Seek Your Face-Lord, How?

Lord, how do I seek Your face?

Seek Your face, how Lord? What does it mean to ‘seek Your face’? I want to seek Your face, but I’m not sure how. Does this mean actually see Your face? Or does it mean seek Your companionship or to bond in friendship? What does it mean?

It means ‘commune’ with Me.

[Commune: to focus on God- converse, talk often with profound intensity, intimate communication or rapport as sharing your heart and mind with God in prayer- an interchange of ideas or sentiments.]

Lord, I want to commune with You. I want You as my very best friend. And I want to please You in all things.

At times I try to follow Your leading, but due to distractions and the voices of others who tell me what to do, I miss out on Your best for me.

Help me to listen and focus on Your voice. Not because I’m trying to be holy and religion, or better than others, but because I want what’s best for me. Your will is best for me. So, in a way could seeking Your will, which is best for me, be selfish?

No Child, I want to give the ‘best’ to all My children. And it pleases Me when they humble their own pride to seek My will for them. After all, this is the ‘best’ for them.

My will is always the ‘best’. 

Also, I enjoy rewarding My children with the ‘best’ just as you enjoy giving to yours. My desire is to bless My children with My love. 

If only they would seek My face and bond with Me in intimate companionship-friendship. They would never be separated, living their lives in constant communion -interaction, allowing My Presence to interact with them in constant interchange of covenant.

Lord, I want covenant with You.

Child, I want you, and all of your family, friends, and associates too. My desire is to commune and covenant with all people.

And it’s the distractions and the voices of others that cause My people to miss what is My best for them.

If My people would focus on a relationship with Me and humble themselves, which means seek My advice, seek My will and follow it, then I would heal their land. 

The Lord says, “I will heal your land if you seek My face.”

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. 2Chronicles 7:14

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But Lord, how do I seek Your face?

Talk with Me, even while eating and drinking you can be in My Presence. Invite Me to be involved in all you do, say, and even to what you think. Invite Me to be with you all throughout your day, within all you do. Throughout your day, interact with Me. I am real, not an imaginary friend, but real, more real than you’ll ever know.

“As you yield yourself to Me, I will increase your joy and peace,” says the Lord.

Overall, it’s My desire to be involved in every detail of your life, even within your thoughts. So invite Me in to be with you. Seek My will and My advice about everything in your life, even about what you eat and drink. Then follow how I lead you. Then follow My advice. 

Seek My face. Seek a relationship with Me and My involvement in every detail of your life. As you seek My involvement in all your activities and even your thoughts, then I can intervene for you. As you open your life, then I can bless you with My peace and My joy and My victory too. 

Not only do I give peace and joy, but I will grant you victory to overcome the difficulties of life. No matter the circumstances or difficulties, I will always bring those who belong to Me through it all to finish in victory. I always bring those who belong to Me to victory. After all, I AM VICTORY. 

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For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. Zephaniah 3:17 NLT

 

As you seek His face, He will rejoice over you.

Still A Day of Victory

Still A Day of Victory

Still a day of victoryLord, thank you for the joy of yesterday. (Written December 15, 2020.) It was only because You told me it was still a day of victory that I had any joy at all. Every time I thought of the electors voting it made me sad.

But then I remembered You said it was still a day of victory. And You even gave me an answer for that negative critical person.

But Lord, what now?

Child, keep believing, no  matter what your eyes see. Remember, “Don’t look at what you see. Instead, look at Me.”

Know this Child, I AM your source of victory. And I AM the winner. So rejoice for I WIN. Told you I was the Winner. 

But Lord, I don’t understand. How can You be the winner because it looks like the other side won?  

Child, I won! I AM the winner. So rejoice for this in the day the Lord hath made. Therefore rejoice. Today is still a day of victory. Never forget that. Everyday is a day of victory for you because I live in your heart. And I fill you with My love, My forgiveness, and My Holy Spirit. Therefore everyday is a day of victory.

Why do you worry about politics? know ye not yet that I AM in control of all things? Trust Me. Look to Me for I AM your King. Still a day of victory

The joy of the Lord is your strength. Therefore rejoice, be full of joy. 

Lord, I want You

Child, I want you. 

