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That Ole’ Curve Ball


That Ole’ Curve Ball

Life throws curves. Sometimes the ball hits between the ears. And in other areas you really didn’t expect it to find.

That has been me lately. Forget blogging. Forget housework. Forget everything. You would think after years of illness and years of learning God’s healing words I would have gotten it by now; yet the enemy attacks no matter what.

I did read where God wants us to rest; well I am rested. And rested and rested. Not by choice; but by need.  It is evident when I feel so bad I only want to rest/sleep. However I shouldn’t be so hard on myself. Suffice it to say the rest was necessary and I am getting there.

This has been in the top 3 of my “years from hell.”

Had I not been prophetically forewarned by a dear friend months ago of this impending battle, well, who knows. It has been one crisis after another without much of a break at all in between. And I am not sure it is over yet.

My point in writing this is to tell you what I have learned in the hopes what God has taught me through this year will help others.

It helps to have friends in “high places” (LOL!) those who know the Lord well and give you a heads up of what is to come.

God really does walk with us through our troubles; a critical message I wish I had learned years ago but now truly understand his presence and have seen his footsteps.

Why does God allow us to go through these tough battles?  Unfortunately we don’t learn what he wants us to learn on the mountain tops as much as in the valleys. And I say that with the notion of looking forward to getting out of “death valley” for a long break!

Learn to laugh and be joyful when you don’t have the strength or desire. Laugh at yourself while you are at your worst. (Proverbs 17:22 “A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.”

Realize the temporary season you are in. Stay as close to God as you can. Talk to him. Read his word.  Be honest about how you feel. He will reveal to you the larger picture.

Understand maybe God wants to change the way you are doing things. You know, insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different outcome?

And in the middle of my journey from “hell” is the story of John Paul Jackson’s health scare with cancer. He is doing great now, Praise God and sent out a letter a few weeks ago that happened to arrive in my mailbox exactly when I needed it???????

In is “Death Valley” experience he says without trust in God our faith doesn’t work. And Lo and behold if he didn’t give 3 keys to aid in learning to trust God that I had just figured out through these last few months. It was like God had literally wrote them down and sent them to me through JPJ to confirm what I had been thinking. They are:

Know the ways of God

♥ Know God and have an ongoing relationship with Him

♥Recognize your history with God and how he has acted on your behalf.

Knowing God and his ways is vital to living this life; not that I have figured him out by any means but his word tells me a whole lot about him and how he does things.

And my history? Yep. Looking back over my life God revealed to me one pattern after another of attacks, battles and wars and how God pulled me through each one.

In conclusion there is something to be said for going to get your hair cut especially when you look like you have been dragged around like a damp beach towel.

Once your hair is cut, wash it; girls put on some make-up and look in the mirror and tell yourself,

“SELF, I AM VICTORIOUS IN JESUS!


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Once upon a time…or was it? Or is it? Part 2


The crossroads of history have hit America. The scenario of my previous post is very much a possibility as these terrorists groups make their intentions known to the world. And America now has a part to play in the outcome. Or does it?

God is more than capable of repeating history as was written in 11 Chronicles 20. However he may have something else in mind.

Our President has 2 choices and the greatest test of his position is now at stake. Those choices are:

1. Build up our military. Send forces after wise counsel from those in top command posts as needed. Supply our service men and women with the means to counter and rid the world of this satanic evil. In the process our leader should equip those innocents stuck in the middle geographically with shelter, food and medical care.

 2. The President can sit back, stay in retreat and do nothing.

 

The differences in these 2 decisions by this President will result in 2 scenarios.

1. He can do the will of God and go out and fight this war. In doing so he will have to change the way he has been taught to think, behave and act. He will have to let go of any political motivation for the sake of winning votes, go against those who are against war and do the right thing by America but also for the world. He can leave office in 2 years knowing he aided in stopping or ending these vile people from hurting and killing blameless children and families who couldn’t fight themselves.

 2. Or he can do nothing and leave the Presidential office in shame.

 

NOW: I am going to ask you to pray as you have never prayed before for our President.  I have been for a very long time but it is crucial at this point in time.

I am convinced the entire administration is fearing for their lives as these terrorists have most likely pummeled them with death threats.  I believe God wants to give him credit for making the right choice but more than that it will reveal a true change of heart in this very, sad and lonely man right now.

Going out on a limb, I know how it looks that the President seems to be enjoying golf more than he should; I don’t condone for one minute his awful timing, but we should never underestimate God.

