Saturday, May 21, 2022

May 21, 2022

If only the woke were awake, then much of what we see and hear would be different. Instead, they put their trust where it doesn’t belong, and the world suffers because of their stupor. So, here I am; I answered God as Isaiah did and said, “send me!” But seriously, shouldn’t all who are awake be answering his call? Many have, but we need more!

And he said, “Go, and say to this people: “‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’ Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy, and blind their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.” Isaiah 6:9-10

It's not that people need to wake up to the conspiracies at hand; they need to see the truth about Jesus and his salvation. He will wake up the people. Our firm faith in him will give us the confidence we need to see through the garbage pushed by the authorities. He is the truth and the light that shines in the darkness of this world. Keep sharing his message, and eventually, those who are asleep will have a lightbulb moment, and the day's issues will become clear.

Friday, May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

One of my favorite descriptions of God is in Isaiah. I'm consuming Isaiah like a sweet dessert and have had to make myself stop reading it so I can write. Here's the verse:

In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Isaiah 6:1

When I'm having trouble sleeping, this is my go-to verse. I imagine myself curled up in one of the folds of the Lord's robe, cozy and safe, where his peace settles upon me, giving me rest for my weary bones. The Lord has a remedy for every issue you have. Instead of running to man as a source, seek God first and watch as he uses man to fulfill your needs. God is so good, and he responds on behalf of his children because no one loves us more than he does.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

May 19, 2022

If you want to see a picture of today written in the Bible, look at Isaiah 3! Though it's written as a warning to Judah and Jerusalem, the similarities to what we face today are almost eerie. God's word is living, and the outcome of sin is to same; we should also heed its warning and warn others to turn away from wrong and look to Jesus for healing. 

For the look on their faces bears witness against them; they proclaim their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! For they have brought evil on themselves. Isaiah 3:9

Here's the good news: 

Tell the righteous that it shall be well with them, for they shall eat the fruit of their deeds. Isaiah 3:10

If ever there was a time to clean up your life, repent of sin, and look to Jesus for your sustenance, it is now. His promises are the same for us as they were for the righteous of Judah and Jerusalem. We can count on God to fulfill them because he doesn't change, and his word is trustworthy and true.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022

Yesterday, the electric company finished installing outdoor lighting on our property. We have a long driveway, and before the installation of lights, it was very dark, and the coverage of trees didn't allow much moonlight. We were so excited to see it lit up that we hurried outside to see them in our bare feet. We were drawn out there like bugs to a light! The light would have connected down the driveway if it weren't for the trees. As Christians, our light should shine, connecting to other Christ-followers. If any trees are dimming the glow, we should prune them to help promote the brightness. We should draw people to us because they see something different within us and feel the peace of Jesus when they are close. They may not know what it is that's so different; that's why sometimes we need to open our mouths and tell them the reason for our peace. As a caveat, people who love darkness will be antagonistic toward you. Don't let that bother you; keep your good testimony and peace.

but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. 1 Peter 3:15-16

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

We have had very little rain here in Florida lately. It has caused everything to be dry and dusty. I spent time watering some of the plants, though I feel it's not enough. We need a slow and steady rain for a couple of days to give the grass a boost and wash the dust off the trees. The same is true for the world right now; we need a steady outpouring of the Holy Spirit to wash us in the Word of God from head to toe. I can't wrap my head around some of the things I see and hear; it makes no sense for adults to argue and debate about the way God created us. Gender is a non-issue, yet it is at the forefront of the news every day. It is a perversion of the truth and goes against our nature. The enemy's lies have infiltrated common sense, and the gullible have fallen for it. If they want to sin, they don't need our permission; we know the truth and will not accept it no matter how hard they push. Cleanse us, Lord Jesus; the world has gone mad. 

Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause. Isaiah 1:16-17

Monday, May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Suddenly, there seems to be a pattern in the news of multiple shootings. So it begins again; a push for gun control measures instead of punishing the criminals for their heinous behavior. The judges are letting them get away with their crimes, and as expected, they do it again and again. It's lawlessness! We will only reach an end of the madness when Jesus returns to rule and reign. When he began his ministry, one of the things he did was heal people of their demonic possession. When he comes again, he will rid the world of the demons! It will be glorious! Satan's hold over people and the oppression he creates will be removed, and everyone will be free, have a clear mind, and be able to see the truth. We are nearing the end; hold on to what you have until Jesus returns.

