Our faith is not in the Internet! – 5-14-20

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I took this picture years ago and I use it often!

The Spirit is moving!  I woke to this during the night.  Sure footed and steady as you go in faith!  Do not let anyone steer you to the left or to the right!  (Proverbs 4:25-27)

We are sons and daughters of the Most High King!  God has His hands on us as we keep our eyes on our God!  Though we are in a dark world that is NOT our home, we are focused on Kingdom things!  Any healing needed, let’s pray for one another and walk in one accord.  Because of the steps we take with our Lord, the devil hates us.  He does not like our prayer life, our smiles, laying our addictions and strongholds at Jesus’ feet.  He does not like us reaching out to others.  He does not like that step we are taking in faith for a ministry called to do.  (1 Peter 5:8-9)  He does not like us even passing through.

As we step forward in our calling anyway, pray for one another.  Pray for our children and tell our children to pray!  We can pray over their lives, but they have to pray just as we do.  Tell them to touch the hem of His garment themselves,  believing!  Let’s move heaven with our prayers and telling our loved ones to pray.  Step out in faith building as we go in Jesus’ name.  Anything built in faith and prayer with Jesus cannot be touched.  Look up where our strength cometh!  God is not against us, He is for us!  (Hebrews 12:27)

We cannot stress if the Internet goes down or posts disappear.  There is not one town without a believer to stand up in person.  We can stand six feet away and still hear their words.  Jesus walked through this world of darkness as He passed through.  He stood in a boat in the water and was heard.  He walked through it praying to His Father in His steps and He listened for His Father’s voice.  (John 12:49) He spoke to people in every place He went.  He never once said, “I’m sorry, I keep rebooting but nothing is happening.  All my posts are taken down.  I can’t help you now.  My ministry is over.”

Yes there is a shaking, and it is of God’s making.  Keep walking as the bricks fall down.  We are on solid ground.  Keep shining as the sun’s light is hidden.  We have the light of Jesus in us.

(Philippians 2:15, John 8:12, Isaiah 58:10)

 

Get out of that dark corner 5-12-20

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Over the past few days there would be a scripture, maybe a chapter, maybe a verse, I would read that I knew to keep with me.  I could see as this was happening to keep these close because something was coming together.  This morning it finally flowed.

Scripture tells us to be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let our requests be made known unto God.

If you’re like me lately, I can find myself worrying about everything and not laying it at the Lord’s feet.  I have to stay focused in order to do this, and the problem at the moment is focus.  The battlefield is definitely in the mind.

Worry can keep our light hidden.  It will put us in a corner crouched with a crowd of others.  Arise, shine, for our light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon us.  And we look up from that crowded dark corner and whisper, “Who?  Me?”

And He says, “Yes, you.  See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but I have risen upon you and My glory appears over you.”

So we get out of that corner and walk toward His light so that He can fill our lanterns with oil until our cup runneth over.  We walk out of there not trusting in what we feel right now, but trusting in what we know.  We place the burdens at His feet in faith as we give thanks for His protection and provision, but most of all His mercy and His grace and love.  For which without any of the last three, we would not be here at all to shine.  We would be in the darkness to never see a light at all.

Because of our surroundings, we think it is dark around us as it is around the world.  But nay my brothers and sisters in Christ.  There is a Light around us, a glory like never before.  He tells us that we believe in Him, therefore greater works we do.  He will answer our prayers as we ask with a contrite heart to glorify His name.

If we ask for an egg, will He give us a scorpion?  We are so imperfect but if our children ask for something, we still give good gifts.  So think on the perfect Father and how much more he gives the Holy Spirit to them that ask.

The stork in heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; do we not know the judgment of the Lord?  Do we not know the time we are in?

This is the time we must focus so that we don’t worry and we lay it all at Jesus’ feet.  Keep a trained mind, stop the thoughts we know should not be there.  Know the Light within us and let it shine so that the ones in those dark corners can see it – not to be led to us but to the Lord.

Keep a praise on our lips for your glory Father.  No offering we could offer for it is finished by the perfect Lamb.  Keep us mindful that our sacrifice to you is a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart.  Strengthen us as we stand in the gap for our brothers and sisters in Christ.  We may walk through the valley of the shadow of death, but our hearts and minds are stayed on you on that mountaintop, from whence our glory comes and our cup runneth over.  We praise your heavenly name as we do the works of the Father with the light of Jesus within us.  Faith and not by sight, for our eyes CAN see!  BEHOLD, OUR KING!

