Prayer Letter

I just recorded this 08/10/2022

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬

I want to take a moment to really reflect what we all may be going through. We often find ourself in the middle of the storm, unprepared for the toss and turns of the raging wind. The sudden power outage and the undoubtably scared child inside of us is screaming. The job opportunity that fell through. The sudden news that someone or yourself has a disease or serious illness. The news of a loss in the family or friends. The death of a child. The death of a parent. The loss of a career that you spent decades, putting so much effort in. The real pain of a marriage crumbling beneath you, and you keep hearing “leave him/her”, and the temptation is so strong to just hate. It grows like a raging fire, being fed more and more until we are exploding with absolute hatred thats masked to look like chill, cool, good vibes. The good vibes of this world are dangerous and an illusion. It’s important that we mourn the losses of this world, but we should never dwell there. God wants us to seek him during our storms for the peace we need and crave so much!

The Bible says “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭1:21‬ ‭KJV‬‬

The Bible says “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,” Romans‬ ‭1:22‬ ‭KJV‬‬

A stubborn heart will worship idols, people and things alike. They will even worship themselves. The .I.N.D.E.P.E.N.D.E.N.T. Movement is a direct rebellion against God, masked as women empowerment, and that’s just one of the many rebellions circulating the trends. God didn’t design us to be alone physically or mentally or spiritually. Having this thought process, is a way of rebelliously worshiping one’s self. It’s very much so preached amongst the worldly version of morality. The worlds morals are corrupt completely.

The Bible says “And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭1:23‬ ‭KJV‬‬

God will not force you to do right. God will not force you to accept Christ as your Lord. God will never force you to do anything.

The Bible says “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭1:24‬ ‭KJV‬‬

God shows us that we are completely free to do as we please. However, there is a consequence of our choices. We cannot worship ourselves, people and things without the consequence that comes with it.

The Bible says “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭1:25‬ ‭KJV‬‬

We sometimes get trapped in the idea… that someone is going to save us. Someone is going to come and save the day, “when this thing happens” it will save us. “When I get that job”, everything will be better. “When I get that house”, it will all be perfect. “When I find the right guy”, it will be perfect. “When I get that pay raise”, life will get better. “When that girl finally says yes”, I’ll be able to just relax.

Well, I hate to break it to you, but that’s not true. These earthly possessions and earthly relationships will not be able to fill the place in your heart that craves saving. There is no real satisfaction in the things of this world. There is no real contentment in the things we have in this world, sure some of them make our life comfortable, convenient and do have a purpose. While the people in our life even can bring joys or stress to our lives, it’s important to not worship them or ourself. We can be the direct cause of pain in our lives too. Our actions having consequences.

There will be pains and strife in this world. Why is that? Why are we always saying to ourself, if I could just have “insert here whatever it is”…. And everything will be okay. Like we are instinctually waiting for someone or something to save us from the pending dooms that wait ahead of us. Like it’s ingrained in us to desire a savior.

Well, that’s because we have a merciful Creator. Our Creator sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the Cross of Calvary. That one day you might have the opportunity to accept Him into your heart and believe on Him.

The Bible says “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Romans‬ ‭3:23‬ ‭KJV‬‬

This would indicate that we all are actually in need of saving, just as we feel. We feel like we need that next thing to feel that void of our lack. God knew we’d feel this way as a result of this world being cursed with sin. What did God do to give us what we need?

The Bible says “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Isn’t that amazing!! God loves us!! But not just us, He loves YOU! Individually, He loves you.

The Bible says “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee…” Jeremiah‬ ‭1:5‬ ‭KJV‬‬

The Bible says “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:” Ephesians‬ ‭1:4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

There is a real desire here. We crave to be saved. We just have been relying on the desires of this world to fill the void in us, that only our Creator can fill. There will be many claiming they have the answer. “They are the answer”. Or even that you don’t need God, because you got this. However, this will be the path most commonly trodden, it will be paved with good intentions and hopeful thoughts of positive vibes and cool people, who are. “Just. Human”. — but we are more than that. We are a needy people, who are beautiful in the site of the Lord. We need Him. He loves us! God wants us to love those who will try to sway us against Him too. This is real love, not an illusion.

