Surviving Hurricane Irma

I want to start by saying that God is incredibly good and answers prayers. We are all well and our power just came back on so I could tell you all. We live in central Florida, so we took the brunt of the collapsing eye of the storm. I had fasted and prayed through breakfast and lunch and prayed all the day it was headed toward Florida and us. I asked the Lord to lower the intensity, keep people safe, and encourage people to pray and draw close to the Lord. And He answered those prayers. God is so good and n is the only One bigger than any hurricane. Yay! Praise God. So this morning, we awoke to trees down around us, debris all over the place and we joined our amazing neighborbood in cleanup efforts and everyone pitched in to clear the roads and then yards and cut up fallen trees and branches, so many of them. (My neighbor who never wanted to trim her enormous oak trees, God just trimmed- one gone and one split in half.) No one’s windows were broken, no roofs broken, no cats were broken and that is all God’s prayer answers because there were trees and limbs everywhere. God is good, friends. Draw close to Him. He can do powerful things in your life too. I saw and felt His power and love. I so want everyone to experience that too. Amazing. Praise God!❤❤❤

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God is Way Bigger than Any Hurricane

I wanted the world to know that God is way bigger than any hurricane. A lot of us Christians in Florida and otherwise have been fasting and praying to Almighty God for protection and provision and to break down the hurricane faster and make it not devastating. God answers, and He has already tuned down the power some. God is so very good and answers prayer. Pray with us. Just pray. God is the only  One stronger than a hurricane and faith and prayer releases His power to us. God loves us and you so very much!!❤❤❤

Peace in Uncertainty

Peace only comes from God. You can have temporary calm from other sources, but lasting peace only comes from God. Why? Because He is powerful and huge enough that nothing can threaten or stir Him. His peace is a natural makeup if His because He knows who He is. His confidence exudes what we know to be from His natural enormity and wisdom and power and love and all that makes Him who He is. Also, He knows everything. There is no uncertainty with God. And even though He gives us free will, He still knows what we will choose. He knows everything past, now and future. We have uncertainty because we do not have the ability to know the future. That is God’s alone. Demons and Satan cannot do that. We cannot. Only God knows. So even though we have much much uncertainty, we can be certain about one thing. God knows. God is certain. So to have peace, we just have to be certain that God is certain (called faith), make Him your Heavenly Father because He wants to save you and loves you, and cozy up to Him. We can have peace because we are on the side of the God of peace. Our uncertainty is just ours so we rely on God who is not uncertain about any topic. Our peace is faith in Him. ❤❤❤

Temporariness of Things

Sitting here, having prepared for and now waiting for a hurricane to come over and attack, thinking about a mad dictator hell bent on destroying us, contemplating the fires and earthquakes around us, wondering at the very few news stations actually reporting all these things and even fewer the proper perspective and what they all combine to mean, and I am struck by the truth that everything is temporary. Everything. But the hope we have is that God of courae is and He made us to be eternal. “This land is not my home. I’m just passing through.” That was penned way before the birthpangs started, the final countdown of this world and the glorious (or horrifying, depending on the decisions we’ve made) rebuilding of a new heaven and earth. Sin will soon have won it’s last battle for God has won the war and will soon destroy it’s presence forever. We will be with Him. I am not sure all the details but that is His department and as long as I am close to Him all the time, I am loved and eternally safe and warm and cozy. It is so important to choose God and cozy up to Him. He made everything wise and knows it is temporary. He has bigger plans for us and way better, in an evil – less eternity. That is certainly big enough to hang our hopes on. ❤❤❤

Something Funny about Irma

My mom has been texting all day (she prefers texts) with questions about preparing for Hurricane Irma. After about the fifth question, I asked her one… “Who was it that taught me faith and to trust God, who is way bigger and stronger than Irma?” She stopped texting questions. Lol ❤

Hurricane Irma

So, my family is preparing for hurricane Irma. We are generally prepared for anything (I married a boyscout). I mean, we always have lots of water and first aid kits even. We just needed a few more candles and charcoal is all and we got it. But in going to the store for milk, every register had long lines. Was there a big sale? Was it Christmas? No. People were in greedy/panicking mode. It is scheduled to hit who knows where around Sunday and we are in panic mode already now? Oy. I dislike worry and panic mode. Get what you need and then relax has always been my motto. The media always makes everything worse for ratings or whatever nefarious reasons, but we do not have to take our trust away from God. God protects and saves. My answer to everything is to do what you can calmly and relax and trust God with the rest. Drawing close to God is always the best response to any problem or every day. Truly. No worries.❤