He Will Love You Through The Hurt!

I’ve had one of those really blue days. Have any of you have one of those? I have gone about my day and with my appointments and other household roles and responsibilities. I have felt fatigue and then just plainly sat down for a cry. It bubbled up from my toes. It seemed to come from nowhere, but I know where it came from. It came from a conversation that I had this morning.

I’ve been trying to focus, but feel so weak that I can barely put one idea to work when another floods my mind and then I’m sidetracked by both. I found a website and sat down at my laptop to read and two things jumped out at me. In the article it was about two brothers who in their childhood play ‘had everything pills’. It protected them from everything that would come against them in imaginary play. How awesome does that sound? Then it describes years later one of the brothers texts the other and asks remember the ‘everything pills? The second brother responds with “yes and I need it today.” As it turns out one of the brothers was found to have stage 4 cancer, He really did/does need the ‘everything pill’ as he is now facing a major mountain and needs strong gear and a strong faith for climbing.

Wouldn’t it be great to have that ‘everything pill’ to handle those overwhelming “everything at once “ times?

In the day that I’ve had, I was planning to go quiet or silent for a while to think and just do some soul searching but in my daily devotional something else jumped out at me. It read “that I might sing praises to you and not be silent’ and it was one of those “aha” moments when what I heard is that “this time is not for sitting in a corner or in my bed or huddled on the sofa. THIS time is for singing.”

Well anyone that truly knows me, knows what music means to me. I truly believe music can soothe the soul. So instead of licking my wounds, today I’m going to ”sing” and give thanks and just ‘be’.

If I can receive such a wonderful message as this right when my heart and mind needs to receive it, then I’m going to trust God with my ‘everything’ else concerns. He is bigger than the hurt. He is love and he will love me through the hurt…in fact …He will love YOU through the hurt!

Have a blessed day!

I

Who We Hear When We Are Quiet (repost)

I was reading (the below) from a newly found website and reading the piece about Quiet Time.

God wants all people to be saved, but Satan wants us all to perish. Praise God because His plan is greater! Satan is no match for God, but he can trouble God’s children, and he does. The next time you are finding it difficult to get away from the noise and get alone with God, remember who is standing in your way. Then remember who is greater!

Quiet Time – The Inner Challenge
Quiet time involves an inner state of being, as well as an outward condition. Have you ever noticed that when you sit down to read your Bible or pray, your mind begins to wander or you suddenly remember what you needed at the grocery store? Inner “noise” can be just as troublesome as outer noise when it comes to having quiet time with God.

Our own human weaknesses combine with the enemy’s efforts to keep us from God. There is a reason he is known as the Prince of the Power of the Air! But again, God is greater still. Defeating the inner noise can be done, but it requires commitment and discipline.

Quiet Time – What’s the Big Deal? Why Is It Important?
Quiet time can be so difficult to prioritize. It’s tempting to make excuses or just not bother. Preparing our hearts to hear from God requires a focused effort. Noise, whether outside or inside, distracts us. If we fail to understand the importance of having a regular, committed quiet time with God, we are not likely to hear His voice…the one that whispers, “This is the way; walk in it” (Isaiah 30:21).

21 Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying,
“This is the way, walk in it,”
Whenever you d turn to the right hand
Or whenever you turn to the left.

http://www.allaboutgod.com/quiet-time.htm

I was trying to focus on being quiet as the piece suggested. I was trying to focus. Have you ever realized just like the piece above indicated that it is sometimes really hard to do just that – concentrate on being quiet? I was seeking to find that peace from God before undertaking a new project. In my spirit I was asking God to direct me and in my spirit/mind’s eye, I heard…

“you don’t have to sit with God everyday – look where it got your Mom. She read and spent time with him every day and and she still died.”

Now I didn’t hear it really long or drawn out like the sentences I typed. It was in a matter of only a few seconds, but I heard it plainly – “you don’t have to – your Mom died”. Wow – that was not God’s voice I can say that for sure.

It really is true our inner talk and the way the evil one can try to throw us off course in our thoughts is not a maybe…it is a definite but still I hadn’t heard it quite that loudly in a very long time!

So God must have something really great to show me/teach me if there is such opposition. At least that is how I see it. So study on in quiet I will and maybe the next voice I hear will be that ‘quiet-small still voice’. I might even hear the words “carry on my good and faithful servant.

