It’s DAY ONE of the Rest of my Life! I will proclaim the Lord’s truth and It will not return void (Isaiah 55)

I will praise the Lord my Rock 
For His Mercy Endures Forever
In my storms, in my trials, in my troubles, in my pain
I will lift up my voice to my Lord
How Great is my God!
You are trustworthy O Lord

You  ride the heavens to help me
and Your excellency in the clouds
Your love for me is too great to understand

He is El Shaddai – The Almighty God
He is YAHWEH-JIREH The Lord who provides
He is YAHWEH-RAPHAThe Lord who heals me 

Every day I will praise you
Every day I will worship you
Everyday I will meditate on Your great works
I lay aside every weight and the sins that try to ensare me.
I will run with endurance the race before me,
I keep my eyes on my Savior Jesus and I will not be ashamed

Search me, O God, and see my heart;
show me if there is any wicked way in me
 lead me according to Your way everlasting life
Anoint me O God in the Highest heaven with the oil of gladness
Pour out your peace upon my mind and heart

Who are you O Great Mountain that tries to stand in my way? 
For you shall become a plain before me

By You, O God, I can run against an army,
By my God, I can leap over a wall
The Lord is my shield!
He arms me with strength 
He makes my way perfect 
He sets me on high places
He teaches my hands to make war
so my arms can bend a bow of bronze

Today, when I hear Your voice,
I will not harden my heart as they did in the wilderness
Blessed be the Lord my God
and the Rock of my Salvation
Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty
Let all heaven and earth praise Your Name
Praise God in the highest heavens and
Praise be to the Lamb who is worthy

 

Speak out God’s word and His praises from your heart. Fight off and bind up the enemies that try to destroy your heritage in the Lord. God’s word is a sword, let His praises fill the heavens and earth.

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Everyday I will proclaim your Truth- Spiritual Warfare

Every day I will bless You
Your greatness is unsearchable
I will declare your mighty acts
I meditate on your splendor
The Lord upholds all who fall
and raises up those who bowed down
My eyes look expectantly for you
I wait on the Lord

I will be vigilant and watchful
For I know my enemy seeks to kill, steal and destroy
I will man the fort
Watch the road
Strengthen the flanks
My shield is lifted up
I am strong in the Lord
Never wavering, never doubting
The Lord is my strong tower

My Sword flashes the power of Your might
You protect me on every side
Set a ring of fire around me on every side as you did
for your people
Crush and destroy my enemies
Is not your word like a hammer
to crush evil to pieces and into fine dust ?
You have chosen me and I bless Your name forever!

Speak His truths out loud, it shall be a sword for you that crushes your enemies and fights in the heavens for you. 

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Woe to those who devise iniquity and work out evil on their beds ! Micah 2

Woe to those who devise iniquity
And work out evil on their beds!
At morning light they practice it,
Because it is in the power of their hand,

They oppress a man and his house
A man and his inheritance. Micah 2:1-4

God sees everything, nothing is hidden from Him. He sees the wicked and evil intentions people have for others. Hidden motives, they claim to be your friend, they say they wish you well, perhaps they are your own family members, they hug and kiss you with kind words just as Judas kissed Jesus  They lie awake in the night scheming, they wake up and bring their thoughts to life. Their intention, which God see’s clearly, is to take what is not theirs. In their greedy hearts, they devise plans to steal a man’s inheritance and wish disaster on their family.

The bible was written to instruct us, correct us, guide us into righteousness , warn us, prepare us, convict and help us in every way. There isn’t a scripture or book in the bible without God’s divine hand of instruction for us.Although Micah was writing concerning Jerusalem and Samaria, there are many lessons and warnings applicable for us today .  May God open your eyes to see and ears to hear  and understand.

I found Micah to be fascinating and relevant for the present time- so listen carefully.

Watch out- many who call themselves brothers and sisters in Christ are NOT

There are people who secretly devise evil and wickedness against others ,  they use the sweetest words and countenance to fool you. Even more shocking, they assemble with us in our Christian house as a brother or sister in Christ, but they devise evil in their hearts. Yes! They worship God and sing his praises while they work iniquity. They may fool us, but they don’t fool God. The bible says that God turns his head from them and will not hear their prayers or cries for help.

But why? Why would anyone wish evil on other or hate the righteous?
In Proverbs 29:27, the righteous are hated, abhorred and an abomination to the wicked:

An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous,
And he who is upright is the way an abomination to the wicked. 

In 2 Cor 2:15-16, we are a stench of death to those who are perishing….

 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life.

Watch out! Don’t think you can get away with mixing your ways and God’s ways

There are wicked, unrighteous and vile people among us- in our houses of worship and our ‘Christian communities’. They worship with us, pretend with their works, knowledge and words, but secretly, they are wolves in our midst. They don’t truly honor and obey God. Many have made their own ways, own laws and have backslidden so far they no longer see truth. Many times they have mixed truth with lies. This isn’t anything new, it’s written all through scripture. In fact, in Jeremiah, 2500 years ago,the women were worshiping the Queen of Heaven and worshiping God. God continued to warn them, but they would not listen. I found it very interesting that the women refused to stop because they said since they started worshiping and praying to the queen of heaven, all was well with them – their prayers were answered. The bible tells us that when we pray to anyone or thing other than God (idol) we are actually praying to demons.   I’ve had people tell me how their prayers were answered when they prayed to a statue of their saint and their prayer was answered.  Be careful!  You are praying to demons and surely they like it and will do all they can to pull you further and further from God. They hate you and want to destroy your soul. Did Jesus die for nothing? We pray to God in Jesus name. You can’t  pick both.

Back to Micah 2……

As Micah proclaims, there are those who lie awake at night devising evil. They lie on their beds and when the morning sun arises, they bring these thoughts to action because they have the power to do so. They are greedy and never have enough, they are not content with what they have and they do everything they can to get more, more, more and more- stepping on anyone along the way. They try to steal a man’s inheritance and oppress a man and his family

However, to God’s people: You wait and cling to the Lord. For the Lord is against this wickedness and is devising disaster. No longer will your enemy walk upright in their pride and haughtiness as they scheme to take your heritage and what is your blessing.

So many different thoughts to take from here on Micah…… Remember to pray for your enemies – this brings you a blessing. Also do not return insult for insult. Wait on the Lord and He will make all things right. The verses above say that God brings disaster on those of evil scheming, but He also is saddened to see the wicked perish. He patiently waits for the wicked to turn from their ways. The entire book of Revelation is chance after chance to turn back to God, but some will not and instead will turn and curse Him.

These people walk in a false spirit – a lying spirit- who falsely divines and seek diviners, sorcery, magic -and provoke God to anger, they have no inheritance in God’s kingdom, it was sin punishable by death, they sell themselves to do evil instead of obeying the Lord.

If you walk in these ways, you must stop and repent. Do as the people in the New testament did and destroy everything that has to do with witchcraft, sorcery, magic and calling on the dead. DONT BE FOOLED, God is not mocked, for whatever you sow, surely you will reap. Galations 5:20 and more…

Listen to the leading of the Holy Spirit

I noticed something lately about opening my ears to hear the leading of the Holy Spirit. It’s easy to fall of the track and take a wrong turn. We can so easily make excuses to do things we know we shouldn’t.  It’s exactly how the devil worked in the garden, he mixed truth and made it seem okay- he still does that today. Often times I will want to do something or say something and Ill either know I shouldn’t or I am unsure. At this point, if I begin to reason within myself why its okay and it’s not a sin – sure enough – If I find myself reasoning to do something, it’s something the Holy Spirit doesn’t want me to do.  God wants to lead you in all you do, stop to pray and ask for His direction. He will lead you.
–If you find yourself reasoning and arguing with yourself about whether or not to do or not do something – you might be trying to argue for your own desires and not God’s.–

Learn a spiritual lesson :

As we read these verses, we can see a spiritual battle lesson in this. Just as people deceive and scheme disaster against you, there are spiritual authorities in high places that have the same plan of defeat for you – to rob you of your inheritance of a child of God. These spirits want to destroy your life and your joy, filling us with wrong thoughts of fear, worry, anxiety, defeat and lies. YOU must stand up in this battle with the Word of God as your hope and your anchor (Your Sword). God will fight for you, He will strengthen you and He will send His warring angels to fight for you. However, you must not be a coward. Understand who you are in Christ, Your authority in Him and the Power of the Holy Spirit in you. Let that truth strengthen you.

No weapon formed against you shall Prosper

No wicked words or curses  risen up against you shall prosper

This is your true and trustworthy heritage in the Lord
You belong to a Great a mighty God
A Great Warrior is He

Well, I planned to write more on the amazing finds on Malachi, but it seems I took off with this verse from Micah2:1-4 . Learn a lesson from it historically, spiritually and literally in your life:

Woe to those who devise iniquity,
And work out evil on their beds!
At morning light they practice it,
Because it is in the power of their hand.
 They covet fields and take them by violence,
Also houses, and seize them.
So they oppress a man and his house,
A man and his inheritance.

