Archive for March, 2014

Do you get returns on your giving?

March 29, 2014

This is one of those milestone moments that has to be noted and remembered! So let me just share it:

Over 15 years ago I bought a computer for $800.00. I really didn’t know about them at that time and wasn’t sure what I needed or what I was getting. I bought it from a friend who assured me it was great! So I brought it home and I later found out it was a dinosaur!! The discs used were the size of LP records! My friend would’t give me my money back, but that is a story for another time…  so I decided to sell it at a garage sale. 

I sold it for $100.00. Of course no where getting my full return, but needed to get something. I told the guy the same thing my friend told me, and he took it home. From that time until now, it has bothered me. I did to him what my friend did to me. I had purposed in my heart to return the money, but never did, well, not until yesterday!

I was driving past where I knew the man worked, and went in. I had passed an old man in the parking lot and said hello how are you today? And he said, “I have no complaints.” So I went into the office – he was a realtor and still there!!  So, I asked around the office where Bill was and the guy in the office said, “You must not know him because you just passed him in the parking lot.” Mind you, it’s been over 15 years…  and I truly didn’t recognize him cause he was much older…  So I went out to him and said, “Are you Bill?” He said, “yes.” And I said, “Do you remember me?” And he said, “you are Linda right?” Wow… that was amazing in itself…  So then I said, “Yes, I am… and do you remember a yard sale I had?” He said, “Yes,  and he even mentioned the name of my street!!” Then I said, “do you remember the computer you bought from me?” He said, “Yes, it’s up in the attack somewhere.” And I said, “I’ll be right back I have something for you.” Then I went to my car, wrote a $100.00 check (I had thought I needed to do interest but the Holy Spirit said no) and I went back into the office and gave it to him saying, “This is for the computer. I have been meaning to give this back to you for years, and now I have.” He said, “You didn’t have to do that…” I said, “OH YES I DID.” And I said, “That was something I had on my bucket list” and we said our goodbyes and I left.

When I was driving home I felt so amazingly free. Like the windows of heaven opened up to me. I didn’t realize what all that was about, but it was tremendous. I was crying, praising God. I couldn’t wait to tell my husband about this. When I finally got him and told him, he said that is a GREAT story! And I asked him, “Do you have anything like that you are wanting to take care, anything that has been eating at you?” He thought about it and said, “No… not really.” So I just left it there and enjoyed the rest of my day. This same day that I got the revelation on “There are no taxes in heaven” my previous blog.

Now, if that wasn’t amazing enough, it gets even better. That night I had a board meeting. My main officers attended via telephone because we live all over the country, and I asked for advise on an opportunity that would need financial support. It was for a radio program that reaches thousands, and it’s $100.00 a month. After I put it out there, the members thought it was a great idea to get this ministry out there more and help more people. Let them know who we are and what we have to offer, etc. And then one of them said, “I really do believe this is something God wants you to do, I got a good check in my spirit, so I will fund it.” I was totally blessed!!! She is going to pay $100.00 a month (until we decide to stop) for this radio broadcasting!!!

Now, let me pull it all together. I JUST GAVE… let me say it again… I JUST GAVE… $100.00 to Bill out of obedience to God, and that same day, say SAME DAY, I got a 100 fold return! Because not only did I get the $100.00 back but future hundreds to pay for the program. And it gets even sweeter… when I threw my hands up in the air in the car and felt the heaven’s open… The Lord told me it was “the air waves” opening through radio broadcasting!!! See, I didn’t see any of this while GOING through this today, but after seeing how God put all this together and the outcome, it was amazing how He orchestrated every piece to fall into place.

Now why do I say all this to you? Not to boast at all… which could sound that way…. but to tell you that your being OBEDIENT is more important than the GIVING!! The scripture comes to mind, “To obey is better than sacrifice.”

So I ask you, is there anything on your mind that you have wanted or needed to do? I would urge you to just DO IT and see what happens. Sometime we are blocking our own financial blessings, sometimes we are blocking our own healing, sometimes we are blocking relationships because we haven’t done something God has wanted us to do.

As I was sharing this with a friend of mine she said, “Do you know what this means? It means you are closer to God than anyone I know.” And as I thought on that, it’s true that the Lord is bringing me into some amazing truths and revelations as I spend time with Him EVERY SECOND of every day, and these are the rewards of that relationship. Believe me, it wasn’t always this way, but it’s this way now and I am so grateful I never gave up when things looked grim.


