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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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
What satan had meant for bad, God turned around and used it for good! The Rock Can Bare the Weight!
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!
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.
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. 😭
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!
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.
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.
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.
The word of God is all powerful, and when recited out loud, it is a weapon, the word is your spiritual sword, for combating the enemy in any area of your life. God’s word is awesome……I think I will go devour it! 🙂
DO YOU NEED A HEALING IN YOUR BODY!! For it is Written: He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction’s.
“Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.” ~ Jeremiah 17:14
“Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.” ~ James 5:14-15
“Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” ~ Isaiah 53:4-5
“But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD” ~ Jeremiah 30:17
I come to you Holy Spirit believing your word is alive and abounds forth bringing healing to my body ,
Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.
I offer this prayer up in faith, that I will be made well, and you will rise me up in excellent health!
Surely Jesus we know through your word you took up our pain and bore our suffering. Jesus you were pierced for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace with our punishment bore on you, Jesus you gave the ultimate sacrifice and died , so we might live and live abundantly!By our savior, Jesus, our wounds, diseases and afflictions are healed in Jesus Holy mighty name. Amen!
Plans for Your Welfare, not for disaster. To Give YOU a future and a Hope!
Call to me , Come to me and Pray to me!
I will listen to YOU!
You will seek me and find me, when You search for me with all your Heart!
Dear Heavenly Father,
I come in search of you, I lay all my problems at your feet, seeking you with all my heart! Lord I believe and have faith your word is alive and true, that as I seek you, I will find you, that you indeed have plans to prosper me, canceling all disaster, watching over my intimate welfare, father I believe you are listening to me now, “Come Holy Spirit” and work in my life, my heart is yours, in Jesus Holy Name! Amen
So, wherever you are today, look up. There is a King of glory and He’s coming for you. He alone can rescue you and bring peace to your soul. He is on a mission to rescue the world, and He wants to invite you in to be a part of it.
We are all going through a whirlwind. Many people have felt the last year was the hardest, as we all faced things in our lifetime never before experienced! Spiritual warfare has been relentless, multiply hits on our faith leaving us spiritually near depletion, feeling negatively lead to just give up. You have to fight, Giving up isnt the answer! Fight and hold on, help is coming!
I know Jesus is with us, for he promised to never leave or forsake us.
You need to dig in your heels, tie a knot at the end of your rope and hang on for dear life………………………………………………..Keep praying. Payer is powerful!
Pray for God to direct our feet, may the Holy Spirit go before us and be our rear guard, forward and side guards, plead the blood of Jesus, reciting prayers for protections (Psalms 91) over all your family and extended family, friends , state, nation and the world. Lift up prayers for healing of Covid 19, simply asking for help and trust help will come.
I know help is a hard thing to find, let alone see, here is where we walk by faith.
Two days ago, I felt the direction of my feet being lead in little steps, I ask God to keep me on his path. The hardest thing I had to admit to myself was to verbally state in prayer “God, I feel helpless.” God is listening. God knows my heart. God knows your too. I bind my prayers with your prayers, believing angels are surrounding us andministering to us, in these hard times.
Aren’t we all in a pit? None of us caused Covid 19, we are quarantined, social distancing, home bound, and we want it to end. We want normal back. Yet I have to ask what is normal? I dont want normal back, we need radical change, revival, a good ole out pouring of the Holy Spirit! What is an outpouring of the Holy Spirit?
Answer-The outpouring of the Holy Spirit—the pouring out of God’s Spirit to fill and indwell people—was prophesied in the Old Testament and fulfilled at Pentecost (Acts 2). This event was predicted in the Old Testament: in Isaiah 44:3 God said to Israel, “I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.” The Holy Spirit is pictured as the “water of life” that saves and blesses a dying people. On the day of Pentecost, Peter quoted another prophecy as being fulfilled: “I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. . . . And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Joel 2:28–29, 32).
