Mothers are nurturers. Mothers are caring, loving, giving, understanding, patient & brave. Mothers are fierce! They will do whatever is necessary to protect their children.
Mothers are steadfast. Mothers are imaginative, coming up with brilliant ideas to sustain their family.
The love of a mother is indescribable & unconditional! The love a woman gives cannot be measured or understood. When they love, they love fiercely!
I thank God for the faith of a woman! The faith of a woman can sustain her family through any major crisis.
I thank God for the prayers of a mother. Praying women can move mountains! God’s word says this about a mother. In Proverbs 31:25 it says: “Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure; And she smiles at the future [knowing that she and her family are prepared]. In verse 28, God’s word says this about a mother: “Her children rise up and call her blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired).”
God also says this about women in verse 30: “Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”
Most of all a mother is a prayer warrior! The fervent prayer of a mother avails much! God’s word says this about fervent prayer in James 5:16 – The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” Do not let that one word “man” deter you. God is not a respecter of persons (Acts 10:34). The fervent prayer of the women is no different from that same prayer of a man.
In fact, a women’s prayer can be more powerful. Why? Because women give their hearts completely to God. Women for some reason trust God in an easier fashion. Why? I am not sure. Perhaps it is because a woman loves and trusts wholeheartedly. A lot of times without question or doubts.
I truly believe in my heart of hearts that God created women with an incredible capacity to love.
Yes, a woman is a fierce person. And don’t let all this silly talk about men giving birth and becoming mothers too fool or confuse you. God made man and women. God is not and will never be confused on what He created us to be.
A biological man cannot carry a child. A man will never know the blessing it is to carry and care for a living human inside their body.
Mothers, I say thank you today & every day for the job that you do! It is one where there is no pay and long enduring hours.
Sometimes, there isn’t enough appreciation for the sacrifices you make. Today we honor you! We say thank you for everything that you do!
Does God hear our prayers? Is He listening? Does He want to help with this war raging in Ukraine?
Those are all valid questions. I think each of us has asked or wondered at some point if God is real.
Well, I say ask Him.
God created us. He knows we are curious and wish to understand things that seem more significant than us.
God is more significant than anything or anyone person.
God is so complex that we may never fully understand the scope of who God is, but don’t let that deter you.
God is also personable. He isn’t some significant scary holy entity that is unapproachable.
God is not a cookie-cutter God. He is not a one-size-fits-all deity.
God knows we are curious. He created us to ask questions and to find answers.
If you want to know if God is real, ask Him. Now how He reveals his answers may not satisfy your curiosity.
If you ask questions, He may not reveal the answers. Some answers come many days, months, or even years later.
You might be thinking that you want God to perform some colossal miracle for you to believe that He exists.
We can ask but be cautious not to have grand ideas of exactly how you expect God to show you, His answers.
His answer may be so subtle that you miss it.
You should know this about God; He never answers prayer the way you expect Him to.
That is one thing that I admire about God. He always does something unexpectedly that makes me appreciate Him even more.
So, ask Him. He may answer, and He may not respond.
God wants us to seek Him continuously.
And please don’t think that if He doesn’t answer your question, this is the proof that He does not exist.
God wants and desires to be pursued.
I know you might be thinking that this pursuit is too much to ask, but once you have a glimpse of God, you will know it was all worth it, and you will hunger for more peeks and reveals into who God is.
A personal relationship with God is beyond any small effort we put into it. We are living in scary times. There is no better time to pursue God.
Right now, we need to be constantly praying for peace. Ask God to intervene in this awful war and for His mighty hand to move to end it quickly. Also, pray for peace! We need peace! Don’t give up on prayer.
Please don’t think that it does not work. Prayer is power. If prayer groups are praying for peace, join one. Even if it is an internet prayer group, God will still hear. Time, place, in person or internet prayer, God is not restricted by any of these things.
