Without wanting to sound needlessly critical as a being. As I look back over my life…decades. I think I have answered many questions the wrong way.
What we want ‘do‘ is not nearly as important as what we want to ‘be’. The longer I am alive the more significant this ‘being’ becomes.
It’s possible to do lots of things yet be zilch as a ‘being’ because our ‘doing’ is usually connected with a vocation or a career and earning a living.
‘Being’ is much deeper. It relates to character, who we are and how we make a life.
‘Doing’ is tied in closely with activity, accomplishments and obtaining tangible things. Much like the salary we make, the roles we carry and the recognition we receive for our good behaviors, good choices and because of winnings.
‘Being’ on the other hand has more to do with intangibles, the kind of people we become deep down inside, much of which can’t be measured by objective or even by awards.
Another person’s goals for us or their challenges they have presented to us to achieve on their behalf versus our own goals and achievements.
Whatever You Do
Whatsoever you do…whatever you do….
Let every detail in your lives – words, actions, whatever – be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.
Work from the heart for your real Master, for God,
Make no difference what it is whatever you do but, then He immediately addresses things that have to do with ‘being’. ‘Being’ thankful, being considerate, being obedient, being sincere and being diligent.
Are you giving thought these days to thing that truly count? Goal setting and achieving is important especially when it keeps us motivated. Moving in the right direction is a great way to break the mold of mediocrity.
Do and Be
What do I want to do?
What do I want to be?
Listen to your heart, your inner spirit. The true treasures will emerge from deep inside you. Don’t tell anybody just concentrate sometime and attention on your own goal. That goal you have set for yourself and watch God work. You will be amazed how He arranges our circumstances so that the very goal you set for yourself and to yourself will begin to take shape within you.
Sometimes it will be painful and other times it will be sheer joy!
Then I took a good look at everything I’d done, looked at all the sweat and hard work. But when I looked, I saw nothing but smoke. Smoke and spitting into the wind. There was nothing to any of it. Nothing.
Then I observed all the work and ambition motivated by envy. What a waste! Smoke. And spitting into the wind.
It’s my day off and I can’t help but, think about what transpired and why I reached my breaking point because of the officer’s child. I work for someone who causes utter craziness in our department. It’s been a rough year, to say the least! Although, I do know there is a purpose in all this.
The hissing, whispers of the creature are lurking about causing me to reverse my entire mindset. The beast bite releases a paralyzing venom into its victim (me) and it isn’t long before doubt begins to dull my sense of well-being. I have fallen prey to this attack. The beast displays no mercy and laughs at the crippled condition as it prepares for numerous other assaults.
The Beast In The Officer’s Child
Have you tried working for a company where their present employee fights tooth and nail to deter you from taking the position you interviewed for? This particular organization refuses to follow employment laws especially when it comes to an employed officer’s child.
Let me explain all that transpired before, during, and after. I will need time to explain everything in great detail and it won’t be just in this post but many more to follow.
I arrived 15 minutes early for the interview, I waited in the waiting area for an hour. That’s when the HR director came down and apologized for the long delay.
We walked upstairs together and in our discussion to the conference room, we found out we knew one another from another organization we both worked at. He did HR and I received supervisor training from him.
Anyway, I had an interview with a panel of three; two men and an officer’s child.
Despised By The Officer’s Child
As I walked through the doors of the conference room to find the place I was to sit. I watched the officer’s child’s facial expressions change various ways and at various times.
The facial expressions were the first thing I experienced especially when it came to the refusal to accept that the officer’s child’s friend wouldn’t be getting the job.
Delays Upon Delays
I tried not to get caught up in what continued to manifest from the officer’s child’s non-follow-ups and the lack of timely response and multiple non-follow-ups with me.
Then, the constant continued delays and lies started with this officer’s child when it came to my employment references she said she needed to further the process. This officer’s child said my references hadn’t come over, and then the next delay this officer’s child said my references were not responding.
This officer’s child didn’t know who I knew that was part of hiring me for this position. I had bible study with the spouse of the officer who interviewed me for the position. This officer’s child was overruled and continued to fulfill her mission to rid herself of me.
