DON’T EVER TAKE GOD’S WORD FOR GRANTED!

My oldest Grandson goes to UT Austin and this morning there was a shooter firing shots and then shot himself in the library there.  My grandson’s residence is across and down the street from the library! My grandson had decided last night not to go to his first class this morning! Coincidence??? Definitely NOT!

He has learned that on the way to the library the shooter began shooting his automatic at 7:50! If Christopher had gone to his 8:00 class he would have been at the same place at the same time as the shooter firing his gun! This is God’s protective power! When you are running late for something and come to a signal light that turns red just as you get there, don’t fuss or cuss, be thankful!  You may never know what might have happened to you if the light had been green!

Pray and confess Psalm 91 over you, your children, your church, your pastors, all you loved ones and your friends daily!

Psalm 91 (New King James Version)

Psalm 91
Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God
 1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
         Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
 2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
         My God, in Him I will trust.”
       
 3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler[a]
         And from the perilous pestilence.
 4 He shall cover you with His feathers,
         And under His wings you shall take refuge;
         His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
 5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
         Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
 6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
         Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
       
 7 A thousand may fall at your side,
         And ten thousand at your right hand;
         But it shall not come near you.
 8 Only with your eyes shall you look,
         And see the reward of the wicked.
       
 9 Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge,
         Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
 10 No evil shall befall you,
         Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
 11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
         To keep you in all your ways.
 12 In their hands they shall bear you up,
         Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
 13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
         The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
       
 14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
         I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
 15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
         I will be with him in trouble;
         I will deliver him and honor him.
 16 With long life I will satisfy him,
         And show him My salvation.”

Thank You, Heavenly Father, for watching over, guiding and protecting all of those students, teachers, professors and workers that were on the campus of UT Austin this day! I give you all the praise, glory, honor and thanksgiving for covering my Grandson with your shadow this day! I love You, Daddy! ♡

Love and Blessings,
Judy ♡ Child of God! 🙂


SHINE YOUR LIGHT FOR THE WORLD TO SEE!

Shine Your Light For The World To See
“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1

We are at a place today in which the Holy Spirit is opening our eyes to the reality of many truths in the Word of God. He is delivering us from the traditions of men and doctrines of demons. He is helping us to refine our prayer lives and become accurate in the Scriptures. Most of these things have to do with the authority that God gave to man in the Garden of Eden and especially now, the authority that has been given to the body of Christ. One of the major areas that we are seeing and that we will see more clearly as time goes on has to do with the areas of revival and outpourings of the Holy Spirit. For so many years and for so many people the thought has been that revival and outpourings will come as we pray for God to release something that He “seemingly” is holding back until we get enough prayer mustered up to where He says, “Ok, I’m releasing My Spirit.” We must realize that His Spirit has already been poured out into the earth and the responsibility for manifestations of His Spirit is now in the hands of the Church, the body of Christ. This Scripture tells us that we are to rise up and shine because our light has already come. Other Scriptures also bear this out. We are to pray in the Spirit, pray the prayer of intercession for others, binding the spirits of darkness and releasing the light of God into the lives of others, and then let our lights shine so that others will see and experience through us the glory of God. We all are a vital part of this and the time has come for us to renew our minds to these things and become accurate so that we can properly function in the light of the Bible.

Scripture reading: Matthew 5:14-16; Ephesians 3:8-11; Philippians 2:13-16

I borrowed this from my Pastor’s Daily Devotional! It is not only to enjoy, but to put into action in our lives! It’s definitely time to stop ‘talking the talk’ and start daily ‘walking the walk’! 

People, God loves us so much and He is so merciful, but He has put everything in His Book…The Bible…telling us what He has already given and done for us and how to live our lives in obedience! We are to share with others what we know through study and experience! He doesn’t want anyone to go to Hell, but it is up to us, His Children, to share and minister His unconditional love and grace. We are all called to minister (to share)! We are not all called to the Five Fold Ministry, but we are called to minister, share and teach His Word to our brothers and sisters who may have never set foot in a church! It is our responsibility to let our light shine; to let Jesus be seen through our actions, countenance and our lives! Introduce everyone who comes across your path  to Jesus, to God the Father and to The Holy Spirit, not by ‘preaching‘ at them, but by the fruit of your life!  LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE FOR EVERYONE TO SEE! 

Love and Blessings,
Judy ♡ 



HOW ARE YOU?

How are you?  Have you ever thought about that question? We are so accustomed to using that as a greeting when we see or talk to someone! Why?  When you see Mary and you say, “Hi, Mary! How are you?”  Are you really asking her how she is?  Do you want to hear all about everything that has been going through her life since you last saw her? Or are you just using that as a greeting?  Have you ever had anyone ask you that and then before you could answer they either go on to someone else or start talking about something else?

There is so much negativeness in this world and I am one who is very big on the power of our words, so I got to thinking about this general question we all ask so casually!  The words that come out of our mouth are responsible for what goes on in our lives.  They really do have power!  The Word of God says, ‘out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks’ and ‘you shall have whatsoever you say’!
Mark 11:22-24 (King James Version)
22And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

23For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

24Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Whatsoever things you say, what are the words that are coming out your mouth are they words of faith or are they tainted with fear and unbelief? Because if they are negative words you will have a harvest of whatever you are saying.

Proverbs 18:21 (Amplified Bible)
21Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].(A)

I enjoy observing people and listening to what they say to each other! Have you ever noticed or been around someone who is always talking sickness, aches, pains, etc.?  Well, what do they have a lot of in their lives?  Or how about someone who is always talking lack or ‘nothing good ever happens to me’!  What do they have a lot of in their lives?  I remember once when I was about 12 years old and I had been sick with the flu for about a week when I had to call my mother at work.  Her boss answered the phone and said, ‘how are you doing?’.  Well, I replied I am fine! Boy, did my mother have a fit…’how could you tell her you were fine when you had been throwing up all night???’ Well, that moment I was fine and I didn’t like to go around whining or complaining! I didn’t know then about the power in your words, I just didn’t like whining and complaining!  That’s what my parents taught me! Yet, my mother in her later years was always taking about her illnesses.  She wasn’t whining, she was just talking about them!  And you know what, instead of living to be 95 like my Nana, who never talked illness, pain or ‘not feeling good’ even though she had a deteriorating spine, my mother died 2 weeks after her 83rd birthday!  Years before her time!  
It doesn’t matter how loving, kind, generous, giving you are if you don’t have the right words coming out of your mouth! Words of faith in what God’s Word says!  God doesn’t talk words of you never having enough food; living in lack in any way; being poor or suffering with pain, allergies or any sickness of any kind! In fact, Jesus went to the cross for you and me and carried sin, sickness, disease, lack, poverty, and every thing that is contrary to what God says about us in His Word on His body so that we can live free of all that! Then someone comes along and says, ‘Hi! How are you?’ and we open our mouths and out pours all the ‘woe is me’!  
I have decided that from now on I am going to get in the habit instead of saying ‘how are you’ I am going to say ‘it is good to see you!’  I am not going to contribute to any chance of negativeness to come from someone or bring it into their lives!
We all slip up sometimes, but when that happens all we have to do is repent and go on! Life is too short and too important to be a complainer and whiner! Why waste precious time being negative and generating negativity around you?  God created us to enjoy all of His goodness! We are children of the King of Kings!  He only wants us to love Him; love each other and receive all the blessings and promises He has for us in this life and eternity! So smile, look at the glass 1/2 full and start saying, “Hi, Mary! It sure is good to see you!” 🙂

Love and Blessings,
Judy ♡