It’s time to listen for a whisper


Are you listening?

Have you ever heard in your spirit, the Lord asking you a question?  How did you respond?

We know that He already knows the answer before He asks the question.

To me, this means that God is seeking the answer within our heart, though not

for Him to hear, but for us to hear our own heart before God.

Elijah, the great prophet of God, became fearful for his life and hid away. He had forgotten his

protector and as it sounds to me, he became anxious and depressed.

He fell victim to his own flesh, and like Peter, who “looked down at the water” started to sink..

He wanted God to let him die, but God had more for him. Elijah was then awakened by an Angel of the Lord who reassured him:

“You’re not finished yet.He traveled forty days to the mountain of the Lord on one meal the Angel had given him .

Once there and hidden in a cave, the Lord asks Elijah:

“What are you doing here?” Then Elijah, letting go of his “prophetic reigns” and caving in to his weakened flesh, says:

“I’m looking for You, because I am alone and useless and they are going to kill me.”

God said to him: “Come out here – the Lord is going to pass by.”

The Lord shows His power in wind, quake and fire,  but Elijah  doesn’t respond to it . He’s intimidated.

The Lord then speaks to him in a still, small voice and Elijah humbles himself and comes out of the cave.

The spirit is strong, but the flesh is weak. Elijah had lost touch with his spirit and was weak in his flesh, but God didn’t lose touch with him..

God didn’t chasten him either.  He still provided for him and guided him. I believe that God tried to revive Elijah by showing His power to him,

but Elijah was anxious and afraid.  Even though Elijah had become weak, God was still able to use him again and even answer the  plea of  his heart.

God knows that in our flesh and emotion ,we can fear such a show of power.

So God, in His Love, whispers to us, so we must draw near to Him and hear His still, small voice.

 Have you ever felt useless or alone? God is still with you.

Have you ever felt like you want to die? God is still with you.

When you feel like this, don’t allow lying, deceiving  spirits to dissuade  you.

Persevere, God is still with you.

Submit yourself to God, resist the devil and he will flee. Raise up a standard against the enemy and proclaim:

“God has a use for me- even in my weakness.” If you’re not sure what it is, ask God to show you.

Don’t  wait for the power of God to come like a mighty wind, earthquake or blazing fire – reviving you and knocking you down.

It’s time to listen for a whisper….that still-small voice that

causes you to draw near to Him, so He may draw near to you..

Read the following verses that God inspired me to write, concerning Elijah and me.

“In a whisper”                  1 Kings 19:11

God spoke – to Elijah in a whisper

Not by wind – not by fire – in a whisper

He will   lead you by still water

Follow Him – trust in Him – you will see

Jesus calmed the stormy water

With His voice- Peace be still – Peace be still

Are you listening for a whisper

Just draw near- near to Him -you will hear

Hearing Him- not the wind- in a whisper

Listen for a whisper

A voice that draws you near

Move a little closer

Closer so you hear

You won’t hear crashing thunder

Or see a blazing flame

Only Holy Passion

When Jesus says your name

In a whisper- In a whisper

Love of God – calling you

In a whisper

Not by wind – not by fire

In a whisper

Peace be still

In a whisper – In a whisper

Are you listening?

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Back to the Garden


We have all been  planted in God’s garden here on Earth.  His garden has been the same for generations and will be for generations to come.

We can spend our time waiting for the rain to fall or we can dig our roots deep into the fertile soil that God has put us in.

There is water in the depths that will make us grow –  go deeper.  Enjoy your time here.

Listen  to God’s birds sing – they’ll sing to you for free.

Listen to the wind , blowing through the trees –  they play a song for you.

Listen to the joy and innocence of children playing – they’ll play with you.

 

Spend some time away from the television or computer screen and sit and watch the Sun set. Wake up early and watch the Sun rise.

Rest in the faith and joy that the Sun will rise again tomorrow, in God’s garden, where the Son has risen.

