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Only GOD is perfect. It's vital that you seek the Lord to expose any errors that you've embraced. Please ask Him to expose any areas of darkness to you and for what is necessary to do to dispossess what's NOT of truth.



Flames of fire dance joyfully as dreams of fervor conjure up images of red hot passion for the gusto of life.

Sizzle, spark, explode -

Fireballs light up the sky. Wow! a thunder flash with a clap -

The flames are vivid with the awesome glow of orange colors blended with yellow highlights that accent the blaze.

This display is the bomb torched with a rocket plan. Such rapture has lit our fire. We are dynamite on this journey.

Come on fire, fall on us. Pour your liquid potency. Ignite our souls that we may be engulfed with magnified intensity.

Blow up our hearts. Dance with us....


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Sunday, June 26, 2011


Greetings -

Scriptures from the King James Bible.

Yesterday, due to some circumstances, I had to do a self-examination.  2 Corinthians 13:5, Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves,...   

I publicly confess here that I need to change - we all do.  My self-examination yesterday came as a result of a matter that I'm not at liberty to share here. The subject matter caused me to focus in deeply with our Lord to learn from Him whether I was wrong.  I said to the Lord last night something like, "I need to know clearly from You, Lord.  I don't want to go out of here until I know from You whether I am wrong.  I know that if I go out of here wrong that I'm an unarmored target for Satan because when I'm wrong, my holy anointing cannot be on.  When my holy anointing is not on, I'm vulnerable because I cannot be in sin mode AND be fully armored in You.  Joshua 7:13 states, "...Sanctify yourselves against to morrow: for thus saith the Lord God of Israel, There is an accursed thing in the midst of thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand before thine enemies, until ye take away the accursed thing from among you."  If I'm wrong, Lord, please reveal it to me and I'll repent and seek You, in earnest, about what to do to get right again.  If I'm right, please reveal that to me clearly so that I will definitely know."           

After my heart cry to our Lord, I got on my knees and prayed and also went to His Word for help.  He assured me that I had sought the necessary forgiveness from Him and the person involved.  He further assured me that He honored my awareness that I need to change and that I had sought Him for help in the subject areas.  I was comforted but not entirely settled about the matter.  I prayed and read the Word some more and then went to bed.

This morning I got up with the matter still on my mind and heart.  This time, I read the Word and then got prostrate on the floor before our Lord for a lengthy period of time.  Again, our Lord assured me that all is well with my relationship with Him.  I was pleased but not entirely settled...until... 

At about 7:15 this morning, our Lord led me to watch a live streaming church service.  The pastor used Joshua 14:6-13 as the text.  The part that our Lord gave me as a focus was a portion of verse 9 which states, "...because thou hast wholly followed the Lord my God."  And a portion of verse 12 which states, "Now therefore give me this mountain,..."   Wow!  That put me closer to being fully settled about the matter that had me wrestling for the return of my peace in our Lord.  As I dozed off (I didn't go to bed until after 1 a.m.), our Lord got me alert in time to hear the pastor say these words, "Commitment to GOD + confidence in GOD = courage from GOD = conquest by GOD.  I said loudly in my spirit, "That's it!"   I KNOW that all is well with me and our Lord.  I have my peace back,  people.  Praise be to GOD!

In Exodus 33:15, Moses spoke these words to GOD, "And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence."  In my heart cry to our Lord, I was adamant that I was not going out until it was clear that no sin separated me from Him.  His presence with me is crucial.  Glory to GOD'S awesome name that He graciously met me where I was.  He does the same for "whosoever will."  Thank You, Lord!     

Everyday I read the Holy Bible and pray to our Lord with sincere purpose to obey His will.  Sermons have been preached about the importance of daily reading the Bible, doing it, and spending quality time in devotion with our Lord.  It has been years, but I can remember when I missed just a day reading the Bible.  That one day miss made a difference in my attitude.  My flesh was dominant rather than my spirit.  I shared that with at least two other Christians and they agreed that a one day miss caused less than godly results in their attitude.  

There are, of course, instances when the Holy Bible isn't available to some Christians.  I don't know if that is true in America but certainly it is the case in other countries.  Our Lord holds us accountable for what we can do.  Our awesome GOD, through His amazing love and power, certainly meets, where they are, those Christians who cannot access the Holy Bible.  GOD can conquer ALL obstacles! 

I believe that, here in America, Christians have free choice to daily read the Holy Bible.  As such, I believe that our Lord holds us accountable and responsible to daily partake of it.  On more than several occasions, I have heard pastors preach, with urgency, about the need for Christians to daily read and to know the Bible for themselves - not just through secondary channels, such as pastors, teachers, programs, and schools.  And certainly, there is vital need to do what the Bible instructs and to daily seek GOD in prayer and fellowship.  Keeping it real here, people - I'm suspicious of Christians who don't daily read the Bible.  Based on how I know that missing one day affected me - flesh dominated - I believe that flesh dominates those who neglect to daily read the Word of GOD with purpose to do what it says.  For those who don't daily read it, it can be listened to through various resources.   Hebrews 4:12 states, "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."   GOD'S Word is too vitally important for us to miss daily intake of it. 

