Thursday, September 11, 2008

THE AFTERMATH OF 9/11

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; Who can know it???





Today as millions of Americans remember the tragic event of 9/11, my heart once again turns to my heavenly Father, who is the keeper of my heart. My source of love, when I don't feel love towards my enemy. The confidence I have in knowing, no evil thing goes unpunished. The only reason why I can be better, not bitter.


Job 22:21 Acquaint thyself with him and be at peace. Thereby good shall come unto thee.


With great honor and respect to those who died for our freedom and still fight, yesterday, today and tomorrow, may the Lord bless you, make his face to shine upon you, comfort you and give you that peace that passes all understanding, today and always. Thank you for our Freedom.





I will never forget that day when the whole world stopped and millions of Americans, all over the world, stood and watched as the tragedy of this day unfolded. The fear that gripped our hearts, not knowing what was happening. I thought of my children and people I loved, knowing I could not reach them, wondering if the last time I saw any of them, would forever be the last time.


All of America suddenly stopped and watched as 3000 men and women, tragically died before our eyes, realizing, our Freedom was being attacked. Our enemy came in, wanting to take control of our country and we saw, first hand, what our men and women of the Military, Fire and Rescue Departments, Police Force and every day American people, showed what we are made of.





Peace - translated from the Hebrew language, complete, sound.


The mighty men and women of valor who put their lives on the line, stepped up, died saving others, banning together for one cause, to rescue, persevere and protect each other. Praise God for our hero's.


Lord, we come to you and we ask you to be with each and every person who was affected by this tragic day. Lord we pray that we never forget those men and women who put their lives on the line for us every single day. We pray that the impact of this day will forever remain in our hearts. Give us the clarity of mind, to appreciate our freedom, to love one another, to stand together for that one cause that is greater than anything we have, to love our brother as ourselves, today and always. Let us never take for granted our freedom or the people who make that possible for us. Help us to remember where our source comes from, who we belong too and who it is that we all draw our character and hope from. It is you Lord. You are our precious, blessed remember. Help us never to forget to pray for our leaders of our Country. Lord give them wisdom, love and courage to make good choices.



Psalms 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear. The Lord is the strength of my life of whom shall I be afraid?.



God bless The USA







Tuesday, September 2, 2008

IT'S ALL ABOUT HIM

Set your affections on things above, not of this world.

Hello to my friends in J-Land that are so faithful to read my journal.  I hope and pray that those of you who read my journal, know that no matter what you are going through, the Lord is with you, loves you and has a plan for you and me, if we only will keep our focus on him.

I was reading tonight in Hosea, how the Lord was so angry with the Israelites because of their disobedience and how he poured out his wrath on them.  Their total disregard for the very basic ten commandments, which God set for all of us.

Hosea 6:4 My people perish for lack of knowledge.  Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me. Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

I thought about this scripture as I considered those days and how much they are like the very days we are living in today.  The lawlessness of this world which was once directed by the counsel and commands of our Savior.  I myself found such shortcomings in myself and had to ask the Lord to forgive me.  Life is not about me, it's about HIM, my Savior and his purpose for me.

That very thought reminded me of a poem I wrote, when once before, I was convicted for thinking life is about me.  I believe I've shared it before but feel it's worth sharing again.

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and HIS righteousness and all these things will be added unto you.  HE and HE alone will give you the desires of your heart. 

 

 

 

 

Not About Me

Lord I know you're watching and I know you have a plan

Because in your word you tell us, you have the whole world in your hand

You see much more than I do, you hear the cries of despair;

You know there are people suffering, not just me but everywhere

There are floods that come upon us, from the rains and fires and spills

Some people have no clue, Lord, they get rich and spin their wheels,

But you oh Lord know everything, you know your plans for good

If you only had a vessel who would heed your word like they should

This world has gone quite crazy, seems there's little black and white;

People searching for a way to make even great sin seem alright;

Such a selfish world we live in, people only love themselves

As your word does warn us clearly, seems we only see ourselves

But you oh Lord you’re awesome, if we only take your hand

And stand against the evil one and make our dream your plan

I wonder how you feel Lord, when we go off on our way;

With our plans in mind to please ourselves, not caring what you say

Oh we find some joy and laughter but it all comes to an end

For you oh Lord are everything and sin can never win

Lord help us to remember, you have the whole world in your sights

And we must resist the evil one and fight with all our might

Put on your holy armor, start each day with humble prayer

Be aware of those around us, people suffering everywhere

For you oh Lord know everything you word rings loud and clear

If we'd only stop and listen, we would know that you are near

There's nothing you can't handle, there's no place you can't be

Lord, help me to remember, life isn't always about me.

