Keeping Your Eyes On The Lord

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My husband and I have been challenged by finances recently. And we both started to get so caught up in the debt and the bills and the lack that our focus had gotten off of what is needs to be on- God.

When something like this happens I call it a “distraction” and it can be anything that takes your time, energy and focus off of the Lord.  Although I do not like to give the evil one much credit for anything, he really tries to trip us up with “distracting” us.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” Hebrews 12:1 NLT

With anything, the more you focus on it- the more you get of it.  The more my husband and I focused on the idea that we don’t have enough money- we didn’t have enough money.  Worrying didn’t help it or change it.  It DID stress us out, sap our energy and frustrate us taking us away from God and what he DID want us to focus on.

There is GOOD NEWS!

We have a choice.  The more we become aware of being “distracted” the more we can choose refocus our eyes on The Lord.

“We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.” Hebrews 12:2 NLT

A “distraction” can be an offense, an obsession, anything that you notice you are focusing a lot of your time on and talking a lot about- repeating the same thing over and over.  The interesting thing is the evil one wants you to focus on the problem or imagined problem and The Lord wants you to focus on the solution.  Remember, the more you focus on something the more you create it.

Focus on problem- get more problem.  Focus on solution- get more solution.

Focus on misery- get more misery.  Focus on Father God and Love- get more Father God and Love.

Interestingly enough, when my husband and I realized how “distracted” we were, focusing on our “lack” of money, we realized that we could be focusing on things we feel The Lord has impressed upon us to do.  For instance, my husband began reworking his resume and applying for new jobs and I resumed focus on my ministry, business and walk with The Lord.  We refuse to let our current circumstances dictate our future! Yes, and Amen!

Manifesting God’s Power

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Manifesting Heaven on Earth

Faith

“Father, How do we manifest?” I questioned in my mind. “By Faith? Focused faith, right?”

The Lord said, “Yes, you must be so rooted in faith that you know without a shadow of a doubt that it will come to pass and even more than that- that it’s already done.” After all, isn’t it already written? Doesn’t The father know the end from the beginning and the begging from the end?

Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from the ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure. KJV 2 Chronicles 35:27 All the events from beginning to end are written down. They are written in the records of the kings of Israel and Judah. NIRV 

Hasn’t he already written every detail on each page of our lives? Does he not know every thought before we think it and every word before we say it? Psalms 139:2-4 You know when I sit down and when I get up. You know my thoughts before I think them. You know where I go and where I lie down. You know everything I do. Lord, even before I say a word, you already know itWe have to believe so strongly, believe to such a point, that no one and nothing can take it away from us!

We will not be shaken. We will not be moved.

“There is more…” said the Lord. Faith without works is dead. James 2:26

Our daddy God created us to be in relationship with him. He is our Father. He knew us before we were born. We are his offspring. We come from the Father. We, little spirits danced inside him before we were born on the earth. Before he knit us into our mother’s womb. We lived inside of him. Psalms 139:16-17 You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! 

First we lived inside of him. Then He sent us to the earth so he could live inside of us. Our Father loves us so much that he sent his only son for us. Jesus died on the cross so that we could have everything he has. And he wants us to receive it.

But how?

We have everything we need on the inside of us. John 7:38-39 “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living waters.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. NKJV 

Jesus is referring to the heart of our Father. His heart is not flesh and blood- it lives in his spirit.

Ezekiel 28:14 I ordained and anointed you as the mighty angelic guardian. You had access to the Holy mountain of God and walked among the stones of fire. NLT  

The “stones of fire” are a reference to the heart of our father God. And the living waters flow out of his heart. This is revelation that Kat Kerr got straight from our Father! She is kind enough to let others share it because she feels the revelation is for All of God’s children. In the natural, we have our physical body and heart. However, we also have our spiritual body and we have a spiritual heart just like our father God. He made us in his image.