 Therefore thus says the Lord:

“Behold, against this family I am devising disaster,
From which you cannot remove your necks;
Nor shall you walk haughtily,
For this is an evil time.
 In that day one shall take up a proverb against you,
And lament with a bitter lamentation, saying:
‘We are utterly destroyed!
He has changed the heritage of my people;
How He has removed it from me!
To a turncoat He has divided our fields.

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A Prayer for America

Lord,

Thank you for your hand of protection over this great country and for making us a country that considers you the God we trust. Look down and see our Nation, many are hurting and we have become divided. May your peace and healing be upon us, once again bring us together as one great Nation under God.  Lord, I ask you for you to bring peace and hope to those angry, hurting, confused and protesting. Brings us peace and bring us together. May you put hope in their hearts.

Heal the hearts of Americans and fill us with great hope, knowing that you are in charge of all things. You raise up leaders and you take down leaders.  You have called us to be a nations of righteousness and justice

Fill our youth and young Americans with godly wisdom to know right and wrong. Guide President Elect Donald Trump along paths of righteousness and surround him with godly advisers.  Give him strength and godly wisdom  in all he does.

Bring back truth and your Word to our schools and the hearts of our children. Let our youth no longer be swayed and brainwashed by books and professors, but give them a mind of wisdom and truth. Raise up your laws in our land and raise up those who love you into positions of leadership so we can live lives that please you.

Bless our land , bless our country, bless our people and in return let us turn from our wickedness and live lives that please you.

Raise up new leaders to reform our prison system  and release those unjustly imprisoned.  Give us a heart for those in prison, for the widow and for the poor.

Reveal every secret thing, every scheme and every plot – let everything be revealed.  Let every hidden thing be revealed.

Heal our inner cities , the families and the youth. Protect the children from violence , from drugs and restore the families. Put up your mighty angelic army at our borders, even the borders of our cities to stop all drugs and violence. Release those who are addicted when they cry out to you and restore our lives to blessings and not curses- that we would repent and turn back to you.

I pray for all the children that live in cities of violence, I pray for their protection, that they would prosper in You in all they do. Stop the violence and crush any wicked scheme that comes against your people. Only you have the answers , give them hope, direction,  a road to prosperity and hearts of love for you.

Restore our education system and let every American know that all knowledge, understanding and wisdom begins with YOU.

Protect our nation and borders from the influence and entrance of Islam and Sharia law, let every wicked tactic be halted in Jesus name. Crush the hate they have for Americans and crush the hate they have for homosexuals. Lord, teach us to treat people of other faiths and beliefs with Love.  Raise up the righteous voice to save those who have fallen from your word and let it fall on hearts for salvation.

Restore Holiness among us.

Open the eyes of America to see the power media has had over us, give us wisdom to know truth. Open the eyes of our young to know right from wrong and the power not to be swayed by mans words, but to understand truth.

God bless president Trump and all his advisers

Give us peace among the nations and love for Israel, to protect her and  her people.

Protect our troops and bring our men and women home safely.

Heal and watch over all our veterans. Bring healing and restoration to each one, and all those who suffer, Lord, I ask that you would make them whole. Hear their cries and bring them justice.

Surround President Trump with wise men that will bring our country out of debt, wise men to know how to deal with foreign nations in peace.

Hear the cries of the poor and deliver them. Help our economy and give us a hope for our future.  Send wise advisers to help us with our healthcare system  and send new healing medicines for cancer and other sicknesses,  for which there is no hope.

For every woman considering abortion, please stop her and give her hope. Bless all her ways as she trusts in you. Raise up godly sons to live righteously

Turn the hearts of those who  are hurting, confused and angry to a heart of hope

Crush any hate we have for others. Let us no longer be divided  by the color of our skin, or our the parties we belong to. Lord let us no longer see black and white – but men and women created in Your Image, whom you love very much. If there is any injustice, let it be revealed and bring justice. Stop the unjust killings and if there be any wickedness or hatred, reveal it and crush it in Jesus name. Protect our police officers and if there be anyone abusing their power, reveal it to all and step in to stop the violence.

Give us a heart and love for the suffering and the disabled, show us how we can help them.

God Bless Hillary Clinton and give her healing. Guide her and her family back to you and fill her heart with peace and a new joy You found only in Christ Jesus.

