What would happen if we said YES to God?

This became embedded in my soul when God asked me to go to Africa in September of 2008. The outcome? 786 souls were saved in 34 days! Am I throwing around numbers to impress someone? No. I am throwing them around to proclaim that GOD is GOD. I am just a common individual who knows who she is not, but walks in who HE IS. What is God asking you to do right now? When we know that we know - it is Him asking. Say yes, obey with no hesitation.




What robs you ?

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Posted on July 01, 2018 under Uncategorized

What right now is trying to “rob you” of your joy ?

I battle all the time with truly living “in joy”
sincere, inner joy….
a “genuine” joy that is complete in the LORD…

My thots ~ emotions are stirred by my surroundings.
~ What went wrong with Africa ?
~ What is next that is truly of the LORD ?
~ Why would God use someone like me ?
~ and all the ones around me……circumstances, etc.

Nehemiah 8:10
“……for the JOY OF THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGTH”

We can bring that to our mind in a second.

Take it back a few :

Nehemiah 7:6
When Ezra first came to Jerusalem, the moral
and spiritual condition of the people was deplorable..

Ezra PRAYERFULLY taught them God’s Word

They began to RESPOND to and
to obey the laws of God.

Then later, Nehemiah asked them to trust God to
help him REBUILD the walls.

Then how it showed in their ~ character…
The more they learned
The more they obeyed
The more they wanted to KNOW GOD

THEY COULD NOT GET ENOUGH of Ezra’s teaching..
( is that how we sit under the teaching of God’s Word ?)

It touched them so deeply that it said they lifted their
hands towards Heaven….
I just told Tug, that today was a lift your hands for
an hour….Church ! You could not STOP receiving the
motivating Word of GOD….that stirred your spirit so
deeply ! You had to stand, You had to raise your hands…
YOU had to say amen…. The Word of GOD Stirs the most
inner parts of your being !

It said, “ they lifted their hands towards Heaven they
shouted, AMEN! AMEN ! * Ezra 8:6

They went from that, to falling to their knees and
bowing low as they worshipped The Lord….

The most gratifying thing :
They wanted to obey GOD, His Word…
What they heard touched their emotions
They had a contrite spirit of their sins / humility …..

NOW COMES vs. 10
“Nehemiah said, “ Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks,
and send some to those who have nothing prepared. THIS DAY
IS SACRED to our LORD. DO NOT GRIEVE, for the …
JOY OF THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGTH.”

It is the humbling of ourselves after the WORD OF GOD….
taught to us by those God has called.
It is the HUNGER of the Word of GOD to go deep into
our souls….clear down to where it stirs, convicts
and takes us to our knees…in all humility ….

When we get there ?
IS WHERE our JOY CAN NOT BE STOLEN…
When we get there ?
We are full, full in every part of our being…
When we get there….
IS WHEN WE ARE STRONG…..but it is our choice…

Do we hunger after Him ?
Do we want to let all inhibitions go…to let Him stir us ?
Do we let Him touch us to the point of OBEDIENCE ?
“do not grieve “ equals ~ a Holy Life after Him alone

Am I grieving GOD ? in my life, from my heart ?

that answer will be your “JOY GAUGE “

in the Name of JESUS, may I….. hunger
may I …. be stirred
may I…..obey His Word
“the JOY OF THE LORD…….is…….my strength.

The restoring of the walls was mortar and clay
The character of the ones who built it……
was more important to the Lord than what they did.

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Covered by the earth……

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Posted on June 03, 2018 under Uncategorized

“ 6 ft. under “ …….

If you would place yourself at a cemetery….
What do you associate with what is 6 ft ~ under ?
DEATH.

DEATH is covered literally by the EARTH …
DEATH is covered literally by the EARTH…

God brought to my attention…..
When I am “covered” by the earth,
the things in or of the earth…
There will be DEATH

death of hope
death of passion
death of love, compassion, engaging…..

