The Secret Reason God Doesn’t Use All Christians

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This morning as I was praying, while washing out bowls to go in the dishwasher, God began to speak to me using an illustration of dirty dishes. God said, “If you pull a dish out of the cabinet that is dirty will you serve Chuck dinner on it?” “No, I thought, I would not.” God said, “Would you throw the dish away?” I thought, “No I wouldn’t, I would wash it first.” The Lord then said to me, a dish is a dish and a Christian is a Christian. Like a dirty dish is not useful to you, neither is an unclean Christian to me. However, once clean you will use the dish and I will use the Christian.”

Personal cleansing is the first step to being used by God. Without exception, when you find someone whom God is using in a great way, they’ve dealt with the personal sin in their lives before God.

It’s not about your past or your status in the world or your talent. God uses small vessels, plain vessels, and even broken vessels. But He will not use a dirty vessel.

2 Timothy 2:21 says, “If you keep yourself pure, you will be a utensil God can use for his purpose. Your life will be clean, and you’ll be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.” (NLT)

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie

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What You Need To Know About the New Apostles

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14 Give a warm welcome to any brother who wants to join you, even though his faith is weak. Don’t criticize him for having different ideas from yours about what is right and wrong.[a] 2 For instance, don’t argue with him about whether or not to eat meat that has been offered to idols. You may believe there is no harm in this, but the faith of others is weaker; they think it is wrong and will go without any meat at all and eat vegetables rather than eat that kind of meat. 3 Those who think it is all right to eat such meat must not look down on those who won’t. And if you are one of those who won’t, don’t find fault with those who do. For God has accepted them to be his children. 4 They are God’s servants, not yours. They are responsible to him, not to you. Let him tell them whether they are right or wrong. And God is able to make them do as they should.
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Revival is in the air. In the past two weeks I have seen and heard “apostles” starting to speak boldly and stepping out to minister to and teach others what they have learned.

A lot of long time ministers, apostles, prophets, etc. are literally freaking out. They don’t know what to make of it and a lot of them are warning against following or listening to these people.

I have been praying about it and God is giving me a bit of knowledge as to how to understand it. I want to share a bit about what I am hearing from God.

First of all this is how it should be. Anybody who has been saved for over 5 years or more should not be CONSTANTLY seeking someone to “feed” and minister to them. A new Christian, like a new baby, is on formula. By the time they are 5 years old they should be eating meat.

Yes, a lot of them have things they need to work out. If they are now serious with God, God will give them the desire to do that.

I once heard a story from an older person who spent years being a missionary. He was so pleased in a young man he met. The man was in love with Jesus. He soon begin to go out with the ministry team to pray for people and instantly the people were healed.

Since they had an important ministry trip coming up the older man told his team to go get the man to come with them. They told the man, “Unfortunately, he has started drinking again.” The older man was wise enough to know the drunk man had the anointing of God, but his flesh was weak.

The older man went into town, found the younger man drunk in a bar. He dragged him out and took him to a store, bought him decent clothes and then took him to a barber shop to have him cleaned up. Then, he took the man on the mission trip. The others on the team couldn’t understand what the older minister was doing. Frankly, several of them were jealous of the treatment the weak Christian got from the minister.

As it turned out the man was greatly used by the Lord on the mission trip and his life was so touched he was never found drunk in a bar again. His anointing was so strong he would lay hands on someone and they would fall, full of the spirit, and wake totally and completely whole in mind, body and spirit.

The definition of an “apostle” is someone who carries the mission of Christ to his or her world. It appears God is raising up a lot of new ones. That’s good because there is a hurting world that needs hope today, more then ever.

Yes, a lot of earthly wisdom comes with age. Wisdom is learned by making a lot of mistakes. Elders must be respected and not cast aside. Abraham live a long life and God used in through the entirety of it. Knowledge however can be learned through studying the word and apply it in our life. Give them a chance. The knowledge is there, the deep wisdom will come.

The older teachers, ministers and apostles should be mentors to the new ones. The new ones need to be respectful of the elders and not arrogantly casting them aside as being old and no longer relevant.

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie Miller

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The Promised Land And You

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I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live I live by believing in God’s Son, who loved me and took the punishment for my sins. Galatians 2:20

Don’t sit around feeling sorry for yourself and wondering why your old friends, and sadly, some of your own family don’t spend time with you anymore.

The truth is that when you got to know Jesus personally He sent people and put opportunities in front of you and taught you about miracle living and your whole life changed for the better.

You stopped drinking and doing drugs. Your whole life changed. You started to believe in YOU and that you could do all things with the help of God..

Now you are moving on up! God has promoted you! You have a great job, an education and a decent place to live now! They look at you and it makes them uncomfortable. They no longer have an excuse because every time they see you going from miracle to miracle they know that there is no reason they cannot be a super-achiever too!

It’s easier for them to ignore you then to admit they have no one to blame for their lives being the way that they are but themselves!

So now you know. You haven’t done anything to them. You haven’t offended them. They liked you in that gutter with them.

