Oh What a Difference a Choice and a Night Makes

So, we begin our story on a busy day yesterday. So busy, I barely stopped moving all day. We tried to do homeschool while watching our 9 month old grandson who was ill, with meals and dishes and she decided to go get gas and shop at Target before picking up her sick baby and so without dinner or anytime to change we raced over to my son’s baseball game, got home late and got to bed late. And I was anticipated the same craziness today but with band practice instead of baseball and PE in the morning. Crazy, right?

Instead, I am just headed to sleep and I get a “Mom!” from my son. Unusual and never good, I get in there and I will not gross you out but I had a lot of cleaning up to do. He was suddenly sick. He is hardly ever sick but he had saved up. He must have eaten something awful from the canteen at baseball. It cleared his entire digestive system. Water wouldn’t stay down. All night long it was clean up, try to sleep, awoken up in a couple hours to clean up and nurse the boy.

I made an executive decision and texted to cancel PE and the babysitting today. And I slept a few hours before the next bout. And here we are. Sleep deprived but at least able to sleep a couple hours at a time between nursing the gut along toward healing and cleaning. Lord help us moms!

So “oh what a night” is explained. Next explains the choice.

My son had, in the morning when he was supposed to be doing school and up to now has been, decided to play hooky and watch a Netflix movie that happened to be a horror flick. What possessed him, I know not, but I believe it opened a door to an evil spirit to come in. He confessed to me at night when everything that could go wrong n in a day did go wrong. Because as soon as he had finished that movie around noon, the baby who had been well was suddenly sick, the game went poorly and my son played like he had never played a game in his life, my husband was very aggitated and grumpy, my daughter was an emotional wreck, I was suddenly overwhelmed and tired, and then the illness.

Upon seeing the demonic activity allowed in and hearing the confession, we joined hands and rebuked the demon in Jesus’ powerful name and Zac rede dictated his life to Jesus and was baptized in the Holy Spirit and rejected his choice and evil that was pressing on him. I prayed over the house and loudly commanded the evil to leave in Jesus’ name and pleaded God’s Holy Spirit to live here and bring us the fruits of the Spirit in abundance to reside here.

He did. All was immediately made right. My daughter had peace and fell into a deep, restful sleep she stayed n in through the night’s ups and downs. My husband relaxed and had peace and even joy. I received energy and peace. Zac had peace even though he had to undergo a reminder purging of his system. And the baby is not here today but is doing better.

The devil will come in any way he can and is allowed- be it horror movies, pornography, personal choices of pride, sexual misconduct, gluttony, idolatry, whatever it is- even to Christian homes. He must be sent packing by the authority we have with the Holy Spirit. And we must make it right by humbly choosing Jesus again. Please learn this lesson with us. Be encouraged that we have the cure through the Great Physician Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. Praise God!!❤❤❤

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Denomination Nonsense

People ask me, knowing I am a Christian, what denomination I am. I say I am a Christian and I get the same question repeated, as if I was a moron and did not understand the question.

Here is the thing. I believe the Bible is truth, inspired by God and written by men He wrote through because He is Spirit. I believe every Word is true and it is all about our Savior Jesus Christ.

People who believed in Jesus for salvation in thr early church were called “Followers of thr Way” because Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and no man comes to the Father God in Heaven but through Jesus Christ. Later they were called “Christians”. Way later when Satan started weaseling his way in to divide the church, other denominations answered the enemy’s call, all with a different focus or tiny change, this one for tongues, this one for prophecy, this one for dogma, this one for rules and regulations, this for baptism as salvation, this one for missions,this one for grace, this one for predetermination. All of them are nonBiblical and not one mention of any big church building other than the synagogue in Jerusalem was ever in the Bible. People met in homes, shared everything, spread the good news, helped the church then the community. People read the Bible, had communion, worshipped and ate together, prayed and fasted together. It was cool, it was real. That is my denomination… a Christian follower of the Way and the Bible. And that is the truth even if it doesn’t roll off the tongue.❤

