Announcement! New Effective Prayers Page ~ Prayer for Finances!

Hi everyone, I have just completed a new Effective Prayers page to pray for finances.  It has a short teaching on finances and where they rank in relationship to Jesus.  He is always the goal, the motive.

I have shared what I do whenever I am in a tough spot with my finances and I have seen breakthroughs and God’s faithfulness to me over and over again.

I pray that you receive a breakthrough in your relationship with the Father AND in your finances!

Blessings everyone…

Prayers for Finances

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Moved to a Promise

“And Noah built an altar to the Lord and took of every clean animal and of every clean howl or bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. When the LORD smelled the pleasing odor (an aroma of satisfaction to His heart), the LORD said to Himself. I will never again curse the ground because of men, for the imagination of man’s heart is evil and wicked from his youth; neither will I ever again smite and destroy every living thing, as I have done. While the earth remains, seed-time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” (Genesis 8:20-21)
“And God pronounced a blessing upon Noah and his sons and said to them, Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.” (Genesis 9:1)
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The act of worship moves God, whether it was burnt offerings as Noah did or our heartfelt cries of worship and praise. The Word says “When the LORD smelled the pleasing odor” it satisfied His heart to the point that He was moved to make a promise that is still in effect today. He didn’t just bless Noah and his family, He promised the planet earth and all the people since then that He would not curse it again. He didn’t promise that the earth will remain forever, but while it remains, He won’t curse it. According to Jesus in Matthew 24:35 “ Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.”
When the Father smells the aroma of true worship; those who are worshiping Him in Spirit and in Truth, it moves Him to act or speak. He ponders on us as He smells the aroma of worship. One of my cries during my worship times is “Father, let my worship be as satisfying as Noah’s was!” What was the promise Noah received? He received a blessing! God pronounced the blessing of fruitfulness and multiplication. Once again, God wanted to fill the earth with His children. His Plan of Salvation continued to march on until that night in Bethlehem in the stable and victory was claimed at Calvary when Jesus Christ cried with a mighty war cry “IT IS FINISHED!” What a day of rejoicing must have been in Heaven!
Today, as His children continue to fulfill His promise to be fruitful and multiply, it is not just a physical but a spiritual birthing of people being born of the Spirit into His Kingdom realm. He has so many more people to release the aroma of worship that moves Him to a promise. Yes, we are living in perilous times; times of disturbing and shocking evil; times of intense hatred, yet times of the greatest outpouring of the Spirit of God ever seen in the earth. The cry of intimacy with God resounds as the worship becomes more and more intimate. The level of intimacy God is enjoying with His people brings His heart such overwhelming joy! Truly He is walking once again with mankind in the cool of the day.
And that is truly what worship is. It is the sacrifice of praise where we put aside our pain, our disappointments, our wounds and heartaches, and seek His face…not His hand, but His FACE. It’s all about the HEART with God. He loves a hungry heart. Jesus said “blessed are those who HUNGER AND THIRST FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS for they shall be filled.” He longs to fill us and release the promise of a blessing over our lives.
Beloved, take some time today and every day to release your heartfelt worship and thanksgiving to the One Who is Worthy of it all!
Blessings everyone…
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You Act on What You Believe

Great faith, mountain moving faith resides in what you BELIEVE. Faith is not in your head. It is not knowing all the “faith” scriptures and speaking them out of head knowledge. As with everything else in God’s Kingdom realm, it is the HEART where faith resides.

Jesus said “for out of the HEART the mouth speaks. This means that what you actually believe is what will come out in your everyday speech with people. We can actually go to God and read out loud “faith” scriptures back to Him and then go out and uproot everything by telling someone what you really believe in your heart.

For example, I used to have a whole list of financial blessings scriptures that I would speak to the Lord in my prayer closet, thinking I had great faith. Then go out and say things like “I don’t know what I’m going to do about this bill, it’s up to God I guess.” I did not believe in my heart, that He was going to do anything for me. So guess what? Nothing happened. I got what I believed.

If I really believed what the Word of God said, I would act on it by voicing my beliefs to those around me. Am I there yet? No, but I’m getting there!

So HOW do we get there? We get there through a personal, intimate friendship with the Lord. Think about it. A long time, personal friendship has a lot of trust built into it right? One friend knows and BELIEVES he or she can call the other one up anytime and ask for help and they KNOW beyond doubt that their friend WILL help them. That’s why they called them–because they believed that person had the power to help and would help.

A friendship built with God is the same way. Friendships are built over time. Trust doesn’t come quickly. Trust has to be PROVEN out. It has to be tested, and when it is proven out, it is as solid as a rock. Immovable. Unflinching. Nobody can say bad things about that friend and be believed. This is the place where mountain moving faith is. It is in a heart filled with love and trust in God. In His love. In His power. In His friendship.

