often we are unaware of the force that surround us, often gentle as a lamb or roaring like a lion. Embrace and go with flow of the wind, don’t oppose it, let it whirl up inside and bubble over. Wind is untouchable yet elusive force that unless we anchor the wind in our hearts, we may never see that which needs to be seen.
God let us see your children. May they know you and grow in relationship with you. May you become the anchor of thier hope. May you fill the void in them that has them feeling broken. Cover all those who are abused, alone, blind, scared, sick, suffering with pure white light of God’s love. May thier eyes be open. Heal them. God may they know you are fighting for them. Give them courage, in thier weakness, may they gain Strenght from you. Lord place others in their live that can be a source of light, guidance and hope. Lord may they be binded to your anchor of love and may love be loosed to help others as love covers a multitudes. Lord bless them in all their ways. Rescue them and set them free. May the holy spirit continue to blow the leaves stirring us in our hearts, to pray and to see them. Holy Spirit may love abound. In Jesus name. Amen.
A real friend loves you enough to speak the truth to you, whether you like it or not, even when you chose that dress that’s too small, make bad decisions, or harasses you to stop your bad habits and let’s you know red flags in your relationships.
A real friend will get down in the mud with you, cry and rage just hold you, then pulls you back up, when you are grieving or heartbroken.
A real friend speaks truth in Love and that is Mercy!
A real friend doesn’t judge.
A real friend sees you worth and that the best is yet to come.
My real friend is Jesus he has done all the above and more!
Get to know Jesus, he welcomes everyone, and wants a relationship with you! A more trusting friend you will never find!
Quote Word- Reach down with the right hand of Love and pull thy brother and sister up out of the pit for you are to Love them as I have Loved you! By DHJ beetreegathering blog.
My post is referencing the rememberance of our ancestors based on loving fond memories. My Aunt Helen was a great hugger, and those hugs always made things better! Memories that come , now she is passed, I can still feel her hugs full of love!
Americans are more against each other than for one another. The division in our nation is great; unprecedented. I don’t have a clue how to fix it? Maybe your like me, tired, frightened and worried for your family only trying to survive another day. A recent article talked about America heading toward succession because of the differences we are battling. A divided America…. That can Never Happen! A divided America cannot stand.
What do Americans have in common? All Americans in some form pursue the American dream, choices belong to individuals, not government, in the pursuit of happiness, freedom. A majority want a government that is for all people that can be trusted. A voting system that is ethical. Good medical care. Systems in place that protect all people from “Big Pharm” and researchers that want cures and search for them. Affordable Housing. Our children are our legacy and our greatest treasure, we need better education, childcare that is affordable to all and to allow our children to pursue their dreams in life without fear. Racism has many categories and our nation needs racial healing. Discrimination is ongoing and our systems need a revamp, holding workplaces accountable, without retaliation, fearmongering, or loss of employment. With all we know, how do we go forward and make America better? Maybe it starts with being free thinkers, instead of being spoon fed information and beginning conversations that bring about change or asking questions like ” How do you know what you know? What are your sources? Is there a monetary kickback for your work?. The conversations will be hard, yet the possibility of reconciliation could bring back unification of America.
Heavenly Father, we need you! Our fight isn’t against people on earth but against the rulers and the authorities and powers of this worlds darkness. Against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly world. Lord, today we put on the full armor of God.On the day of evil we, your creation can stand strong, knowing you fight for us and when we are weak, God you are a strong house, a tower who covers us and protects us with your wings. Lord we submit to you, resisting the devil so he will flee from our land. Thank you for disarming the devil and making a public spectacle of the forces of evil triumphing over them by the work of the cross. Lord bind up all strategies of old of the enemy. Lord may you rebuke this Great Spiritual Deception, cancelling its abilities to deceive! Lord, thank you in advance for canceling, voiding and nullifying all plans against humanity.Thank you for loving us and fighting for us all! Lord thank you for releasing from heaven a spiritual, physical , mental and emotional healing for every man, woman and child from crown of our heads to souls of our feet with rivers of living water running through us, cleansing us from spiritual battles and man made battles, surrounding our nation with the pure white light of Christ’s Love, enveloping this nation from sea to shinning sea. Thank you Lord that we are loved more than we can ever imagine by a God who died for our sins so that we may live and have eternal life! Healing starts with remembering we are all connected and part of a wonderful plan, God has plans to prosper and not harm to give us all HOPE! The division needs to stop, when Jesus died on the cross, he died for ALL!You All are my Brothers and Sisters, we are All Americans! Our country was built on God, we may be broken , yet we are not defeated! May God’s weepers and warriors arise and pray!
In Jesus Name! Amen!
To answer my own question, “What do Americans have in common? The answer is simple! LOVE. God our creator loves us all!
I have been writing this post with many revisions since August while watching increasingly negative issues escalate in the US and over the globe. Personally, my anxiety is at an all time high, feeling like I’m taking massive zaps of negative jolts of bad energy every time I turn on the news or social media. The massive media blasts of negativity are enough to overwhelm the youngest to oldest of humans. Americans are portrayed as complete idiots to the world, while fighting over politics, racism, Covid-19, vaccines & safety, anti-vaxers vs. vaccinated vs. not vaccinated.
Fellow Americans we are not enemies, we are blessed to live in a great and thriving country, made up of unique and wonderful diversities, a safe haven for those seeking freedom from authoritative tyranny. Our great country was founded on the idea that all Americans of every race are created equal, with each and everyone of us having fundamental rights to liberty, justice, pursuit of happiness, free speech, freedom of religion, due process of law, right to assemble.
Sadly, there’s an internal war in our midst; set up by an enemy of old, to separate, divide and destroy. The battlefield is in our minds. Maybe it is time for us to use our minds and be free thinkers once more. What is the truth? Where are the reports coming from? Can the reporters validate their source? Who is doing the investigations? Do the facts stand the test of Truth?
What is the Truth? How do you discover the truth in what appears to be an ocean of lies, rumors, myths, controversies, fearmongering, brainwashing. Start asking : How do you know what you know? Who is the source of information you obtained this information from? Americans we have the right to ask questions when we are being force feed ideas that don’t meet common sense guidelines, set off red flag alerts, or facts being presented don’t match up and good ole gut instinct! Our questions should be to the point:
Is the source reputable?
Is it safe to try? Based on what facts? How can we be assured it wont harm our health?
Is there a monetary gain tied to the original source? (When money is involved, there is an increased chance of falsehood pertaining to facts!)
Because technology is advanced, its hard to trust photos, videos or even interviews, as reports will take comments out of context.
Do our current News Stations, Reporters, Newspapers still follow the SPJ Code of Ethics below?Read below, form your own opinion?
SPJ Code of Ethic – Preamble
Members of the Society of Professional Journalists believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. Ethical journalism strives to ensure the free exchange of information that is accurate, fair and thorough. An ethical journalist acts with integrity.
The Society declares these four principles as the foundation of ethical journalism and encourages their use in its practice by all people in all media.
Seek Truth and Report It
Ethical journalism should be accurate and fair. Journalists should be honest and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.
The SPJ Code of Ethics is a statement of abiding principles supported by additional explanations and position papers that address changing journalistic practices. It is not a set of rules, rather a guide that encourages all who engage in journalism to take responsibility for the information they provide, regardless of medium. The code should be read as a whole; individual principles should not be taken out of context. It is not, nor can it be under the First Amendment, legally enforceable.