Joshua 1:8
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. 

The Acts 17:11
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Please consider this account:

Fictional or truth?

Trudy and Lydia are Christians who have been in relationship for years.  Lydia is a radical Christian - think the style of John the Baptist.  Trudy isn't spiritually fervent nor is she habitually inclined to daily read the Holy Bible.  One day Lydia rode as a passenger in Trudy's car.  On this particular day, Trudy mistakenly made an illegal U-turn.  Some other unpleasant things had happened to her before she picked Lydia up that day.  Well, a police officer was parked nearby.  The officer came to Trudy's car to question and explain. Trudy told him that her turn wasn't intentional.  She implored him to give her a break. The officer was cordial but firm.  He told Trudy that he would check her information.

The officer walked to the police car.  Trudy laid her head on the steering wheel and began to cry.  Lydia began to, out loud, praise the Lord, thank Him, and to pray and to sing to Him.  Lydia asked Trudy, "Did you read the Word today?"  Trudy responded no.  Lydia responded, "That's what's wrong with you."  Trudy was spiritually unprepared.  The officer came back and stated that he would let her off with a warning.   He didn't issue her a ticket.  She gratefully thanked the officer.  He made a few comments and went on his way.  Trudy thanked Lydia for her prayer. 

Lydia believes that if Trudy had read the Bible that morning, she wouldn't have laid her head on the steering wheel and cried.  Does Lydia mean that when we are fully armored in our Lord that we won't have seasons when we cry?  No, but Lydia does believe that we are definitely better equipped to deal with circumstances when we daily read the Word of GOD, do what it says, and daily fellowship with our Lord.

Lydia's belief is that the best time to do daily fellowship with our Lord is in the mornings.  The Holy Bible has a number of mentions to seek Him early. One such mention is Psalm 63:1, "O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land,..."  Lydia is a firm believer of giving our Lord the firstfruits of our day.  That is the mornings.  It sets the tone for the rest of the day.  Some agree and some disagree.  That is Lydia's firm belief.  Repeatedly, circumstances in her life have proven that that is a beneficial practice.

The paragraph below is somewhat connected to the post topic that is placed directly below this one titled, "QUESTION ABOUT THE BIBLE ACCOUNT OF THE LYING PROPHET."

I married when I was nineteen years old.  My spouse choice wasn't a wise one.  He engaged in adultery and other indecent practices.  Soon after our marriage, I accepted JESUS Christ as Savior.  The turmoil of my marriage led me to seek pastoral counseling.  The pastor firmly told me to leave my husband.  Even though I was a baby Christian and the pastor was a seasoned experienced Christian, my spirit didn't agree with his counsel.  I knew that our Lord was not telling me to leave my husband.  Later a non-Christian counselor gave me the same advice.  Again, I knew that that was not the Lord's will for me.  Those advisers meant well.  Then about a year later, after some escalated indecent behavior from my husband, I clearly heard our Lord tell me to divorce my husband.  I obeyed and got the divorce.  We must know from our Lord for ourselves what to do, how and when.   It can be helpful to get advice but we should always seek the Lord and do what He says.  

Written Sunday June 26, 2011

Copyright 2011


  1. Hi Sandra,
    I sure do know days like these! I am so glad you heard His voice are in the right alignment with Him again.
    I too hate it when I sin, I feel so distant from Him and it really hurts. Just the other day while my son was studying for his provincial exam and he was very stressed out and being quite rude and snappy. After about 1 hr of hearing him cuss and fuss I lost it. I had spent the hour praying and asking God to intervene and having silence from God I got very angry with my son and said something I really shouldn't have. I later repented but still felt distant to God. God in His loving kindness came in an reassured me all was well.


  2. I'm one of those guilty of not reading the Word as I should. Especially these past couple of years. I wouldn't say my heart has become hardened, but I would say that it started to crust over a bit as I've grown weary of life circumstances and of God's silence. However, I am working to remedy that. It takes the Word of God to soften up the heart again. I've discovered the online Bibles which I like because there are different versions and I like doing the comparisons between versions. I've mainly used KJV, but I always like to see the same verse said different ways. There are also the dramatized movies of certain chapters in the Bible, like The Gospel of John movie (my favorite) where they act out the Scripture word for word. And The Visual Bible series. (Matthew, Acts).

    I don't have an answer for the Bible question from the last post, but I agree with you about making sure to get one's guidance for one's life from the Lord. I've had many pastors give me wrong advice or misspeak words they presume were from God over my life. I think this is why it is so dangerous how some folks give their pastors way too much power in their lives. One man was never supposed to have that much power/influence in a person's life. Just my two cents. :)

  3. Greetings -

    @Child of God -
    Yes, our sins do create distance from our Lord but thanks be unto His forgiving name that when we repent and forsake our sinful conduct, He washes us clean with His precious blood.

