Morning Dew

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And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (II Corinthians 12:9, 10 NKJV)

There’s always a lesson to be learned when going through your life journey. Struggle in the mind and body comes and goes. Time passing may even seem as if it will not relent. God sees every tear, every moment that rips the very core of your heart.

Don’t stop now. Keep walking.

Battles are ongoing but the victory has already been won. God already knows the outcome. Wait on His timing! Praise Him while you wait, think on good things of the Lord and where He has already brought you from. You know He’s faithful, right?

Don’t stop now. Keep walking.

You turned my lament into dancing; You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, so that I can sing to You and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise You forever. (Psalms 30:11, 12 HCSB)

Weeping is temporary but joy is coming in the morning. Wait on the Lord, find peace in chaos, and rest I say in His faithfulness. Our Lord will come through for you. Hold fast to this truth. Wipe your teary eyes and look up…….

The Morning Dew has arrived.

Love, prayers and blessings to every heart and mind on the battlefield. Be encouraged.

~Terra

Storms Are Raging…. Is Jesus Anchoring Your Soul?

In You, O Lord, I put my trust; Let me never be ashamed; Bow down Your ear to me, Deliver me speedily; Be my rock of refuge, A fortress of defense to save me. For You are my rock and my fortress; Therefore, for Your names sake, Lead me and guide me. Pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me, For You are my strength. Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth. I have hated those who regard useless idols; But I trust in the Lord. I will be glad and rejoice in Your mercy, For You have considered my trouble; You have known my soul in adversities, And have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; You have set my feet in a wide place.

Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in trouble; My eye wastes away with grief, Yes, my soul and my body! For my life is spent with grief, And my years with sighing; My strength fails because of my iniquity, And my bones waste away. I am a reproach among all my enemies, But especially among my neighbors, And am repulsive to my acquaintances; Those who see me outside flee from me. I am forgotten like a dead man, out of mind; I am like a broken vessel. For I hear the slander of many; Fear is on every side; While they take counsel together against me, They scheme to take away my life. But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, You are my God. My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, And from those who persecute me. Make Your face shine upon Your servant; Save me for Your mercies sake. Do not let me be ashamed, O Lord, for I have called upon You; Let the wicked be ashamed; Let them be silent in the grave.

Let the lying lips be put to silence, Which speak insolent things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous. Oh, how great is Your goodness, Which You have laid up for those who fear You, Which You have prepared for those who trust in You In the presence of the sons of men! You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence From the plots of man; You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion From the strife of tongues. Blessed be the Lord, For He has shown me His marvelous kindness in a strong city! For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before Your eyes; Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications When I cried out to You. Oh, love the Lord, all you His saints! For the Lord preserves the faithful, And fully repays the proud person. Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord. (Psalm 31:1-24 NKJV)

God bless those who are amongst the living this day. May we be truly thankful to see another day even if it is hard to bear. If we are tying our souls to Christ and walking closely to him, then I can only hope and pray that through the storms of life,we won’t jump off the ship. May our souls be anchored in the Lord. I feel that the Lord is pressing it upon my heart to remind us all to not be a selfish people. There are so many people walking around this world lost. Lost in darkness to sin. Lost in darkness and clueless not knowing a precious Savior Who is willing to accept us as dirty, filthy garments in need of washing. We can be made over and washed clean in His blood if we just accept his hand and salvation. How can we keep Jesus to ourselves? Are we really trying to reach the nations, are we really trying to reach our neighbors who live next door. (literally and spiritually) It’s so easy to get caught up and  feel comfortable in our own walk. But tell me, have you ever thought that someone you were aquainted with unexpectantly passed away and likely went to hell when you knew that they did not know Jesus and you HAD the opportunity to minister to them? Now I am not pointing the finger at anyone because I know I have been guilty of it. May we all be a work in progress willing to step out unashamed and share Jesus. Now we can only do our part as you know. We can’t force people to do anything especially when it comes to salvation. Just know that the opportunity was made available if you knew your heart was being nudged to go speak to someone. 

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalites, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12 NKJV)

Too many demons to fight against. We simply cannot do anything on our own or in our own strength. We NEED Jesus. People are trapped within their minds stressed, perplexed, confused and depressed by demonic oppression that soon may cause one to take their own life by suicide and maybe of those that are around them. Just going down the wrong path of life is torture in itself. They don’t know that there is a way out. If they do, they are fighting against doing right simply because the folly of this world seem more enticing. I’m sure that people get caught up and don’t want to be labeled as a Jesus Freak especially if their life is in the spotlight. You don’t have to be a celebrity either.

Jesus is the way.  

