Apr 30, 2009

So much to say...

I love you all - off on another journey. Have not logged the last but will be broken in this: LOVE

Jan 27, 2009

Times and Seasons

10:45pm
Jason
yes
I had a vision yesterday
about the distractions
like how thick everything is right now
we must remember just to focus on him and walk

10:46pm
Donna
Tell me more

10:46pm
Jason
it was like right before I got up
there was this heavy heavy wave
it was like anger and lust and rage and all kindsa stuff
and i'm like what the heck, I am just waking up
what's this about
I was begininng to battle
and wrestle

*as I began to battle and wrestle
the vision started*

I was walking with Jesus in this golden honey cloud
like it was all around us before and behind and out on both sides
FAVOR
and on the outside
there were demons all around
and they had what looked like treasure chests
but they were gray
and black
ugly looking
but they seemed valuable
they were laying these boxes down on the edge of the cloud
For a while, I was paying more attention to Jesus than the boxes
then something "really demanding" would happen
LIKE YOU NEED TO DO THIS
and I would go over to the edge like man, THIS HAS TO BE DONE
as I would reach to pick it up and sometimes even pick it up
as I would start to carry it
Jesus would remind me inside...it's ALL ABOUT HIM
I don't need to carry
or address the cares of this world
It's all just stress
He is the focus.

So this happened time and time again
then it got thicker and more intense
and I would see the things they were presenting
like elaborate tales woven in sin
I could either press in and "see" through to Jesus
or choose to take the journey down this imaginary road.

As I would press in to see Him,
the vision would split open and JESUS would shine through.

So I feel what He was showing me is HOW DEEP his rest is
if we truly are at rest in Him...NOTHING ELSE MATTERS.

Jan 24, 2009

Truth From The Heart

What a challenge it has been to let my heart out...to force myself to feel the pain of a world without love. Many years ago I shut off my feelings and became NUMB. The simple side of life is one best lived inside out. But to feel! To know! To be accountable for the suffering?!

There is so much pain I have concealed so I would look right and talk right, living a lifeless Christianity devoid of true relation. Why? So my whitewashed church friends would still want to sit with me; invite me to their sing along. So I wouldn't be put out once again?

Inside I was a mess of emotions. Trying to sterilize a life filled with "mistakes" and emptiness. A fatherless child being raised by fatherless children. The lie must end. It must stop here. TODAY


I am not the disease. I AM the cure. I AM the light. I AM the salt. Maturity is lacking. Why?


It's time to embrace what the Bible says and DO IT! It's time to stop hiding behind our insecurities and pain. It's time to STEP out into the unknown and HURT LIKE HIM. It costs something to LOVE - are you willing to pay the price? Jesus

Jan 17, 2009

Always Enough

Here's the update guys!!! 

PRAISE THE LORD - The vehicle is paid, repo, bill brought current and registration fees!!!!

I came from a widow, on social security!!!! She took the money saved for her property taxes and paid the bill - CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT? ONE WOMAN GAVE HER ALL!!!! 


This lady and her sons are about to be dragged away by the creditors and sold into slavery for what appears to be a legitimate debt; we ALL know that feeling. But rather than wrangle with the creditor, she goes straight to the man of God. 

Let's talk about RIGHT FOCUS, keeping our focus on Christ so we don't sink in the storm...

So she asks for help. The Prophet Elisha answers,

2  "I wonder how I can be of help. Tell me, what do you have in your house?"

    "Nothing," she said. "Well, I do have a little oil."

See, she took the little bit, the "2 mites" she had, apparently the last possession, as everything else had been sold or taken away to assuage the debt. She takes her last bit of anything and says, "I got a broken spoon" - and God can USE a broken spoon and make millions - IT'S NOT ABOUT  MONEYIT'S ABOUT HIM. IT'S NOT WHAT YOU HAVE, IT'S WHERE'S YOUR HEART ?

GOD IS FAITHFUL and all it takes is your two mites, a little drop of faith, MULTIPLIED BY HIM and BOOM!

There is such a multiplication on this season...be faithful to give away the little you have and watch what Daddy Dew - that's called KINGDOM INCREASE.

Further Thoughts: 

God has been talking about the good Samaritan for several weeks, bringing us back again and again...then today it finally dawned on me...LOOK IT UP!  LOL, and did we got a belly FULL! 

Turns out the message was much larger than we initially thought, but isn't that always the way...we narrow our vision so, in Judgment and Perceptions and Pain that we miss the POINT - Jesus


Which brings me to something that was sent in by Jennifer Sheridan, Jennifer is new to the group, however they have been encouraging and supporting me and others since the Lakeland revival. We stayed, Melissa and I, with them in St. Louis - WHAT AN AWESOME TIME IT WAS IN JESUS!!!!! SHAMBA

"It is time to take responsibility. God designed a plan for how we are to live, eat, and interact with each other. Jesus is the answer, not the excuse." Now she sent this to me and the weight of it about crushed me...I BELIEVE it is God's message to the church RIGHT NOW revealed today through Ephesians 1.