    You expressed, "I later repented but still felt distant to God. God in His loving kindness came in an reassured me all was well."

    Hearty Amens to that!

    There is nothing so fulfilling as to be in right relationship with our Lord - NOTHING...!

    @Mining for Diamonds

    I salute you for this that you have expressed, "However, I am working to remedy that. It takes the Word of God to soften up the heart again."

    That is great news, lady of GOD.

    I'm going to add a part to this subject post...

  4. I left a long comment on here and must not have had the word correct and it apparently didn't post???

  5. Oh, it was something about listening to the Holy Spirit and what He is telling us and not listening to a "false prophet" we don't know and then making life changing decisions because of input from a man when we feel the Spirit of God is saying otherwise.

  6. AND about how we have to be plugged in to the right power source... satan can and will lie and mimic the various "gifts" to deceive believers if he can.

  7. Hi Marijo -

    In the past, I have done long comments that have been "disturbed" and not posted. So now when I have long comments I copy and save them to a Word doc so in case my comments don't post, I paste them, from the Word doc, in the comment areas... Once my comments are posted from the Word doc that I saved, typically I erase the Word doc....

    Yes, you're right, we should listen intently to the Holy Spirit.

  8. Sandra - This is a post full of many meaty issues.

    First of all, I am very thankful that God restored your sense of peace. And you are a testimony to the necessity of making sure that our *accounts* with Him are settled. The way you described your struggle reminded me of Jacob - refusing to move until being blessed. (Loved the "equation" you heard on the radio!)

    As to reading the Bible - I'm ashamed to say that it's only been in the past few years that I've made it a daily priority. And yes, it has changed my life. Sometimes the Lord speaks loudly, and sometimes what He has to say just seeps into my spirit over the course of a few days. But, the thing is this - He's ALWAYS saying something. I believe that reading our Bibles is a necessity to walking the faith journey. And it's a privilege to be able to do that freely in America. (So why do so many people take God's Word for granted??)

    I found the comments re: your last post about the lying prophet to be most interesting. All I can say is that I heartily agree with listening to the Holy Spirit - intently, and with a true desire to hear from Him. And, with a heart committed to obey what we hear.


  9. Hi Sharon -

    I like how you expressed this, "... the necessity of making sure that our *accounts* with Him are settled."

    Also, I too thought about that Jacob account in the Bible when he wrestled - Genesis 32:26 - KJV.

    Great news, Sharon, that you now make daily Bible reading a priority. It does make a huge difference, doesn't it?

    The Holy Bible is not just a book. It is alive - it is GOD - it is Christ - it is the Holy Spirit. It is our bread and water. It is where we get our life. It teaches us how to bear profitable fruit and more fruit as we are pruned and purged in our journeys for our Lord and to learn how to advance His agenda through love, faith, joy, and witnessing of Him and His will.

    You asked, "...why do so many people take God's Word for granted??" The reasons vary. May our Lord reach more souls so that they can forsake deception and choose life!

  10. I meet with God every morning in prayer, praise and scripture and he meets with me.If I did not I would not be able to make it this far with out giving into fear.

  11. God loves when we are honest with Him!

    I would be a completely different person if I didn't read the Bible daily!

  12. Blessings Sandra...What a great message for all of us! Staying in God's Word and seeking Him first in our daily vitamin and faith builder. Without it we are weak, vulnerable and make unhealthy decisions and choices. Praise God that you pressed in and on with sincere honesty and quest of His peace. Moving mountains and watching God's glory fall is where we ought to be on our knees or prostrate. Amen, sister... this was so inspirational and truthful! This is the GEM for me today:

    "Commitment to GOD + confidence in GOD = courage from GOD = conquest by GOD."

    :0) Thank you for showing us the difference in our lives by reading the manual before we go out to live a life, the difference between bearing fruit or being fruitless or fruity...

    thanks for your sweet words for me, I receive!
    To God be the glory and time well spent!

    Peace, love and JOY,

  13. Greetings -

    It is so refreshing to know that others share the belief that it is vital to daily read the Word of GOD and to daily fellowship with Him.

    @Faith Imagined
    Yes, honesty is appreciated by our Lord indeed. Of course, He already knows but still He appreciates it when we keep it real with Him, and others.

    I love that you expressed, "Staying in God's Word and seeking Him first in our daily vitamin and faith builder."

    Hearty Amens to that, Peggy.

    Thank you all for being loyal to our Lord and to His agenda!

  14. Amen, intimacy with Jesus helps us to clearly hear his voice in every decision we are making. I love that verse in Isaiah that talks about God giving us the water of affliction and the bread of adversity, but our teacher is never removed from the corner, telling us this is the way, walk in it:)


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