Responsible Choices are a Matter of Choice AKA “Yes” or “No”

When I drive now more than ever I am very defensive. People seem to be making irresponsible choices to text or stare at their phones now… a lot. It is their choice to do so, as it is my choice to make responsible choices and drive carefully with the phone down and on silent. That is one example.

I am not responsible for anyone else’s choices but my own and I am fully responsible for my own. I own them. What I do, I am responsible for. How I treat others, I am responsible for. What I say, I am fully responsible for. And the thing is, this is true of every single soul God created.

When we meet God soon in heaven, we will each account for our words and actions and choices. There will be no one to blame, no getting out of it, no reasoning it away or excusing it for emotional or hormonal drives. No, it is yes or no. Even now, as distracted as we are it is yes or no. Responsible choice? “Yes” or “no”. And anything added to “no” does not make it less of a “no”. ❤

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Revival is Our Choice

The church is being hammered. It has become quite often corrupted and polluted and mixed with other views than the Bible or with other emphasis than praise and worship of and service to and for God through Jesus Christ our Savior/Messiah and Redeemer. But this was our fault, not the enemy who wished it to become so. It is we who have allowed and encouraged this church problem. And as such, it is we who can fix it. How? Every Christian who humbles themselves and prays and fasts in earnest and confesses their part in it and repents from continuing down that road and starts to praise and worship our triune God and serves Him directly in the church or to people for Him, changes everything. That is all we have to do. We each do our part right where we are and encourage others who are and bam!! The Holy Spirit is allowed to flow and work in and through us and revival is here. People are waiting for someone else to do all the work. God detests this pampered laziness, I am convinced of it. I am pretty tired of it too. Put down the idols (every time else you have devoted your precious spiritual (and often physical) time and energy to except for God) and change. It is a choice. Free will is powerful, which is why God gave it to us. Just decide to change and humbly pray and do it. Get reading the Bible, pray all day long, praise and worship God, love Him and people. Just do it. Revival is our choice. It is my choice. I accept and own it.❤

Easier Day

Want an easier day? Focus on Jesus Christ. It works every time. If life is ugly, much going on, lots to handle, many distractions, unkind words, bad drivers around you, just too much self-thinking, whatever it may be… whenever you focus on Jesus- read the Bible, humbly pray, praise and worship Him, talk to a friend about Him, help someone in His name for Him then the day goes easier and better, focus is right, balance is there, you have a great day. Make it a habit. It changes your mindset and attitude for the better. And God gives peace and joy in return. It is beautiful!❤

Fasting Prayers

I will be praying and fasting today (every Wednesday). I implore any of you friends who really love the Lord to join me. And if you cannot fast for some reason, please pray with me during meal times. So we are on the same page, my prayers will be:

1. Please purify my soul and my family’s soul and wash us clean by the blood of the Lamb Jesus Christ. Please forgive our sins and renew our strength and purity with the Holy Spirit so we may be in your presence and pray and fast today.

2. The Lord’s Prayer, with emphasis on “Please, dear Lord, may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

3. Please may God’s prayer warriors be strengthened and focused to pray and fast for your good to triumph over the enemies’ evil.

4. Please protect and strengthen our President Trump and all those officials doing good and may those who have done evil to be caught and prosecuted and be found guilty and punished to the fullest extent of the law. Please allow this to change their hearts to repentance and salvation.

5. Please help our country defund and abolish abortion and injustice so you will forgive and bless our country as a whole.

6. Please allow people to be released from their addictions to tech and social media/phones and pleasure addictions which have become their idols. Please release and help them so they are ready when you come soon for your church.

7. Please purify your church and strengthen her to prayer and fasting and worship together. Destroy the evil within her and cast out demons who have infiltrated. Help your church remember their job to missions, saving souls for your kingdom, worshipping You. Please help and bless Your persecuted church around the world.

8. Please save as many as you can from the clutches of Satan and soften their hearts to Jesus Christ as their Lord.

9. Please strengthen and heal my friends and family for prayer and prepare their hearts and souls for your coming.

10. Please keep the demons and evil ones who have chosen to worship them from being effective in the evil they want to do. Stop their plans, dear Lord, and protect us. May all the evil plans come to ruin and be hindered and useless and may You, Lord, and Your angels win every battle.

11. We love and pray for Israel. We pray for her peace and that the Jews will realize that Jesus is their Messiah and be saved. Praise be the God of Israel. Please bless her.

12. We worship you, dear Jesus. We give you praise, honor due you and adore your glory. You are worthy of all our love and adoration and worship. You are holy and true.

In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, amen.❤❤❤

God is Stronger than Any Hurricane

We lived through hurricane Irma. Living through a large hurricane really reminds us of how small and fragile we really are against forces of nature. But I am so glad I lived through it and miraculously no one in our city was injured or had much damage even through the eye went straight through us. This was my first of many fasts I did. I prayed and fasted and a lot of people were joining with me in prayer. So feeling the force of the wind outside would have petrified me but God had wrapped His calm and peace and even joy around me amidst the awe. And if He is bigger than the strongest natural force we know, He is stronger than any internal turmoil we are.going through as well. I can’t tell you how many times I have said out loud “God is stronger than any hurricane.” It builds faith, trust. God is it, worthy of all praise, honor and worship. God is Who to rely on and stay close to. And His power is even cooler because it is charged with love.❤❤❤

Flexibility and Resilience

I have a friend whose husband passed unexpectedly. Shortly after, while still in mourning, her kids and one grandchild moved several states away and abandoned her in that out of selfish pursuits of drugs. Then she lost her house because she couldn’t afford it and he had left many debts. She moved n in with her parents and was driving an hour and a half to work every day. Then she had a car accident. She mourned. I thought, “How could anyone come back from all that?”

And here is the lesson. She called me the other day and stopped by. I was braced to hold her crying, limp body yet again. But no, this was different. She found an apartment in town she could afford. She started dating, is eager to start back to work, had many smiles, focusing on her neices. And her resilience amazed me and her flexibility impressed me and I learned from her. She had Jesus. Through it all, she had Jesus and the Holy Spirit strengthened and comforted her each time she mourned. And all those things which change your life unexpectedly are opportunities to rely on God. And if you don’t have the God, the Great Healer in your life, you may never recover from that. But with God, you can be made better. And on this side of the struggle, I have to say she is more beautiful and spiritually strong in Jesus than I have ever seen her. And she is less focused on herself and more focused on God. And I wanted to share that. Love you, friend.❤

Wild Ride

Life is a wild ride. 2019 will probably be a wild ride, wilder than usual. I expect it. But I am still full to the brim with peace and joy because of being close to the Lord, whose Holy Spirit generates the fruit of the Spirit in me. Fasting weekly is helping keep close to the Lord also. And regularly attending and playing piano for worship also helps, as well as Bible reading and prayer. And I strongly recommend that focus of keeping close to the Lord. He draws close to those who humbly draw close to Him. He loves us and longs for that relationship. He made us to care for His world and worship Him and since Jesus, to share the Good News/Bible/Gospel message of salvation and of course to have a close relationship with Him. That is why we are here and we need to stick to or get back to the program. Then, no matter how wild the ride we have this year, we are secure in Him and always peaceful and joyful and loved/loving. We must trust that God is always good and trustworthy and faithful to do what He said He would do. And He is that perfect. Trust Him.❤❤❤