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HOW CAN I AFFECT CURRENT DISASTERS?

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From my seat next to Jesus, I turned to Him and asked, “How can I affect these current disasters?  There’s a large hurricane headed for Florida and many fires burning in the northwest. And they aren’t exactly in my realm of influence, my kingdom.  So, my efforts aren’t as effective as someone who lives there and has the situation sitting in the middle of their heart.”

 

“So, what do I do, Jesus?  I don’t want to waste my time praying ineffective prayers.  Tell me what to do.

He indicated that I should look with Him into the valley from our lofty seats and He would show me.  So, I looked.

Immediately, the valley zoomed out almost the same way we zoom earthout on a computer picture.  Within moments, the whole earth as the blue ball spun before us.  However, it was stationary as we watched North American.

Smoke in the northwest trailed toward the central states and Hurricane IRMA spun like a top in the Atlantic.

 

And as I’ve learned to do in other situations here, I responded from my heart and my spirit.

First, my hand went to the northwest and I  waved over the smoke.  It had the same effect as an eraser, smudging and then thinning it. I did this several times until the smoke was so thin that it was nearly nonexistent.

Then I turned to the hurricane, but looked at Jesus, first, unsure if I should use the same action but then He nodded.

So I did the same smudging action with my palm which seemed to lessen its severity, but then I used my finger to smudge more intensely inside the hurricane’s path.

Then, I spoke to both situations, “You will not harm mankind in your actions.”

I didn’t feel anger, or desperation, or panic at all as I spoke.  But rather I could feel the Love pouring out from Jesus toward the storm and the fire.

 

It was the kind of Love a Creator would have toward His creation.

His heart wasn’t angry and His eyes weren’t stern.  Andsmudging like a potter who sees a flaw in the pot of the wheel, He splashed Love and soothed it.

I can see the fires as small embers now, smoldering quietly before going completely out.  And I can see the hurricane twirling like a small storm bringing a little rain and a small but momentary blustery wind.

The Love permeating these actions is so strong that nothing in creation can resist its pull.  Everything melts and bends in the presence of this King of Love.  It opens to His touch and receives His healing, welcoming His attention and His hand.

 

The whole experience filled me with so much Love that I leaned forward and embraced the whole Earth as best I could.

Mmmm.  Every action He takes from this Seat, results in my heart overflowing.  This is absolutely where I want to stay, sitting next to Him, watching Him, doing what He does, and being a party to His reign.  What could possibly be better than this?

As usual, after an encounter with Him here, this picture will take precedence in my heart and mind concerning this situation.  It is so vivid and full of Love that it will superimpose over any news story, or report that I hear from this moment onward.  It’s impossible to respond in any other way, except to completely believe.

Thank you for joining me on this journey.  I’m sending blessings and love to you as you travel yours.

Faith

MOMMA’S NOTEBOOK FOR FOLLOWING HOLY SPIRIT

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My Momma had a notebook that assisted her in following Holy Spirit.

She took it to church stuffed with lyrics, choruses, hymns, and worship songs.  Some pages are from old hymnals, but others are typewritten sheets or handwritten scraps on the back of old browned pieces of paper.

You see, Momma played the organ and was often called out of a congregation to play without prior notice.  She didn’t like being Continue reading MOMMA’S NOTEBOOK FOR FOLLOWING HOLY SPIRIT

ARE WE PRACTICING THE KINGDOM ON EARTH?

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All creation is waiting for the revealing of the sons of God.  It is the one thing that will unequivocally change the way life on earth functions and display the qualities we so deeply desire.

No matter how godly this nation can become, it will never be The Kingdom of God on earth.  It will never be God’s expression of Himself on earth.  And our President can never lead us into that fullness.

Only we can do that by individually pursuing The Kingdom and our Continue reading ARE WE PRACTICING THE KINGDOM ON EARTH?

HOPE AND FEAR, or “DO IT AFRAID”

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On the way home from work one night, I had an intense encounter with hope and fear.

This trial and testing had begun with a horrible sound around my back right tire just as I was getting to work.  Nervously, I asked one of the guys to take a look but he saw nothing of concern.  So, I said, “Then I think it was slushy snow build-up in the wheel-well, clunking around.”

But for the evening, fear lurked just over my head, periodically interjecting his thoughts and torments.  I did my best to ignore him and hold on to my one hope.

Finally, at the end of my shift, I started the ignition and sat for a moment with Father.  I said, “Father, it’s You and me as usual.  And I’m asking that my car is perfect, and my ride home is without any unusual incidents.  You know my trust is completely on You, as always.”

