Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Father, I want to come and tell you that I know that in the midst of every storm You are in it.
To tell you Thank You for the stability that You have brought into my life. The balance and stability that You bring every day. Thank You for the abundance of Wisdom and Knowledge that You have given to me.

Your Love has lifted me up! Your Love has changed me! Your love has empowered me to Do today by Your design.
You are the center of my Joy and the Joy of my Strength!
Our Father, I treasure YOU! (adapted from Isaiah 33:6)
Isaiah 33- 35

I ask the Holy Spirit to do Thy Will in my life and through my life—to be Increased and that I am decreased.
So that I am able to fully obey His leading and that God’s Power is total and whole through my life and in my life. I ask that You Spread Your Wisdom and Directions forth-Do Your Will Holy Spirit—Create for me a Centering Moment when I am in need of it.

I look up to Heaven and speak EPHPHATHA!
In Jesus’ name, Thank You, Amen.

When unfounded fears pop their little heads up in my life—I have learned to quickly stomp them down with the truth of God’s love—that He Is The Supplier of everything in my life and for my life!

We are to pray with faith and with power. We are to Praise Him and enter each day with Joy, Thanksgiving, Triumph, and Humbleness. That is the Power of Our Praise when we keep God first.
We, the children of God, are connected to a power source like nothing on earth can give us. Yet, many do not use this Power and Wisdom to help our hearts, our lives be spiritually aligned with The Plans of God by standing on His Word.

We are to keep God at the center of all things concerning our lives. This allows us to be pro-active so that we do not respond to the challenges of life in an emotional reaction. Through our feelings which will keep us off center from God’s desire for us.

Courage and Joy Will conquer all troubles. These gifts from God’s Spirit Will, if you use them--lift you above your weariness, and chase away all fear—they Will give you a view into His deep unconditional Love for us, they Will drape you and keep you protected by His unconditionaLove. Just to give you a few examples of what God’s Courage and Joy Will do for each of us when we use them.

This difficult way is nearly over-with each new spiritual level that He brings us to there is a refining fire to burn off what cannot go with us.
God says for us to, Hold on in His Strength and when we confess our weaknesses and our shortcomings (which He already knows about) Jesus Will be able to step in and stand in the gaps that are within our lives. We are mere humans—He is God!

He is waiting for each of us to recognize that we are not able to do anything by our self to correct situations and issues. Letting go of prideful thinking and actions and humbling ourselves is the power that will help us.

I encourage you to Stand strong in the face of all adversity. To remember that God Is in the midst of Every Storm!

Remember that satan is the accuser of the sisters and brothers of Christ Jesus.
Forgiveness is a free gift from Our Father. Through Jesus we are able to forgive ourselves and not throw a pity party. Being arrogant and prideful and oppressive over others is not good either.
Trying to prove yourself all the time and demand respect because of some title or position that people have lifted you into is not good.
Proverbs 11:2 “ When pride come, then comes disgrace; but with humility comes wisdom.”

You have not accomplished anything good by your own power. Forgetting Who put you there is tantamount to self destruction.

And, getting mad and staying mad at those that have done you wrong will not work. People will use you and lie on you to get what they want and have to have.

People that you considered friends and family can be the ones that do you wrong also. The hardest thing is to be rejected by people that you have helped when they were in need but yet, when you are in need, they reject you, avoid you and act like they do not know you. We are to pray for them in the times they have done us wrong. When Job’s friends did him wrong He prayed for them and God gave Job double what he lost. Stop concentrating on how you feel—and do what is right no matter how you feel.

God says that when they reap what they have sown, we are to not be joyful—but to pray for them. If we are joyful because they fall then that is a bigger sin to God then the sin they committed.

It says in Proverb 24:16-20 “ For a righteous man falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked are overthrown by calamity. Rejoice not when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles or is overthrown, Lest the Lord see it and it be evil in His eyes and displease Him, and He turn away His wrath from him [to expend it upon you, the worse offender]. Fret not because of evildoers, neither be envious of the wicked. For there shall be no reward for the evil man; the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.”

I have had to go to God in prayer, very humble to repent for the times I found joy in the falling of certain people that had done me or a friend wrong. That weight and sin has been lifted off of me. I do so love the correction of the Lord! To remember to forgive myself when I do wrong—not to hold on to that mess. I want to keep my heart pure to God.

Jesus has given us a Full and Whole Salvation-- satan wants us to not forgive ourselves—he will constantly throw old mistakes and wrong thinking back in your face to give you guilt. Some of it is false guilt. And some is truly based on our actions and thinking. Either way, keeping it on your mind and in your heart is nothing but feeding a disease that is slowly killing your life.

God does not give guilt but forgiveness and wholeness. This does you no good if you do not receive it. Do yourself a great justice and forgive yourself and forgive others. It is not worth the time and energy to hang on to all that mess. You will look up and see that you are trapped within a maze of guilt and unforgiveness.

We are told to take our hands off the issues and situation-- which means to stop thinking on it –stop going over the details of the situation every chance that you have.

We are to Be still and know that He Is God. Once you give God the thing—leave it all with Him. Wait and be patient.

Many times people want from God- gimme, gimme, gimme. And sometimes God will allow us to get what we so desperately want- (The prodigal son). He allows us to get what we just have to have-- In order to teach us lessons—to break us from thinking of only things.
To see that we have manipulated the situation to make it be as we wanted it to be – to show us that when we are waiting for an Isaac from God as He promised – An Ishmael will always come forth and that is really not what we wanted. We just think that it will work and that it is what we want. Not hardly.
We cannot take what God starts in our lives and add our own middle and ending and think that it will be as we want it!
NO, that will not work. We will fall further from Him each time we do so.

