True Happiness

If you really want to know how to be happy and live a life of wholeness where you are satisfied right now and not looking for the joy that you believe you will finally have in seven years when the debt is paid off or you find a husband and have a family, or you have that perfect job and success. Those things are extras, but alone they will never be enough to satisfy your soul and give you that feeling of joy on a daily basis.
There is only One way to find completeness, and it doesn’t cost you a penny, but it is more valuable than all the gold and jewels in the world. Until we find the perfect love that comes from God, we will always have an unfulfilled desire in our hearts, and we will never find anything to satisfy that desire in this earth. The reason is simple. He made us and when He did that, He gave us a desire that makes us need Him.
I see people working so hard to find that joy through everything from jobs, relationships, materialistic things, family, social status, but they refuse to believe that there could be a God that is able to become their most intimate best friend that not only wants to share your joys with us, but wants to cause that joy to be constantly increasing through the awesome gifts and love that He shares with those that really know Him and live in His constant presence.
I wouldn’t trade anything in the world for what I found when I found this perfect love, and I would even give away all that I have to follow Him anywhere He asked me to go in the world. That is how awesome this One is! There is NOTHING that compares to this awesome God of mine! He is not just for me, He is ready to make your life beautiful and complete also, and He only wants to help us have a better life. He has no strict laws as the man made religions have tried to convince the people for way too long, but He seeks mercy and love from us and that is it!
Wow a God that asks us to love each other and to forgive one another and to love Him above anything else doesn’t really seem that tough to me. I have walked through the fire and felt the heat of this world as it tried to melt my flesh, but then I discovered a God that promised to keep me safe and guide my every step to make sure I never fell into that scorching heat of this world again. He told me that if I could remove all of the negative from my eyes, than I would soon look up and discover that all of that evil was gone. He promised to fight my battles for me, and to lead me in joyous victories every single time!
Who is willing to give up the control and finally be a winner every single time they do something?
I know most of us think we are all good and that this fairytale life is just not possible, but I have a different set of beliefs that I received from God Himself and they not only promise me better tomorrow, but they give me a better today!
Anyone that really knew me a year or two ago, can tell you that I was a mess! Always late, and stressed out beyond belief, up too late, working so hard to save the world or at least the children in it from abuse and neglect, sickness and poverty, and that is still my passion, but now instead of losing every battle that I used to fight to help these little ones, I step out of the way and go straight to my King! I share my love to help and He shows me how to help in ways that cost me no wasted time and worry, but have an Impact far greater than anything that I could ever do on my own! He is the One that gave me this passion, so of course He knows what I desire to see and He is eager to give me all of the desires of my heart.
I just wanted to share this because a few people have asked me how I can be so confident that I am believing the right way or the correct God. I know for a fact that there is only One creator of the universe and all that is in it, and I have read His “how to guide” which is that wonderful book covered in dust in many homes called the Bible.
Do we have to read it to be a Christian? You don’t have to do anything but believe that Jesus is who he said and that his blood was enough to break every chain and give you freedom.
So if you don’t choose to read the Bible, you will miss out on an amazing gift that never stops giving, and you will never have all that Jesus paid for you to have in this life and you will probably die too young and be sick in your body, but it’s up to you how you want to live or die. I chose to live and so I read the words of life and I read them daily for encouragement and to keep my faith strong in the Truth.

Praying for Grace and Mercy

When the world seems like hatred and division are bigger than Jesus and the Church, we need to pray for God to give more grace and mercy to the people, so they can walk out of the blame game, and begin healing and growing in the right direction.

The news stories thrive on negativity and they manipulate reality to cause the people to live in constant turmoil and strife. If there was really a need for people to know most of the things that the media bombards the public with, there would be a reason to watch the news, but the Truth is that most stories reported are nothing of value to anyone that takes them in. In fact, most of the hatred and evil comes from the twisted version of the so called “News”.

From personal experience of being married to a political leader in Arizona, I have watched time and again as the media works to push an agenda that is absolutely opposed to what is really happening. When I was a volunteer and advocate for the children in state foster care, I saw how every negative story that came out against the workers at the Department of Child Safety was pitted to cause the public to hate and blame. The news would tear down every good thing that was happening and they would use slanderous attacks of the people to try and build a story to keep the kids in foster care even further oppressed.

When I was asked by a reporter how the crisis of so many kids in state care could ever be solved, I smiled and told her it would not be solved by man, but God would provide the needed solutions. The reporter looked at me like I was insane and wanted to know what that meant. She immediately wanted to take it to mean that there was no hope and no one would be able to change the current situation from destruction to hopeful and healed outcomes.

It was less than a year later when the news stories changed from blame and shame to declaring “Nothing short of a miracle” had occurred with the AZ Foster Care System. Did they begin to praise God for what He did? No, they still looked for everything they could highlight that was not perfect. When they couldn’t find anything to accuse the department of child safety and the leaders of, they turned the stories to start blaming the parents and people. When that didn’t work, they took up a huge research project to focus on and sift through everything they could get ahold of from the requests made to the people for help, so they could build more cases against anyone that would give them some sort of glory for bringing out the “News” that the people need to hear!

With that being said, I ask you to think about the stories you hear and see on the news and consider how they impact your perspective of the world everyday. If they leave you feeling worried, annoyed, angry, or any other toxic emotion that has no peace with it, why would you continue to allow the media to poison your thoughts and pollute your heart with all that is destruction and demonic?