Sigma Delta Chi’s first Code of Ethics was borrowed from the American Society of Newspaper Editors in 1926. In 1973, Sigma Delta Chi wrote its own code, which was revised in 1984, 1987, 1996 and 2014.
Do you understand America is at war, within ourselves? Our enemy is trying to divide us in our uniqueness and diversities! This Wonderful Country was planted and founded on GOD! The core of this country is God! Men and women die daily to protect our great country, America! Remember, God is strong when we are weak. America needs God!
Evil is spreading, covering the land, like an early morning fog. The darkness spreads by mouth, slandering, gossiping, discrediting, lowering standards, and tearing apart integrity and character, canceling reputations , destroying the American reputation along with its people causing mass division and distrust.
Americans are the target, with no regard to the color of skin, red, yellow, black, or white! The enemy doesn’t care about your skin color!
Americans, you have the right to question our government, police, medical and each other. Americans ask for Truth! How do you know what you know?
Let us take a break from the news, sit somewhere quietly, allow your mind to clear and simply pray. Pray like never before, pray about our enemies as if they were your most beloved family members.Pray for discernment.
People, we can’t win this battle on our own. we are nothing alone, yet stronger unified! Open your heart. Talk to God! I believe America’s prayers will reach heaven.
May I Ask?
America what have we done??
Why are Americans Angry?
Why has your countenance fallen?
Where is your brother? Your sister?
What have Americans done?
Our hearts should resound with God’s question, “What have you done?” When we recognize our sin for what it is, we will grieve over it. We will experience a deep sorrow and a desire to change and do what is right. We must allow ourselves to go through this grieving process and then move on with thankfulness for God’s forgiveness.
I have heard it said that negative actions stem from one or more of the three basic emotions: guilt, fear and anger. We’ve already seen guilt and fear from Adam and now we see anger with Adam’s son, Cain. Anger is often the firstborn child of guilt and fear.
These three basic negative emotions (guilt, fear, and anger) have continued through the centuries, and we see them at work today. The amazing thing is that God has given us insight into how to deal with them, so that we can escape their destructive influence. Whenever we are faced with one of these emotions, we should allow God to work in our hearts as we respond honestly and specifically to His questions. The answers to our struggles have been here for us right from the beginning. Our answers are found in God’s questions.
Do not retaliate in your anger put your focus on God, what would God do?
While it is inevitable that we will become distracted in life, it is most important that we remember to stay focused on God and His ways. We learn to do this by studying His Word and praying for His guidance. We then put it into action by following His Word and, whenever possible, steering clear of the areas and ways that lead us to distraction. It’s not always easy, but we can have God’s help.
Ignore the distractions of division, focus on God, Pray! May God Heal our Land!
May God give us wisdom and discernment to get the truth to the answers of the question “How do you know what you know?
Below is a Beautiful song called “Heal Our Land”by: Kari Jobe! May your mind clear and worship!
PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING! NEVER GIVE UP! KEEP MOVING FORWARD!
After reading, I felt lead to share a summary of my testimony below. May it bless you.
I must testify, of a church, that is or close to what you describe. I was a bus kid to various churches growing up. However, I was in no way prepared for the church I entered as an adult. I who was starved for love, felt overwhelming love when I entered through the front door, it seemed the faces were all lite up, glowing, I felt a sense of peace. Something happened to me that day, as I hobbled on my crutches, sciatic pain from wreck, and took a seat. My entire blog comes from this one experience, an invitation. I saw a vision of “Rivers of Living Water” flow above pulpit coming down aisle, as the Pastor Willoby preached have you ever thanked God? That day I thanked God, trusted God, and that River of Living Water, flowed over me and all who stood in the aisle, I felt that translucent breathing water hit me and wash over me. I was told, I was slain in the holy spirit, which this Baptist woman had not heard of in her bus church riding days. When I opened my eyes, I not only thanked Jesus, this introvert openly praised him, and my tongue was no longer mine, as it gave utterance and I spoke in tongues. God is real. Seven days later after receiving Baptism of Holy Ghost, I was Baptized in Jesus name according to Acts 2:38. Oh, and one minor detail, it took me a week to realize, I had walked out free of crutches, left under the pew, without pain, permanent injury gone. I had been healed and didn’t even realize it, because I was too busy trying to tell everyone I knew about how God touched me, as I wasn’t the same. Blessings to you all. ❤️
My secret payer had been for God to restore joy. Then my Pastor, announced during a sermon, God was going to answer our secret prayers, no one else knew, except God. That Sunday as I drove home, the Lord gave me the following words…”Lay me down in that cool crisp water, Lay me down and Baptize me in that Holy Ghost filled water.” God was reminding me of the joy of my own baptism.
Then a sensation started in my belly and rose out of my mouth and it was pure sweet laughter, laughter so sweet and joyful, I knew it had come from God, I had not laughed with joy in so long, God blessed me profoundly I was laughing with God!!! God had given me a new song, and a laugh of victory!I was a child of God!
Psalms 2:4 He who sits in Heaven shall laugh, the Lord shall have them (Enemy) in dirision (Mockery or ridicule)!!! Thank you, Jesus!!!
We have the Victory, in our repentance and Baptism!
When you are baptized, and come out of the water, there is unspeakable joy, burden are gone, sins washed away! I cant even explain how good it feels, to know your sins are gone, as far as east is to west!
Oh how sweet the sensation of the Holy Ghost filled water as it covered me
a sinner in need, hanging by a thread , hopeless for love,
feeling worthless, desperately in need of a saviors touch
Oh how sweet the sensation of the Holy Ghost filled water as it covered me
that cool crisp water, as I lay me down, my sins washed away
Lay me down Lay me down Lay me down
Cleanse my soul, and make me new, finding a path unto you. Lay me down and bury me deep, make my sins go far from you. Lay me down and baptize me in that Holy Ghost filled water. Lay me down and baptize me, in that cool crisp water.
In Jesus name, all things are made new, and your soul shall be saved. Lay me down and baptize me, in that cool crisp water. Lay me down and bury me deep, wash my sins away,
Oh how sweet the sensation of the Holy Ghost filled water as it covered me
Lay me down Lay me down Lay me down Lay me down and baptize me…..in Jesus name. Lay me down Lay me down Lay me down So I can be free.
Oh how sweet the sensation of the Holy Ghost filled water as it covered me.
Lay me down and baptize me, in that cool crisp water. Lay me down and baptize me, in that Holy Ghost Filled Water. Lay me down and bury me deep, wash my sins away, Lay me down Lay me down Lay me down Lay me down and baptize me…..in Jesus name. Lay me down Lay me down Lay me down SO I CAN BE FREE!!!!
Oh how sweet the sensation of the Holy Ghost filled water as it covered me!!
Good Morning, How are you today? Not so good? Me neither, trying to rise above! So, I thought maybe we could have a wee bit of coffee and a prayer together! My small coffee pot for one , no matter how I make it always ends up with coffee grinds in it, I’m not complaining , nope, really ecstatic to have coffee! I LOVE “me” some coffee with Starbucks creamer! The other creamer is out of stock “White Chocolate & Raspberry!”
First off, let me say “God Bless you each and everyone!” I hope your day is filled with joy! Today we all have a choice to let our light shine, with all that is before us in these uncertain days! I choose to Shine!
