Friday, January 30, 2009

Spritual Warfare

This week the enemy has really been on the attack in my household, to the point where I was feeling like a prisoner in my home. All this week I have been praying and worshipping the Lord asking him to remove this evilness from the house. Yesterday I ha to reach out to one of my mentors and prayer sister and requested prayer for the situation that was going on in the house.
I was reminded that God is just standing by to see if I am going to use what he has given unto me.

In the book of Luke 10:19 (NKJV) it reads:
"Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you"

Then the Lord directed me to Ephesians 6:10-17 (NKJV)

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace: above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

The Lord instructed me to write the scripture out, this way as I wrote it out the words were dwelling deep down in my spirit. I hope that this will also help someone else who is or has been going through a spiritual warfare.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Endless Goodness

This morning I was reading a devotion and it was about the goodness of God. His goodness is truly endless.

1. He wakes us up in the morning to a brand new day that he has made
2. He supplies all our needs
3. He protects us
4. He comforts us
5. He chastises us
6. He loves us unconditionally
7. He sent his only begotten Son so that we may have everlasting life

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. (Revelation 3:20 NKJV)

How can anyone not want to answer that door and let God in and to know his mercy and goodness is everlasting.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Right Path

As I journey through the land, singing as I go,Pointing souls to Calvary—to the crimson flow,Many arrows pierce my soul from without, within;But my Lord leads me on, through Him I must win.

Refrain:Oh, I want to see Him, look upon His face,There to sing forever of His saving grace;On the streets of glory let me lift my voice,Cares all past, home at last, ever to rejoice.

When in service for my Lord dark may be the night,But I’ll cling more close to Him, He will give me light;Satan’s snares may vex my soul, turn my thoughts aside;But my Lord goes ahead, leads whate’er betide.

When in valleys low I look toward the mountain height,And behold my Savior there, leading in the fight,With a tender hand outstretched toward the valley low,Guiding me, I can see, as I onward go.

When before me billows rise form the mighty deep,Then my Lord directs my bark; He doth safely keep,And He leads me gently on through this world below;He’s a real Friend to me, oh, I love Him so.

After I had read my blogs from all the other Christian women that I follow the Lord gave me this song. I have learned that when the Lord gives you something you just give him all the Praise and Glory. As I began singing the song and then I started to read the words and I realized this was for me. This week has been a very difficult one for me it seems like the enemy has just been trying to attack me in all directions. I enjoy reading the post of you dear friends cause there is always something said that just uplifts me.

This evening I was reading about the family that was killed because the parents felt like there was no hope for them since they had lost their jobs. We had a young lady here in Kansas that took the life of her 18 month old baby and herself. I know that times are hard but if these people would just take a moment and just cry out to God he will fix it. I have been praying to God because these incidents when adults are taken their lives and their babies lives too it has become to much for me to grasp. I know that before it is over it is going to get harder but people just have to get to know our Heavenly Father. He says that he will not put no more on us than we can bear.

I have been out of a job since September, yes I get unemployment and no it is nothing like getting my salary that I had come accustomed too. But I have Faith like a mustard seed that even though one door has been closed he will open another. I still have my usual monthly household bills. But when I wake up every morning I don't have no doubt cause I know that the Lord is going to provide for me and I know that the Lord is going to take care of me and I know the Lord is going to guide me all the way.

We must continue to pray and keep our post coming because we don't know it but we might be saving someone from destroying their life and the life of their family.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Walking in his Presence

You will show me the path of life, in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. ( Psalm 16:11 NKJV)

Heavenly Father I come to you today asking you to lead me in the path that you have laid out before I was even conceived in my mothers womb. You told me that life would not be easy but I do not have to worry cause you have always been right by my side, even when I chose to go another direction. I now have chose to walk in that illuminated light of your presence as my guide.

I have not always walked with Christ, I was raised in the church went to Sunday School every Sunday. But when I got older and could make my own decisions I still went to church but I thought I could straddle the fence. Not so, God will let us bump our heads for a while, let us try to solve our problems on our own even though all we end up doing is making matters worst. Then he will sit us down sometimes we will get ill, or sometimes our storms just get so hard that we have to call on him. He will say I have always been here I never left I have been waiting for your call. Oh how wonderful that sounds to know that through all the pain and heartache you have gone through he was always there waiting patiently for your call.

Sometimes I try to figure out why there are not alot of people flocking to the church especially now when the world is destroying itself. You read about people killing themselves because of financial problems. Most of them are not just killing themselves but they are killing their wives, children. We as Christians have to keep praying for the world the unsaved people who are walking amongst us.

Oh don't they know how joyous it is to walk in his Presence, to just bask in his Mercy and Glory

Thursday, January 22, 2009

A word from God

This morning before I rose out of bed God gave me a word and that word was PREVAIL. After researching the meaning this is what I found:

1. to gain the advantage or mastery; be victorious; triumph: often with over or against
2. to produce or achieve the desired effect; be effective; succeed
3. to be or become stronger or more widespread; predominate
4. to exist widely; be prevalent

I thank the Lord for this word, after yesterday feeling that I had become lazy on my calling from the Lord, he gave me this word to let me know that my ministry will prevail.

Oh what a mighty God we serve

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

In The Widerness

This morning I woke up feeling that I have become lazy on what God wants me to do. Have any of you gone through this feeling that you have lost your zeal? This is new to me I have always had this fire burning under my feet that would just keep me going. But for some reason today I do not have it. I have been reading my daily devotions,praying,praise and worship but it seems as though the fire isn't ignited today. What do you think that means?

Before I wrote this I did not have a title and then as I was about to publish it the Lord spoke and gave me the title. So not only answer what you think this means but also answer this question have any of you been in the wilderness and if so what did the Lord require you to do? For me he has told me to just cry out to him in prayer and worship.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

January 20 2009

But God

Today is the inauguration of our new President this is a historical day.As i have been watching the television last night and this morning and watching the multitude of people in Washington I am trying to understand why our churches are not so packed on Sunday morning with the same multitude as ther is today. Some people do not even give God this much attention,our churches should have people standing outside trying to get in. I wonder how many of those people thanked the Lord for letting them wake up this morning to witness this occasion. Nobody but God could have put Barack Obana in the White House

Monday, January 19, 2009

January 19 2009

The Mountain Top

Sunday our message came from the book of Micah 4:1-4. Our pastor was stating how it is an up hill journey to be with the Lord and how it is not an easy mountain to climb. So this morning I have been thinking about how true that is. I know that as long as I hold on to God's unchanging hand I will make it up that mountain. Even through the storms that we all as Christians go through we can make it.

"Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
To the house of the God of Jacob;
He will teach us His ways,
And we shall walk in His paths."

Micah 4:2 NKJV