Monday, August 27, 2012

Stretching FAITH

It was my sixth treatment of chemo last week. You know when God is working when you compare your last week's blood work to this week's and it appears better! In Christ alone I stand and my hope and trust remains in Him.

My spirit man is led by Holy Spirit to holy Wisdom-this wisdom from above gives insight to righteous understanding of His truths. Spiritual insights produce fruit in our natural "sight" -things that are visible in our lives.

Hope is our springboard into faith-greater faith which leads us to confidence and trust in the Almighty. That faith produces more faith and is also manifested in the natural. Faith causes us to see in the future that for which naturally would not occur.

Father God uses all things like circumstances and relationships to show forth His glory in us. All things are meant to strengthen us and grow our character. For He tells us we are the hope of glory. He sees this hope and we proclaim His glory! Amen.

I say, Yes Lord, use the miraculous to shake us from the world's clutches so we can focus upon our relationship with YOU. Jesus walked this earth reaching the desperate and deprived souls that were searching for more and feeling empty of being satisfied. Those that are walking the wrong path reaching for natural possessions that produce more hunger and cravings for even more. Jesus touched the Samaritan woman at the well. He touched the woman who begged telling Him that even the dogs eat the scraps from the kings table. The centurion's faith allowed Jesus to speak the word and the girl was healed. It was the centurion's faith in the authority and power of Jesus that produced that healing. I could go on and on. All of these and more had one thing in common---stretching FAITH that believed that the Nazarene was speaking with divine power and authority. That is the same power and authority He has entrusted to us.

Saints I implore you-just walk a little closer with thee. Lay your head at His breast. Let your heart beat in sync with His. This life of ours becomes a journey with less burden; a life filled with expectations of the marvelous intervention of God.

If God uses a miracle in your life give Him the praise. If He is using man's hand in healing you-go through the journey increasing your intimacy with God and know all things are to reveal His goodness and draw more men unto Him. In all things praise Him giving Glory to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

For His eyes are upon you. His mercy endures forever and His grace is flowing in your direction. Be aware of His hand of love upon you, in you, and working through you to touch others. It is humbling to know He cares for me and you. Once known as a sinner, I am now a sinner who stands in Holy boldness professing His forgiveness-Shouting His worth from the mountain tops.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Just a Morsel

Great faith is real-it is like a child leaping into the unknown without fear; off he goes. He just knows that he knows that the Almighty is guiding and leading and if he may tumble and fall the Almighty is there to catch him and expose the path he is to leap into next.

Great faith is present when things occur that try to rattle you, distract you, waylay you. It springs up as a well of confidence and boldness. Great faith causes you to leap into action and stand your ground in Christ regardless of the circumstances.

Faith is not about the thinking, it is about the doing. Faith is an Action Word. I would like to share what my friend Marie wrote to Dick and I not too long ago. I will reword it in such a way that you can apply it to your life and your faith walk with the Lord Almighty.

"Great Faith is when you believe regardless of the evidence set against you. Your faith is unshakable-not because of experiences (yet experiences confirm your faith) but because you trust in the Lord and trust that His Word is TRUTH. You do not need to shake rattle and roll to know that the Lord is present with you. You just know that the Lord is not a far off God, but an ever present Help in time of trouble. This faith and trust will not go un-noticed and it will be rewarded in many ways. You will leave a legacy to others-truth that the Lord is who He says He is-loving Father, Redeemer, Savior and a strengthener and comforter always."

Today I leave you with these thoughts to ponder and take to the Lord. Ask yourself in what ways is He growing your faith. Is it in your finances, your health, or the health of a loved one? Is it dealing with ungodly people or those who are just rubbing you the wrong way? I know one thing, it is always about His provision in the circumstances of your daily life.

I pray today that we all have another morsel of faith. And that faith that will infuse us and propel us into our future. I want much less of me Lord and much much more of you.

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Enemy Tries

The enemy comes to pierce your armor with words like delusional, accusations of lying, and being a false witness. Yes, these words of the enemy come from family, friends, and even professionals. All the while Holy Spirit is at work performing that which the Father has promised-healing, peace, sound mind, blessings, and provision. The manifestation begins and your hope and faith arise to new levels. Your strength and zeal are renewed-because He who is in you is greater than He who is in the world.

People label you sick, dying, and depressed. And Holy Spirit calls forth healing, serenity, and joy. When the supernatural takes over, all things are possible to those who believe. Labels and accusations break off your armor and you walk in the confidence that you have been given Godly wisdom which leads to greater understanding. The Lord can use the natural man as an instrument of healing yet Holy Spirit places you into the cleft of the Almighty; not a delusion but Godly truth. The fact is the natural is overcome by the power and blood of the deliverance anointing of the Lamb of God.

As for me I have been called the one who NO LONGER has Crohn's disease but now as the one WITHOUT cancer. Blessings from heaven are being released to one and all. I receive because I believe and I will act in faith with the wisdom He has and will provide to me. What about you?

Monday, August 6, 2012

A Deeper Place

August 1st. Writing this while getting my 3rd treatment. Doing well.

Began my day with same routine but added a relaxing bath with Epson salts and baking soda; then off to Somerset. Praying for my friend Lavinia and baby Kingston to have abundant life, in Jesus name. I believe the Lord is doing a good thing in me and healing me and delivering me from this cancer.

I had a thought. "You cannot catch God on the Fly!" So what do you think?

I used to think "Well I will get my God time in while driving, cooking, taking a shower, listening to music, or just preoccupied with other stuff while trying to have a conversation with God.

I know I love it most when Rich and I are go somewhere to eat together. We really can give each other our undivided attention. No reading the paper no playing games, no talking on the phone. Well what do you think? I believe God our Father and Holy Spirit wants our undivided attention as well. Not that those other times are bad; I use them too. However, get some intimate time in. Holy Spirit is waiting on you.

Well I am home now. I have talked to all I needed to call, food is put away, and it is time to rest. Internet is down so it is quiet with no distractions not even TV since we get that over the Internet. It just might be Holy Spirit calling me to a deeper place. Are you listening? He is calling you also.