Jesus had promised to send His disciples the Holy Spirit (John 14:15–17). The Spirit “lives with you and will be in you,” Jesus said (John 14:17). This was a prophecy of the indwelling of the Spirit, another distinctive of the church age. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2 marked the fulfillment of Jesus’ words, too, as the Holy Spirit came upon all believers in a powerful, visible (and audible) way. Luke records the event: “Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them” (Acts 2:2–4). Immediately, the Spirit-filled believers went into the streets of Jerusalem and preached Christ. Three thousand people were saved and baptized that day; the church had begun (verse 41).
Maybe revival and an outpouring starts with us just helping each other, by showing kindness, compassion, empathy and Love! Love covers a multitude of sin.
God is reminding me of a word he gave me when I first came to church!
As believers we have to pull our brothers and sisters up without judging, showing Love, reach down and pull them out. Why are we not pulling our brothers and sisters out??? It may not be sin that put them there , but an actual TRAP!! Get them out!! isnot Covid 19 a trap, that has put us all in a pit? Lets help one another and allow God to be God!
Matthew 12:11 states:He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? or Luke 14:5 Then he asked them, “If one of you has a child or an ox that falls into a well on the Sabbath day, will you not immediately pull it out?”
Following those scriptures, I found the following words on Faith Life sermons, that read : A man fell into a pit and couldn’t get himself out. A SUBJECTIVE person came along and said: “I FEEL for you, down there.” An OBJECTIVE person came along and said:” It’s logical that someone would fall, down there.” A CHRISTIAN SCIENTIST came along: “You only THINK that you are in a pit.” A PHARISEE said: “Only BAD people fall into a pit.” A MATHEMATICIAN calculated HOW he fell into the pit. A NEWS REPORTER wanted the exclusive story on his pit. A FUNDAMENTALIST said: “You DESERVE your pit.” CONFUCIUS said; “If you would have listened to me, you would not be in that pit.” BUDDHA said: “Your pit is only a state of mind.” A REALIST said: “That’s a PIT.” A SCIENTIST calculated the pressure necessary (lbs./sq.in.) to get him out of the pit. A GEOLOGIST told him to appreciate the rock strata in the pit. The COUNTY INSPECTOR asked if he had a permit to dig a pit. The COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR came along and figured the taxes he owed on the pit. A PROFESSOR gave him a lecture on: “The Elementary Principles of the Pit.” A HEALTH AND WEALTH PREACHER said: “Just CONFESS that you’re not in a pit.” An OPTIMIST said: “Things COULD be worse.” A PESSIMIST said: “Things WILL get worse!!”
JESUS, seeing the man, reached down with the right hand of love and LIFTED HIM OUT of the pit. Hallelujah Glory to God!
Jesus had “OBSERVED” all who walked past the man in the pit, Jesus listened to all the excuses given not to help the man in the pit!
Jesus simply walked over and he extended his right hand to the man in the pit, then pulled the man out of the pit!
Trust God he will pull you out of the pit!
The pit is not always about the person stuck in the pit, humans are quick to judge, yet maybe a time of observation, for the Lord to observe how you and I chose to react to the situation, and whether we will help that person or each other!
The eyes of God are upon you………………………..
Will you help?
That knowledge ought to have you running and praising God!
Be alert, God will led you where to help, for we are all a part of the body of Christ and our gifts and talents are uniquely different! Be alert! May we glorify God by going about and doing his business to help as instructed.
The real call to action when disaster strikes is to pray, trust God, and continue to be kind.
I recommended everyone make a vision board about their future, with hopes, dreams and goals. What I thought could be done in a few days became a month long project.
My mind was blank when I began, I was stuck in my current circumstances and couldn’t see or envision past the current day!
My mom is going through a hard time and is up late most nights, then I have a hard time falling asleep when she finally goes to sleep. This is the time in wee hour morning when my mind began to think and dream again. I slowly began working on my vision board.
The vision board has really inspired me, causing me to look at my inner core and who I am, we are so conditioned from childhood to be a part of or fit into stereotypical groups, I never knew me the inner child.
