Learning To Lean On God Alone

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Learning To Depend On God Alone
Matthew 4:21-22

Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets. Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed Him.…

Notice how in the above scripture, James and John never gave their father another thought. That’s how convinced they were that God had another plan for their lives.

Today after praying I begin to think about people who feel they must manipulate others for their own benefit.

This can be a parent of grown children, a wife or a husband, a good friend or even a child. It’s really a selfish spirit that seeks to have their own will and will do everything and anything to get things exactly how they want it.

One of the most common things manipulative people do is use guilt towards other people. Things are said like, “How can you do that if you love me,” or they will transfer their true feeling onto you by saying, “ You will never make it without me!”

It’s so hard to sometimes let our adult children go. I faced a similar situation with my only daughter. She lived with me for several years and I got so used to her being there that truthfully I believe I depended upon her too much. I depended upon her to do things I could do for myself and was really just too lazy to do. So when she fell in love and wanted to move away, I was heart broken, and begin to worry, “What am I going to do?” Even though I am a Christian, a counselor and really do know better, I found myself doing and saying things that I knew were not of God in an effort to keep her close by.

One day, during my time with the Lord, I was led to pick up a little book of daily words of messages from God. I opened it to the following words, “Trustingly place your child in God’s loving hands. Your heart is bound to the heart of the child. Loose the cord of affection lest it break.” That hit home, and from that point on I apologized to my daughter and supported the desire of her heart to go on and live her life.

God spoke to my heart with a bird analogy. What if a mother bird never kicked the baby bird out of the nest, would it ever learn to fly? Birds are meant to fly, and our children are not meant to live with us forever. It is only selfishness that wants to keep them with us forever.

Often times God has things for our grown child to accomplish and their place is where God has called them to be, not with us all their lives.

Watch closely in your life for a spirit of manipulation. It destroys relationships, will mess up plans and will rob you of your peace. Rebuke trying to manipulate and control other’s lives and apply wisdom and understanding.

God is who we should depend on. Not other people. When we trust in Him, He will see that we are provided with all we need. Sometimes we get so bogged down in human emotions we take our eyes off of Him and place them on other people. By doing so we make that person an idol. We place them above God, thinking without them we will not survive. God is all we need and we can do all things through Him, as He gives us strength. For those things we cannot do physically, God will provide someone to help us!

Let Go and Let God!

In His Unconditional Love,
Cathie Miller

http://www.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

Double Mindedness Blocks Blessings

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Double mindedness will block blessings all the time. If we are in prayer one minute and indulging in things that God doesn’t like another we are blocking blessings.

Another thing that will block blessings is not being sure of what we really want. One week we want one thing, and the next week we want something else. In prayer this morning I was reminded to be sure of what I want and then believe in faith that I have it. Be specific with God and don’t give up the vision of your desired answer to prayer.

Father help us to stay true to you and avoid temptations to go into the same sins that brought us down the first time. As we are faithful to you, help us to remember to make our prayer requests specific and to believe that what we ask for, we receive. Thank you Father, we ask these things in Your Precious Name! Amen

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie Miller

www.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

Satan Preys Without Ceasing

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1 John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

Luke 10:19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

Recently I have had occasion to interact with two demon possessed people. Not in the same place, but it was obvious that they had demons inside of them. These people do not realize it and I think that they are completely unaware that they have opened a door to the dark side.

The important thing to remember, before I continue, is that these demons never can be successful in their attacks against Christians. According to the Word of God we have the power of God inside of us, as blood bought Christians, and the powers of darkness are subject to US as children of God.

When God is trying to show me something He often leads me into study, out of the blue, and at the same time I begin to notice other Christians are being led to study the same thing.

First, I had interaction with a demon possessed woman working at a store. She studied me waiting in line, once I got in front of her to do my business it was obvious to me that she had a demon working in her. Therefore when she “went off” on me and my husband I had seen it coming. At one time the demon inside of her started laughing at us. Watch people who laugh at inappropriate times, often that is a strong sign of demon possession.

I came home and started praying about that interaction. I had noticed a lot of other demonic demonstrations in the last year, and so have you beloved of the Lord. If you have seen people killing masses of people who do you think empowers a person to murder? You can call it radical religion, or mental illness, but the truth that Christians know is that it is the work of a demon working through a person who has given themselves over to beliefs that oppose God.

