God Has Heard Your Prayers and Seen Your Tears

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Because you got a double dose of trouble and more than your share of contempt, Your inheritance in the land will be doubled and your joy go on forever. Isaiah 61:7

Today the Lord led me to Isaiah 61:7. As you read through that scripture take it into your spirit and understand it as a specific WORD from the Lord for you today.

So many of us live in shame and dishonor regarding things that happened before we surrendered all to Christ.

Now we are surrendered to God and trying to live each day for Him and yet we still live with a residue of pain and dishonor. Perhaps our finances, family relationships, or reputations suffered because of not being right with God at onetime in our lives. We know that God has forgiven us and yet the shame of these things follows us each day. If we are not careful we can dwell in the depression of looking back with regret. We can believe, in error, that we will forever be stuck with the results of disobedience.

Then we may have friends and family who don’t show us the same forgiveness that God does. The Word says in Psalm 103:12 the following;

“As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”

He forgives and forgets. You will not be punished your entire life time because of confessed sin that you repent from.

Now today I am coming, on behalf of the Lord, to tell you what He wants you to know. He has seen your tears, heard your prayers and you are entering a time of renewed honor and increased prosperity. If you go to verse 8 you will see that the Lord is not happy with the unjust treatment you are receiving. He is about to reward you for your suffering. Not just reward you but reward you with twice as much.

I believe those who have endured a period of grief over unjust situations are entering a time of recompense from the Lord. We are standing on the threshold of having our lives turned around for the better. When others see it they will know, without a doubt, you are a much loved and highly favored child of God.

Release the pain of the consequences of your past and enter into a period of renewed respect and promotion. God is releasing these things to you. Use them for building up others and blessing them, too, in the name of God. Let people know how good God is to you!

Definition of Recompense: make amends to (someone) for loss or harm suffered; compensate.
“offenders should recompense their victims”

In His Everlasting Love,
Cathie

http://www.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

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God is Restoring What Was Stolen From You

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And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. Joel 2:25

I believe this is a restoration year. God is restoring and is giving people back, 10 fold, those things the devil took from us. Get ready to reap every good thing you have sown into the kingdom!

Some of you, like me, have had Satan hit you in some of the hardest ways you can imagine. Your children may have been taken from you, your dreams have been stolen from you and your health may be in shambles. You have lost homes, marriages, relationships and jobs. I believe this year those things will not only be restored but replaced with better then you can even imagine!

I am seeing it happen, right now, to many people I know. Get ready!

Look for things to happen in ways that you never expected them to happen! Be open to God doing a new thing in your life!

 

In His Never-Ending Love,

Cathie.

http://www.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

 

 

So You Are Alone For Valentines Day..

img_1570I was remembering this morning that Valentines Day for single people can be an uncomfortable time. You look around and it seems like everyone has someone but you. It can be depressing but it doesn’t have to be.

First of all it’s only one day. Anyone can get through 24 hrs. Secondly if you are alone believe that God has your special person in preparation for you,and only you,and when the time is right you will meet. To attract your person become the person YOU would want your someone to be.

Don’t become unequally yoked. Don’t be so eager for that person that you settle for someone who doesn’t have the same beliefs that you have in God. A lot of us had bad relationships, in the past, because we saw someone “we just had to have” and overlooked the fact that our Spirituality was nowhere near theirs. We think we can change them but that doesn’t happen and the constant struggle between light and darkness is draining.

I take that one step further with those who come to me for relationship counseling. I say make sure that their level of belief matches yours. For instance if you have a close intimate relationship with God then dating a brand new believer can be frustrating. Make a list of what you want in a person. Put 5 things on the list that you refuse to compromise about. Don’t allow yourself to become so lonely that you settle.

Sometimes that gorgeous person is a trap. Be realistic, if you were Satan would you send an ugly person to trap a believer?

Love really is eternal. Don’t be stuck for eternity with someone that makes your life on earth a living hell.

Be patient for one more Valentines Day. Your perfect gift from God is being prepared for you! Now repeat after me. ITS ONLY ONE DAY!

In His Unconditional Love,
Cathie

Quit Comparing Yourself To Others

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” Charm is deceitful and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the LORD will be praised.” Proverbs 31:30

 
I used to constantly make myself miserable by comparing myself to others. We have to learn to celebrate who we are because we each have something wonderful about our unique being.

When I was young and living in California there was a woman named Marion, in our apartments, who every man drooled over and every woman hated. She had a perfect body, a gorgeous face and long, thick flowing hair.

I would compare myself to her and I always came up short. My body was far from perfect, my face was average and my hair was fine and thin.

But over the time we lived there God began to speak to me that instead of fretting over what I wasn’t I needed to concentrate on what I was. I have always had an outgoing, fun personality and people enjoy being around me. So I made myself the best “me” I could be and counted on my people skills to make sure I had plenty of friends.

Over the many, many, years now I have learned that a partner who frets more over your looks then theirs and constantly reminds you of your beauty faults is actually a very insecure person. They are the kind of person who needs their ego constantly stroked and having that perfect person by their side constantly gives their ego a boost. They want everyone in the room, when they walk in with you, to be jealous. It isn’t about you, it’s about them. That’s not love, that’s insecurity.

