GOD and the City

Fear

Joyce Meyers has an excellent Broadcast on Living Beyond Your Feelings Part 1 Click on the image above to see it.

 

It’s incredibly interesting how we must live above how we feel and be disciplined enough to make the right decision(s). I remember, I had taken an anger management class; in this class they discussed the flight or fight response, and had explained the two main emotions. LOVE and FEAR; they had stated, every other emotion comes from the root of either one of the two. This is interesting because most people believe it is LOVE and HATE when hate is actually rooted from FEAR.What is the Point I’m trying to make here? Many…

You see, I have this problem. I love to shop. Why? Because, “When I shop, the world gets better, and the world is better, but then it’s not, and I need to do it again.” Rebecca Bloomwood from ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic’ (one of my Fav movies ♥) I very much love to shop.

John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; John 8:32 “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

I found that over doing things can lead to, a not to appealing out come.

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a reward-er of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6

It is simply a reward to be free from our Strongholds, which hold us back from reaching our full potential. As well as, the life God is trying to give us. Greed has many hindrances and is very, very bad even on a micro level.

Now, God works differently with each one of us. The way I learned of my sin was through my feelings.

 

Confessions of a Shop-a-holic!

Last night I had gone on a shopping trip with a very sincere friend. Before I had gone out shopping, I had asked my loving husband how much I should spend?We had agreed on a number. And things were looking up.

Unfortunately, I went well over what we had agreed on. I am ashamed -_-.  I did have an awesome day, but only until that moment. (The moment where you over do things) To make matters…interesting, I had also studied the word a bit around 5:30am (No alarm waking me up neither. ♥ It was as though God had woken me up) I also did my daily routine and listened to God’s word and teaching through a Pastor/minister, Joyce Meyers was this mornings choice. She discussed on this particular morning about, “Running Your Race to Win” and had mentioned things regarding discipline.This day was starting off amazing.

When the shopping trip was over and I had come home it all came rushing to me. Oh – oh. I was not disciplined, why didn’t I listen and budgeted better. Am I going to be stuck in the wilderness? I messed up…(sometimes you got to call it for what it is)

Then, I tried to reason with myself, I said to myself “I have to have faith in God, All things turn out for the GOOD.” All things do turn out for the Good, but I know that we also have a responsibility and have to put childish ways behind us. (^_^ I tried to get out of my responsibility and then thought better of it ♥ Thankfully)

My husband was still not home yet and I was trying to figure out ways to convince him “it’s all good, baby!” things I silently thought to myself I would say to him. :D. I was thinking how can I calmly have him accept the “error of my ways”. Tried and Failed. By the time my husband came home, I had already tried to convince myself that I didn’t do anything bad,  All things are possible if you Believe. And I was determined to believe what I did was not bad. no no no, God does miracles! *light chuckle* (sometimes I just have to laugh at myself)

Well as Bad turns into Worse My husband had asked the dreadful question. “How much did you spend?” He just came right out and asked. I couldn’t even bring myself to tell him. He began throwing numbers at me… and I just nodded or shook my head.

Every word I had thought to say in my defense was crumbled down. I saw the disappointment in his mannerism, you see he’s not much of a talker when it comes to situations such as these.
When you do wrong, you do wrong. At times it is difficult to admit to even yourself when you do wrong.

Needless to say, the morning after I felt worse, I prayed and prayed. Until I felt a little strength, thanks to Jesus. God is Good.

I got out of bed reluctantly, thinking of my feelings and the question that always comes from knowing you did something wrong.

What do I do now?” “What can I do to fix the past?” Which makes you feel a bit helpless.

I turned on my TV…switched to HDMI2, went on to my laptop and turned to Joyce Meyers.

I wasn’t expecting any miraculous speaking or even for my feelings to go away. And it just so happened, what I needed was truly given to me. Thanks be to God. Gloria Dios! It is true. God is a reward-er of those who diligently seek him. Amen! Hallelujah!

“Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who diligently search for him.” Hebrews 11:16

Joyce, was speaking with another author about Living Beyond Your Feelings.

Although I did want to “study” I couldn’t bring myself to reach for my trusty notepad and pen.

Lack of enthusiasm, is usually caused and is a result of wrong action which hinders us from doing right.

A few minutes watching and listening  I was given strength and got up from my couch and had gotten my Notepad. I was Triumphing over my situation.

Joyce had mentioned, it is not about how you feel it’s what you do with how you feel. I decided even if I feel horrible I will do what’s right!

