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Friendly Fire 🔥

Usually when we hear the words “friendly fire” we think about the war. It’s usually when someone accidentally harm or kill the person who is on the same team as they are. In other words, the injury or death does not come from the enemy but a battle buddy. Nevertheless, the friendly fire that I will discuss today is not dealing with a physical war on the battle field. It can be experienced at work, church, home, etc. It also can be a friend, co-worker, mentor, or love one. These are people who are used by Satan to hurt you.

I’ve spent the last 6 months dealing with this attack, and let me tell you, it did NOT feel good! I got hurt by someone who mentored me, gave me sound council, and help me through some tough times. One day out of no where things change. She just started stepping back and treating me differently. I prayed and asked God what was going on. He told me to just be still. He revealed to me that the person lacked spiritual wholeness and is still dealing with past hurt. I would have never discovered this on my own. I thought because she had a title, and was used mightily by God that she was spiritually mature. But, deep down in her was a wounded hurting little girl. Instead of backing away, God instructed me to pray for her. I had to push past the hurt and back stabbing she caused and chose to be obedient and pray.

Prayer definitely helped her. I realized the prayer was for me too! He strengthen me to be able to still show her Christ. He also revealed that it was nothing I had done to her, but she was stuck and needed prayer. I’m forever grateful that Jesus helped me not to walk in the spirit of offense and to still love and see people how he does. Today I can say she is definitely on her way to freedom! Glory to God! Friendly fire does not feel that friendly, but with God you can be the vessel to pray your friend through the fire!

 

Verse of meditation:

Psalms 55:16-18

As for me, I call to God and the Lord saves me. Evening, morning, and noon.  I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice. He rescues me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me.

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Salvation

If you desire to know God deeper and you are not sure when you die if you will go to Heaven to be with Him in eternity. Please say the following prayer out loud:

“Lord, come into my life, I will make you Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I believe you died on the cross for my sins and three days later you got up with all power in your hands. Wash me and cleans me from all my sins and make me whole before you today. I renounce my past and look forward to my future in you. Lord fill me with the Holy Spirit as only you can. In your name of Jesus Christ, I pray.”

If you’ve said the above prayer by faith, you are saved my friend. I encourage you to reach out to me if you have any questions about your salvation or would like to connect to a faith-based church.

Choose to Accelerate!

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Back in December, we purchased my 2-year-old granddaughter a 4-wheeler. The cool thing about this ride-on toy was that it blows lots of bubbles when the gas is accelerated. Boy did she love to see those bubbles! The problem was, she did not want to do what was required to make them blow. She insisted on riding this toy like she rode her old ride-on toys. They required her to scoot by using her feet. I thought she would enjoy this easy way because no physical work was needed. No matter how much we instructed her on how to ride her new toy, she continued defaulting to her old ways of doing things.

It made me reflect on my walk with the Lord. So many times, He had given me a better opportunity and an easier way to do things. Yet, I defaulted back to my old ways that I was comfortable with. I had to learn the hard way, resulting in me losing time and resources. I had to learn to let go and trust God. His ways are much higher than mine.

Just like my granddaughter enjoyed seeing those bubbles blow; we should love seeing the outcome of what our obedience in Christ can produce. We must always trust that God’s way of doing things yields a more favorable outcome in our lives.

Stop scooting through life when God has shown you how to accelerate!

Verse of Meditation: Isaiah 55:8-9 (ESV)

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.

Salvation

If you desire to know God deeper and you are not sure when you die if you will go to Heaven to be with Him in eternity. Please say the following prayer out loud:

“Lord, come into my life, I will make you Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I believe you died on the cross for my sins and three days later you got up with all power in your hands. Wash me and cleans me from all my sins and make me whole before you today. I renounce my past and look forward to my future in you. Lord fill me with the Holy Spirit as only you can. In your name of Jesus Christ, I pray.”

If you’ve said the above prayer by faith, you are saved my friend. I encourage you to reach out to me if you have any questions about your salvation or would like to connect to a faith-based church.

Ungrateful Heart

12-year-old pleaded with my husband and me to get him the new Xbox. Despite either of us being employed at the time, we told him we would try to get it by Christmas. The Xbox along with the Play Station 5, was such a high-demand item that it was hard to get. To add, even the wealthiest people had trouble getting their hands on one. I checked every website and every store. Soon as they were in stock, they sold out within minutes. But for my child… I was determined! I was going to locate him one and I would not have to pay the jacked-up fees from 3rd party vendors. Finally, the Lord blessed me to find one on Walmart.com Thank God!! My son knew there was a possibility that he might not be able to get one due to high demand. The very thought sadden him. But nevertheless, you should have seen the look on his face when we surprised him on Christmas Morning. What A joy it was to see the smile on his face!

Four months later my son shocked me with his new request. He asked if he could trade his Xbox in for a Play Station 5. He said all his friends have one and he can’t play certain games with them online with his Xbox. Instantly I felt unappreciated. I wondered if he remembered all we went through to get it… the sacrifices that were made… But, just like that, he forgot.

At that moment I wondered how many times I grieved my Heavenly Father. He has brought me so far. He has ALWAYS provided! But it has been many times I wished I had this or that. It was never my intention to be ungrateful….but I was. Lord knows I’m thankful for the hard times in my life and the many times he told me “No.” I had to learn to be content and thankful. Lord I repent.

Just like I told my son, I encourage you today to think back over your life. Thank God for what He has done. Ask him to help you have a grateful heart. Ask him to teach you how to be content. He is faithful to do it!

Verse of Meditation: Philippians 4:11-13 (KJV)

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things, I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me

Salvation

If you desire to know God deeper and you are not sure when you die if you will go to Heaven to be with Him in eternity. Please say the following prayer out loud:

“Lord, come into my life, I will make you Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I believe you died on the cross for my sins and three days later you got up with all power in your hands. Wash me and cleans me from all my sins and make me whole before you today. I renounce my past and look forward to my future in you. Lord fill me with the Holy Spirit as only you can. In your name of Jesus Christ, I pray.”

If you’ve said the above prayer by faith, you are saved my friend. I encourage you to reach out to me if you have any questions about your salvation or would like to connect to a faith-based church.

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