Tuesday, December 9, 2014

This scripture touched me this morning.  I thought you might like to read it, too.

"and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.   All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work."  (2 Timothy 3:15-17)

Monday, October 27, 2014

A very poignant promise:     

"Thus says the Lord:   'A voice was heard in Ramah, Lamentation and bitter weeping, Rachel weeping for her children, Refusing to be comforted for her children, Because they are no more.'      Thus says the Lord:   'Refrain your voice from weeping, And your eyes from tears; For your work shall be rewarded, says the Lord, And they shall come back from the land of the enemy.   There is hope in your future, says the Lord, That your children shall come back to their own border.'"   (Jeremiah 31:15-17)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Glass-Bottomed Bridge

My birthday was last Friday!  Our daughter came to meet me in Chattanooga to spend the afternoon with me, and one of the things we did was to walk across a glass-bottomed bridge.  The bridge had three apparent parts. The middle of the bridge was supported by a steel beam, which was obviously opaque.  To the right of the beam, the glass was less transparent, and to the right, it was almost completely transparent.  At first I could only walk on the beam, the solid, opaque (“not transparent or translucent; impenetrable to light; not allowing light to pass through.”—dictionary.com) part.  Before we got to the end, I could walk on the slightly transparent (“having the property of transmitting rays of light through its substance so that bodies situated beyond or behind can be distinctly seen.”—dictionary.com) part.  On the way back, I forced myself to walk on the clear part. 

The feelings I had just walking above the steel beam were incredible, because it felt like I was walking a high beam.  The adrenaline rush made my stomach knot up, and I was breathing very shallowly.  I was even talking out loud and most likely was groaning, something like, “Oh, my.  Oh, my.  Mmmm.”  I was definitely quibbing out, definitely freaked.  I was walking very slowly.  Everything in me was screaming, “DON’T DO THIS!!!  IT IS UNSAFE!!”  In my head, I KNEW that it was safe because of evidence.  1) Evin was ahead of me and was crossing safely.  2) Others were walking back and forth on it.  3) The city apparently deemed it safe enough to allow the public to use it, but my survival instincts had kicked in big time!!!  It made no sense that I could see through what was under me, as if there was nothing under me. 

When I forced myself to walk on the slightly transparent part, the feelings were just as intense!!  I had a pain in my stomach, a tightening.  I was still moaning and groaning and talking out loud.  I am sure those around me thought it was funny, although some of them may have been feeling the same things I was.  I just happen to be very vocal!  =)

On the way back, I was determined not to let this opportunity pass me by!  I had every intention of walking on the clear part.  Experience had taught me that the bridge would hold me.  Being a person who likes to really experience her experiences, I didn’t want to walk on it and look straight ahead.  I wanted to know what it was like to walk on the “air” and see myself “floating.”  It was very intense to me, but I was so proud that I had accomplished this small feat. 

Now you may be laughing at me.  You might not have had a problem with this!  Some of you may have jumped out of airplanes.  (Have you?)  Some of you may have bungee-jumped!  (Have you?)  Some of you may have gone cliff-diving.  (Have you?)  Some of you may have done really dangerous things. 

There is something about taking a step when there is seemingly nothing under you that causes an intense reaction.  A friend in Pennsylvania told us once in Sunday School that if God tells you to step off a cliff, you better do it, knowing that one of two things will happen:  either God will put a bridge under you, or you will learn to fly.  That has stuck with me.  Sometimes when I am stepping into the unknown, it feels a little like stepping onto that glass bridge, but if God has led me there, I must step out, trusting Him that I will not fall. 

We all know the story of Peter’s walking on the water to Jesus, and we are quick to criticize Peter for sinking, but I will tell you that the fear is real.  I believe in our spiritual walk we are a lot like Peter when he walked on the water and me when I walked on that glass bridge.  What God is telling us to do, where He is telling us to go, doesn’t make sense.  In fact, it goes against every survival instinct that He placed in us.  We are not sure we will survive it.  We may know we will survive, but it doesn’t feel like it.