Open our eyes to the sin of our land, the shed blood of the innocent, our immoral ways,  our violence and how we have all gone according to our own ways, and not Your ways. Turn our hearts back to you.

Forgive us for shaming you and so quickly fallen away, for we have not taught our children day and night as you commanded us, our words are full of filth, our ways are perverse before you, lusts of life have taken over, we are entertained by filth and violence and there is little or no love in our hearts to other people.  Change us O God, for lives are blessed and peaceful when we follow you.

Stop the influence of witchcraft and violence on our youth, raise up new talent that creates new shows  and movies that entertain with godliness and humor that is not offensive to you.

Raise up news stations and journalists that deliver truth and aren’t swayed by money, fear and power.

Let us consider our ways  and how we have grieved your Holy Spirit.

Restore us O God and guide us, According to your word.  Protect this nation and bring peace upon all the people.  May you reign once again over this great Nation you have given us, for Nothing is impossible with you – nothing is impossible with you.

Let all the world know that Jesus is the only way to salvation,  keep us far from pride and haughtiness but remember always to treat each other with love, blessing those who curse us and loving those who hate us.

God give us strength and bring us back to you. What was divided, make us one again. Thank you for this new hope, I am confident in you, O Lord.

Bless our Nations O God, Restore us back to you

In Jesus name, I cry out to you to hear me and answer our prayers.

Amen

 

 

Don’t fret over what you see and hear – have faith. If you are bothered or upset, pray to God  and he will surely answer you.

 

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My enemies, My enemies, O Lord Rescue me. Prayer of Psalm 119

Notice how the Psalmist keeps his focus on the Lord and His Word even though he is in great anguish and tribulation. He tells God what is going on yet  his focus goes back to Gods words and His promises each moment. In the last post I wrote, the writer of Ps119 claims all God’s promises as he prays ending each promise with “according to your Word”.  Need God’s Word? try psalms 23 and 34 to start: He protects you, he gives you rest, he frees you from all your fears and He always delivers you.

 

Heavenly Father, Creator of Heaven and Earth,

My enemies have me in derision,  they do not follow your law. I tremble at their pride before you, for your laws have been my song.  The hands of wicked have robbed me and surrounded me but I will still follow your ways. Mine enemies accuse me night and day, they forge a lie against me but I will continue to keep your precepts with all my heart.

   My enemy’s heart is as fat as grease, full of their own ways. Your ways O Lord are better to me than thousands of gold and silver. Let mine enemies who are full of pride be put to shame,  for they deal wickedly against me without cause, but my heart remains in your statues.

Comfort me O Lord and Delivery me according to your Word,  fight those who persecute me. For the proud and wicked have dug a pit for me and they do not follow your law. They tried to destroy me but you helped me according to your word. For your word is settled in heaven.

The wicked lied in wait for me to destroy me but I look at your testimonies.  Thou I am afflicted, you will restore and deliver me. Bend down to hear my praise.  Look down and see how the wicked have laid a snare for me, yet I continue on your righteous path. You rebuke the proud and they are cursed, they err from your commands.

 Depart from me you evil doers, for the Lord upholds me.  He shall keep me safe and I will meditate on His word continually.  You crush the wicked who err from your ways, all their ways are false and they know it.  You put away the wicked, I praise you, all the wicked of the earth are like dross.  My flesh trembles in fear of thee. I have done justice, deliver me from my oppressors, all those who forget your words.

 I am despised, trouble and anguish take hold of me, yet i do not forget your precepts. Hear me O God , in your Loving Kindness, as I cry out to you.  My enemies are full of schemes and mischief, how well I know it. But you are near to me O God. consider my affliction and deliver me, Plead my case for me for my enemies seek my destruction.  Salvation is far from the wicked for they do not seek your statues.

Many are my persecutors and my enemies, yet I will stand firm in your word for I trust in you. I am unshakable before my enemies because I trust in you. When I saw my enemies despise your word, I was grieved, consider how I love your laws and restore me according to your promises.

Even the princes have come to persecute me, but my heart meditates on your word.  I will praise you seven times a day. Let my cry come before you and give me understanding and deliver me. Let your hand help and lift me up.

Let my soul live and it shall praise thee, and let they judgments help me. For I was lost, yet You rode the heavens to help me. I will never forget your commands.