This officer’s child attempted to delay offering the position to me and said she had to get back to me. She even phoned me on various occasions asking if my family would be okay with me taking this position and how it may affect my family and even tried offering me another position that paid less and something I didn’t even apply for.
I finally received the offer letter with a start date, which enabled me to give my current employer of nine years my two-week notice.
Before my start date, I received numerous phone calls asking if I still wanted the position to understand all that it entails, and so forth.
Then, the day I’m to report to work the officer’s child calls me to have me change my work attire to go into the field versus the office then, calls me back again to say things have changed and I will come into the office. Then, due to HR paperwork delays on her end, I had to rush through my new hire paperwork to end my day late with no time for lunch or dinner.
No Place To Work Because Of The Officer’s Child
There was nothing in place for me to work from or with. Not even an office or computer. I was asked to go through a filing cabinet on the other side of the building and organize everything it. Then she proceeded to delegate me to go through her office and pack boxes for a move to another area of the building.
Later on in the week she and her friend pulled me into her office and proceeded to close the door and she proceeded to tell me that someone there had a problem with me and that she would deal with it later. Then, hands me a ball cap. I left feeling uncomfortable, to say the least. How’s that for your first week on the job?
Have you ever worked with someone who is all over the place in their thoughts and actions?
How did that work out for you?
Having to have my phone on 24 hours a day, seven days a week is beyond rational! Can I even continue working these 15 to 19 hour days?
It’s Sunday, and I’m being told I have to drive out of town for work and I must stay in the hotel a fellow employee booked for me.
The day before I had gotten home late from work and I was told that I was not needed for the EDS work that was set to start on Sunday.
Meanwhile, I was up at 4:40 a.m. on Sunday going about my business to get, an email and being told that my working on Sunday had been the plan all along.
On The Road Again
I had to come home after my plans to pack fast to hit the road. I had a four and half hour drive ahead of me. When I finally at the hotel it was around 11:30 p.m.
It was nearly impossible to fall asleep, my body needed time to shut down from the long drive. I woke up exhausted.
Plus, the turmoil I went through with this officer’s child. This officer’s child threatened to charge me for my hotel room if I did not show up as directed. This officer’s child sent an email to a bunch of people threatening me with insubordination. Meanwhile, I had been working for a month straight. This officer’s child told me I couldn’t take my vacation, the vacation I had planned for a year.
My mind would not shut off long enough for me to fall asleep or stay asleep. So, let’s just say I got about three hours of sleep that night.
After I did what I needed to do that next morning (which involved more craziness) due to my boss’s inability to plan. I headed out. On my way home, my arms and hands started to tingle and felt numb so I decided it was important to pull over. I notified my boss, her boss, and HR via email.
As I sat in the car, my emotions started to pour out of me. I asked God why and how can a person like this do this to me. I can’t deal with them any longer! Why am I allowing them to affect my health and well-being, this is unacceptable!
Eventually, I decided I was okay enough to get back on the road and as I was driving and listening to my radio playing Christian music and listening to Christian preaching. I really hoped it would get my mind off all that manifested.
As I continued driving I realized I wasn’t getting any better. So, I started looking for shelter. I saw a hotel and took that exit, parked my car, and unpacked my car. As I walked into the entrance of the hotel and up to the front desk of a hotel, I could barely stand. I felt weak and weary and I was short of breath.
Breaking Point Breached
As soon as I got to my room and lay down I emailed my boss, her boss, and, HR. I told them I needed to pull over and get some rest, I needed sleep and I didn’t know what was going on with my arms, hands numbness and tingling.
Shortly, after the email went out my boss’s boss phoned me out of concern for my health and well-being. I said, I am beyond exhausted and I need to take care of myself. He asked if he could pray for me. I said, most definitely. He asked that I call him letting him know how I am feeling a bit later. That is when another email went out from my boss. Things continued to get worse!
Fear Of The Officer’s Child
Have you ever met this beast? It creeps in like feelings of failure, fear of the unknown, fear of rejection, fear of unemployment, fear of what others are saying about you, fear of having to move away.