Let’s talk about that just a minute.  God doesn’t always tell us to jump off a cliff the first time.  Usually there is an opaque walk way, a baby step of faith, but when we get through that, we are ready to walk on the slightly transparent part, because God showed Himself faithful in a little thing.  When God called David to slay Goliath, he said, “Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God.”  (1 Samuel 17:36)  The giant was just another step of faith, based on what God had already done.  God proved that when He asks us to do something, He is right there with us, guiding us, protecting us, working all things out for our good.  (Romans 8:28)

After the slightly transparent step, once again we have proven God to be just Who He says He is, and that He will do just what He says He will do.  We are more ready to jump off the cliff, knowing He will take care of the path.  The Word says, “Order my steps in thy word:  and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. “  (Psalm 119:133)  The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD:  and he delighteth in his way.”  (Psalm 37:23)

The more we walk in faith, the bigger our faith becomes. 

Sunday morning, when we were singing “Oceans,” I thought about that glass-bottomed bridge. 

"Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)"

You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You've never failed and You won't start now

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior


Sincerely, why would I fear, because I KNOW God is with me, and I KNOW Him!!!  I know He will never do anything to harm me.  NEVER!!!  I know He will not let me fall if I trust in Him, if I lean on Him.  Deuteronomy 33:27 says, "The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms:  and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them."  

Last month was my daddy’s birthday, and we wanted to surprise him with a ride on a pontoon boat.  He loves motor boats; he loves pontoon boats, and we knew he would love this birthday surprise.  However, he was so worried about what we had planned, and he began to rationalize out loud about possibilities, and one of the things he said was that he knew we loved him and would never do anything to hurt him.  It brought him comfort during the unknown. 

That is the way it is with God.  We may be stepping into the unknown, but we know Him, that He loves us unconditionally and will never do anything to hurt us.  He will never lead us anywhere that will cause us to lose out with Him.  He works all things for our good. 

I believe God is calling us to step out in faith in places and actions we have never approached.  I want to walk deeper with Him.  I want to listen closely, as my pastor preached a few weeks ago, and then take the next step to obey.    

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

It is time to give thanks!!

“Father, thank You for lifting the veil from  _________ ‘s eyes (2 Corinthians 4:4-6) (2 Corinthians 3:16), so that (s)he can know the truth and be set free.  Thank You, Holy Spirit, for hovering over ________ and protecting his/her mind, body, soul and spirit.  Thank You for placing godly people in his/her pathway each day (2 Timothy 2:25-26, Matthew 9:38).  Thank You for casting down anything that would exalt itself against the knowledge of You, specifically pride and rebellion (2 Corinthians 10:5).  Thank You for taking down all known strongholds—thought patterns, opinions on religion, materialism, fear (2 Corinthians 10:5).  Thank You for binding Satan from taking _______ captive and binding all wicked thoughts and lies satan would try to place in _______’s mind (2 Corinthians 10:5, Isaiah 61:1).  Thank You for causing the armor of God to be placed on him/her (Ephesians 6:6-16).  Thank You for covering him/her.  Thank You for sending Your angels with swords drawn to fight for him/her.  Thank You for bringing the counsel of the heathen to naught in __________’s life (Psalm 33:10).”   (Thank the Father for answering any other prayer you have prayed over your lost loved one.)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

With tears streaming down his face and his lip quivering, a young man came up to me in church, saying he had a word from the Lord for me.  I know the life of this young man, and I know that he would not do such a thing on his own, that God moved him strongly.  He said, "The Lord wants you to know that He will restore the years the locusts have devoured."

I started weaping!!  These years that my loved one has been away from God have seemed such a waste to me, but now I have a promise that those years will be restored, and I believe what God promises, He will do!

This morning I came across Joel 2:25.  It says, "'So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you."

A friend who prays for her prodigal and mine, wrote the following:  "When things look so bad or impossible, Lord, help me to realize that it may be You're gonna use those very things that look so grim, for Your glory!  Give me faith that the 'ugly' is going (sic) be turned into spiritual beauty for the furtherance of the Gospel!!  Those dark, almost unbearable moments, can be used for life changing testimonies!  What satan meant for evil, hurt & pain; what he meant for defeat:  YOU can take those very things & transform them into soul winning tools for Your glory!  I pray, be glorified through every evil plot & scheme satan has devised, and put him to an OPEN shame, that YOU may be glorified -- In Jesus' Name!  'The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:  I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.' John 10:10"

God will use these experiences to reach the lost.  My prodigal will be able to reach people you or I might not be able to reach because of experiences.

God will indeed restore the years the locust devoured!!

Praise the Holy Name of the LORD!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

This promise stands on its own!

"Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.  Lord, hear my voice:  let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.  If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?  But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be fearedI wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.   My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning:  I say, more than they that watch for the morning.  Let Israel hope in the LORD:  for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.  And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities."  (Psalm 130)          

Thursday, August 7, 2014

It's about to rain!!!