© copyrighted by Ging

Dear Lord, thank you for loving me so much that when I get off track, you lovingly and patiently bring me back to you.  Help me to never forget, life is not about me Lord, it's about you.  I praise you and adore you and thank you for all that you are.  Please bless the person who is reading this page.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

PAID IN FULL

Hello everyone, sorry I have been away for so long.  I've had serveral Emails asking me where I am, why I haven't made an entry so here I am. 

Normally, the Lord gives me a special subject of his own and shows me scripture to go with what he lays on my heart.  This time, I thought of this story that I have saved from Email.  I'm sure that you have all seen it but, it's so good, I wanted to share it again.  So, though this was not written by me, I pray it blesses you all.

 

After living what I felt was a 'decent' life, my time on earth came to the end.

The first thing I remember is sitting on a bench in the waiting
room of what I thought to be a court house.

The doors opened and I was instructed to come in and have a seat
by the defense table.

As I looked around I saw the 'prosecutor.'

He was a villainous looking gent who snarled as he stared at me.

He definitely was the most evil person I have ever seen.

I sat down and looked to my left and there sat My Attorney,
a kind and gentle looking man whose appearance seemed so familiar to
me, I felt I knew Him.

 
The corner door flew open and there appeared the Judge in full
flowing robes.

He commanded an awesome presence as He moved across the room I
couldn't take my eyes off of Him.

As He took His seat behind the bench, He said, 'Let us begin.'

The prosecutor rose and said,
'My name is Satan and I am here to show you why this woman
belongs in hell.'

He proceeded to tell of lies that I told, things that I stole,
and In the past when I cheated others.Satan told of other horrible
Perversions that were once in my life and the more he spoke, the
further
down in my seat I sank.

I was so embarrassed that I couldn't look at anyone, even my own Attorney, as the Devil told of sins that even I had completely
forgotten
about.

As upset as I was at Satan for telling all these things about
me, I was equally upset at My Attorney who sat there silently not
Offering any form of defense at all.


I know I had been guilty of those things, but I had done some
good in my life - couldn't that at least equal out part of the harm
I'd
done?

Satan finished with a fury and said, 'This woman belongs in hell,
she is guilty of all that I have charged and there is not a person
who
can prove otherwise.'

When it was His turn, My Attorney first asked if He might
approach the bench.

The Judge allowed this over the strong objection of Satan,
and beckoned Him to come forward.

As He got up and started walking, I was able to see Him in
His full splendor and majesty.

I realized why He seemed so familiar; this was Jesus
representing me, my Lord and my Savior.

!

He stopped at the bench and softly said to the Judge, 'Hi,
Dad,' and then He turned to address the court.

'Satan was correct in saying that this woman had sinned,
I won't deny any of these allegations.

And, yes, the wage of sin is death, and this woman deserves to be
punished.'

Jesus took a deep breath and turned to His Father with
outstretched arms and proclaimed, 'However, I died on the cross so
that
this person might have eternal life and she has accepted Me as her Savior, soshe is Mine.'

My Lord continued with, 'Her name is written in the Book of Life,
and no one can snatch her from Me.

Satan still does not understand yet.
This woman is not to be given justice, but rather mercy.'

As Jesus sat down,
He quietly paused, looked at His Father and said, 'There is nothing else that needs to be done.'

'I've done it all.'

The Judge lifted His mighty hand and slammed the gavel down.
The following words bellowed from His lips..

'This woman is free.'

The penalty for her has already been paid in full.

'Case dismissed.'

As my Lord led me away, I could hear Satan ranting and raving,
'I won't give up, I will win the next one.' I asked Jesus as He gave
me
my instructions where to go next, 'Have you ever lost a case?'

Christ lovingly smiled and said,
'Everyone that has come to Me and asked Me to represent them
has received the same verdict as you,

~Paid In Full~

Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that who so ever believes in him will not perish but   have ever lasting life.

