A Wolf and a Warrior

A Wolf and a Warrior!

The following poem was written during whirlwind trials, one after another. I am no more or less than any reader reading this post. I believe what God did for me, he will also do for you! May you be encouraged and inspired.

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Be aware all you unbelievers, there is a ravenous wolf who is on the prowl,

He is coming to you in Sheep clothing; he disguises himself as your friend.

And he comes to the light.

He does not want to eat you, he is seeking to destroy you, stealing your most beloved.

He is sniffing around, closing in, and getting remarkably close.

He is hunting you down, discovering all your weaknesses.

I know him well.

In my innocence of youth, the wolf stole many things from me.

He stole my identity, my confidence, my self-esteem, and my love for myself.

The wolf stole my beloved husband and child, my health, my career, my wealth, and my home.

Taking my most loving relationships and shredded them to pieces!

On the inside, the wolf had ripped me apart, leaving me for dead!

In the aftermath, as I lay frozen in chaos, confusion, hurt, and strife,

A hand reached down to lift me up out of the pit of my sorrows

And up out of the miry clay rose a woman hand-picked by God!

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Beware! Wolf Spirit who comes in Sheep clothing

It is time you know who I really am,

God walked my path with me, he never left me

God drew his wings around me and covered me in his protective arms

God led me to restoration!

God drew my spirit, led me to repentance, filled me with the Holy Spirit, and I was baptized in Jesus’ Name!!

My sins were wiped clean, white as snow!

I am a warrior of the highest God!

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I am sweet, kind, humble, gentle and a lover of Jesus.

I love all people, with deep compassion!

I awakened and was reformed by the Potters Hands!

I was molded for a purpose and destiny!

The gifts hidden in me are flowing out producing good fruit!

Step back ole ravenous wolf and hear me roar like Lion of Judah, for before you stand a woman fully confident in whom she is in Christ!

I am a watcher, a guardian, and a prayer warrior.

I know how to call on the name of JESUS!

I am receiving knowledge, wisdom, and weapons of battle.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

I am everything with Christ and nothing without him!

I can address the Holy Spirit in the heavenly language of speaking in tongues; I am a wailer, a crier, someone who will stand in the gap.

Get thee away from my people! I plead the blood of Christ upon them.

God will protect them, deliver them, and save them, for they are future children of the highest God!

I take back my life and all you stole!! I bind you up and cast you to the deepest seas to never return.

I unleash from heaven all God’s blessing and miracles for all people, in Jesus’ name.

I am worthy, and I open my hands to receive the miracles and blessings of God!

I am his warrior, and I will serve God all the days of my life!

As God promises: Acts 2: 38 Then Peter said unto them, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all who are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.”

I will instruct my daughter and my grandchildren all I know! They will be firmly planted on a firm foundation of truth, of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Thank you, Jesus!!!!

God Whispers of Truth – Viv

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Viv, our fellow blogger, and sister in Christ, who writes on “God’s Whispers of Truth” is in need of our compassion, empathy, love, and support!

Please read and share, Viv’s Story in the below links, let us shower her family with prayer and encouragement! I have provided a ‘Go Fund Me” link below. to help with her husband’s medical costs, any amount helps. $5, $10, $15, $20, $50, or Higher. All amounts will help greatly, you can also donate anonymously.

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Lets Bring My Hubby Safely Home

Go Fund Me Page For Schrock Family

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Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, as we call on your precious name from above, may you hear our cries for Viv’s family and the health issues that have whirlwind their family, God we stand on your word and plead the precious holy blood of Jesus around our sister in Christ and her precious family. Lord God, we bind up these diseases in the mighty name of Jesus calling forth your word, standing in faith that by your stripes they are healed. We understand Lord your healing can be either side of heaven, and we ask God that you would send warrior angels to wrap their wings around this family protecting them spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. God call forth your saints in her region to mentor, support, and love them in this crisis. God call forth your angels of giving to supply their every need. God call forth an army of doctors whose hands are your hands guiding in all procedures and plans of care. God call forth caregivers who are believers, that will support in all capacities. Lord surround them with the pure white light of Christ’s Love in Jesus’ name.

Father, we give thanks for all the wonderful things you will do for this family, in Jesus’ name!

Anna Taylor http://www.anna-taylor.co.uk

Beetreegathering Bee-utiful Award- Something to Stu Over

Wow, there are many BEE-UTIFUL blogs on WordPress. All of my readers are great writers, who have a unique capacity to have touched many lives on our journey. Fellow writers subscribed to my new blog and then actually recommend it to others. Inspiring doesn’t cut how that made me feel. There are no words for that emotion I felt. Recommendations allowed the “Beetreegathering” Blog to grow steadily over time.

One Courageous writer at Something to Stu Over was created by my friend STU. Today, I nominate Stu, of Something to Stu Over for the “ Beetreegathering Bee-utiful Award” as Stu is greatly gifted in encouragement, in writing about addictions of every kind, Stu was one of my earliest followers and has encouraged me greatly. What I love about Stu’s Blog is its versatility and diversity in speaking on taboo subjects not openly discussed as Christians. Unknown to Stu, he helped me face trauma, which lead to healing in my personal life. Like fellow blogger Renee, I feel Stu is the real deal and has a heart as big as Texas, not passing judgment on others. Stu sincerely tries to lead those in the chains of addiction to the freedom of Christ. The second thing that grabbed my attention was his loyalty and unconditional love to “Angie” and his family. Stu, there was a time I was bombarded by the enemy to stop writing, convincing me I was worthless, and I had decided after posting “How the Littlest Angel Turned Sobbing into Joy I would quit writing. However that day, you paid me the following compliments:

“If I didn’t know better I would believe that Frank Peretti gave you the rights to his books so you could write another book in the vein of “Piercing The Darkness.” This was outfreakingstanding! And a story I deeply needed. Thank you, sis!!”

Then you Reblogged my angel story over at “Something to Stu Over” and commented:

Ok, dear blogging family and friends…this post I hinted at in my Sunday Music post. And well…I just do not have the patience needed to wait to share my December post picks. Though I will still stick it in there This post deserves more than my humble words can say to express what I felt when reading it. But to those who feel prayer is not powerful and has no purpose, let me just say you are incorrect. Your spoken word in pray so, have them wrap their wings around them for protection during this time. May the enemy be thwarted and your child protected. And then off they go charging into battle against the evil surrounding your loved one. With each word, they become stronger! With each additional friend praying their words to compound onto yours giving the angel for strength to fight until all is vanquished and they surround your friend with their wings and comfort them.
Please go read this. Share this with your friends. And then pray for your loved ones like their lives depend on it…because sometimes it does!”

Stu, today, my writing continues because of your encouragement. I recognize you in front of all our fellow bloggers and writers, as I look at a larger picture. God took a Courageous man and gave him a ministry to talk about issues that are silent in the Christian world. Your ministry has helped countless get on the path to freedom from their addictions. I thank God there are men like you in the Christian World that can help those under assault and attack from the enemy, what your doing is desperately needed and I pray you always continue in your calling. I believe God works through you in delivering those trapped in a dark pit. Your ministry reminds me of a powerful word I received many years ago:

I sincerely believe every person needs a person called“STU” in their life! Blessings my friend!

STU. The goal of this award is to help give recognition and also to help encourage new bloggers. The Beetreegathering Bee-utiful Award recognizes bloggers who share their stories or thoughts in a Bee-utiful manner to connect with viewers and followers. In order to “accept” the award, the nominated blogger should nominate a fellow blogger, who has been a cornerstone in their journey: STU, I congratulate you on a Bee-utiful Blog that has touched and transformed lives. Thank you for all the wonderful stories and posts that have led many to freedom!

2022 Prayer of Blessings for Our Families

Dear Lord, our father in heaven, I ask, I decree and declare for my family this is our time for restoration. Our family will break down all the strongholds keeping us from your blessings in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe that our mouths shall speak and be filled with joyful songs. I decree that the Lord will do great and mighty things in our lives. Restoration is coming to our house in the name of Jesus! I believe the Lord will restore all our losses and provide abundantly above what we could possibly imagine. All we have sown in tears; we shall reap in joy!

Our years of fruit-lessness is going to be transformed into mighty fruitfulness with a mighty harvest in the name of Jesus. Greater is he that dwell in us and greater things he is going to bring forth unto our family. All our family will dwell in the secret place of the Most High God. Our family will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. He is our refuge and fortress and he will cover us. He will save us from the fowler’s snare and the deadly pestilence. We shall all walk in excellent health. No weapon formed will touch us. We are his Anointed Children!

I call forth the treasures the enemy has stolen from us to be restored abundantly and immediately. I call forth the blessings of the Lord in every area of our lives. I call forth our breakthrough that seemed lost for so long to come suddenly. I call forth our accelerating breakthrough in Jesus mighty name. I declare and decree for our family this day that the power, glory, and the Kingdom of God will come upon every aspect of our lives.

There is power in our declarations, just raise your hands to Heaven and receive it. God will move Heaven and Earth for his beloved Sons and Daughters. Instead of letting that doubt creep in and make you waver, speak forth with faith and power for nothing is impossible with God.

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I confess, I proclaim, I declare, I believe for my family’s; salvation, protection, excellent health, longtivity, abundance, prosperity, love, joy, faith and hope. I declare that we are blessed by God. We have God-given abilities to do exceedingly well in all that God has sent us to do on earth. We will prosper and increase in number. We will fill the earth and take charge of our roles and responsibilities on earth. We receive everything God has provided in order for us to prosper and the words of the God of all creation shall be fulfilled concerning us and all our generations. This is my declaration over my life and all my family’s lives!.

