Sunday, May 30, 2010

My Savior Can

"My Savior can move mountains, My Savior is mighty to save..." What mountains can God move? What does He save us from? These are great words to sing and praise God with, but do we really believe it?? It seems to me that we have faith that God can save us from our sins..that Jesus died and rose again for our sins...we can believe that he saves us from our dead state of being sinners, but yet we don't seem to believe He does much more for us! Did Jesus die so we could be born into new life to live in sickness and pain, full of sorrow...NO!! He died that we might have abundant life. Isaiah 53:4-5 says that He took up our infirmities, He was crushed for our iniquities and by His stripes we are healed. This was an Old Testament foreshadow of Christ! He died so we could live, so we could be made whole...physically and spiritually!! If Jesus can save us from our sins, surely He can deliver us from our diseases as well!

Do we really believe that God can save us?? That He can move mountains?? Or are we trying to save ourselves by what we do, by religious works and performance...and if we believe He can save us from our sin, then why is it so hard to believe that He can heal our diseases???

I don't know about anyone else...But my God is able to move mountains and He is mighty to save!! I know my God can heal and deliver us! He is a BIG GOD and He is a powerful God...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

What Is Our Faith In?

Okay, I know this may offend some and some may feel that I am off base, but I have to put this out there. God has really been dealing with me lately about what I trust...Where my faith is at. I grew up traditional, mainstream church, learning all the doctrine and Bible verses to back it up. As an adult, I began to discover things in the Bible that didn't fit in my doctrine and when I questioned it was told that isn't for today...

For a long time I bought that, then I began to really question and challenge and that is in part where I am again today...I am tired of my God being watered down and put in a box that says He can do this, but not this anymore. Don't we beleive that His Word is the infalliable, inerrent Word...cover to cover...this is what we teach. In His Word we are told "Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever." (Heb. 13:8) If He is the same today as He was 2000 years ago, then why don't we see Him move today like then?? Signs and wonders, healings and deliverance marked Jesus ministry and He sent us into the world to preach the good news to all creation, baptizing in His name and said that these signs would follow us. (Mark 16:15-18) I have heard that this stuff went out with the original apostles, but I have never seen this stated in God's Word. If Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever, then it stands to reason His Word is and His power is. He told the disiples they could do whatever in His name...i am His disciple..all beleivers are, therefore we have the authority and power to operate in a realm we don't even seem to know is there...We want to lead people to Christ...we live in a day and age where seeing is believing...if all people see is a bunch of sad, defeated 'Christians" walking around, what do we have to offer them?? When people see that God is big and real, when they see Him moving in people's lives and see lives truly changed, then they will believe...In Jesus ministry people followed Him and beleived because of what they saw. Today we seem to put God in a box and say stay there until I need you...we belive what the doctors say, what the media says, we believe what anyone else says as being truth, but the only absolute truth is God's Word and it counters much of what we hear today..

It blows my mind that a doctor can make a diagnosis and then say opps, I made a mistake and we will believe that instead of believing that God could have answered the prayers that were offered to Him and have is easier for us to believe what we see, so if we want to reach the world, we need to find a way to put our faith in a BIG GOD and a POWERFUL GOD so we have something they can see...

I pray that God will continue to draw my faith to Him... I know he is a big God and can do mighty things...I know He heals supernaturally, I know He cast otu demons, I know He is still a miracle working God and he has given us the authority to walk in this realm of the supernatural...I want to walk in all God has for me, even if I don't understand it...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Wanting More

Have you ever just wanted more of God, more time with Him, more of His presence in your life???That is where I am right now! I feel like I am missing something and I want whatever that is. I want God to move in my life in a way I never have is not about wanting the gifts or what He can do for me, but about wanting feel His presence with me as I go through my day. I so want to honor Him in everything I do and I am eliminating many distractions in my life to allow myself more time with Him. It seems like I just can't get enough. I am enjoying a season of learning and seeking after knowledge through teachings and reading and just getting still and listening to God....He has so much that He wants to reveal to us, so much He wants to show us, but all too often we are too busy to hear from Him...I don't want to miss out on what God has for me because I am too busy....I want to just experience a relationship with God that is deeper than I have ever known and that means making Him a priority in my life....that is my goal right now...just to seek ways to spend more time with my Father and listen to all He has to tell me...I want to be used by Him to make an impact on my world, to show my kids that God loves them and desires them....I just want HIM!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Incline your heart to Me and listen to My voice. I want to speak to you and my message is an urgent one. Don't try to follow your own plans, for I have already set in motion my own divine will and purpose for you. I don't want your plans to mess up my plans for you!

I am a jealous God and I am jealous of what you give your time to instead of Me. You are Mine and I don't want you to hinder My plans for you from working out. You may do many things, but only the things I have planned for you will have my blessing on it.

Put is all in My hands---your loved ones as well as yourself! Obey My voice! Your own thoughts may speak louder, but wait on Me always! You will see the wisdom and glory in due time. don't worry about or concern yoruself with worldy things, but focus first and always on spiritual things. My promise is still: "Seek you first the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you!" (Matt 6:33)

I know what you want in your life, your family, your health and I want to give you only the very me above all else and I will give you the desires of your heart!

