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1/25/18

The Lord Doesn't Play Hide and Seek



"When you seek me, you will find me, provided you seek for me wholeheartedly."
Jeremiah 29:13

"Keep asking, and it will be given to you; keep seeking, and you will find; keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who keeps asking receives; he who keeps seeking finds; and to him who keeps knocking, the door will be opened."
Matthew 7:7-8

1/23/18

Be Encouraged


“Simon, Simon, Satan 
has asked to sift all of you as wheat.”
              Luke 22:31


Have you ever felt like you might be the recipient of some of Satan’s sifting?

I have.

In fact, just this last week in my prayer time with the Lord, I was questioning the Lord, on this very subject

Not just on my behalf, but as I was thinking about and praying for many other dear, faithful, brothers and sisters in the faith, I began to talk to the Lord about all the suffering that was going on in the body of  Messiah.

I honestly do not like to use this next word in my prayer time much.

However, if I am being open and honest as I say, it came up more than once this sorrowful prayer session with the Great I AM.

"Why."


I mean without going too far off on a bunny trail. I am one to give God as much leeway as He takes without question. 

As He IS and I am not. (Isaiah 55:8-9)
However from time to time grief has a way of taking over and that nasty word comes out. I am after all human. But that too is understandable and forgivable. (Psalm 104:13) 😊 Baruch Hashem! 

Okay back on track here!


So, in all of His graciousness and mercy what the Lord revealed to me through His Holy Spirit was that -

Truly, here lately it has been a season of testing, refining and straight out sifting for the Children of God. No exceptions
If you are moving forward in the Lord’s will and producing fruit, you will experience one of these in your life!

And this leads me to the encouraging part of my blog 😊

As I was in my prayer room the other day, deep in prayer, talking to the Lord about,

 “ Satan asking permission to sift me like wheat.”

(As in the book of Job and in Luke 22:31 where Yeshua himself says, “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat.)
As previously mentioned, I had some concern in my heart. 

Following is the Lord's most beautiful and touching response to me.



I found it to be very encouraging. So I wanted to share it with all of you.

I replaced my name with "Child".
So as you read these following words, let the Lord speak directly to you through his Holy Spirit and be encouraged.
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As I waited expectantly in silence before he Lord. 
He spoke,

“My precious Child, if Satan did ask to sift you like wheat and I were to tell him, 'yes go ahead'.  Do you think that you would not be able to stand?

Where is your faith? 

Have I not told you and do you not know -  if you walk through the waters they will not overtake you, you will not drown?   
If the fire is all around you, it will not consume you

Even still,  I have spoken directly to you, if there be any storms ahead brewing and they should sweep past you with raging winds, they will not take you away.

So in answer to your question let me show you…”

((Thats when I saw in an open vision))

A HUGE sifter and I stood right in the middle of it. 
It was calm at first. Then it began to (((shake))). 
It was difficult, at first to stand. But I tried, and I did, stand.  
Then the shaking grew harder and stronger - and longer. 
I tried on my own to stand. 
The Standing grew more and more difficult. 
Still I kept trying to stand on my own. 
I was exhausted. 
I was...to the point.....of almost giving up. 

I was in tears thinking I had been abandoned. 
That’s when I noticed, when I looked up...... 
A very large hand… Translucent hand… 
It was holding on to me, from the nap of my shirt the entire time

It wasn’t my own strength that was keeping me from falling. 
It was the Lord’s all along.

(At this point. The vision left me.
And I broke out into weeping.)

The Lord spoke again in such sweet comfort.

"My Child - I will NEVER leave you. I am always true to my WORD.  I AM."

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Isn't that sooooo comforting? 
I mean I always knew the Lord said He would never leave or forsake us.....but I never actually pictured Him holding on to us as we were being sifted like wheat 😊
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12/18/17

This is For All The "Me Too's" Out There...

Please know there IS healing out there.

I too was a victim the majority of my childhood and teenage life.

This song is a staple of my daily life now.

Sometimes
 When I feel like just crawling into a corner away from it all. 
Instead, I crawl up into His big hands and listen to this song.


Here is the "Spontaneous" version - for those who enjoy those!


Love & Peace
❤         

10/19/17

Some Days Stand Above The Rest

Today is a VERY special DAY 

As it is the  37th Year we Celebrate the Day of Birth of 
My First Born Son!

So Happy Birthday Joshua!
Hope you have a Blast!