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When you least expect it….God shows up!  At first I had no idea it was HIM, and even as the first dream occurred, I still didn’t know.  When the 2nd dream happened, I still wasn’t sure, but then the phone rang, and I no longer had to wonder.  When God showed up in my 2 dreams….they became very real!

The first dream of the night was a sexual encounter with a stanger.  Yea, I know…Weird…Right?  Well the encounter was actually an invitation to enter in to the relationship, all the time desiring to proceed, even though my husband slept in an adjoining room.  I was given a choice.  I could proceed with the lust filled encounter, which in my dream seemed inviting, exciting, fulfilling, and I found myself wanting to accept this invitation to worldly frolic.   However, someplace in there my heart said “NO!”  I am not doing this.  I will remain faithful to my husband.

I didn’t realize until much later that this really wasn’t a sexual dream, but a loyalty challenge.  Would I remain Faithful, or would I at the ripe old age of 72 turn my back of the King of Kings.  Would I let the world suck me into a void,  an emptiness?  Would I turn my back on the one who loved me so much that he took my sin, saved my soul and loved me with an unquenchable Love.  Would I reject the hope that is in Jesus?  Would I reject the leading of the Holy Spirit?  Would I make a wrong choice…which had the appearance of a wonderful choice.

Earlier in the evening I had been praying.  Once again I spoke to Satan, and told him to get out of my house and get out of my life.  I suspect the dream that came to me really came from Satan to open a door into my home.  I believe God allowed it.

I remember the story of Job and how Satan came to God and God was  sharing the great faith of Job with Satan, and Satan told God that it he would allow him to test Job, he would see that Job would fail the test and curse God. However God had faith in Job and allowed Satan to kill his children destroy his livelihood and take his health.   The story continues on and you might find it interesting reading……even studying, because the end is glorious.  I thank GOD that my answer was the same as Job’s.  No…I will NOT DENY GOD.  I am so thankful  that somehow I made it through that test.  I am so grateful to God for His HOLY SPIRIT…because had I just been me….I would have succumbed to the temptation, and probably gloried in it.

I awoke…the dream was seared in my memory.  I think I told God…Thank you for helping me make the right choice in that dream… and then I think I asked…..”What was that all about?”  After all…it was weird, enticing, strange…..

 

I went back to sleep….and the 2nd dream began.  I was in a place where food was given for free.  You could just help yourself.  I arrived there late, but there was still some groceries and especially meat.  There were plastic bags so you could put as much as you wanted into them.  I began to fill my grocery cart.  It was getting piled to the top…I grabbed every piece of meat I could find, shoved it into a bag and put it in the cart.  The cart was overflowing, and I thought I should take my cart and go load it in my car and get out of there…..but there was still more meat…I think the last thing was the bacon…and I took it all.  It wasn’t a huge package….maybe a couple pounds.  I got it in my bag and the thought crossed my mind that I was being greedy.  I should not have taken so much.  It was unfair, there was probably someone else who needed it more than I did….but I pushed that thought aside and turned to put the bacon in my cart.

The cart had been moved…it wasn’t right behind me…it was a ways behind me…and ALL the meat I had gathered was gone.  Someone Stole my meat!  Someone stole ALL of my meat, except the bacon of greed I held in my hands.    Hmmmm

Wow…did I get angry?  Yea… I was very upset.  And then the thought came…You should have shared what you had.  I knew that was right….and anywhere in the process of bagging all that meat, I could have made a decision to share it with those who needed it…BUT I DIDN’T!   Selfishness caused me to lose everything.  The dream ended and I awoke.

By now, I am thinking that God is trying to get something across to me, and I am asking, “what are you trying to tell me, Lord?  What is this dream about?  What am I supposed to do.  At this time, I have not put the two dreams together.  I have no idea, so I keep asking.

By now, I am out of the shower, makeup on, hair done, dressed…ready to head to church because it is Sunday, and that is where I go every Sunday that I can.

As I get in my car and start it, my phone rings.  It is a friend calling and I answer.  She doesn’t usually call me on a Sunday Morning.  Something must be wrong….  “Do you want some meat?” she asks…and I am like “WHAT?”  What?”  “What?”  “You don’t have to give me meat,” I said….  “Yes, I do,” she said.   Yes, I said….”I will take the meat.”  “OK, “she responded,  “I will put it in a cooler and bring it to church with me.”  “Ok,” I say….”I will bring an insulated bag with me.”

