God Wants Your Deliverance

To you, the one struggling now, God wants your deliverance. He loves you very much. He knows your heart and sees the goodness therein.

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I Had A Dream of the Number 8747? What?

Lord, last week I had a dream in which I saw the number 8747.IMG_1426 What can this mean? When I googled it, “The Dictionary of Bible Themes” revealed this number represents false gods. What? Did You send this dream to warn me of danger when I use food for comfort or when I use a credit card to supply what we have need of? Are credit cards false providers, thereby false gods who entrap?

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These Antibiotics Can Win Your Victory Over Temptations

Victory Antibiotics for January 16img_1734Take one daily and as needed when in the pain of temptation. Continue reading These Antibiotics Can Win Your Victory Over Temptations

Lord, Can I Please Have A Word For 2017? “Trust”

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Lord, Would You Give Me A Word For This Year Of 2016?

The following word was written last January 2016 and never published. It continues as an appropriate word for this new year of 2017. Think I’ll print it and keep it in my Bible.

Last year (2016) I made a lot of bad decisions, lost my focus, and listened to others with their plans for my success. Notice the line written, “If you listen to others, all will be vanity.”  Consequently most of my decisions ended up as vanity. These wrong decisions resulted in unnecessary expenses on my charge card as I tried to buy my way to success which in turn caused an unfair burden on Hubby. I greatly regret this and now my charge card is overweight.

Most importantly, I missed God’s mark for 2016. This is my greatest regret of 2016, missing God’s perfect plan. It seems I had His permissive will, but that’s not the same as His perfect will. This year, 2017, I’m seeking His perfect will. How about you? What are you seeking?

In conclusion I wished I had kept my eyes on Jesus,  who knows what might have been. Check out the word for 2017. More lessons to learn. . . .

Check out this link,  Lord, Can I Have A Word For 2017? “Trust”

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Lord, what is my “word” for this upcoming year of 2016? Continue reading Lord, Would You Give Me A Word For This Year Of 2016?

10 Victory Soul Medications, Kill the Virus of Temptation

“10 Victory Soul Medications to Kill the virus of Temptation” are scriptures to print and post in your area of temptation. These medications are to be used as needed throughout this holiday season. Mine will go on the refrigerator to be taken before eating anything. I may put a copy in my purse before eating in restaurants. Before food enters my mouth, I need my medication first. What about you?

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Failure & God Given Victory – 42 Years of Struggle

20130411-094416.jpgFinally reached the unreachable, achieved the unachievable. Lord, that’s 94 pounds lost. After 42 years of dieting struggles, obesity, and always a sense of failure, I finally saw that magic number of victory on those scales. No matter how much weight I lost or how many times I tried, I’ve never reached this goal. Therefore I’ve always felt like a failure.

I’ve maintained a 90+lb. weight loss for a year and a half now. Just figured given my age, this goal given in the past was unrealistic, so in my mind I dismissed it. After all You’ve already accomplished in my life, I wasn’t even trying for that goal. Now look at what You’ve done.  I can finally say I’ve reached the unreachable, and achieved the unachievable. Lord, I know that without You, it would’ve never happened. Thank you, my Lord. I bow before You in adoration and gratefulness.

All my life this magical number who promised happiness and victory was in the background taunting me with its voice of accusation and failure. No matter my achievements, 3.7 GPA at graduation with a B. S. in Education, superior evaluations on my job as a Special Education teacher, or even writing a book,  I still felt like a failure. This failure to achieve that magic number on my scales determined my confidence and self- image. It was always there in the background, “No matter what you do, you’ll never make this goal. Failure, failure, failure.”

In 1974,  I was given this goal by the leader of a paid weight loss organization. Back then I  had only 27 pounds to lose from 174. What happened? How did I reached the obesity stage of 241, 94 pounds overweight ? Now, finally at age 63, praise God, that goal was achieved. Wow!

Yes He did it! http://talkingtomyweightlosscounselor.com/2015/06/14/he-did-it-wow/

Thank you for helping me Lord. I feel like a walking, talking miracle. Never in my life did I ever think this was possible.  I’m amazed. In my 60’s, after menopause,  with low thyroid, 94 pounds are banished from my body. I’m a new creature. Lord, You re-created me. Amazing.

How I used to look, weighing 241 lbs.
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Now I’m a new creature- re-created by God.

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I will never lay aside your laws, for you have used them to restore my joy and health.  Psalm 119:93 TLB

I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have given me life. Psalm 119:93 NKJV

The earnest prayer of a righteous man has great power and wonderful results. James 5:16 TLB

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV

 

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Worry

img_9148Worry . . .  Lord, I need You for so much. Every time I venture off without talking to You first, I mess up everything.  I just want to make You proud of me and now I’ve created another mess by pushing the wrong buttons. Help me. Ahhhhh! Continue reading Worry

Fasting the News

img_2319Lord, I heard that others are fasting 40 days for our nation and the upcoming election. They’ll begin on September 30th and fast until November 8th. Should I fast too? If so, what kind of fasting would You have me do? I already cut my food portions in half. Do I give up desserts? Do I fast one meal a day? What kind of fasting should I do?

I have a trip planned during part of this time period. Food is a major part of this trip and I don’t want to ruin it for others traveling with me. I also don’t want them to know I’m fasting. It’s bad enough my friends watch as I cut my food in half. Then they ask if I think they should do the same. Lord, I can’t tell them how to eat. Only You can.

But what should I do about this fasting?