My vision board led me on a remarkable journey. I learned my Faith is that of a fearless lioness, who believes in God, faith , hope and love and the greatest of these being Love as it covers a multitude of sin.
I love deeply and unconditionally loyal to the end, I am a wonderful friend, who will get down in the mud with you, I got your back and you got mine, I am a prayer warrior who gets weak from the dramas of life which affects my prayer life! Prayer and scripture are powerful weapons. I can Roar like a lioness and let the enemy know to back off my heavenly father, my papa, has got my back, I draw my strength from him.
I pray for those who love me and those who persecute me. I believe God heals us, sometime we miss out because we believe, and yet think we are unworthy, the sacrifice on the cross says you are worthy.
I am courageous, confident and strong, I am a unique and beautiful soul. I am more creative than I could ever envision, words are feeling my mind as doors open, allowing stories to go to my pen to share with my readers, I am a Writer! I will be a published author!
I have chosen to be “Happy” as it is good for my soul and health, I have let all my past hurts go, I am healed Spiritually, Physically, Mentally , Emotionally and Financially! I am going to beautiful places, I have seen in my dreams in my future travels and out there in this vast wonderful place called earth is my soul mate who I have prayed for a very long time. Very soon we will meet and my family who is my core, will draw him in like a mighty river, we have waited a long time for him to find me, us, he will protect us, cherish and be a wonderful 2nd dad, grandfather and husband, who will proudly hold my hand, love honor and cherish me accepting me with all my scars for they tell the story of the journey I had to take to find him!
My home is my sanctuary, where I can be me, pray, dance, roar, laugh, cook, gather and tell wonderful stories out under the stars, around a warm fire that is felt in our hearts and as we sit in a circle and gaze around, we will know without a doubt our creator is a wonderful tapestry designer.
Yaw ready to do your vision board?Dream and Speak it as if it is so…………..
Here is my vision board, I framed it. I am proud of my journey and all the hard work!
I always smiled when I heard a talk show host say How you do..ing? The talk host really wants to know her audience. Today, I would like to hear from you, my audience and I’m asking seriously “How you all doing?” Really, how are my readers out there doing?,
The month of January, for me was incredible suffering, as I became sick and was diagnosed with pneumonia. The onset was fast and within 24 hours,symptoms of sore throat, crackling noises in throat when resting, shortness of breath, profound coughing that sounded like a bark, then came my first fever in many years, five days of 102 to 104 fever with awful fatigue like I have never experienced. Loss of appetite with no taste buds. I was in bed for a month and the cough stayed with me till March. I was seen once by the ER, PA, and Urgent Care twice. I tested negative for strep, both flu strains A & B. Took x-ray twice. You might be wondering did I have Covid-19, I wondered the same! I honestly don’t know, as I was never asked to get tested by doctors. I was treated with an antibiotic and inhaler. I truly felt the medicine didn’t help much and I resorted to my supplements and home remedies. I gargled with vinegar and home made salt water. I took Vitamin D3 (4000iu), Echinacea and Ashwagandha three times daily with over counter Tylenol. Daily multiple hot showers to open lungs and of course my hot tody through out day.
For me as an introvert ,I didn’t have to adjust to social distancing, avoiding crowds and large gatherings as that is part of my normal routine. Believe it or not, introverts are human and I have cabin fever, I have been without a vehicle since last September, all my trips to public places came to a halt, no library, parks, or thrift stores .Getting rides was extremely difficult and I missed several doctor appointments. Basically I went out once a month to the local grocery store.
By time I was feeling better, the quarantine by government was going into effect.
It became difficult to watch the news, news feeds or reports as I couldn’t tell what was hype from truth. At this point I was fighting sadness and ongoing depression. I fought the depression and sadness by writing which is one of my passions. Due to my illness, I was absent for some time from my blog, After recovering, everyday my objective was to encourage just one person, to send out positivity into the world.
I am grateful for many things, my family , we are all in our homes, safe, with loved ones, having family dinners, real conversations, and maybe like me possibly learning new technology ( Face time, Skype, Instagram and Zoom) to communicate with family and friends. Seems no one uses exact same services, so now I think I have all, for future communication.