How many people got what they wanted so badly and it was not what God had planned to give them and now they are stuck with what they got? And how many people got what they wanted so badly and it jacked them up? How many of you are in a job that you had to have, how many of you are in a relationship with a person that you just had to have? Is that job Now the best for you? Have you moved up to higher positions?
Is that person you had to have treating you right—are you growing with that person? Or it could be a material thing that you jsut had to have. But once you go it - it gave you no long lasting happiness, nothing that is permanent.

Have these things that you just had to have serving you and helping you serve God?

Or did they bring on more sadness, more hardships for you to deal with? Are these things that you just had to have hindering you in your growth and maturity-spiritually, emotionally, and in the natural?
But after a trip to the pig sty of gimme’s, of selfishness we come back to Him asking forgiveness and broken –so now after we see that what we wanted so badly was not for us to have—hopefully, we will wait and listen to His way and timing.

God has better for you!
It is time to see, know and understand that God wants to work in us to change us so that He will be able to work through us and at this point of being willing and yielding to His Holy Spirit – then we will be ready to receive the things that we want.

There are times in which we think that what we see in the natural, the timing and the circumstances are just right for God to give us what we have asked for. What we desire to do. When in actuality, the timing is Not correct for us to receive what He is going to do for us and through us.

God says, “READY, SET………”
But He has not said GO! Yet.

And many people hear- “Ready, Set” — and they take off before the starter’s pistol has been fired. They are moving before God. This is a sign of immaturity–spiritually and emotionally.

Then many will wait too long and after the Go! And the sound of the starter’s pistol has been heard…..they do not move. They are behind God. Same kind of sign as I stated above.

He is our God, Our Father and He will bring you through every challenge if you will only believe. We are to boldly approach our Father through our faith in Jesus our brother. (Eph 3:12)
It is Simple.

It’s really not about What happens to us on a daily basis—BUT, How we respond to what happens to us on a daily basis.
Look at your daily challenges as opportunities for God to step in and Show Himself through your life. Neither you nor I can do anything about the majority of things that come our way. What we can do is Praise Him more than asking—we can allow His glory to shine through us more than seeking self-glory.
We can make Him and keep Him the center of our relationships and humbly sit at His feet, which is the highest place we can put ourselves in Him.

The facts of Faith super cede the facts of life!
We can work on Refusing to wallow in the depths of despair or stand shaking in your boots about what the future may hold. People do drown in shallow waters. Worries, anger, unforgiveness, selfishness, self centeredness, hatred, jealousy, are shallow waters. And Fear is the deepest of the shallow waters. People do drown in shallow waters. But you do not have to.

Seek Father in the early morning, in the noonday in the evening hours for strength and guidance.
Take one day at a time and take one step at a time in the power of your faith in God.
Knowing that God is the center of balance, a balancing moment is how we can make it through each day – one day at a time.

Luke 17:6 So the Lord said, "If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you."

Receive His love and Thank Him for increasing your power of self-control and then all the other gifts of the Spirit will begin to mature quickly. (Gal. 5)

Remember to offer To Him at all times, a sacrifice of Praise and He Will honor your obedience and love for Him.
Every day-Every Day-Right Now-Right Now!!

Psalm 116
Psalm 100
1 Peter 2:5-9

Stop being concerned with what you don’t have and be appreciative for what you do have.
The things that you have lost, or satan stole from you or you gave away and should not have….Sow all that stuff, all that anger, sadness and worry unto God. Then satan has not stolen anything from you as you have given it all to God in the name of Jesus.
God has better for you!

We are encouraged to take every opportunity to count our blessings and give thanks unto God. I and my partner have just these kinds of blessings. The kind that money cannot buy and no person or demon can take from us!
We have a love that was given to us from Jesus. We have a relationship in which God is the center of always-everyday!
We have His Holy Spirit Increasing in our lives as we are decreased—so that every day we say –Holy Spirit Have Thy Will in our lives for this day and all days to come.

Neither Satan nor any human can take any of This JOY from us!
It all lives within our hearts.
A pure heart will obey God’s Spirit.

Stop yourself from fretting, worrying, and complaining as often as possible to enjoy the good things in your life. The more you concentrate on your thinking and your speaking the easier it gets to catch yourself when how you feel starts talking to you. Listen for the Spirit instead of your flesh—how you feel.

The tendency at this juncture of your journey is to look at all the negatives and to complain about everything that seems to cause your misery, which will only result in more unhappiness, distress and suffering.
This is a trick of satan. To bring in fear and have you act on your unfounded fears—forgetting that OUR Father is the Source of All Supply for our lives! Amen!

However, you can make choices that will enhance your life instead of creating more misfortune, God tells us this-His Holy Spirit when allowed by you to Increase in Your life and you to decrease will confirm, protect, guide and advise you as to what you need to do for each and every issue, situation, trouble, etc…that comes you way.
Remember, it’s not about the things that happen to us every day—But, How we Will respond to each and every thing that happens.
Confront each wrong, each bad situation, each lie; each worry With The Joy of The LORD Which is Our Strength and WATCH God step into each thing because you responded with His tools and power. Amen! Glory Be To God Our Father in Jesus’ name!

A pure heart waits and trusts in God’s timing and love for us.

1 Thessalonians 5:15-18 “See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

“And this I pray: that your love may abound yet more and more and extend to its fullest development in knowledge and all keen insight , So that you may surely learn to sense what is vital, and approve and prize what is excellent and of real value , and that you may be untainted and pure and unerring and blameless the day of Christ .” (Philippians 1:9-10)

I pray also that you not get lost on your way to the Miracle!

Once we tell ourselves Who we are not-then it is time to learn who we are!

You have to trust God to take you to places that you are afriad to go! Especially those places that within our own minds and hearts!

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