Sometimes circumstances change and we must make changes….even when we think we are on track with the Lord and His direction for our lives.
This has just happened to me, as I knew from prayer and confirmation from others that we were to move our ministry (and myself of course) to Mesa, Arizona. We did that in August, 2014, everything fell into place, we received the finances and great favor. I met several people who received the message of forgiveness and healing bad memories. I made contact with several ministries and really enjoyed the people, and two cousins I have who live there.
Then in January 2015 I felt we would have to make changes and in prayer the Lord told me over and over just “TRUST ME.” As the month developed it became clear, a move back to San Diego was necessary. I began to have ‘doubts and misgiving about the previous move’–of course the devil never passes up an opportunity to work on our faith.
My great special friend, Martin, said he would come to Arizona and help me move. And, he did….a true blessing from God. I am truly blessed because my son, Greg and wife, Mary asked me to stay with them. It is a blessing also to have family around and a very comfortable place to stay. As Greg has worked with Blessed Abundance Ministry, he will be of great help. Greg is President and I am Treasurer and do the interviews, but couldn’t do it without help from so many others. Thank you!
I thought my health would improve in Arizona, after all BY HIS STRIPES I AM HEALED. But instead, my health got worse–that is a mystery. No matter what, I told myself and the devil, that I would never lose faith and relationship with my Jesus.
One of the many wonderful intercessors and friends, Anita gave me a word from God that reached my soul and gave me peace. That we had dug some ‘spiritual wells’ in Arizona that would continue to grow, and lives that were changed. It is never important to be complimented but to be encouraged — so wonderful to work with the Lord to build His Kingdom here on earth.
When things change suddenly we must praise God and I decided to live in Romans 8:28–GOD WORKS ALL THIN TOGETHR FOR GOOD FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THE LORD, etc…..God does not ’cause’ all things–God does not tempt or cause evil but works to change them. . In my case there is a good reason for the drastic change in my life and ministry, at this time, even if I do not see or understand it.
So whatever you are going through, or what we see in the world, we must cling to the Word of God and the persons of our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the faithfulness of our Holy Spirit–continue to thank and praise and pray against the work of the enemy!
Blessings, Grace, Favor and Joy in our Jesus!
Due to some computer ‘stuff’ (I don’t understand) our celebrate the T in Christmas has been ‘lost’. It was about the awesome Timing God had for the miracle birth of Jesus…..due to the prayers for the Messiah and maybe the timing was because God knew Mary and Joseph would be willing to be part of this miraculous event!
In any case in the celebration of Christmas I want to wind up our look at the letters in the word Christmas. The last three ‘m’; ‘a’; ‘s’ sounds like a mas or as we would say today ‘mass’–a meeting of believers for worship honoring Jesus as Lord. I want to suggest the ‘m’ could stand for merry or majestic in the Kingdom of God on earth. “Merry” or “rejoice” or “make glad”…..hence Merry Christmas is an encouragement to rejoice at the birth of our precious Jesus.
“A” could represent Angels who announced the awesome occasion, or Amazement that they experienced in being the welcoming committee for the arrival of our Savior…..which brings us to the end with the letter “s” as in Savior, eternal Salvation, the beginning of Supernatural Relationships of Mankind with their King, their Creator! We are truly blessed!
Merry Christmas in the loving gift of our Jesus!
Christmas, the miracle birth of Jesus Christ, is Supernatural. Because Jesus was born and became our Saviour (Luke 2:11)….we were allowed to become Saints because of Him (Romans 1:7) and we are Sanctified–‘set apart for Holy use.’ (2 Tim 2:21)
Think how humbly Jesus came into the world, and how He was revealed to the most humble of men–shepherds. (Luke 2) To humbly seek and to grasp, to understand, the Supernatural, the Spirit realm, we need to be ‘born again’ and use our imagination– both are wonderful gifts of God! (John 3:5,6)
S could stand for Spirit, the Holy Spirit, and small s for the spirit within us…..how Supernatural all of this is….that the Holy Spirit works with our spirit that we may be used for Holy Use….not our works….but the Holy Spirit working within us. (Gal 2:20)
Well all that because a Child was born, so many reasons to celebrate! Take time during this Holiday Season to just take a few seconds to rejoice and celebrate in your heart! Thank you, Jesus, for the gift of your life!
The miracle birth of Jesus means so much like the many facets of a beautiful diamond….this one the ‘I’ in Christmas is awesome…..it can stand for the great ‘I AM’ as expressed to Moses in the Old Testament…..then to Jesus as He said, “I AM He” when they came to arrest Him in the Garden Gethsemane. They sought Jesus, and when He answered “I Am He!.” they all fell back to the ground. (Exodus 3; John 18:6). There are many other references but the important thought is God, Jesus and the Holy Ghost are the Great I AM.
And Jesus born as a baby, lived and died as a man, revealed the Character and Nature of Father God to all mankind. And critical to our identity in this life are many Scriptures revealing who we are as Children of God, as in Christ and He in us. I can whole heartedly and honestly say:
I am a new creature in Christ (2 Cor 5:17); I have the mind of Christ (I Cor 2:16); Jesus Christ lives in me this very day. (Gal 2:20); I have been forgiven, I have been redeemed.(Col 1:14); I am getting my needs met according to the riches and glory of Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:19)….and there are many more.
So our Heavenly Father is the great ‘I AM’ and because of Jesus we too are blessed in being ‘I am’ in all HE is……all because of the miracle birth of Jesus…..the very first gift of Christmas…..God in giving us His Son…..the greatest of all. Humble beginning and horrible death all for each of us to be one with Him for eternity!
No matter our circumstances this year we are truly blessed because we can say and believe our true identity is in Christ Jesus, and that is the reason for the season. Thank you Lord!
Carol, Greg, Gaye and MaryAnne
We can see the ‘R’ in Christmas as standing for the Righteousness of Christ Jesus–and for us, also, as we are the righteousness of God in Christ. Jesus miracle birth is everything to us–right standing with God and right actions on earth. (2 Cor 5:21)
And those two concepts are one. So Christmas time we can implement our righteousness in Christ with a kind word, a hug, a note to friends or family, help the poor or call someone who is lonely. My favorite is to say, “Thank you for being here, God bless you!” to everyone who waits on me….in the grocery store, getting gas, buying gifts, eating out (especially at fast food shops), just everyone I encounter. Most need a blessing as the season is wonderful but can be stressful as well–especially when serving other.
I have never had anyone reject that and many return it. Blessing someone changes the circumstances, brings God attention and Glory and manifests the righteousness in us.
May you be blessed in all you do, God bless you for being here with us! May our ‘Miracle Family’ grow and we share the miracles and messags with family and friends!
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Joy, peace and love in our Jesus,
Carol, Greg, Gayle and MerryAnne