My Sleeping Beauty

Receiving blessings and miracles….

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Watching the hands of Gentle Ben hanging above her head, the sun shines on the bottom of her slippers as her eyes grow heavy. Her mind is a million miles from here. The living room looms as the world is in her hands. With her swept-back hair and bedroom eyes, she stretches out on the couch in blue sweats. I watch her in awe. The sun gleaming through the window caresses her smile as she dozes off again. So I stare at the love of my life. Once in a great while, God honors those heartfelt dreams.

Keeping the faith, our Father in heaven reciprocates with a genuine love you’ve spent your life looking for—a true blessing. Holding on to the dreams you prayed for long ago, God’s in the business of answering them. You see, patience is the secret.

So, you may ask, “How can I receive God’s blessings or a miracle?” First, be diligent in prayer and praise as God did all His miracles by the spoken Word. Prayer may be in the form of singing or reading and studying the Bible. Be sure it is positive though and avoid negative phrases.

Hebrews 11
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”

Second of all, live by God’s Word! It doesn’t mean that Satan will not try to interfere with your prayers, but our powerful Lord will ultimately win.

Romans 10:17
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

 

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So maybe we wait, or maybe we become impatient and make mistakes. Regardless, God is forever faithful to us. I try to be on my best behavior–never wanting to bend the Ten Commandments. It’s a good practice to follow the laws God handed us.

So now soundly sleeping, it’s best I write and not wake her–my sleeping beauty. Watching as the sun shadows the tree tops, I clutch my heart for the love I just adore. If man ever had a second chance at life, it surely would be me as I stare at my gorgeous wife who sleeps so innocently. There’s not much to say as I think about the gift God gave me, except to always stay in prayer. I’ll never forget who made this moment happen. Our Father in heaven, gets all the honor and glory!

 

Touched By God

God is in the business of making miracles happen for certain believers.

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According to scripture, we try to analyze messages from the apostles and philosophers, and Matthew, Luke, Mark, and John. Trying to comprehend, one sometimes ponders the age old question— is the Bible accurate? I’m no different. So, all we can do is believe and have faith. But beyond the written Word, what if God plants a messenger amongst you today–one that leads a somewhat ordinary life, to reveal that He very much exists… a person who has been inwardly touched by God? What would you think about that? Would you be scared or draw nearer to God? Are you skeptical of such a thing?

Let me recite Exodus 23: 20-22, a verse detailing those touched by God:

“See, I am sending my angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you into the place I have prepared.…Do not rebel against him; he will not forgive your rebellion, since my Name is in him. If you listen carefully to what he says and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you.”

God comes, in these times, and anoints His powers to unlikely candidates who we would consider to be undeserving. He places knowledge within this person to guide people and to prepare all of us for the end times. In a way, this touched person can relate to self-pity and aggression and he/she can guide you back to God’s Words to restore honor and dignity, self-respect, graciousness, compassion and humility. Without someone to relay His messages, people will falter and fail, make foolish mistakes and give their lives over to dangerous and oppressive situations.

A messenger demonstrates, in a very large sense, the true reality of your life—that you were sent into the world to do something important. Everyone is born for a greater purpose. And the fact that people are not aware of this or cannot find it or are blind to it, cannot hear it, cannot feel it—that is the tragedy of the human family. That is the cause for corruption, conflict, hatred and all of the things that plague us today.

So, the final question now is, how can we spot a person touched by God? One of the primary ways, and confirmed in the Bible, was through miracles. Recently, I heard a story about a man who woke in song and discovered seven different kinds of wild birds singing religious tunes — not to him but with him. His life has now totally changed as birds were used in the Bible to relay messages. And what about Moses? He was a murderer but he did honor God and ended up prophesizing His name.

Looking at myself, a professed Christian, I was awakened in the middle of the night and told to write these kind of messages from God, to you. Those who know me personally, know I’m not a writer and I refuse to profess that I am. I have no formal college education and can’t type. But my wife and I built this blog, devoted to our Lord, in June 2017, and have now reached 850,000 friends and we’ve never spent a dime. I was born left-handed until I write God’s messages, and that is only with my right-hand! So you may say, “Ok, that’s not so strange.” But I have experienced numerous other miracles too.

Once, I prayed to get a vehOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAicle, with totally bald tires, towed safely through six states. I witnessed storm clouds totally part between the highway I was driving on. It was storming on each side of the road! And my list could go on and on…..

 

 

You see, my friends, God is in the business of making miracles happen for certain believers. He manifests Himself in others to deliver His messages to the world, to give you guidance. Being receptive to the fact that you may be touched, is the trick, but doubting it…. will become your loss, plain and simple. Just understand, foremost, that experiencing a true miracle in your life is the first sign of being chosen by God to do something spectacular in your life! Do not ignore it! Run with it and see where God takes you…. after all, what do you have to lose?

The Last Dance

God watches the intentions that connects the spirits of the heart and instills hope….


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With best intentions, my integrity precedes and daily obligations manifest. Never would I ever believe the twists and curves I’ve been through. My life has now led me down a path of heaven’s way. From the gates of hell to the silver reflections as oceans wash ashore, God has certainly protected the innocence of my heart.