And share a prayer, may it bring us all peace!
Dear God, we humbly come before you praising you and all your creation! There is nothing going on under the sun and moon that you don’t already know about! Lord we ask that the schemes of the enemy be brought out of darkness into the light exposed and destroyed by you! Father we pray you eradicate, cancel and void Covid 19, Cancer, Aids, man made virus, diseases and afflictions! Father, we declare healing to our nation for by your stripes we are healed! We take authority pleading the blood of Jesus, believing for protection over our children, grandchildren, all our families and friends. We ask in Jesus name that you surround us with the pure white light of Christ love, protecting each and everyone spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally. We pray a strong hedge of protection around our nation believing and having faith God’s protection is there. Standing firm in the faith, that Jesus Christ is with us , knows our need for healing, delivering and providing us from the smallest to the greatest of our details. We bind up the enemy, in all areas, all attacks, all schemes, all devices, cancelling them and declaring them void in the authority and name of Jesus Christ! Thank you Lord that you FIGHT for us and make a way , that we are the head and not the tail, We are above only and not beneath, We are complete in Him Who is the Head of all principality and power, We are alive with Christ , We are free from the law of sin and death, We are far from oppression and fear does not come near us. We are born of God and the evil one does not touch us! We are redeemed from the curse of sin, sickness, and poverty, We are healed by the stripes of Jesus, For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, love and a sound mind! We are greatly loved by God! We are submitted to God and the devil must flee from us because we resist him in the Name of Jesus! We are firmly rooted, built up, established in our faith and overflowing with gratitude in Jesus name we pray . Amen!
I dont know about you all! I sure feel better after praying!
Now take that great cup of coffee and look out your window!
Wow! Meeting Goals! Three years ago, Beetree- Gathering bloomed into life, specifically my lifeline.
Blogging became an outlet used to express personal passions in life. Creativity flows through my veins for writing, painting, reading, photography and cooking.
To the best of my ability, I transferred pains of life to Beetree-Gathering writing in a style that I hoped could bless and benefit others in their trials.
During the creation of my blog, I suddenly lost my dad to a massive heart attack, while I was still grieving the loss of my younger adult brother and my best friend of fifteen years.
I witnessed the miracle of my mom coming back from brink of death, then living life fully, despite dementia.
One day I experienced angels visiting in my mom’s yard during a very low point being greatly encouraged.
The enemy had destroyed many relationships, I was hurt and grieving, slowly I began to experience reconciliation of important relationships that I thought were ruined. That’s God!
My health continues to blossom, I have experienced the healing of God. I feel Jesus walks my health journey with me. I don’t walk alone, Jesus has wiped my tears, been my encourager, healer, inspiration and voice convincing me to do more.
I learned how to be alone, without fear, breathing in the stillness of absolute quiet. I learned to love my quiet times as it gives me wonderful opportunities of reflection.
I learned I am not responsible for others behaviors, only mine. Change took place when I worked on me. I am not without fault, and I asked for forgiveness just as quickly as I gave forgiveness. Forgiveness is often misunderstood, as letting a person off the hook. However, for me when I gave forgiveness, most time without apologies, letting go of the trauma, betrayal, hurt or pain, actually allowed me to start healing.
Blogging changed me in many ways. I have around 250 followers, for which I’m deeply and profoundly grateful. Your stories came at divine times just when my soul needed the words to soothe me, or challenge me, or help me question my direction. I received blogger awards in disbelief, utterly surprised I had readers, followers , strangers who became friends.
Thank you to all who follow my blog, for sharing your stories and being friends to me. May God bless your blogs, increase your readership, give you all opportunities to bless your life and the lives of others. I wouldn’t be here if not for you all believing in me!
Rejoice and stand, your faith will sustain you, no matter how long it takes!
The devil wants us all to grow weary and tired. If the devil can get us tired, the devil will snatch your hope right out from under your feet. Before you know it, you will have quit believing on Gods promises.
Gods time isn’t our time. The mintue you stand on God’s promises and stand in faith , praying, the light begins to flicker, then burn .
Remember, no matter how long it takes “REJOICE” for God’s promises will come to pass. For Jesus is our Savior, Way-maker, Healer, Provider, Deliver, Counsel, Teacher and Friend. Oh how Jesus Loves us all! 🙌💞✝
In Matthew 7:7 (AMP),
Jesus tells us, “Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you.”
I love being creative or innovative. My hobbies are writing, blogging, interior decorating, staging and art. Recently I got back into Art after watching an acrylic pour video using Acrylic paints. I wondered if I could be successful if I gave painting a try. I loved art when I was younger, drawing and painting. Not sure why, it just faded away. 🤷 Painting is fun because to me there are no mistakes, just keep going till you achieve what you like to create. I don’t have any certain niche, My hobby has helped my anxiety and stress levels considerably. I started by watching YouTube videos then started playing around until I learned basic techniques and in process ruined good cloths.🤪 Now I happily keep paint cloths on hand 👌. Don’t be shy give art a try. The possibilities are endless. After all if we pray about creating to our Lord who is the master creator, having created our universe, isn’t God capable of gifting us at any age? Just a thought! Now pray and Create, it will be fun!💯🌝
Prayer :God, Thank You for being my creative director. Thank You for guiding me and leading me into the divine destiny you have in store for me. It’s easy to think that I know it all, but I don’t. I don’t have all the answers, You do. More often than not, I won’t know the “how” but I know the “who” and that is You. You are the one that will strengthen and qualify me. You are the one that will fill me with ideas and creativity that the world has yet to witness. You are the one that will give me the wisdom to carry out those ideas so that they will be manifested in Your name. Lord, even when it doesn’t make sense to me, give me the confidence to trust that You know what You’re doing. Lord, please do not let fear or anxiety push me to depend on my own understanding. Lord, not only are you my creative director but you are my creative consultant. Help me to consult You before I act and lean on Your direction alone.
Yesterday, I awoke , sat up with my world turning upside down. All gravity and balance was gone. When I tried to lift my head, the world spun to point I felt like I was passing out. I was helpless. Yesterday was like a bad roller coaster ride. Every-time I tried to pull forward, I was twisted and turned all around. I ended up flat on the carpeted floor the first time I tried to go toward the bathroom. Lucky for me my half bath is tiny, located under a staircase, I had no other choice but to lean into the wall, then I crawled back to my couch.
Luckily, my purse was near me, I pulled out a finger pulse/ oxygen sensor, then a thermometer , and lastly my blood sugar meter. All these gadgets, showed my vitals and blood sugar we’re normal. Maybe your wondering why I’ve kept those gadgets in my purse. Simply, since last year they became essential because of Covid Virus. There have been many times that I’ve been glad of their purchase because of my anxiety, fearing going to a hospital. I have had Vertigo once in the past and felt confident that was what I was dealing with at this time. I proceeded to lay there until 6:30 pm that night, finally got up ate a simple meal.
My vertigo reminded me that I am not in control, yet God is in full control.
Despite chaos everywhere, God is on the throne handling it all. God isnot taken by surprise.
I was reminded that when I can’t walk straight, when I am weak, God carried me through.
Being a person who endures anxiety, the last few weeks were overwhelming, with all the news reports, of Covid, Delta Variant, Afghanistan debauchery, fake news, fearmongering, and isolation took a toll on my mental health. I’m scared, worried for all humanity, feeling helpless that I can’t do anything to help, just wanting to hear good news.
