Sharp Weapon

I have my weapon! Do you? Have you received a verse to claim right now? Remember to speak it OUT LOUD! Here is mine:

“The LORD is near to all who call on Him. to all who call on Him in truth. He fulfills the desire of all who fear Him; He also hears their cry, and saves them. The LORD watches over all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy.” Psalm 145:18-20

I need to remember right now that Yahweh is near. He is present in every moment. He is closer than the marrow in my bones, filling me up to overflowing as I allow Him access…and this truth melts my heart.

My. God. Is. Near. Me. Right now…

So I will be reading this over and over and speaking it out loud during the days ahead, as The Spirit plants it in my mind and heart.

As for you, will you do the same and be healed?

Manic? Read This!

Good Monday Afternoon…

Have you been going through wacky days lately? I have. All last week is a blur in my mind. I don’t know if things are really any different…I mean we’re fine and all, and making it through really well. But it seemed like last week there was a crack in the universe or something. Ha!

So I didn’t post last week because I was doing my best just to get through it. If there are any folks out there going through a manic phase, please count me in as a member of the club. In fact, I’ve been a member of this one for awhile now. And it’s okay, because on this roller coaster, I have Jesus in the car riding along with me. His Presence gives me joy, hope, and strength, and peace.

For many people in “normal” times, spring brings mania along with warmer temperatures. With the beautiful weather, blue skies, birds, butterflies, and longer days – what’s not to love about it all? Happiness and joy are everywhere. It’s the reminder that summer is coming, memories of being in school. Those memories recharge my mental batteries. Nobody ever grows out of spring fever. I think it may even heighten as a person gets older, but it never goes away. School’s out! And mania is spring fever on steroids.

But in this time of COVID-19, there is an unusual and strange twist. Not only are thoughts coming like machine-gun fire – ideas, things to do and not to do, projects that are over-the-top – but the twist is that the regular way to do things can’t really be done. There’s another layer to think about, and that can throw everything into a maelstrom.

This week it’s supposed to be rainy. Yay. (Eye roll here.) Now spring rain is really wonderful. It’s sweet to know that God is watering the earth; that’s what helps to make it all so green. (Did you know that green is the color of praise?) And green is my favorite color. Anyway, rain is good and refreshing – but a deluge isn’t much fun unless you’re a duck.

So in short, this week I need to have a sharp weapon to help me. Praise be to God – He gives each one of us weapons to use in life!

Victory in life depends on our using our weapons to battle the enemy – God’s written word. As we’ve learned before, it’s about SPEAKING what The Spirit reveals to us. Satan can’t read your mind, only God is Omniscient. Only God! God knows exactly what you’re thinking all the time. Nobody else can know your thoughts.

The enemy masquerades as an angel of light. Everything he knows about you he’s learned from watching you all your life. But he doesn’t know what you’re thinking. He can suggest thoughts to you, but only God knows the working of your mind at any given moment. Suffice it to say: you must SPEAK out loud in order for your weapon to strike a blow.

“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

So get your weapon out. Tomorrow morning (or tonight – or NOW) ask The Spirit to show you your weapon for this week. Then:

  1. Write it down! This helps to get it into your mind.
  2. Read it out loud ten times.
  3. Carry it around with you for awhile and read it out loud from time to time during the day. At this time, you will be on your way to memorizing it! (See you CAN memorize things – you just didn’t know that!)
  4. When the enemy comes around…and he will…SPEAK your weapon! Don’t worry about what anyone thinks. SPEAK! Christ will come to your aid in less than a New York second. SPEAK!

I’m going to do this. I’ll let you know what I received. Send me an email (address on home page under contact…) and let me know what your verse is…we can DO this thing!

Remember, if you let Him, Jesus will catch the pinball in His Hand. Then your mind won’t flash, bells won’t ding, and there will be sweet peace. Ask for your scripture and….take it out of the sheath and USE IT!

More On Light

God is The Light and the only One capable of teaching about light, and that is the reason to hide the following verses in your heart. Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path.”

And now, The Light of The Spirit of God will point the way…

John 1:5 “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

John 8:12 “When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’ “

Psalm 27:1 “The LORD is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?”

Ephesians 5:14 “This is why it is said: ‘Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

James 1:17 “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

1 Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

Again, the first thing – receive God’s Love and Company, the second thing – get lots of light! May God use these verses to draw us closer to His Heart.

Light The Day Up!

Hey there, everyone!

How are you doing with the “stay at home” issue these days? It’s so hard not to see people and do things that you’re used to doing. Around here, we’re having a hard time remembering the days of the week! Is it Monday or Thursday? It can be very difficult to keep a positive mindset when every day is the same thing over and over.

We’re slowly going over the things that The Spirit is revealing to us in order to help as we are in this COVID-19 world right now. Let’s keep going!