We don’t have to live in the filth and mire of misery and her messages. We can live in the light of Christ and walk in the peace of God which brings hope, faith and love that leads us to be grateful and blessed.

Speak the Truth and Live

As He is, so am I. Through the anointing power of the Holy Spirit, and the confession of my mouth, “I can do all things in Christ who is my strength!”
“The Lord preserves and keeps my life. I dwell in his safety. He keeps me in perfect peace as my eyes are on him”
“I lack for nothing in Christ I am above and not beneath! If God is for me, Who would dare be Against me?!?”
“The Lord gives his angels charge to watch over me in all my ways. They shall bear me up on their hands so that I don’t smash my foot against a stone”

“The peace of Christ rules in my heart. The spirit of the Lord is upon me. He has anointed me to preach the good news! To declare the favorable year of the Lord. To set the captives free, heal the sick, raise the dead…He has been given all authority in Heaven and on earth, and in His name, I drive back my enemies and expose the works of darkness. Nothing by any means shall harm me. In Christ, I am eternal and my reward is the undeserved, unmerited favor of the Lord on my life from this time forth and forever more! The hand of blessing of the Lord is stretched out upon my head and life! I am mighty in Christ to the pulling down of strongholds and taking captive every disobedient thought to the truth of Christ.”

God is higher than us, but he comes down low to revive the languishing soul with encouraging words of love and hope. Then He takes us up above those negative thoughts by seating us in Christ in heavenly places!
Seated in Christ, we have already overcome this world!
We have all that we will ever need and simply need to push through wrong thinking that binds and torments too many, and causes so much frustration. The reason the people speak scriptures over negative circumstances is to break off those wrong things with the Truth.

“The prayer of a righteous man has great power as it is spoken!”

I will call those things that are not as though they are, and I will see the fruit of my lips become a great blessing for me and my city.
Speak Life by agreeing with God’s Word, and create a beautiful harvest of love every season! Blooming the most fragrant and delightful fruits that create the best wine for the end time!

The key is the believing part! The Word (Jesus) also says, “These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not harm them; they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.”
Mark 16:17-18
Jesus also prays to the Father and says, “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word.” John 17:20.
If you believe in Jesus, because you heard the Words of life and accepted them as the Truth (Jesus is the Truth, life and way) you are also granted access into God’s Kingdom through the faith you have to believe that Jesus truly was who he said and His Words are Life, so Believe and accept them. He paid for us to be healed, whole and fellow heirs in the Kingdom of God. It’s not a fairy tale. It is the Truth, but if you don’t believe, you will have what you believe in. I have Christ in me, but no sickness. I don’t believe in sickness, and I don’t allow other people to tell me that I should go to the doctor for check ups “just in case”. There is no “just in case”. God’s Word is Either absolute Truth or not. If your thoughts question “maybe God didn’t really say that about me being healed or maybe it was just for others but not for me” those thoughts are from the devil and therefore you must refuse them!
We need to remind each other always that God is in us and how can we be sick when God is in us? Tell your mind what is True and only accept God’s Truth and you won’t be open to accepting every other negative report from people who are “experts” but their expertise is without godly wisdom and knowledge of the Holy one.

So maybe we should be asking, “who needs us to come and lay hands on them for healing?”
We are the solution to the virus. We are the vaccine! Those who have the Truth are always the Vaccine to all issues in this world. I am not bragging, I am speaking the Truth. I have plenty of oil in my lamp to help light the path for any in darkness to come out and be healed. I spent the last four years gaining wisdom and being taught by the Lord. I might not be ordained as a preacher, or have a degree in theology, but when God called my name in the middle of the night, I arose and went with Him to be taught and to pray for all people and nations. When the Holy Spirit led me to people in need, I helped them. When I saw things that didn’t align with God’s Word, I prayed, they might be corrected.
I am not perfect, but Jesus is, and He completes me so that I am without fault in the presence of my Heavenly Father.

“The tongue of the wise is health” Proverbs 12:18

When you can do nothing more, stand and don’t give in to follow the crowd in unbelief, but hold fast to the Words of life!

The Lord is Our Righteousness

“Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security. I will restore the fortunes of Judah and the fortunes of Israel, and rebuild them as they were at first. I will cleanse them from all the guilt of their sin against me, and I will forgive all the guilt of their sin and rebellion against me. And this city shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and a glory before all the nations of the earth who shall hear of all the good that I do for them. They shall fear and tremble because of all the good and all the prosperity I provide for it.

the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voices of those who sing, as they bring thank offerings to the house of the Lord: “‘Give thanks to the Lord of hosts, for the Lord is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!’ For I will restore the fortunes of the land as at first, says the Lord.

“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In those days Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will dwell securely. And this is the name by which it will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭33:6-9, 11, 14-16‬ ‭ESV‬‬,11,14-16

When The People Turn and Help Each Other, God is Pleased

“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.

Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.

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.

And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in.

“If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight and the holy day of the Lord honorable; if you honor it, not going your own ways, or seeking your own pleasure, or talking idly; then you shall take delight in the Lord, and I will make you ride on the heights of the earth; I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.””

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭58:6-14‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Today is the Day of Salvation

What is freedom? Are we really understanding what it means to be the home of the free and the brave? We pledge and declare to be “…one nation under God indivisible, with liberty and justice for all” but the people all seem to be blind and without God’s Truth abiding in them.

Are we a nation locked up in fear of catching a virus? I understand that many have suffered greatly from the evil of this sickness, but we can see this virus completely removed from our nation and the nations of the world if we choose to believe in God’s Word.

