Be Careful Where You Put Your Buts

Do you ever feel like you might be a little on the crazy side sometimes?  I was thinking about that today while I was walking.  My thought was…It is when people think you are crazy…that you have entered MY Kingdom…here on earth.  The things Jesus said…sounded crazy to the Pharisees.  (Think about it.)  When we use the word…BUT…it can obstruct our flow of goodness.  Ex.  I was planning to go to church, but…~I tithe sometimes, but…I want Jesus to be my  first priority,  but.  It’s your ( but ) that gets in the way.  We should cut that word out of our vocabulary…and choose a better word.  Ex. I had plans to go to church, however, I got there a little late.  I tithe sometimes which is better than nothing at all.  I want Jesus as my first priority.  It takes self-discipline and determination to stay focused and with God’s help…I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  The moral of the story is…Be careful where you put your buts.

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Prayer for Head/Sports Injury

Good Morning Jesus,

 What a beautiful day you have given us!  It’s amazing how each day has its own kind of beauty.  Last night’s rest was so peaceful and fulfilling and I thank you for that!  I know the Sabbath is a gift from You and so many of us neglect or in some cases abuse this gift.  Teach us how to glorify You by using this gift to receive the blessings that come with it.

 Lord, I come to you once again with concern about one of your precious children.  _________ has knocked his head pretty hard playing a game that brings him joy and keeps him active and focused on something good and healthy.  You designed our bodies so carefully with added protection for the tender parts that connect us to You through prayer and worship!  That was brilliant to protect our physical hearts with a row of ribs and our minds with a thick skull.  In this case, ________’s brain has some swelling along with a terrible headache.  He is in pain and restless from the results of this unfortunate accident.  You know how boys are…..

 Holy Spirit, The Word says, “___________ will receive the Word of God, which is healthy to his flesh”. ________ will prosper and walk-in health even as his soul prospers.  3 John 2, Heal and deliver ________ from all his pain in the name of Jesus!  Comfort him as he heals and give him more than enough strength to withstand this injury and protect his whole body and keep him out of harm’s way.

 Thank you for giving us the authority to ask for any need in Your name, Jesus.  Thank You for every single thing You did and all the suffering You took upon Yourself just so we could live a more abundant life.   It still amazes me that You would give Your life up, but then again, the more time I spend with You, I think giving up Your life for someone else IS the ultimate sacrifice.  What other way could You have proved to us of Your amazing Love?  Jesus … You are my Hero!

Amen!

God Is The Creator…Who are You, Mr. Law Maker?

Father God,

Children are crying out to their mothers! Is anyone praying for the children who are never born due to such an unnatural cause? How can a human being be or become such an evil person? The wicked have created a money making industry by aborting/destroying an innocent child. Pure evil is what this is.

God, what are we to do?

PRAY !!!!!!!

Jesus, I cannot imagine a child being ripped out of their mother just because of being an inconvenient. I know my job is to pray!I pray that each mother is released from the wicked thoughts of destroying a perfectly healthy baby. I pray healing for their souls. I pray that more people would become aware that they too, should pray for these children. God, you once disrupted and confused the Babylonians when they tried to build a stairway to heaven and rule the world. I pray that You would do the same for this wicked organization that was created out of pure evil. Holy Spirit,

You must bring about confusion, a massive disruption in the communication of those who are plotting harm to any child of any race or nationality.

Jesus,

I invite You into this distorted law to intervene in the sickness of peoples minds who think this is a human right.

Holy Spirit,

You must bring about confusion, a massive disruption in the communication of those who are plotting harm to any child of any race or nationality.

Jesus,

I invite You into this distorted law to intervene in the sickness of peoples minds who think this is a human right.

YOU ARE THE CREATOR…NOT the mother nor father. Who do they think they are? You? Enlighten them to WHO the real decision maker is!!

Open up the minds of the two people who knew…they may have to face life-changing consequences. Jesus came to save these children from this monstrous ambush. May Freedom Ring for the righteous, “In the Name of JESUS CHRIST! May others pray for mountains to move and the corrupted to turn from their wicked ways.God,

You are a forgiving God, even for the most wicked ones. I know that nothing can stop Your amazing grace from flooding into the one who is considering this sickening thought or belief.

God,

You are a forgiving God, even for the most wicked ones. I know that nothing can stop Your amazing grace from flooding into the one who is considering this sickening thought or belief.

