Friday, October 31, 2014


Question for my readers.

How does one close doors/gates that should have never been open, or that are open by others (that affect you)?

I read the article Jeff posted from Omegashock.  And I encourage you to go there to and also to listen to the short podcast.    One thing that has surprised me, is how many people put up chrstmas trees right now.  

"By participating in the obvious evil of Halloween, we are perilously close to trampling on the blood of Christ. If nothing else, we open the door for that in the hearts of others. And THAT is a terrible thing."

I give all praise and glory to FATHER, for allowing it to rain in our area.  Amen

Here's a Measure

(Please read all the Scriptures.  The Word of GOD has power!  And I am praying for your (and my) deliverance and healing, restoration and power from on high.)

1 Corinthians 13
1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 

2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

4Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 

5Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 

6Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 

7Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

8Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 

9For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

10But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 

11When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 

12For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 

13And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

True love tells the truth!    Can the truth hurt?  Absolutely.  But does it destroy?  It will destroy the lies.   What if it destroys a relationship? Then perhaps that relationship wasn't true?  Or the other person turned away from the truth?  We see that in real time don't we?   But you can't write someone off too quickly...we all fall short of the glory of GOD, so a lot of patience is needed.

Tell the truth, but if the unbeliever depart, let him/her/them depart!  You, follow the LORD!
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Some folks, we will have to endure (maybe till the end of time).  Some, we may have to shake the dust and quickly move on.  This can be really painful for the believer, but obedience comes before our personal feelings about a matter.   

FATHER has your best interest at heart and HE has called us to peace.  (The kingdom of GOD is of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit!)

One of our precious daughters, who I love more than tongue could tell, had to move out.  She was not operating in the Holy Spirit.  How can two walk together unless they be agreed?  Amos 3:3
How can two live together, when there is no unity in the Holy Spirit?  Can I still show her love, from a distance?  You bet!  GOD has called us to love (the enemies of Christ).  If we cannot love our brother who we do see, how can we say we love GOD?  (The person may not be a 'brethren' but they are a person in need of salvation!)

Please, we all need to pray about this and examine it:  What do I have a personal relationship with: a person, place or thing-that I cannot let go of?

JESUS calls and says, "Come follow ME!  Let the dead bury the dead!"   (Take MY hand.  I will lead you. Fear not!)
 Mt 19:16-22 <b>Come Follow Me</b>

We suffer many losses in life: family, marriages, jobs, homes, health, aging, ideals. ... on music for <b>funeral</b> services and will be pleased to make arrangements  

But does the FATHER of our hearts, leave us orphans?  No.  Look around you.   What do you have now, that you didn't then?  (Things can't grow, unless the ground is tilled, the rocks and weeds pulled out!)
The tweaks are simple enough and the adjustments will support me in ...

Perhaps now, FATHER is calling you to come follow HIM in a matter.  Perhaps HE is calling you to trust HIM a little more with that person, place or thing you need to let go of? (Maybe you have been trying to control the person, place or thing and you are losing!  Maybe its not a full on let go, but a hands off, let the chips fall where they may-let go.

This is one of my favourite hymn/songs that I sing a lot, because I want to grow, grow, grow and can't do it on my own.

Psalm 143  (try reading this out loud!)
I Spread Out My Hands to You
1{A Psalm of David.} Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.

2And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

3For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

4Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.

5I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.  ((Remember your first love with Christ?))

6I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.

7Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

8Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.   ((Give your problems to the LORD.))

9Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.

10Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

11Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.

12And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.

Is there love?  Is there peace?  Is the Spirit of the LORD there--which gives us liberty?   What is the conflict?  What is the source of confusion?

The Word of GOD is sharper than a double edged sword.  It cuts through lies and confusion. 

 Remember James 3:16  For where envying and STRIFE is, there is confusion and every evil work!

False teachers, preachers, internet woowoos, complicate the Word of GOD.  

Let's go back to the basics.  John 3:16 For GOD so loved the world HE gave HIS Son.   

GOD loves you.   Faith as small as a mustard seed.  

I was raped at 11 years old.  GOD loved me then, and HE loves me now.   Aside from the bad things that happened to me, I too participated in sins and fall short of the glory of GOD.  

But! through the power of the Holy Spirit making me born again (read all of John 3), look what Ephesians 2 has to say.

1And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 

2Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

3Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 

4But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 

5Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

 6And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 

7That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 

8For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

 9Not of works, lest any man should boast.

10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.


Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.      

If you have never accepted JESUS as your Lord and Savior, would you pray today and ask?  Where there is breath, there is hope! (If you have any questions you can email me  or if you are a man and would prefer to talk to another man, you can email my husband Gordon at (be patient, he may not be able to answer right away).

