Old lies or truth, what do you listen to? Specifically what do you speak in self-talk, old lies or truth? (Note: This is a repost from earlier this year, but I need to hear it again. How about you?)
Here’s some examples of old lies and truths I’ve heard:
1. Old Lie: “You’re fat and ugly too.” This was the #1 lie I’ve heard throughout my life, a lie from Satan. This picture was made in May 2013.
Truth: You’re created in God’s image. So you’re beautiful. After all, God don’t make ugly. In fact He delights in you just as you are. And He sings over you too.
The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love, He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 NKJV
2. Old Lie: “You’re a failure. You can’t stick to a diet. You can’t do anything right. Even if you lost weight, you’ll just gain it back.” This lie competes with #1 for first place.
Truth: With God on your side, you’re guaranteed victory. “Never a failure. Always a lesson.”
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 NKJV
But thanks be to God, who gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57 NKJV
3. Old Lie : You’re older now, so its harder to lose weight. After all, your metabolism has slowed down to nothing. So why try? Just quit. Eat all you want and enjoy life.
Truth: Eating, although pleasurable, is not the source of joy in life. Living in God’s Presence is the ultimate source of joy. And He will fill you with His joy, true joy unspeakable.
You have made known to me the ways of life; You will make me full of joy in Your Presence. Acts 2:28 NKJV
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 NKJV
4. Old Lie: Everything’s going wrong today. It seems the world is going crazy. So go ahead, eat some comfort food. Then you’ll feel better. Food is comfort and pleasure. After all, you’re under a lot of stress. So get a treat.
Truth: Overeating causes more stress. When your clothes get tight, the scales go up, and shame comes due to overeating, you have more stress.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6 NKJV
God’s Presence brings peace and victory. So what do you listen to, old lies or truth? You get to choose.
God given boundaries aren’t to punish or rob us from pleasure. Instead, these God given boundaries increase our self-control. Thereby increasing our confidence. Overall, if we stay within these boundaries, they’ll guarantee our total victory.
God given boundaries aren’t to helm us in. Instead they’ll bless us with peace and joy and increase our victories.
Who would have known? In reality, rules are good. They bless you with your personal victorious living.
Thank you Lord for these God given boundaries.
Now Lord, I ask forgiveness for yesterday’s sins, especially the overeating. Not only did the consequences reveal themselves on the scales this morning, but the sense of shame hung itself around my neck.
Lord, I do want to make You proud. Overall, I want to please You in all things, even to what I eat. Thank you for not giving up on me.
Child, I will never give up on you. I never give up on any of My children. For I love each and every one right where they are.
I have a plan for each and every life. It is a plan for their personal victory and abundant life. If only they would seek Me, then they’d find amazing love, real joy, and supernatural peace, even within the storms of life. After all, I AM what they are seeking for. I AM ALL.
Lord, I’ve tried so hard to eat correctly only to fail again. I’ve fasted, only to binge again after the fast. Lord, I’ve tried again and again only to fail over and over.
Today is the day of salvation. So make it your focus to walk in your victory for today, the victory I already have planned for you.
Child, I’m your source of strength. So stay within the boundaries of what I have already told you, three meals a day, no snacks, and half portions. As a result of staying within the lines of My boundaries, you’ll gain victory versus extra weight. Then you’ll become the masterpiece I have planned for you to be.
Trust Me, for I know all. Trust Me, for I am your source of victory. Now come to the light of My glory. Child, for I AM your victory. So come to Me and allow Me to fill you with My Holy Spirit.
Yes Sir. Here I am. Totally, I give myself to You. Forgive my sins of self-pleasing. Help me to turn away from these sins of self. Also help me give my whole self to You and Your will for my life.
Here I am. I give myself to You. So do with me as You will. Guide me and lead me according to Your will . Thank you for another chance at life, the life You have planned for me. Overall, it’s a new life of victory with a new beginning.
Finally, thank you Lord for not giving up on me.
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. God did not send His Son into the world to judge and condemn the world, but to be its Savior and rescue it. John 3:16 TPT
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. . . . For I hold you by your right hand – I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, “Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you. Isaiah 41: 10, 13 NLT
“I – yes, I alone- will blot out your sins for My own sake and will never think of them again.” Isaiah 43: 25 NLT
But God is so rich in mercy, and He loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved.) . . . God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Ephesians 2: 4, 8 NLT
I pray that from His glorious unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit. Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. Ephesians 3: 16,17 NLT
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Lord, I’m sorry about my overeating.