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Therefore, I have spoken as Gods child! In faith, we believe and receive in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen!

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Psalm 91

Good Morning Readers!

I always love a good cup of coffee, while reading. Maybe you enjoy tea, that’s good too. The important thing some of us need today is to just just take a pause, just stop and take a moment to breathe. May I encourage you to read this beautiful prayer?

My favorite go-to prayer is Psalms 91. A powerful prayer of protection in God’s word! God says to speak life and speak it abundantly. Take a moment to read this prayer and speak it over your family.

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I embedded a video by Lauren Daigle that is an upbeat worship song, “Your Wings” by Laura Daigle! Hope you enjoy!#psalms91prayerofprotection

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Season of Joy – A Story of Hope!

Edmund’s thoughts were swirling in his head in a state of panic as he sat in his favorite, blue leather, writing chair, staring into nothing. How could he author an article of joy with all the suffering of the world? Panic overcame him as he feared missing his deadline. This world was in such a state of fearmongering, fighting over masks, vaccines, politics, food shortages and, forced mandates. There were extreme bouts of weather, a winter storm in Texas, thirty tornadoes across six states killing over eighty people, how do you find Joy in such horrific suffering? How could he write about Joy with so much grieving? Unprecedented events the likes of which humanity hasn’t seen, there were epidemics in the past, yet this coronavirus and all its variants seem aligned with evil. Now there were reports of Christmas being canceled. Why even celebrate Christmas? Where was God?

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Edmund bowed his head to pray, inhaling deeply suddenly catching the horrible odor of bile making him wretch in a dry heave vomit, reminding him of rancid vomit in the morning hours of a closed bar cleanup, permeating sulfur acidic burning ammonia, oh goodness, he couldn’t hold back, Edmund, jumped up, ran for toilet, slid down grabbing the bowel emptying his stomach, trying to get on his knees.

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There was a presence in the room that Edmund was unaware of, one of the enemy’s trained assassins. The demon cackled, about there, all the whirlwinds of trials had hit their target, Edmund, with a mighty punch. Soon, he would be numb, no longer praying. A zombie staring into space. The plan was working. As the demon went to leave, Edmund made it to his knees, and at his weakest, he called out the only name he knew, that he could gasp out JESUS! Edmund fell over to the bathroom floor crying uncontrollably, releasing the battle to God. And the demon raged cowering back to his camp, that name, Edmund had uttered the name, the battle cry.

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The name of Jesus rose upward, for Jesus is the word and the word does not return void. The word is life. Life cascading on millions of similar shouts unified calling on the precious name of Jesus had reached heaven.

Unknown to Edmund, angels were gearing for another battle, the cries, each, and everyone was heard, and angels fought fiercely for the human race. Warrior Angels of Peace, Healing, Deliverance, and Joy were being dispatched to earth once again. The angels began to descend to earth, midway a great battle was fought with the fallen angels, there were casualties in heaven and on earth. The remaining angels pressed onward, for it is a known fact the devil hates Christmas! The Birth of Christ must be celebrated to bring Hope.

The angels entered the earth’s atmosphere which was covered in a spirit of fear; a yellow sickening haze. The first angel blew the trumpet of Peace, then angels divided into twelve angelic forces.

The angels released the aroma of Christ spreading it throughout the earth, equipping believers to rise and continue spreading the gospel and love of Christ for his people and the lost. Believers carry the aroma of Christ’s fragrance bringing the joy of triumph. But for the enemy of war, the fragrance brings defeat.

Angels were instructed to keep charge over God’s people protecting them spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Healing was released to the nations as living water cascaded downward from Heaven’s throne, cascading over the crown of our heads to the soles of our feet.

Angels continue their assignments to deliver humanity from the enemy’s wicked hand. God is our deliver who will not forsake us.

Edmund arose up off the bathroom floor walking into his bedroom, he knelt on his knees at his bed, sobs wrenching from his body, waterfalls of tears wetting his coverlet, suddenly he could hear a song reaching his ears, it was a chorus of “Hallelujah” then “Mary did you know.” Angels were singing over the earth.

Slowly, Hope flowed through his body!

Suddenly he heard a chorus of angel voices proclaiming, “He’s Alive” and they began to sing as a Season of Joy was released upon the earth.

He Is Alive”

Angels are watching over us
With the saints that have gone on before us
And they join in a heavenly chorus
Singing “He is alive, He is alive”

He is alive
Death is defeated
Sin has retreated
From the power of the Son
And He is alive
The enemy is faded
The battle still rages
But the war has been won

The stars in the heavens rejoice
With the sun and the moon
And with all of the earth
Let all of creation now lift up their voice
Singing “He is alive, He is alive”

Jesus is alive
Jesus is alive

He is alive
Death is defeated
Sin has retreated
From the power of the Son

He is alive, He is alive
He is alive, He is alive

Jesus is alive
Jesus is alive

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Then an angel appeared to Edmund’s proclaiming:

” Do not be afraid, I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. God hasn’t given us a spirit of fear but of power and Love. God is Love! God is with you, he hears the cries of your heart. Praise be to the Lord!

An amazing sight was to behold as the angels sang, the yellow haze of fear that covered the earth began to fade as mankind’s voice sang and rejoiced along with the Angels.

Edmunds’s and many others’ hopes were restored that day of battle releasing hope which ushered in a new Season of Hope.

Through good times and challenging times, we must remember “Jesus is Alive” and to pray and love one another. That is how we conquer fear.

May we enter this “Season of Joy” humbly covering our brothers and sisters (humanity) through prayer in unconditional love in Jesus’ name, having “Hope” God is fighting for us, for he so loved the world that he gave us his only begotten son, Jesus, whose birthday we celebrate in remembrance at Christmas this year!

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Sunday Prayer

May prayer go forth today:

Prayer is Powerful

Lord God “Please forgive us this day for our sins.I ask you to go before us and be our forward , side and rear guard. Place a guard over our mouths. Let our words be like sweet like honey. Lord, thank you for covering our loved ones and friends spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally under thy wings. Lord let your pure white light shine over each of us as a holy shield. I plead the blood of Jesus giving thanks, for your divine hedge of protection on our families, friends , church and most important, the lost.

Through the power and authority of Jesus Christ, let the Lord rebuke evil and rebuke the enemy and rebuke demonic and spiritual attacks. Let the Lord rebuke unbelief, diseases, sickness, virus, cancer and autoimmune diseases, ISIS, enemies and war.

I unleash from heaven, God’s chosen army to defend us, minister and help in our day of need in the very hour and presence we cry out. I unleash abundant Unconditional Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, Faithfulness, & Self-Control, Unity, Healings.

I unleash victory through Jesus Christ our redeemer! Lord let your face shine upon us, as you lead and guide us. In Jesus name . Amen!

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For more prayers of protection, please read the following link:

https://bibleandprayers.com/30-powerful-psalms-for-protection-from-evil/

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America – What we have in Common!

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.

PRAYER

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!

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I woke up this morning……

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Coffee & Laughter

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The anticipation is there, that perfect hot cup of coffee, how great it would be if our coffee cups, let us know , the coffee is indeed Hot! LOL

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As I look inside my cup, the brown color tells me it needs a little creamer. I’m trying “White Chocolate with Macadamia” this week. A little goes a long way, yet it is , so Good!

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Then I have to decide will I add sugar too? One lump or two? LOL

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Then I am ready, my first sip is divine, coffee lady, who has a sense of humor, I just love the wiggly doggie…………….
Coffee is one of my treats , I do for me, A simple act of kindness to myself, yet nothing was more fun than paying for the order behind me, in my favorite coffee drive through, it allowed me to be anonymous, giving, and joyful!
A simple Act of Kindness can indeed be a beautiful act of love, so go ahead this fall, figure out a simple inexpensive way to give and watch your joy level rise!
Coffee and Kindness! Blessings to All!

His Eye is Upon You!

Hello

Greetings on this fine day! Today I held Remberance for 9/11, it’s been twenty years since the attack by the Teliban! May we never forget and always stand for Freedom and Liberty!

My painting today started out as one thing and totally ended up in a way different project than I planned.

My painting today is called ” His Eye is Upon You!”

His Eye Is Upon You!

Prayer & Coffee

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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!”

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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!

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Now take that great cup of coffee and look out your window!

Rejoice for this is the day the Lord has made!

True joy is never dependent on our circumstances.

Waiting on God’s Promises!

Are you are waiting on the promises of God?

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 to quit believing in God’s promises.

God’s time isn’t our time. The minute 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” 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.”

Vertigo An Answer To A Prayer!

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 by writing 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).

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“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).” 

Steve Meeks

“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.

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Unity Prayer for Today.

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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. 

How the Littlest Angel Turned Sobbing to Joy!

Re-blog of Christmas past story I wrote, may the story encourage, bring forth hope! Our answers are just a prayer away!

Christmas

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.

The End!

Dear God,

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.

In Jesus Name, Amen.

The Story in the Picture

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. 

A writer is born.

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Words by Clayton Jennings on who Jesus is……

Beautiful descriptions of Jesus by Clayton Jennings!

