When I pray, God reveals truths to me. He teaches me things. I have to be quiet and listen and humbly pray and God teaches me things. For instance, this morning as I walked and talked with Him, He revealed to me that when people idolize and lift up someone for some great thing they have done or achieved, they very often neglect t doling out praise and worship and adoration to God who gave them them hat gift or ability to begin with. In essence, it is glorifying the receiver of the gift rather than the Giver of the gift (and the Maker of that person). It is all wrong. God should get your praise first. God should be worshipped and lifted up for it all!!!❤❤❤
These things are not Biblical and need to be changed in the church:
1. Elaborate church buildings (money is to help the work of God not have comfy cozy fancy buildings to occupy a couple days a week and not even house the homeless the other days!!).
2. Sermons of viewpoints and not just Bible interpretation and study (Bible understanding is the whole point).
3. Praying for God to show up (He is always in and with us).
4. Lack of communion at every meeting (Jesus commanded the that one).
5. Lack of more prayer and fasting of churches (I need the ha to fast more).
6. Looking the same as a worldly social club (we are to be set apart and different).
7. Not giving and/or doing missions (we are all commanded to be missionaries wherever we are).
8. Judging (God commands all gains it).
9. Being quiet and solemn all the time (God is not silent and wants us to get into worshipping Him with our whole self).
10. Limiting the time (we need to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit).
If we changed these and make it all about God and get back to the Bible and prayer people so desperately need, we would be effective.❤
So apparently, the second week after a hurricane, some things are still not back to normal. There is no milk anywhere, so hurricanes produce milk shortages. I never knew that, this being my first one. I am learning as I go here and have to keep changing plans like cooking every day for breakfast instead of sometimes having cereal. Also, took the kids down for homeschool PE and the fields were still closed, so changed gears and did school and yard cleanup instead. Yesterday was already to teach Sunday School and it had been cancelled (found out when I got there) and had to entertain the kids until worship. Evidently things stay closed a long time and everyone assumed you know that. And now I do know, learning as I go. But I would rather be there and be ready and then find out it is postponed than to have go time and be unprepared and sleeping. I think that way about the rapture, the catching away of the true Christians, like the parable of the wedding Jesus spoke of, where half the bridesmaids were ready when the groom came and could attend the marriage ceremony and half were caught unprepared and we’re left behing. I want to be a part of the marriage. Jesus really wants everyone there. He wants people to be ready. No one knows the day or hour but there is a day and hour coming sooner than it was a minute ago, sooner than it was yesterday, soon. Now is the time to purify our hearts and draw close to God in prayer and be ready.❤
Now, I know they are pawns. But it is still their choice. I will not support and purchase tickets and watch Hollywood movies or mainstream media channels anymore. I won’t support Facebook or Twitter. These companies are run by people evidently against unity in America. They want war, want derision, want chaos, was division, have gotten quite rich selling their bodies and running their minds for profit. They cannot seem to be able to support unity and our duly appointed President. And I refuse to send my children and pay for college at these universities bowing down to these entitled, spoiled, divisive brats. Why are people bowing down to these ingrates? Why are they protected? It is backwards. There is no good reason to promote this negativity. I thought it would die out and go away where it should be but it is not. Do not support these thugs, meaning the billionare owners of these people and companies. Their power is like a little twig God can snap anytime He chooses. Their money is filthy rags next to the glory of God. Our souls are more valuable than one decision to do evil and the Holy Spirit living in us is greater than any evil principalities ordering these puppets around.
Never having been “normal” and knowing a few boring people but absolutely no “normal” ones, I am convinced this term is both ignorant and against God’s original design when He made us. See, we were made on purpose, beautifully and excellently, full of our own specific abilities and gifts and upbringings. This refutes the ignorant “normal” claim and makes those who embrace their uniqueness feel “abnormal” and be bullied and pressed down. This is very dangerous for people may be tempted to not fulfill their original and beautiful and rather powerful design. Whoever countermands God’s design will have seriously bad and extensive consequences. So be careful that no one deceives you into a false reality of who you were designed to be and go all out in obedience to God as to your original and unique design. Be you and do ago with God. ❤
So after the stress and crazy cleanup of the hurricane, we are back in the saddle right now about to play some music! Woo hoo! Music therapy!!! Love the music and my band family. Everything means so much more. God is good like that. You realize who you love is right here all along plating music with you as a team and family. And who wanted to go already left and you you may miss them but you realize it was their choice and you can still live a full productive life with those who remain. “Love isn’t in the falling but in the staying.” When people don’t check in after a catastrophe, they had no intention to stay. It is liberating to know who is staying and who fell off. And we can happily get back to making beautiful and/or fun music! Rock on! Stay to love!❤
There is joy in your soul in your spirit and mind
And the crushing blow comes in the day or the night
And you have to decide how you handle the pain
If you keep joy alive or you fall under the drain
And you think, should you let them steal all your joy?
Should you allow them the sick pleasure and be their new toy?
Oh no, do not give them the evil satisfaction
You keep on your joy and decide to smile on.❤