Just this morning, I saw a small window of blue sky in the otherwise dreary grey overcast, a promise of the bright sun-lit day to come. God is always giving us signs of His love and faithfulness to us.......if we are looking. That is what this blog is all about. Are we looking? And what did we see, hear, smell, or feel that our loving Creator put in our path? Why does He do that? Do we really want to connect that close with His affection for us? So many questions. Let's exhange some of them, and share our own sightings!

Friday, November 9, 2012

An answer to prayer!

You may be praying as I am, "How do You want me to pray, now, Lord?"

      This morning I received this very clear answer as I was writing in my journal. The Lord often answers me this way....thank You, Lord.

     "Judy, don't think I have not heard the prayers of My people. I have!

     My primary concern is not the financial conditions which drive most of the politics. My concern is for the soul of America! You must not stop fasting and praying with passion, urgency and humility.

     I, the Lord, could zap the evil doers in this country, but My will is most often to use the power of My Love and Life and the Truth that flows forth from My church to change things. I can once again place the hedge of protection around America against natural disasters and terrorism, etc, but this Grace (the hedge) has always been conditional. Much of America has chosen to live apart from Me and My Grace, My Law...the result is the lifting of the hedge.

     The greater disaster for this country is the loss of her soul...the intended, god-given heritage and foundation on which she was born. This is what you , the Church must pray for.

     Pray for those liberals who are deceived about compassion and helping the poor by making them dependent on an institutional entity (government).

     Pray that the Church and the good people of this country will make more of an effort in helping those truly in need, and that they will encourage, without judgement, those who can, to work hard to overcome their obstacles.

     Pray against the straddling of the line.....Christian morals vs. openmindedness.

     Pray against the deceptions believed about homosexuality, same sex marriage, abortion, cohabitation without marriage.

     Pray against addiction to:

           pornography, and sick music and entertainment

           electronic devises which are destroying personal relationships

           drugs and alcohol

           thrills and adrenaline stimulation

           ocult and satanism

     Pray for real revelation of the values of:

           hard work and reliability

           faith and law abiding

           non-material blessings of family, church, friends, provision, health

     You have asked how to pray...this is My answer. It is not enough just to pray generic prayers. Difficult times help you to discover the source of the difficulties if you are honest enough and have the courage to face the answers. I, as Lord, do not deny your prayers because they are not sincere or heartfelt. I want you to go deeper into the problems...guided by the Holy Spirit...asking for wisdom:

           what is the real source of the problems...what is the real problem?

           what is the answer from God's perspective...what does He need to do ...what does the Church or I need to do?

           how does God's Word tell us to pray about this? [2 Cor 10:4-5, Ephes 6:10-18, Mat 18:18-19 among many others]

           Name of Jesus, Blood of Jesus, binding and losing, a specific Word for a specific situation (rhema), praying with real faith

     My answer to My Church is: LEARN TO PRAY! I'm asking you to grow up and take up your sword (the Word) and use it. 


     This is how the Lord often talks to me. But don't take my word for it, try asking Him yourself.


And you might want to read Intercessory Prayer by Dutch Sheets. It's the best of dozens of books I've read on the subject. Very informative and easy to to read.

Blessings in this new prayer endeavor! You might let me know if you're in.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Responding to the 2012 Election results

Sharing with you the thoughts of my heart on the day after the 2012 Election:

If you are a Christian....

     I grieve for the America I loved. We are outnumbered and we must find a way to lead this country to Truth. As a Christ-bearer I believe our concern about losing the Christian values so much of America rejects can only be remedied by a change of hearts.

     We believe in God's omnipotent power to place the rulers in power whom He chooses. Perhaps that is how God intends to answer our prayers. Yesterday, when I expected a Romney win, I really felt a real concern, almost a fear that the Church would go back to "business as usual" because we would think that a more conservative government would make things better.. if our prayers had been answered this way!

     As I have prayed I have come to believe that the old spiritual truth that suffering and injustice brings us to our knees in sincere and passionate intercession. This is the kind of prayer that is so effective.

     It will take more than one election to bring this country back to traditional Christian and conservative values......just look around at the values on display everywhere. It will take an earthquake of continued intercession.....we need to be on our face day after day before the Lord. I'm not sure that is where we really are yet. God may be giving us that opportunity if we really want Him to heal this land.
      How much sleep have we lost in order to interceed with passion and real humility. "if my people who are called by My Name will humble themselves[and understand that only God can bring this to pass] and pray and seek My face[day after day]...."  

     Can we be honest enough with ourselves to judge whether or not that describes the intensity of our prayer life?

     Or will we just accept our country as it's easier that way....and learn to adjust? That is the history of the Church in America.

     I know where I'm going to be for the next four years......WITH GOD'S HELP AND THE HOLY SPIRIT'S GUIDANCE. Will you join me?

One more thing.  I'm struck by the connection with where we are now in this country and the narrative of this book/movie.  Give it a read.

READ: THE HARBINGER by Jonathan Cahn
SEE:  The author's interview with Pat Robertson on the 700 Club on CBN.