And he went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons. Mark 1:39

Sunday, May 15, 2022

May 15, 2022

Justice will be served. Those who’ve committed treasonous acts and have positioned themselves against God’s people can expect to suffer the consequences of their actions. You cannot create fuel shortages, food supply issues, medical tyranny, continue with evil practices, and hope to go unscathed. Then, to tell people not to feed your baby anything but formula that they can’t find because of shortages is insanity! The same thing happened with Covid; they didn’t want you to treat the symptoms with over-the-counter medication. The Australians are being told not to grow their own food and can face the consequences if they try. Why? They want people to suffer and die. Anyone listening to the garbage they’re spewing is as guilty as they are. They think we’re stupid, and some people are. We must use our common sense and dismiss the lies. God gave us a brain, and we need to begin using it.

Therefore my people go into exile for lack of knowledge; their honored men go hungry, and their multitude is parched with thirst. Isaiah 5:13

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. Hosea 4:6

Then I said, “These are only the poor; they have no sense; for they do not know the way of the LORD, the justice of their God. Jeremiah 5:4

Saturday, May 14, 2022

May 14, 2022

We will know when Jesus returns. He warns us not to be deceived by those claiming to be him. His appearance will be spectacular, and there will be no way you could ever miss it. He said, “For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.” His angels will gather us from the four winds and heaven. He will gather the people from heaven too! But why, if we were all being taken there? Let the scriptures guide you, and the Holy Spirit be your teacher. Much of what we are taught is out of order, maybe innocently, but not sound. Jesus will reign on earth for 1000 years; I’m excited to see him take over. Perhaps it’s after his earthly reign that we are raptured. I’m okay with that, aren’t you? I desire to be with him wherever he is, whether in heaven or on earth. Imagine how peaceful it will be. I get stuck on certain verses now and then that make me ponder. It’s good for us to meditate on his Word. 

And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Matthew 24:31

Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. Revelation 20:4

Friday, May 13, 2022

May 13, 2022

When you live among the trees, there is no such thing as quiet; the birds sing their melodious songs, and crickets and cicadas fill the air with their sounds. There is light, but the sun hasn't come up as I'm writing this. I threw a bunch of seeds onto the sidewalk, and I watched from my porch to see the birds fly in for a bite to eat, but they were not finished singing; not even one had stopped to munch. It's the morning praise session! They are not eating until they praise God! If only humans would take advice from the birds, their potential in the Lord might be fulfilled. It's almost ridiculous how noisy it is. I love it, so I know God loves it. Imagine the sound of God's children offering him praise, and worshipping him before the sun comes up, then imagine his delight. Finally, the sun broke through, and a squirrel, a cardinal, and a woodpecker came to feast. God's creatures know the order of things. It's time for God's children to learn that valuable lesson. He feeds the birds and animals; he will also provide for us. Order your day, but put God first.

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:25-26

Thursday, May 12, 2022

May 12, 2022

Many things are happening that lead us to believe that we are at the end of the "end times." Still, some people have their minds shut to that possibility. Those of us who see are preparing and will not be caught off-guard. I've had the little cartoon character that I post daily, dressed in fatigues for quite a while, representing my preparedness for battle. We are in the middle of the fight. If you don't believe me, look at the fuel prices, and empty food shelves. Now, there's a baby formula shortage! The current administration is a participant in manufacturing these shortages and isn't working in the best interest of the American citizens or the world. They are part of a sinister plot to control the people. Many are beginning to see that the "conspiracy theorist" got it right. I wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of this issue because we know that God is in control of the outcome, so we can rest assured that things will be okay. Keep praying and eating your popcorn because we are watching a movie, and the good guys in white hats always win and are doing what God called them to do for such a time as this!

Many shall purify themselves and make themselves white and be refined, but the wicked shall act wickedly. And none of the wicked shall understand, but those who are wise shall understand. Daniel 12:10

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

May 11, 2022

Jesus gave us clear instructions before he ascended to sit at the Father's right hand. We are to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit. My mission is the same, but I have a targeted mission to capture those who consider themselves saved but continue to live worldly lives. I'm particularly concerned about those who identify as Christian because of their heritage rather than their relationship with Jesus. That's why I address it "To the followers of Christ." My mission is also to help Christians unload their burdens because that helps us live free in this world where Satan runs amok. Jesus's instructions were not for only a few of us but all of us. However, each assignment will look different depending on who God wants us to reach. There is a lot of low-hanging fruit right now, and we need to be picking it! Our world is sick and full of perversion, and people are searching for answers. We know the answer is Jesus, and they need us to tell them. Their eternity depends on it.

