Archive for December, 2016

HOPE for our future…

December 28, 2016

There is HOPE… Truly…. with everything going on in the world and things seeming to get worse, it is all foretold. But I found a nugget while reading the account in Luke 21 as Jesus tells of all the things going to happen to THIS generation that gives HOPE… and even a way OUT of these hardships coming down the pike.

Luke 21:34-36: “And take heed to yourselves lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with dissipation (meaning: course of life, in which health, money, etc., are squandered in pursuit of pleasure; profuseness in immoral indulgence, as late hours, riotous living, etc), and drunkenness and CARES OF THIS LIFE… and so that day comes upon you unaware. For as a snare it shall come on all them that dwell on the face of the WHOLE earth… (now here’s the promise) WATCH YOU, therefore and PRAY always that you may be accounted worthy to ESCAPE all these things that shall come to pass… and in the end stand before the Son of Man.”

Good News! You who are fearing tomorrow, take heed! By keeping your eyes on the Lord, praying always and watching for His return, you will be “counted worthy’ to ESCAPE these things. I don’t know exactly what that looks like, but if God said it He will perform it. This isn’t talking about salvation… because sadly many so-called Christians will go through these things! To be counted “worthy” we need to take our eyes off the things of this world. Our possessions, our jobs, even our children and put them on the Lord. Because when we do, He gives us back these things! Seek first the Kingdom of God and HIS righteousness and ALL THESE THINGS shall be added. Don’t let the cares of this world choke your spiritual growth in the Lord.

I remember something I learned many years ago, “Hold onto this world loosely and hold onto the Lord tightly.” It doesn’t mean you won’t function because you have to be in a prayer posture. It means that whatever you do, do all unto the Lord. Whatever your hands touch, whatever you say, whatever you do, “acknowledge” Him in all your ways and He will direct your paths (Proverbs 3:6). Even during these last days. He will DIRECT your paths if you are listening. God is talking!!!

I had something happen during Christmas that is too much to share here, but just know that I wasn’t listening! I heard God, but didn’t take heed. Then after going through this “trial” I got a download phrase: “Disobedience is exhausting.” If we just simply obey we would cut out so many struggles and dis-eases in our lives and find peace. Each person has to see where their disobedience is, especially if you are exhausted and tired all the time?? It could be so small, but remember, a little leaven levels the whole lump. It could be from not loving yourself to treating others poorly, harboring anger and fear to out-right being rebellious! Only you know…. but ask the Lord because we can be deceived in believing we are doing well.

I believe this NEW year is a great time to get the cart back behind the horse… and seek first GOD in all things more than you ever have before. Because even if you already “think” you do, think again, because we can be deceived.

I’ve written a work book called “Discovering God.” I use it in all my conferences as it goes into relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, with yourself and others to fulfill Matthew 22:38-40. If you are interested you can get it off my website at www.restoringyourlife.tv.

But suffice to say… the promise is there for all who believe!! Stay the course, keep the faith, and ask the Lord to increase your ability to believe even more, watching always for His return. Have a wonderful New Year!!

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God is Right On Time…

December 21, 2016

It’s been awhile since I shared anything becuase I’ve been doing most of the posts on facebook, twitter and newsletters… so wanted to re-connect here too. I hope this “blog” blesses you this Christmas Season…

 

Again…. as is my custom…. I’ll be telling on myself…. In hopes it reaches another with the same issue to find joy and peace as I did.

God is right on time… it seems when I come into a dilemma or a question, I go to the Bible and the answer pops out!! I love this. And here is one of those times. Recently I was helping someone, and spent a lot of time and money doing so, and in the end, no thank you, no nothing. Thinking it’s Christmas time, there would be a present? No present. So I have been hurt these past few days thinking I was chopped liver or something, yet seeing all the blessings this person was doing for others. Then I began thinking I just won’t do anything for this person any more… very ungrateful towards me. Okay…. so today I was reading in Luke 17. It says (in my paraphrase how the Holy Ghost interpreted it to me) “You aren’t to receive (expect) thanks from what is your duty to do.”

See. we get offended because we aren’t being “thanked” or “recognized” for our giving sometimes. And in that passage of scripture it starts out by saying, Rebuke those that offend you. So I had to ask God about the offense, because I was offended by this person. He began showing me offense. It’s when someone does something TO YOU…. And if that persons asks for forgiveness, we are to forgive. Well, this person didn’t do anything to me, they just didn’t thank me or give me a gift!!! LOL So, many of us are offended by “feelings” not by a deed done against us. So I had to repent today myself and realize that the things I do for others is because I want to, because it’s in me to do it, because Gpd gave me the ability and the means to give. And doesn’t deserve a thank you!

I hope this frees someone today to not take offense when you do something for someone and you don’t get thanked for it. Know that God sees it and writes it all down in His memory book…. laying up your treasures in heaven!