A Prayer of Faith to Drive Away Mind Binding Spirits (repost)

I was given a prayer on my heart to share with you all today. I want to start by asking you – Have you ever felt that what you once believed – you no longer believed to be true and doubted yourself or God? Have you every felt exhausted and sluggish to the point you felt you were on auto-pilot and quite simply wiped out-mentally and physically? Have you ever felt that you had come to a place of utter disbelief and doubt that what you once felt and believed that God had spoken to you would never come to pass – that the dream in your heart and/or vision – couldn’t simply take place – that you were too weak or didn’t have the knowledge or the way to pull it off? I have and here is what God showed me today. I want to share this with you and suggest that if you find yourself in this place that you make this your prayer (and tailor it to your own situation) also:

By the power of His blood I ask you Jesus to come alongside of me and to come against all mind-binding spirits that hinder godly thoughts. When I feel my mind is sluggish, lazy, and unable to believe what I once believed and when I begin to doubt that what I had been given, a vision, would come to pass, that it be a signal to me to rise up and speak against – every mind-binding spirit. I will pray not once but time and time again.

I know the devil never runs out of fiery darts to throw against me when I am trying to press forward. He tries to hold me back by convincing me that it is helpless, and a hopeless situation, but what he doesn’t know is that God has declared me a woman of mighty faith,with the gift of communication/the gift of words, so I will lift my shield of faith and remember James 1:2-8 which teaches we can ask God for wisdom (and his discernment) in  and he will give it to us and will show us what to do.

So, I declare all mind-binding spirits are broken away from me and they are sent back to the depths from which they came and they are unable to return in Jesus name!

Now, I know my God has give me revelation knowledge of a visionfor my life and I will trust that God didn’t bring me this far to leave me and that he will bring the vision, the rhema, to full fruition in my life, in his time. I declare this to be true – In Jesus name and with and on behalf of all of God’s people – we say Amen!

Inspiration Source: Battlefield of the Mind – Joyce Meyer (chapter 6)

Scripture list to speak out loud: Philippians 4:6, 7, John 8:31-32, Psalm 107:20, 1 Cor 1:27, Romans 8:26

May you be blessed and released to press forward,

How May I Serve You Today Lord? (repost)

I woke today to some sad news. A local anchor/man with a special brand on the ‘weather’ and who has been visually a man about town and trusted face in my community was found to have passed to his new home, quite simply He passed on. How this shook me. From the time as a young girl, his face was on the news. Even though I didn’t know him personally, everyone ‘knew’ him. He lived very nearby and I may have passed him by in the car each day not even realizing it. Yet what a mark he left on my heart. How he will be missed. It brings me once again to how important I believe it is to leave a legacy and sharing our stories. His legacy will be a strong one. You will be missed Skip!

How are you making an impact in your surrounding area, or even in ‘blogger town’? I guess at this age I think about this more and more. Sometimes I feel I’ve missed so much time and the news today (he was only a few years older than myself) once again reminded me of how short our stay here on this earth really is. I had started to pray differently in the last few weeks and I wanted to share this with you. This is my new morning regime.  As soon as I put my feet on the floor even if my eyes are still closed, instead of saying the Jabez prayer first and thanking God for my rest and a new day. I will start it like this:

Thank you Father for a new day!

Thank you Father for my rest!

How can I serve you today?

How can I be a light to someone of your choosing today Father?

Use me Father! I am yours!

Bless me indeed!

Enlarge my territory.

That your hand be with me.

That you keep me from evil!

….and that I may cause no pain!

Place on my family and I the armor of God. The breastplate of righteousness. The belt of truth. The helmet of salvation. The sword of the spirit. The shield of faith extinguishing the fiery darts of the evil ones and the shoes of peace.

God send your army of angels to walk along-side of my family and I today into tomorrow and thank you for loving me for me!

Help me to be all you want me to be! I will trust You!

Think about the impact you will make on the world today (your family, friends, community). How will you make a mark? What light can you shine for the Lord above today and to whom? Have you asked God how he would like you to serve him today?

….Pressing On>>>

A New Song

I will be still and know you are my beloved.

I trust you when you say be still.

You want me to love myself so that I can give that love away to another.

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With all the stressors and demands on my life I know everything is good.

I will take some time for myself to spend with you and I will take some time with myself.

I don’t have to figure everything out.

God can take the reigns and I will hold on to him.

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I love you Lord and I know you listen to me when I speak and even when I am in quiet time thinking of you. I know you know my thoughts. You have given me a new song to sing one that says don’t get comfortable because I’m doing a new thing. Still I will pray to you because I know you hear me.

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I know you said all of this to prepare me and so that I would have peace. I know I will have challenging times in my life and here on the earth but I am to take heart – you have overcome the world.

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I will not be afraid – you and yours are with me and more numerous than those here on earth. You have instructed me to live like I used to dream and this is my new song.

Inspirational verses:

Psalm 46:10

Psalm 116:1-2

John 16:33

2 Kings 6:16

Blessing With Song

I will sing every morning – opening my voice to you

I will praise you for you power

I will sing with joy in my heart you have blessed me with another day.

You have been my place of safety when I was troubled

So I sing of your mercy and grace

I will not hold back

you love for me Is unfailing

 

Scripture:Psalm 59:16

But as for me, I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress.