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

http://www.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

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

http://www.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

When You Are Panicked and Don’t What To Do

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Even though I’m walking through The valley of the shadow I will hold tight to the hand of Him Whose love will comfort me And when all hope is gone And I’ve been wounded in the battle He is all the strength that I will Ever need And He will carry me . From the 23rd Psalm

Even when you have a personal relationship with God, and even though others look to you for help and see you as strong, there will be times in life when you are in situations that panic and scare you. During those times there is only you and God. During those times you see Him as a tangible helper. He creates miracles and you know, that you know, HE IS REAL. He’s not a psychological crutch, or only in your imagination, He’s real.

I have been ill with the worst “bug” I have ever experienced. I have heard other people tell me they have had this too, and it’s treacherous. Last night was the worst yet. I started getting short of breath, dizzy and light headed. I prayed, it got worse. I began to see it as an attack so I started telling the evil one to leave and that my whole being belonged to God and he needed to hit the road. Somewhere panic set in. I begin to believe I needed to go to the hospital. So, I began to worry about Chuck, my husband. His vision is about 25%. It was now late at night. I thought of a couple of people I could call for help but I didn’t feel close enough to them to call that late. All this time it’s getting worse. Now I have completely taken my eyes off Jesus and I’m sinking fast. One of my prior occupations is a certified medical assistant. I knew my symptoms were serious.

I went and told Chuck how sick I was and that I needed to call an ambulance as I knew I wasn’t able to drive. Because of him not being able to pass the vision test they took his drivers license from him 3 years ago. Chuck could not drive me.

So I decided to call 911, but then I thought, “How will I get home?” There are no buses here, no cabs. All this time my breathing was becoming more labored. I called 911and told the guy that answered what was going on and asked if they could help me get home, eventually. He said he didn’t think so, but he wasn’t sure. So now, I felt stuck. I thanked him and said, “Never mind.”

So now, I tell God, “This is it, there is nothing to do, if I die, I die.”

Now, I am a prayer warrior. I pray over people all the time. I pray for people in other countries and they get miracles. My husband has come so far with the Lord but he is not much of a prayer partner. We pray together twice a day, but he doesn’t feel as comfortable praying as I do.

I could see he was worried. He could hear me trying to breathe and he knew I was in bad shape. So all of a sudden he comes over, sits down next to me, takes my hand and miraculously not only prays for me, but tells Satan that he knows he is attacking me and that he needs to leave his wife alone!

Guess what? Satan did just that! Within a few minutes I could breathe again, I was no longer wheezing and all my panic ended! God began to fill the room with a wonderful feeling of peace and we laid down and went to sleep.

Don’t give up on your spouse, or in Jesus working miracles with them, EVER. When you are believers, and submitted to God, Jesus doesn’t give up on your marriage. We give up on marriage a lot sooner then God does. Marriage is ordained by God, and in marriage we enter into a covenant with God. God never breaks that covenant, but many times we do. I know that’s not always the case. Sometimes we get ourselves into bad situations and God releases us from a marriage covenant, but that’s a study for another day.

I was tested to the max last night. I felt like I was in hand to hand combat with the devil. You know what? I took my eyes off Jesus, I got into the flesh. So I didn’t really lose because the next time that happens, I will have the faith to walk out on the water to meet Jesus. I will not give up until I get it right. I pray to keep my eyes on the Lord no matter how scary it gets.

Like all of these situations, what Satan meant to hurt me, turned around for my good. My husband let his pride, his fear of not saying it perfectly, go and God honored that prayer and stopped Satan’s plan to destroy me.

Trust Him, keep you eyes on Him, no matter how bad your situation looks. He will come to you in your desperation and He will help you. You just need to give Him a chance!

In His Miraculous 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

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

Holy Spirit Whispers For Spring And Summer 2015

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“In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” Acts 2:17

Recently I was looking at a picture of a frozen wave. I found it fascinating and as I was staring at it the Spirit of the Lord came over me and spoke the following words to my spirit:

“The frozen wave represents what is happening in the lives of many of my people. The problems that they are enduring are washing up all around them, and they are growing weary of praying each day and they are wondering where I am. They are hanging on by a thread. They see me, they know me, but the blessings they need are being frozen at this minute and they don’t know how much longer they can endure.

This month, as spring comes, my people are going to have a deluge of blessings as things begin to heat up and the frozen wave suddenly begins to melt. It will start slowly and then in an instant, fresh blessings will begin to flow.

Some still have situations that they have considered as “bones with no flesh” upon them. These people will look and be amazed at the see the dry bones situations come alive.

Some believe that they are without hope. They need a miracle to get to where they feel I have called them. They think, “Without a miracle, this dream will not come to past. I am stuck!” In the next few months I am moving people to where they need to be in the natural as things in the world began to heat up. I have delayed things in order to prepare hearts to be where they need to be for ME. I often hold back my blessings, as with the frozen wave, you can see them, and you can almost taste them and yet conditions are not melting and moving forward. During those times, I am testing hearts. Will these beloved children of mine stay close to me even if I without blessings for a while? Some stay true and even have said in their hearts, “Yet though he slay me, still will I praise Him.” Others have waxed cold and say, “There is no God. He is not answering me. I refuse to pray, I am giving up!”

