Can we test the spirits of people who’ve died? I discovered its quite simple, but we are often held in unnecessary fear on this subject. I had quite a bit of it until Father pointed out that the fear was keeping me from experiencing Him without limits. I often asked Him not to scare me and He showed me that asking this was based on fear.
Besides the fact that we have all kinds of scary ghost tales built into our cultures, I had my own peculiar version. Continue reading TEST THE SPIRITS part two
Your Seat next to Jesus is the ultimate relaxation place no matter what is going on in life. It’s also where you can ask Him questions and He’ll answer you. He’ll teach you stuff like how to change things and get things accomplished in your kingdom. It’s an amazing place if you know how to get there.
And getting there is just too simple. No harder than staring out the window and daydreaming. But because you might think that something simple can’t be real, I challenge you to try it and test Him. See if it is true. Do it several times until He erases the doubt from your mind. Continue reading HOW TO SIT IN YOUR SEAT NEXT TO JESUS
Please don’t tell me you’re mad at God and can’t speak to Him because He let Great Aunt Suzy die and she didn’t deserve it. You can’t keep up this attitude or you’re going to die wrapped up in the same ignorance that let Aunt Suzy die.
God was talking to you from the moment you were conceived but you got too big for your britches and began ignoring Him. He wanted to teach you how to win the temptations and trials you were going to face. He wanted to show you how to whip some ugly butt. He knows all the secrets of the universe. He created it. And He created you to learn the secrets – if you want to. But He’ll never force you to spend time with Him, or listen to Him. Continue reading Weapon’s grade
Father asked me to see love in the mirror. And not only that but to love her the way that He does.
Oh, how I wanted to run away from this mirror and drink enough wine to vanquish the thought because I didn’t want to accept this woman as myself. I didn’t want to love her as me.
I cringed, and I’m sorry that I did, but I did. She is not the woman I still see in my head. And she’s someone I never thought I’d ever become. I don’t know how she got here and why she took over my body! And I’ve been so angry about it, and so discouraged.
So, I tried to beat her into submission and make her return to the woman she once was. I tried. I swear I really tried. But she wouldn’t submit. She just grew larger and older. Continue reading LOVE IN THE MIRROR!
There might be a simple explanation for why the 5 wise virgins wouldn’t share the oil. Let me explain what I mean.
When Jesus talked to the woman at the well about a personal relationship with God, He said, “Regardless of whether you are in Jerusalem or on this mountain, if you do not seek the Father, then you do not worship.” That was in John 4.
He talked about it being personal but He didn’t try to talk anyone into it. He didn’t find people on the street to ask if they know God so He could explain it to them. And I don’t recall that He pursued people at all. Continue reading SORRY, THE OIL ISN’T FOR SHARING!
Here’s a topic that rears its head and usually elicits an “ewww” from me.
Yep, it means cutting away the people who suck the life out of you. I have a huge problem with this regardless of the fact that many ministries have large teachings on it designed to help you know when and whom you should perform this surgery upon and thereby rid your life of them. Continue reading PRUNING FRIENDSHIPS (taking out the trash)
We all have buttons we’d like to destroy because people keep pushing them. And the results are chaos and turmoil.
This happened to me recently and I recognized that I reacted the same way every time with one particular person. The simple solution of walking away from her was not going to happen because I love her. She is family. And I want to understand what is between us.
So, I asked Jesus how to deal with this because I was beginning to fear her. I’ll call her Lisa. Lisa has a strong personality. But Jesus told me not to go to her in this instance because the problem was not hers but mine. The pain I felt was a button of guilt I had hidden deep inside myself years ago. I hadn’t handled life perfectly and therefore I’d caused pain to others, including Lisa. Continue reading DESTROYING BUTTONS