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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Dont Worry Be Happy!

Good Afternoon World!

What a Beautiful and Joyful day God has given us! Give all your cares to God for he has gone before you, he has already taken care of everything! Don’t worry, Be Happy!

 

 

 

FOR IT IS WRITTEN:

Philippians 4:19 ~ And it is he who will supply all your needs from his riches in glory because of what Christ Jesus has done for us.go I will let you escape with your life.'”

Matthew 6:27
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

Matthew 6:28
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.

Matthew 6:31
So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’

Matthew 6:34
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 10:19
But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say,

Luke 10:41
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things,

Luke 12:11
“When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say,

Luke 12:22
Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.

Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

ENJOY YOUR DAY!!!

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.

Speak It as If it Is So!

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

 

Heavenly Father,

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!

 

 

Declare Future Over Yourself.

WORDS TO STAND BY AND DECLARE :

For it is written: THE LORD’S Declarations:

For I know the plans, I have to Prosper You!

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!

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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

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Look Up

Ps 24:8 NIV

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.

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NEED HELP

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!

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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.

VISION BOARD

Back in the beginning of March, I wrote a post called Vision -You Must Have Vision in Trying Times!  

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!

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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!