I reward the faith of those who have the least, and yet still praise my name! The days ahead will not be easy and I have tested my troops to see who is strong enough to not only withstand the storm, but also prosper in the midst of it.

Already you are noticing extreme persecution. Right is wrong, and wrong is right. If you speak up you are called, “Stupid, and ignorant!” These times are only for the strong, those who care more for me, then themselves. These times are for those who are willing to lay down their desire for their toys, and their will and to crucify those things on the cross, to be my beloved and well-cared for child! As they lay these things down My heart is touched and I will give them double back for those things they let go of in My name.

Prepare yourself to see fires, and more fires. The stench of smoke will hang over the land. In an instant things will change for many people this spring and summer. Prepare a bag with things inside that you will need if you must leave your home expectantly.

Burnt lands will flood, and more natural disasters are ahead. When you see these things remember that I am in control, and those who have MY name will prosper in these things, as supernaturally I provide people and the things that they need easily and without effort.

As the wave thaws, blessings will be washed upon my people but these things cannot be hoarded they must be given to help others too. I provide for people who provide for others. Give with an open hand, and I will open my hands to you. The more you give, the more you will have to give. When you see someone in need, if you can meet the need, do not keep from doing so!

Expect the unexpected this spring and summer. But never forget hat I AM in control. Nothing, no earth change, takes me by surprise. With my Word and Breath I set the World into being, and I do not change!

In the moment you think not, it shall happen. In the way you think not, it shall be. And in the way you think it should be…it shall not. Look closely at the picture of the life you desire and then see you stepping into it. Smell the scents of the earth, feel the wind upon your face at that place. Allow yourself to take My Hand and walk you through it. All things are possible to those who believe. Step in my picture until you are living it.”

I love you!

Given through His Spirit in His unconditional love,

Cathie

http://www.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

Never Fear God Is Here

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“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” And here’s what else it says. He said, “I will declare of the Lord. He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God and I am trusting in Him.” Psalm 91

The secret place is where we go when it feels like the gates of hell are crashing in on us.

Often, unfortunately, we only realize that after having been trained in the crucible of the fire of our circumstances.

As long as you and I cling closely to God we will have times of testing. These things come to the children of God because Satan is the God of this world. We are simply strangers in this land.

For proof that Satan is the God of this world we can find it in this, as well as other, scriptures.

“Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:4

So we can pretty much figure out that when we are in bad circumstances we are either under attack from demonic forces, OR we didn’t listen to the direction of God and got ourselves into one mess or the other.

As a child of God we are not perfect, we are in suits of flesh, and so as any other child we may become a bit rebellious from time to time. In those cases God seeks to use these situations to bring us back to the realization that He is the WAY and the only WAY. When we realize that, through trial and error, it becomes easier to do the right thing the next time.

So if we find, for whatever reason, we are in the midst of hard trials the only way we can find peace and serenity is to stay under the shelter of God.

I have tried fighting hard circumstances in the past, I have tried self-pity, I have tried trying to get in front of the Lord and manipulate my circumstances. None of that ever worked for me. Through many years I have found that the only way out of hard circumstances is to close off everything Satan is whispering in my ears, fear thoughts or anxiety and only believe, and listen to, the voice of my heavenly Father.

When we get to the point that we can peacefully remain calm, knowing what the Word says about being a child of God, it is so much easier to enjoy life no matter what is happening around us.

Today, beloved, no matter what storm you are going through God is going to bring you out of it! How do I know that? Because of the Word, and my life experiences of holding on to the Word and making a choice to believe that Word regardless of what it looks like in the natural.

With the holidays coming up a lot of folks email me about how they are in pain and hurting emotionally. They often will feel left out of family gatherings. Satan will come to them and whisper in their ears, “What’s wrong with you, why do they not want you around?”

Self-pity could easily set in, but instead analyze the situation. They wanted you when you were steeped in sin. They may have criticized you and made you the family scapegoat but now that you are getting, or have gotten, your life in order they don’t want you around. God spoke to my heart that the reason for that is because looking at your transformation reminds them that there is a God, a powerful God that is able to do miracles. There is no denying that it took a miracle to change your life. You are a walking advertisement for the power of God. Your life, now changed, is a living miracle.

The demon still operating in others can’t stand that so it’s best to just use them to leave you out. Quit feeling sorry for yourself and reside in the secret place of the most high. It’s not you with the problem, it’s them.

No matter what it is that’s troubling you today stop worry by knowing that God has this and no demon in hell can stand against Him.

No illness, no bill collector, no landlord, no money problem, no relationship problem is greater then God! He will turn around EVERY weapon formed against you!

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28

Just for today say goodbye to fear! Live boldly! Know whom you serve and whose you are! The child of the King does not need to live in fear. He has this and He knows the way out, even when you don’t.
Tell yourself, “I don’t know how this is going to work out, but I know it will because God loves me and I am His child and He only wants the best for me. He has me underneath His arms and He is holding me tightly.” Anyone who messes with YOU, God’s kid, can expect to be pushed back in HIS MIGHTY NAME!!

In His Never-Failing Love,

Cathie

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