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Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

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2010 is on the way out and here we are to welcome in 2011! I read a great devotional this morning, Our Daily Bread. It talks about looking in the rear view mirror. Kind of backward to what we normally hear, "don't look where you have been but where you are going", but this one focus' on looking at how God has moved in your life; watching His hand directing and orchestrating our lives. Hebrews 13:5-6 NIV Keep your lives free of the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?"
This past year I have seen God's mighty hand move in my life and the lives of those I know, either in person or through blog land. When I look back over 2010 and the foggy places of my life when I didn't know what to do, I see that God was there the whole time directing me, guiding my footsteps. Yes, I was scared because at the time I couldn't see, I didn't know what was in front of me or around the next corner, but as I trusted Him to not run me into a wall or into falling off a cliff, I see that I wasn't blind I just had a whole lot of sin in my life clouding my vision. Worry, control, anger, insecurity and the such, these things were in my way but as soon as I rebuked them and ask God to forgive me for entertaining them, my vision cleared up and I could see just what God was doing. God is good all of the time and the best thing He gave us, a side from Jesus, is prayer.

Prayer is powerful and I have learned this from Grandpa D and Grandma L. These two sweet people are very powerful prayer warriors and they have taught me a lot on the power of prayer. When they pray you can feel the presence of the Holy Spirit in the room. Their faith in God amazes me and has made me crave that type of relationship with our Creator. I have seen miracles because these two people have abandoned their lives to God. I really want to see more of this and I know I will because this is God's heart, to see people becoming His children.

2011 has a lot to offer and I am very excited to see what God is going to do this year.

God's Blessings on you,

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Day of the LORD

1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 NASB
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Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you. For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. While they are saying, "Peace and safety!" then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief; for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness; so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober. For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night. But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation. For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him. Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.

Have you thought about the end times? I was thinking on such as I was looking through an e-news article on Iran and the possibility of a nuclear bomb and how Israel is reacting to it and I started wondering about if there will be a rapture or not. The Bible is not really clear on this and I am curious to know what you all think about it. I use to be pretty sure there was going to be a rapture before the tribulation, but now, after searching Scripture I cannot say that this will definitely happen.
If you are interested in sharing I would love to hear your thoughts and if you can, please back them up with Scripture.

God Bless,

Monday, December 27, 2010

Heaps of Coal

While traveling on the plane to visit my family in the east, God lead me to read Romans 12. A few verses jumped off the page at me and I asked my son for some paper and started jotting down what came to mind. I knew this was lead by God but it wasn't until today that I realized this is for Lon from Humble Path.

Romans 12:19-21 NASB  Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written. "Vengeance is mine, I will repay," says the Lord. But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in doing so you will heap burning coals on his head. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
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It seems bizarre, be kind to your enemy and you will be heaping burning coals on their head. Our culture does not understand the meaning from the Semetic speaking people, for heaping coals on the head was not a cruelty or vengence like it sounds, but a great kindness.

Before matches and instant heat, a fire had to be started with either flint or rubbing sticks together to make a spark that could be coaxed into a flame and then fed with small bits of dry wood, leaves and such to allow for a good roaring fire to blaze. This was a long tedious process and if there was no dry material around it would be nearly impossible to get a fire going. People from biblical times and today's Africian people carry most everything on their heads, jars of water, baskets of fruit and all kinds of food. Coal was also carried this way so the person, or family always had fire readily available for warmth or cooking. Heaping coal on your neighbours head was a very good and generous thing to do.

Matthew 5:44 NASB "But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." Jesus wants us to love one another and to pray for those who have hurt us, for in this way we are providing an opportunity for the Spirit to minister to them and hopefully they will repent and if they do not know Jesus then they will come to know Him and have a chance at eternal life in His kingdom.

I think there is also symbolism here for forgiveness of sin. Fire is life and in the temple of God there was to be a continuous burning embers kept on the sacrifice altar. Leviticus 6:13 NIV The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out. John tells us in Luke 3:16 NIV...He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. Fire is vital for existence so in being kind to our enemies we are giving them the chance at living an eternal life with the Creator of the universe. What better gift is there than that.                                Google Image

Praise you Holy God for your words that teach us and Your fire that ignites us. Jesus bless Lon and ignite him with Your Holy fire. Thank you in the powerful name of Jesus Christ amen.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christ 2010


I want to wish all of my blogger friends a beautiful, Christ filled Christmas 2010. 

