Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It's Breakthrough Wednesday. So What Will You Do About It?

It's breakthrough Wednesday.

That's right, Friends and most of us are plagued with one little area of our brain where we are stuck on a thought that makes sense to nobody but us.

That one little thought is leading us to choices and behaviors that are wreaking havoc in our lives. We are irritated by everything and everybody by day and are restless by night. We'd like nothing better than to wring the neck of that culprit that is messing with our peace, yet we avoid looking in the mirror at all costs.

Be assured that no matter what it looks like, God wants in and our breakthrough depends on us exchanging that thought we are stuck on for a God-thought.(a truth from the Word of God)

The hard part is being willing to admit that the source of much of our difficulties may be us or rather a crusty way of thinking we won't let go.

If you find yourself here today start thanking God for a breakthrough in your brain.

When your thanksgiving causes you to get through His gates and into His courts ala Psalms 100:4 then ask the Lord where your thinking is off. Be still and hear what the Lord has to say.

Next, ask the Lord to forgive you for settling for the ratchet thought and to give you a replacement.
Keep the thanksgiving going as your brain digests this new way of thinking.

Be hopeful but patient for results and don't think that that old thought won't put up a fight. Keep pressing into the Lord and let Him help you every step of the way.

Finally, remember that your breakthrough is not the end it is the beginning, a new and glorious beginning, so go forth in the strength of the Lord and the power of His might.

Isaiah 55:8-9

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

An Open Letter to 'Sick' from A 'Had It Up to Here' Believer

Dear Sick,

Can you read? Or maybe you don’t understand the concept of “by His stripes we are healed”. So you show up when you’re not invited and you just make yourself at home and create all kind of havoc and you expect us to roll with that like we have no recourse?

I don’t think so Bud, this is God’s property and you know it.

Oh, oh oh I guess you think that because so many of us miss the mark when it comes to taking care of our bodies that you have a right to invade and take over? Is that it?

Now, now admittedly some of us do go for the foot-long when God says half a sandwich and some of us do just roll over and go back to sleep when God says get up and hit the gym. And yes I get that a whole bunch of us are faithful to the wheatgrass and kale and the 14 mile run a day, yet hold on for dear life to unforgiveness and anger and bitterness, fear and other deadly companions.

And yes some of us do try to self- diagnose and self-medicate or outright disobey the wisdom God gave Dr. Jenkins. Yes sometimes we who wear the name of Jesus are a hot mess and a motley crew but don’t get it twisted. We belong to One who loves us so much He took the stripes and gave His life so we would be healed.


I am calling you out and serving you notice that the field day you been having in the Body of Christ is about to cease and desist. I declare that this post is going viral and many will read, repent and begin to obey those once ignored unctions of the Holy Spirit as if their lives depended on it.

So, I hope you are ready for a whole slew of believers hearkening to the voice of the true and the living God like it says in Exodus 15:26. ‘Best you get to packing tonight!


(Isaiah 53:5, Isaiah 43:1)

Saturday, July 18, 2015

We pose, we front, we put on the mask, even sport a pasted on smile. Then faking fails, the boom is lowered, our world twirls out of control and we wonder where our God is.

Friends, He’s right there waiting for us, longing for us to slow our roll and give Him some time so He can remind us again that it’s man that looks at the outside appearance. Our God looks at the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7) Selah-- pause and think about it… and have a ‘getting in line with my divine design’ day!

P.S. Some on you are on overload and need to holler HELP right now. You cannot afford to wait for somebody to Take You to The King…you need to hitch up your prayer wagon and get to the King (the King of kings) yourself. Amen?

Saturday, July 4, 2015

My Help Comes from the Lord, Anyway He Wants to Send It

Dear Lord,

Thank you that my help comes from you. (Psalm 121:2 & Philippians 4:19)
Thank you that it’s up to you WHO you send the help through.
You’re the Head, Lord we’re the body
Forgive us when we fail to follow you.

Forgive us for the times we rolled our eyes ‘cause the soup we needed came from Mindy Sue;
Lord, we just thought it would taste better if it came from Clara Lou.

And Lord forgive us the silent, sullen attitude when you sent Deacon Miles to drive our blind brother Hugh.
Our Help comes from you, Lord and we know that in our head,
Lord let that word travel to our hearts so we can rest in what You said.

And Lord, for those of us with trust issues from years and years ago, heal those damaged places so trust in you can smoothly flow.

And for those who’ve danced with disappointment so much they can’t see the help you bring,
I pray a double dose of healing until their hearts begin to sing.

This is my earnest prayer on this glorious Saturday;
Thank you for answering according to your will and in your special way.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen and Amen.

© Soul Shaping Publications, July 2015, Hayward, California 94544

An Independence Day Prayer

Dear Lord, As our nation celebrates Independence Day let us remember that whether young or old, our independence should never drive us away from you or your word. We need you every hour Lord. Individually and collectively we need your wisdom, your guidance and most of all your love. Where else will we go for comfort in time of loss but to you, Lord? You inspired the Psalmist to write “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…” (Psalm 33:12) Will we ever be that nation here in America? You inspired the recent addition of ‘under God’ to the Pledge of Allegiance—one nation under God. Have we become deaf to the very words we speak? Do we not know that ‘under God’ means God rule—that we should seek your will in every decision? And Lord, has our quest for freedom blinded us to the role we must play in bringing healing to our land? Lord, stir up the Body of Christ this week that we might humble ourselves, pray, seek your face and turn from our wicked ways so that you will indeed forgive our sins and heal the land. ( 2 Chronicles 7:14) Hear my prayer O Lord and open the spiritual eyes of all who read this post. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Lord, Control My Appetite