If you have given your life to JESUS, would you continue to give it to HIM and trust HIM today with your battles, your troubles, your concerns?  

We have a very loving FATHER, Who loves us so much, HE gave the very best of Himself, to show us by example how to die to this world, so that we may have life and have it abundantly.

Would you give this song a listen and raise your hands up to your FATHER today?  Remember just worries about tomorrow.  Amen!

Father to the fatherless
Defender of the weak
Freedom for the prisoner
We sing

This is God in His holy place
This is God clothed in love and strength

Sing out, lift your voice and cry out
Awesome is our strong God, mighty is our God

With us in the wilderness
Faithful to provide
Every breath and every step
We see

This is God in His holy place
This is God clothed in love and strength

Sing out, lift your voice and cry out
Awesome is our strong God, mighty is our God

Sing out, raise your hands and shout out
Awesome is our strong God, mighty is our God

There is no higher, no
There is no greater, no
There is none stronger than our God

Sing out, lift your voice and cry out
Awesome is our strong God, mighty is our God

Sing out, raise your hands and shout out
Awesome is our strong God, mighty is our God

Mighty is our God
Mighty is our God

There is no higher, no
There is no greater, no
There is none stronger than our God

Thursday, October 30, 2014


All I have to say is this Halloween seems more "charged" than any other.  Kindof feels like a spiritual tornado?  And I'm a hypocrite because I allowed stuff that honestly, I didn't even give more thought to.  And I should know better!

I never want to portray myself as some 'got it all together Christian blogger who walks the perfect mile.'  I'd like to be transparent with my readers...

Sometimes I just don't know what to make of something or deal with all that's going on.  Do you ever feel that way?  Get a little lost in the fog?

So I've got two older daughters who have sweet memories of their childhood (when Gordon and I were thoroughly engrossed in the whore church) and who want to make memories with their baby sister.  So we let them take the little one to one of these fall festivals for children yesterday.  (They play games, everyone is supposed to dress up 'nice'...) She comes home with a handful of candy and proceeds to build a tower with it.  And that is that.

Tomorrow night however is a different story. The apartment management gave door announcements to hang on your door knob if you ARE going to give out candy.  We are not giving out candy.  We did not decorate our porch.  We do not watch horror movies or give it any attention for that matter.  Our little one knows why we don't celebrate Halloween.

But is the 'fall festival' "alternative" any better?    I mean how many 'strangers' like my older daughters (who are not walking with the LORD), will go to fall festivals for the fun and food?  Are they coming to hear about  It's just a flesh fest...a way to lure people in.  Oh and get a boat load of sugar (which frankly is least for me!)

We deal with principles all the time and when they are not followed we see a big leadership flaw.  Ugh!  Not making an excuse but praise GOD HE Is the one and only Head and we can come to HIM when we stumble.

And I guess, having a little one, I can see, wanting your child to have a little fun, but what about grown ups?   As I went to pick up my daughter tonight from work, there was traffic everywhere!  Tons of people, mostly teens and older folks, were flocking to this costume store.  Other roads were held up because many different churches were having fall festivals.  

And what is really sickening is that for a lot of Christians, Halloween marks the starting point of Christmas.  Yes!!!  I saw on my husbands facebook page a woman who already had her stockings hung up on the fireplace.

And tomorrow the plant Gordon works at is actually having a Halloween party.  I kindof laughed when he told me, because, while I am not opposed to having a good time, I thought, really?  Adults, at a company are going to play dress up like little children?

And all the above...just scratching the surface.  

Year after year I warn people to stay out of this mess.  Some are trying their best to drop the holidays.  Hey I know it is challenging.  The first year, we did a Hanukkah type thingy instead of Christmas. (I don't remember what we did for Halloween or Easter, I think we just carried on as if it were any other day.)   After that, we wondered, 'what are we supposed to do?'  We ended up having a family day, because after all no one was working.  I did make a big meal.  One year it snowed, so we had a snow ball fight.  I know it all sounds very lame, but you have to practice at walking this way--just trusting the LORD to direct your days.

One thing for sure, its all been met with a lot of opposition.  So be it.  

Pray for each other that we'll know how to handle things and not get swept away.


Just A Taste!

vanishing cookie with only <b>crumbs</b> remaining only the <b>crumbs</b> remaining ...

Many times people (mostly still in church), ask me, "How do you fellowship?  How do you 'not forsake the assembly of the brethren'"?

