Sitting outside enjoying the sunshine and God’ master piece of nature….and along comes an annoying bee.
I am not scared of bee’s …and yes I have been stung many times in life….
The bee buzzing around me, reminds me of the devil…he is annoying, he can stung you and it hurts for a time…short time…but most the time he just bugs you, by interrupting your peace, causes you to move and try to get away from him, taking your focus off God.
This bee, just like the devil…is so small compared to GOD…..
God is VAST and can be EVERYWHERE AT ONCE….
The devil doesn’t have that POWER….so he sends his demons out to bug people.
God not only can and does send angels, He also gave us His Holy Spirit to live within us…..
We are SO PROTECTED BY GOD from the devil.
We need to WALK without FEAR, ANXIETY or WORRY of any kind!!!!
Anyone else relate to this?
I am learning to Stop allowing others to control me.
It took alot of healing from my past.
It also takes daily practice to stick up for myself. To tell my husband * Please don’t tell me what pan to fry the eggs in, please don’t tell me where to put the cheese back in the fridge…I get to make my own choices. I can put the cheese anywhere I want in the fridge.*
I grew up being told how to think, what I should feel, why I should feel it and to do whatever made my mom happy. Her feelings were put above my sister and I’s feelings.
It took into my fifties to realize thats not good to make your child into who YOU WANT THEM TO BE, HOW YOU WANT THEM TO THINK AND ACT.
Sadly, I did the same to my two sons. Trying to get them to be and act a certain way. My oldest fought against it, to the extreme, and I can see his struggles with trying to do this in his own children.
My youngest joined the Army during college and has someone telling him what to do.
In learning that no one gets to control me ever again…its FREEING!
I had to also give up trying to control how my son raises his kids, what choices my sons make, what actions they take….those belong to them. I don’t get a say…unless they ask…but even then…its their life…not mine.
I grew up believing everything I did was a reflection on my parents…thats what they taught us. My husband was taught the same thing and he thought that about our sons. He took it personal when they made a mistake.
My question to you, is have you ever felt controlled? Share if you choose.
Last night I had a dream…
I was was walking outside in a crowded area and a man (who I sensed was evil) bumped into me, causing me to drop my purse and all the contents spilled out.
I quickly grabbed my billfold (my life) and everything else as quickly as I could.
He was kneeling down in front of me, with a sneer on his face. I then noticed I had a weapon…a gun was laying on the ground (it was mine, but it was a pellet pistol) <- remember it’s a dream so nothing is impossible.
Next to the gun was a baggie with the bullets (pellets) inside.
As I grabbed the gun and the baggie clutching my purse to my chest…I ran into a building….
The man dissappeared….but this message stuck with me after I woke up;
So many of us have our weapons but they aren’t loaded and ready to use against evil.
I took this to mean…We have the Bible, we know scriptures…but maybe we aren’t prepared to protect ourselves against evil…
A HUGE part of having our weapon loaded would be the power of our words…the power of prayer. Actually speaking those scriptures outloud against the devil.
If the devil showed his face to you RIGHT NOW IN THIS MOMENT…What would be your first instinct?
Now…take what you just said or thought…and ask yourself…Do I do this when the devil attacks my health, my family, my business, my ministry, my finances?
Now…understand this…the devil is sneaky…he isn’t going to waltz in showing his true self…he knows if he did, you would defeat him. He is going to continue with what works….
Coming at you , attacking your health, your kids ( getting in trouble at school or being disrespectful at home) your husbands job, your marriage, your finances…even through your own friends and family.
Causing division between you all…over sports ( not a big deal) but then over politics and the vaccine…soon families and friends aren’t speaking to one another because of those things!
Tell me I am wrong?
I wish you could….
There are those of us who are standing on the Word using it against the devil and his division in the world today!
Part of having our weapon loaded against the devil…is knowing it’s HIM BEHIND ALL THIS….
Don’t take aim at one another over what Satan is doing!
Stand in agreement with me that eyes will be opened to the devils ploys…to the fear he is instilling in the world.