God began to teach me a couple of important things. First, He took me on a study of the blood of Jesus. The blood shed by Jesus is extremely Holy. Claiming that blood that He shed to die for our sins, is no different then the Israelites putting the blood of a lamb on their doorposts so that their children would not be killed.

“For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you.” Exodus 12:23

Jesus is the Lamb of God. We understand that symbolism and so we can now claim the power of that blood for us and our children.

Secondly, we are in the time spoken of in Revelation. We are in the time of the “end time” demons. These demons are stronger because Satan is well aware that his time is coming to a end.

The bible speaks of the time of the end as being a seven year period of time. I believe we may have already been through the first part of that seven year period.

In an article from Revelation Logic, an unknown author says the following;

“The final seven-year end times period corresponds with the 70th week of Daniel (Dan 9:24-27). The first 3 1/2 years of this period may actually seem like “business as usual” for the earth. The first four seal events will be fulfilled during this time, but those events are not that exceptional. People have risen to great political prominence (as in the first seal) many times in the past, there have been many wars and famines (as in the second and third seals), and many people have died of such things (as in the fourth seal). There have even been multiple peace treaties involving Israel (like the “covenant” mentioned in Dan 9:27).”

I believe it is very possible we have passed from that period of time to the “mid-time” of tribulation. During that period the author says the following;

“However, when the first 3 1/2 years are finished, we will have reached the midpoint of the end times period, and things start happening in the angelic realm that will strongly shape the course of events on earth for the second 3 1/2 years. This is the period called the time, times, and half a time (Dan 7:25, Dan 12:7), and it begins with the 42 months of the great tribulation, as discussed below:

The Midpoint

Rev 12:7-12 – 7And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war, 8and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven. 9And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. The Kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. 11“And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death. 12“For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time.”

At the midpoint of the seven-year end times period, God gives the command to expel Satan from His presence in heaven, and Satan is thus cast down to the earth. I believe Satan knows that this time is coming, but he doesn’t know when it will happen. When that time arrives, Satan will be enraged because he will then know that his time is short, specifically, the time, times, and half a time period (Rev 12:14).”

So these end time demons are strong and able to work against Christians with a stronger presence then we have seen in the past.

When people say, “This world seems to be going to hell” they are correct, and yet they see it through secular eyes. We, as Christian, have read the end of the book and we know that we win in the end.

In the meantime, the only way to fight these demons is by pleading the blood over yourself, and your family on a daily basis. Once we realize what is going on we are able to fight these situations being prepared, prayed up and covered with the blood.
When we come across a demon possessed person it is best to simply walk away, if possible. If not then what I have learned to do is start praying, in my head, for the person in front of me, pleading the blood of Jesus over the tongue in their mouth, and praying a hedge of safety around me.

In order to fight these demons we have to be living in God’s will on a daily basis. Like the little saying I saw recently says, “Part-time Christians Cannot Defeat Full-Time Devils.”

We cannot be living an “almost” Christian life,” because it would be a real heartache to “almost” get into heaven, as Greg Laurie teaches.

Today, if there is anything holding you back get rid of it. Give it to Jesus and give any weak area’s of your life to Him. You may feel weak, but Jesus living inside of you is strong.

Some of you, unfortunately, have some part-time Christians living in your home. Pray for them, without ceasing. Pray that God will do what He needs to do to bring them to surrender. Sadly, these family members can try to manipulate Christians with their drama and they often cause a spirit of division in families. Remember, no matter what your relation to these folks is,  JESUS IS LORD. Do not give in to their manipulations. We need to please God, not people. Follow the same thing when dealing with family members that are not living completely for God. Plead the blood of Jesus over yourself when dealing with them, and do not let Satan get you on their “drama” level. Sometimes, it’s best to turn and walk away from them. Let them know, “I love you but I cannot deal with you at the moment.” Then pray over them in your head. Anoint their car, their toothbrush, ECT. with healing oil. You can use Crisco oil if that’s all you have. Do not let them know you are doing it. I have seen people change in radical ways by using that method.

The purpose of this is to let you know what you are experiencing is real, and to give you practical methods of dealing with it. It will not get better. It is only going to get worse. Stay prayed up and close to God. Have faith that He is with you and protects you and your loved ones.

I am not a biblical scholar and I do not want to argue with anyone concerning the Tribulation period. Many believe we will be raptured before the Tribulation, and that’s fine. I personally believe we are in it now, and that’s what I am convinced of. Either way, pre-tribulation or going through the Tribulation I know that God is with me, and I am going to live with Him.