If only those who reject Me could know the joy I bring. Then they would gladly turn their hearts to Me. 

 Even when evil people think they win, they still have no true joy or peace. Their pleasure is short lived. 

But when those who are Mine perceive they have lost, they can still be full of My joy and My peace for I AM the Winner over all.

I grant all of Mine true victory. No matter what they are experiencing here on earth- I AM their source of victory. 

By the way, listen and believe the voices of the prophets for I speak to their hearts just as I speak to all those who are Mine.

Now rejoice the birthday of My Son for that was the beginning of total victory over all- your victory and the victory of all My children.

Rejoice. Peace and goodwill to all men. For I have come to save the world. I have come to save you, even from yourself and your selfishness. For I did not come to condemn the world. Instead, I came to save the world. 

Believe. Keep on believing. Then watch and see what I will do.  

Uh. . . Lord, I really messed up yesterday.

Yes Child, I saw it all. But know I am the God of second, million, trillion chances. Remember?

Yes Sir. 

Now get over it. Remember, “You’re never a failure, only a lesson.” 

I have plans for you, plans for a future and a hope. Therefore rejoice for this is the day the Lord hath made. So rejoice. Rejoice. 

Child, don’t long for greatness. For I long to be “great” in you. Long for My greatness to be in you.

Yes Sir. 

Child, I love you.

Lord, I love you too. 

Child, it is a new year for you coming. Rejoice, for it is a “New Thing” I am bringing forth. 

Lord, is it revival?

Yes My child. But it is and will be bigger than even you can imagine. Therefore rejoice.

Don’t watch your fake news for they are not My voice. Instead, be happy for I AM the winner over all you see and over all you hear. Overall, I declare I AM the Winner. 

Yes Sir. Thank you for talking to me.

Child, I talk to all those who will listen. Now hear what I say. Rejoice, for today is not a day of mourning. No, instead, it is a day of victory. Be happy for I AM the winner. Therefore, you are a winner too.

Words of Victory 

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!  Philippians 4:4 NKJV

For this is how much God loved the world- He gave His one and only, unique Son as a gift. So now everyone who believes in Him will never perish but experience everlasting life. John 3:16 TPT

For judgement is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgement. James 2:13 NKJV

But the Lord is is His holy Temple; the Lord still rules from heaven. He watches everyone closely, examining every person on earth. Psalm 11:4 NLT

He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle. Finally He will cause justice to be victorious. Matthew 12:20 NLT

We are stupid sheep

Merry Christmas to you, my friends.
Remember- You are a winner because God said so. YOU ARE A WINNER!

Eating With God

Eating with God, why did I stop eating as God instructed me? Back then I lost over 90 pounds (2014) as I ate in submission to how God led. At the beginning of that weight loss I ate only 3 meals a day for 40 days. Then the Lord led me to cut my food portions in half. It seemed so easy back then. At that time I was 62 years old.

Then . . . Don’t we always have a ‘then’.  So. . .  after three years of maintaining weight loss, I went back to my old habits and old ways. . . Then. . . This resulted in significant weight gain.

Romans 8:28 and trust

So I started talking to my weight loss counselor, God, again. And my goal is to eat in submission to His instructions, only three meals a day with half portions and nothing else.

During my previous experience of losing 90 pounds I had felt God’s Presence so strong. But now eating only three meals a day seems like a major struggle.

I do want God’s Presence with me all the time. The problem is I find so much pleasure and comfort in food.  I’m guilty of turning to food versus God just to deal with stresses of life.

So much bad news on television, riots, protests, CV-19, politicians arguing, and my church closed twice due to a CV-19 breakout. (Although now its’ open.) In addition to all this mess, I’m staying home most of the time with minimal social life,  except for my part time job.

Instead of seeking God’s Presence through all of this, I’m guilty of eating treats and zoning out on social media. So in addition to my initial weight gain, I’m now dealing with another 10 pounds gained during the shut-down.

Eating with god

Lord, I need Your help. Could I start over again with a new commitment to eat before You in obedience? Could I have another chance?

Child, I cautioned, rather impressed upon you not to eat that extra serving of no-carb pizza. But you got it anyway. 

Yes Sir. (Hanging my head down.)

It’s the surrender of your heart I desire. You want to lose weight, but I’m more interested in your heart. Now are you willing to start over again if that is what I lead you to do?

Yes Sir.

Then do so, for I intend to do a work in your heart that you’re unable to comprehend for now. 

Yes Sir. Thank you Lord for Your mercy.

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May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation- the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ. Philippians 1: 11 NLT

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 NKJV 

Eating with God at work
At work, just before lunchbreak. Still eating with God.

Never thought I’d look like this at Christmas, wearing a mask in public. But praise God, He’s helped me lose 14 pounds so far. More to go. And it feels like freedom, eating with God, in submission to His will. Also my clothes are getting loose too. Praise God. Thank you Jesus. Thank you Holy Spirit.

Merry Christmas! God’s Presence brings us peace, freedom, and goodwill to all men!

Look Full In His Wonderful Face

 

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, Look Full In His Wonderful Face

Child, do you remember those people in your life who caused you so much stress and discomfort?

Yes Lord.

Remember how I told you to thank Me for them. And you did, even though it was hard for you to find things to be thankful for. That’s when I turned things around. 

So now, when your eyes see things that are not right, evil things within your world, look for something to thank Me for. It may be hard, but there’s always something to thank Me for.

If nothing else, thank Me that this evil is now being revealed in the light. Knowledge and truth about it is now coming forth. So thank Me for that. 

As you thank Me, I’ll turn things around just as I turned around your relationship with those who caused you stress. For now they cause you joy and laughter in friendship.

So, now watch and see what I will do. 

But Lord, what about abortion?
https://preborn.org/

Okay Lord, thank you we’re learning the truth about how an unborn baby feels pain as it’s being aborted. How horrible. When people know the truth, they’ll stop this evil.

Thank you Lord some of these babies were seen before being disposed of. We could see all their fingers and toes. They were not a mass. No, but they were baby martyrs. And now we can see their wholly formed bodies.

Thank you Lord, the truth came out about how their little body parts were being sold and harvested for money and pleasure. Now that people see the truth, changes will be made to stop this evil and those guilty of murder will be punished.

But Lord, what about sex trafficing?
I can do all things

Thank you Lord knowledge of this hidden horror is coming forth and truth is being revealed. And thank you the guilty are being caught and punished. Thank you now I know to pray for these lost children. Forgive me for my failure to pray for them more.

Thank you for the children who escaped to tell their stories so now the truth of this horror is being revealed. Thank you our President Trump is setting forth laws and enforcement task forces to find these children and set them free.

BUT Lord, what about evil politicians, BLM, Antifa, CV-19, and wrongful deaths due toCV-19 patients being sent to nursing homes? what about Portland and Seattle?

Thank you Lord, the truth of all these events are coming forth. Nothing is hidden from You. Thank you Lord for reports of those who come forth to tell their stories as a result of these events. And thank you for the truth about each one being revealed. Finally, people are seeing the truth and the truth will set us all free.

BUT Lord, what about ONE WORLD ORDER, Soros, Rockfeller, Clintons, and hidden organizations?

Thank you Lord the truth and intent of these evil ones who want control is coming forth. What has been hidden is now being revealed. Thank you Lord for the truth and the truth will set all people free from their control.

You are King over all. You are in control.

Child, turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace. 

BUT Lord, what about our election and the future of USA?

Child of Mine, don’t you know yet, that I AM in charge of ALL including your election and the future of USA? Trust Me. Now watch and see what I will do. 

-The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace. Exodus 14:14

The Lord your god, who goes before you, He will fight for you . . .          Deuteronomy 1:30

-Therefore do not fear them. for there is nothing that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known. Matthew 10:26

-For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known. Luke 12:2

            Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face.

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

So Lord, what do You want to talk about?

You, I love you. I want your heart toward Me. 

Lord, how can I turn my heart more toward You? turn your eyes upon Jesus

Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face.

But Lord, how?

To begin with,  look away from your cell phone. After all, your screen report said 6 hours a day. Do you spend 6 hours a day with Me?

No Lord.

Child, I want you to find your pleasure in My Presence, not your cell phone and not your food. But Me, I want you to find your pleasure in My Presence. 

But Lord, I need Your help. Show me how to turn away from all my bad habits, food, cell phone, and turn to You.

Child, turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace. 

Child, the election doesn’t need you for I have already decided who it will be. But I need you. I need you to turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace. 

Child, I need you.

But Lord, how do You need me? You are God and I am not. How do You need me?

Child, I need your love. I want your love, not your distractions. 

Lord, show me how.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace. 

turn your eyes upon Jesus

Lord, show me how? I’ve got devotionals and Your Bible. Is that how? Do I sing for You? Lord, show me how to turn my eyes upon Jesus.

Seek My Presence. Talk with Me throughout your day. Remember how you used to put an empty coffee cup on your table and sit there to talk with Me? Back then, you invited Me to be with you. But I want to be with you now. Invite Me into your day. 

You focus has been on your “to do” list, your menu plans, your grocery lists, your social media, your election, and your news. Focus on My Presence. Invite Me into your day, not just your morning “quiet” time.

Talk with Me about everything that concerns you. Then praise Me for the answers. Look to Me for your answers for I hold it all in MY HANDS. For I am in charge. Remember.

Turn you eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace. 

Remember those people in your life that caused you so much stress and discomfort. 

Remember how I told you to thank Me for them. So you did, even though it was hard for you to find things to be thankful for. Then I turned things around. 

So now I tell you. When your eyes see things that are not right, evil things within your news, look for something to thank Me for. It may be hard, but there is always something to thank Me for.

If nothing else, thank Me that this evil is now being revealed in the light. Knowledge and truth about it is now coming forth. So thank Me for that. 

As you thank Me, I will turn things around just as I turned around the relationships of those who caused you stress. Now they cause you joy and laughter in friendship.

So now watch and see what I will do. 


Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lead not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5,6 

Trust

Can USA Be Saved?

Lord, can USA be saved? Is there any hope? The USA looks as though it’s headed toward the end. The Bible doesn’t mention the USA. So are we headed toward the end of our country?

No My child. USA can be saved. After all, I have promised.

Can USA be saved?

Then if My people who are called by My Name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.                                                                             II Chronicles 7:14 NLT

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Lord, there’s violence throughout this land, riots, looting and killing. In addition, they’re tearing down statues pertaining to history. And they even tore down a statue of a rock singer. What did he have to do with their conflict? Nothing that I know of. It seems they just want to destroy without purpose.Chaos Everywhere

Now Lord, they’re planning to destroy statues of Jesus and break stain glass windows of Jesus. Why? I know You don’t care about statues of Yourself especially due to the 2nd of the Ten Commandments (See Exodus 20).

But Lord, they are planning to break the stain glass windows depicting Your life. These stain glass windows are so beautiful. I hate to see them destroyed.

The children of Israel cried when their temple was destroyed. But I was still with them. And I’m still here with USA too. My Presence is still here.

When the Israelites went into captivity, I brought them through. Now My Israel is a strong people. They have many problems, but they are strong nonetheless.

Yes, there is hope for the USA for I am their hope. Statues are not their hope. Stain glass windows are not their hope. And certainly politicians are not their hope, no matter how popular or powerful.  I AM THEIR HOPE.

Lord, what about all these cities that have bad people taking over and declaring themselves to be a country within our country? Can USA be saved from them?Can USA be saved?

Child, know that I am in charge and I am in control no matter what you see. How many times do I have to tell you? “Don’t look at what you see. Instead, look at Me.”

Yes, there is hope for I AM THEIR HOPE. If they will turn back to Me I will save them. I will deliver them. 

You heard of revival in Iran and how millions are turning to Christ. I can do the same in USA. There is hope for USA, for I am the hope. 

Can USA be saved?
Take a Knee before Christ.

Pray without ceasing. Yes, My child, pray constantly throughout your day. And fasting wouldn’t hurt you either. As a matter of fact it would make you stronger and increase your faith. So pray and fast for an increase in power and strength.Also quit looking at what you see. Instead look at Me. I will save the USA for I am their hope. Look to My Word and you will find peace. 

No matter what man does, he cannot destroy ME. For I am victory. Statues and stain glass windows are just things, but nothing, nothing can destroy My kingdom or My power. Remember that, for I am victory. And I win over all.

When the people turn their hearts to Me, I’ll save the USA. I will save the people, even the so-called bad people. Watch and see what I will do. (See Exodus 6:1)

Words of Hope

Be strong and let your hearts take courage, all you who wait for and confidently expect the Lord. Psalms 31:24

Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble in dread before them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not fail you or abandon you. Deuteronomy 31:6 

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you  up with My victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10 

The godly will never be disturbed, but the wicked will be removed form the land. Proverbs 10:30 NLT

Take this most seriously: A yes on earth is yes in heaven; a no on earth is no in heaven. What you say to one another is eternal. I mean this. When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action. And when two or three of you are together because of Me, you can be sure that I’ll be there. Matthew 18:18 MSG

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. –           I Corinthians 15:57 NKJV 

 

Healing Begins Today

Healing begins today, Child. In fact, I’m going to use all the destruction and death you see now, even wrongful death, to bring about My healing for this land. And it begins today.Healing Begins Today

Lord, we all need You. So can You turn all this around? To begin with, we need revival. Specifically, we need a great move of Your Holy Spirit across this land.

Today, my own son plans to complete a prayer walk around his city’s courthouse. Likewise, maybe we all should do a prayer walk around our cities and throughout our land.

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         He is the living God, and steadfast forever, and His kingdom which shall not be destroyed, and His dominion shall be even unto the end. Daniel 6:26

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 To begin with Child, no matter what you see, My kingdom will never be destroyed. And My dominion will be for eternity. 

So Lord, can You turn all this around?

Yes Child, I can turn all things around and I will. Now watch and you’ll see what I will do. 

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And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose. Romans 8:28 AMP

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Again Child, I tell you I’m going to use all this destruction and death, even wrongful death, to bring about healing to this land. Yes, healing begins today.

Healing Begins Today

Thank you Lord.

Yes Child, healing begins today. 

Also, I did not cause all this strife and heartache. No, Satan did for He is the cause of all destruction and death. His desire is to kill, steal, and destroy. But I am going to turn all things around. 

Lord, You’re our only hope. Only You can bring healing to hearts, broken hearts, grieving hearts, and even sick hearts.

Child, soon you will hear testimonies of those who once looted and destroyed with hearts full of anger and hate. Soon you will hear them say, “But God. But God intervened and changed my heart. Now I want to serve Him and spread forth the message of His love for mankind.”

Today healing begins. 

Lord, I look forward to hearing these testimonies. We all need to hear a good report of some kind.

First, we had CV-19. Then we witnessed unmerciful death. And then we witnessed riots full of destruction with more unmerciful deaths. Lord, it all looks hopeless.

Stay Home

But My child, wait until you see what I now will do across this land. Watch and see what I do. 

Look throughout My Word. Every time things looked hopeless for My people, I stepped in and brought  forth My victory. Every time.

So from now on, every time things look hopeless, look to Me. Remember what I’ve told you many times. “Don’t look at what you see. Instead look at Me.”

Look to Me, for I am peace and joy. I am real love, love that can’t be explained. Never look to mankind for true love. They are incapable. But always look to Me, for I AM LOVE. 

When My love enters a heart completely, then a life can be changed, truly changed. 

So keep your eyes on Me and what I do. You are going to see and hear of many miracles of changed lives. Watch and see what I do.

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He is the living God, world without end. His kingdom never fails. His rule continues eternally. He is a Savior and a Rescuer. He performs astonishing miracles in heaven and on earth. . .  Daniel 6:26 MSG

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Child, no matter what you see, know this. I WIN. In fact I always win. So trust Me for I always win. And I am victory indeed. 

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I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 NIV

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Yes Child, I win. Because I always win the victory. Indeed I have already won.

God's mercy

Peace of Heart and Peace of Mind

God is your victory
The Presence of God is your victory.

Peace of heart and peace of mind is the greatest prosperity there is. And My plans are to give My people a hope and a future, not to harm them, but to prosper them.

So come to Me. For I am always here for you . Yes, I know all about the needs, and heartaches throughout the world. And I am concerned over each individual right where they are. Each story is different and each life is different. But I am concerned over every minute detail of each and every life. 

I am immediately by the side of all who cry out to Me – to provide comfort, strength, knowledge, and yes, even healing.

I am not a God who chooses which person to go to. No, instead each person chooses whether to invite Me to come be with them or not.

I do not go where I am not invited. But I am the Almighty All and everything to those who do invite Me to be in their life. I bring hope where there is no hope. I bring comfort where their is no comfort. And I bring love where there is no love. Above all, I bring peace. Peace of heart, Peace of Mind

Some people can’t forgive themselves. Therefore they resent Me and blame Me for the way their life turned out. But I offer complete forgiveness and a new beginning to all who invite Me into their life. 

Yes, the world is in trouble. But I have come to bring peace, true peace to hearts and true peace to minds. If only they would invite Me in, then I could bring them peace within the storm.

Lord, there is so much hate.

Child, there is always hate and there will be until I bring forth the new heaven and the new earth. 

Although, . . . hate  can be destroyed one heart at a time.

As they open their hearts to Me to receive My Presence, I will remove their hate and replace it with My love. 

But it takes an invitation and a yielded heart before I will enter in with My Presence. Otherwise, I do not go where I am not invited. 

God gives true peace
God gives true peace.

I am not a God who forces Himself on individuals. Instead I am a God who waits to be invited in. But to those who invite Me in, I am everything they need. 

Mainly I am peace, peace of mind and peace of heart. I am peace, strength, courage, and most of all I am love, not hate.

When you see hate, know that I am not there. 

There is a war happening now, a war over minds and a war over hearts. But know this – I will win! I always win for I am the Almighty!

And My plans are to give My people a hope and a future, not to harm them, but to prosper them. The greatest prosperity is peace, peace of heart and peace of mind. 

Now come to Me. Then you can watch and see what I will do within your life. Look for Me. As you open your eyes, you will see My love for you. I AM your Victory!

Peace of Mind and Peace of Heart

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made know to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefor we will not fear, . . . Psalm 46:1-2

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

So Many Suffering

Lord, there’s so many suffering. Do You love them? (**See note at end.)

Yes, My Child. I do love them. They have even more grace and love toward them than they know- for I am by their side.

So Many Suffering
photo by AC

One does not have more of My love than another. But one may have a greater grace extended toward them  just to make it through the hard places in their life. 

Hard places are not necessarily the result of their sins or to show off My power as I deliver them out of their hard places. No, instead hard places are just life as it is on Earth. Satan rules throughout this Earth. But I rule over everything, including Satan. Remember that fact.

There’s only one thing I will not, can not rule over. That’s man’s “free will”.

At the beginning, I gave mankind power, the keys to Earth. Then mankind through disobedience chose to give his keys to Satan. So I stepped in, but the power of good and evil had already been released. 

There’s no knowledge of good without the knowledge of evil to contrast. When they ate the fruit of the forbidden tree, the knowledge of good and evil brought forth the ability to choose, free will, death, and rebellion. In other words, the knowledge of good and evil brought forth sin.

Satan brought his rebellion, hatred, and revenge to Earth, along with death and destruction. So much suffering. There are so many innocent suffering along with the guilty. It grieves My Spirit. 

That’s why I came and poured out My blood. I came to cleanse and deliver, to set free from this curse of evil.

Satan is a liar. I AM the truth. In addition I provide the one true love and grace. My love and grace is sufficient to cover ALL sin.

Soon and very soon Satan will be destroyed and he knows it. Therefore he goes about destroying all he can, bringing forth destruction and death.

My time has come. Satan and the suffering he causes will be destroyed. I AM bringing forth new life, new freedom, and complete truth. I AM all. And I AM power. Therefore I AM. 

[**Note: Being overwhelmed by all the coronavirus news, I pulled out some of my old journals. Found this entry, written Feb. 9, 2019. Even though it was written last year, I think it fits the effects of our lives this year. God is more powerful than any virus! What do you think?]

