Archive for December, 2012

This doesn’t have to be the cold and flu season….

December 23, 2012

Why do people get sick around the holidays? Is it because it’s cold outside? Not necessarily. I learned something that has impacted my life that I think will be of a great help to you and your family. I’ll share what we can do to prevent ourselves from getting sick, or shortening the duration.

There are a few things you can do to prevent getting sick… 1) Drink vit. C, 2) Get Rest 3) and most importantly, deal with your broken heart. It is a fact that immune systems are compromised from a broken heart… a relationship breach somewhere. And it seems to happen most around holidays when family members are missing, or someone is lonely, or remembering how it “used to be” etc. This will cause your immune system to deplete. So… Ask God to heal your broken heart, forgive those who have hurt you, abandoned you, or left you… and allow God’s love and presence fill you today!
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When we are afraid to die, we are afraid to live

December 23, 2012

This is a quote we all need to remember. The Lord gave this to me one day when I was facing some things in my life. We make those things “hard” when we fear, because it could mean we could die. So… we don’t do certain things because of it. Let me share a story.

I had planned to go somewhere the other day, and it was pouring rain, so badly. I knew the roads were slick, there would be low visibility, but I needed to take care of something quite important which was waiting for me on the other end of my trip. So I prayed and said, “Lord I will not fear this weather, it’s only water, and I will drive defensively, but I also know that you will NOT take me from this world until I’ve completed the work you have sent me to do.” And from that point on, I took to the road. The drive was amazing. I was in complete peace because I wasn’t “fearing” getting into an accident or running off the road. My faith was believing God has plans for me, and won’t take me until His work in me is done.

See, by fearing dying, you fear to live. We have to start living people. Stop fearing the inevitable, because we are all going to die, but that is entirely up to God as to when. We have to trust Him with our living, and dying. So now… today…. go and do something you have been “afraid” to do, and watch your life change, grow, and be blessed.


God is with you, even when you are going in the wrong direction!!!

December 23, 2012

I have to tell you what happened today. I was so excited about sharing a little Christmas cheer with a friend. She is alone, and didn’t get to decorate for Christmas, hang stockings, bake, or nothing. As a matter of fact, she is a blind friend, so she has to depend on others. Well, I found an awesome tree, of which I asked the Lord for. And all along as I was preparing for this visit, I was getting great ideas from the Lord. As I was thinking of bringing over oil and a pan to pop popcorn, I heard the Lord prompt me to get out the air popper. I said, “Thanks Lord, I forgot all about that.” I was so excited about doing all these things. I even was inspired to bring the Karaoke machine with me so we could sing together, as she strung popcorn for the tree. What a sight. I had it all figured out. Everything was coming together.

Then I drove an hour to her house, knock, knock, knock… no one answered the door.

I sat in my car and said, “Okay, this didn’t work out as planned.” I just drove off to do something else. I remained in peace, and faith, no fear entered, I actually just thought this was God’s direction. I realized that whatever we “desire” to do, even though it may not be the right timing, if our heart is truly in it to bless another, God’s heart is in it too. If I’m going to go through all that, God will be there to help it be the best it could be, even though it may not be the perfect thing. Remember, “though you make your bed in Hell, He will be with you.” (Psalm 139:8)

Well, later on when I got home, I got a phone call. My friend was there, she was asleep… We both agreed at that moment that it was a “good” idea, just not the right time. So we’ll be attempting to do our adventure tomorrow.

But what I learned is that if I’m barreling down in an idea, or thought, or action, God is right there with me to make it the best ever… especially because you are doing it with a good heart, a right heart. And… you are thinking of things to do to bless others with. He will honor it, He will work it out for good, even though it may not work out the way we expect,  it will work out the way everyone can be blessed, in the end. In this case,  I learned that she wasn’t feeling well (that’s why she was still asleep) and she wouldn’t have been able to enjoy the visit!