In His All-Forgiving Love,
Cathie Miller

www.helpforGodshurtingpeople.com

Plow Up The Hard Ground Of Your Hearts

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“Plow up the hard ground of your hearts,
for now is the time to seek the Lord,
that he may come
and shower righteousness upon you.” Hosea 10:12

“Fallow ground is ground which has once been tilled, but which now lies in waste, and needs to be broken up and mellowed, before it is it is ready to receive grain.” Charles Finney

Today was a strange day in that, looking back on it, the Lord was trying to get my attention. First of all I had trouble with my computer. It was very slow and it took me awhile to figure out what was going on. Now, if my spirit had been where it should have been, I would have taken that set back as a sign that God was trying to get my attention. But it took more then that to get me where God could speak to me. We had a snow storm today and the satellite for my television wasn’t able to get a signal. Even after the sky cleared I still didn’t have a signal. On top of all of that our heater quit working and so finally, I retreated to bed and my electric blanket for warmth. It was then when I finally got still and began, in the peace and quiet forced upon me, to listen to the voice of the Lord.

I have studied the bible for thirty-seven years and yet, for some reason I never paid any attention to the scripture at the beginning of the blog. Maybe I read it sometime, but if I did I don’t remember it.

God began to speak to me about breaking up fallow ground. I have thought for sometime that God was getting ready to do something BIG. My spirit senses that He is going to move in a way that people will know, that they know, God is with them in a mightier way then they have ever experience before.

I talk to so many people who are good Christians. People who love the Lord and live for Him daily and yet their lives seem to be in shambles. Finances are not good, family members are ill, jobs are not out there and many Christians are standing on a thin line between holding on and giving up. Yet we get up each day and continue to believe that somehow, someway God is going to move in our situations.

But why isn’t He moving yet? God spoke to my heart this evening that many of us have had to have the fallow grounds of our lives tilled. We have had to have things broken up and mellowed. We have had situations that have been like nothing before. These situations have broken up the hard area’s of our hearts and humbled us and made us more ready then ever before to receive the new grain, the seed of our futures, that God is ready to plant inside of us!

There are hard situations and then there are hard situations. I recently heard a testimony of a young man who had the fallow ground of his life broken up in a way I don’t think many could comprehend. He was in Afghanistan when he stepped on an explosive device that ripped off both of his legs and part of one of his arms. Think of it. No matter what I have faced in the past two years and as awful as some of those things have seemed, nothing compares to the price that man paid for our freedom. Yet, he has said that He believes that God had used that experience to break him. He said there were area’s of his life that were not surrendered to God and has hard as it seemed to imagine, He believes he is a better person and more useful to God because of what He has been through. Now he is giving his testimony in churches nationwide and it moves so many people that they surrender their lives to Christ on the spot!

These things, Beloved of the Lord, that we are going through are getting ready to end. God is going to use each circumstance to give us a testimony that we never would have had without going through what we have been through. The peace we have learned to rely on, in the midst of our own personal battles, is the peace of God that passes all human understanding. Yet these hard times have matured us, given us more compassion and readied us for the times ahead.

Soil must be right before a seed will grow. We cannot grab seed in our hands and throw it willy-nilly on the ground and hope for the best. If we want a good crop we have to make sure that the land, that seemed no good to grow anything, is broken up and worked until it reaps wonderful crops.

Get ready to see a move of God in your life that you have never experienced before. Get ready to see miracles to your right and to your left. God is getting ready to put some people in front of you that need to know Him. Because of what you have experienced you will reach a greater number of people then you ever could imagine.

Broken fallow ground gives forth wonderful different crops on the same land ,that prior to that breaking, had seemed wasted and useless.

In His Unconditional Love,
Cathie

www.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

In The Trenches With The Lord

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Now it came about when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God did not lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines, even though it was near; for God said, “Lest the people change their minds when they see war, and they return to Egypt” (Ex. 13:17).

If you are like me you are probably confronted with choices, of one type or another, each and every day.

This morning I had a choice of what coffee I wanted to drink. That was a simple one that really didn’t affect my life or that of those around me. But, some choices that we make change our lives in profound ways.

Sometimes we look back on life and realize that we made a bad choice. That choice may have affected not only our lives but also the lives of those around us for years and years.

