Good Afternoon, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!
It has been a full tid week (again). We have experienced our bittids of 'ups and downs'; but we remain steadfast in 'fighting the good fight!'
In the mornings of this week, I have been watching Gloria Copeland and Pastor George Pearsons on T.V. Their series: 'Developing a Strong Spirit' is empowering!
On Monday, 'Enemies of a Strong Spirit', are suggestions on how to build a strong spirit; and therefore, 'roll over your cares to the Lord.'
Examples of 'cares' are worry, doubt, angst, fear, lack, whatever. Gloria says that if the 'care' is still there, then you have not yet 'rolled it over' to God; as the care is still with you. That is where also Gloria states: 'TAKE THE VICTORY / CLAIM IT!' Gloria has shared these tidbits of wisdom in many of her broadcasts. And George is also right on! I like their natural enthusiasm, and you can discern that they are speaking right from their hearts, and being Directed by the Holy Spirit!
There are 3 key tidbit areas on 'How to Develop a Strong Spirit' - Diet, Rest, and Exercise.
Yesterday was on 'Diet'; today is on 'Rest'; and tomorrow is on 'Exercise.' When you listen to their insights, www.kcm.org it makes tidbitz sense! 'Resting in the Lord' and, thus being 'patient and waiting upon the Lord.' In a tid nutshell, 'Cast all your cares upon the Lord.'
Also, have been appreciatively watching Andrew Wommack, and his teachings are very down to earth too. Today, continuing with his series: 'A Better Way To Pray' is illuminating! If a Prayer is not 'answered' right away, that does not mean that God has not heard your Prayers. A lot of people give up when their Prayers are not 'instantly' answered.
If it is part of God's Will, He has heard your Prayers on the first go around. He is working on things and will intercede on your behalf in His Timing.
Meanwhile Satan and other 'stuff' will attempt to hinder, create stumbling blocks by getting in the bit way. However, be anchored in Christ, cast all cares aside and be unfettered, calm, and patient.
Also, by Praying the same Prayer everyday for His Answer, suggests there is still a lingering 'doubt' within, whether He will answer your Prayer. Again, know that He has heard your Prayer from the first moment you uttered it. Trust in Him that He has everything in Hand, and that He is simply working behind the scenes. Plus, everyday when you do Pray, simply Thank Him for His Provision. That builds up your faith, trust, and belief that it will be so, as per His Will. I suggest you tune into Andrew's website and the video for further clarity. http://www.awmi.net/
When you Pray and Ask for something, quote a Bible Scripture along with it; so that everything is tied in with the Word.
Verse 23 -
"Truly I say to you, whoever says to his mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen. it shall be granted him."
Verse 24 -
"Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they shall be granted you."
Also, I take great comfort in this verse from Psalm 46:10 - "Be still and Know that I am God."
Here is are a couple of photos. One of our rhodo, showing a few bittid blooms in 3 beautiful colours; and the other is of an eagle. I sensed that when I was taking the picture of the eagle, it was as if he swooped down from high above, and was literally right above me! Saying to me: 'Take it!' Methinks this is an awesome Blessing!
Verse 31 -
"Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary."
Alan and I have been 'resting in the Lord.' We are in the process of 'waiting upon the Lord' and we know it is going to happen; however, in His Timing. Therefore, we are confidently and joyfully expecting His awesome Provision!
This morning when I listened to and watched Gloria and George, it was as if I was sitting right there with them, with my coffee and ears opened! LOL! Could relate to George being up in the wee bit hours of the morning and thankfully meditating upon the Word. Methinks, that is a wholesome and refreshing start to the day! While I was listening to them, I heartily enjoyed my breakfast, my spirit being 'fed' by a healthy 'diet.'
Later this afternoon, I will 'exercise' by going for a long walk and taking in all the bittids of wonderful fresh air, which clears out the bittidz cobwebs.
Hope today's post provides tidbits of encouragement and uplifts your spirits each and every day. Thank you also, for the enlightening insights from these ministries, as well as from many others! Be of good cheer!
Peace and God Bless.