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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.”