Trusting God When Nothing Is Making Sense

All day long I have felt the Lord laying it on my heart to share this with people who are feeling so frustrated with the way their life is going. People who believe God gave them a promise for their life and they see no evidence of it year after year after year. As a matter of fact some of you are wondering if you really did hear from God!

I have heard the story of Samson and Delilah my whole life. There is a part of it that God used yesterday in order to show me something I had not seen in the same way before. I was listening to Pastor Steven Furtick preach on the story yesterday when God opened my eyes to something through his sermon.

The part that came alive to me was the part in JUDGES 13. An Angel Of The Lord appears to Samson’s mother:

“Now therefore, please be careful not to drink wine or similar drink, and not to eat anything unclean. For behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. And no razor shall come upon his head, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb; and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.” (Judges 13:4 & 13-14)

So she is told her son was to be used to deliver Israel out of the hands of the Philistines. She followed all the rules. She, and her husband, took time to raise Samson in the house of God. God had something important for their son to do. He was God’s anointed.

Time passes. When he was a young adult, Samson left the hills of his people to see the cities of Philistia. He fell in love with a Philistine woman from Timnah, whom he decided to marry, ignoring the objections of his parents, who were concerned because the Israelites were forbidden to marry Gentiles.

About now, if I was Samson’s mother, I would be thinking, “How can this be Lord? What you said to me had nothing to do with my son marrying the enemy! What is going on?”

As we read the whole story we come to see that what looked like a terrible mistake actually was part of God’s plan.

A lot of us think our miracle is going to be straight forward. Now when things aren’t looking good and everything is going crazy, we might be tempted to give up our dream.

What we fail to see is that when everything in the natural is looking bad, we have to stay calm. God will do what he said he will do, just like he did with Samson eventually. We have to trust the plan because God will not do it in the way it makes sense to us, instead he will do it in a way in which, when it happens against all odds, not just us, but all those watching, will know it was only because of God that we got our miracle!

You might not see it right now, beloved, but if you simply trust God, like a well woven quilt, your life is all going to all come together for your GOOD.

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie Miller

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You Can Have The Desires Of Your Heart

If you really want something you must go after it completely. Let your pride go.

I once wanted to work at a certain place. It was close to my house, the benefits were beyond good and the pay was excellent.

I knew I was qualified for a position there, and they were hiring, I sent a resume and had heard nothing a month later.

I prayed about it and then I decided to do something BOLD. I faxed my resume daily with a cover letter stating the facts that I would be a perfect fit for the job they were offering, etc.

I guess they got sick of it. To shut me up they called on Friday of that week and made an appointment for an interview the next week.

When I was ushered into the interview office I saw 5 people sitting there. When they started the interview the interviewer said, “We decided we all wanted to meet the person who wanted the job badly enough to fax her resume every day.”

I wowed them and I got hired.

Decide where you want to work and don’t settle for less. Decide what you want to do in life and, if need be, go back to school and get a degree to do it.

I have little patience for people using excuses. If you want anything bad enough, and it’s not immoral or illegal, God will help you get it.

Don’t sit there. Follow up on resumes and if you have to fax once a day and call them asking if they received your resume.

Don’t look at excuses! In God’s world anything is possible if you want it badly enough! I chose to see my glass half full and then God meets me there and fills it to overflowing!

In His Unconditional Love

Cathie Miller

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You Don’t Have To Like All Christians

Please understand that you may not be equally yoked with all Christians you know. You can love them as a brother and/or sister in the Lord but your soul won’t resonate with their soul.

You won’t click with them and you may not even enjoy their company.

We don’t need however to judge them and the way they do things differently then we do. As long as they aren’t teaching heresy we need to just dwell in peace with them.

One of my mentors used to tell me to take the meat of these Christian’s (meaning good teaching) and throw away the bones(things about their personality that we don’t understand.)

I will do that ,and sometimes, as I get to understand them better, I begin to like them more. Other times, because we are basically so different, they can begin to make little comments and judgments that mean they don’t understand me. I will overlook it for awhile but if it becomes hurtful I will simply unfriend them. They don’t see that I offer them anything and I don’t need constant jabs at my soul.

Just because we are both Christians doesn’t mean we will be at the same level of learning and understanding. Amen?

