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We Must Learn To Trust God...no Matter What!
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My story: epilogue part 2
Evie White+   ()
An update on my life and what God has done for me.
Our family vacation, the cruise, was about a month ago. (So my posts are somewhat delayed.) I learned several powerful lessons over the course of that week and I'd like to share them with you... The cruise itself was from Sunday to Sunday, and by the time we got back, I was acutely aware of the spiritual loss that comes from missing two Sundays of worship. A friend of mine called on Monday, the day we got home, and invited the kids to a Vacation Bible School that night, saying there would be a worship service for the adults too. Amazingly, my husband jumped at the opportunity! (Truly, who is this guy? Not the man I've been married to for fourteen years, I'll tell you that. The way God so completely delivered him from his sex addiction six months ago continues to surprise...
watchmanjohn
Rise up and take back what has been promised to you
John Knox+   ()
Wake up my sleeping brothers and sisters
I cannot more highly recommend a blog a titled The basis of authority penned by Barbara Kankowske+ that has allowed the Holy Spirit to lay on my heart this most important topic of 'Authority that we have in Christ.' I was elated and saddened as I was led by the Spirit to ponder of this gift that is ours by the blood of Jesus. Elated that we have the same power that allowed Jesus to triumph over death, but saddened to notice so many disciples not availing themselves of this gift, and as a result are living a 'crushed' life. Such a defeated believer is juxtaposition and an enigma. The Holy Spirit placed four passages of scripture upon my heart and began to open them before me leading me into the mind of the Father. 1/ Joshua 23:5 The Lord your God himself will push them out...
doneuntotheleast
For crumbling and torn apart lives
Les B+   ()
If Torn Down From Your Life Or Away - He Restores
Hab. 3:17 - 18 "Though the fig tree should not blossom, And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail, And the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold, And there be no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will exult in the Lord, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation." (NASB) As I sit watching life known crumble, decay, and even be torn down by ones closest to me. Considering the covenant relationship known with certainty called too. Wondering as truly learned, why only used to escape a horrid environment and home life? The Lord's answer now accepted. There is no addressing why she just "cannot or does not know how to love" someone with chronic health issues. God spoke: 'If I rescued her from her life...
nancystank
Mixing the meatloaf
Nancy Stank+   ()
Learning lessons from an incredible mom!
My mom loves to cook. Not only does she enjoy cooking, she's really, really good at it. If you know her, she'll be sure to invite you over for her fall-off-the bone BBQ ribs. In addition to being an excellent cook, she's an outstanding mom! Along with teaching me how to be a great cook, she has also taught me how to be a compassionate mother and wife, how to make a positive impact on those around me. Moreover, she has taught me the importance of a solid relationship with Christ. She doesn't do this by telling me how to live, but through her actions, through her unselfish servant nature, through her unshakable faith. If I have become even half the mother and wife she is, I am truly grateful.As a child I remember watching her make meatloaf. She made it look like the simplest...
My story: epilogue part 1
Evie White+   ()
An update on my life and what God has done for me.
I think I'm going to live. Ha ha! Yes, I think I might just make it through this season of my life after all. In the first several weeks after learning of my husband's sex addiction I was very focused on doing the right thing and determined to work through my feelings. As the weeks became months and I began to realize the obstacles I had to overcome in choosing to remain with my husband, the shock of my situation threatened to become much more. I battled overwhelming feelings of hopelessness and despair as I grieved for the loss of all my girlish dreams, as all the castles I once believed in came crashing down. I found myself married to a stranger who seemed painfully familiar one moment and completely foreign the next. I struggled to trust him in the face of unrelenting paranoia...
barbkaye
The basis of authority
Barbara Kankowske+   ()
Do you feel powerless? Established yourself in authority!
What is the basis of spiritual authority? On what foundation is it built? Does it come by knowledge? Does it come from learning the right prayer style? Or is there a much deeper work that must be done. After all, if it is spiritual authority, must not growth in that authority come in and by the Spirit? It is only by a comprehensive understanding and spiritual apprehension, assimilated into our innermost being that we are brought into spiritual reality. Scriptural knowledge alone is insufficient to give a believer authority. If it were, would we not see more victory in lives, more power in prayer? All authority is in Jesus Christ alone! In and of ourselves we have nothing. No matter how holy, self-sacrificing, loving, giving and forgiving. No matter if a religious institution elevates one...
deepaanne
Jesus christ's rescue force to heave people from sin, pain and suffering..
