WHO WILL GO FOR US? -GOD

“WHO WILL GO FOR US?” -God

Isaiah 6:8 (NLT)

8 Then I heard the Lord asking, โ€œWhom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?โ€

I said, โ€œHere I am. Send me.โ€

Our plans vs God’s plans and His will look completely different from each other. When we pray, speak of the things we desire for our lives and our view of living a successful life – totally focuses on the “I” factor, as opposed to what God is speaking which is the “God” factor.

Translation: NONE OF ME – ALL OF YOU, LORD FOR THE SAKE OF WINNING “THEM” FOR THE REST IF MY DAYS.”

LORD, SEND ME – TO THEM. USE ME AS BAIT”. I trust You to meet all of my needs as I lose this and that for a chance to acceptably give to others – as You provide me with what they are in need of. The desire is not to be used by You, Lord, but to be owned completely by You Lord. Completely Yours.

The place He is calling us to – “I” cannot go, but HE IN ME CAN GO AND WILL ACCOMPLISH MORE – GREATER THAN THIS! ” Glory!!!!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ #moreisrequired

So as it stands – God has not changed His standards nor His requirements for joyous living (in and out of season) so stay your post. ~Live Well~ Live in the way that is impossible in the natural by is POSSIBLE in the supernatural. Long daily for God’s holiness. Holiness says, “LIVE OUTSIDE OF YOURSELF. LIVE BEYOND LIMITS FOR THE CAUSE OF BEING OTHERS-CENTERED.” Holiness is what we ought to desire more than life itself. Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good.

1 Peter 1:16 (NLT)

For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.”

Holiness is action – Action requires change of heart, mind and and soul. Practice requires daily commitment and consistency (MEDITATION – in the understanding of Hebrew language)

God requires we DO THE WORK for His glory and power to actively propel us forward in those things He’s called us to do in and for Him.

It is not I, but the Christ that LIVES IN ME!!

#thankYouJesus #thankyousister #iamdanalewis #author

Doubt (Yourself) NO MORE!!!

Doubt (yourself) NO MORE!! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Know what YOU KNOW and be courageous. You have what it takes to make changes in and around your world. ~BELIEVE~

If there was a week here to take me out – it would’ve definitely been THIS WEEK, but GOD… ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ “God blocked it! He wouldn’t let it be so. NO! He wouldn’t let it be so!” ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ All glory to God.

The truth is there was a serious imbalance of good and bad events, but the victory which came of it is by the time I laid down to sleep at night, I wasn’t thinking about the bad events – I was remembering and smiling big over the good things which took place in my day.

So I’ll fill you in on two (small) things which unexpectedly took me from feeling sad and unnoticed to feeling like the happiest pageant Queen!! ((Giggles))

Earlier this week, I was approached by a very nice Jewish lady who made me ~LAUGH~ so hard with her humorous statements, questions and jokes. At some point in the day she came to me and asked, “So, how long does it take you to blow dry your hair?” ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I flung my head back as if I was tossing my “hair” back over my shoulder and answered, “Well, you know..! WE BOTH LAUGHED SO HARD. She told me she had been itching to ask me all morning. I was so glad she did!! I needed that. She then went into sharing with me the blessings of receiving and engaging in newness of life – (returning) to something I had not done in a very long time. That blew me away, cause sure enough, Monday was my self-proclaimed “start date” for owning my truths, working beyond my fears, working through my flaws and toward completing my journey of mastering my domain. I was sooooooooo scared of the unknown, I almost talked myself out of showing up. But I did it anyway and there was a beautiful hidden jewel awaiting my arrival. The ice breaker. The sign that ~ALL IS WELL~ in my world. I’m not too early nor too late. I’m right on target. ๐Ÿ˜ That was unforgettable. She had a message of confirmation for me from God. Glory to God!

My second ray of sunlight came disguised as a means to gain the trust of perfect strangers and make new believers into possible future clients. A lady at the register had been watching me inside this store. As I walked up to purchase some medicine for my Gurlz we began to discuss the product I was holding in my hand earlier. She said to me, “We just got that line in our store.” I was like WHAAAAAT?? I asked “So you all are partnering with them?!! Right?” She nodded and answered, “Yes, yes.” She then bravely informed me that she has no idea what the line is nor what it is for. She had never seen the name before. I replied, “NO?? Oh, IT’S A GREAT SKIN CARE LINE. It’s all I use and suggest my clients use for PLEASANT, LASTING AND VERY NOTICEABLE RESULTS.”