It's just that simple. Isn't it so wonderful to know who's you are??  I pray that those who read my entry will be blessed by knowing and remembering that God does love you, he is the final judge and one day, we will all bow before him.  What will Jesus Christ say about you??

God Bless You

 

 

Saturday, July 19, 2008

A NEW AWAKENING TO LOVE

 

1 John 4:8  He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is Love.

 

 

What a beautiful scripture, God is love.  I woke up this morning and felt such peace and love from my heavenly father. It's a beautiful day, a wonderful day that the Lord has made.

I went outside and started taking in the day and all it's splendor.  A tiny little flower has opened it's sweet face and shows it's beauty and color, God is BIG.  As I looked around, I saw a butterfly and gosh was it beautiful.  The sweet little flowers on my tree with their delicate tiny petals, dancing in the sun light. Cotton candy clouds, set up in the sky so blue and so happy, God is HUGE, God is LOVE.

I walked over to my garden hose and turned on the water to give my flowers a drink, walked around the yard and pulled up weeds.  That's when it hit me, when I am still, when I am quiet and just taking in the awesome love of my Father, I see it everywhere.  I thought about how sometimes we get so busy, we only see weeds in our life and not the beauty.  I thought about all the incredible ways God speaks to us and shows his love to us every single day.

The faithful readers of my journal know that I come from a very broken background.  They know the black hole I once found myself in and how utterly hopeless it all felt. I never even believed in being happy back then, just hoping to make it through life and raise my children.  Today, I am a new creation in HIM, because of his love and faithfulness to me.

 

 

The world is hurting. The violence and cruelty of people knows no bounds.  I use to feel hopeless because of it but now, because of my heavenly father and the things he teaches me about love, I see past the outer appearances of people and into their hearts that are so hopelessly broken. I am humbled by that because I know it's the work my father has done in me, because I trust him.

Healing is a journey that few can define.  How it happens, the steps we go through ...  they seem to be impossible for me to put into words other than, God is HUGE.  Taking my eyes off of myself and seeing others around me suffering, that's God's perfect love.  Loving the Lord so much that I allow him to control my thoughts, my hopes and dreams and actions, that's healing.

People want to be loved, it's how God created us.  The scripture says that Love is the greatest gift from God.

Corinthians 13: 12-13 For 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.  And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three, but the greatest of these is love.

First God taught me how much he loves me, through that I learned to love him and trust him.  Loving God, everything comes to us after that.

 

 

Matthew 6:33  Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his Righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

That's what the author of Matthew says. Though there is no real evidence of the identity of the author of Matthew, it is suggested from early times, it is Matthew, the disciple of Jesus.

God takes care of all of our needs, food, drink, clothes, a home, wisdom, our hearts, minds, everything. He cares about every single detail of our lives.  His concern for us is deeper and more profound than we can possibly imagine.

To know Love, as the Father has created it in all it's vastness and depth, there truly is no greater gift.  It's NOT like the world defines it, not about lust and passion and control, our Fathers love is about healing, genuine heart that is devoted and faithful and true.  It's about completeness, being made whole, being humbled.

Psalms 34:8 Oh taste and see that the Lord is good.  Blessed is the man that trusts in HIM.

 

 

Oh Lord, we living in such a hurting world.  Lord I am so thankful and so humbled that you love me and pour out your loving kindness and compassion on me, keep me humble.  Lord I pray for those who are reading my journal today.  I pray Lord they will stop, open their hearts to you, let you teach them your love for them and find their completeness in YOU first.  I pray that I can let my light so shine before man, they will see the joy in my heart and want what I have.  It's you Lord, you are my everything.  God bless the person reading this, minister to their heart, one person at a time and let love have it's perfect work in this world. Thank you most humbly for the words you spoke to my heart this morning, teaching me the power of YOUR love.

Romans 8:28 And we know ALL things work together for good for those who love the Lord and who's trust is in him.

 

Humbly,

Your devoted servant.

 

 

Friday, July 4, 2008

GOD BLESS THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO PROTECT OUR FREEDOM

A SOLDIER WHO RISKS HIS LIFE TO CARRY A SMALL CHILD TO SAFETY

 

 

Hello to everyone who stumbles upon my journal today or who purposefully chooses to come visit.  I woke up this morning with such gratitude in my heart for the freedom that this day represents.  As I opened my eyes and laId there, listening to the tiny birds, sing their songs, I thought about the men and women all over the world who make this day possible for me.