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Genesis 1:27 So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. We must draw forth from that heart, the source of the same power that resurrected Jesus from the dead and co-create with God. Each of us has a measure of that anointing on the inside of us. It is our job to release it. Release it into everything and everywhere. The more we release it, the more that God will pour into us. 1 John 2 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. NKJV 

God wants to be in partnership with us. We must combine our faith with the anointing that has been placed inside of us and pray down heaven to earth in order to manifest God’s power through us. We are the manifested sons and daughters of the most high God. Jesus said we would do greater works than he. John 14:12-13 “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!” Believing and waiting is not enough- father God wants to partner with us. Be in relationship with us. We must practice co-creating with the Father in order to manifest our hearts desire, heal the sick, raise the dead, restore body parts, have dominion over earthquakes and bring heaven to the earth. We are royalty. Queens and kings of the most High God- it’s time we started acting like it!


Praising God With Great Joy In Times Of Trouble

My husband and I had just come to the end of a long string of major life challenges. While sitting in the lawyers office I couldn’t help but remember how fearful I had been when we started this whole process many months earlier. Now, with many more unexpected curve balls under my belt, I had a calm about me that only a person who truly had experienced the faithfulness, deliverance and miracles of an all loving father could rest in. Daddy God flashed a picture through my mind of a beautiful gift with a huge red bow on the top signifying the this whole deal was “all wrapped up”. My heart was filled excitement and anticipation as I pondered this new season The Lord was blessing us with! 

Although I had heard Kat Kerr speak numerous times about how she and her family always praised The Lord in times of trouble, up until this point I hadn’t been totally successful in doing that in my own life. I wanted to- I desperately wanted to but somehow when disaster struck it seemed easier said than done. Kat shares how when her family lost their home they would get up in the middle of the night wherever they were staying and worship and praise their Father God in the driveway! Kat taught me that praising God- especially in difficult times is one of the most powerful forms of warfare you can engage in.  The evil one expects you to cry, complain and talk about your troubles. It confuses him when you praise God and drives him away! He cannot understand why you are reacting in this strange way. He doesn’t understand the love a father has for his child and the love a child has for his father.

The following morning I quickly checked my email before a long awaited hair appointment. I read an email that stated the deal we had signed off on the evening prior had fallen though. And something wonderful happened. Even though this could mean possible financial ruin by mans standards, I might as well be reading a message stating the sky was blue as usual today. My reaction was no reaction other than, “Oh well, God is carrying us and he said it was all wrapped up. He must have an even better way of bringing this all to pass than we thought.” And I began to praise God. Hallelujah!!

This quiet assurance was so rooted in me, it could not be shaken. In the car on way home I shouted out loud- WE WILL NOT BE MOVED. Just then on the radio, Building 429’s We Won’t Be Shaken came on.

I did not talk about the deal falling through with anyone. I just continued to praise my daddy God for everything he is- for the depth of his love, his awesomeness and his faithfulness. This morning as I was approaching my car to go to church, Building 429’s song was playing in my mind as I heard The Lord say, “Focus your faith.” And I said, “Lord, it would be so cool if We Won’t Be Shaken was playing on the radio when I turn on the car. Can you guess what song came on? “Daddy God, you are so awesome! I love the way you care about every detail of our lives!!” Then I asked him, “Father, how do I manifest? (a question I had been asking and meditating on a lot) Focus my faith?” “Yes, focus your faith but something more.” He showed me a picture in my mind of Kat Kerr’s father laying hands their oil tank. You see, Kat often talks about how her mother and father had to manifest using the power of God to get through times of not having enough. On one occasion, there was only a small amount of oil left in the tank and no money to buy more. Kat’s father laid hands on the tank before leaving for a trip. That small amount of oil warmed his family the whole time he was gone. In fact, the same amount of oil was in the tank when he got home as when he left!

The Lord showed me that a combination of a faith that will not be shaken and the application of prayer and the anointing we have on the inside of us is how we manifest. We must call forth with focused faith and the anointing of God in partnership with God. 

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