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Sweet Release

Two nights ago I stepped into the shower, and like most people, I do my best singing in the shower. I had just finished singing a little phrase to a song and began to pray for people all over the world. “Lord, give me my people and set them free.”

The pure love of God overwhelmed me and the realization hit me so hard, all I could cry out was, “I really do love all these people.” Sometimes we say we love everyone, but when God’s love hits us head on, that, my friends is when it becomes a life changer. It humbled me so greatly, all I could do was weep over my lack of love for these wonderful brothers and sisters of this world.  I told God I was sorry and asked His forgiveness for my lack of love. Since God touched me, there has been a sweet release of God’s love and purpose, and with the help of the Holy Spirit, I believe greater results will come upon you by God’s grace working in and through these prayers. My life won’t be the same and neither will yours, as God works in both our lives. Be blessed and where the Spirit is there is liberty.

 

What’s In Your Mouth

Moses had a rod, David had a sling. Today people don’t carry a rod or a sling. What we have today, because of what Christ did on Calvary, is the Holy Spirit. I believe God gave us Moses, David and the prophets as examples of how to move and act in the kingdom of God. Now His question may well be, “What is in your mouth?” Will you use it by faith and declare the word of God?                           In the physical world and the spiritual, an effect has been accomplished since the beginning of time. It’s called action and reaction. When we speak or pray, God listens. When we move, God moves. This is a natural cause and effect that He put in place in the beginning. God desires for us to walk by faith and speak the word by the unction and anointing of the Spirit. God, for some reason, will not move unless someone prays.                          God is still trying to find people who will believe and pray, and are willing to open their mouth and speak to God for the people. When we give God our need, He will cause an effect to happen. Sometimes He may answer our prayer in a different way than we expected, or in our time, but He will answer.                                    So, where’s your mouth, more importantly, where is your heart? You will find the answer in the choice you make. Beloved, somewhere inside of you may be a Moses or a David. Love you all.

My God

My God is not a God, my God is the only God, the creator and author of all living things. He is the beginning and ending, author and finisher. His word is not maybe.When He says it’s finished, it is finished.

  His compassion has no boundaries. He loves the young and the old, rich and the poor. He sees not the color of skin, but hears the need of the heart. He heals the sick, lifts up the lame, gives sight to the blind and raises the dead.

   He is my God, my Savior, my Lord, my Healer, my Redeemer, my Father, my Friend, and my Counselor.

   My God walks, talks, leads, guides and prays with me. He knows my every need, therefore I shall not want. His name is called the great I AM. He shelters me under His arm and watches over me day and night, never sleeps nor slumbers. His only Son, Jesus, name above all names, loved you and me so much that He gave up His life that we may live. My Savior came out of the grave on the third day, conquered death and defeated Satan.

   What a glorious Savior. Who would not serve this God, this mighty king of glory. What a friend I have in Jesus. Is it any wonder that I should make my boast in Him? Knowing when I speak His name, He comes, not because of who I am, but because He loves me. He and I walk in the forest together and talk, and He tells me I am His own. He alone teaches me to pray, how and what to pray. His ways are not my ways, but He is patient and is helping me to know His ways.

   His Holy Spirit is teaching me to be sensitive to His promptings, His gifts and most of all, to His voice. He is my God, my King. Have I told you this? He is teaching me to watch and pray, to be still and listen, wait and obey.

   Rejoice, be happy, shout unto God with the voice of triumph. His sweet voice is always in my heart, the words for all to hear. Call unto me all who are weary and I will give you rest, I love you and I am listening for your prayer. Where are you? Hello, are you there? God says, come to me, and walk with me, learn of me, that your life should be full.

Eugene Holstein

Wait and Trust

There were times as a little boy, I had gone hunting with dad, he would say to me,”I’m going over here a ways and I’ll be back in a little while.” I was never worried at any time because I knew I could trust dad. Dad was always there for me.

   I’ve gone through a lot of stuff over the years, and these are things everyone goes through. What God wants is a people who will trust Him all the time, and that is the place where we learn to wait. Time is the pressure button that tempts us to try and work out things by ourselves. Be clear on this one thing, I said time is the button, not God, for God tempts no man. The Holy Spirit is always with us,  and  that is where trust comes in, and trusting is what helps us to wait. Troubles, trials, and sorrows and joy – it does not matter. He is always there with us, and in those times is when we need to remember the words, rejoice and again I say rejoice!

 There have been more than a few times I have felt all alone, and my mind tries to tell me it’s no use going on, that God is a million miles away. Yet I have learned at that  moment in time, God is closer to me than ever before. His word says,”I’ll never leave you nor forsake you.” The battles we all face are fought between the ears. The mind is the battle ground where victories are won or lost. Wait on the Holy Spirit, allow Him time to move people, to open doors or shut them. Be blessed as you learn to wait in the school of trusting. Oh! One more thing, there is no graduation from this school. We hopefully will learn what He teaches and one day hear Him say, “Well done, my child.” Those words will be worth it all.

Noise

Everyday or so I like to go out and take photos of birds, flowers and landscapes. Sometimes, especially in low light, photos will have what is known as noise, little colored specks, sprinkled about much like salt and pepper. I look at forums sometimes and one thing that is continually mentioned about photos is noise. What I don’t understand is that a lot of those photos are very good. Of course I’m not a pro, but I hope we look beyond the noise and see the beauty.

    I am a person who likes to observe life in the wild, and that carries over to my life around people. Observing people, looking and listening, helps me (through the Holy Spirit) know how to talk with and pray with, or for, these people. We need to look beyond the noise, facade or mask that we sometimes see, and try to see and love the real person.

     The only way we can reach anyone is by praying and seeking the help of the Holy Spirit. There is beauty in just about everyone if we take time and see through the noise. Be Blessed and Remain a Blessing.

The Voice of God

The voice of God. I will try to describe it the best way I can. It’s like a feather floating lightly across the strings of my heart. It’s music that is put to words, as it moves, it stirs a love, an inner longing, and yet a joy in knowing that I belong to Him. As I write, there is sadness also, because I can still remember not responding to the call, putting it off as a thought or an impression. I believe everyone can relate to that.

  Listen closely, He may speak to us while doing the dishes, or in the woods, or field, and even in a room full of sounds of people talking or singing. Watch and listen. “Father we will listen; enlarge the ears of the inner man, and help us to become sensitive to your voice.”

   Once you have heard His voice, you will never be the same again. Please find a closet of prayer. He is always looking for someone to partner with, and continue being a blessing to others.