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Prayer Warriors …Pray! with Team – Ewan.


This link will take you to the blog of Ewan Eliezer’s Team. Standing on the Word of God for this child and his family!

♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ † ♥ † ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ TEAM – EWAN  ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ † ♥ † ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

Kirsten and James ask that we agree with them in pray. Please follow the link and read (at least) her last 2 posts. I am posting the scripture that Kirsten and James are standing on today for their precious son Ewan Eliezer so that we can remain steadfastly in agreement with the family.

Pray continuously without fail and in thanksgiving for the mighty hands of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

Psalm 33:10-22 (GOD’S WORD Translation)

 10The Lord blocks the plans of the nations.
He frustrates the schemes of the people of the world.
 11The Lord’s plan stands firm forever.
   His thoughts stand firm in every generation.
12Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.
Blessed are the people he has chosen as his own. 13The Lord looks down from heaven.
He sees all of Adam’s descendants.
14From the place where he sits enthroned,
   he looks down upon all who live on earth.
15The one who formed their hearts
   understands everything they do. 16No king achieves a victory with a large army.
No warrior rescues himself by his own great strength.
17Horses are not a guarantee for victory.
   Their great strength cannot help someone escape.
18The Lord’s eyes are on those who fear him,
   on those who wait with hope for his mercy
    19to rescue their souls from death
         and keep them alive during a famine. 20We wait for the Lord.
   He is our help and our shield.
 21In him our hearts find joy.
   In his holy name we trust.
22Let your mercy rest on us, O Lord,
   since we wait with hope for you. Thank You and many, Many, MANY blessings loves.


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Please Pray…


Team Ewan needs prayer…We are storming the gates for this little fighter!

Blessings Loves


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…ღ……ღ……Love Simply……ღ……ღ…


God's Thoughts

This morning I wrote a note on facebook. The note was long and explained what’s been going on lately in my life and emotions. I was finished and content with the journal like post. I felt it would help someone and as usual I would adapt it for here, Hopeannfaith’s Well, then my browser froze.

I’d say “ain’t that just the way!”, but that is negative thinking and while I spent that last hour or so cleaning and letting the computer rest, I let God change that attitude. I was certain that the post would remain in drafts and I could retrieve and post it later. I was simply frustrated that I had to wait. I thought ‘all that work and now I have to wait. Plus I have other things to do and I need my lap top to work properly!”

I prayed and cleaned. I prayed and made a healthy omelet and had that and an apple for lunch. My eggs and omelet skill are getting better flavor wise due to the assistance of many cook, chef and foodie friends, as well as experimentation. Plus! For some reason all of a sudden I am a skilled omlet folder. See God honors diligence and obedience! 

I turned on my lap top and sat down to lunch while it loaded (I need more RAM for speed). After lunch I checked my e-mail and then went to facebook notes to retrieve, proof read and post the note. I wanted to get this done as I had some announcements that needed posting on my church’s fan page there. Writer/Church secretary at work!

The note was gone.

 The note is gone!

I literally cried in frustration. I’m tearing up just thinking about it now. Ehhhh!

Part of the note contained the theory that the way I feel is partly due to the blood pressure condition and medication. I really do not like being on this medication! Honestly, short of the medication, I am frustrated with many things in my life right now.

Transformation, as explained by my Pastor @ FCM Church service yesterday, is not an easy thing. While that is true I say it’s easier than living with a diagnosis, such as the three the doctors spoke to me, therefore, I choose the transformation!

So as  I am working toward this metamorphosis, I am battling the frustration that goes with it. I find that I truly detest these new, immediate complaints that come to my mind these days, “why me?” and  “what about me?”. I dislike this twist in me because I find it offensive. Wow, I am offending me!  😀

I cannot afford to indulge in this attitude. I refuse to fall into the family’s generational trap here, and this particular attitude feeds that trap. So far it has family members in it’s maw, well not me! I continue to refuse it!

The only solution is to allow God to change my mind. There is only one self-improvement book that can help here and that is the Word of God. When I woke this morning, not quite joyful to have my eyes open, I went to my devotions to refocus my mind on God.

My status,  from the Daily Bible Verse (dB:V) e-mail, and prayer were there to get me through until teaching devotions were in my inbox. I prayed thankfully for this day God made, even if I wasn’t rejoicing in it at the time. Then there it was: A New Thing Ministries: Open Your Eyes and Your Heart post. www.ANewThingMinistries.com.

Todays focus is things unseen, as I posted six hours ago on my page.

