You know I can go on and on in my writing, I don’t want to keep you, but I want you to all know, I love you, It is my truest of hearts that I say this, “WE started this ministry, not me, it is for US to keep it in perspective that it is for HIM that we glorify. I want you to hold me just as accountable as I do you…. If you see any form of Pride or self preservation in me, or any of us, please pull that person aside privately and mention with love to them. They truly including me, may not even realize what they are doing, BUT whether we realize it or not, it is a sin and it is bad regardless.. I never thought that this would take off, but as long as we keep the focus on God, not the world it is a beautiful thing! We all our leaders, as Christians we have our own ministries, our homes and the people we associate with on a daily basis, who are WATCHING you and I, they are determining in their minds right now, whether they want to be part of “Christianity”. It is up to us, not only to give them guidance, and love, and the Word but in the beginning we need to show them that being a Christian is about being in relationship with Christ, NOT religion!
I love what it says about prayer, “We base our prayers on the Word of God. The Word of God will inspire you to pray. Prayer is one of the ways we release the will of God upon the Earth. We must study the Word of God in order to know the will of God. This is why prayer and the Word must be combined!”
God teaches us how to fight the enemy using His Word. The Holy Spirit will open your eyes to see the truth, using the Word of God as your sword! Confessing the Word of God is an intrical part of every believer’s life. Salvation comes from confessing with the mouth. The mouth is connected to the heart. The Word of God released from your mouth will be planted in your heart, Faith is released from the mouth. See how it all works?
Scripture for Spiritual Warfare can be found in the index of most Bibles, the Internet, Books, the sources are all over the place if you look. Where ever you find it, look them up in the Bible, and they must line up with it! Some of the Scriptures that I use are Isaiah 54:17, which states, “No weapon formed against me shall prosper, and every tongue that rises against me in judgment I condemn.” Another one that I like is Isaiah 54:14, “I am established in righteousness, and oppression is far from me.”
Your job is to seek out the Word of God, God will make it clear to you and teach you what you need to know, But seek HIM first, and foremost everyday!
This article is written by a friend of mine’s husband. I wanted to share it with you all, to help spread the word of the difficult undertaking that John Nielson of Justice for Youth is doing. Although the subject matter is not pleasant, the work that so many caring people and Justice for Youth to stop children from being trafficking is hard at work.
To Stop A Monster: Bringing Justice To Uganda’s Kids
Thousands of young boys and girls in Africa have and are being recruited to a life of destruction. The boys are recruited to be killers and the girls are recruited to be sex slaves. Their maniacal leader calls them the “Lord’s Resistance Army.” They serve no cause or purpose other than keeping this monster in power over his own imaginary kingdom.
This is human trafficking of the worst kind: taking at risk children and turning them into an army of killers against their will.
This year, 2012, is the year that one man wants to stop this monster in his tracks. Filmmaker Jason Russel released a film 3 weeks ago that has gone viral. “Invisible Children” is dedicated to the demise of the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army and the deliverance of it’s young captors. We at JFY support and applaud Russel’s efforts and encourage you to get involved.
God told me to do something yesterday, and I did it. I also did it secretly to ensure that God was given all the Glory, as He should be. Later on in the day, a friend called me and told me about her day. She was so excited because she had been blessed that day, and told me on the phone that it was probably someone at her church that did it. Immediately my flesh wanted to say, “No it wasn’t, it was me.” but I didn’t for had I , she would have been more focused on what I had done, rather than the true gift, and the true source of the gift in which she received. She told me that because of this, she was able to witness to the lady that was riding in the car with her. Wow, two people for the Glory of God! That’s amazing! All in all, she told me of what the blessing had meant to her and her family, which was good. The most amazing part was that I got to see all the things that God could do with a little amount. I was able to see for myself all of God’s Glory! I also had a well needed exercise, of taking the focus off my flesh, and “not about me” scenario.
It was an amazing experience, being obedient to God and seeing all of His Wonder’s! If I could do it all again, I would do it better, so that nothing would interfere with sharing of His Glory! Not a single doubt, insecurity, or feeling that the flesh should be acknowledged. God is so good to me everyday, but yesterday was more amazing than ever!
Thank you God for the privilege and honor of serving you, I only hope that He will use me again real soon.
When Is It Okay to Lie?
Consider the case of Rahab the Harlot (Joshua 2:4-6). Rahab was convinced that God was with the children of Israel, so she hid their spies in her house when they were being pursued by their enemies. When the soldiers questioned Rahab about the whereabouts of the spies, she said “they went that way”, thus leading them in the wrong direction. A blatant lie to save the spies’ lives.
Wow, How many times have I thought about that story, and wondered what I would have done. Probably, the same thing that Rahab. The Bible says that God did not approve of her lying, even though her intent was good. Rahab was saved by Faith!
As a mom, I can honestly say that I would do anything to protect them. Granted, If it was something criminal that they did, I would not, but as a mom, honestly, there have been times I have lied for them. Little white lies? A Lie is a Lie, regardless. Thank God for his Mercy and his Grace!
John the Baptist said in the Bible that even though he wants to do good, he still messes up. Considering we are all born with a sin nature, sometimes its easier to be evil than it is to be Good. I say this, because, humans have to make a conscious decision to do the right thing, but evil comes naturally to us all. Thanks Eve!
Just wanted to share my thoughts, and ask yours?
I can honestly say so far 50 minutes into my new day was ALOT better than my whole day yesterday!~
Woke up yesterday am, with my husband and I not speaking, because of an argument the night before, something stupid I am sure, but once my mouth started running, not much was left after that. It is like an earthquake 8.0 magnitude on the scale, I guess that says enough. So put on the Black Eye Peas to start my day out….. Loudly….
Elijah and I went to the Law Library and had to copy at least 25 pages for this stupid Supreme Court Appeal! Can you say over it???????????????????????
One very exciting piece of news, I got my Kindle in the mail! Oh I love it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It will even read to you out loud, so very cool. Well it snowed so the kids were out of school due to snow yesterday. Casual day for them I guess.
well I have alot to do today, will write more later.