When we come in agreement with other believers seeking God’s will, He will move. His word says so. In Matt 18:19, His word speaks of the power of agreement:https://biblehub.com/matthew/18-19.htm
Where should you give? There are many great charities raising funds for humanitarian relief for the people of Ukraine. Do some research and see if God’s peace comes over you about giving a donation at the place you choose.
Giving is also called planting a seed. Although this seed is a money seed, it can be pointed and asked for God to use it for a breakthrough in this war, for peace to prevail, and for God’s hand to move in this situation.
Our family has planted seeds with Samaritan’s’ Purse, Paula White Ministries, and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. Again, this is where I gave. Where you plant your seed is between you and God.
Here are some bible verses that will assist you in your pursuit of our one true living God:
I know many say that God isn’t real because you can’t see Him. You may not be able to see Him, but you can always feel His presence.
His presence is real. How does it feel in the presence of God?
It is peaceful there. In God’s presence, there is His love. A love that we don’t know as a human. It is a love that penetrates every fiber of your being. His love is consuming, powerful, engulfing, and strong. His love is never-ending. In His presence, His love has no boundaries.
It is a love that you will never feel from another human. It is a love that is indescribable. The love of God is something you can only experience while in His presence.
How do you reach His presence? We can come into God’s presence via prayer and primarily through our worship.
Our worship has power! Our worship, spoken decrees and declarations of God’s words and His promises, and prayer are the most potent weapons we have as Christians.
These things are the weapons we use to defeat all the fear, doubt, loneliness, emptiness, addictions, etc., we are facing or will ever face in our lives.
Right now, more than ever before, we are facing so much doubt and fear. Now, right now, is the time to seek God. If you don’t know Him, now is the time to make Him the center of your life.
Those in power are seeking to control every aspect of our lives.
How do we combat that power? With the promises of God.
What are the promises of God? His promises are written in His word, which is the Holy Bible.
Make no mistakes about it. There is only one true living God. There is only one Savior, His son Jesus, and there is only one true living spirit of God. That is the Holy Spirit. These three are the Holy Trinity.
Today is the perfect day to seek God, to accept Jesus as your personal Savior.
I am not talking about a cookie-cutter relationship with God. I am not talking about saying repeat prayers to seek God’s forgiveness and love.
That is man’s idea of how God works. With our God, there is no middle man.
No person, saint, or the Virgin Mary, can forgive your sins. Please, no mistake, I am in no way bashing the mother of Jesus. I thank God for her and her bravery to become the mother of our living Savior, Jesus.
Only God, through our Savior Jesus, can forgive all our sins.
God isn’t complicated. It is us as humans that complicate Him with our silly rules and our ideas.
How do you accept Jesus as your personal Savior? That is simple too. If you genuinely believe that Jesus is the one true son of God, that He rose from the dead after taking your place on the cross, then repeat this prayer:
Would you please pray with me? “Dear Father, please forgive me for my sins. God, please cleanse me with the precious blood of Jesus. I know Christ died on the cross for me. I know He was crucified, buried, and then arose on the third day. I know He ascended and now sits on the right hand of God. I receive Jesus as my Savior. Amen.
Do you need more scriptures for sickness, addiction, depression, etc.? Please read this previous post:
If you prayed that prayer of Salvation above to receive Jesus as your Savior, you might be asking what is next. Well, if you can, find a good church that believes in the Holy Trinity, Jesus is our Savior, and God is the one true living God. Also, they must believe in the resurrection. And, they must believe that God’s word is the Holy Bible.
If you are unable to find a church like that, keep trying and praying for it. You also need to delve into God’s word. Read it daily and as often as possible.
Also, pray, seek God, and worship God. He is worthy to receive all our worship.
America, revival is coming. Now you may look at our current situation and say that there is no way a revival of God can start here. All of us are watching as evil is being unleashed on America and all of Her citizens. Those with evil agendas have seemingly taken control of America. They think they are in full control of our White House and our two houses. They think they are in full control of our Pentagon, our Armed Forces, and in control of every part of our government. But none of them is a match for God. What God wants, God shall have. God’s will shall be fulfilled on this earth! It doesn’t matter who stands up to oppose Him. He will remove all those in opposition to Him. We are about to enter the last great moves of God. It will be the most powerful move that humankind has ever seen. His word says that He will pour His spirit out on all flesh (Acts2:17). We will all witness with our eyes the miracles of God that humanity cannot deny. It doesn’t matter if you don’t believe that God doesn’t exist. If His Holy fire and anointing consume you, you will not be able to resist or fight it. For what is coming is a fire of God that will consume all evil. What is coming is the miraculous healing of our nation, our people, and our souls. God has heard our cries for mercy. God has not turned away from us, but we must wait for His timing. God Himself is coming to rescue us. We have cried out because of the evil that has come upon us. Evil has consumed America because of our inactions, our sins, and our walking away from Him. But we serve a merciful God. He has heard our cries, and He will not allow this evil to consume us. Most people are unaware of just how bad this evil would have depleted, destroyed, and decimated America, Her citizens, Her future, and Her hope of restoration. Most of us will not know how close we have come to forced bible burnings, tribunals, assassinations of citizens who would not conform to and comply with this evil plan. Most of us will not be aware of how close we came to the end of days. God, I worship you for saving us from our destruction. God, thank you for Your mercy that never ends. God, thank You for loving us the way that You do. God, a love so deep, so consuming, so devoted that we will never fully understand it until we are standing in Your holy presence. Now you may be wondering what part you played in allowing the activities of the past several years to happen. We are all guilty of not doing enough or perhaps in actions. We all allowed these evil individuals to take control. Now, you may be sitting there wondering what actions have brought evil into our midst. Here are some that come to mind. We allowed God to be removed from our schools, our city halls, our city councils, and our places of legislation. We allowed our American taxes to pay for the murder of innocent babies via abortion. We allowed these evil individuals to gain a position of power and keep that position. We allowed taxpayer money to be sent out to other nations for abortions. We allowed our Savior’s name to be used in vain by Hollywood. We allowed churches to close and stay closed during a pandemic. We gave up control due to Covid and conformed to their hideous mask mandates. We have allowed some of our fellow Americans’ prosperity to be damaged beyond repair due to Covid lockdowns.
We allowed our children to be indoctrinated at places of higher learning. They were taught that God does not exist and that America is a vile, racist nation. Some of us even taught our children that God does not exist. We allowed a small circle of people to amass and hoard large amounts of money. We gave them control of our speech, our communications, and our lives. We allowed our elections to be manipulated and stolen from us. Now, there is still time to repent. If you are one of those who sought to and planned for this evil plot to be filled in America, there is still time to seek God’s forgiveness. If you are genuinely ready to repent, God will forgive you. You will not suffer His wrath. Today, seek God’s forgiveness. He is no longer going to be appeased with wishy-washy Christianity. It is all or nothing. Now, you must choose a side before it’s too late. Today, seek God’s forgiveness, repent, and ask Jesus to be your Lord and Savior.
Congress, you were elected by the people to work for the people. You took an oath that you would uphold our Constitution and protect the citizens of this mighty nation.
We counted on you to keep your promises to us. We placed you in a place of power to work for us. We didn’t put you into that office to rewrite our Constitution or reimage what the Constitution means to you, give away our jobs, and eliminate the middle class.
We placed you there to create jobs, create opportunities for all American citizens, create fair laws, and do what you said you were going to do.
You made us promises while you asked us for our votes. Then, we elected you. We trusted you. Then we went about our own business of raising our families, making our livings, and running our businesses. Year after year, this went on. We kept trusting you. We kept believing in you.
Most of us wanted to pay attention to what was going on. We wanted to go to the rallies, attend the fundraisers, and go to the town meetings, but we were too tired. We were too busy working longer and harder hours for less money.
We noticed something wasn’t right, but we were just too busy with providing and taking care of our families. We saw the prices of education, health care, medicines, and food rise and rise. What did we do? What could we do? We had to keep working to provide.
