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Twisted Words Lead to False Belief

Published March 10, 2017 by birdieklh

My heart is so heavy, Lord,
as people twist Your Words
Words meant to bring Healing & Hope
now being used as as vicious swords
against the Body You are building

We are called to walk in unity
as we follow after You
Yet the twisting of Your Words
even if only but a few
are rendering a gaping wound

 

The love we have for these precious ones
that have been led away
from the fullness of Your Truth
as the enemy has made them sway
We, with tears, cry out to You
and on our knees, we pray
for You to continue to woo them back
and in Your family stay

Oh, Abba, even back with Eve
the enemy twisted Your Words to deceive
Again, in the wilderness, he twisted Your Word
in tempting Jesus, our Lord
But Jesus, firm in You, stood the ground
and to You remained true

Father, some are not that strong in You,
Have not recognized YOUR voice
and when the enemy came in
they made the wrong choice
to follow after the twisted words
taken out of context
and try to take others along with them
is their sole intent

Keep Your children protected, Lord
from being lead astray
by the lies, deceit, and twisted words
that others have begun to say!


Lord, Your Word tells us that YOUR sheep KNOW Your voice! Just like, in life, as we spend time with others, we can recognize  their voice even in a crowded room, in passing and on the phone – we can only truly recognize Your voice as we stay in committed relationship with You! Spending time WITH You in worship, in prayer, in studying the Bible (within the context, not pulling things out here and there), and in quiet reflection, listening to Holy Spirit speaking into our hearts.

Those that are not quite there yet, in that relationship, Abba, I pray protection over their hearts and minds. Those that are, Abba, I pray love and mercy over the hurt and anger that wishes to arise (from our flesh) against those that have been misled. Oh, Lord, only You can correct these situations. Only You can reveal Truth. Only You can heal the wounds. We place our trust in You, alone, Abba, and we pour out our hearts in worship before You our King! Amen

What Happened?!

Published January 12, 2017 by birdieklh

Wham! Out of nowhere it hits . . .

WORDS

ACTIONS

ATTITUDES

Things start flying at you and you are wondering what in the world happened? Where did THAT come from and why???? So, you ask. The person tells you something that is SO not the truth of the actual situation. They are completely convinced that something was said or done that you can not convince them otherwise. Why is that?! People involved in the same situation yet both fully believing it developed in a different way.

HURT

PAIN

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DOUBTS

???????’S bombarding your brain

Oh, Father, what to do, what to do . . . (His answers – click the links below)…

…. “Come unto Me”

….“Take refuge IN Me”

….“Know that I am your Defense

….“Know that I will always be with you in all things”

….“I have given you My peace”

Abba Father, thank You . . . I am grasping Your peace and taking refuge in You, and ‘trying’ (very hard) to walk and rest in TRUSTING You . . . You have NEVER let me down, and I know deep inside You never will. Help my faith, Abba, right now the flesh is very weak and shaky. Soften the hearts of all involved in the situations that are causing such turmoil. Create harmony once again in our lives so that we can continue on serving You and loving one another unconditionally. Amen.

© klh 4-Given Ministries

 

Israel – News Reports & Prayer Requests

Published December 29, 2016 by birdieklh

This in the headlines today from Messianic Bible (aka news@biblesforisrael.com):

“Our Israel forces are battling ISIS on the Golan Heights.  Our ministry staff could not drive there to be with their family over Hanukkah as the army said, “turn the car around, it is too dangerous.”

The head of ISIS stated that their NUMBER ONE goal is to conquer Jerusalem
(where our ministry is located), kill all of the Jews and then take over the
whole land of Israel and kill every single Jew.

“We will find you in every house, behind every bush,
he said.”  We will kill every one of you; that is why
God brought you Jews back to Israel.””

This in today (along with a long detailed list of specific requests) from Corp Prayer Resource:

“This is a fervent call to prayer, on behalf of Israel, to all faithful
intercessors, from now until the transition of power of the US presidency on
January 20, 2017″


Dear ones, there is an urgency to our Christian responsibilities! We need to pray as never before for Israel! It is our duty!  Psalm 122:6

Here are some great resources for you to become involved in intercession:

Jerusalem Prayer Team                                         ~                         Pray for Jerusalem guide

Father’s House Foundation                                ~                          Article from Sid Roth

Free eBook download                                            ~                         Breaking Israel News

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image from BIN (Breaking Israel News – link above)

May our Almighty God bless you as you take the time to intercede for the apple of His eye!

©klh 4-Given Ministries

 

 

Where I Find Myself . . .

Published September 17, 2016 by birdieklh

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Between a rock and a hard place (or so the saying goes).

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Yikes! As a woman of strong (or so I thought) faith, this image of a stray sheep stuck where it doesn’t belong truly fits my ‘feelings’right now. I truly hate to admit that, but you see, circumstances beyond my control – don’t you love that phrase? – chased me right into a hard place and now I feel as though the very breath is being crushed out of my being!

Wondering about the how, when and why . . . tears flowing . . . yet I do still have that precious, unending, overwhelming, beyond understanding PEACE within. It is a very amazing thing . . . this battle between spirit and flesh!

What to do, what to do . . . . Oh! The ONLY thing one can do in a time like this . . . “having done all, to stand!” Ephesians 6:13 . . . and, stand . . . I am! Here is what I am choosing to stand upon:

 

My God is the ONE Who provides for all my needs!

My God is ALWAYS watching over me, He is over me like a banner, a shield!

  • Song of Solomon 2:4 Jehovah Nissi and I build my life as an altar before Him because He is my banner! Exodus 17:15
    • Actually, Jehovah Nissi also stands for “The Lord my miracle”, according to Blue Letter Bible  (and I need a miracle right now!)
  • He is my shield, my buckler, my rock, my high tower, my place of refuge!!! He gives His angels charge over me! Psalm 91
  • Nothing can EVER separate me from His love!!! Romans 8:38-39

These are but a few of the promises I am clinging to . . . and I am trusting with all my heart . . . He is ever Faithful . . . this is just one of those times when the trusting comes along with a wee bit of “Lord, I believe, help Thou my unbelief.” because my flesh cannot comprehend all that is happening . . . but I am praising Him through it all . . . KNOWING He always has my best in mind . . .

Abba Father, thank You for Your love. Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for Your peace as I go through this valley. Thank You for washing me with waves of Your peace, and thank You for forgiving my moments of doubt. I know beyond any shadow of any doubt that this too will pass and all will be for my good and Your glory. In Jesus Name, Your Handmaiden awaits Your plan, amen.

©klh 4-Given Ministries

 

 

 

 

Hearing The Heart of my Father

Published August 20, 2016 by birdieklh
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As I sit here, rain falling steadily, I got to thinking:

“Why in the world are more of us NOT taking the time to sit in the presence of our Lord, truly listening to hear his heart?!”

I mean, let’s be honest here . . . we love the Lord, we attend services, we listen to Christian music, we (for the most part) select to hang out with like-minded brothers and sisters in the Lord . . . but, what about the MOST important FRIEND we have? What about our time with HIM???

Sure, we lift up a whispered prayer for our day. We may even speak a few names before we rush out the door, asking for protection or healing or provision. Then what? Honestly? The majority of us simply get on with life – with the ‘things’ of this world that we must address during the course of day-to-day living.

Oh, how we must grieve the Father’s Heart! Over and over in His Word we are given examples of great men and women of Faith who also had to face ‘things’ (the regular things of life) yet they took the TIME to seek out the Father’s Heart.

Let’s take a look at a few:

Judges 20:27         –          1 Samuel 22:10          –       Nehemiah 2:4          –       Daniel 1:17 

Within the pages of our Bibles we have example after example; Old Testament as well as the New, where men and women of God took the time to seek the Father – AND took the time to heed His response – they LISTENED and then they acted upon His instructions!

The results were phenomenal!

