Bad day at the well….hello world


Have you ever had a bad day?  Or a worse day? How about a bad week, or bad month? 

I have been having a bad day at the well for over a month and don’t know why?  I prayed about it. Today, I read my bible and sought the Lord for a reason to what is going on, but I have had no answers. 

Today, I decided it is just a season of drought. You know, where the rain doesn’t fall for weeks on end. 

Today I went to the well and let down the bucket to see if the water level was high or low. I wanted a cold drink of water, not a tepid or cool drink.  Today, I needed a icy cold, teeth chattering drink from the well. I wanted to meet with Jesus and receive a new revelation. I wanted  relief from the drought.

I have been writing a book and I wondered if the time the book takes me away from spending time with the Lord is causing the drought. A few minutes ago, when I ask the Lord, He gave me this answer:

Nothing takes you away from me. I AM in your heart and where ever you are I AM.  Whatever you are doing, I AM doing it with you. My holiness demands a separation from sin and evil. I do not partake in the sin and evil of this world. I AM silent when sin or evil is working in your flesh. When you repent of the sin you commit,  My love will rescue you. My children do not recognize the sin they commit sometimes because it is so easy to slip into something without recognizing what you are slipping into. In your case, My Child, you have neglected your prayer time and your reading time and your worship time with Me. In this neglect, you have slipped back into flesh-working out problems, instead of Spirit-led working out of your problems. Your tongue has flapped more with deceit than you care to admit. Repent and run quickly to My arms. I will deliver and rescue and put you back on the path I sat you on in the fist place. You have left your first love and I desire you back in My arms.

Lord, I repent and I run to you. Thank you for showing me my sin. Thank you for directing my path into your arms. Thank you for rescuing me and setting my feet on the narrow path and thank you for loving me.  I am over  my bad day at the well.  The water is COLD!  I am HOT!

Amen

Priority One…hello world


Today I got up in a hurry. Jumped out of bed. Ran downstairs. Ate my breakfast. Jumped into my house coat because it was too cool for running around in my P.J.’s. Brushed my teeth.  And while standing there looking at myself in the mirror, I heard the Lord say: 

          “Forgot to say ‘good morning Lord’, didn’t you?”

Yes, I did.  Every morning when I awake, I open my eyes and say, “Good Morning, Lord!” and have a conversational prayer before I get out of bed.  Today I just jumped.

Loving Father is my first priority.  I call it “Priority One”.  He is the One I love with all my heart, mind, soul, and I never want that to change.  He is my number One Priority each day and everyday.  . . . . . and I don’t every want to forget to speak to Him daily.

I don’t want to take Him for granted. I want to show Him thankfulness for all He does for me, with me and to me.  I want to show Him love everyday, all day and even through the night.  When I show Him love and thankfulness, my mind will be focused on all the things that really matter in this life. 

“Good morning, Lord!  I love you and thank you for this day! I submit my mind, will and emotions to Your handling this day and take on the mind of Christ that I may know Your will for me today! I desire to walk in the light and stay out of the darkness.  In Light, I know the promises You have made to  me and I will walk therein today. I will honor You with obedience to Your will and serve You.  Lord, You are my way, my truth, my life today and everyday.  You are my Priority One!   Amen”

Wisdom for the Journey…


How does your day go?    Do you jump out of bed, rush to get dressed, grab a quick dry toast and cup of coffee and be running on down the road as quickly as possible to get to work?

Father said for all of us to come first thing in the morning to His presence and talk to Him.  He wants us to walk with Him along the ‘life-journey’ He has prepared for us and to get there, we have to go to Him first. If we remember to go to Him to ask Him for wisdom, direction, advice,  before making decision, He will help us to avoid some hazards along the way. 

Sometimes we make plans and leave Him out of the equation. We run ahead without seeking His advice.  We jump off the cliff thinking it is a bump in the road and when we fall head long down the long dark tunnel, He will reach down and pick us up and put us back on the right path….sometimes it takes longer than others to get back on, because we fume and fight and blame Him for our big mess.