We simply ask in prayer that our loving Heavenly Father step in and help us by breaking the stronghold of fear and sickness off the people right now. We ask in faith that our wonderful Jesus be glorified and honored by making his name and power known to the lost and to the afflicted lives suffering so terribly across the world right now.

There is a solution and it doesn’t require years to see it working. It is the Lord Jesus our righteousness and our mighty deliverer and savior of the world. Jesus is the solution to every problem and his free gift to us is himself. We are able to receive healing in our bodies and minds, as well as in our relationships, finances, and families. God is a restorer who already gave us the antidote for all of the evils of this world. Isaiah 9:6 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

He has received the highest honor and glory for laying down his own life and taking upon his own body all the sins of the world. He was whipped and put to death on a cross while the Father turned away for that brief moment and Jesus was left completely alone and abandoned by all his friends, family and the Father. Jesus went to hell for three days so that no one would ever have to go there, but those who reject the love and mercy of God’s salvation will be eternally separated from the glorious presence of God that keeps us in health and perfects us in love. This is not for after we leave this earth. It is salvation for today! Today is the day of Salvation for all who have yet to receive it by faith in believing on Jesus as the Son of God who is able to save even to the outer most parts. Call upon his name and be saved! All who call on his name this day will receive the full salvation package and be restored to full health.

Believe in good and reject the evil! I don’t care what the experts say, no one is higher than God, so believe what He has already declared from the beginning! Peace, health, prosperity and a future that is good for those who choose to agree with Him. Agree with the devil and you will continue to have sickness, poverty and spiritual blindness.

Jesus didn’t die for his own sins, he gave his life for us to be set free! His one selfless act of obedience to the Father, made it possible for us to be given immunity from the punishment of our sins. He did it for all of the sinners, the rich, the poor, the addict, the businessman, the politician, the nurse, the police officer, the prostitute, the beggar, the Banker, the oppressed, the shamed and the outcast, and he did it so none of us would ever have to suffer that same punishment for sin again! God’s justice for all who choose to believe in Christ is ruled in our favor and we flourish in the Truth!

We are free when we know the Truth! Free from all that we formerly could not be free of in this life. It is a supernatural exchange when we receive Jesus as our Savior and Lord and we ask Him to come and live inside of us and take away all of our sins so we can live with him and never be locked out of eternal life and the blessing of God. We enter an eternal, unbreakable covenant of peace. We are reconciled back to our Heavenly Father and we are no longer a cast away drowning without a life preserver. We will not sink under the waves, because we now have the righteous right arm of God holding us up!

I don’t care what it looks like in the natural. If you will simply speak words that agree with God and not allow corrupt communication to flow from your lips, you will see the glory of God arise upon your life. Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened! Believing God’s Word as your highest authority and eternal truth will keep you from sickness and evil.

God’s thoughts are only good about you, and His plans and purposes are always to build you up and make you stand strong in the Truth, so you are able to reign and rule in this earth and overcome the enemy. The blood of Jesus and the word of your transformational testimony of Jesus healing and delivering your life are the only keys you need to be an overcomer! Trust God and believe that Jesus is not only able to keep you from falling, but he will also teach you how to receive the love that perfects each of us to the highest realm of God’s glory.

It is truly a matter of BELIEVING God’s Word or rejecting it and accepting the lies of the one who came to kill, steal and destroy every man. Choose life by choosing to believe in Jesus! Read the Word of God and it will become your life and you will not be caught in the web of deception that the enemy has laid for those in darkness to be trapped.

God is good. God is love.

No one else is good apart from God. This is the Truth. If something is good, it is of God. If it is evil, it is not of God. Negativity-complaining, speaking words of hatred or death over people all from the realm of darkness. This is why you pray for all people and all nations. You bless and you don’t curse! Stop back biting others and start blessing and being obedient to God by loving Him and others.

The Truth Will Set You Free

How hard the battles and times of testing have been, but do not give up and remain faithful even to death and you will receive the crown of life!
This world has worn many of God’s people down with sickness and suffering, but I am praying for a powerful refreshment of the Holy Spirit to come and restore us all again!
It is okay to ask God for answers when you don’t know what is happening, but don’t turn away and blame God for the suffering, because it is not His will.
We have the power of life and death in our mouths. When you speak love and life words you will see a new day that you can flourish and bloom into a hope-filled, faith abiding, child of God. If you need help, cry out for help, and for God’s sake, REPENT and stop trying to figure this world out without God’s help! You can’t fix this world with the carnal mind, nor can you overcome this world without being spirit born. It is time to celebrate, because our sins are forgiven through the sacrificial lamb of God, and all things are restored by declaring and believing in God’s Word.
but if we never knew what we lost or what Jesus provided, we will continue to live in defeat and despair, because the world has been in darkness and only those who come into the light are able to see what is true and what is falsehood.
Don’t let the powers of darkness deceive and destroy you or your family anymore! Call on the name of Jesus and BELIEVE that his love will carry you into the light of a new day.

The daylight is coming! Don’t give up on Love!

Transformation of A Nation

The link is to a video of a song that was used to promote the mini-series A.D. Please watch it, because it is a powerful message in itself.

I remember watching the television mini-series A.D. in 2015, and I fell in love with everything about Jesus and his disciples. I loved that they were willing to lay everything down to spread the Truth of God’s good news, and they were not going to let anything stop them from fulfilling the purpose Jesus had given them.

I was just learning the Bible at that time, so it was wonderful to see some of it in action through the mini-series which covered the book of Acts. I thought it was such a beautiful picture of what love should be, so I grabbed hold of that message and began living my life for the King of Kings.

