Good morning all-
I hope this week has been full of prayers, thanksgiving and a sense of purpose. I know mine has. As I woke up this morning, my thoughts were about my dreams of invasion, true deadly invasion. That was the dream I had. It was so strange I won't put it on paper but I will say this, it got me to thinking about fighting. I'm not a fighter. I only really fight when I've reached my HOT button. Not a good place for me to be. I've learned over the years to push it down. However, there are times I just can't do it and then we have a problem. At the pinnacle moment my temper meets the road, people scatter.
Anger, resentment, hate are all a catalyst for evil.
Learned behavior can sometimes be a good thing, it shows we've grown and have learned to control bad emotions. Worldly control also has a downside. If you control one thing often something that is good is controlled too. In my world the good was my passion for all things God. Passion has been hard for me to find over the last couple of years. I thought I had passion for all the right things only to be refined to find that my passion was selfish and honored my ability over God. Today, if you asked me what my passion was I would say I am growing to have one, God. Over the years, my kids and my husband were my life but my passion was work. In a very long and refining moment recently God showed me that my identity, my worth and my energy went into one thing, the thing that gave me the MOST satisfaction and that was work. Work is temporary and meaningless in a world that is suffering lost souls, war, drugs and a lack of everything good. When you can turn on the news and 95% of what you see doesn't make sense, you know our world needs Jesus!
Because we need Jesus, we need to put on our full armour and fight. I challenged each one of you this week to pray for the 99/1. I'm asking you to do so now. I'm asking you to gear up, have courage and fight. I'm tired of taking a back seat and watching man do the wrong thing. Our leaders need our prayers. They are full of themselves at a time when we need them to think about the people. We are self-lovers, surrounded by possessions and a penchant for chaos. Due to all this chaos all I can think about is love and how to break the evil. It seems, I can't walk by a person in need anymore without thinking what could I do or what should have I done in that situation. There are 30 charities I could name off right now that I wish I could contribute to. Some times in the dead of night I wake and wonder how I could be the wheel that changes everything and then the morning comes and I think this problem is too big for me and it is.
That's what made me think of the 99/1 prayer. I'm going to continue to pray it. I'm going to continue to spread the message and I'm going to ask any reader that hits this blog to do the same. My passion must be to share the gospel. Christ will do the rest. All He asks of us is to say the words, write the words, speak the words with boldness and truth.
Here's the truth. Christ did not come for the holy, He came for the sinner. He did not come for the those that believed they were the best, most knowledgeable, followers of God. He came for the worst of these. Christ did not illustrate to us that passivity in the face of wrong was acceptable, He came to show us that doing what's right, fighting with love, can change the world one person at a time and that's what we have to do, fight with love not war.
Of all the leaders throughout US history, my favorite is Martin Luther King. You know he was not a perfect man. He was tempted just like every man. He fell into those temptations too. So in essence he was real. But like Moses, he led his people to freedom through Christ. It was time that a snooty white population see that color was just skin deep. It was time to fight for what was right, peacefully with respect of their fellow man. And so Rosa Parks stood up on a bus and then others stood up and one by one a movement happened that was so powerful it changed our thinking and for eight years the US had an African American President and it all started with one man having a vision from God. That passion of those men were right, it was blessed by God and so do I. I have a vision for women everywhere to stand up and pray for our countries, our men and our children. I'm one person in a small town fighting for what is right and what's right is that a Christ movement take place in the US. My mission is for one person in every country to fight against evil so that the power of the light can shine on this earth. We must pray for the 99/1. It's the one that's lost, confused, overwhelmed, weak, strong, stubborn, inherently loves oneself over all else. These are the people I'm called to love, to spread God's word with authority over evil. We must fight as if we we're soldiers with a passion for our mission. That mission is to serve our God with all our heart, stand up and speak His word and not grow weary. I thank God that King David, FDR, Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Jesus. Each person thought less of themselves and more about their Godly mission. They stood up for what was right, against evil and if we stand up, pray with all our hearts, repent and give thanks, one day our Lord will return and evil will be demolished.
When I think of the wrongs I've committed in my life, the people I've unintentionally hurt or disappointed, the paths I've traveled that were marked with bad decisions and sin, I realize one thing, if God can use me to speak to you, then out of the least of these can come beautiful things. I'm not worthy to write about Jesus and yet, He calls me to. I'm not worthy to spread His word all over the world and yet, I'm called. I'm not worthy to speak about love when I have done wrong and yet, I'm here, repentant and knowing in my heart that I am to pray against this evil, fight wrong with right and pray for the 99/1. If one comes to Jesus because I opened my laptop today, I will be the luckiest girl in the world. That's my hope that as women see this blog, together we will pray this prayer and love will be heard from my deck out through the Internet to as many countries as God deems. I'm one myself, once lost but found. I'm far from worthy but so very grateful that our God saved me right where I was and never lets me go.
Will you stand with me today and pray for our world and the lost. We must turn from our ways and spread hope in the face of much chaos.
We must pray this for ourselves: Psalm 91: 7-8 NIV
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
Proverbs 10:12 NIV
Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.
John 10: 9-11 NIV
…9I am the gate. If anyone enters through Me, he will be saved. He will come in and go out and find pasture. 10The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it in all its fullness. 11I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep
Lord, we come before you today and we ask you to forgive us for our sins. We are torn up about the hurt, the pain, and the evil all around us. We are losing our men, women and children to drugs, money, and wars. Our hearts are hurt because we see that money and power are overtaking love and service. We need a Savior to guide us. So today, we join together, prayer to prayer to ask You to heal our lands. We ask in Your name to fight for the one of the 99 and save them from evil. We cry out to You knowing we are not perfect and that without You nothing will ever be good. You are a God of the possible, rain down the Holy Spirit on the hearts of those that are lost and change nations into Your Kingdom. We know evil exists, we are witness to it. Help us all stand with courage in the face of evil. Protect us as we pray this prayer and protect the "1" that is coming to You. May one multiply 1 million times. Thank You for loving us and believing we were worth the fight by sacrificing Your only son so that we might live eternally. In Jesus Name the women all over the world said, AMEN!