Dear ones, His wisdom is ours –

         if we seek it!

His protection is ours –

    if we seek it!

His peace is ours –

    if we seek it!

His provision is ours –

  if we seek it!

What is the MAIN reason we should seek the Lord??? I love what this verse says:

But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. (NKJV)
… to me, the “but from there” means I can apply this verse to any situation I face – there is NOTHING to big or too small for me to bring before my God! If I reach out in faith, wholeheartedly – He is ever faithful to answer!     if we seek Him and LISTEN 

The Timing is ALWAYS Perfect

Published April 26, 2016 by birdieklh
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No matter what it is that we are planning for, hoping for, waiting for . . . when God says it’s time . . . it IS time!

His timing is ALWAYS perfect.
He knows what is best.
‘Oft our waiting times
Are only but a test
To see where our heart is at
(do I trust in this,
do I trust in that)?
Or am I focused on His plan for me
and asking Him to help me see
His perfect timing is forever right
and that there is abundance
even when things feel ‘tight’.

“Ouch! Lord, that thought hurt”
I say out loud
“Forgive me, Father,
for following the crowd,
and speaking of lack
when I KNOW You provide.”

Sometimes the ticking of the clocks
in our lives
have a soothing, relaxing sound.
At other times it seems
like click, CLANG, BONG!
(Oh .. my .. no! That is WRONG!)
A change of focus is what we need
to walk by faith – sow a seed
into the lives of others
any way we can
then rest fully in
The Great I AM!

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Dear ones, our loving Heavenly Abba, the giver of all good things, desires us to rest in His promises. When He shows us something that is to be, we can rest assured that it WILL come to pass. However, that will always be on His timetable, not necessarily our own. The waiting for those things sometimes is a wee bit difficult, but we KNOW He is faithful and He always completes that which He starts! – Philippians 1:6New King James Version (NKJV) being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

What He says, He will do – He can not lie! (reference)

So . . . let the clocks tick, or clang, or bong . . . it matters not. You are in His love, safe, secure, cared for. Rest there and trust! 

©klh 4-Given Ministries

 

Are YOU in The River?

Published February 23, 2016 by birdieklh

A precious sister-in-Christ recently posted some photos from a trip she took, with her full permission, I am using three of them. Thank you, Sandy for your generosity!

My church has quite often spoken about God’s River. How it is present all around us and yet we don’t all jump in and receive Its blessings. Well, today I wish to address some new aspects of rivers that I myself had not meditated upon before. (Thank you, Pastor Vera Segundo, for your awesome message on Sunday!)

1 – The river (a river) will flow where it wants to flow!

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Task River photo by Sandy Garland Blaser

2 – It makes a path for itself, cutting out places for itself as it twists and turns through reeds, rocks, etc.

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Task River photo by Sandy Garland Blaser

3 – It will make even the roughest rocks smooth as it flows steadily along its route!

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Task River photo by Sandy Garland Blaser

So it is with our lives . . . IF . . . we allow ourselves to get in The River of God’s Love. It will lead us to the destination He has for us, shaping us as we go, smoothing out our rough edges, creating vessels that will allow His Beauty to shine through. But we DO need to – by faith – not only take a step into The River, but to completely immerse ourselves within Its powerful flow. It has a planned path, a planned destination, a planned purpose. It brings forth energy, power, LIFE – healing flows within Its banks! Mercy overflows its banks! Are YOU ready to jump in? Are you still dangling your feet? Ah, my friends, the water (God’s Living Water) is marvelous – come on in! You will never be the same!

[ The River of Life ] And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.
In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.

For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.
My heart is overflowing with worship to my King for the flow of His River in and through my own life! I can not keep silent – I must praise Him with every ounce of my being! Singing from the depth of my spirit to His Throne . . . blessing, honor, glory and power, be unto The Lamb, forever and ever. Have Your way in my life, Lord – shape me, mold me, use my life for Your glory – this is the cry of my heart. Amen.

©klh 4-Given Ministries 

 

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