Vertigo made me realize I can help and possibly inspire others bywriting the good news I seek.
Good News today!
1. Our planet still functions in all it’s beauty with our Awesome Sun and Amazing Universe that was miraculously spoke into being by our creator who breathed life into us and when humanity fell short and sinned. God in his infinite love made a way for us all to have everlasting life and salvation by dying on a cross bearing the weight of the world upon himself. Rising from the dead three days later, ascending into heaven. Jesus paid the one time price for you. When you ask God into your heart and to forgive your sins, you are forgiven as far as east is to the west, your sins are remembered no more, white as snow, past , present and future. God resides in you and you are a work in progress.
2. There is a spiritually powerful weapon at your disposal. It’s called Prayer! Talk to God like you talk to your best friend. Then always give thanks to God and glorify him.
“Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Deuteronomy says of God’s army that ‘one man (could) chase a thousand, or two put ten thousand to flight’ (32:30).
Bible Matthews 18:20
“There is a multiplied effect in being together before God. It was the corporate prayer of Acts 1:14 that produced the corporate power of Acts 2:42-47. Corporate prayer brings corporate power (Acts 4:14-31).”
“Unity is a force. Whenever any group of people gather in one accord, nothing can be impossible with them.” “There is power in praying together.
Unity Prayer for Today.
Heavenly Father, Today I bind all prayers together for humanity and loose the prayers upon your angels to give flight to bring our words thoughts, needs before you, understanding there is power in praying together even though our needs be separate, believing in prayer of unification, that millions of angels take flight with our prayers carrying them forward to your holy throne with no hindrances from the enemy. May all our cries be heard and all our tears wiped. Lord we trust in you as your word promises you will fight for us. May your angels encamp around us, protecting us from evil, may no plague come near us, may we rejoice as you bring us out, of the fire, carrying buckets of water, spiritual living waters for others, as we rejoice in victory! In Jesus name Amen.
I just want to thank you for everything that you are doing for our loved ones, family, friends and acquaintances.
Lord, you know already how overwhelmed our world is at moment. You, Lord are the only good news I know that I can spread that is absolute truth. The events challenging this world and relationships causing divisions is a lie of old to separate us as humanity. The enemy is working to isolate and destroy believers to make us feel all alone and defeated. God I am grateful for your word and the saints who spread the good news of Jesus Christ, our Lord, Savior, Healer, Redeemer, Way-maker, Provider, Protector, Bread of Life, Counselor, Advocate, Teacher, High Priest, the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. God you are glorious and our creator, Lord we edify and lift you above all creation.
I thank you God for the hidden strength and courage you continue to give the world.
If we run off course looking for quick fixes. Lord you just show mercy and forgive us steering your people back on course, you do not turn away from us, instead you embrace your people. your love fills us and may we hear your whispers once more infusing us the will to carry through.
God, you remind us of your love and in that LOVE is rest from the Storm, I can always trust in you.
O Lord, May we keep moving forward because we know that you will never let us go. Your Love is forever steadfast when it feels like our hearts are breaking into a thousand pieces. I cry out for all who are being persecuted in this world, Lord please wipe thier tears, and make a way where there doesn’t seem to be a way. Blind the enemy, placing warrior angels around all who are in the path of evil. Father we cry out believing you to protect spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally. Pleading the precious blood of the lamb over ever soul.
May we continue to trust in you, O Lord, and never think otherwise. May the hearts of our families and generations to come always find refuge in you, O God.
I have approached the age where reading glasses are a must have, when reading new novels or my messages on my cell. Early this morning, my youngest granddaughter , shyly approached my bed, “Whatcha doing Grammy?and I replied “Reading a book.”, she asked if she could get in bed with me and I said, “Yes.”
Now, this wee child began to observe me. I laughed and a few minutes later, she nestled into me and snuggled as I continued to read. I glanced down at her over the rim of my glasses and bless her heart, she was laying there with my spare blue reading glasses on her face pretending to read one of my small devotional books, copying her grandma. It touched my heart dearly!
My pastor had once preached that children are like sponges, soaking up their environments. On this night I had a living example of just that with her copying me reading.
Then there was the time I said a bad word,(yes, I am a christian and sometimes I cuss despite my best intentions) and sure enough, it got repeated by the little one.
A good example of how careful I must be as to what they are soaking up, asking is it good? Because later you do not want to ring something bad out later! It took a while to get that word out her vocabulary.
That night as my youngest granddaughter kissed me goodnight, she said”your the best Grammy in the whole world” I smiled, cause her heart was a lot like Jesus, she didn’t remember my bad word, just the good stuff.
Encouragement. When all hell is breaking loose and life is tough, you must reach deep inside and encourage yourself!
Encourage yourself with positive affirmations, scripture, music, memories.
God has a plan, this too shall pass.
Start proclaiming: Affirmations:
Jesus loves me! ✝💞
Daughter or Son of a King.👑
Saved & Redeemed. ✝
I am strong.💪
I will succeed.👑 🎓
I am beautiful.👸
I am a Warrior ♌
I am Loved.💞
I am not forsaken!🙋
I have Excellent Health
I will recover my health with no lasting side effects.
I am the head and not the tail.
I am worthy.
I have hope.
I & my family, will have long lives👵
God will fight for me (us)
God has plans to prosper🐮🐮🐮
I am Happy😀
I am Courageous👮
Angels minister & protect us.👼
My (Our) Best is yet to come👏💯💐🤗🙏🙌
Scripture: John 3:3 Matthew 6: 25-33 John 14:21 Romans 5:10 John 15:8 Colossians 1:29 Ephesians 2:9-10 Mark 5:34 Jeremiah 33:3 Isaiah 40:31 Luke 24:36 John 15:10 Philippians 4:19 Psalm 46:1 Isaiah 40:29 Psalms 91 Matthew 10:39 Isaiah 26:3 1 John 2:27
Early on from birth, humans are given false labels based on demographics, culture, heritage, ancestry, by society, family, friends and strangers. Labels are what you call yourself in your head, tags planted by you or others in your mind. These labels are attached by society? We take that tag and become what we think we are told by others in society. Sadly what tags we allow to plant in our minds becomes our truth, even though its false.
God Labeled you prior to your birth? He identified you and wrote your name on the palm of his hand. He knows everything about you including your gifts, personality, strengths, weakness.
Do you remember where your negative labels came from, the root origins? Did it start with society? Parents? Friend? or Spouse? Were you given positive affirmation or negative tags that became labels. Did daddy call you beautiful, or something negative, like lard _ss? Did mom say great job Bobby , or did she look at your finger paint drawing , saying “What the H_ll is this, you will never be an artist.”
Positive and negative labels become planted in our minds, most people recall negative over positive labels,because they were hurt, ashamed, humiliated or shocked.
I really loved the movie call “The Help,” as it deals with negative labels acquired at birth. These women from all walks of life found a way to shed their false labels. rising above to encourage one another, making new positive labels to replace the lies of the old labels.
It’s time to let go of false labels! Do you have a pen and paper, I want you to do something for you that is life changing. Stop reading at this moment and go look in the mirror. Who do you see? Write down top negative labels about you that come to mind as you gaze in the mirror. Its time to change these old negative labels for new positive labels.
Jesus gave his life out of unconditional love for you and the sacrifice was worth the cost, that you may have eternity. Jesus died so that you may live. God showed you are priceless,. Never forget that.