I was so on fire for everything that I would learn each day in the scriptures and I had to share it with everyone!

I always thought “those people” the ones saying, “Jesus Loves you!” And going about all happy and peaceful we’re kind of annoying. There was no peace in my life before 2015, and I was on the misery train to hell. Complaining, ungrateful and never satisfied with anything, because it was never enough.

Things were totally different after watching that television series and turning my full attention to the Bible and wanting to actually understand it.

A shift took place in my life that was so powerful that the Lord told me it had caused a whirlwind.

How did that happen? I saw what Love truly is, and my heart melted into one that God could use for His works to manifest through. Not because I was perfect or knew everything, but because I found the Truth about what it means to Love others more than self. Nothing could deter me from loving and sharing all that I had.

I was determined to bring back that message of Love that was so raw, pure and holy that everyone was willing to give all they had to help their brothers and sisters, even at the cost of their own lives. I asked God how I could best share His love with a hurting and broken world, and He gave me the grace to begin praying fervently night and day for three years straight.

I thought it was just me, and that I somehow had some special love that was greater than most other people, because I was unable to ignore anyone in need, and it was so necessary for me to go out and help each day. I realized later that I had been transformed and was no longer the spoiled, all about me selfish person that I had been my whole life. I had become like the One that I was so focused on and couldn’t imagine ever doing even a day without Him.

I spent my days immersed in all that the Lord wanted to teach me. I had found my best friend and greatest delight and desire in Christ. I was so happy with just being with him each day, and I loved being led to find people that we would help each day. I truly have no idea how many people we have stopped and helped over the last five years, but I have many amazing testimonies about those individuals that changed my life forever.

To see through the eyes of love and understand the hurts and afflictions of others is a very humbling experience. I can say that I probably had as many tearful times as I did joyful, because the suffering of so many people was heartbreaking each day. I wanted them all healed and helped, but I know many of them were not changed the way that I had hoped they would be. I had to come to the place of understanding that not all people want to be healed, and not all people are able to accept that their is a God who loves them completely. I would feel the Father’s heart for these people living on the streets or stumbling around with no understanding of who they were and why God created them.

Most people that we helped were from the foster care system or had a horrific childhood that caused them to be alone and lost on the streets as young adults. Living on the streets was obviously not what any of them dreamed for their lives when they were children, but the world and their own families had left them rejected and seen as outcasts.

The issue of drugs impacted most of them, because that is what you do when you are broken and the devil slimes into your life to ensure further destruction that will keep these young adults from ever knowing how to have hope and see their dreams come to life. Most of them had no dreams anymore, and they had come to the place of acceptance with their lives being locked out of the world.

I love how Jesus always wants to save the people that no one else cares or shows compassion or any interest in them. Heroin addicts were some of the hardest people for me to leave on the streets, because I knew that if we didn’t get them help, they most likely would never be free.

I wish that I could say we changed the whole world my beautiful Savior and I, but it would be a far stretch to claim that I did anything but yield to the Lord. He did everything through me. As long as there was no fear in me, he could take over and do amazing things to help the broken people everyday. I was fearless because I knew it was all Jesus and I couldn’t fail or get hurt as long as He was in control.

I wouldn’t trade those days for anything! Some people might say it cost me greatly as far as giving up my own life, but I truly never had a life before I surrendered it to Jesus. I was just like every other wife and mother stuck cleaning for hours a day, and never having anything that could ever make me feel satisfied in life. The big house, nice cars and all that is supposed to be the “American Dream” always made me feel like I was living in a nightmare that I wanted so desperately to wake up from.

Jesus woke me up and it was the most amazing journey to freedom that I never imagined possible.

Life is what you make it, I made it difficult and empty, but God made a way to fill it with good things that renewed my youth and gave me eternal life in HD quality color and clarity.

I want to add that through every painful trial that I went through, the Lord always came powerfully through and many days He would simply wrap His arms around me and hold me as I would find myself sobbing and broken for my own mistakes in life and the injustices of the world that were so clear from a higher perspective. I wanted to fix everything, but God had a better plan. He wanted to allow all of the people to come to Him so they could become His partner and do their part.

I have sat and watched the thousands of prayers that He had me pray come to pass or begin to take shape, and there is a beautiful love that is happening through this whole covid 19 crisis. When all the masks finally come off, everyone will understand that they are no longer who they once were when they see their reflection in the mirror again.

Holy Fire to Ignite Us Again!

Journal Entry November 2019

Electrical storm is on the way!

Watch the skies and see the stripes during the time of planting, see the crossing signs when it is time to shift again.
Take the clouds to the ends of the promise land and see how many are cheering you through to VICTORY!!
No one is against you! They are all pulling for you to reach the top where you can see clearly.
There is only faith, hope and LOVE that can live here at this realm. Who believes what he has heard? Don’t doubt the Truth because the Truth is the only WAY to catch that glory bound train of believers!
Love can always be found, so run after LOVE with all of your heart and let go of your falsehoods that can’t satisfy you for even one dark night without Love on your side.
Today is the day of salvation! Ask and receive, and ALWAYS understand that our God is GOOD! He has planned a celebration station at every turn for this generation!!
No more fighting in the streets, no more helpless, no more homeless, no more bitter or broken cisterns, because we are ALL forgiven as soon as we make that call!!!
It’s not the glory that we are needing my dear beloved ones. It’s the Rock that keeps us aloft without fear of a great fall!
Let the worries go, and run after him with all of your heart this time!
Stop believing that it’s a race to compete and that you can find defeat! Believe that I am your VICTORY and I will never forsake those in my keep.