He’s more than you could ever need

He’s more than the eye could see

I don’t deserve His love, but He’s always been there for me

You see, Jesus met me when I was at my lowest

And if you don’t know Jesus, know this:

He’s the greatest example of

Generosity this world of greed has ever seen

And when Jesus hit the scene, He changed the scenery

And met diversity with serenity

If you’re looking for peace, He offers plenty

Jesus was, and Jesus will forever be King

And when the Angels sing,

They sing of the grace that was displayed for sinners like me

I can’t explain Him, and I can’t describe Him

Because if I could He wouldn’t be Jesus

Because you can’t explain eternity

And you can’t comprehend the galaxies

But it was the loving hands of Jesus, who spun them into existence

And created man, knowing He would go to the cross to pay our sentence

There was a certificate of judgement with a period after the sentence

And we were sentenced to death long before He said, “It is finished”

He’s a father to the orphan, a shelter for the homeless

A hiding place for the abused and an anchor for our storms

He stormed the gates of hell and came out on top

And the power of His gospel cannot be stopped

Even when the world tries… and they try a lot

He trade places with Barabbas and became a catalyst

Of missions across the world covering every portion of the atlas

If you’re in need of rest, I know of a mattress

If you don’t know Jesus, your future is tragic

But He’d gladly embrace tragedy so we

Could live in His presence of majesty

His presence is presents

And it’s His presence that presents

Preciousness to a world of peasants

He’s far from pretentious, but still loves those who are

He’s a light of the world that hung on the stars

He brings the dead to life, but delivers life to the dead

He took a crown of thorns on His head

So we can put crowns at His feet

And I can’t wait until the day I get to kiss His feet that were

Nailed to the cross for me, and for you,

And for every other person around the world

He loves the world and I love His word

Because His word became flesh

And in His flesh, He demonstrated the word to the world

He’s an example to every boy and every girl

He’s a lover of black people; He’s a lover of white people

He’s a lover of the un-churched and the assembly under the steeple

He doesn’t see the believer’s failures;

But still takes time to celebrate their faithfulness

It’s His spirit that enables us

And gives us boldness, even when the world labels us

And if you wanna label me

Please call me a “Jesus Freak”

If that freaks you out, good

Because it’s better to be good with God

Than to fight being misunderstood

By a world that could never understand

So let it be understood that I don’t worship man

I worship Jesus

And although He doesn’t need us

He still sees us, and pleads with us

To run to the cross where He bled for us

His heart bleeds for us; His heart grieves for us

But still graciously grants us a pardon for our treason in a season

Where the world tries to explain away

The work of the spirit with human reasoning

And here’s the reason why they can’t:

Because His spirit is like the wind, and the wind cannot be seen

But loved is he who believes without seeing the unseen

I’m telling you, Jesus is something

He’s something more; He’s something great

And if you wanna know Him, you don’t have to wait

He stands at the narrow path with a key to the gate

And all you have to do is reach out and embrace His grace

I don’t care who is president, I have a King who is always present

I don’t care who hosts musicals, celebrities;

The voice of the Lord will always be the sweetest melody

I don’t care who owns the riches of the globe;

My Jesus has more wealth with more ruby on His robe

I don’t care who’s the strongest or the fastest;

Nothing matches the creator of the

Universe and His immortal, infinite status

I don’t care about religious leaders who died and stay dead

I worship the One who conquered death, and wears a crown on His head

His name is Jesus, and I’m telling you He’s something

He was faithful yesterday, He’s faithful today

I can feel His presence whenever I pray

And when the time comes for me to fade away

I would remember the day I heard Him say,

“My name is Jesus.”Source: MusixmatchSongwriters: Clayton Jennings

Truth

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A Voice is a powerful weapon!  When people are passionate about a cause or event their voices proudly proclaim what they believe in as a person!

But, what about when people see or come to knowledge of something that is wrong or evil, what if it feels safer to be silent!

Fear will try to wrap around you and shake you to your core, when your voice is on a path to make change, to speak truth!

There is fear in standing up to evil, there is fear of the what if’s or what might happen!

People, listen up,  all will come to a moment when they must stand for what they believe in, I pray you have courage to stand, to right a wrong, or to help another person in need!

What matters most in any of these situations is to always speak the TRUTH!

SPEAK THE TRUTH EVEN IF YOUR VOICE SHAKES TO ITS CORE!

For One Day, All Will Stand Before God!

And You Will Speak The Truth Of Your Life!

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2 Corinthians 5:10

Good bye Anger, Bitterness and Rage!

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

 

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you (Ephesians 4:31-32).

 

 

 

 

NEED HELP? LOOK UP

 

 

Psalm 121 asks the question, “where does my help come from?”  There is chaos all around on earth! America is being shaken! Money won’t fix all your problems. Moving wont stop Covid-19, protestors, or calamity! New ideas or a political party, or who will be the next president won’t help you at the deepest levels of your life. To wear or not to wear a mask  is mute. You simply need God! LOOK UP!

Because these other false gods can’t bring peace to the soul, heal you or deliver this country! You must look above the mess and focus on Jesus!

Read his word, get into a devotion plan, fasten your eyes, heart and soul on Jesus!

Pray, say his name! Jesus! Lord help us!

Where is Jesus? Jesus is right here with us in our midst, waiting to hear you call his name! Call him! You are loved far more than you know by a God who formed you in your mothers womb and knew you before you ever arrived on this planet! You are his creation! LOVED BY A  MIGHTY GOD!

The psalmist in the bible then says — 

My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Only God !!!

 

Psalm 121

A song of ascents.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

What DOES THIS SCRIPTURE MEAN? 

PSALM 121 PRAYER POINTS

1. Father i thank you for you are my ever present helper in time of need in Jesus name
2. Father, i thank you for You never sleep nor slumber over issues of my life
3. Father, because you are my shield, i shall not be afraid of the enemy in Jesus name
4. I declare that i am heavily protected by the hand of God in Jesus name
5. I declare today that i am protected from every evil attacks of the day in Jesus name
6. I declare that i am protected from every evil attack of the Night in Jesus name
7. Father, i declare that my soul is preserved in you, therefore my enemies cannot afflict me in Jesus name.
8. I release the angels of the Lord to connect me to my destiny helpers in Jesus name
9. I shall never be stranded in life in Jesus name
10. I shall never lack help in life in Jesus name
11. Every evil power, working against my prosperity, you are cancelled. voided, in the name of Jesus.
12. Every  evil power, that wants to deny me of my destiny, cancelled and voided, in the name of Jesus.
13. It is written concerning me, that I will divide the spoil of  my enemies with the land with the great and mighty and it shall be so, in the name of Jesus.
14. Holy Spirit, You are my chief destiny helper, connect me to my other destiny helpers, in the name of Jesus.
16. Every evil  power, that wouldn’t allow me to reach my potential,cancelled and voided, in the name of Jesus.
17). Oh Lord, as you sent angel Michael to help Daniel in time of need, send your angels to send me help in Jesus name.
18). Oh Lord, I have peace of mind, because you are my helper in Jesus name.  19). Father I declare that man will not boast as the source of help in my life, you are my only helper in Jesus name.
20). Oh Lord, help me to live a godly life as I serve you.
Thank you Jesus.

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Rescue

 

SOS – You are not Alone! God is with you and for you! Say his name -Jesus-and he will come running to you!

Praying for our beautiful country and all our beautiful human souls! God hears all our cries, I love the song below because the song is stating God see you, you arenot forgotten, never hopeless….Take a moment and listen God hears you!!🙏🏻❤️

You are not hidden
There’s never been a moment
You were forgotten
You are not hopeless
Though you have been broken
Your innocence stolen
I hear you whisper underneath your breath
I hear your SOS, your SOS
I will send out an army to find you
In the middle of the darkest night
It’s true, I will rescue you
There is no distance
That cannot be covered
Over and over
You’re not defenseless
I’ll be your shelter
I’ll be your armor
I hear you whisper underneath your breath
I hear your SOS, your SOS
I will send out an army to find you
In the middle of the darkest night
It’s true, I will rescue you
I will never stop marching to reach you
In the middle of the hardest fight
It’s true, I will rescue you
I hear…
Source: LyricFind

Helping Hand – Do Something

Reach Down with the right hand of “Love” and pull your brethren, brother or sister out of the pit, for you are to Love them as I have Loved you!❤️🙏🏻

 

 

Worship

I worship you!❤️

For you alone are worthy 🙌🏻

Outstanding Blogger Award

The Outstanding Blogger Award 2020

My fellow blogger and  friend  STU has nominated me for The Outstanding Blogger Award😊

Thank you so much ! I am deeply honored and touched. 😉

Here are the rules/guidelines:

1. Provide the link to the creator’s original award post. (very important: see why in step 5)

2. Answer the questions provided.

3. Create 7 unique questions.

4. Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you, can be nominated.

5. At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award!

This award was created by Colton Beckwith.

