God will show Himself strong for you

For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9

I felt prompted to share this blog post again today.

I believe there may be someone who needs to hear and be encouraged by these words – the Lord is on the look out to help those who are his and to show himself strong on your behalf.

Do you need God to show himself strong for you today? If so, then take comfort from those words and pray this promise over your situation.

How strong is the Lord?

He is strong enough to bring you out of captivity and bondage.

By strength of hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.” Exodus 13:14

He is strong enough to heal you.

Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases” Psalm 103:3

Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people” Matthew 9:35

Are you feeling weak?

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak Isaiah 40:29

Do you need direction?

In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.” Exodus 15:13

Are you in need of support? Feeling overwhelmed?

Your words have supported those who stumbled; you have strengthened faltering knees” Job 4:4

Are you facing opposition?

You armed me with strength for battle; you humbled my adversaries before me ” Psalm 18:39

Do you feel lost and vulnerable?

I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak” Ezekiel 34:16

Do you need help to rise above your circumstances?

The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights Habakkuk 3:19

Take courage from the words of the Aspostle Paul who encourages us:

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength” Philippians 4:13

I pray that God shows himself strong for you today in whatever circumstances or situation that you find yourself in.

Time for a Stretch

Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes. For you shall expand to the right and to the left, And your descendants will inherit the nations, And make the desolate cities inhabited”. Isaiah 54:2-3

I want to share this word of encouragement that was brought at our prayer meeting a few weeks ago as I was reminded of it today by the Lord. It may also be a timely encouragement for someone reading.

Many of us, if not all of us around the world, have been through a season of confinement and restriction. If you picture a baby in the womb the limbs are all restricted but when the baby is born it is released from its confinement and can fully stretch into its new environment.

There are people reading this who have found themselves in this position but now I believe we are coming into a season of birthing of new opportunities and it’s time to stretch out in the Lord. We are to be expectant. There is fresh vision that the Lord is releasing and doors being opened which will require us to step out of our comfort zones. To stretch ourselves.

The problem is that we can get too used to being in that place of confinement. There is some security and comfort in being there. We become settled but it’s time for a bit of unsettling for growth. Time for a stretch.

My friend was reminded of her time as a PE teacher. The children used to crouch down and make themselves as small as possible and then they slowly started to uncurl, stand up and then stretch themselves as tall as they could possibly be, reaching as tall as possible. Try it. It feels great.

Do not despise the day of small beginnings says the Lord because there is going to be expansion and fruitfulness in the Kingdom. God can do abundantly more than we can think or imagine so let us not restrict the work of the Holy Spirit in and through us. Let’s stretch out as God leads us. We walk by faith and not by sight.

The first thing a baby does when air gets in the lungs is cry. The baby finds their voice for the first time. For some this time of stretching will mean you find your voice for the first time. You are being released to speak God’s truths and your voice will be heard. You will make yourselves heard and find your voice. God will bring opportunity to speak for Him in places and to people that you would have not thought possible.

Have a blessed day my friends.

Have a good stretch

Apple of His Eye

It’s #ThrowbackThursday and I feel led to repost this post from 2020 reminding us that we are so precious to God and we are indeed the Apple of His Eye.

It’s good to be reminded that God has such great love for us that He never leaves us during the hard times. He is always faithful. God loves us and His grace and Mercy are available for each one of us through faith in Jesus Christ. If you need a reminder today of how much God values you as the apple of His Eye then please have a read of this post The Apple of His Eye.

Blessings to you my friends.

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Eagle Raisers

This weekend we have our first conference and prayer & prophetic day on Saturday in Stourbridge with Eagle Raisers and our dear Eric & Jackie McKenna. It was Eric who (gently!!) encouraged me to start my blog after many years of dithering.

It’s been a long time since we have been able to meet face to face because of Covid and I’m really looking forward to it.

Eric is one of those leaders who is a great encourager and teacher. I’m so looking forward to the weekend and am expectant to have some good things to share with you over the next weeks coming out of the day together.