If you want to hear my voice, stop believing that you can’t hear it and start declaring my TRUE, SPIRIT LIFE WORDS.
“My sheep hear my voice…”
Know my voice! My voice is found in the pages of that GOOD NEWS BOOK!
Why would there be sorrow and bitterness when I ensured blessings for all who would run after me? 100 times back what they give up for my name’s sake in this lifetime!
What have you given up for me? Family? Prestige? Power? Honor by men?
You lost the world and gained the Eternal treasures of Heaven for all those that will believe and come to me. Corruption is not as obvious as it is after its impact destroys a generation.
You ask me to tell you things that you then conceal, but I truly have given you the pathway out of hell.
Live for true food, give your best to the least and the worst, and you will see the waves of mercy washing each life clean.
Shout out the victory and stand in my authority that you have been given.
If your faith won’t get you out of the pit, why haven’t you put your faith into the faithful and obedient Servant of ALL? Have faith in God and also Jesus Christ! Trust that God has made a way to keep you safe and He will hear your prayers and answer your cries for help.
Don’t believe that God is asking you to carry sickness or any other burden of evil. He said to cast your cares on him, because he cares for you. He wants to carry your heavy burdens so that you are free from worry, fear and stress, because those are the things that can cause suffering if you hold on to them.
Release the blessings oh Lord!

Fallen Soldier

When you are an obedient soldier, you do as you have been commanded, but what happens to the soldier that has taken so many hits that they can’t stand anymore?

I was out driving one night and the Holy Spirit had me stop to help a person sleeping under a bus stop bench. It was around 11pm, and I had to park my car and walk over to this person through some bushes and a ditch. It was one of those times when I wanted to find a way out of this, because it seemed like a lot of work that could end up being an unsafe risk. The Holy Spirit would never lead me into a dangerous area that I wasn’t equipped to handle, but I was debating this assignment for awhile.

Finally I had the items that I was going to bring the person and I prayed over them and decided there was no getting out of this, so I put on my big girl pants and made the short hike to where the man was laying behind the bus stop bench. As I approached him, I could hear what seemed to be sobbing. Instantly my heart ached to help him.

I walked over and placed some water, money and scripture cards and a book on the ground. I whispered, “I brought you some water and other items to help you. God bless you!” He reached out his hand to take them, and I saw that he was a soldier with military attire. He was really big too, but with a soft voice he said, “Thank you so much. This means more then you will ever know.”

I had never been at a loss for words as I was right then. All the people that I usually help are drug addicts, prostitutes or people that have no self esteem or confidence, but this guy looked like a navy seal and someone that was known as a brave and strong soldier. How could I possibly have any words or advice to give him?

I started to walk away, and I let him know that he was not alone and that the Lord had sent me to help him. I told him to read the book that I brought, because it would help him get through the struggle he was facing. He said that he would read it and thanked me again.

I drove away and prayed for him with tears pouring down my own cheeks. I thought about how many people would have jumped at the chance to help this brave soldier if they had only known the battle he was facing alone that night. Then I realized that we are all facing battles everyday and most of us would rather die then have to share the things that are tearing us apart inside.

I heard a pastor preach on pride shortly after that, and he said that pride was how Lucifer fell and that we were not to have pride. He claimed that anyone who doesn’t confess their wrongs to another person is in pride and will fall. I realized that night when I was instructed to help that soldier behind the bus stop that God wasn’t going to make anyone fall, but He would lift us up with His righteous right hand and keep us from the evil one that would try to cause us shame, fear, anguish and misery.

It is of great value to have an intimate relationship with the Lord and not just follow what a church leader tells you about God. God can’t be contained in a box or a religion, because no one can fully know all that there is to know about Him, but He does invite us into a sweet adventure with Him to grow in our understanding and expand our thinking to rise up in Love.

July 2016 Journal Entry-My Daily Adventures With Jesus

In the middle of the scorching AZ summer heat, there lay a man sleeping on the sidewalk beside a circle K at a busy intersection in North Phoenix. I saw him from my car as I was waiting for the light to change, so I did what any normal person would do, and I darted three lanes over to access the turning lane. I quickly flipped a U turn and zipped into the parking lot. I stared at the young man for a minute to see if he was breathing or not, because the temps were around 116 at this point and there had been several deaths in the few days prior to this, because of excessive heat, so I wasn’t sure what to do. I asked God to help me and I jumped out of my car and headed over to the man’s body.
I woke him up and tried not to startle him too bad, because all I knew about him was he was homeless and he had a lighter near him with a grocery bag.
He had a little blood on his chest but he said he was fine.
I asked if I could get him anything, besides the cold drinks and money I just gave him. He asked if I had a cigarette, and said, I am sure you probably don’t have one. I laughed and went to my car and pulled out a pack of Marlboro lights that I had bought on a recent trip to the casino. I didn’t really smoke cigs anymore, but I always liked to be prepared for any emergency moments.
He asked me what church I was with, and I told him that I wasn’t with a church, but I had come to help him with asking God for what he needed.
I prayed for him to have the doors open for help with work and a place to live. Then we talked for about fifteen or twenty mins about his childhood and family.
He had a rough start for sure, and he believed all the bad things people said about him, and he thought he was never going to be able to do anything because of those negative beliefs wounding his soul.
Soon a man in a pick up truck pulled up right in front of where we were sitting on the ground. The guy thought I knew him, because the man was waiting for us to finish talking so he could talk to him.