Praise God that you were lifted out of the mire and your feet were set on solid ground. Pray for them but you can’t go back there, God knows you can never go back there because you are on your way to the promised land. You no longer belong in Egypt!

In Him,

Cathie Miller

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You Have Not Because You Ask Not

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“Ye have not, because ye ask not.” James 4:2

“And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, What ever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.”
“Before, you asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” John 16:23-24

 

That first scripture was hanging me up. It says that we have not because we ask not. Well, I was asking but not receiving so I began to do a study on that scripture. I wanted to know what I was missing.

 

As you can see there are other scriptures that say the same thing.

 

Through study, and hearing the voice of God, I believe there are real reasons our prayers often go unanswered.

 

First we often ask with bad motives. Bad motives, I believe, are when we ask out of selfish reasons. We want something, perhaps, so that we can brag about it to our friends and delight in seeing their jealousy. That’s a wrong reason.

 

Another reason our prayers are not answered, at times, is that we ask for something that is not good for us and will led us into sin. For example, we cannot ask the Lord to bring us someone else’s husband and expect that He will do that. It violates His law on marriage.

 

However, the main reason most of our prayers go unanswered is that we have limiting beliefs. We may not believe that we are good enough, smart enough, or talented enough for what we are asking God for. Those limiting beliefs do not line up with God’s thoughts and so those prayers go unanswered.

 

Let’s start by understanding that we are God’s beloved children.

 

As children of God, he thinks we are special. He made us and like any other artist he is proud of his work.

 

I like to use the example of the way we love our own children. We think they are special. We think they are almost perfect. When we do recognize their faults, we still believe that they have the ability to change into the best version of themselves. We don’t give up that belief. We don’t like it much when, even though they are trying to help, other people talk badly about our children.

 

When we understand our relationship with Daddy God it helps us to understand, even more, His love and care for us.

 

So now we have to look at the words that come out of our mouths and the thoughts that come into our minds. Do they line up with God’s thoughts about us?

 

Let’s use the example of a man who is not what we would generally think of as handsome. We may not understand it but often we see him dating beautiful women. We know, for example, he is not rich. So how does he always date beautiful women?

 

The answer is that his thoughts, of himself, are not negative. He doesn’t think, “I am not that great looking, that woman will never go out with me!” Instead he thinks he looks great. He has that self-confidence that people are drawn to and therefore his thinking about dating beautiful women is not limited. He believes the sky is the limit and, because God thinks he is special too, he asks and he receives.

 

That is an example of our thoughts aligning with the thoughts of God.

 

Now, lets take this into the area of finances. We may be praying for God to bless us financially while at the same time thinking, “I am not going to make it. I can’t seem to dig myself out of this hole.” Or we might think, “I would start my own business but I don’t know how to make my own website or talk to people.”

 

Those are examples of limiting thoughts that do not line up with the word of God. To change things we need to start believing that we are as smart as the next person. We can believe that with God’s help we can figure out how to make a website. We can go online and do a Google search, on “How to make a website.”

 

God says, “Beloved I wish above all else that you would prosper and be in good health, even as your soul prospers.”

 

In order to get answers to our prayers we have to get rid of limiting beliefs about our abilities. We pray and we believe that we can do anything and we believe that with God’s help NOTHING is impossible. We then step out towards our dreams believing that God is partnering with us to answer our prayers.

 

Romans 10:17 says “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

 

In order to build up our faith we have to soak ourselves in God’s word. We turn to Christian Radio in our cars; we spend time each day in the bible, we listening to Christian CD’s or sermons for free on You Tube. All these things will increase our faith.

 

Music is a trigger. It often puts our mind into believing the wrong things about the world and acceptable behavior. There is nothing wrong with secular music but we need to equal time listening to positive things too. If not we can find ourselves becoming really jaded.

 

I believe, as we start to align our minds with Christ, we can ask and we can receive, abundantly, those things that our hearts desire.

 

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie Miller

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Align Your Mind With The Mind Of God

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Psalm 34:17-18 the righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

 

Our moods can change really quickly. One minute everything is great and the next minute we our in a bad mood and obsessing over one problem or the other.

 

I recently had an incident in my life that I could not seem to break free of obsessing over. To me it is an emotionally painful situation and it never seems to get better no matter how much I pray. Believe me I have prayed until I am blue in the face and the situation doesn’t get better. I was praying in the spirit this week when God began to download to my mind a teaching for others and myself about the danger of obsessing over problems and how doing that makes things worse.

 

God began to show me what happens in the spirit world when we focus on one problem obsessively. Without knowing it the problem gets bigger and we actually attract more problems by constantly praying in a negative way about our problems. We have all been there. We start to tell the Lord about what is going on, from our perspective, and we begin to tell him how awful the situation is and that we “just do not know what we are going to do about it.” We go on from there with one negative confession after the other. In the Kingdom of God, one of the Kingdom principals is, “What we say is what we get.”

