And she began to weep…
He went on to say,
“Devoted, endearing, steadfast and true,”
And she melted into my arms.
I held her as she sobbed in wonder – daring to believe – “This is how Jesus sees me? Mrs. Valiant? Not Much Afraid?” Oh yes He does!
Now, imagine being called valiant by God. How joyous! Exhilarating! Powerful! Not to mention a huge relief if we’ve been seeing ourselves as Much Afraid*!
When God speaks, we are transformed, empowered – and propelled into destiny. Continue reading
“Compare Yourself NOT with Another!”
Sound advice Jesus has spoken to me several times…
Comparison is a deadly snare.
When we compare ourselves to others we end up either better than, or less than. Never a good thing (2 Cor 10:12).
Recently, I was triggered into the “crash of comparison,” by a Facebook post that hit up against the deep inner belief system that somehow I missed God. My greatest fear. Continue reading
What happens when we choose to trust… take a risk… and that person or thing we trusted in does not catch us?
And sometimes… we break.
What does it look like to recover from a trust crash? Well, that depends on who and what we are trusting in…
Circumstances? People? Ourselves? Or God?
Recovery depends on the height of our trust in God, the depth of the crash –
And the choices we make there on the floor. Continue reading
While being trained for prison ministry years ago, our wise, seasoned leader instructed us:
“Teach women how to connect with Jesus, not you. Jesus is the one with them in the middle of the night, in their darkest hour. He is their healer and savior, not you.”
I took these wise words to heart and have always sought to connect people with the only One who can heal and deliver them to the uttermost – Yeshua HaMashiach, The Lord Jesus Christ.
I LOVE seeing Jesus work in the hearts of His people – restoring, encouraging and loving us in personal, direct ways.
I had the honor, and profound privilege to teach and minister last weekend to the Women of Pathways Church. It was thrilling to experience The Holy Spirit moving through our midst, restoring hearts and granting greater clarity in personal life issues, and prophetic ministry for the future.
During the ministry time, the presence of the Lord was thick. Continue reading
Jesus spoke these words to me one morning as we spent time together…
“When love springs forth in a weary heart, worn by life’s travail and turns to Me and cries out for mercy, cries out for healing, cries out for love’s fulfillment, it is oh so very precious to Me.
A weary, fragile heart, allowing itself to beat again in hope, brings My heart rapturous joy. Oh what joy I experience when a heart beaten down by sin’s abuse, turns to Me and asks Me to awaken it, heal it, open it to My presence, My touch, My life – I drop the dew of My life in such a heart.
I bring life and heal the broken, shattered heart.”
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted” (Is 61:1).
Some years ago, while teaching a women’s retreat for a multi-denominational Christian organization supporting American Army troops abroad, The Holy Spirit blessed us with His presence. Women were baptized in the Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Some women were delighted! Others were not.
Some of the leaders of this organization, who adamantly believed that God does not do this sort of thing now a days – marched off in protest to the Army Chaplain in charge. Continue reading
“WHILE THE KING WAS AT HIS TABLE, MY PERFUME GAVE FORTH ITS FRAGRANCE” (Songs 1:12 NASB).
I want Jesus. I want to know the heart of My Bridegroom. I long to share His thoughts, His longings, His hopes, His dreams. I am His betrothed. I am in His future. He is in mine. What does this look like? How do I cultivate an intimate, life empowering relationship with Jesus? My wonderful, beautiful Jesus. My Counseling Shepherd, my faithful friend, My conquering, glorious King! Oh I must, I must find Him – the one whom my soul loves! Continue reading