Here are STU questions:

1. What is your favorite clothing to wear that unfortunately does not look good on you? (Color wise, etc) Scarf

2. Why do you blog?  Why Write A Blog?

3. Mask or no mask? Don’t worry about what others think or say, please give your honest opinion and why… Mask to protect the elderly

4. What is your favorite book of all time?

FP

 

5. What childhood memory bring an immediate smile to your face? My fourth birthday

6. Do you see God’s Handiwork everywhere? In people, nature and objects… most, yes

7. Which band, not singer, has influenced you the most. No bands

 

Here are my questions for my friends I am giving this award to:

  1. What is your favorite meal?
  2. What act of kindness brings you joy?
  3. Why do you blog?
  4. Currently, my favorite singer is Lauren Diagle- You Say, who is your favorite singer and why>
  5. With everything going on in America, do you watch news or shut it off?
  6. Have you ever dreamed of driving around the US in an RV? If , yes, where is your first stop?
  7. I not only blog, I cook too. Would you like to try my recipes? My Yummy Recipies

 

Here are the friends I am giving this award to:

Jerome

Big Sky Buckeye

WCR

Tammy

Pene

John

 

To my friends: please do not feel obligated to participate. Just my little way of saying thank you and that I am thinking of you! Have a great weekend 😊

*A few of you may opt out of answering questions that could be a trigger*

 

Quarantine Life – A Little Humor!

We all need humor and I totally missed this video in April! It definitely brought a smile to my face! I hope it brings  a smile to you also!  Without further ado ……

Matthew West- Quarantine Life

https://youtu.be/pyuaDo1eLEI

The Stone Rolled Away

Just as the stone rolled away for Jesus, God will also open the door for you!

🙏🏻❤️ Never Give Up!

 

WORDS HAVE POWER

I took a recent break from internet and most forms of communications this last week, specifically the news because I cannot handle the negative reports or watch what  our country is falling prey too. This is not a war of politics, of the races, he said, she said, the enemy is destroying our nation through words, words of offense, words that when spoken hurt to your very soul, brother wounding brother, tearing apart friendships, devouring family relationships, splitting families apart, destroying marriages, taking your eyes off the real problem, which is simply your word, and how you will speak.Did you not know your words have the power of life and death?

I have read stories written with words about injustice, justice, lack of justice and no justice. I have seen two races throw and sling mud back and forth, stirring up the pot of civil unrest. I have seen ignorance run amok, spilling out over this nation, as a slow poisonous gas, that is slowly leaking, toxic fumes, engulfing races, and igniting flames of hatred, discord, animosity, disrespect intertwining webs of deceit, revenge  and  murder. These stories have made me mad to the point I am shaking in my shoes. The worst part is the men, women and children who lost their lives. I pray for their families, my heart breaks.

When will this nation learn that words are a very powerful and formidable weapon, which causes life or death? Words are power, to be used, to teach, edify, inspire, buoy up, cheer, comfort, console, embolden, hearten, reassure,  please encourage a person to use their words for good, to be a building block of prosperity. When we allow words to deface, demoralize, devalue, to cause distrust, to breed hatred, to bring contempt, to pit brother against brother, and I am talking in the biblical sense, we as a nation are allowing words to destroy our children, our marriages, our families, all of our relationships,  our very nation. Please stop words of destruction!

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.”Dec 15, 2014 Please read the article in its entirety below.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-power-of-spoken-words_b_6324786

A very wise man once told me, if you do not want something known, do not speak it, or write it, for you surely will be exposed. This man told me to always be careful with my words. I took this to heart, I am very careful with my words, I want my words to edify, to teach, to encourage and be uplifting. I want my words to be spoken in truth, if I have a discord with someone, I will try my best to find a way to state my case, hopefully fix it and move on. I do not use, it as an opportunity to ambush, spread lies, breed contempt, or start a war. Hatred breed’s hatred and that is what the enemy wants. The enemy wants us to hate one another!

God’s words in the bible are powerful, when spoken,  those words come alive, for the word of God are “Life.”  God ‘s word does not change, for it is the same today, as it was yesterday and will be tomorrow.

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Words have power to build, encourage, edify, and build greatness into a person, but words also have the ability to kill, steal and destroy a person. That old saying about sticks and stones will break your bones, but words will never hurt you, is a lie, straight from hell.

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What does the Bible say about the power of words?
Proverbs 15: 1 “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but hard words stir up anger.” Proverbs 15:4 “Gentle words bring life and health; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.” … Proverbs 18:4 “A person’s words can be life-giving water; words of true wisdom are as refreshing as a bubbling brook.”Apr 6, 2015
 
What did Jesus say about words?
Proverbs 15:4 “Gentle words bring life and health; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.” Proverbs 16:24 “Kind words are like honey–sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” Proverbs 18:4 “A person’s words can be life-giving water; words of true wisdom are as refreshing as a bubbling brook.”Apr 6, 201

You see, you have a choice; it has to start with you. You can use words for the good of this nation and mankind or you can continue to use words to destroy.

How will you stand with the powerful words that flow from your mouth, will you speak empathy, words of compassion, words of character and integrity,  words that lead to conversations, words that lead to reconciliation or will words flow from your mouth that show hate, cruelty, threats, will your words cause violence, will your words destroy families, for hate begets hate, until finally our people lay dead, children, mothers, fathers sisters, brothers and families, will your words cause their death, words can be an evil that destroys from within? Or words can be the very living water your soul needs to change!

I pray you use your powerful words for Good of all of Humanity! The choice is simply yours!

S P E A K  L I F E

LOVE IS THE ANSWER

Warning – Graphic Content- This is my story. The current headlines are scary and frighten me to such a point , I have to shut it all down. I feel helpless. Its all out of my control. Ninety-nine percent of what I view, I don’t believe, as it rallies against common sense and logical thinking. The newscasters seem to be exaggerating story lines.  I tried following podcasts from all groups to learn more about current events.

I searched myself. my thoughts, feelings and prayed. After praying I feel led to share my own personnel  story now, forty years later. I can only share my story and hope it helps one person. It is time. We all are given a choice.

For those who don’t know, I am almost six feet tall, very pale, red-haired, southern woman with freckles. I have experienced prejudice reactions from other groups that resulted in bullying early on in school, based on the color of my skin, gender, weight, hair color, accent, freckles, height, breasts, hips, thighs, sound of my voice, smell of my hair.  These bullying attacks came from all sides. School became a nightmare for me.

The nightmare exploded in high school, I rode a bus to and from school every day over an hour each way,  on a particular day, a group of five students who had harassed me all year with fear tactics through verbal threats,  chanting, name calling, mocking, facial expressions and  blocking passage to exist the bus, decided to take their fun one step further. 

It was the second last week of school for the year and summer vacation was ahead! There were only eight on the bus as we headed down the highway with our bus-driver (who was a student) and seven seated students. My sister and I were sitting midway on bus reading, when the other five students snuck up behind us and pulled my sister and I  up out of our seats from behind! We were roughly held against our will by two girls  and the boys began to rub all over our blouses feeling our breasts and despite our screams the bus driver ignored what was taking place. He kept driving, laughing and looking up in the mirror. When one of the boys tried to reach between my legs, I broke loose, reached over the seat, grabbing my big history book and fought back by whacking him up side the head into the window. I had no choice but to fight, as we were being assaulted. The bus driver still  did nothing to help. Everything was a blur, thereafter as I fought to survive and help my sister. Time seemed to disappear, when would it end? Suddenly the bus came to a hard stop, all of us flung apart, we were ordered to get off, by the bus driver! My mother hearing the bus driver, looked up from her lawn seat in the yard and as I stumbled across the front of the bus, I saw “Rage” fly into my mother when she saw her children, both of us beat to a pulp. My mom flew past us onto that bus and was , surprise,  blocked  and manhandled by our bus driver, so my mother couldn’t get to the five who had beat us, I heard her through her screams, but couldn’t make out what she said as my ears were ringing, the last thing I witnessed was my mom slapping the bus driver(over 18) in the face and him pushing my mom backward off the bus. The bus drove off, and my mother stood up on the other side of the road, she went running after the bus or so I thought and  then I realized she was using neighbors phone to call for help!

My mom came back and took us in, she asked all the hard questions no mother should ever have to ask their children. I vaguely remember a local doc coming to our home, saying my right jaw was fractured but would heal in time, right side of face swollen beyond recognition, barely able to see out my eye, bruises everywhere would also take time . My sister was in shock with many bruises.  Why would our fellow students do this to us, why became our biggest question! Mom got us in shower and helped us to bed.It took several weeks for myself and my sister to heal, sadly the hidden scars stayed with me developing into anxiety. The “Why” remained unanswered.

That day I could have chosen to hate two races of men or hate men in general……or have it out for every girl who looked like the ones that helped the boys attack us. These six individuals do not define an entire races or cultures. Their criminal actions define a very bad event that took place, that was a crime against me and my sister.  I chose not to hate, but to see them at their heart level. They are each responsible for their own actions, as well as the bus driver for his lack of action. One male attacker came forward and sincerely apologized to me and my sister. During the last week of school , he was attacked in the school lunch room and beat up side the head with a lead pipe by the others (his own friends) who had assaulted us. There was never any resolution. No charges.

I learned as an adult I was sexually assaulted having never heard that word in my childhood which traumatized and affected me for years.

I  am confident the event caused my anxiety that I live with everyday, as I have a deep fear of being trapped , not able to escape. It also caused me to have to be in control of myself and my surroundings. 

Now forty years later, I see hate running  everywhere, assumptions being made, great division and many distractions.

This is the age of disillusionment and distraction! In order to find truth you will need to disconnect , find a quiet spot, turn everything off, reflect and search your own heart! Ask yourself , why you believe what you do, are the beliefs accurate or wrong?My heart says the killings have to stop! Innocent lives; babies , children and our love ones are dying! I’m crying for humanity, I’ve never seen so much pain!