Some of you know that my favorite secular quote is that of the poet Maya Angelo. I keep it on a “post it” note in my bible. It reads, “You did what you knew how to do, when you knew better you did better.” The Word says in Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

On Memorial Day one year there was a real tragedy in the little town we were living in, in Colorado, at the time. A life long resident, a known alcoholic in his middle fifties, shot and killed his wife and then did an overdose of prescription medications and killed himself. This couple had known each other since they went to school together and they had five children and several grandchildren.

A week or so later there was a letter to the editor of the newspaper. I am often shocked at life in a small town. The kinds of letters they printed there would not ever be printed in the newspaper of a large town, for fear of lawsuits. But a small town is another world, and I came to expect to see anything in print there and often did

The person writing the letter was one of the young sons of this couple. He was telling people to quit gossiping about his family. He was telling them his mom and dad were good people who had helped many other people in need. He was telling them that alcohol was not a good thing, and that it is what actually killed his mother and father. He then mentioned he was, himself, in jail and when he got out he didn’t want to hear anyone talking about his family.

I cried when I read that letter. My first instinct was to go down to the jail and ask to see that young man. I wanted to throw my arms around him and let him know that I knew how he felt. I wanted to tell him about Jesus and how Jesus was a man himself that was acquainted with unfair sorrow.

I know what’s its like to live in a small town and have a parent who is the town drunk. I grew up, in my grade school years, in a small town in Texas. My mother was the town drunk. I remember that, at that time, it snowed so much in that town we could have three and four-foot snow drifts. I distinctly remember the time my mother was drunk early in the morning and didn’t dress me properly to walk to school. I had no socks on with my little Mary Jane flat shoes, and was sent out the door to walk to school in those deep snowdrifts. My feet were red, swollen and numb by the time I got to school. Upon seeing that my teacher went to get another teacher and I can still see them in my mind as they stood there and whispered and pointed at me. Never once did they come and offer to help, never once did they get a towel and dry my feet. I remember that I felt shame. I felt as if it were somehow my fault. That shame led to years of low self-esteem and it also led me to rebel against authority figures, which I saw as those two gossipy teachers in my mind.

Now, you would have thought that seeing my mother drunk for years, until she found AA and remained sober for the next 25 years of her life, would have been enough for me to say to myself, “I will never take a drink, ever.” But like the young man above I too found myself in trouble with alcohol at one point in my life.

Satan meant my early life to destroy me. It didn’t because God had his hands on me. Sometimes we look back at our bad choices and say, “God why did you let me go through all of that?”

On the day I read that letter to the editor it became crystal clear to me “why.” Someone could go up to that young man and say, “I am so sorry for what you have been through!” and he might think, “That’s, nice but you don’t have a clue.”

On the other hand, all the hurt and all the shame I had gone through had prepared me for this one thing, this one time that I could go up to this young man, throw my arms around him and say, “I know what you are going through, brother. I have been there.”

All our hurts in life, all our wrong choices, can be used by God to help other people. I have noticed that when you minister to someone it is often useless if you cannot get past your pride and be “real” with him or her.

I hear people tell me, “I was raised in a Christian home, where the bible was preached on a daily basis, I have been saved my whole life.” Well, isn’t that wonderful. I am happy for you, but you don’t have a heart for hurting people. Unless you can drop the pride and admit that you aren’t perfect, no one is going to listen to you. Those types of people often make better teachers then counselors.

It’s only in the hard trenches experiences that we learn compassion for those who go though the same things.

So today, we know better. We make better choices. But we don’t hide the bad choices under a bush and hope the other “perfect” Christians don’t discover our pasts. Instead we use those things to rescue another person that God has sent us to, to tell our story. To let them see how God turned our lives around, and give them hope that He is able to do the same thing for them!
In His Never-Ending Love,

Cathie Miller

www.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

Overcoming Trials Successfully

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The problem is that somewhere along the way we got the idea that because we are saved, Christian and/or good people nothing should ever happen to us that is bad. Our lives should be perfect, we falsely believe, and if something goes wrong we are tempted to start grumbling to God. In fact, even the most mature Christian will grumble in the midst of what we perceive to be bad or unfair situations.

