Message From The Clouds

Thank you Lord! 

How many times have you thought about all the things that the Lord has done for you and you said; Lord I thank you! Lord, for waking us up out of sleep, even when we did not know we were alive, for telling grace and mercy to sit at the head and the foot of the bed, keeping us in the right frame of mind and being able to testify another day he granted to us and we were not worthy. Lord, for blessing us and not giving us what is rightfully due to us, but loving us in spite of.

There have been times of lack, loss, drought, sickness, death, and injustice of being treated unfairly; Lord, we thank you for those moments too; for without you we never would have made it through, or known how to trust you, it let us all see who you are and even though there were many moments that we didn't think we would have the strength to move where we are now Lord, I have to say Thank you! Thank you Lord for all you've done for me!   

Visitation 

There is something about when someone comes to see you and wants to be a part of what is going on around you; when they take time from what they are doing or what they have to do, just to be a part of sharing a moment with you especially when they are not required to do so, and especially when you may not expect them too, remember company can be a beautiful thing, and it is not always deserved by you, but when the Spirit of the Lord comes to visit, and sits down in our midst we should be so excited that he decided to grace us with his presence that we stop doing what we were doing to take part in whatever is being done by him and give our upmost attention. 

Learn to be more excited about the visitation from the Spirit, rather than from next door neighbor or from the uninvited guest, this is an invitation that you should not want to miss. Rev. 3:20 AMPC says; Behold I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he [will eat ] with Me. Watch your visitors, and accept all invitations from the Lord.

Your new book!  

My birthday was yesterday, October 5, and I turned 61 years old, but just like the stories in a book, my life has chapters in it with titles, that have unexpected things happening, mysteries, and learning experiences, along beside the teaching moments as well as times of laughter and tears. There are some new stories added to the book with real situations happening in it, and some things that I did not realize that I had done, but when I look back at all the good, the bad, laughter and even the disappointment that came alone with the tears made up each chapter that led to my story. Everyone has written a book with their lives, there are some things that we have read in others books that we have learned how not to repeat anymore and we can say; this won't be my story anymore.

Remember the book that you started out writing will change during the course of everything that happens before it gets to the end, because what happened between the pages turned into your life that God has allowed you to write, there were things erased and things added to make up the whole story, it was not always pretty or funny and does not sound like any one else's. Who cares if others do not always like it? It's your story, you wrote the book and it only speaks of you so turn the page, and God will allow us to rewrite another chapter when we mess up. You know without the publisher, you could not be the author. We have to look unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.

The assignment 

Have you ever thought about what is it I am suppose to be doing? Sometimes we walk into a room only to turn around and go back to the previous place we were, in order to remember what we went their for in the first place. We all are responsible for carrying out our own assignment in this life, that may or may not have anything to do with going to a classroom and getting our work done for the teacher, but we all have been given an assignment to do in this life, and even though we may be saved; it is not to sit and wait for the end of the world.

According to Ecclesiastes 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. There have been times in each of our lives that we knew the purpose but we didn't know the assignment, but if we don't know the assignment the purpose will fail; it does not matter how hard you study for the test, get to school on time, and find out you studied the wrong chapter, and failed the test. Get the right assignment In everything! And the purpose of passing the test will automatically promote you.

 

Exercise... Which one? 

Have you ever been too tired to exercise? Well that question really bears on what one calls exercise. The majority of the time when one talks about exercise, they mean the physical one; where you are moving and unable to be still, increase in your breathing, moving your body parts, not able to speak as if you're running out of breath, and sweating. But this could also be the work of another exercise we use with our mouths, ears and eyes; call lying, being nosey, and seeing too much. We often get or give good exercise to our eyes and ears and then our tongues will tell it, and it doesn't matter if it is correct or not;

Maybe we need to exercise our physical being more and then we would have less to exercise on our face and get ourselves and others in  trouble. "I'm too tired" is a common excuse for not exercising in the physical, think about this; when was the last time you heard someone say or you have said "I'm too tired to talk about someone or something, to tired to listen to gossip or see what's none of my business.