I also want to extend a thank you to everyone who was praying for me while my family and I were away visiting my extended family. We had a wonderful time and I felt your prayers.  

May the peace of Christ Jesus rest on you!


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Faith and Nehemiah

I love the story of Nehemiah the eunuch who served the king as a cup bearer. The love and passion he had for his country Israel just makes me think of Jesus and His love and passion for us. Nehemiah was so distraught about the condition of the walls and gates of Israel that he wanted to approach the king, but knew if he went before the king without an invitation the chances of surviving were slim. So he wept and mourned for days fasting and praying to our God. Here is his prayer....
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 5I said, "I beseech You, O LORD God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who preserves the covenant and loving kindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments,6let Your ear now be attentive and Your eyes open to hear the prayer of Your servant which I am praying before You now, day and night, on behalf of the sons of Israel Your servants, confessing the sins of the sons of Israel which we have sinned against You; I and my father's house have sinned.7"We have acted very corruptly against You and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the ordinances which You commanded Your servant Moses.8"Remember the word which You commanded Your servant Moses, saying, 'If you are unfaithful I will scatter you among the peoples; 9but if you return to Me and keep My commandments and do them, though those of you who have been scattered were in the most remote part of the heavens, I will gather them from there and will bring them to the place where I have chosen to cause My name to dwell.' 10"They are Your servants and Your people whom You redeemed by Your great power and by Your strong hand 11"O Lord, I beseech You, may Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and the prayer of Your servants who delight to revere Your name, and make Your servant successful today and grant him compassion before this man " Now I was the cupbearer to the king. 

I love this full hearted prayer and it seems so does God. Nehemiah was chosen to seve King Artaxerxes some wine and while he was serving the king, the king noticed that Nehemiah's face was sad and asked him what his trouble was. Now this made Nehemiah scared because the king could have him killed on the spot if he so choose, but God was with Nehemiah so he told the king his problem of how he was worried for the Israelites living without walls and gates. The king seemed pretty concerned of this, maybe it had something to do with his queen sitting beside him and he was showing off to her, (isn't it neat how God orchestrates things), so he asked Nehemiah how much time he would need and what he needed to complete this job. The king released Nehemiah from his job, giving him letters of passage, officers of the army and horsemen. The story goes on to tell us how Nehemiah went around coaxing the Israelites to build the wall and fix the gates.

This took really big faith on Nehemiah's part as he could have easily lost his life being in the king's presence with a sad demeanor and then going on to tell the king, why he was gloomy. We need to have this kind of faith that God is with us, especially after we have prayed to Him concerning a matter. 

Just yesterday my husband, kids and I were having a dinner for my husband's secretaries and their families and I went on to tell them why we don't have a Christmas tree, because the cat's pull them down. Truth, but not the real reason. We don't have a Christmas tree because it follows the tradition of honouring false god's. A few years ago I decided to find out why we put up trees during the Christmas season only to find out, to my horror, that this tradition started way back during the reign of Nimrod to honour the sex god's which really is Satan in disguise. I never knew this, so after talking to the kids and the hubby we decided that our family would never again put up a tree, instead we put up a manger and a cross. Well, yesterday I had the perfect opportunity to explain to a family, that really doesn't know much about God, our reason why we don't put up a tree and I blew it! I was embarrassed and my daughter gave me a very disappointed look. Not only did I fail God, I failed my family.  

Oh to have the faith that Nehemiah had, to risk life for the sake of God's heart! It is so easy to slip into how the world does things especially when we are around people who are not believers but this is not what our God wants. He wants us to stick out like sore thumbs. :) Take the step to be different than the world and He promises us that He will be right there with us supporting us. Our God is great and His work is easy if only we have faith.

Please pray for us this week as my family and I are heading out to the east cost to spend some time with my side of the family. This is a hard time for us as this time last year my father passed away and I really want to share my faith with my brother and sister but they are not very interested in my belief. 