Lurking around every imaginable corner threatens to poison our inner peace. Another name is bully which relies on scare tactics and surprise attacks.
Watching for my vulnerable moments when it submerges itself into my self-esteem and turns my mind to mental mush leaving me less and less bright and cherry
Feeling overcast and not knowing what is over the horizon, the fear fog takes hold. Things will be difficult to shake for some time.
Light, space, zest – that’s God! So, with him on my side I’m fearless, afraid of no one and nothing. When vandal hordes ride down ready to eat me alive, Those bullies and toughs fall flat on their faces. When besieged, I’m calm as a baby. When all hell breaks loose, I’m collected and cool. I’m asking God for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in his house my whole life long. I’ll contemplate his beauty; I’ll study at his feet. That’s the only quiet, secure place in a noisy world, The perfect getaway, far from the buzz of traffic. God holds me head and shoulders above all who try to pull me down. I’m headed for his place to offer anthems that will raise the roof! Already I’m singing God-songs; I’m making music to God. Listen, God, I’m calling at the top of my lungs: “Be good to me! Answer me!” When my heart whispered, “Seek God,” my whole being replied, “I’m seeking him!” Don’t hide from me now! You’ve always been right there for me; don’t turn your back on me now. Don’t throw me out, don’t abandon me; you’ve always kept the door open. My father and mother walked out and left me, but God took me in. Point me down your highway, God; direct me along a well-lighted street; show my enemies whose side you’re on. Don’t throw me to the dogs, those liars who are out to get me, filling the air with their threats. I’m sure now I’ll see God’s goodness in the exuberant earth. Stay with God! Take heart. Don’t quit. I’ll say it again: Stay with God.
God doesn’t want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold and loving and sensible.
“I, I’m the One comforting you. What are you afraid of – or who? Some man or woman who’ll soon be dead? Some poor wretch destined for dust? You’ve forgotten me, God, who made you, who unfurled the skies, who founded the earth. And here you are, quaking like an aspen before the tantrums of a tyrant who thinks he can kick down the world. But what will come of the tantrums? The victims will be released before you know it. They’re not going to die. They’re not even going to go hungry. For I am God, your very own God, who stirs up the sea and whips up the waves, named God-of-the-Angel-Armies. I teach you how to talk, word by word, and personally watch over you, Even while I’m unfurling the skies, setting earth on solid foundations, and greeting Zion: ‘Welcome, my people!'”
To trust or not trust once the verdict is out. Do you or did they have all the facts? Do you or did they have any circumstantial evidence? Is it hearsay?
Do you keep your thoughts in your head for a bit before you open that mouth of yours? Did you pray on those words? Is there a need for you to speak up? Is the story you heard based on gossip? Are you putting yourself in vulnerable situations when it comes to others?
I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison, as the high priest and all the councils can themselves testify. I even obtained letters from them to their associates in Damascus and went there to bring these people as prisoners to Jerusalem to be punished.
Slow your role
You never know when your life will start over but, trust that it will.
A New Day
It’s a brand new day! Today is a fresh do over or we can even go as far and say its a start over! Everyday, is a fresh new start!
To Live In The Past
Its our choice whether or not we want to continue living in the past. If you need a visual, its like driving down the road and continually looking in your rear view mirror. It basically means you won’t be moving forward. We must move forward in life to seek out the good as we walk in faith.
No Sense Of Direction
We will not be running because, hastiness will cause havoc. Trust that I know that all too well, my father had a nickname for me, ‘hurricane’ I never did anything slow!
Should’ve, would’ve, could’ve
Why follow directions? Because, you need to understand the process. It took till my 40’s to figure this out. My ways were not the right ways.
If you don’t slow down to read and understand the directions you may miss the turn that you were supposed to take. How far are you going to head down this road? Are you listening? Are you feeling the nudge? Did you realize you lost your direction? How much farther are you going to go this path till you realize your going the wrong direction?
If you have no destination you won’t know where you are headed which could cause you to feel and be much like Dorothee from whiz-herd of awhz.
