Let me encourage you. When we are walking with the Lord and trusting His guidance, it can be hard when we want something so badly and the door gets closed. I have learned however, that God ALWAYS has my families best interest in mind. When a door gets closed, I know there is a good reason for it.
Many of you know, that I have talked about loving Texas and feeling drawn there. Last year a huge opportunity for my husband came up in Texas. In fact, the bosses came looking for him. When he had not turned in his resume, they wanted to know why. They even waited on him to get everything turned in. They wanted him for the job. It looked like it was really happening. Our dreams of promotion and relocation were finally within reach.
It was between my husband and one other guy. He never actually had an interview, it was just a conversation on the phone. Long story short he didn’t get it. He was very disappointed. I admit I was too, but I also knew it was for a reason. You see, when God decides to open a door, there is no man on earth and no demon in hell that can stop it!! I told my husband, “God obviously knows something we don’t, we just have to trust Him.”
It was not long after that, God led me to Summit Bible College. I started working on my Masters degree. I became part of the staff, and this whole year has been amazing with ministry, birthing Voices of Hope, etc. So, I justified our not getting the job, because I needed to make that connection with Summit. (I still believe that is partly why) 🙂
However, let me also share, on the news two days ago, we read where Chevron (my husbands company) had laid off over 700 people in the Houston area,10% of their work force. Mainly office staff, but also the new hires!! Had my husband got that job, we would be one of the 700 families, unemployed. While I am sad anyone had to lose their jobs, I am grateful we were spared.
Friends, don’t get discouraged in the waiting. Don’t let the enemy creep in and tell you lies about who God is. God is always faithful, and He is ALWAYS on time. If that door shut, be thankful. If it didn’t happen when you thought it should, be thankful. If it looks like you are being overlooked, be thankful. IN ALL THINGS….be thankful.
Our Heavenly Father is GOOD! He takes care of His own. Your time is coming, those doors will open. Trust Him. He is not withholding from you, He is protecting you.
It is absolutely mind blowing to me, how far God has brought me in the last 10 years. I had a memory pop up, that reminded me, in 2010, my name was on the ballot. I was running for City Council.
I was the only woman who ran that year. I was amongst, “the good ol boys.” I had no clue what I was doing. I had never desired to be in politics. But I knew that God created me to be a change agent, and I knew that He had asked me to do it. I remember being terrified. I prayed and told God, “if you just tell me that I will win, I will do this.” He didn’t say anything, but I did it anyway.
I didn’t win, but it wasn’t a loss.
After the election, I asked God, “Why would you have me do that, if I wasn’t going to win?” Ever so gently I heard Him whisper,
” I knew you would do it afraid, but you didn’t.”
Friends, sometimes God will ask you to do things that do not make sense. He will ask you to do things that challenge you. He knows that we can do them. But sometimes it takes facing those fears to know that we can. I have learned that I am a YES woman.
When God ask me to do something, I say, Yes, even when I am afraid. Some of my greatest blessings have come from doing it afraid.
My point. Don’t confuse peace and fear. Sometimes, we don’t move because we are afraid and don’t have peace. Many times, the peace comes AFTER your obedience. It’s time to face your fears!
Friends, I was born and raised in California. The Lord recently convicted me about cursing my own state, by stating “I hate it here.” Truth is, I had become hope deferred. I had prayed many years over the change of our politics and the condition of our State. It seemed as though it was only getting worse. I have been so desperate to leave, I finally yielded to His heart for California and began to intercede for her like never before.
Recently, my husband and I purchased, a black, locking gas cap, with a Flag on it, for our Jeep. A couple days later, my husband asked me, “did you change our gas cap?” Confused, I said, “No why?”
“Its Gold,” he replied. I felt a stir in my spirit, immediately.
As I approached our vehicle, I was amazed to find, a GOLD gas cap!!
My spirit was quickened, and I heard the Lord say, “I am restoring California back to it’s GOLDEN State. My eyes are on California. There will be Gold found in the hills to confirm the restoration of California.”