If God can make a donkey talk, he can surely speak to President Obama on the golf course even if it was the worst possible time to be there. I believe he has purposely retreated; gone into some type of seclusion to think. He certainly has a great deal to think about.

His timing has produced judgmental and calculating questions in the minds of many, but he is truly alone right now.

Pray.Pray.Pray. And thank God for healing the world.

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

 

 


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Once upon a time…or was it? Or is it?


 

In a little village far away a small group of families that went by the name of “Judah” lived a quiet life. Following the rules as best as they could it was apparent their peace and quiet was about to be jeopardized.

Foreign groups loathed them; hated them so much they wanted to annihilate them. 3 in particular decided to make good on their threats.

What they didn’t know was the God of this group of Judah was mightier than any army or fortress. He had been known to plague Egypt, part seas and rain food from the Heavens.  If they had heard of their God, they paid no attention to the drama that had played out centuries before. Their goal was to get rid of them once and for all.

Knowing the imminent danger Judah was in they cried out to their God for help. There was nothing they could do in the flesh to fight, much less live through a battle of this proportion.

God heard their pleas. He spoke giving them direction and told them what to do.

The next day as the 3 groups planned their attack, Ammon (Al Qaeda), Moab (Hamas) and Mt. Seir (ISIS) Judah appointed singers to praise the Lord in their Priestly garments giving thanks for his mercy and loving kindness to them.

As they began to sing, their God set ambushes against the men of Ammon (Al Qaeda) and Moab (Hamas) and Mt. Seir (ISIS).  Due to the evil that lurked between these 3, they couldn’t trust each other so the two smaller groups Ammon (Al Qaeda) and Moab (Hamas) came together and slaughtered the larger group Mt. Seir (ISIS).

Once that battle was finished, the two groups left standing Ammon (Al Qaeda) and Moab (Hamas) destroyed each other; and not one of them was left alive.

Judah praised their God and spent 3 days gathering the spoil/plunder which amounted to cattle, goods, garments and precious things.

 to be continued…..

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Who Are We?


 

If you sell your soul to the devil don’t expect to get paid. Ask Al Gore. He sold his TV network “Currant” to the Qatar government.  According to the latest news he is now suing the Qatari Family for the 65 million they owe him for that sale.

 

It reminded me of what Brian Kilmeade said the other morning; “Atheist are passionate about what they don’t believe in.”

As my father always said, “if you play with fire you’re going to get burned.”

HHHHHHHMMMMMMMM……

Isn’t America full of educated, sophisticated philosophers?

Isn’t America loaded with intellectuals, Ivy League Graduates with degrees in the double digits?

Isn’t America an innovation leader of technology, solar power and the Muppets?

And the general public wonders why America is sliding down the slippery slope of moral decline, political illiteracy and passing laws our government should read first to find out what is in them.

Honestly, some days I can’t believe what people talk about. Useless conversations about who had the best “selfie”, perilous decisions made out of nomadic behaviors and water cooler gossip about the Kardashian’s is enough to make one wonder “is this really America?”

Sadly, this isn’t funny.

America’s grip on reality has been lost in the translation of deception, lies and Global Warming.

Right has become wrong and wrong is now right. We have voted into leadership golf champion wanna-be’s to messengers of hate based theology.

Many have given a foothold to the enemy allowing our nation to seemingly fall apart at the seams.

But…..

God is still on his throne. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He keeps his promises, and his word still stands.

America may have left or tried to push God out, but he remains loyal to his love for our country. We have and are suffering due to our sick society, but he has had plans for us before we were created and he shall not allow his word to become void. (Isaiah 55:11)

I believe God is moving, restoring and activating manifestations in the supernatural realm many of us have waited for. He doesn’t want us to be intimidated or fearful because he has shut doors of the past dry season and opening doors of fresh rain to be poured out on his people.

He is separating the sheep from the wolves; exposing corruption one scandal at a time and ushering in the flow of the Holy Spirit to change hearts to his truth.

There is no doubt the enemy is relentlessly on a rampage, yet God has equipped us (Ephesians 6) (Isaiah 41:10) for war. Praise him, thank him and pray for the peace that passes all understanding. The devil is helpless when God’s saints are at peace.army

Who Are WE? God’s army.

 


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A Fresh Coat of Paint


 

I feel as if I have been gone from blogging too long, but this hasn’t been my choice. Life has simply gotten in the way of so many things keeping track is a lost cause. So I quit keeping track.