Deepa N+   ()
Sin, Pain and Suffering sometimes become addictive
God wants everyone of us to be with Peace and Joyful as His children. But sometimes unknowningly we walk into the traps of Satan and we get into the clutches of Sin, Pain or Suffering. We slowly start communicating to the sin, pain and suffering instead of the Lord. We strart focusing and thinking more about the sinful and paining part of us instead of focusing on the goodness and well being. We focus more on our disabilities and our weaknessses rather than the strength of the Lord who gave His life on the Cross to deliver us from the Sin, Suffering and Pain. Pain and Suffering builts in our mind a wall of fear, and tries to convince us of our weakness and disabilities. But we the children of God know that by the Mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ who overcame death on the Cross, has...
watchmanjohn
I give thanks to the evangelical church but there is more.
John Knox+   ()
IS YOUR GOSPEL REALLY FULLY UNDERSTOOD?
I give thanks to the Lord for my evangelical heritage which introduced me to the wonderful stories of scripture through Sunday School and later installing into me an appreciation of the scriptures. It was installed into my heart that we were born into sin and Jesus came to save sinners such as myself. Through the nurturing of my local Baptist church with its various incubating arms I was converted and baptized in water. I can still recall the moment I went forward at the altar call when attending my first Easter camp; I could even take you to the local school hall in Pleasant Point where this significant event took place. I can vividly recall my water baptism on a cold winters evening in my local church along with three others. Were my sins forgiven? a resounding Yes. Was I reconciled...
kreynolds
Walk by faith, not by sight
K Reynolds+   ()
We must learn to trust God...no matter what!
This morning I read a blog by@watchmanjohn entitledThe Miraculous Is Often Not The Best Medicine For Us and I have to say that I agree. The road God has had me on over the past eight years has been the rockiest and most difficult one I have ever traveled. Eight and a half years ago, when I learned I might havecancer and when I cried out to God to get rid of the tumor right then and there, I did not get the answer I wanted. He told me that not only did I have cancer (this was prior to the biopsy), He told me that in addition to surgery I would also have to endure chemo as well as radiation and my time of treatment would not be a walk in the park. He also did not tell me whether or not my treatment would be successful or if I would have any residual effects.He only told me that He loved me...
watchmanjohn
The miraculous is often not the best medicine for us
John Knox+   ()
JESUS FOR THE JOY SET BEFORE HIM ENDURED THE CROSS
It is only human to wish the best for those that we care for, but it is far better to pray the will of the Father over that person's life. When Lazarus fell ill his sisters wished the best for their brother and in so doing took the correct action. Calling Jesus to come and heal their brother was the logical spiritually correct response. In so doing they were expressing their desire that the best was accomplished for their sick brother. One piece of wisdom that I have painfully and agonizingly been taught is that the good we desire for ourselves and for others is not necessarily God's will. Sure we both may have the same end prediction mind but the pathway to the goal is often not the same as the Fathers method. In Lazarus's case both Mary, Martha and Jesus has the same end in...
The glass slipper keepers week 6
Evie White+   ()
A support group for grieving women.
May God bless those who read this, minister to their grief, and offer comfort through his word. Amen Wednesday, July 20th Lesson: Ruth Chapter 4 “Then Boaz announced to the elders and all of the people, 'Today you are witnesses that I have bought from Naomi all the property of Elimelek, Kilion and Mahlon. I have also acquired Ruth the Moabite, Mahlon's widow as my wife, in order to maintain the name of the dead with his property, so that his name will not disappear from among his family or from his hometown. Today you are witnesses!'” Ruth 4:9 & 10 Not only did Boaz buy back all the land of Naomi's inheritance, but he promised to take Ruth as his wife AND beget a son for her who would carry on not his name, but the name of her dead husband! This is...
watchmanjohn
Bring your emotions under control
John Knox+   ()
OUR FEELINGS CAN POINT TO THE STATE OF OUR HEART
I had been brought up within my home and church to disregard my feelings. Looking back I sense this strain of thought came from my grandfather who was of a dour Scottish disposition. Being brought up in a small conservative country town emotions were to be kept under ones hat. Therefore when the charismatic movement swept through New Zealand in the early 70's it took a long time for me to break down my stoic attitude. But the Holy Spirit having baptized me with his presence one lunch time began the journey of releasing the inner me. I tell this story as a way of introducing that our emotions and feelings cannot be denied for they are a diagnostic tool to gauge our spiritual walk. Secondly as our emotions are so closely linked to our thoughts they provide a ready doorway into our mind....
