Do You See The Lights? It’s A Dream.

Lana_1_1Have you ever seen the heavenly “lights” of God, either the brightness of angels or even the Light of God? I haven’t, but I’m looking for them. This all began with a dream I had the other night about “The Lights”. After you read this, let me know what you think about my dream.

To begin with, Lana was in my dream. She was my bestest (Is that a word?) BFF, my most beloved friend. Sept.1, 2014 was the day of she entered Heaven. I celebrate her victory.

For six years I visited her once a week unless I went out of town or was sick.  We enjoyed praying and studying the Bible together.  She’d share her secrets with me  and I vice versa. She’d tell me how God spoke to her heart and I’d write these thoughts down for her. She encouraged me to listen for God’s voice and to write what He spoke to me too. My time spent with her is one of the greatest treasures of my life memories. She’s with God now, talking with Him face to face. Oh, and she’s probably dancing for Him too.

Lana had been bedridden with M.S. for over 18 years and was completely paraplegic. She could only move her head, but Lana was the most beautiful person I have ever known. Her smile would light up the entire room. I’ll always believed she had a straight connection to God Himself. Now she’s living with Him in that “good” neighborhood. She once shared a dream with me about being in Heaven. She said, “I lived in that “good” neighborhood too. Jesus’ house was just over the hill. ” At that time I laughed at her because in Heaven everyone lives in a good neighborhood. I’m smiling as I write this.

Lana’s mother and mine were best friends throughout our childhoods, but somehow we never connected until adulthood, by then she was bedridden. Lana  made such an impression on my life. I want to be just like her, except for the paraplegic part. I want to have her connection with God,  her outgoing personality, her love for God’s Word, and her genuine interest and concern for others. Lana might have been contained in her bedroom, but her prayers impacted the world.

She spent her time either watching  preachers on television since she was homebound, shopping QVC for the same reason (Others made the phone calls for her), or listening to the Bible by audio. She could quote you different scriptures too. But most of all she spent her time praying for others. She prayed for everyone she knew and others she didn’t know. She prayed for world leaders, people-groups within different countries and over current events in the news. When God allowed her to enter Heaven, the world lost one of its greatest prayer warriors and I lost my best friend. He took her home on September 1, 2014 and I’ve missed her ever since.

This was my dream:

Life was busy. We’re all were running to and fro, back and forth to many different activities, all except Lana. Her first focus was to always look for the Light. Wherever she was the Light would come, shine over her and talk with her. She was with the Light so much we could see the twinkles of many lights surrounding her. Every time she talked with the Light she was surrounded by many twinkling lights and she glowed as she reflected this Light.

She spent so much in the presence of the Light with those twinkling lights surrounding her that we started watching. When we would see the twinkling lights come forth, then we knew she was coming to talk with Light. As we watched from a distance she talked with the Light and glowed in His love.

Then one day Lana left to be with Him. She was gone. I thought to myself, “I miss her, but I’m going to miss seeing the Light too, now that’s she gone.” I wondered if we’d ever see the lights again since she was gone now.

As I looked around, it’s dark and the sky is foreboding. A powerful wind is blowing and leaves are swirling about. Storm clouds are brewing.

Then Yahweh speaks to my heart, “Child, look for the Light. The Light will come to you if only you will look for it. Look for the Light, My child.”

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Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the Light of life.” John 8:12

Arise, shine; for your Light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. Isaiah 60:1  (This was one of Lana’s favorite verses.)

For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.  2 Corinthians 4:6

The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. Revelations 21:23

 

 

Where is God in this Tragedy of Houston’s Flood?

I did not write this, but I cried when I read it. I felt it needed sharing.

Where is God ?    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/08/31/where-is-god-in-terrible-tragedy-in-houston.html

Lord, Forgive Us, Heal Our Land

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”‭‭II Chronicles‬ ‭7:14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

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Lord, forgive our sins. Let us return to You. Give us the wisdom and strength we need to turn from our wicked ways. Bring healing to this land, this people, our families, and even our selves. Lord, we are so broken as a people and as families. Bring hope and healing where there seems to be only despair and brokenness. Lord, You are our source of all- help us to keep our eyes on You. Bring us back to You. Forgive our sins individually and as a nation. Cleanse us from all not pleasing to You. Help us to realize it is not our will that brings us victory, but Your will that brings the victory. Lord, You are our victory. Thank you for having mercy for all of us. Amen.

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Another Chance- Lord, Could I Have Another Chance?

Lord, I don’t know what to do. Could I have another chance?

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Child, I keep all My promises. I know sometimes you don’t keep yours, but I always keep Mine. I keep My promises from one generation to another and I’ll keep My promises to you too.

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Understand therefore that the Lord your God is the faithful God who for a thousand generations keeps His promises and constantly loves those who love Him and who obey His commands. Deuteronomy 7:9 TLB 

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Lord, I do love You, but I can’t say I’ve always obeyed Your commands. Sometimes I do, but a lot of times I haven’t. Is there hope for me? Can I have another chance?img_3351-1

Child, there’s always hope for another chance, a new beginning.                                                                                                                        

Lord, will You give me another chance? Psalm 32:8 is a promise You made to me long ago and many times since. Now I’m looking for Your direction again.

Child, I am leading you. I’ll guide you. But first things first.

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I AM first, My child. Come to Me. Let Me wash you from the filth of your sins: anxiousness, greed, worry, judgmental attitude toward others, self-criticism, overeating, procrastination, laziness, and selfishness. My child, you’ve given your heart to Me, but then you chose to walk your own way in your own wisdom. As you walk through life, the earthly drudge and filth gets in your mind and your heart too. I’ve come to set you free from this bondage of earthly things and ways.