The answer is I don't.   Just as we wait on the LORD for other things in life, we also wait for fellowship!   Does 'fellowship' or 'assembling' come before obedience to Christ?  I liken 'fellowship' to many of the 'I wants' in life.  (Many still lost in the whorish church, make 'not assembling' (as often as they deem), a breaking of the law.)

Sure, I would like to meet every day like they did in the book of Acts.  However, I want to meet with folks that are hungry and thirsty for Righteousness.  Spiritual bulimia is rampant in this country: people go to church, Bible studies, 'worship services' and they binge on JunkFoodJesus, only to puke it all out later and they are never nourished, never refreshed, never grow.

So, last night, we met again with a family who was in town for a brief time.  We 'hung out', had dinner, skyped another sister in Italy (who is very much alone) and prayed.  Hung out some more and then prayed all together, asking the LORD's will be done in matters of all our lives.  Fellowship.

It wasn't on a Sunday morning or Wednesday night.  It wasn't even on a High Holy Day.  There were not a ton of people.  It wasn't 'planned', but it was good.  The LORD's will be done. Amen.

I want to encourage folks to seek the LORD on this kind of assembling.  A no expectations kind of assembling, for each believer is at different maturity levels.  We can all glean from each when we all bring something to the table...even if its just a few crumbs, for the LORD is able to multiply in the midst of two or three.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Wheat and The Tare: Nothing New Under the Sun

Blessings and peace to the readers of today's blog post.

The Wheat and The Tares
The Wheat and the <b>Tares</b> grow TOGETHER

They look alike, but the tare will poison you if eaten.  

Let's face it, we fleshly beings love NEW people, places and things. We like to keep things fresh and new and progressive!   We were watching this show Master Chef, where home town cooks competed for a trophy and monetary prize.  Towards the end of the competition, the last two contestants started using the word 'elevated'.

"I elevated this dish by using Moroccan hot sauce."  or "You just elevated this classic dish to a whole new level!"

We love buzz words: makes us sound haute couture or in Southernese, high faluting!   We want something to be more important than it really is.

So I've had this thought or rather thoughts.   I've spent enough time chasing the tail of the Illuminati, NWO, Matrix Shmatrix, to realize, it just goes no where.   In order to recognize the enemy, I have to really know what a Wheat looks like and what FATHER is really like.

I know, we say, 'Well we need to expose these things.'  Yes I guess we do or maybe did, because NOW, they are exposing themselves!

My concern is that we (the called out Brethren), do NOT have time to fiddle faddle with petty crap anymore.
<b>fiddle faddle</b> caramel popcorn <b>fiddle faddle</b> caramel popcorn <b>fiddle</b> ...
Revelation 22:10And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. 11He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

There is NOTHING new under the sun.  There are no 'paradigm shifts'--that is a very new age term.   I've heard this catch phrase before too: "If you were here last week"   "if you tuned in yesterday"   "If only you had understood this..."'d be in the know.   Because after all, being  in the know is where its at.

I've said it before: there are these preachers, teachers, pastors, bloggers, 'Christians'...who claim they are 'out of churchers'; claim they have 'come out of her' ; claim to be a wilderness people.   Folks they are posers!

They feed you some prophecy, a little world news, throw in a pinch of nephilim theory(ology), a touch of fear porn (sometimes a big dose of it),  and just enough Bible to keep it 'christian' all the while dragging you along for hours upon hours of your precious (GOD given) time!

You would spend your time better by watching Benedict Cumberbatch play Sherlock Holmes then spend hours on LA Marzulli's website wondering if aliens really will spill out of the sky and jazz yourself to the point you wished there really was a rapture.

We are not supposed to be run by our imaginations!
Genesis 6 5And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Can you really afford to get lost on whether the 'sons of god' were angels mating with chicks or were they 'Seths sons' or what? Hybrid people?

Okay, so let's say I married a hybrid person thingy who claims Christ.  And....?    What is that to me?   If GOD has you in a 'place', you need a deeper revelation of what is going on!

FATHER will use and do whatever it takes to pick apart your flesh in order for your inner man to bloom and grow.

The kingdom of GOD is not OF this world, but it is, IN this world.  HIS kingdom IS.    We ought not to give our present day technology more power than it really has.   Pull a plug, have Anonymous hack a system, a sun burst, spilled water, and it is poof--all done!  And we certainly don't need to give the devil more power than he has.  Read the book of Job.

FATHER's people need to glean from the TESTIMONY of those who held (hold) the Truth in their Temples!  

Amy Carmichael.  
Devoted herself to rescuing Indian children, mostly sold into prostitution.  She had some pretty clever ideas which helped her get in and out of places she normally might not have been allowed to go.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Cigarette smoking, stealth people rescuer!