What I also realized is that we don’t “do” things we want to do because we fear we are not doing what God wants us to do. How will you know unless you step out and just “do it?” I remember years ago that I felt I should start a “fellowship.” So I did… it lasted for 6 months, and realized this wasn’t what I was supposed to be doing. But I did it believing it was the right thing to do, yet in it, even though it wasn’t the thing God wanted me to do, He still blessed me in it. I made some life-long friends from that season in my life, and moved on to other things. I didn’t stop going forward, I continued to pursue many ideas, and many have paid off, some have not. But my life is richer because of both!!  (Be sure to read my next blog called, “If you are afraid to die, you are afraid to live.)

Headaches? Is there a connect to our colon?

December 19, 2012

Hey, what a topic? But I bet it gets someone’s attention..

For years I have had headaches, dizzy spells, lightheadedness, and yet there is nothing the doctors could find. I just did the common approach… take aspirin and sleep…

Well, what if I were to tell you that there is a connection to your colon? I’m sure many of you may already know this, I knew it too, but didn’t know what to do about it. So many have those pot bellies, or excess fat around the middle. What if I were to tell you, that isn’t the problem? It’s what is pushing that belly out. It’s what is building up inside.

Our colon is where we are to eliminate fecal matter, stuff our body can’t use. But what if all that is still in there? Don’t you think that could be messing with your system? The Lord showed me one morning by saying, “Your hair, your skin, your immune system, your eyes, your teeth, everything is connected to this, including your dizzy spells and headaches!” I’ve read up on this for years, but until God spoke to my heart making it very clear, I never really did anything about it.

There is a scripture that backs this up… 2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthinessof the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. We are to cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the FLESH and Spirit. As a minister, I have focused on the cleansing of the spirit. Many have been healed and set free, and so have I. But… I was still having problems in one area of my health – IBS. I do know that there is some spiritual dimensions to it, because fear causes us to retain. I had faced the fears, I have been cleansing my spirit for over 12 years, yet still had this residue in my body still. That’s when the Lord said, “What about your flesh. You have faces the things of the spirit, now it’s time to take care of your temple.”

So that is why I’m sharing this with you today, as He showed me. He instructs us to fast… yes for spiritual things, but for the body to rest to. He knew we needed to give our body time to heal itself and purify itself! It needs a break from all the junk we are feeding it to process what is in there or we are just adding and adding and adding…  Especially if you don’t eliminate 3 times a day! (Which is what we are supposed to do.)

How much gunk is in you? I am not overweight, you don’t have to be, but your body can carry over 10 lbs. of matter without your tummy even protruding.. so guess how much is in there if it is??? Yikes.

I am not an expert on this, but I do have common sense. If I eat as much as I have been, and not seeing a result of elimination, something is wrong. I’m doing this to myself aren’t I? Is God to blame if I have constipation? Is God to blame if I develop IBS, or other issues relating to digestion? No. We are to “cleanse ourselves” people. I have prayed and prayed about the IBS I had for Him to heal me. But I never got healed? Well, things have changed when I decided to do my part too.

There are tons of information on cleansing the body, find one that works for you, and apply it. Don’t fall into fear or drivenness either. Do it for your body’s sake. And while you are cleansing your flesh, we also need to deal with what we take in through our eyes. That is also fleshy stuff. What kinds of violent shows are we watching? What kind of horror do we take in on TV? What kind of relationships do we watch? Isn’t that also our flesh?? Well, I just threw that in for extra.

Happy Cleansing….

Mercy and Grace – a two-edged sword principle

December 19, 2012

Every day, the Lord shows me something that I’ve not seen before… and then I can add it to my life, as I hope this little insight will be a nugget for you too.

Mercy is God’s way of covering us. Have you watched a gun-fight on TV, and one of the guys says, “cover me” while they run off to the back side of a barn or something? What is that person doing? He’s making a move, he’s going through something that he needs “covering” for. That is what God is doing for us with His mercy. He is “covering” us while we are “going through” things. This is where he is “long suffering” toward us… waiting for us. This is where he keeps us safe. His mercy is like a “holding” place. Where all our junk is… and it’s “covered” and He then pulls one out, throws it our way so we deal with it. All that other junk (sins, etc) is still there, but it’s covered, waiting for the Lord to have us take care of it. Mercy is so needed, and we need to see it this way. Mercy gives us time. We need time when going through things, and knowing that He is covering you truly helps. Jesus came to “cover” us. He came to “wash away” our sins. His love “covers” a multitude of sins. So, if you feel exposed and uncovered, don’t! Because God has you covered. He even said, I will cover you with the shadow of my wings. So let Him.