There are NO taxes in Heaven!

March 29, 2014

While doing my bills and final things in my taxes, I said to my sister (who is in Heaven), “Well Alida, you don’t have to worry about doing taxes or paying your bills any longer.” I remember seeing a shoe box full of bills that she could never get to. And now she is freed from all that! Then the Lord gave me a revelation: I don’t need to worry about it either, not now, not ever! It’s not that I won’t take care of what the Lord has entrusted me with or pay my bills or taxes, but the “worry and fear” is not to be there. This really changed the way I did things for the rest of the day… here’s how it went:

At&T said I still owed over 200.00 for last month’s bill, so I had to take care of that… it was their error, but that could have caused me some “worry” but it didn’t and it all worked out, even better, because I was able to handle another issue needing to be done.

We got the final blow on what we owe in taxes, and it was a lot. I didn’t worry about that, did some creative financial thinking, and we were able to pay it.

As I was writing bills and eating dinner I knocked over my milk, all over everything. I happened to have some paper towels, just got up, and wiped it up very peacefully… kept eating… and went on with my evening with my husband as though it never happened!

I forgot to write down an important date and double booked myself, and won’t be able to attend my nephew’s wedding. But I actually have tremendous peace about that too.

These are just a few things that tested my resolve when realizing not to WORRY or FRET or be FRUSTRATED about anything. It’s when we realize that this world is NOT to upset us because it’s nothing in Heaven. The Bible says to bring heaven to earth, well, I think I did bring a little bit of Heaven down  today!


If we all had the mind of Christ, we wouldn’t have any arguments!

March 25, 2014

You know, we won’t have any arguments if we all had the same truth in our hearts and minds. Scriptures say to have the same mind so that there would be no divisions among us. So this tells me, if we have a conflict with someone or a communication issue, it means truth is not there, and it’s not just one sided. It means BOTH are not in truth. That is why it’s so important to rely only on the Word of God being the truth. And if anyone argues about the Bible, they are also not in truth.

I heard someone say, “If everyone told the truth, they wouldn’t need lawyers.” 

Recently I had a chance to see this work. There was an issue at work where I needed to tell something to someone. I was thinking it could make her feel bad, I could cause problems, etc. But I had to be honest. I prayed and talked to the Lord about it. And when I was about to open my mouth and say something, that person turned to me and said, “Am I the one that is doing this?” It turned everything around. Her coming to me was totally God. I didn’t have to say anything! And then I said, “Wow… God is amazing…  well, uh… actually, yes… I wanted to talk with you about it but wasn’t sure how, or how you’ll respond.” She received the truth rather graciously and was very thankful for it. It changed a part of her life that she knew needed changing but just didn’t know how, now she knows how. The truth sets ALL free involved. It freed her in an area she was procrastinating. It freed me, and the whole office actually. It was a hard place to be at being honest, but if we have a heart that truly wants to be honest, God will orchestrate it for us!!!

So if you find yourself in a disagreement, or needing to be honest with someone, seek the truth out in the Word by putting your own thoughts aside (because they do betray us), and I can guarantee you, you will have what you need handle the situation.

Our thoughts betray us people. What we think is true, may not be. So again, if I find myself in self-conflict or conflict with others, I’m believing a lie somewhere!!!! 

Why do you think God asked us to tithe 10%?

March 25, 2014

This revelation was a biggy for me. It started out one morning because I woke up with a back ache. I knew that there is a spiritual root to having back aches, so I began asking the Lord where I was in self-conflict. As I prayed, He showed me. I was taking on the burden and false responsibility for the care of my grandchildren. THey live 3000 miles away and I feel like I’m not there for them. I am not participating in their lives. I can’t protect them and help them. It actually broke my heart to think these things. And a broken heart causes all kinds of health issues. So I had to resolve it by repenting to the Lord. Then He said, “All of your grandchildren are mine.” 

He taught me about “mine.” The reason any of us have ANY problems is that we have a “mine” mindset. But if we truly believe everything is God’s we won’t get hurt. We won’t feel betrayed. We won’t get into covetousness or wants. It’s because it’s all His and we are custodians of the things we do have. We are on temporary loan. We are to take care of what we have, but it’s still not ours. We are to take care of it like we do when we lease a car. We will get a greater refund when we turn it back in if we take care of it. So it’s the same with everything we have.