As I was leaving, I looked at the guy by the truck and I told the young man on the ground that God had sent the man to help him with what he would need next.
I don’t know why I was so confident about that, but I truly believed that God had answered my prayer that quickly and the 23 year old young man was going to have a new life.
I never saw him again, but when I looked into his eyes, I saw Jesus, and that was not the first time that happened while I was helping a total stranger.

Tired of Negative News?

A few reminders of the Truth for anyone that is tired of being fed sickness and death everyday from the world’s negative news media.

“A joyful heart is good medicine,

but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”

– ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:22‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears

and delivers them out of all their troubles.”

– ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”

– ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

– ‭‭Acts‬ ‭2:38‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”

– ‭‭Romans‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”

– ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”

– ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“”Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.”

– ‭‭John‬ ‭14:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.””

– ‭‭Romans‬ ‭10:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.””

– ‭‭Joshua‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

– ‭‭1 John‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

– ‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬

All who call on the name of Jesus will be saved

“”Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: ‘To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.’ “Only in the Lord, it shall be said of me, are righteousness and strength; to him shall come and be ashamed all who were incensed against him. In the Lord all the offspring of Israel shall be justified and shall glory.””

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭45:22-25‬ ‭ESV‬‬

To Live is to Die to the Old Ways

People are given choices everyday. It is totally up to each of us to bring a better future for all or cause more suffering and misery by our lack of believing in good.

Here are some ways that people can choose to either live for self or to live for the Lord and bring a better community for all.

I can choose to start complaining about all that I have to get done, or I can decide to say a morning prayer before stepping out of bed, and giving my will and day into God’s hands.

I can decide to yell and threaten my kids repeatedly to try and force them out of bed early and demand them to be ready for school, or I can pray the night before and ask that God give them sweet sleep and helps them to wake up refreshed and willing to learn and be on time for school.

We can speak out a positive future for them with God’s Word on who they are, or we can destroy them by speaking negatively about them and their future!

I can be stressed out and thinking about the rush hour traffic that I don’t want to hit, or I can pray and ask God to clear the path for me.

On my way to work, I can complain and yell at cars that I think should be moving faster, slower or just out of my way, or I can see every individual driving next to me as a person with real feelings and experiences they are going through and I can pray for God to open His good treasury in Heaven and pour out blessings for all of them to be saturated in His peace and know they are loved.

At work, I can get offended when my co-worker gets promoted for the project that I did and they just added their name to it, or I can ask the Lord to bless that person with great godly wisdom that will ensure a rewarding life and bight future.

At lunch, I can shove a juicy cheese burger down my throat and wash it down with a strawberry milk shake from in and out burger, or I can use that money to buy ten items off the .99 cent menu at Wendy’s and hand them out to the homeless in the park near my office building.

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

– ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:31‬ ‭ESV‬‬

During the afternoon, I can focus on office gossip, or I can take a few minutes and begin asking the Holy Spirit what or who is in need of prayers and help in that moment.

“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.”

– ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭2:14‬ ‭ESV‬‬

When a coworker comes to share negative news and current struggles at home, I can pretend to care and agree with their misery as being awful which will help them sink deeper into self-pity and despair, or I can speak words of life and truth back to them that will cause their wrong circumstances to come into alignment to what God says is Truth.

“But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.””

– ‭‭James‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬

When I am driving home and see police and fire trucks racing down the road, I can pull out of the way until they pass and then drive home, or I can immediately begin praying for divine intervention for whatever the need is that they will encounter. I can also pray and ask for help for others that are broken down on the side of the road, or driving recklessly.

We can choose to be helping to change an entire generation from spiritual blindness to Kingdom living through kindness, or to be willfully blinded through disobedience to God’s word of loving and helping others.

Giving is the best way to live. Being focused on how to get more or how to be more is the fastest route to death. That can be both spiritual and physical death. When it is about me, my plans, my dreams, my kids, my vacation, my job, my husband, my life, it is of no value to anyone else other than to cause jealousy, arrogance or greed to be exalted.

When I am able to lay down everything and ask God to do His perfect will through my surrendered life, then I am fully satisfied with all that I need.

God is so good. He knows what we need to have peace and a lifetime of joy, so why don’t we let Him help us to help each other become great blessings for His glory?!

We don’t have to continue to be divided by politics, religions, race, or even age and gender. In Christ we are all one, and there is no life outside of Christ, so begin praying fervently for all people and nations to come into Christ and be saved!

“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”

– ‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:12‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Prayers and sharing testimonies publicly on a blog or a TikTok or you tube video, or whatever platform that will cause others to know the love of God, and turn to be saved, use them!

Let’s spread out a net of love and righteousness that reaches across all nations and silences the evil and wickedness of exalting sickness, fear, hate, greed, lust and all negative news!!

The prince of the airwaves can’t keep the Truth hidden if all Believers begin sharing and not being afraid or cowardly when it comes to sharing how the Lord saves and loves to be with us to make us radiant and righteous by His doing and not our own.

“I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart;

I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.”

– ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭9:1-2‬ ‭ESV‬‬

To be Generous is to be Blessed

“Praise the Lord! Happy is the person who honors the Lord, who takes pleasure in obeying his commands.

The good man’s children will be powerful in the land; his descendants will be blessed.

His family will be wealthy and rich, and he will be prosperous forever. Light shines in the darkness for good people, for those who are merciful, kind, and just. Happy is the person who is generous with his loans, who runs his business honestly.