Child, I love you.
But Lord, what about him, her, or all of them?
I love them too.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Child, yesterday you asked for a scripture to hold on to – to claim as a promise- to believe in. Here it is:
– I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
I AM on your side and I will help you because I love you. Now repeat after Me-
– I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
But Lord, what do You want me to do?
To repeat what I’ve told you many times already. 1. Seek My will in all you do, even to what you eat. 2. Listen as I speak to your heart. 3. Follow My guidance. 4. Obey My words. 5. Trust Me for I work out all things for your good.
But Lord, even this weight gain?
Yes Child. for this weight that so easily attaches itself to you causes you to seek Me. Therefore I am working it out for your good.
Although I intend for you to have victory over this food addiction. Also know that it’s not My desire that this freedom process take you 40 years. Of course, you make that choice by your actions.
Oh Lord, the worst part is I feel that I have sinned and embarrassed You by my weight gain.
Child, I will never give up on you. I never give up on any of My children. Rather I’m always drawing on their hearts, calling them unto Myself.
As a matter of fact, I’m calling on many hearts now to turn to Me for their victory.
My peace is their victory. I offer unto all peace of heart and peace of mind.
After all, My Love is their victory. And I offer unto all a love that cannot be erased. Therefore I will never reject or abandon them no matter what they do or say. In spite of their failures, I’ll always love them. In fact I’ll forever call on their hearts with words of My love.
Strength I offer them, not physical strength to move boulders. Instead I offer strong inner strength to withstand the pressures of life, especially when it feels overwhelming. Indeed, I am always by their side holding them up in My strength.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Finally Child, know this means ALL THINGS. After all, if I brought you to it, I will bring you through it.
Your victory is assured because of Me. For I’ve already created plans for your victory.
But you must eat only 3 meals a day due to the underlying compulsion to overeat. Food addiction is waiting at the door to consume you. Therefore remember, you must eat as I have instructed. John the Baptist ate locusts and honey. So you can do this.
Even though you are the one consuming the food, this is the sin that easily entraps you in defeat. This sin is waiting for you to open the door so it can come in to consume you. It consumes your victory. And it defeats your winning attitude.
Because of Me, your victory is assured. The weight of defeat and shame is not My will for My children. Victory over sin is My will. Therefore the more you maintain a closeness to My Presence, the easier it is for you to gain victory and win your battles over food addiction.
You’ve heard “Pray without ceasing”. This doesn’t mean repeating your prayer list over and over. Instead, it’s maintaining your communication with Me throughout your day. It’s focusing on our relationship and interacting with Me. You could say, it’s maintaining an awareness of My Presence with you.
Talk with Me about everything, every detail of your life and the lives of those you are concerned about.
I AM GOD, the God over everything. And yet, I am concerned over every detail of your life. Think about that for a while. I am concerned over you personally, and everything in your life too.
Yes, there are times when you make bad choices. But I will never leave you or forsake you for you are Mine. And I work out all things for the good of those who love Me. No matter what you see.
Don’t look at what you see. Instead look at Me. Then watch and see what I will do for I am the God of victory. And I will bring about victory in the lives of all those who love Me. Know your victory is assured for I have already planned for it.
As you look around you see much that looks like defeat and discouragement, sickness and death. But I am the God of life, eternal life, and victory. I have come to grant abundant life and victory over defeat.
Satan’s desire is to kill, steal, and destroy. So when you see people killing each other, stealing from one another, and destroying each other’s property, know it’s from Satan.
Overall, know that I came to bring about new life, abundant life, total victory, and internal peace within the storms.
Finally know that I WIN. No matter what you see with your eyes, I WIN. Remember that and take comfort in knowing I am with you. I will bring you through all things. Your victory is assured.
Focus on My Presence and victory is yours. You will win for I have already fixed your race in advance. So you can rest in MY peace knowing I have already arranged your victory.
So now go forth in My plans for your day. Remember and focus on this, My plan is for your victory. I am the God of victory. I win, therefore you win.
