Prayer for the USA

Out of the depths I call to you, Lord God hear my prayer. Pour your blessings upon America and keep it great. Open the hearts, mind and soul of the unbelievers so they may see the truth. Clear away the dark cloud that has enshrouded them in Leftish ideology of division, discord and hate. Let the light into their hearts so that glimmers of hope can seep through. Dearest God let the hand of the Holy Spirit protect President Trump and his family, all members of the Republican, all Patriots and the America people as they enter the last phase of your glory. Protect Q and all qanons. Praise be to God, in the name of Jesus. ❤️And prayers from 🇨🇦

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Blessed be the Lord!

1 Timothy 2:1-2– I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—  for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

Praise be to God, in the name of Jesus❤️

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We Are Called Upon To Pray…

The past few days, I’ve felt the incessant need to stop and pray. The Holy Spirit moving my heart to pray for safety, strength and for the well being of those around me, as well as for world wide events.

I’m overwhelmed with prayerfulness.

The hand of the Holy Spirit is great as names, situations pop into my mind of people and events to pray for.

Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” 1 Chronicles 4:10

I pray that the hand of God protect and shield those around me…I pray for Will’s (one of my son’s bestie) father as he goes through treatment for a cancer. I pray for the Holy Spirit’s hands of healing and comfort for this family.

I pray for guidance from the Holy Spirit as my son and his friends make decisions in selecting a college – that they are Christ centred and wise. Please continue to guide them.

Lord God, our Heavenly Father, I pray for the upcoming US midterm elections – that you open the hearts and minds of the American nation as they go to the polls. Your hand guiding them to vote for a party that stands for truth and Godliness.

There is much darkness that belies our world, and once my eyes have been opened, and now that I am “woked”, I cannot turn back.

Words are cheap Lord, if it’s not followed through with action. So I call upon my Lord God, to let me do your works, and use me as a vessel to spread your good works and truths.

The realization that I can make a difference and help those around me through prayer, is humbling. I can add my voice and prayer to rally Jehovah. After all, God has promised He is with us:

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20

When I was a child and into my teens, we attended the first Chinese Alliance Church. Whenever I visit Toronto, I look forward to taking my kids to their English Sunday morning service.

It was when I was 6 years old that I first felt the hand of the Holy Spirit. Descending like a dove, I felt His warmth during prayer. I remember witnessing my team leader speaking in tongue. I recall not being afraid, but surprised. Praise be to God❤️

WalkAway

I was quite content to live in my bubble, until I “woked” to the truth. I thought I was through with learning after graduating with too many degrees to count – only to realize I was indoctrinated to an ideology that subtlety overwhelmed me…which pushed me into a culture full of “isms” – identity politics, race, and with more social divisions than I can mend emotionally or mentally comprehend.

I spent years in university to unmake my early childhood training in traditional art (classical training along with traditional Chinese watercolour and calligraphy) – and delved into post modernism and deconstruction – ideologies of the Left.

I have walked away! I have a renewed love of the classical and traditional, along with an understanding of the time and training involved visually, mentally and emotionally to develop those skills, and embellish my natural talent.

This also followed my embrace of Jesus, and like a prodigal child, I have returned home! On my knees I prayed for forgiveness! I asked for the Holy Spirit to guide me as I place my trust in God. I seek only the truth amidst a dark void that cloaks the world around me. Praise be to God! There is light.

Now I feel the push to walk a path of enlightenment – or to put it in today’s terms – “I am woked!” “I am out of the plantation!” I am not a slave to an ideology that kept me silent, blind and gagged, I see through the chains with every step I take. I move through the daily bombardment of propaganda (fake news) thrown at me from all sides.

Follow Me

There was a time when I thought myself unworthy 

as my soul moaned my lost of innocence 

my journey into the fringe drew me deeper into a dark journey

How can I explain to you that despite the shadows of death – there is hope
That with just a glimmer of faith

Jesus was right there with guiding me out of my misery

Like a tapestry with interweaving thread, a medley of people and circumstances intertwine and weaved their way into my life and guided me out of my self destructive path.

In hindsight, Jesus never forsaked me, and He watched over me and walked with me until my eyes could see him.

He is patient 

He is Grace

He loves me 

How can I explain that once I cried out to Him to be my Saviour – That all the bad decisions I’ve made in the past stays in the past – my life took a 180 turn away from my old life.

“Follow Me”, is all He asks of me.

Thank you Jesus for reminding me this past Easter weekend of your sacrifice for me❤️


Notes:

30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”

Luke 24:30-32 | NIV
23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. 

Luke 9:23 | NIV

Stepping Out

What a way to start my day…I popped into the kitchen for some coffee while a feisty rant fest was playing out with my co workers.  Before I knew it I made a comment which further stirred the pot as 3 pairs of eyes glared at me.
“Sheesh!”  “I really need to remember to simply shut my mouth!”

When we are Jesus filled, I can honestly attest that we go through a transformation.   The way we see the world changes, just as that sinful person we were goes through a series of self reflection and insight, and change.  God’s grace changes our perspectives and perceptions of the world.   The negative we once felt make way for an understanding as we leave our sinful past behind us, and yes, we are made new.   Those things we love to do or say in the pass is behind us.  I am not saying it’s an overnight phenomenon, but over time, as we embrace Christ within us…we go through a transformation process, because He is now guiding us.

Stepping outside of my comfort zone, of my Church and worship community, and dealing day in and day out with the world around me is daunting and challenging.   


As much as I love being in my comfort zone, I think about Jesus – Our wondrous God who came to us in human form so that we may come to know him.  He walked among us and help those in need.  He healed the sick.  His ministry was with the outcast of society.    Jesus emulated love.  How do I emulate love when I hide from the world?

When we let Jesus into our life and soul, there is something inside us which is transformed.   The judgmental, bitchy, negative me – the me who use to sit with the girls and trash talk has faded away.   Instead my heart is filled with a love for Jesus that raises in me a depth of soulfulness that I cannot even articulate.  I can say that there is a song in my heart. My pen composes love songs for Jesus.  There have been moments when I am so overwhelmed with his love, I feel the tears of joy run down my cheeks.

There is also this incredible feeling within to share with others the love that emulates from with in…I want to shout, and sometimes imagine myself lifting my arms in praise of our glorious God.  I am aware that those around me – those who have known me – do not understand the changes in me.   I have become an outcast and a freak!

Yes, I am happy to live in my bubble, sharing with my fellow Jesus loving family and community, but He calls out to me to walk among the non believers.   They are in our workplace, our schools, and we pass them by daily….and Jesus wants us to show mercy, to love, and share our love of Him with those around us.   He wants us to tell others how much Jesus loves them too!

Out there, not everyone is gonna think like me, or even share the same religion as me.  It’s not about me!  It is about sharing the love of Jesus!   There’s someone out there who desperately need to know of his love.  There is someone out there who wants to know Jesus.  Repeat, it is not about me, but about sharing the love of Jesus with others.

God wants to use us as an instrument of help and hope in the world.   How can I let God use me if I hide in my shell – my comfort zone?  The world yearns for hope, and I have a God who is all about hope and glory – How can I be so selfish that I would want to keep this good news to myself?

Yeah it is scary – they are different from me, with different backgrounds, different opinions, diverse personalities, and their lifestyles are not necessarily like mine, but God still calls us to the world.

Yes, I will feel discomfort, as I did when I should have shut up!   I will definitely feel the blunt of their disagreement, and their disdain, but we have a God who wants to partner with us, and He calls us to follow him like fishers of men to outreach!

The next time I find myself in a similar situation, I pray I have the insight and wisdom to smile, and simply say,”Good Morning!”