"And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees,  And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea.  And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing.  And he said, Go again seven times.  And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand.  And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.  And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain." (1 Kings 18:42-45)

It's about to rain!!!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Even though I feel that BIG answers to BIG prayers are just over the horizon, I keep getting messages that we are not to give up!!  Here is a song to encourage!!  It is performed by Josh Wilson and is called "Pushing Back the Dark."

One million reasons why, you shouldn't even try.
After all you're just one heart, a single candle in the dark.
And there are shadows here, feeding on your fears,
That you don't have what it takes - who are you to make a change?

But oh, oh, don't underestimate the God you follow.

Whatever you do, just don't look back.
Oh somebody needs the light you have.
Whatever you do, just don't lose heart.
Keep on pushing back the dark,
Keep on pushing back the dark.

The city on a hill, it should be shining still.
Every sinner saved by grace, has a purpose, has a place
Inside the bigger plan, we might not understand.
But if we just keep walking on, we will see the Kingdom come, yeah.

Whatever you do, just don't look back.
Oh somebody needs the light you have.
Whatever you do, just don't lose heart.
Keep on pushing back the dark,
Keep on pushing back the dark.

(Let your lights all shine...)
Oh, oh, don't underestimate the God you follow.
He is the light that burns inside your soul,
So keep on shining 'til the whole world knows.

Whatever you do, just don't look back.
Oh somebody needs the light you have.
Whatever you do, just don't lose heart.
Keep on pushing back the dark,
Just keep on pushing back the dark, dark.

Whatever you do, just don't look back.
Cause somebody needs the light you have.
Whatever you do, just don't lose heart.
Keep on pushing back the dark,
Keep on pushing back the dark, yeah

(Let your lights all shine)
When you feel like you're too small
(Let your lights all shine)
To do any good at all
(Let your lights all shine)
Like a sunrise through the window
(Let your lights all shine)
Like a symphony crescendo
(Let your lights all shine)
We are waking up again, we are rising from the dead
(Let your lights all shine)
We are shining like the stars, we are pushing back the dark
(Let your lights all shine)
Yeah, we are pushing back, pushing back the dark
(Let your lights all shine)
We are pushing back, we are pushing back, pushing back the dark
(Let your lights all shine)
Just pushing back, we are pushing back, pushing back the dark
(Let your lights all shine)

Monday, June 30, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

I hear a stirring in the tops of the mulberry trees!!!

A major breakthrough is coming!!!

I think the LORD is trying to prepare me for a major breakthrough!!

Kay Collins posted this on my Facebook page:  "I’ve almost learned to get encouraged through discouraging circumstances because it seems major setbacks always come just before major breakthrough." -- Jentezen Franklin

Then this morning, I read these two passages of scripture:  "And the Philistines came up yet again, and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.  And when David enquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.  And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself:  for then shall the LORD go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.  And David did so, as the LORD had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gazer.  (2 Samuel 5:22-25)

And. . .  "Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever.  I called upon the LORD in distress:  the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.  The LORD is on my side; I will not fear:  what can man do unto me?  The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.  It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.  It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.  All nations compassed me about:  but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.  They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about:  but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.   (Psalm 118:4-11)

Several years ago, the LORD told me to withdraw my hand and to stop trying to be God in the life of a prodigal.  I obeyed, as far as I know. 

Then a couple of months ago, the LORD gave me three words, which are on my refrigerator:  PREPARE, OBEDIENCE, VESSEL.  So, I have been preparing for the promises of the LORD to come to pass.  I am working on obedience (I can be quite stubborn, but the LORD is merciful --  see the Psalm above).  I have been praying to be used as a vessel, praying that I would be the answer to someone's prayer for their prodigal and praying that God would use me in the life of mine in any way He wants, or not at all, if that is what is needed. 

I believe this all fits with the two verses above.  First, David was given a kind of passive action:  don't go up, but put yourself in a certain position, and when you see the stirring, then stir yourself!!  Well, I am trying to put myself in a certain position, and I can sense the stirring of the Spirit!!  There has been a major setback, but I believe it is the setback before the victory!!!!  The setback does not change the promise one iota!!! 

Then I came to the Psalm.  It also tells me that I have to do something to secure victory!!  I know there is praying and fasting to be done, and I am asking God to help me be ready and sensitive to His voice and bold in my obedience when the time comes and every day!!  The battle is here!!

