Posted in Journal

There will come a time…

There will come a time when God will require you to focus on Him and Him alone. He will direct you to take your time, your resources, your hands, and your heart off the great things others are doing so that you can focus on Him and what He wants you to do.

There will come a time when you must learn to stand alone with Jesus; even in a crowd of those that love Him dearly and likely love you too.

There will come a time to leave behind the need for a human “word” to hear the Word the Holy Ghost wants to say to you – about YOU!

There will come a time when a prayer line is formed, and you will stand still happy that the only person praying over you is JESUS as He intercedes at the right hand of the Father.

There will come a time when you want His call to come forth in you more than you want the comfort of many connections and circles. The circle He wants you in, He is forming Himself!!!

There will come a time when you will, of necessity, measure all words, actions, and attitudes against the Word of God. Oh but, He will require you measure your own heart first!

There will come a time when He will allow you to stand awkwardly and even stumble a bit to then turn around and bless you with a victory dance.

There will come a time when through the pain and tears of loss and disappointment, you realize that you have lost much of your vision and yet you can see more clearly than ever His!!!

There will come a time when Jesus will teach you  – HE is MORE than enough.

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The final thing I want to share today is this –

God called me to do a work in this season, for His glory. I know this because I do know His voice!!! Some days I feel anointed for it and some days I feel like a starfish out of the water waiting on a wave to carry me back to some past place…but here in this present place, He has taught me much about peace and contentment. Of course, I have desires, but I come through this time having no real ambition other than to do God’s will no matter my desires. He alone knows my path, what is sent to trip me, and if I will allow Him to carry me through. Minute by minute I need Him and so I pray again today as every day that I am found pressing on – faithful in Him – declaring to my world that JESUS is more than enough for me!

GLORY!!!

Posted in Miracles, Signs, Wonders

On Earth as It Is in Heaven

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Wigglesworth was conducting a crusade for Davies. One night in the healing line, there was a young man with a bandage around his throat. When the evangelist asked him, “What’s up?” He replied in a hoarse whisper, “Can God do anything for me?” “Of course He can,” answered Wigglesworth, “unless He has forgotten how to make voice boxes.”

He placed his hands on the young man’s throat, prayed in his usual way, then turned the young man around, saying, “Go home and eat a meal of meat and potatoes.” The young man turned back, “I can’t, sir! I feed myself through this” pointing to a tube in the side of his throat. Wigglesworth turned him around again, gave him a gentle push, and said, “Go on your way. Do as you’re told. Be not faithless, but believing.

The next night, the young man was again in the healing line. When he came forward, Wigglesworth said, “What are you doing here? I prayed for you last night.” The young man answered in a normal voice, “I’ve come to tell you what God did for me last night.” Turning him to face the audience, Wigglesworth said, “You don’t need to tell me. Tell them!

After receiving the preacher’s stern rebuke, I went home and asked my mother to cook me a solid meal. She argued with me, but I told her to please prepare it. I was going to eat it. She prepared the meal. I sat down and took the first mouthful, chewing it a long time, hesitating to swallow it. Finally, with fear and trembling, I swallowed that first mouthful. It just slipped down my throat, no pain, no obstruction, no trouble at all. Since then, I’ve had more meals, and I’m looking forward to one after this meeting.”

Wigglesworth asked, “Then what are you doing with that bandage around your throat?”  The young fellow explained that it covered the tube through which he had been receiving food and that he was going to the hospital the next day to have it removed.

The evangelist quietly but confidently said, “What the Lord has begun, He can complete.” He removed the bandage, gently drew the tube out of the young man’s neck, then placed his thumb and forefinger on each side of the hole. Those who watched were astonished. Before their eyes, the hole healed right up.

What he had seen God do in Heaven, He had done on earth.

 

George Stormont, “Wigglesworth – A Man Who Walked With God.”  Pgs 71-72.

Posted in missions

A Prayer, a Poem, and Two Songs

I was looking through my Bible earlier today and found a few things that I put there back in 2007 when God gave me a heart for missions.  It brought so much to remembrance, and I wanted to share with you today what I found – a prayer, a poem, and two songs that are very dear to my heart. The prayer and poem were written by Betty Scott Stam who was martyred, along with her husband, while they were missionaries in China. The video of the songs is actually two songs. Both were part of His call to me. I love the words to both.