Sometimes we have been raised by people who have shamed us. We then begin to believe we have to like everyone or we are not good Christians. That’s the devils way of keeping us somewhere to be abused.

In His Unconditional Love

Cathie Miller

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Activating Dunamis Power

Do a study on Dunamis. It’s the power of the Holy Spirit that Christ told us to wait for in the Upper Room.

In order for us to operate in Dunamis we need to rid ourselves of ugly soul ties which contaminate our Souls. Pray and fast for the breaking of soul ties.

Things we were once involved with, that we shouldn’t have been involved with, invite those demons in. Drugs, pornography, lust, greed, etc. have demons attached to them.

When we go back to a sin we have laid down what happens?

“When the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, he roams through waterless places in search of rest; and finding none, he says, “I will return to my house which I left.” And when he has come to it, he finds the place swept and clean. Then he goes and takes seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter in and dwell there; and the last state of that man becomes worse that the first.” (Lk 11:24-25).

This is why, when we return to something we shouldn’t return to, it becomes harder to escape each time.

In order to fully operate in Dunamis we have to regularly do housekeeping. The spirit of darkness and the spirit of God cannot cohabitate. They cannot live together. One or the other has to go.

Dunamis Greek translation

1) strength power, ability

1a) inherent power, power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature, or which a person or thing exerts and puts forth

1b) power for performing miracles

1c) moral power and excellence of soul

1d) the power and influence which belong to riches and wealth

1e) power and resources arising from numbers

1f) power consisting in or resting upon armies, forces, hosts

In His Unconditional Love

Cathie Miller

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Are People From Your Past Trying To Destroy Your Life?

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Phillipians 3:13-14

Brothers and Sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.

Forgetting what is behind, simply means forgetting the past and straining towards what is ahead simply means I go forward to what God has for me to do. The life God has planned for us has nothing to do with our past.

I recently got a little depressed. Because I know God has completely healed me of depression I begin to pray about it and asked God for knowledge and wisdom to see what was going on.

God began to teach me something that I now would like to teach you.

Do you have people, possibly family, who remembers all the ugliness of your past and still like to torture you over it. They like to use it against you and often try to remind others of it to get them to think less of you too. Sometimes they do it really covertly. Perhaps in a room full of people they like to say how proud they are of you because you no longer do this, that or the other. You cringe. You really didn’t want those particular people to know about your past. If you did you would have mentioned it yourself. Yes, you are blessed that God set you free but that is the past and you want to leave it there because people begin to then associate what they know about your past, with you, and often NOT what God is doing now through you.

It’s especially upsetting when these family members are unsaved and still have all kinds of things going on in their lives that God doesn’t approve of.

I have an interesting testimony in that I was saved and then backslid terribly before I finally totally committed to the Lord almost 20 years ago.

Recently I came to the knowledge that a person in my family has almost single handedly destroyed my relationship with just about everyone in my family of origin. Now this person has not spoken to me in over 17 years. The person has no idea what my life is like, the peaceful life I spend with the Lord, and the fact that I counsel and teach others to also find peace in God, is not even known by this person. I am not exactly sure what I did to make this person despise me, I am not even sure the person knows. The very fact that they can still hurt me with these things can only mean one thing. They are operating under the influence of a demonic spirit. I don’t think they realize that, but thats what it is.

This Winter someone else in my family starting spending time with this man and the next thing you know I began to feel under attack. I was being attacked in my emotions and frankly in my physical health.

It took a while before I realized I was under an attack. Studying this the Lord brought me step by step to what He wanted to show me.

First of all when we go through things in our live’s that are things that open doors to demonic oppression we create situations that allow Satan to be present. When we completely come away from these things and totally commit our lives to God we need to also go through a time a repentance and restoration. What I didn’t realize completely is that there are some people from our pasts that we cannot let back into our lives until they are also totally committed to Christ. Unfortunately these people are often family.

Some people do not want to ever except the fact that a born again friend or family member has changed. To do so would mess up the whole story of their life that they have used to garner self-pity regarding their own lives. People will say, “But you said this that or the other! I thought this person did this, that or the other” They are not willing or wanting to have Christ in their own life. You changing proves it can be done and they don’t want to surrender. They are still in bondage to the sin in their life and they are not ready, maybe they will never be, to get rid of it.