Specifically,  "At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church. The church is Christ's body, in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence."

In the mighty name of JESUS may the grace, glory and fire of this trial be imparted to you. A grace to stand. A peace to rest. And a presence to adore in Jesus name.

Glory, Fire and Favor,

Dec 9, 2008


A psalm of David.


Bless the LORD, who is my rock. He gives me strength for war and skill for battle. He is my loving ally and my fortress, my tower of safety, my deliverer.


He stands before me as a shield, and I take refuge in him. He subdues the nations under me. O LORD, what are mortals that you should notice us, mere humans that you should care for us?


For we are like a breath of air; our days are like a passing shadow. Bend down the heavens, LORD, and come down.


Touch the mountains so they billow smoke. Release your lightning bolts and scatter your enemies! Release your arrows and confuse them!


Reach down from heaven and rescue me; deliver me from deep waters, from the power of my enemies.


Their mouths are full of lies; they swear to tell the truth, but they lie.


I will sing a new song to you, O God! I will sing your praises with a ten-stringed harp. For you grant victory to kings!


You are the one who rescued your servant David. Save me from the fatal sword! Rescue me from the power of my enemies.


Their mouths are full of lies; they swear to tell the truth, but they lie.


May our sons flourish in their youth like well-nurtured plants.

May our daughters be like graceful pillars, carved to beautify a palace.

May our farms be filled with crops of every kind.

May the flocks in our fields multiply by the thousands, even tens of thousands, and may our oxen be loaded down with produce.

May there be no breached walls, no forced exile, no cries of distress in our squares.


Yes, happy are those who have it like this! Happy indeed are those whose God is the LORD.

Dec 8, 2008

This is WAR





To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we picture it?


U.S. Marine Corps Drill Instructors are never to be referred to as 'Drill Sergeants' which is strictly an Army term in the American military; just in the same way as Marines should never be called "soldiers". The only acceptable address of a drill instructor by a recruit is "Sir" or "Ma'am."


In the U.S. Marine Corps, candidates for Drill Instructor (DI) are without exception volunteers. The tour of duty is three years and is widely regarded as one of the most intense, demanding, and important duties in the U.S. Armed Forces. Also, since the duty is referred to as "Making Marines", it often is one of the proudest moments of a Marines career because the responsibility is most directly involved with creating the future Marines of the Kingdom Corps.


The school requires instructor candidates to complete every task recruits are required to do. Training day typically begins around 4:00 a.m. (0400 in USMC military time) and ends around 7:30 p.m. (1930 hours), many times with specific training evaluations and end-of-day cleanups that require even longer days. At the end of each day, DI School students have to practice effective time management in studying for exams, practicing drill, rehearsing the teaching of drill movements verbatim, preparing uniforms, all while still making time for intense physical training(read 1Peter 4:12). The school lasts approximately three months with several classes running throughout the year.


Physical training "PT" as a unit is conducted at least three times a week, with each session lasting approximately two hours. Physical training also prepares recruits for the Marine Physical Fitness Test which consists of pull-ups, abdominal crunches, and a 3 mile run. Since a drill instructor is often required to spend up to 20 hours a day on his or her feet and to move fast at all times, various running sessions are conducted to enhance speed and endurance. Students are led by their squad instructors in ability group runs based on speed, gradually increasing distance and speed throughout the course.


Drill and discipline are crucial parts of the Drill Instructor School curriculum.Every student is continuously evaluated, corrected, and mentored, with special attention paid to even the smallest of details, such as the placement of a finger within 1/4 inch of its required location along a trouser seam, angle of the weapon, and positioning of the student in relation to the unit. Required knowledge is constantly taught and evaluated in the form of written exams, practical applications, and inspections. Uniforms are inspected continuously, with surprise inspections conducted randomly in addition to the scheduled inspections.


The drill instructor is expected to convey the best possible Marine Corps image to recruits and to America and to conduct his/herself to the highest Marine Corps leadership and integrity standards as well as to IMPART these standards to every recruit they train.

These new drill instructors bear the burden of responsibility for breaking down a recruits sense of self and selfishness, so that the more experienced drill instructors can focus the recruits on selflessness, obedience, and fraternity.


For their successful service, Marine drill instructors are awarded the Drill Instructor Ribbon, however, most former drill instructors are easily recognizable without it by their demeanor, performance, and leadership.


The Discipleship Instructor Creed of the Kingdom Corps is:


"These recruits are entrusted to my care. I will train them to the best of my ability.


I will develop them into smartly disciplined, physically fit, basically trained Kingdom Marines, thoroughly indoctrinated in love of Corps and country.


I will demand of them, and demonstrate by my own example, the highest standards of personal conduct, morality and professional skill."


Nothing less, Nothing more. JESUS

Nov 29, 2008

yo!

here it is!!!