I am not telling you to let yourself go. I am telling you that true love accepts you as you are.

You are a one of a kind. God doesn’t make junk. He made you for a reason. Quit comparing yourself to others. Have you ever noticed that, nine times out of ten, truly beautiful people are not nice people?

Find what the one thing is that makes you special and work on perfecting it. That’s God’s gift to the world operating through you.

In God’s Unconditional Love,
Cathie

Prepare for Victory

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This morning before my feet hit the ground I started praying. The Holy Spirit came over me and God started speaking in the Spirit into my heart and soul.

We are in a battle folks. The final battle. Every single horrible, awful, heartbreaking, and evil thing we have experienced has all happened to strengthen us for this moment. We are getting ready to see mighty miracles as those who come against God’s anointed will see all their evil deeds of darkness turned back on them.

In these coming days people will stand around with their mouths open in unbelief at the way God turns their evil plots back upon the.

We have been born “for a time such as this!” Stand still and see the power of God move upon this earth! Get ready to see miracles so that everyone who sees them will know, as they did when David won the battle against Goliath, that God is with you!

If God takes someone out of your life let them go, God is removing everything that doesn’t serve His purposes in our lives!

Amen!

You Need A Plan

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In my life, and the lives of some I counsel with , a lot of problems occurred because of a lack of planning. Just surviving day to day is like getting in a car with no idea where you want to go. You waste your time and money without a plan.

The most successful people I know got that way by having a plan and sticking to it.

No matter how old we are, it’s never to late to have a plan for success.

God makes plans for all of us.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Start simply. Make a plan for the rest of the day, the week or the month. As much as possible stick to it.

Love to all in God,
Cathie

Never Give Up!

 

With God ALL things are possible. Matthew 19:26

 

A couple of months ago our big screen tv, which I bought for Chuck and I with money I got when I retired 12 years ago, quit running. The day before it quit working it was working fine with a beautiful picture. Thinking perhaps it was a satellite problem I called Dish. The technician came out and told me , “Sorry it’s your TV!”

Deep down I knew we were missing something. I knew it was something else. I ignored it but two events are coming up we really wanted to see. So yesterday afternoon I started messing around with it and by the grace of God I fixed it. Chuck was thrilled. I told him, “I never give up!”

That’s a theme God is wanting to get across to His people. Never give up! If what we want is not illegal or against God’s laws, He partners with us. He comes into covenant with us and He doesn’t break that covenant.

Years ago I needed to sell a house. I prayed and prayed and it just would not sell. A friend at church said to me one day, “Did you pray for that house? I said , “As a matter of fact I did.” She then suggested that I had come into covenant agreement with God for that house. She said “Pray and ask God to release you from that covenant.” I did that and a week later I sold the house.

I had prayed about using some of that money for that TV. I came into covenant agreement and in my spirit I knew that the TV was a gift from God and the agreement was still in effect.

I never gave up on the thought that the TV was not broken. In my life, after losing my parents when I was fairly young, I learned early that the only person I had to depend on was God. I expect miracles and God gives me miracles.

Don’t give up! When you pray you enter covenant agreement with God. You will give up on that prayer long before God ever does!

The Real Meaning of Unconditional Love

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“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

Ephesians 3-17-19

How many times do we do something that we know we should not do, or how many times do we remember things we did in that past, and wonder if God really loves us and how many times to we truly believe, in our heart of hearts that God has forgiven us completely?

This morning my husband and I were discussing God’s unconditional love. We often hear of people doing things or see them doing things and we think, “God, that person is a demon right from hell, why do you put up with it? Why don’t you strike them down?”

In the Old Testament my favorite example of someone feeling that way was the story of Jonah. He looked at the things the people in Nineveh were doing and to him these folks seemed beyond hope.

God spoke to Jonah to go and tell these people of God’s love and salvation and Jonah actually ran from God and, at first, refused to do so. God had other ways of getting Jonah back in line, and we all remember that story of Jonah being inside the belly of the whale after he was thrown off the ship he had used to escape from God’s voice.

Finally, Jonah, through hard circumstances, saw the light and returned back to Nineveh and through his preaching many were saved and turned away from the things they were doing to displease God. (Book of Jonah Chapter 4)

In order to understand God’s deep love for us we must first understand that we are His children.

My husband and I were talking about some of our children that have grieved our hearts and disappointed us with their hurtful actions. We had to admit that even though they hurt and disappoint us we never get over that love, deep inside us, for our children and we always pray for miracles and that they will come to know God personally. Not just know of Him, but know HIM PERSONALLY!

If you want to understand God’s unconditional love then please think about someone whom you love more then life itself. A family member, a friend or whomever it may be.

Deep in your heart you dream of the time you can be reconciled with that person and pray to God to save them. I know you do that because it’s human nature.

Other people may have given up on you, or one of their loved ones, but God never will. That is unconditional love and it transcends all situations and anything we could ever do!

God has not turned His back on us. We may feel distant from Him but that’s our problem. Not His problem.

Know that you and I are never so far away from Christ that we cannot be brought back into His presence.

He loves us unconditionally. He stands at the door of our hearts today and knocks loudly. Isn’t it time we let Him back in!

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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