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!

“It is the Spirit that Gives Life, the Flesh is of No Value”

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!

Question -What does the World Needs Now?

I am seeking your solution to this question. If it were up to you, what would you declare that the world needs right now?

One word or more; just respond and be heard!

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.

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

We Will Not Fear Sickness

How can we be afraid of any sickness or disease? When God has already declared our victory in Christ!

If God be for us, who dare be against us?

By his stripes we were healed… Isaiah 53

I will not forget any of His benefits, He forgives ALL of my iniquity and heals ALL of my diseases…Psalms 103

Turn to God and be saved all the ends of the earth!

All who call on the name of the Lord will be saved!

“Who Should We Send?” He sent all of us!

One night I was exhausted and had poured myself out all day and night to the afflicted around the Phoenix Valley, and I just wanted to go home, but I had to stop for gas.
As I was pumping the gas, I could feel my body being turned towards the gas station entrance, and I was forced to look at a young couple sitting on the ground outside the gas station. (I say forced to look at, because God’s Holy Spirit had pulled my body and eyes to look and take notice when I just wanted to be blind and going home).
The young couple needed help, but I didn’t think I had anything left to give financially or physically. I tried to ignore the tugging on my body, but it was a tugging that was more persistent than ever before in the past, so I got my gas and pulled up to the front of the store to see how I could help them.
As I sat on the ground with them and began talking, I learned that they were both from the foster care system as many of the people on the streets that I help are. They had a baby that was in state custody, because they were homeless. They needed help, so they could get their baby back, but neither of their families cared or were willing to help them, so they were forced to beg on the streets.
They were working out a plan to get on their feet, but they couldn’t seem to get that little boost they needed to break free from the oppression of poverty and a victimized past.
I prayed with them and told them to keep asking and praying, because God would provide everything they would need if they only asked Him. As I was talking a man came over that looked like he would never stop and help anyone, but he told the guy to come in the store with him and pick out some food and whatever they needed and he would pay for it. It was funny, because the guy really wasn’t even that nice about it, but it was obvious that God was forcing him to help the young couple also.
As they were shopping, I was sharing God’s love with the broken girl that was ready to give up after losing her baby and spending her life in foster care suffering trauma after trauma. She didn’t want her child to have her same fate. I asked what they needed to get a motel room for the night and they said $40, or something like that, but I only had $42 left after going around helping people all day, and I hadn’t eaten all day. I was planning to get some food on the way home, and I needed to keep one of the 20’s, so I gave them $22, and told them God would provide the rest.
Well He did, but it wasn’t how I thought. As I walked to my car, another person approached me and asked me for a dollar to get gas. I explained that I gave my last few dollars to the couple on the sidewalk, but I could run my credit card for him to get some gas. He said no, and walked away really sad.
Of course, it broke my heart to see anyone in need and not have help, so I pulled out my last 20, and told the guy on the sidewalk that I found another twenty that I would give to him if he would take the two dollars that I gave him and give it to the man at the gas pump. He was happy to do it, because that meant he would now have the $40 that he needed for the motel room.
I watched him give the two dollars to the man, and I saw a person getting gas reach into his wallet and pulled out enough money to cover the rest of the man’s need for gas.
This was over a year ago, and I really can’t recall all of the details, but I remember leaving the gas station happy and annoyed. I was so hungry and tired, and I was complaining half the way home to God, but God never said a word.
I couldn’t understand in the moment what God was doing. All I could see was how my bank account was empty and I had to give the last of my money away to strangers when I was starved and exhausted, so they could eat and get a motel room.
Did I really starve that night? No, I went to in and out burger and used my credit card for food. I thought how could God want me to rack up my credit cards all the time so other people could be blessed and I would have to suffer. I didn’t realize at the time that less than a year later all of my credit cards and tax debt would all be paid in full. More than $65,000 that seemed to never be going down as I made the minimum payments each month, but God had a better plan. I am so grateful that I didn’t believe all of the people that said God would never allow me to go into debt to help others. They were all wrong. God will do whatever God wants to do, and we are to be obedient even when it hurts, and we can’t understand why. I promise that it is ALWAYS worth it!!
Everyone that helped that night at the gas station, reluctant as we all may have been, I know God blessed.
God is good all the time, and he wants us to be more like Him, and give all that we have to bless others. It is in doing that, that He greatly blesses us. There is truly no greater joy than to know that you have helped another life find hope and know love. Even when it costs all that you have to help, give it all! Time, money, encouragement, prayers, and any gifts that you may have to bless others, use and give freely.

Mocking Spirit

This story is so bizarre that I couldn’t make it up if I tried.

I was in excruciating pain from what appeared to be an issue with one of my back teeth. The tooth in question was covered in a crown that was placed on it three to five years earlier.

When I arrived at the dentist office I was seated in the chair and had my eyes closed while they took x-rays of my mouth. The moment that I closed my eyes, I saw a flash of an image that looked like some weird monster characters that you see on products for kids. It was odd and I opened my eyes and asked God what on earth was He trying to show me. I didn’t get an answer, but I had to take another x-ray and when I did, I saw that same image flash in my mind of the little creatures. I was excited to find out what was going on with these images, but I quickly forgot about them as the appointment went from painless x-rays to a fierce extraction of a crown.

The dentist worked for what seemed like thirty to forty minutes pulling and tugging and twisting trying to take the crown off of the tooth. He was getting frustrated and had broke two of his dental instruments so far on this one tooth that refused to let go.