 

Back to the Garden

 

There is a Garden – a beautiful Garden

A Garden where you can go everyday

It’s there in the spirit – a pure heart is near it

A  Garden you’ll live in one day

 

Back to the Garden – where Jesus is waiting

He’s waiting to show you where you came to be

Waiting to be with you – waiting to walk with you

There in the cool of the day

Back to the Garden where nothing is hidden

Where all that we needed was there on a tree

A tree that turned sinfulness into salvation

Back to the Garden of Eden

 

So come back to the Garden – where Jesus is waiting

He’s waiting to show you where you came to be

Waiting to be with you – waiting to walk with you

There in the cool of the day

A Garden of fragrances – Aromas of promises

Aromas that lead you to words you should pray

Your heart beats are dances – your spirit romances

The songs that the Garden of fragrances plays

 

Back to the Garden where nothing is hidden

Where all that we needed was there on a tree

A tree that turned sinfulness into salvation

Back to the Garden of Eden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your tomb is empty


This is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and him whom you sent, Jesus Christ. John 17:3 Lord, make us all one.

Jesus didn’t come here for Jesus – He came here for us..

We all need to know that our tombs are empty – we’re alive.  Make sure that you don’t go back inside when you close the door again tomorrow

and not come   out again until next  year.  Stay out of your tomb – LIFE!

Help free the children from sex slavery


 

 

Twenty tears ago, I wrote an editorial to my local paper, as I was appalled by what I had read about child sexual abuse. Through the years, up to the present,

I wrote a song, pleading to God to save the children, attended a conference concerning human trafficking and child sexual abuse, viewed several documentaries about it,

then wrote a couple of blogs on the subject. The problem hasn’t gotten any better but worse.

Today I saw a show addressing the issue which had actual victims and a phone conversation with an imprisoned man who was  found guilty of selling children for sex, one of which was given by the parents.

The man didn’t deny that he did it and said he was wrong –  asking forgiveness. He then attempted to dodge questions by saying that the girl in question was not 14 years old but

16 and that he didn’t beat her (badly? ) The woman showed scars on her body.  He said he wasn’t a (bad) pimp but just a pimp. The interviewer hung up the phone.

A detective present at the show stated that they try to help the girls, rather than arrest them and that the people guilty of selling children for sex aren’t caught or go to trial because apparently there is no law against

free enterprise or selling whatever you want to – including children. The detective stated that the problem is so large now, that the focus is more on just rescuing the children, not prosecuting the crime.

Pennsylvania, the state I live in, was highlighted as one of the worst states for child sex crimes.  Since the time of Moses and probably before, children have been targeted, abused, victimized, sacrificed  and killed.

Apparently some people, the government and even the parents don’t care. Children are cast out into the desert to be eaten by wolves and vultures who are  under the guise of being human.  People want sex – people want

money and  they don’t care how or who they get it from.

There are problems in the home, in the parenting, in discipline, in the legal system, in government, in the perverted hearts of the people who originate, sell and buy these human trafficking services that abuse and scar these

children for life. I am appalled that our governments , foreign and domestic along with the United nations don’t just step up and put an end to it. Who determines what is priority?

There is no time to discuss which political party will get the credit for stopping it – just stop it. It has nothing to do with Republican or Democratic, Foreign affairs or Religion or tradition. It has everything to do with freeing

innocent children from lust filled , money craving, evil people who will sell you if you give them the chance. There are private groups trying to help these children but there need to be laws enforced world-wide at a

governmental level. Children have rights as human beings and are supposed to be  protected by laws as minors. Yet it seems that some of the sellers have laws protecting them as being in free enterprise.

I say to that: “Free the children!”  I’m appalled that we even have to ask our governments about this, but would you please make an effort to communicate with your government officials concerning freeing children from sex

slavery and putting away the people who buy and sell children – before , God forbid, that someone tries to legalize it. God, save the children.. Thank you – the children will thank you.