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Answering the Call of the Father. Being the Messengers. Here We Are, Send Us!

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May 2016

May 24, 2016

Wow, can you believe it is already the end of May this year? Where has the time gone?

The Lord is stirring us up His people. We have had a busy week over the last few days. But the Lord is good to us as His children.

My husband started a new job this weekend, but he was able to work his old job up until the new one started. We also found out that his new job paid him for his orientation he did last week which was a blessing.

He works different hours at his new job yes, but it is not hard labor like his last job. He likes it. Best of all it is a christian company that will not be working on Sundays once they open. 🙂 A Blessing alone in that.

Sunday I was going to pay my daughter’s camp fees in full because I had it at the time. When I went into the church I spoke with the youth pastor about paying it in full but would need change for a $100. Her camp was $80. He said that he was not sure he  could find $20 change but if he could not that I could pay it Wednesday night.

When church was over I was heading to the car. I then remembered that I was going to ask the youth Pastor that we wanted to see if it was alright if I paid the $80 through the RF app on my phone and just make it Stormy’s Camp.

To my shocked he replied, “Um No.” I think my jaw dropped at that moment…. I looked at him with a very puzzled face. He then replied, “It has been paid in Full” I was like really???

God is so good and cares so much for His children even when we least expect these blessings He lavishly pours them out on us.

The girls have less than 2 weeks before they are officially out of school. Then the Summer begins 🙂

Please lift my dearest friend and her team up as they prepare to make a 3 week trip to Malawi, Africa for the 2016 missions. They have lots to do for the kingdom and I am excited to see what comes of it. Healings, Deliverance, and Other Signs and Wonders of the Holy Spirit touching lives and changing them.

Excited to see what else the Lord has in store for us as His children seeking Him. We are moving at the end of July. We are praying and trusting God for His direction of where we should go. Open doors where we are to go and closed doors of where we are to stay away from.

 

May 17, 2016

It has been at least a week since I have written anything on this blog. Forgive me for not writing more often. Been a very busy and revealing last week.

We are going through things that is not uncommon to any married couple or family with children. We had honestly gotten our lives so busy that we had forgotten to put God first before any of those decisions. We always had God but seeking Him first was not always the way we did things.

As I sit at the coffee shop this morning in my study and fellowship with the owner God began to reveal things to me.

Let me back up, my day started out rough kinda. My husband didn’t get any sleep again last night so he tossed and turned all night. Which in turn keep me up throughout the night. His work alarm went off at 5:20am. Then my alarm to get the girls up and off to school went off at 6:30am. After they were dropped off today I headed to the coffee shop. A place where I say is my saving grace lately. I have been meeting God there. Some people have prayer closets. I personally like to spend my time in the Lord at the coffee shop.

As I headed that way, I received a text from my husband. M222…. I think I am going to lose my job. Usually I would began to nag and panic over this. Instead I prayed that God would be with my husband and that he would show us what to do. As I began to pray for my husband I remembered that last week he actually was sent home early due to not feeling well. That gave him the opportunity to have orientation for another job he had applied too. He was given that job but the store does not open for another 2 weeks. This was brought to my memory as I prayed for him. God has already given him another job if he loses this one. God has us in His hands and will never leave us nor forsake us. His ways are higher than our ways. Sometimes in order to get out of where we are He will let us be squeezed to get us uncomfortable and to have us step in a direction we might not have done otherwise.

As I was in the House of Prayer this morning I didn’t have this aw moment of God speaking to me like He has before. Some times that speaking comes through His word instead. Which we get only when we open and study His word. I began studying James yesterday, not getting far into the first chapter due to being it is a living word, digesting it takes longer to chew at times.

I began to speak to the owner of the coffee shop when I came out of the House of Prayer this morning. She asked me how my time with God was. I told her good, still waiting on His word though. But that He would and does speak also through the word.

