Before the holiday, I took a few days to fast and pray and boy did I receive focus and clarity! When we seek him, He will make things clear to us.
I was concerned about a friend and had prayed for them and this past week they shared a dream and I knew that God was speaking, making the situation clear. Whether or not they will heed is on them. But God was clearly showing them that their thoughts are not His thoughts.
Sometimes we may be concerned about our friends and family, but we have to remember that God has it. He is able to speak to them and tell them exactly what they need to know. Whether they receive it, is on them. Once God reveals a thing, the responsibility rest squarely on our shoulders.
Our biggest prayer should be against the spirit of deception. It’s when we are deceived about the outcome of a situation, or are being deceived by someone, is when we have the most problems.
Pray for the spirit of truth to come. Time is out for believing or perpetuating a lie. But remember, God’s got it!
King James Version (KJV)
6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
[dih-seev] Show IPA verb, de·ceived, de·ceiv·ing.
verb (used with object)
to mislead by a false appearance or statement; delude: They deceived the enemy by disguising thedestroyer as a freighter.
to be unfaithful to (one’s spouse or lover).
Archaic. to while away (time).
verb (used without object)
to mislead or falsely persuade others; practice deceit
: an engaging manner that easily deceives.
As this year comes to an end and I look back, there have been a lot of changes. This past year, I “lost” my house and had to move. Now, before the 5th, my plan is to get everything out of storage and move it into where I am staying. God has been gracious and has opened the door for me to stay here for now.
Of course this is not permanent. I’m not going to say a lot, but I don’t know why I feel like by January, I will be out of here. I know God is doing a new thing, but this is not it. But we have to take one step at a time and the first step is to eliminate a bill by getting my things out of storage.
I have had the opportunity to go past the house that I used to live in and there have been a lot of improvements made, but even if I had the opportunity to go back tomorrow, I doubt I would. God is doing something new.
We have to keep moving forward, even when we don’t see and understand it all. Always remember to keep moving forward.
New International Version (NIV)
18 “Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
How was your holiday? I had a great day. My dinner was a hit and I have to say, I enjoyed my food! lol
I’ve cooked huge Thanksgiving dinners for decades now, but each time, I am always nervous and thankfully each time I always do a good job. Whew!
After dinner, my host, my sister and I went to see Black Nativity. I have to say, this is the second time this year that I felt like I was in church at the movie theater (The other time was when I went to see I’m in love with a church girl).
This movie is a must see for EVERYONE, not just African-Americans. I mean I felt like I left church as we walked out the theater. The movie is about family, faith and forgiveness. I promise you, you won’t be disappointed.
I had a great holiday!
King James Version (KJV)
136 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.