We get off the phone, and I grab the bag and head out the door.   Now my mind is going a little crazy, but I am positive that God is in the midst of this dream and this phone call.  I rethink the things my friend has done for me in the past.  She has given me meat before, when we had none.  She has let me come and pick a 5 gallon pail of beans, she has let me come and practice shoot on her property.  She has taught me how not to cause myself to bleed when I worked the slide on my gun.  She has been a friend and we have prayed for each other many times.

My Questions rise….”What is this about, God?”  “What are you telling me?”

I recognized a couple of things.  The first was my selfishness that my dream had revealed and another think was that I need not worry about tomorrow and the scripture of how God cares for the sparrows and provides them with food and is fully aware when even one of them dies.  Yea, God has me in his sights…I can rest in that….and then I am reminded that The Word says that “My God shall provide all of my need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  So no need to be greedy….Jesus will provide all that I ever need!

One of the things I have learned about God over the years is that sometimes the obvious message is not really the message, but just a reminder.

I arrived at church and attended Worship where the actual message was that we are called to go out into the world, whether our jobs or our social gatherings and share Jesus with those who don’t know him and to encourage young Christians, because they are needing to learn more about Jesus, about Holy Spirit and about God.  One of our jobs is to help them grow.  Good message….guess I needed that today.

So when services were over I found my friend.  She said she woke up this morning and God said to her that she should give me meat.  1 package of steak, 2 of roasts and 2 of ground beef.  She said…OK Lord, kinda wondering what that was about, but she was going to do what God told her, so she made the call to me.

I told her about the dream….the meat dream.  I still have not put together that the dreams are part of a set.  They have something to do with each other.  As we are talking, I am wondering about what God specifically told her.  That she was to provide meat was one thing and definitely was the confirmation that the dream was from God.  But what about the specifics…. 1 package of steak, two of roasts and two of ground beef.

As we are talking I say something to the effect of ….Is this just meat that God is providing or is it MEAT.  The MEAT of the WORD,  The Meat of TRUTH…….   That is when Holy Spirit causes every hair on my body to stand on end.  OK..so this is not REALLY about the physical meat you eat, but about the meat of God that those who have served HIM for years have learned over the years.  It is God’s Wisdom and God’s gift of knowledge, It is the way to fight, the way to stand, the way to accomplish what God has for you to do.  YOUR PURPOSE!

I now know mine….  But there is more!  I am to share what I have learned.  I am to teach other truths to those who God places in my path.

Years ago, I knew I was called to write about God, about hope, about the love of the Lord.  I was supposed to write prayers, and write stories of how God has intervened in my life.  I was to share the answers to prayer, and to help others that God brings my way.

Well…it would seem that that is the end of the story, but it is NOT.

There was a reason why God told my friend   1 package of steak, 2 of roast and 2 of ground beef.

I began to ponder the meaning of the 3 different items…(Interesting that there are 3 categories, isn’t it?)

I kept asking….  “What are you telling me?”  So as I seek  full knowledge from God, this is what comes to my mind.  I am pretty positive these are God’s thoughts, because I have heard them before, and now I am hearing them again…..although I never heard the message this loud and clear.

“Why hamburger Lord?”  Hamburger is the truth in little pieces you are to share with young Christians.  They can’t handle more than tiny morsels of truth at one time.  How many morsels are in hamburger?  Thousands, and especially if there are two packages….and there are.  So it appears I am to share the gospel to others in bits and pieces, and I am to teach them the little, but seriously important things they don’t know yet.  Let them grow up….milk is for babies.  Meat is for those who are growing so they get stronger and build strength and become more aware, more able to hear and closer to God’s Throne and begin to rely on Holy Spirit to learn.

2 Roasts…..  Importance of a roast…  Roasts are usually cooked over a period of time.   Some more tender cuts are cooked a shorter period and that gives you rare roast beef.  Good stuff to eat!, but then there is the tough meat that has to be cooked a long time to get tender enough to eat easily.

So this indicates that when people graduate from morsels of truth, next comes the solid piece of meat.  Some very juicy to learn, other requiring a little more chewing.  The Word of God should not be swallowed whole anymore than a roast.  Bigger pieces are on the menu, and there is more to consider when you learn the Word, and when you learn the Way.  Some of those larger pieces can be very juicy and delicious or maybe you prefer the less juicy and more fully cooked meat.  There is in the Christians diet a time for both of them.  How do we share the roast.  Usually with a family.  Almost never alone, unlike the hamburger which is designed for one person to partake.  A person alone seldom cooks a roast just for themselves.  So, not only am I to share with individuals, but also with small groups.  After all the roast isn’t a half of beef.