I Wonder at Night

During the day, I am very busy. This is an extremely busy season of our lives. I keep busy, I have no choice. But at night, alone and quiet in my bed, the rest of the house asleep and dreaming sweet or weird dreams as they may. That is when my wondering happens. Right before dreams come to me, I have thoughts. I wonder about all kinds of things. Some are beautiful and good, magnificent and praiseworthy things. Some are dark and mysterious, bordering on temptations. And this is when I have to stop the turn made and double back to good again. I cannot do this on my own. The Holy Spirit in me is powerful enough to tame my rambling mind and kick out what was kicked out hundreds of times before and reverse direction to godly wonder. It is not for me to choose what to think about, it is for me to contritely obey God when He said to think about things that are good and honorable and praiseworthy. That was commanded. So I need to constantly check my thought wondering and especially at night when it is hardest, obey God with the powerful help of the Holy Spirit. He helps every time I really want Him to and convicts me when I don’t. What a gift He is!!❤❤❤

Jesus is Here

We are never alone. The Holy Spirit is with us, no matter what. We need only humbly ask Him for help and He provides lavishly. We need never feel alone unless we choose to. The truth is that we are in the presence of Jesus all thr time through the Holy Spirit. He is able to meet all our needs and is generous to do so, mighty to save, and in love with us. If we have confidence in that, He rewards us with all we need. No matter how we feel, we are never alone. Praise God!❤ ❤ ❤

Judging Errors

Jesus Christ is qualified to judge for He is perfect and fully God and fully man and died and rose for our redemption. He is qualified to judge us. And someday He will. Until thrn, however, He chooses to lovingly and abundantly supply grace with just a humble prayer. When we judge each other or ourselves, we are in error. God alone can judge and He chooses grace and mercy until judgment day. He in love wants everyone saved. And while that is unlikely because of the pride problem that blinds many. Nonetheless, He made everyone on purpose with love and is being very patient even now so grace and mercy can save as many as will be humble and ask. When we judge others or ourselves, we are saying we are qualified to judge, that we are perfect, that we are God. We are not. The absolute best we can ever do is walk in humble obedience to God and worship Him, then extend that worship into service. That is it, just so simple. Judging is complex and we are not capable of understanding its complexity. The Word of God and the Holy Spirit speak for themselves and declare what is pleasing or displeasing to God. We should just follow that. Find it out and do it. Beyond that, we journey too far. God bless, my friend.😄❤

Some Godly People Still Exist, They Are Just Different Than You Thought

I am blessed to be in a good church now. The one I left was full of hot air… looked and sounded great but no one volunteered to help or serve and they cleared or couldn’t handle a problem. You were not allowed to make a mistake, sin or be real. It just wasn’t something they could handle.

Being raised by a missionary family on my mom’s side and Bible believing salt of the earth farmers on my dad’s side, I was raised with love and unconditional acceptance and realness. Jesus knew more about people than they do and loved them where they were, hoping to restore them to Him but always working toward that relationship. Every person matters is loved desperately. God wants every single person saved and close to Himself.

We as Followers of the Way of Christ need to be the same way. That is what a follower is…. a person who humbly follows their leader. We happen to have the best leader, Jesus who loves us enough to die a horrible death for our eternal n life with Him. So we need to remember that and follow.

I believe pride and ego is at the root of every stupidity, judgmentalism, bad philosophy, sin, horrible choice, bad judgment, everything ungodly. But there are some Godly people still out there, they just don’t look the way you think. They may not even be at church (gasp) right now by being treated so evilly by a wounded prideful person who is masking their own sins by beating up other more obvious sinners.

A Godly person, a Follower of the Way of Jesus Christ, looks like Jesus… full of love, accepting, serving, humble, light, truth telling, angry at evil, rejoicing at truth, and teeming with the fruits of the Spirit. That is our goal, our passion. We are out there. Do we screw up sometimes? Oh yeah. I sin a lot. But I don’t want to and try to search it out and face it with truth, pray with contrition/humility, turn away from it, and move on with forgiveness and appreciation for God’s amazing grace.❤

Positive Vibes Are Not Enough

Tons of people have feel good messages. Positive vibes. Positive thinking. Feel good emotions. Happy thoughts. Calm vibrations.

That is nice sometimes for an emotional boost but is not enough. It has to go deeper. It just has to. It is physics… the dark world surrounding us is heavier and bigger than all that emotional hype. It is stronger. So we have to go deeper to be stronger than what is all around us. Simple math. (The old math not the new nonsense math to make our kids stupid, but I digress.)

We need Jesus’ resurrection power from the Father via the Holy Spirit.

Nothing is deeper than the God of the universe injecting His power, wisdom, love, confidence/faith, hope, etc. into us. And no force anywhere in the entire universe is greater than that.

So encouragement is nice but is insufficient unless dripping with the Holy Spirit. We need God. Bottom line. And we need Him desperately and eternally.❤❤❤