Pray with me : Lord I want my true identity to show through you, in who you created me to be on this earth! Lord please forgive me for accepting false labels. I am more than a negative word spitted out to bring me low, I am your creation. You knew me when you formed me in my mothers womb. I am your child. I come to the cross submitting all false negative labels to you! Raise me up to remember who I am called to be, your labels flowing to my mind!
Lord, I know you can heal all my wounds caused by every false label, wrapping me in your redemptive love teaching me new labels in your word, like forgiven. (Eph. 1:7-8), secure. (Romans 8: 31-39), capable. (Phil. 4:13), valuable to God. (1 Cor. 6:20) , chosen and dearly loved. (Col. 3:12), New Creation (2 Corinthians 5:17), His Child (Ephesians 1:5)
Lord I know I am me, and I am uniquely and wonderfully made, beloved, the child of a King, I am who you say I am in Jesus name! Amen
The free-spirited, red-haired girl, just shy of three, was experiencing her first Easter after her paternal grandmother had bought new clothes for the family. Her brother proudly showed off his new black suit and teal blue tie, as she and her older sister twirled around in circles in their new pastel ginger graham dresses. The family was off to church, to make “Grammy Happy!” Little did the children know what church meant or why they had to go! if it were up to the little red-haired girl she would go every time to just get the basket full of candy!
The child’s enthusiasm wore off quickly as the church was scary. She wasn’t allowed to talk and had to sit still, yet the man up front got to talk for a long time and she eventually fell asleep of boredom. Her mother wakened her abruptly, she was sleepy, stumbling through all the people her insides were shaking, afraid she’d lose her momma’s hand. The child hung on for dear life following crowds outside, as there was going to be an “Easter Egg Hunt.”
Everyone was instructed to go find colored eggs, some were real, others had toys or money inside. All those kids took off like mad dogs to find eggs that had been laid in the grass while it was hot as hades. Didn’t folks know eggs go bad quick?
The Grand Finale of the day was when the red haired girl promptly began vomiting all over the grass! Heat, fear, anxiety, and sweets with eggs were a bad combination. The family hastily made a quick exit.
Honestly, I don’t remember learning about Jesus that day. This is my story and how it all began, and how I fell in love with Jesus , my Savior and Lord! Every Sinner has a story and a journey! Mine began at three!
The little red-haired girl is grateful that Jesus was already pursuing her, never giving up, planting seeds of “Love, Hope, and Faith!” It never ceases to amaze the number of people who came into her life to teach the “Love of Christ,” that people are still coming. The best gift anyone could get on Easter is salvation and eternal life with our creator!
The Love of God is Agape, unconditional, and God will pursue you, for our father will leave many to find the one who is lost! Let us pray for you to receive that gift today! God is pursuing you, he will use many people to bring you the message of his LOVE, its time to open your eyes and see, God is here, he loves you and is searching for you! Where ever you are at this moment, close your eyes, lift your hands to heaven, repent (ask forgiveness of your sins) at that instant you are a new person in Christ. Great work has begun in you and your faith through the Holy Spirit! Welcome to God’s Kingdom!
Rabbit Sit Down! Jesus Arose On The Third Day, to Save Us All! Easter is about salvation, not pretty bunnies, eggs, or candy!
“Accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior will not only save you from eternal judgement, but also blesses your health, joy, peace, love, hope, unconditional acceptance, favor, prosperity — every good thing that you can think of and more!”
Re-blog of Christmas past story I wrote, may the story encourage, bring forth hope! Our answers are just a prayer away!
The Lord God Almighty stood before his angels, looking intently at the human race. God’s voice roared announcing to his Warrior Angels he had a very important mission for them, that they were to descend upon the earth and find all the prayers of his faithful servants, who praised and worshipped him in the Christmas Season, his earthly birthday.
The angels that will live forever passed the powers as they parted allowing them to go down to earth in a spiraling mass of anticipation, seeking beloved saints, who had stayed the course and remained faithful. When the last and littlest angel passed the powers they turned and closed up the realm of heaven.
“Yonah” which means, “Dove” was the littlest angel of the masses who quickly flew to catch up with his fellow warrior angles, His heart-shaped face, was in deep concentration encased with reddish hair, and deep soulful blue eyes. Yonah was breathtakingly beyond beautiful, a creature blessed by God, for what he lacked in size he had in strength and heart. He paused in his descent, and hovered with the light fluttering of his wings, he looked in all directions and noticed how still and quiet it was, something was not right. With that thought he folded his wings inward and dove, he had to find her, maybe she was still praying, for he knew he could detect the weakest of prayers. Down he went.
Cindy was winding down and watching the six o clock news, her coffee had grown cold, oh, why in the world did she turn that dang TV on, there was never any good news unless you counted the weather report, and all it showed was a forecast of possible snow and ice. Her thoughts drifted to the last few years, she could not remember the last time she had felt joy, she remembered her episodes of sobbing and feeling of hopelessness, after her husband walked out and abandoned her, the rug being pulled out from under her when housing market started to falter and her boss laid her off, then the economy crashed and the bottom fell out, her savings went to help her daughter finish school and to help her with attorney fees in a heated custody battle over her granddaughter, now she was in her second extension of lay off, she had lost her home, had to give away all her belongings, her car engine blew, and she only had five weeks of unemployment left. During all this time she had been sick with a thyroid issue, she gained over fifty pounds, three fourths of her hair fell out, she had a cyst in her breast, severe acid re flux, she went from the person she recognized to looking like a stranger, then came the allergic reactions, inability to breath, then her doctor let her go as a patient, saying she was too difficult to treat, she could no longer focus, or keep her thoughts straight, she kept writing notes to herself so she would not forget what she needed to do or what she had said to someone in conversation, her family relationships became strained, her friends walked away without even looking back. Job-hunting was hopeless; she did not even have a college degree. There were no jobs to compete for, in one year she had, one interview. Sadly she had fallen away from her church family, not by her choice, it just happened slowly like her thyroid disease, at first she felt nothing unusual, then she was hit with a powerful punch, that near bought knocked her off her feet. It wasn’t just one thing but an accumulation of many things, hurtful things, things she did not know how to talk about, how to express, like a vine twisting up her body sucking the life out of her little by little, her family’s lack of understanding and indifference, having to go to the hospital alone, time after time, scarred out of her wits, barely able to breath, excruciating chest pains, inability to sleep, and the pain in her muscles that hurt her to her core daily. She felt betrayed, and buried so far into the pit of despair she did not know how to climb out. No one from her church had ever called her, instead, they just talked about her, called her backslidden, made fun of her weight, and snickered about her, and who she was before she found Christ. Jesus had wiped her sins clean, but her fellow man continued to judge her, and as hard as she tried to be a part of the church family, she was rejected and persecuted time after time. They were so worried about her outward appearance they never stopped to look at her inward appearance and the change God was doing in her life. That was when she began to visit other churches, looking for a family to accept her and love her. She let go of her family church, yet she remained faithful in prayer and her love for God.