Why the steak?  A steak is a glorious piece of meat.  One person can eat the whole thing!  It has meat that is grilled in many different ways.  It can be grilled, fried, sautéed,  but for the very best steak you want it to be thick enough to have the very center at least Rare(I prefer Medium rare)  but throughout the Steak there are areas that are different.  The Outside edge is the most done, then next comes an inner portion that is medium  or medium well and then maybe Medium rare.

Steaks can be eaten all by yourself, or with a group of people who either slice the steak so each gets a portion of what they like or each person gets their own steak to partake of.  The steak can be different sizes…Some eat lots and others eat little.  Melt in your mouth tender is preferable to “tough as nails” steak.  Steak is for grown-ups.  The meat has to be chewed well, one bite at a time, if not, you could choke.  It is the finest meat of the Animal, it is the choice of many, and the one most people use to celebrate when they are celebrating.

Steak is a wonderful delicious meal, it is grilled or fried to perfection,  it is the choice of many…others, not so much, because they get tired of chewing.

Steak is the big secrets of the Kingdom of God.  Steak is the Word of God in its most powerful form.  Steak is what makes a prayer that the Kingdom of Heaven rejoices in and brings to pass quickly and with great power through Holy Spirit.  Steak is the ultimate feast!

So today I learned that it is now time to move forward.  It is God who is directing the way.  He will be the one who leads me to speak the truths I will speak and the stories of his miracles, and love and peace.  He will lead to ask the right questions, He will show me the way I am to go, and how I am to get there.  I do know that writing will be a part of it, so expect more “words” coming from my computer to yours.  I will do my best to listen and to obey.  I will do my best to hear the Voice of the Lord.

I think of how this day has changed my life.  I now remember the choice provided in the first dream.  Had I made the wrong choice and chose the World over my God….I have no doubt that there would NOT have been a second dream.  There would not have been a future.  Perhaps even this was my expiration day, and had I chosen wrong and betrayed my God, I would not be able to ever again share his Joy, and the hope that is in me right now.

I have never had a dream like this before…well dreams…  I have seen visions and I have seen his outline and I have heard his voice.  I pray that now…today…I can follow after HIM with gusto!

I pray that as you read this, it will bless you.  I pray that it will help you know that GOD is ALIVE and He is REAL.  I pray that you will choose to receive His free gift of Forgiveness, which he died for, so your sins could be forgiven, and I pray that you will hear Holy Spirit as he speaks to you in whatever way he does. ….Knowing full well that each of us hears and sees and learns as HE reveals himself to us.

I encourage you today….Do say YES to JESUS CHRIST,  commit, follow and invite HOLY SPIRIT to enter in, pray for you and lead you to where God has for you to go and do what God has for you to do.

God Bless you ALL!

Lloyd Ann Caston  AKA PRAYYIOR

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Move on…. Beats Procrastination

Posted: March 21, 2018 in other

Well guys…or Y’all….whatever you call your friends, peeps, or others in general.  Today is a thinking day.  I am thinking whether I should hop in my Car tomorrow and head for a meeting. It is supposed to snow.  What that means is that I will probably be driving in the night with 3 to 6 inches of the snow on the roads.  I’ve done that before.  I once took my Ringneck Parrot named Pecker….on a 120 mile strip in a blizzard to see a vet because that bird kept falling off his perch.  NOT GOOD.  Poor Bird.  Then I find out from the Vet that these birds often get brain tumors and this is what it “probably” is.  So home I head, blizzard still raging with my poor bird, whom the Vet could not help.

But back to the storm.  I am really tired of storms and winter.  I want desperately to go to this meeting in Bismarck, and the plan was to go to the meeting and since I needed to drive over a hundred miles home, I might just as well go visit my Daughter for the weekend.  Evidently the snow is headed their way too.

I miss my daughter, we just never get enough time together.  Different City, 3 hours away, a full time job….Yea…it is life.  The answer is surely…Just go!  Maybe better wash some clothes first…….

One of the things I wanted to do this year is set up a non-profit for Vets to get teeth with.  I speak from experience.  My dear old Vet, has no teeth.  We spent about 3500 bucks to get his teeth all pulled so he could get dentures…Pulling wasn’t enough…Then they had to shave down his gums so false teeth would fit.  Finally all our “teeth” money was spent on “prep for teeth,” but no teeth…so next step, save money until there was enough to get teeth, but they wanted another 3200 bucks for that.  Well, needless to say, he is learning to eat without teeth.  His biggest complaint is that he can no longer eat Potato Chips or meat, other than ground beef, pork, or whatever.  I do have to admit…It seems a total shame to grind up a beautiful Ribeye into hamburger.  Yea, just buy the cheap stuff!