Miracles – 4-23-20

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Some are seeing chaos, destruction, and confusion.  I know a couple that stood in their hallway while a tornado took their house from them, except for the hallway.

Some are seeing hatred and protesting in the streets.  I know a young man that in the midst of all the evil in the world, gave his life to Christ.

Some are seeing death of their loved ones and no way to have a funeral.  I saw a young woman morn her 103 year old grandmother, but praised God that her children were blessed to know her.  Her life was a testimony of the love of God and everyone that knew her was blessed.

Some are turning to alcohol and drugs as darkness is covering our nation.  I saw a young woman overcome addiction to care for and think of someone besides herself.

Some are having abortions because their hearts can’t see a baby deserves a life.  They don’t trust that God will make a way.  I saw a young woman giving birth in a car while having a car accident.  The officers did not give up until they found the baby.  It was tucked in a small space under the back seat, resting peacefully.

Some are not believing in anything of God or seeing His hand in anything at work.  I saw a young man get off a four wheeler one minute before the driver took off again and crashed and flipped.  It would have crushed the young boy that stepped off one minute before the accident.

Every single day I am looking at the Word of God to hear Him speak.  Every single day He is speaking.  Seek His face to see His hand at work.

He is speaking every day as I look at His word.  This is what He is showing me.

Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while…Mark 6

……I am with you, saith the Lord……Haggai 1:13

Believe ye that I am able to do this?……According to your faith be it unto you….Matthew 9

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.    Psalm 16

Be blessed.  Be encouraged.  See the miracles of His hand.  And be grateful we are in it.

God bless you and your families!

(pictures taken at my barn)

God’s Peace and Promises 3-11-20

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I found it hard today not to get caught up in this craziness all around.  I think I even scared a couple people myself.  I thought this can’t happen .  I headed to the store so my granddaughter could pick out her birthday present.  I looked up and said a little prayer.

 

While in the store, an elderly lady that was bent over in stature kept going through her purse to find her money.  I quietly asked the clerk to ring her things with mine.  I don’t normally tell these things but God had a purpose for this.  The sweetest little lady I’ve ever seen put her arms around me and told me God is going to bless me a million fold.  I told her He already has.  This was his instruction to me of what I need to be mindful of.

 

I looked up as I was driving back home and saw an angel in a cloud.  As she glided with the wind I saw she had wings and her hands were in praying position.  It was all I could do to hold it together.  God’s peace flooded over me like a river.  His peace is there for the asking and remember to pray without ceasing.  He gives His angels charge over us.

 

I was then reminded of a vision-like dream I had October 6, 2018.  I found myself holding onto an iron farm triangle bell.  I looked down and knew if I didn’t hang on I would fall.  I looked back up and heard ‘hold on’!  I knew the three corners were God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

 

I just thanked the Lord and praised His Holy Name for letting me see Him again today.

 

(Picture taken by family member.)

Eye of the Storm 2-28-18

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This dream from 2-28-18 was very powerful.  It told of things to come, but the last part of the dream gave so much encouragement.  The battle is already won.

The dream began with me riding in a small boat.  I kept to my lane on the flooded road and boats coming in the opposite direction kept to their lane as we would in a car.  As I reached anything sticking up out of the water, as a fence post, I would place money or food on it so anyone coming along behind me that needed it could take it.

I stopped at a multi-story abandoned building that had been set up for use because of this flood.

The first room I went to had a couple young girls in it and they showed me the small tags on necklaces they had been given so they could get food.  They were not at all worried and were very content.  The numbers were four digits.  The first one started with 36 but I couldn’t remember the rest.  The other one was 4760 and it stood out to me.  This was not the mark, but it showed me the famine after the floods.

There were a few people in the next room.  It was being used to make frozen pizza or anything quick someone may come in and need.  My neighbor was discouraged because she wasn’t getting much money at all for the food.  I asked if my youngest grandson had given much and she shook her head no.  I told her I’d be back and bring her more money.  I looked down at the desk in front of her and saw a basket of keys.  I knew they belonged to the taxis on the street that could not run.