I suggested to her to try it out. She gave me a shy smile and asked me, “How do you know all of this? Do you use it, cause your skin is very nice?” I answered, “Oh, yes! I faithfully use this product. It’s all I use.” Then something urged me to inform her WHO I AM AND WHAT I DO. What??? I was beginning to turn toward the exit in order to walk out the door – but something tugged at me. She held up a bottle of soothing skin cleanser and asked me, “What is this? What is it for? I don’t know anything about any of this. What does it do.” That was MY QUE! I WENT STRAIGHT INTO PROFESSIONAL ESTHETIC TEACHER MODE. I began to explain briefly what it was and the effects she would receive (notice) in and on her skin if she began to use it, daily. She smiled.

She told me she was glad she asked and she would give it a try. She also told me I explained my brand very well. I articulated my knowledge of the suggested brand like a pro and because of my enthusiasm about it it convinced her to give it a try. I smiled big and said, “GOOD! GOOD! You’ll be so glad you did!” But once more this weird feeling to give her more information about myself – WHO I AM AND WHAT I PASSIONATELY DO FOR OTHERS came over me, AGAIN! I grabbed my purchased medicines and tried to sneak out without heeding the command to speak up. It just so happened another cashier was coming back from break. The lady I was talking to was the manager and was just there to relieve the actual cashier working that drawer.

So the manager began to walk toward the direction I was walking in and we met up once more by the sliding doors. We smiled and I continued to take a few steps, but then I turned back and said, “Excuse me?” She came up to me (still a little shy) and answered me, “Yes.” I opened my mouth to speak and out came thus question I had no idea I was going to ask, “Do you happen to need someone to teach you how to use all of these products? I’d be willing to teach you. Are you in need of a relaxing skin treatment? I’m a licensed esthetician and I’m local.” I pulled out my card and handed it to her. She then thanked me, looked over the card for a while, smiled and thanked me, again and again. I smiled and told her it was my pleasure. I didn’t leave filled with desperation for clients to come beating down my door. I left with the sense that whether she follows through with contacting me or not, I was able to bring a smile to her face. I wasn’t feeling self-conscious that I didn’t have on my makeup and I wasn’t suited and booted to prove WHO I AM AND WHAT I DO – WELL. Just having the conversation with a potential client was good enough. God will do the rest.

Because I have placed my complete trust in God and have made Him my SOURCE for all we stand in need of – my family and I neither worry nor want for anything. God provides. He always provides.

My greatest joy this week was seeing how God strategically placed me in places I was either being poured into or poured out for someone else. I left feeling confident she grew intrigued to the point she would try it out. If she likes it and continues to use it, yay! If not, cool! My job was completed. I got over my fear of feeling less than and in lack. I am so grateful I took the LEAP. God was showing me – I STILL GOT IT.

What He places in us stays in us. It doesn’t matter if it lays dormant- when it’s time God will raise it up and bring it forth. Timing is EVERYTHING. Wait on the Lord and be of good courage.

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Remember who You ARE! (If no one affirms you – God affirms you. Now affirm yourself) ๐Ÿ˜

#iamlivingwelltheexperience #iamdanalewisMUA #licensedesthetician #CEOandfounder #intentional #flawsnall #freedom #dermologica#specialcleansinggel

WINNING – IS SIMPLY WINNING

~LOOK HOW FAR YOU’VE COME! “YOU’VE COME A LONG WAY, BABY!”~

Lately,

I’ve been taking huge leaps. ๐Ÿ˜ณ Showing up (nervous and all). Doing things I’ve never tried doing before or was too afraid to step up and step in to do. Speaking confidently with people I would NEVER approach (being a “nobody” with limited resources). I’ve gained the trust of new clients who simply enjoyed my presentation. (Racing heartbeat) I’m amazed at the courage God has given me in the midsts of feeling scared and unsure. I STILL WENT FOR IT!! It feels so good to look back in these few weeks and see the strides I’ve made to move in my purpose and my passions. This journey of “moving out of my own way” (Something I do not share alone) is BANANAS!! I’m learning sooooooooo much about “Dana” The (Successful) Artist! Me an “Artist”? “Successful”? YES!!! VERY!!!! On sooooooo many levels.