 

 

Over two hundred years ago, our forefathers, purposed in their hearts to write the constitution of the United States.  The First Amendment, which clearly outlines our rights to freedom, whether it be freedom of speech, freedom of religion, our right to bare arms and many others rights in our Great Country, this United States of America.  Men who based their values on our Heavenly Father whom they knew with certainty, was and is the ruler of all things.

It would seem that today, the leaders of our country have forgotten who rules all things.  It would seem that our leaders, struggle to interpret the very words of our first amendment with a mind set on compromise to keep everyone happy.

In 1962 when the very first act of taking God out of our children's right to pray in school, our country has spiraled downward.  Our Government proudly and forcefully takes God out of our schools, off of our Government buildings, out of our military and off of our money.  I ask you, where does that leave those of us who Believe in he who dwells in the secrete place of the most high?

 

 

Proverbs 3: 1-4

My son, forget not my laws; But let thine heart keep my commandments; For length of days, and long life; And peace, shall they add to thee, Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: Bind them about thy neck Write them upon the table of thine heart:  So shalt thou find favor and good understanding In the sight of God and men.

Somewhere today, there is a soldier who fights back the tears in his heart to find the courage to face another day of violence in an effort to protect our freedom.  Somewhere today, there is a soldier who misses their family more than words can possibly express and just wants to come home.  Somewhere there is a soldier who only has memories of the simple things in life like picnics and watermelon and tossing a ball with their son. Somewhere, there are soldiers that started this day on their knees, praying to our Heavenly Father to watch over them, protect them, give them the strength, endurance and perseverance to go through another day and fight for our freedom.

As I sit here and ponder this day and the celebrations that will take place all over The United States, I wonder how many of us will reflect on our soldiers who lay their very lives on the line for our freedom.  I wonder about the hearts of those men and women who selfishly fight to take away our very rights that these men and women fight to protect.  It's not just our enemies in other countries that we need to protect ourselves from but also the men and women in this country who place themselves above our Savior and feel they some how have the right to tell me I can not speak of my heavenly father in public.

It is not these men and women whom our soldiers turn too in the middle of their night when fear grips their hearts and they feel they can't face another day.  It is not these men and women whom our soldier looks too for their safety and peace of mind.  It is not these men and women who our soldiers pray too for protection.  It's our heavenly father who still sits high on the throne and holds the whole world in his hands.

My prayer today is that there will be peace.  I pray for the soldiers who bravely face our enemies and fight for our freedom.  Lord, I pray that on this day and every day, you pour out your grace, compassion and mercy on our soldiers and keep them in your mighty hands.  Give them joy that only you can give them.  Speak to their hearts and remind them that you are a mighty and powerful God and that you Lord and only you, have the power to protect them and keep them this day and always.

Today, I honor and pray for blessings over our soldier everywhere.  Thank you for all that you do to make it possible for me to wake up in a land that is free and safe and plentiful.  If it were not for you, I know that I would not be free.  911 is a constant reminder to me that our enemies do hate us.  It reminds me that they have no regard for the lives in this great country of the United States of America.  Today, I honor our troops.

 

Special thanks to you, Sugar for the beautiful graphics that you bless me with.

 

 

 

Saturday, June 21, 2008

THE HEALING LOVE OF MY SAVIOR

 

The Healing Arms of my Father

 

Well, Hello to all my friends who read my journal and even to those of you who just happened to drop by.  It's been so long since I have made an entry in my journal and I have missed you all.  Even though I have not made an entry in quite some time, my thoughts and prayers have been with you each day.  I trust and pray you are blessed.

Most of my faithful readers know that I found a church back in October, which really wasn't a new church at all.  It's a church that I went too years ago and somehow believed had closed it's doors.  New people have joined since I left yet, old friends and familiar faces are still there.

I had such a hard time going back to church because of the one on one relationships that you encounter in a place like that.  It's impossible to be in a church that small and not be noticed and approached by others.

Because of my past and things that have happened, I had no desire what so ever to have a personal relationship with anyone outside of the Lord.  I was convinced that life was just fine with me and my Lord and I didn't need anyone.  I would go to the services and then dart out afterwards, as to not draw any attention to myself.