A good person will never fail; he will always be remembered. He is not afraid of receiving bad news; his faith is strong, and he trusts in the Lord. He is not worried or afraid; he is certain to see his enemies defeated. He gives generously to the needy, and his kindness never fails; he will be powerful and respected. The wicked see this and are angry; they glare in hate and disappear; their hopes are gone forever.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭112:1-10‬ ‭GNT‬‬

The Truth

The Word of God is the Truth for those that accept it and declare it as such.  The people known as Christians or Believers often suffer severe testing by the enemies of God.  Some of those enemies have even been found as religious sects that are focused on crushing the people that don’t coform to their ways or beliefs, but God is not found in one church or one specific denomination.  God is not bound to a box of man made rules.  God fills all and sees and knows all.  There is nothing that is hidden from God, so why try to hide or pretend with God?  He knows our needs and He supplies the remedy for all of them with His Son, Jesus.

God is creative and full of beauty and goodness.  That shouldn’t be too tough to figure out considering the beauty of the skies and the earth.

The diminishing beauty of the earth is not the fault of God, but it is the result of sin and suffering, because the earth was not created to be ruled by evil, therefore the evil will eventually cause the earth to utterly crumble when the weight of sin reaches its limit.

That is not a distant delusional thought.  It is the truth, but God has a new earth prepared for those who love him, and hold fast to what is good and right.  What is good and right?  Jesus Christ, the Word of God manifest in the flesh as a man.  He was crucified, was raised from the dead and is seated in Heaven with the Father while all of his enemies are being destroyed one by one.  That sounds pretty harsh, but it is actually a beautiful story that unfolds in every life as they realize their need for a savior.  No one can save himself from the corruption of sin, and there is no peace in the world for anyone separated from God’s presence without Jesus Christ.  Jesus, aka Immanuel-God within man, is formed inside of each believer as they continue to surrender to Jesus as their Lord, and obey his command to love others.

If you are a devout atheist or agnostic, you are being deceived and the peace that you have is only to keep you from seeking what is real; the One True God and Savior.  Apart from Jesus, no one can be saved or reconciled back to God..

There is a new lens and a new way of thinking that comes from having your mind transformed by the Word of God, so that all of the mountains that once seemed impossible to climb are suddenly moved out of the way completely.

We communicate to God through our prayers and ongoing conversations with him throughout the day.  When we are close to God, he shows us what to pray for and leads us to people that need help right then, but when we are in darkness, we receive everything from the news and social media after it is too late to change the outcome.  These are devastating stories of great loss that get reported daily, but they could all be avoided if people would simply turn off the news and tune into God.

With God there are no problems.  There are only people waiting to be redeemed and set free.  The problems all disappear as we let go of our plans and agendas and simply enjoy the presence and goodness that comes from an intimate relationship with the Lord.

All who call on the name of the Lord will be saved.  I strongly urge anyone that doesn’t know the Lord to call on him now.  There is no other way to escape the corruption of the world and find peace and be without fear or terror.

What Do You Want?

Have you ever considered asking God for exactly what you want?  I know that we all turn to God for help when we are in crisis or to help others, but have you ever considered that God is wanting you to ask Him to help you fulfill your dreams?  Why would you stay in a dead end job and let all of your dreams get buried under a pile of late bills and dirty laundry?  Taste and see the Lord is good!  Once you have tasted His goodness and know His awesome saving grace and favor that He gives to all who call and trust in Him for their needs, you will never live like a poor beggar again!  If you made Jesus your Lord and Savior, you are now accepted by God in the Beloved.  You are God’s beloved in Christ!  Know the Truth and the Truth will set you free!

In scripture, Jesus often stopped and asked the person crying out to him, “What do you want me to do for you?”  Well, Jesus is the same today, yesterday and tomorrow, so how about answering him, and watching him go to work to fulfill those dreams of yours?

Ask and You will Receive

 John 16:23  In that day you will no longer ask Me anything. Truly, truly, I tell you, whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you. 24 Until now you have not asked for anything in My name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.

The only request that was not granted was asked of him by James and John the sons of Zebedee, but unless you are asking to take something that belongs to another, you are most likely going to receive whatever you ask, so that your joy may be full and your fruit abide.

Mark 10:35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36And he said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?” 37And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” 38Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” 39And they said to him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized, 40but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”

How can we abide in Jesus?  Do his will.  Love God and love others like he loves us.  Do good and don’t cause others harm.  To remain in Jesus means to know him, and live with him daily.  Not a prayer to get what you want on a rare occasion, although he does answer those too, but you truly won’t ever want to leave his love once you are fully aware of it in your life.  Share the love of God with those in need and bless others with the blessings that you have received.

Heaven is not like earth.  In heaven, everyone is excited and waiting to tell you what Jesus did for them.  Here on earth people usually want to tell you about themselves and what they think they did.  If they only realized that much of what man does is only possible by the grace of God in their life.  Be grateful and realize how good God is so that you can enjoy his presence always with you.

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. John 15:7 ESV

Light of Life

And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. (Gen 1:2)

It’s difficult to imagine beauty in the midst of great darkness, but that is exactly what God is asking us to do in our own lives and the lives around us. We are to rise up and overcome great challenges and set backs that have left many hidden in pits, trapped in webs of deception and even locked away in prisons or our own mental cells of hell. Anyone that has come out of those circumstances can tell you that there was a time when they didn’t see any light or way of escape, and it is in that moment that all seems lost and hope has departed.