Then we noticed something very odd. We hear our children speaking differently as they talk about how much they hate America. We saw them turn from happy individuals to unhappy individuals filled with hate for others.
Again, we wanted to do something, but we were busy working three jobs to keep paying for the insanely high college tuition and board for all our children.
Now, with our children off on their own, things have started to slow down for us. We see that our savings aren’t going to be enough to provide for us through our retirement.
We face the hardship of knowing we have to go out and look for a part-time job to keep us afloat. We see medicine and healthcare skyrocket in costs. We don’t even have the money to travel as we had planned. All our dreams, we had seemed impossible to grasp.
We look around and see our neighborhoods have changed. We barely recognize them anymore. Many local small businesses have gone under, and so many houses are now abandoned and boarded up. All there is are the big chain stores. There are no more mom and pop shops left.
We get a call from the police to tell us our oldest child was arrested for looting in Portland. Wow! We are taken aback. We never saw that coming. We didn’t raise our children that way, but the college she attended seemed to have changed her from a well-adjusted young child to an angry, hateful adult.
We stand back and look. We wonder where we went wrong. We did everything expected of us. We took care of our family, worked hard, and raised our children to be respectful of others. We taught them to love and not hate. We taught them to help others and to volunteer. Most of all, we taught them to love America as She is the greatest nation on earth.
Where did we go wrong? Please wait a minute. Was it because we trusted those politicians with our jobs and our future. We gave them all power. Now there is some horrible virus going around, and we cannot go outside, we cannot work, we cannot go on vacation, and most of all, we can’t go to church and sing to worship our God.
We have to stay inside and wear masks at all times when we do get to go outside. How did all this happen? How did we get here? We look and see those same politicians are still in office. They are still making the same promises today as they did 30 years ago.
But we do see there is something different for them. Each of them is incredibly wealthy. These politicians get to take vacations and fly on private jets. They live in sprawling estates with tall fences and armed guards. They have fancy refrigerators and can go on T.V. and brag about the expensive desserts they love to enjoy.
We barely have enough money left to buy food. We cannot even afford some of our medications. We don’t have money for vacations, and we will never know how it feels to fly in a private jet. We don’t even have any police officers in our neighborhood anymore because those same politicians defunded our police.
Why did we trust them, and why did they let America turn into such ruins? Why didn’t they fight for America, for us and our jobs? Why did they get so powerful and seem to want more of it? What do we do next? How do we get out of this horrible situation?
America, many families are going through this very scenario. Many individuals have turned to drugs, alcohol, gambling to ease their pains. Suicide and depression are on the rise. Our children cannot go to school and have become stagnant in their growth and knowledge.
Covid-19 has decimated the economies of countries around the world. Many people are starving. There are food shortages, riots, death, and destruction all around us.
Anger, hate, division, and riots are ongoing. What are we to do? There is one thing we cannot give up on. That is prayer. I know I have said this repeatedly, but I don’t think many people understand how powerful our prayer is.
Yes, we made mistakes giving our power and trust to the wrong people, but God is a forgiving God. He is a vindicating and trustworthy God. And He is a God of the turnaround!
Our prayer invites a miracle-working God into our situations. I am not sure about you, but I want the God of miracles working for me. I want to send out that invitation for the divine turnaround. I want and need God to step in cause I have made a mess of things.
Prayer moves our mountains, and our faith pleases God. So, pray, pray, pray, and pray. Also, fast and plant a seed for God’s turnaround in the situations we are facing.
Don’t let the worries and fears of what is being said on T.V. stop your worship. Worship like never before and pray without ceasing. Pray until something happens – PUSH. Pray until God moves. I know you may not understand why it takes God so long to move, but we have to remember that God does not move on our time, and His ways are not our ways.
He is God who holds all power, knowledge, wealth, and wisdom!
Many might be thinking, “where is God right now.” Perhaps they believe that He has left or abandoned us.
He hasn’t left us alone. Now don’t get me wrong when I say that because there will be a time when people will search for God, and He will not answer, but we are not there yet.