God Bless,
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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Rejoice in the Lord

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4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:-7 NIV

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Pray For Ansley

Ansley's blog

This sweet little girl was diagnosed with cancer. Will you hold her and her family up in prayer?

Thanks so much!

Praise God

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  Rejoice always

    Acknowledge Jesus as Lord

       Involve yourself in what He cares about                           
         Share your faith with others                                                 

           Elohim reigns; yesterday, today and tomorrow

                            Give to those who are in need

                               Obey His voice always

                                  Dedicate your life to Him

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Prayer for Lisa and Summer

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1 Chronicles 28:9 NIV ...for the Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever. 

Psalm 139: 23-24 NIV Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Hello my Father,
Thank you for listening to me and hearing my prayers; You are awesome and I love You. Search my heart Dad and let me know if there is anything offensive in me, show me. Thank you. Father I want to lift up Summer and Lisa to You. Lord have mercy. Father have mercy. Brother have mercy. Please release them from these illness, I trust Your ways Father for they are higher than my ways. Be with the doctor's that are caring for my sisters, guide them Lord show them how to treat these afflictions. Thank you, You are faithful. I leave them at Your feet and I trust Your ways. Thank you in the powerful name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen and amen.


Monday, December 6, 2010

If You Feel Led....

Hello blogger friends will you pray?

I am being led into a short fast for Lisa and Summer from Tuesday to Friday. Both of these sweet girls have some very important doctor's appointments and tests this week. The diseases that are afflicting them are rolling out of control and they need prayer.                               Google Image

I believe God wants to heal these two ladies.

Will you join me on your knees interceding for healing and if you feel God's leading, will you take up a fast as well? It can be whatever you feel led into; give up a favorite food, meal or even something material like tv, facebook or such. But even if you don't feel led into fasting that is fine just remember them in your prayers this week.

Please encourage them by stopping by their blogs and letting them know you will be lifing them up in prayer this week.

Thanks so much!

In Him,
Ezra 8:23 So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and He answered our prayer.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Clever saying

Been falsely accused of the most awful things?

Then you know how God feels.

Grantley Morris

Friday, December 3, 2010

Where is your Treasure? Think Before you Speak Part 2

Matthew 6:19-21 NIV "Do not store up for yourself treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

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I have a vivid imagination and it zings from one idea to another at incredible speeds. Pictures forming and morphing into something else before I even grasp what I saw. I am very sensitive to the Spirit world. Things that are of God my heart bursts with excitement and things that are of Satan I will feel all the pulls of anger, hate, envy and so on. I have a very active thought life which is good and bad at the same time, for it is very easy for me to get lost in God's Spirit, praising, worshiping, dancing and to give all over to Him, but it is also very easy for Satan to get at me and he loves to do this through insecurity, self consciousness and such as these.

                     How do we control our thoughts and deflect temptation?

God, Satan and self feed our thoughts and we have the choice who to listen to, for God made us with free will. John 8:44 NIV "...the devil...He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies." The devil cannot possess or have authority over a Spirit filled Christian but he can control your thoughts if you allow him access. God does not judge our thoughts, which is temptation, but He does judge you on your motive and actions or if you ponder on a bad thought. Satan tempts your thinking and emotions and skulks his way into your decisions and actions. Ephesians 4:26-27 NIV “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.

Ephesians 6:11 NIV Put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. God has given us Spiritual armour to wear in defense of the attacks of Satan. The Greek word for devil in this passage is diablos (dee-ab'-ol-os) this comes from "dia" and "bolos". "Bolos" means to throw at or to hurl accusation at. The word ball comes from this. To throw bad words and negative thoughts at. "Dia" means to put a hole through or penetrate. When these two words are put together we get: to penetrate and to throw at; Satan's nature is to throw accusations at you until he penetrates your mind. Once he penetrates the bomb is released! Satan has no other way to defeat a believer but through our thoughts and our amazing God has given us armour to wear that deflects the fiery darts of Satan.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 NIV For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. We cannot change our life by trying to change our behavior, we need to go deeper into the root cause of our behavior; we need to change how we think. Proverbs 23:7 NKJV For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. We need to line up our thinking with God's then Satan is blocked out. How? Put on the armour of God and walk in the Spirit.