The next room was full of red-headed graduates in their caps and gowns.  One was to my left standing with my family that is in the educational field, good Godly mentors.  That graduate was excited to make bishop and was going to enjoy his calling.  He was so relaxed and friendly with a sweet smile of contentment on his face.  The others to the right stood without educators.   They were not content with their calling of bishop and were anxiously stressed to move beyond that.  Much later I read Titus 1:7 – ‘For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre.’  Those standing alone did not receive the leading and education from the Holy Spirit that was indwelled in the one so content.

I left this dream for another where I appeared to be riding on white caps on an angry sea.  I was not afraid, just trying to figure out where I was going.  I soon saw what appeared to be a sink hole.  As the angry sea churned faster and faster I began to move faster and faster.  I found myself actually coming up on the eye of a hurricane.  The picture above is exactly what I was riding on.  The eye of a hurricane is the most peaceful place to be.  Get into the eye with Jesus and don’t focus on the storms.

May 2, 2018, I Heard ‘things will never be the same again’.

I asked for scripture after my dream and was given Isaiah 29.  I was later led to Acts 20.  I pray we walk in faith without fear and give God all the praise and glory for He alone is worthy.

The first time I posted this is earlier on this site and includes commentary that connects scripture with dream.  Thank you

 

Treasures of the Snow – 1983

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I have shared this so many times over the years.  The first end-time dream, as I call it, was when I was in my twenties. It was actually more than one dream back-to-back but they go together. After that I didn’t have one for about thirty years. I didn’t know much about Sunday School lessons growing up and I couldn’t pay attention in our little country church for smelling the fried chicken in the kitchen behind the pulpit.  This dream tells a miraculous story of God’s protection and provision.
At the time of this dream, I didn’t fully understand some of it, but as time passed by I learned. It is posted on this site a couple times.  It tells of how, in the dream, I was in town with other people at night. I looked up at a huge tree and through its bare limbs I could see where a face had formed as I looked at the moon through the limbs. The face had a bald head. I started calling attention to it to first one person and then the other. No one seemed interested and no one could see what I was talking about at all. I knew it was the antichrist.
There were men that were very angry at what I was doing. I don’t know who these men were but they began coming after me. They chased me so hard I ran down a narrow dirt road and wound up crossing over a fence and going into a pasture. One drove an old blue pickup truck and rammed through the fence and never slowed down. I finally made it to a small white church where I walked through the door to find people sitting on backless benches. They were mesmerized with their faces positioned straight ahead and their eyes wide open but not seeing. I was yelling so loud but they couldn’t see me or hear me.  They didn’t even acknowledge that I was there.
I suddenly found myself with a group of women and children. None of us knew each other. No child knew any adult and no adult knew any child. We were in a metal-type building like you see the gyms at the churches now. There were troops outside that wore uniforms and spoke a different language. I don’t believe I had a good image of the uniform or language.  We had two at our building. As the weather began to turn cold, I and other women began to gather sticks outside to place on the floor inside and start a fire to warm the children. We picked up small sticks at the edge of the trees.  The troops became so angry they slapped the sticks from our arms and yelled something in their language.
As the other women and I stood just outside the building, the Lord spoke to an older woman that was with us. I don’t know who the woman was, but I remember telling the other ladies that she said God told us to bring down the snow from the mountain. We didn’t question this at all. We brought down the snow from the mountain and we covered the floor of this metal building inside with it. As we finished covering the floor, we could feel that the snow had turned warm on the underside. As the troops continued to laugh at us for our crazy work we were doing, we placed the children and babies under this snow as a blanket of protection from the cold. The babies and children didn’t even get wet from it.  The Lord had truly prepared a table for us before our enemies.  He provided what we needed in a way that our enemy was totally blind to it.  I never remember feeling hungry in the dream either.
In the next scene, I was running from gunfire. I ran through the parking lot and was able to grab hold of a door knob on a vehicle and hang on with my feet suspended. The gunfire was all around, even coming under the vehicles. Suddenly, the sky lit up so bright in color that I looked up and saw Jesus coming down. I ran so fast and so hard toward Him yelling ‘Thank God!  Thank God!  Thank God!’. As His face turned toward mine, a feeling of love that I had never known came toward me from Him. It was an unconditional love so overwhelming that it took my breath away and woke me up in shivers and tears.
Over the years, I have found so many verses for so many scenes in this dream. They are posted throughout the site.  Sometimes I will read a verse and know it goes with it. The most amazing connection was just a few months ago when I read a verse in Job that spoke of the treasures of the snow.
Job 38:22-23
Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? Or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail. Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
I found a site called idahobaptist.com that speaks of these treasures where the author says the snow he was shoveling hit him in the face and prompted him to research the snow verses in the bible. Proverbs 25:13 – As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.
Sometimes someone can point out something we missed. The author said that with the verses of snow in the old and the new testaments, the new shows the Lord’s glory. Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? The treasure isn’t the diamond, but where the diamond is kept.