“(insert my name here)  is fixing her eyes not on things seen, but on things unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but the unseen is eternal. Expecting God today…Good Morning. ♥”

This is the Joyce Meyer‘s way of getting where one needs to be, “Do it Afraid”, adapted to “Do it Anyway”, which may very well belong to her, as well! NOPE!

 Just googled it!  “Do it Anyway” is Mother Theresa‘s. Not too shabby, a couple of dynamic women to follow, I’d say.

The first unseen thing God  presented was: LOVE

Did you ever notice that when you are frustrated you don’t feel love. You don’t feel  like lov-ING anyone or anything. You dont feel lov-ED by anyone. You can’t be frustrated and experience love! It’s impossible!

But God…

RENEWING THE MIND

You can allow God to replace your worldly (frustration)  thoughts with His kingdom (what God thinks about a thing) thoughts. This simply means to change your attitude, mood and thoughts to what God says you should be feeling/thinking. We kind of do those things, feeling and thinking; we call it reasoning, simultaneously, so we must train them apart, with God’s Word.

“If you don’t like something change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” ~ Maya Angelo

I also learned @ church, yesterday, that believing  is much more than what we preceive as believing.

To believe in God one must believe everything that God is by Faith, (the unseen).

One must be persuaded to believe that everything that God says He is, He is, (again, the unseen). 

God's Thoughts

 God is love.

Love is the foundation of all things.

Love never dies; therefore,

Have FAITH: Trust completely in God.

Have HOPE: Expect, steadfastly, in the things of God.

Love: Extravagantly, the way God loves you.

The GREATEST of these is LOVE.

~ my adaptation of 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 – NIV & Message

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Be the MIRROR of God’s Love in someone’s life.

“A baby is born with a need to be loved, and never grows out of it.” ~ Frank A. Clark

I am off to get some more work done and rest (doctors orders! ehhh!).

Soon they will see that I have none of the things they spoke to me…they will see God’s Hand in my healing! Amen.

This is sticking with me so I just want to share it wiht you. I know it will continue to encourage me, I hope it encourages you, my pastor said in the message yesterday: “Anytime we are not following God, we are following man.”

I’m going to follow God. Going to listen and talk to Him in my work today. ღ

 Be Blessed Loves and …ღ…Love Simply…ღ…

~A.


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Simply…Psalm 91 A Personal Prayer ♥


As I come closer to my follow-up Cardiac appointment, the battle against fear has intensified. Angry, because I have always enjoyed a firm fearlessness in most areas of life, I am faced with battling confusion, as well.

I won’t go into and give voice to my exact fears, again, but they rose to the surface when my Pastor, Santhosh asked how I was. Feeling weak and even silly, I confessed my fears, while in front of a friend, I trust without reserve, and my oldest son.

First we prayed beginning with 2 Timothy 1:7…For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. I stayed still, quiet and in agreement, I absorbed the requests and declarations over me, while they layed hands on me. All in agreement. My pastor went on to pray over me, reminding God of promises and things He has said in regard to the lives of His children. Like many I cannot recall exactly what was prayed or said, as I was absorbing the presence of God that comes when 2 or more are in agreement! I allowed God to wash a moment of peace over me…

Then Pastor Santhosh shared how he handles a worrisome situation in his life…He told me, us, that he looks toward the character of God. This resonated because throughout my week I had been forcing myself to focus on God and had written or rewritten a couple of verses, in simpler terms, that related directly to the character of God. Some of you may have read them…

What Pastor Santhosh said was; “this is just one of the Characters of God” and he opened the bible to Psalm 91; which I have rewritten into a personal prayer format. Which Pastor actually told us he did with the end of the chapter.

 

Before you read the entire chapter in prayer form. Consider what Pastor revealed to me, us.

Psalm 91: 14-16

“Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

~ imagine this! El Shaddai, the All Sufficient One, will rescue me, YOU, because we love Him. Because we acknowledge who He is to us, He protects us. That is it…all we must do! Love and Acknowledge who God is.

15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.

~ The All in All answers me, You!, simply because we call His name. He stands beside us when we are in trouble and He, God Almighty will deliver us, and Honor Me, YOU! Just because we call on Him in our times of trouble!

16 With long life will I satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”

~ and after all of that, as if it were not enough! God, our Father, provides me, You, with a satisfying life and His Salvation!

All of this soothed my fear. I am not saying the battle is over, but I am saying, what I knew in my head is now dropping into my Spirit. With this new shift of revelation, I am realizing what I have stood on for many years; Exodus 14:14 “God will fight for me and I will keep my peace.” has another level.