In the morning when you rise and shine…you receive God’s Love and Company. Remember – this is vital to everything in your life from now till eternity…so doing that is number one.

The next thing is to turn on every light where you will be in the house. Open all the curtains and let as much light in as possible. It’s helpful when the weather is good to go outside and soak up the light, even if it’s cloudy. You have received The SON, now receive the sun. Light, light, and more light. It is good for you, soul and body.

Everywhere you go in the morning get those lights on as quickly as you can do so. Morning sun is good for your circadian rhythm and it will help you sleep better at night. Sunlight lifts your mood, boosts your Vitamin D and helps your immune system.

When I was a girl, I was a member of the Baptist organization for girls called Girls In Action (GA’s.) Our “watchword” was Isaiah 60:1a. “Arise, shine; for thy Light is come…” When you hear God’s word a billion times, it’s bound to stick. It’s all about Light, and light.

“Arise, shine…” “Get up, pick up your mat and walk.” God’s word is full of encouragement to get going. Tomorrow morning, do it. Get going!

A Monday Gift for GOD

Happy Monday to you, sweet friend! Did you receive God this morning?

Today’s post speaks beautiful praise to our GOD. I received it this morning in my prayer chair and knew immediately that we are to give God this gift today.

Instructions are to read it out loud to The Trinity.

The Father gave you this word and today, read it back to Him as a Monday gift to His Heart. Take the truths that you read to Christ and allow The Spirit to plant them inside your heart; the full Trinity will work as you put on this truth. May God use this word as a catalyst to grow you in wisdom and understanding. May you see God in a brand new way as you read it…a way that you have never known Him before.

Now, enjoy time with your Savior and King…

Psalm 63:1-8

A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.

You, God, are my God,
    earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
    my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
    where there is no water.

I have seen you in the sanctuary
    and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life,
    my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live,
    and in your name I will lift up my hands.
I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
    with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

On my bed I remember you;
    I think of you through the watches of the night.
Because you are my help,
    I sing in the shadow of your wings.
I cling to you;
    your right hand upholds me.

(Read it again and again, and again. Blow a kiss God’s way…and have a blessed Monday! )

Receive God’s Company

Hi everyone!

I know it’s not Friday…and it happened again. Things roll on well with posting here, that is until Fridays and the mania seems to take hold somehow. Then Saturday comes and I remember that I didn’t post. If you suffer through this stuff like me then you know that you aren’t alone…and it’s okay. It’s not that mania isn’t around the other days, mind you, but on Fridays it seems to loom larger sometimes.

I’ve decided to totally forgive myself and keep walking with Jesus. He’s Awesome and picks us up when we fall down…every time.

When getting up in the morning, we are to receive God’s love and company.

We talked about receiving God and God’s – and then receiving God’s love. Let’s look at receiving God’s company.

In 1 John 3, verse 1a, it is written: “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” God loves you with an everlasting love as we said before, and He longs for your company.

Remember that He loves you just the way you are right now. You don’t “clean up” for Him. Just hang out with Him every day just as you are that day. It’s fake to put on something that you aren’t feeling when you’re meeting God. He knows every inch of your heart and He knows when you’re hurting, happy, annoyed, panicked, angry, confused, depressed, worried, or manic. Nothing is kept from Him. He is wise and all-knowing.

I remember how I felt when I realized that God not only loved me, but He liked me, too. When it really sank into my heart that He desires to hang out with me, to be my Friend, and to do things together, it rocked my world. I still find it amazing that the God of The Universe wants to be with me. Seeing the earth from an airplane at twenty thousand feet makes everything look like a speck. You can’t even see a person at all. The land looks like a patchwork quilt. We are the teeniest tiniest creation. It seems like it would be unimportant to care for something so tiny. And YAHWEH wants to be with each one of us all the time.

Amazing. Grace. Wow.

God is your ALPHA! So when you wake up every day remember that God is there waiting for you to come to Him, allow Him to quiet your soul, and speak to you. Use your ears more than your mouth when you sit with Him in the morning. Let Him be The Foundation for your day. In fact, the harder you expect your day to be, the more time you should allow to sit with Him.

But listen – God is also your OMEGA! It is an “enormous” blessing to end the day with Him in a beautiful way. Make being with Him a part of your bedtime routine. Talk to Him about your day, sing to Him a song, if you want to vent, then vent! It’s okay…God knows your heart, and after you rant and rave step into the silence and allow God to comfort you, or convict you if necessary.

Sometimes I see myself sitting at Jesus’ Feet and leaning against His leg as I’m going to sleep. I feel loved and safe with this mindset as I drift off… The point is to remember to include Christ in your whole day, beginning and end. God really wants your company.

Oh, one more thing. This habit takes time, it takes a lifetime. If you are truly seeking Him with your heart, the Spirit of God will remind you that He’s calling. When He calls, do go running…the adventure is around the bend! And oh, what an adventure His company brings!