Friends, I don’t care what it looks like in the natural. God has not forgotten about California. Revival is here and restoration is coming!! Keep speaking LIFE over her. She shall be mighty again. California is known as a Forerunner state. A popular saying, is, “So goes California , so goes the Nation.”
Oh Father, Let us be a people who breathe life into our State. Let us be a people, willing to fight for the change we want to see. Let us be willing to stand in the gap for her. Father, help us be a strong , bold people, willing to step into public office, to help be the change agents, for our beautiful state. Help us Lord. We receive your word of restoration, help us to co-labor with you to make it happen.
Who’s Preaching the Cross?🔥
I see so many people preaching, proclaiming to be Prophets, & Apostles. Lots of people are talking about demons, the different types and how to defeat them. Writing book after book about demons. While its true we need that wisdom.
We also need to know about the power of the blood and how it defeated all those demons!
Oh, how my heart grieves.
Who’s preaching the CROSS?
People are giving out prophetic words for money and throwing out the, “name it and claim it,” and adding cash$app to every post and video. That’s not prophetic, its “pathetic.”
Oh, how my heart grieves.
Who’s Preaching the Cross?
Leaders are giving desperate singles, false hope, telling them X amount of people are going to be married this year, but they are not telling them how to steward being single and preparing for a spouse while they wait. Psychics do that.
Oh, how my heart grieves.
Leaders are preaching about prosperity and telling people
“1 million dollars is going into someones bank account tonight, type Amen and sow a seed.” But they are not telling people how to steward the money they have now, to prepare them for that million dollars. That’s witchcraft
Oh, how my heart grieves.
Many Leaders are signing up for every, “build your brand”, “build your ministry” webinar, trying to build a platform on their own. Trying to become FB famous, so they can get invited to speak. We should never be following anyone more than we follow Jesus. Oh, how my heart grieves.
Who’s teaching the basic necessary principles, Fasting, Communion, Self Discipline? Who’s talking about stewardship and discipleship? Who’s talking about repentance and the blood of Jesus? Oh, how my heart grieves.
I am not condemning anyone, I am simply voicing my concern.
But my deepest concern.
Who’s Preaching the Cross?
Father please forgive us.
FACE TO FACE WITH THE ONE WHO LOVES US.
I had a vision today, of seeing a woman with crusty scales on her eyes. Like someone, who had a severe case of shingles. Because this woman could not see, she was dependent on her hearing. However, there was so much chaos and noise, she was unable to hear clearly. The sounds were deafening, so she became fearful, because her ability to move about was based on her ability to hear. She began to cry, but her eyes were so crusted over, that not even tears could make their way through the scales.
I then heard a clicking sound. As the clicking became louder, she began to feel around the room. With each click, the chaos and confusion was becoming a faint whisper. With the final click, she stopped and waited intently. There was a soft voice that whispered. “I am here. I have always been here. You are not alone.” She began to weep with joy, and as she did, the tears caused the scales to begin to fall off her eyes. She opened her eyes, to behold the beauty of Jesus, with outstretched arms. End of vision.
After the vision I was intrigued by the clicking, so I looked it up. I read something interesting that states, that some blind people, can develop other senses, such as ‘Echolocation,’ to be able to figure out their surroundings. They will make a clicking noise, that noise will bounce off objects, and they are able to determine their surroundings, based on the closeness of the sounds.
I sensed this was an encouraging message for the body. Many people are struggling, unable to see clearly and are overwhelmed by the noise and chaos of the world. They have been blinded by, lies, fear and propaganda. The Lord is reminding us that He is always near, ready with outstretched arms. I believe God is giving people a supernatural ability to detect obstacles, in the natural. We are also developing new gifts in the spirit to discern and hear differently. Our joy in Him, will destroy fear and the things holding us captive and unable to move. God is giving us fresh eyes to see and the ability to hear beyond the noise. Remember, the clicking is your faith, it guides you. The purpose of all of this, the good and the bad, is to bring us face to face with the one who Loves us.
2 Cor 5:7 “For we walk by faith not by sight.”
**Photo credit; Jessica Smith
WHERE ARE THE WARRIORS?🎯
Friends, we are living in perilous times. We need Jesus, like we need air. There is a great awakening happening. Sadly, many people will not make it through this season. They are so conditioned and manipulated by the world, that they have been fooled. They will stay stuck in religious boxes and legalistic ideas. Fear has run rampant, and many of us have put our heads in the sand, hoping that we can just ignore what is happening. We need to WAKE-UP and be BOLD in this season. This is not a season to stay silent or stay in the camp.
We are in a serious spiritual battle. It requires WARRIORS!!
We must speak forth truth; we must be KINGDOM minded in this hour. We need to be bold, for our faith and be willing to be crucified by the world and other believers for it. Jesus came as both the lion and the lamb. This hour in time, requires the Lion.
A season of courage, strength, boldness, tenacity, and grit. A season to let out your roar and let your voice be heard. This is not a season to ONLY pray. This season requires putting your faith to action. This season requires boots on the ground! This season requires hardcore intercession AND picking up your sword. No more playing church saints.
Our lives, and future generations are depending on us to do our part!
GET UP. GEAR UP. SPEAK-UP. Take your place, its time to be bold as Lions. Its time to make war on the enemy’s camp and take back ALL that he has stolen. It’s time to rise up, mighty men and women of God! It’s time to RISE. Where are the warriors, who will fight for our Nation? Fight for our faith? Fight for our freedoms?
If not us then who??
Do it afraid. The Lord is with you.
I challenge you to Join the battle. Because we Win the War.
Are you battle ready?
I have so much expectation in my spirit, it’s almost too much to contain. Everyday, I am checking my emails, text messages and YES even answering phone calls. I know that I know, something good is about to break open. I can feel it in my bones. I don’t see it in the natural, but I know it by the spirit.
In fact listen friends, the more opposition we face the greater the breakthrough. Demons will always announce your promotion. They always show up when God is about to bless you.
Yesterday, (8-11) I was doing my first, of 2 broadcast, and as soon as I went live, a spirit of witchcraft hit me. It literally made me feel ill, confusion hit and I put my head down unable to think. I wanted to shut off the broadcast, but my spirit rose up and said, “Not today satan.” I went on to do the broadcast, but many times I felt like my throat was trying to close up on me, like someone was squeezing it. I felt disoriented and unable to think clearly many times. It was the first time, I have had that happen on a broadcast.
But no weapon formed against me shall prosper!!
I am writing this post, as a future testimony to Gods goodness.
I expect to announce very soon, the reason for my warfare.
I also want this to be an encouragement to you,
continue to keep your hopes up, continue to be in expectation.
Expectation, is the breeding ground for miracles.
As a person with the gift of faith, I release that over you right now, in Jesus name. I dare you to dream with God.
1 Cor 2:9
🔥So many people praying for the rapture!! ??
Being a soldier in Gods army is much like the military. You serve to protect and defend the things you love. You serve not for what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.
You serve because you have honor, your serve because you care about what happens to others. You serve because you love your country.
I have NO desire for the rapture right now, there is still TOO much work to be done.
As a child of God we have a responsibility. It is NOT to sit idle and wait for things to pass, or pray for the rapture. But it is to cause things to COME TO PASS. To bring HEAVEN to earth. To stand up for the voiceless, to be the ambassadors for the less fortunate. To bring hope and love to the world through the Love of Jesus and the Gospel.
WAKE UP CHURCH!! This is NOT a time to sit idle. Its a time to RISE UP and fight for our beliefs, our country our home.
Stop praying for the rapture, its NOT coming as soon as you may hope.
Put your boots on! It’s time to make war in the enemies camp, its time to BE BOLD. BE STRONG. BE COURAGEOUS. STAND UP FOR WHATS RIGHT. Honestly, I feel like if you have no desire to try and make a difference in this world, you have ZERO right to complain or judge those of us who are! SELAH.