God will fight my battles, against the adversary, if I quiet my fears with obedience to His Word. If I remember to call upon His name, His might! Like this scripture says Zecheriah 4:6 ‘ Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts.

I am tremendously grateful to have been given such a caring and Godly Pastor ! I thank God that He has provided us with this Man to shepard us forward in the kingdom. I am thankful for my friend, who can be trusted with praying for any area of my life, according to the will and Word of God, at any time and for my son, a God fearing man himself, who obediently prayed with us.

So like the last two blog posts, this is what I was lead to do in my after church studies today. The study of Psalm 91 lead me to the desire to define the particular character and name of our God, El Shaddai. Then I was lead to put Psalm 91 into a simple personal prayer format. Psalm 91’s author is unknown, but believed to be Moses, and the text of the psalm indicates that this is written by one who knew God intimately and had practiced what he preached in the scriptures. It is safe, it is thought, to believe that Moses was indeed the author of Psalm 91 as he experienced these things.

Like all of these things I am lead to share, I believe if I need it, there are others who have need of it as well. This is all about obedience, to what God leads me to share and do. As well as the sharing of the Good News with those who are searching for Who I have been blessed to know better and better each and every day!

I am 8 years in the LORD…just a child, come let me introduce you to my friend, my Dad, our Father!

Let me show you Jesus.

Blessings Loves.

 

Psalm 91

You who sit down in the High God’s presence, spend the night in El Shaddai’s shadow,
Say this: “God, you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!”

 

Repeat after me and Believe and Receive this…

He rescues ME from hidden traps, shields ME from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect ME— under them I AM perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm.
I Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night, not flying arrows in the day,
NOT DISEASE THAT PROWLS THROUGH THE DARKNESS, not disaster that erupts at high noon.
Even though others succumb all around, drop like flies right and left, no harm will even graze ME.

I WILL stand untouched, I WILL watch it all from a distance, watch the wicked turn into corpses.

Yes, because God is MY refuge, the High God MY very own home, evil cannot get close to ME, harm cannot get through MY door.

He ordered his angels to guard ME wherever I go. If I stumble, they’ll catch ME; their job is to keep ME from falling. I WILL walk unharmed among lions and snakes, and kick young lions and serpents from the path.

 

~This Psalm ends with a personal note to us from Father God; a loving father to his child…

Dear Child,

If you will hold onto me for dear life, I will get you out of any and all trouble, big or small. I will give you the very best of care, if only you will get to know and trust Me. Call Me, at any and all times, I WILL answer you, I WILL be at your side in the worst times; I WILL rescue you, then I WILL celebrate over you, the victory. I WILL GIVE you a long life and a long drink of SALVATION!

Love,

Father

 

Blessing Loves, again…All Manner of Blessings, say the LORD, Your God! 😉

 

 

 


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If I Could Relive Any Day of My Life


I would not want to relive any day of my life. Why, you ask? Well let me tell you.

The past is past and regrets cannot be considered. When one looks on the past, either with longing or regret, they simply delay the treasures of their future. A wrong cannot be returned to and reversed and a joy cannot be reentered if allowed to lift.

The universal Law the controls all things does not permit a return to the past, for good reason.

Because time is linear, the past, present and future are all entwined and in consistant motion. The human nature is to move forward. Yet the world has said stop! Look back, lest you forget…

Yet we are not spiritually bound to the world. The spiritual says the old things pass away and all becomes new when are minds are forward thinking. Forward thinking involves not the past…but the future alone.

I am who I am, and for the most part, I love who I am. I got here moment by moment by learning from my mistakes and practicing my successes. To look back delays me from creating, prevents me from going forward and making a mark in this life.

Do you really want to go back into a memory that loses the full inpact while in the memory? Or would you rather move forward and create a new experience that holds passion and joy? Or even a not so great moment that opens your wisdom's eyes wider in understanding.

I, for one, am moving forward. Leaving my footprints in the sand and my touch on the lives that I am blessed to come into contact with. Moving into the bright future and closing the door on the storage of my past. No need to visit, my work is done there.


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My Life, Ten Years From Now


In ten years I plan to still be free.

Free from strife, a peaceful me.

Ten years from now I will rock on my stoop.

Watching the waves on my lake loop-de-loop.

Ten years from now, me and mine,

We plan to happy and very fine.

In ten years, with grandbabies at our knee

My love and I will look on our family…

Ten years from now what I see…

A great love, we built, my Mr. and Me!


