Finding Peace in the Silence

There is a peace in silence. Have you been there? To the place where there is no noise. Not that easy these days is it? I took a web free vacation this past weekend and didn’t post a thing. Yep, time for some R & R with no internet.   I have to say, I miss those days.  I mean, I love you all, and I love reading your posts as you pour out your hearts – that I missed. But do you remember the days before Google, before Smartphones, and before the Internet?

I don’t think our kids get to experience that.  They talk on the phone, message, snap-chat, instagram, FB, etc – everything is online whether you want it there or not.  And I have heard so many horror stories about how people are finding out about personal family issues online. I know, it happened to me too.

How can we value privacy when we don’t have any?

How can we hear God if we don’t listen?be still

Here is an excerpt from Beliefnet along with my interpretation…

 

Six Benefits of Silence

1. Soul Refreshing

We cannot pour water into a cup that won’t sit still.

 

2. Soul Restoration

We  cannot strip away the old and put on the new if you won’t stop to get dressed.

 

3.Soul Healing

We cannot expect a wound to heal if you won’t bring it to the surface and let the Holy Spirit take it away.

 

silence4. Soul Listening

We cannot hear if we don’t stop talking.

 

5.  Soul Quieting

We cannot receive from God if we are too busy with our hands doing what we want.

 

6. Soul Ravishing

We cannot enter that intimate place with God and let him pour His love on us if we won’t sit still.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love is Messy-deliverance from self-hatred

Love is messy. It’s not for the faint at heart that’s for sure. And it’s not for the fault finders either. We are all still human and how we respond to someone’s mistake or weakness shows others how soft or how hard our heart is. As a parent I am still learning and growing.  I make mistakes. And so do my kids. But I am learning to give them and me the same grace I give others.  It’s so funny, I have bent over backwards helping others, yet I confess, I am not always the best mom. I am not always present in the moment.  I mean, I try, but sometimes I get sidetracked, or take a wrong turn, or just check out.  How about you?

So, this new year I have decided I need to give my family the same love and grace I give to a stranger. I am going to treat myself and my body with a new found love.  No, I am not going new-age on you here. But I have to confess, once a girl is raped and abused – we see ourselves differently. We think we are dirty and trash.  And this spirit of self-loathing sets in. Self-hatred. Destruction. Kill, steal, destroy yourself and your body.  Those thoughts are not from God, and they are not healthy.  They are a lie that the enemy has planted in my soul. And they are not true. It’s time to close this door.

How do you know if you have let this spirit live inside you?  I came across an interesting Bible Study:

THE ANTI-SELF BONDAGES.

Here the Author shares about the anti-self bondages with reference to mental illness and health problems:

 

Henry Wright, who I consider highly knowledgeable and gifted in the area of physical and emotional healing, considers anti-self (self-unforgiveness, self-resentment, self-hate, self-rejection, etc.) issues as one of the major sources of many physical and mental health problems.

Now of course, we’re not saying that Satan and evil spirits don’t run rapid in witchcraft, Satanism, and so forth, but do you know why people get involved in many of those things? Rejection, for example, is one of the main forces that push our youth right into Satanism. Rebellion and insecurity are among the forces that push people into witchcraft (power and manipulation, control, etc.). If you take away the doorways (rejection, insecurity, rebellion, self-hate, unforgiveness, and so forth), then I have to seriously question if Satanism, witchcraft and the ‘heavier’ things would even have a chance!

 

Today I cast off the enemies plans for myself and my body.  I accept God’s plans for me and my family.  All things work together for good, and God says He has thoughts and plans for me, for good and not for evil. And today, I am shutting the door to the enemy! No more self-hatred. No more self-loathing. No more destruction, in Jesus Name.2 Timothy 2

 

Now I do not know Henry Wright – I haven’t really heard anything about him. But I do know that this makes sense.  So I did a little more digging. In this video he says that 80% of all disease has a common problem – and that is lack of love.  It involves separation – separation from God. Especailly from God as Father.  I know I have not really known God as Father.  Lord, show me more…

I am taking back my life. I confess, and I repent.

Self hatred is a DEAD WORK.

I have come to the knowledge of the Truth.

I have come to my senses.

And I know God will help me.

Are you ready to let go of self-hatred?