I’m now convinced of my power and influence. I’m a mover and a shaker. I do it all – everything I have been created to do – even with having MS.

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t! What? MS HASN'T STOPPED ME? NOT ONE BIT. It was ME. I stopped and blocked myself for a time – which is okay. God waited for me to get back to my love and my courage in myself. I have NO REGRETS. I learned quite a few things while being on hiatus from working my show. Against what we've been conditioned (deceived) to believe about hard work – rest time is very necessary.

If we gain any knowledge in these highs and especially in these lows – WE'VE ALREADY ACHIEVED ๐ŸŒŸGREAT SUCCESS๐ŸŒŸ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

Sometimes, we as dreamers, scholars, business owners and creative visionaries MUST take a good, long step back to ~ASSESS~ recalculate, reconfigure something, restructure, replant and allow God to realign and refine us for the coming season of limitless production (His promised Harvest)

It takes more energy to block ourselves, because what's innate wants to break FREE. Always. Even when we seek other directions to try and identify ourselves with what we have been purposed (sent here) to do. What's within is purposed by God, Himself, to be shared – not hidden (suppressed).

Points where we begin to think we've traveled off the path is for God's special use. It keeps us in a position of humility, because when we finally come to ourselves, we realize – only God can bring us out of our rut and place us on the right path toward ~WINNING~

Climbing up one step at a time requires stepping out of ourselves with our every intention to stay in forward motion – even if we are forced to go it alone. We just have to keep going for it. We must keep choosing to walk the difficult road – the road which reads "STAY THE COURSE – QUITTING IS NOT AN OPTION!"

I encourage you –

Follow your heart. Exhibit much passion about the things YOU'RE PASSION OVER, you're good at, you've always dreamed of doing (owning, managing), and you could do with or without the approval (support) of your family and friends.

Pace yourself. Legends are BORN not sculpted over night. You're here to stay. In it to win it! Never forget your purpose. "Making it" is not the end goal. Not even retiring. The end goal is seeing all the ways your God-given knowledge, skills and desire to enhance the lives of others can be used to change one heart (life) at a time – over the course of time.

Every morning think: ~LEGACY~

Never stop planning, reach for it, speaking your dreams out loud, owning it, and making small steps forward. Greatness takes time. ๐Ÿ˜Š

The end result: LIKE AN EAGLE, YOU WILL HAVE LEARNED HOW TO SOAR ABOVE THE STORMS. YOU WIIL HAVE LEARNED NO ONE CAN INVEST IN YOU BETTER THAN YOU. INVEST IN YOURSELF, NO MATTER WHAT (in great and in small ways). YOU WILL HAVE ALSO LEARNED TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF – ALWAYS (in all seasons). What happens in your life on your journey toward "Becoming" is not a reflection of the person you are, it's what you've learned which shapes you – your legacy. Experience is EVERYTHING. No one can ever take it away from you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Stay encouraged. Bumps in the road are all apart of the journey. Accept. Embrace. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ready?

JUMP!! ๐Ÿ˜„

Begin to step up and step out. KEEP A ~DO IT ANYWAY~ (with and/or without…) ATTITUDE. ๐Ÿ˜

Color your world your kind of beautiful, everyday of your life. You got this! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

#ithinkicanithinkicaniknowican๐ŸŒŸ

#iamdanalewisMUA #licensedesthetician #iamakicka$$MSwarrior๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ #iamlivingwelltheexperience #CEOandfounder #iamintentional #flawsnall #checkmate๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ

I may have MS, but MS certainly DOES NOT have me!

~DON'T STOP BELIEVIN'~ ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Winning is always just that – WINNING! All smiles. As long as we never give up – never count ourselves out – We're always WINNING. Always~Always. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

Be blessed.

Shalom. ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ

Such As I Have I Give

“Today you will be with Me in paradise”

Did you know that Jesus was not just talking about physical death? But all death! Dying to self is HUGE in His book. Dying to sin, crucifying this flesh and aligning ourselves with Christ the Lord in the sight of God, dying to this world – and the world’s culture/system and dying to our own selfish desires means we have chosen to be in “Paradise” with the Lord Jesus over EVERYTHING we can attain in this world/this life. Woooohooohooo! That is HUGE!!! Death to everything that stands against GOD brings us (TODAY) into Paradise with His Son, JESUS THE CHRIST.