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The Last Time I Thanked Someone


Gratitude is an attitude. One that is vital to good living and loving. Each day I thank someone. Each day I thank God.

The Word of God tells us to be thankful continually in all things. To be thankful even in the worst of times! You question this, I will assume, how does one show gratitude in times of worst?

Well I'll tell you truth, but you must still listen. Thankfulness is a mission. It takes diligence and fortitude to sport this gracious attitude. One must work at this each and every day. Say thank you when it's the very last thing you would possibly say.

Your diligence, I promise you, will pay off. It changes your mind and it changes your heart. Thank the LORD, it is He you must obey. He will reward you with the greatest of days.

Even when your day is much too long. When you've taken all you can take and you have no more. Even when you are weary at heart, thankfulness will cause a fresh spark.

Look at what you have, and know there's much, much more. Look to the sky and thank God once more. For the air that you breath, and the roof overhead. Thank Him for love and the ones that you have. Thank Him for anything, thank Him for Him. The praises He hears, while over you He sings.

When was the last time I thanked someone, dear?

Well, this morning I thanked God that I wandered here. I thanked my sons for what they did this morning, for what, even I have forgotten. I thanked my friends last night for their encouragement, love and support. I thanked my love for checking the cat, and then I thanked myself for remembering that!

I thanked God last night for the life I enjoy. I thanked Him this morning for this day I rejoice in. I'll thank Him tonight for the glorious day I am having and I'll repeat it all, again, tomorrow morning.

Being thankful allows me to enjoy this life, that a month ago was in jeopardy of voiding. I am thankful to God for the doctors and nurses. Most of all for the beating of my heart. The diagnosis that is conquered in Christ's name. I'm thankful for each and every day.

and…

I thank you all now for reading my answer.

Be Blessed Loves!♥


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A New Beginning


That time is now. But let us look at the logic here. Whenever a thing ends something new begins. Just like matter does not cease to exist, but simply changes form. Beginnings eventually have an endings, and endings inevitably lead to new beginnings.

My home church is at the final point of a total transition. This can be a devestating thing for believers who are new or immature in Christ or their faith. Having been apart of my church family for eight years and a leader for five years, this coming ending has had it's ups and downs.

Blessedly we believe that God handles all situations in our lives, so while every individual and each family went through the throws of change, each had different outcomes.

Tomorrow, June 27th, is the very last service we will have as our current church. As well as in our current building. A special praise and worship session is being practiced as I write, while workers clean and prepare for the closing of the sale of our church building, next week.

A Step of Faith celebration service is being prepared by our outgoing and incoming pastors. We, as a family, with some new and some moved on congregants, will celebrate the new things God has prepared for us.

Our spiritual pastors/parents are stepping out in faith, with the new ministries God has for them. We, the church family will be stepping out in faith, too, with a new pastor and a new church, to bring the Word of God and His love to a new community.

Does this end mean a new beginning? Absolutely, a new beginning, a new level! Excitement and expectation are mixed in the air with nostalgia and the knowledge that we will soon be missing people we love. Still knowing that soon they will return to visit with the exciting news of what God has done in their lives. While we will have grown, as a church family, and be able to share with them all that God has blessed the church with.

As the Word of God says, "Behold I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." Isaiah 43:19

God has made that road through our fears and frustrations of this transition. That desert of frustration now has fresh flowing water running through it, feeding the new church so that we may prosper and run with the commission Jesus gave to us so many years ago.

We are stepping out in faith to our new beginning.


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Walking in Son~shine…oo… I’m walking in Son~shine…oo…


Tea with Father God

 

Walking on Sunshine is the song stuck in my head since I woke up from my after church yesterday. The funny thing it is stuck in the heads of 2 of my friends and was mentioned on a morning news program I watch…I believe it is the direct result of the weekend we just spent with Father God!

I have had quite a weekend. Our church held an annual women’s conference, as usual. Not only did the majority of this particular conference teach, it confirmed and elevated the women, me included. Each morning I spent my quality time in the LORD’s presence, preparing to receive from the lady ministers speaking. I was not disappointed, not only did I receive I was blessed and rewarded, as well.

On April 8th, I wrote out a prayer; I’m not sure if I shared it here; if I have and you read it please forgive me my repetition.

Father, I thank you that transitions are from You – and that You have things in hand. I ask, LORD, that we gain some forward movement. I remain in unity. I remove myself, with your permission and agreement, from those who are not in unity with the church. I ask only that the seperations be natural, positive and understood. I switch, now, to prayer in the spirit, as I know not what to pray. AMEN.

