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Our Current Trial

I can so relate to this from Regina, even though I have spent too long on too many occasions hiding in a movie rather than His word. Am I through these trials? No! However, I have come to realise, even with Breakthroughs in some trials, we are still in battle on a number of sides but Father is faithful & true and it is all about our faith over the fears that press the in.  Jesus never said it would be easy but I doubt we ever appreciate just how tough it will be until we are in the fire.

Thanks Regina,  for your faithfulness to post this wonderful blog.

Our Current Trial.

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Life on His Lap

A wonderful reflection on Father’s love & care for us.  It lifted my heart,  I pray yours is also lightened.

Life on His Lap.

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Spontaneous Prayer – Prepraying for Life Today – and Any Day that You need God’s Help!

Brilliant & wonderful prayer from an old virtual friend.

Spontaneous Prayer – Prepraying for Life Today – and Any Day that You need God’s Help!.

Read it, out loud!

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God Wants To Fix Your Transmurner Before You Ask Him


Do take time to read this, for me it is such good timing on my journey of prayer. God is good, I am grateful.

God Wants To Fix Your Transmurner Before You Ask Him.

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Who said it would be easy?

People so often seem to look at me as a strong person, a man of faith, of little doubt or a leader to be trusted.

It seems that I am a man of a certain charisma, possessing a persona that seems to offer confidence to others around me.

Right now though, I find myself plagued with doubt and I need to speak belief.

I need to speak belief over my life and over my mind.

I am only subject to an attack, just like any other believer.

An attack of the mind that tells me I am not good enough, that God doesn’t love me, that He is not a promise-keeper. All of these, I know are lies, but somehow the truth that I know in my knower seems to be trapped and not exuding through my heart, mind, soul and body.

Now this may be due to me having a bad night’s sleep followed by an injection of toxic stuff to control rheumatoid arthritis this morning, both combining to mess me up somewhat today. Maybe that is why I feel “out of step” with the Spirit.

I seem to remember hearing Jeff Lucas speak about times when he suffers the impact of a bad cold or jet lag and has just about learned to accept that there are days-many days- when one can just feel out of step and have to accept it as a physical thing, not a demonic attack and hold onto the truth which is unchanging.

It is NOT about feelings!!!

I do take a rather extreme cocktail of toxic and/or exotic prescription drugs to control or at least slow the progression of rheumatoid arthritis.

I have things stuck on my mind that I try to rest with Jesus but cannot quite let go of…hence the bad night.

Someone who is very dear to me (let’s call them A) is still very unhappy with a person we are close(ish) to (let’s ball them B) and who seems to demonstrate worryingly untrustworthy traits whilst acting in a senior position of trust. I have set myself in a place of deciding to set such things to one side as I am far from perfect and God is our judge. I know that He brings all things into the light that are committed in darkness and so, you may say naively, I have decided by will to set such things to one side and look for the good, for the common ground and to stand alongside B to love and encourage them.

Is this a selfish decision?

Is it foolish?

I have decided that if they are just manipulating me for their own agenda, then it is they that will be standing before God to account for this, just as I will be for my own actions. I also know that some of us will be judged more severely than others.

I had said to A that this person is changing and that we must love him and support him, but she is hurt and hurting and I am not sure where to go from here apart from pray.

Over the last two years, we have seen a lot of people hurt and still in the healing process as a result of mistakes and manipulation. We found ourselves in the unsought position of being sought out by the hurt and wounded and just want a break from it. We know someone else (lets call them C) who seems almost crushed by the burden of the wounded and do not want to get to the same place.

I think that A struggles to lay all this down and trust (as is my choice).

We can only be responsible for our own emotional response, can’t we?

Surely we must forgive and release or we wound ourselves, we don’t have to forget necessarily but we must forgive.

I have been given so many chances by my Father through the blood of Christ, how can I not make a decision to forgive?

Surely, if that means I get trampled on or beaten up by walking this path, then so be it…that’s my daily cross isn’t it?

The thing is, that this is my choice and I cannot impose my decision on A.

Also, maybe it is me that is the fool and that A is right…

I just hate the pain they are in, the anger which A manifests is driven by seeing recent and current examples of continued lies and acts of mistrust by B…

I think old habits can die hard.

What to do, what to do?

I think that I hear the scripture ringing around in my head from Matthew 18:15, which is a no brainer given the authority that person B has and how as a rule things never seem to go well (at least in the short term) for anyone who goes this route. In fact, having already done this once before we are in an interesting place even now…

What to do, what to do?

My bible tells me though, that I am right, my Matthew 18: 15 consideration is a blessed thought as any desire or drive to bring peace is surely blessed according to Jesus when He spoke that day long ago on a mount (Matthew 5:9).

It has been a hard day facing down a strange attack of the mind, working through old emotion that had been dealt with (or so I thought).

I am grateful for David’s honest Psalms that I can sing or speak out His own poetic prayers and personalise these charismatic confessions. I find myself asking my soul why it is downcast within me and begin to remember His great kindness.

And above all, we have the voice of Jesus calling us, “Come unto me all you who labour and heavy laden and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11: 28).
Trusting Him and loving others.
Who said it would be easy?


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Treasures in the Storm

Jesus never said that we would be shielded from storms. If anyone who says they follow Jesus says otherwise, I recommend that you lovingly buy them a bible and then sit down and read it with them.

Storms will come.

It’s where you have built your lighthouse, a metaphor for your living faith.

Build it on the Rock- a metaphor for God -as although you may get battered, you won’t get washed away.

Don’t build it on the sand as the foundations will shift and move and slide from beneath you.


Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides.

You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way. If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open. James 1:2-8 …I would rather be the lighthouse planted into The Rock than the wave smashed on The Rock. I may shudder as the waves crash in but, “God is strong, and he wants me strong. So I will take everything the Master has set out for me, well-made weapons of the best materials. And I will put them to use so I will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws my way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that I’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels. ” Eph 6:10-12 I am not there yet, I may never be this side of heaven (and no- I am not speaking failure over myself…), but I will seek to be as Jesus, by the Spirit in me, so that I too will sleep through the storm knowing that when I awake (or am awakened), I will get to my feet (for I have the power of Christ in me), tell the wind, “Silence!” and the waves, “Quiet down!” and they will do it. Then, when I see Jesus face to face He will say, “You trusted me.” (Luke 8:22-26)

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Wellspring by Regina


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