Jesus is Lord.

 

Here is a video I found:

 

 

I think I might have to get this book:

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New Beginnings on Rosh Hashanah

 

What is Rosh Hashanah you ask? So did I.  I saw it on my calender this morning. I had to look it up. Happy New Year! The beginning of the 10 days of Awe for the Jewish People, God’s chosen.  Let us cast off the old and welcome the new! Let’s celebrate with them. God’s blessings and peace and abundance upon you this new year, in Jesus Name!

 21 QUOTES FOR NEW BEGINNINGS

1.  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” -Jeremiah 29:11

 

2. “Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.” -Psalm 98:1

 

3.“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been” ― Rainer Maria Rilke

 

4. “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”-Isaiah 43:19

 

5. “He will love you and bless you and increase your numbers. He will bless the fruit of your womb, the crops of your land–your grain, new wine and oil–the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks in the land that he swore to your forefathers to give you.” -Deuteronomy 7:13

 

6.”Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” -Lamentations 3:22-23

 

7. “I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.” -Ezekiel 11:19

 

8.”Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” -2 Corinthians 5:17

 

9. “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” -Ephesians 4:22-24

 

10. “Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.” -Colossians 3:9-10

 

11.”Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,” -1 Peter 1:3

 

12. “He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”” -Revelation 21:5

 

13. “Love the LORD, all his saints! The LORD preserves the faithful, but the proud he pays back in full. Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.” -Psalm 31:23-24

 

14. “There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.” -Proverbs 23:18

 

15.”Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” -Isaiah 40:30-31

 

16. “But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.” -Micah 7:7

 

17. “And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.” -Romans 5:5

 

18. “”Sing, O barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband,” says the LORD. “Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities. “Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood. For your Maker is your husband– the LORD Almighty is his name– the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth.” -Isaiah 54:1-5

 

19. “The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become – because He made us. He invented us. He invented all the different people that you and I were intended to be. . .It is when I turn to Christ, when I give up myself to His personality, that I first begin to have a real personality of my own.” ― C.S. Lewis

 

20. “No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!” ― C. JoyBell C.

 

21. “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.” (Little Gidding)” ― T.S. Eliot

 

Ready for A Wave of Fire?

Ready for a wave of fire? Yes Holy Spirit fire! And it’s coming! I read this article today and it blessed me so much I have to share it with you.

Great Revival Fire Will Now Begin to Burn

 

Have you ever been to the ocean? I love the ocean.

You know the best part?

There is never just one wave!

It’s wave after wave, more and more!

Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus!

New thing

When You’re Between a Rock and a Hard Place

But now, God’s Message,
the God who made you in the first place, Jacob,
the One who got you started, Israel:
“Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you.
I’ve called your name. You’re mine.
When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.
When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.
When you’re between a rock and a hard place,
it won’t be a dead end—
Because I am God, your personal God,
The Holy of Israel, your Savior.
I paid a huge price for you:Forget it
all of Egypt, with rich Cush and Seba thrown in!
That’s how much you mean to me!
That’s how much I love you!
I’d sell off the whole world to get you back,
trade the creation just for you.
“So don’t be afraid: I’m with you.
I’ll round up all your scattered children,
pull them in from east and west.
I’ll send orders north and south:
‘Send them back.
Return my sons from distant lands,
my daughters from faraway places.
I want them back, every last one who bears my name,
every man, woman, and child
Whom I created for my glory,
yes, personally formed and made each one.’”
Get the blind and deaf out here and ready—
the blind (though there’s nothing wrong with their eyes)
and the deaf (though there’s nothing wrong with their ears).
Then get the other nations out here and ready.
Let’s see what they have to say about this,
how they account for what’s happened.
Let them present their expert witnesses
and make their case;
let them try to convince us what they say is true.
“But you are my witnesses.” God’s Decree.

Isaiah 43
“You’re my handpicked servant
So that you’ll come to know and trust me,
understand both that I am and who I am.
Previous to me there was no such thing as a god,
nor will there be after me.
I, yes I, am God.
I’m the only Savior there is.
I spoke, I saved, I told you what existed
long before these upstart gods appeared on the scene.
And you know it, you’re my witnesses,
you’re the evidence.” God’s Decree.
“Yes, I am God.
I’ve always been God
and I always will be God.
No one can take anything from me.
I make; who can unmake it?”

