It isn’t about how hard you get hit…

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?…

Yes.

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.

Train like Rocky!

The words on this photo is so prophetic! We could learn so much spiritually, from Rocky and his trainer!No matter what the enemy throws at you, mentally, physically, spiritually, keep getting back up, keep pressing g into Father God! Keep praying! Keep fasting! Keep trusting Him! Keep seeking His Words, His heart, who He is and His Counsel! Trust Him, He is your Strengthener!

He has NEVER lost a battle! Let Him train you!!
John 14:12-12 AMP, “I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do: and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father. 13 And I will do [I Myself will grant] whatever you ask in My Name [as representing all that I AM], so that the Father may be glorified and extolled in (through) the Son. 15. If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands. 16. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever- 17. The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart), because it does not see Him or KNOW and recognize Him. But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you [constantly] and will be in you.”
John 15:4-8 AMP, “Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. 5. I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing. 6. If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a [broken-off] branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned. 7. If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My Words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. 8. When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine.”
John 16:33 AMP “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]”