Sunday, June 25, 2017

Could it REALLY happen? I am still believing - part 3.

  Between two different godly women calling me to tell me their dreams and visions,  to my own Pastor opening up our church service today and reading us REV 21. 2-4  -- I looked at my husband and knew that I knew, I must go and see my sweet daughter in Christ  and continue to pray

I am being open and honest ...she is still fighting.  I was greeted by her sweet husband and there was a smile on his face and he was not in despair....  that was my confirmation, we continue to pray and believe.   BELIEVE. 

So my husband and I walked the perimeter of their home and called upon heaven.  I walked with Jeremy Camp's - SAME POWER playing on my phone and with each breath -- in  a holy language...we declared healing and gave total control OVER God ..... 

I am honest -- I don't understand why we have not seen a miraculous healing as of yet...  I question, is there unbelief?  Am I crazy for thinking such things?       And then as I  remember, my Pastor shared this...It is from Revelation. 

And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them.[a] He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”

Why are there tears?   They were in heaven..."COULD it be they shed a tear because they realized what they COULD of DONE For CHRIST and HIS KINGDOM and they didn't?" 

ouch.....  I grabbed my purse and got up and went to pray. 

I won't stand before Jesus one day and hear him say, "why didn't you go when I told you too"....

 So, what now...??   I am sharing the  scripture prayer  that I believed I prayed in my heavenly language today.  And I will print it out - this one -  and I am going to continue to pray and believe that her healing is RIGHT here and it will come on THIS side of heaven. 

 Maybe God is calling you to print this out...go out to her home and walk the perimeter around their house and agree with me...  it will be done.  That Same POWER that rose Jesus from the in us...   


God you said that I shall declare a thing and it shall be accomplished and established. (Job 22:28) That life or death is in the power of the tongue. (Proverbs 18:21)  I therefore speak life, resurrection life in the mighty name of Jesus over my  sweet friend Rebekah and her husband Jared.  By the blood of Jesus I am the righteousness of God in Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:21) Though all the hosts of hell march in to make a second claim they must all march out at the mention of his name. JESUS! All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me by Jesus in His name. (Matthew 28:18)  No weapon formed against me shall prosper and all those and everything that rises up in judgment against me shall be silenced and defeated. (Isaiah 54:17) The devil has no power over me, no unsettled claims against me, all has been settled by the blood of Jesus. I have authority to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the devils power.  Nothing shall by any means hurt me. (Luke 10:19) Since God is for me, no one or nothing can sustain an attack against me. (Romans 8:31) I take authority over the enemy in the mighty name of Jesus. So, as we have called out this cancer to be gone - it shall be in the name of JESUS! 

God is my refuge and my fortress my strong tower, in Him I will trust. I am abiding under the shadow of the Almighty. In Him I am taking refuge. Though the arrow flies by day and the terror stalks at night it will not come near my dwelling. (Psalm 91:2-7) Sickness, infirmity, disease, illness and cancer of every kind have no power over me and must leave in the name of Jesus Christ. (John 14:14)  God you are Jehovah Rapha. You are the God who heals. (Exodus 15:26) You sent your word and healed me. (Psalm 107:20)  By the stripes of Jesus I am healed because Jesus paid the price at the whipping post for me. (Isaiah 53:5) He shed His blood through the 39 stripes that cut furrows down His back. There is a stripe there for this condition in  Rebekah's body -- and it is healed.    (1 Peter 2:24)  He was wounded for my transgressions He was bruised for my iniquities, the chastisement of my peace was upon Him and by His stripes I am healed. (Isaiah 53:5)

Behold He is the Lord the God of all flesh there is nothing too hard for Him. Nothing! Absolutely nothing! (Jeremiah 32:27) He has promised to do exceeding abundantly above anything I can ask or think according to the power of the Holy Spirit that lives and works within me. (Ephesians 3:20) So, as my husband and I walked around her home today -- and we declared thanksgiving for Your healing angels as they continue to replace the bad cells with Your good ones...we touched and declared her healed and well and walking!!    Everyone and everything that rises up against me will be torn down, driven back and away from me. I therefore take authority over and cast down every sickness and disease attacking me and thereby exalting itself against the knowledge of God.  I tear down this cancer in Jesus name!  I tear down and cast out and away every stronghold in the mighty name of Jesus. (2 Corinthians 10:5)
All things work together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.  (Romans 8:28) My times are in His hands. (Psalm 31:15)  And I love Him because He first loved me, called me out of darkness into His glorious light and revealed His sovereign purpose for me to serve Him. (1 John 4:9, 1 Peter 2:9, Psalm 138:8)  God is good. (Psalm 145:9) God is working for good in my life. (Romans 8:28)  God loves me. (Jeremiah 31:3)  He has promised that all who sow to the spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. (Galatians 6:8)  God you are working for Rebekah in her life...and in Jared's.... and I know there is MORE to do on this Earth! 

 This is my season for favor and for blessing, a time to reap the blessing and benefit of what has been sown in and through my life. He said to forget none of His benefits who forgives all my iniquity and heals all my diseases, for He redeems my life from the pit and crowns me with loving kindness and compassion. He promised to satisfy my desire with good things so that my youth is renewed like the eagles. (Psalm 103:2-5) His intention is that I might prosper and be in good health even as my soul prospers. (3 John 1:2)  He promised that He will fulfill His purposes for me and not forsake the work of His hand. (Psalm 138:7-8)  Jesus said if I ask anything in His name it will be done by My Father in heaven. (John 15:16) Lord, thank you for the promise of this is a supernatural promise and YOU will make it come true! 

 He said ask and it shall be given, seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened. (Luke 11:9)  When you pray, believe that you have received and it shall be done.  (Mark 11:24) So Lord, I am not like a little kid begging for your attention, I don't understand why it is taking SO long for this healing to manifest on THIS side  of heaven....there are many waiting for  the miracle and I am sure they are doubting you.  Even Jesus has to perform signs and wonders before people believe .....Pookie already believes... Pookie knows... but I believe YOU will use her to be YOUR witness to these signs and wonders THAT can still happen.   So...I   Thank you Father that you hear me, that if I pray anything according to your will, you not only hear me but the answer is already on its way. (1 John 5:14-15)  I praise you therefore in all things. In everything I give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning me. (1 Thessalonians 5:18) I thank you Lord that the victory is mine in Jesus’ name. I thank you that you have begun a good work in me and you are bringing it to completion. (Philippians 1:6) Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.  Amen. 

Rebekah -- I believe!   Did you hear me outside your window this am??    I kept telling God that I would not come in and touch you unless I  was invited.  As I circled each time, I asked God and I believe He kept me just circling around this mountain...  but, I know that God does wonders through He has had you walking with metal in you for some time.... so it made sense to touch you through the wall....   but I am asking God to tell me when to come and look into those eyes again.  I am believing a healing tornado of Jesus is right there with you and making everything new....  I realize that many of our faithful Father's did not see their answers until they reached heaven.  I know ... I have read Hebrews 11.....but I am noting by faith, we believed that a girl is healed from cancer....and she lived to tell the world.  IN Jesus name.   I will show you that in my bible ...Hebrews 11. 41!!   I love you girl -- and that precious hubby of yours as well! 

- Michelle

Friday, June 23, 2017

Could it really happen? I am still believing - part 2.

So a few days ago, with gusto and belief I made a blog post.  If you read and/or  follow my blogs, you know it was about a sweet godly woman named Pookie.  ( Rebekah)  Today is her sister's birthday and the thought of sending her a happy birthday wish  -- stopped me.  Let me expound....

I had the privilege of seeing my sweet daughter in Christ yesterday and I must admit I was crestfallen.  As my daughter's  recent blog posted - physically she is fighting cancer and spiritually I believe she is in battle as well.  She hurts.    I looked into her eyes and told her we were not giving up and to fight.  She agreed.  But as I looked in her eyes again, as  a  mother,   I wanted her pain to stop.

 There -- I said it.

 It was hard.

  But I also saw her husband, a very strong warrior for his bride and he was doing everything humanly possible to help her feel better.  And as we have prayed with him, he too believes that a miracle will happen can happen and will happen on THIS side of heaven.   

Her mom was there.  Her mother - n - law  was there too as well.  After a brief visit and prayer I left.  But, I prayed the rest of the ENTIRE  evening--
 and I WOKE  praying   and even this morning ---in every spare moment I said different things and asked God different questions -- and prayed.  Read.  Thought.  Prayed. 

God, are you there? 
God -- why is the healing taking so  long? 
God - what should of of done differently? 
God - did I mess up?  
God -- why did you give me that prophetic word, I am claiming it was You and not my wishes --
God -- what can I do? 
God - what do you want me to do?  
God - nothing is impossible with YOU -- nothing. 

Last night on a motorcycle ride with my husband, I thanked God for the many blessing of favor I can see and touch right in front of me.  I thought of a lunch date that took place and conversations of weddings, babies, and even the latest of Loo Lo La Rue  ( sorry if I mess of that name)  -- and then I quickly come back to reality.  I also realized that just the slightest movement or me shifting on the cycle as my husband speedometer was at 70mph-- would also place us both in a very different spot.  Life is so fragile.  We only get this one life. And this life is a temporary one. 

 I know life will go on.  I know that Rebekah loves her Lord, the Lord...and indeed heaven would be a much better place than trying to alleviate the extreme pain she is experiencing and I felt helpless......

Rebekah has already done so much for the Kingdom of God and I asked God again -- why?
I wanted to pray, take her quickly -- as a mother -- seeing a daughter suffer is so very hard and yet, I could not say those words.  The Lord knows me heart.  All I really could do with comfort was pray in my prayer language.  And peace took over and today, I believe the Holy Spirit is allowing me to write again because others are trying to come to reality and believe ....or...want her suffering to end.

Probably her sister -- who on this day some 20+ years ago --  was born.  Beauty and life was brought into the Bishop family in the form of a baby.  And then today as she ( Hannah )  turns a year older -- I know that I know her only birthday present  right now, would be to see her sister turn a corner -- to see the healing she has called forth to manifest.

The enemy does not want victory.  But I am going to stand on the belief - it is coming!

Last night I texted Jared --

I wrote:    Jared:  you are praying and seeking God - you are the godly authority in that home, that pain she is in - is just a spirit - look in her eyes and command it to leave her body in the authority you have in Jesus.  Remind your wife that fear is a spirit and you have commanded it to leave - invite the Holy Spirit to fill everyone with you in that room to believe in HOPE. 

 Speak to that cancer Jared - you are her other half...YOU are one with her - speak to it as her husband and take the authority and command it to flee.  You have done that, but do it again -- remind your wife there is no condemnation in Christ Jesus that she has more work to do on this earth and then ask God to grant you favor and thank Him for the new blood he is cleansing her with, In Jesus name.  Amen.  

While on the Harley, I  asked God why I felt a bit defeated and he gently asked me, "did you really believe you had the authority to command that fear in her eyes to go?"     

Now...if you are reading this -- bear with me.....
"As a believer, I have authority-- its value rests on the power that is behind that authority.  God himself is the power behind our authority!  The devil and his forces are obliged to recognize our authority!  The believer who thoroughly understands that the power of God is backing him can exercise his authority and face the enemy fearlessly.    Authority is delegated power.

Sam Wigglesworth speaks and tells a story of a lady coming out of her apartment and her dog follows her and she says, "honey you will have to go back" but the dog does not move.  At the same time a bus driver arrives stomps her foot and yells, "GET" and the dog tucks his tail between his legs and took off.  Wigglesworth said  he hollered out loud without even thinking, "that is the way you have to do with the devil!".       - From Believer's Authority by Kenneth E. Hagin

So, as I was riding, I could hear the Lord remind me, "you did not take authority - you did not believe - you were so overwhelmed by everyone in the room and the condition her physical state that you froze".   

And if felt 'better' and yet -- I wanted to go back and .......  

I admit Lord, I claimed that mighty prayer several weeks ago, I wrote that blog, and I allowed the spirit of FEAR to walk right in.  But God.....