deepaanne
Taken for granted
Deepa N+   ()
From conventional CAST Into BOOT CAST
The Doctor told me if I see some Callus formation in the X-ray, I will move you to Boot, else you will go back to CAST. After being in the fiber glasss cast for slightly more that 4 weeks, finally my foot came out of the CAST for the XRAY. I was happy to see that my foot came out without any swelling, and externally I could see that it is healing. But I was surprised to see that my leg became so thin and it lost all the CALF muscles. The assistant told me since I had not been using the leg for almost a month the muscles are all gone and they will come back when I start using it. OKAY. Then they took the XRAY and doctor verified it and he told me that I can move to BOOT CAST if I want. I haveto keep the boot onwhole day andcontinue not tobear any weight on the right foot.Next appointment...
watchmanjohn
The holy spirit is pressing upon me these thoughts
John Knox+   ()
Signs of the end times punching us on the nose
I cannot but noticed the swift change of events that are happening worldwide over the past week. First there was the horrific tragedy in Nice that again has shocked the world with its callous brutality. Still reeling from this tragedy I was confronted with the rapidly changing 'coup' in Turkey, which I almost missed as I was still focused on France. What is happening it is happening too quickly as the world as we once knew it is changing. Yes rapidly changing and this change is not for the betterment of mankind. I am sure that there have been, and I believe I have the confidence to state this there were no doubt many more earth changing events over the past few weeks that I have missed, that have caused many to wonder, 'What the ;;;; is going on!' I believe that these...
kreynolds
Into the battle
K Reynolds+   ()
Prayer is a crucial weapon!
Last summer, while watching the movieThe War Room at the local theater,I remember suddenly starting and sitting up straight. An elderly widow known as "Miss Clara" was showing her real estate estate agent, Elizabeth, what she considered to be the most important room in her house. It was a closet which Miss Clara called her War Room. This was where she spent her time in prayer, away from distractions and on the wall were lists of the names of various people and prayer requests which she kept before her. The reason I was startled is because I realized that like Elizabeth, I too had stood in a "War Room" before only that war room was not in a closet. It was in the corner of my friend @blest's basement. Like Miss Clara's War Room wall, my friend Beth has sticky...
watchmanjohn
Let go of your religion and allow my love
John Knox+   ()
I AM MAKING A STRAIGHT PATH THROUGH THE WATERS
The Holy Spirit is saying to me; 'Some of you are clinging to the past experiences of my presence and in doing so you have been building your alters of worship, but I am not in your tabernacle any more. My children you have a tendency to camp down on your mountain top experiences and you have used this time of my glory to cling to hang onto the past. You have replaced my love for your idol that you have built on the mountain; but I am asking you to move on.' 'Behold I am making a straight path for you to walk on, for we are on a journey into the heart of the Fathers love. I long to teach you more of our love but you need to un pitch your tent and follow Jesus. Come my loved one pull down your tent; break down your tabernacle and like Abraham journey with me in faith to your...
watchmanjohn
With patience i will shape you into christ's likeness
John Knox+   ()
WALK AS TRUE SOLDIERS READY FOR BATTLE
The Holy Spirit is saying to me; 'In patience will I be able to change you from glory to glory. Too often you run ahead of me for your world taught mind is impatient. Other times you are trying too hard to be religious for you think that this is being holy. Then there are times you seek the spectacular and you pester the Father to perform miracles, blaming your lack of faith when what you expect does not happen.' 'Do you not realize that it takes time for your mind let go of old habits and form new ones? I am changing you only when you allow me to. You must cooperate with me and walk at my direction and pace for me seed then will begin to sprout and shoot forth growing into a tree heavy with fruits of righteousness. How can I grow my seed in you if you are not listening to my...
The lock pick
Kaitlyn King+   ()
This story is written in memory of my first horse, Sugar.
The Lock Pick “Now Sadie, remember that Grams and Gramps are counting on you this weekend. This is a very large responsibility.” “I know, I know, Dad.” replied Sadie. “Will you just relax? Please, I've stayed at the ranch tons of times.” “Yes, I know, but this is different, you will be all by yourself for one whole night.” sighed her father. “Maybe this isn't a good idea. Should I stay out here with you?” “What! No! Gramps said he trusted me to take care of the ranch while they went away for the night. Come on, I know how to do everything.” Sadie said, slumping deep into the seat. Her father turned his gaze back to the country road in front of him. “OK, but remember that you can call me if you need anything,...
The glass slipper keepers week 5
Evie White+   ()
A support group for grieving women.
May God bless those who read this, minister to their grief, and offer comfort through his word. Amen Meeting: Tuesday, July 12th Lesson: Ruth Chapter 3:5 - 18 “In the middle of the night something startled [Boaz]; he turned - and there was a woman lying at his feet! 'Who are you?' he asked. 'I am your servant Ruth,' she said. 'Spread the corner or your garment over me, since you are a guardian-redeemer of our family.'” Ruth 3:8 - 9 This is a very serious encounter between Ruth and Boaz. She is essentially proposing to him, casting the weight of her family's future upon his sense of responsibility. It must have been an unwelcome surprise for this moral man to find a woman lying at his feet on the threshing floor where others might see them together....
watchmanjohn
Beware of the graves of craving
John Knox+   ()
ARE YOU PREPARED FOR SPIRITUAL WAR?