I know the older we get we tend to say I should have or I could have which can equate to pure misery. Some of the things that run through my mind is; if only I would have listened to my parents when I was younger. Our parents are sharing their life experiences with us for a reason! They’re trying to save you the pain and agony they suffered.
We will make many mistakes; which will cause us to make many u-turns, you may even hit some bumps, or you may even hit some pot-holes along your way. The bumps and pot-holes can lead to some major damage.
Advice is knowledge from experience!
How do I gain more knowledge? Trust me when I say go on a mission trip or volunteer your time helping others.
Do you need experience? Yes!
Try to do something different through each volunteer organization
Use your talents when it comes to helping others
Set goals to obtain more experience through volunteering
Before Jesus I Trusted To Easily
What did I think or know about God? I felt God was not there for me because bad things continued to happen to me.
What did I think love was? I thought love was conditional.
What motivated me to do something? The continual condemnation at this specific time in my life. I didn’t know or understand what unconditional love was and how I could obtain it.
What was I afraid of? Shame, others’ opinions of me.
Which one of these questions is easiest and most difficult to answer personally and why?
What does God expect of me?
Fear God! Have reverence (honor, respect, and awe) for Him!
Walk in all His ways!
Serve Him with all your heart and soul!
Keep His commands!
His expectations (prior to making a decision) we must do the following:
Seek – but Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. Luke 5:16
Avoid – what is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is it not the source of your pleasures that wage war on your members? We must align ourselves with God’s Word James 4:1
Counsel – but prove yourselves does of the Word and not merely hearers who delude themselves. James 1:22
Obey – for I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6
Trust – Acquire wisdom, acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth. Do not forsake her and she will guard you, love her and she will watch over you. Proverbs 3:5-6
Thinking ahead when it comes to fall; what activities do you plan on doing?
Crisp, frosty mornings ahead is something I look forward to it will be a refreshing change from the oppressively hot afternoons and sweltering nights.
Adult Crafts and Activities
It’s time to gain a new perspective when it comes to the ability to keep warm. My son has been diligent about cutting wood and locating wood for some projects to do in the not to distant future.
Season of Reflection
In a short span of time our family reunification will be changing in the coming weeks. My mind strolls along the back roads of my mind as I think about what, where and why it all came to be.
My memory nevers fails to assist me in evaluating the way we were and established the way we want to be now.
This all implies change, hope, trust and comfort in this uncomfortable situation that will be at the forefront very soon.
Leaves are starting to fall upon the ground, these leaves will soon turn into our mulch for our seasonal gardening. The birds are journeying as the squirrels finish storing their nuts and the bears start to shelter in place.
Creatures in the natural world act out their pageants without external instruction or some script to follow.
God graciously moves upon our lives in seasons and our hearts, patiently He waits for change to begin in us.
The Roots Grow Deep When The Winds Are Strong
At the root of God’s agenda is His promise…
God Who began the good work within you will keep right on helping you grown in His grace until His work within you is finally finished on that day when jesus Christ returns.
He plans to deepen you and strengthen you. But He won’t overdo it. He’s watching over the roots
Come wind, come weather, welcome Autumn with some new crafts and activities.
Life is full of challenges and sometimes we will meet those challenges successfully. Sometimes they can block our way and it may become one of those costly “learning experiences” that adults (our parents) are always talking to us about.
Many challenges start when we are in school. These challenges can be our own, or they can be challenges that are out of our control and make it difficult to want to go to school.
Adjusting to a new school
Classes we don’t want to take
Making friends – We pray for our children that they will pick their friends wisely
Peer pressure can be positive or negative
Attitudes of others
Adolescence is all about changes, what do those changes look like?
Challenges In The Adolescent Years
The adolescent years should be full of joy instead of condemnation.
Because of all these challenges, parents need to be able to support their child(ren) while at the same time allowing them to take on more responsibility.
Our children need guidance but, they must also make their own decisions. Sometimes those decisions will have consequences because of their behavior.
When a child(ren) starts to distance themselves from the parent. We must learn how to keep the lines of communication open so they can come to you for support and encouragement.
