Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Monday, June 17, 2019
You are cherished. You are loved. The King of kings has called you into His eternal kingdom and you are in Him, and through Him YOU ARE ENOUGH! That's right, you are enough-not because of what you've done or what you could do-but because He is enough! He calls you His, Jesus calls you His. You are His precious one, He literally fought hell to have you. Stop believing the lies of the enemy, quit being worried and afraid about everything and accept you don't have to fear through Him. Through Him you have peace, you have joy, you have provision, you have enough. Stomp on the lies of the enemy, stomp on every failure the devil throws your way. Stomp on it with the enough God has given you.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.” Mark 7:37
I am often fascinated with the stories of Jesus in the Bible. The stories of His healing and compassion on people (Matthew 8:1-3, John 8:1-11), the stories of Him defying religious odds (we need some of that today). He was/is so kind and so loving, the way He talked to people, the way He healed, the way He completely restored people's lives. He showed them love like no man ever had. He completely set about a new era.
Look at this verse again closely, And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.” Look at that? "He has done all things well." He made deaf to hear, mute to speak, and many other things this verse doesn't mention. He cast out devils, opened blind eyes, set captives free, and showed loved to complete outcast in society. He did all things well, really well.
And you know what? He has done all things well in our lives too. Oh He really has people. Think for a minute. Really think. Really think about all the moments our Jesus has showed up in your life. All the moments He breathed His truth. All the moments He opened prison doors. All the moments He destroyed the lies. All the moments.
Think. Really think.
He has done all things well.
If you really pause and reflex, you will see that God has come through-making you to hear and see-in so many situations. You will see He's been there for you, when you weren't there for Him. You will see that He has been Your King, He He has been Your Friend...He has been your everything.
You will see He has done all things well indeed. Just trust Him, and He'll continue to do all things well.
Completely and totally.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
I went through a time when I was little where I really wanted to have a friend... I would ask God for a friend to move on the same road as me... I'd write down prayers/things on paper about friends. I even asked God if He could just give me a cat/bird for a friend.
Let me back track a little... I guess I didn't "typically" have friends-my age-when I was growing up. I had some children I played with for awhile, but then others would come and go. And I think it was after watching Anne of Green Gables (for the umpteenth time), or loosing contact with a friend I had, I mostly got like this-where I'd walk around outside praying and dreaming for a friend. I think I had been doing this for awhile when I asked God if He could just give me a cat/bird for a friend.
Well, funny story, I did get a cat that is a really good companion to me, but thankfully God gave me some people friends, and I mean real ones.
I answered a Pen-Pal ad in The King's Blooming Rose magazine when I was thirteen, that girl is still my friend to this day. Then I answered another one, and eventually I put my own in, and I answered more along the way. I met some good friends this way. Not all of the girls I wrote turned out to be my friends, but God blessed me with some good ones. He also gave me good friends when I was at Eight Days of Hope, and gave me friends just up my road...(up the road huh?).
You see God has blessed me with incredible friends, and I thank Him for that.
Have I always been a good friend? Not. At. All. I've struggled with jealousy. I'm not always faithful to keep up with my friends, and be involved with their work. But thankfully God, who is the best friend in the entire world, can help each and every one of us become the friends we should be.
I think we all need to appreciate our friends a whole lot. A good friend is rare and hard to find. Friends that hurt us seem to come in bigger droves. So, we should take time to show our friends how much we do appreciate them. We need to forgive the wrongs that one has done to us (it's not like we don't have things we've done wrong). We need to pray and ask God to help us become the kind of friend He is. Give more than we take. Love and listen. Lend a helping hand in time of trouble. All and all, G I V E.
Take time this week to show your friends how much you indeed, truly care about them.
A man friends must himself be friendly,
But there is a friend sticks closer than a brother.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Did you ever see a group of blackbirds flying in the sky? Swarms and Swarms of them at one time, all going the same direction, all sweeping up and down like they were getting over obstacles. There are literally hundreds and hundreds of these birds, but they all are flying-soaring-in the same direction. They work together for a common good. They add to the creation that is around them. They are united.
Hey, what if we were like this? Soaring together. United in love. United as one. Working together for the kingdom God. Not being divided by our differences. Helping each other get over obstacles. Literally being the church as a whole. Looking so united and so bound together that we would stand out as Christians, and our cause would stand out as us literally running in the same direction-with the same goal.
What if we were like blackbirds? What if we were like blackbirds, riding off into the sunset together, and hearing, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Wouldn’t that be neat?
Thursday, December 13, 2018
*Super sorry I've not posted much on here lately...but my heart is in this ministry. Know I love you, but not half as much as Jesus. Hope this speaks to you tonight where you are.
And He took the seven loaves and the fish and gave thanks, broke them and gave them to His disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitude.
I know a lot of you reading this magazine have a calling that God has placed on your heart that you are working to fulfill. The busyness in life may try to hinder it hard, but you still try and keep at it.
But in our effort to pour into others are we letting Jesus pour into us?
You see, Jesus gave to His disciples and then they gave to the multitudes. They were first given what they gave to others.
You see, if we’re not being led by the Holy Spirit in our ministry, our words won’t have a healing affect on people. We have to be in tuned with the Author and what He’s saying or else all our words, all we try to do for His kingdom, will fall flat to the ground.
When we are tuned in with Jesus, like a guitar has to be in tune to play beautiful music, people will be saved in our ministries, people will find freedom and breakthrough, nations will be saved, people will be healed, dreams for God will begin and we will see a difference.
So, I challenge you to get in tune with God today before trying to tune others. A guitar is going to sound flat and horrible, and the music won’t leave people refreshed, when it’s not finely tune. But, if it is tune, in good working order and in line with what the guitar is supposed to sound like-it will sound lovely. Get into what God is saying to you and what He’s all about. Breathe in His presence and the very core of who He is…then you will be the kind of messenger He desires.
Jesus didn’t send that crown away hungry.
Why should you?