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Division is a tactic of old, it is the enemy  trying to destroy us all ! I could have chosen to hate, discriminate or seek revenge! Instead I chose to forgive, for without forgiveness there is no reconciliation or unity.

Love covers a multitude of sin. I chose “Love”, for God first loved us! God commands us to love him with our all! Gods second greatest commandment is for us to Love one another! Sadly,there is not much of that second love going around.

“Jesus gave him a clear answer: the greatest among many things that man could do is to love. To love God wholly and totally (with one’s heart soul, and mind) and to love one’s neighbor are the greatest commandments of all. … Because God is love and that is why we are able to ❤️”

What is your choice? LOVE or HATE?

I think this song says it all, heal us, start with me!

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Dakota

Twenty years ago I asked my daughter “Why do you need a pet?  My daughter was manipulating on every level to get a dog for her upcoming birthday. I grew up with pets and actually disliked most animals due to allergies, fleas , ticks, dog hair  and accidents. I wasn’t attached to our pets growing up as they were always my mothers pets. It made me angry when I was a child, as I felt it was just one more distraction in our home, with fighting four other kids for mom’s attention. I didn’t want the responsibility!

All week long the pleas grew longer and louder and I against my better judgement relented and agreed to go to the Flea Market at the state fairgrounds and have a look, but no promises.

Arriving at the flea-market and parking was a pain in the derriere, people were ruthless and upon existing the car the heat hit me like Hades  and both of us being redheads we immediately turned bright red and looked for shade. The heat was unbearable. Pulling out water bottles we re-hydrated and planned our course of where to look and get out looking  as crowds and I didn’t do well together.

Lucky for us the pets were in the shaded area for potential owners to view and play with, in hopes of a sell. The puppy breeders came from three and four states away. Not to mention the puppies cost an arm and a leg. My daughter and I looked at many breeds, lucky for me I couldn’t afford any of them. My disappointed daughter and I left to get lunch, on way home, at the local favorite “Farmers Market” resturante , shortly thereafter, as I ate BBQ chicken, collards, corn on cob, my daughter  sadly played in her food . My beautiful girl wanted a puppy, I told her “Come on , lets go” we drove back to fairgrounds. We raced to the shaded area , there was one breeder left, the heat had got many to leave early  and as we walked up we heard foul angry words spoken sharply at the puppy as he was shoved in a cage being called worthless runt, gonna put you down, dont no one want a brown eyed dog.

I instantly cleared my throat and spoke up, “Sir, I will take that worthless dog, how much? The sharp reply was $500, I quickly calculated and knew I didn’t have enough in my checking account. I started bartering with the breeder and got him down to $200, convinced him I was saving him money by taking dog off his hands.

The breeder literally shoved the dog at me before the ink on my worthless check was dry! We ran to the car and gave the dehydrated puppy water rinsing him off, as he was panting from the heat. Both my daughter and I fell in love in an instant as the puppy gazed in our eyes.We both called out the name Dakota.  I just wasn’t sure what kind of dog he was, with his big paws. The veterinarian would educate me in a few weeks. Surprise, Surprise……………..Join me for part two, to continue reading Dakota’s Story.

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THE KENNEDY AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

 

Hello! Such a joy to receive an award last week from two fellow bloggers.

The “Kennedy Award of Excellence” was  humbling and I am deeply honored!

Thanks for thinking of me!

Renee and Stu  your blogs, bless many people, including myself. I pray your ministries and blogs touch many lives to come.  Thanks again!

Please give my friends a visit! STU and Rene/ Heart Tokens  

The creator of this award, Parneet SSachdev, states, “this is a registered award of excellence for blogs that through it’s writing, presentation and objectives, fosters human values; promoting intellectual, emotional and moral growth of peers.”

 

Here are the guidelines:

  • The recipient may thank the person who has nominated her.
  • The recipient should post a photo of the award on her blog in a post.
  • The recipient may nominate as many blogs for this award (minimum five).
  • Following questions to be answered (You can change the questions as per your wish)

Here are the questions:

1. During these difficult times, what are you doing to draw near to GOD?

Times are difficult, I like everyone am going through tough things! It has been very hard to draw near to God, prayers become whispers, or inaudible sounds or screams let loose in my pillow. I hang on to Gods promises, I trust him!  Everyone says where is God, ? Well honey he is right here with us or we wouldn’t be making it through 2020!

 

2. How have you extended GOD’S mercy to someone recently?

Yes, I extended Mercy, recently, in an on going situation, I chose to forgive a persons many betrayl’s!  None are perfect- and that includes me. We all have faults and need to show the same kind of mercy that God has shown us. Choosing to let go was very hard, saying it and doing it were two different things! Finally, I am getting much needed peace.

3. What does your heart beat for right now during this uncertain time?

My heart beats for AGAPE LOVE UNIVERSALLY!  For Humanity to gasp we are the human race to become color blind, red, yellow black or white we all are precious in his sight! God loves mankind!

4. How have you been blessed by your own followers?

There have been days I needed a word of encouragement and there was just the right post, with exactly what I needed to hear or a sweet comment that made me cry! People have really blown me away with their love and prayers here! 😊

5. Out of the many many comments you have received from your followers, is there one in particular that you have cherished?

Yes, once I was compared to my favorite author. I cherish all of them as this stands out , because it gave me the confidence to write more!

I really don’t like choosing just a few, but I will, because of the rules…. every one of you I think are awesome! I hope you know that! I am enjoying the bloggers below, they are my new reads, and I love thier stories!

dellartista

bigskybuckeye

Villagetalk

 

My questions?!? Same as Above, I really liked them.

The Rock Can Bare the Weight!

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God was listening and heard Desiree prayer, and God dispatched for one of his best angels and commanded “Because Desiree loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue her; I will protect her, for she acknowledges my name, she called me and I will send help; I will be with her in trouble, I will deliver her and honor her. “Sadly, Desiree didnot know God had sent help, she was hanging on by a thread of faith, she prayed and it remained silent. 

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The only thing Desiree could do to fight the depression was to physically work in the yard. Thus far it had taken a week to relocate her moms favorite bird bath and the rock border that surrounded the bird bath. Desiree knew  moving it would be no easy feat, yet necessary as it was sinking slowly into the mud due to the heavy rains. Desiree’s depression was like the bird bath, she was sinking, and felt unutterably stuck. Desiree remembered  a scripture and spoke it out loud, declaring “I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me.” The scripture when spoken out loud flowed with life like rivers of living water, crystal clear, breathing and moving through the atmosphere. The angel clapped in glee and saw a glorious beautiful day,  the deepest of blue skies, warm sun shining with a soft breeze that carefully lifted Desiree hair off her face cooling her down from the heat!

The angel circled around her protectively watching over her, lest she dash her foot on a stone. If only her surroundings could magically lift the heavy weight of sadness she carried, like a two ton chain, wrapped around her shoulders from life’s hardships. The angel had been ministering to Desiree nonstop, depression had been sent as an attack of the fallen one. God had commanded the angel to protect Desiree in all her ways. God had sent the angel to deliver Desiree from the depression and intended what had been meant for harm to turn it to good as it was a part of his plan to prosper her and give her hope. The thread of Faith Desiree held onto had been knotted on the end by the Angel.

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Desiree  began the task of relocating her mom’s bird bath, by first pulling up the boulder rocks that were partially buried weighing from 5 to 20 pounds each!  Each rock felt cemented down, heavy and sucked down into the mud, where the rocks had been located for  over ten years around the base of the birdbath. Each rock she pulled up took strength, muster and determination. Desiree spoke over the stumbling rocks as she pulled each one out saying , anger be gone, sadness be gone, depression be gone, betrayal be gone, rejection be gone, lies be gone, spiritual attacks be gone, poverty be gone, heartache be gone working the rocks out of the miry clay dirt , then  several days later with many broken ragged fingernails,  Desiree pulled up the last rock and said attacks of the mind be gone.  Desiree felt an instant peace.  The angel circled rejoicing as Desiree spoke life into her circumstances. Desiree then began praying on the full armor of God, and she grew stronger. The hard work actually felt good! Then Desiree discovered the root of her problems as she pulled up the last rock, underneath laid a massive root which she pulled and it would not give. The root was strong and had been planted many years ago when she was but a small wee child. The root was harsh words spoken to her by the enemy, through her earth father, meant to destroy her, yet but for God!

Desiree understood now, her father wasn’t her enemy, the root of all evil (satan) was her enemy.  Desiree got her gardening tools and she began attacking that root with all her strenght and called on God asking for help saying she was weak and laid it at his feet, letting go and drawing in strenght sent by the Holy Spirit, digging up the root, the root was her enemy, Desiree dug and cut at the root for over eight hours, with root spanning twenty feet from the bird bath, and finally she came to the end of the root and ripped it out proclaiming in Jesus name ?I am delivered and healed.” The angels heard her declaration and an angel hit a cymbal declaring a “I Got The Victory” heard all throughout heaven!

