The Stirring of the Soul

All souls are stirred by different things. We are all created with different talents, abilities, opportunities and preferences. Some fight for what they want, some educate themselves to get it, some take unique opportities while everything is shut down to learn and grow and some just manage to whine that entire time, some love exercise while some avoid it at all costs, some naively believe everything they hear and see and some do their own research.

All that being said, different thing stir different people’s souls. The thing is, we humans do not know what that will be for people in our church congregations or even in our relationships. God knows, though, and He knows if a person is willing to have their soul stirred or awakened and if so will provide the stirring. He knows what their unique experience holds, key points, disappointments, achievements, relationships, career stories, etc. God knows what can stir a soul and when a person is ready for it. We cannot know these details.

So, when a person is struggling and you see it, the very best thing you can do to help them is to pray to God for Him to soften their hearts and stir their souls when they are ready. And I have seen Him work so very often. It is beautiful!! So don’t give up because it may be years until that person finally humbles their hearts and your prayers need to be accessing the God who made them. Keep praying!❤

Prayer Follow Up

I had mentioned in a previous blog that my consulting work for a day before Christmas fell through on their end. And is being rescheduled for “after Christmas sometime when schedules are less hectic.” I had been counting on that money for Christmas presents and without it would be scraping by. So I prayed. I want to give gifts to my family on Christmas. It makes me happy to help them celebrate the greatest gift of all, the birth into human form of our God in the Savior Jesus Christ. It is nice to be able to present gifts during this collective celebration.

I wanted to update you on God’s answer to my prayer. God gave me one consult at a different office and then gave me a gig I just did the other night. Then He surprised me greatly by my husband saying yesterday, we are ahead on the bills because of my prudence and God’s provision and he would be able to contribute to gifts this year. And my son also, on top of it all, told me quite maturely that he was 14 now and was perfectly happy to wait for any gift until after my “after Christmas” consults, the real celebration being the Christmas birthday party (we do every year with cake for Jesus) and family time.

So wow! God generally does not answer prayer as we expect, but infinitely better. Oh how I love Him!! Praise God!! 😄❤

Change in Circumstance Requires Change in Mind

Today, the $500 I was expecting from work was cancelled. I was going to use that money for Christmas presents. Now, not so much.

I have to admit that this saddened me for a hot minute. I really wanted a memorable Christmas for everyone, just loving on everyone and enjoying the celebration of Christ’s earth birth together, more for missions to boot. All those plans up in smoke.

Then, the Holy Spirit whispered in my soul during devotions. So quietly. So I obeyed and prayed about it and asked God to provide either money for presents or an equally enjoyable Christmas. “Ask and it will be given you.” I do not ask for myself but to bless my family. I am eager to see how God provides and will let you all know. God is so good!😄❤

Pray With Me Tomorrow (Wednesday)

I will be praying and fasting tomorrow (Wednesday) as I have done for over a year now. You are most welcome to pray with me for the day and fast with me if you are medically or physically able to.

For a change, I will be praying the Lord’s prayer:

Matthew 6:9. “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10. your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11. Give us today our daily bread. 12. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. ‘” ❤

I will also be praying for our country, our youth, friends and family who are unsaved, the sick, orphans and widows and church reform and revitalization. If you have a specific prayer request, feel free to put it in the comments and I will pray over it all day.

Please pray with me for “the prayer of the righteous avails much.” And we need much right now. God bless us all! ❤

Fasting Prayers

Posted originally on September 9, 2018

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 (Matthew 6), 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.❤❤❤