After my little prayer and a deep, cleansing breath of peace, I slowly proceeded out of the parking lot and onto the road.  A half-moon peeked out of the clouds along the desolate countryside.   And I put on 2 pairs of gloves to handle the steering wheel in the 6-degree temps.   Smatterings of sand sprinkled the snow packed icy roads and I felt like I was holding my breath as I headed for home.

Thoughts of a broken-down vehicle in the deserted cold, night were frightening floating across my imagination.  Dangerous animals and even more dangerous humans crossed my mind accented by the fact that cell phone service sometimes cut out in the area.

Torment was doing a good job.  But even as he worked his terrible magic, I also remembered Joyce Meyer had said years ago.  “Do it afraid”.   And the words had stuck with me, like a mantra.  Every time I was up against fear and holding on to a slim thread of hope that Father would never let me down, I remembered those words.

Minutes seemed to take hours but finally, I pulled into my dry carport, safely.  It was one more time in the millions of times, that He’d cared for me.  He’d answered my request.  I arrived home, warm and toasty without a single variation of an incident along the way.  My wheels had not slipped on the ice, nor had the horrible sound come from the wheel-well.  Not even an animal had darted out from the side of the road.

I was safe and overcome with thankfulness.  Fear had played his hand and pulled the Torment card once again.  But also, once again I “did it afraid” and Father kept His promise to never leave me or forsake me.

Fear comes sometimes.   It taunts me sometimes with horrible unbelieving thoughts.  But I know where they are coming from.  And I know these are the moments of endurance where I hold on to one hope – HIM.

And it works.  Every time.

me.

Thank you for sharing this journey with me.  Blessings on yours.

Faith

SIMPLE KEY TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM

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Yes, Father gave me a simple key to financial freedom by changing the way we handle our tithe.   It also changed our scrambling to pay for unexpected expenses and ending up in further debt.  No, we didn’t win the Lotto or gain an unexpected inheritance.  At the time, we were suffering financially and desperate.

Because we’d been financially faithful according to the teachings of most churches, we were sure the windows of heaven would open up.

But it didn’t happen.  Year after year it didn’t work.  Now in despair, it was time to let Father out of the box and listen only to Him.   He is a good Father and we simply don’t believe this is an example of His good plan. Continue reading SIMPLE KEY TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM

GOD WEARS A PLAID SHIRT

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Hunny had a dream in which God wore a plaid shirt and looked like Andy Griffith.  It was an oddball answer to a couple days of illness.  And I want to share it with you because I enjoy the way Father performs uniquely in our life.

Tremendous pain coaxed him to call me home from work but my Hunny wouldn’t concede because he’s a tough guy.   So upon my arrival, we began the process: vitamins, herbs, and prayer.  I tried to visualize him well, but it was a weak vision at best. Continue reading GOD WEARS A PLAID SHIRT

WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH FAMILY TROUBLE?

 

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Family trouble is heartbreaking enough, but when I was facing another visit from them, Father showed me a different way to pray. It involved understanding that I have a kingdom. He’s shown me this scenario several times now. Continue reading WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH FAMILY TROUBLE?

HOW TO PRAY FOR SHOOTERS AND TERRORISTS

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Once again, this topic is so important that I’m not going to spend a lot of time prepping you.  Basically, the same approach we used to pray for the police officers is the approach we use for the other guys.

Again, I know you’re frustrated by the shootings that keep happening.  It’s time to stop responding to evil the same way, again and again.  It’s not working.  It’s time to step into The Kingdom and do this Father’s way. Continue reading HOW TO PRAY FOR SHOOTERS AND TERRORISTS

HOW TO PRAY FOR POLICE OFFICERS

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This topic is so important that I’m not going to spend a lot of time prepping you.  I’m going to tell you what just happened, what Father told me, and then I’m going to pray for you.

I know you’re frustrated because these shootings keep happening.  It’s time to stop responding to evil the same way, again and again.  It’s not working.  It’s time to step into The Kingdom and do this Father’s way. Continue reading HOW TO PRAY FOR POLICE OFFICERS

IS CURIOSITY GOOD?

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I was taught that Curiosity was a bad thing and that I should never play with it.  The teaching was backed up by plenty of scripture, but I sure couldn’t find anything to support it now.

This morning the snow falling on the cliffs in the distance curiously looked like fog as I drank my coffee and watched through the window.  I had woken with the question, “Father, why did the Pharisees chose to be Pharisees”? Continue reading IS CURIOSITY GOOD?