Acts 3:6-8 (ESV)

6 Then Peter said, โ€œSilver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.โ€ 7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the manโ€™s feet and ankles became strong. 8 He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.

So, so, so powerful. A wonderful account of true worship and servitude. Wouldn’t you agree?

“What do I have to offer them, Lord. I, myself are in great need?”

All of us who confess Jesus have sought God on this issue with a heavy heart and a willingness to do more for those we know need help. We, too, feel helpless when we cannot help them and are forced to stand and watch. It hurts. But the fact that we feel deeply about their cause and desire to help someone truly pleases God. It really does. It opens doors for our prayers for them to be answered even if it means God uses someone else to bring them the resources they need, understand God honors our prayers, then turns and blesses us as He blesses those we’ve been praying for. Yep! It’s true!!!

Ready?

Here we goooooooooooo!!!

Soar… ๐Ÿ˜Š

One great thing I live for is serving. Service is a sure way to touch the very heart of God. Humility, selflessness and compassion are birthed in our need to help and support others. Being someone who was once VERY self-centered to now meeting the needs of others and relying on God completely to provide me with the tools needed to help them, and to always meet mine and my family’s needs, I am soooooooo grateful for the road God allowed me to take to become a new creation in Him. God gave me a completely new heart FULL OF GENUINE COMPASSION, LOVE, CARE AND CONCERN FOR OTHERS. When I can’t physically help others – I PRAY FOR GOD TO INTERVENE AND MEET THEIR NEEDS. When He gives me the resources to help and bless others, I STILL PRAY, GIVE THANKS AND MEET THE NEED ACCORDING TO HOW GOD SEES FIT FOR ME AND MY FAMILY TO. It is NEVER about me! It’s the Christ in me ALWAYS at work. I have an amazing life! No lie! The more I give, let go with no concern of it coming back or how long my family and I will go without, THE MORE GOD’S LOVE, GRACE, COMPASSION AND INTERESTS IN IS AND OUR DAILY NEEDS COME FLOWING INTO OUR HOME. Believe me!! We have LOTS of needs, but I can honestly say because God is HEAD OF OUR LIVES & IT ALL, ~We want for NOTHING~ Everything, every need, and (some) wants/desires under God’s watchful eye (in due time) gets met. If not, it’s His way of saying either “not yet” or “you don’t need this – I’ve better for you. You’ll see.” He’s always right. Even when I pray, standing in need of something ‘great’ and God sends something as small as a snowflake, No lie, soooooooo much gratitude flows out from my heart for the littlest blessing, because God answered my prayer in His own way.

Listen,

Let not your heart be troubled. Believe in God and in His deep love and concern for you and those you love. Do your best to bless others as a means to relieve you of your worries. Begin to pour out goodness on others, before doing something for yourself. Pray nonstop for other people, that God will meet their needs. Learn of and Present The Gospel of Jesus to everyone you encounter. Give them what you do have – your testimony of how Jesus transformed your life and the blessed hope you now have of knowing Him in an intimate way for yourself THEN WATCH HOW GOD WILL USE YOU AND PROVIDE FOR YOU!!! It’s bananas!!! To say the least. God does some amazing things. He often comes from left field and trust me, you’ve never been nor will you ever be loved like this – ever! There’s only one true God who loves on a level we cannot comprehend nor explain, but we can imitate. Truly, we CAN mimic His love by loving on others the same way He loves us.

Because I’ve been homeless, I know how to genuinely be there for homeless people. Because I’ve been abandoned, I have learned to be loyal to others. Because I’ve been lied to countless times, I’ve learned to let my Yes be yes and my no be no. Because my heart has been unjustly broken by those I loved deeply, I know how to swallow my pride, hold myself accountable for the wrongs I commit against others (including myself) and God, apologize (itemizing what I did wrong) ask for forgiveness, reconcile with others and turn and TEACH MY CHILDREN BY EXAMPLE. I apologize to my children ALL THE TIME!! Because I want them to know they are valuable individuals worth every bit of love, respect and affection. The best apology is CHANGED BEHAVIOR. Point blank. To be better we must DO BETTER. I agree with the Lord, even unto our enemies – we must do good to them. Some we will win for the kingdom of God and others we won’t. No matter! God is watching us, always. He’s in full control. So let’s remember who is our Commander and Chief and remember to do good before Him – to ALL. Expecting NOTHING in return. Pride is the head symptom of all the lack we are encountering as a nation. Next is offense. Which leads us down the dark path of self-centeredness, greed, and discontentment in others and ourselves. We never feel full, satisfied or content. We’re always looking at and comparing our lives and experiences to others, which ultimately replaces God. Worry becomes our god. We willfully become slaves to the demonic spirits of bitterness and resentment. But there’s good news!!! Once we overcome these things for real – confessing with our mouths, daily to the Lord that we struggle with these things – in due time we begin to see glorious transformation in our thinking, our attitude and in our actions. We become more responsive and less reactive toward injustice. Do you see?