When we draw near to God and His Word, when we pray and seek His face, He will guide us along the green pastures, by the still waters, across the great divide and out on the right road.   He has the best plans for us….we just need His wisdom for the journey on a daily basis.

Think about it…..

Physical or Spiritual…hello world


My physical therapist insists that the way to achieve true happiness and to feel better after a massage is to come back and do it again next week….and to keep on keeping on what I start each day…..  So far today, I have finished a whole bag of potato chips,  a package of  bitesized  pepper mint patties, and a chocolate cake…..I feel better already!        JUST KIDDING!

Why is it when you talk to God, it is praying, but when He talks to you, you’re crazy? Why can’t one have a spiritual therapist who talks to them like a physical therapist does?   (My Spiritual therapist is Holy and knows all)

 I was reading my morning devotional and the Lord spoke to me again about some things He spoke to me about yesterday.  Do you remember me telling you that He wanted me to organize and do away with some things in my life?   I started to do it yesterday and guess what I found?   15  bibles, (3 KJV, 12 different translations),    3 commentaries,  3 dictionaries, 1 expository dictionary of bible words, 1 Bible Readings for the home, 1 Dispensational Truth of the World by Clarence Larkin, John G. Lake’s Life story, 1 Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the bible, 2 devotionals, 5 books on prayer, so many individual book studys that I didn’t count them, so many books about what other people believe that I didn’t count those either…… the Lord stopped me and said:  “Do you NOW know why I asked you to get organized?”  I answered with, “Yes, but I use all these to study and read and when someone asked me, I get one and give them the answer from Your Word so that they know that I am not just making all this up.”  His answer back to me, “You know the answers, you know Me, you only need one bible, one commentary, one of all the things I have provided you with. I want you to give the rest away to someone who does not have a bible or commentary or book and spend more time with Me. I AM coming soon and I have much to teach you between now and then. The deep things are only found in My presence, being taught by My Spirit and I Am preparing Mine for what is coming ….he that has an ear to hear will hear what My Spirit says! I AM calling out to My Children in these last days to listen, follow Me and open even the darkest parts of yourselves to Me; I AM here to bring you light and life in these last days. Obedience is better than sacrifice…”

This is Joy, signing off for today so that I can get busy about the Master’s business of getting organized and giving things away…..

End of Era….Hello World


Word of the Lord to His People:

If My people who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.        Now mine eyes shall be open and mine ears attend unto the prayer that is made in this place.  Now,  therefore, make confession unto Me, your Lord, and do My pleasure, and separate yourselves from the Peoples of the land and from strange wives.  Be not unequally yoked together with unbelievers for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness and what communion has light with darkness?  and what concord has Christ with Belial or what part has he that believes with an infidel?  and what agreement has the temple of God with idols?  for you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them and walk in them and I will be their God and they shall be My people.      Wherefore,  COME OUT from among them and be you separate, says the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing and I will receive you!……and  will be a Father unto you and you shall be My Sons and Daughters, say the Lord Almighty!

2 chronicles 7: 14-15;   Ezra 10: 11;   2 corinthians 6:14-18

Pre-trib, Mid or Post?? hello world


A question was asked on a post   (My Dreams and Visions)  that I was reading.  The question was:  When do you think the rapture will happen, pre-trib, mid-trib or post trib?   As I pondered and prayed this answer came  to me so I posted it there.  After I thought about it for a while, I thought it was such a good answer, I would post it here on my blog.  Go read her blog  -it is good.
“My Dreams and Visions”

Excellent POST! We should not be worried about when we will go, but we should keep our eyes on the prize of the high calling of Jesus Christ. He died and shed His blood that we can have eternal life and we will go. Think about this: Enoch walked with God and He took him, Elijah walked with God and a whirl-wind took him, Jesus walked with God, and He died and went up in a cloud to Him. This could be a picture of Pre, Mid, Post….think about it…all could be correct. So don’t worry about when…just keep walking with God. He will do the rest!

