Flies are normal during summer. Once you leave your door open for a few minutes, it’s normal to kill one or two. On this evening, something strange happened in our house. We suddenly experienced a fly issue about 5:00 pm. We started by noticing one very big fly. Steve killed it and flushed it in the toilet. In a few seconds, there were two more flying around. Steve killed them and flushed in the toilet. Every couple of seconds appeared one or two flies after the next is killed and this went on for hours. It seemed like they were coming back to life after being killed and flushed in the toilet and at first we joked about it and laughed. It was extremely strange! Over time, it turned into annoyance and I felt a Holy Ghost anger in my spirit. I said to Steve, “this seems like witchcraft. Let’s pray!” We prayed and commanded whatever was causing this to stop. No Kidding! Instantly the flies went silent and this was about 8:00 P.M. after hours of killing one or two flies at a time non-stop. We took authority in Jesus name and it was instant. We were totally amazed! Sometimes I wonder, why do we take so much grief for so long until we can’t take it any more? Why can’t we see sooner and take action soon? “2 Pray diligently. Stay alert, with your eyes wide open in gratitude.” (Colossians 4:2 MSG)
This week found our family with a challenge. Our 15-year-old son, Nate had a medical condition which led his younger sister crying feeling sad for her brother. Nate calmly said to her, “Well Sally, Don’t cry. Think of all this time God has kept me without being sick.” This just put tears to my eyes. Nathaniel, a 15-year-old has got through tough life battles with this kind attitude. He never stop amazing us. He keeps his mind focused on goodness. I really thank God for my children and watching them support each other so strongly during tough times fills my heart with joy and peace. Jesus said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NIV). Nate somewhere deep in his heart understands this so well. God wants us to give thanks in all circumstances. Focusing on our life circumstances drugs us down but when we focus our mind the good times and blessings, this lifts our spirit even in difficult times. After all, if we trust God, we know that He works all things for our good even when it makes no sense at the moment. Please join us in this journey of giving thanks to God for Nathaniel and where He has brought him from. God is good all the time and all the time, God is good.
Whenever you talk with a friend, your friend hears you and you hear them. You may not agree on everything every time. At times your friend may give you an idea that changes the way you were thinking about something. It is also easier to talk to a friend we are close too because we spend a lot of time together building trust. The closer we are to our friend, the easier it gets to talk to him/her about things. It also is easier to trust what they have to say to us even when we don’t like what they have to say sometimes. Sometimes, your friends can see things about you that you can’t see. Being able to receive what someone else has to say takes having a good trusting relationship especially the things that are hard for us to hear about ourselves. This is exactly the same as speaking with God our Father. He is always listening when we speak to Him as well as speaking to us. In our prayer time, God answers us in various ways: i. He may give us a direct answer to our prayer. ii. He may change the way we are thinking about something by giving us a new idea, iii. He may even say no to our prayers etc. His ways are higher than our ways even when the answer we get is not the answer we were looking for. The most important thing to have in mind is that He hears our prayers and to trust in His wisdom, He answers our prayer. His call to us is to seek first His kingdom. By having a great relationship with God, we are able to hear Him more which leads us to peace in knowing His answers to our prayers are what is best for us each time along the way. We need to purposefully spend more time with Him and build a more trusting relationship with our Father which will make it easier to us to receive what He has to say to us. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[i] have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28 NIV)
BEHOLD THE GLORY OF GOD.
“One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.”(Psalm 27:4 NIV).
Sunflower is absolutely glorious in its beauty. It knows exactly where it’s glory comes from as God fashioned it. Never gets tired of staring at the beauty of the sun. As a result, it is filled with beauty from the sun. Sunflower is not shy to be! It is spread out fully and bright. When morning comes, you find it facing East towards the sunrise. As the day goes, it changes direction following the sun. By evening it is facing at sunset westward 😊. God gave us Holy Spirit to guide our path as the sun guides the sunflower. When we follow His leading, we are filled with God’s glory.
A friend of mine shared a testimony that so touched my heart. She was planning for surgery and nothing seemed to worked but she trusted God. All of a sudden, there was cancellations around the times she needed it done. God worked every detail for her more than she could imagine.
Sometimes, we may think things will not work out for us. But there is no impossibility known to God. In fact, He wants to do amazing things to the very detail of our needs. Trust Him and seek Him because He is more faithful than we can imagine. “31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Matthew” (6: 25-33)