A Swing And A Prayer
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John 13:34 kjv – A new commandment I give unto you. That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another
I woke feeling battle weary. Someone had spoken of this a few days ago and shared a song. I felt like the song I heard and just wanted to be held by the Lord. I didn’t want to pray yet but just let Him strengthen me. In our weakness we can always turn to Him for strength.
As I sat in silence, I remembered a dream from a few days ago. In the dream, I was driving when the road ran out and I drove into what I knew to be fertile ground. The garden had the look of freshly plowed soil. I went about ten feet before I could stop and back up. The only way to go then was the left so I turned in that direction… Continue Reading >>>
I awakened at 5:00 a.m. the morning of November 12th, from the following dream:
I dreamed I was with others sitting in different sections. Each section was a rounded area with seating in it. In fact, this was a very busy place. Those in the section I was in finished gathering information and turned in our papers. We gave the papers to the one assigned as the leader in our group. The leader in my group was Diana Pulliam. When I looked at the papers again, they were very well typed and very well-organized pages. They looked like a resume, but the pages didn’t contain earthly education or earthly work assignments. I remember looking at mine closely, but couldn’t remember what it read when I woke up. Diana gathered these pages before her as she sat before a screen, and she held a microphone. Continue Reading >>>
I was so tired when I went to bed that I couldn’t even pray. I asked the Holy Spirit to intercede for us as we have no strength of our own. I haven’t had a dream I could remember in a while, but I woke the morning of October 27, 2021, from a dream, went back to sleep and received a word, and woke again.
In the dream, I had gone into a building that I knew was ‘a house of prayer’. I didn’t see anyone and it was very quiet. I opened a door to the right just as I entered. There was unused furniture and other items being stored in that room. I sadly looked upon an item that was in the middle of the room behind a couch. All the furniture was elaborate. It appeared ancient and like something we’d see in a castle. The item in the middle of the room behind the other furniture was a prayer bench. It was unused and stored away with the unnecessary items. Things seemed terribly wrong. An ominous feeling came over me to ‘get out’! I went from that room, but as I saw two men and a woman coming, I ducked into the restroom across the way. They saw me and one of them burst through the restroom door and began threatening me in a very mean and hateful way. He had obviously been drinking and I don’t remember his words to me, but he was in my face. "Continue
The Lord told me before all this “pandemic” started, that they’d be coming. He said,
“Surround yourself in my word and in prayer. Fill the gaps. Don’t leave room for anything to get in. And pray for the pastors.
After it all got going, He said, Continue Reading >>>
I don’t hear many speak about God’s mark. I just mostly hear about the mark of the beast. I’ve always been warned about that from my grandmother. I never really thought about God marking His in my younger days. Nobody at all that I can remember ever even mentioned it.
I had a dream a couple months ago and I didn’t tell but very few. I had been in heavy prayer and so heavy with the weight of sharing messages. I felt so unworthy and grieved that I may have at one time or another misled someone or caused anybody grief. I wasn’t comfortable talking about the dream. I thought someone would think that I think I’m better than anybody. I realized that God showed me He has marked His people, so many are marked and maybe haven’t even thought about it. The bible says there won’t be certain things happen until God has marked His people. When I saw this, I soon after heard someone else say they had seen the same thing. Continue Reading >>>
The best gift we can give our Father in Heaven is the sacrifice of our time, our worship, and with a thankful heart. When things seem hectic and chaotic, find a peaceful place to be with Him. I go to the woods. The simplicity of being around nature in the presence of the Lord is so peaceful. I had an incident that led me there today.
I tried to join an on-line prayer group where people give their requests for prayer and the members pray. I love to pray so I was excited about it. The first request came as a person asked for prayer to escape the violence of their companion. It was a simple request and my mind went to ‘this person may have no place of safety, no family, this person may be very battered right now’. The replies to this prayer request broke my heart and I cried. Continue Reading >>>
In the night of 4/22/21, I heard the words to an old song as happens sometimes. These words were ‘the writing’s on the wall’. In the morning, after getting grandchildren to school and writing down those words, it was time to get into peaceful devotions and prayers. What a blessed time.
After searching for the words that had the right tune, the song is actually called Connected. It was the first single from the British group Stereo MC’s. The lyrics go on to say ‘somethin’ ain’t right’ and ‘stumble you might fall.’ Continue Reading >>>