Today in doing some study - I read in Acts 14.  Paul and Barnabas were sharing the gospel and Paul looked into the eyes of a man who had never walked and said, "STAND on your FEET!".  And with that - the many jumped up and walked.  Acts. 14. 9-10.  With that, all the people around felt they were the gods brought down from heaven and wanted to give sacrifice onto them --

And then at the end of the chapter -- vs. 19....the Jews stoned Paul and left him for dead.  But the disciples gathered around him and he got up and went back into the city.  And then Paul returned to Antioch and preached the good news.

The Lord is so merciful.  Gracious.  I am humbled.

I believe we can get back up and keep going.  I am still believing in faith that Rebekah's healing will manifest here on this side of heaven.  

Can we dare ask God to bless the work of our hands?   yes...  Lord, may this blog bring encouragement and the guts to one to take authority over a spirit of fear or a rejection spirit and call it out --

Can we dare ask God to give us favor?    yes... Lord, extend favor to all  of us that are praying for a miracle in Rebekah -- let us see the manifestation of Your healing power as soon as possible.  Lord, the doctors say to make her comfortable -- I say- REVIVE her Lord -- replace those cancer cells with supernatural healing and perfected cells.  Yes, LORD - I know you will do this the instant she sees Jesus -- but we ask YOU do it HERE -- on earth as it will be in heaven.... here - now.  

Can we ask God to develop an enlightened heart in me?  yes.. Lord, give me through your spirit all the wisdom and knowledge needed -- so when You call me to go and visit Pookie again -- YOU will be the words I speak....

Can we pursue in love our spiritual gifts?    yes...Lord, I believe one of the gifts you are manifesting in both Jared and Rebekah is healing...the gift of Your healing touch and through Matthew the promised son of their union -- a great and glorious work can be accomplished in this community of believers -- do it Lord -- and thank you.  

Can Hannah have a joyous birthday??  yes....Lord, bless Hannah and give her the desires of her heart -- as it is Rebekah's prayer that Hannah love and  serve you;  and I believe through the witness of her sister -- Hannah is indeed Yours and she will do outstanding works through You Lord...bless her today on her birthday!   

And Lord, thank you for Jared -- I am asking that You God - the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may you give Jared the spirit of wisdom and revelation so that He may know YOU better and he may know what to do next- I pray also the eyes of his heart may be enlightened in order that he would know the hope to which You have called him. 

 Lord, yesterday as he said, "I know it hurts baby"  and she replied, "no you don't".... I felt Your loving arms around both of I do believe it hurts him just as much as it hurts her right now - like a mother that wants her baby's pain to stop.... Lord the POWER that raised Jesus from the dead....LORD THAT power is within our hands and I Pray that Jared is encouraged and knows and understands the authority he has to call on that power to help his wife....Lord, Your will be done and Your will is for healing...but we continue to ask and believe that it can be on THIS side of heaven -- for YOUR glory and YOUR Kingdom we rest in Your -- In Jesus name --Amen!  

YES, I still believe it could really happen.  
It will happen.  

- humbled ....

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Could it really happen?

Yes, I believe it will happen.  

 Healing of a broken heart --
-- healing of a bone in a cast --
--healing of a relationship  ---
--healing of a tooth pain --
--healing of a fever --
--but healing of cancer?  


God's will for our lives is to be healed.   To be whole.  To live in one accord with Him and be His hands and feet to this broken world. 
When people say, "His will be done " -- His will is that we are healed.  His will is that we serve Him and serve our purpose here on this earth until  He calls us home.   
His intention was for Adam and Eve to live in paradise and walk with Him forever -- until man interjected and changed the plan .

Man may say, "there is nothing more that can be done" but maybe now is the time where God can do His holy healing and finally all will  see and know that it HAD to be God that healed the one!   
It indeed is a miracle!


Yes, I realize and know that many don't see their physical healing until they meet Jesus in heaven, but there is physical healing here - ON EARTH - before heaven.

In the past year, I have declared some healing for myself.  Physical healing.  I had,  and I say, "had" because there is no evidence of it now - but --I had cellulitis in my leg.  I had  dealt with it for about 4 years  and about 4 months ago, I began to toy with the idea and just say  here or there -- "Lord, I need a healing in this leg!"    Then a sweet lady gave me some Tumeric to help me sleep and it was stated that it also  helped with inflammation.  So I took the pills to help me sleep but I also decided to begin to pray that it healed my leg as well.  So as I prayed, I decided to truly believe that God was going to heal my leg and began to claim the healing.  And He did.

Now, "man" may say it was the Tumeric but I truly believe that God was allowing me to see -- HOW to take authority over the healing that I had - it just needed to be called forth in faith through the Holy Spirit.  I had taken antibiotics and anti-inflammatory pills for the lumps in my legs many times before with some healing but never  a complete healing  -- until I believe it CLICKED and I understood that I WAS healed.  So, again, I began to thank God for the healing and just rub my leg and slowly I watched the lumps disappear.   

 A few months ago, I felt and realized a familiar pain in the bone of my jaw....a tooth ache.  As much as I love Mark  Tenniswood -- I really did not wish to see him again for the 20something root canal and/or crown.   I knew this familiar pain -- I had been in this circumstance before. So, I began to tell God -- HE had to heal my tooth.  I babied it for a week and one afternoon as BP and I were traveling to the coast, I rubbed my gums and just declared -- I believe there is healing for this tooth - in Jesus name.   I remember talking to BP about it and stating -- "if I am going to believe for healing in Rebekah -- then why don't I declare it for myself.?"   So, right then and there as we traveled on Hwy 70 headed for Moon Swiners, I  rubbed my gums and took authority and thanked God for the healing.  For the next three days after that - I just  continued to rub my gums and  thanked  God for His healing touch.  My tooth never needed a root canal.  My tooth is healed.

So,  there is healing.  Maybe you have experienced it.  Sometimes I believe spiritual healing or emotional healing is more dramatic than a physical touch of healing -- but either way -- the one experiencing this gift of healing will certainly give credit to-- Jesus -!!

I do believe I have placed God in a box for too  too long -- and as each morning passes, I am  re-training my brain to think about my authority as a daughter of the most high God!