The Spirit of Torment keep circling Cindy, giggling in evil ragged laughs, it was working, he just about had her where he wanted her if only he could break her will to pray, then she was his. No Matter how he tormented her, he could not touch her family as she prayed daily the word of God to cover them, it was just a matter of time, she would break, and in arid anticipation he rubbed his long bony fingers together, when all of a sudden he noticed, a gleam of light approaching, and he swiftly hid and was angered to see “Yonah” approaching, one of God’s Warrior Angels. The Spirit of Torment snorted in disgust, warrior indeed, besides Gabriel, he looked like a child, even though he was fully formed. Yonah was actually encouraging good thoughts to Cindy, what was he doing, he was ruining all his hard work, noooooooo, Cindy was getting on the floor, he and Yonah both heard her knees crackle and crunch, as her weight bore down, she bent over and put both hands out to lower herself to the ground, and promptly fell, pushed more like it, flat on her face.
Cindy laid on the floor, sobbing, in disparity, all she can mutter is one word. “Jesus”! Yonah continues to encourage her, and The Spirit of Torment becomes enraged.
Her sobbing turns to wailing and in the midst of her wailing “The Holy Spirit of God” moves in to intercede, and her tongue starts to flow in the heavenly language, she pours out her soul, slamming her fist from time to time “God, please do not forsake us, forgive us, Lord!” As the prayer pours forth from her mouth, Yonah snatches up the words and races toward heaven with her prayer in his hands, with The Spirit of Torment, hot on his trail. The Spirit of Torment pulls out his bow and aims and let’s go with his arrow racing through the air, piercing Yonah, who cries out and begins to fall, and The Spirit of Torment races past him, to help in the battle ahead.
Yonah examines his wound as he hides in the clouds, and decides to head home, the Master is waiting, and he does not want to disappoint the Lord. With grit and determination he heads to the heavenly realm and what he sees, is beyond his wildest perception, there are no Powers guarding the realm of heaven, and fearfully he approaches and looks up over the edge, and before him as far as his eyes can see is a great battle. Blue realms turning gray to black, between the Lords angels and the Angels who deserted God and now sided with the Destroyer. The battle is fierce, sword clashes against sword, shields are drawn, and held high to protect, and in the middle is a dragon called Legion, who is churning out battle orders harshly and has eight voices talking at once. Yonah begins to doubt himself, he is a warrior angel who is scared to go in battle, and in order to reach the Lord he must go through the battlefield, oh, where and how can he get his strength and a plan. Then he remembers Cindy, she is the answer, so he heads back to earth, and the demon is gone, thinking he has won, Cindy is laying on the ground spent exhausted and worn out, she says, God, you promised to never leave us, you promised in your word you would fight for us, and have mercy upon us, Lord, I have faith in your, Lord please defend us, and she continues to sob, God, I am here use me Lord, what can I do , I am nothing , one person, and Yonah smiles and slowly allows
Cindy to feel his pain, torment, and the heat of the battle, with an unexpected fierceness of rage, Cindy slams her fist into the ground and screams “NO MORE”, and the Holy Spirit of God begins to intercede, and Cindy rages into speaking in tongues, battling for what she knows not…….. Cindy prays as if her life depended on it. She pressed forward, and unseen to Cindy, Yonah, began to glow with a bright stars brilliance, and his wings surged with strength, and power filled his limbs and a sword dropped into his hand, and Yonah raced back to the realm of heaven and in the first blow the littlest warrior angel destroyed half of Satan’s army, as Yonah fluttered above the battle field, he dove to strike his next blow and the defected angels and demons fled, and Yonah was face to face, with Legion, and all eight of his voices ragged blasphemies at him , and with one swift blow, with the word of God, his sword, Yonah took off his head and the voices spoke no more, and the powers returned to the realm. Yonah swiftly gathered all the prayers that were dropped during battle and along with Cindy’s prayer ascended to heaven to the Throne and bowed at the Lord’s feet and presented all the prayers of the saints on Christmas Eve. The Lord God Almighty smiled and hugged the littlest angel saying “Job well done”! God then turned as the angels rejoiced and opened up the heavens and poured forth his blessings unto his children. Peace returned to the earth, at the same time it flooded Cindy where she laid, and she began to sing and rejoice in the Lord! Cindy stood and dusted herself off; her sobbing had been replaced with joy and she began to dance before the Lord!
In the year to come God ordered restoration to his faithful saints, with blessings beyond measure! As a child of God Cindy hardly understood all that had transpired, what gained the victory was allowing herself to be used, pressing forward and having faith and trusting the Lord even when she didn’t understand, what was important was she remembered to leave herself open to God’s calling.
At times I am amazed at the love you have for us, thank you for sending your son, so that we might be saved. Thank you for your priceless gift of love. Lord, we ask you to move through our great nation, a nation which was built “In God we trust”, on a solid rock foundation. Lord, our rock has been shaken as we as a nation moved away from thy precepts, forgive us, Lord. Lord, we bow to you in humility, and humbleness, we call on your holy name we pray and ask for your forgiveness and ask that this would be a new era that would heal our land and once more make us into a proud Godly nation united under you, our Lord and Savior. We ask and seek your presence in our government, our homes, our schools, our workplaces, our judicial system, our healthcare, and for the one true God to be present in our churches. Wake us up and stir us up Lord to do your calling and your will, give us insight, wisdom, to be spiritual leaders, and guidance to succeed. As in Joel 2:12- we are coming to you Lord with all our heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with morning, until every hindrance is removed and fellowship is restored. In 2 Chronicles 7:14- If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land.
My father, let those who are tired come to you, the lost, the brokenhearted, the despondent, and the hopeless. I have heard it said that you love these people and you walk among them and save those who are crushed in spirit. I pray God for our protection, our family and our friends and our church, and these individuals that I lift up to you. I pray Psalms 91 and I plead your blood over them. I pray that you heal them and bind up their wounds. They cannot hear, they cannot see, they cannot speak, and they are blind, deaf and ignorant of your truth. I stand humbly before you God and ask you to open their ears, their minds, and their eyes. Some call them the scum of society, worthless, scavengers, unclean, and not savable. I see them as future saints adorned in crowns of beauty, gladness, and garments of praise. Lord, I know your truth is for every man, woman, and child. I pray for warrior angels commanded by you Lord, to set a hedge of protection around them, to guard them, so that when your vessels of saints come in contact with them and speak your truth and salvation the light in your vessels will not be your saints they see, it will be you, their Redeemer, their Savior, whose words will turn the lost to being found and the despondent to having hope, and the hopeless to be full of joy, all to be planted in faith of our Lord Jesus Christ with assurance of salvation. Save them, God, our doors are open, and we welcome them into your house.
Photographs tell stories, yet most remain silently unobserved within the picture. The picture longs to speak, telling its hidden story. The little girl does not know about the gift of courage placed inside her before she was placed in her mother’s womb, which is rising to combat all that is against her.
I relate to this image because I recognize the darkness floating around the young girl; surrounding her deep thoughts while smiling outwardly. On the inside, the wait can be unbearable, her pain unnoticed, while she smiles outwardly as her stomach rumbles doubt, like waves of the ocean, the knot of fear that holds her back with chains are being pulled and twisted. Her wrists bleed to break free. A knot continues to rise in her throat to try to silence her once more.
At the exact second, she has noticed a light goes off in her, the knot of fear rips out the voice, a roar unleashing words flow from her mouth to her pen, she is silent no more.
