Giving glory to God. This was a very stressful week to end a very stressful month (not calendar month). I was at my breaking point when I decided to begin praying as I used to years ago. I used to pray all the time about everything but for various reasons, backslid to the point of my prayer being “as needed” only. Bad idea.
Prayer is good for God & for us because prayer is positive, hopeful, grateful & everything uplifting. This is what God meant for His people. Win-win. A relationship of giving & taking as in any successful relationship. So I began praying again for thanksgiving & to give glory to God in the name of Jesus.
The day before my miracles were received, I asked God for a miraculous resolution to two stressful problems that were going on in my life.
I can’t go into details of what it concerned but suffice to say that almost the very second I walked back into my door after resolving one problem, my cell rang with a resolution to the second one. I immediately thanked God because I believe these resolutions occurred like this to show the goodness of God in all His glory. Both problems could have turned out very badly for me but miraculously did not.
The power of prayer cannot be understated even when our prayers are not answered how or when we would have hoped for. It’s always God’s timing, not ours. It’s always God’s will, not ours but suffice to say the nature of God is “there is no good thing that he will withhold to those that walk uprightly.”
Giving glory to God & sharing something that was shared with me today on Facebook.
This is a cut & paste comment I cut & pasted to my blog. Author unknown.
OK, I’m going to try to be empathetic with this one. I won’t call it a hoax because I believe it exists. I believe there is a virus that sickened some, I also believe it even killed some. Killed, as in the actual primary cause of their death…… AKA, someone who wouldn’t have otherwise passed away if it weren’t for this virus. So I’m going to go out on a limb here and risk a few more lost “friends” with this statement……. I honestly think that this whole chaotic mess will go down in history as the biggest, most costly, most fear inducing, most panic causing RUSE, EVER perpetrated against mankind.
It’s given birth to some really horrible offspring, some incredibly intrusive and invasive government intervention. It’s revealed our greed and our capability for hatred & deceit. It’s turned neighbor against neighbor, community against community, State against State, and even Country against Country.
This was a perfect opportunity to see what we were made of, if we would choose presumed safety over freedom, if we would choose government controlled privileges over God given rights, and most importantly, what we might be willing to trade off to make a deal with the “devil“. Honestly, LOOK at us…..
We bought out all the toilet paper, we bought out all the sanitizer and wipes, we made masks, we reported our neighbors and friends who didn’t comply with the “rules”, we even stepped 6 feet away from the people we shook hands with a week prior or even hugged.
As sheep, we got a 98 on this test, some even got extra credit for showing extra fear, but as humans and as a society, we failed miserably.
And as Americans, we totally failed. We come from bloodlines where when things didn’t feel right, we resisted, we fought and “usually” won. Oh sure, the Canadians kicked our ass one time, but today they’re much like us. But seriously, in a month or two, take a look back on how easily this divided us, not just nations, but even here in our own neighborhoods, even among families!
Remember the times when an emergency would bring us together??? A hurricane, a flood, a tornado or snow-storm??? I do! We shared EVERYTHING, took care of each other, made it all work out for all involved. We NEED to get back to that, we need to remember that we are NOT each others competition or enemy, but rather that we are friends and neighbors.
We really only have one common enemy, and that’s the one that want’s to divide us so it can more easily conquer us. Call it a virus, call it the government, call it whatever you wish…… BUT the bottom line is, for as long as we stand side by side, together, NOTHING has a chance. Look at history and you’ll see how wars were started. Yes, every single one!!! Turn one faction against the other and watch attrition take over. You pick, race, religion, politics, ethnicity, class or caste…… DON”T let “them” do it again, EVER!!!!
This is a comment I am adding: Many years ago I heard some pastor say that our current society is merely coasting on the fumes of their forefathers Christianity & when that is gone, we were doomed as a people. I agree. There is a reason that Jesus really is the Savior of the World for unless His commandment of loving one another is strictly adhered to, we haven’t got a prayer, literally.
The timing & the outrageously well orchestrated response to this “pandemic” is questionable to any thinking individual. Many have brought their concerns to light. The media condemns or mocks them. Why? What do they care what a fool has to say? They shouldn’t. Fools are usually ignored but speak the truth in an environment of lies & deceit & you will be destroyed or silenced at all cost.
It’s not just the non-stop mind controlling mainstream media celebrity propaganda videos they created that make all this seem very artificial & terrifying. If I only listened to the mainstream I would be upset about what is happening but not as concerned as I am right now. I am hearing so many professionals speak out about how wrong the treatment for this “virus” is & that they are told to follow specific protocol. They also remark on how oddly this so called virus is responding to various treatments. Doctors have always been able to chose what is best for their patients, but suddenly they are no longer allowed this freedom.
It’s like all of our freedoms that have suddenly disappeared “for our own good.” Even the right to walk in the sunlight or run our own business has been stolen from us by the same insidious global commie loving idiots that continue to bring destruction in so many other areas of our lives & our world. This will be stopped one way or the other. The truth always comes out about evil power mongers that get too carried away with themselves as long as there are people (heroes) brave enough to do what is needed to contain them.