Not one weapon formed against you will prevail! FATHER will use and do whatever HE chooses, to use you in this world.  If you surrender to HIS will and are a participant, HE will take you in and out of places you've never been!  

HE also said 'very few' would enter in.  Enter into what?

How about, enter into HIS Rest!?!  How many times did the disciples have to rest in prison?   How about the whole world being a prison?  Can you rest?  Can you run with perseverance?  Can you have love, joy and peace in the Holy Spirit?

1 John 5
18We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. 19And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. 20And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

If you are IN HIM Who IS, than you is!  

And HIS kingdom IS.  IS, NOW.   Israel is Isnow!  Okay I am having a little fun with words, but think about it--what matters right NOW? 

What about FELLOWSHIP with FATHER?   Do we make time for HIM?

There is nothing new under the sun and all of it is vanity.   But who wants to sit with the King at His table?   If you are happy to be a street-cleaner in the kingdom, than rock on.   Intimacy is knowing.   How does one become intimate with the FATHER?  You clear away everything that prevents you from becoming intimate.  It's a relationship, so you have to meet HIM half way...

We want fellowship with others, but we don't make time to fellowship with the One Who makes relationships possible? What?

I have this 'feeling' that more and more tares are going to infiltrate the wilderness places and many people are going to get lured into a false revival type deception that will bring them back into the false church (the her).

GOD's Wheat is going to need to strive to listen for the Holy Spirit in all things.  FATHER may still use the internet, but be VERY WARY! and super limit yourself on what you read, hear, see.  Tighten up the gates!  Be specific in your searches (jobs, homes, email, ect...)  don't get lost in the net!

The real church is underground and she operates on a Holy Spirit, JIT (just in time) manner and unless FATHER has specifically directed you, you need not get lost in prepping for years and years to come, because HE has already gone before you and prepared the way.  Do you trust HIM?

The things that are coming upon the earth (that will make men's hearts fail them for fear!), and the way GOD is going to care for HIS people, is going to be way beyond what any youtube video could prepare you for.

Psalm 92
It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:
2To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,
3Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.
4For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.
5O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.
6A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.
7When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:
8But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore.
9For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
10But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
11Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.
12The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.
14They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;
15To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Labor of Prayer; This Israel My Soul!

I wanted to get this thought out to you all (Ya'll)!!

Years ago, David Wilkerson spoke about Anguish:   If you've never listened to it, maybe give it a listen when you have time.

Several years ago now, while I was sitting in the balcony of a fancy church, I heard a guest pastor talk about hungering and thirsting for righteousness.  I cried my guts out and thought, 'this guy is going to get fired!'  It was the only sermon that I had heard that was packed with truth and soul wrenching examination. (Sadly the pastor is lukewarm and mainstream now.)

I remember looking around to see if there were any other convicted souls.  Not being judgmental, but really curious because years before that I had visited a church where a pastor was talking about abortion and the WHOLE congregation were in tears.  And not just tears, some were truly grieving loudly for the grave sin of abortion in this country!   

So I looked, and I didn't see anyone, so I continued to pray for the pastor and I grieved myself that I wasn't (at that time) hungry and thirsty for righteousness.

What is the Labor of Prayer?  What does that mean?

FATHER gave me a personal word four years ago and part of that word was Revelation 8
The Seventh Seal
1And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.2And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.
3And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. 4And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. 5And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
The First Four Trumpets
6And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
7The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
8And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; 9And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
10And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; 11And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
12And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
13And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!

There are some cross references to verse 4.   Pslam 141:2, Acts 10:4.

There have been times during prayer where I have asked the Holy Spirit, "Why am I not hungry?  Why am I not convicted about XXX to the core?  What blind spots do I have and why are they there?  FATHER I am weak and needy; pathetic.  I need YOU to cleanse me, wash me in the water of the word and teach me YOUR ways!"

Of course I do not suggest vain babbling, going on and on about a subject.  FATHER knows all.  But where is the FIRE?  Where is the fanning the flame of prayer?    No, we cannot fake anguish or any other thing before FATHER, but we sure can examine.  We can ask away for the revelation of our hearts.   We can ask for the confirmation too.   It's not all horror and misery.   We are the children of the Living God!  HIS love for us is vast, but look it--let us never presume that it's all good where we are at!  

Israel means strive.  In times past that word strive meant to struggle against, but now means to try hard.

It is a fascinating mystery, this walk with the LORD.  We don't have to try to do or be anything.  "It is finished", said the LORD JESUS.

