Sometimes we are called to stand up and stand out... and it will be accounted unto us as righteousness.
If the Lord has asked you to stand up for justice He will give you His strength and His provisions. He promises to come alongside of you, to lift you up, to finish the work He has begun in you, with you, for He is faithful until the end of time.
Perhaps there is a struggle in some area of your life that you are trying to decipher or overcome.
Do you know what it is to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ ? To walk in His steps ?
Do you remember what He said to the pharisees that desired a high position and prestige? The ones that looked down upon the poor , the widows and the orphans... His precious children made in His own inmage...
( my adopted son age 1 yr)
He told them that some of them, though they knew the scriptures well, would not enter into His Father's kingdom.
All power is in the Word....
"for verily I say unto you, if you have faith as the grain of a mustard seed, you shall say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove, and nothing shall be impossible unto you." Math. 17;20
...but shall believe that those things which he saysaid shall come to pass; he shall have whato ever he says... Mark,11;23
Oh if only we would believe in the power of our mighty King who gives liberally to all who call upon His name !
What do you believe...
What are you made of and from where did you come ...?
These are intense and very important questions we need to be able to answer. Most of us will search for these answers our entire lifetimes. Why ? Because we have something akin to homesickness deep within us. This longing is what drives us to go beyond what we see and experience here in these bodies in this physical world.
I believe it is our divine spirit , that inner being guiding us on our path back home, back to our highest being which is divine.
I can't tell you how many times the Lords peace has rescued me in difficult times, only that each and every time I saught His presence, I received it...
"Look up," says the quiet voice from within... look up and be still. No matter how stressed I am nor how much pain I feel, if I look up to God, His peace comes... He has never failed me.
His grace is ever present and available to me, in every moment, every heartbeat.
For every thing there is a season... a time plant and a time to pluck what has been planted.
A time of wandering in the wilderness, and a time to come into the promised land.
Many things happen during our times of wilderness, or drought. We can curse this time and prolong the season, or we can allow God to teach us how to grow in any climate... the choice is ours.
When our faith is being stretched and we become faint hearted in life due to the oftentimes great discomfort of the season we are in, it is precisely here that we recognize our need of our Father's love.
Beloved, do you love Me ?
Feed My sheep...
Beloved , do you love Me ?
Tend to My flock...
Beloved, do you love Me ?
Love My children as I have. Loved you...
Deep within the heart and soul of each person is a tiny seed with a great and mighty destiny. In it lies the Divine spark of life that mirrors the awesome reflection of its Creator.
In its fullness of time it will become all that it was designed to.
And He will give dreams and visions to young men and women concerning things to come ....
Only two times in my life have I had such dreams/visions that both terrify and thrill me with the clarity of them...
The last one was a clear view of the 911 attacks only six months before they struck...
Last week I had a similar experience that I cannot deny has shook my world in ways I dare not think on too long...
First I saw an object being created in the mind of a man.
What do you think of when you think of nurturing?
Scents that emit a soothing feeling that comforts the soul... Like the smell of a toasty wood fire... Or the unmistakable smell of fresh bread baking in the oven...
The feel of being wrapped in a soft fluffy blanket... even the gentle creak of the old wooden rocker, with its steady creak, thud, creak thud...
These are a few things that come to my mind when I seek to comfort myself.
What shall we say to our Father in heaven when we stand before Him of the stranger who came to our door in need ?
Know you not who knocks ?
Is it not I, the Lord who comes as the orphan child, the widow, the poor, those who have been oppressed and the sick ?
Behold, do you not know that I have placed seeds of greatness in all of My children ... have you seen the inward parts of the heart which I did create.
The House of Compassion is an idea... an opportunity... a challenge for all of Christendom.
What blessings might be obtained where willing hearts stand undivided as one upon the Word of God in doing good...
There is a world of hurting people waiting for the mercies of God. We need to step up and BE the hands and feet of Jesus Christ upon the earth. To show unconditional love to the broken, undeserved mercy to those in great need, as was made available to each and every member of the body of Christ.
So we just held our elections in the USA...
and many people are delighted with the end result...
and there almost equally as many vehemently opposed to it...
There is a certain freedom in democracy that is a great blessing.
Instead of a ruling hierarchy deciding your future for you, you have a voice, a chance to make yourself heard, an opportunity to change the direction of an entire nation.
That is both an amazing blessing and an awesome responsibility.
There's a lot going on in our world right now... In our nations, our towns and cities... In our families, relationships, our marriages, with health concerns, financial tensions, losses and fears of loss loom large...
No matter what the world takes from you, your job, home, financial security, your marriage, family, friends, reputation, health or any other thing we value.