As time went on, the Holy Spirit would speak to me about different individuals in the congregation and draw my attention to them.  Slowly I began to see one by one, penetrating my heart and I just wanted to talk to them and hug them and know them.

It started with my Pastor, Joey.  He is such an anointed man of God and it seemed that each time I did a Bible study during the week, Pastor Joey would confirm what God showed me, the following service.  That's how God drew my attention to him.

Today I find myself blessed with such amazing Godly people.  People who are so filled with the Love of God that they just humble me and touch my heart.

It's seems that the Lord is doing a healing in me that I never believed would be possible again.  He carefully hand picks each one and then confirms them to me.  I am richly blessed.

I few weeks ago, I found myself being drawn to one of the men in the church but I resisted it, ran from it, tried to push it out of my mind and my heart.  I would see him at church and feel a sense of panic as if I need to get away from him as quickly as I could.  I knew something was going on and it scared me.  I've lived all these years alone and closed to the idea of ever having a mate again and being ok with just me and God.

I began to notice that he was different than other men I have known.  He's patient and kind and tender, yet strong.  He loves the Lord first and with all his heart.  The Lord began to speak to me and cause me to realize that nothing this man was doing gave me a reason to feel the way I was feeling when I was around him so I began to pray and seek the Lord and submit myself to my father.

I couldn't get him off my mind and I was feeling troubled in my heart.  Each time he came to my mind, I would pray for him because that's how I deal with anyone the Lord puts on my heart like that.

One day, the Holy Spirit spoke to me and he reminded me of my list. I thought, List??? what list???  That's when it hit me, the list that I have with the Lord, the only exception I would consider, to open my heart again.

He must be so in love with the Lord that nothing shakes his focus.  He must be a gentleman and respectful and live his life each day with the Lord as number one.  He needs to be kind and loving and have a sense of humor and love me for who I am inside.

When I realized that this man at church was everything on my list and more, it shook me up. I'm not looking for anyone.  I'm so content with the Lord being my everything, I don't even know if I have room in my heart for another person.  I don't need anyone and just all kinds of justification worked to push him out of my head.

It would seem that the Holy Spirit thought of everything and so he brought into the picture, two very precious women who just seem to know in their spirit, what I'm feeling and going through.  Slowly they have reached out to me and become so important in my life that I can't imagine life without them.  They just minister to my heart and give me sound, Godly advice and pray for me.

Last week was a huge break through because I made a decision to stop running from it all and let the Lord bless me and trust him.  I was a mess though and cried and prayed and cried some more.  I almost missed out on the blessing God has for me because of the fear.  Memories of my past and things I've been through, clouded my mind and heart and  I found myself wanting to be invisible again.  All the while, the Holy Spirit just ever so gently reminded me that this man had done nothing to cause me to feel the way I was feeling.

Today, I'm just in awe of the healing that God has done in my heart.  I'm at peace and my focus is on the Lord because he's my father and I know he wants only the best for me.  My precious friend reminded me to not try to figure things out in the natural but in the spirit.  Those words gave me such a profound sense of peace because it made me stop and remember, it's not people I am trusting, it's God.

I don't know what the Lord is doing for certain.  What I do know is that this man has captured my heart.  Maybe he's just a part of the healing process, the evidence that there are good men in this world who love the Lord.  Maybe he will play a big role in my future some day.   I am not completely certain but what I do know is that my heart is open again to possibilities of genuine, good hearted friends and maybe even a husband one day.

I'm sharing this with you so openly because I know that I am not the only one who has had their heart broken and betrayed.  I know the isolation it can bring and the loss of joy one can feel.  I know that is not what God has for any of us and I know he hasthe power to heal a shattered heart like mine.

I hope and pray that those who read this will be blessed by my words.  I pray that the spirit of fear will be broken for those of you who are hurting and feel hopeless and I pray that you will open your hearts to the possibilities that exists for healing and fresh love when you humbly submit your hearts to the Lord and trust in his power to heal you, one tiny layer at a time.

I dedicate this entry to my sweet sisters, Tammy and Patricia, who have taken on the huge task of loving me and supporting me through all of this.  They pray for me and talk to me and give me such sound and wise, Godly advice.  I have not had a one on one relationship with anyone, for many years but today, I have two very precious women of God who call me friend and have penetrated my heart.