(Isaiah 43:1-13 MSG)

 

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But God is Faithful

I am finding that some days the Word is all I have to hold on to. I know God is up to something, I just can’t see it yet. I can feel it in my spirit. And when I read the Word it’s like I have a MixMaster going on inside of me. Have you had days like that? It’s exciting, yet frustrating. And then there are times I am just zoning out – almost like being paralyzed or in a daze. Maybe its just old junk that I need to get rid of. Or maybe it’s the Master make a few changes to this clay pot. Can you feel His fingerprints on your life sometimes?

Today I remind myself that I don’t have to have all the answers today – because He knows the ending from the beginning.  And God is faithful. He has made a way where there is no way before, and I have faith that He will continue to surprise all of us with His goodness and mercy.

I don’t know your story, and you only know part of mine – But God is faithful. And I trust Him. Today, I am grateful, thank you Jesus.

God’s Word for You:

 

God is faithful (reliable, trustworthy, and therefore ever true to His promise, and He can be depended on); by Him you were called into companionship and participation with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. -1Corinthians 1:9 AMP

 

So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the [a]hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word. -Hebrews 10:23 AMP

 

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].
I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!
For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
[Then] He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler. -Psalm 91:1-4 AMP

 

My Prayer for You:

Dear Lord,

You know what we are facing today in this world.  Thank you Lord, that no matter what You don’t change and You are faithful. When life knocks us down, let us look up for our salvation is nigh. Let us reach out to You as You are already here in our midst. You heard our cry and ready and willing to help. Today Lord, we take Your hand, and trust You – because You are faithful.

 

 

“Fingerprints Of God”
by Steven Curtis Chapman

I can see tears filling your eyes
And I know where they’re coming from
They’re coming from a heart that’s broken in two
By what you don’t see
The person in the mirror
Doesn’t look like the magazine
Oh, but when I look at you it’s clear to me that…

I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it’s true
You’re a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you’re covered with the fingerprints of God

Never has there been and never again
Will there be another you
Fashioned by God’s hand
And perfectly planned
To be just who you are
And what He’s been creating
Since the first beat of your heart
Is a living breathing priceless work of art…

I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it’s true
You’re a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you’re covered with the fingerprints of God

Just look at you
You’re a wonder in the making
Oh, and God’s not through, no
In fact, He’s just getting started…

I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it’s true
You’re a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you’re covered with the fingerprints of God

Giving Birth to New Things

Hallelujah! It’s baby time. Time for birthing new things!  Yes, carrying this ‘baby’ was hard, and long – but wait until you see what comes!  Yes, it was labor. Yes it was hard. But get ready for your new ‘baby”!

Remember finally delivering?

Remember that first cry?

And holding your baby for the first time?

 

New things are coming to the Kingdom – through the praises and dances of our children.

Get ready church, I have shivers just writing about it!

Your sons and daughters shall return as God turns their hearts back to the fathers.

And their song shall release Heaven on Earth!

 

 

Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord, your God; for He gives you the former or early rain in just measure and in righteousness, and He causes to come down for you the rain, the former rain and the latter rain, as before. -Joel 2:23 AMP
Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them. -Isaiah 42:9

 

Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come! -2 Corinthians 5:17 AMP

 

You have heard [these things foretold], now you see this fulfillment. And will you not bear witness to it? I show you specified new things from this time forth, even hidden things [kept in reserve] which you have not known. -Isaiah 48:6 AMP

 

O sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have wrought salvation for Him. -Psalm 98: 1 AMP

For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth. And the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. -Isaiah 65:17 AMP

And He Who is seated on the throne said, See! I make all things new. Also He said, Record this, for these sayings are faithful (accurate, incorruptible, and trustworthy) and true (genuine). -Revelation 21:5 AMP

 

 

I would like to direct you to a few Words the Lord is sharing with us from some of the people I take direction from:

 

MIRACULOUS DELIVERIES – by Prophetess Jeanne Allen

YOU HAVE GOD’S FAVOR – by Apostle Gabriel Cross

 

Rejoice my brothers and sisters! God is birthing something into the atmosphere through YOU! He is creating new things through YOU! Release His word in your fields today, in Jesus Name.

 

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