Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Storms Come....

24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” (Matt. 7:24-27)

Storms come to eveyone's lives.  There are no exceptions.  At times it may appear that a person has a cookie cutter life but we must always remember that this picture is just a snap shot.   We don't know what they have already been through in this life or what they will go through in the future.

There is a deception in the church where people think that you must have sin in your life if you aren't blessed.  That is not that case. Everybody goes through seasons in their lives;  times to prosper and times of material lack.  It is also wrong to serve the Lord only for the blessings you can get.

I am tired of people lashing out at God because they aren't getting blessed the way they figured they should be.  God is not a puppet where you pull his strings.  Enough of the temper tantrums or sulking when you don't get your way.

It's time to grow up Saints.  I know I'm having to. He promised to meet all my needs according to His riches in Glory.... not all my wants.

I don't know what the future holds.... and yes that can be a bit scary.  It's forcing me to trust him more. I'm claiming the promises that He's given me and leaning on his strength.  This is doable with Holy Spirit.

I've been through a few storms lately and Bless God.... I'm hear to say that I'm still afloat and by his grace I'll  make it through whatever lies ahead.

Let's Pray: Holy Spirit, come help us today.  We need you more than ever before.  Thank You that your love is shed abroad in our hearts.  Thank You that you'll never leave us or forsake us.  Thank You Lord for joy in our journey with you and lots of good memories along the way.  Thank You Lord for making our lives worth living.  Thank You Lord for the relationships you've given us. Help us to always love people the way you would. Amen!

Bless you!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Only Thing that Counts

Galations 5:6 says, "For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love."

What faith?   Faith that Jesus is able to look after me and keep me.  Then I can love freely. The more Love I receive from God the more comfortable I get inside this earth suit that He's given me.  It's so nice to be able to wear whatever fashion you want and not be concerned about what people will think. 

It's so nice to be free from people pleasing all the time. I'm free to ask the Lord when to help and how much to do and if they don't like it, oh well.  He's the one I want to please. 

Only as you receive his love will you ever be able to lay down selfish motives.  Thank God His Love is shed abroad in our hearts! (Rom. 5:5)  All we have to do it ask for more love.

The more faith I have, the more I will find outlets to give his love away. His love will compel me to make a difference.  Forget sitting on the sidelines of life anymore! 

The only thing that counts..... really the only thing that counts-- not the job, not the money, not the position, not the applause, not the toys--is faith expressing itself through love.

That's something to think about.  I have been mulling on this for a week now. Kind words express love.  Got to work on this some more.

Thank You Lord that only words of love, grace, mercy and power flow out of my mouth today. Amen!

Bless you!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"School of Love and Power"... Amazing!

I went to the School of Love and Power last week.  I think I found a home.   These guys are doing what I have been doing on and off the last few years.  Hallelujah!  I'm not whacked,,,, I was just way ahead of my time!

We learned to release the Love of God wherever we went and it was awesome.  Because I have done this before, I was asked to take people out to the malls and restaurants to show them how to do release God's love.  The idea was coach them and bail them out when they got stuck or at a loss for words.

I had so much fun. The first two ladies and I were sitting at a table the first day looking for people that were sick to pray for.  All of a sudden a lady walked by from an angle I couldn't see.  The lady sitting across from me didn't do anything.  I quickly blurted out, "Excuse me for a minute." and went to talk to this lady.

She was really happy to have someone pray for her as she had sprained her ankle and it was very painful.  She had on a boot type of imobolizer and was walking with crutches.  I prayed for her and rebuked the pain and blessed her and she walked off.   She must have said "thank you" 5 times.

I got back to the table and told the lady sitting across from me, "She was for you, you know.  That was a divine set up to get you started." That got her thinking.  You see, I had gotten them to agree with me earlier that we would be drawn to people that would be favorable to having prayer.

So, I taught them how I love to give out destiny words for kids and how I love to tell Mom's how beautiful their babies are and what they are going to be good at as they grow up.  It's so encouraging!   After showing the two ladies how easy this was.... they ventured out and I prayed in tongues for them.

I was so proud of them and Holy Spirit was so happy I couldn't help but get teary eyed.   We blessed many people that lunch hour!

I want to do this every day of my life.  I keep hearing "Freely you have received, freely give."  Well praise God,  I'm trying to give His Love away as fast as I can, to as many people as I can.  Hallelujah!

Lord help us to seize the opportunities to make a difference for you.  Help us to realize that the King of kings and Lord of Lords lives inside of us and wants us to bring Heaven everywhere we go.  Truly we are your ambassadors to a lost and hurting world. We die to our own rights and what people will think of us and see only the cross and how much you love us all. Amen!

Have a great day in him!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Friday, May 4, 2012

It's Spring!
Hi there.  My apologies for not writing. I got busy getting the word out about the great church I attend  or Kinburn Revival.  The Lord put it on my heart to advertise them on the net using videos.  So I learned the program the last few months and PTL! I've done almost 40 videos so far.

If you look up Kinburn Revival on youtube you will see lots of them.  I am also on youtube under "beloved4evr"

God's been doing this great thing and connecting me with believers who will help me in prayer.  It's awesome knowing that there are a few ladies who will pray for you when you run into trouble.  You need it when you go out on the streets to witness and pray for people.

I hope you have started keeping a journal. I know I've mentioned that before but it's really important.  Many of the confessions you find on my blog are from my journals.  I heard Mahesh Chavda talk once about how his first couple of books were from his journals.  That should really encourage you to keep a journal!  You'll find it so encouraging when you look back through old journals to see how God got you through this thing and that thing.  It's a testament to his keeping power.

Anyhow, that's enough for now.   Here's the link to the promo video I did for "Awake The Nation"

I'm going to have to cut back on my video creating to get stuff done around our place.  I don't want to get so busy that I lose my focus of seeking the Lord either.  It's too easy to let all these good things steal us away from the most important thing, Jesus!

Also, Spring means a lot more outside activities. I am praying that we will all take Jesus with us and keep the conversation and worship flowing even while we are tidying up our gardens and yards.  Does that sound like a good prayer?  Amen!

Bless you!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson