We all have a choice to believe in something, I choose to believe in God!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Tonight, I was instantly intrigued by Psalm 96:5 which states, "all the gods of the nations are idols..." It's almost explosive in my spirit the way the Lord leads me into thought on a subject. Of all of the scripture that I read before that and after it, those few words had the most impact. Not because I'm an idol worshipper but because some people are. He wants me to ponder this. He wants me to know what an idol worshipper is and what it means. Many things began swirling around in my mind about it. One thing that stood out is how the devil has gotten into so many people these days and steered their paths towards idols. Even going as far as creating a show called "American Idol." Why do I notice this? Besides the afore mentioned reason? Because it's mentioned many times in the Bible. The Lord takes great offense to idol worshipping. And rightly so. If I were the "one true living God" I'd be offended too. After all, what is an idol? It's something. It takes place in a person's life. It takes too much place. It gets put in front of everything else. It takes precedent over priorities. It gets special attention. It gets spoken to in some cases. It gets prayed to. It gets people's expectations. It gets offerings. It receives sacrifice of ones self. It's shocking what some people will do for their idols a.k.a. "gods." In some countries they pour milk on giant golden cows. In some countries they pray to dead people at the doors of their crypts. In some countries they pray to sun, moon, stars. In other countries they idolize their beasts. In some places (and we know where) cows are allowed to roam the streets without fear of slaughter. In other places, the temples are opened to monkeys because they're thought to be "sacred," even though they'll attack or steal from their hosts. In some countries an idol is a tree adorned with prayer packets.  In America, the idols have become quite extensive. Cars, drugs, sex, sports, movie stars, food, ones own self. But my main focus is on the countries that idolize gods made by man. They are but mere tokens. Images of what comforts the worshipper. Things that the builder builds.  I would love to say to an individual who doesn't know my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ..."what makes you choose that thing as your god, knowing that it needs you? It can't stand on it's own. It didn't decorate itself or adorn itself. It can't provide for itself without your hands, and the work thereof?" The Bible says this about them, "They have mouths but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: they have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat. They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusts in them." Psalm 115:4-8. So, how does one expect it to do anything for you? That's the ignorance the Bible tells us of. I don't mean that in a disrespectful way. Ignorance is the lack of knowledge. I wish I could convince just one idol worshipping individual of the Truth. The truth is that anything made by man cannot give back what has been given to it. It can't provide, it can't bless, it can't see, or hear. It's a "dumb" thing. There again, no disrespect meant. I'm almost desperate for the peoples and tribes of the nations to know that their handmade idols are just wood and stone or mineral. They have no ability to do anything. So, why worship a "dumb" thing? How this must hurt our Father. As He sits on His throne with the willingness to touch and bless and love us, He's rejected. Traded. Forgotten. Ignored. His value is as nothing to people because they choose these tangible things of the natural world. It's as if people can't bring themselves to trust in what can't be seen. Accept that, He can be seen. He's all around us. His fingerprints are on all creation. He's seen by those who look. My question has always been, why isn't the world leaning towards Buddhism like they lean towards God in heaven? Buddha doesn't have worldwide disciples taking him anywhere. Giant golden cows covered in milk aren't popping up in the Amazon tribes. That's because they're "dumb" things that can't move or command. They just sit and look golden. So, that's it. My view on the idols and gods of the nations. I say, Praise be to the One True Living God!!! 

Sunday, November 27, 2011


  • "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." Genesis 1:1. That gave Him the name of Elohim~The Creator.
  • "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Genesis 2:7. That gave Him the name of Jehovah~My Lord God.
  • "My God shall supply all thy need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19. That gave Him the name of El Shaddai~My Supplier.
  • "My Lord, if now I have found favor in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:.." Genesis 18:3. That gave Him the name of Adonai~My Master and Lord.
  • "...and behold, behind him a ram caught in a thicket by the horns." Genesis 22:13 (referencing the sacrifice that God provided for Himself in place of Abraham's son), and this gave Him the name Jehovah Jireh~My Provider.
  • "...I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee." Exodus 15:26. This gave Him the name Jehovah Rophe~My Healer.
  • "Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's." II Chronicles 20:15<>"Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you..." II Chronicles 20:17. This gave Him the name Jehovah Nissi~My Banner and Victory.
  •  "I am the Lord which sanctify you." Leviticus 20:8. This gave Him the name Jehovah Mikkadesh~My Sanctifier.
  • "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In His days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is His name whereby He shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS." Jeremiah 23:5-6. This gave Him the name Jehovah Tsidkenu~My Righteousness.
  • "And the Lord said unto him, Peace be unto thee; fear not: thou shalt not die. Then Gideon built an altar there unto the Lord, and called it Jehovah shalom." Judges 6:23-24. This gave Him the name Jehovah Shalom~My Peace. 
  • "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." Psalm 23:1. This gave Him the name Jehovah Rohi~My Shepherd.
  • "It was round about eighteen measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The Lord is There." Ezekial 48:35. This gave Him the name Jehovah Shammah~My Abiding Presence, The Lord is There. 

Friday, November 18, 2011


As I studied Matthew Chapter 14, I thought of the nature of our Lord Jesus Christ. I came to realize what a very long day He had in that chapter and how He dealt with the issues that arose. The day pretty much began with the news of His friend John's beheading by Herod the tetrarch. It tells us in verse 13 that, "When Jesus heard of it, He departed thence by ship into a desert place apart." I interpret His actions to be that He needed to get alone (or try) and process this heartbreak. Then began the healing of some 5,000 people, or at the very least, 2,000 of that number (as stated in verse 21). Then, the disciples suggest to Him that He end the day's activities because, "the time is now past," verse 15. But instead, Jesus differs with them and suggests that they feed the people with their own food supply. In verse 19 "...He blessed , and break, and gave the loaves to His disciples, and the disciples to the multitude." That's 5,000 people. Stop a moment and imagine that many. Now remember, in verse 14, "...He saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion toward them, and He healed their sick." So, now He's spent the time it took to heal the multitudes one by one, and feed them one by one. Finally, it tells us in verse 23, "He went up into a mountain apart to pray." So, now He's climbed a mountain. Mind you, that strength and energy comes from somewhere other than within Himself. I gave thought to the time it took to heal that many, then to feed that many, and all with the heavy heart of losing a friend and a brother. Fast forward and it says in verse 25, "In the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them (disciples)..." I figure the fourth watch to be around 3-6 a.m. Now, He's confronted with the ship's dilemma as it's being "..tossed with waves for the wind was contrary," verse 24. This is where I got the revelation of it all. The needs. The people and their needs and how He met them all, where they were, in the middle of the needs each had. There wasn't a "meeting place" or a special building. He was in the midst of it all as it happens and where it happens. Isn't that just like life? I don't wait until Sunday to have a dilemma so He can meet me there and resolve it. Or Saturday, whichever you prefer. So, in this chapter I count 3 obvious needs. Healing, hunger, deliverance. But there's underlying needs such as comfort, rest, peace of mind, the gift of love. To name a few. I like when the disciples tell Him to end His activities with the people so, "they can go into the villages and buy themselves victuals (supplies or food)" verse 15. However, Jesus insists on meeting their needs with His own supply. Note: Verse 20 says, "They did all eat and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained 12 baskets full." More than enough, as it says in Ephesians 3:20, "...Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think,..." What about the desperation and fear that Peter experiences as he began to sink from the surface of the water, which only happened when he took his eyes off of Jesus and began seeing the storm around him. This symbolizes us in this life. When we take our eyes off of Christ, we begin to sink. Notice however what Jesus did when Peter begins to cry out for Jesus to help him. Peter says, "Lord, save me," verse 30. It says, "And immediately Jesus stretched forth His hand, and caught him..." verse 31. Hallelujah!!!! If you cry out to Him today, now...expect the strongest hand to grab hold of your life and pull you from the dangerous waves. You'll find the prayer at the end of this page. I hope you'll go.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