Hitler came up with a sickening idea and people supported him and look what happened. This cannot happen again! We can not let the corrupted “celebrate” such a cause. Let us celebrate the Victory of the stripping of the power satan has over the wicked!

Prayer for Sick Baby

Lord,

Your Word says that You will take something bad and turn it into something good.  I can just imagine how many lives have been and will be transformed by this child’s circumstance.  It’s amazing how sickness can bring people to a crossroad in life.  It slows people down, causes them to reevaluate their priorities, they grow spiritually & emotionally stronger even though it feels like the life in them is being drained from exhaustion. 

Thank You, Jesus, that circumstances are only temporary!!  Bless this family!! I’m asking for explosive blessings, unimaginable blessings!  This family needs to be refreshed.  Send them the good news!  Give them something to shout about!  They have already seen signs of Your healing taking place.   Bring on complete healing with no symptoms of this sickness left behind! Strengthen her body to do all the things little girls do!  

Let her take breaths that are deep, soothing, and therapeutic.   Make her heart beat strong so when her loved ones are close enough they too can hear it.  

Expecting blessings!  A Happy and Healthy Baby, a deeper love for one another, Increased faith, a light in them that will outshine any type of darkness.

 

How To Pray Skit

 

Kelcie–Hello…and welcome to prayer seminar 101.  Today you guys are going to learn how to pray a little more like me.  You guys can take a seat and we are going to start out with your names.  Ok, Let’s start out with this young lady right here.

 

Harley—Father God x 4…my name is Harley.

 

Lindsey—Well, I’m not the one to gossip or anything.  I’m here to try and grow in my spiritual life and Heather is out there and being all worldly with Johnny.  I’m Lindsay.

 

Conner—I’m like Conner, but my friends call me Gone with the wind.

 

Michelle—-Mmmm…My name is Michelle.

 

Farrah—Uhmm… My name is Farrah. Lord Jesus Christ…Thank you for bringing me here today.  I am the usher, teacher, preacher, nursery coordinator.

 

Kelcie—WOW…..nice to meet you guys.  Ok, we’re going to start this session out by having a short but sweet individual prayer.  I’ve got to evaluate where you guys are in your prayer life.  And once again we are going to start with this young Lady…Harley..right?

 

Harley—Father God x 3

Kelcie—No No…we are doing a prayer this time.

 

Harley—-OOOOhhhhh…..Father God x 4

 

Kelcie—Wow…I gota lot of work to do.  What about you Lindsay?

 

Lindsey—Well God, You know I’m not one to gossip or anything.  I pray that you protect Johnny from Heather because she is out there like a roaring lion seeking whom she may devour, WHICH IS ME. Amen

Kelcie—Next….

 

Conner—God, you are like a tree and the rain and the rainbow.  God, you are just SO GOD and Here.  It is finished.

 

Michelle—-God is great… God is good…mmm

 

GROUP—-Let us thank Him for our food.

 

Farrah—Lord Jesus Christ we are gathered here today to reminisce.  Thank you for the creation, the sun, the stars, the heavens, the earth, Oh…and thank you for creating me and beautiful face…..

 

Kelcie—-Thank you, Thank you ……Ohhhh…Ok….I’m going to give you a few pointers.  So….uhhh….since you want to pray like me……Harley….oh my goodness….God knows His name.  You don’t have to repeat it over and over again.  Mmmmm….….just try to connect with God a bit better and try not to repeat yourself as much.

 

Kelcie—–Lindsay…..You say you are not the one to gossip…BUT YOU ARE….I don’t care about whatever Heather is doing.  Praying is about you and Your problems.  I want you to care about You and GOD.

Kelcie—Conner—-

Conner—-It’s Gone with the Wind….

Kelcie—Yeah….I really don’t have anything to say……moving along.

 

Kelcie—Michelle…you are so shy!  You gotta step out of that bubble …you gotta get out of the comfort zone and STOP with the nursery rhymes.  You gotta grow and be mature in your spirituality.

 

Kelcie……. And Pastor Zwiebel, deacon, usher, whatever you are.

 

Farrah——NURSERY COORDINATOR……

Kelcie—This is a prayer seminar, not a preaching seminar.  This isn’t you preaching in front of everybody—This is you praying to God.

 

OK (clap hands)

Kelcie—Now that you guys have been critique by ME….We’re gonna try this one more time.   Hopefully, you will be a little better.

