I just love this book!
Years ago I was going through some trying times. I was tired, felt worn out,… exhausted. I had prayed. I had studied. I had worshipped. But as the battle went on, and on, and ON over a three year period,… with no end in sight I got tired.I remember having a dream one night.
I was in a restaurant. I could only see one other table because a light was directly above it. It was completely dark, only the other table for two that was empty, and the table I was at had light.
At my table for about four people, my head was on the menu that was on the table! I was that exhausted that I couldn’t even lift up my head to read it! I remember the water waiting for me to order after the other two people at my table had ordered. I had no idea what was on the menu, and feeling embarrassed, I just said something like, “Macaroni and cheese”.
The people at my table were laughing and talking, enjoying their time. And I just had my head laying on the table, exhausted and embarrassed.
Suddenly, I was at the other table for two! My head was still on the table, but there was someone else at the table with me. The person started singing praises to God in worship! I recognized his voice, it was Carman! (An 80’s and 90’s Christian singer)
As he sang, I began to feel better! I started to have more energy, strength, and alertness. I started to lift my head until I was sitting normally, just watching Carman whole heartedly singing praises to God! I was enjoying his singing, smiling, watching intently. Suddenly, there was a basket of fresh baked rolls at my feet. I remember taking the basket.
The point? Father was telling me that resting in His presence through singing praises, Worshipping Him, restores us! When we Worship Him, we come into His Presence! And He IS Life! (John 14:6)
The more we come into His presence, through Worship, the more Life comes to our bodies and minds! So when you feel weary, broke down, exhausted, mentally or physically, WORSHIP HIM! Just love on Him. 🙂
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!When I was a child, my Grandma would always have the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on for me to watch. I always loved it.
My Family and I haven’t used cable in years, so we have missed this event many times. But today, I found the “live” YouTube channel that will be showing the Parade!
So here it is, just in case you want to watch it without cable. 🙂
Remember, we have much to be thankful for!
WOW!! I’ve seen other video’s of this sound all over the world, at different times!!A Shofar is a “trumpet” made from a ram’s horn, blown by the Jewish, in a call to sacrifice or repentance.
The sound was heard in Jerusalem on this video, but not made by any person!
I LOVE THIS SONG! 🙂
We have been, somewhat, taught how to pray. But my issue is that I don’t like “little” prayers that bring no results. My idea of prayer should be loving towards and for the person in oppression, but just a full outright armored invasion, and onslaught of the enemy. If the oppressor is going to keep people awake at night in fear, torment, pain, worry,… I figure I’m going to keep him up all night in fear, worry, torment and pain by calling on and working WITH The One who already paid the enemy a visit in hell after His death, disarmed the enemy, made a public display of them (satan and his demons) and has ALL power and authority! (See Ephesians 4:8-16, Colossians 3:14-15, Matthew 28:18)
This will only happen when we learn to pray, worship, fast, and love Father God, Jesus The Christ and The Holy Spirit with all that we are, in a relationship with Him.
I started reading, “The Hidden Power Of Watching And Praying” by Mahesh & Bonnie Chavda. It’s going to be another EXCELLENT book by him!
I’m literally in tears.
In 2013 our Family suffered a foreclosure. The contents of our house, put outside and the locks changed. No family close by, and no one offered to take us in. We took as much as we could and put it into storage, and lived out of a hotel / motel trying to piece things back together.
Before that in 2010, my Husband’s great job got a new boss,… one that would save the company money. My Husband was soon afterwards told that there was no work, and our His hours down to FOUR HOURS A WEEK. There was plenty of work, but companies find the highest paid employees and starve them out, so they don’t have to pay unemployment.
My Husband looked for other work, but it was hit and miss.
I knew we were in trouble. I sought Father God concerning this financial crisis. For THREE YEARS, I prayed, earnestly. I sought Him and got closer than ever to Him than I had ever gotten before. All day, I prayed, studied, worshipped, and depended upon Him.
My relationship with Him became increasingly intimate and strong.
Then, the foreclosure came.
I was devastated. My faith was shaken. My trust was shaken. My relationship was shaken.