That means that you still have time to seek Him out. You still have time to ask Jesus to become your personal Savior.
That means that you still have time to seek God’s forgiveness.
God has not left us. He is aware of what we are facing and what we are going through.
God knows and sees all.
Many say how God can allow so many to die and suffer from this pandemic, food shortage, etc.
God is a God of order and process. He has a particular way of doing things.
We, as humans, have sinned and come short of God’s glory. We have not followed God’s instructions and directions on how to live our lives. We want to live our lives the way we see fit.
Most of the time, it is a life with God not included. We often think we can live without Him than when we find out we cannot; we cry out to Him in anguish to help us.
And He shows up, but remember that there will come a day when He won’t. Are you ready for that day?
When we sin, we cause doors to open that God never intended to open. With those open doors, we invite the enemy to wreak havoc on our lives and our family’s lives.
Every decision has consequences, and those consequences, depending on the decision, are either good or bad.
Right now, we are watching and feeling the effects of the human race, saying to God, please leave.
We asked Him to leave our schools by saying no more prayer and discussing God or religion.
Because of this decision, we now have school shootings, increased drug abuse, increased depression, increased anger, and frustration, and increased suicide.
We told God to leave our workplaces. Now we have work violence, hate, frustration, discord, racism, and bigotry.
We told God to leave our families. We told Him we didn’t need Him anymore. Due to that decision, we have more broken families, more teen pregnancies, more families without fathers, more poverty, and increased abortions.
And on and on it goes.
We told God to leave, and He did. In His absence, we essentially told sin, death, destruction, hate, bigotry to take over.
Now, here we are.
What are we going to do now? Well, we have two choices. We can not pray, gove up, and continue to watch as the world continues to deteriorate, or we can pray as we have never prayed before.
We cannot give up on our prayers. We cannot think that prayers aren’t working.
We can’t just say that we have prayed enough and decide to stop.
God tells us to pray until something happens. He tells us to pray fervently and continuously without stopping.
Now you may be saying that our prayers are not helping, but I think that they are. What evidence do I have?
Well, it’s the evidence of all the increased turmoil. With prayer, things always get worse before the breakthrough comes.
God shows up right on time. His timing is impeccable.
So pray and don’t stop praying. Pray together as a family. Pray in agreement. Pray a loud so that God, the enemy, and everyone listening can hear and keep praying. Don’t stop praying!
Then, the next step is to worship God for your prayers being answered. Even though everything is still chaotic with your human eyes, speak the opposite of what you see during your worship.
Speak life! Pray life and blessings. God will move! He has to because God cannot and will not fail!
I know life is crazy, unpredictable, and feels very unstable right now for all of us.
It seems like every passing day brings something else to deal with.
We cannot focus on those negative things that are surrounding us.
There has to be one thing you can find to be thankful for.
This morning, I was grateful that the sun was shining, the traffic during my commute was so very easy, and that I filled my car with gas for $20.
I cannot remember the last time I was able to fill up my gas tank with $20.
I was ecstatic about that $20.
I know you might think it is silly that be so happy about the $20, but isn’t it the little things that are going to carry us over this difficult time.
We have to find the good things in our lives right now to be thankful for.
If we don’t, the darkness, heaviness, depression, anger, and frustration will overtake us.
Here is the best part, once you find that one thing, then start thanking God for that one thing, you will find a second thing, then a third thing, and so on.
Soon you will have a list of things you are grateful for. With your list and your worship of gratefulness, your spirit will be lifted, the heaviness on HAS to leave, and your outlook will change.
With the worship of gratefulness, you will change the atmosphere. Once your atmosphere changes, then your outlook will see everything differently.
Once you see things differently, you will start to recognize more and more things to be thankful for.
You have to start somewhere. Even the smallest thing can be used. Right now, I know a lot of us only have small things to work with right now but remember, Jesus started in a little insignificant place and look where God took Him!
Use the small things that seem so insignificant and see what God does with them.