Yes, Children, Keep walking with God and He will do the rest.

I am the Good Shepherd. I watch over you. I guide you along safe paths, across lush green pastures, to quiet waters where you can drink. I know when you need rest and I lead you to peaceful places where you can gain new strength. When you need help, I AM there. When you get lost, I come and find you. And when you walk through dark valleys , I AM right beside you, guiding, guarding, comforting you.    When I AM your Shepherd, you have everthing you need!!!!!!      HC   Psalms 23

Faith Rest In God..Hello World


There remains therefore a rest to the people of God   Heb. 4:9

 Our daily prayer to God should be “Thank you God for your wonderful Word which teaches me how to enter into your wonderful rest and thank you for your spiritual rest that you promised to your children if they will love you, obey you and believe your Word.”  and then DO IT.

 Many times we read His Word and get up and go away and forget what we just read.  We ignore the promises He gives us in His Word and ignore the wisdom and faith growth He wants to bestow on us as we get busy in the ways of world…..we have shopping of groceries, clothing for the kids, clothing for ourselves, appointments, work schedules, family dinners to cook, houses to clean and so on and so on.  We totally ignore the invitation from Jesus to come to Him when we are heavy laden, when we are weary and tired of the ‘daily dump’ that keeps on keeping on, and take on His yoke and learn of Him. In our Father, we can rest our soul in Jesus for His burden is light and His yoke is easy. 

 We need to take our worries and fears and anything that disturbs our peace to the Lord asking Him in prayer and giving thanks knowing that He will take these from us and give us His peace and rest.  We can have His peace and His rest by entering into His faith as He keeps our heart and mind stayed upon Him.  Cast all of your care upon Him because He cares for you.

 Father will give you joy of the Lord to be your strength and you can over come anything as you rest in the Holy Spirit.  Have you ever wondered why the Spirit is called ‘Holy’?   Consider this:   God is Spirit, Jesus is God manifest in  the flesh…..God is Holy, Jesus is Holy and He, giving you His Spirit, makes you Holy.  Resting in the Holy Spirit relieves you of all worries, fears and anything that disturbs flesh.

 Faith rest in God.  Try resting daily and see what happen in your life.

 God bless you and may He give His angels charge over you daily!
Love, J

Hello World….All Things New


And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away; and He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new……….Revelation 21:4

Beloved,  one day God will gently touch your face and wipe away your tears.  Tears you have shed in sorrow over sin.  Tears you have shed from the pain in your heart over the loss of loved ones.  Tears of regret, tears of hurt, tears of anger and frustration.   ALL TEARS is what the Word states.

God knows about your tears.  The ones you shed when your father, mother, sister, brother, children, pets, grannies, papas died.  Tears you shed at the wedding when the preacher asked, “Do you take ?………….”  Tears shed when the marriage went all wrong and the judge asked, “Do you have settlement?……………”   When the boyfriend/girlfriend broke the engagement…………. When you lost your job………  When your best friend ran off with your …………….   God knows all about the tears and He will, one day, wipe all tears away and there will be no more tears for there will be no reason to cry any longer for He will remove  all regret,   all loss,   all hurt,   all frustration and all anger.

ALL GONE….for He will replace all sorrow with Himself, with His love, with His Presence.   He will make all things New…..

Hello World….You Are Mine


Tonight as I was getting ready for bed, after relaxing playing one of my mind games of how many bloons can you burst and how many points can you make in 3 minutes time, He spoke to my heart and said to me very quietly:

          You are mine and I want you to know who you are and help you to embrace your identity as my Child.  Sometimes you spend more time trying to improve your mind than you do taking on the mind of Christ.  Child, I AM your Father and everything changed between Me and you  when you asked my Son to be your Savior and Lord of your life. I sought you out, wanting to adopt you into my family and you responded to my invitation. Don’t you remember what happened at that moment?   Don’t you remember the excitement of My touch and how you laughed and cried and rejoiced that you could hear Me speaking to you?  In that precious moment you became My Child, not only My Child, but a princess and priest  with the privilege of  calling on Me directly at any  moment of the day or night and I  answer you. I chose you to be a royal princess in My kingdom. A child of the King. You, My daughter are holy for My Son died to take away your sin. You, My precious princess, are mine and I love you.  Now bow your head and come to Me and let us reason together about tomorrow.  I have a wonderful day planned for you!