And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. Daniel 12:2-3

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

May 10, 2022

Over the past several days, I began to notice some torch ginger emerging from the ground. This particular variety dies back during the winter. My goal was to remove the weeds from around them and give them room to blossom, but I ended up cleaning the whole area. What I had thought was a large flowerbed turned out to be part of the driveway. It was hard to believe how many plants were surviving and flourishing on top of the concrete. Some of the plants had their roots in the soil and had spread, but some of them were bromeliads that didn’t need to be rooted in the ground and could grow nearly anywhere. As Christ-followers, we are like the bromeliads and do not need to be rooted in this world. If you are, be careful. When the enemy hears of your two-timing ways, he will cut you off from his supply, and you will die. Let God be your only source so you can grow anywhere, and the world will have no power over you. 

The following is part of Jesus’s prayer for us. 

I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. John 17:14-16

Monday, May 9, 2022

May 9, 2022

Thirty-three percent, or 1/3 of the angels who were part of Satan's minions, were removed from heaven. That means that 66%, or 2/3, are on the good side and are fighting for the Christ-followers every day. Jesus is in charge of the angel army. My point is that we are part of the majority! Though the 33% try to make us think they are in control, they aren't. They control our means of communication and public information, but that's all they've got. Remember that bit of data while watching and listening to the media; they control the information; therefore, it will always be slanted toward their evil causes. They manipulate the news we see. There are many videos of weather events where the newscasters pretend they are in storms to sensationalize it and cause panic. If they are willing to do that with the weather, rest assured they are ready to lie about anything, and to prove their lie, they will use actors and actresses to dramatize their lies. Never forget that we have the power of heaven's army on our side, and most of what we hear are only rumors. We will be delivered; you can count on it!

“At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book. Daniel 12:1

Sunday, May 8, 2022

May 8, 2022

My new favorite place is on the dock over the pond. I feel secluded, like I’m the only one around for miles. But because of years of neglect, walking out to it is scary because many of the boards are rotten, and I must carefully determine every step. Once I get to the gazebo, the planks are in good condition because they’ve always been undercover, and I can move around freely without fear of falling through. The boards going out to the gazebo are like being in the world, but we become free and safe once we get there. The same is true about our life in Christ.

Many of the steps we take in our lives are determined by whether we choose to accept Jesus’s free gift of eternal life or not. In most cases, a faithful Christ-follower would not decide to go against the urging of the Holy Spirit. Being the message of choice is back in the media, you must carefully determine your steps because this is a worldly issue; life is of Jesus. We are not of this world; we are already in the gazebo. If you don’t believe in life, you don’t have the Holy Spirit, which is a sure sign of whether you have Jesus. The Holy Spirit is our proof of salvation, and he helps us do the right thing, even if it’s not a pleasant choice. Thankfully, your mother chose life for you.

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. John 16:13

Saturday, May 7, 2022

May 7, 2022

Richard’s dad loved plants, and I do too, but they had been allowed to grow unkempt for many years, and the beauty has become chaos. We have been working diligently to clean it up. A boardwalk led to the pond that was like a jungle; my kids wanted us to leave it, but I couldn’t do it. They remembered traipsing through it as children and wanted to preserve that memory. As I was going through photos and other things, I found a picture of it when it was new, and it was incredible. It was a clear path with no encumbrances and very fresh looking. I want to bring it back to its original beauty.

We were born with a new path, but many of life’s trials have overgrown it and caused encumbrances. They drive our minds to become cluttered and have hidden the beauty. You must begin to clear out the weeds and even some of the shrubbery you planted. It could be treacherous to try and clean it all at once, but God can help you eliminate the underbrush little by little and reveal your beautiful mind. Ask God to help you walk through this process. You won’t believe how free you will feel, and the worries of the world will become less, and God will become more. 

to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified. Isaiah 61:3

Friday, May 6, 2022

May 6, 2022

Last night, we were on our way to dinner when we noticed something unusual in our path. We have a relatively long driveway, and it looked like a tree branch had fallen. Upon closer examination, it became clear that it was a six-foot alligator because the tree branch suddenly got up and began to walk across the road. We knew we had one in the pond, but I never thought about it getting out and walking around. It’s bigger than I expected! Now I’m on high alert to ensure my dogs don’t get eaten! 

