There is Room for You

I know that it seems as though you are on the outside looking in at times. As though everyone is having a grand time and you are estranged from the world. I know those perceptions because I have been where you have. I have walked where you have walked. If you have not been delivered from those feelings, the only difference between the two of us is the fact that I have been set free from them and you have yet to be. Take heart. The same God that changed my life is available to take yours and make you a new person. One who is filled with joy and peace. There is room at the table for you. So, come and dine, Jesus says.

The bible says that Jesus came to heal the brokenhearted. He came to set the captives free and set them at liberty who are bruised. He also came to comfort all who mourn. (Isaiah 61:1,2) He came to give you life. A more abundant life. (John 10:10) All you have to do to receive such wealth is to reach out to Him. I promise you that He will reach back.

So much that is not true has been laid at the feet of Jesus by people who do not know Him. And so many have ignored Him and gone on about their lives as though they do not need Him, when in truth none of us live without Him. Oh, you can seemingly walk through life on your own, but when it’s all said and done, only what you do for Christ will last the test of time. And only what He will do for you will bring you any lasting peace in your heart.

Do you know what real peace is? It is an absence of inner turmoil. No conflict of the mind at all. A quietness of the spirit that leaves you sighing with satisfaction. That is the peace that Jesus wants to give to you. (“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27)

Jesus Christ is not only the source of life, He IS life! (“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6) He is all truth, and He is the way. He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. He died that you might have life.

Without Jesus Christ, we are lost and our souls will burn in hell. Yes, there is a hell. The Lord does not want anyone in hell, which is one of the reasons why He died. But He died to do more than to save you from hell. He died so that you can have that abundant life that I spoke of. We don’t have to wait until we die to experience heaven. We can experience heaven on earth. (“neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:21) The things that God has in store for His children are mind-blowing! You don’t want to miss out! (“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9) We haven’t even THOUGHT of even ONE of the things (plural) that the Lord has prepared for His children!

The thing that is most amazing about Jesus, though, is His love for us. Imagine someone giving up their life for you, even when you ignore Him and even despise Him. (“ For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” Romans 5:10) Now, THAT’S love. God is even now stretching out His hand to a rebellious people who ignore Him, refuse to obey His commandments and laws (which are for their benefit and so they can have a long and prosperous life), and go their own way as if there was no God in heaven. The love and mercy of God is beyond comprehension.

I urge you to receive Jesus Christ into your heart and life. You will never regret it. But if you do not, there will come a day when you will not only regret that choice, but you will spend an eternity kicking yourself and being tormented by the enemy of your soul, satan. I pray for you. I pray for you each day. I pray for your peace. I pray for your deliverance. And I pray that you experience the love that passes all understanding. (“17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” Ephesians 3:17-19)

There is room for you at the Lord’s table. There is a spot reserved specifically for you, and you alone. Don’t allow anyone or anything to keep you from being part of God’s great supper. (Read Luke 14:15-24)

I am waiting to pray with you and for you. Contact me and I will do just that. Then the celebration can begin.

Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

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You CAN Be Free!

I have some good news. In fact, the news is fantastic. What is that news, you ask? Pull up a chair and I’ll tell you all about it!

Okay, here it is: You can be free. Yup. Yessiree, indeedy! You can be completely free. In your mind, your spirit, and your body. How do I know that, you’re wondering? Because I am one that has been set free in every arena of life. And I mean every one.

I have been abused, raped, molested for years, and suffered from almost forty years of a deep depression that kept me in a pit of great despair. I dealt with severe anxiety that lasted for years and endured major panic attacks that lasted all day and into the nights.

I was bullied all throughout my school years, teased and tormented incessantly, and had the kind of home life that could only be described as horrific. In between the beatings and unending screaming that went on, I lived with a soul-deep loneliness that ate at my spirit and caused me to withdraw from life. I was the poster child for the hopeless and heartbroken. But that all changed through the grace and the love of Jesus Christ.

Yes, I said Jesus Christ. That Name that causes all sorts of emotional outbursts and evil surmising from those who are rebellious towards God and all that He stands for. That Jesus was the One Who healed me from every heartache and pain that I carried throughout my life. (“I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4)

You see, I have known and walked with the Lord since I was two years old. He has always been a part of my life. So, why did I have to endure such hardship and suffering all of my life, you ask? I have asked Him that question many times over the years and one day He gave me the answer that silenced that particular query. The Lord told me that I had not been suffering for nothing. He told me that I had been suffering for others. And that knowledge has kept me going even when the going got rough and tough. Because if I can help just one person, all of my years of deprivation and heartache has been worth it all. If you are reading this blog and it is bringing you any encouragement or comfort, all the pain was a prize. A personal trophy that I can hang on my emotional wall of triumphs and accomplishments.

Let me get back to Jesus. As I said, He’s been with me all my life. Through all of the good times and the bad times, He was there. He was sitting right with me as I lived in that vast chasm of depression. He was there when I woke up screaming in the night from nightmares that would curl your hair. He lived with me during the anxiety and walked beside me all the years I thought I would die from the loneliness that dogged my steps. He brought me comfort and counsel. And He took all of my fears from me. One at a time.

He listened to me. (“This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.” Psalm 34:6) There have been numerous instances when I have cried out to God in great distress and pain. More times than I care to count. And God was always there, hearing my pleas and sending me help from His sanctuary.

For I could not have made it this far without the Lord. There is no way that I would have gotten through my life without His grace, love, and power working in my life.  It was Jesus that kept me from taking my life the two times I told my husband that I was going to kill myself and I was going for the rifle that he kept under the bed. It was Jesus that kept me from overdosing on my medication when I told my husband that I wanted to take all of my pills. It was Jesus that kept me company those nights as my broken heart spilled tears while the rest of the world slept.

One by one, the Lord dealt with the giants of fear that had routinely attacked and tormented me. He taught me how to kill those giants myself and I grew in strength and poise as each one fell to the earth as I plunged the blade of my sword into its throat. (I had to climb up their legs, but that was no challenge. I enjoyed sending the suckers to their eternal doom.) God taught me how to fight for my life and, along the way; He also taught me how to be my own best friend. Nowadays, you can’t beat me in cheering me on and talking power talk to my spirit.

Now, onto the good news. You CAN be free. Completely free. From all of your fears. The Lord is no respecter of persons. What He will do for one, He will do for all. For He loves all with a love that far surpasses the ability to tell. I am daily discovering more depths of the love of Jesus Christ for me and it always brings tears to my eyes as I experience just how much I am loved. And He loves YOU precisely the same way.

If you need love, you can find it right here. If you need healing, you can find it right here. If you need deliverance, you can find it right here. If you need encouragement, you can find it right here. If you need the will to live, you can find it right here. If there are giants in your life that need to go down, you have come to the right place. Because this blog is not simply a bunch of nice-sounding words for you to read. The Holy Spirit is here to minister to you right through your computer screen. Between my prayers for you and His dynamic power, you can and you will be set free. All you have to do is ask Him and then trust Him to do it.

I know what I am talking about. My life has been one of great suffering. But I can promise you that there is freedom and liberty in Jesus Christ. I live a life of peace, love, and joy. And it only gets better as I go from strength to strength and from glory to glory.

I encourage you to try Jesus. And if you are a believer and are going through hardship and heartache, let me encourage you by telling you that the Lord is going to deliver you from every single one. That is His promise to you and He cannot lie.

Contact me and allow me to pray for you. I guarantee you that your life will change. I serve the Great Life-Changer.

Be encouraged.

Blessed be the Name of the Lord.