Challenge to Worship the Father

God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” Jesus says in John 4:24 (NKJV).

Dated January 2012, Carol’s testimony and challenge to Worship

I first visited Catch the Fire in Virginia Beach, Virginia February 2012, where God healed me of arthritis.  This testimony was recorded shortly before the conference.  A new start a new level in God’s presence!

Young Men – Young Women

“We need young men, young women with the wisdom of God” said Ravi Zacharias.

Dear Lord, raise up the youth to have hearts like Yours.  People cry out for more goodness in the world, when all goodness comes from You, O God.  Touch and anoint our youth to be holy and walk with You, Leaders filled with wisdom and integrity.

“You tested my heart” Jeremiah 12:3

A high school student found my diamond ring in the gym locker room before going to school and returned it to the front desk.  Hallelujah glory to You, Lord!

That night in the restaurant parking lot I saw a bracelet next to the car.  We gave it to the host who said it probably belonged to one of the teens who were in earlier.

Genesis 1:27, “So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:1-2 (NKJV).

1 Samuel 17:33, “And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.”

1 Samuel 17:46, “This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.”

Luke 1:38, “Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.”

Esther 4:14 (NIV), “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

“That’s What You Want”

The Lord said this twice as I drove from visiting my new grandbaby, Noah, in the hospital.  My ex-husband was also there.  He is remarried, there is nothing between us, in fact I intercede for them both.  Not sure where the Lord was going with this word, but it led me to seriously lament again the failed, former marriage and how everyone suffered by its demise. I’m powerless to change what happened, maybe praying for them would make me a better wife one day.

The good Lord , now 3 years later, gave me a new husband. He brought us together for His purposes, though we reap the many beautiful benefits of being under His wing.

Boaz to Ruth in 2:12 (KJV), “The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.”

Jesus said He made them male and female in Mark 10:6.

Mark 10:27, “And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

John 15:5, Jesus says, “without Me ye can do nothing.”

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Finder of Lost Items

Found my co-worker’s earring!.  Reading the note saying she lost a silver earring, I felt joy in my spirit, knowing I would find it and remembering the times God led us to a lost item.

A friend’s testimony of praying to the Lord, “You know where it is, You’re looking right at it.  Please show me where it is.”

The next day, God recovered it!  I was particularly joyful to part of blessing that co-worker.

Ask God, the giver of all good gifts (James 1:17), not a patron saint endowed with a gift, to point you to that which is lost.

The Truth Hurts

but it frees from what really is destroying you.  “The truth will make you free,” Jesus says in John 8:32. Let His truth penetrate you.

I asked God to take the desire for alcohol from me, the need to escape.  He did, He lifted the oppression off and I was and am free from it.

God is my Deliverer.  I only had to ask for Him to remove the desire. Before this, I denied having a problem.  Though I didn’t hide it from others, the reason I drank was controlling me.  Addiction has a way of making its own sin in other areas of your life.

Thank You, Jesus.

You also healed my addiction to a t.v. show about the same time.  I knew it was wrong & it didn’t glorify You.  

“They promise freedom, but they themselves are slaves of sin and corruption. For you are a slave to whatever controls you.” 2 Peter 2:19 (NLT).