Now go forth in confidence knowing I am by your side. No matter what, I will bring you through. For your victory is assured.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 15:57
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible. Mark 10:27
Lord, we are stupid sheep. We, the people of USA need You. Even though we don’t deserve it, please intervene for us. Have mercy on us. At this time we are in the middle of a pandemic, mass confusion, rioting, and an election year.
Over 2000 yrs. ago, You told how the Good Shephard would leave 99 to find the one lost. Lord, we are a mass population of stupid sheep and we have completely lost our way.
To begin with, we ask You to intervene for those sick with CV-19. And we thank you for those who have recovered. Comfort those who have lost their loved ones in this pandemic. And Lord, we, I ask that this CV-19 be gone in one day like the plagues in Your Word.
Lord, let the people in ICU at the hospitals suddenly be healed in such a way that the doctors are shocked and amazed. Let the sick rise up out of their sickbeds.
Lord, let families be restored to one another. Let those in long care facilities be visited by their families. Let hugs began again.
Lord, our land needs healing. Our people need healing. But do it in such a way that only YOU get the credit, not science, not medical treatment or knowledge- only YOU.
As a people we have turned away from You. Please forgive us. Turn our hearts back to You. Show us how to reach out and love each other as You love us. And help us to turn our hearts to You in response to Your love.
Lord, we need You to intervene in behalf of our nation and all the people throughout the world. As of now we have leaders who are seeking their own agendas, not Your will. We have leaders who have increased the size of their pockets, but not for the benefit of the people.
Lord, You said in Your Word if you don’t work, you don’t eat. Solomon said happiness and satisfaction comes from a man’s work. As a nation we need to return to work. Although we know true happiness and peace comes from You, satisfaction from a job well done helps.
Lord, we ask that You remove ALL politicians who think it’s more important to save or protect grass and animals versus jobs so that parents can feed their children.
We have politicians who approve of infant sacrifice on the altar of “self” and “convenience”. Furthermore, they want to tax working people to pay for this child murder.
Lord, You led men long ago to help form this country and bring freedom to all, with the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. Lord, You are the true source of life, liberty, and happiness. And when You are told to “butt-out” of our lives, our government, our schools, and our churches, there is no life, no liberty, and no happiness.
Lord, we need You for we have no power to save ourselves. Even though we are stupid sheep who follow stupid leaders, who are wolves in sheep’s clothing, liars, and thieves, deliver us from this evil.
I watched a video where one politician actually said, quote, unquote: “We tell a lie, let the media report it, then it becomes truth. That’s how we work.” Then she smiled at her audience. Lord, deliver USA from these liars, especially her.
Lord, remove all politicians who lie to manipulate the hearts and minds of the people. Remove all those in the media who are happy to repeat these lies in exchange for financial increase.
Lord, children have disappeared and the hearts of their parents and families grieve. I know You know what has happened to each child. Not only destroy all the evil people who hurt children, but also destroy those who kill infants in their mother’s wombs or at birth. And destroy their industry too.
We read of people long ago who sacrificed their babies to false gods by throwing them in the river to drown, or by burning them in a fire sacrifice, or throwing them off a cliff in order to sacrifice their babies to the false gods of water, fire, or land.
It’s still going on today only now it’s in sterile medical offices with so-called doctors sacrificing babies to the gods of “self” and “convenience”. Lord, I ask that You grant USA leaders who will completely destroy these medical altars of child sacrifice to false gods.
Throughout this land, the blood of these innocents cry out for revenge. Revenge them Lord. Destroy and erase these altars of murder and the blood stain of child sacrifice across our land.
Overall Lord, our land is covered with filth, sin filth, blood, and murder.
Bring revival to our land, revival to our dead hearts, and awaken us to Your love. We are stupid sheep. Make us all “woke” to You and Your love for us. Even though we don’t deserve it, we humbly ask for Your forgiveness and healing.
In fact You are our only hope.
Finally thank you for listening to my words. Change our hearts and our minds. Cleanse our land. Forgive our sin. Thank you Lord , amen.
These July 4th thought provoking words were written by my friend, Curt Haney. He shares his opinions and concerns about our USA and the current events taking place throughout our land.
It’s well worth your time to read. And I agree with everything he said. (Pictures are mine.) Happy July 4th to you and your family.