It was during one of those hard times in my life that I began to grumble to God about a situation I was experiencing. I said to God,during my prayer time one morning, “Why are you allowing this to happen to me God? I help your people, I often counsel for free! Blah, blah, blah. What am I doing wrong?” I continued on like this for a bit and then I stopped and started crying and feeling sorry for myself. In the midst of this God spoke to my heart, “You haven’t done anything wrong, as a matter of fact I am well pleased with you. It’s for this reason that Satan is attacking you.” I said, ” What about ******* Lord, she is a demon from hell and NOTHING bad ever happens to her, as a matter of fact you just blessed her with a new car and I am driving a twelve year old clunker” Immediately God’s thoughts came into my head, He said,”That’s exactly the truth. Satan already has her, and he doesn’t waste his time bothering someone who is already living for him whether consciously or subconsciously.”

Through that experience,and many, many more like it, I have come to realize that the devil is the ever-constant enemy of a bible believing, on fire for Jesus, Christian. We never get to the point where he will leave us alone. Discouragement is his favorite tool and he uses it to make the Christian shake her fist at God and sometimes walk away in unbelief.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

The above scripture is absolute truth. We cannot escape the fiery darts of the devil but we can live peacefully in the midst of them. One day we will live eternally with Jesus and all tears will be wiped away. In the meantime we have to find the strength within us to stay calm and peaceful, no matter what happens. God doesn’t cause bad things to happen but He knows that every now and then they will happen and when they do He will come to us and walk us through anything that happens victoriously.

By refusing to give in to fear and sorrow we can walk daily ,content with our situations, knowing that God is in our midst and will walk with us and walk us out of each situation victoriously.

If you notice you can tell the extent of a person’s relationship with God by how they handle problems. When a person puts their eyes on God and not on the problem they are growing with Christ. A Christian who is mostly a pew sitter without strong relationship with God will fall apart.

Even the strongest Christian may initially fall apart in the midst of severe situations. The difference is that sooner or later they take their eyes off the situation and put them on Jesus. They find a scripture and no matter how bad things may look they quote it back to the devil. They say,”Yes, I know this looks bad God, but I walk by faith not by sight. You have said you work all things out for GOOD for those who love you and are called according to your purposes. So I am resting and accepting this situation. I know that you love me and only want the best for my life so I am content in you, no matter what happens in this situation!”

When stuff happens, and it will, refuse to entertain the what ifs. “But God, what if this happens or that happens?”

I once had someone that became very mad at me. Her brother was very ill and he was the only family she had left. I prayed and counseled with her and reminded her to keep her eyes on Jesus and her brother still died.

She called me angry and said, “You said Jesus was with me! Why did He not answer my prayer and let my brother live?” I then explained to her that her brother had the ultimate healing. He went to live with Jesus in heaven. Heaven is a beautifully calm place where peace abounds and all there are healed. To us, with our human reasoning, death is the worse thing that can happen to a person. We see this world and we want to remain. If we understood how wonderful it is to be in the presence of God in heaven we would all want to go there as soon as possible.

Death of our loved ones is hard on us because we want them to be with us. We have to know though that death takes away THEIR pain and sorrow and gives them life eternally in a much, much better place then this physical world.

Whatever you are currently experiencing will not last forever. Turn it over to God, release it and let Him know that you are okay with His will being done, no matter what happens.

God is with you. Take a deep breath, then release it. Take several, if need be and repeat the following, “I am at peace with my situation today God, knowing that your perfect will WILL be done in it!” Then release it and every time you start to stress over it, STOP. Then repeat the breathing, releasing and affirming God’s best for you life, again. The choice to stress or not stress is ours and ours alone. We cannot control bad situations but we can learn to live in perfect peace in the midst of them!

In His Unconditional Love,
Cathie

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50 People Killed on Pentecost 2016

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The LORD said, “If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.” Genesis 18:26

“And the world will be as it was in the days of Lot. People went about their daily business–eating and drinking, buying and selling, farming and building–Luke 17:28

Pentecost was last night at sundown until sundown today. June 11th- June 12

Between Passover ( first fruits)and Pentecost the Omar (Omer) is counted. 7 Shabbats and a day = 50 days.

We are currently in a jubilee year. Every 50 years.

God warned Lot and then Sodom was destroyed. God warned “Do not look back.” Lots wife did and was turned into a pillar of of salt.

50 people died and were killed by a man named Omar in a gay club.

God spoke and you can make of it what you will.

I wrote this down for my Christian friends. If your eyes are opened God will speak to you what this means. Pray about it.