The Holy Spirit is saying to me; 'Be careful that you do not move out from under God's blessings as sons and daughters for you must discipline your mind to be content with the Fathers present provisions for you. Do not be like the Children of Israel who were blessed with Gods provision of manna, yet were not content with this gift. For they grumbled for meat which God in his grace provided, but as they ate the quails the meat became a curse to them and a plague struck many down.' 'If grieves the Father to hear that his children are not content with his love and gifts that he has provided free of charge. The Father longs for his sons and daughters to trust his decisions and circumstances that he has arranged for you. His heart goes out to those children who are wailing for...
barbkaye
The clashing kingdoms
Barbara Kankowske+   ()
God desires to make you a declaration to the dark kingdom
As I sat looking out at the beautiful North Woods my thoughts were all toward the Lord. For more than 25 years this place has been my personal Garden of Eden. Each path is full with memories of my walks in the Garden with God. And yet this time my spirit was stirred in a very different direction. As I looked out at all the tranquility, listening to the wind stir through the trees, I saw a vision and fully felt the passion of it in my spirit. I saw myself as if I were standing right next to the Father, looking outward toward the earth. A passion gripped me and I could hear myself say, "I want to do only one thing. I just want to war! I want to war with an unrelenting ferocity!" Can it be that God is amassing His soldiers and we are waiting for the strategy and our orders to...
kreynolds
The towel or the title?
K Reynolds+   ()
Which would you rather have? The towel or the title?
This past weekend, the text my pastor used was from John 13 which is the account of what has become known as "The Last Supper". It is a story which is familiar to many of us. Jesus takes a towel and to the horror of his disciples, begins to wash their feet. This was a task done not by a master but by his servants or as in this case, it would have been done by one of his disciples. My guess is that the actions of Jesus pretty much left his disciples speechless, all except Peter that is. Peter managed to find his voice in time to protest that Jesus must not do this thing. It was not because Peter was too proud that he protested; it was because he considered it to be demeaning for someone who held the position of Jesus to do so. In Peter's mind, the roles should be reversed. It...
deepaanne
Know god's presence when it is calm, quiet and still
Deepa N+   ()
A month's Journey towards the Healing of my broken foot
A unique kind of thoughts and feeling fills in our Heart when it is Calm, Quiet and Still around. It feels like the mixture of fear, nothingness of our existence and emptiness, along with the Peace, Hope and Promise of something Beyond us. Walking beyond the fear, emptiness and nothingness. Looking beyond the Peace, Hope and Promise. Deep inside the Quietness, Calmness and Stillness of our Heart, we feel His presence just for a fraction of a second, which fills the whole being with Joy. We get carried away by the Joy and there is no more Calm, Quiet and Stillness around. Not sure when it will come back again. I love the verses 1 Kings 19:11-12 which calls out God is not the Greart and Strong wind or the Earthquake or the Fire. But when Elijah heard the gentle whisper, when Elijah heard it...
watchmanjohn
I am blown away by the words the holy spirit has spoken to me
John Knox+   ()
I HUMBLY SUBMIT THIS BLOG
The Holy Spirit is saying to me; 'Just as the Father scattered his chosen people to the ends of the earth for they had turned their faces from him and his anointed shepherds did not care to feed his sheep. So to will come a day when I will further scatter my church for they to have turned to their own ways and their first love has grown cold. Their shepherds have cared more for their own pockets than for the spiritual welfare of my sheep. Yet the gates of hell will not prevail against my redeemed for I have saved a remnant who has remained true to my word.' 'These sanctified ones have not defiled themselves with the lusts of the world for they follow the voice of the True Shepherd walking in my freedom. I say to these sons and daughters who know the voice of the True Shepherd...
justalight
What a wonderful night here at cb
Dwight Davis+   ()
The Lord's Supper in the chat room!
Years ago a bunch of us had Communion in the chat room. People from around the world was involved in it. Some got up in the middle of the night and it was already tomorrow for others. It was great. I got to read all the communion service transcripts last night. What a special night we had together. I can still remember how I was just praising the Lord during the whole thing and for a long time afterwards. I think it was Poo who said something about singing and dancing. Well, she wasn't the only one. K's opening prayer... with every word I was saying amen as well as I'm sure many others were. What a great job she did to bring us into the presence of All Mighty God. I was ready to be raptured right then and there I promise you... . and then Bethy began to sing. I don't think...
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