Before the end of my quiet time with God I received answer, from a song on Pandora Radio.

Pandora Radio is a computer music formating channel or site, that allows the individual to format “radio stations” with the music they prefer. It’s a great way for me to listen to only Christian and Secular music with the same positive messages. Check it out by clicking the line above.

Anyway…the song’s lyrics were “Your healing is here, in the River of God; freedom is here, in the River of God…” When I googled the lyrics I was continually led to a beautiful song that was not the song that spoke to me…so on I listen for it to come back around, even now, days later. 

On Friday,  a beauiful April morning, I was spending time with God…preparing to receive at that night’s beginning of the conference…my devotional was on receiving what has already been given to us…what was already ours. The long and short of it is we have been graced, through the atonement, Righteousness, Healing and Salvation. As children of God we must learn to just receive these. Because of religion, teaching, and upbringing we waste time trying to earn favor that we already own.

Yes I said ALREADY OWN…Luke 1:37-39

For with God nothing shall be impossible. And Mary said, ‘Behold the handmaid of the LORD; be it unto me according to thy Word. And the angel departed from her. And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into the city of Juda.

The city of Juda means to be Excellent. Mary decided to own what God was doing in her and determined to walk in that excellence NO MATTER what she saw or believed. She decided to believe God.  That is what the last of those scriptures are saying…she, with haste sought out the excellence God had put into her…the result…obviously, the Salvation of the World.

You see we run…to strive…to earn…to prove ourselves worthy in the eyes of the Father. Yet in the parable about the prodigal it clearly tells us that Father ran to meet us…while we were still away off…another scripture says that ‘while we were still sinners God loved us’. Nowhere in the Word of God say we must toil, strive or prove ourselves worthy of the love of Father God! In fact it says the exact opposite! Go check…

Could this really have been clearer?

Yet, I still am obese and feel unhealthy, heck, am unhealthy…so how can…????….I stopped there.  This is what I was, even then, still saying to myself. So I determined to be like young Mary and just believe.

Just a bit of FYI…I looked up Prodigal and the definitions are these:

1. characterized by profuse or wasteful expenditure.

2. Recklessly spendthrift.

…and then 3. YIELDING ABUNDANTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just exactly how do the definers get from  definition to the third without question? I stand amazed and saddened that the world has become this deceived. Please do me a favor and when looking up a definition go to the bottom and read up…very often the archiac or obsolete definition is the one that is biblically correct; which in my humble opinion is the truth of the word defined.

Prodigal means yielding abundantly. It did not matter what that boy went out and did…abundant inheritance was still his! His father proved that upon his return.  Just like Father God does for us, we must just receive it, it is already ours!

So the conference followed the thread that God had already begun in my time with him that week! He is amazing. We were asked at the very start, that same evening (the 9th) to just receive what God had for us, individually. We were asked to enter into an intimate time with God at this event, not to pay attention to the woman to either side of us…that this conference was between each woman and God. Praise God most everyone took that instruction and that is just what God did…He spent time reinforcing within me what He had given to me!

Friday night we were encourage to make a Habitation for God in our lives. The story lies in 2 Kings 4:8-10…this woman, like many women today, was thirsty for God, she wanted him to live in her household. So she prepared a place for Elisha to stay when He was preaching in town. When we allow God to inhabit our lives – being mindful of Him brings our hearts desire, brings provision and favor.

This confirmed what I now call Morning Tea with God…I am receiving and obeying and the result was a “Good Girl!” from Dad right up front! So satisfying!

Creating this habitation has resulted in what the speaker described as spiritual virginity. When I, you, anyone, purposes time alone with God each day we become cleansed of the worldly things we encounter. An example is this: when I sit down to this laptop each morning it is me God, His Word, and devotionals and a cup of tea. Praise music or quiet…I read what God put in my e-mail box through the hands of me…if I get nothing out of them then it is on to a devotional book or my journal in search of what He wants me to have that day…it is never hard to locate, it, now, is always the scripture or teachings that stirs the spirit in me. I have done what the woman in 2 Kings did and much like the scripture in Exodus that says ‘prepare Me a habitation, a tabernacle that I may dwell in you midst.’ Like the woman in 2 Kings God has returned to me the things that are mine, were always mine and all of the earnings that would have come from that!!! I now watch less tv…have noticed very distinct eating habit changes and my friends are once again being weeded. Even the Christian friends, which frankly feels funny, but God is always my first choice.