Words of wisdom written by Curt Haney:
Twice a year, on Memorial Day and Independence Day, I write about one of the things I love dearly, and that is my country. Two years ago, I noticed in our nation a terrible trend of acrimonious and vitriolic sentiment toward one another amongst our populace, in fact I wrote the following words in my 2018 Independence Day blog…
… My friends, we must come together and learn to work together and get along despite our differences for the good of our nation and not just for our own personal and selfish agendas. If we can do that, it will benefit us all.
Otherwise we’ll just keep traveling down this road that we’re on, where one side takes advantage of the other, and then they switch around every so many years. And that only serves to keep us where we are, divided…
But folks, nothing could prepare me for what I see happening in my country today. Today, just two years after writing those words, I see lawlessness at a level that I never thought could exist in my country; I see persons in authority ignoring that lawlessness, and in some cases even encouraging it; I see blatant corruption in our government at all levels that dares to be called out and when it is, it’s simply rationalized away as being necessary and therefore justified.
I see disrespect for authority at a level I never thought I’d see, and disrespect for each other at an even greater level; I see disrespect for our own flag and nation at a level that I find incomprehensible and offensive; and I see the gap of division between the right and left and among the races growing larger, deeper, and with more disdain by the hour. The sad thing is that it doesn’t have to be this way. In my writing from 2018 I ended the above paragraph by saying…
… Let’s get back to the basics of helping each other no matter our political leanings, of helping each other no matter the color of our skin, and of helping each other no matter our station in life. Let’s get back to practicing human decency, and let’s get back to what we were founded upon, the Judeo-Christian beliefs of one nation under God. E. Pluribus Unum – Out of many, one.
Folks, never in my time have any words carried more weight and truth than today. Today we have certain well-funded groups on both sides that have agendas, and they will do everything they can to achieve their goals at the detriment of those who disagree and at the destruction of the very ideals this great nation was founded upon. There is a timeless strategy in war that advocates to divide and conquer, and that is exactly what these groups are doing.
They are dividing our nation in order to conquer or achieve their goals, and they’re doing so by changing the way we think. And if they change the way we think of something or someone or a class of people; in other words, if they control our thinking by convincing us that their way of thinking is the only “right” way, then they control everything about us from out our beliefs to our actions, and they usher in a new order, a new ideology, and they install themselves in places of power and in the end, we lose and they win.
So, let me speak to a few things that’ll probably anger some of you. Folks, no matter what you hear or read, there are white nationalist groups like the American Freedom Party, the Aryan Brotherhood, and the Ku Klux Klan that are nothing more than white supremacist groups that subscribe to the same belief as slaveholders, and that is that people of color lack the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Well, I disagree.
There was a gentleman and statesman by the name of Frederick Augustus Washington Baily, or you may know him as Frederick Douglas, and he proved by his oratory and by his writings that he was a living counter-example of those prejudiced beliefs. Folks, people of color have the same value and intellectual abilities as any other person, and Mr. Douglas was a fine, fine example of that fact.
But likewise, Black Lives Matter is nothing more than a socialistic organization that by their own words strive to “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another.”
To put that into plain English, no longer will you have the power to be or to raise your family to be independent thinkers, but rather you exist only as “collective citizens” of their specified idealism. Folks, that’s Marxism. Their founders have admitted to being trained Marxist and followers of that ideology.
Now, I know they proclaim that they exist simply to stop the systemic violence against people of color (actually they don’t mention any other color except black), but does that really exist? Is there really a policy of violence against black citizens that is secretly promoted by the national authoritative system? I don’t think so.
Have I seen police do terribly wrong things when it comes to arresting or detaining some black people? Absolutely. Do I see them do the same terrible things to people other than black people? Absolutely. And I’m not trying to water that down at all, wrong is wrong and needs to be corrected and punished where necessary, no matter what.
But let’s face it, there are some bad people in every organization and unfortunately, they get all the attention. Their actions are the very ones the agenda driven, biased media promotes ad nauseam, and all it does is encourage distrust and retaliatory violence.
But please tell me, how does burning your own neighbors’ livelihood to the ground, or looting your neighborhood businesses help you? It doesn’t, it only hurts you. And I’m not just pointing my finger at our African American community, no, we’ve fostered a whole segment of our populace into this “cancel culture.”
But think about it, if there was truly a national policy of violence against black people by the police, why then would black people be a part of that organization? Now, there was a time in our country that, unfortunately, there was systemic racism again the African American community and all people of color, and it was wrong.
