What if you were let down by your leader Satan?

The word of God tells us that nearly a 1/3 of the angels followed Lucifer, the angel of music and light that thought he could be AS GREAT as God….they left with him.

What would you do if you believed in someone that was equal to all power and you were just picking your political party? AND THEN… Upon descending you immediately realize that your leader who has encouraged you to leave… He/ She has no real power? Hmmmm… WHAT???

He cannot create! What? then how do we do xyz?
He is only in one place at one time AND he only knows anything else if it is told to him by followers? WHAT?

You mean he doesn’t actually know about Suzie’s weakness unless someone tell him? I MEAN SINCE HONESTLY– He IS NOT concerned about Suzie nor her troubles…when he has the WORLD and WARS and OPPRESSION and GREED…and ALL POSSIBLE DESTRUCTIVE things going on in every 1/4 mile of the world. ……. These are troubling him. YET we think ONE created being is after us because we are so special that he would give up the destruction of the rest of the world. WHAT? !!!

We believe, naively, that ever angel that left with him was happy with what they found out later.

I DO NOT BELIEVE that all the angels who left with him decided to serve him.

WHY ? WHY? WHY do I keep hearing so much about the enemy, and “his” demons and ALL the work they are hard at doing?

Why do I not hear about the glory of GOD?
About His sustaining power?
About all HIS ULTIMATE and TIMELY victory?

Why do we keep attributing bad to “satan and demons” rather than looking for and calling on the Holy Spirit and glorifying them?

Actually, we should say “whiff” “whatever” and move on in the Faith of Jesus Christ. What is wrong with that?

Don’t dare to say “the enemy can and does and is______”

Whose God do you serve?

Satan was created for glorifying God and Was NOT given powers. He was an angel to glorify God. He was created. And no where in the Bible does it say ANYWHERE that created beings have the power to create something/ some power.

All created beings can influence. And Satan, with the fallen angels that stayed with him, do try to influence the unknowing. But remember…

GOD (alone) is everywhere.
GOD (alone) can tend to everyone at once.
Everything else is limited.

QUIT giving backhanded praise to the devil by giving him credit for every uncomfortable thing you go through. “he, satan” does not have that much power nor that many angels to help him.

Sometimes life and peoples choices when they hit us just SUCK. BUT QUIT giving satan glory and start instead to cry out to and lean on the victory of Christ.

Until The Next Time~
Blessings, Kate

Get your eyes off the negative.
You cannot fight it anyway.

Instead say “whiff” “whatever… handle this God, because I do not have what it takes and you already have the victory. I am trusting you AND MOVING FWD IN THE PLAN YOU HAVE FOR ME rather than taking a breaking and crying in spilled milk (bygones that can’t be changed).

Until Next Time~
Blessings, Kate

Ode to Jesus

Sweet sweet Jesus
You’re my one and only Savior…

I turn to the idols of the world
but they do not compare to you.

Forgive my feeble attempts to
satisfy my soul in the world…

My soul can only find satisfaction in you
You are my redeemer and my strength.

What you ask of me is TOO much for me to do
But what you give me in the Holy Spirit
makes it available to accomplish.

Be with us this day
provide us with our necessities

You know the ones:
joy, hope, peace, grace, and forgiveness.

All Power… Glory… and Honor to YOU oh Lord
May Your name be ever on our lips.

Until Next Time~
B
lessings, Kate

Running with passion and determination…

Almost all Bible reading Christians have come across this verse:

Hebrews 12:1 New International Version (NIV)
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,

Here is The Passion Translation of the same verse: As for us, we have all of these great witnesses who encircle us like clouds. So we must let go of every wound that has pierced us and the sin we so easily fall into. Then we will be able to run life’s marathon race with passion and determination, for the path has been already marked out before us.

Everything that hinders us is all inclusive.

But I like this Passion Translation for another insight. “So we must let go of every wound that has pierced us.

What dawned on me when I read this second version is that all my emotional baggage must go. I must let it go and put it behind me. (Every wound)

Hanging onto past hurts hinders me as much as the sin that entangles me, trips me up. Not only does sin cloud the way I look at life but obviously so does my emotionally wounded outlook.

How can I run this race of life and faith “with passion and determination” if I am weighted down by ANYTHING in the past. I must let it go.

Paul says in:

Philippians 3:12-14 The Passion Translation (TPT)

12 I admit that I haven’t yet acquired the absolute fullness that I’m pursuing, but I run with passion into his abundance so that I may reach the purpose that Jesus Christ has called me to fulfill and wants me to discover. 13 I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead. 14 I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus.

For some people that means: to stop trying to “understand the past” and just let it go finally!

For others it means: get with someone who can help you come to a place where you can let it go.

Some wounds run deep. There are things that I can state to my therapist or pastor right off the top of my head. Things that STILL bother me after decades. It is past time to LET IT GO! But alas, that is why I talk with people who can help me because for some reason I am still hanging on to the memories. And this is weighing me down with undue weight and burden. It is preventing me from running…let alone running with passion and determination.