Desiree studied the bird bath which was leaning like the “Tower of  Pisa” in Italy, half the pedestal was buried in the mud and the tulip basin was only a foot from the ground. Desiree decided to flip over the top water basin let all the dirty water,sludge and mud fall to the ground completely being emptied out, knowing the water basin  would bear the weight of the fall.  Desiree carefully lifted the tulip basin and flipped it over which allowed all the water and mud to run out, then she softly let it hit the ground. Suddenly time stood still and Desiree watched in amazement as all the filth came out of the water basin and without warning all earthly noise stopped and she heard her master and saviors voice speak to her causing her to fall to her knees, Saying ” Desiree, I allowed satan to shift you, but I prayed for you that your faith will not fail you, when you have turned back strengthen others!” Desiree weeped, in joy, her heavenly fathers voice,  precious in every way , had finally arrived. God kept his promise and didn’t forsake her, God prayed for her, he had heard her prayers. At that moment Desiree rested in the shadow of the almighty as his wings wrapped around her and gave her his rest!

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 Spiritually Desiree blossomed into a warrior as she strategically  studied how to rebuild the  bird bath!  Desiree spoke out loud declaring “And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.” Desiree was filled with Holy Spirit and upon her declaration her words flowed like rivers of living water circling around her spiritually, physically , mentally and emotionally in the earthly realm and the heavenly realm. Desiree dug out the pedestal base of the bird bath, rolled it on its side to sit by the tulip basin. Then she began moving rocks to the new spot for the bird bath, hoping the harder surface would prevent it sinking, placing the bird bath pedestal where it wouldn’t sink in mud.

Lord behold when Desiree turned around to pick up the tulip part the water bath basin she discovered it weighed over 150 lbs.  Desiree could not lift it alone. Desiree liked completing her projects once  started but had to come to a halt take a break.

Three days Desiree studied the tulip basin , just as she was rebuilding the bird bath, spiritually she was rebuilding her relationship and walk with God! As night fell on the third evening Desiree studied the bird bath from the front screen door, whispering to God, help me, and suddenly she witnessed a digital line run on ground, go up the pedestal, and lean it on the biggest rock, then watched as the water basin was rolled in front, Desiree jumped for joy and ran out the door, excited beyond measure!

Desiree didn’t need her strength to lift the heavy water basin, she just needed faith! Desiree rolled the pedestal in front of the biggest rock, leaning it on the rock, then she rolled, the water basin in front , then slowly pushed upward connecting both pieces with hardly any effort. The bird bath was upright and the two pieces clicked into one. Then Desiree sat the Angel statue into the water basin standing tall and glorious, not realizing the guardian angel God had sent her was watching! Desiree glorified God giving him all the Glory, she was amazed that while rolling the pedestal she realized something incredible!

Psalm 61:1-3  Hear my cry, O God, attend to my prayer.

2 From the end of the earth I will cry to You; when my heart faints, lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 3 For You have been a refuge for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

Desiree could not lift that heavy tulip basin for the bird bath it weighed so much but when she leaned it against “The Rock ” The Rock is Jesus Christ the Rock of salvation. What Desiree couldn’t do it in her own strength, but when leaned it over to the Rock what happened?The Rock lifted up so what she couldn’t do in her own strength, Jesus can do in his strength, for he is the Rock! That’s two stories in one and it had Desiree jumping! Jesus would restore Desiree! 

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God was spiritually showing her to lean on the “Rock.” Jesus is the Rock!  The rolling of the tulip water basin was a reminder that after three days Jesus rose and and only Jesus could move the stone, and an angel was left to meet the women who came to attend to the Lord. Jesus is the resurrection and life!

Desiree, wrote her story and shared it on a blog and millions read the story of her faith, trusting God. Seeds of Hope were planted, and it was like a mighty river flowed from the  bird bath spiritually  splitting into many rivers going all over the earth. The message was clear!

Trust God, Lean on God, Jesus is the Rock, God will not forsake us, What man cannot do , God is able, God hears our prayers, God Listens, God Speaks, and God Guides us!

The angel often meets Desiree at the Bird Bath, with the angel statue,  gazing as she quietly prays, listening and waiting on the Lord! Jesus is the Rock and daily Desiree casts her burdens upon the Lord, trusting God to work out all her problems. Desiree’s angel captures her prayers and swiftly carries them to heaven!

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What satan had meant for bad, God turned around and used it for good! The Rock Can Bare the Weight!

 

I Had To Just Put My Feet On The Floor!

Today, I have to push myself to get out of bed. I was plagued with three different nightmares trying to sleep between 4:30 am and  9am when I awoke the first time, then 10am. Finally at noon I sat up,  swinging my legs over the edge of the bed, all I had to do was put my feet on floor. It was areal struggle. Mom was up till 4:30 am, she was finally sleeping, after her sun downing had kept us awake. Then all the stuff with the quarantine is getting to me.  Are you feeling discourage like me? Together as a Nation we are now in 40 days of Quarantine! Yet as an individual,  I’m feeling more like at 240 days quarantine , only leaving my house three times since September. My quarantine began when my vehicle was vandalized, determined a total loss. Geico didn’t cover. Second because in Jan. I was sick with Pneumonia, took till April to recover, I’m  blessed to be alive and then Covid 19 happens, and the goverment mandates we all stay home.

The difference between 40 days and 240 days is the isolation. I’m tired of streaming shows, I’m running out of things to keep me and mom busy, my heart and soul ache for my love ones who I miss dearly,  I will not be with my daughter on her birthday. I miss all the excitement and personalities of my grandchildren. I crave hugs, laughter and a good family gathering. I have also been caregiving my mom, she is my best friend and I am glad we have each other in this season, she is grieving loss of her soulmate/ best friend of 57 years. I can’t imagine her pain, it is fast approaching the anniversary of my Dad’s passing. I miss gathering at my church, worshiping God.

I’m not having a pity party, I like you am living through a part of history that is frightening. Things get to you, the news is to scary to watch, your crying for all those who got sick, praying it passes by your family.  Praying God have mercy on us all, I’m pleading blood of Jesus, not just for me , myself and my family , I’m crying out for the world. Our prayers need to be bold, courageous, crying out to God as we walk through this season in faith.

Today , I’m having hard time getting out of bed, it’s not my strength that propels me to sit up, for I am weak, tired, yet God says when I am weak his strength sustains me, the Holy Spirit encourages me, and as my feet hit the floor, and I go to my knees, the Lion of Judah gives me the power to roar out prayers, we all need to be roaring our prayers! God is always listening for his children’s cry’s.

Today let your feet hit the floor and roar ……God is listening and God will fight for us! Cry out, repent, get on your knees. Today the best thing I did was put my feet on the floor, God did the rest, Glory Hallelujah!

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Almost a Dog Story!

Today, I started out with good intentions. The chore list was outlined first, clean up the utility room, clean cat boxes, take out trash, second vacuum and sweep, third touch up kitchen. Only problem was nothing went according to my plan. Our overweight black lab, got territorial and when I stood in utility room, I found he left a wonderful present, he pooped in our cat boxes and then peed up and down the outside of the cat boxes mixing his pee in cat litter he had dumped out on the floor. An hour later after I cleaned up his mess, I proceed to mom’s bedroom, to find to my horror all my mom’s nice comforters are on the floor, dirty, with hairballs, cat throw up, covered in black lab hair with the big black lab rolling all over the comforters. I shew the dog away, pick up the comforters and head to laundry room, to throw in wash. I come back to mom bedroom and step in wet dog saliva slipping trying to stay upright.

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While I’m  getting that cleaned up, my mom thinks the cats are underfeed and opened five cans of cat food dished out on ten saucers, placed all over house. Mom then opens back door letting all pets outside, only problem is the cats are not suppose to go out, they are house cats. Thirty minutes in back yard, on a search mission, catching cats.

Usually, when I’m trying to do chores, mom gets more active, she is 77 and likes to help, but even when I give her small chores, I usually have moments like with the cat food. Mom thinks she has done these habits all her life.

Due to Hashimotos,  I’m  fatigued and after all the above I’m exhausted. Yet, I carry onward, I’m not a quitter, I proceed to clean kitchen. Today is trash day, so I collect all the trash, to go outside, and as I pull kitchen bag out the bag busts spewing garbage everywhere, as Im standing there looking in horror at the mess, our two cats race through kitchen and that big black lab clocks my left knee out from under me and I go down into all the trash screaming in pain while words and noises spew forth out my mouth that I despise. My language was worse than my drill Sargent dad with new recruits.  😭

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I just sat on that garbage strewn floor and emotionally lost it.  I truly grieved over the loss of my father who death anniversary is May 1, 2020. Then I proceeded to cry harder, hyperventilate and get my butt kicked by a bad anxiety attack sinking into a good pity party, over how I’m mostly obsolete to my siblings , I really could use their help. I don’t get breaks weeks on end, they think I get a break everyday, they truly seem to have no understanding what it is to be our moms caregiver, managing prescriptions, breathing machines, medical emergencies, doctor calls, being on call 24/7, sleep deprivation, can’t work due to my medical issues, no income, waiting on Disability hearing, my vehicle vandalized, no transportation, can’t get to my doctors, no way to provide my financial needs, and as I sat on that messy floor, I just hung my head in shame. While it is complex caring for my mom , I just feel I lack a good family support team to help out. I’m here because I love my mom, I enjoy being with her making memories, I just feel very alone without an adequate support team. I am mother’s caregiver, cook, housekeeper first, then her daughter second.

When you’re caring for a loved one, there’s nothing you won’t do (or sacrifice) to give them as much comfort and peace of mind as you can possibly provide. Often, that means you’ll skip your social obligations, wreck your diet, suffer sleep deprivation, and even risk your career, all to help a loved one through the most difficult time of their life.