I pray all this in the name of my redeemer, Christ Jesus – for His word is more powerful than any doubled edged sword

 

 2 Cor 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore! Eph 6:11-14

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According to Your Word, O God – Prayer of Psalm 119

For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. Psalm 119:89

 

Revive me O God,  According to your Word
Strengthen me O God, According to your Word
Establish your Word in Me O Lord, According to your Word
Turn my eyes away from vanity and quicken me According to your Word
Heal me from sickness According to your Word
Deal with me According to your Word
Let your Merciful Kindness be my comfort According to your Word
Your precepts quicken me According to your Word
Deliver me from discouragement According to your Word
Deliver me from all my fears According to your Word
Deliver me from death According to your Word
Restore my life According to your Word
Uphold me According to Your Word
I cry and Hope According to your Word
Hear my voice According to your Word
Quicken me O Lord According to Your Word
Deliver me O God According to Your Word
Give me understanding According to Your Word
Hear me O God and deliver me According to your Precious Word

In Jesus Name, Amen

 

“According to your Word” occurs 23x in Psalm 119. The Hebrew word “Debar”  means Word, and other times it is translated as ; According to your truth, your ways, the glory of your name, your works,ways, manner , commands, sayings, acts,  promise, your laws.

We also know that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us- that is Christ Jesus. Today we know the Word is Christ Jesus, we also know all God’s promises are Yes and Amen In Him. (2 Cor 1:20). All the Promises above are in Christ Jesus, a sure foundation and anchor for your soul.

The word “quicken me” is used 16 times in Psalm 119- “quicken me according to your word”

Quicken in Hebrew means : to live, have life, remain alive, sustain life, live prosperously, live for ever, be healed, be quickened, be alive, restore to life, to cause to grew, revive, to have life, from death, restored from discouragement, restore from faintness, to preserve, be restored to life or health.

 

 

 

 

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Post Concussion Syndrome Week 4 recovery PCS (day 33)

I know these aren’t in line with my usual posts, but if someone is googling for help with PCS, I hope they can find some kind of hope here and know they are NOT alone. The video below is the only site I could find relating to what I am dealing with after weeks of searching.

I mentioned last week how I was coping and listed a few things that helped me including verses. If anyone is suffering form PCS or you know anyone who is, below is an excellent video that describes what we are going through. If anyone asks how I am, I either reply with a good, okay, alright or hurting. I don’t go into detail because I don’t want to think about it, but Laura, in the video below, describes everything I am experiencing as I trek though this.

Like shes says, we don’t have a cast on our head and we look normal, but we are dealing with many concussion symptoms no one can see – not even MRI’s or CT scans.

Am I any better than last week? Well, it’s like asking if I saw any growth in the tree in my backyard. I’m sure it grew, but I just can’t see it. Please know that hope is ahead and don’t ever ever give up. Use scripture to pull you out of the pit of depression and anxiety, ask for prayer – or leave a comment and I will be praying for you. The bible says to rejoice in our trials, find something to give thanks about and listen to uplifting songs of hope. I am thankful God stopped everything in my life and had me slow down. I now have more time with the Lord and more time for prayer.

 

In the first week or two after hitting my head, I felt like I was being sealed up in a coffin and no one could see  I was alive. Inside I was myself and my thoughts were normal but I couldn’t express anything. It made me wonder about the many people and children I see in wheelchairs that can’t talk or express themselves. I wonder if inside they want so badly to talk and express themselves but they are shut in and no one understands.

We are still the same, our processor is just a little slow

How much longer do I have? I don’t know and I don’t care right now. I don’t want to think about it. I can’t walk 7 miles or go to dance class everyday like I used to, but I’ll find new things to do. Take the challenge! Be strong! Walk by faith, even when we can’t see it. Remember Hebrews 11 says : Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. You may not see or feel it, but have Faith that God will heal you and don’t let your faith get tossed around like the waves of the sea. Get scripture out and say it all day if you have to, keep your Faith alive and refuse to entertain thoughts of hopelessness and fear. It’s not easy. It’s a war and you need to fight it.

 

2 Cor 12:9 MY GRACE is sufficient for you for my POWER is
made perfect in WEAKNESS.

God knows

God cares

God sees

God hears 

Cry out to Him

Fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
 I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;

Wait, I say, on the Lord ! Psalm 27:14

The Lord says,  “In returning and rest you shall be saved;
In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”Isaiah 30:15

Recovery from TBI: Expectations vs. Reality: Trying To Explain My Brain Injury To Most People .....Is Like Trying To Nail Jello To A Tree.~Gary TBI Survivor 2003:

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Concussion Recovery week 3. day 27

 

ughhhhh 27 days! Can you believe this. I wished I was still sleeping when I woke up today because when I’m sleeping there is no pain, just an occasional weird dream. Not every morning is like today, every day is different.