There are no such things as coincidences with God. It was all planned out.

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie Miller

http://www.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

God Wants You Off That Fence

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Has it happened to you? You have a Christian friend who is always putting Christian sayings on FB, witnessing Christ to you, offering to pray for you and then you catch them saying or doing something that is offensive to Christianity. How do you deal with it? Do you ditch the friend or do you confront them with your feelings?

It happened to me just the other day. Someone whom I admire was found to be involved in something all Christians KNOW that God doesn’t like. At first I was angry, I thought about what a hypocrite the person was and most of all I was just hurt to think someone I admired is lacking in their personal walk with Christ.

I was letting all these thoughts run through my mind when suddenly God brought to my mind my own walk with Christ when I was younger.

I was a fence sitter. One day in Church and the next day partying. One day singing in the Spirit and the next day going to a fortune teller.

I am not going to lie. I spent a great deal of my life going back and forth in my Christian walk. I never denied my belief in Christ but I took him with me in my backsliding ways more than once.

Sadly, I wonder how many people saw that in me and saw my hypocrisy and were hindered in their walk with the Lord? Perhaps they even turned away from God because of that double-minded walk of mine. I have confessed that and I know God forgave me. I reached one day when no longer was having one foot in the world and one foot in hell attractive to me. I made a decision that I would stay true to God, following His example of how to live a successful life, no matter what happened or how I felt.

Do you know what one of my biggest regrets is now? It’s not learning the lesson of staying on God’s side of the fence much, much younger in life. I wasted good years that could of been so different by being hard headed and rebellious.

Now days I do everything possible to help others who have temptations with the things of the world. The problem as I see it, is that we Christians have some idea that all the other Christians are perfect and so they we embarrassed to tell other Christians we are struggling with. A lot of times we never get the help we need because of pride.

So what do we do when we see someone sinning in a way that leads to spiritual death? Do we confront them? In doing so we often lose that friendship and with it a way to witness Christ to the person.

Unless, it’s something really dangerous I take it to the Lord in prayer. I maintain a relationship with the person, as much as possible, so that they have someone to talk to when they are ready to get right with God.

God taught me within the last year the importance of not judging people who are not Christians and are not purporting to be. What they do is none of my business. I can pray for them too, and be available for counsel, if they ask. Other then that I leave it to God. The Word says that we are only to be concerned with the spiritual condition of those within the body.

If a person is into the Word they should know what God allows and what he doesn’t. For instance God’s Word forbids us seeing fortune tellers. I knew that for a long time before I was delivered from it. That seed had been planted in me at a young age when I accompanied my mother and grandmother to a psychic they saw often. I was intrigued by her. However, even at a young age my spirit discerned evil there. Yes, they may seen loving and kind, but that spirit that dwells within them is truly not of God. I wrestled with that sin for years. I always wanted to know what I didn’t know. Finally one day God spoke clearly to me that I didn’t need to know the future. My trust in Him needed to be so strong that no matter what tomorrow might bring I knew that He was with me and He will be always be there with me.

Leviticus 19:31
“Do not defile yourselves by turning to mediums or to those who consult the spirits of the dead. I am the LORD your God.”

Why is it important that a Christian obeys the will of God? Because being outside of the will of God allows all sorts of things into our lives that eventually destroys us. God wants us to live as long as possible because each one of us has a purpose in the kingdom. When we are into sin we cause others to fall away and fall into sin.

Recently I heard someone gossiping about the sins of someone else. What bothered me is that I knew that the person doing the talking was living with someone they weren’t married to. I thought, “Whoa, clean up your own life before you trash someone else’s life.”

Yes, I did the same thing before I quit fence sitting. Thinking I was living for the Lord and yet living in known sin. Can I tell you that every time I did that it turned out badly. I warn people of God about that now because I want, more then anything, for them to avoid all the dysfunction that came from me living in a way that wasn’t pleasing to God.

When God finally impressed upon me that He couldn’t use me until I got my act together, I fell on my knees asked for forgiveness and stayed celibate until I married my husband. So yeah, it can be done.

This is the scripture, out of them all, that impressed me that sex outside of marriage is wrong.

“Stay away from sexual sins. Other sins that people commit don’t affect their bodies the same way sexual sins do. People who sin sexually sin against their own bodies” 1st Corinthians 6:18

Here’s what happens. God allows us to keep on in those sins for a period of time. He forgives us each time we ask, and he delivers us from temptation when we ask. But I have noticed that God seems to have a limit. If we don’t stop the sin, He stops us and it sometimes has terrible consequences for our lives that last long after the sin is no longer in our lives.

