"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

Friday, May 31, 2013


“Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.”  So He said to them, “ When ye pray, say: “Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”   Luke 11:1-2 NKJV

This is known as “The Lords’ prayer, but Jesus’ disciples’ had watched and heard Him pray.  They knew that He prayed constantly and fervently and they wanted the same kind of relationship with God that Jesus had.  They wanted to know how to pray to God the Father, just as they saw and heard Jesus pray to the Father.

How many times have we said the Lord’s Prayer and used the word’s “Thy will be done on earth as in heaven”, and not given them really a second thought of what we REALLY are saying?  When we say “Thy will be done,” we are saying God I give this situation entirely to you. I will accept your decision on how best to take care of it. I now leave it entirely up to you, I will pray constantly for your will to be done and I am convinced that the way you answer will be the best.  You are eternal, all knowing and all powerful; God, you know the beginning from the end only YOU know the best answer to this need. I am leaving the answer entirely up to you, not my will but Yours be done in this matter. 

Dear Reader this is not playing around with God this is complete trust in God to make the best decision for the problem, and to bring honor and glory to His Name, and to cover us completely with His love and His Mercy for us.

The Bible tells us to “pray without ceasing”, not just when there is an emergency or crisis, praying without ceasing is to be in a constant communication with God, keeping in mind that His greatest desire is for us to be his children, obedient to His Word and live our lives completely committed to His Will for our lives.
If Gods’ Will is not what we personally wanted, or prayed for, the spiritual part of us will automatically seek to be at peace with Gods’ answer, but the earthly, fleshly part of us will be sad, sometimes mad, angry and so very confused.

 Dear friends God knows this and He wants us to climb up in His Lap and ask Him to hold us while we cry. If we listen we can hear Him gently speak to us as we Hear His Precious Holy Spirit say to us, “My child I love you, go ahead and cry it is okay, My child when you hurt, I hurt also, just keep trusting me and I will help you get to the place in your love and faith in my Love for you, that you will be able to go on with life until you can be at peace with my answer for this problem.

Love God with all your heart, mind and being, He will NEVER LEAVE OR FORSAKE US, BUT WILL GO WITH US TO THE END.

Love Gloria

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Thursday, May 2, 2013


For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false.  Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.  See he is puffed up; his desires are not upright – but the righteous will live by his faith.” Habukkuk 2:3-4 (NIV)

Has the Holy Spirit ever given you a message in your heart that you KNEW was from God?

If you are like me, when this happens, we get ready, for we want it to happen NOW, not down the road we are so consumed with the message that has entrusted to us that we literally are about to burst open, and we think that God just cannot go one more minute without making it come to pass.

When God entrusts us with a message from Him, do not let the enemy steal it from you, even though he may tell you over and over that you did not hear from God, but you know in your heart and mind, that you did.  If you have doubt,  remember that when God gives us something from Him  IT WILL ALWAYS LINE UP WITH HIS WORD, AND WILL ALWAYS GLORIFY HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON JESUS CHRIST.

But,  precious reader, remember there is NO time frame with God.  When He gives us a prophetic vision, it is for a certain time, and He usually does not tell us the when or where of it.  BUT when He entrusts us with a special message or vision, He expects us to be faithful to write it down, and be faithful to remember that our timing is not His. We are to keep praying and studying His Word to keep the message from Him fresh until His appointed time.  While we live on this earth we will live in minute to minute time, but when He takes us to live with Him eternally then we will never know anything about time again, everything will be eternal, no more counting time.

Verse 4 says, the ungodly people in this world are puffed up with themselves and will not listen to a word from God, they go about their way saying, “Look what hard work and sweat has accomplished for me no one has helped me, I owe no one anything.” But dear reader, where do they think they got the strength and the sweat to do the hard work?  Yes you are right they got it from God.  God is so merciful with people He gives them so many chances to live for Him every day He is patient and kind to them, but there will come a day of judgment and there will be no more chances for the ungodly to change their ways and live for God.

But take heart and keep believing and keep praying, because the last of the verse four says, “but the righteous shall  live by his faith.”

Love,  Gloria

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