Father God, we humbly come before You and we seek Your face, Lord God. Lord we praise You and thank You for all that You have done in our lives and all that You are doing and will do in our lives, in Jesus Name. Thank You, Lord God for Your mercy and grace; thank You for the forgiveness of sins and most of all, thank You, Lord God for Your love that You have lavished up us. Father God, thank You for Your Word and for the Holy Spirit to lead, guide, and direct our foot steps, in Jesus Name.
Lord, you alone are worthy to be praised; we worship You with all our hearts, minds, lives, and our strength. We humble ourselves before You, Lord God; we know that we are unable to do anything apart from You, O God. You know what we need and how to provide for each of us. O God, we lift up holy hands without doubting and we sing out Holy, holy, holy are You Lord God Almighty. You alone are worthy; You alone are in control. We completely and totally surrender our lives, hearts, minds, desires; we give it all to You, O God. We humbly submit ourselves.
Thank You, Lord God, for the many areas that are breaking forth into revival; our hearts and souls cry out, REVIVE US, O LORD!!! Lord God, thank You for restoring broken and dying marriages, healing the sick, restoring the lives that have been shattered, mending the broken hearts.
Lord God, thank You for bringing families back together and wrapping them in Your complete love, in Jesus Name. Thank You, Lord God for the jobs that You are preparing for Your people; the open doors of opportunity to be a witness to those that are bound in darkness. Thank You for the opportunity to speak life, truth and love into the lives of so many that are hurting and bound up in darkness. There is so much to be so thankful for and we praise YOU, Lord God. Thank You for the valleys and for the storms; for if we never had a problem, we would not know what You can do; through it all, we praise You and give You all the glory. We place our faith in you alone!
Lord God, create within us all a pure heart and renew a right spirit within us all, in Jesus Name. Forgive us for giving into the lies and deceptions of the enemy; forgive us for entertaining thoughts that are lies and deceptive. Forgive us for becoming lukewarm and apathetic, in Jesus Name. Forgive us for losing focus on what we need to be about, and for allowing the ways of this world to be distracting. Forgive us for giving into our weakness and for falling into temptation; forgive us for comprising in areas of our lives. Lord God, forgive us for our sins, in Jesus Name. Lord God, you called us to come out from among them, not to join them and be apart of this wickedness. Lord God, release Your holy fire upon us all and burn away all that is not of You, Lord God. Purge and cleanse us all of all this lawlessness, impurities; let us be vessels of holiness and purity, a true reflection of You, Lord God. Let us be conduits and containers that carries Your Holy Fire everywhere; being a constant reflection of You to a world that is dark and cold. You said we are the light of the world and the salt of the earth. It is only through You, O God can we be that true light and salt. It is only when we surrender completely and totally to You, we are transformed to being the light and salt. Let us not move ahead of You, nor lag behind You, let us walk with You in complete obedience to Your Word, Lord God. Let us not look to the right or to the left, let our eyes only be on You. Let us not entertain our minds or thoughts with ideas or thoughts that are contrary to the Word of God. Your word says to think on things that are pure, lovely, and wholesome, of good report. We renounce every thought, every idea that presents itself against the Word of God, right now in Jesus Name. We rebuke the lies and deception of the enemy and command our ears to become deaf to the lies and deception of the enemy, in Jesus Name. Let us pay no attention nor thought to his lies and deception. We renounce the power of sin and command it to leave right now, in Jesus Name. We take authority over every unclean spirit and command it to leave our homes, families, friends, our church, our workplace, communities, neighborhoods, cities, and our NATION, right now in Jesus Name.
We bind up the works of darkness and of wickedness and we command it to go back to the pit of hell right now. You foul spirits, we give you notice right now, you are evicted from our lives, our families, our friends, our homes, our workplace, our neighborhoods, our communities, our cities, our NATION, in Jesus Name. We plead the BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST over the door posts of our hearts, minds, and souls, over our lives, homes, families, friends, church, neighborhood, community, city, and our NATION, in Jesus Name.
Lord God, forgive those that have done us wrong and that have violated our trust, in Jesus Name. Heal the open wounds that have been left behind and heal the disappointments that we have experienced, in Jesus Name.
Release the Fire of God upon us and let us be completely and totally ablaze with Your Holy Fire, in Jesus Name. Let our lives be a constant reflection of Your Fire, in Jesus Name. Let us be ministers of Your Holy Fire; let the flames of revival flow through our lips as we speak Your Word, O God. Protect us with a wall of Fire that quenches and burns up all the traps of the enemy; disarming him from any further onslaughts, in Jesus Name. Let us put on the full armor of God daily before we start our day, in Jesus Name. Help us to use the armor as You have destined us to use it; help us to fight powerful and victoriously and fiercely, in Jesus Name.
Let us rise up and be bold, courageous, and mighty like a lion because if You go before us, than whom shall we fear; if our God be with us, who dare be against us!!! No weapon formed against us shall prosper, and every tongue that rises against us shall be condemned, in Jesus Name. Nothing the enemy throws at us will be effective because we are more than conquerors through Christ; we have already overcome the onslaught of the enemy because the Spirit of the Lord is alive within us, in Jesus Name.
The train of Lord’s robe fills the temple with glory; there is no room for nothing else. O God, put within us all a heart of a warrior, a heart of a champion, a heart of a LION that is fearless and bold, in Jesus Name.
When we have done all that we know to do; O God, help us to STAND, for we know you fight for us and will never forsake us, in Jesus Name. amen amen amen!
Heavenly father, tonight I come to you Lord and give thanks for everything! Lord guide our steps, give safe passage in our comings and goings! Thank you for being our forward and rear Guard! Lord we know you fight for us as it is written; spiritually physically mentally and emotionally ! We as a nation claim it is so! God we believe and have faith Lord, that you are with us and will never forsake us; as it is written ! God may your hand show favor upon our nation and world for 1000 generations giving favor in each our lives! May this great nation rise up from the ashes, unified and solid as the rock, casting our past at Jesus feet, forgiving all and stepping into a future land built upon God and by God ! That our latter would be better than our past, proclaiming blood of Jesus upon us, that truth will prevail. Jesus is our King! Amen!
He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. . . . On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lord.
The word of God is all powerful, and when recited out loud, it is a weapon, the word is your spiritual sword, for combating the enemy in any area of your life. God’s word is awesome……I think I will go devour it! 🙂
DO YOU NEED A HEALING IN YOUR BODY!! For it is Written: He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction’s.
“Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.” ~ Jeremiah 17:14
“Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.” ~ James 5:14-15
“Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” ~ Isaiah 53:4-5
“But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD” ~ Jeremiah 30:17
I always smiled when I heard a talk show host say How you do..ing? The talk host really wants to know her audience. Today, I would like to hear from you, my audience and I’m asking seriously “How you all doing?” Really, how are my readers out there doing?,
The month of January, for me was incredible suffering, as I became sick and was diagnosed with pneumonia. The onset was fast and within 24 hours,symptoms of sore throat, crackling noises in throat when resting, shortness of breath, profound coughing that sounded like a bark, then came my first fever in many years, five days of 102 to 104 fever with awful fatigue like I have never experienced. Loss of appetite with no taste buds. I was in bed for a month and the cough stayed with me till March. I was seen once by the ER, PA, and Urgent Care twice. I tested negative for strep, both flu strains A & B. Took x-ray twice. You might be wondering did I have Covid-19, I wondered the same! I honestly don’t know, as I was never asked to get tested by doctors. I was treated with an antibiotic and inhaler. I truly felt the medicine didn’t help much and I resorted to my supplements and home remedies. I gargled with vinegar and home made salt water. I took Vitamin D3 (4000iu), Echinacea and Ashwagandha three times daily with over counter Tylenol. Daily multiple hot showers to open lungs and of course my hot tody through out day.