I gather myself from the computer and close this down and go and do as He says, because He is my Father and I love Him.  We have a wonderful day going for us tomorrow.

1 Peter 2:9

Hello World….Jacob’s likes… dislikes


Over the weekend, my grand babe,  4-year-old Jacob climbed up in my lap and we  (hubby Bill, sister Jan, daughter Hope and I) sat around the kitchen table and talked about what we liked and disliked about the things going on in this old world.  He sat quietly, wrapped up in my arms, for several minutes listening intently to us talk.  Suddenly, he smiled that smile and his  mouth went into overtime telling us to ‘be quiet and let him tell us what he likes and dislikes about his Mommy.’   I sat him up  straight in my lap and asked him, “Jacob, what do you like best about your Mommy and give me 10 things you like about her.”  I had a pad and pen laying on the table and as he began to speak, I listed each item.

Number 1 and 2:     Hugs and kisses

Number 3:    She feeds me good food

Number 4:    She lets me talk on the phone to granny and my friends

Number 5:    She tells me what to do.

Number 6:    She takes me to school every day.

Number 7 and 8:    She snuggles with me at bedtime when she reads  me a book

Number 9:     She asks  me questions.

Number 10:   I just like her in my heart all the time.

He was so happy to tell us this and we all laughed at how animated he was in his telling.  I then asked him this question, “Jacob, tell me 10 things you don’t like about your Mommy.”  and this was his response.

Number 1:     Don’t like it when mommy gets mad.

Number 2:    Don’t like her to yell.

Number 3:    Don’t like her to spank me.

Number 4:    Don’t like her to put peanut butter on me…(She puts a dab on the end of his nose like she does the dog when she is playing with him.)

Number 5:    Don’t like her to ‘glue’ chip on me.   (She gives him chips to eat and when he finishes, if he hasn’t eaten  all the chips, she licks them and sticks them to his forehead playing with him) 

Number 6:    Don’t like her to put ‘glue’ on me….. (Spit on a napkin to wipe dirt or smudge off him)

Number 7:    Don’t like to be locked in jail….   ??????  (she had no idea what he meant by that…he has never been to a jail.)

Number 8:    Don’t like mommy to   lock me  outside.     (They have a fenced in backyard and on cleaning day, she puts both boys outside in the yard and locks the sliding glass door so she can clean house and watch them at the same time.)

Number 9:    Don’t like mommy to put jelly on me…. (When putting jelly on pancakes, she sometimes wipes a smudge on his cheeks or lips or the end of his nose…playing with him.)

Number 10:   Don’t like mommy putting cheeto’s on me.  (When eating sandwiches with cheeto’s, she sometimes dips them in coke and  sticks them on his cheeks or the back of his hands as she is cleaning up, playing with him)

We all laughed as he finished his dislikes and he smiled like he had the most fun telling his story. With that little face beaming like he had won an academy award, I asked him if there were any more secrets he wanted to tell and he  smiled the biggest smile and said, “Nope, that is everything I like and dislike about Mommy.”     Grandpa smiled and ruffed his hair and said, “Well, boy, you seemed to enjoy telling all that about your Mommy.”  He smiled bigger and said, “I did, I sure did!”

What fun it is to include the little ones in the conversation and see the joy of them thinking they have taken a step into the adult world when all the time, we took a step into the world of a child and learned some things we didn’t know;     just by listening…….

Psalms 127:3

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