Anointing From Above

"No One Will Be Able To Stand Against You All The Days Of Your Life. As I Was With Moses, So I Will Be With You; I Will Never Leave You Nor Forsake You."
Joshua 1:5

It is amazing to me, how much stronger I feel when I keep my eyes focused up instead of around.

I have been watching a lot of Dr. Creflo Dollar lately.

I came upon him a few weeks ago as I was mindlessly flipping through the tv and from that first encounter, I was hooked.

From what I have seen, it looks like he preaches directly from the Bible and talks in simple language even I can understand.

If you don't like him, that is your right as well, some people I know think he is a thief, or a pulpit pimp as some call him, however that isn't for me to judge.

I was watching him the other night and he said something very powerful that struck me right in the core of my soul.

He said "When you get up in the morning, tell yourself, I am fulfilled with God, I don't need nothing, I don't want nothing and I am not missing nothing."

Now, I don't normally watch televangelists, if I have time to sit and watch TV, usually it isn't anything I would brag about here (ie: Jersey Shore), I try to stay busy other ways than with mindless amounts of television.

But for some reason, I stopped and listened to his entire sermon and then programmed my TV to tape it each night.

What I watch on TV isn't what my post is about though and apparently I got side-tracked, anyway back to being focused on Above...

If you, as a Christian, are walking through a trial and/or tribulation, I have recently learned, He will anoint you right in the middle of each of these trials.

And once God anoints you in the heat of these battles, you will literally have the power of the Holy Spirit flowing and operating through you so you can make it all the way to the end of the trial/tribulation and come out with a complete victory if that is how He wants it to turn out.

When you receive this anointing, He will give you His strength, as well as His strategies on how you should handle each different part of the trial.

Sometimes, He will completely take over and remove the storm clouds from your life, however if He hasn't and you are still sitting in the midst of pain and hurt and disappointment, remember this, there is a lesson to be learned within that pain.

I know it is hard to see when you are standing in the center of the storm, trust me, but there will come a day when you get up and notice the clouds, just aren't as black as they used to be.

Some are still very dark, while others seems to be a little more gray.

However, it is during these storms when you will receive the anointing from Above, if you take a second to look around, you will see exactly what I mean.

When He anoints you for battle, some very special things will happen to fall over you.

He will give you His protection, strength, boldness and courage.

He will empower you with His patience, stamina, and endurance to make it to the end of the trial/tribulation.

You will receive His knowledge and wisdom on what to do as well as what to say.

You will be blessed with His favor.

In short, God will tell you what to do, what to say, give you all of the favor you will need with the different people who will be involved in the trial, as well as giving you His divine protection, power, courage, and stamina so you can make it all the way to the end.

I have notied many people, myself included, let the trial defeat them right at the first sign of trouble all due to major fear hitting them, even before God has a chance to show up with His anointing to get the job done for them.

Depending on the severity of the trial, you may at first start out by literally shaking in your boots.

Just the thought of having to go through it will send major shock waves through you, almost to the point of paralyzing you to death with fear.

However, once God’s strength, courage and boldness starts to flow through you, much, if not all of your fear will actually leave you.

Once you literally feel God’s strength, courage and boldness start to flow through you, you will feel like you could do absolutely anything & nothing can stand in your way.

It has taken me 22 months to actually start to truly feel this, it wasn't something that overtook me the minute I needed it, it was only after I stopped doing things my way and sought Him to do His perfect will in my life.

The knowledge and wisdom, to know what to say, now that one I have felt for about the past 2 months.

Where as before I would pretty much state what I felt about my husband and his choices, lately, I have a love flowing when I speak to or text him, weird I know, so I know it is from Him and not me.

He may text me something that (most likely) riles me up and as I am thinking of what way to cut him down in my response, I am already typing something back that is no where near what I was thinking.

Something that has to come from somewhere deep within, a place where the pain isn't living on the surface, a place where only He dwells, a place where there is nothing but pure love...

I know you may be thinking I am a loon and that is okay as well, however regardless of what his choices have been, they are not mine to judge, yes I have had to live with what he has done, however I forgive him, each and every single day, each and every single action.

I am still trying to learn how to be guided by His wisdom and knowledge, because while I recognize this as an incredible gift, there are still plenty of times that I get tongue tied and don't know how to properly express myself, if I could write everything, I would be golden.

His favor, I have found, I need the most...

Especially with hillbilly lawyers trying to take me down, trying to take everything I have, including one of my children.

God’s favor is needed, if there are going to be different people involved in the trials and tribulations with you.

There may be times that you will need certain doors to open up for you, so that you are able to go to the next step, His favor is what is going to open up these doors for you.

The next time you are facing something you don't have the willpower to face, get on your knees and ask Him to anoint you, then step back and watch just what His Mercy and Grace can do for you.

Show Me Your Glory
Send Down Your Presence
I Want To See Your face
Show Me Your glory
Majesty Shines About You
I Can't Go On Without You, Lord


Secret Santa Strikes

"Each Of You Should Give What You Have Decided In Your Heart To Give, Not Reluctantly Or Under Compulsion, For God Loves A Cheerful Giver."
2 Corinthians 9:7

This is the 2nd year in a row I have participated in the Secret Santa, hosted by Georgie over at Decisionally Challenged.