I am upset that we are being told things that are not true & giving patients care that is actually killing them instead of what it should be doing. I really feel like I’m in some Twilight Zone nightmare where those who are supposed to heal you, those you are supposed to be able to trust are being told to do things that are the opposite of your best interest. There’s a reason that “Question Authority” is a thing.
Maybe some involved are just “doing what they are told to do” but that’s what the Nazi soldiers did back in their holocaust. How many will be speaking out shortly in hearings or a courtroom setting about being “given orders” to do things that killed their patients & they knew beforehand this would be the case but did it anyway? Don’t ever give credence to a fool who tells you to do what you know is not the right thing.
Why the push for vaccines again using words like Global & Mandatory? Why this “bio_chip” which some are calling the Mark of the Beast? How can someone like Bill Gates, who has not been trained in epidemiology, be given any credibility on this topic? This white elitist main concern since become rich & famous has been population control & oddly enough much of it is based in Africa. It’s a fact that some vaccines can cause more harm than good in certain individuals, the less tested, the more problematic. If these people who can’t be trusted, who place profit over human life, were to “test” vaccines before public release, would they lie about results & risk delaying their profits?
I will say, these are all my opinions of what I believe is going on & I pray to God that I am wrong about some being so diabolically evil & stupid they would try to design something for their own personal demented agenda with no regard for human life. Sadly, I see the same people that appear to be responsible as the same that do not have any regard for the lives of the unborn of the poor & minority or those who they label “deplorable.” If you don’t think history keeps repeating & that human nature is what it is, pure evil, think again.
Words matter. Abortion = murder of “non-essential” babies. “Non-essential” means what exactly to these same people in the adult community? Listen to how easily these fools use that term when it applies to others. They best start looking in that mirror for “non-essential” because to me evil people are the most “non-essential” of anyone.
This is why I keep “harping” on the fact that Jesus is the Savior of the world. We know it. Everyone knows it, even the heathen that refuses to admit it. By us keeping the commandment of loving one another, this kind of stuff would not be happening & if a virus did break out, we would know that it was something natural & therefore easy to defeat. We can’t defeat some “Franken-virus” some ahole cooks up in a lab because it’s man, not God made. If you follow Christ you will keep his commandment of love & not because you feel like it. Because it was commanded of you to do so.
I first thought the Notre Dame Cathedral fire was caused by the work being done but not so sure since a number of folk living in France claim that many of their other churches are being regularly vandalized.
You have to wonder why supposed unbelievers do this. In truth if someone really didn’t believe in God they wouldn’t waste their time or energy to disrespect Him or His people. Why would they? Those that do these kinds of things are like angry children. God really only does know why some are “filled with the devil” or decide to do stupid things instead of being a blessing to the world.
Many things led up to the Crucifixion of Christ but the Kiss of death from Judas was how the soldiers knew which one of the men were Jesus when they came to arrest Him for speaking against the leaders of the day. They finally got Him by accusing Him of Blasphemy which was a capital crime and they could finally put him to death as evil is so fond of doing to anyone that gets in the way.
Jesus spent His life in prayer and furthering the Kingdom of His Father in Heaven here on earth. Telling everyone that he trusted what needed to be said so the world would finally be as it was intended from the start of creation. So those who were meant to hear the “Good News” would indeed hear it and obey. There were stipulations to this Salvation and Jesus mentioned this frequently. He talked about man’s love for hypocrisy and judgment against others. He spoke of love and forgiveness as the only way past this. “If a man repent, forgive him.” He did not say blindly forgive evil and allow it to spread over the world. He said that whatever you did to others, so your Father in Heaven would do unto you. Karma so to speak. No one can deny “cause and effect.” For every action, another action of some kind will always occur.
Obedient to His death, Jesus lived to serve others. How many of us can say this? I know I can’t. I have my moments, but I admit, I usually come first now. There are so much good information on how to walk the Christian walk in the New Testament. The first four Books are the most important as they are the Gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Actual accounts of the life of Christ.
Enjoy the short video and music by Michael W Smith (Stand) Oh Lord, You’re Beautiful. Jesus always spoke hope into everyone but made it clear that you must keep the commandments of God, keeping God first place in your life. To love Him with your entire being as well as loving your brothers. Others are not on this earth to use and abuse to your fancy. Is that how you wish to be treated? He said that narrow is the way to righteousness and humorously made the point of how it would be impossible for the rich to enter heaven. Something to think about but I get it. With so many needy in the world it is strange to see some with so much. I would think a normal person would feel ashamed but most do not because they are not in the Word. They live for the world and not God.
This is such a Holy and Blessed time for the Christians of the world. Thank you God for the gift of salvation and thank you Jesus for your great sacrifice for those of us that are not worthy of such a gift, such great love. I pray to come to greater understanding of your ways so I can further your Kingdom as well. Amen