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is wait, but it is an active waiting, a time of preparing.  I want to be ready when the stirring comes in the tops of the mulberry trees, because then, the LORD is going before me, to smite my enemies!!!  Praise the Name of the LORD!!!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Jehovah Sabaoth, Commander of the Armies of heaven, is God of the house of Winkelman!

1 Samuel 17:45-47 tells what David said to Goliath; it says, “Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield:  but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.  This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.  And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD'S, and he will give you into our hands.”  When I read this scripture, a thought came to me from verse 45:  “He is the LORD of hosts, the God of the house of Winkelman!”  Stop right now and write your last name in the blank:  “The Lord of hosts, the God of the house of (___________)!!   WOOHOO!!  Praise Him!!!  Declare Him to be LORD of your home!!  As for us and our house, we will serve the LORD!!  (Joshua 24:15)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Raindrop verses:  Psalm 103:8, 12, 17 -- "The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.  As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.  But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children".      

I love Who God is:  merciful, gracious, slow to anger, plenteous in mercy, has everlasting mercy (Did you notice the mercy thing was mentioned three times?)

I love the promises of God:  He removes our transgressions from us as fas as the east is from the west, His "everlasting to everlasting" mercy is upon those who fear Him, and He extends His righteousness to children's children!

Good stuff!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

I have been praying for godly people to be put in the life of our prodigal each day.  I do not get to see the answers to my prayers often for this situation, but I saw the answer to this prayer for one day this past week.  A very special lady told me that God laid a heavy burden on her heart to pray for our prodigal one day, so she did.  Then she told me that she felt she is to write a letter to this person!!  I told her about my prayer, and then I told her, "Go, godly person!" 

This is yet another raindrop to show me God is answering my prayers!! 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Answer to a small prayer makes me know God is working on my big prayers!

Of course, it is all the same to God, but today I was out of sage!!  How can a true southern lady be out of sage?!?!?!  The reason I have been out is because the price is so astronomical, and I have been looking for economical sage for months!  Before I left the house going to the local grocery store, I asked God for cheaper sage.  When I got there, they had a bottle about an inch high for over $5!!!  I started to settle for a bottle of poultry seasoning, and looked up, and there was a three-inch high bottle for $1.29!!  I was so happy, and on the way out of the store, I realized that my God, Who is omnipresent, present in all places AND all times, already knew I was going to pray that prayer and had it waiting on me!!

Sage is not necessarily important in the scheme of life, but this bottle of sage served as a raindrop!

On the way out of the store, it hit me that the God Who can answer about sage and have it in the store before I even pray the prayer is answering my prayer about the prodigal for whom I pray daily.  In fact, I know He is.  Just Wednesday, I got a call that let me know that God is answering a HUGE prayer for this person's life!!  It is HUGE, and this person's coming back to God is happening quickly!! 

I am SOOOO very thankful to God for this raindrop, but even more thankful for answered prayers!!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

I heard this new song from Chris Tomlin this morning, and I had to post!  There have been so many times lately that seem I am not just getting raindrops but a deluge!!  I hope you enjoy the song!!  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NJUbvbW8Tg)

Oh God, my God I seek You
I wanna move when You move
You're more than I could long for
I thirst for You

You're an ocean to my soul
To my soul

Your love is like a waterfall, waterfall
Running wild and free
You hear my heart when I call, when I call
Deep calls to deep
Your love is like a waterfall, waterfall
Raining down on me

Waterfall, waterfall

Oh God, my God I seek You
In this dry and desert land
You lead me to streams of mercy
Once again

You're an ocean to my soul
To my soul

Your love is like a waterfall, waterfall
Running wild and free
You hear my heart when I call, when I call
Deep calls to deep
 Your love is like a waterfall, waterfall
Raining down on me

Waterfall, waterfall

It's coming like a flood
I'm dancing in the rain
Everything I've done
Is covered in rivers of grace, amazing

It's coming like a flood
I'm dancing in the rain
I lift up my hands
Your love never changes, amazing

Your love is like a waterfall, waterfall
Running wild and free
You hear my heart when I call, when I call
Deep calls to deep
Your love is like a waterfall, waterfall
Raining down on me

Waterfall, waterfall

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Prayer works!!

I have had three prayers answered, and it has built my faith!! 