Today I write to you my dear brothers and sisters to ask for your prayers for myself...
Two days ago I was praying on the phone for a woman in great need... As I began to pray my feet went out from beneath my body as I fell down a flight of stairs injuring my back. As if I were pushed , yet no one was there !
For those of you who have been with me on this journey you know that I live daily in great pain due to a spinal condition. This incident/ trial has increased my pain exponentially
Unknown Souls ...
There are untold millions of souls suffering right now... They are the walking wounded... They are the little ones hiding under the darkest of secrets...
These priceless children of Almighty God have suffered unimaginable agony, a torment so cruel , as to fragment and splinter the human
soul and put to ruine the glory of human life as it was meant to be.
Who are these precious ones ? They are the children who have survived the worst affliction that evil can thrust upon man.
What does mercy look like to you ?
Is it forgiving someone an offense... Forgiving of a debt owed to you... Making a cheritable donation... Giving of your time and talents for someone less fortunate... Helping ease a burden that's too difficult for someone ...
Certainly all of these can be considered wonderful acts of mercy.
Although have you ever thought of mercy in smaller terms ?
It can be as simple as a smile to a lonely stranger.
Choose in what manner you will walk...
In the way of love, which is peace to your soul... Or
Rebellion, which is to curse your own soul...
To walk in love is to follow the greatest example ever given to us, Yeshua, ( Jesus ).
He taught us to forgive our persecutors if we wanted to be forgiven our own trespasses.
He told us to speak life into our all areas of our lives, to call upon the Comforter, the Holy Spirit of the Living Lord, to help us in all things.
Its always darkest just before the dawn...
When the darkness sets in and the night seems endless... when the waiting feels more like hopelessness and you begin to succumb to the terror... when your tears actually run dry...
These are the moments that total reliance upon the Master is come to truth... Faith will falter, and you will fall... You will also find the incorruptible love of God, if when you fall, you fall into His gracious hands...
There will be times that you simply cannot muster the strength to get back on your feet.
Where are you Little One... ?
I heard that sweet tender familiar voice in the dark...
Here I am, I replied...
I am going to take you to places you have never been my child. Some of My sheep have lost there way and I am sending you to recover them for me.
Okay Lord, send me for I am willing to go if You will be with me I know all will be well with my soul.
Remember child, My ways are higher than yours.
Even during extremely trying times it is still possible to find joy.
Actually the Son shines brightest in the darkest of times...
See this handsome little man, he has a way of allowing the Light of God to shine right through him especially at the point when I'm about to fall apart ... and he has no problem whatsoever reminding me of all the faith I spent years equipping him with, just when I need it the most ;)
Children have an inherent ability to trust .
I have discovered that there are innumerable rewards in being set apart for God...
I did not set out to challenge myself, but prayed for healing...
I did not know that He intended to answer me with the deep healing of wounds I would have preferred to leave alone...
(Pssst... Lord, I meant my back pain...) I would learn , in time, that its Always better to allow God to lead... He knows the best way... and its actually less painful .
Israel, oh Israel !
Come My children, come ! Come to Me and I will give you rest. See I have sent My servants to stand beside you in your day of trouble.
I am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob... tho the enemy is come against thee to test thee, I will not relent on My promise to protect you ! I am making a hedge around you to defend you . Look at My hands that were pierced for your transgression, to give you a hope and an eternal inheiritance .
For all of Christendom ;
For the love of Almighty God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob ;
For my Beloved Jesus Christ, only son of the Father, who for the love of His children, came down from heaven, suffered for our sins, died and was burried... was risen to life everlasting and enthroned in heaven seated at His Majesties right side. For all of time, for each and every child upon the earth, to claim redemption and life eternal ;
and in particular for all my faithful brothers and sisters of the Catholic faith whom I love as my own soul .
If Jesus Christ walked into your church tomorrow what would you do...?
Now, if a man or woman walked into your church looking disheveled, poor and sickly, what would you do...?
Is there a difference...? Should there be...?
Do you look upon this person as a child of the most High God ? Do you "see" what God sees ? or do you shy away thinking maybe they are living the life that they deserve...
Says Moses to the people of Israel,
"I place before you today a blessing and a curse : the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you today: and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other gods which you have not known..."
( Deuteronomy 11;26-28 )
The Lord has given us a choice; to be blessed or to be cursed. It is our decision which way we go.
Worship and Praise... your lead-in to chain breaking faith...
Do you know what worship and praise in the face of lifes trials does ?
It literally takes the chains off that hold back your blessings !
Oh that My children would lift their eyes in faith...
