As I Wash the Clothes Again

As I wash the clothes again

Thr mundane repetition

Not some great humanitarian feat

For any but who wears them.

And it dawns on me the import

Of what it is I’m doing.

I am washing clothes of Jesus

It is Jesus I am serving.❤

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“Feeding Demons”

I just read a book called Feeding Demons by Perry Stone. (It is available on his website.) It expounds on the lies and limitations of demons in people. It is a very good book. There are some principles worth sharing about it (but I encourage those seeking more detail to get the book and read it- I am not affiliated with him other than being a sister in Christ.)

Principle 1: God and Satan are in no way, shape or form equal forces. God is infinitely more powerful and Jesus already won the final victory over all satanic forces and demons. Satan is a defeated enemy and he knows it but lies, lies, lies.

2. Jesus has complete authority over demons. As such, those who are humbly close to Jesus also have authority over demons because of Jesus and only in His name.

3. Every person has free will to allow or not allow demons in. We cannot cast a demon out against someone’s will. They must want freedom.

4. Prayer and fasting to and for God builds up spiritual power. You get stronger against the enemy by prayer and fasting. Closeness to God is everything.

5. Jesus’ protection is available to anyone who humbly asks Him to cover and save them and has faith. Faith is crucial and allows Jesus to work through you and salvation is our hope and peace. ❤

Power Over Blite

Blite (early in this case) is this horrible disease my tomato and blackberry bushes acquired from the incessant 3 week rain we had last month. It comes from the dirt splashing up on the plants and is a fungus that eat leaves when the plant can’t dry out. It sucks because it is a death sentence to the leaves but is slow to kill it. The treatment is removal of effected leaves and spray with a baking soda mixture to prevent spreading to good leaves. One tomato plant could not be saved but the other is now thriving again and jury us still up on the blackberry plant. We shall see. But the blite comes on as a few black spots then the outer edge turns black then curls and the death spreads to the next leaf. That is the slow death. The fruit is not effected but the leaves die so there is no nutrition to the fruit and it dies too. Now, I realize we are talking tomato plant here, but how like sin and lies that is for us. Sin and it’s accompanying lies are like blite for us. Sin cannot damage our fruit, our service to God but He can suffocate us with distractions and guilt and sin and lies until our fruit dies from a lack of spiritual nutrition and health. But what we need to remember is that hope is never gone. The Holy Spirit is the cure, the baking soda mixture we need to overcome. God prunes from our lives the dead parts sin caused and spreads medicine on us to cause what remains to thrive even better than before. God has all power and that certainly includes Jesus’ power over sin/blite. All we need to to receive that power and healing is humbly ask Him for it and stop doing n the sin. How awesome is that?!😄❤

Moving Children Toward God

The greatest gift we can give our children is Jesus because He is the way to eternal life in heaven. Those who teach their children about Jesus or take them to Sunday School to learn will be rewarded now or later and those who do not will be held accountable. Please remember that in all love and gentleness. It is on you. Your kids can’t get there without you. It is important. ❤

Standing Firm in Jesus

There is innate beauty in standing. See a baby who can finally stand up and you see the giggling pleasure in his or her eyes. The whole body is excited. It has taken effort, balance, development, courage and when standing is finally accomplished, there is joy, excitement, good pride. And our command from Jesus is to stand firm. When attacked, stand firm. Keep your joy is the meaning. Keep remembering the joy of standing. Remember the joy of your salvation. Remember the joy of heaven being our home. Jesus does the fighting. Our job is to pray a LOT and stand. Stand for what is right, stand despite wanting to run away, it is not all fun and games but remember the joy and stand firm anyway. It is joyful. Standing is beautiful.❤

Jesus, Hope for People Who Blow It

We all blow it sometimes… some once in a while and some every other minute. We screw up. We are humans. But we don’t have to live there or stay or be oppressed by it. Never give up. Ever. Never, ever give up. Eternity is on the line but we have the most amazing, transforming hope… Jesus Christ. Jesus is our Savior and hope for eternity with Him in heaven when this very brief life is through. And hope is a beautiful thing and Jesus Christ is our amazing hope. Praise God!❤

Journaling

Blessed with a wonderful teacher, she armed me at a great age for journaling. It was therapeutic, lovely, an outlet for everything inside, a place to voice it all other than just my songs and piano. It fit me like a glove. And now, as I write, I journal to some degree. My goal now, however, is not so selfish as it once was. It is loftier now. I wish to convey Jesus through my work, whether it be my art, my music, my writing, my teaching, my parenting, my sports, anything. I am not the goal anymore and I find the older I get, the more it is less about me but so much more of God. He is everything. I am a little girl, lovingly designed and made by God, but I am nothing at all without Him. No one is. The greatest “stars” and billionaires on the planet are nothing either without God. God is the why, the who, the where, the way. And Jesus is the key to salvation. So I write Jesus as much as possible. I try to be like Him n in any small way and away we go. Praise God!❤❤❤