1 Timothy 4:8 AMP For physical training is of some value, but godliness (spiritual training) is of value in everything and in every way, since it holds promise for the present life and for the life to come. (So today, exercise with caution, it just may save more than you!

Sleep 

Sleep is a necessity; it is not only required for our physical function, but also for our mental and spiritual state of mind, yet some get too much sleep and there are others that do not get enough, but nevertheless at some point and time we all need to allow our bodies the time to slow down long enough so the rest of our physical man can be rejuvenated. We may not require as much sleep as someone else but when our body starts to speak to us about rest, relaxation and sleep we should listen to it. Sleep restores the body with strength, provides peace for our mind and gives us an attitude of gratefulness for our spirit. Make sure you get enough for you! Psalm 127:2 says; It is vain for you to rise early, To retire late, To eat the bread of anxious labors---For He gives [blessings] to His beloved even in his sleep. (So get your sleep, God is taking care of those things that you thought you had to stay awake for. 

The sting of death 

There was once upon a time when death was a long way off; when it happened across the country to  people in large numbers that we did not know, when the only people that were dying were old and sick people, but now today! We know so many that have lost their lives even in the same household, and we are made aware that death is coming to those that do not seem to be sick, but there are as many short graves as well as long ones and all deaths are not due to Covid either. Death seems to be an unspoken normalcy among us, but  because we see it in our families, communities, homes, churches, towns and cities, we are not surprised because it is around all the time and we still the sting of death, no matter whose life it touches. No matter how often it happens, we are not use to it and it still hurts but what makes it bearable is knowing and trusting God to take the sting of death away.

Reminiscing- (remember the past) -but don't leave it all there! 

There used to be a popular song that I remember hearing that says; when I think of his goodness and what he done for me, I can dance, dance, dance, all night!! And I pondered on this and began to smile, and thank God. But later today, I was looking at pictures and messages from a dear friend of mine that has passed away and I started to reminisce, but tears of sadness came over me, and were about to fall, but as I continued to think of her, and read what she had written to me; the words she wrote moved me, and even though she is not here physically, it does not take away from what she spoke. I was reminded of how we allow certain things from our past to hold us back, cripple, and even paralyze us, but they can also give us a push or a swift kick of what we need just when we need it the most. Don't leave the past so far behind that you don't allow it to push you through. When you think of what God did for you, has done and will do, go ahead and dance!  I miss my dear friend, sister, and cousin Brenda so very, very much but her words bring me joy, love, and encouragement to go forward. Let the past mistakes, regrets, insecurities, and fears move you forward, so that you can continue to dance.

Mushroom Much- Room 

What are you making room for? Have you ever seen a mushroom standing majestically? You may say that it was beautiful and dignified, alone and yet noticeable away from anything that would take away from them. Mushrooms are not easily tolerated and are knocked down quite often very quickly but they are a sign or indication that your yard or the particular soil that it shows up in has organic material that makes the soil more productive. The mushroom tells off on whatever ground it is in, what about you, are you productive? Does anyone else know besides you? Or do you have to convince them or is showing them enough. Be planted but make Much Room of the room you have,  by producing! Luke 12:48 KJV But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

Prune me too Lord! 

Have you ever noticed that everything at some point or time gets cut on in this life, whether you or ready,  you either asked for it or not, but eventually it happens and you find out that it is okay, because it was very much needed. We do it to trees, bushes, schedules, yards, bread, and even attitudes. Besides the fruit; the word prune means to cut, to rid or clear of anything undesirable. When we want to prune a tree or bush, we do that even though the cutting away makes it smaller, but it also makes it more productive and adds life to it. When was the last time you were pruned ? John 15:2 AMPC says  Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit [that stops bearing] He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more and richer and more excellent fruit. Being pruned prepares us to produce, but we don't want to be cut on! We need to be pruned so that we can have attitude adjustments and allow some things to fall off of our flesh that is not producing healthy fruit. Today, let us allow the word of God to strip, cut, trim, shave and even us up.