Miracles are happening every day.  There are many documented people healed of cancer!  And in third world countries -- people are being raised from the dead.  But here in America.... we don't see those manifestations.....why?    I believe we are guilty of unbelief.  


But Cancer....really?  Can God really heal cancer?

I had a conversation with a beautiful soul and I had a HARD time speaking about the healing I believe is going to manifest  for Pookie on THIS side of heaven.  I almost felt as  if I had to 'justify' it.  I went home that day and declared to  God and my husband -- THAT was not going to happen again.  I could not be wishy washy about my belief.  My husband and I have been challenged to read a few books about healing and our authority as a follower of Christ and I knew and could see that God has indeed a GREAT purpose for Pookie and her husband -- but I also had this peace -- this was not over.

We are not giving up HOPE - we are just giving total control to God! 

She is healed.
Jesus took those stripes.  39 of them.
Isaiah 53. 5 speaks of those stripes.      Some think the healing will come -- I felt this way for years -- until these past six months when I have begun to see some verses come to life.

 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.

 I read that scripture and believe the healing is HERE, we just have to call it forth and thank our Lord. People may say that 'by his stripes we are healed' is a figure of speech.  I say - no -- our healing is through Jesus but it is here. 
Words are powerful -- speak it in.  But Cancer?      Yes... 

I have been reluctant to write this blog - a bit scared.  Scared because , WHAT if I am wrong??  But I don't believe I am  wrong.  My sweet sister in Christ is at a point in her journey where the doctor's have said, "there is nothing more - make her comfortable"....but I believe NOW is the time when the healing Jesus gave her can manifest.  Period.

WHY do I believe so strongly?

Because -- why would God give me a vision or a prophetic word that she was going to be a MOM?  -IT is not in God's character to lie.    I have wrestled with that over and over and when I heard I wasn't the only one who stated that prophetically -- I felt a little more confidence in what I believe God seeded into my thoughts -- but still -- this is CRAZY....a baby?    This couldn't  be?   BUT, I believe we are to call it forth and it will be.

  The enemy continues to whisper - "that was only what you wanted to believe and say, that was not God'.     And I rebuke the enemy's whispers.  And I declare Jesus.  Yes, I believe there is a baby that will be born of Rebekah and Jared and the enemy knows how powerful this child could be -- so he is working overtime to fester this cancer within Rebekah.  But it won't work! 

I believe Matthew was prophesied, is promised, and will be fulfilled.  Period.  

You may ask or know of someone that did die without their healing.  Me too.
God gave us the power to heal.
 It's not our power. 
It's HIS power, but it under our authority. 
Jesus never told us to pray and ask God to heal people.  He told us to go and "heal the sick" - Matthew 10.8

I have read this over and over:  
In the Gospels, Jesus never commanded His disciples to pray for the sick, but He did command us to HEAL the sick.  ( Luke 9.2, 10.9) The  way it's being done in the church today, we basically pray, "OH Father, we know that Your can heal this person. If it Your will, please - pretty please - do it." 
We come as beggars, asking. And if we don't see something manifest, if we don't see an instant result then we wonder, Why didn't God heal them?  No, God has already released all the healing power it takes for every person on this planet to be healed of every sickness and disease.  Jesus took the stripes on His back for our healing, and now He's given us the power to heal the sick.  He gave us power and authority over all demons to cast them out and cure diseases.  Jesus gave that power to us, and it is up to us to use it.  from -- Andrew Wommack  in  The Believer's Authority

 We respond in faith --
The doctors say her body is shutting down -- 

But I say:   Lord God, the enemy boasted, "I will pursue, I will overtake them. I will divide the spoils: I will gorge myself on them.  I will draw my sword and my hand will destroy them. " BUT YOU can blow with YOUR breath and cause the sea to cover my enemy!  YOU can cause my enemy to sink like lead in the mighty Waters!  Exodus 15: 9-10

We declare this over Rebekah - 

Lord, Your POWER has NOT diminished since the days when you revealed Your power and glory as You fought for Israel.   I am Your child too.  Fight for me, God!  Overpower the one who seeks to overpower me!

And I say, Lord God, the cords of death have entangled me: the torrents of destruction are overwhelming me. The cords of the grave have coiled around me: The snares of death are confronting me.  IN my distress I am calling to You, Lord. I am crying to You, my God, for help.  From your temple hear my voice; let my cry come before You, into Your ears. Psalm 18. 4-6 


This evening, I had the deepest pleasure to pray in agreement with Taylor and Jared.   Rebekah has declared her healing and wants to be used by God.  She gives all honor and praise to HIM! What a testimony to God's goodness -- and  I agree with both of them -- Pookie's work here on earth is not finished, I believe there is MORE God wants to do through her.  She has TOUCHED so many and many have met her, read about her, even know the family and think --what now??  Now I believe God wants to SHOW His great power through her weakness and remind everyone who hears -- HE is still a miracle working God. 

   I would ask you to read my daughter's blog  -- the link is below: 

I would ask you to read in agreement and if you can't believe it can happen -- then pray differently or don't pray -- as I believe, very soon --- God is going to show off and give this community a big JOLT and show us His signs and wonders through a beautiful woman of God - named Rebekah!

- IN Jesus  healing name -- I believe Lord and I thank you for allowing me to  grab hold of your garment myself and  be on the fringe  of WHAT you are doing in the lives of Jared and Rebekah --  I see You and I am excited to see what YOU will manifest next Lord...... --- michelle

Taylor's update on Rebekah tonight -

Sunday, June 18, 2017

May I give you a little advice? 30 years of marriage and.....

Isaiah 43.2
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you.  

Today was Father's Day - I so enjoyed cooking and preparing a delicious  meal for the dads  and men in my life and at one point I smiled  and smiled  from ear to ear as I was trying to get my granddaughter to eat something other than Greek Yogurt and I just marveled and thanked God about  how I am so blessed.  My obedience in believing that God wanted me to fight for our marriage  -- brought forth so many blessings.  Ava is one of them -- what a treat and visual she is to me about

  The Holy Spirit brought this verse to mind  -- this verse in Isaiah...passing through the waters--

It has been a comfort in so many instances over the past 7-10 years. And in during many bleak nights --   God NEVER once....left me.  HE was there with me all the time.