My depression was coming from this person reminding me of things that God says in the Word He has totally forgotten. This person was saying things about me that are not true. I finally realized, as hurtful as it is and as much as I love the person, there is no longer room in my life for someone who finds joy in hurting me.

The past, and most of the people we were involved with there, needs to be just that PAST.

We cannot allow relationship with people who are determined to hate us. It doesn’t matter who they are. Any person who is condescending to us or constantly brings up the past is doing the devils work and needs to go.

Who does God say we are? Thats what matters. Any person with the Spirit of God in them will realize that what this person says is no longer true. What do we need to have fellowship with the darkness for anyway? LET THEM GO.

Pray for the soul-tie with that person to be broken. Pray for God’s cleansing LIGHT to be poured over the part of your body that is physically hurting over the mental anguish this person has caused and then LET THEM GO.

If you are feeling out of sorts, depressed and hopeless, examine your life. Who from your past is still in it? Anything we once had in common with the unsaved is a demon. Friendship with that person, or people who still befriend that person, is not what God wants for us. Why would a true friend, a true Christian, want to associate with someone who puts you down? These people are two-faced. They will keep you around to pray for them or lift them up when they hit rock bottom, which they constantly do.

Watch closely over who you have let in your life. These people are often the cause of your bad feelings. You don’t need them, and the demonic activity they bring with them. Satan uses your kind heart against you. These people need to be left to their own devices. Only when they are truly at the bottom will they come to Christ.

In His Unconditional Love,
Cathie Miller

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A Word For The Discouraged

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.  1 John 4:1

Not all that glitters is gold, is a cliché that a lot of us grew up with. Yet, still in this day and age, we get fooled often because we want to find the perfect relationship, perfect job, and we want joy in our lives.

We often spend a lot of time praying for our miracle, and then when we “think” we have it, we start ignoring all “red flags” and we are sure that this person, job or “thing” is from God. Then when things turn out badly, we turn around and blame God.

I have finally gotten to a point in my walk, where I never blame God when things go wrong. I know, without a doubt, that all things that happen in my life that are less then perfect, are because I wanted something and didn’t take the time to pray over the situation or they come directly from the hand of the devil.

The devil is the enemy of the soul of every single Christian. Like he did with Job, the devil studies us to find out area’s of our weaknesses and that is where he hits us.

Sometimes it feels, these days, as if we barely get through one rough time before another one is on our doorstep. We get tired and we get weary, and we become more vulnerable to taking the first solution we see that might be an answer.

Psalm 34:18 tell us the following:

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”

When we are suffering in our emotions, or health area’s, because of a poor decision we made, that should be a clue to us to take our own inventories. When faced with the consequences of bad decisions, it’s important to ask ourselves what pattern in our lives are we constantly repeating? If we can pinpoint that pattern we can save ourselves a lot of pain.

 I counsel people sometimes who get so tired and weary with doing everything alone, that they look at the first person that comes along as someone who can rescue them. Having been a single mom for years I understand. But when I help someone who has rushed into a situation that turned out badly, out of desperation, I counsel them to trust in God in the future and not another frail human being.

It’s the same with bad jobs. We need money, we have to eat and pay the bills and so we jump head first into the first opportunity that presents itself only to say to ourselves later, “I hate this job!”

What God has shown me is that we must get to a point that we trust God, more then other people, to be the solution to our problems. Trusting God means we can sit still and wait until the right opportunity presents itself.

Trusting God means we can pray for wisdom and discernment before making life-changing decisions.

Satan doesn’t tempt us with things that don’t look good. He brings something around, wanting to destroy us, that looks just like what we have been praying for. We often forget that we are in a battle for our souls, and don’t even consult God prior to making important decisions. Satan can make things look good for us that are not in our best interest.

“And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.” 2 Corinthians 11:14

The most important thing in the world, for the Christian, should be our relationship with God. When we spend a lot of time with Him each day, in prayer and the Word, we become more keenly aware of anything that comes our way that isn’t of Him.

I often say that our relationship with the Lord is like any other relationship. The more time we spend with someone the more we get to know his or her personality. We know what they like, and what they don’t like.  That’s why our personal time spent with God each day is so important. We begin to know what He is like, and when something or someone comes along that is not like Him; we will have much better discernment.