I recently heard a woman speak of her miracle in the holocaust.  She was very young as she followed her family.  The troops were marching them to the concentration camp.  Her mother quickly picked her up as they walked near a neighbor’s fence and threw her over to the other side.  The guard that saw this turned his head as if it didn’t happen.  She slept in a barn that night and was able to get to an orphanage.  She had a lot to overcome being there but she was alive.  Her family gathered around her in her old age after her husband passed and asked was she lonely.  She said no, Jesus fills every inch of this apartment.

Trust in the promises that Jesus has given us in the scriptures.  If you don’t have a bible, you can search ‘promises of Jesus verses’.  Go to the secret garden.  He’s already there.  God bless you and may He give you His peace.

Photo:  I took this photo one day.  If you look closely, you can see Jesus and lightning coming from His hands.  There is also a candlestick and others standing around Him.

Glorifying His Name – 2-11-20

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I wanted to give praise to the Lord tonight for getting me through so much.  I am so thankful.  I have felt Him with me all my life, in the good times and in the bad.  There have been times I shut Him out because I didn’t want to go His way.  I had my own path ironed out.  He let me go and see how that would work for me.

In the past ten years, He has been so close and answered my prayers in such a way that I knew He was there.  After our daughter passed away, we took in her two small children, ages 1 and 2.  I was about 55 then.  So you can imagine my age with a house to take care of, office work, laundry, and now two babies like having twins.  Sometimes I would sit in the chair with one on one side and one on the other.  They would cry because they were sleepy so I’d cry with them.  About an hour later I’d wake up realizing we had all fallen to sleep.

Jesus was with us.  He gave me the ability to spin a yarn so after I tucked them in at night I would type away on a book.  They were about living life in the country in the 1940’s.  I published one in print and the rest were e-readers.  I was just happy to accomplish something that relaxed me so much.

On the days I would be tired and had so much facing me, I’d ask God for energy.  I remember miracles some days where I got everything accomplished and felt like I could still run to town, which was probably six miles as the crow flies.  I don’t like complaining at all.  My mama’s siblings picked cotton before they could even go to school.  My mama was too little so she sat under the shade tree.  No, complaining always makes me feel guilty.

One day I was so busy I’d have to ask the Lord for His peace.  He’d give it to me, but then I’d have to soon ask again.  He’d give it to me again.  He finally said, ‘stop some efficiency’.  I had studied the story of Martha complaining to Jesus about Mary sitting at His feet.  I soon realized that good part would not be taken from me and it was a good thing.  I would swing for hours as I watched the children play, and I’d pray.  So it became known as my prayer swing.

I asked the Lord to give me rest one time and fell asleep in that thing for an hour.  But not with the children playing in the yard.  That was about ten years ago and as I look back now, I wouldn’t take anything for any of it.  We learn and grow in our struggles when we rest in our faith and trust in Jesus.  He walked the dirt roads in our woods with me.  He spoke to me in so many ways.  He answers prayer.  I know it’s a dark world out there, but we don’t have to be a part of it.  God meets us right where we are in whatever our circumstances are and He wraps us in His peace and protection.  He makes a way.  He is everything to me.

So tonight I just wanted to publicly thank Him for all He has done for me.  There is a place that He has prepared for us and my hope lies in being with Him through eternity.  He has shown me so much.  So if you read these posts on this site, just remember that it was in my struggles when He showed me these things.  It was in my prayer closet He gave me revelation, and it was in my swing He spoke to me.  With everything to juggle each day, He made a way for us to have time together.  And it continues even today.

Many mornings I wake with a song in my head and don’t even know the words to it.  I can usually google a couple words and the song will come up.  Recently it was Some Through The Fire.  And I can ask Him a question and turn in the bible to His answer.  And why not?  He’s right here by my side.

Prayer closets and prayer swings are a good thing.  There sure is a lot to pray about.