So it seemed to me the key would be to set up a program where he and all the other Vets without teeth or needing teeth could get them.  I still haven’t filled out the paperwork for that, and applied for 5013C…which is a government non-profit.  Then you have to ask yourself, “ how good am I at asking people to donate to a cause?”  Well, that answer is “not very.”

So I sit, and do nothing instead.  That is just pure crazy.  I look at the people in our world, out there changing peoples lives, providing needs that no one else meets and I get discouraged.  What is wrong with me?  I need to get in gear and accomplish this.  “No time like the present”…isn’t that what they say.  Procrastination will get you every time…  Jump in, one step at a time.  One goal met another on the horizon.  If you don’t start, you can never finish.  Half-finished is the same as never started!  The result is the same.  Time wasted, nothing accomplished.

Time to move, senseless to sit.  Find the form on line and fill out the papers….get them sent in.

So the message for today, for some of us…is “stop procrastinating!”  The rest of you, just move on…Nothing to see here!

However there is one more word….  “I can do all things through Christ, who Strengthens me.”  Knowing that, getting it into your head, feeling it in your heart…YEA….That makes it impossible to fail!  Sounds mighty good to me!  How about YOU?   What are your unfulfilled plans, goals, desires?

Blessings to you all!

Lloyd Ann

 

NEVER EVER GIVE UP!

Posted: December 31, 2017 in other

 

NEVER EVER GIVE UP!

Well here it is ….New Year’s Eve 2017.  I thought I would share some thoughts.

Today I thought about by-gone days of a school carnival.  Mom and Dad played Bingo all night, us kids ran around like crazy kids…and we threw bags and bags of confetti.  It is the most glorious stuff.  Confetti is just little pieces of paper of different colors all in little circles of joy.  You throw it up in the air and it lands of everything, it gets in your hair, and old grumpy people didn’t like it, but it was fun.  If I had confetti for New Years, this year, even though I know the mess it makes, I would throw it all over and laugh and laugh.

It has been a tough week here in ND.  The temp is 25 below zero…so cold that the sewer vents on houses freeze shut and the sewer gas bubbles up in the bathtub and escapes the pipes….Now this is not like someone farting in the bathroom…it is like a million people farting in the bathroom…and it seeps through the house, and it makes you want to puke.  But it’s fixed, thanks to my troubleshooting the fix and my Grandson, Josh, following directions and doing all the roof work.  Frozen fingers had to be warmed multiple times, the ladder slipped and that was exciting because Josh was on it when it did…then when he wasn’t hurt and didn’t hit the ground, we laughed and laughed.  It was really a wonderfully successful day.  Sewer Vents are no longer filling the house with the smell of a million farts, and I got to spend time with my Grandson, and I watched God work a marvelous Miracle.  But that is not my story to tell, so I won’t.

I have determined that “Nodaks” (that’s a nickname for North Dakotans) take great pride in the survival during the coldest times of the year.  We complain, but we brag too.  It truly is amazing that anyone can survive in the cold.  How birds and deer and wildlife survive is beyond me.  All I can say, is that God knew exactly what He was doing when he created them, knowing the harsh conditions they would sometimes experience.  It makes me think of my Grandfather who came to this unsettled country so many years ago, and ended up on the prairie in what is called a “soddy”  dirt floor, no real heat, other than the ability to burn some grass, very little to eat….but they survived….Thankful they did, because through it all, I got life.

Would I like to be in NYC for New Years?  The excitement of the ball dropping…all the crystals on it…  NO…  I prefer home celebrations.  A time of family, kids putting on parades, and playing games and laughter.  I prefer Oyster Stew at Midnight, and those little round crackers.  Never mind that about 4 Am I get reflux…  Still worth it.

I am eating the last popcorn ball of the season…all the others are gone…  Have to enjoy this one enough to last a whole year.  I make Popcorn balls because my Sister loves them, and I love my Sister!  I plan to make them again in December of 2018, God Willing.

I think of all the little dogs I have loved over the years….and the cats.  I always laugh when I remember seeing my Daughter pushing this little kitten to our door….  Then she opened the door, jumped in front of the kitten and said…Look what followed me home.  After hunting all over for the owner, the kitten became ours.  So fun…..love that girl!

This year has been interesting.  I have met so many people on line.  So many that I now have heart connections to.  So many who are more than friends, friends to laugh and talk with, pray with, share thoughts and hopes and dreams with.  Then there are others, who have needed prayers, have needed hope, and needed health restored, and laughter, and love….Yea, the world is full of those we meet  who are there to brings us hope or a word of truth, or someone who needs something from us.  God is amazing how He connects people who give and gain from each other.  It truly is a blessing in my life.