With riches from gifts that cannot be assessed, blessings pour from my writing hand to yours. Wanting to do my best for readers to share, my wealth now lies in God’s hands. In all the years of tribulations and trials, only a couple of bright spots exist in my mind – my son and daughter. My life appears as a child’s chapter story book. And I know many of you can relate.

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God watches the intentions that connects the spirits of the heart and instills hope. Though we wait in frustration, our souls hold on to faith. He allows our tough times to happen to test out our dreams before He gives us our gift. It is against all logic that He then places certain people in our lives to carry out His purpose. How can one not be in awe of His works??

 

As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
~ Isaiah 55:9

 

Personally, in my eleventh hour, hell appeared to be an avalanche of no escaping. Miraculously, God heard my dreams that rang out years before. Saving the best for last, as an old Philco of songs we knew every word to, she waltzed back in for the final dance. A Scandinavian blond, with babes in hand, brushed my conscience with her poise and presence. The embryo of unforgotten love was held on to as the years moved onward.

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As seasons gray and gravity plays games, 20/20 reminisces with bifocals. But the band still plays our favorite tunes. Now embraced, I’m dancing my last years with her! Cheek to cheek, looking into teary eyes, I see dreams of fulfillment.

 

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Pray for your dreams and hopes and see what happens. Share it with me – I would love to hear your story! For it is He that now controls my destiny and yours too. What an awesome God we all serve!

And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.
~ Matthew 21:22

 


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Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
~ Ephesians 3:20-21

When The Shades Fade

…..dreams create the reality we live in


In the misty rain of an early dawn, you get a call at work. A soft gentle voice on the other end of the phone frantically sounds, “My water broke!” You jump in your car, speeding home to get her to the hospital. It’s not long and a baby cries. Life’s cycle begins again.

You stand in front of the nursery window and wonder, what will this child become? Will he be in technology? Or enter in the electoral college, or join the Forces? Get a degree in the name of your father and carry on like his grandfathers did? A tear evolves as the joy of God has created the offspring you dreamed of.

Before you know it the training wheels are gone and your little man has found his first taste of freedom. So proud of your child, he reminds you of you, and God has blessed the memories left behind. He smiles and waves goodbye; again, the tears you try to hide. Little does he know your days are numbered, shaded and faded by illnesses that only God controls. Then a young man’s dreams are shattered standing at a cemetery holding momma’s hand.

It’s not just children, though, that face blunt force. I think about the entrepreneurs that have tried and failed. And the geniuses that quit school. My heart goes out to kids who only hear, “You CAN’T”. I pray for the dreamers who’s shades are faded when God opens doors; they are afraid to take a chance. Giving up is never an option as dreams create the reality we live in! The fascination comes as the shadows fade; prayers are all that’s left. When God steps in and blossoms your creations, your dreams will graciously unfold.

Tried and tested, we all aren’t that lucky… but heaven knows we are all gifted in one category or another. You might be a street sweeper, a worker in a mine, or deliver the paper to a local community. Do the best you can! Take pride in yourself as dreams evolve with God’s help. Miracles happen as easy in church as the back alley of a big city. It’s prayers, not a steeple, that God hears.

Be blessed, I say unto you, for He has surely anointed you. If that strength has not yet come, be advised to run, as your dreams will carry you….or they will surely fade away.

Shades Fade


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Trying To Make A Difference

…..just messages from heaven


Blessed

It’s another hot day and the grains are waving in the summer winds; the valleys are covered in shades of amber. I feel the winds facing my spirit. My soul feels like it’s in a pressure cooker. I am on the brink… my heart pales as I look out over the fields as I am so minute. But God has opened a gateway; I stare out over the valley of believers.  I’m no different than my peers; in fact, I’m not even worthy of the gifts from God. YOU, my friends, are better!  But I stand in the wake waiting for our heavenly Father who doesn’t pick and choose. He wants us all but only a few follows his commands.

I’ll never forget the night my Father woke me and told me to write. I still laugh to myself as I thought He was kidding. I said to God, I’ve never written a thing in my life and you think I can do that?? And at the age of sixty?? You can imagine the rest of that story. I went to the kitchen and picked up a pen. The first piece I ever wrote was “Jesus In the Back Seat”. I’ve never published that sacred piece. Instead I have it stored in my memory as it was what God said to write first. I got the message….

My point being, while sitting in the dark to begin a journey with not even a road map, I had no idea where I was headed but God knew! I ask, “Will you let Him be your engine?” Can one human really make a difference in 2017?  I’m not worthy but I am called.

I wonder, what defines worthy? We are all sinners of one sort or another. Doing God’s work comes in many different forms, it’s not just those of cloth that are called upon. I’ve lived long enough to hear those who swear to God and get crucified behind the curtains.

I just stay in prayer knowing if I do as God desires, I’ll be blessed by His own presence. My writings aren’t mine… they are messages from heaven. I have no outline or study guide to hide in, nor a computer to correct my poor grammar errors. But being left handed, I just peck away with my right thumb on my cellphone. God forbid I get arthritis! I’m just me; my mother’s boy, loving life and listening to the Lord. ……


 

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