Grace is the other side of this… that is why I call it a two-edged sword principle. Because you need both Mercy and Grace working at the same time. Grace is what equips you to live by faith. To take those things that God is giving you and do something about it. It’s action. It’s alive. It’s where we live. Grace is God’s perfect love working in you. It casts our fear, it casts out torment, yet continues to give you what you need to live a full and victorious life. It doesn’t mean that we are to live recklessly, Paul warns us that just because grace abounds doesn’t mean to sin willfully, because there is consequence to our actions. We may put ourselves through some unnecessary circumstances, though God never leaves you nor forsakes you even when you DO do that! “Though you make your bed in Hell, I will be with You.” Jesus said. Grace helps you take a stand, it helps you make decisions for your life. If you know you are being covered, you can then go out and LIVE!!  As my grand daughter at 6 years old said to me one time, “Then do it gramma, just do it.”

How are we to walk humbly before our Lord?

December 11, 2012

Have you tried to be humble? Ha…  Yes, me too. But I learned something that I thought I would share with you to help you get a “clue” as it did for me… and it has changed everything!

Micah 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

Proverbs 6:3 Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go,humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.

Isaiah 2:11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.

Matthew 23:12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

So…  by looking at these passages, we see that being humble means to not have any pride. Again, many of us hate pride, we don’t want pride, but we still are prideful. Can we really become free and truly walk in humility?

Yes…  Because I learned what being humble is: To trust God in everything.

If you think about this simple truth, you will find it is full of possibilities. Because if we truly trusted and believed God in everything, you would’t have a need to be heard, to be approved of, to fear, to try to be loved, to try and fix everyone, to try to be perfect, to get all your ducks in a row, to control, and so on. Because if you believed God… you can be at rest (peace) in every area of your life, and this my friends, is living humbly. You won’t be running around exhausting yourself trying to do everything, make everything happen, try to get things done your way, because only God’s way is the true way. A person who is prideful makes everything about them, and person who is humble, makes everything about God.

All this insanity will stop, and you will find peace, you will find your relationships start to change, you will walk in more blessings, you will hear God, you will, you will, you will…

Believing God is the key.

If you find it hard to believe, then repent for doubting and ask God to help you believe, because you cannot MAKE yourself believe. Believing comes from the Lord. But believing comes when we put our faith in Him, no matter how hard it is. Believing comes more naturally when we “receive” God’s love for us. When we truly know we are loved by God, it opens the gates of heaven… and blessings pour out where you can receive.

When we receive this from the Lord, our believing expands, and humility grows. Being humbled doesn’t mean to walk around like a worn out dog… it is power to be the children of God. Don’t let the enemy rob you of this… Remember, God hates the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Hate is a strong word isn’t it…  But He gives grace (love) to the humble. What it is saying here is to become humble, receive God’s love (grace) and THEN that will help you become humble.

The Bible says to “humble yourself.” The only way we can humble ourselves is when we decide to trust God today, for everything. For our finances, what is coming on the planet, our leaders, our health, everything. I mean everything… even decisions you have regretted making, He is there and to believe He will work everything out for good. That is humbling yourself.

When we humble ourselves, we won’t fear… because fear is behind pride. Fearing we won’t get what we need to be happy! Fearing God won’t bless us like sister sandpaper! When we humble ourselves, we won’t worry, be critical, judgmental, angry or bitter. See how much we need a humble heart? It’s what pleases God. Because it’s saying this, “Lord I believe YOU! You are the reason for us being here. You are the one to serve and follow and please.  You can handle everything, You are the creator, it’s all about You… and I am your child.”

Put this to the test…  dig deep within and believe God… and watch your life change in areas you are struggling in.