As he asked his assistant to retrieve yet a third tool that he could use, he said, “This is crazy! It is almost like this tooth is mocking me!” He went on to say how much effort and the ways he had been trying to pull the crown off of it that were all unsuccessful. As soon as he said the tooth was mocking him, I instantly saw that image in my thoughts again and it just clicked that it was a mocking spirit that was responsible for my misery under that crown.

As the assistant returned with the new tool, I closed my eyes and in my head said, “In the name of Jesus, I take authority over you mocking spirits-GO NOW!”

I truly wish I had a video recording of what was happening in the natural, because the dentist sort of made a shrieking sound like he was startled and he began laughing with the assistant as they were amazed at what they just witnessed. He then began sharing with me how he hadn’t even touched the tooth yet, and it was like the crown just jumped into the tool. He said to the assistant, “Did you see that?!” She replied, “I did! That was crazy!” As they laughed and finished the procedure I thought over what had just happened and whether or not I should take the risk of sounding crazy and tell them what had happened from the spiritual side of the ordeal. I could hardly believe it and I have seen many supernatural things and witnessed many miracles, so I chose to not share my side of the experience with the dentist that day.

I was able to share with him how much good he could do by helping at a local boys group home in Queen Creek that houses hundreds of teens in state foster care. He agreed to search more into that, and when I went back for my next visit he was no longer working for that office.

I still don’t know the full extent of what or why these mocking spirits attack, but my daughter is dealing with an ear infection that was finally healed and now the other ear is hurting her. I have a sense that I am recalling this story today for her benefit. When something keeps coming back that should not be an issue, and has no reason to be causing suffering, I dare you to consider this as an opportunity to take authority over these mocking things and boldly tell them to be gone in the name of Jesus!

No one has to know about what they look like, but they sort of resemble the photo below. I told you that I couldn’t make this up if I tried!

We are a new creature in Christ, and we don’t have to live with the monsters anymore! We are now seated in heavenly places and have access to all the tools we need to thrive.

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

Grace, Mercy and Miracles

Who is like our God?  His love is so pure and holy that it is hard to grasp with an earthly mind.  He doesn’t change his thoughts about us.  He knows who we are and how we think and behave, as well as what causes our behaviors.  He longs to help all of his creation reach their full potential in Christ and fulfill the destinies that he planned for each life long ago, but many people have been taught wrong about who God is and how he thinks of us.  I want to share the God that I know with anyone that has never known the living God, creator of all.

Like most people in the world, I was unsure of whether or not there was a God, but I had a deep fear of the darkness and the things that I couldn’t see, so out of fear, I was forced to run to God for help.  God showed up in all of my mess and has been leading me deeper and deeper into His love ever since. Am I perfect, not even close, but I don’t pretend to be anything that I am not with God. He knows all of my weaknesses and all of my faults. That is why he gives more grace and gives me His Holy Spirit to overcome the lies with the truth. There are so many miracles that I would love to share, but the greatest miracle isn’t what God is doing for me, but rather what God did for all mankind when he sent his son into the world to take upon himself all of our wrongs. All of the evil and wicked things we have ever done or ever could do will all find forgiveness in the moment that we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.

How can that be possible? Does it seem to good to be true? Well God really is too good for most people to believe that he is real, but that doesn’t change the truth that he is real and he is good always. His love and mercy for us runs so deep and wide that nothing will deter him from bringing us back to his house. He is our Father. We came from him before we were in our mother’s womb. He planned everyday of our lives before we arrived here, and he will never let anyone or anything take us from his hand. I don’t care if you are buried in shame and guilt from a wasted life or if you are a bitter old religious nut, His great love and mercy extends to all peoples, all nations and all backgrounds.

If you have suffered terribly, that means you can expect a great blessing and beauty for all of those ashes of the past that will be burned to nothing in order to bring forth the new life that God calls you to now. Today is the day of salvation. Today is the day for transformation and restoration of all that was lost.

Call upon the Lord while he can be found! Now is the time to turn and receive everything the Lord has for you! Eternal life and redemption can be found in no one else. You must accept Jesus Christ as your righteousness, because all the good deeds in the world will never be enough. Jesus is the ONLY way to be restored fully to the Father and live in Shalom. Completeness, satisfied and glorified in Truth of God’s great mercy and grace which He is ready to pour out through His Holy Spirit.

Pray these words now, and you will receive forgiveness for all of your past sins, and be given the Holy Spirit to provide all that you need to move upward right now;

Heavenly Father, I repent for all of my wrong thinking and selfish living that I did apart from you. I need your covering to overcome and move in the right direction to bring glory to your name. I accept the finished works of Jesus Christ and ask that you come into my heart and be my Lord and Savior. Lord I want to forgive all that have hurt me just as you have now forgiven me for all of my wrongs. I release all of the people now that ever caused me hurt in any way including those that I wasn’t even aware of. I ask for the beautiful exchange for all of my wrongs, hurt and suffering I release to you now, so you can replace them with peace, hope, joy and a new day with faith, hope and love leading the way. Amen

If you said that prayer, and you are ready to live in a new realm of love and peace, you just made the greatest choice ever! You can begin your new journey by seeking God daily and asking Him to lead you and help you in everything.

There is no part of your life that he doesn’t care about. He promises to fulfill all of your heart’s desires and you delight yourself in him, and he will carry those once heavy burdens for you and make life a peaceful journey that you can share with others by showing them the same love and mercy that you received. Pray for all peoples and nations to be set free from the bondage and corruption of the world, and to be restored to God! Our prayers our vital for the lives of others. Bless everyone and do not curse anyone no matter what they did to hurt you or another.

Cursing only causes more evil, but blessing brings life and love to those that are in need of it!

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