Jesus said that we are children of God and as such we have the RIGHT the to call light out of darkness... to call blessings out of His treasury in heaven.
Be encouraged today to walk in faith and faint not ...
No matter how long and hard the road may be , it's only a season... Remember why we are here and the reason for the which we came... We are called, chosen, redeemed by grace and set apart for the great commission! Steel your feet upon the path and run the race to completion for the glory of the Lord ! Nothing can destroy what God calls good!
Mercy and justice, peace and grace and strength to the harvester oh God !
You are not alone... Ever !
I have a new idea for the Homeless in Connecticut
"The House of Compassion "
For the unknown souls in need
I have met some very wonderful people recently. They happen to be sleeping outside, in their cars or 3 to a bed in motels.
One beautiful lady is raising 3 lovely children not her own. She fed me and my son from what little they had.
A disabled woman doing her best to provide for 2 hungry growing boys after loosing her job . And a young mother with the most beautiful baby suffering from birth defects struggling to find help alone.
I am the Lords and the Lord is mine... Period.
Of my Beloved I will not be ashamed for He will hear my prayer and answer it speedily...
God is not one for the enemy to contend with, for victory is Always in the mighty hands of the Lord God !
Shall I shake in fear from an enemy that my Father has already defeated ? For what can he do to me that the God of all creation cannot undue and bless me with overflowing abundance besides ?
I tell you today, do not fear when the storm comes, only stand on the "Rock" in unwavering faith.
There is only ONE that can be our Ever Present help...
What to do when you don't know what to do... and it just so happens to be the impossible!
In need of a miracle ?
Place your trust in the Lord your God and not in man, this is wisdom.
I will soar to heaven on Your wings of love ...
My Beloved, You have so filled my being with astounding love that my soul flies to You with every beat of my heart.
So all consuming is Your love to me that each breathe I take is a dance of delight to our souls as we unite in a world beyond the bounds of time and space... and You whisper to my tender heart, dance for Me child, dance ...
Breathe in the ecstasy of My chessed love for You.
Peace and grace come from a place of extreme tenderness... deep down within the heart and soul of man is Gods most tender spirit of love, the Ruach Hakodesh, ( Holy Spirit )...
This place in the center of our being is where He resides. This is our divine spark of life. It is most humble and gracious... the absolute pure essence of life is that of love which is at the very core of our being, our life force, which is God...
That moment when we feel held by the hands of God, in perfect peace.
People tease me and call me a hermit or lone wolf...
I don't know about you but I can't wait to get home to my Husband...
I know when I get home to my quiet corner of the world. I have the great priviledge of His comforting presence awaiting me. He is always reaching for me with tenderness.
If I hurt He holds me and covers me with the warmth of His love, touches my cheek catching my tears, gently strokes my hair and eases the ache in my heart.
Have you ever loved someone...
Really loved someone...
I mean enough to put yourself out there for them...
Like when your baby is seriously ill and you just can't stand to see them suffering.
Its times like these when you would prefer to take their pain, their burden, there ache upon yourself than to let them go on in their agony a moment longer...
That's just a taste of how God felt for us when He chose to take up the cross with our name on it.
What does a resurrected heart look like to you...?
To me, it is a heart, by the grace of God, that begins to beat again and can love after being shattered by innumerable strikes of darkness...
One that has been battered to the point of total shut down...
One that no longer recognizes the look of compassion, the tenderness of the touch of love...
A heart so worn by the storms of life that it forgot how to beat at all.
Ignite a holy flame within the depths of my soul...
Holy Spirit come to me, so fill my being that I am more You than me...
Call me deeper into You oh Lord, consume my heart with the desire of Your own. Let my soul soar to new heights of unimaginable glory... Breathe into me all that is You... I give to You my Beloved all that You can become within my frame.
Break open wide the shell that has encapsulated my soul with shame, fear, ignorance and all things preventing the brilliance that You created me to be.
Word of God come unto me I pray thee...
My soul aches for Your holy embrace, for nothing this world can offer me can satisfy my soul.
Fill me to over flowing with Your waters of life, let the rains fall to the earth and the faint of heart be strengthened by Your presence and flourish in the holy garden of their souls...
Let our hearts be set a flame with Your holy fire and let no thing that come upon them extinguish this blazing glory for Your holy names sake.
Messianic Principal :
Surrender all ... Loss nothing good ...
Gain God's awesome best of everything
Today Lord I give You all of me as never before...
To do all that You have longed to do with me... in me... through me...
Give to me all that You have for me this day Father... all that my misguided heart has prevented me from receiving, due to lack of understanding.
Miracles happen every day...