I worked hard this past summer, my Son was here, and we worked at selling things off so the house could go on the market.  Just didn’t get done….partially, but not fully.  I had no intentions of being here this winter.  By next winter I fully expect the house will be sold and we will have moved on to someplace smaller, someplace with less yard to cut.  Love the park we have here, but we are getting too old to care for it.  This place is for someone younger, with kids who can play in the yard, making forts in the trees, and riding bikes and watching birds and squirrels….Yea, I will miss it terribly.  It is the one place in the world where every single day I have thought….”I just love going home!”  Someone else needs to feel that. The best thing about memories, is that wherever you go, you get to take them with you.

My hopes for the future are that all my family members are settled somewhere that they belong and are happy and able to care for themselves, I want to see my Grandchildren in Alaska again.  I want to spend some time visiting my kids, wherever they are living.  I want to make a nationwide trip and visit some of the people I know in other parts of the Country.  Some of them I have known for years, and some I have just met and some I have never met in person.  They range from Michigan to the Carolinas, south and north and zig-zagged all over…..Relatives in California, and Oregon, and friends from Military bases, and the list just goes on.  I have hopes of forming a 501 3C to help Veterans with needs the Country and the Military don’t meet, such as teeth and hearing aids, and other personal needs that just don’t seem to be getting met.  I want to sit on a porch in the shade and listen to the birds and laugh at the squirrels, and drink a big glass of sweet tea.  I want to go fishing for “big” fish, and am hoping that soon my Son will have a boat that is just what he needs to fulfill his dreams.  I want to visit my Great Grandkids, and want to finish the book I have been working on, much of what is written here on this sight.  I want to spend time sharing Jesus with more and more people, because I care about them, and want to spend eternity with them, and if they don’t know Jesus, we will not be together.  I love helping people find the house they need, and I love helping people get their houses sold, so they can move on to fulfill their hopes and dreams.  I am not sure how long I will sell Real Estate.  Laughingly, when someone asks that question I tell them I am planning to retire when I am 91.  Only God knows if that is true.

What are your dreams?  What do you want to leave this world with they didn’t have before you came along?

What are your goals for the upcoming year?  I hope one of them is to enjoy your family or those friends that are closest to you.

Will you laugh at the troubles of this world or will you let the troubles take you down?  I hope you will laugh.  I hope you won’t borrow trouble from thinking too much and imagining all the bad stuff that can come in life.   I hope instead you do what the Bible tells us to put the stuff, the troubles, the sorrow, the hurt and sadness behind us and look forward to this day…and the next…and the next…One day at a time.  There are enough troubles in each day to deal with.  Don’t borrow any from your past or your future.  Live today, trust that God’s got you, and will always care for you.

Can’t seem to hear what God is saying to you?  Sometimes yelling at him from the depths of your heart will be effective.  God put your passion in you when He created you, and he loves to see that in you.  Some of my most effective prayers are those where I stand in the middle of my yard in the dark of night and screamed out my need…and some of my other most glorious times are singing to my dear Heavenly Father….One of His Favorites, I think…is “How great thou Art.”  In the dark of night…at the top of my lungs, out of tune, but with a joyful noise!

God just want you to be you.  He loves you like you are, He calls you to seek his forgiveness, and to forgive the people who have wronged you, hurt you, abused you, lied to you, cheated on you, stole from you, hated you……because he wants desperately to deal with those people.  He can’t you know, as long as you hold on to your “right” to vengeance!  He wants you to remove that fish from your line and put it on his.

I hope this New Year you will find the joy of watching God’s miracles happen.  They happen when we believe.  They happen when we Pray.  They happen when we decide to Trust God, Trust Jesus and listen to what Holy Spirit is saying to our hearts.  So many people in your life need you, they need you to pray for them, someone needs to pray for them.  Are you aware that some people on this earth have NEVER had another person pray for them?  God really can’t do anything in their life until someone prays for them.  Why don’t you commit to being the one?

I want to talk to Fathers today.  My heart is terribly burdened by the children who will never find Jesus and His love for them because their Fathers have not shared Him with them.  There is something special about Fathers and the influence they have on their children, especially their boys.  Boys often see the act of following Christ as a weakness.  There is this mind-set that “men” are weak if they have to rely on Jesus.  The opposite is actually true, Men are the strongest and most powerful when they hear the voice of God, and follow His ways, and Love how He loves.  Those are the men who are most respected.  The Men you can count on to help others, to care for others, the ones who you can allow yourself to trust in.  Men are the Glue that God provided to hold our World together.  They are firm and strong and courageous.  It is an honor to have been born to be a Man.  Please Fathers, take time to spend with your kids.  They need to know that you Love Jesus…They need to know that You rely on Him for your strength, they need to know your stories of the times He has come to your rescue.  They need to know they can call upon them and He will be there for them, just like you will be there for your kids.  Nothing is more important to a child than to have the instruction and knowledge about How to Ask Jesus into your Life, How to trust Him, how to act as He wants you to act, how to treat people with respect and honor, how to be a friend to those who need friends.  Fathers….I call out to you….Change Your children’s lives by sharing Christ and your Walk with HIM, with them.