But great leaders like Frederick Douglas and Martin Luther King, Jr. achieved far more for their race than anything BLM has done, and they did so through non-violent methods. Violence, my friends, only causes more violence and statements like “give us what we want or we’ll burn the system down and replace it” does nothing but cause people to circle the wagons in preparation for that confrontation.
Could police use an upgrade to their methods and better training in how to handle certain situations, sure, there’s always room for improvement. And they need to weed out the bad apples who are giving that organization a bad name.
But, folks, if we continue down the path of defunding or dismantling the police, chaos will prevail. Believe it or not, there are certain violent criminal elements in our world that would simply take over if we replaced the police with daisy pushing public liaisons who simply hand out gold stars to those who do right, and ask the criminals to “pretty please” stop.
Folks, we don’t need a bunch of hall monitors to keep us safe, we need the police. We need a police force ready and strong enough to handle the worst of the criminal element. But they also need to be well trained to handle incidents where there is less danger.
Never should a citizen of any color lose his or her life because they were impaired and stupid. However, if they are threatening bodily harm or the lives of the police or people around them, then then should be dealt with accordingly to maintain the safety of the innocent.
So, here’s the bottom line, we are all valuable and deserve to be treated as such. Like Frederick Douglas, we should all have the firm belief in the equality of all people, whether they are black, brown, white, female, Native American, or any other immigrant. We should understand that we don’t all believe the same things, but we should also understand having those differences shouldn’t make us hate each other.
If we all believed exactly the same things, then we’d be like lemmings following our leaders right off the cliff. Having different opinions is okay; violently trying to force them upon each other is not. We should instead believe in dialogue and making alliances across racial and ideological divides so that we will become united and therefore stronger as a nation.
This country has been a beacon of hope for 244 years. It affords opportunities that people around the world only dream of. Every person, regardless of their station in life can better themselves, better their communities, achieve goals and realize their dreams with hard work, and enjoy life, liberty, and their own pursuit of happiness. No one is going to stop you if you try.
You see, if we keep heading in the direction we are heading, it will end in another civil war and we will become nothing more than a fading memory known as the late, great country of the United States of America. How sad that would be considering we all have the power to stop it.
You know, Frederick Douglas was criticized by other abolitionist because he was willing to have a dialogue with slaveowners. But he replied to their criticism, “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.” I think Mr. Douglas was on to something because, folks, wrong is wrong and right is right; and right is never wrong, and wrong can never, ever be right.
Maybe we should consider taking those words and the words of Frederick Douglas to heart and returning to become the UNITED States of America, E. Pluribus unum – out of many, one.
I hope you have a wonderful Independence Day celebrating all this great country is and is to come. May God bless you and yours, and may God bless the United States of America.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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, 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Yes Child, I win. Because I always win the victory. Indeed I have already won.
Lord, it seems the world has gone crazy, chaos everywhere, heartache, suffering, sickness, death, confusion, people attacking one another without even thinking about it. Hatred, it seems abounds throughout. Sometimes I think, “Jesus, come take me out of this mess.”
But then I remember all those who are lost. Some were never taught about You or Your love for them. Therefore they never had a chance to know Your love. So what can I expect from them except hatred?
They look at this world’s situation too. They see the chaos everywhere and they have no hope. Lord, send someone into their lives that will share Your love with them.
And Lord, I ask for forgiveness because sometimes I respond in anger to these haters, especially on social media. I forget they don’t know You.
How can I show Your love for them if I respond in hatred back at them? So what am I to do?
Child, pray before you respond to others. Up to now you’ve just responded without thoughtful consideration. In fact, you responded through your emotions many times.
Yes Sir. (Hanging my head in embarrassment)
Now Child, I’m instructing you to pray and seek My guidance before you open your mouth in response to others. Pray before you speak, type a word, or even before you “share” the thoughts of others.
God help me.
I want all My children to be witnesses of My love and not respond to others out of hatred. So pray before responding. Take a minute of your time before you respond to anyone. No more immediate responses. Seek My wisdom first.
Lord, help me. A while back, I saw a sign that said, “Lord, put Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth.” I need this. Help me.
Child, if you seek My wisdom before you respond, then I will grant you words of wisdom to share. I will put My Word in your mouth. I will lead you and I will guide you.