I don’t have an exciting story about my concussion, I woke up with a bruised head and later I bumped my head at the gym during a vacation in fort Myers at Pink Shell. Two hours later it hit me. Not an exciting story, I wasn’t doing triples on skates, kayaking through rough waters, jumping out of an airplane or exploring caves in Turkey – no, just an ordinary knock me out concussion without notice! I’m in bed most of the day. I’m not supposed to read, watch tv or do anything with thinking but here I am blogging and I’m reading the bible, a little dizzy now, but I hope to make it through.

I had NO idea recovery would be this long. I’ve been wanting to blog but my mind won’t let me. It’s difficult to drive, it takes all my concentration. If I see a bird or an iguana or anything that gets my attention, I forget I’m driving “Oh look! that hawk is huge and has a fish in his claws..or is it a baby duck, what is it hmmm I wonder what lake he got that fish from  ” or “wow, look at all those vultures circling the marked off area of swamp, I bet there’s a body in there, should I call the authorities, why aren’t the vultures eating yet” . So on my last 2 short driving excursions, those were a couple of my distracting thoughts before I remember again that I’m driving. I stay off the road mainly, just once or twice took a short drive, but need more time.  If someone in front of you is slow, please be patient! it may be me, and I always honk back. That’s just who I am.

I can handle an occasional conversation but if I’m around more than 3 people, I get really confused and it’s difficult.

Staring has become my new hobby and scrubbing grout or a stain on anything for a long time, is a new skill i can do. I now notice things I never did before, like how I need to clean my blinds and my kitchen cupboards. One thing at a time. It’s almost like I’m on Ritalin. but hey, is anyone listening?

One of my first days back at attempting to read, I read this:

Daniel 11:35 And some of those of understanding shall fall, to refine them, purify them, and make them white, until the time of the end; because it is still for the appointed time.

  Wait a minute, I just fell and is this verse telling me something  or am I thinking to much?

So let me share some things I’ve learned, Ive thought or helped me though:

  1. Always be prepared – Thank God I had 6 months of homeschool planned with papers printed and organized in a binder per week. I am sure God nudged me to do that for this purpose.
  2. Live a life to please the Lord and not people. I can’t make everyone happy and I am A OK with that.
  3. I think depression is an evil spirit that tries to take over, you need to fight back. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. If you don’t agree, that’s cool, I have no energy to fight. I think the same of anxiety as well. I cant see into the spirit world, but that’s what I’m thinking. Don’t be mad
  4. Is it just me, or are doctor’s over medicating everyone
  5. Please be quiet
  6. Always remain hopeful! So many times I was losing hope, hate that feeling! Healing is taking so long and I’m used to drive through wendy’s rapido about everything in life. So this sloooooowneess is a new thing to me. I remembered the 10 spies who went to spy out the land and 8 had NO hope, only 2 believed God even though it looked impossible. I have to remember this – even though my days may look hopeless- I don’t believe what I feel or see – I have to have hope, I have to believe that better days and healing are ahead. It would greatly displease God to see that I didn’t hope in His healing and hope and know that He is always with me.
  1. Fix my thoughts. I had to recite this daily and answer each question.
  • what is true? God cares and watches over me, I rest in His shadow
  • What is Noble? A heart that Loves the Lord
  • What is right? That I don’t give up, that I hang on to the Lord – wait on the Lord, yes wait on the Lord
  • What is pure? The heart of the Father who created me and His Son who died for my awful sins.
  • What is lovely? Your eyes are like doves, thank you Jesus!
  • What is admirable? to be light and an example of Christ in this world
  • What is excellent? God’s goodness!
  • What is praiseworthy? My heart is full of thanks for all the blessings of God, they cannot be counted. So so so so thankful for laughter and humor. So many things have made me laugh even when I couldn’t talk in the hospital.
  1. Change your thoughts to thankfulness, certainly theres something you can be thankful for. Hey! I can read!
  2. Ask God for joy, that He would pour out the oil of gladness on you. sing it: If you want joy, you must ask for it, if you waaant joooy you must ask for it…the joy of the Lord is your strength!
  3. I hope I never have another bear dream again
  4. God knew this was going to happen, God is in control. He cares! yes He does. Trust in Him
  5. Ask for peace, amen. Pray for healing and never give up.
  6. I watched John Hagee and He said God never takes something from you unless He’s going to give you something far better than what you have. Give up whatever keeps you in bondage. Take the challenge to be better than what you can be. Maybe God dropped a catfish in my life to increase vigor – had to watch show to get that
  7. I’m getting dizzy but I don’t want to stop
  8. I found peace and rest in the shelter of the Most High, yes I did.
  9. He calls you back to Him
  10. His mercy is New every day! I say this every morning to myself. I didn’t get it at first but now I do.
  11. His power is perfected in weakness, I’m still trying to wrap my head around that one. Read Paul’s many attacks and you’ll feel better.
  12. Read Job, He lost everything, even his dignity before all he knew. Hang on to God’s hope and don’t ever give up.
  13. Stop worrying, you need to fix your thoughts for that one.
  14. Bring all your thoughts captive to the Lord! He’s had to take a lot of luggage full of thoughts from me lately.
  15. Let the Word of God change your mind, to be a new person in Christ
  16. Glory in your infirmaties  – Lord knows I’m still working on that – that the power of Christ may rest upon me, I’m not sure I wrote that one right
  17. The stuff I’m writing is in the bible, but I don’t have the wherewithal to give you the scriptures
  18. Should I celebrate Rosh Hashana ?
  19. So so so thankful for friends and family for helping me! Also, for sending me encouraging verses – and dinner! thanks M!
  20. “Nevertheless, He regarded their affliction, when He heard them cry” Ps 106:44
  21. The Lord says ” I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God and they shall be my people” 2 Cor 6″16
  22. “They cried out to the Lord in their trouble and He delivered them out of their distresses. Ps107;6
  23. Repent! I’ve been a jerk
  24. Sorrow and mourning is good, it refines us, ask King Solomon, he’ll tell you
  25. “He brought me out of the darkness and the shadow of death and broke their chains in pieces. Ps 107 somewhere
  26. Is 26:3-4 The Lord will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Him. Trust in the Lord forever
  27. Calm down! psalm 131
  28. Charles Stanley said ” You cannot wander to far, fail too many times or exceed Christ’s love. When you repent and turn to Him, He restores you to fellowship as though nothing had ever happened.

