Monday, January 15, 2018

In the storm not the rainbow!

We are instructed to praise Him in the Storm! In the very midst of heartache, troubles and calamity. This is where our alms derive equity and power.

Its very easy to give thanks after something has favorably been turned in your direction. God wants to see our faith and our commitment to Him no matter how the circumstances may appear. He can turn any bad event right around and can just as easily pull forward a blessing from the worst of situations.

I like to call it, ‘saying the truth in advance’. Example. “Thank you Father that you go before me in all matters, including this one, and that this is all part of the plan to bring to me what is needed. Nothing escapes Your eye, and no good thing shall be withheld. I praise You Lord that I am not forgotten, I am not ashamed and I am not alone. You are my rock, my fortress, my deliver, my strong tower and my provider.”

It is possible, and most often very much the case, that our situation is a perfect set up, a scenario and a backdrop for those who grab front row seats to watch us squirm. Well, God has the final say so, and the Holy Spirit uses some situations to deliver powerful testimonies of unbelievable proportions to the reprobate. Those individuals who have been turned over to themselves, with their sins and their rebellion. There is no guarantee that your miraculous event will convert them, but that’s not your issue to worry over. You are either a witness against or a witness to. How awesome though to be used for His glory and quite possibly someone’s salvation.

It is my opinion that anyone who is seeking to gain access to the front row of my demise out to put in for a refund asap, and that means you, lucifer!

The bigger the problem the grander the miracle. God does not orchestrate the foibles but He does promise to use them, someway, somehow to our advantage. We must just know and trust that as fact. The devils only power to hurt God is to somehow hurt us. We see in scripture though, that even when that happens, God remands the devil to pay seven times greater for our losses.

God, You are so good to us, its astounding. Such provision, such sacrifice and all for our benefit. As unworthy as we are, You are so merciful. Oh how you must Love us!

 

Heavenly Father, I pray and plead the blood of the lamb protection over me and mine, over you and yours and over everyone connected to this and through this. Thank you Lord that You send Your servant forward, in a multitude of ways. That You also draw those to Your will and way daily. Thank you Lord that the Holy Spirit is speaking to someone right now, assuring them that this is not over and that even though it seems grim, it is not the final curtain call. This is simply the stage set for a Grand Miracle of epic design. Praise it forward and Lord, take all the credit, while winning souls for the Kingdom! AMEN

 

Proverbs 6:31

But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.

 

Psalm 34King James Version (KJV)

34 I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.

I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.

This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.

11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?

13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

16 The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

22 The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.

 

Isaiah 43:2

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.

James 1:2

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Hebrews 13:15

Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.

Psalm 23:4

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

 

Psalm 46:10

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

Psalm 59:17

O my Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.

Psalm 34:1-22

Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away. I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together! I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. …

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

John 10:10

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Psalm 119:164

Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous rules.

Jeremiah 17:14

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.

John 3:16-17

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

~ Susan Marie

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Authority and validation (revisited from 12/19/11)

Goooood Morninnnnnnnnnnng!

 

 

Does the Sun need to be validated in order to shine brightly, isnt its presence enough? ..

I recall an occassion some years back; I was conversing with a group of friends and acquaintances, each was sharing valuable insights, stories &; assorted tidbits of information. A particular subject arose that I had measurable insight on, as I proceeded to speak, sharing what I knew; I was essentially called onto the carpet by someone to validate my words. Essentially what was said was that I speak with such Authority on things that a person might be inclined to just take what I say as fact regardless of whether or not it was valid. Yes, it was sort of insulting but I chose to address the real issue. I asked a few pointed questions, starting with; (1.) Have you ever known me to intentionally mislead anyone?…The answer, “No, you tend to take people under your wing, wanting to protect them”…I shook my head in agreement. Next, I asked, “Other than when I have something really amazing to share do you find me wrestling to dominate a conversation?”, The answer again was…”NO, not at all, you are a great listener”…By now my leading questions agitated this person enough that they rebutted with, “Well, if what you say is true, who and what entity is the source, from where did you learn it?”  I said; “Sometimes in life, the edification of actionable truth is more valuable than the pursuit of a validating the confined origin. Take what I say away with you and kick the tires a bit, you’ll come to find the soundness and solidity of it” For whatever reason God spoke through me in that and the issue was dropped.

Job 32:8
8But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

Contrary to what was suggested; I am a huge proponent of validating, cross-referencing, finding a solid footing to anchor a belief. There are some things that come to your knowledge by the spirit of God in an instant, where you don’t know how you know it, how it arrived other than the instant it clicks in your spirit. It is from this place where I had been speaking. It is the counterpoint of human intellect and a personal responsibility toward what is given and try it, search it out, ask for revelation, prove it right or wrong or just sit with it a bit and let God reveal the message with further confirmations in mind/soul/spirit.

I’ve always been what I would call the Ultimate Optimist, I have a great ability to imagine, dream and desire the best possible outcome. When faced with the opposite, in fact, it just assures me that it THEREFORE MUST EXIST, simply based on the principle that if there is an obvious down, there is also an up, even if it hasn’t shown yet. This world is temporal, a place of degrees and axioms.

The message that God has spoken so deeply on a level where words never even entered but only assured knowing is this, our experiences here are coming to a place of quickening; where thoughts become manifest, desires and dreams will drive up upon you, honking the horn, Impossible for some will be possible for others (for those who never dared to un-believe in them) limitations will be self-induced prisons and the Children of God will be Casting out devils from those who have given themselves over to wrongful thoughts &; actions/ Healing the sick for those who fear disease so deeply that they manifest it &; Moving Mountains out of the way for those who have built them with negative thoughts. All of these things will hinge upon harnessing God’s power, for those in close communion, full obedience and an eye on Zion!

John 14:12
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

 

1 Peter 2:6 Therefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious: and he that believes on him shall not be confounded.

(Paraphrased excerpt from Matthew 10:1 and Luke 9:1-2)
“Behold I give you authority over all the power of the enemy–over all the
powers of the devil–over all the powers of hell–over every diabolical spirit or
demon.”

The instruction here from the Lord is to get very familiar with His word, it is the gateway to the fulfillment of every promise and every possibility. Faith is substance: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.~ Hebrews 11:1

As we believe, we shall receive, in accordance with Gods will!

Phillipians 4:8Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Abba Father, we seek your Divine Guidance here on this subject; we are at a crossroads between the needs that we face and the solutions that we are willing to accept. Help us to stretch far beyond our limitations to believe upon those things which bring life, health and joy. Help us to shun the imaginings of every odd and weird thing that pertains to darkness and the what if’s of life. Help us turn our imaginations to believe upon All things possible within your Will and the Kingdom. In Jesus Mighty and precious name AMEN

 

~Susan Marie

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Are you the one or of the 99?

 

 

It has been a long hiatus of sorts. a mental and spiritual regrouping. 2017 proved to be a very challenging year on many fronts. First, unforeseeable circumstances nearly claimed my life. This caused me to retract a bit and focus on my physical needs.  I have made a promise to myself to honor my instincts and be kind to myself in every way possible. Easier said than done, especially for a woman like myself who was taught to fight through. One of the reasons why I am still here is because of my tenacity. But then I realize, NO…thats my attitude (under my control) but my presence is fully purchased by grace. I am still here and I survived because God has ordained that. It is because my mission is not yet fulfilled. Otherwise, there are a host of reasons that could have, should have, would have wiped me out, but it was God who did not allow that, it’s just that simple.

My dear brother passed away a week before Thanksgiving. This kind and gentle man had so many struggles in his life. It’s hard not to miss him but I know in my heart of hearts that he is with Jesus, enjoying the eternal glory we are all promised when we surrender to the Lord. He loved Jesus and longed for heaven as I do. I am so glad that he has peace and happiness which he so very much deserves. His passing really rocked my world. It is just so much more different than losing a parent (which I and my siblings lost both of our parents). It caused me to really focus on the eternal. This place we know of as heaven but really do not fully comprehend.

From what I do know, so many of my most cherished loved ones are there. More importantly, Jesus; the one who makes it all possible is there. I want it more than anything else I can think of. If only I could expedite the process. In my heart of hearts I just wish and pray that every human being alive would just accept the Lord so that we could all just go home already! Oh, if it were only just that easy! Prayers they will not cease, and witnessing, that will continue for anyone willing to examine my demeanor or ask of my assistance, I readily will show Jesus to them, in my actions and in my love. Words are important, as long as they back up what we exhibit. Whatever else, whatever the Lord leads me to, in an effort to fulfill the hurrying and not the hastening of His coming. that is what I pray for.

I read somewhere that there are just 7 degrees of separation between us and every other person on this planet. If we would all just fervently pray over OUR CIRCLES OF INFLUENCE, the percentage, God is faithful to fulfill His promises. Ask and it is given, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.

 

The passing of my brother caused me to reflect so deeply. this poem is probably the closest thing to describe how I feel. There is a longing in my soul that nothing in this world can cure, except Jesus! I just want us all to go home!

 

Please help me go HOME for Christmas
join me if you’ve no place to go

Its wonderful, joyous and bright
with love, full of praise and delight

Family and friends are all waiting
our neighbors and pets will all sing

The Joy and the beauty of Christmas
A place unlike any you’ve been

The only way we can get there
My Father, He needs you to care

Wouldnt be Christmas without you
Important you are, it’s so true

Yield to the Master, silent and still
ask Him to forgive and He surely will

Accept His love to become anew
that is all that you ever need do

Finally, all together at last
Pain and hurt to be things of the past

Jesus, Savior, God’s heavenly dove
Gifts never ending, laughter and love

Unending, unfolding evermore
Unlike this here or ever before

Come! You ready?! Let’s all plan to go
HOME is really just HEAVEN you know!

SMZ – ARTSZCRAFTSZ

 

Acts 26:18 – To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

Romans 10:1 – Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.

1 Timothy 2:1-6 – I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men;   (Read More…)

2 Peter 3:9 – The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Luke 19:10 – For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

1 Timothy 2:4 – Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

Matthew 9:37-38 – Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly [is] plenteous, but the labourers [are] few;   (Read More…)

1 John 5:14 – And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

2 Timothy 2:26 – And [that] they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

Ezekiel 36:26 – A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

Ephesians 6:19-20 – And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,   (Read More…)

John 6:44 – No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

 

May this New Year be full of wondrous Blessings for you and yours!

 

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