I'm leaving you with a poem that Tammy gave to me.  It captures the very essence of my heart. The first line spoke volumes to me as I am set on keeping the Lord, the keeper of my heart. May the peace that passes all understanding guard your hearts and minds and may you be richly blessed this day.

 

 

            

        

          BEAUTIFUL CHRISTIAN SISTER

 

by Maya Angelou 

 

 

 

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ

 

that a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

 

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean livin''

 

I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'

 

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.

 

I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

 

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.

 

I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

 

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.

 

I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

 

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,

 

My flaws are far too visible but, God believes I am worth it.

 

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain..

 

I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

 

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,

 

I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!

 

Pretty is as Pretty does... but beautiful is just plain beautiful!

 

 

 

 

Sunday, March 16, 2008

PERSECUTION

 

I know now more than I did when I sat down to do this entry, that the Lord put it on my heart to do so.  I had finished my entry and was doing a spell check when the entire entry just disappeared.  That's after starting the entry, not being able to see my journal.

Persecution is a powerful tool of the enemy.  In the world which we live in today, persecution has lost all boundaries and limitations and everyday holds a new challenge to let our lights shine and be who we have been called to be.

Persecution comes in many forms, false accusations against another person, anger over anything that has to do with God, standing up for the truth in the word of God, being bold in who you are as a child of God.  All these things bring on persecution.

The enemy is very serious and he is not playing games.  He prowls the earth looking for anyone who might be a threat to him or his purpose to destroy the light of God.  If you are that person who refuses to back down and continues in the things of God, then you know all too well how powerful the enemy is to hit you with bad finances, poor health, suffering, loss of loved ones, conflict in your work place.

Matthew 5:11 - Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.  Rejoice and be exceeding glad for great is your reward in heaven, for so persecuted they the prophets before you.

Rejoice and be glad because you know that you are a threat to the enemy when you stand for truth and righteousness.  You know that if you are in the light, you have the power of God on your side and if he be for you, who can be against you?

Psalm 1  Blessed is the man that walks no in the counsel of the ungodly for he shall be like the tree, planted bythe waters.  Paraphrased but to the point.

Matthew 5:44   Love your enemies, bless then that curse you, do good to them that hate you and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you.

If we as Christians, refuse to buy into the lies of the enemy and turn to the Lord for the grace we need to love our enemies, we defeat the power of the enemy to use us for his cause.

I know so many going through so much right now.  I have friends who have completely shut down and avoid any contact with me or anyone else because of the strong hold the enemy has on them.  Even in my personal life I am dealing with tremendous persecution, false accusations, financial problems, great sadness but I know that none of it comes from God.  It's the enemies attack on me and his desperation to change my decision to follow the Lord.

Our service at church today was on persecution.  It was about how people can smile at us and kiss us and yet turn around and put a dagger in our backs.  Just like Judas betrayed Jesus in the same manner and yet, he ate the last supper with him and pretended to love him.  Afterwards, a woman in my church came up to me and told me that she had a prophecy for me.  I am under severe persecution as of March 4 and will be for the next 40 days.  I know it was from the Lord for me to be on my guard and put my armor on daily and pick up the cross and follow Jesus.

The song says, I have decided to follow Jesus. Though none go with me, still I will follow. No turning back, no turning back.

We need to be on our knees before the Lord, praying for our country, our leaders, our children, friends, families, neighbors, everyone. We need to get our focus off of ourselves and onto our purpose in him which is to spread the news and tell others about the Lord.  We need to get in the word, stay in the word and be on our guard, full armor and dressed in truth and righteousness and we need to not be hiding until we become the one who is targeted by the enemy and remind him that he is defeated and we know who wins.

I pray that anyone who reads this will pray about it and ask the Lord to show you what you need to see.  I pray that this encourages those who are under attack and that they will be reminded, Satan is defeated.  I pray this destroys the power the enemy might have on you, your thoughts, your doubts and strengthens your hearts and minds and I pray that you never forget because Satan never forgets and he is running out of time.

We serve a risen Savior, he's in the world today.  I know that he is with me, no matter what men say.  I see his hand of mercy I hear his voice of cheer, and just the time I need him, he's always near.

God bless you.