Blessings everyone…

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All Because of Jesus Christ

“So, if while we were still enemies, God fully reconciled us to Himself through the death of His Son, then something greater than friendship is ours.  Now that we are at peace with God, and because we share in His resurrection life, how much more we will be rescued from sin’s dominion!  And even more than that, we overflow with triumphant joy in our new relationship of living in harmony with God–all because of Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:10-11)


How many of us have the ability or desire to completely reconcile people we know hate us?  To completely forgive and love them, even enough to die for them?  To consider ourselves to be at peace with them even though it isn’t a reality?  That is exactly what Jehovah God did with us!

Sin separates us from God’s ability to bless us.  His love calls to us over the chasm that sin creates between us and Him.  But He made a way to bridge that wide gap by sending His Son Jesus Christ to pay the penalty of sin in our place.  Who can fathom a love this deep?

Every day that we wake up on this planet, we have a new opportunity to walk across the bridge of Jesus Christ to reach our Heavenly Father’s warm embrace.  There are two points I want to share in this scripture:

  1. Many people do not understand how Jehovah God can possibly love them.  Many people think they have to earn it by doing good deeds or being a good person.  They cannot fathom receiving so great a love for nothing.  There are three kinds of love: 1. Eros love, which is romantic love, 2. Phileo love, which is brotherly love and affection and 3. Agape love, which is God’s kind of love.  Humans totally get eros and phileo love because they are human forms of love.  Agape is foreign because it is supernatural.  Agape has NOTHING to do with emotions.  It is not a feeling.  It is a choice.  That is the key.  God CHOSE to love us even when we were yet sinners, enemies of the Cross.
  2. Many people believe they are “sinners saved by grace” and therefore are bound to inevitably sin.  This scripture says differently.  We are “rescued from sin’s dominion!”  God’s grace does not just cover sin, it empowers us to defeat it!  The key to this is REPENTANCE.  Repentance is the decision to stop sinning.  Turn and walk towards God away from it.  It’s a decision.  It is done in the heart and then the mind.

We have the opportunity to live so far above our current circumstances, all because of Jesus Christ.  Our sin was placed on His shoulders.  He bore the stripes, the rejection, the punishment for us.  We can’t possibly repay this gift.  It’s just too priceless.  What we can do is accept it, thank Him for it and live in “TRIUMPHANT JOY” knowing that we are not helpless against sin.  We don’t HAVE to sin.  It’s not inevitable that we do.  Will we go through our entire lives without sinning?  Probably not, but through quick repentance and the Blood of Jesus, we are still able to live victoriously.

Remember, the closer you are to the Lord, the less you will sin.  It’s that simple.  When He is the center of your world, then you will be transformed into His image and that is where real victory lies.  We are all on a journey to get to this wonderful place.  To be “hidden with Christ in God.”  What an awesome opportunity!  And it’s all because of Jesus Christ…

Don’t know Him?

Meet Jesus Here…

Blessings everyone…

 

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A Sad Reality

In America, the sad reality is that people from all walks of life, genders, political affiliations, and religions have one thing in common.  Everyone gets so offended so quickly.  Trying to find an adult group of people is becoming so difficult.

The one group of people that should be “unoffendable” are the Christians.  The followers of Jesus Christ and yet, they too, get offended when someone disagrees with them.  Nobody can have an opinion without being raked over the coals for having that opinion or point of view.

For example, I’m on Facebook and belong to several groups.  Some I joined and some I was invited to join.  What I have noticed, is that in the secular groups, everyone gets along!  Everyone is friendly, supportive and encouraging.  You can make suggestions and if they don’t agree, it’s a polite conversation.  Not so in a Christian group.  Any suggestions that the person doesn’t understand or bumps against their religious mindset are met with hostility and anger.  I find this so disturbing!

Just today, I made a comment on a woman’s assertion that God has boundaries to keep people from hurting Him.  I disagreed and politely said that the Father doesn’t push anyone away and if we are His people, we shouldn’t either.  She unleashed her anger on me in a tirade I thought would never end.  I was amazed at how calm I was.  I wasn’t angry, just sad.  I told her it was not my intention to offend her, but wanted to share my experience.

I went to the Lord with this situation and He said: “would you tell a stranger what you told her if it was face to face?”  I said “No, I wouldn’t” and He said, then don’t do it on Facebook either.”  I realized that because we are hidden behind our computer screens, we too easily pop off to people, but would we if we were staring them in the eyes?  I wouldn’t but into a conversation between two strangers in person, so why should I do that on Facebook?  I apologized to her and she softened her tone immediately.  I left the conversation and will probably leave the group.  I learned a good lesson today and I’m grateful to my Heavenly Father for guiding me in this.

I can’t help but wonder: how are we going to get along in Heaven, if we can’t get along on earth?  Being offended and holding on to that offense brings the torment of the enemy into our lives.  It’s better to just let it go and move on with God.  Lord help Your people become shining examples of Agape Love–the unoffendable love!

Blessings everyone…

 

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The Blameless Way

Last night in our prayer meeting, the psalmist was playing the keyboard in prophetic worship during the hour of prayer.  The Lord said Psalm 101, so I went there and got a tune to sing this psalm back to the Lord in faith.  It perfectly fits her playing.  It also spoke some answers to problems I was having and how to handle situations and attitudes.  God is so faithful!