The last time we gathered at Eagle Raisers was in October 2019. At that time I had a beautiful picture which I shared called The Wind of God’s spirit.

If you are interested then this is the link to Eagle Raisers and the ministry channel they have on Youtube here with a video by my dear friend, Mary.

Have a blessed day my friends.

Don’t miss out!

My dear friends, I want to encourage you today with these words that I heard the Lord speak to me this morning in our church service:

Don’t miss out!!

Yesterday morning, I had the urge to contact my fellowship group to encourage them to attend the church service this morning or to watch the live stream on line. It was a definite “unction” from the Lord which I didn’t realise the significance of until today.

The presence of the Lord was so powerful amongst us today as we worshipped and the Holy Spirit ministered.

If you as a believer have withdrawn from the Lord (or you know someone who has withdrawn) in some way from Jesus or from fellowship with fellow believers in any way at all and for whatever reasons (the Lord knows all circumstances) then I encourage you and them to reconnect with the living Word, the Lord Jesus, our Father God and the Holy Spirit in worship. To connect with fellow believers who can encourage, support, disciple. We serve an awesome God.

The Lord wants to take off that spirit of heaviness or apathy from those who feel burdened and pour out the Oil of His joy. He wants to refresh you and take off those burdens. He wants to stir up the hunger and passion for Him. He is ready to pour out that living water on you.

God is saying to his children “DO NOT MISS OUT”.

Position yourself ready to receive and run with what God is going to pour out upon you. You are going to be the ministers of His Glory and His Goodness in the days ahead for the benefit of those around you-your family, your friends, your workplace, those on the street, those in need. You are going to have the provision and goodness of God to distribute.

This is the time to get into position ready to receive. May the Lord lead you my dear brothers and sisters to the place He wants to meet with you, fellowship with you and pour a fresh anointing of His Holy Spirit upon you. It’s time for the sons and daughters to be revealed for His glory and His good pleasure. Let fear, apathy, sluggishness, bitterness, division be cast aside as we rise rejuvenated and refreshed in Christ Jesus Our Lord.

This is the bible reading the Lord gave me this morning which is for each one of us: As my friend said it is a reminder of who we are in Christ and the calling on all our lives to be the ushers of change.

The Spirit of God, the Master, is on me because God anointed me. He sent me to preach good news to the poor, heal the heartbroken, Announce freedom to all captives, pardon all prisoners. God sent me to announce the year of his grace— a celebration of God’s destruction of our enemies— and to comfort all who mourn, To care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion, give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes, Messages of joy instead of news of doom, a praising heart instead of a languid spirit. Rename them “Oaks of Righteousness” planted by God to display his glory. They’ll rebuild the old ruins, raise a new city out of the wreckage. They’ll start over on the ruined cities, take the rubble left behind and make it new. You’ll hire outsiders to herd your flocks and foreigners to work your fields, But you’ll have the title “Priests of God ,” honored as ministers of our God. You’ll feast on the bounty of nations, you’ll bask in their glory. Because you got a double dose of trouble and more than your share of contempt, Your inheritance in the land will be doubled and your joy go on forever.
Isaiah 61:

Bless you my dear friends and may God use you for His glory. May His Kingdom come and His will be done. Amen 🙏

Refreshing Company 2

So a couple of weeks ago I posted Refreshing Company about 3 believers named Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus, who the Apostle Paul commended for being people who had by their visit refreshed him and the other believers in Corinth.

Paul encouraged recognising such people, so today I want to give a quick shout out and thank you to some “Refreshers” that I know.

First off my fellowship friends who have journeyed with me for 22 years now. We have met regularly on Wednesday evenings and when Covid kept us apart we discovered Zoom and WhatsApp video. So to Mary, Geoff, Karen, Deb, Terry, and Heather thanks for refreshing me through your prayers, reading the bible together and your giftings in the Holy Spirit. You’re awesome and I thank God for each one of you x

Next my work buddy Rachel who just by her bubbly and caring nature is such a blessing to me at work. She picks me up when I’m feeling low but is also great at challenging me when I’m wallowing in a bit of self pity because work is hard and I just need to get over myself. I remember asking God to send me some Christian friends at work and he answered my prayer by blessing me with Rachel. She is a joy.