One day I will talk about Mothers and their enormous gifts and responsibilities, but it is not for today.

I wish you all a Wonderful New Year.  A year where you find a new found strength and faith in Jesus and where your soul will be at peace.  I Pray for you A year full of laughter, love, hope, joy, lots of self-control, and joy in abundance.  I pray that you will have a closer relationship with someone; One who you can share your heart with, someone safe, someone who will honor your gift of relationship.   I pray for you this year, that you will find peace in your soul.  I pray that God will provide for you whatever it is you need, and I pray for Miracles galore.  Miracles in your home, your relationships, your health, your family, your work…..YOUR LIFE HERE ON EARTH!  And I Pray that God will open every door so that YOU can and do share JESUS and his gift of salvation, forgiveness and eternal life with them.  Let’s share Jesus and fill heaven with our friends!  If you care, you can share!

One last Word….  Don’t ever give up…NEVER EVER give up.  The miracle you need could be just around the corner.  Think about this…  How many dreams have been lost because we quit, the moment before success?  NEVER EVER GIVE UP!

May God Bless you Richly and I wish you a Happy New Year to you all!

Lloyd Ann aka Prayyior

 

No Words?

Posted: November 3, 2017 in other, Prayers
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I always struggle with words…not really words, but rather the right words.  The right words that help and not hurt, the words that accomplish the goal, without people thinking I am off my rocker.  Words that don’t shock or scare someone.  Words that bring peace to a troubled heart.    Yes, it matters….

Yesterday a prayer request came in….  It is was one of those that everyone looked at and no one prayed.  It was difficult.  The poster shared some very private information in this circle of friends, and needed prayer for a family member.  It was a devastating occurrence in the family, and this family had been hit with so many sorrows over the past months, even years.

When a prayer request comes in and people are in desperate need of prayer, it is a shame to not pray.  It is so difficult for us, because we always think we might pray or say something that makes it worse, or that we just don’t know how to pray.

“Blink”  “light on”  You don’t need to know how to pray.  You don’t need to have perfect words.  Yes, I do know that almost everyone prayed…just didn’t post it.  I am sure that the cry went out to God to help this person and help this family.  There are others who see immediately what the “real” problem is and know what to do about it, but the family and the person may not understand the prayer, if you pray it.

You must…we are called to pray for each other.  We are called to bear one another’s burdens, we are called by our God to Love one another.

There is sadness that touches the heart when you have poured out your soul and no one posts anything. Never, ever let that happen.  Take the time to post something.  At the very least post something that says….I am thinking and praying for you and for whoever the need is for.  I am asking God to intervene in this person’s life.  I am asking God to do what needs to be done to draw this person to Him.  I am praying that this person will get through this “situation.”

We will never know the best way to pray…So we call out to Holy Spirit and ask HIM to put HIS WORDS in our thoughts, and fingers while we keyboard the prayer.  Then ask if there is anything else HE wants us to say….If so…add it… If not…Click POST.

God put you there, in front of that screen and that post because HE wants to partner with you in blessing someone else.  Just trust that what you say and what you do, is right!  Holy Spirit can take any words you post and anoint them and empower them to meet that person’s need.

God is Amazing!  He knows everything.  He can fix anything we mess up.  He can provide all that is needed in every situation and in every need.  HE IS ALL POWERFUL and NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD.

We have all the faith we need.  Pray the prayer… Don’t worry about your prayer being wrong or coming across wrong……Then….TRUST GOD FOR THE RESULTS! Greater things will you do than what I have done, declared Jesus…..  JUST BELIEVE IT!

John 14: 12-14

12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in me in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

 

It it really him? Questions

Posted: October 2, 2017 in other

Las Vegas Terror attack… October 2, 2017  Today is the 3rd.

I am not convinced!  Yes, the report is out that they have identified the shooter.  That he is dead and he took is own life before the police entered the room….

Nothing in the person they are pointing too indicates that this man was a danger to anyone.  No trouble anytime…ever… so now, the man who sent cookies to his Mother is out killing?

Something is not right here.

So today I have questions..