Wrestling With The Past
Understanding what it means to be “wrestling with the past is important. ”Forgetting what is behind, us means we no longer allow the past to affect us in moving forward.
Where are you able to find joy or self-worth in your spiritual life;
Family – raise a child(ren) in a family with morals, and
Faith – we must accept Christ in our life
In what ways are you able to build upon your achievements?
having success in a ministry,
obtain knowledge from the bible, and
Sometimes we look to our past successes as a source of happiness and a way to feel good about ourselves. Instead of being thankful for how the Lord has helped us and worked through us, we begin to look for joy and self-worth in what we have done or where we have come from.
Have you forgiven your offender?
…met God out looking for them!” God told them, “I’ve never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love, and more love!
If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath.
He heals the heartbroken and bandages their wounds.
“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.
He was looked down on and passed over, a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand. One look at him and people turned away. We looked down on him, thought he was scum.
But the fact is, it was our pains he carried – our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us. We thought he brought it on himself, that God was punishing him for his own failures.
But it was our sins that did that to him, that ripped and tore and crushed him – our sins! He took the punishment, and that made us whole. Through his bruises we get healed.
The Spirit of God, the Master, is on me because God anointed me. He sent me to preach good news to the poor, heal the heartbroken, Announce freedom to all captives, pardon all prisoners.
God sent me to announce the year of his grace – a celebration of God’s destruction of our enemies – and to comfort all who mourn,
To care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion, give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes, Messages of joy instead of news of doom, a praising heart instead of a languid spirit. Rename them “Oaks of Righteousness” planted by God to display his glory.
I heard a voice thunder from the Throne: “Look! Look! God has moved into the neighborhood, making his home with men and women! They’re his people, he’s their God.
He’ll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good – tears gone, crying gone, pain gone – all the first order of things gone.”
The Enthroned continued, “Look! I’m making everything new. Write it all down – each word dependable and accurate.”
It is impossible to go through life without being hurt in some way by the choices and actions of others. Sometimes the pain we feel from past events can linger into the present, affecting the way we feel about ourselves, others, and the Lord.
Sometimes it seems like we will never live down the mistakes of our past. Our sins seem too large or we think we have exhausted God’s forgiveness. Because of the past, we see ourselves as failures, unworthy of grace.
Covered throughout my life. God leads, directs, guides, provides, and covers all the bases in our lives. Covers your past, present, and future, He covers your past with forgiveness and healing. God covers your present with grace and God covers your future with promise and provision.
Throughout the Bible, we read about how God continuously covers his children when we follow his will, word, and way. The way God implements covering for us is remarkable.
God deserves all the glory and praise for creating us and covering each area of our lives, no matter how big or how small you perceive your issues to be. God covers all!
When you face any situation that seems hopeless remember that God covered your bases before you were born.
God has covered you and is taking you through the journey of life that he predestined for you with every tool you need for success.
Don’t worry, Don’t fret, when you feel discouraged remember God has not only covered you with promise and provision but he has also covered you with encouragement and love by and through his word!
Praise the LORD for covering your bases!
Days may appear mundane or difficult in your life but be mindful that God has covered your bases. He’s got it all under control and is working everything out for your good.
Your situation is not a surprise; God comes through in covering you!
Prophetic word spoken I see you climbing the ladder, and up and up you are going, I hear the sound of trumpets I see The Word written in bold letters.
I see you climbing a very steep very beautiful mountain. From the top of the mountain, you hear the voice of The Lord. He is encouraging you my daughter, my daughter, keep moving, keep moving, moving.
I’m showing you the burning bush experience that is coming in your life. I see you flying, you are circling that hill and again you going to hear the sound of the trumpet. I hear the angels singing holy, holy, holy is The Lord God Almighty. Again, I hear you circling the mountain. You are flying and the engines are carrying you around my mountain.
The Lord says you have come thus far you have wished you climb this mountain and now you will hear the voice of The Lord. Be still and know that I am your Lord and I am your God.
That God is like a guiding star, I am your shepherd, I am guiding you. Hear the voice of the trumpet, it is time it is time to go for I see The Word.