As I return to my study of James I came across the verse where it is talking about asking in Faith and then making sure that we don’t doubt what we have asked for. For if we start to waver in our faith then we are like double minded.

When I was looking at this verse, I began to think about what it means to be double minded.

If I ask for something but don’t believe that I will receive it then why even ask for it? You see we ask with doubt and not the confidence that it will be given to us. Why do we do this? Why do we have a hard time believing that what we ask for He will give to us? One of the reasons is because in our earthly relationships we so often are disappointed. We are taught to depend on no one else except for ourselves.

So when we ask our Daddy for things and it is not done immediately we start to waver and doubt, thinking that we have to do it in our own abilities. We have to do it for ourselves because we don’t want to be disappointed.

We have to learn to trust and have faith in our Daddy for the things we ask for.

The owner began to tell me about a movie…..

There was a woman and Jesus was behind her. He told her to fall backwards and He would catch her. The woman was hesitant at first but soon gave in and fell back. He caught her. With the excitement of Him catching her she got back up and began to fall back again…. but this time without Jesus asking her to fall. She then fell…. You see she had thrown herself the second time on her own accord and not when asked to take that step of faith in Jesus.  As time went one Jesus stood in front of her and said now that you have learned to trust me…  fall back….. the woman was like no… looking behind her and seeing no one she walked away…. Jesus had once again asked her to fall back…. but she wavered in her faith and walked away.

This short conversation really went deep with me today. If we take that Leap of Faith and jump or fall back when He tells us to fall then He will be there to catch us. If we step out  on our own accord without His leading we at times will fall without being caught. I will tell you that He is faithful to help us back up but we are to wait on His leading.

We need to make sure that we are waiting on His leading and not getting excited in our call or purpose and jumping ahead of His leading.

For me this is one of the hardest challenges that I face. I know my calling and purpose but waiting on the right timing is hard. I have to remember that I should trust in His leading and not to fall into the trap of being double minded in the wait but to let my faith to worketh patience. For through the work of patience we become made perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

 

 

May 12, 2016

This morning was a true blessing. Last night I became aware that my town had a house of prayer that was open. A house of prayer is a place where one can go and seek God in prayer during the hours the house is open.

After I dropped off the girls this morning at their schools I headed to the Local Coffee shop that gives to international mission. I have a heart for missions so it gives me joy to purchase a cup of coffee and be able to sit at the coffee shop and study my word.

My heart has been longing for a place to seek His Word and Starbucks was not the best choice. As I sat in this coffee shop this morning I could feel the spirit of the Lord there. I was watching the video that was playing I asked the lady that was in charge about it. She informed me that the video was of some missionaries who were in India and they were going around placing lights in different areas of the community.

I began to talk with this lady and shared my heart for what I felt God had called me too. As I had shared some of our struggles the woman sat down at the table with me and asked if she could pray for me. I said sure. As tears ran down my face this woman lovingly took time to pray for my needs and life. She didn’t know me and didn’t have to do that but it touched me that she reached out.

Right after she prayed for me I looked at my phone and saw that my husband had left a message that he had gotten once again sent home from his job due to physically not being able to do it.

I finished my coffee and then went into the prayer room for the first time. The woman turned the worship music on and then left me to be alone with God. Wow, that place was just what I needed at that exact time in my life. I entered into the presence of my Lord and just cried before Him. I told Him what I needed and then thanked Him and praised Him.

I was there at least another hour.

When I finally began to wrap up my time with Daddy I thanked the lady and walked out with the words I would be back. 🙂

My spirit was lifted but I knew I would still have to go home and face my husband that was sent home from a job that we needed him to be at to earn money for us.

As I got to my car I felt the Lord lay on my heart to go into the Flower shop next to the prayer room and get my husband something to show that I loved him and to encourage him. I was not to go home and hound or speak negative of him coming home. That is hard for me because I really want him to understand the importance it is for him to work to provide for us especially since I don’t have a job right now. Instead I was to get a gift for my husband to encourage him.