Is it really him?  If I were a terrorist and didn’t want to be stopped, or checked or whatever, I would find someone who lives alone, who’s got a great reputation, who someone wouldn’t miss right away, and I would kill them, take there Identification, get their passwords to everything, get their pin numbers which would be on a home computer.

I would then use those to rent a room, I would already have all the weapons, I would already know which room I needed, I would already get it reserved so I would be able to get things in.

It’s evil…but I am not convinced this is the man who did the shooting…

Why would he care about killing himself right before the police breached his room…Standing with a gun, would have gotten him killed anyway.

Perhaps he wanted the chance to blow his face off, so it would take days for the police to realize, if they ever did…that it wasn’t the suspect they throught it was.

Will they find this suspects real body somewhere near his home.  He would have been the perfect patsy.

Lived quietly, clean, above board citizen, wife out of the country, no children…Yea..

Time will tell…Perhaps I am totally wrong…but perhaps I am right.

Guilt…the ultimate destroyer

Posted: June 6, 2017 in other

When Guilt is trying to cripple you…You need to know that God has a plan for your life, and it is good!  “I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jer 29:11 NIV)

I certainly don’t have time to write today…just too much to do, but that still small voice of God keeps whispering…Someone needs your words of advice today. OK…so here I am.

It has only been in the last few months that God has shown me repeatedly that HE is not the one who puts “GUILT” on ANYONE…. God will convict you of sin in your life. He will bring to mind the deed that “guilt” is now trying to destroy you with.  Guilt is NOT a creation of God!  Period…the end.

For as long as I can remember and that is a very long time, I always thought that guilt came from God and it was a trigger for me to repent and get my life straight. Unfortunately, most of us live with guilt about things that have occurred in out past.

It seems in our minds we need to find a way to deal with guilt. In some instances we go to the person or persons we have wronged and ask them to forgive us. They may or may not be willing to do that. Then what do we do?

Well, we seem to think we can erase the guilt by making amends. We search out ways to make it better. We hunt for ways to assuage our guilt. Help someone, do something, send something, fix something….

Sometimes what we have done has been sin, something that we know God despises, and sent his SON to die a horrible, painful, humiliating death on a cross to pay the penalty for our Sin.

Wow…He loves us so much…and so did Jesus.. or He could have called for legions of angels to get him off that cross and cancel the whole plan. He didn’t.

When guilt is laying across your head and your heart, it is a terrible pain. It is something that is hard to live with. Sometimes we go to God and ask forgiveness, thinking that God is the author of that pain of guilt. However we get to God is good. It is God doing what God does. God takes the things that Satan meant for evil and turns them into something good. A relationship with God is good. It heals you, helps you, erases the sin, it gives you new life, and removes a heart of stone and installs a heart that can love.

The guilt itself, never comes from God. Guilt is one of those things that has Satan’s name written all over it. It is intended to kill, steal and destroy. That is Satan’s goal. Satan thinks that the more guilt he piles on you over your past, then the more likely you are to run and hide from God, or get mad at God, or even kill yourself, because you can’t deal with it anymore. If you die, never having asked Jesus into your life, then you get to spend eternity in a hell that you have no idea is as terrible as it is. Take your worse day ever, compound that 10,000 times…and maybe it would be as bad as hell is…but then add fire, and you can see why Satan would go to extreme lengths to keep you. NOBODY in their right mind would want to spend their eternity with Satan….

So KNOW that when guilt is attacking you, it truly IS an attack from Satan. Only thing to do is ask Jesus for help, then cover yourself in the blood of Christ, which is a covering of protection….Then command that guilt to leave in the name of JESUS. You have the authority as one of God’s Children to demand that. Satan is never more powerful than one of God’s Children. You hold POWER from the Mighty God of the Universe and Beyond., through the Blood and Name of Jesus. There is Power in the blood and Power in the Name of Jesus….Use it…

Set yourself free….Send Guilt packin’ , get up and walk in the ways of God…Get a life! Get Jesus….You are a CHILD OF THE KING OF GLORY!

 

Blessings to you all,
Prayyior

Resurrection Sunday 2017

It will be Easter in a couple hours which causes me to consider the great love Jesus has for us. It is amazing to me that God would put aside his role and take on the role of man. He put off his power and took on human nature. The creator, took the place of one of his creation. How amazing is that…

Well Easter also known as resurrection Sunday, is basically the new beginning for us, and the end of his time here as a man. True it will be many days before he returns to heaven, but his resurrection is the victory that every person needs in order to “enjoy:” life after death. We go on…whether we seek the forgiveness that Jesus offers to those who ask, and seek to follow him, believing in who he said he was. The Messiah.
The Savior of the world. His gift to whoever calls upon him. His gift available, but only when we come to him and seek his mercy and his grace.

