Thank you Lord for your confirmations, guidance, and help. Thank you for your confirming words. They are peace and life to my soul, thank you. Here is a testimony that I pray blesses you and builds your faith in the Lord. Edification.. so that the brethren may be strengthened. In Him, amen.
The other day, a sister in-Christ asked for prayer. Her cousin Jim had surgery and an incision was having challenges healing since January. When I began to pray, a word was laid on my heart. She said Jim was a Christian, so the word that I felt/heard in me was that this man was a new creation in Christ. Here is the first part of the prayer:
Awesome. Just awesome. Earlier this morning, my cell phone gave me a low battery warning. I forgot about it and went on with my day. Sometime in the afternoon, a brother in-Christ and I began having some discussions about the Lord, the bible, etc. He is a believer, seeking, looking for truth, but hasn’t picked up the bible yet. Please pray for him, his name is Mark. Thank you.
We had a pretty long conversation, about an hour. This contact between us is so awesome because I see me in him many years ago. He says the same things, asks the same questions, and is seeking the truth. So cool, so cool. A great conversation.. he’s hungry!
At the end of the conversation, we said goodbye. I pulled the phone away from my ear and went to press the hangup button and my phone was off. Black screen, no lit up buttons. I press a couple of things, nothing. I hit the power button to turn the screen on, nothing. I hold down the power button to turn the phone on, nothing. Completely dead. Every other time on a dead phone, I’m at least able to get the phone to turn on, flash a screen, light up a button or something. It was completely dead.
God wanted that conversation to take place and nothing of this world was going to stop it. Is God awesome or what?
Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Patterns. I love patterns of life because they speak. Many of these patterns, if not all?, are lessons from God for our teaching and molding. I once heard Nate Elarton say, Learn the lesson or retake the course, it’s that simple. Here is a lesson that I have learned through repeated patterns. I have to wonder, is it God using the enemy for our purification? I pray it blesses you –
This is a personal journal post.. Keeping track of when the Lord is speaking
This surely was one of those weird coinciding events. I love looking up definitions of words such as weird –
||suggestive of or relating to the supernatural; eerie
||strange or bizarre
||archaic of or relating to fate or the Fates
Some quick background information on this. As evident from the lack of posts over the past few weeks, things have been pretty dry for me spiritually. I haven’t been drawing near to God. I know full well what happens when I do this as the pattern has played out 100s of times. Also, it is written –
James 4:8-10 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
During the past few weeks, the Lord has consistently brought across my path a common theme – Beware of the Philosophy of Man. In this context, the term “man” is defined as the ways and ideas of the world. The flesh. It can also be defined as the ways of our own thoughts, which are stemmed from the fleshly nature of man, i.e. self-reasoning.
Here are the main verses that He has placed upon my heart. There is much food for the soul in these verses, I pray for eyes to see, ears to hear, and hearts to receive.. in the name of the Lord our Righteousness, Jesus Christ, amen –
Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Isaiah 55:8-9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
I decided to create a new category called “Journal” for when the Lord speaks. I need to keep track because I’m challenged with remembering. He is always speaking, but I’m not always hearing. When I do hear, I’m not always listening. When I am listening, I’m not always doing. I easily forget His guidance for my life. I get these flashes of the Lord speaking – I say, “Speak Lord”, He does, and then they are forgotten. When the Lord speaks, it is always extremely important. I have to start keeping track and I pray that journaling will help. Here is my first –