Yes Sir. Thank you Sir.
Lord, it’s going to be hard. This is a year of politics. You know my feelings.
Yes Child. That’s why I’m giving you instructions. This year is going to be a war of words and chaos everywhere. But it’s always been that way since sin first entered Eden.
So remember to pray first before responding to others. Keep your focus to seek My wisdom before you speak.
Also, follow these same instructions before you eat too. Pray first. Then seek My wisdom. Do this before opening your mouth either to speak or to eat. Then you will have victory.
Yes Sir. Thank you Sir.
Lord, I also ask that Your love wash over this land and all people groups. Fill all of us with Your love and mercy. Help us to show Your love and mercy to each other. You are our only hope. Thank you for hearing our prayers.
Words of Wisdom
Be ANGRY [at sin-at immorality,, at injustice, at ungodly behavior], YET DO NOT SIN; do not let your anger [cause you shame ,nor allow it to] last until the sun goes down. Ephesians 4:26 AMP
God, give me grace to guard my lips from speaking what is wrong. Guide me away from temptation and doing evil. Save me from sinful habits and from keeping company with those who are experts in evil. Help me not to share in their sin in any way, Psalm 141: 3-4 TPT
I leave the gift of peace with you-My peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but My perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts- instead, be courageous! John 14:27 TPT
Yet even in the midst of all these things, we triumph over them all, for God has made us to be more than conquerors, and his demonstrated love is our glorious victory over everything! Romans 8:37 TPT
Child, remember those words I spoke to your heart?
Yes Lord, You said I’d have a turnaround victory. Then You instructed me to complete 40 days of semi-fasting. But I don’t think I can do it.
Child, know you can do all things with My help. My instructions are simple. Complete 40 days of just three meals a day, half portions, and no snacks. You’ve fasted in prayer before. So now consider this a 40 day fast.
You can do this. For I am with you and I am on your side.
Lord, there’s so many suffering now with so much heartache. And yet, here I am talking to You about food.
Child, when you give up extra food and eat half servings it’ll be a form of fasting. This’ll increase the power of your prayers. Just think how powerful your prayers would be for those suffering. Your prayers could bring a turnaround victory in your life and all those you intercede for.
I’m calling you to life of submission before Me. The real question is . . . are you willing to give up your food pleasure in exchange of an increase of My Presence within you?
Instead of being sedated, drugged, or sleepy due to overeating, you’d have an increased alertness of My Holy Spirit within you. This’ll increase your strength and power to pray without ceasing. Then your eyes and your ears would open to see My power working throughout the earth and to hear My voice speaking within your heart.
So what do you want, a life of sedated apathy or a life of alertness with excitement? If you’re looking for excitement, then live in My Presence with your life yielded to My Holy Spirit. That’s excitement indeed. Everyday is full of joy, peace, and miracles. An open heart sees many miracles of turnaround victory.
Fasting, even semi-fasting increases your ability to pray without ceasing. This doesn’t mean constantly praying your requests. Yes, I want your requests. But to pray without ceasing means constant communication with Me, not just during your so-called quiet time.
You’ll be aware of My Holy Spirit every moment of your day, guiding you every step you take and with every word you say. Eating in submission helps you focus on real life, not sedated life. As a result you’ll have turnaround victory.
So Child, what do you want?
Oh Lord, I want a life full of Your Presence.
Then you must surrender your life, along with your eating, to Me. I’m calling you to a full, exciting, fulfilled life, not a sedated life full of apathy. I’m calling you to a life on fire with excitement, peace, and joy. So what do you choose?
Lord, I want You. But I’m so weak and defeated.
Child, let the weak say I am strong.
How many people in the Bible were weak? But I used them in great and mighty ways to bring about turnaround victory. Just think, if all the weak people yielded themselves completely, I could fill them all with My Holy Spirit power. Now that would be a true turnaround victory.
If only they knew the victories I have planned for them. . . If only they knew.
Child, I want you to live a life of victory, not defeat. I want all My children to live in complete victory, not defeat. That’s what I offer, turnaround and victory.
I long for My people to wake up and walk in victory, the victory I have planned for each one. They don’t have to trudge through this life of clay, instead they can walk through an exciting life of victory. And they get to choose.
Now Child, what do you choose? Choose well, My child. Choose well.