Out of desperation, people grasp in the darkness for something not yet seen or known to them when they cry out to God for help. Some have fallen so far below that they can’t even find the strength to speak the words, “Help me, God!” My heart hurts just typing those words, because I know the suffering and torment that brings a person to that place of deep anguish in the soul. Not knowing if there is a God, and believing that even if there is a God, how could He ever hear the cry of one that never even cared to know Him?

When the words just won’t come out, but the thoughts begin to drift through the mind, “What if there is a God?   Maybe if I promise to change, He could forgive me?” Those thoughts are usually met with the voice of the enemies taunts, “God would never forgive you! You think God would really listen to you? You don’t deserve to even ask for help! This is your mess, you deserve everything that you got! You are a loser! No one cares about you!” Unfortunately those thoughts are often louder and much more convincing than the thoughts that question if God is willing and able to help.

The truth is that God is good ALL the time. His goodness doesn’t change with our behavior or circumstances. He is unchanging and His love is everlasting. He longs to help each and every one of His creation. In fact, God is so good that He will begin working out a rescue operation before you ever ask or pray. Just because we don’t know God, doesn’t mean that He doesn’t know us. He knows all of His creation right down to the number of hairs on each of our heads, so take heart my child. God is always for you, and He will NEVER be against you.

God has a beautiful plan for each and every life, but it takes free will to step into that life. We make the choice to grab ahold of the good life, or to reject God and continue down the path of destruction. Even the wealthy and seemingly wise man that never bothered to know God will eventually come to great ruin. It might not be until his time on earth is up, but when he could be passing into his eternal life with the beauty of God’s Kingdom welcoming him, he is instead met with utter darkness and eternal torment of being apart from God. When he dies, so does his wealth and great wisdom. He can’t take anything that he collected for himself on the earth with him, and what happens to all of those great riches of materialistic things he piled up? They are all given away, and ultimately they will all end up in the hands of God’s beloved children.

How do I know that? It is all written in scripture. In fact, everything that you could ever need to know is found in God’s Word. It is more than an outdated, dusty book to store family photos or death certificates. It is the spirit-filled, living word of God. The words are filled with life that come into a person and begin to transform their thoughts and attitude toward God and man. A living, breathing document that just sits on a shelf waiting to bring life to anyone that will take ahold of it.

Everyone loves a great blockbuster movie about a Superhero saving the world, or an epic love story that ends with a giant wedding. While others might prefer a full on battle and blood, action-packed, war film, or a deeply complex drama with interwoven story lines and plots that all play out simultaneously and yet somehow all come into one place at the end, so if you enjoy any of those, you will be thrilled to know that all of them could describe the Bible. Just like the Word of God can be described in any of those genres, so can the manifest Word of God, Jesus Christ. He is an immortal being that died for all of our sins and came back from the dead, he is our peace and our hope, he is a victorious warrior that fights our many battles for us.  He intercedes with prayers for us, and he loves you so much!  He is the kindest, most awesome friend that you could ever have, but still the bravest, most powerful and mighty Lord that has all authority in heaven and on earth.

God is love, and His love is perfect. It doesn’t change, it doesn’t fail, it doesn’t defile and it lasts forever. In fact, every promise in God’s Word He fulfills.

You might ask, “Why don’t I see those promises in my life then?” I can’t answer that, but ask God, and He will make sure that you get an answer. Many times people have not repented for the evil that they have done or are still doing. How do you repent?  “Father forgive me and wash me clean of all my wrongs.  Give me Your Holy Spirit to help me do Your will and be made righteous through your power”  What is considered evil? Evil is hating any human being, having unforgiveness for others or yourself, harming others with your words or actions, speaking evil (anything that is against God’s Word is evil and is speaking in agreement with the Devil).

If you want the promises, you have to know what is actually promised or you won’t know what it is that you should have. Many many many people have allowed their blessings to be taken by the enemy, and the sad part is that they don’t even realize what it is that they lost.

It is not a joke to God or any of Heaven when a person loses out on blessings or walks away from a calling, or even worse blames or rejects God for their own plans. God loves everyone. He is a God of compassion and mercy and steadfast love, but the people don’t always receive what God has for them, because they don’t understand God is trying to bless them, and their own words stop the blessings.

When people speak lies (I am so unlucky, I will never get a good job, I always fail, I am too old, I am too fat, I am too stupid…) they allow the enemy to keep them locked into those words. What they should say is, “God said that I am His Beloved Child, and He prospers everything that I put my hand to! He heals all of my sicknesses and forgives all of my inequities! I am blessed and highly favored! Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world. I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. If God be for me, who dare be against me! No weapon formed against me will prosper!” Just to list a few possibilities of good, spirit-filled life words from the Bible.  So if you are stumbling around in life, how about you turn on the light and that darkness will flee so fast that you won’t know how everything went from chaos to clarity, but you will finally see when you ask Jesus to lead you every single day!  Turning on the light is as easy as 123…Jesus Save Me!   That is a good starting point.  If you think you were saved years ago, but have never known Jesus in your life, it is time to recommit yourself to actually giving your life to Christ fully.  There really is great reward and benefits to being reconciled back to the Father and living in the awesome blessings and love of God.  He directs your steps, He opens doors of opportunities that no one else can, He gives you His Holy Spirit and you have all wisdom and understanding living on the inside of you, so you never have to be left out in the dark again.  In the words of One Republic’s singer, Ryan Tedder, “Come Home, ’cause I’ve been waiting for you for so long…”

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