Archive for January, 2013

Testimony of healing that came through reading my website

January 30, 2013

Many of you following my blogs know I am also a minister. I have a teaching website that is free and open to anyone. I wanted to share a testimony I just received that I think would be of an encouragement to you. Many of us are searching for “more’ to help us in our lives every day. I encourage you to find a moment to do what this dear friend did. Hear her testimony:

“I am so very thankful to have been blessed and healed by the power of God through this Website. I love what you all are doing! This is so amazing and you are really good teachers! I am just amazed at the revelation, and steps to health & Joy That I have received from this Website. I would love to meet you one day. I am a singer and songwriter who looks forward to bringing glory to God in all my gifts and talents. Im asking for prayer in starting my ministry and also for me and my fiance. I just want to encourage you to continue this beautiful vision God has given you. You’ve really inspired me. Thank you so much and I Love You.”

I pray for the same for everyone reading these blogs as well. We are all seeking and growing and learning, and I hope that the Lord brings more truth to your life that makes you MORE free, just like this woman. As a minister, I have been on this journey for 20 years, diligently, and have been healed, built up in faith, and have gotten so close to my Father in Heaven I can feel his breath on my neck… but it came by my seeking Him with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. The website I share helps us get to that place where we can truly trust God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. And my friends, that is the “missing” link in most lives.

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Blessed are those who have not seen, yet has believed

January 24, 2013

This passage of scripture has opened up new meaning to me. I understand that this is talking about faith. To believe before seeing. But a new insight was added recently, and now I have a clearer understanding of it.

When we truly believe God, we will be happy and at peace. That is a person truly blessed. See, though we can’t “see” God, by believing He is there, will bring you joy. By not “seeing” your loved one get saved, by believing they will be saved brings peace. By not knowing if a loved one who passed is saved, believing they are in Heaven brings peace. We are to believe, believe, believe… Being blessed is believing, it cause us to be at peace, it causes us to have joy, it allows us to go out and live our lives, all fear is gone, even though you may never SEE the outcome.

Is every door that opens one we should walk through?

January 24, 2013

I’m reading through the book of  1 Samuel, and i have found so many awesome nuggets of truth that I can apply to my life every day, and here is one I want to share. It’s found in 1 Samuel 26:23 The Lord render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness: for the Lord delivered thee into my hand today, but i would not stretch forth mine hand against the Lord’s anointed. 

This was when David was being pursued by Saul to be destroyed, but David entered Saul’s dwelling place because God opened that door for him. So….  if God opened the door for him, and delivered Saul unto His hands, why didn’t David kill him? Because David knew Saul was King and anointed of God and knows the scriptures that says, “don’t touch my anointed.” He went with the WORD of GOD according to His heart, not just because a door was opened to him to kill Saul.

This is the same with us. Just because a door opens to you, doesn’t necessarily mean you just walk through. Sometimes the door is opened to see if you have integrity to believe what you know to be the truth, not just be an “opportunist.” I realized that the many times doors opened, I did walk through and found myself scratching my head saying, “But God, I thought this was you leading me.” When in fact, it was a door opening to test if I would stay true to my belief, or the call on my life. We get involved in a hundred things, but are they all right for us? We have to make a decision and stay with it, even if doors open wide…  stay true to your heart, and watch the Lord expand where you are and give you amazing revelations, and strengthen you, and heal you, where you are.

God is sorting….

January 22, 2013

Have y0u ever wondered why we are REALLY here? Why did Jesus have to go through the crucifixion? Why is there so much awful things happening in this world? Why can’t we “see” God? Why do we have to live by faith? Why were you born in the family you were born into? And the questions go on and on…  Well, my husband and I have come to the conclusion that God is sorting…  There is a scripture that says, “Let the wheat and tares grow together, and at the harvest I will separate the wheat from the tares. And the wheat I will gather into my barn, and the tares will be sent to the fire.”

We are the wheat and tares. Many of you know this, but this is where it gets interesting. This next part is a Lindaism…something that I believe in my heart. So, you decide for yourself if what I say is true for you.

If Satan was created by God, and God made everything perfect, how did Satan fall? How did he get pride? How did he take 1/3 of the angels and turn them on God? How did sin get into heaven? Let me answer that question this way…”If Satan chose to sin, then it means we can choose to sin too.”