 I think back and can get overwhelmed by thoughts, problems, and hurts...and HE says, I will NOT let them overwhelm you... and HE kept HIS promise.  I did not get burned...scorched...and the flame did not kindle upon me.

 Eight, seven, six years ago, I HATED God's timing.  Today....HIS timing is something I don't understand but I don't HATE it anymore.  It is needed.  I actually relish it -- as I know His timing is His perfected will and plan for me. 

God reminded me today -- of something today. was prompted by the tears of a sweet woman  who came into church late .......but as I prayed and thought today  and as I watched my husband and the other men in my life scarf down some very good spaghetti.....  I thought and asked God --- How can I help?     Timing. 

He brought me to this -- just a reminder or a piece of advice from a woman who has had a little time being married.   My husband and I are heading into our 31st year of marriage!   IN August, the official date is the 15th - we will have our 30th Wedding Anniversary.  I still have this dream that maybe there will be a party -- LOL -- but I am just trying to add a little humor to this blog.  Seriously --   I want to share something I have learned the hard way -- the VERY hard way as I  would relish the advice I would ask of my grandmothers when they were alive and so  perhaps this advice would help another younger wife or one struggling like I did.  

Timing.   We women have the most precious gift of timing.   We can use it to benefit our situations or we can use it to sabotage stuff.  

Let me give you one example.  I remember when our kids were little on a Sunday Morning.  Timing -- I would run around like a chicken with my head cut off making sure each child had the right clothes ready and ironed and then try to get some breakfast in them before it was time to leave for church.  When they were small, there was the  packing  of the diaper bag.... finding the Sunday toy church bag and if I was doing Children's Church I had that stuff gathered as well that needed to be in the car.    It was ALWAYS a hurried morning.  And for MANY years, I would just do it.  I did not ask for help, but usually I was the last one ready or  in the car and  THEN I would get frustrated as it seemed  I took all the extra time for everyone else and never enough time for me.  Can I get a witness?     Then I would vent and it would just cause hard feelings as we drove to church.  Can I get a witness?   

We women have the most precious gift of timing.   We can use it to benefit our situations or we can use it to sabotage stuff. 
  Most often I would just get in the car and put my make up on,  and my husband would want to help me but I never really showed him or explained exactly what I needed done.  I just expected him to know.  But he would always remind me that if I had asked him before he got into the car....or asked him the night before -- he would of gladly helped me.     And he did.  He would  -- but it was not in his nature to think of the 'mommy' stuff and rather than expect it, I needed to be prayerful and teach him to help me. 

Communication was something  we struggled with - often.  Timing.   When could we really talk? 

Here is another example.   When I would get frustrated with my teen-aged children and wanted to vent or correct them -- it would seem that sometimes I would just vent or cross-examine at the wrong time.  Often I would spring something on  them in front of their dad and he would remind me later that he did not appreciate that -- as he had no foresight or knowledge and that perhaps I acted in haste.      But as  time passed, I grew in wisdom ---or  I just realized: If  I TOOK it to GOD first and prayed, God would ALWAYS soften the blow, or prepare those kids.....and just cover me.  Timing.

 We women have the most precious gift of timing.   We can use it to benefit our situations or we can use it to sabotage stuff. 

I learned over the years that I needed God fighting for me.  And I have to add that by the time I figured that out as a young husband did too.  And then I had to figure it out the hard way in my marriage.

Young married couples allow and are more forgiving early in the marriage.  But as time goes on, "it gets old".  The enemy can very easily use the "there she goes again".... whisper to turn a man's thoughts against his wife's.   Communication can become more of a nagging and this can go sour as well.    Timing.

When my man and I were going through some therapy we tackled that communication problem.  We had to establish WHEN it would be ok to talk and discuss stuff.  Our therapist and her husband had morning coffee time.  That was when they would discuss the hard stuff if needed.  They would set an appointment.   My time choice was as my head it the pillow.   When I would finally be able to sleep -- I wanted to chat a bit about stuff  but  THAT was NOT the best time for him.   And it had become a source of contention! 

So we decided as to  WHEN.  We ended up agreeing that if there was something to talk about, we would set an appointment, like a lunch date.  We also have grown into the habit of talking/praying while  in the car as we drive.  We used to do more driving when we lived in our cottage/apartment as we wanted to get out of town, but now that we have a home --  and we have noticed that we have to probably set a new plan into action as we have not been having our  DRIVE CHATS like we used too!!   Anyway -- I digressed -- we had to 'set a time'.  A time we mutually agreed on.  

We women have the most precious gift of timing.   We can use it to benefit our situations or we can use it to sabotage stuff.  

Here is a silly example  - with Ava.  My timing.  We get blessed with her visits every other weekend for right not.  But she is only 19 months and has taken 'strange' a few times and so when I see her - I pray and watch her and if the timing is not right -- I don't get in her face right away and I let her warm up to me.   I have that ability.  I also bribe her -- lol....making sure I bring gifts, I just do.  Our time is precious and short with her and each time I am with her, I want to use my gift of timing to make the most out of our visits.  

 Back to my husband and our marriage -- I have learned it does not pay to try and fuss and MAKE my husband try to understand what I need to chat about or what is bothering me at that moment.  When I totally forget this and express my opinion about a highly charged subject I get so mad at myself as it is never received well and usually he tells me "I am being negative"    What DOES work is for me to TAKE it to God first -- express it in prayer to Him, write out what I really want to need to get across to him and then give it some time before I come to him and say, "hey....can we make a  date again to talk about a few things?   There is something I need to speak to you about."  And  then I let the Lord work on his heart and head..........and give it a few hours or a few days of more prayer and 99.9% of the time -- I get the solution I wanted or needed or he quickly repents or realizes that his words were hurting....or whatever.

And it is not just with the HARD stuff, when he is expressing an idea and immediately I can tell in my spirit that it is not a good idea, I smile and just wait.   Let it sit and pray and when it comes up in conversation again, the Holy Spirit ALWAYS has my best in mind!