Satan’s tactics have not changed one bit. In the Garden of Eden he starts to mess with Eve’s mind. She listens to him, and thinks, “I guess he is right, God won’t care if I eat that apple.” Confusion sets in, and sin follows. Spending time searching the scriptures for answers tell us what God likes and what He doesn’t. If we can keep our minds full of God’s Word we will have better defense against being tricked into things by Satan.

The past is over, and we all blew it in one way or another in the past. We need to forget bad decisions, and get over it. We can’t change the past. The future can be better when we learn what God wants and stay in obedience to His rules, whether we like them or not.

Obedience brings true blessings! Beloved, today if you need to make a decision DO NOT do anything out of desperation. God has your answers, and He is more then willing to supply our needs when we ask Him!

Wait on the LORD!

Father, Help us to make Godly decisions today, and everyday. Give us wisdom, discernment and clear heads when making life long decisions. Thank you for being near to us 24/7. When we call, You answer us and send angels before us to prepare our way! In Your Name, the Name above all names we pray. Amen and Amen

May God be with you today, May He guide you and keep you safe from the wiles of the devil!

In His Unconditional Love

Cathie Miller

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A California Earthquake?

Today while I was praying for my oldest son, who is away from God, and me, I was reminded of something. Was it a warning? Perhaps, we will have to pray about it.

In 1971 we were living in California in the San Fernando Valley, Granada Hills CA to be exact. My son’s birthday was February 8th. For some reason everyone in both of our families forgot his birthday. I was upset about it, and it was before I was saved. Meaning I was more upset about it then I should have been. I was pregnant with my second son and hormonal anyway. I cried most of the day about everyone forgetting Chris’s BD.

The next morning,early on February 9th, 1971, I was awoken by a huge boom! At first I thought a drunk had run into one of the cement pillars under our apartment. It happened frequently as we lived above the parking structure. But as I was contemplating that the earth started to shake violently and I realized we were having a very bad earthquake. We were evacuated shortly thereafter as a dam was damaged and getting ready to burst. We were in the direct path of the gushing water.

I was so scared and I remember thinking to myself, “I can’t believe I was so upset yesterday over nothing because now we are in a life threatening situation. As we say, “ In the blink of an eye everything can change.”

I believe that has been 48 years. They are way overdue for something big in that area. We need to pray about that.

Also, if someone reading this is really upset over something you are going through right this minute, let it go. We never know when things could be a whole lot worse!

Amen?

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie Miller

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A Heart For Serving

In the church where I was ordained it was a special thing. My pastor didn’t look at CVs he instead got in prayer and let the Holy Ghost guide his decisions.

I approached him about starting a women’s ministry. His wife was our piano player and had no desire to do anything else. There were hurting women there.

I stated my case. The pastor said, “So you have a servants heart and because of you background you have compassion for women.” I said, “Yes, I do”

So starting the very next Sunday Pastor told me to get there early to discuss my training. I dressed beautifully. I was sure pastor would announce me as the new women’s ministry leader. I wanted to be looking good.

Well it didn’t start that way. We had a pot luck every Sunday. Pastor directed me in to that area to set up tables, put silverware out, plates, glasses and all the things needed to serve and prepare food.

The next Sunday he asked me to clean the restrooms as it appeared the cleaning people hadn’t done it.

This went on for a year where pastor observed me and my willingness to really serve people. At the end of the year he saw I could be trusted and allowed me to start the women’s ministry. He ordained every minister in that Church, just as Jesus choose and ordained the apostles. It was then, he finally, ordained me as a women’s minister.

Jesus has big things for us. He has places he wants to use us but he is going to test us first to see how we act in the trenches. When we pass these tests then we move on to the desires of our hearts. We must occupy what ever place we are in and do our best to thrive in the place even when it’s not our ideal place.

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Crucification Of Your Soul

The day before yesterday I was talking to someone who had been through living hell. Trusting someone who claimed to be a Christian and then destroyed *** trust. There was a lot more to it, and this person was a mature Christian with a lot of discernment.

I have said it before and I am going to say it again, these end time demonic spirits occupying empty shells are strong but greater is God who is in us then Satan who is in the world.

Being restored to God after a hard situation often leaves us broken and wondering why God allowed it in the first place if he loves us.