So I went into the flower shop…. there was not much in there but 2 women and a counter where one lady was putting a flower arrangement together. I boldly told the woman when she asked me how she could help me that I felt the Lord tell me that I needed to go in the flower shop and get my husband something. She said that she had some crosses. So I went to look at them, but that is not what I felt like I needed to get him. So I asked her what color roses did she have. She name 4 different colors. But one stood out Coral. 🙂 He was sent home from his job (Koral) but God had me get him a Coral rose. Then I got him a balloon too with a big smilie face on it as well. I wrote on the note the I loved him and that the Joy of the Lord is our Strength.

When I paid the lady without saying a word she instantly said, “Let me pray for you!” I honestly  can say my Lord encouraged me today through 2 strangers just with a simple prayer. I was able to give my husband the encouragement he needed as well and I have tried very hard to not tear him down today but to build him up.

We were together able to get some clothes done and dishes. Cleaned the house up and now we should be able to spend time as a family this weekend enjoying what God has Blessed us with as our personal mission field right now.

 

 

 

May 6, 2016

Been a busy week but at times I still don’t feel like I have accomplished anything.

I had an interview today and still waiting for an answer or not on it. Might be Wednesday or later before I actually know for sure either way. So I thank you Heavenly Father for Providing for us, Hallelujah Anyhow. Either way.

I have been racking my brain over and over on the whole moving thing. Wow, I have come to the conclusion that the USA is ridiculously, okay no outrageously expensive to live in. Talk about being a slave to the government. How is anyone supposed to afford anything with cost of living sky rocketing and the pay barely enough?

I did get a chance to ask the apartment manager if we were to put our notice that we were wanting to move in, which has to be a 60 day notice in advance. My lease by the way is paid completely through the end of it. July 31st. I asked if we gave the notice and then needed to withdrawal that notice if we would still be able to stay. He said yes if the apartment is not pre-leased. Then he said he was 99.9% sure it would be because the market is major demand for homes right now. So… I will trust the Lord. We have so many decisions to make and so little time to make them.

I know that my God will supply all my needs and He will never leave us nor forsake us. It is hard to live by faith I won’t lie.

I am going to stand on the promises of the Lord and He is faithful to us even when we are not faithful to Him.

I have to Just Have Faith and Leap… Fully Rely on God!  I can do this.

May 1st 2016

April Showers bring May Flowers 🙂

Okay so new month for us all. Time has really flown by to be honest already we are in May.

This is going to be a month of many many changes in our lives personally.

We are changing for the better of course. Physically, Spiritually, and Financially. We are making changes and hard life changing decisions as well.

We are changing out foods we eat to make our bodies healthier. We are not sick but we are wanting to be physically stronger and healthier. We walk in divine health but we need to also quit feeding our bodies things that are not fuel for them. So this month we are doing a challenge that is not going to be easy. To be honest this challenge will be one of the hardest things I have ever done, but you see my body is not mine and I have selfishly been caring for it the way I should have. So to start with we will be doing a No Junk Food Challenge for May. We have 6 days to get it prepped. I know that I have to do this for my physical health.

We are also looking at ways to save financially. We are looking to get out of the apartments that we are living in now. We have no idea where we are going or how we are going to do this but we have literally only 30 days to decide that we are actually leaving. We are praying and trusting in God’s direction. I do know that we are not leaving the area. I am also looking to go back to work too. I don’t really personally want to, but I know that it will benefit our family at this time.

We are also going to be doing a Messenger Boot Camp for the next 5 Saturdays that will draw us closer to God. We are wanting to grow in every way possible to be able to live as true messengers of the Lord. We want to have boldness to just step out in faith and reach those around us in everyday life.

Please keep us in prayer for these things. Also I have been invited to join Julann on a trip to Kenya in November that we are praying about at this time. This trip is not a normal fun mission trip but a very serious trip that I won’t go into details at this time.

We are changing for the better. God Bless.

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