The list of semi-crisis to multiple interruptions is much too long. One after the other seem to be running together now. Life happens. But a break would be nice.

In the middle of the last sinus infection to our daughter’s diagnosis of strep throat/mononucleosis was a business venture that seemed questionable. And as of the other day my husband is looking at possible oral surgery due to a horizontal wisdom tooth crushing the one next to it which is now on its way out of his mouth no matter what.

During this flurry of trying to keep up, tenants left one of my rentals. There is something therapeutic about taking a property from a state of disarray by giving it a fresh coat of paint, a visit from Mr. Clean and landscaping done by someone other than HGTV. It also helps that God connects the dots for the needs as they appear sending me the right people to do the right job.painter_5

A few times lately God has surprised me with little reminders of his presence in the chaos of my life. For instance. Yesterday as I was getting my schedule in place I realized I was going to have 3 different people to work at different times but I only had 2 keys to the house.  Searching the best “key maker” in town was my next move. At that point, feeling somewhat overwhelmed with so much on my plate my cell phone rang.

The painter on the other end of the line sounding somewhat frantic said,

“I locked myself out of the house. If you have another key I will swing by right now and have a few copies made to give you.”

Not only did he have the keys made, he paid for them himself.

And remember I mentioned a questionable business venture? From the beginning my husband and I both didn’t have a good feeling about it. Given some time the truth came out. The Holy Spirit had impressed upon us both there was something wrong. In this revelation I was also given the opportunity to speak the truth concerning certain business tactics that were debatable and problematic. It didn’t end well because this person refused to believe the truth. But a huge seed was planted…..

 Matthew 10:11-15 NIV 

“Whatever town or village you enter, search there for some worthy person and stay at their house until you leave. As you enter the home, give it your greeting. If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you. If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet. Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.”

 

 


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A Call to Prayer


 

History is repeating itself.

The names may have changed, only the game is the same.

The goal is annihilation; only it’s more than one nation.

The evil is anti-Semitic and full of hate; we need to stop this terrible fate.

Threats and demands are the order of their day; producing fear and destruction along the way.

How long do we wait to aid our brothers and sisters in Christ?

How long do they suffer while our government ponders their plight?

We have no excuse for leaving in the first place; they need the strong arm of America’s military base.

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This is a call to prayer my friends; a call to God for this genocide to end.

So to those who read this, please pass it on so we can fight the enemy’s wrongs.

Ask God for his mercy; ask God for his grace so his people will repent and find peace all over the place.

2 Chronicles 7: 14 “If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.”

 

 


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The World is a Stage


 

The world stage is playing out like a horror movie. Supported by enormous technological communication it is easier than ever before in history to find out in an instant what is going on across the planet. That may be questionably distressing or unnerving but in an off sense a depth of warning or protection.

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As the phrase goes, God helps us in our troubles by walking through them with us.  Swallow that term because it is truly the means by which we survive and survive very well.

Faith really does come by hearing the word of God; reading and studying it, pondering his presence as he expresses himself in his own vernacular. It is his language, his lingo that brings forth the ability for us to trust him. Once the process is active, he gently enables his words to spring forth from his spirit to ours supernaturally resulting in faith.

One day you have no faith, the next you do. Explaining this gift is almost impossible.

As the world spirals out of control relying on the Creator in faith is the only successful path to follow.  Those moments, days, weeks or years we have no control over are breeding grounds for God to teach us faith.  

However there are times we have to act quickly applying trusting in him immediately. We may not be ready or believe that post we need to lean on is sturdy enough to carry us, but consider it the cross of Christ and faith becomes automatic.

If there was ever a time we need to rely on God, I believe it is now. He has an army of warriors he has been preparing for decades for such a time as this. History was made when the Israelite s were stuck between Pharaoh’s army and a sea of water that was impossible to cross. History is again raising its head to prove the God of Heaven is making a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:19)

Faith in God removes fear. Victory is his as we rely on him to bring us to the Red Sea and through it. He is already there across on the other side before we arrive.

Believe beyond any doubt that moving forward now is imperative for the success of his purpose for us. It is no accident that God’s people living in this present age are facing colossal red seas but it is also an era of conquering unafraid.

Face the enemy with a mountain of trust in the God of Israel.

 Act like men and be courageous. (1 Corinthians 16:13)

 

 

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