 

God begin to speak to my heart and said the following, “If this situation was completely rectified and everything concerning it was perfect, how would you feel?” I thought about how I would feel without the problem. I determined I would feel happy, peaceful and secure. God then said, “I want you to imagine yourself feeling like that every time you think about it and then pray to me with gratitude that you feel happy, peaceful and secure. Do not mention the problem, I already know your problems. Just thank Me as if everything was exactly as you want it to be. That puts your mind and my mind as ONE. I want only GOOD things for you always, you already have those things it’s simply the enemy of your soul who wants you fretting over things that you, already, have every right, as MY daughter, to have. Every time you start to obsess over things just STOP and go to that peaceful place in your mind where you feel happy, peaceful and secure. Before you know that it will become habit, and things will line up to bring answers to your problems that make you feel happy, peaceful and secure. You must align your thoughts with MINE and not those of Satan!”

 

You see, God has a purpose for each life. He never gives up on that purpose, and as we keep our mind on the positive attributes of God’s Kingdom, and His will for our lives, we shift the negative focus to one that is positive and the heavenly realms respond to it and bring back positive things in our lives.

 

The same thing can be said about our finances and what we see as a lack of money. We look at what we see around us and we panic. We say things like, “The economy is bad, the world is in a bad state financially and I do not know what to do!” Our minds do not know the difference. If we say those things then those things come to pass. Instead we can shift that by feeling the same feelings we would feel if we had enough money to pay our bills on time, do some things we want to do and bless others. We then start to praise God for the things we do have. God operates in an attitude of gratitude. So many times we hear people say, “Get real, tell it like it is!” Telling it “like it is” will keep things like they are, in our lives, forever.

 

The Word of God says, in 3 John 2;  Beloved, I wish above all things that thou may prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers.”

 

What story are you telling everyone today? Are you full of self-pity and worry? Do you repeat that over and over every time you speak to someone? Doing that sets us up for failure. Instead write a new story for yourself. Set goals and see yourself as a person that has the power, with the help of God, to tear up the bad chapter in your story and write one in which you are happy, healthy and prosperous.

 

Focus on your God given purpose in life. Do not focus on the problems.

 

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie

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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

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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.

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Your Season Is About To Change

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17 “The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17

When we are in the midst of troubles and sorrows we get so down that it often feels to us that there will not be any good times again. We let that negativity that Satan brings to us seep deep down inside at times and we think, “Nothing good is ever going to happen to me again! My life is over!”

Oh, beloved of the Lord, I can prove to you that no matter how bad things look for you at this moment, these times will not last forever. How do I know that? There is a season for everything. We only have to look at the way God set up the universe to know how He feels about seasons. Had God thought that everything should always stay the same He would not have created the four seasons of our years.

So we can be assured that life is like a wheel. Sometimes we are on top of the wheel of life and sometimes we are hitting the pavement. But things change and because of that we must never give up. NEVER!

Years ago I had gone up to the altar at the church I was attending at the time. It was beautiful there after services when people who needed prayer would go forth to the front and pour out their hearts to the Lord. I was in a very hard season of my life. I was seeking the Lord but not speaking out loud when a wonderful elder at the church put his hand on my shoulder and began to prophecy over me the following, “The things you have gone through have not been in vain. God has used this for a training ground for you and someday you will be ministering to others who are going through the same thing and because of what you have gone through you will be able to minister with compassion that you would not have had, if you had not been in this particular valley!”

Those words held me up and gave my suffering a purpose. Because of what I went through, then, I really do have much more compassion for those who experience hard times in their marriages.

It’s often those times when we feel we can’t go on another minute that God, in the blink of an eye, gives us relief from our sorrows and moves our lives in a different direction.

God, I believe, deals with us like a really good parent. There are times when we suffer but God really hates to see any one of His children in pain. He sets about as quickly as He can to right our lives, but He loves us too much to let us get off too easily. He wants us to remember how our actions, sometimes, get us into deep trouble. Without experiencing the valleys we never know how wonderful it feels on the mountaintops!

Recently I was looking at one of the Aspen trees in the backyard. One leaf would fall, and then three leaves fell and God spoke to my heart, “In a few weeks that tree will be completely bare, but looking at it now it’s hard to see that, isn’t it? Then God began to speak to me that it’s the same way with our prayers, we pray one day, and then the next and we cannot see that the problems we pray about will soon be gone. In fact we cannot see anything and we often think that because we can’t see an end that God is not listening and isn’t going to answer us. However, just as that tree will soon be bare of leaves, one day the problems will be gone and we won’t remember how long it took for God to answer!

Things are happening in the heavenlies even when we aren’t aware of them. God’s plan is not to leave us where we are but His plan is to make sure that we don’t end up in this kind of trouble and sorrow again. Sometimes that takes awhile longer then we want it too.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isa. 55:9

 

These past few days I have felt the Lord speaking to me that graduation from some of these things His children have suffered is upon us. He is ready to trust us to go forward into His plan for us, His very best plan for us! I have a happy feeling of expectation of what the Lord is getting ready to do for His children. Many have been tried and tested and are now ready to come out of the fire like sparkling gold!

 

Hold on, beloved of the Lord. Your seasons are getting ready to change!

 

In His Never-Failing Love,

Cathie

 

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