Do I give up television? I can do that easy. Television’s boring, although I do like my news station. I know I’ve become a news junkie with three news apps on my cell phone. I check them throughout the day and get new updates. I especially want to know about the events of this upcoming election.

But Lord, what about fasting in prayer for this nation? What would You have me to fast? What would keep me focused on prayer for this nation?

My child, . . .  you could fast the News.

Yes, that a good idea. It would improve your attitude. I’ve listened to you complaining about different news events.  I know of your constant worries over the future. Freeing your ears would eliminate your fears.

Oh Lord . . sigh. . . I’d rather give up desserts.

I don’t think I can do this. It’s just too hard. It’s an Election year!

What about Hubby? He turns on the news first thing every morning. He’s worse than me. Would you have me leave the room when he turns it on? What would that do for our marriage? I wouldn’t even be able to discuss current events with him. What would You have me do?

img_9148My child, stay in the room with him. But read your Bible, write, or pray while he’s watching the news. The people I’ve placed in your life need prayers and the needs are great.

If he discusses news with you, just listen. He will enjoy you listening. After all, you do that so little with him.

You allow the News to influence your mood for the day and you worry so much about the future. Don’t you know yet that I, the Lord and King, hold the future in My hand?

What about my blog or Facebook? Lord, are You sure You want me to fast the News? Desserts would be easier and others wouldn’t notice. Giving up the news is too hard.

My child on your trip others would notice. Besides do you think watching the news will help you make a difference in the world?

No Lord.

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I guess.

You know it would. Do you trust Me?

Lord, You know I trust You.

  Do you think the world will survive without you watching every event on your television?

My child, I’ve already told you who will be the winner of this election- I AM. It doesn’t matter who sits in that chair, I am the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. I am the Winner. I am the One in charge.

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O, Lord, there is none like You, nor is there any God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 1 Chronicles 17:20

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:33,34

  Trust in the Lord,  and do good; dwell in the land, and fee on His faithfulness. Psalm 37: 3

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Husbands . . .

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He’s wearing my sunglasses.

Husbands. . . Lord, I’m thankful for this one You gave me. But earlier this week  I was gritting my teeth. You told me to be thankful in all things. He’s pushing the limit.

He said, “Get off that computer and do something physical. Come help me wash your car.”

What? . . . Lord, it’s nice having a clean car, but it’s not what I wanted to do. What did I want to do? . . Hmmm, let’s see. . . Hmmm. . . Not sure. . .   

I know I didn’t want to wash my car. The computer and I were having a great time. Do other husbands act like this?

He said, “Get on your bathing suit and come outside. You need a tan. It would help those legs of yours look better if they were tan.”

Grrrrrr . . . Lord, help me not scream at that man.

Dug out the bathing suits, new and old, selected an old one and put it on.  Hmmm . . . this is the one I had my picture taken in 2013. (My eyes only.) Don’t look too bad, just the arms and legs. My waist is so much smaller now. Hmmm . . . not so bad. I need a picture of now to compare with then.

Went outside in my black bathing suit.  He said, “You don’t want to do this, just go back in.”

What? . . . Think I’m going to kill him. Lord, are other husbands like this or is it just him?

I’m outside exposed in a bathing suit for all the neighbors to see. It’s the first time I’ve put on a bathing suit this summer and I’m standing in the driveway, not the beach. 

Lord, help me not kill him .

He looked at me, “You need to get those legs outside more. Wear some shorts. Get some tan. That’ll make them look better. Yep, and you need to start walking more. That would make them look better too, firm them up. But you don’t want to do this, so go back inside.”

Grrrr . . . Lord, help me not kill him in this driveway with the neighbors as witnesses.

“No, I’m out here now in my bathing  suit. I’ll help you wash the car. But I need to leave in time to pick up grandchildren from school.”

Lord, help me deal with this man.

My child, its opposite world. You’re looking at what you see . Look through My eyes. See what I see. See his goodness, tenderness, love , and the favor I have given him for you. After all, it was your car he wanted to wash.  What you give out, you will receive. What you plant will determine your harvest.

img_0593Earlier today you opened the door for strife to enter in when you spoke negative of him with the neighbor. Speak good and good will come. Speak criticism and criticism will come. Whatever seed you plant will determine your harvest. If you want good, then plant good with your words. Your words are seeds to your harvest.

Lord, do you remember when I used to say he drove me to eat. Remember the old saying, “Make love, not war.” I used to make food treats and would eat them instead of argue. Comfort food was better than confrontation.

Do You remember back in the 80’s when I left him over that candy bar and You told me what I was doing was wrong? I had taken $200 out of the bank to get me a hotel room at the beach. (Couldn’t get a room for that now.) I wasn’t leaving him for another man, I was leaving him over a candy bar. Crazy.

My child, when two objects are rubbed together, they make heat. Sometimes the heat is good. Sometimes the heat causes friction, but when oil is applied the objects can work together as one. For example, a car engine has many parts that without oil will cause engine failure, with oil they run smoothly.

My Holy Spirit is the oil of My love. When applied, it will bless your union. The result is an example of how I join two into one.

I’m going to help you love this man I gave you. My love within you will grow and blossom in your relationship with this one, My earthly son and also with Him, My  firstborn Son.

Now don’t look at what you see. Instead look at Me.

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You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3 NKJV

No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. I John 4:12 NKJV

 Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God. Ephesians 5:20,21

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This verse is on my bathroom mirror reminding me “In all things, give thanks.” (1Thess.  5:18) especially husbands.

 

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Celebrating 43 years of marriage earlier this year.