I see The Word career women. I hear The Word mother to many nations. I see children coming to you, I see young people running to you.
The Lord says you are my precise target. The Lord says your name will not be brought-en out in the book of life. The Lord says your name. I have your name, my daughter of mine. I have engraved in the palm of my hand in the beautiful block letters in Gold.
I see rainbow raindrops coming down, little diamonds, like little pearl balls by the sea. These are diamonds coming down on you upon you. I see you standing by the sea in the golden letters again. I see you writing the words Salvation to many and come quickly The Lord is telling you.
The Lord says people are dying, what you going to do about it? Keep moving, faster. Now, The Lord says it is time, it is fast paced it is fast forward times.
China, Uganda, P. , Bolivia, Puerto Rico,Time square. I see the sports stadium filled with people, no sports going on just the sound of music the music and the love of Christ.
“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
I hear the sound of music again The Lord is telling you great is thy calling you super women, wonder women they will call you. Because, I see you moved and shifted them. Fast forward quickly you are doing so many multi-tasking you are doing many things at the same time.
The Word outside of the church needs the love. The world outside of the church needs compassion. The world outside the church needs to embrace in this in and through worship, I hear the sound of music.
I am receiving the name Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Salvador, Nicaragua, Nigeria, P…., S.Pacific.
You will hear the sound of music coming from the S.Pacific and there is a place you have always wanted and you will be going there. The Lord says to you, I will shelter. I will comfort you.
The Lord says my grace is sufficient for you, for all seasons for, it is my grace that has brought you so far, thus far be still.
The Lord says I will make you a spokesperson of many nations. You will be quieter, you will be still, and know that I will be doing the orchestration beloved daughter of mine.
Not thy will, but, my will be done, keep seeking, keep asking, and keep pushing forward. Perseverance is the key, it’s not by might it’s not power but, by The Holy Spirit say it The Lord.
Opened Doors and Exits
I see the door is being broken and opening the door is the angel of The Lord leading you. I see 7 doors marked The Word marked for perfection and the arrow that will go on the door.
You will not be used for target practice The Lord says you will be marked for perfection. I will use you, you are not a blunt arrow but you are my sharp shooter arrow.
Romania, Tasmania, Romania, Puerto Rico (again) Salvador (again). Mission field, mission field, mission field. Children, children, and women were bruised. Women, beaten women, and abused women.
Pacific Ocean the sound of music the sound of the trumpet the sound of revival.
I have opened doors and open exists for you, say it The Lord. The season of revival, is upon thee, say it The Lord. Thus, I have established it and quickly you will enter the rem and the dominion! All is well in my court sayeth The Lord.
Promise of Restoration
While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, the word of the Lord came to him a second time: “This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it—the Lord is his name: ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says about the houses in this city and the royal palaces of Judah that have been torn down to be used against the siege-ramps and the sword in the fight with the Babylonians: ‘They will be filled with the dead bodies of the people I will slay in my anger and wrath. I will hide my face from this city because of all its wickedness.
“‘Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. I will bring Judah and Israel back from captivity and will rebuild them as they were before.
I will cleanse them from all the sins they have committed against me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against me. Then this city will bring me renown, joy, praise , and honor before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for it; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it.’
“This is what the Lord says: ‘You say about this place, “It is a desolate waste, without people or animals.” Yet in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted, inhabited by neither people nor animals, there will be heard once more the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the Lord, saying, “Give thanks to the Lord Almighty,for the Lord is good; his love endures forever.” For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,’ says the Lord. “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘In this place, desolate and without people or animals—in all its towns there will again be pastures for shepherds to rest their flocks. In the towns of the hill country, of the western foothills and of the Negev, in the territory of Benjamin, in the villages around Jerusalem and in the towns of Judah, flocks will again pass under the hand of the one who counts them,’ says the Lord.
“‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah. “‘In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. This is the name by which it will be called: The Lord Our Righteous Savior.’ For this is what the Lord says: ‘David will never fail to have a man to sit on the throne of Israel, nor will the Levitical priests ever fail to have a man to stand before me continually to offer burnt offerings, to burn grain offerings and to present sacrifices.’”