We know the enemy is there, but we don’t feel threatened until we see him moving; that’s when we decide we need to protect ourselves and those around us. However, we must not become complacent and stay fully armored. He is very cunning and slips into the shadows until he notices that you are weak. That’s why it’s essential to stay alert. Know God’s Word, seek him in prayer, tune into the Holy Spirit, and tighten your relationship with him. The day is coming that you will need every weapon in your arsenal to defend yourself and slay the beast.

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Ephesians 6:12-13

Thursday, May 5, 2022

May 5, 2022

I sat on my porch this morning. There’s nothing better than being surrounded by God’s creation when digging into his word and tuning into his voice. My dogs like it too. One of them, which never sits with me, interestingly wanted me to pick her up so she could see outside. I had thrown out some seeds for the birds, and many different varieties threw in for a bite to eat; it was so much fun to see! The squirrels stayed away because my dogs were guarding the area. I watched as the sun came up over the trees and lit up the sky. Then I heard him say that we shouldn’t worry about the turmoil in the news because his love is sufficient to carry us through these evil days. His plan will succeed no matter what we hear. Keep your chin up; there is a change in the air and a turning tide. Trust Him. He loves and provides for the birds and the creatures; imagine how much he loves and will provide for us.

For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! Luke 12:23-24

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

May 4, 2022

Then suddenly, the issue of women’s rights is back on the table. But I thought there were no genders? Now it’s back to “my body, my choice?” Now the issues of the woke mob are full of confusion. The lies they have told the world have finally caught up to them. Now they don’t know how to act or what to believe. Indeed they are being led around by some fool, like a cow with a ring in its snout. Look at them, they are dazed and confused, and we know who the master of confusion is! They don’t know how to think or what to believe. Have we finally reached the beginning of the end of far left? Is the truth going to set us free? You bet it will! The truth is easier to keep up with, and it makes sense. Those who have refused to go along with the madness have an advantage because we never bought into the ridiculousness, and we don’t have to de-program ourselves. If ever there were Bible verses that describe us, it is the following: 

But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 2 Corinthians 4:2-4

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

May 3, 2022

Wait a minute! Don't get too excited about the news of Roe v Wade being turned over by the Supreme Court. A clerk may have had malicious intent in releasing that information before it was solidified. As soon as the report was released, protesters came out of the woodworks with their pre-made signs. Something smells funny about it. This decision will probably go back to the individual states, which means it will still exist. People will continue to sacrifice their children to the god of convenience. The Democrats are changing up the narrative, taking the attention away from Ukraine and other failures, all to try and give the midterm elections a boost for themselves. They will fuel riots again and get you to look away from the real issues. The lockdowns aren't working anymore, so they had to develop something new. Don't get me wrong, I want this heinous crime against humanity to end too, but I immediately got a check in my spirit when I heard it. Let no one be deceived. Keep your eyes and ears open, and continue to seek God. It's going to be a bumpy ride. I'm so glad he allowed me to live to see the prophecies becoming fulfilled.

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. Galatians 6:7

Monday, May 2, 2022

May 2, 2022

Here's a lesson I think we forget; the saints of the Bible didn't always have a pleasant life, but they still honored God. For example, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, also known as Belteshazzar, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, were taken into captivity by the Babylonians at a very young age, castrated, and lost their identity, so they could serve the king of that country. Though it wasn't easy for them, they never turned against God, even for decrees submitted by the government formulated to get them killed. God rescued Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from the fiery furnace and saved Daniel from the lions because they were faithful to him. Take these things to heart as our country creates laws to try and harm or imprison us. The new "ministry of truth," recently designed, is nothing more than a way to take away our voice and give them a reason to throw people in jail who speak against their administration. Every day they hack away at our freedom. If we allow it to continue, we could face communism. If that happens, make sure you are found blameless before God and choose to honor Him, even if that means you are jailed.

My God sent his angel and shut the lions' mouths, and they have not harmed me, because I was found blameless before him; and also before you, O king, I have done no harm." Daniel 6:22