I have too keen an eye for details in facial features not to have notices his. At one time I even told a new father - not deliberately, just kinda fell outta my mouth - that the child was not his child. How could I tell that from the photograph he held in his hand? Eyes & their spacing, cheekbone structure, nose shape, hands, feet, hair, all kinds of details.
It’s weird. Not sure if it’s a curse or a blessing, but I got it. LOL
Also the thing about the lice, yeah I don’t like them either, had them once when I was little. No thanks I’ll pass this time. ROFL
But yes, the principle is to be thankful for whatever situation we find ourselves so that the Lord can refine us or use us, whichever He desires.
Look, I know it looks very scary out there these days, but we gotta remember one very important thing that we have that the world doesn’t have right now, JESUS. We need to all, myself included, start stepping out in faith to tell others about Jesus. I know it’s a scary thought, “What if they beat me up?” So what. What did they do to Jesus? They beat Him with a cat-n-9-tails. You know what those things were made of? Sure ain’t the imitation leather they use now that’s a fact. Just check out the Roman war weapons sometime or their scourging implements.
“What if they rebuke me?” Well again, Jesus was rebuked, spat on, heck He even had a crown of thorns beaten into His skull & we’re worried about a broken bone or 2? (I’m preaching at myself here too. lol)
“What if I get arrested?” Well, let’s look at some other people who got arrested. Paul & John are the first to come to mind. What about all the unnamed believers who Nero lit up like torches? What about the gladiator fights and the areas with the lions? We got it pretty easy nowadays. They did away with the rack, although they decided to keep the guillotine for some reason. Hmmm
So the way I see it we either get bold for Jesus and run the risk or we stay home and pray that God sends out HIS workman into the field because the harvest is very ripe.
Those of us who can’t get out there for health reasons, non-covid related, can at least be intercessors.
Now don’t give me that, you know how to pray. If I can pray & thank God during this time so can anyone else. Be warned though, you MUST go out with your spiritual armor on and in good condition & be prayed up. Make sure you tell your circle of friends you need a prayer covering.
“Marianne, what’s a prayer covering?” A prayer covering is when people support you in prayer while you are out doing the work of God. That’s why Pastor JD keeps needing prayer. We need to keep him and all our ‘front liners’ covered, dare I say bathed in prayer.
This type of prayer I’m talking about is in keeping with the movie that came out a while back “War Room” I’m not sure where you can view it, but Netfix is where I watched for the first time. When I talk about us praying for people I’m referring to that deep intercessor, meditative communion with God that happens in your “secret place”. “Marianne, I don’t have room in my home for a prayer closet or anything like that.” That’s what I thought too.
Here’s what I did; 1 tension curtain rod, 1 dark heavy curtain 1 hallway with 2 walls reasonably close together. Line up the tension bar, with the curtain pre-hung on it. once this puppy is up you don’t want to have to move it again. I spaced mine so there would be ambient light from the top and the bottom with the bottom about 4-6 inches off the ground. Whella one perfect secret place that only you & God know exists.
People who are opting for the more in-person approach, please let us know so we can pray for you to cover you in prayer.
Sorry I got so long in the tooth there. Oops lol
God Bless ya real good.
Be encouraged “God is with us”