So many things influence our thinking and media is huge! The motto in our house is if it is not good for a child to watch, read or participate in then neither should we. Matthew 18:2-4 NIV He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And He said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." When you have a precious baby around you want to protect them from all harm. Such care is taken to make sure they eat well, dress well and we are also so careful with what they watch or read and who they play with. My mom use to say, "Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil". I have carried that on into my family and as our children have grown I have kept that rule. (Not that it is always followed but I do try!)

                                                 Where should our thoughts linger?

Since we are citizens of heaven we need to think on heaven and not things of this world. Philippians 3:19-21 NIV Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

You might be saying to yourself right about this point, "But how do we do this? How, when we live in such a materialistic world, do we think on things that are not of here?" This is a choice that you need to make, you are what you think on.You need to decide for yourself if you want a mind like Christ. You have the control and you enforce it by what you put into your mind. Just like when a new baby comes into the home you prepare your home for safety, same thing here. Your mind is the home of God and you want to fill that home with good things. Do you want your prayers answered? I know I do!! Wrong thoughts will keep God from answering our prayers. Psalm 66:18 NIV If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. Romans 8:5-8 NASB For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. This is pretty serious stuff!!! If we are in the flesh we cannot please God! I don't know about you but these verses alone would convince me to change my thinking pattern to one that pleases God.

James 1:14-15 NIV but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. Impure thoughts are not sin; they become sin when we entertain them. Satan tempts and leads us into sin but we are in control of weather we sin or not. Satan wants to make us doubt the goodness of God, this was his tactic for Adam and Eve and this is his weapon that is used on us today.

If your treasure is in heaven then you will be focusing and thinking on these things and filling your mind with such to add into your treasure box because they are important to you. Where your treasure is there you will find your heart and what lies in your heart you will think and ponder on and that will come out in your speech.

The times we are living in are rough and as the years go by it is difficult to pull away from the things of this world but we have Jesus and He knows what we are going through for He suffered temptation too! He is our ultimate intercessor and if we go to Him and ask for help He will provide it.                                                                                                                    Google Image

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Think Before You Speak Part 1

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I received a comment from 'Anymonous' requesting I do a post on "our thought life". I asked God what He wanted and I had a very strong impression laid on me the He puts people in my path for a reason, so I concluded that was a yes!! :)

Isaiah 55:8-9NIV "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts." 

What is thought?

According to definition #10; thought is...a judgement, opinion or belief and according to Wikipedia our 5 senses; sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch all contribute to our thought process, this is also known as the flesh.

Ok we have an idea of what thought is so what does God say about human thought? Genesis 6:5 NIV The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. Pretty harsh. :s What else? 1 Chronicles 28:9 NIV...for the LORD searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever. 

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What controls our thoughts? Mark 7:20-23NIV Jesus tells us..."What comes out of a person is what defiles them. For it is from within, out of a person's heart, that evil thoughts come--sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and defile a person." Galatians 5:16-17NIV "So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh...."

Before the fall Adam and Eve walked in the garden with God, they had fellowship with Him. Then Satan came in and tricked Eve and Adam into disobeying God and that caused separation or the fall. You see up until this time Adam and Eve listened and obeyed God's voice, they chose to follow Him and then along came Satan the snake and convinced Eve to disobey God and obey self, or the flesh. They heard the voice of God, self and Satan; three voices then and we still hear three voices today. I don't want to venture into hearing the voice of God but I will directed you to a couple of good blogs, one that is focused on just that; God Speaks Today, Sandy Cooper is an amazing writer and she has written many wonderful posts on hearing the voice of God and my daughter, Squeaks at The Minstrel Warrior who has put up a good post on the Voice of God as well. I urge you all to check these two sites out as they are really good.

God wants to have fellowship with us and He had already devised a plan even before the fall because He knew that Satan was going to trick weak minded Adam and Eve. Jesus, God's plan, restored our fellowship and we have this to hold on to. Ephesians 2:1-10NIV As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts.

