Taking It Easy

In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves. –Psalm 127:2

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety. -Psalm 4:8

 


In my field of work, I have done a lot of traveling and long hours. I even traveled back and forth every day for three months out of the state. I was energetic, determined, and ready to earn the money I needed and wanted to help take care of myself and my responsibilities now and for the future.

I appreciated when I’d get the specific hours and days or nights that I was looking for although sometimes I had to take hours that were too early in the morning depending on the job and my position. Sometimes I’d even stay up for two or three nights in a row doing overnight shifts.

I did a lot of running around, put in a lot of hard work, endured a lot of tests, underwent adversary with certain undesirables, but I survived and remained unaffected by attempts to discourage me or to bring me down by others who were twisted and makers of trouble. I stood strong and prevailed throughout it all.

I was told once that I should have gave myself a pat on the back for the things that I had gone through in life, however, in reality God is the one who gives us that super strength to overcome and conquer. I’ve always been a strong person yet God built that strength in the accounts of my particular life circumstances from childhood on up. So, by the time I was partially spiritually trained I had become a fierce warrior without even realizing it.

I’ve made good money during my occupations and have enjoyed benefitting from my labor, nevertheless, I’m at a time in my life where I just wish I could retire. I’m tired. Mentally, I’ve always been older than my actual years but I’m tired, period. I can’t just stop working right now and I’m lucky to get work when I can because I do still have to support myself.

I found comfort within the Lord with this issue as he lets me know that It is alright for me to take time out for myself to rest. Rest from taking care of others and from not becoming overly concerned about future finances as I tend to think ahead of time.

I never take God for granted but I have to remember that he is the one in control-not the world. He is above and beyond anyone and anything and I don’t have to worry too much about my needs because as always-he will provide.

So, I get that extra sleep that I need. I take it easy, making sure that I eat well, and just breath and continue to heal from traumas. Most of all, I have the Lord in my life steering my path and carrying my load.

It feels good to let God take over everything. I want him to prepare my routes and show me in which lane to go down and what corners to turn as I know I’m in the best of hands. I’m not even living this life right now I am letting the Lord live in me.

I have a hunger for God, I really enjoy reading my bible and soaking myself up completely with him.


 

Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them,Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. -Mark 6:31-32

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.-Isaiah 26:3

The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” -Exodus 33:14

Accepting God

As a child, my mother regularly attended a Baptist church and was baptized at the age of ten. Shortly after I was born, at four months, my mother had me christened at a Catholic church. We both had the spirit of the Lord within us early on in our lives, and she introduced me to the bible at an early stage of my youth.

My mother took notice of the special gifts and talents that I had growing up, observing how advanced I was as she herself was very smart, and highly intuitive.

The both of us went through a lot, however, my mother always believed and trusted in God no matter what. There were certain things that I could sense and feel and that I was repulsed by, and the devil would come hard against my mother and I, but we never gave in.

Instead, I had gotten angry.

I blamed God for a number of things. I was angry for being born into the world, for having to go through certain things I felt I shouldn’t have and that I didn’t deserve.

I believed God was trying to hurt me, that God was against me, that God was a mean, cruel, sick, unfair God who was apt to punishing at any opportunity in accordance to what displeased him or that he was just waiting for the moment to find fault with me just to send me to hell.

I felt it was impossible to love, trust, and live under a God successfully under those conditions and terms. It was very hard for me to perceive God as the good, loving, caring, trustworthy, merciful god that I’d often hear people claim that he was. I just couldn’t understand their reasoning.

My mother conveyed to me there was a time in her life where she felt similar to the way I did. Wondering why God allowed specific things to happen and tended to think negatively about him.

My mother did stress to me that the Lord wasn’t against me and that god was good. She explained how good God had been to her throughout her life, and this is what confused me at a period. I had to admit to myself that no matter what went on within our lives we had always come out okay, or even better than okay.

I can give testimony to the wonderful and amazing turnabouts from our trials and tribulations, regardless of what may have occurred and seemed unfavorable or impossible.

Life is full of ups and downs, in general. It is even more burdensome when trouble comes through the vile hands of malicious people as well as the malignant principalities of this world.

I loved when the good things would constantly happen, I wanted life to continue on in those ways permanently. It was easy to have faith and believe in God while experiencing the pleasant moments of life. Yet, I learned that true faith, or a deeper faith, comes with fully trusting God when things don’t go well, and when all seems hopeless.

This is when our belief is ultimately put to the test.

When we stick with the Lord during the worst, most devastating events of our lives, knowing in our hearts he will come through in a fashion we don’t clearly perceive-but expect, from his loyalty and truth, amid his past accounts-we can rest assured God has prepared a grand delivery. All of our distinct packages are wrapped, sealed, and distributed through our unwavering faith.

Spiritual Warfare

Witchcraft/Black Magic

Witchcraft is definitely real and the bible will confirm this truth.

I’ve had people work Brujeria and all other sorts of evil witchcraft/voodoo on me and members of my family within the distant past, however, I and my family prevailed against it.

God/Jesus is, of course, far more powerful than the devil. Satan and his demons are no competition for our heavenly father, neither are negative/wicked people.

Always stay positive, continue to pray and to stay close to God and everything will work out fine. Don’t worry about anything, just go to God with all of your concerns no matter how big or how small your worries may be.

Take care, and God bless you.

Read the scriptures and hold on to the word of God

 

Survival

 

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Ephesians 6: 12-18