"Though He had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven, and had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven. Man did eat angels' food: He sent them meat to the full. He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven: and by His power He brought in the south wind. He rained flesh also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea: And He let it fall in the midst of their camp, round about their habitations. So they did eat, and were well filled: for He gave them their own desire; They were not estranged from their lust. but while their meat was yet in their mouths, The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel. For all this they sinned still, and believed not for His wondrous works. Therefore their days did He consume in vanity, and their years in trouble. When He slew them, then they sought Him: and they returned and inquired early after God. And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer. Nevertheless they did flatter Him with their mouth, and they lied unto Him with their tongues. For their heart was not right with Him, neither were they steadfast in His covenant. But He, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned He His anger away, and did not stir up all His wrath. For He remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passes away, and comes not again." Psalm 78:23-39.
If ever I had credibility with my Father, daily I destroy that credibility. If He makes His face to shine upon me for His grace and mercy, daily I give Him reason to look away. If I have found any favor with Him, daily that favor lessens with my every failure to serve. If I make Him to smile at the thought of myself, His daughter, daily His smile is replaced with a frown. If His heart is warmed by my willing spirit, daily His heart would wax cold by my unwillingness. Can I make Him to love me any less? Can I please Him by my deeds? Is my presence in a church service the act He's waiting for me to perform? Can I earn any one ray of light? Are my words pleasing to His ear? Can I reach His Truth by stretching out my hand? Can I reach Him by my efforts? Oh God of my soul of my life and the light from within my spirit....forgive me that I have hurt you so, please forgive me Father. What wilt thou that I can do to amend my misdeeds? Can I find Favor with thee oh God by wishing it? Can I simply ask? Wilt thou hear me Father? Hear me, if I can beg that of thee Lord, I've opened this my prayer to the world, I've hurt you Father. I've broken your heart. As the children of Israel...I've broken your heart. I have no redeeming qualities that thou would want me but thy mercy endures forever and your grace is sufficient. Your strength is mine, your love is my health and existence. I breathe because you bless every breath. My heart is failing for fear and failing for sadness. I'm a woman of constant sorrow. You oh Lord, are my redeemer and will pluck my feet from the snare. How I love thee, I will serve you Father, all my days. I won't ask you why you've made me thus. I'll "only believe." I'll believe your word and your promises within. It's not by might but by your Spirit. Blessed be your name. Thank you Jesus! I have only my life. I own nothing. I can not add one cubit to my stature by speaking it. I am what you'd have me to be. I owe you my life such as it is. It's yours and for you it is meant to Glorify. I will remember Ecclesiastes 12:13 "...fear God and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man." Thank you for forgiveness, mercy, grace, and the life I've been given. To you be the glory forever and forever, Amen.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I have to give God praise for showing me the way. I find myself looking for the right path daily. Always, I ponder His will in it all. I could take any path I choose, but for those of us who've travelled our own path as well as that of the Father's, we know all too well what our wrong choices can lead to. It's truly a daily dilemma. I'm shocked at Satan's stamina. My goodness, that dude can persue and afflict and haunt for hours and hours and days and months and years. He doesn't run out of tools, nor tactics. There's no way, Christians, that we can get through this without asking God which way. Go ahead...try. I've spent more time back tracking in this life for thinking I could figure it out. Never ever second guess yourself if you know that you're in God's will for your life. That tiny "still" voice that says, "not good, don't do it," ya, that's Him. That instinct that says, "hm, this doesn't feel right," ya, that's Him. Follow it! Follow Him. He works so much harder than the enemy to deliver us. God's stamina is far beyond the devil's. I see, with my spiritual eyes, the deliverance daily. My natural eyes only see the surface of this world and that's what the enemy uses to confuse and dismay. He'll convince you that what you're seeing is what's happening to you and that there's no way out...as you can see. Then, God, like that mighty rushing wind, swoops in and scoops me right out of it. I always feel like the toddler looking over the back of my daddy's shoulder as he carries me off to safety....I'm looking back at where I was and seeing the enemy still standing there with that stupid look on his worthless face wondering how I got out from under him, while I stick my tongue out at him and say, " neener neener neener." Why does he even try with us? Oh ya, that's right, because there's those who will weaken and crumble. You know why? You're not armed. The Bible says, "Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore, take unto you the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:..." Ephesians 6:11-17. It's just this simple...if something afflicts you or vexes you, use the word of God, say "Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivers him out of them all." Psalm 34:19. See if hope and faith doesn't rise up inside of you (if you're saved and in the Lord Jesus Christ). If you aren't, go to the bottom of this page and say the prayer found at the bottom and invite Jesus in. Let Him deliver you out of all of your afflictions. I promise, He never fails. God bless you if you do and I'll meet you in paradise.