 We women have the most precious gift of timing.   We can use it to benefit our situations or we can use it to sabotage stuff. 

 It happened today.  He shared an idea and I instantly knew it was something he was not to be a part of.  But I just let him chat.  And I prayed in my spirit and asked God to handle it - I did not want to tell him "no" -- that God should.     You see -- lately there has been some  extra spiritual warfare all around us.  Well, there is  spiritual warfare around us all the time, but it has been heavy and coming into our marriage lately  because of some highly charged situations and so I have been guarding my marriage and making sure the enemy can't get any foothold.   It - honestly is a daily battle.

The Lord showed me how fervent I was in prayer for my man when we were in crisis but how I have slacked off in the past year cause 'stuff' has been SO GOOD..... and I can see where the enemy is trying his old tricks!   Ladies -- Satan hates us - he hates marriages as this is the most humbling of circumstances and it brings us so close to God -- as two become one.  God can use a healthy marriage and we can be His hands and the enemy is going to attack.   Anyway -- I digressed again ---

I often think of that verse in the bible where it says, "and Mary pondered these things in her heart".  Basically -- KEEP thine MOUTH shut....FIRST!

It is very easy to want to retaliate and fight back and give an excuse or justify our feelings.   Our feelings are real most often.  Our husbands can offend us.  And, when we feel threatened -- it is hard to hold our tongues -- but --- YOU have God on your side so fight through prayer and use His Timing.

We women have the most precious gift of timing.   We can use it to benefit our situations or we can use it to sabotage stuff.   -- Allowing God to be the disciplinarian in your marriage -- gives our men the  ability to save face around us -- let God to the heavy and hard stuff.  

If there is something that is hurting your heart - take it to God, be prayerful and patient and ask your man to 'set a time' where you can talk about a few things.  Try it.  Let God go before you and fight for you -- and trust.   Now -- it will take some courage and obedience to hold that tongue....but if your man is seeking God's will for His life and reading God's Word -- he will change.

Now, if your man is NOT reading God's manual and seeking God -- then THAT is a whole different set of prayers -- but -- God changes does answer  -- and so let's pray --

Lord,  I pray THIS will help a wife out there -- Lord, specifically for the one who was so hurt today, I pray she binds that spirit of fear and allows You to fight for her Lord.  I pray her man will seek God this evening and know and realize that -- his actions of late are probably NOT the best in Your eyes God.    I pray for the husband who seems to have NO clue and continues to hurt his wife -- Lord - OPEN his eyes in the Name of Jesus -- open his eyes to Your truth and open his eyes to see that perhaps he has been placing other gods before him ---   Lord, for the spiritual battles assocated with my present hubby and I -- May YOUR will be done,  May YOUR glory be given and help me to pass through these present waters and not drown....May Your will be done but also -- may we have JOY in this season but also be sensitive to Your Spirit and be salt and light to those You bring to our path.  Lord,  You are our daily bread... for that one who came to church late today -- comfort and hold her.  Lord, for the one who has some very BIG decisions to make about her marriage and her family -- GUIDE her and for the one who just happens upon this blog -- may Your speak to her or him through this and may they just fall on their face before you and seek You for everything, IN Jesus name, AMEN! 

God wins.
Obedience will bring rewards. 
Faith created miracles.  
People CAN change with God. 
There is NOTHING impossible for God!  

Submitted in Christ -- michelle

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Happy Father's Day Prayers

 Proverbs 127. 3-5 -- 

Children are a heritage from the Lord,
    offspring a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
    are children born in one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
    whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
    when they contend with their opponents in court.

My Dad - Jim 

Blessed is the man whose QUIVER is full -- I am one of 9.... I guess my DAD is blessed!   

 Deut. 1. 29-31
29 Then I said to you, “Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them. 30 The Lord your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes, 31 and in the wilderness. There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.”

My Father-N-Law - Lowell and Nephew Dustin

I have been blessed with a Father -n - law that has gone before me many times --- He certainly is a blessing!   

Proverbs 3. 11-12

My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline,
    and do not resent his rebuke,
12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
    as a father the son he delights in.

Raising children is not for the faint at heart -- my husband has been the one that has had to discipline our children at times...

My handsome husband and 1 of my 5 brothers!

Deuteronomy 5. 16

Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

My Son-n-Love - Jake and his little girl!   My Ava Lynne!

 Jeremiah 29.11

1For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord


My son is in the middle..with his soccer mates -- all future fathers!  


I am unsure where you are as you are reading this -- maybe you are a dad --

...maybe you are the daughter of a dad that did not show or extend much love for you as a kid---

...Maybe you are a very happy and well adjusted adult that enjoyed a very godly dad and now you are enjoying him more as a friend -- 

....maybe you are a 'kid' just wanting more from your dad --

or maybe you are just a blogger that felt deep in her heart that she wanted to honor her dad and the other dads in her life -- that would be me....  

I am very fortunate to have several men in my life that have played such different roles and have been father's to me -- Happy Father's Day to all of them and especially the one whose name is on my birth certificate --  You have been the best dad for me and and thank you!!   Dad, you have taught me much and I know we don't spend a lot of time together being 1400 miles apart, but you are indeed in my thoughts and prayers daily!   If you were closer DAD  -- you would be having dinner with us and enjoying the Florida sun -- and some strawberry shortcake!!   - love, Your first born.  

And to my other dad - Lowell -- thank you for being a guide in this life as  dad to me, a grandpa  to my kids, and also as a teacher of God's Word  to both me and my hubby.  Your walk and work ethic has always been one of great example and I thank you.  Happy Father's Day!   Love, Your first 'daughter-n-law'.  