 

Okay, Im too dizzy and slightly nauseous to finish but I have lots more to share and say but it takes to much effort so for now, I must rest! That needs editing, excuse me, I must go stare at my closet door for a few hours. I hope you enjoy my journey blog.

Pray always. The Our father and Ps 23 have been my guide and the meditation of my heart through it all.

Peace people and Behave!

 

 

 

 

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Commands,  Instructions, Life lessons taught by Jesus Matthew 4&5

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  1. Use God’s Word to resist the devil/temptation (Matthew 4)
    In order to do this, you must know scripture. Study and pray for wisdom.
  2. Repent! Mark 4:17
  3. Rejoice when people falsely accuse and persecute you for the Lord’s sake (M5:12)
  4. Be a peacemaker (M5:9) So difficult! but it protects you!
  5. Keep your heart pure (M5:8) Check your heart! Ask God to show you anything lurking in there that needs to be addressed.
  6. Be Merciful to others (M5:7) and you will obtain mercy
  7. Seek, hunger and thirst for righteousness (M5:6)
  8. Don’t be useless, like salt that loses its flavor, Be the salt of the earth (M5:13) Don’t be lukewarm either- ew
  9. Don’t hide your walk with Christ, but let your light shine for all to see (M5:14) so they will see your good works and Glorify the Father in Heaven. Hide it under a bushel? NO
  10. Don’t neglect the study of the old testament, Jesus came to fulfill it not destroy it (M5:17-18)
  11. Obey the commandments and teach others, work on righteousness (M5:19-20)
  12. Don’t kill (M:21)
  13. Don’t be angry at your brother without cause and don’t call your brother a fool (M5:22) or any other nasty scoundrel name- or your sister
  14. Be a peacemaker -Reconcile with your brother and make peace before you go stand before the Lord at the altar, if he has something against you, leave your gift at the altar, be reconciled and then come back to offer (M5:24)
  15. Be a peacemaker – try to peacefully settle disputes out of court. Pay what you need to pay, do what’s right and sometimes , even if the other party is wrong, just let it go for peace sake- settle, agree(M:26)
  16. Don’t commit adultery (M5:28)
  17. Lustful eyes are guilty of adultery -Don’t look at another woman (or man) to lust after, this is adultery in the heart. (M5:28)
  18. Pluck your eye out if you have a problem with lust/porn IF you want to save your soul. Better to lose your eye than your soul (M5:29) same with your hand if it causes you to sin (M5:30)
  19. Don’t divorce your wife (except for unfaithfulness) unless you want to be guilty of adultery (M5:31) or if you marry the divorced woman…same
  20. Don’t swear at all, let your yes be yes and your no be no, anything more than that is evil (M5:37). I don’t make promises, that’s just me..don’t know if that’s the same thing
  21. Take the slap (M638-39) and don’t slap back
  22. If a man sues you and takes our coat, give him your cloke as well (M5:40)
  23. Go the extra mile for people errrr if you’re forced to go a mile, go two! and i’m guessing you should do it with a good attitude (who is like this!)
  24. Give to those who ask (M5:42) I’m totally convicted here…..
  25. Lend to those who need to borrow (M5:43) there’s a verse that says if you lend to the poor, you lend to the Lord and He will repay you….soooooo maybe sometimes don’t expect it back
  26. Love your neighbors and Love your enemies (M5:43) have you met my neighbors? I can love them, but do I have to look at them?
  27. Bless those who curse you (M5:44) I do this but it is not easy, because it’s not really what my hearts wants……w
  28. Pray for those who hate you and persecute you (M5:44) We absolutely need the power of the Holy Spirit for strength to be holy and obey Jesus’ teachings
  29. Notice that God watches over the righteous and the wicked, he wants them to turn back to Him. He sends rain on the just and the unjust so don’t get caught up in the greater than thou moment.
  30. Love the haters! (M5:46) so love the Muslims that want to slice your neck, seriously, pray for them. Difficult? Yes! This is why the road to Salvation is narrow and few make it. Be imitators of Christ and remember you are called to be HOLY as God is Holy so stop screaming and cussing at people in the parking lot of church…geeeeeesh! After a lifetime in church, we still don’t get it.
  31. Be perfect (M5:48)- Seriously? Yes, be perfect as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

