Message From The Clouds

Different for a reason 

Being different does not have to be a bad thing, for anyone; because what we like is not necessarily what others like, and that is what makes life so exciting. What if we all were the same color, and the sky was the same everyday, what about if every tree God created was in everyone's yard, and we were all able to afford to have the same things in life as one another, think about that! If every time you got dressed to leave your home,  you saw someone with the exact same thing on; clothes, shoes, and same hairstyle, that alone  would make you go back home and stay. God knew what he was doing when he created you. You were created for his glory and not to make everyone fall in love with you because you share the same ideas, clothes, or homes. Being who God created you to be, is different; but a good kind of different. Genesis1:27 "AMPC "So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them. Don't worry so much about what others look like just stay in the plan that God has for you.  

Back to the basics 

When we think of the basics we think of something that is common to others, or what is familiar between others that have the same taste or interest; but I'm thinking of it another way and that is as a base or starting point, a beginning foundation, a place to build from! I put my hand in the earth and picked up the dirt. I loved the way that it smelled; and it may be a common thing to see it, walk on it, and even work in it, but I was reminded how everything is produced from a beginning; a starting point and was truly in awe thinking about our God creating earth, and man out of the dust of the ground;( the earth, soil,) truly little is much in the hands of God. We consider dirt so basic; because we walk through it, everyone has it under their feet, but it also has a purpose in our own lives. Attend to the ground around you and make it resourceful for others. God began with the basics; Nothing, and created everything out of something, go and do likewise! 

Fearless Faith 

When I took a walk with my husband, there was a dog that I had never seen before come running out to me to try and upset me or do me harm but instead of me stopping, getting in a hurry or running, I continued on my way as I had before; there was no anxiety, or fear and even the owners of the dog did not understand why I did not get upset and later as we continued our walk and I got back home, I started raking up some leaves and to my surprise, there was a snake hiding underneath them. I am like most people, I don't like them, and they always get my adrenaline up just seeing them at a distance. I was amazed not at myself but the God in me in both instances, for holding me together because fear never entered my spirit nor my mind, and with my husbands help that snake did not get away, he was the one that was in fear for his life, and I won. 2nd Tim 1:7 AMP-For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline[abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self control]. God had me, I did the standing up in him, and allowed him to stand up for me and in me. Thank God today for your fearless Faith.

Fill Me Up 

I was filling up an empty bottle of water, but I was not paying attention as it was being filled, but I began to notice that there was a  difference in the bottle; not that it was only getting a slight heaviness to it in my hand but there was a different sound as the water went up to the top, all because the empty space was being filled! I marveled at this because, without the Spirit of God filling us we are empty. The more space we allow God to occupy in us, we will be able to not only get filled ourselves but we can stand as a well and as a reservoir for others. Let us drink from the same fountain, the water of life. 1Cor. 12:13 GNB In the same way, all of us, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether slaves or free, have been baptized into the one body by the same Spirit, and we have all been given the one Spirit to drink. Let us be filled today!

Thrive and Produce!  

While I was outside today, which is one of my favorite places to be; I began to work in the yard, and started preparing the ground for the new birth that was evidently taking place. I had to cut old weeds down, pull and rake grass, pick up sticks and broken limbs, and even chopped grass down in corners, but I saw new life beginning under leaves, in flower beds, and bushes budding out. I was reminded that prepping for what's to come up, and for the changes to take place in my yard or garden, also have to take place in our lives, if we want growth! 

Seasons are going to take place, but there are always different things happening in each one of them, but being idle is not one of them. Sometimes we need working on like our trees and plants; pruning has to take place, in order to produce more, and there are some things in us like old plants have to be discarded, tossed out, or worked around in order for us to not just grow but that fruit will grow from us. When God spoke life into existence in the garden, we were their too and are still in need of water, air, sunshine, fertilizer and a good source of the right light. The Lord created us for his glory! Let's continue to want to be it, and allow God to do the work not only around us, and in us but through us.

Clutter! 

Do you have clutter? Think about it for a moment, (pause) well, of course we do! But we don't want to admit it, because we say we don't like it, but yet we have it. Clutter means something different to all of us, I know another person's trash can be someone's treasure but, it can also be junk, that we do not need. Sadly, but clutter can be our way of holding onto things we are afraid to let go even though we may never use it again, but it acts as a form of security knowing that it is there. Clutter comes in different forms to each of us; physical as well as spiritual but they both have to be placed in the proper place to shred, as to not cause an attachment to it that it becomes something we can't do without. 