To my better half -- Happy Father's Day Brendan -- You have indeed been the most perfect father to our two children and I just LOVE how I see you now fathering our grandkid...  I can't wait to see you with more of them!   Love, Chell 

To my Son - in - love -- Jacob -- WOW -- I have watched you just grow in the past  24 months as it was about THIS time 2 years ago when you sort of entered our lives.  From that fateful and prophetic Anniversary celebration to that Walk down the asile....I am most proud of you.  And now, I get to watch you be daddy to Ava Lynne and for the next one.... I can't wait!    Happy father's Day Jake!   Love, Michelle 

To my Son -- Hunter -- there is NO Father's day wish for you -- lol!   However -- I know that in God's timing and in the future -- you will make one very good dad -- and I pray, if the Lord tarries -- I get to witness as many movements as I can!!  - Love, Mumzie 

To my brothers and brother - n laws ....  Aaron, Daryl, Chris, Trev, Nate, Craig, Carl, Quentin, Ryan, and Brad -- thank you for being who you are...and I ask God to bless you as your raise  your children and love your wives  -- may you be blessed as you continue to seek Him!   And Happy Father's Day - Jordyn....may His light be your Guide! 

  And now -- I would like to pray for these dads -- and those future dads.... and for the women who are hurting right now cause they never did have that dad to love and care for them ---- 

  Lord,  I pray specifically who have not experienced the love of a Father -- I pray that the Spiritual Father's You had in place for them -- spoke Life and mentored and if they did not, then I pray that soon, very soon, those hurting hearts will seek You for healing ----

Lord, I pray specifically for those future dads -- God that they would seek You and honor those women and become father's ONLY after courting,  dating, marriage, and lives are established.    

Lord, for those young men that have sort of started off in the wrong direction or out of fear....may they find You You, act according to Your Word and change those circumstances around for Your pupose and for their good.  

Lord, for those young men with children -- that they don't get to see or be with -- may you guard their hearts and help them establish that balance of being a good father and speaking life when they ARE with their children.  

Lord, for those step dads and bonus dads that you bring into the lives of children - maybe they take that role seriously and be that guiding presence for their wife and the blended family! 

Lord, for the dads in our lives that maybe did not get it right at first but did eventually -- may forgiveness be extended and love prevail.  

Lord, for the spiritual father's that came into our lives, bless them as only you can.  

Lord, for the new dads out there in this world that are living by Your Word and walking in Your light - bless them with children who honor their father and mother.  

  ** And now -- if you are a wife or daughter reading this -- you can place the name of your husband or brother IN this prayer and adjust it to fit your cry and prayer to our Lord ....  This is a powerful prayer -- one that can be used for many reasons ....I pray it will help you pray for your dad or a son who needs to be reminded of his purpose!!   

- michelle

Lord, it is  for those For this reason, ever since I heard about ________'s  faith in the Lord Jesus and his love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks him, remembering him  in my prayers.  

17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may __________seek   the Spirit[f] of wisdom and revelation, so that  he may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of His heart may be enlightened in order that he  may know the hope to which You have called him,  the riches of  your glorious inheritance in your  holy people, 19 and your  incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.    IN Jesus name -- AMEN!   

Happy Father's Day! 

I won't underestimate God - revised.

I won't underestimate God!

I was reminded today by a sweet dear sister in Christ that "Abba Father does not give  to us from His scraps or leftovers.  He gives from His abundance.  That I was to go into today -- knowing that our generous Father is pouring out His kindness to me from His abundance.  He walks with me.  He goes with me -- His yoke is easy and His burden is light.  That I was to enjoy today -- a day that He made, enjoy the blessings, enjoy the favor, and enjoy His grace.  Just  Enjoy Him....."   


I am at a point in my life where I have had MANY victories so when it looks pretty bleak -- I can seek God to bring back into remembrance the GOOD and it helps me get past the yuck.

I am also at a point in my life when I believe HE is teaching me SO much -- as time is short and HE wants to use me...I WANT to be used.    ( for HIS Kingdom)  

Everything that comes our way -- should be filtered through the heavenly language....God's language -- HIS Word.  When I look at and filter EVERY experience and feeling, and thought through HIS Word.... something changes.

I sound pretty smart - don't I ??  That concept  -- comes from    Lisa Bevere in   Girls with Swords!

I have thought  all week -- praised God for healing in a beautiful young lady -- prayed for several women that are holding tight to their marriages and believing for miracles -- where their men would WAKE up and see the Lord....repent...  or just actually communicate with their wives.    I have prayed and watched a new group of students in summer school and prayed to 'make a difference'.  I have also had that awful feeling in the pit of my stomach when news or revelation of a family being torn apart hits close to home.     Satan is very busy.  Period.  
But today -- today -- I am to enjoy the presence of God and Enjoy Him.  I did.... a lot! 
  And, when I think about every situation and prayer request and see it through the heavenly language of God's Word -- I am going to believe that everything that transpires is for our good.  

I was reminded of the story of Esther.

 Today as I was a part of a book study/ prayer group that called upon the heavens - called upon Jesus to help organize a future event.  We asked God and praised God for many events and things but mostly we just sang His praises.  One lady spoke and prayed, "for such a time as this"....    that always reminds me of one  warrior -- it  reminds me of Esther. 

Life is hard.

Situations- somethings at sometimes seem so UNBEARABLE to deal with.

You can get to the point of just wanting to GIVE up -- but .....don't.   When I wrote this original blog post, I was in tears as a dear warrior right next to me was in a crisis and all I could do was say..."don't give up".  Many nights after I would pray with her and then for her -- I would tell my husband, "I just don't know WHAT else to do or say.....but God won't let me tell her to divorce him....even though he needs a swift KICK in the butt and she probably should divorce him"
I penned this blog with her in mind and tried my best to encourage her.  Today --  she is in a very good place.  She stuck it out -- she assures me her marriage is in a very good place, they are in a new season and doing what the Lord has them doing in their spot.  It brings me such joy to see her smile.  Their family has expanded after some turbulent changes and yet -- God used those changes to bring each of them closer to HIM.  
          I look back now and we spoke about HOW it seemed that God had forgotten her -- and yet -- as my other friend reminded me today .....He does not love us with His leftovers.  Never.  When it does not look like God is being good to us - He is -- as He knows what is best for us.  
And there is another woman this evening that is heavy on my heart -- and as the Holy Spirit reminded me of this blog that I had written a few years ago -- I just had to update it and revise.    So with her in mind and with the permission of being real -- let me share a little bit of that story of Esther.  