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I don’t know if I should laugh or cry right now. I thought I’d go through the entire book of Matthew, but it seems there’s enough mind boggling disciplines in Matthew 5 that I need to seriously consider.

 

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Prayer of Ephesians 2

Dear Father in Heaven, Creator of Heaven and Earth,

Thank you for your love for me and your great mercy. I was once dead in my sins when I formally walked in the way of the world according to the prince of the power of the air and the spirit who worked in my disobedience,  I went against YOU O Lord by following my own wants, my own lusts, my own desires, whatever my mind sought, but You O Lord, reached out your hand and called me to You – even when I was dead in my transgressions.  You made me Alive together with Christ and raised me up with Him, You have seated me in the heavenly places with Christ Jesus – this is too amazing to understand.

Oh Lord, I am silenced at your amazing Power and Holiness, what an honor and blessing to be before your heavenly throne to talk to you, to praise you and to be in Your presence. Thank you for your mercy and love for me. Thank you for showing me the riches of your grace and  kindness in Christ Jesus.

I know it is only by your grace, mercy and love that I can say that I know you and you have redeemed my life, you have saved me in my faith, and this faith was your gift to me – and it wasn’t because I was something special or any special work or steps I took, but it was only because of your gracious gift.

I am Your workmanship, I praise you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous–how well I know it. Speak to my heart and lead me in doing the good works  that I was created to do in Christ Jesus- all my steps that God prepared for my life , Lord let my feet stay on your planned path.

For once I was unclean and common, but now I am an heir in Christ, part of the family of the Lord God. I praise you O Lord for considering me. I remember that I was once separated from Christ and not included as a part of the family of Israel, I was a stranger to your covenant and I had no hope for  I was without God in this world.

But today I can lift my hands and Praise the Lord, for though I was far off, I have been brought near  by the blood of Christ.  O Lord, I praise you, for He Himself is my peace- He has made me one as part of His Holy family, breaking down the barrier wall that divided us.

By your Holy Spirit I have access to you O God, I am in awe at your love for me. Thank you for making me part of Your household, thank you for making me a fellow citizen with the saints. Lord, teach me and lead me to live a life that is pleasing to you.  Keep me from anything that would grieve you.

May my life be a stone in the temple of God in Christ as we are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.

I will meditate on all Your gifts and benefits all day, I stand amazed at your love and care for me. Thank you O God , for making me part of your Holy Family in Christ Jesus.  Let my life sing your praises and be a testimony of Christ, for He is way, the truth and the life and no man can go to you O God but by your chosen son Jesus, may all the world know this truth.

In Christ, I pray, Amen

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