Upon Learning Bad News About a Friend

Now, I believe friends should talk to each other. I mean true friends. God puts people together for such purposes… to share and help and encourage each other and worship God together. Now, how can that happen if communication is down or one sided? Truly, it cannot.

I was very surprised to learn some disturbing stuff a friend is going through. It seemed all was well. I am not sure if it was their being good at hiding or my complete inattention to details which would have signaled me (I seem doomed to some level of blindness) and my optimistic nature, but I am certain both of us were at fault and I am sorry for my part.

My first reaction was “Why on earth didn’t you tell me so I could have been praying for you?” Secondly, I could have helped or encouraged or something. Thirdly, didn’t you trust me? Now, that last one I readily admit is selfish. But I want you to see how we extroverts think. And I get that introverts hate being helped so loudly. I get that. I understand… most of my few friends are introverts. My mom is an introvert. I get it.

But the praying thing is spot on. If you are going through something, feel free to say, “Now don’t make a big, loud deal out of this, but I need to talk and I need prayers only.” And that is totally doable. That is conditional, sharing your feelings communication right there. See what beautiful things can happen when we are true friends and share the load and pray together. Amazing things!❤

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Jesus is Lord

No other name is as sweet or thrills my heart so immediately as the precious name of Jesus Christ/Messiah, my Lord and Savior. His name is powerful when combined with trust and faith in Him. Demons leave, strong are broken, weak are strengthened, proud are humbled and humbled are uplifted. Bridges of holiness are immediately erected that allow a way to God the Father, the Holy One. The name of Jesus Christ is the most powerful name anywhere.

Jesus Christ is the sweetest name. He advocates for us, fights for us, asks for more chances, asks for our forgiveness, pleads our case with love and devotion of a husband for His bride. I never tire of it and it brings comfort to the crushed and encouragement to the downtrodden. Yes, His name is the sweetest name I know.

Jesus Christ is the most glorious name I know. He has the glory and honor of One who died for the lost and rose for them to be found. He envelopes and exhibits the beauty of His own creation, the splendor of the world, animals and people He designed and made. He is magnificent and His name is glorious.

Jesus Christ is my Lord, the beautiful One. And I pray today as I fast that He is your Lord and that you accept His love also. Praise be to Jesus Christ, our Messiah and Savior and Lord.❤

When Truth is Wanted, the Bible is the Source

The Bible is the Word of God. If you want the Truth, go to the Source of Truth, the Bible. Keep reading. Pray. Be humble and teachable. There is the Truth. It is found nowhere else than the Bible, apart from the Holy Spirit and prayer to the Holy Spirit, the Father and the Son, the triune God. God is Truth and His Word is printed in the Bible. There is where you find truth. Many other sources harbor variations of truth or their truth or bits and pieces of truth. But truth without being absolute is no longer truth but lies. Truth is holy, pure or nothing at all. So if you sincerely seek truth, read the Bible and humbly pray. There is the only way you will find it. I pray we all do.❤

False Prophets

How to know a prophet is false:

1. They want name recognition.

2. They claim God speaks to them “on demand” and gives info special to them no one else hears.

3. They claim to know dates and times (“no one knows the day or the hour”).

4. They say things that contradict the Bible.

5. They want money.

6. They are promoting their stuff/channel/agenda/name rather than God.

7. They are defensive of their name and reputation (indicating pride) rather than defending Jesus.

That is the sure fire short list. And I have been guilty of falling for it and up until recently had believed a Sister Clair with Still Small Voice, as long as I have been a devoted Christian (I am confessing and repenting now- so sorry for it), so anyone can fall for it. God tells you what you need to know through His Word via the Bible, prayer and especially with fasting and through quiet impressions or voice or leading of the Holy Spirit. That is it. You need not worry with a false prophet or their words. God will deal with them in His time and I pray they repent before that happens. Please do not be fooled. Live for God and live ready. Love you.❤

Fasting Prayers

I will be praying and fasting tomorrow. 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 focus 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.

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 God and His 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.❤❤❤

Clarity for the Asking

Some things, I am learning gradually but do not yet quite understand 100%. One of these is the perpetuation of prayer, it’s continuousness in my soul and spirit of asking God stuff. I can have an issue or problem on my mind or soul or spirit and rather than issuing the same prayer about it more than once, God continues to hear that prayer and at the right time when I am ready to receive the answer, God indeed answers that problem. I had that happen today and I am out loud giving God the glory for the answer to a problem of about a year now. And I received the answer through a fellow blogger’s blog tonight, Joshua Shea, and he is searching, not a Christian yet to my knowledge. But I am quite certain the answer was from the Holy Spirit nonetheless. And the glory goes to God almighty, who can answer our prayers and clarify our issues however and through whomever He wishes. I am floored by the amazing God we serve! Oh how I love Him!❤❤❤

Children Still Love Sunday School

They may say they want to sleep in. They may say that they don’t want to go. But I can testify that children of all ages still love Sunday School. People are not getting up and going and taking their children quite often. Most of the time they skip it, not finding it worth their time and energy. Christians thinking this way are more wordly than Godly. That is not judgmental but truthful. Kids and adults all need as much truth pumped into us as possible. We need fellowship. We need to meet together. We need to wake up and put God first. We need Jesus more now than ever. He is coming back soon and will remove His true church to keep them from having to go through immense, unleashed evil in this world during the tribulation. We need to be ready. We need to be awake and prepared. Sunday School is part of that. Being together with our church should be a priority. And as parents, we have a responsibility to our kids to take them. They are worth it and God is worth it. Stop the worldly bent. Think Godly. And n if that is hard at first, practice and pray and read your Bible as much as possible. Get passionate about Jesus who was and is so passionate about you. Don’t turn your back on His love, embrace it. Kids love it.❤