I will sing of mercy and loving-kindness and justice: to You, O Lord, will I sing.’  I will behave myself wisely and give heed to the blameless way–O when will You come to me?  I will walk within my house in integrity and with a blameless heart.” Verses 1-2 ~ It seems that by NOT giving heed to the blameless way or behaving unwisely keeps Him away.  The intimacy is lessened by this.  For me, He is saying some personal things about the way I conduct my household.  I spend too much time doing idle things when I could be being productive.

“I will set no base or wicked thing before my eyes.  I hate the work of them who turn aside from the right path; It shall not grasp hold of me.  A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will know no evil person or thing.” Verses 3-4 ~ One of the burdens of my heart is the plight of children being sex trafficked.  I pray for them and I like to understand what they are dealing with.  But researching this is so wicked and hard to bear that this verse spoke volumes to me.  It gets to you putting wicked things in your eye gate.  I must stop this kind of research.  It is common knowledge what the children go through, so I don’t need to research anymore.  I know it’s a global crisis.  I know they are being forced into perverse sexual acts and being raped.  I don’t have to put this before my eyes any longer.  I will pray.

“Whoso privily slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off from me; he who has a haughty look and a proud and arrogant heart I cannot and I will not tolerate.  My eyes shall look with favor upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; he who walks blamelessly, he shall minister to me.” Verses 5-6 ~ This kind of confirms why I’m uncomfortable around some people.  Because they talk about others to me, I know they are talking about me to others.  I believe that from now on, whenever I hear slander of others, I will say something like, “Oh, let’s pray together for them ok?”  Talk about a wet blanket!  The side of this coin is to appreciate the faithful people in your life.  Value these people.  They are worth their weight in gold.  They are the ones who should speak into your life.

“He who works deceit shall not dwell in my house; he who tells lies shall not continue in my presence.  Morning after morning I will root up all the wicked in the land, that I may eliminate all the evildoers from the city of the Lord.” Verses 7-8 ~ I believe these two verses are a mandate to pray for these people to find the blameless way.  They need help!  When the wicked turn to righteousness, then they are uprooted from wickedness.

It is amazing how God will speak to you about your everyday life right out of His Word.  Who knew Psalm 101 had so much meat?  I am making the choice to choose the blameless way, which leads straight to His heart…

Blessings everyone…

 

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The Cost of Following Jesus

“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his [own] father and mother [in the sense of indifference to or relative disregard for them in comparison with his attitude toward God] and [likewise] his wife and children and brothers and sisters–[yes] even his own life also–he cannot be My disciple.  Whoever does not persevere and carry his own cross and come after (follow) Me cannot be My disciple.”

“For which of you, wishing to build a farm building, does not first sit down and calculate the cost [to see] whether he has sufficient means to finish it?” 

“So then, any of you who does not forsake (renounce, surrender claim to, give up, say goodbye to) all that he has cannot be My disciple.” (Luke 14:26-33)


During Jesus’ time on earth, many crowds of people followed Him because of the signs and wonders He did.  They were starstruck by the power of God He demonstrated.  But how many of those people were actually devoted to HIM personally.  Who recognized that He was who He said He was?  Who believed in His divinity?  How many had decided to follow Him, come what may?

These questions are still before every person in the earth generation after generation.  In today’s world, people just say a prayer to go to heaven and continue to live their lives in ignorance of the reality of God’s presence and purpose.  That is NOT why Jesus came.  God is after the HEART.  Coming to Jesus is way more than just saying a prayer to go to heaven.  It is a selling out or an abandonment of YOUR goals, your aspirations, your wants, and desires.  It is a divine exchange of YOU giving your life to Jesus Christ and Him LIVING His life THROUGH your life.

This means that HE is the center of your life.  The relationship with Him is the rudder to your ship of life.  To follow Him is to put Him first.  No, you don’t literally have to leave your parents, your wife, and children, BUT, they are secondary in comparison to your life with Him.

Is this a negative?  Hardly.  Jesus said, “I have come that you may have life and have it MORE abundantly.”  What is abundance?  It is plenty.  Plenty of peace, plenty of love, plenty of provisions, plenty of purposes.  He WANTS you to have healthy relationships with your parents, your spouse, and children and with all people.  He WANTS you to live in peace even in the middle of a crisis.  He WANTS you to have plenty of food, water, clothes, transportation, and lodging.  He WANTS you to fulfill your destiny in God and He WANTS you to work in a job or business that you LOVE.  That is His desire for your life.

Jesus said, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and My righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”  When you take your hands OFF these things and let Jesus have them, then you gain all things.  By pursuing Him first, He will ensure you are taken care of.  He gave everything to have you in His life, so we also must give everything to Him in order to fulfill His plans for us.  The Bible says “I know the plans I have for you, plans for good and not evil; to give you hope and an expected end.” (Jeremiah 29:11).  It truly is a win-win situation.

The cost of following Jesus is no less high than the cost He paid to set you free to follow Him.  He is 100% all in…so am I.  I pray that you too, will go all in for Jesus…

Don’t know Him?

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Blessings everyone…

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