Why Did Abraham Lie?

The other day I was reading something and saw it mentioned that Abraham lied. If you are not familiar with the story, you can find the story in Genesis chapter 12.

Abraham had gone to Egypt, because there was a famine in the land. As he was approaching Egypt, fear gripped him and he started concocting a story to tell the Egyptian because Sarah was so beautiful, he was sure he would be killed because of it. So Sarah went along with the lie and as Abraham suspected, Sarah was indeed singled out because of her beauty and Pharaoh wanted her. Abraham was treated well by Pharaoh because it was not known that she was his wife.

But true to the nature of God, truth emerged. Pharaoh’s house was afflicted with plagues and it let him know something was wrong and he inquired of Abraham and found out the truth. The first question Pharaoh asked Abraham was why did he lie?

I don’t know the answer that Abraham gave, but it was clear that his motive was selfish. He was only concerned about himself. He wasn’t even concerned about his wife, but just what would happen to him. And isn’t that why most of us end up lying? We are doing it purely for selfish reasons. But God had it all come out.

Sometimes things start to go haywire and we are not sure what the problem is. Could it be that we are carrying on a big ole lie and it’s starting to affect our lives? There is no such thing as a “little white lie”. Lies are all the same. They are deceptive and they have the potential to hurt everyone one involved.

Someone is in a mess today. Here is the Word of the Lord: STOP LYING!

Genesis 12


Prayer and Fasting

I’m coming off a 10-day partial fast based on Daniel 1 which was when Daniel ate only vegetables. This is been the best experience as well as eye-opening.

Every believer should incorporate fasting into their spiritual life. It’s a game changer. There are times when we go through difficult circumstances and we need answers and there is nothing like powering up your prayers with fasting.

I am going to be honest and tell you that I have been a little lazy in this area. Have I fasted? Yes, I have fasted most of my spiritual walk, but there has been a mandate on me lately and I have missed the mark. For example this 10-day fast has been something I have been “trying” to complete since the beginning of the year. Seemed like I couldn’t get past four days. But praise God, I finally got the victory.

And even though I did complete the fast, I also want to be honest and say I messed up right toward the end of the fast. Not so much with food. But with something else. But God is merciful and he highlighted to me that this is an area that I must get victory over. And then He told me to keep going.

There was also something that God wanted to show me and not only did He give me spiritual insight, but he gave me a peace like I’ve not had before. God is indeed in control, no matter what it looks like.

Experiencing a crisis? Need to get answers, or draw closer to God, or want to hear His voice better? Fasting is the key! For you who have experienced fasting, who have gotten lazy, get back to it. For you who are starting for the first time, get some good literature on it and begin. Your life will never be the same!

Daniel 1

Not Predicting, Just Sharing What I Saw

wpid-future-vision.jpgI didn’t think I would be back posting so soon, but then I remembered a prophetic word that I received earlier this week. God was letting me know that I was on assignment this week and to pay attention. I almost missed it. I have been actively ignoring something for a while now, for my own sanity. But I am good now. I feel unaffected by it now. I feel healed.

So I was talking about vision yesterday and if you have read my blog in the past you know I believe God showed me my future with a particular person (yeah, I know). I feel the same way. But I didn’t make this up, so who am I to argue.

The Lord showed it to me many years ago. God said I would see this man go through many relationships and that I would “speak” prophetically to the relationships, but in the end, he and I would be together. And the journey began.

Two weeks after I received that word he announced publicly that he had a girlfriend and that is pretty much how it’s been. Me, looking and watching from afar. But then God told me he was going to connect me with someone who knew what was going on in his inner circle and God would show me some things and that happened. Oh but wait, before that God said he would give me a means of communicating with him, which was shown to me in a dream and that happened. You see this man was not in my circle and he is at a different status level.