The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. (Psalm) That means this earth is God’s and everything in it, including us.

So as I was processing and thinking he showed me the tithing revelation. Tithing was made because people don’t know how to live as custodians. They have a “mine” mentality so in order to get a little from us, He asked for a little… mere 10%. It was taught because otherwise people won’t give anything back to God. But… a matured believer knows that nothing is ours, and that 10% is chump change… because it’s ALL God’s!! We are just taking care of it, and we do that by sowing into lives with it, taking care of our families, while on this earth, etc. 

The Bible says that everything you touch will prosper for those who Love the Lord. Is that true for you? If not, perhaps you are in a “mine” mindset.

How do I know this? Because after I repented for thinking my grandchildren were “mine” my back was healed right then and there. My husband saw it on my face when I sat up and said, “Tom, my back is completely healed!” It’s when I let go of thinking they were mine. I remember the Lord saying to me one day when I was having a tizzy fit about my grand children’s future, He said, “Linda, they are MY punkin’ heads.” Everything we have is God’s. If we get that, we won’t be so caught up in stuff. We won’t be jealous of what others have, because it’s all ours too. It’s just that they have been given the job of caretaker of it for now. We are God’s and He is ours, that’s it and everything fits into that.

Today my peace is amazing. The doors have opened up more since this revelation came causing me more opportunity to help more people find their healing, relationship restoration and God’s love for them. I hope that you also have this mindset, that everything is God’s.


Having done all, stand….

March 25, 2014

I’m sure you have heard that passage of scripture that says, “Having done all.. stand.” Have you ever wondered what “having done all of what??”

I found that we just don’t wait on God to do everything. There are so many “if’s” and “then’s” in the Bible, that include our cooperation. But many are waiting around for God to do something. Have you ever said, “God, why don’t you do something?” Let me give you a clue. He did, He created you! He created you to continue the work that Jesus started. He gave us the keys to the Kingdom. He gave us POWER to live here, to exercise the Word of truth, and to help others find God and freedom in their lives.

So what are you doing? Yes, we have to do something. I am getting a clearer picture on all this as I deal with health issues. Many are going to the doctors and taking a regiment of pills to get well. But what if I were to tell you that it takes more than that? It takes your heart. What is in your heart will dictate what your body manifests. That is why the Bible talks about the “Riches in Christ Jesus.” What are those riches? Cars, Jobs or things? No, it’s to be strengthened in the inner man. Why? So that the body reflects that.

What about passages that say, “God looks upon the heart of man.” He knows thats where everything starts. And we need to know that too. So what is going on in your heart today? Do you feel betrayed, abandoned, left, isolated, hurt, bitter and angry? Then your body will reflect that will all kinds of auto-immune dis-eases, anxiety, stress, etc. You can make a difference in your life today.

Having done all… which in this case… is receiving God’s love for you… because it’s his perfect love that casts out all fear AND TORMENT! Aren’t these things tormenting? Fear produces so much illness and junk into our lives, so if we are not experiencing good health, then stop and begin to thank God for loving you and receive it today.

If you need to go to the doctor or change your eating, etc., then do it. Do all you KNOW to do… and then stand. What does “standing” mean? 1 Corinthians 2:5 tells us: “That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but the power of God.” Your standing means that God is going to give you the power now to wait on Him. When you do your part, He will do His part. Because He knows our mind and heart and how long that “standing” has to take place. He’s more concerned about your heart than what is going on around you. He knows that getting you to think like He thinks is vital to your life. To help you activate the “mind of Christ” that you have been given.  To get you to receive His love so that you can DO ALL YOU CAN DO….

Scriptures say that God helps us. That means we have to be doing something in the first place. When Jesus said, “it is finished” that’s what He meant. Everything He was going to do got done. He did His part and His Father did the rest by raising Him from the dead. Let me say it again, “HE DID HIS PART and GOD DID HIS BY RAISING HIM FROM THE DEAD.”