Taking His life for our own (death for life, life for death) now places us in direct union with Christ – being everywhere He is (here)… His Paradise and now having more to offer – “SUCH AS I HAVE, I GIVE…” #thegoodnews #loveinaction

Mouth SHUT – Eyes on God. Let go!!! Yes, let it all go and allow Holy Spirit the opportunity to properly position you for spiritual change and service. You will forever be slave to Holy Spirit exchange. Wanting more and more of Him and to know His ways. Trust me. And you’ll feel great! Even in your low times. Why? Because the JOY OF THE LORD is your strength and is constantly at work in you. Your cares of this world will change (die) to a willingness to find out and know what is God’s good and most pleasing will. You need a cause to support and belong to? Marry yourself to the blood and cause of Jesus – then watch Him blow your mind. Bet?

I live to serve! I am in love with my new life! God could not have given me a better gift. ๐Ÿ˜ Serving others has taught me MANY things, but most of all serving others has taught me how grateful King Jesus was to first love and first serve us – that His Father in heaven may forever be glorified. What an incredible High Priest we have and serve, family. Serve the Lord with gladness – by serving others and serving less of yourself. You will live a truly fulfilled life. I promise!

I love you!

Be blessed.

~BEAUTY UNREALIZED~

Ecclesiastes 1 (NLT)

1 These are the words of the Teacher, King Davidโ€™s son, who ruled in Jerusalem.

Everything Is Meaningless

2 โ€œEverything is meaningless,โ€ says the Teacher, โ€œcompletely meaningless!โ€

3 What do people get for all their hard work under the sun? 4 Generations come and generations go, but the earth never changes. 5 The sun rises and the sun sets, then hurries around to rise again. 6 The wind blows south, and then turns north. Around and around it goes, blowing in circles. 7 Rivers run into the sea, but the sea is never full. Then the water returns again to the rivers and flows out again to the sea. 8 Everything is wearisome beyond description. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied. No matter how much we hear, we are not content.

9 History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new. 10 Sometimes people say, โ€œHere is something new!โ€ But actually it is old; nothing is ever truly new. 11 We donโ€™t remember what happened in the past, and in future generations, no one will remember what we are doing now.

The Teacher Speaks: The Futility of Wisdom

12 I, the Teacher, was king of Israel, and I lived in Jerusalem. 13 I devoted myself to search for understanding and to explore by wisdom everything being done under heaven. I soon discovered that God has dealt a tragic existence to the human race. 14 I observed everything going on under the sun, and really, it is all meaninglessโ€”like chasing the wind.

15 What is wrong cannot be made right.

What is missing cannot be recovered.

16 I said to myself, โ€œLook, I am wiser than any of the kings who ruled in Jerusalem before me. I have greater wisdom and knowledge than any of them.โ€ 17 So I set out to learn everything from wisdom to madness and folly. But I learned firsthand that pursuing all this is like chasing the wind.

18 The greater my wisdom, the greater my grief.

To increase knowledge only increases sorrow.

Is anyone else besides me NOTICING the attack of the enemy on God’s heart – (His Beauty) through (human) body mutilation?

All of creation is being ATTACKED!

Satan cannot physically touch us, but his demonic influences are directing people to mutilate their bodies. Destroy their God-given beauty!! DO YOU SEE???

The enemy doesn’t have to touch us. He just introduces his ideas through worldly images and confuses us to believe this needs to change and that needs to change. Our definition of beauty is SELF-ALTERING. Destroying what the Lord of heaven, all creation deemed beautiful about the temple of God – our bodies.