A couple of months ago, someone told me about their hours being cut at work, and I began to pray.  This person's second job began giving more hours, and another job came along to help fill in the gaps.  These are not necessarily permanent solutions, but God is showing Himself as Jehovah Jireh to this person and to me!! 

Then, this morning, I received a phone call from a friend whose hours had been cut at work to the point that it was believed the job was about to be lost.  I began to pray, and this morning I was informed that all the hours have been restored!!  The boss is finding nit-picky things to keep my friend busy and working, and I know this is in answer to prayer.  My friend even joked that she needed to talk to me because I have been praying, that she was kind of enjoying the extra hours at home! 

I know I am not the only person praying regarding these two situations, but I might be the only one praying this specific prayer for the next answer, and it helps me know God is listening to MY prayers.  I have been praying in regards to a prodigal, inviting God to work in every moment of that life, day and night.  Last night, I got to talk to this person and was told about something that happened during the previous night that pointed him/her to God!!  God is incredible, and He answers prayer!

He listens and answers your prayers, too!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I have started a "Thanks" list.  It is in my prayer notebook.  Yesterday, when I was at prayer, God started reminding me of many prayers He has answered in behalf of our lost loved one. 

I am sorry for not posting in so long.  It isn't that God isn't giving me raindrops, and lots of them, but they are SO very personal!  Let me just testify that very specific prayers that we have been praying for our lost loved one have been answered, and God is moving in very specific ways!!!  I simply do not wish to break confidence. 

But, I can say that...

God, Jehovah Sabaoth, has protected our loved one from very specific things. 

God has spared life numerous times.  Satan came to kill, steal, and destroy, and he has tried and tried, but God has protected and spared not only life but future ministry.  (John 10:10 says, "The thief cometh not, but for to steal  and to kill, and to destroyI am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.")

God has changed tastes and taken away pleasure from evil things!! 

God has revealed truth!!

God has proven that He is, and that is the rewarder of them that diligently seek Him!!  (Hebrews 11:6 says, "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 rewarder of them that diligently seek him.")

I am so very thankful!!!!

Monday, February 24, 2014

"(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)"--2 Corinthians 5:7

When I walk by sight, it is dismal at times. 

When I walk by faith, it is joyful!!!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

"Our Father"--a fabulous faith-building raindrop!

This morning, I was praying, and I started praying the Lord's Prayer.  I didn't really get past "Our Father!"  (At least not for a while!!) 

I got to thinking about what that is saying, that God is OUR Father, and just who "our" is, so I prayed "Our Father" with faith believing that God is the Father of ALL of my family!!  Then the verse came to me that says, "And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell:  but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."  (Joshua 24:15)  Kevin and I have chosen for our home:  WE will serve the LORD, not any other god!

This verse, and the phrase, "Our Father," are statements of faith to me right now.  Not all are serving the Lord, but we WILL ALL serve the Lord!!  Bless His holy Name! 

Friday, February 14, 2014

The Past

My raindrops lately have been such a comfort to me, and an exercise in faith.  I have been thinking a lot about the past, the things that happened with my lost loved one, the things I did or did not do, feeling very accused and responsible (and we know where accusations come from!). 

However, God's Word has a couple of antidotes that keep "coming across my desk." 

The first one is Isaiah 43:18-19; it says, "Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.  Behold, I will do a new thing;  now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?  I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert."  I cannot tell you how many times this verse has popped up, so I memorized it, and God is helping me so much to quote this whenever I am feeling accused!

The second verse, which was sent to me in a scripture exchange, is Philippians 3:13-14; it says, "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended:  but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."  I have come a long way in this journey for the salvation of my lost loved one, and God's Word is guiding me all along the way!! 

So, if satan is accusing you of causing the fall of your prodigal, do what Jesus did when He was being tempted by the devil:  quote the Word to him!   It works!!!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Today, Pastor McGlamery said he felt a rain coming!!   I have been feeling the salvation of my loved one is coming soon.

Last week, I felt I should apologize to the Lord for believing that He can and He will but not that He will today!  But His perfect will is for this person to be saved today!  His timing is TODAY!  It is not nor has it ever been His will for this person to be in sin one more day!!  Sometimes, I feel the devil tries to tell us we need to wait on the Lord's timing, and in some instances, this is true, but the salvation of our loved one is not one of those cases!!  Today is the day of salvation!!  2 Corinthians 6:2 says, "(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee:  behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)"           

So, I agree with Pastor McGlamery:  I hear the sound of abundance of rain!!!  I've been checking my phone for the call!!!