So our thoughts are directed by : God, self and Satan. We are told in Philippians 4:8NIV...whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. If we think on 'The Whatever Verse' then what comes out of our mouth will be God honouring and glorifying to Him. We need to choose to divert our thoughts of 'self' or 'the flesh' and consciously choose to think on God and His word then when we speak our words will mimic His voice and we can walk in faith that He will answer our prayers and heal people we pray for.

Although we are dead to self, we still sin so we need to regularly confess our sins to God. The word 'confess' is in the present tense and that means it is a continuous act in our lives. 1 John 1:9NIV If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Where do our thoughts come from? From within. Matthew 6:20-21NIV But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven.....For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. This really sums everything up for where our treasure is that is where you will find our heart and where our heart lies is what we will be thinking about and what we are thinking about is what will come out of our mouths. Hebrews 3:1 NIV Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus...

We hear three voices but really there are only two choices when it comes to focusing our thoughts on, it is either right or wrong; God or Satan. And when you really get down to the basics there is only one voice that we should be listening to and obeying and that is God's voice and we can know His voice by studying His word. When we study His word and have Him as our treasure then our thoughts will be directed towards His thoughts and when we speak, if we guard our tongue, we will glorify Him. Really that is what we are here for, to worship and have fellowship with the Creator of the universe.

Hebrews 4:12NIV For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
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Monday, November 29, 2010

What you confess you possess; Words Part 3

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I am sure lots of you know of 'Thomas the Tank Engine' and the 'Little Engine that Could'. When my son was little he loved trains and requested to watch a video clip almost every night before bed time. Me, being the smart parent that I am, took full advantage of all the good lessons these shows had to offer and put them to use towards my very hyper active and somewhat stubborn child. :) My favorite saying for him when he couldn't do something was, 'I think I can, I think, I can, I know I can, I know I can, I can, I can, I did it!! Now, this took time convincing him and eventually it did get him moving in the right direction and before long he was doing what he previously thought he could never do.

These following verses bring to my mind 'The Little Engine that Could' pulling that heavy load up the mountain, oh how he wanted to quit because it was so hard and he was just a little engine and the loads so heavy and the mountain so steep.                                                                                
Job 22:27-28 NKNV You will make your prayer to Him, He will hear you, and you will pay your vows. You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you; So light will shine on your ways.                                     
Mark 11:22-25 NKJV ....“Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
When we are filled with pain, sorrow and hate, that mountain seems so steep and impossible to climb but as we declare God's word over and over again and stand against Satan claiming health by the stripes of Jesus, then eventually that mountain won't seem as big and God's word becomes who we are. 

Declare the things of God's Word and wonderful things will be established for you. Make negative declarations, and negative things will be your share in life. Have rugged faith, the kind of faith that wins, the kind that can make it up the mountain that seems so steep.

If I am always speaking of failures and lack of faith that increases my doubt and every time doubts and fears are confessed we are confessing our faith in Satan and we deny the ability and grace of God. Proverbs 6:2 NKJV You are snared by the words of your mouth;You are taken by the words of your mouth. Ephesians 4:29 NKJV Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. We are ruled by our confessions and what you say is what you get. 

I think I can and I will because I follow God's word 2 Corinthians 4:13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak 
Step out in faith with me and possess what you confess.

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Well this is the end of the series on Words. I hope you agree with me that our words are very powerful and it is wise to think about what we say before we speak. For those of my blogger friends that are sick, claim health and repeat it over again and you will be healthy for our Father cannot lie to us, His words ring true. I claim health and I am in remission from the RA; praise God!!
God Bless,
PS Barbie, thank you for claiming that this post will be better than the one I lost because it is tons better. God knows best and I am grateful that the other post didn't make it. :)



OHH! I just lost my whole post! :(  

The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger abounding in love, He will not always accuse, nor will He harbor His anger forever; He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.

Psalm 103:8-10


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Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanks Dad

Canadians celebrated Thanks Giving last month but I was looking through some blogs and stumbled across Rachel, Finding Joy and she has a link up on the ABC's on Thanks. I thought it would be good to do as we should be thankful every single day, so here I go....