Lord, Turn my focus from what this world has to offer me, or sees as worthy of my time, to focus on You and Your plans for me. I want my life to be a reflection of You!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Call Of Love

My message from God today:

My beloved, stay under My shelter--for I have called You unto Myself and though you are sometimes indifferent toward Me, My love for you is at all times as a flame of fire. My adoration never cools. My longing for your love and affection is deep and constant.

Do not wait for an opportunity to have more time to be alone with Me. Take it, even if it means leaving the task at hand undone. Nothing will suffer. Things are of less importance than you think. Our time together is like a garden full of flowers, on the other hand, the time you give to things is as a field of stubble.

I love you and if you can always, as it were, feel my pulsebeat, you would know many things, the knowledge of which shall give you sustaining strength. I bare your sins and I want to carry your burdens. You have the gift of a light and merry heart. In My love is where you will find it, for My love cast out all fear and is a cure for every ill. Lay your head upon My breast and lose yourself in Me. You will experience ressurection life and peace; the joy of the Lord will be your strength; and wells of salvation will be opened up within you.

My Prayer....Lord teach me to come away with you, to lay aside the little things, to be willing to leave a mess to spend time with You! Be my joy and my strength. Forgive me Father for trying to find the strength for this life apart from You and open my heart and my eyes to Your love for me that I may reflect that love back to You!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Work of Art

I look at my daughters and I see beauty! They are amazing people to me and I see them as God created them to be. I grew up seeing myself as a child and teen as pretty okay, but then as a young adult I bought into the images the world put in front of me as beauty...what I should be...I set my goal to be that world defined, media define picture of beauty. I starved my body and exercise for hours on end...I punished my body for any slip up in my expectations...after several years of this, I got tired and let it go for a while. I would then eat what I wanted and not exercise at all, gain back the weight and hate myself. I would start the cycle over and begin to starve again. This went on for many years until I truly got tired of it!

At some point I began to truly turn to God for what He had to say about me...In Psalm 139:14 His Word says we are fearfully and wonderfully made, that His works are wonderful....Over time I began to question what would I look like if I hadn't messed around with God's design??? Ephesians 2:10 tells us that we are God's workmanship, one translations says we are God's masterpiece!! A masterpeice is a work of art! One of a kind!!! To think God created me and you to be a work of art!! He designed us perfectly right down to the birth mark we try to hide!! (Mine runs across my forehead and down the side of my face...hard to hide!) So if I had kept my hands off of His design I would have been a work of art???

Of course this means, not just not starving, but eating and living according to His plan! I have come to a point that I believe if I feed my body the way God intended it to be fed and keep it active, I will be physically what God created me to be. He will restore me to the work of art He created me to be.

So what does it mean to eat according to God's plan...I go to the Bible for that and yes I know there are several diets out there that claim to be from the Bible....when I look at this, what I see is there was no processed foods, fast food chains, refined was about eating whole, natural foods...chemicals were not added, animals where not genetically as close as possible I try to eat whole foods, raw frutis and veggies and limit processed foods....

Even more importantly than the seeing myself as God see His eyes I am a work of art, designed with a purpose and it is my desire to walk in that purpose and let others see the handiwork of God in me!

I pray today that I may see myself as God sees me and let others see Him in and through me...I want to be a living work of art that refelcts the Master Artist and His plan in my life!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Hide and Seek

We just cleared some brush in the land behind our house and my husband cut paths into that field to allow me to get to the berries that will be coming on this summer. Yesterday we took our four year old out there to look around and we began a game of hide and seek with her.There are lots of small trees in the closed in area. It started with me and her running from tree to tree hiding from daddy.Then she was it and we were hiding from her....she thought this was the greatest game and loved hunting for us...mind you she was never out of our sight and really we were not hid where she couldn't find was just a game...we knew where she was at all times.

Last night as I was praying and sharing my day with God,He spoke to my heart about the games of hide and seek we play with Him...We are going down the road alone in the car and have that knee jerk reaction to a car cutting us off, we get short tempered with our loved ones behind closed doors, we gossip with our best friend, we tell that lie to protect ourselves, we keep our mouth shut when God is telling us to speak...we do all of this thinking , no one is something we think we are hiding...we are behind out little tree and no one can see us...but God reminded me that while we think no one can see us, just like I could see my daughter the whole time, He sees us the whole time!! There is no hiding from God! He knows everything we do, think, say and don't do! He says "Surely I am with you always, even until the end of the age!" (Matt. 28:20) There is no secret s from God!

Intellectually, we know that God sees everything we do, but practically we don't act like! Today, what would you do, say, think or not do differently remembering God is always with you and not only did He seek you out...He has found you!!

Lord, may my life today be in private what it is portrayed to be in public! Thank you for Your conviction with a simple game of Hide and seek. Soften my heart to your promptings and increase my desire for More and more of you!