I began scribbling down important points and then began applying what they were saying in that very moment.

I hope and pray, that it may bring some Revelation to you. In Jesus’s Name AMEN! ♥
I want also to note, it would help if you see the link: http://youtu.be/3MJeanAe9GQ and question yourself on certain situations you may be facing. It may be an eye opener to not just one problem, but multiple problems, and don’t be surprised if they all stem from FEAR.
Hosanna in the Highest!
♥ Linda M

Super ~ Natural Inspirations ♥

Jesus Comforts His Disciples

1Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in Goda; trust also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4You know the way to the place where I am going.

Jesus the Way to the Father

5Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”

6Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7If you really knew me, you would knowb my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.

8Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”

9Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves. 12I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. 14You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

15If you love me, you will obey what I command. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever— 17the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will bec in you. 18I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.

22Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”

23Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 24He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.

25All this I have spoken while still with you. 26But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

28You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe. 30I will not speak with you much longer, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold on me, 31but the world must learn that I love the Father and that I do exactly what my Father has commanded me.

Come now; let us leave.

Super – Natural Inspirations ♥

A psalm of David’s

Psalm 23

The Lord is my Shepherd —- that’s a Relationship!

I shall not want —- that’s a Supply!

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures —- that’s Rest!

He restoreth my soul —- that’s Healing!

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness —- that’s Guidance!

For His name sake —- that’s Purpose!

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death —- that’s Testing!

I will fear no evil —- that’s Protection!

For Thou art with me —- that’s Faithfulness!

Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me —- that’s Discipline!

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies —- that’s HOPE!

Thou annointest my head with oil —- that’s Consecration!

My cup runneth over —- that’s Abundance!

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life —- that’s Blessing!

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord —- that’s Security!

Forever —- that’s Eternity!

A prayer and a warm thought to the loved ones lost, the survivors, to all the lives that the 9-11 catastrophe had impacted and changed. Lord Bless All, let today not only be a memory of what had happen in 9/11 the lives lost and changed, but also of the Sacrifice that Your son, Jesus Christ, the messiah, who had died for us, to show us the way to you God. The way to life. Of your Love. For you work in wondrous ways, in mysterious ways. That although we may walk through this shadow of death we shall not fear for you Lord are with us…

John 15:18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.”

GOD and the City

Losing Control

With Church, Conference, and Concerts you begin to feel energized, excited, invincible even . Then comes Work, Exercise, Squeezing time with the Spouse you begin to try to control your environment or what happens daily. It’s difficult to juggle finances in the middle of it all. It is incredibly true what it says in;

Matthews 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

Currently, with the Grace of God my prayers are certainly being answered. Before, there was talk about money, I did pray upon our finances. And believed in;

Deuteronomy 15:6 “The LORD your God will bless you as he has promised. You will lend money to many nations but will never need to borrow. You will rule many nations, but they will not rule over you.”

Whether it’s new or old testament God’s word is true! ♥ ^_^

Now, at times I find myself setting a plan, going by a schedule, picking my battles, trying to control situations. In Church there was a segment about Saving, paying off your debts, Joyce Meyers this week spoke to me on finance and among other things. It’s incredibly amazing how if you seek you shall find!

Hold on…there is a point I am trying to make here…

The last couple of weeks has not only been interesting in the word and my prayer life, but my physical and financial life as well. There was this situation with a hurricane hitting our coastline. At first I was trying to take control, going over board on what I tossed into my shopping cart, because I wanted to be “prepared“. Of course you must do what you have to do especially in an emergency that is threatening to come to your City, there are measures to be had!

Although it missed us, Glory be to God! The most high! I was incredibly happy and satisfied that we did stay in faith. During my shopping, I fell into my senses and recalled a memory of what I had seen on the weather channel. Well…where we reside it was more than likely that we would just have a few thunder storms, rain, and not much powerful winds hitting us.

We did prepare with water, sandwiches, flashlights, prayer and faith. God is an Amazing God and if you are lucky enough to be called and you answer, life goes into an unbelievably blessed adventure. In reality we need to understand that there are forces that are more powerful than us and we need to let go and let GOD. God will not ever let you fall. So what ever hurricane maybe threatening your Coast-line whether spiritual or otherwise, I believe to not over prepare but be wise in your choices ask God to reveal what you need to see and make decisions with Prayer. God always provides an answer.

Matthew 7:24-29

24Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

28When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.