My reason for this today is two-fold. We need to stop judging those in known sin, because even though we are not there now, we have been there before. So we need to pray for the person and ask God to bring them to their knees the same way He did with us.

Secondly I want to talk to those who are fence sitters with one foot in the world and one in the body of Christ. You will never get the prayers of your heart answered until you do it God’s way. As long as you play with your salvation the only one you are really hurting is YOU. God will help you as soon as you are through with the sin, whatever it is. Get help from people who are not judgmental. Find people that once suffered with sinning in the same way you are tempted in. Be honest with them and they will be thrilled to help you. God cleans us up so we can help others with the same problems clean up their lives.

So yeah, it’s painful to see a so-called Christian sin in ways that are not pleasing to God. I know that God and certain other people must have been really frustrated with me, prior to me laying down my life, and all the stuff displeasing to God with it! But I beg you, don’t give up on them. You may have to separate from them if their lifestyle is dangerous to you, but keep praying and believing God to change them!

God is not some old meanie sitting up in heaven wanting to see his children suffer. He’s a loving father who wants only the best for us. He doesn’t want us hurt by being involved in situations where we are in satan’s territory. When we are fence sitting we are spending enough time in satan’s playground and he thinks he has the right to assault us there.

Right now we are on the verge of the greatest revival these world has seen. People need God, people are hurting in so many ways. Did you watch the Perry Stone video I shared last night and see all the people going up to the altar for salvation? It was beautiful and brought tears to my eyes. We need the help that only God can give us. We need to stick together and help each other.

Thank you for reading the things laying on my heart today!

In His Unconditional Love,
Cathie Miller
WWW.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

Don’t Know What To Do?

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“I will not leave you as orphans in the storm—I will come to you.” John 14:18

Just about every Christian I know is going through strange hard times in one way or the other.

Christians are being hit on every side. A lot of us cannot figure out what is going on. We are trying our best to live for the Lord. We are trying to stay positive and keep our eyes on Him and not our problems. We go through something wonderful we praise God and breathe a sigh of relief, and then before you know it we are being hit again.

Did you ever see one of those clown blow-up toys with weights on the bottom of them? You hit them down and they pop up again. Over and over you hit, with all your strength, and they still pop back up.

That’s what it’s like for the Christian now days.

Yesterday I had a situation that has been bothering me for days. I felt like a juggler trying to juggle the balls and keep all the pieces from falling apart. I have been praying for my situation for over a month. I have believed that God is able to do miracles, and I still do, but try as I may I do not have a solution to a certain matter.

I poured out my heart to God, and finally I began to hear from him. I said, “God you know my heart on this situation. I have been honest in handling things, I have done what is expected of me, but this is not coming together and for once in my life I am stumped. What should I do?”

Immediately I heard that still voice in my head that I have come to realize as God. The voice said, “Cathie, I want you to do nothing.” I said, “Do nothing God? You must be kidding.” Again I heard, “Do nothing!”

The strange thing about it is that it made no natural sense, but immediately I felt peace, like a river, wash over me as I decided to just do nothing.

I felt convinced that it would all fall into place, as God planned it, and since there was no way out of the situation I would just wave the white flag of surrender to what was, what is and what is to be.

I then began to think of other areas of my life I might just need to surrender and let go of also. I saw something troublesome outside and instead of worry over the situation I thought to myself, “Who cares what happens anyway! I am going to forget it and handle whatever happens when and if it happens. Guess what? The situation righted itself and it became no big deal.

We say that we trust in God, yet we still rush around trying to make things happen the way we want them to happen. We have been so used to doing that, that it feels unnatural when we let go.

Take this political situation in the USA. A whole lot of people stress over what will happen if this one or the other one gets elected and we can’t wait to put a snarky little poster or saying against the candidate we can’t stand on FB.

But as Christians our hope should be in no human being, only in the Lord. We belong to God and no matter who is elected we will be just fine! His kids will always be safe because Jesus rides in the boat with us.

Let go beloved. What is going to be is going to be. Continue to pray, of course, but pray the scriptures not the problem. God will always part the Red Seas in our behalf when we are living to please Him.