There’s so much we can say on this topic. I don’t want this to be a place where we dump on others and call out people who are different from those of us who have not altered our bodies, cause TRUTH BE TOLD: Sexual sin is included in this. If we’ve had sexual encounters (of any kind) outside of the confines of holy matrimony (even if you married the person you were once caught up in sexual sin with) the point is – because it is a demonic tool (Satan perverts everything God made beautiful and for our delight, including “Sex”) he first deceived us into believing nothing is wrong with how we are “feeling” – he twists the thought that natural feelings are wrong with the thought that unnatural are RIGHT and we should immediately act on them.

Before we know it – what God once deemed beautiful about us, in us is now (in our eyes) ugly and MUST BE ALTERED, AT ONCE! It’s a real and very subtle trick of the enemy!!! Even “the Church” has bought into all the lies and has begun “self-altering” missions. Wake up, people!!! Satan is using EVERYTHING natural and beautiful to DESTROY US!!!!

Do you SEE??????? Look around you!!! He’s been doing this since the beginning!!

Trust me! I was caught up, too!! Big time!! But MS – God used my disease to OPEN MY EYES!!!!! It’s all satanic if it takes you away from your First Love (God) and His truth about you. It’s something MANY, MANY, MANY people are caught up in (Believer and unbeliever, alike).

This is sad. Propaganda is also altering our way of thinking and distorting our view of beauty. The dark prince of this world, the father of lies is at the head of all this destruction. Do you SEE?????

Please, let’s wake up! We must begin to declare WAR on him and his plans to destroy God’s beautiful creations. Stop the madness!!! Recognize: Listen to the ugliness of today’s music. (Secular and the non-secular music) listen to the hidden messages formed by Satan himself to speak to the mind – alter our thinking, our moods and attitudes, then next – our bodies. Do you SEE????????

Everything thrown at us today is handed over to us in this decorated box filled with labels and suggestions on how we can be better, look better, feel better, and our lives “appear” to be better than his/her life.

Competition: Involves the witch craft of “Self-Altering”. We must first believe the lie we’re not good enough for… then the enemy lays the traps. He introduces alllllllllllllll of these different ways WE MUST WIN THE #1 SPOT! It also involves denying what God already deemed beautiful then we drink the deadliest of wines – the thought that we, too are a kind of “god”. We can use our power of free will and make ourselves into what God “couldn’t.” MERCY, LORD! Have mercy on us, lost sheep.

Check out social media and the subliminal messages of “Self-Altering” that is coming through these different mediums.

DO YOU SEE???????????? DO YOU HEAR THE LIES OF THE ENEMY?????????

SEE!!! LISTEN!!!!!! Test it out! Open God’s Word and test out what you think, feel, and do against what God thinks, feels and requires of us, His beloved children.

I am PRAYING FOR US ALL.

Yes, we’re laughing at all the shenanigans, but at the same time – both the Church and the world ARE SICKLY!!!!

WE ALL NEED THE CLEANSING BLOOD OF JESUS!!

Jealousy, envy, hatred, profanity, explicit music/movies, bullying, and the like, all lead to unnatural pathways toward “Self-Altering”? NONE ARE CONTENT WITHIN – BUT ONLY FOR A WEEK MOMENT ONCE WE’VE ACCOMPLISHED/ACHIEVED A GOAL TO “SELF-IMPROVE” (enhance) THEN WE GO DEEPER – TO FILL THE VOID OF SATISFACTION, WHICH WE NEVER ACHIEVE. We’ve deceived ourselves and others into believing this is the way to total balance, but it’s actually the pathway to lead us further away from God, our Protector, our Confidant and our biggest Admirer. We don’t realize God is our #1 FAN!!

The enemy hooks us by influencing us to believe we can do “IT” better. Practice Makes Perfect – is a deep form of “focus” which under wrong context – reasons, becomes “idol worship”. We have begun to worship OURSELVES. This is a subtle thing Satan has influenced all of humanity to take part in. (Believers and unbelievers, alike)

You can agree with me or not, but it’s the truth, anyhow! Everything we are engaging in now is designed to make us “gods” and take our focus and our hearts off of GOD. I would even be bold enough to shine light on all the “healthy living” philosophies. The majority of it (though disguised very innocently) is now corrupt by Satan for the purpose of taking our focus off of God, deeming ourselves as “gods” and a road toward “Self-Altering” to IMPROVE EVERYTHING God missed when He first created us.