So what are you waiting for? You have been given this planet to do something with. And to the degree you believe and do, is how much God meets you there. You cannot steer a car without putting on the gas. So put on some gas and see where God meets you! Have fun!! Because it’s the best life to live…

God helps those who help themselves is partly true actually. So let me say it this way, “God helps those who believe God helps.”

Where are you Stuck?

March 23, 2014

I have spoken on this topic several times, but wanted to add another insight to it. Many are stuck because of something that happened to them in the past. Well, Tom and I just finished watching “Saving Mr. Banks.” It was the story of the woman who wrote the story, “Mary Poppins.” She was stuck most of her life as an 8 year old girl because that’s when her father died. And from then on became the person she was as an adult. So it was very course, and hard pressing, she was very difficult to be around. And it was because she felt guilt of her father’s death. She couldn’t put it behind her. It was in her face. Along with the addictions and erratic behavior. She even watched her mom almost drown herself. A lot of torment as a little girl. 

From this, we realized that many are stuck today where they were SAD. And if a person is still basically sad or feeling “under” something, I would gather that they are stuck at that place. There are also those who are stuck in a place where it was HAPPY. This causes people to fall into self-pity of the good times in the past. Either way is wrong. We are to live in the present, ALONE. 

So how do we get unstuck you might ask? We need to forgive ourselves, forgive the others in our life at that time, and receive God’s love and forgiveness for ourselves. Remove all blame and accusations through repentance. Release yourself from all past issues that keep coming up in your mind. They are an ILLUSION. Those things aren’t happening now. We need to see what is happening now and move forward.

If you feel you are in this situation, I speak RESTORE into your life now, in Jesus name.

My hope is that all this is true!

March 8, 2014

I wanted to share an excerpt from a new book I’ve written called “Loving God.” I believe this insight will help someone today. 

I recently heard something that helped me and changed the way I view God and the Bible. It’s this:  “I have a hope that all this is true.” What this one phrase did for me was not short of a miracle. In this life, I have doubted things, I have struggled with things. I wonder if some of the things are not going to happen for me that I read about in the Bible. I think we have all struggled with believing from time to time. But this is the fact. When I have a HOPE all this is true. I can now just simply live it. All of it. When God gave us “power” of the Holy Ghost. That means I have power. When God said all my sins past, present and future are forgiven, it’s a done deal. When the Lord said He is with me. That’s a fact. It’s all become so real to me in a way never before.

That’s why “Hope thou in God” is all we truly need to make all this work in our lives. Now I can just BE without TRYING to be! I hope you find this a powerful insight to you too! Because with this kind of thinking ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! But a person who has no hope is someone in dispair, discouraged, depressed, sad or even sick.

If you notice in these following scriptures, they actually impact every area of my life, including my health!

Psalm 43:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. (Health is impacted here)

Psalm 130:5  I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. (Waiting on God produces peace which balances out your immune system)

Lamentations 3:24 The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. (The Lord provides all I need physically, spiritually and mentally)

Psalm 38:15  For in thee, O Lord, do I hope; thou wilt hear; O Lord my God. (The Lord hears our prayers!!)

These scriptures are a choice that I make. I can hope or not hope in God. It’s up to me. And the results impact our WHOLE person.

The following scripture makes a lot of sense now and something I can grasp and follow without doubt and unbelief. It’s simply a given.

Ephesians 1:17-19 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints. And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.

Psalm 33:22 Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.

To the degree we hope in God is the degree we receive what we hope for. But there is also a flip-side. If you are hoping in something not so good, you may get that too!!

Be sure to order your copy today at It not only talks about Hope, but all the attributes in the “love” chapter – 2 Corinthians 13. Every which way to love God and to receive His love back. By getting this love thing down, it’s the foundation for victorious living. I believe this book is going to help so many get unstuck and living in life’s abundance promised.



If it Tastes Good… it’s Not Good For You…

March 4, 2014

I heard that phrase the other day, “If it takes good, it’s not good for you.” But I don’t necessarily agree with that. Why would God make 10,000 taste buds in our mouth if not to use them? Let’s stop letting the enemy rob from us what God created for us? There are people that say, “We can’t go by feelings.” And that is true in part because our feelings do lie to us at times… but God created those for His use too!  He wants us to “feel” the wind on our face. He wants us to “feel” His presence. Let’s put things in balance and not throw the baby out with the bathwater…   Just a quick thought for the day….