God has a call (sometimes more than one) for all of us whether it be a life of service and sharing the Gospel right here or abroad … and even to travel near and far through the supernatural power of prayer. Sometimes He calls us to go and sometimes He puts us about His business of “going” right where we are. All of this world is His mission field and every time you walk past anyone, even your own family … you are on His field.

As my own calls go, I have learned they are not mine to figure out. Mine is to walk step-by-step in obedience. Help me Lord to listen for Your voice and once I “hear You calling” to obey with each step that I take.

God bless you all.

 

The Prayer

 

The Poem (written just before Betty Scott Stam was beheaded)

 

The Songs (The first song was written and sung by the missionaries that are pictured. The second is so dear to my heart….well, they both are)

Posted in Uncategorized

I Have a Mother Who Prays

Some have had kings in their lineage,
Some to whom honor was paid.
Not blest of my ancestors – but,
I have a mother who prays.

I have a mother who prays for me
And pleads with the Lord every day for me.
Oh what a difference it makes for me –
I have a mother who prays.

Some have worldly success
And trust in riches they’ve made –
This is my surest asset,
I have a mother who prays.

My mother’s prayers cannot save me,
Only mine can avail;
But mother introduced me to Someone –
Someone who never could fail.

Oh yes..I have a mother who prays for me
And pleads with the Lord every day for me.
O what a difference it makes for me –
I have a mother who prays.
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Posted in Hiding His Word

Do You Need Peace Today?

Whatever you need, the answer can be found in God’s Word, if you take the time to look for it. Below are twenty scriptures to encourage and guide. 

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. ~ Isaiah 9:6

 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. ~ John 16:33

 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety. ~ Psalm 4:8

The Lord will give strength unto His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace. ~ Psalm 29:11

 And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land. ~ Leviticus 26:6

To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. ~ Luke 1:79

These are the things that ye shall do: Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbor; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates. ~ Zechariah 8:16

Moreover, I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. ~ Ezekiel 37:26

Depart from evil, and do good: seek peace and pursue it. ~ Psalm 34:14

The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. ~ Number 6:26

I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the Lord; and I will heal him. ~ Isaiah 57:19

Now the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always by all means. ~ 2 Thessalonians 3:16

But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. ~ Psalm 37:11

Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace. ~ Psalm 37:37

And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever. And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places. ~ Isaiah 32:17-18

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. ~ John 14:27

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:7

I will hear what God the Lord will speak: for He will speak peace unto His people, and to His saints. ~ Psalm 85:8

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. ~ Colossians 3:15

Thy faith hath saved thee, go in peace. ~ Luke 7:50

 

My Prayer

Thank You, God, for your Word that encourages and guide. Thank you, Father, for the gift of peace.  Oh, sweet Prince of Peace, may You always reign and rule in our lives.  May Your perfect peace live in our hearts, no matter what conflict is going on around us. May Your peace shine through each of us as a light in this dark and dying world and may it draw the lost, the lonely, the hurting to You. In the precious, magnificent, and holy name of Jesus I pray and for His glory alone.  Amen! Amen!

 

 

Posted in Hiding His Word

Dying Words

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(Although I took a break from posting and working on the blog during the 40 days of prayer and fasting leading to Easter, I did write this article at the end of March for our April church bulletin. I pray it blesses you)

Then said Jesus, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” ~ Luke 23:34

We know words are powerful and especially dying words. As we go through this Easter season, it is important to remember what Jesus said right before His earthly life ended. Some of His last words, while hanging from the cross, were words of mercy and forgiveness.

Today I want to ask you this – if Jesus Christ could offer a prayer of forgiveness while on the cross for those who were putting Him to death, those who beat Him, those who betrayed Him can you pray a prayer of mercy and forgiveness for those in your life who have hurt or angered you? Despite what you have been through or may be going through today, can you look past it all and extend forgiveness?

Jesus’ last words and His willingness to die on the cross are a powerful example of how you and I are to treat others. We are called to follow His perfect example in every area of our lives. We are called to speak forgiveness and follow through with extending mercy to others whether we feel they deserve it or not. We sure didn’t deserve to be forgiven all our sins, yet Jesus forgave.

The Holy Ghost has challenged me, and I challenge you today to pick up your cross and follow Jesus! Each Easter we remember His death, and we celebrate His resurrection. We remember that He died so we can be forgiven, but He also died that we can now walk in forgiveness toward others.

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. ~ Ephesians 4:32