 The Story of Ester.  Here is a recap of that Book in the Bible:  
Esther was a young, beautiful, Jewish woman living in Persia. She was unknowingly thrust into one of the greatest stories of all time, due to a very strange turn of events. Esther proved to be a woman of unusual wisdom and courage, facing adversity and wickedness with a quiet confidence and grace. While God is not directly mentioned in this book, His hand and perfect timing are seen in every turn of events. 
Then her story can teach us some lessons:  
Esther saved the Jews. Her life can teach us several vital lesson:
1. There is a preparation time.
She allowed herself to be prepared for the task. God's preparation time can sometimes be long and uneventful. Moses spent 40 years in the desert looking after sheep before coming to deliver the Israelite's. The refining of our characters is very essential to God's plan for our life. God cannot use a proud woman (or man).

I believe there was a season in my life where GOD prepared me.  HE changed the way I felt about Him and myself and then, when I was ready -- HE did allow some revelation and I know that I know that my 'time' was THEN to walk with HIM and walk in faith and learn to TRUST God.  

I know a woman right now - that has been prepared - I believe it.    God has seen her strong and He has have seen her weak.  Many  have seen her at her best and  she is so worried about being real before them as right not -- it is not a 'best' season.   She has been dealt a heavy hand and I believe she is trying her best to handle it in the 'most professional way' and yet  I want to just reassure her that God will be right there -- walking her through it!    I believe God is allowing this now -- cause she can  be  strong  through  God!!  
And I believe she knows how to hear from God  now because she is able to focus and she knows that HE is asking her to trust HIM -- but it is really hard.  I just want to tell her -- it is Ok....trusting God is hard but God won't let you down. 

  And,  I want to remind her tonight --  God is acting and giving kindness out of His fullness....He is not holding back.....

2. We need the favor of God.
Esther found favor with the King and so did Mordecai. Even Jesus grew in favour with God and man (Luke 2:52). When you live a life pleasing to God, by obeying His will you will find favour with Him. God will also give you favour with people.

I have had people come to me and say, "pray for me as YOUR prayers are heard".  God hears each and every prayer.  We do need God's favor and it comes with our obedience.   The key is living a life pleasing to God.  I believe many times we give up or give in ....right before the blessing comes.  And so often, we give up or give in cause God does N OT seem to be moving in our timeline - and we get impatient.  God's timing does seem slow, but trusting it -- brings favor.  

I believe we all can walk in God's favor....when we seek Him, we will find Him!  
IN thinking of this special woman tonight -- I pray she understands that she is His favorite!  That God formed her in her mother's womb and He knows every tear that is being shed and every unspoken word.....

3. God works in His own time and season.
Esther got her timing right. Maybe God has put it on your heart to do something for Him. Don't just jump into it but wait for his time. Joseph was in jail until it was God's time for him to be released. God will move in His time when we remain faithful and alert to His leading.

Another lesson from Esther on God's does seem like God is really trying to TEACH us something.  I believe there is a woman reading this tonight -- and right now, she knows that God is telling her -- NOW is the time...

Maybe NOW is the time to fast and pray for a specific child that  is lost or mixed up in sin...
Maybe NOW is the time for you to sit next to a friend who is in a storm and just PRAY with her...
Maybe NOW is the time to get off your butt...and DO something....for HIM...instead of expecting God to lay it all before you...
Maybe NOW is the time to actually pray and seek counsel on something or a stronghold that has plagued you for FAR too long...
Maybe NOW is the time to go to church - find one...worship one...and maybe ask yourself, "does God know me?"...
Maybe NOW is the time to give and extend forgiveness...
Maybe NOW is the appointed time for restoration within a part of your family...
Maybe NOW is the appointed time...
Or maybe now is the time to allow the sweet sisters in Christ around you to comfort and encourage you -- allow them to be the hands and feet of Jesus in this crisis.....
4. Your background does not hinder your future with God.
Esther was an orphan. God still exalted her and used her. Some of Jesus' disciples were fishermen, tax collectors and one was a doctor. Your background does not determine what God can do with you. Your faith does.

I did a bible study on Esther with Beth Moore.  A major part of the study is taking a look at 'our past' and that it has BROUGHT us to this point - here and now.  Our past was our destiny.  Our past did shape our future -- but it never has to dictate it.  

God has allowed experiences within out lives -- as we walk through it with HIM...we can then, do that for another and help another walk through the pain of..... a death....a betrayal....a rejection....

God uses the ordinary to do the extraordinary -- our faith creates miracles!  
I remember at a time of our crisis that many felt pity for me because of the 'sin' that was exposed.  Their comments here and there would remind me or make me think  and yet, when God allowed the revelation of our crisis....God also revealed to me where I was committing adultery against Him.  I had BIG often we experience symptoms of a MUCH bigger or higher problem -- the problem between ourselves and God......  makes one think --   
The people around us may focus on the immediate problem or crisis -- but God really wants ALL of us and He allows us to experience pain, suffering and rejection because we need to seek HEALING from our Creator -- God himself!    But OH -- how good it is to know ......

There is NOTHING God can't heal, restore, or redeem.

There is NOTHING that can separate the love HE has for us--

Are you in a season like Esther was?
  Is now the time to step it up -- and help SAVE a child or friend around you?
Only You and God know the answer to that --
If Esther had NOT spoken up when she did  -- what would of happened?
She saved a people....
Who have you helped God to save today?

I am humbled.

I am humbled that I am able to pray with a bevy of women that have the faith to FAKE it until it is felt.   
I am humbled to be able to pray for women who are not ready yet to just trust God.  
I am humbled that God has given me several memory my life that I can come back to and see victory when it seemed I WILL believe for another - it is NOT hopeless.
For that one wife tonight --  I am believing for your marriage......

Sure...can God use anything that happens to us for His good ....if we allow Him to.

I know God loved  me THAT much.
I know God loved Job.... Mary..... Sarah ...Esther ...THAT much.
I know God loves them  - THAT much.

God does not have to 'faith' it until HE feels it - HE is the love.
God is not to be underestimated.

God shows up - each and every time.

- humbled, Michelle