Fear, worry, strife, family and friends not speaking due to politics and everything going on in the world right now is NOT FROM GOD….
Faith, assurance in Our Heavenly Fathers protection, healing and restoration is!
Can I get an AMEN?
Do you feel you are free to be yourself most of the time? Or do you feel like you should be a certain way, act a certain way around different people?
I am learning not to do that anymore. As a child, I was told how to act, respond, and how to behave. Now, I believe good behavior is nice, but kids NEED to have outlets to express themselves. To grow, learn and just BE.
I have discovered my inner child was stunted, not allowed to grow and learn from my own mistakes. Mistakes were looked down upon growing up. Mistakes are part of growing and learning. If you stop growing and learning… you die.
Emotionally I was crippled. I wouldn’t cry when I needed or wanted to. Crying was a sign of weakness. Weakness was considered a bad thing.
I am done with that type of living… which is not living at all….
I am ready to BE ME….
Be yourself… if people get bothered by it… so what… their problem… not yours.
One of my favorite quotes is “What others think of you… is none of your business!”
I Went to Costco near me the other day. The spirit of fear was so thick, it made me nauseous. Now, publicly I know it would only get me looks and maybe arrested if I had started to VERBALLY and LOUDLY cast out the spirit of fear. But, I still have the POWER, as do you, to SPEAK OVER THAT SPIRIT IN PRAYER!
So, that’s what I did, as I walked by people. I said under my breathe ” Spirit of fear be cast down, you have no power here. Holy Spirit you are the ONLY Spirit welcomed here!” ” The spiritual blood of Jesus cover this place, these people, their minds in Jesus name!”
Share what prayers you have been praying in this current situation our world is facing. Which prayers do we NEED to ALWAYS pray? I believe we need to call on the Blood of Jesus to cover our towns, our homes, our thoughts, what we read, listen to and WHAT WE SPEAK!
Here is my personal prayer; ( one of them) Dear Heavenly Father I ask that you continue to use this pandemic to bring people to YOU! I thank you Lord, for using this time to Teach and Reach us! To bring us under your AUTHORITY and PROTECTION. To WAKE and SHAKE us up to YOUR POWER! I thank you for your MERCY and GRACE bringing our prodigal sons and daughters HOME (back to you Lord). Amen.
If you died today, what would people say about your life?
When I die, I don’t want people to say I had a heart for Jesus. I would rather they say I had the heart of Jesus.
I want to have His heart for people. I want to live with a giving heart and a forgiving one.
I want my actions to speak louder than the words I write or speak.
How do you want others to think of your life?
Don’t just give your heart to Jesus….give Him AUTHORITY OVER your heart and your mind, body, marriage, spouse, children, finances, health…EVERYTHING!
We often ask for healing, help with our marriage, our finances, our troubled teens.
Let’s also give the Lord AUTHORITY over EVERY Area of our lives.
Speak it out loud…” Lord, I give you authority over my health, ( mental, physical and spiritual) my spouse (current or future one) my finances, my children, my grandchildren. My words, my thoughts, my mind, my actions….”
And WATCH HIM WORK!
God is the Lord of all…even common sense.
I had someone message me to say, the reason they don’t follow God is because He expects so much and He seems so bossy and controlling. They don’t like being told what to do.
I replied ” Do you have children?”
” Yes.” They answered.
” Do you have rules to keep them safe?” ” Do you tell them what time to go to bed, be home by?”
” Of course, they are children, they haven’t developed common sense yet.”
” Does the bible not call believers the children of God?”
” Well, yes, but.”
“Are we born with spiritual sense?” ” Do we KNOW the future, like God does?”
” Enough said.”
We ALL have rules in life, when we drive, at work, school and at home. These rules are meant to train and protect us.
It’s not about the food, candy or the toys.
It is about the manger and the birth of a baby boy.
It’s not about religion, rituals or even traditions.
It is about our relationships and our spiritual condition.
It’s not about who goes to church and who sings in the choir.
It is about our eternal home and living out what God desires.
It’s not about how good we are and our trying to behave.
It is about Gods gift of his son, our very souls to save.