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He predestined and lovingly planned for us to be adopted to Himself as [His own] children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the kind intention and good pleasure of His will- to the praise of His glorious grace and favor, which He so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved [His Son, Jesus Christ]. Ephesians 1:5-6 AMP

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3: 16,17 NKJV

 

Excited About My Funeral

Yes, you heard right. I’m excited about my funeral. Last week Hubby and I attended a funeral presentation which involved free food. Wouldn’t you know. They fed us as we listened. Free food is always good. Hubby says the way to a woman’s heart is feed her first.

The funeral director didn’t win my heart but they did make us an offer we couldn’t refuse. Now I’m excited about my funeral. Isn’t that just crazy?

To begin with, while we were eating, the funeral staff explained about the burial policys our parents bought back in 1956. I had records where my parents paid $1.27 every four months until it was paid it in full.

If we chose to cash the policy, it was worth $300. But if we chose to apply this policy toward our funeral, it’s worth $7,500. That’s an offer we couldn’t refuse, especially given the cost of today’s funeral.

Since we don’t want our children and grandchildren having garage sales and bake sales to pay for our funeral, we signed up.

Here’s what we get:

(1) Insurance to finish paying for the funeral in case we pass on before it’s paid in full. Sounds good to me, especially if I go before it’s paid for. Love a bargain.

(2) Transportation if we pass away when out of town. And we do plan to travel. So if the Lord chooses to take us home from the Grand Canyon, Alaska, or Hawaii, our transportation to the funeral home is covered. Sounds good to me.

(3) An Everlasting film of our life to show to all our family and friends. For once, I’ll be a movie star. How about that? Do you think I’ll see it from Heaven?

(4) Oh, and our children will get a beautiful memory book (for free) of our life to place on their coffee table. Uh, . . no that might be too much to ask.

(5) We did choose the cheapest casket. But who cares? After all, we won’t be there, just our shell.  We’ll be in Glory land. So what does it matter?

So it’s my party and I’ll plan it how I want to.  I know I can write my wishes for all to know. Also, I know my children will do what ever they want to. So it’s another “who cares moment”.

Now here’s the fun part-

I don’t care about a casket spray. Nope. Instead, I want a REAL SUGAR ICING BIRTHDAY CAKE from Wal Mart.  This makes perfect sense to me. Why waste money on expensive flowers that’ll be thrown on the ground?  And after all, I’ll have a new birthday in Heaven. So why not celebrate with me?

Excited about my funeral
They can put Mom on my cake.

Also, don’t you think it’ll make everyone laugh when they see a birthday cake on top of my casket? What fun!

For another good idea:

Instead of everyone spending big money on flowers, how about bringing canned goods to my funeral. Then donate it to Community Missions to feed the needy. Since I’m a foodie, you’re bringing food to my funeral. Fitting, don’t you think?

Maybe if it’s close to Christmas, you could just make a contribution to the Christmas store at our church to help needy families provide Christmas for their children. Since I love Christmas, this sounds great to me.

Songs I want at my funeral:

  1. Jesus Loves Me – Everyone sing this. For the second verse sing “Jesus Loves You” to the person sitting next to you.
  2.  Give Me Jesus– Yep, He’s my best friend. I do hope you know Him as your best friend too.
  3. Victory in Jesus- 
  4.  In The Garden

What I want placed in “there” with me:

  1.  The small birthday cake, previously on top of the casket, or at least a piece of it. Hee, hee. I might want a snack. Don’t forget the fork.
  2.   A cheap Bible from the Dollar Store. I like to think my children and grandchildren would want one of the Bibles I read. They’re in the closet of the Parlor/Prayer room. Not bragging, but there’s seven or more.
  3.  My cell phone- Maybe one of my old ones will do. Yep, I admit it, love that cell phone. A cousin asked me, “Who are you going to call?” My answer to her was, “You never know.”

Now, can you understand why I excited about my funeral? I expect to have some fun there. What about you?

Can’t wait to see my Jesus. Do you know Him as your Savior? If not, just take a minute to talk with Him. Ask for His forgiveness for your sins. Then ask Him to fill your heart with His sweet Holy Spirit. If you ask, He will come.

Consider this:

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. Psalms 116:15

For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.  Philippians 1:21 

That whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:15, 16