Finding Joy | The ABC's of Thanks

A)   Apples, I am so thankful for apples
B)  Bible, where would I be without the Living Word of God
C)  Cats, I just loooooove them, so snugly and furry :)
D)  Dogs, stinky but hey they are tons of fun, especially my 5
E)  Easter, my favorite holiday, so thankful for Jesus dying for me I have no words.........
F)  Fireplace, it is so peaceful sitting in front of an open fire with the husband and kids; cats sprawled out and snowflakes drifting down outside.
G)  Grandmas and Grandpas, mine are no longer here but my family have some adopted ones that make my heart sing.
H)  Horses, there is nothing better then getting on a horse bareback and zooming along at top speed.
I)  Internet, so thankful for having this as it makes home schooling easy
J)  Jesus, He is my best friend, brother, saviour, comforter; I couldn't imagine living without knowing Him
K)  Kids, I love them to death even if sometimes they are the death of me :)
L)  Lemons, especially lemon gelato. My husband always tries to find places with it because he knows how much I love it. Thanks hubby.
M)  Mud, mud pies, writing in the mud and squishing it with your boots
N)  Nature, if I could spend all day outside I would be so happy!
O) Oriole, birds of all kinds I just love
P)  Puddles, jumping and splashing in puddles, oh so much fun
Q)  Questions, reminds me of when my daughter was very little, she was a motor mouth asking a zillion questions a minute.
R)  Rain, who can resist twirling and dancing in the rain
S)  Snow, I love snowshoeing and just walking or running in the stuff
T)  Trees, any type I love them all especially the way they smell
U)  Umbrella, big ones so two or three people can fit under
V)  Voice, listening to my daughter singing, she has the most beautiful voice I have ever heard; makes me cry
W)  Windows, so when I am stuck inside I can look out at God's beautiful creation
X)  X-rays, my kids have had so many of them, I am so thankful for this piece of equipment and for my husband always bringing them to the hospital and zooming them in fast.
Y)  Yams, my son loves them and gets so excited when I cook them.
Z)  Zebras!! They are related to horses so I just love them.

God bless you all and it would be great to see what you are thankful for. Rachel will have this link up until Saturday, so there's still time.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

WORDS Part 2

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Do we as Christians believe a lie? NO. Then why do we not believe all the words we read in the Bible? I would venture to say it is because we do not know the truth of the Word we read. We haven't done our studying of the Word of God and tried it out for ourselves, we give up or void the results, cancelling the Word by saying something negative.                                                                      

Imagine with me for a moment.....A general practitioner; physician, will attend university for a minimum of 6- 8 years, a specialists will venture in studies for 12-14 or more years of school. When they graduate you would hope they know their stuff and when they see a sick patient they, by tests and symptoms, would be able to make a diagnosis of the sickness they have. You would hope that they don't make a mistake and if they did it would be caught before damage was done. Now physicians are under grueling school work and major exams with a certain percentage needed in order to pass. In general, most physicians know their stuff or know how to go searching for the answers. Many times a pre-diagnosis is made before the actual results come in.
Ok now think of us as Christians. We are commissioned to spread the Good News, heal the sick, cast out demons but how can we do this if we don't live the Word, or know the Word to be true and have faith that what we proclaim will be fulfilled?
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We need to agree with God and disagree with the devil. How? Talking about your doubts and fears destroy your faith. Talk about your faith and your faith will increase. Just think about how you feel when you have come out of a really good church service. You feel light and up lifted, then as the week goes on you feel drained and not as close to God as you did on Sunday. Sunday service rolls around again and you feel great. See the picture? When in church you are surrounded by people who encourage you. You have listened to a sermon that rings true with the Word. Worshiping God with other believers always leaves you feeling great. If we continue this positive up lifting praise through the week then we will feel the presence of God.

Faith demands the impossible and prayer is for things that seems out of our reasoning. When we say, "we cannot" we have been beaten. When we say "we don't have the faith", doubt sneaks in. We close ourselves in by the words we speak. If we claim failure, then failures we will be; if we claim success then successful we will be. Proverbs 6:2 you have been trapped by what you've said, ensnared by the words of your mouth. Our words dominate us. Remember, greater is He that is in you than any force you come against. Make the words you speak work for you. Your faith will never rise above the words you speak. Declare God's words and leave it at that. Do not voice the words Satan puts into your mind, squash them before they leave your lips.