Now. I had to figure out how to get up off the floor,  I shamelessly slid across the floor and rolled onto the couch , not caring about garbage,  I will clean it later. I’m fortunate and grateful for my time with mom. On days like this, I simply go to God and ask forgiveness, its not about me, I’m blessed above measure to have this time with my mom, I have learned so much from her, Oh how I thank God for my momma!

And yes, I love the black lab, his name is Jake!

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Calling All Moms!

Just had to share this awesome devotion today, as it spoke to my heart, because we moms tend to beat ourselves up over our mothering skills.

I found this on YouVersion

Breathing Eden : Conversations With God • Devotional

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I WANTED TO BE A MOM. I wanted to stay home with these precious kids. I quit my job, surrendered my identity—the young, just-out-of-business-school-turned-professional. I believed my choice was narrow—just one or the other: Be a mom or work. (Are these my only choices, God?) I didn’t want to miss puddle-jumping, block-building, hand-holding, park-playing days like this one. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to make that decision. I am. I just didn’t know I would struggle so much. I didn’t know this would be so hard.

I thought I would feel different, God. I thought I would do this better—that I would be more organized and wouldn’t feel so depleted all the time. I said I wanted to stay home with my babies, and I know it is so amazing that I can. But here is what is hard to admit, even to you: I don’t like it as much as I thought I would. I’m afraid I’m not good at it. I’m even less confident now that we have two.

I’m going to mess them up, God. I know I am. I lose my temper, I raise my voice. And when I am not yelling out loud, I feel like I am screaming inside. I know that’s an exaggeration. That sounds so melodramatic, “screaming inside.” But no other words feel right.

Why do I feel so trapped, so stuck? I don’t know who I am, or what I love to do, or what it is that might be fun for me anymore. I should feel parenting is so fun, so completely fulfilling. I’m sorry that, right now, I don’t, and it isn’t. I’m sorry for who I am. I’m sorry I am so far from you and don’t know how to find my way back.

Can you help me find my way back?

DAUGHTER, YOU CAN BE ANGRY. I can take it. You can be sad. I can take that too. Keep running to me when you are sad and overwhelmed, and I will give you what you need to get through a day. You think that you are camouflaged, but I see all.

You can do this, you know. You can mother him and love him, and I will help you find your way. You ask me what you love? Who you are?

Let me tell you what I see: I see you. I see you in the early mornings when the baby is crying and you rise. I see you bend to scoop him up out of his crib, hear how you sing to him. I watch how you stumble, so tired, back to a rumpled bed.

May I sing to you now? May I sing to you, my daughter who is found?

Lift up your head, my darling. Lift up your head, and see me looking at you. I have made you with beauty. I have made you with strength. I have made you with tenderness, a soft heart for me that will sustain you. I sustain you. Keep your heart soft, and I will sustain you. Keep yourself vulnerable, and I will lift you. Keep yourself close to me, and I will show you, step by step, what it is you love, what it is in you I see.

There’s a lot coming, dear one. You are both a light that shines and a warrior in my name. How this looks—your life in me—will unfold as you trust me. In you, I keep creating, dear one. I love being with you as we partner in your work, bringing what is to come.

Yes, I see you. And I want you to begin this day again, knowing I see you, knowing I know you. I dance over you. My gladness overflows.

You are my dear heart, my bright flower. I father you and I mother you. I care for you, and you rise again, letting me lead, letting me take charge, letting me be the door you walk through each day when you are lost and you are wondering how, again, you can face another day.

You don’t need to face another day alone. You can greet each day with me. You can rise with me, stay with me, listen for me. In the creak of the high chair at lunchtime. In the jingling of toys as Jonathan and Lucas laugh and cry and play. In the hush or whimpers of the night.

My strength is enough for you. My presence is with you. My Spirit is in you.

I sustain you, never leave you. There is good coming.

There is good right here.

Pray: 

Father, you are unashamed of me—your love is wild and perfect. I love how you have made me. I love how I don’t have to hide from you, no matter what I am feeling. You give me a voice to call out to you, and you answer. You reveal to me yourself, showing how you are present with me, how you care for me, how you hold me and never let me go. I have what it takes to love those you’ve given me to love. I have what it takes to get through this day, holding your hand. Help me to do all these things, knowing I stay with you. In your name, Jesus, Amen.

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Friday Thoughts!

Hello Readers!

I’m just sitting here, drinking coffee,  thinking about you and just hoped you took time to enjoy this  beautiful glorious day outside our homes! Look at what that the Lord has given us! Such Glory on earth!

Use your day wisely, be Kind and share the Love of  Jesus with everyone you come in contact  with today, even the ones that make it hard to do so as they need Jesus just like all of us!

I watched a red headed wood pecker, or what looked like one in my front yard, squirrels playing, little swarms of bugs that looked like dust fairies floating in patterns and a Beautiful Blue Bird came by to sing! Way too fast for my camera phone, yet I got pics of all spring plants popping up below.

 

Have a great day and be blessed.

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DREAM

I recently had a dream appear in my news-feed on Facebook, that occurred a few years ago. I love it when memories show up, especially dreams! I had this dream in 2014. Now it is 2020, and hard times, yet it is a dream of good tidings and abundance, a reflection fro the past to give Hope for the future! Keeping a dream journal is a wonderful activity! I highly recommend it! Blessings!

 

Dreams

Dream ~I laid down and fell into a deep sleep, when I awakened I was getting off a hand made straw mat, in a  foreign land that was very green, vibrant and beautiful.

 

The first thing I noticed was that no one spoke my language.  I was happy and smiles at everyone.  I felt very calm as I  began walking down this sandy road , the people were so nice greeting me and gracious!

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I turned into a field that was growing an abundant crop and I started to call to this little child, who was between two and three years old, at the end of the field.

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I cooed until the child came into my arms and hugged me. The child could not understand my English, so I began to speak in tongues, and the child understood me through our fathers heavenly language.

I was so happy twirling this child around.  I saw all my family, my daughter, all my grandchildren and my son in law. I woke up laughing full of joy!. 🙂 This dream was unusual so I had to share!

 

 

 

 

Angels

Today I rounded up the energy to begin landscaping and cleaning our front porch and back deck! I have inside house crazies going on, and I have done several projects while quarantined. The outside was a nice change.

I worked on getting as much pollen off the front and back porches , even with a broom , there is still a fair dusting left. It rained here tonight pretty hard , I am hoping pollen will be gone soon!

I once again took pictures, don’t judge as I am still working on these projects, I have edging to do, along flower beds, painting steps, and transplanting baby plants from the back garden.

I am very as Angels showed up again, I have no other explanation for the array of colors and lights that appeared in my back yard , first, then two days later, my front yard! I believe God is hearing our prayers, and these pics give me Hope! Blessings to All! Please comment, what do the images look like in your opinion.

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Angels Among Us!

Hello,

While taking pics today, I got a few surprises I wanted to share with all my readers! As you know I been pleading the blood and praying Psalms 91! Yaw wouldn’t even believe me if I told you the mess going on in my life, I will be OK!

God never fails us and just as he heard my prayers on my grandbabies future baptisms, he heard my cry’s when I pleaded the blood, signs are all around us , slow down and look!

Here is what my camera caught today!

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Do you see in the upper right hand corner the array of colors………..

 

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This one is floating right in front of me……..

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Psalm 91:11 New International Version (NIV)11 For he will command his angels concerning youto guard you in all your ways;

 

SPRING- RENEWAL – HOPE

Song of Songs 2:11-12 New International Version (NIV)11 See! The winter is past;the rains are over and gone.12 Flowers appear on the earth;the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.

Joy comes in the morning, I hope you enjoy our beautiful flowers that my mother and I planted in the last ten years!  I took these pics this morning as Spring burst forward and is a time of promise and renewal!

Deuteronomy 32:2 New International Version (NIV)

Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.

 

Psalm 19:1- 1 The heavens declare the glory of God;the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

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Plead the Blood

I have to tell you, God just amazes me, God is definitely in the small details of our lives! The other day during prayer, I was pressed to pray over and over, I plead the blood of Jesus, over my Daughter, her husband and my four grandchildren and possible future grandchildren. My daughter isnot pregnant, nor planning to be at this time. I just believe you cover as if it were so, as if she were pregnant. I prayed for my daughter and grandchildren before they were ever born. God is a mighty answering God. I prayed for Salvation, Optimal Health, Abundance, Education, Future Friends, Saints to cross their paths, Protection & Safety, Divine Connections, To know their spiritual gifts early, know who they are in Christ, for them to have a relationship with Jesus trusting him with their lives and receive the blessings of God.  There is power in the blood of Jesus! Wonderful Working Power!

While praying for my grandchildren , I specifically prayed for my two youngest that they would accept Christ, be baptized in Jesus name. My sweet grands were dedicated to the Lord as young children, they are now four and six years old and Baptism is a step they must journey to on their own, as it is a gift from the Lord.

The very next day while face-timing with my grands, my six year old first statement was “Grandma, am I baptized?” I smiled and said “No, not yet!” He proceeded to tell me he had it worked out, he would be baptized when he was seven, which is this year. I smiled again, as I felt the spirit of God around us, God was in our midst in the details, showing the promise to come, the wooing had begun long before I prayed, long before he was born, it had begun when I prayed as if it were so, pleading the blood of Jesus, the wonderful working power of Jesus. My six year old grand preceded to tell me how he remembered me carrying him to church, he said he remembers playing with his toys under the pew, and how loud the singing was, he said Grandma, I was shy and scared, but I am ready to go back to church! ” “When you come visit, or we come visit you, will you take me to church?” I instantly said “Absolutely Buddy” (nickname)!! While in the stillness of that moment, I knew promises were being answered, the future is bright, and this Covid-19, it too shall pass! The best is yet to come!