But,… I never gave up completely. How could I after getting so close and hearing Him so clearly?
Before all of that, in about 2012, I had an opened eye vision while I was in my kitchen. I was was in the same kitchen, but in a different area, chopping vegetables. I remember looking out the window, seeing the bright blue sky, and the dark green leaves on the trees. I knew I had just gone grocery shopping and I could buy anything I wanted without any concern of cost! Then I looked up and said, “Oh God, it feels so good to be debt free!” and then I just started laughing, and laughing and laughing until I came out of the vision laughing! I knew in the vision that the house was even paid off!
Present day: Trusting The Lord for financial provision has been difficult for me since then. It’s not His fault. I understand so much more of why we go through things like this since a friend on here mentioned a book called, “VISIONS FROM HEAVEN” by Wendy Alec, and my reading it.
But with no extra money saved, getting back into a house has seemed,… nearly impossible.
There is one house out here that I LOVE. We went to the open house last year, since we just happened to be out. It’s everything I have ever wanted in a house! Solid wood doors, trim, baseboards! Five to six bedrooms (no more guests sleeping on the couch), a fireplace, island, a farmhouse sink, tons of windows for lots of beautiful sunlight streaming in! Gas industrial stove, large extra oven, 6,000 sq ft on ten acres of beautiful trees acreage surrounded by a dirt road (I love it) and,… cows. Stonework on the outside and a pierce. And a bonus,… it has a saltwater pool.
It just fits me. It’s like someone took my dream house out of my head and built it.
The Lord has been telling me, “Fast and contend for your house!”
He has had to tell me this more than once.
Finally today I said, “Lord, how do I contend for this house? Help me to trust You for this!”
So I felt I needed to look up the word “Contend”.
Contend: verb (used without object)
1. to struggle in opposition: to contend with the enemy for control of the port.
2. to strive in rivalry; compete; vie: to contend for first prize.
3. to strive in debate; dispute earnestly: to contend against falsehood.
—verb (used with object)
1. to assert or maintain earnestly: He contended that taxes were too high.
Then, (the tears part), I was looking on Facebook today and the photo came up of Rockey. Read the words.
Then, another ad came up of the same, quote on a t-shirt.
Not a coincidence.
He is reminding me of my 40 day fast, when I prayed for three hours straight, for the other family’s children to not be taken from them by CPS. I prayed until I felt a sudden breakthrough. CPS never came to take them!
That is contending.
As I look up, I see our painting of “Beauty for ashes” Isaiah 61:3.
Can I contend?…
Yes I can.
Will I contend?…
Now I am held accountable, by Father and you because you read this! 🙂
Now, will you contend for whatever is distressing you?
Suggested reading, “Visions From Heaven” by Wendy Alec, “The Hidden Power Of Prayer & Fasting”, by Mahesh Chavda, “The Hidden Power Of Watching & Praying” by Mahesh & Bonnie Chavda, “The Secret Of The Stairs” by Wade E Taylor.
A great reminder of what truly matters to Father God! Re sharing from Derek Prince Ministries on Facebook:
“Daily Devotional by Derek Prince.
Hope in God
[God’s] pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of a man; the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
Human strength and human cleverness do not greatly impress God. We may feel ourselves so strong, so capable, but something can happen in just an instant that can rob us of all that strength and capability.
Some years ago, I was principal of a college for training teachers in east Africa. We had a number of keen athletes in that college and one day I was reminding them of the frailty of our human flesh. And I said, “You can feel so strong and so active but just let one little malaria-bearing mosquito insert its proboscis into you and within twenty-four hours you will be shaking like a leaf. You will be quivering; you will be ridden with fever; you’ll be altogether incapable of anything that’s effective. Just one little insect can change all that.” No wonder God isn’t impressed by human strength.
But God loves those who fear Him and put their hope in His unfailing love. There’s just one response of the human heart to which God reaches out, it’s the response of faith, of love and of commitment to Him. Don’t rely on your own ability, don’t rely on your own strength, they will fail you sooner or later, but put your trust in the unfailing love and faithfulness and the mercy of God. Put your hope in Him and He will not fail you.”