I still have my problem today, I am not going to lie to you, but I have supernatural, abundant peace in the midst of it. I am not losing sleep. I am not fretting. I am living my life one minute at a time, and letting go of the worry that never solves a thing.

On a practical note there are many well-loved men and women of God who have been teaching lately that God has taken back a bit of His covering at this time. Our land has been polluted and is no longer blessed. There is a specific date when Perry Stone believes this happened but that story is his to tell and not mine. I suggest you go to You Tube and do some searching of the latest Perry Stone messages and listen to them. There is much knowledge there concerning the times we are living in.

It doesn’t mean that God is still not answering our prayers, because He is and He does. It just means that there are more demons between us and heaven holding our angels assistance back. Right now it’s about staying in peace no matter what is going on in our lives. We have God on our side. We will overcome anything any demon from hell puts into our pathway!

So throw out your white flag beloved! Throw it on the ground and say “I surrender, I just don’t care anymore so hit me with your best shot LIFE!”

That’s what I am doing.

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Waiting On God’s Promises

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“No, I will not break my covenant; I will not take back one word of what I said.” Psalm 89:34

Believe it or not the email that I get the most goes something like this, “God made a promise to me and it has not come to past yet. What should I think about this?”

First of all God always keeps His promises. Being human,and in these suits of flesh, we sometimes believe that God gives us a promise that may not be from God at all. It may simply be Satan putting thoughts into our head. So what can we do to know the difference?

The main way to know if a promise is from God is that it MUST line up with the Word of God.

I often share the story of a sister who came to me for Spiritual Counseling. She couldn’t figure out why God had not kept a promise that she was sure she had gotten from Him. It took a while but she finally confessed to me that God had promised her that He would give her the married man she was in love with.

Unfortunately, I had to let her know that the promise she thought was from God was actually Satan playing with her mind. God is very clear when He tells us in the book of Exodus, in the Old Testament of the Bible, “You shall not commit adultery.” (Exodus 20:14)

So, since God is a man of His Word, there is no way He would promise us the spouse of another person. It doesn’t matter if you think, or he thinks, you are made for each other. The fact is that God doesn’t promise us ANYTHING that doesn’t line up with the Word.

Now why would Satan trick us into believing that God was promising us something contrary to His Word? When we think about it for a few minutes the answer is obvious. Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy. His goal is to turn us against God and making us think that God lied to us, and isn’t keeping his Word, is a sure way to turn some folks against God.

So, lets say God gave you a promise and it’s not against any of God’s commandments, it’s morally okay and STILL you haven’t had your prayer answered. What then?

Sometimes it’s simply a matter of being patient. When I was young I loved the town of Taos, New Mexico. I wanted to move there, desperately, and I prayed about it and I was sure God spoke to me that I would indeed live there. It took twenty years for that prayer to be answered. I am sure, looking back, that God knew I was not ready to move there when I first started praying about it. I realize that His timing was perfect because I was not totally committed to Him when I first began to pray about moving here. There are a lot of things to get involved in here that aren’t necessarily good for a Christian to be involved in. God knew that, and knowing how rebellious I was earlier in life, He had to do a whole lot of work on me before He could trust me to stay true to Him regardless of where I lived.

God wants the answers to our prayers to be perfect for us in every single way. So perhaps He is working some things out in our lives prior to giving us the desires of our hearts.

When we are not 100% committed to Him we can sometimes get in a lot of trouble with blessings. God wants us to use whatever He blesses us with to help others. Sometimes I think He keeps me poor so that I will depend on Him daily for finances. I believe in my heart I would use financial blessings to benefit others, because I am a giver. However, God knows us better then we know ourselves. He often gives us small amounts of financial blessings to see how faithful we are to help others. If we aren’t going to bless people with small amounts of blessings in our lives, what would make God think we would do so if we won the lottery?

God keeps His promises in HIS PERFECT TIMING, not ours.

God is like a good dad! He wants so much to bless His children but He needs to be able to trust that we are ready for them prior to handing us large blessings. How many times have Christians been blessed with Mega Ministries and then turned around and brought shame to God by affairs or stealing large amounts of the churches money?

In closing, God wants to bless His kids. If He made you a promise, and it’s within His perfect will for a Christian’s life, you can believe He will follow through on it. Do what you can to make yourself ready to see your dreams come true and then EXPECT God to follow through on His part!

In His Never-Ending Love,
Cathie

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