* think of what is going on in your life…
has it come in, “from the earth/world “
has it come straight from our LORD JESUS CHRIST ?

Things of the earth that I am thinking of
are not “ earthly possessions “….
for those things do not mean “jack” to me.

But I am talking about the things that are
going on in the earth –
It can be on the news, the nation…whatever…
But open your front door, back door, side door…
What has COME IN….to your life , on this earth.
From the earth/ in and by the worlds standards ?

It can mean what is going on inside your mind, your soul…
That consumes your thoughts, your emotions…..
Paralyzing you, holding your life ransom…..
Imprisoned by the EARTH, what is going on ,
on earth
in our lives…..we are “covered by it “

John 10:10
“ satan comes to steal KILL and destroy”
(death on earth before the grave)
but I have come that you might have LIFE…
and have it more abundantly.”

BUT WHEN….BUT WHEN….BUT WHEN….
WE ARE COVERED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST…
But when, we are “COVERED” by the blood of JESUS CHRIST ?

Heb. 9:12
“ He did not enter by means of the blood of goats
and calves;
but He entered the MOST HOLY PLACE
once and for all by HIS OWN BLOOD
having obtained eternal redemption.”

in the MOST HOLY PLACE is the deepest LIFE
in the MOST HOLY PLACE there is spiritual LIFE
in the MOST HOLY PLACE is REALITY of where we
get to live on earth….HIS PRESENCE….

HIS OWN LITERAL blood…..shed….
BROUGHT US ~ LIFE….it is what covers us today…
forever we are covered by HIS OWN BLOOD….

The earth does NOT COVER US….
HIS OWN BLOOD covers us @ the point of salvation
unto ETERNITY…in The Mighty Name of JESUS CHRIST.

I am covered by HIS OWN BLOOD.
and in that, there is LIFE ETERNAL
in that, there is LIFE overpowering the earth…
and the things that come into our lives on this earth.

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A Dark Cloud…….

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Posted on April 24, 2018 under Uncategorized

Psalm 18: 11
“ He made DARKNESS …HIS COVERING
HIS CANOPY
around Him…the DARK RAIN clouds of the sky.
12.
OUT OF THE …BRIGHTNESS of HIS PRESENCE…
CLOUDS ADVANCED….”

I love this….
Picture a huge dark cloud over your life….
Look up and all you see is the dark cloud…..
It can be factual…..it is real….

You know what sunny days feels like
( amen OHIO ) …but in that, IT IS OK…..
IT IS WHERE WE ARE AT….and it is OK…..

This Word, HIS WORD, says, that HE makes HIS
covering IN, IN, IN the DARK CLOUDS…..

( Take that literally picture of a drawn dark cloud
and put a picture of GOD, IN IT )

God is God, who is always in everything…
God is GOD, who never changes in the weather…
and if God is IN ALL “WEATHERS”….
of our life,
of our earth…..then … KNOW THAT.

This…TAKES AWAY , the “doom and gloom”
effect that satan wants to paralyze our lives
in, it empowers us by THE LORD….

BECAUSE , here it comes…
“ OUT of the BRIGHTNESS OF HIS PRESENCE “

A. it is GOD who gives the brightness
B. It is HIS GLORY, HIS RADIANCE, HIS all
consuming Glory….. BRIGHTNESS….
undeniable in the deepest darkness…
undeniable in the foggiest darkness….
undeniable….

“ out of the brightness of HIS presence
CLOUDS ADVANCE “…

They move
They go forward
They can NOT LINGER
They can NOT STAY…..

Tanner and Rock and I talked thru this last nite
and how GOD spoke in an 11 year old mind….
stopped my world, Tanner gets it……
and for that it is a BANNER TANNER DAY.

Today, it is raining and God is ADVANCING…
enjoy the weather and look for HIS BRIGHTNESS….
The weather is just the weather…
The LORD is ever shining,
an ever ADVANCING LORD…

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