Lord, I don’t know what to do. I just know I need another chance, another chance at life. It seems I’ve messed up in so many ways.

Look to Me for I will guide your steps and your ways.

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Child, I am here with you now.

Lord, I want to write but what’s happened? I’m blank.

Child, look at Jonah.  “Now the Word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time . . .” I am the God of second chances. Jonah got another chance, so will you.

Alright Lord, I’m getting another chance. So what do I do with it? What direction do I go?

Go with what you have now. Save up for more increase. Write.

Lord, what do I write?

Write what I give you. Then sell what you have and use those funds to pay expenses. Forget your man-made rules of post 3x this or 3x that. Forget your keeping records of how long you pray. Who’s that for, your self pride, that’s who. Man-created Pharisee rules don’t please Me. I’ve come to set you free. You have another chance. Now go and follow as I lead you constantly throughout your day.

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You know- “Pray without ceasing.” It’s not just saying words, it’s talking with Me. Discuss all the details of your life with Me. Listen for My voice leading you. Remember I don’t scream, “Do it now.” No, I speak to you quietly and always confirm My written Word. Teach others to talk with Me and how to listen. Tell them I’m the best friend they’ll ever have. Tell them I’ll give them another chance.

You’ll start writing and talking with Me every morning as I wake you Myself.

OK, Lord. Do I share about this financial mess I created?

How will they know about My deliverance unless you tell them? How will they know I will give them another chance unless you tell them?IMG_2331

 

Don’t Give Up And Don’t Quit, For I Am With You (Part Two- His Answer)

 

IMG_9689Don’t give up My child, for I am with you. I see your discouragement, but I say to you, ‘Don’t give up and don’t quit. Go forth in the victory I have already prepared for you.”

Lord, thank you for my weight loss and teaching me how to eat in submission  Yes, I know I’ve failed You so many times, but You never gave up on me. Thank you Lord for Your mercy. You said don’t give up, but I’m overwhelmed. Now I have more issues I need Your help with, credit card issues.

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“Don’t Give Up And Don’t Quit, For I Am With You” (Part 1- My Dilemma)

 

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Don’t give up, My child, for I am with you. I see your discouragement, but I say to you, ‘Don’t give up and don’t quit. Go forth in the victory I have already prepared for you.”

Lord, thank you for my weight loss and teaching me how to eat in submission  Yes, I know I’ve failed You so many times, but You never gave up on me. Thank you Lord for Your mercy. You said don’t give up, but I’m overwhelmed. Now I have more issues I need Your help with, credit card issues.

 

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Today’s A New Day Of Mercy

 

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Lord, today’s a new day of mercy. Thank you for Your mercy. . . . Continue reading Today’s A New Day Of Mercy

Something Good is Going to Happen to You

“Something good is going to happen today, happen your way, happen today. Something good is going to happen today, happen today, happen your way.”

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Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3 NIV

Lord, forgive my overeating last night. Help me remember to always eat in submission to You. Now Lord, will You lead me to Your will for today?

First of all My child, I’m not here to punish you or beat you up. After all, you do a pretty good job of that yourself. In fact I’m here to set you free, completely free, specifically from all that holds you in bondage, whether it’s caused by yourself, your habits, your weaknesses, others, or their words. Just so you know, you aren’t responsible for their choices or their words that hurt you.

I’m here to fill you with Myself, My power, and My strength. Furthermore you’re going to go forth victorious, not because of who you are, but because of who I am.

I choose who I choose and I choose My children to go forth in My calling. For each one I call, My calling fits just as comfortable shoes and warm fuzzy socks.

When I lay My blanket of love over My children, it’s more than just warmth. It’s a covering of My love and My anointing. I have a mantle for each life, designed for each specific one. This mantle is designed specifically for each one and My assignment for them. With the mantle covering of My love and anointing, each one will go forth in My strength to accomplish My will for their lives.

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 Of course I don’t want My children beaten down in defeat. On the contrary I intend for My children to go forth in victory. Now rise up and go forth. Know I am with you throughout every step you take.

Above all Lord, help me learn, listen, follow, and obey You in all things. Henceforth, help me always seek Your advice about everything I do, say, and even think.

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The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit., a broken and a contrite heart. . .         These O God, You will not despise. Psalm 51:17

Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness. Psalm 143:10

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? . . .  Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8:31, 3

 

 

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Don’t Let The Serpent Steal Your Testimony

 

“Don’t let the serpent steal your testimony,” the speaker stated as she stood in front of  listening ladies. She looked at each lady in the group and repeated, “Don’t let the serpent steal your testimony.”

. . . Lord, she doesn’t know me. So how did she know I was struggling with feelings of defeat. How did she know? I sense You’re smiling because You know how she knew.   IMG_2353 Continue reading Don’t Let The Serpent Steal Your Testimony

Rejected by Friends

Lord, I feel so rejected by my friends. What do You want from me?

Your love.  IMG_9670

Lord, I do love You. Thank You for loving me, but I feel so unlovable now. After all I just didn’t measure up to their standards and  I can’t be what they think I should be. To change myself so I fit in their status mold, not mine, makes me feel so uneasy. After all, their mold doesn’t fit me. For instance, it feels like a tight squeezing shoe or a sock that falls down all day. I just didn’t fit in their group, but the rejection hurts.

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