(Higher) Education, fitness, dating, vacationing, cooking, going to concerts, supporting others, EVERYTHING WE ARE ABOUT AND DO GOES ON SOCIAL MEDIA – for the sole (subtle) purpose of “Self-Worship”. NO LIE!!!!!!!!! I’M GUILTY OF IT, I’LL BE THE FIRST TO ADMIT IT!!!!!

I DID NOT REALIZE IT UNTIL THIS WHOLE SQUIGGLY BROW TREND THING BROKE OPEN.

LOOK AT WHAT WE’VE BECOME!! LOOK AT WHAT WE’VE DONE!!!! TO OURSELVES AND TO OTHERS.

LOOK WHAT LACK OF PRAYER HAS OPENED US UP TO. MERCY!!! WE DID THIS! NOT GOD NOR SATAN! US!!!! WE DID THIS!!!!!!!!!

How do we get back to our First Love and get focused on His heart once more?

Here is the answer: Our NEW path –

2 Chronicles 7:14 (ESV)

14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

The Visitation of the Prince of Peace

~The visitation of the Prince of Peace~

This morning, at 5:05 AM, I heard in my sleep, “Cast all your cares on Me, for I care for you (Dana).”

I KEPT hearing it – repeated. It grew louder an louder. So I opened my eyes, grabbed my phone and read all three versions of 1 Peter 5:1-11 (NIV, NLT, & ESV). Afterward, I reached for my glasses. Then I listened to each version through my Bible app. Not sure why I did this, but I’m sure God knows the why. I’m just glad I was awakened with Him reminding me my cares belong to Him. Every concern I have He will meet (in due time).

Philippians 4:19 (ESV)

19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

God remembered, I went to bed with very deep concerns. Probably – more than likely, I laid down with a heavy heart and fell asleep, stressed out. Only God knows my exact state and my troubled thoughts.

Sometimes, we don’t realize we are worried or stressed out about things going on in our lives, but God sees… He knows… He hears (what is said and thought in secret)… He cares… and He answers before we utter a single word to Him.

Isaiah 65:24 (NLT)

“I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!”

What a way to be awakened by our High Priest, huh? He had a special time to give me a special word from His heart. While I was sound asleep. This is genuine perfect love. God has not forgotten about us. (See 1 Peter 5:7) So glad He didn’t allow me to sleep over this one. I am up early praying, seeking Him (writing about my experience, in hopes someone else will be encouraged) – and learning more of His heart for us. Just as He promised, Philippians 4:7 (ESV) “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus..”

Blessed and refreshed are those who seek God early –

Psalm 63:1-8 (ESV)

63 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;

my soul thirsts for you;

my flesh faints for you,

as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,

beholding your power and glory.

3 Because your steadfast love is better than life,

my lips will praise you.

4 So I will bless you as long as I live;

in your name I will lift up my hands.

5 My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food,

and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,

6 when I remember you upon my bed,

and meditate on you in the watches of the night;

7 for you have been my help,

and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.

8 My soul clings to you;

your right hand upholds me.

There’s much power in accepting God’s invitation to let go and be still in His peace (even in the midst of the storm, and even as we sleep). God is always calling to us to be in and remain in His peace. Only a caring God, like our heavenly Father, would see to it that even as we sleep our hearts are being prepared/established for service, ministry, and obedience to Him in excellence. It matters to Him how we carry out and carry on in our perspective tasks received of His Holy Spirit. We must continue to speak the Word of Truth over ourselves in order to stay encouraged, and remember that when we have difficulty doing so, God will perfect our hearts, our peace and our understanding in a most caring way – HE WILL SPEAK HIS WORDS OF PROMISED COMFORT TO US, HIMSELF. HE’S GOOD AND PERFECT IN ALL OF HIS WAYS.

Thank You, Lord God, for Your good Word of honorable instruction to us, this morning. I praise You for Your words of affirmation – to help remind us every care and every concern we have we may place it onto You and wait/live in peace. Lord, yes! We trust You to meet our every need.

1 Peter 5:1-11 (ESV)

5 So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: 2 shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; 3 not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. 4 And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. 5 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for โ€œGod opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.โ€

6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 11 To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

I LOVE YOU!

BE AND STAY ENCOURAGED, MY FRIENDS. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ GOD IS HERE! HAVE HOPE IN HIM.

JESUS IS COMING SOON! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒŸโค๏ธ