We cannot benefit from who we are in Christ until we let love rule our lips. Remove the phrase, I can't, from our vocabulary and replace it with, I can, God can, God will. If we confess our fears they will rule us. If we confess our freedom in Christ, freedom in Him rules. Thinking and speaking faith leads us from defeat into victory. Ephesians 2:10 For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace through God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, a conviction of things not seen." John 8:32, 36: "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." "So if the Son sets you free, then you will be free indeed." 

John 15:7 "If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you." This is amazing!! Jesus tells us ask whatever you wish and He will will do it for us, IF we remain in Him and His words remain in us. I think this is the key to unlocking the power of answered prayer. How do we remain in Him? We need to stay away from the things of this world, confess our sins when committed, know His word and then pray according to His word.

When we confess our fears and doubts we give Satan dominion over us. Those words honour Satan. The Father will be to you what you confess Him to be. If prayer is not answered, hold fast to your confession and wait, for He will answer it in His timing and according to His fashion.
Luke 1:37 "For no word from God will ever fail." Isaiah 55:11 "so is My word that goes out from My mouth: It will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire, and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."

Talk about stepping out in Faith! Wow, this will take guts and conviction to do, but if we really want to see results like in the days when Jesus was here this is what we need to practice. Now I am sure, like learning to ride a bike, it will take time and we will fall but with practice we can become good at this. 

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This is a journey one I that I see I have stumbled along many times, but I am plugging on aiming for positive, affirming words that will glorify Him. Will you join me in the walk of faith? He has promised us that He will never leave us or forsake us. Will you take the plunge? Let's know the Word of God better than a specialist in medicine knows his material, so we can go forth praying for people and see results in healing of not only the physical but spiritual and mental as well.

God Bless,


I thought I would share a bit of our place. This is Limper, our snow covered cow! Silly thing, she has so much hay in the field yet she has decided that she wants a breakfast of fir needles! Yuck! 
I am so happy to have snow as last year we only got a dusting of the beautiful white fluffy stuff. Here are some other pics of God's beautiful winter land.

Stellar Jay
Pack rat infested cabin out back :)
God Bless you all!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


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Do we realize the power of the words we say? Words can either build someone up or tear them down. We can pronounce words of healing or destruction. You can accept these words or rebuke them. Our Bible is the Living Word of God. What does that mean? Living means having life; being alive; not dead; in actual existence or use; active or thriving; vigorous; strong; burning or glowing; flowing freely; pertaining to; suitable for; or sufficient for existence or subsistence....The words in our Bible are active and pertain to us today and in the future. 

Hebrews 11, the faith chapter states in 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. I have confidence in what Jesus did on the cross, I trust His work allows me access to God. I can stand in front of God and He can look on me because Jesus redeemed me. I claim this. I have faith that Romans 10:9-10 is true...If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in you heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. I also profess 1 John 4...the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. Do you believe this? I mean really truly believe this. If so then you must also believe that healing follows our confession. Some people, me included, have a dual confession; confessing one moment the truth of the Word but the next moment confessing that He has not made it so in our case. Christianity is the great confession and it is our duty to boldly declare of the truth of the Living Word whether we have seen it happen or not. Abraham boldy declared the promise of a nation that would come from him and he was living by faith when he died.

Isaiah 53:5 But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed. Do you believe this? Every disease, every weakness and every illness was laid on Jesus Christ and we are free of them. Just as He bore our sins, He bore our diseases. We stand complete in Him. Free from the burden, the power, the pain and effect of disease. Confess this! Claim this! Declare this and possess this. It is ours for the taking. We are the righteousness of God in Him, Jesus Christ for He took the price of sin for us. When we confess our sin He wipes the slate clean. We need to believe this and take hold of it. 

I challenge you today to declare healing. To speak forth in declaration not only salvation but who you are in Christ Jesus. The Word will heal you if you continually confess it. I confess Jesus as my Lord therefore I possess salvation. I confess Jesus took my illness for by His stripes I am healed, therefore I possess health. Claim the promises of God then possess them by declaring them over and over again. The words we speak are powerful and they will set us free.

Take a moment to look at this website to know who you are in Christ. Claim your identity in Christ and continue to walk in faith that what you claim you have received.

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