So, the rest of my post is about pleading the blood, some of my readers might ask what does that mean and why do we as Christian say ” I plead the blood of Jesus!”

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“Pleading the Blood of Jesus” is actually a legal term. When a lawyer goes before a judge he is given the opportunity to plead his case.  The attorney presents evidence and facts to support his case. The bible supports this in the Old Testament;

1 Samuel 24:15- May the LORD be our judge and decide between us. May he consider my cause and uphold it; may he vindicate me by delivering me from your hand.”

Psalm 43:1- Vindicate me, my God, and plead my cause against an unfaithful nation.
Rescue me from those who are deceitful and wicked.

When the enemy comes against us, there are many areas he attacks in:

  • Satan attacks your Walk with God
  • Satan attacks Faith, Hope, Love
  • Satan attacks your Spiritual Life
  • Satan attacks your Mind
  • Satan attacks your Marriage
  • Satan attacks your Children
  • Satan attacks your Private Life
  • Satan attacks your Health
  • Satan attacks your Finances
  • Satan attacks your Career
  • Satan attacks your Relationships

The enemy is accusing us of sin, telling us we will always live in poverty, always have financial woes, constantly in sickness, terrible fear, constantly worried!  Know your enemy he attacks us when we are:

  1. VULNERABLE
  2. DISOBEDIENCE
  3. PERSISTENT WAYWARDNESS
  4. TIRED
  5. WHEN YOU BEGIN A NEW MINISTRY OR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
  6. WHEN YOU ARE AGITATED
  7.  SICKNESS OR IN PAIN
  8. FEELING OR BEING ALONE
  9. FEELING LOST

The enemy  four common tactics are:

  1. DECEPTION
  2. DIVISION
  3. DIVERSIONS
  4. DISCOURAGEMENT

How do we protect ourselves, our family and loved ones, especially those who are not saved?

First, we must remember, “GOD LOVES US!” Second, we must be, “STRONG IN THE LORD.” Third, we must remember, Resist Satan as he  was “DEFEATED AT THE CROSS.” Fourth, we are fighting from “CHRIST VICTORY AT THE CROSS.”

Here is an important point, we cannot win spiritual battles in our own strength! We must draw our strength from the power base, of God himself through prayer, reading the word of God in our bibles, by spending time with God through worship or talking to him, God desires to hear from us!

Lastly, we pray before God pleading the precious blood of Jesus, the Righteous Judge, is the blood of Jesus. It changed everything. The blood of Jesus established a new and better covenant between us and a holy God (Hebrews 8:6-7, 9:11-14, 22, 12:24). The blood is our defense. It declares we are not guilty but free from all penalty of sin. The blood also gives us the authority and dominion to resist Satan and put him out of all the affairs of our lives and our families’ lives. Because of Jesus’ sacrifice at Calvary, the devil has no legal right to interfere in our lives anymore. He says we’re guilty; we “plead the blood!” (James 4:7; 1 John 3:8; Luke 10:19). We have every right and provision to walk in victory through the precious blood of the Lamb.

 

Every day you have the right to exercise that authority by pleading what the blood of Jesus did for you at Calvary. Refuse to give the enemy even one small inch of territory. Satan is a defeated foe and through the precious blood of Jesus we are victorious!

Prayer to Plead the Blood of Jesus!

Father, I come in the name of Jesus to plead His blood on my life and on all that belongs to me, and on all over which You have made me a steward.

I plead the blood of Jesus on the portals of my mind, my body (the temple of the Holy Spirit), my emotions, and my will. I believe that I am protected by the blood of the Lamb which gives me access to the Holy of Holies.
I plead the blood on my Spouse, Marriage, my children, on my grandchildren and their children, my family and friends, on all those whom You have given me in this life.

Lord, You have said that the life of the flesh is in the blood. Thank You for this blood that has cleansed me from sin and sealed the New Covenant of which I am a partaker.

* Based on a prayer written by Joyce Meyer in The Word, the Name and the Blood (Tulsa: Harrison House, 1995).
In Jesus’ name, amen.

Additional Prayer

PRAYER: 

            Father God in the name of Jesus and in the power of Your Holy Spirit, I welcome You this day. I love, worship and honor You.  I thank You for being my God, my Father, my Friend and my Helper.  According to Your Word, I decree, declare and plead the Blood of Jesus and draw a bloodline over myself; my spouse; my immediate family; my extended family; my spiritual family; friends and church family, Eph. 1:7; Romans 5:9; I John 1:7.

I also declare that all of us have on the Whole Armor of God and function with the fruit of the Spirit and the best gifts You have given us in Jesus’ name, Eph. 6:12-18; Ps. 91; Gal. 5:22-23; I Co. 12:7-11, 28; Ro. 12:6-15 and Eph. 4:11-12.

I further draw a bloodline over marriages and Godly families, anointed men and women of God; the Kingdom of God; Godly world leaders; America and the White House; Israel and Jerusalem; Godly judges in America; our military men and women; the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) as well as other allies with America; North Carolina (your state); the Godly homeless; the remnant of God; Christian corporations and businesses are all covered by the Blood of Jesus.  I also release the peace of God in my inner man.
In the name of Jesus, I plead the Blood of Jesus over my inheritance; spiritual gifts; income; payroll; assets; investments; social security; money to pay taxes; all properties with deeds; bank and credit union accounts; library, administrative, biblical books and all resources; our personal, business and tax records; P.O. boxes; mail centers; computers; printers; all electronics devices; drives; all forms of communication: wireless, internet, WiFi, websites, emails and social media. The Blood also covers our homes; any storage; personal autos; personal and business items and equipment; furnishings for our homes and businesses in Jesus’ name.
In the name of Jesus, I rebuke and bind backlash, revenge, retaliation, retribution, slumber,  transference of evil spirits and distractions sent to rob me of my time and destiny. I further rebuke, bind, block and destroy all evil assignments sent against me, my family, ministry, projects and businesses.  I reverse every curse back to the sender, Prov. 26:27. I now release God’s favor, wisdom, joy, protection, guidance as I put on the Whole Armor of God daily.

I repent if I have or any family member has opened any door through disobedience, unbelief or any other sin that allowed a curse to operate, 2 Peter 3:9; 2 Cor. 7:10. In the name of Jesus, I now Break, Destroy, Disallow and Overturn any curses over my life or my family and decree the curse can no longer manifest in the name of Jesus. I now claim the protection of the Blood of Jesus and decree and declare that my family and I are redeemed by the blood of the Lamb out of the hand of the enemy and set free.

I thank You Father God that Jesus (Yeshua) destroyed the power of every curse and any recurring curses in my bloodline when He went to Calvary, died, defeated death and rose in three days, Heb. 12:2; Isaiah 53:1; I Cor. 15:4. So I choose not to receive or allow any curse that is sent but instead choose to enter into a new cycle of blessings released in this new season in Jesus’ name.

I Thank You for intercessors who pray on my behalf. I bind every force that would attempt to capture my destiny illegitimately. No weapon formed against me or my family (immediate, extended, spiritual or church) will prosper or prevail…. A thousand may fall at my side and ten thousand at my right hand but it shall not come near me (Isa. 54:17; Ps. 91:7; Ps. 27; Ps. 120). I release the fire of God as the enemy is cut off by the Living God, I Kings 18:38. Thank You for divine intervention for my loved ones and me.

 I further rebuke, bind, block and destroy all evil assignments sent by any master spirits including, Sabotage, Azazel, Fear, Jabin, Jezebel, Ahab, Baal, Leviathan (lies, slander, gossip) Pisgah (tries to block your breakthrough), Python, Infirmity, Strife, Agitation, Rebellion, Affliction, Seducing Spirits and all other types of evil that have targeted this household and other children of God.

I thank You that my heart is pure before You. I also release prayer, praise, forgiveness, repentance, joy, intercession, giving, fasting and action on my part as I call forth the Spirit of Truth, Light, discernment of spirits, and the wisdom of God to know what to do and when to do it in Jesus’ name, Eph. 6:12; Judges 4:3; Neh. 6:1.

Father God, I also thank You for radical favor, signs and wonders, miracles and restoration in this season of transfer of wealth, unusual opportunities, healings and creative miracles.
 I thank You that the angelic force of strong angels, angels of joy, healing angels, warring angels, ministering angels, restoration angels, the harvest glory angels, revelation angels, business angels, prosperity angels, turn around angels, birthing angels, property angels and others are released to assist on my behalf.

I thank You for wisdom, order, mysteries uncovered (Your plans and purpose revealed, Dt. 29:29), fresh revelation, fresh anointing and a fresh spirit of boldness in my life. I have the victory in every battle according to Your Word because of Your Spirit, Your grace, Your power, Your strategies, Your might, Your faith, Your timing, Your favor and Your Glory in Jesus’ mighty name.

Therefore, I am making a demand on and instructing my seed as well as decreeing that “The Blessing”that belongs to me come forth now, you have no choice but to come to me now. I am blessed with health, wisdom, wealth, joy, favor, good relationships in my life and family, and preserved in Jesus’ name, Amen!

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