Easter is that special time where sunrise means more than morning. It means the morning that he took death and cast it aside, and set captives free, brought those who believed out of darkness and they got to go home. Can you even imagine…As a Wife and Mother, I would probably be in the kitchen fixing dinner. Possibly thinking about the child who had died or the spouse, or Mother or Father, perhaps a brother or Sister….Imagine the surprise and shock you would experience if someone you loved who had died walked in the door. Yikes…I would be questioning them and half disbelieving anything they said, but fact upon fact, they were alive.

Well, that’s what happened on Resurrection morning. It wasn’t just JESUS who rose from the dead…He brought others with him. Dead and in the grave, now alive and walking and talking. Yea, I am betting that got the attention of everyone in town and probably even in the country. There is a song…”because HE lives, I can face tomorrow, because he lives, all fear is gone…” Because HE LIVES, I too can face tomorrow. Not just tomorrow in my life here on earth, but tomorrow referring to after I die…I actually may not die, but that is for another blog post.

There is a lot more to Resurrection Sunday than Jesus. He is the most important…He is the reason we celebrate. We celebrate with Easter Eggs….Why eggs. probably because there is life in the egg. The chick is formed in the egg and when the time is right, it pecks the eggs shell and before you know it there is another life. Seem appropriate, doesn’t it.

Where the Bunny comes from…who knows. Not important, but fun, unless it is some guy in a bunny suit with a mean face. I would not want to sit on that Easter Bunnies lap. And why would you want to? Easter Bunnies never promise you gifts..

Well, moving on…I muse over days gone by. Easters that have come and gone. Easter Sunday is always spent in church, worshiping the Risen Lord. Tomorrow, I will miss Church. I will leave home about 6 AM to head to another place to spend time with My Daughter, Grandchildren, Nephew and his family. It will be a wonderful day…despite the 6 hours I will spend on the road. We will laugh…My little Sister will be there. This year we will not have matching dresses that also would match our Mother’s dress…Yes we were stair steps wearing the same dress in different sizes that our Mother made, because Easter was a special day. We would all wear a hat that we had bought at “Dottie Dun’s Hats” in Minot North Dakota. Then we would sing…”In your Easter Bonnet, with all the frills upon it, I’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade.”  It was always fun going to Minot for our hats. We lived about 60 miles from Minot and we usually only went to that city in the spring when snow melt was happening. One of my fondest memories was the sound the cars made as they drove through the slush. I still, all these years later, enjoy the sound of slush. It is a wonderful time in North Dakota when the snow starts to melt and the days show the promise of Spring.

We never hid eggs outside. That would not have been good. My Dad was sure that the dogs would eat them, but of course he couldn’t tell us that. I am sure there was some lame excuse why the Easter Bunny left them in the house. Most likely we would be told that it could snow and the Easter Bunny wouldn’t want our eggs hidden by the snow or frozen. LOL…yea, everything makes sense when you are a kid.

I was at the grocery store today, and thought I should buy some candy…but decided I probably didn’t need to eat the chocolate and also thought the price was just too high. $4.50 for a little bag…huh..Nope!

Easter also brings to mind the egg decorating. I was never much good at it, but when my kiddos were little we managed…Then we hid them in the yard, and the oldest found the most…he was best as seeing them and grabbing first. We occasionally would find one or two a few weeks later. My daughter was the Egg decorator. She could decorate eggs for hours and hours. She also had the very best eggs …and then what does a Mother do with hard-boiled eggs? Well we made deviled eggs…Isn’t that crazy…On Easter when we honor God, we serve Devil-ed eggs.

One of my very favorite memories of Easter was when my Daughter was older, grown up, actually. She chose that day to be baptized. We went to her Church that Easter and watched as this miracle occurred. My Daughter and Jesus…both raised to life on the same day. One, many years after Jesus…but it makes my heart sing, and puts a smile on my face. An Easter doesn’t come and go without remembering this important day in her life.

Well, 4:30 AM comes early and I have to get on the road early, so I will be going to bed shortly. Why am I writing a blog tonight? Well, this is more for me…Me enjoying Easter. Me taking the time to say Thanks to Jesus for what he has done for me. Me because I just wanted to muse for awhile.  Me, because I won’t be in church tomorrow.

To each of you, we wish you a blessed Resurrection Sunday…. I hope you will make it to church, and if you do, take some time to just talk to Jesus….HE LISTENS, HE LOVES, HE FORGIVES, HE GIVES NEW LIFE…..HE IS ALIVE!