I love doing this, picking out a few gifts for someone I have never met who lives no where near me.

It is much easier than shopping for family.

I look forward to the email saying it is that time of the year again.

I look forward to seeing how many people participate, as well as who will be my partner.

I anticipate my partner and what they will be like, what their favorite things are, where they like to eat etc...

Once I received the email from Georgie with the name, I immediately went to their blog to get a feel for them.

Yes, each of us fills out a detailed questionaire, however in my opinion, I can't garner that much without reading what they like to write about.

Fear struck me immediately when I went to the blog...

A very talented person was my partner.

Hmmm, Georgie has a sense of humor, because we all know I have the talent of the rug under my feet.

The two of us couldn't be more different and the more I thought about it, the more I loved it...

Something new to learn about :)

So off I went in search of presents for a woman I can't reveal quite yet.

I had a lot of help.

The store I chose to shop at had a woman there who knew (I hope anyway since I was clueless) exactly what I was looking for, she followed me around for almost an hour as I was swallowed up by all kinds of "crafty" things.

I was like a kid in a candy store, a thankful one that we had a budget as well!

The paper in the top pic (excuse the phone pics) was the one thing I picked on my own, without any help.

With that as a base, the woman helped me with pearls and flowers and ribbons and buttony thingies.

The flops, oh yes, we have to have the flops ornament for the tree and for when she sits and does her beautiful thing, some Peppermint Patties to nosh on.

And I will admit to you all, sad to say, however this is the only present I have bought so far :)

Ssshhhh, no one needs to know I am a bit behind.

Secret Santa ~ Merry Christmas.

Through The Years We All Will Be Together
If The Fates Allow
Hang A Shining Star Upon The Highest Bough.
And Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Now.


A Magical Fairy Tale

"We Loved Because He Loved Us First"
1 John 4:19

I am not prone to fairy tales, knights in shining armor, princes coming to rescue you as they ride in on their white horse etc....

I didn't like Barbies nor dolls growing up, I did own a Cabbage Patch Kid, which I changed into what I thought he should look like, complete with an ear piercing, make-up and a mohawk.

I am not a girly-girl.

I like sports, can curse with the best of them (though I choose not to), can change a flat tire, know where the electrical box is in case of a power failure, I don't spend hours trolling the mall because I have nothing better to do with my time, I like to help people, I enjoy feeding the homeless, I don't tolerate racism in any form, etc...

I can wear a dress and heels just as easy as jeans and a jersey. I can wear my hair down and done or up in a ponytail, it doesn't matter to me and it depends on the situation I am facing.

However, recently there has been a very small part of me that wants the fairy tale.

I want the happily ever after ending.

I want passion and romance and true, unconditional love.

I want to share my life with someone who will play hide and seek with me just as easily as they can sit down and watch football.

Someone who will run through the fallen leaves in the Autumn, walk along the beach in the Winter, stop to see the new blooms of Spring and one who can take a moment to enjoy the feel of sunshine on their face in the Summer.

One who will give me flowers, just because I am me.

One who will sing even if they think their voice isn't that great.

One who will be able to reach the darkest place within my heart and soul.

One who isn't afraid to show their feelings, one who can cry just as easily as they can laugh.

One who knows all my deepest, darkest secrets and loves me anyway.

One who will dance a goofy dance, just because they feel like it.

One who will skip in the grocery store, just because they are moved at that time.

One who doesn't lie straight to my face.

One who enjoys all the minutes of each and every day.

One who loves the rain as much as I do.

And as I sat and thought about these things last night, I knew I already had that One.

He gives me flowers each and every day, just because I am me.

He sings to me using the birds in my yard, He is the only one who will ever get close to my heart and soul in a way that no one, no matter how hard they try, could do.

He feels each and every thing I feel, He laughs as I laugh and weeps when I weep.

He knows each and every single secret I have, He knows my dreams, my fears, my worries, my doubts, my strengths, as well as my weaknesses.

He will dance with me as well as skip with me, He will never, ever lie to me, He makes the most of each minute I have on this Earth and He made the rain so I know He enjoys it like I do.

With Him, I am a Princess, His Princess.

God loves me just because I am me.

He loves me because that is His very nature.

It is who He is.

He takes delight in me, not for what I can do for Him, but for what He can do for me.

His love singles me out as if there were only Him and I.

His love makes me very special, irreplaceable, and of infinite value.

God loves me because I am His.

He loves me because He made me and because He bought me and because He sees the astounding person He can make me, but only if I let Him.

He is so passionately in love with me, that there is no length to which He will not go to pour His love on me for all eternity.

There isn't a man alive who can compete with that kind of love and maybe in a way I thought there was.

I thought that someone down here could love me the way He does and I realize it will never happen.

He is my knight in shining armor, the Prince on the white horse, the lover of my soul.

He is my fairy tale.

He is the only one who will ever have the other glass slipper and someday, I will get it back.

When Stars Are Hiding In The Clouds
I Don’t Feel Them Shining
When I Can’t See Beyond My Doubt
The Silver Lining
When I’ve Almost Reached The End
Like A Flood You’re Rushing In
Love Is Rushing In


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