But, beloved of the Lord, Jesus understood that he would go through a whole lot of pain. Even though he knew that, at the end of his earthly walk, he said to the Father, “Father if possible let me escape this, HOWEVER, not My will but thy will be done.”

At the end of His horrible painful death he rose again to life! The ending was worth the pain!

You who have been through soul crucification need to know that the purpose for this was so you would come out of this with more wisdom and more understanding so that you could love and show compassion to others experiencing horrible betrayal and rejection too.

The Father trusted that the son was strong enough for His mission and likewise the Father knew you were strong enough to not only survive but, in the end, thrive through your horrible experiences.

Throw off the clothes of grief and go forward to help others who have suffered what you went through. God will restore you and replace, doubly, all you lost!

In His Unconditional Love

Cathie Miller

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Friendship With Unbelievers

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If you are a person who wants everyone to like you the Christian walk will be very hard for you.

When we are born again we take on the Christian life, as Christ did. A whole lot of people did not like Christ and a whole lot of people do not like Christians.

Coming out as a believer, online or at work, will open you up to a whole lot of ridicule. If you haven’t been a subject of other peoples ridicule and hate I can guarantee you that they have no idea that you belong to Christ.

People get so upset when they have people online argue with them and basically show that they dislike them and their viewpoints.

First of all I say to those people, the ones that are upset all the time by what others say to them, why do you associate so much with those who aren’t believers? By doing so you only bring drama to your lives.

Two years ago God spoke to me to quit getting so upset and delete a lot of people who were constantly challenging my viewpoint, which happens to be the Bibles’ viewpoint. At first I tried to reason with certain people, but after a while I began to see that it was futile and Satan was using it to upset my peace of mind. The majority of these people, like ourselves, are set in their beliefs and just like we don’t intend to change our Christian beliefs, they do not intend to change their anti-Christ beliefs.

I don’t work out of my home so it’s much easier for me to weed out troublemakers from my life.

I didn’t realize what a peaceful life I have created for myself until I joined a couple of groups online that are filled with a lot of unbelievers. The constant arguments, the terrible things they say to other people, the way they are unable to entertain any ideas other then their own is quite frustrating.

Yes, we have to interact with all kinds of people in this world. It cannot be avoided for most working people. Even those who work out of our homes have clients and customers that are not believers. We have to learn to tread softly with these folks if we do not want a drama filled life. That cannot be avoided. It is what it is.

However, we have complete control over who we let in our homes. Show me your friends and I will be able to see your level of commitment to Christ. Keep people away who are still involved in drugs, are alcoholics, or unbelievers. These people will bring you down. We become like who we spend a lot of time with. When we spend a lot of time in the Word of God and with Christ it shows. When we don’t it shows also. It always entertains me to see people who live like the devil try and convince others they are Christians. Christ said. “Take up your cross and follow Me” (Matthew 16:24; Mark 8:34; Luke 9:23)”

Part of taking up your cross is laying down of things, and people, not pleasing to God. If you have constant drama in your life it’s because you are trying to have one foot in heaven and leaving your other foot in hell with hellish people.

Lonely for fellowship? There are so many great churches, especially in big cities, that you can attend and find many other people who think like you do. People that will disciple you and be there for you are people that are other Christians. Bible believing and Christ worshipping people pray for others and help them when possible. If you get discouraged that none of your friends are there for you, take a good look at them. Are they drinking and drugging buddies? Those people are only interested in what YOU can do for them, not what THEY can do for you.

I personally would rather have NO friends then so called friends that have no love for others in their hearts.

Realize there is something wrong with those people. Realize they will only change when THEY are ready to change. Find Christian fellowship in a non-denominational Church where people really love Christ and live for Him. These people are not your Tribe. They are against you because they don’t have the same daddy you do. Your daddy is Christ. Christian people, when acting bad, have the Holy Spirit who guides them back into truth and right living. People who don’t have a commitment to Christ feel like they can do and say whatever they want to do and say, because they belong to the evil one. The devil is evil. Don’t be surprised therefore when people who belong to him are evil too.

I am asking you today to get the drama out of your life by getting the people out of your life who add nothing to your life but drama. If you work with these people, do your job. Say what you have to say to them, but DO NOT share your life with these people. Smile, be kind but DO NOT associate with people who subconsciously see you as the enemy.

In His Unconditional Love,
Cathie Miller
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