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

Sunday, May 1, 2022

May 1, 2022

The writing is on the wall, and the detestable practices of the current administration will be revealed for all to see. God will not be mocked by the likes of a prideful king/president. I’ve started reading the Book of Daniel. He gives us insight into how he handles kings who lift themselves against God. King Belshazzar gave a party and decided to use the gold and silver vessels that Nebuchadnezzar, his father, had taken out of the temple in Jerusalem. He then began to praise the gods of silver and gold, bronze, iron, wood, and stone. Then out of nowhere, fingers appeared and wrote words into the plaster on the wall. He knew that he had made a mistake by testing God. He got weak, and the color drained from his face. They called for Daniel to come and interpret the words. After Daniel admonished him and gave his interpretation, King Belshazzar was dead the next day, and a Persian king replaced him. I have no clue what will happen to the Biden administration, but it’s reasonable to believe that because he positions himself against God Almighty, his position as president couldn’t last very long. 

This is the interpretation of the matter: MENE, God has numbered the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end; TEKEL, you have been weighed in the balances and found wanting; PERES, your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.” Daniel 5:26-28