I believe God is using earth as a sorting field. He is going to see who truly wants to be with Him! He wants to see if we are going to trust Him and love Him and Believe Him. He is seeing where our hearts are. I believe that we were ALL in heaven with Him at one point and has deposited us one person at a time onto the earth to see what we choose. How can I say that? Because the Bible constantly refers to us “going HOME.” Well, we had to have been there in the first place to be going home… don’t you think? So, God sent us to this earth to make a choice. And Jesus came so that we can make that choice easier, and so that when we sin or error, we have a Savior. Because we will ALL sin and choose wrong things, make mistakes, but if we put our faith and trust in Jesus, we are still destined for home because we are choosing Him.

Many have called me with concerns that they aren’t saved. Well, I can only say to those people, you are saved if you are concerned about it. Otherwise you wouldn’t even ask that question. Satan wants us to be miserable and doubt God on this earth, because he is miserable FOR doubting God in heaven.

So what I’m saying is this. Nothing goes unseen by God. Nothing is out of his control. Satan is NOT rogue. He can’t just go around tormenting people, there is a divine plan to all this. And the Lord even uses the evil to help us choose! The Bible says that if God sees someone doing something terrible that could cost him his soul, he will give them to Satan for the destruction of the body, but for the saving of the soul. Look at Job..  He was tormented in the flesh, but his soul and spirit remained strong in the Lord. And in Job’s case, God used Satan to sort out Job and his life. Because Job had issues of pride and fear, and those aren’t allowed in heaven. So God cleansed him on this earth of those things, and all that he had, including his health was restored.

The Bible says that God created evil. Now, I have been taught that God cannot create evil because He is good. If that were the case, then Satan would have free reign to do whatever without consequences – but he is NOT rogue!. God uses good and evil to help US make wise decisions. God is not just sitting on a cloud smiling and looking at only good things on this earth, but He is also in control of all the so called “bad” things.  There is a song that says, “What if your blessings come through raindrops, what if you healing comes through tears, what if a thousand sleepless nights is what it takes to know You’re near. What if trials in this life are your mercies in disguise?” I believe that song says it all. We sometimes think that “bad” things are just bad… not necessarily, they may be good things God is using for us to CHOOSE Him, not run from Him or doubt Him. (1 Samuel 16:4 But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him.)

We are being sorted people, don’t lose heart. You will make it, don’t grow weary in well doing. Hold on, believe God. Trust in God, put your hope in Him. Regardless of the hardships you face now, know that the harder, the more God loves you! Look what happened to Jesus? He didn’t get out of this world without the world’s treachery, so why do you think you would?  We are not greater than our master. Remember, t’s all for good! Even Jesus death was for good. Teach your children to love God and trust Him. So when the time of “sorting” at the end of the earth comes, you will be counted with the wheat… God looks upon the heart.

Here is a personal story: I was driving with my husband the other day, and a big semi was right next to us, and a wall to the other side. I wasn’t at all afraid! As in times past I would want to get away from that truck as soon as possible, and I would have a little anxiety until we did. What was I afraid of? dying…  But.. now that I know that my times are in God’s hands, and all things work for good, there is NO REASON TO FEAR ANYTHING!

Again, this insight is something my husband and I truly believe. And it helps us not have any fear of what is going on in this planet, because we know God is not blind to anything, and everything is being used for our good no matter how bad it seems.

2 Corinthians 4:15 – 18 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

When we lose someone we love

January 5, 2013

Just this past week, 2 days after christmas, I lost my sister. It was untimely and a great shock to us. The pain has been grievous, and still is very hard. It has taken a good friend of mine to sit with me, pray with me and love me to help me see the truth. This is what the Lord showed me:

Matthew 5:4 says, “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.” My question was, “Why wasn’t I being comforted? Why was I hurting so badly it was too hard to bear at times?” I have a friend, Mary Pat, who I knew was acquainted with grief. She lost her 2 sons and mother all in 1 week. She said this statement, and it caused me to search it out. If the Bible says that those that mourn are comforted, and if we aren’t comforted, we aren’t doing it in the Lord.

So as I thought on that for a few days, this is what the Lord showed me.  I wasn’t mourning, I was grieving. And through this I learned there is a difference. Mourning is about my sister – the love. Grieving is about me – the “could have’s, would have’s and, should have’s, the guilt, regrets, anger, fear, blame, bitterness and hurt. There is no comfort in those things, it’s when we decide to “mourn” that is when we find comfort. The pain is still there at the loss, believe me it’s still there, but the pain is accompanied by the love of the Lord and the comfort that comes from Him. Truly a difference! So that day I repented for allowing grief to overtake me, and chose to begin mourning… and it has made all the difference in the world.