The Bible says “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:44‬ ‭KJV‬‬

There will be those who try to sway you away from God. They will hate you when you do not listen to them. They will prey against you. They will be hardened against you in a way that simply won’t make sense if you don’t have a basic understanding of the spiritual warfare that is happening. The constant war against the desire to do sin and the desire to be Christ-Like. When our desire is to do all the things of this world, the mere presence of someone trying to live like Christ or grow a relationship with God will make them revolt. Even reading this, if you’ve gotten this far, will make your skin crawl if your desire is aligned deeply with the desires of the world, against God.

The Bible says “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Matthew‬ ‭7:15‬ ‭KJV‬‬

There will be a worldly morality, where especially forced onto Christians. Those who believe on Jesus Christ. Saved by Grace, through Faith. Not by anything we’ve done other than freely accepting Christ into our heart. The worldly morality will condemn us at every turn for being judgmental or not inclusive , when we have a lifestyle that doesn’t condone pleasures, vulgarity, lukewarm “Christian” lifestyles, promiscuity, immodesty, gluttony, slothfulness, witchcraft, pagan, drugs, alcohol, and all sorts of worldly lifestyles that go against God. The morality of this world is depraved and of a contrite spirit, that seeks to dissuade you with “morality” to not be so “unchristian” and accept them for “just being human”, when they do things immoral by Gods standards.

The Bible says “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” 1 John‬ ‭4:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

This is especially important. As we will face many storms in life and we will drown in our own coping mechanisms. There isn’t enjoying things the devil will put in your path that will ultimately destroy you. Smoking, alcohol, pornography, stealing, lying, cheating, lusting, laziness, slothfulness, indulging and many other things people do to cope with the stress of life. It can and will lead to your destruction, mentally, physically and spiritually. It’s a depraved lifestyle of loneliness, riddled with anxiety and depression, self-worthlessness, self-pity, self-loathing, self-harm. We are not designed to handle all of life’s problems alone, especially with a devil who is determined eagerly to help you destroy yourself as quickly as possible. And wants you to also be a hinderance for anyone to come to know God and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. It’s vital we know just how deceptive and targeting the devil is. The persistence of the devil is not able to withstand the Lord though.

The Bible says “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

The Bible says “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”
‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

The god of this world does not want you to seek the Lord, our Creator. Instead, the god of this world wants you to worship yourself to hell. The devil (god of this world) wants you to do so much damage on this earth that the physical earthly consequences are so bad that you will be so stuck, you don’t believe you could be saved. The sin can get so thick and sticky, you’ll begin to identify in it. You’ll begin to be so filled with it, that you won’t know where you start and end versus the sin you now identify with starts and ends. When you create soul ties with sin, that grow into strongholds, the devil has now successfully trained you deceptively to believe that this is who you are. It’s simply untrue.

The Bible says “Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭1:29-32‬ ‭KJV‬‬

There is hope though. You don’t have to live in constant anxiety, depression, anger, sexual sin, unrest, stress that is debilitating. You can have salvation, and what’s incredible is Gods peace is so amazing. You will see the storms of life as another opportunity instead of the depraved misery that plagued us before.

The Bible says “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

The devil is the master of lies, the highest deceiver. If you do not believe in God, our Creator. You will do as your god influences you to do. A path that commonly is being paved with “I’m a good person” type of “good intentions” or “I’m only human”. We need not be confused with true good intent and the illusion this world can only provide.

The Bible says “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
‭‭John‬ ‭8:44‬ ‭KJV‬‬

My prayer is that you might seek Jesus as your Lord and Savior! If anything, I am certain this will either encourage you or irritate you… either way, that’s good. I want God to work in your heart, that is my prayer. I love God with all my heart, and although life’s struggle can be overwhelming, I have thankful for the peace that I don’t even understand that God gives me when I trust in Him.

The Bible says “And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” Ephesians‬ ‭3:19‬ ‭KJV‬‬

In closing I will say this.

The Bible says “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

In Jesus Name, Amen!

Published by The Family Treat

I’m a mommy of two! I love everything from food to traveling to being at home and relaxing! Arts, crafts, helping others be the best they can be. Life is short, we need to utilize every since moment of it!

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