Lastly, but not least in any way are the lovely bloggers that I follow on here. There are so many of you that regularly pour out refreshment for us readers through your writings. There is such a variety of great writing on here and I always find something that makes me smile and encourages me. You know who you are and you’re great. Bless you all.

The Cloud of His Glory

My dear friends. I am writing this word as I received it from the Lord. Please read, pray and test as we are instructed to do in the Lord.

I believe this word is to encourage us who are saved into God’s family through the precious blood of His son, Jesus Christ. The Lamb from whom His blood flowed and ransomed all peoples from every nation, every tribe, every creed & every people group.

There is not one person who is not able to avail themselves of the precious blood of Jesus which at his death dripped onto this earth and broke the curse of sin and death forever. Thanks be to God for His abundant grace and mercy and the power of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

The emphasis below on certain words in capitals is mine.

This is what I heard:

The trumpets of God are blowing around HIS THRONE. The King arises and SHAKES out of His robes. He RAISES His hand for silence and there is silence in Heaven.

No-one speaks. None make a noise. Pure silence whilst all contemplate the SON. Whilst all contemplate that which has been ACCOMPLISHED.

Heaven takes stock. Heaven remembers. Heaven thinks about all that has happened from even before the creation of the world. From the time before the creation of men and all creatures.

For the Lord has SHAKEN out His robes.

All Heaven waits for His commands.

God SITS again.

He motions for the trumpets and then great throngs of people, angels and all created beings sing a mighty HALLELUJAH!!! All praise, glory and honour to the Lamb who was slain and who now reigns forever and ever. All things are now under His feet.

The Father MOTIONS to the Son.

My Son the time is now come for the full hour of your GLORY to come. For man to see the KING OF KINGS and LORD of LORDS in all His GLORY. The GLORY of the Lord is going to be revealed to the sons of earth.

The GLORY is coming.

Get READY for the GLORY of the Lord is rising up on all HIS SONS AND DAUGHTERS. The GLORY of the Lord will be shown from the East to the West. No corner or hidden, far flung part will not see HIS GLORY.

The GLORY of the Lord will be like a CLOUD that appears and you know it will rain. You will see the CLOUD OF HIS GLORY. When you see the CLOUD you know the GLORY is on the way.

The GLORY IS COMING and none can stop it.

HIS GLORY, HIS GLORY, HIS GLORY.

It is coming to YOU – right where you are.

You will experience THE GLORY OF HEAVEN as it comes to you right where you are. You do not need to chase the GLORY. The GLORY will find you.

He is looking for you, His child. The GLORY will find you.

Do not be anxious or afraid for the GLORY IS COMING.

THE GLORY IS COMING.

THE GLORY IS COMING.

AMEN.

Thermometer or Thermostat?

When we were away at our church weekend we were reminded that as Christians we can choose to be thermometers or thermostats.

So we know a thermometer takes the temperature but it can’t alter the temperature. It just tells it as it is. There are plenty of us that can have an opinion on situations and dare I say point out what we think is wrong but we don’t do anything to bring about change or influence things for good.

On the other hand a thermostat actually changes the temperature. It can influence the temperature. If we want to change situations or circumstances and bring Godly influence then let’s be thermostats and not thermometers. We are filled with the Holy Spirit. We are God-Carriers. Let’s be the instruments of God’s righteousness and love. Let’s pray for change and bring God’s kingdom down to earth.

My dear friend Mary brought a word on being an atmosphere changer which I published on this blog some time ago. In light of the recent reminder about being a thermostat, I am including it again. Please have a read of An atmosphere changer…

Have a blessed day my friends.