I can’t tell you everything that has been shown to me and confirmed, but the main part that was shown to me was that he would get tangled up with a friend of mine and come very close to marrying her. This was revealed through the dreams of a couple of friends. Well this has indeed happened. He says she is the love of his life, so who am I to argue? But this has been a very hard pill to swallow. But strangely, it’s been part of the plan.

They have not met yet, but it seems they are about to. But God showed me they wouldn’t or so that is my interpretation of the dream I had. Now this may seem strange to some, but I know if I didn’t have all these warnings, dreams and visions, I would not have had the grace to hold on this long until he and I met.

So what do I do when it seems that my vision will end in another way? All I can do is watch and see. I know I cannot stop two people who seem to want to be together from getting together. Only God can do that. God told me, he spoke to this man about me, but he rejected it and my friend told me God spoke to her about ANOTHER man, but they both seem to be drawn to each other. So we will see.

I feel different now. This past week God has awakened and warned me that this was coming. Whether it will happen is up to God. I am not making any predictions. I am just sharing what I saw years ahead of time.

I had a dream a while ago. I saw my friend happy to be meeting this man. As she started on her journey, she was happy, but just when she was about to meet him, he turned into Michael Jackson. I have never once thought it meant he would die. I always felt, it meant, her chances of meeting him were like her chances of meeting Michael Jackson.

Is this an attempt to stop something from happening? No it’s not. I know that is not possible anyway. Just an attempt to share what I see. I’m on assignment.

Habakkuk 2:3 New King James Version (NKJV)

For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.

Blurred Vision

I don’t post like I used to. But I was thinking about vision recently and wanted to share my thoughts.

A spiritual vision, given to a person by God is a very private and interesting thing. It’s very personal. God does speak to people and show and reveal his plans for the future to them. He did it during the Bible days and He still does it to this day. What I have learned about vision is that God will show you His intention. What he wants to see happen. His Will for our lives. But we have free will and can choose to go in another direction. When we do, we suffer the consequences of our choice.

Vision can become blurred. God may speak to our hearts and the situation may go the opposite of what we were shown, or the cares of life may choke out our ability to see, or we may lose desire for what God has spoken. Anything can happen and trust me anything will happen.

The greater the vision, the greater the opposition. Then the enemy and the flesh will get us to try to bury or ignore God’s will. I had a dream recently that someone I know was trying their best to forget or ignore what God told them. But I love the way God has a way of reminding us of what HE has spoken. If it’s God’s plan, it will come to pass, provided we cooperate.

Vision is given to keep us on track. It comes to keep us from moving in the wrong direction. And if our vision is blurred, God will send the prophetic, so that we can see clearly again. Trust me, God will get us on track.

It’s okay if your vision get’s blurred. It happens. But get back on track quickly so you don’t go too far down the wrong road and pay for it later.

Habakkuk 2:2 New International Version (NIV)

The Lord’s Answer

Then the Lord replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald[a] may run with it.

Don’t Lose in the End

I haven’t posted in a while, but felt I wanted to today. Life changes and sometimes our priorities shift. At one time writing on this blog was a priority. Not so much now. But every once in a while, I do feel led to come back.

Recently, I was playing this game on my phone called Farmville Country Escape. I play it on my down time when I am sitting in the car waiting, or when I take my client to the doctor and have a long wait. A lot of people play Farmville and this is a phone version, but a little different.

Well recently I was playing it and I had gotten my tasks completed rather quickly with the exception of one task. Everything was prepared and suddenly just when I almost got the reward, I ran out of time. I did not complete the task in a timely fashion. This happened twice. Now it was just a game, but I was bummed out because I worked hard to complete the task, but in the end, I missed out on the reward of all my hard work.

If you have read my blog, you know that I can get a message out of almost anything. But this hit me in the pit of my stomach because I felt it was a message for me and it may be for someone else. It’s kind of self-explanatory. Basically, God does not want us to put in the necessary work and then miss out on the reward in the end. Whether that is physical work, spiritual work, prayer or fasting. Don’t get to the end and miss out!