For me as an introvert ,I didn’t have to adjust to social distancing, avoiding crowds and large gatherings as that is part of my normal routine. Believe it or not, introverts are human and I have cabin fever, I have been without a vehicle since last September, all my trips to public places came to a halt, no library, parks, or thrift stores .Getting rides was extremely difficult and I missed several doctor appointments. Basically I went out once a month to the local grocery store.
By time I was feeling better, the quarantine by government was going into effect.
It became difficult to watch the news, news feeds or reports as I couldn’t tell what was hype from truth. At this point I was fighting sadness and ongoing depression. I fought the depression and sadness by writing which is one of my passions. Due to my illness, I was absent for some time from my blog, After recovering, everyday my objective was to encourage just one person, to send out positivity into the world.
I am grateful for many things, my family , we are all in our homes, safe, with loved ones, having family dinners, real conversations, and maybe like me possibly learning new technology ( Face time, Skype, Instagram and Zoom) to communicate with family and friends. Seems no one uses exact same services, so now I think I have all, for future communication.
I have posted many stories and surpassed my 200th post, which was a big hooray for me that I celebrated quietly. At some point every writer gets asked why do you write?
I write to encourage, to raise hope, and let one person at a time , know you are loved more than you could ever imagine by a creator who desires for you to know him, his love is unconditional, waiting, pressing , pulling you toward him, the invitation is open, all you have to do is accept, the invitation is FREE! Dont for a second discourage yourself by thinking your not worthy, he declared you worthy and died for you, so that you can have an amazing life. I am passionate about Jesus, he is my best friend and I hope you accept his invitation, my sweet friend. Just something for you to think about as we wait out covid-19.
I pray over each and everyone of you, more than you know for God’s Glory!
Hot Tody = Hot Chamomile Tea with Honey at bedtime, Coffee with Turmeric and Honey at breakfast , and my Vinegar mix of 1/2 hot cup water, 1/4 cup Vinegar, honey, red pepper, turmeric, ginger, lemon, pressed garlic pour all ingredients in jar with lid, shake and drink.
Stop, and think! Do you honestly know your families and friends phone numbers by heart? Make sure you back up all your contact, email and mailing address for everyone, as it wouldn’t surprise me if we develop technology issues in the future with cell phones and internet.
I gratefully took my chair in the local emergency room due to the sheer number of patients, the wait that night on my dad would be a long one. Then on top of the long wait, the hospital announced it was short on the medical staff. I am always watching people. My eyes locked on a beautiful picture you rarely see in today’s world. I could feel the love flowing between the married couple during a very trying time. I continue to watch the seasoned couple, knowing I was staring, which is rude.
The wife’s pain grew increasingly worse as she sat in the wheelchair. Her husband leaned into her, only if he could bear the pain, witnessing him comforting her without words, with the touch of his hand upon her face, his touch seemed to lessen the pain. He gently rested his forehead upon hers. Unconditional love right before me, if he could have suffered her pain, he would have without question. The man wrapped his arms around her and began gently cooing to her, softly speaking words, keeping her calm.
(Ephesians 5: 25– Husbands love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her.)
Then on the east side of the ER room, a mother nervously pacing the floor, waiting on news of her son who had been shot in a drive-by shooting. The husband and I both watched her. When a hospital spokesperson came out to get her, the mother knew as she looked into her face, before she ever said a word, her child was gone. I turned and made eye contact with the husband, saw this humble giant man unleash rivers of tears matching my tears as we grieved for the mother together over her devastating news. I am not sure who released the first wail, the husband attending his wife, or the mother who lost her son. Their wailing of grief silenced the entire floor. Immediately several persons ran to aide her and lifted her off the floor. Why did this tragedy happen? Strangers forgot about themselves and ran to offer comfort, to do whatever they could to assist this mother. The man began to pray for the mother and her deceased son as if they were his family. I saw the gushes of tears fall from his eyes, pouring unashamed down his face. During that moment; he looked up, our eyes locked, witnessing the raw grief on my face lifting prayer for the bereaved family. The husband’s head lowered and rested against his wife’s forehead while prayers continued for the mother and all the people who were there in need of the Lord’s help.
(Philippians 4:6- Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.)
The picture of humbleness exhibited by this man is going to stay in my heart for a long time. The husband showed Christ-Love in Action!
Jesus Christ promises never to leave, or forsake us! God is present in our time of need, ministering to us even when we are unaware of his presence. Christ’s love is omnipresent, if only we take our eyes off the world and put our eyes on him. We will see his most beautiful choreograph of true love.
“Love in Action!” (1 John 3:18) Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
Lord, Our nation cries out to you, humbling ourselves before you. Hurricane Florence is drawing near, and we humbly ask you to bring us out of our distress. Lord speak over the storm, “Peace be still!” Father rebuke the winds and the waves! We believe all will be well standing in faith and believing before the storm, a slow downgrade to below tropical status. Lord, cover us and protect us as we take refuge in you, our secret place. Lord, you are a strong-place for those who could not help themselves and for those people because of much trouble. You have been a safe place from the storm and a shadow from the heat. “Psalm 91:1-5 We live within the shadow of the Almighty, sheltered by the God who is above all gods. I believe that he alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I am trusting him. God will rescue you from every trap and protects you from the fatal plague. God will shield you with wings, sheltering his people. His faithful promises are your armor. Now you don’t need to be afraid of the dark anymore, nor fear the dangers of the day;” Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
Dear God, I pray for protection over our churches, families, and friends now and evermore. Our father let those who are tired come to you, the lost, the brokenhearted, the hopeless. I have heard it said that you love these people as you walk among them and save those crushed in the spirit.
I lift to you, these individuals, praying psalms 91 over them, covering them with your precious blood. I pray that you heal and bind up their wounds. They cannot hear, cannot see, cannot speak. They are blind, deaf, and ignorant of the truth. God, I’m humbly standing before you asking that you please open their ears, their minds, and their eyes. Some call them the scum of society, worthless, scavengers, unclean, and not savable. Lord, I see them as future saints adorned in crowns of beauty, gladness, and garments of praise.
Lord, I know your truth is for every man, woman, and child. I pray for warrior angels, commanded by you Lord, to set a hedge of protection around the lost. Guarding the lost when your vessels of saints come in contact with them speaking truth and salvation, the light in your vessels, will not be your saints they see, instead, their Redeemer, their Savior!
Beloved words will turn lost to being found and the hopeless to having hope, being full of joy, all to be planted in the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ with the assurance of salvation. Save them, God, our doors are open, and we welcome them into your house.
In The Beginning Man Tried Ascending To Heaven via The Tower Of Babel. Now He Tries To Elevate His Existence Using Hallucinogenic Drugs. And, Since The 20th Century, He Continually Voyages Into Outer Space Using Spacecrafts. Prayer Thru Christ Is The Only Way To Reach Heaven.
Atunci când burniţa descurajării mă îngrozeşte, fă ca viaţa mea spirituală să înflorească.. fă să dispară ceaţa groasă care îmi învăluie fiinţa întreagă ! Fii Tu Soarele neprihănirii care să strălucească !