Yet, what does true love do?  'Find out what pleases the LORD.'  Ephesians 5.  
 Now the KJV says, '8For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 11And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them12For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. 13But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.

Prove?  How do we prove what is acceptable to the LORD?  Well for one, with our CONSCIENCE (con-with, science-knowledge) we know.  We know what is right and wrong!  Will we as children of the Light deny what is right and wrong?!   But we do, don't we?  We have a personal relationship with our own wretched selves and we make excuses for sin.  In the old sense of the word, we strive with ourselves.

Our 'head' has to die.  JESUS said in Matthew 11, "28Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

I want to encourage you today to labor in prayer.  Fight the good fight of faith!  Secret away somewhere, whether its your car, or on a walk or your bedroom--somewhere private--and labor in prayer.  Work that work of prayer.  Pray for each believer in this world.  Lift those up that you know personally.   Pray for yourself.  Plead with FATHER to remove blind spots, old rooted strongholds; ask HIM to till away at the garden of your heart!  Enter into HIS courts with thanksgiving and praise because we can come boldly before the throne of grace!  Wow, what a blessing, honour and privilege!

Reflect on all the years and things FATHER has brought you through!  

Literally lift up holy hands to the FATHER.  When you do you will be physically stretching and causing more circulation to flow in your body!

If you are the leader of your home, (and this could be a single mom or an adult saved child living with unsaved parents...) I want to encourage you to get in the middle of your home where all can see you and start praying to your FATHER.   Let the Holy Spirit groan in you.  Sing praises to HIM and let the dew drip off of you onto your loved ones.  Stoke the fires of heaven!

Ask FATHER to reveal to you areas where you have failed to be the child of GOD you are supposed to be.  Perhaps there is someone you need to apologize to.  Do it quickly!  Don't let pride steal, kill and destroy the possibilities of forgiveness and refreshing.

Ask FATHER for a refreshing.  Remember that fire you had when you were first born again?!   Ask for it.  

FATHER I thank YOU that YOU are in all, that YOU are all!  That YOUR love and light are more powerful than any force of evil.  I thank YOU FATHER for saving me, for growing me, for forgiving me, restoring me, training and disciplining me.  I thank YOU FATHER for showing the gravity of my sin, my helplessness, my need!   I thank YOU for revealing YOURSELF to me a worthless being and yet YOUR child--what a mystery!  What a wonder!  FATHER my body is sick and weak, but my spirit is whole and it is seated in the heavenlies with my LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.  Not by works, not by anything in me, but by YOUR SPIRIT.  Hallelujah!   YOU are the ultimate healing!  The flesh counts for nothing, hallelujah!  I thank YOU that YOU are my judge!   I thank you that YOU are my FATHER!  I thank YOU for being patient with me, in all my foolishness.  I thank YOU for comforting me in my times of need.  I thank YOU for YOUR strength that YOU give me to endure and endure and endure.   I thank YOU FATHER for the brethren that I have met over the years and been encouraged by their faith walks.   I thank YOU for preserving them and strengthening them through all their trials and tribulations! amen! I thank YOU for the hope and the joy and the love and the power and the majesty that Is YOU and Is encompassed in all YOU are!   I am thankful that we can come before YOU continuously and that YOU never tire of YOUR babies.  amen!!!   I thank YOU for YOUR provision.  We are so wealthy!  I thank YOU that YOUR strength is made perfect in our weaknesses.   FATHER please clear out all the cobwebs that cloud the clarity of mind and soul in YOUR people.  Loose the grip of the enemy from YOUR people, that they may walk in the liberation of YOUR SPIRIT.  
FATHER YOU are the Great Physician.  FATHER much needs healing.  FATHER I ask for YOUR healing in the depths of the hearts of YOUR people.  I ask for YOUR will be done and that YOU give all the acceptance of YOUR will, no matter the pain.  Help us to endure the pain of the realities of the flesh in this world time, but to always remember, it is only for this time.  Great is the reward of those who endure till the end.   FATHER please give grace so that all YOUR people may obey YOU!  Apart from YOU we can do no thing!

FATHER I lift up those who are struggling with great personal and familial struggles.  FATHER I ask that YOU remove all false guilt, all false obligation and replace it with the fire of YOUR True love and that folks would love through YOU.   I ask that YOU give strength and ability, endurance and a freshness of body, mind and spirit.  I ask for financial assistance for those that truly need it.   I ask for the help that is needed for those desperate for help.  And FATHER most of all I ask for YOUR peace that passes all understanding.  Thank YOU that we can rest in YOU.  Give us YOUR rest FATHER.

FATHER please bless YOUR people today.