 

CHAOTIC- RAMBLING      ALL TOGETHER

Harley—Father God (over and over)

Lindsey—Oh, not that I’m one to gossip, but Harley is really getting on my nerves.

Conner—I think everyone just needs to take a breath

Michelle—Crying

Farrah—(puts a hand on Michelle’s head) Jesus Christ—take this demon from this girl.

Kelcie—STOP—

(Everyone freezes)

Kelcie—(Shakes head and folds arms)

Farrah— Isaiah 46:11

HarleyPsalm 9:10 says –Those who know your name Father, will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek your name.

Michelle—Don’t be embarrassed because HE knows what’s in your heart.

LindseyIsaiah 54:10 says—Though the mountains are shaken and the hills are removed and yet my unfailing love for you will be not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed.

Conner—Matthew 21:22 says—If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.

Kelcie—AND THEN YOU WILL KNOW HOW TO PRAY

Harrison—So, since I already know how to pray…would you please bow your heads.

Prayer……..

 

 

A Mighty Warrior

 

Our Father in Heaven,

2000 years ago, your people had to fight for the promised land. We don’t know all the reasons why blood had to be shed…but we do know that God was with them and provided for them on that long 40-year journey.

We thank you for those who decided to take a step in faith and fight the mighty fight so many others can live the life you died for them to have.  We ask for your favor over these brave heroes along with many blessings…inside and out. Purpose and Obedience… are what this is. Bless them 100 fold for putting their life on the line for our country.

Holy Spirit,

We plead the blood of Jesus to cover to protect them on and off the field. Holy Spirit, guide them and shield them from all evil that they may encounter.

Ephesians 6 The Armor of God

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Remind him to get dressed for war, for protection, for victory every day! Remind him of the weapons you have equipped with. Remind him to have these weapons cocked and ready at all times. At the end of his watch, those weapons will show the battle scars he endured by the scratches, nicks, cracks, gashes, tears, rips, lacerations, punctures, gouges indicating he gave his best!

Many hearts will be touched, restored, transformed by his obedience. Remind others to pray for safety, wisdom, discernment, faith to increase, to encourage others, to be a leader, to never give up!

Shower these families with the peace that surpasses all understanding. Help them to continue on with daily life while God continues to build and supply our Servicemen with strength, courage, creativity, boldness, leadership skills, knowledge, supernatural wisdom, and understanding.

In the precious name of Jesus, may this prayer cover all the brave men and women along with the heartstrings attached to them now and forever.

AMEN!

Note:

Spiritual Weapons…Prayer, The Word(scripture), Praise, Worship, The name of Jesus, The blood of Jesus, Trust in God, Belief in Jesus, Obedience…

 

Petty Little Things

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!

What a day!  Thank you for the message I got today.  Thank you for allowing us to hear words, receiving messages and having positive thoughts that can change our situation.

Holy Spirit,

I am so thankful that you have taken up residence in my spirit which causes me to think more deeply,  feel more deeply, and love more deeply.   You have given me the compassion to do things I thought I could never do.  Help me to yield in my daily routines every time you need to work through me.  That is my desire.

Jesus,

Why must we have to deal with petty little things that take us away from our family and away from duties?  I ask You, Jesus, to remove those petty little things that cause strife, distractions,  distress, frustration and slows us down.  Pave for us a successful path with things that will cause our lives to flourish.

I ask that you would plant brilliant ideas into the minds of those who work so hard.   Let our hard work be above and beyond our best efforts. Bless us with creativity, patience, self-control, and wisdom.  Remove all those things that block the flow of your blessings.  I ask that the ones who are always dedicated “to getting the job done” will hear only words of encouragement. Teach us to be curious and give us the ability to think outside the box.  Thank you for all our accomplishments and those projects coming down the pipeline.  Allow us to complete tasks as quickly as possible with accurate details for precise cutting edge performance!

Lord,  give us what it takes for us to stand on your word and allow us to be examples of how to get the job exceptionally done.  Remind us to look to you for answers, to have compassion for others, and help those in need.

Not all of us are believers.  However, I ask that you work in those hearts and allow them to experience your love so that they are not just a co-worker but a family member in Christ!  All my heart is in this request/prayer.  May the ones who read this “agree “in the name of Jesus.  Where 2 or more gather in your name, you will be there taking care of business!

I plead the blood of Jesus in every situation we face on a daily basis.  All things work together for the good of the kingdom of God!

Amen!