There is no other way to make it in this life. Life will bring some hard knocks. Will we be able to stand the blows? Will we trust in the Lord enough to keep our eyes focused on him and to not let go of his promises no matter how long the storm rages? Peace can be found in the storm. May we anchor our souls in the Lord at all times and not some times. May we extend our hearts with compassion for those crying out,  those with inner turmoil and any thing that stands in the way of freedom. Signs may not always be visible that someone is battling in the spirit, but take the time and ask the Lord to have his way in your life, to use you to be a messenger of peace. Our freedom is in Christ.

God bless each and every heart reading this. Let’ go out and make a difference while lifting up and encouraging one another as the Body of Christ. Let’s work on becoming selfless rather than selfish. At the end of  this earthly life we are going to be accountable before God. Make the most of your time while you have it. Tomorrow isn’t promised to no one. 

In Christ I encourage you to put on the Armor of God daily. (Ephesians 6:10-20) We are on the battlefield. The victory is ours. May we believe it and claim it.

 

Standing the Storm Even When the Grass Looks Greener On the Other Side

Oh precious Father, I thank you once again for being the Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscience God that you are. No name is above your name! All praises I give to you through the storms of life, for you have carried me through. Righteousness is your name and I live my life to please you. Hallelujah!! All that I am, all that I do, everything I put forth with the desire to bring edification to your kingdom is done in the name of Jesus. May any fleshly ways in me be removed. All thoughts and actions deemed unfit for a child of the Most High be cast away and washed from my being. Through the rain, the winds and raging storms, may I keep my eyes fixed on You and your promises. In the name of Your Son all things are possible. Amen.

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We are in the days when this world isn’t getting any better and decisions have to be made. Either we choose to live right by serving God or to live in the desires of the flesh and side with the enemy. We can’t do both. I know it is a hard thing to do but we must keep the truth hidden in our hearts all all times, releasing it into existence when the things we think, say and do don’t align with the Word of God.

FOCUS. TRUST. BELIEVE. FAITH. FOLLOW….

Just like the story about Peter walking on water, it was when the wind became strong that he ( Peter ) perceived and felt what was going on around him that he began to sink. ( Matt 14:22-33 )He became frightened. Why? Because he took his eyes OFF of Christ. He lost his focus. This too happens to us when we lose sight of our faith and trust in Him.

Remember that being a follower of Christ will cost you many things. Family, friends, persecution, hate, dislike, popularity, and other things along those lines. Are you really willing to follow? I know the grass looks greener on the other side, but that choice is short lived and fades away. It’s not eternal. It’s temporary pleasure that will keep you wanting more and more and will eventually run you deep into the ground with nothing to show for it but sin that will cost you greatly.

Cost of Discipleship

34When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.35For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. 36For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? 37Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 38For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.” ( Mark 8:34-38, Matt. 16:24-27, Luke 9:22-26 )

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I encourage you to call upon the Lord when you find yourself beginning to sink. Put all pride aside that you think you may not have and let God raise you up out of the pit that will only lead to destruction. Temporary pleasures really are not worth the eternal cost. No righteousness will be found. Misery loves company and Satan doesn’t mind permanent attendance.

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You have a loving and caring Father who wants you to enjoy life but the right way. He didn’t send his Son to earth as a sacrifice for no reason, he didn’t give us his Holy Spirit to comfort and guide us daily without there being a great purpose behind it. Without God, we will never be complete. His unspeakable joy, peace, love, grace, mercy, blessings, strength and power are ours! They are ETERNAL!!!

Don’t you want that? I know I do.

The road is narrow but the path is worth following. Stay on this path no matter what looks good, sounds good and even taste good as you journey this life. God will provide you with the necessities and even bless you with the desires of your heart. He knows what you need. He will also bring others into your life to lean on in times of trouble. He’s the best friend one could ever have. He’s far from being a liar and stands on his promises made just for you so long ago.

Inhale, exhale and hold on…..

Your eternal treasures await you in glory. When you hear God knocking on your heart, in some way of your own that desires righteousness and wisdom reply ” Yes Lord, here am I. Make your ways known to me that I may live a life pleasing to no one but You. May your strength be placed within me that I will not waiver in thought and actions. ”

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Scriptures to meditate on:

No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord. (Isaiah 54:17 NKJV)

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. (Galatians 6:9 NKJV)

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. (James 1:2-8 NKJV)

Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left. (Isaiah 30:21 NKJV)

For the mountains shall depart And the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” Says the Lord, who has mercy on you. (Isaiah 54:10 NKJV)

I pray in the name of Jesus that whosoever reads this that our God who sits in heaven showers you with a love greater than words could ever describe. May you draw from the Living Well who is able to keep you from thirsting. Bless you into a new day and a new year if it’s the Lord’s will for we know not the day or hour of his return.

In Christ, be encouraged always and keep your eyes fixed on him. To God be the glory…..

Terra