When was the last time you decided to get rid of the clutter in your mind, and not just in your house? And remember don't put it in the junk drawer or push it off on someone else. Throw it out! Eph. 4:31-32 GNB Get rid of all bitterness, passion, and anger. No more hateful feelings of any sort, Instead, be kind and tender-hearted to one another, and forgive one another, as God has forgiven you through Christ.

Sermons! 

It is exciting when the Lord gives and sends a sermon through someone to us but there are different ways that we will receive the word of God that speaks to us and others; through the reading of the word, from another individual, in prayer, by dreams or visions. There is no particular way that God may speak each time, but we are to be open to hear and receive what he says, and how he says it. When I receive a message from God it is very humbling to me that God wants to use me, that amazes me that when we lend our hearts and mind to him, he will use our mouth to speak through. There is a word in me, not just for me but for you! And there is a word in you not just for you but for me. Hear ye the word of the Lord! The sermon that God gave !!

  

A Word!  

Do you know that one word has the power to change your life! We can grab a whole of what is spoken to us and allow it to change the course of our day or our lives, it can be negative or positive but it is also how we receive the word. Do not take the word that God speaks and cause you to turn from him, even if it is something that you do not want to receive. The words from the flesh are so much different than words that are spoken to your spirit, a word spoken to your flesh is just that; and it will only cause your flesh to react. Our emotions get involved and sometimes we get frustrated, angry, and sad, and it will cause us to stay in a bad place where we are closed off from hearing the word of the Lord. A word spoken from the spirit will give light, encouragement, and even if it corrects us we are able to recognize the love that it was given in.

John 6:63 AMP.  It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh conveys no benefit [ it is of no account]. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life [providing eternal life]. He told us to remind him of his word.  (Receive his word today!)

The Air God Made 

While I was walking and enjoying creation, I realized how wonderful it was to to be able to be in the presence of the Lord, while enjoying the sun, beautiful clouds and sunshine. The Lord allows me to experience him when I am outside and I feel close to him, the air helps me to breathe, makes me feel better, lifts my spirits, clears my skin and my head. There is something special about the air we breathe, when God blew breath into the nostrils of man and he became a living soul, that same breath gave us life and  access to everything that God has for us. I do not want to waste the air in my lungs that God not only blew for me but blew around me and through me that gave me the chance to know him in all of his fullness.

The air outside is not like the kind that blows out of a fan, or an air conditioner; their is nothing like the air that blows down from Heaven!, I was reminded of the words to a song that says; "This is the air I breathe" I thank God today for the air of God's presence, the air of his glory, the air of his peace, the air of his power, and the air of his promise. Now, look where you are and know that every time you take in air, air is released from you, and that God is our Breathe of life! We not only have the opportunity to enjoy this air now but the word says in 1Thessalonians 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 

 

Walk with me Lord! 

while I was taking my walk and enjoying the beautiful day that the Lord had made; I met a puppy, she reminded me of the grand puppy that I used to have name Bella, and upon looking at her she was the same breed and color. Bella was more than a pet; but loved to sit with me. I would take her to the pond where she would swim, go mudding, and we would eat crackers and chips together. She loved running behind the squirrels, belly rubs, playing ball and walking with me, we always had so much fun together. So when I saw this little puppy that looked like a smaller version of Bella, I began to smile and she ran right up to me wagging her tail, so I clapped my hands so she would be scared and not follow me, she stopped and rolled over so that I could rub her belly, I clapped again but she jumped up quickly and wagged her tail and started to follow me home. I walked fast as to leave her but those short legs kept up behind me, she followed me home, and against better judgement I did end up rubbing her belly in my yard, and giving her water; I thought to myself;  I should not have done that , because she will not leave. She walked into my garage, turned around and walked out and was following me in the yard, so I decided that it's time to take you home, she had walked me home, so I decided to walk her back home. I went back down the road with her, and when we got to the pond, she ran over to it, out of sight. I turned and walked back  home. Deuteronomy 5:33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God has commanded  you, that you may live and that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land which you shall possess. (Everybody needs somebody to walk with them sometimes, and it does not matter where or who they are, she may have gotten a little lost but she showed me the way, and I in turn showed her.) Thank you Lord!