He’s Not Your Dad

When you are told that one of your parents is not really your parent.

25) God will repay you for the years the locust has eaten.

When I heard those words the other day, I thought of you. All the years that you didn’t know the truth. God is going to repay you for those years.
Lost years can never be restored, literally. Time once passed is forever gone. You can’t get your time back, but there is a strange and wondrous way in which God can give back to you! First of all, God does not make mistakes! HE CREATED YOU!

People created your circumstance. Don’t dwell on anything that you feel you might have missed out on. Dwell on those times in your life that left impressionable imprints on your heart (lessons learned, experiences, relationships.) We all crave love, affection, acceptance, approval from people especially our loved ones. When we feel like we aren’t capable of earning that love we begin to judge ourselves and wondering what is wrong with me.

Going through life with the absence of a love that you may have desperately wanted and needed could cause one to measure themselves, confusion, detachment, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem….and so on and so on. This could then cause one to go through life in a state of unconsciousness, tranquilized, numb to block the pain of disappointments, doubts, fears, voids, the unknown. Living in a state of unconsciousness could cause life to be stagnant, boring, unfulfilling, uneventful.

John 10:10 says: satan came only to steal, kill and destroy. Jesus came so that we may have a real life, eternal life, a life better than we could ever dream of.
Unfortunately, satan stole your worldly identity, but he can never steal your real identity. You are a child of God! You belong to Him! Our daddy is loving, kind, faithful, generous, compassionate and He is rich.
~Encouragement is oxygen for the Soul~

Why Can’t I Just Relax and Enjoy Life?

On occasion I find myself experiencing anxiety from all the issues that showed up throughout the day. This makes me want to ask the question, “Why do people have to deal with anxiety”? Philippians 4:6 (Do not be anxious about anything. Instead….be in prayer & be thankful in every situation. Ask and present your requests to God.)

I have practiced, but not diligently. It sneaks up on me and takes over my mind. I can feel the muscles in my jaw, neck & shoulders begin to tighten. My mind begins to play out scenarios of what could happen. My heart rate begins to increase causing my breathing to get off track. It’s an awful place to find yourself. Think back to the last time you experienced anxiety. Did anything you imagined happen? The enemy plays with our minds and tricks us into believing in lies. What do you think about? Remember, the enemy’s goal is to steal, kill, and destroy. John 10:10

In a dream: I asked God that question.

He said to me, “There IS NO anxiety. I am the creator, and I did not create such a thing. Anxiety is a lie that (satan) created and many people believe in this lie. When the truth is revealed, freedom is achieved. Feelings can be deceitful. They are like spoiled children. You cannot live by feelings alone. Many people put trust in their feelings and live with the consequences. To gain the Fruit of Self Control….one would put their spirit in charge of the mind, feelings, and yes…heart. Spirit is mature.  Spirit discerns truth vs. a lie. When you allow the Holy Spirit to lead your spirit, you live more of life’s moments in eternal life. This is the life I created for you! Very few come and stay in this serene place that can be found on earth.

Anyone who knows me well enough knows I’m going to ask questions.

So, I asked: How do I get my spirit to lead? I’m pretty sure my feelings control me. He said: Submission.”  I said: So, somehow I have to get my feelings to submit to my spirit? He said: Not just your feelings, also the mind, and heart.) (Me) How? (GOD) By praying, believing, asking, obeying, loving. Some pray to be in MY Will. My Will is this: For My Son Jesus, to be invited, included, loved, and treasured. When this takes place …you will have found your purpose.

 

I Wonder

I wonder where anger and frustrations come from. Do negative reactions appear when our life story skips over some good stuff or add in scenes we didn’t dream up?  Are we blaming other people for making us angry because they didn’t act out their part according to our script?  Have we already decided what is right and what is wrong based on our perceptions?  Is this why people argue? Oh, what about fear and anxiety?  

Have you already created an internal movie on the outcome of how these two caused this uncomfortable intercession that was not planned?  Whose fault is it?  Where, Why and How did all the emotions show up in the perfect script I imagined? Who are these people who are causing me such misery?  Wait a minute… Am I causing my own misery?  Why would I blame other people?  What is it that is making me so miserable?  NO! It couldn’t be me!  Why would I make myself miserable?  This is insane!  It is not my fault when I get angry, frustrated, or anxious or is it?  This is crazy!  You’re telling me~ I do all this stuff I hate ~ to myself?  

NO WAY!