The Word of God
The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: “This is what the Lord says: ‘If you can break my covenant with the day and my covenant with the night, so that day and night no longer come at their appointed time, then my covenant with David my servant—and my covenant with the Levites who are priests ministering before me—can be broken and David will no longer have a descendant to reign on his throne. I will make the descendants of David my servant and the Levites who minister before me as countless as the stars in the sky and as measureless as the sand on the seashore.’” The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: “Have you not noticed that these people are saying, ‘The Lord has rejected the two kingdoms he chose’? So they despise my people and no longer regard them as a nation.
This is what the Lord says: ‘If I have not made my covenant with day and night and established the laws of heaven and earth, then I will reject the descendants of Jacob and David my servant and will not choose one of his sons to rule over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. For I will restore their fortunes and have compassion on them.’”
Call unto me and I will show you great and mighty things, sayeth The Lord. I have established it from the beginning of time. I have engraved your name on the palm of my hand, can anyone erase it and the answer is my daughter is, No!
I have called you for the precise season and the precise time, called to conquer. I will give you a generous nation be glad and rejoice.
I have done a good thing women rise up and walk and a season will come and you will run! Walking will be over and you will jumbo jet to your precise destinations. Sayeth your God Almighty and The Father is nodding in agreement, be blessed.
Prophetic Blessing Is A Spoken Declaration
I thought of you when I read this quote from “The Power of the Prophetic Blessing: An Astonishing Revelation for a New Generation” by John –
“The Prophetic Blessing is a spoken declaration by a spiritual authority over an individual’s life. The words of the blessing carry the power to control and direct the life of the person over whom they have been spoken. The Prophetic Blessing will revolutionize your life, and the lives of your children and grandchildren, to rise to a higher level of accomplishment, creating spiritual, physical, emotional, and relational prosperity.
Prophetic Word – 3rd follow-up
At my last hair appointment, my friend asked me if I thought about baking ever again. I said no, but I miss the time I spent with the kids. My friend also brought up ways of doing my prior baking by doing it with battered women and children. This conversation is another follow-up to the prophetic word spoken to me.
Shared my limitations
I told her my limitations at the moment, she reminded there are lots of ways to make this happen; pursuing grants, funding, etc.
I know my idea had impacted many…
because, it was unique
because, the parents had no additional costs or messes to clean up
The words and accusations are the first sign they start coming out and that is when you should consider yourself warned. Now is the time to be doing a thorough investigation and start distancing yourself if it’s beyond repair as I will share.
How are you keeping it all together and be able to work by staying positive and still going about your daily life?
Am I supposed to take the bull by the horn and forge ahead at the first sign?
Why would I let this situation drown me or should I say take control of me?
I thought I knew the reason why I was able to function. My desire to continue with my daily life was multifaceted. I thought I was strong or was it because I have children to provide for?
First Sign Of Their True Character
An individual’s true character can and will hide only for so long. The derogatory remarks start coming out of their mouth about you. Belittling words start to come out here and there. Their mannerisms start to come out too which means their true character starts appearing like a leaky faucet.
These individuals present themselves to you like they are well put together but the inner presence (evil spirit) comes out here and there, anger, rage, control, narcissistic behaviors.
Warning: It’s All About Them!
They love to flatter you is another first sign
they flaunt about having money, they
buy you things, they
boast about how they are successful, they
brag all the time about themselves.
They say hurtful things to you
they start talking about your appearance,
how you speak, how you talk with and to others, they
tell you are not doing this right or that right.
The Game of Blame when you try talking to them about how you are feeling and how you will never live up to their expectations, they start saying mean things, they make you feel like you are worth nothing, they blame you for their messiness, etc.
It’s over or is it? You decide you are done, you want to leave but, they talk you out of it. They even tell you that you are going to regret this decision of yours, they beg and plea with you to stay, things go well for a bit, then the cycle starts again.
How many times are you going to repeat these events with (this particular type of person)?
When is enough, enough?
What can you do to remove yourself from these elements?
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
This is why I was able to survive and remain steadfast.