Revelation 14:4 describes the bride of Christ. I have determined to rise up and be the bride He is coming for…and He so graciously confirmed throughout the conference that I am deserving of that snow white bridal gown!!!

So off I go to pray some more and get some work done. More tomorrow about the conference. Honestly, it is still manifesting in me what God has given. So as I allow Him to melt me; spiritually and physically; to saturate me… I will be who it is He made me to be.

Blessings Loves.

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Adversity~What am I facing today?…


 My Morning with God…

This morning I woke up feeling down. When I think about it, this downward feeling began sometime yesterday. With many things going on physically, emotionally and of course just the day to day things, I can lose track of my joy. I imagine many of you know what I mean.

All of Easter week joy built up and it’s tide rose within me right on through Resurrection Sunday. I was joyful, excited and strong. Yes, I felt an immense sense of strength. All things were well, better than well, joyful.

I was ending my beverage fast; which I did successfully. Even now 2 days later I have only had 1 cup of coffee.  🙂  I must admit it was wonderful, but I desire tea now, not coffee. A fast 21 days or longer will change you lifestyle in regard to your fast choices, that is proved here. I was writing, even though it was/is primarily poetry, which doesn’t happen to be as lucrative. However, each poetry form I learned, yes learned, was inspired by the Spirit of God. Each poem was powerful, pointed out by my writing peers, and I trust them.

So the joy of the LORD most definitely delivered strength.

Now, back to the day to day, I must be mindful of my emotions and words.

As I pointed out, we have had the reinforcement of what our words effect in our lives taught @ the River. I have had friends point out that this is old teachings; for me it was a good review and there was new revelation, as well. I got much out of the teaching/preaching. Of course I am obedient that even if I find these teachings tedious there must be something in them the Lord requires me to hear.

This morning’s tea with God was quiet and not as exciting as I would have liked. Obediently, I went into yesterday’s devotions and last Wednesday’s sermon to find something to go on today. As easy as God makes my time with Him, and his tone for the day, sometimes my flesh doesn’t find the ease in His presence. These are odd times, now, and I must admit that I don’t like them.

I do not like when my flesh takes over. It has a defined heaviness to it, a sense of malaise. Blessedly I now feel it instantly and wonder how I ever carried that for almost 40 years! Think about it; before you learned to hand the day to day stressers and the full on crisis’ to God; you carried that weight. Is it any wonder I am obese?

April 7, 2010

I have returned. I had to leave for work yesterday morning before I completed this. I had every intention of finishing when I returned home, alas I could not. The day to day took hold and ran away with my day…and my good intentions!  🙂

I find myself, again, in this sense of unease. Much of it is physical, however, much of it feels like a roadblock, spiritually. I desire forward movement in this transition our church is going through. My human nature wants answers, solutions and the plan. Yet the powers that be are not being forthcoming as yet. So I sit quietly, pondering the possibilities, knowing that I will be moved forward in God’s time.

I am going on the teachings of late. Minding what comes out of my mouth. Taking each thought captive and that is tedious as I am one to attempt to analyze all possibilities in a situation. Fully knowing that I am imagining far worse than could occur.  So I reign in and capture these thoughts to give to God.

So I continue today to tap into the strength that God provides for me. I will trust God. This is His church, and His children, and His plan for us is Hope, Prosperity and Unity. He does not forsake us, even when we feel that He is far away.

I pray as David prayed; and when I am unable I pray in the Spirit. He takes my petitions and concerns straight to Father, explaining me, my condition perfectly to Father.

I am reminded of the scripture from a day or so ago. Romans 8:38

Nothing can seperate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life; neither angels or demons; not our fears for today or our worries about tomorrow. Not even the powers of Hell can seperate us from God’s love.

So no matter my current mood or condition God remains here with me. Waiting for me to stop letting the day to day and the unknown distract me from His plan.

I leave you, now, with this post completed. Hoping it is cohesive enough to minister to someone. Let me know how you deal with the day to day and your distractions. What tools do you use to return to the path God has for you. Lets get to know each other. This journey home is more enjoyable when we go together.

David prayed: “Grant me Your strength” Ps 86:16 and “God arms me with strength” Ps 18:32

I leave you to go to prayer with my focus for today:   ” I love You O’LORD, my strength. O’ my strength, I will sing praises to You, for God, You are my stronghold, the God who shows me lovingkindness.” Ps 18:1 & 59:17

Blessings Loves…enjoy the taste of summer we are having here at the Jersey Shore….☼

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A.