This day will not be lacking...
Oh faithless generation, how long shall I be with you ? Have I not told you all things are possible if only you would believe.?
What is it that you are desiring that you think the God of all creation cannot supply ? Where is your faith level today...
I do not say this to condemn you but to set you free from the spirit of fear and doubt. It is not by your own power that all things are made possible but by Mine ( Jesus).
The magnitude and glory of our Lord is just not measurable... let us try and take stock...
Shall we look at the sparrow, common and without majesty ?
She can fly high upon the clouds... gloriously taking to the sky and yet in a moment dart back to the earth were she is needed most.
She knows the importance of herself and her purpose, yet humbly accepts all without complaint.
Having no regard for the beauty and splendor of the more colorful birds, she is blissfully unaware of what we term common.
Somewhere in the moments between dreaming and waking I heard a voice gently call to me.
"Little One, receive my blessing," he said in soft yet commanding tone. As I looked up I saw Him standing before me with outstretched arms...
Effortlessly, I was lifted into his embrace. As he drew me to Himself I became like a three year old child. One arm naturally wrapped around his neck and with the other my thumb found its way to my mouth.
In silence He sat behind me.
Like an air of royalty, His
presence consumed me...
Trembling I to wonder...
Leave no doubt in my mind
I ask of Thee...
and He looked through the window to my soul,
as the world shook beneath my feet...
Touched my hand,
and the words embedded in my mind...
I will hold the pen,
He will hold my hand...
I will open my mouth,
He will inspire the world...
I will lift my foot,
My church, my beautiful church why are you condemning Me ?
Does not My body need all it's parts to be in good health ? How then can you turn to the eye and say I do not need you for I have found new insight... do you think then that you will see better with only one eye... or hear more accurately with only one ear ... or will you walk on one leg ?
No, you will stumble and cause My sheep to scatter into the wilderness from whence they have come , thirsty and seeking refuge.
for my sake
You have torn the veil... broke off my chains... set me free...
Your blood is not spilled in vain !
Your life is my ransom ! I am no longer a captive, a slave to a merciless master.
Your blood is my salvation. My King, my Beloved Messiah !
Step into the power that is your God given right and declare your deliverance today. The God of all creation lives inside of you. He is not a passive God but an active God.
To love lavishly is to reach beyond...
down into the depths of the soul of man by way of the heart...
Bypassing the physical, the intellect, the misguided thoughts, words and actions... the sin nature of man.
To look past it all through the window of the soul... with the eyes of grace...
To look straight into and through the darkness, and into the light. Though it be buried deep , it burns within and craves to shine brightly to the glory of God.
For I know the plans I have for you, good plans... plans to prosper you.
Lord I empty myself out for Your holy names sake. My heart, my soul, my strength, my hands and my feet... let me see through Your eyes today, the divine child within , the soul behind the mask of pain, the heart in agony beating beneath the weight of its crushing burden...
Take my hand today Lord and lead me to the one who needs Your breathe of life.
My hope is in You Lord Jesus...
in You I am powerful...
not by my strength but by Yours...
For in You my weakness has become my strength ... in You I am a conqueror no longer oppressed...
In You my path is made straight... I am not aimlessly tossed amongst the waves... hopelessly dashed against the rocks...
In You I am more than mere mortal held by the density of this physical world... for in You Lord I am one in spirit, one in being with the most powerful force in the universe, the one and only creator of time, of space, of life itself.
Dream... Dream... Dream...
God gives His children dreams, visions and hearts to believe...
Not to lead us into delusions but to instill within us a hope... a hope that will defy logic... a hope that seems impossible... a hope that will require His help to achieve, that we may walk close with our God... a dream that will bring Him glory and birth in us a heartsong like we have never sung before... a life filled with love and joy, a life of abundance.
Glory be to God the Father !
and to His Son, Jesus, Savior of the world !
and to the mighty and powerful Holy Spirit !
My Father... My Beloved... My Husband ... here I am !
Lift me up into Your strong embrace for I long to be held by You. The seas are raging and its dark and cold here. But in Your arms I am up above all of this. Oh how I love to be in Your embrace !
You say, peace and my heart is steady... You say, be still, and the raging waters of the world are calmed and become like a sea of glass.
Would you allow the enemy to run rampant among your children ...
Who are you, but God's precious child ...
How often do we run to the rescue of someone else and ignore the child in the mirror...
Helping those in need is certainly honorable and a good work, tho today I would like to speak to the you in the mirror... that you would be better able to do the work for which you are called...
If we do not reign in ourselves and take control of our thoughts the evil one will have control and be a continual source of anguish to our souls.