Our Good Isn’t Enough but God’s Good Is

I was just wondering if people who do this sin, like abortion, or this sin, like murder, or this sin, like pornography, without confessing before they die would still go to heaven? And the Holy Spirit spoke softly to my over-thinking/stinky thinking mind. I was convicted gently and reminded that I very well may be speaking some sarcastic, judgmental words when I am hit by a car and any sin unconfessed would land me in hell if real life went like my horrible, incorrect thinking.

And isn’t that the whole point of Jesus Christ having to come down from heaven to die brutally for us and defeat death for us forever by rising from the dead?

It is not our goodness or perfection that gets us to heaven in the eternal afterlife. It is not confessing every tiny sin before we pass. We reach heaven when we have a relationship with God in which we are covered by the payment Jesus Christ paid for us. And Jesus forgives us and speaks for when we have that relationship with Him.

This frees us from obsession and bondage to the pursuit of perfection. And it causes us to gratefully and rightly pursue that very important relationship with God through Jesus and with the Holy Spirit’s power and help. Focus on that truth and be loved. 😄❤

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Trust is Faith in Action

Proving what I believe, my faith in God, happens when I trust God with any and every situation I am in. Trust is saying “I have faith that God is who He says, lives me like He says, and cares enough to handle everything” but taking it a bit further and actually entrusting everything to Him. It is putting n your money where your mouth is and saying to every situation, “I do not fear you, God loves me and is in control.” Then you let go of it and lift it up to God and humbly ask Him “Lord, please take this situation and handle it. I will do my part but the rest I leave to you. Thank you.” Trust is faith’s daily application. It proves it.😄❤

The Mindset Change

My son is about to turn 14. He still amazes me at the strangest times. We were walking to Circle K for a polar pop, as usual, and we were just chatting about shallow things, like his inline skates (which he is very into right now) and birthday plans and so on. Out of nowhere, I am compelled to tell him how proud I am of who he is now. He tells me “Sorry it took me a while to get motivated. You always tried to motivate me but it had to be my choice.” Amazing insight!

So, he elaborated without one word from me and said that we had been through a lot, and he hated it at the time and was angry but now he is so thankful because he understands so much about life and saw how God was always taking care of him. And he says he is way better off than any other guys his age because he gets how addictions and being selfish and all those things affect a family and not to do them on purpose. He continued that we can either be bitter or use that information to live smarter and better. He sees how much better of a person he is when he reads his Bible and prays and wants to keep doing that all his life.

I was amazed and teared up. God is good, friend. Keep showing them and loving them and let God bring them home. Praise God!😄❤

Fasting Prayers

I will be praying and fasting tomorrow (Wednesdays). 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. Flood my heart and my country with truth, obvious and forthright, that cannot be mistaken or avoided.

2. The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6: Our Father who is in Heaven, hallowed/holy/sacred/honored be Your name. May Your kingdom come and your will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this day all that we need and plase forgive us our sins as we forgive those who have sinned against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen., with emphasis on “Please, dear Lord, may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

3. Please may Your 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 please give them wisdom, knowledge, understanding and favor with You and man. May those who have done evil 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. Please provide for and help the orphans and widows. Let us not pass by our brothers and sisters unmoved but help them with Your love and empathy, knowing You adopted us as well and provide for us.

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 to remember her job of missions, winning souls for your kingdom, worshipping You. Please help and strengthen 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 for their eternal soul’s sake.

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.❤❤❤

Where Men Cower, God Still Reigns

Men and women falter. We bend and break so easily. We fall for lies, we follow leaders with nefarious purposes without thinking, we believe lies presented moment by moment. We cower, we fear, we deceive, we throw tantrums, we cowtow to thugs, we forget when we should remember and remember when we should forget. All these imperfections are the rule rather than the exception.

And still, God remains unmoved on His throne, unchanged, unmoved, reigning over everything and everyone He created. God is not dependent on our decisions. He is never surprised. And He loves us. He responds personally and quickly to our humility (realizing that He is on the throne and not us) and faith (agreeing that He can do anything).😄❤

God Knows Better

I listened to the Lord’s still small voice in my heart pull me away from coaching PE. I loved coaching but obeyed. Now, I see why He did this. My husband is having surgery and I need to be there for him. God knew this. He knows better than I do. Every time, this is true. Sometimes I think I might know more, at least I used to. No more of that nonsense.

The more life experience I get, the more I realize three vitally important truths:

1. how little I truly know,

2. how much God does know and

3. how to humbly trust Him who knows better.

Master these, commit them to memory and practice and life will be much better and sweeter for your efforts. 😄❤

Excerpt from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

June 12

“Let me help you get through this day. There are many possible paths to travel between your getting up in the morning ad your l u in down at night. Stay alert to the many choice – points along the way, being continually aware of my presence. You will get through this day one way or the other. One way is to moan and groan, stumbling along with shuffling feet. This n will get you to the end of the day eventually, but there is a better way. You can choose to walk with me along the path of peace, leaving on me as much as you need. There will still be difficulties along the way, but you can face them confidently in my strength. Thank me for each problem you encounter, and watch to see how I transform trials into blessings.”❤

~1 Corinthians 10:10; Luke 1:79; 2 Samuel 22:29-30