Saturday, January 2, 2021

January 2

My daughter and I walked out to the beach so Ethan could feel the sand and the water on his feet. As soon as we could see the shoreline, I noticed how stirred the water was; it wasn’t pretty with the sand and mud mixed in. During an earlier conversation, my daughter wondered if he would be sensitive to spiritual things like our precious Luke, and I can say without a doubt that he is. He was okay with the water touching his feet, but as he maneuvered his way out a bit, the water began splashing up a little higher, and he wasn’t having any of that! We came back and took him to the pool where the water was clear, and for some reason, he didn’t mind the water splashing on him and seemed quite comfortable with it. 

Muddy water is symbolic of strife.

But the wicked are like the tossing sea; for it cannot be quiet, and its waters toss up mire and dirt. There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.” Isaiah 57:20-21

Our baby Ethan likes peace; don’t we all! 

I believe the world holds clues from God; he speaks to us through natural occurrences, including the muddy water splashing on the shore at Clearwater Beach. It symbolizes what is happening here in the United States and how the corruption pours from the swamp dirtying everything it touches. Our country, which was once a beacon of light or clear water that trusted in God, has turned its back on him. Here’s an interesting tidbit of information; Washington DC is located in a swamp. 

Here’s the lesson, watch for the clues that God gives you throughout your day. It won’t be everything, but it could be something that catches your eye or draws your attention. If you don’t understand what it might mean, please ask me, and I will help you understand.

Friday, January 1, 2021

January 1

Today is a fresh start, a do-over, a chance to put the old year behind us and begin again. Unfortunately, we will have to take a couple of our disappointments with us, but we will get through it. 

I’m excited for this new year because I’ve received a new mission to help believers. It’s something that I’ve been doing for a while but got confirmation in a dream that it’s time to begin. He has trained me to see the analogies and the symbolisms of everyday life, which will help in this new endeavor, and in turn, help you or anyone else who might need a dream or life issue interpreted. I will not be doing this alone; with much prayer and the help of the Holy Spirit and another human, which he also gave me in the dream, we will do our best to hear what the Lord has said to you. 

I know people have been dreaming and prophesying for years, but could this be the next phase in the plan that must happen before the return of Jesus? We know we are in the last of the last days because we can read the seasons like predicting the weather. If that is the case, then I can see why God would have me take the plunge now to help his Saints. 

If God gives you a dream, be sure to write it down immediately upon waking and include everything you see, even if it doesn’t seem to relate to the story; then let me know if you need help deciphering its meaning, and together we will try to understand what God is saying to you. 

“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; Acts 2:17

Thursday, December 31, 2020

December 31

If you have not sought baptism, get it done. By doing so, you are openly professing your faith in Jesus. John baptized Jesus at the beginning of his ministry; after that, his disciples began water baptisms to all who became his followers. It may seem like a ritual, but it is an essential part of your calling into the kingdom of God. Three things are imperative to being a follower of Christ; first being converted by accepting Jesus as your savior, second, baptism representing death to your former life and the resurrection to a new life, and third being communion, symbolic of the eating of his body and the drinking of his blood, which should be done often along with confession. Now is the time if you haven’t done these things already. Start the new year on solid ground, and reaffirm your commitment to God.

As a way to thwart the plans of the enemy, I recommend that every Christian take communion tomorrow because communion requires confession, and we all need to lay our sins at the foot of the cross to get our country back on a firm foundation. 

Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. John 3:5

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

December 30

 One of the very first verses I memorized as a child was John 3:16; even non-believers can quote it, though it may have no meaning to them. If you dig deeper in scripture, you will find that God doesn’t play games when it comes to the eternal life offered through Jesus. Eternal life begins when you accept Jesus as your savior from your sin and condemnation; it’s not only an after-death experience. Jesus told Nicodemus that he must be born of water and Spirit to enter the kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit is necessary, and we receive it as a gift upon our faith in Jesus. Those without Jesus and his gift are already dead, and the wrath of God remains on them. Jesus is the only way to have life now and beyond. The teachings you hear saying that there are other ways into heaven are only lies; bits of misinformation given by the enemy to draw people away from Jesus. If you are unsure about your eternity, then I’m sure you are missing Jesus. Pray now for God to strengthen your faith and accept Jesus as your savior with your whole heart, unwavering and without a doubt. If you feel drawn to Jesus, it is because of the Holy Spirit; he will help you maintain your faith.

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him. John 3:36

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

December 29

If you follow conservative news, you will know that God is exposing much of the evil in the United States. It is almost too much for our minds to grasp. This evil isn’t one-sided and crosses party lines, and shows that most politicians are involved. There are a few who are good, but you can probably count them on your fingers. Many who once held in their hands the value of Jesus have turned their back on him for earthly gain. They had to walk away from the light and slip into the darkness to keep their cover. 

I prayed a long time ago for God to show us the filth and evil; God is undoubtedly answering that prayer! Be careful what you ask for; God might give it to you. I don’t think any of us knew how deep the swamp was or how long it would take to drain it. I’m not sure if that’s even possible anymore with all the up-and-coming dirty politicians whose hearts intend to get the big bucks while the American people have to work for their pay. I think we all need to start praying for God to give us a way to repair the damage. I’m not sure if we will like the answer to that prayer either, but something needs to happen to turn this country around so that we move closer to the Lord.

For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.” John 3:20-21

Monday, December 28, 2020

December 28

Our neighbors got together for an after Christmas white elephant gift exchange. If you don’t know what it is, Wikipedia explains it this way:

“The goal of a white elephant gift exchange is to entertain party-goers rather than to gain a genuinely valuable or highly sought-after item. The term white elephant refers to an extravagant, impractical gift that cannot be easily disposed of.”

The funny thing is that the neighbor who hosted the event ended up going home with the most hideous gift, a water fountain of purple and orange flowers. My husband and I didn’t fare much better though, he got a set of monogrammed Christmas dishtowels with an “M,” and I got a Santa candle that will probably look like Quasimodo if I ever decide to light it. Oh, the things we do for entertainment! I expect that most of these gifts will end up in the trash or stuffed in a closet somewhere so it’s forgotten. 

There is one gift that this season brought that everyone should give away, and that’s Jesus. Once you’ve received this gift, you must give it away; it’s life-changing and life-giving. Won’t you make it a goal of the new year to give Jesus to as many as you can? You will receive joy in return and treasures in heaven. It’s worth it!

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

Sunday, December 27, 2020

December 27

Did you know that your baptism was symbolic of death? You died to your sins, and yourself; it was the first death. I wonder why some still live as if they’ve never died? One of my friends posted this yesterday:

When James Calvert went out to cannibal Fiji with the message of the Gospel, the captain of the ship dissuaded him, "You will risk your life and all those with you by going among such savages." He replied, "We died before we came here."

Doesn’t that make you think? When you die to yourself, it should change your perspective. The second death should have no hold on you because you’ve already died, and yet we still live in fear of death. If you live in fear of a tiny organism that you can’t see but have heard and seen what it does to humans, why can’t you take to heart what Jesus has done? He has saved me from death so many times, and I’m sure you have a testimony of his greatness that you need to bring back out as a reminder of what he has done for you. Stop living in fear; you’ve already died.

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20