I have posted many stories and surpassed my 200th post, which was a big hooray for me that I celebrated quietly. At some point every writer gets asked why do you write?
I write to encourage, to raise hope, and let one person at a time , know you are loved more than you could ever imagine by a creator who desires for you to know him, his love is unconditional, waiting, pressing , pulling you toward him, the invitation is open, all you have to do is accept, the invitation is FREE! Dont for a second discourage yourself by thinking your not worthy, he declared you worthy and died for you, so that you can have an amazing life. I am passionate about Jesus, he is my best friend and I hope you accept his invitation, my sweet friend. Just something for you to think about as we wait out covid-19.
I pray over each and everyone of you, more than you know for God’s Glory!
Hot Tody = Hot Chamomile Tea with Honey at bedtime, Coffee with Turmeric and Honey at breakfast , and my Vinegar mix of 1/2 hot cup water, 1/4 cup Vinegar, honey, red pepper, turmeric, ginger, lemon, pressed garlic pour all ingredients in jar with lid, shake and drink.
Stop, and think! Do you honestly know your families and friends phone numbers by heart? Make sure you back up all your contact, email and mailing address for everyone, as it wouldn’t surprise me if we develop technology issues in the future with cell phones and internet.
My secret payer had been for God to restore joy. Then my Pastor, announced during a sermon, God was going to answer our secret prayers, no one else knew, except God. That Sunday as I drove home, the Lord gave me the following words…”Lay me down in that cool crisp water, Lay me down and Baptize me in that Holy Ghost filled water.” God was reminding me of the joy of my own baptism.
Then a sensation started in my belly and rose out of my mouth and it was pure sweet laughter, laughter so sweet and joyful, I knew it had come from God, I had not laughed with joy in so long, God blessed me profoundly I was laughing with God!!! God had given me a new song, and a laugh of victory!I was a child of God!
Psalms 2:4 He who sits in Heaven shall laugh, the Lord shall have them (Enemy) in dirision (Mockery or ridicule)!!! Thank you, Jesus!!!
We have the Victory, in our repentance and Baptism!
When you are baptized, and come out of the water, there is unspeakable joy, burden are gone, sins washed away! I cant even explain how good it feels, to know your sins are gone, as far as east is to west!
Oh how sweet the sensation of the Holy Ghost filled water as it covered me
a sinner in need, hanging by a thread , hopeless for love,
feeling worthless, desperately in need of a saviors touch
Oh how sweet the sensation of the Holy Ghost filled water as it covered me
that cool crisp water, as I lay me down, my sins washed away
Lay me down Lay me down Lay me down
Cleanse my soul, and make me new, finding a path unto you. Lay me down and bury me deep, make my sins go far from you. Lay me down and baptize me in that Holy Ghost filled water. Lay me down and baptize me, in that cool crisp water.
In Jesus name, all things are made new, and your soul shall be saved. Lay me down and baptize me, in that cool crisp water. Lay me down and bury me deep, wash my sins away,
Oh how sweet the sensation of the Holy Ghost filled water as it covered me
Lay me down Lay me down Lay me down Lay me down and baptize me…..in Jesus name. Lay me down Lay me down Lay me down So I can be free.
Oh how sweet the sensation of the Holy Ghost filled water as it covered me.
Lay me down and baptize me, in that cool crisp water. Lay me down and baptize me, in that Holy Ghost Filled Water. Lay me down and bury me deep, wash my sins away, Lay me down Lay me down Lay me down Lay me down and baptize me…..in Jesus name. Lay me down Lay me down Lay me down SO I CAN BE FREE!!!!
Oh how sweet the sensation of the Holy Ghost filled water as it covered me!!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Do you see in the upper right hand corner the array of colors………..
This one is floating right in front of me……..
Psalm 91:11New International Version (NIV)11 For he will command his angels concerning youto guard you in all your ways;
Song of Songs 2:11-12New 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 32:2New International Version (NIV)
2 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.