I want passion. I want determination. I want to finish the race set before me– the race that is a marathon- not a sprint. For a sprint, I need only push through for a brief time. I can do that with the added weight of wounds. Push and be done. But a marathon is a long commitment. It takes endurance. To keep endurance up I need to dump all extra baggage.

Lots of people want passion and determination. Some are people just like me who have a thing or two still hanging around long past their time to be gone.

So while I continue to confess and work on not falling into sin, I am going to take a serious look at EVERYTHING that I need to let go of…all the emotional stuff: mistakes, hurtful words, unforgiveness, bad choices, regret, remorse, grief, depression, anger, sadness, hopelessness, helplessness and on it could go. As I look with the help of the Holy Spirit, who knows what I will find lingering around. And by that same help– who knows how quickly I can let it go and pick up the race again with renewed passion and determination (with a free spirit).

Until Next Time~
Blessings, Kate

Share Your Link & Info

Are you looking for more followers?

I follow many really good blogs. I also am always looking for more content, perhaps you are too.

So, today, I open this page up for anyone who would like to share their blog information. In the comments below answer these 3 questions:

  1. What is the focus of you blog?
  2. How often do you blog?
  3. Where can we find your blog: share your link.

Until Next Time~
Blessings, Kate

Rest for the weary

(insights from my prayer this morning)

The time is coming and the time is now
When we shall come to know Him as He is.
This is our soul purpose- to know and to glorify Him in response.
He does not need our praise.
He is just worthy of it.
We are so meaningless on our own.
It is only in and through Him that our lives matter.
We can spend every day living as the dying do.
What will that gain us?

The rat race
The paralysis of virus
Two extremes, and yet we cannot, on our own, find ourselves.
Our souls still cry out:
Who am I? (really at my core)
What is my purpose?
What should I be doing with my time? (to feel happy and fulfilled, satisfied)
At our core: What is wrong with me? Why am I different?

You are different because He made you for Himself.
He stands ready to make you whole and to bring you a peace you have never known.
It doesn’t have to be this way, the way it is.
Life does not have to be so hectic, or so boring.
We can stop STRIVING…it does us no good.
We never get anywhere by it anyway.
Aren’t you tired?

28-30 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

Matthew 11:28-30 The Message (MSG)

We need to remove the filter
The filter of us.
We hold ourselves up before our eyes and then view the world and how it effects us.
Everything (for most everybody) is filtered through self.
But what if we let God be our filter?
What if we asked- How does God see this?
How would God have me respond?
What does God think about that which I am focusing on?
Do my thoughts glorify Him or should I make some changes?

28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30 New Living Translation (NLT)

If during this time we are worn down…and most of us are
If we are overly concerned with things we cannot control- people, places, and things…
If we are just plain tired
If we are angry
If we are depressed

If your soul is crying out for something different… It is time to rest in HIM.

You are NOT doing that if you are tense, disturbed, distraught.

Because even when life calls for change, God will fill us with a peace beyond understanding as we act to bring about change….when we are rested in Him and following His will for our lives.

It is time to find our rest in HIM
To be re-fueled in HIM
TO spend our free time glorifying HIM– the one from who all our strength comes from
Strength for a new day
Strength for a new trial and or adventure
Strength to face what lies before us.

Find your rest today in HIM— it will be gentle, light, full of peace.
Re-fuel and restore yourself (only) through HIM.

Until Next Time~
Blessings, Kate

Gratefulness when things are not evident.

As I listened to the birds tweet last night, I paused my thoughts to hear them better. Yet, each time I stopped my thoughts there was a long pause in the chirping until my thoughts had once again started up. This back and forth went on for several times. Thoughts and birds singing. Silence and silence.

Then I heard within me a still small voice that said:

Can you thank me and be grateful even when it is in between…when the birds are quiet? Can you thank me for their song even when you do not hear it at the moment?

God

Suddenly my next thought was a little more profound…Could I be grateful for God’s presence and His touch on my life even when I didn’t sense it (in the in between times)?

Do I? Not always. But could I work at it now? Yes.

Until Next Time~
All The Best,
Kate

Isn’t It The Right Time

This post is a wonderful reminder that we have been blessed by this curse as well.

Saba Niaz siddique

Dig out the days when we used to say, we don’t have enough time to do this and that.

When a hug to parents and a good night kiss on their forehead used to be the herculean task.

When seeing the blue sky used to be impossible.

When noticing tweeting birds used to be a stupid act.

When hustle and bustle trampled upon our happiness.

When closed ones became distant. And crossing the arms length used to take ages.

When we used to search peace everywhere but ourselves.

When our sweet homes became hotel.

When the unknown silence used to cover the din of discourse.

When we became the forgotten beings

Now, It’s a time we have been given;

To fix the broken hearts,

To plant a soft kiss on the wrinkled forehead,

To wash our hearts and get closer to distant ones,

To remove the arms length from our…

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