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Unusual Weather Patterns: God is Doing Something!

 

As most of us know, a good portion of our country (all along the east coast and way inland, all the way to the Midwest), is experiencing unusually cold weather and lots of snow...

While over here in the Pacific Northwest, we are experiencing a very early spring... right now the trees are budding and babies are being born in the wild and on farms (deer, elk, cattle, sheep, alpacas, etc., are having their babies very early)... this doesn't usually happen until April/May and here we are experiencing it in February... a time of the year when I WISH spring would come, but doesn't happen for two more months (smile) - in fact, the only place I've ever experienced warmth in February was when I lived in the Arizona desert... (a place I always miss during this time of year :)

I'm not "bragging" or saying this is happening because God favors the Pacific Northwest over the rest of the country (God forbid I would ever be that prideful in assuming such a thing - God loves ALL of us the same...)

Why I'm saying anything about this at all, is I believe it's a sign and a wonder, and right now, in the midst of it, is when we need to turn our eyes on Jesus and seek Him like never before, so we can receive all that He wants to show us right now...

I believe it's a season of great breakthrough for all who have an ear to hear what He is saying - right now... in the mighty name of Yeshua the Christ.

http://www.ctpost.com/news/us/article/Winter-keeping-its-icy-grip-around-the-Eastern-US-6091521.php

 

False Expectations

 

Last night I slept long and hard (an unusual occurrence for me) after a very challenging but richly rewarding weekend... 


And this morning I had an amazing dream where my Debbie and I were soaring in the Holy Spirit at a very large event being held in a large high school...

Then the Lord started speaking to me... 

As I was praying over some experiences from the past and the people who I had been associated with, the Lord showed me several things about myself... wrongful ways of thinking that were continually tripping me up, as He was releasing me from them... the most significant being "false expectations." 

This time with the Lord is similar to the time in my life when He released me from a spirit of invalidation... the devil can only continue harassing us if we allow him to, or we don't know he's there; can't identify the source of our trouble, don't know his name - sort of like "Rumpelstiltskin" - remember that story?

Anyway, in both instances, as soon as I knew the name of the spiritual affliction, it was gone... simple as that... there doesn't need to be some big fanfare or "deliverance session" - Jesus and I partnering together... 

This morning, He showed me, I recognized it, didn't even have to tell it to go, it was faster than that... I knew I was released from it when I recognized it, and that's what I spoke... I said "I'm released from false expectations!" Wow! God is good!!!!!

And because I've been released from false expectations, I am so free to just follow hard after what the Lord has for me, go where HE is leading me, without worrying about what anyone else wants... 

"Seek FIRST His righteousness and His Kingdom, and all these other things will be added unto you... " (Matt 6:33)

Now I am much better equipped to do that... He will take care of everything and everyone else.

Expecting more from people than they're capable of giving is a recipe for disaster... for them and for you... they are destined to fail you, and you are destined to judge them based on your false expectations.

So God released me today from false expectations - my false expectations of others, and their false expectations of me. Isn't He so cool?! The only expectations I need concern myself about are HIS, and I KNOW He loves me all the time, way more than I can even think or imagine...

Thank you Jesus!!!!!

 

Prayer Update

 

Please pray for my husband, as he fell at work... I talked to him on the phone and he seems coherent, the injury is mostly to his shoulder, so I don't think there's any head injury to worry about, but please keep praying against any lingering stiffness or injury to his neck, shoulder or back...

Thanks everyone... we appreciate your prayers very much. The enemy doesn't much like what we're doing and will come against us anyway he can...

But we know God is much greater and will turn everything the devil means to harm us, into our good, because we love Him and are called...Romans 8:28

 

Request for Prayer!

 

I am writing to all my friends who actually pray (thankfully) to ask you to please pray for our upcoming trip, as things don't seem to be coming together as nicely as they did last time... I'm doing my best to trust God in this because I KNOW He's for us and wants us to walk this out... doing my best to roll all my cares on Him knowing He cares for us, I will be fasting and praying today in preparation, and believing Him for all the breakthroughs that are needed...

Thanks everyone, and please feel free to share whatever the Lord puts on your heart as you intercede for us... your prayers are invaluable to us...

 

National Call to Prayer on June 29!

 

 

If it doesn't cost you anything...

 

I was just reminded of something God told me awhile back - if it doesn't cost you anything, it probably isn't God...

He doesn't promise that His way is easy, only that it's the only way to real fulfillment, the only way to scratch that impossible itch that keeps annoying the crap out of you until you step into His kingdom and answer His call on our lives... the only way we can achieve real intimacy with the Father and walk in the fullness of Christ...

Would I choose any other way? - Not on your life.

 

A Letter to my Native Brothers and Sisters

 

 

Trust the Jesus in You

 

 

Turning a Blind Eye

 

turn a blind eye (to someone or something)
fig. to ignore something and pretend you do not see it.

 

Currently Recruiting

 

As you know, we just got back from ministering on the road for a month in Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona... next month, we will be traveling into Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, possibly Michigan and Ontario, Ohio, Illinois, Wyoming... and other places after that.

I would like to put a band together, so right now I'm looking for great musicians who love the Lord and who are available to travel and can help raise your travel expenses... look at yourselves as "missionaries" - definitely "workmen who are worthy of your wage," but right now at the beginning stages, money is tight...)... eventually I'm believing for enough money to come in to pay ourselves a salary, but right now we are barely covering our travel... you can let your friends and colleagues know we are a 501(c)3 so any donations that come in are tax deductible...

We are also currently working on our second CD, and hope to have it finished in the next few months.

I am currently looking for: 

             drummer
             lead/acoustic guitar player  
             bass player 

who love to minister musically, have a real team spirit and a heart that is truly humble... life's too short and what we're doing is too important for us to give into petty grievances and/or ego problems...

If you feel the nudging of the Lord to be a part of something that's changing lives, please let me know...

Hope your day is glorious...
Mary