Did you know that a constantly squabbling family often will fall to pieces.
Luke 11:17:” A family splintered by feuding will fall apart.”
I know…for that is what happened to my family. There was constant strife while I was growing up, and, yes, the whole family eventually fell apart. We were having a war with the Nazis on the outside; we a experienced a war on the inside as well.
There are huge disadvantages in having strife and bickering in the home. But, oh…the blessings of a bonded family where love is the main motive for living!
In James 3:16 we read: “Where there is confusion and strife there is every evil work.” Wow! We’d better think about that warning. Better to be happy rather than being right and miserable.
Satan feels safe in your home where there is strife and discontentment. It will take the presence of the Holy Spirit to defeat the enemy and make it a peaceful place. Let Him do that for you.
Here is a suggestion for you. Next time there is an argument in your family that you did not start, ask the Holy Spirit to forgive you. Yes, you. Why? Simply because you are one with your husband, wife or child and you need to bear the burden for the ones that will not, or cannot repent at this time. The prophets of old did this all the time. They repented for the sins of the people just as if they themselves were guilty, though they were actually without blame. When they repented the people began to break and realize their transgressions and became remorseful. Try it. It works every time.
Sometimes we walk into a situation filled to the brim with tension and strife. It takes a “cool head” to know what to say or do. But God says to speak peace to that issue or home setting. If they do not receive it, the blessing will come back to you for sure. Luke 10:5-6: “Whenever you enter someone’s home, first say, ‘May God’s peace be on this house.’ 6 If those who live there are peaceful, the blessing will stand; if they are not, the blessing will return to you.”
Jesus’ last prayer was that His Bride would be one just like His Father and He are one. I see Him dancing with singing over His people as they are endeavoring to unite themselves together.
I hear Jesus say: “I indeed am dancing over you with joy in My heart. You please Me in all you do. I will fill your home with the fullness of My Spirit as I am the very center of your life. I am sending My Spirit of refreshing and peace on those who will leave strife and self-will behind and choose Me instead.”
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Brushed by God .
This book gives a refreshing look at inspirational art ( prophetic art) exposed in church, to individuals, on the streets and in parks. The book shares many experiences on how almost any body can do prophetic art for people you love or want to reach for Christ. This book is for every one and a delight to read. See side panel for details. If you live outside the USA you need to add $5.00 extra for shipping by air.
Drawn by God
This devotional book has 52 short chapters and 176 pages. Each chapter starts with a question, has a biblical background scripture that is appropriate for the title of the chapter and then discusses the answer to that query through the eyes of the author’s vision of God. The chapter ends with a prophetic word from Jesus’ heart saying “I hear Jesus say…” Every chapter ends with a drawing by the author or an inspired artist who knows Jesus intimately.
The book will make you hungry to know more of Who God is and answers questions like, “Does He really care about the small stuff in my life? How can I give Him first place when I feel like I am losing it and I feel He does not love me anymore? Do we need conflict in our life? What about generational blessings? How far will He go with me? What about impossible situations? How do I ever attain to living a life that is bathed in God’s rest?”
The book also shares personal examples of how the author faced tremendous difficulties in her own life. How in her youth during the war in Holland they were hiding Jews right under the nose of the Nazis who occupied a castle next door. The pain she experienced in her broken youth when she felt like no-one even realized she was around. How God became her Father and her Mother when she herself was just a young mother, longing to be free from much bondage.
The book is based on spontaneous prophetic art and how God wants to speak to each one of us not only through His precious word, but through anything that comes our way
Spontaneous Prophetic art is practiced in some churches where the artist steps forward as the worship starts and asks God for a spontaneous picture for the congregation. After the worship, the artist explains the meaning of the picture and shares what she or he senses God wants to say to the people at that point in time.
Most of us have heard the maxim, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” We may try a hundred word-related ways to comprehend a truth, but somehow, pictures engrave the heart. When the picture matches the words well, the reader is more deeply impacted.
Each devotional highlights an aspect of life – a challenge, a question, an irritation, a potential decision – and offers biblical truths in a practical, encouraging voice. See sight panel how to obtain this reviving book. Orders outside the USA pleas pay an extra $5 for shipping by air.
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