Ice and water=lukewarm analogy

Today it is raining. And that is fine by itself. Water is good we need it for plants and crops. But what happens when it is like today. at first there was ice. Now a bunch of water hit the ice. makes for very dangerous situations. I can barely make it to my car. Even though there was salt on the ice. The water melted all the salt away. it was like I never even applied the salt. So as I was sitting here I thought what a great analogy of Matthew 5:13

To have an ice cold relationship with Jesus is not good. and if you add just a tiny bit of water it makes for slippery conditions. Just like the ice which is dangerous to walk on, an ice cold relationship with a little water on top just makes for slippery conditions in your walk with God. you slide back and forth on the ice. Your feet are not planted firmly. they slide back and forth. and slip and we may even fall.

We all need water to survive. Snow by itself is it needed? But when it melts it provides water for the earth.  When the Sun comes up the ice will melt. Much like if we sit with God and set our hearts on fire for the Lord, our ice will melt. The sun will sustain us and dry up the ice. I might not of wrote this out the right way but honestly these are my thoughts for the day.

Matthew 24:12. I pray God melt the wax off our cold hearts and set our hearts on Fire for the LORD that reigns from heaven. You can call it rain if you want and you can call the Son, the sun for when you think of it we all need the sun (Son) to live, and what is life with no water?  I pray our water is not mixed with ice and if it is I pray God melt the ice off our relationships with God and lead us to good solid dry land that helps us stand upright in Jesus name Amen! hard to stand when you are ice cold and we need more then a little water added to us my friends.  our bodies and even earth is mostly made up of water. Seems to be good heat mixed with water and not ice. and salt on ice that gets washed away is not good for anything.

The salt I added to the ice yesterday is gone. You can’t even tell I applied it.  It is just slippery outside. Just my thoughts for the day.  I pray this messages blesses someone today in Jesus name Amen! Luke warm sounds like a terrible place to be but I think ice cold with a little water can be called luke warm also dear people! Revelation 3:16

Spirit of infirmity BE GONE!

In other bibles they have replaced the word long suffering for other things. perhaps if people knew life wasn’t easy they would understand why God left us The COMFORTER! What person in the Holy Word has not had a hard life? is there one written that didn’t have trials, and problems to overcome?

A life of woe is a life without God. I pray God end many long suffering! it is getting sad to see God’s people suffer depression and sadness. I suggest lifting your voice to God in praise! if you got your arms, your legs, your toes if you are alive CHANGE CAN COME! So time to praise God for the little we have!! For our little is better then some’s much. for always someone more broken then yourself. I believe this to be true for pretty much everyone in earth. if you hate your life, Sit with Jesus. sit in the Holy Bible and pray God lead you to a brighter path. That is just my suggestion. Also some true words! pity won’t solve anything and lying in bed isn’t going to change your situation. get a paper and pen make some goals. write down how you can get them accomplished and DO IT!

Pity parties end here. so does depression and any spirit of infirmity. There are people with extreme illnesses yet they still lift weights, they still work they don’t succumb to them dark spirits! I pray we get somewhere where we can see a testimony that will inspire us. Just my advice. time to grab your little sick beds and rise up and walk and yeah it is going to take some work. you might fall at first, but if you lean on the Lord truly the Lord will give you strength to rise up if you let Him. Philippians 4:13

I pray many get over this evil spell of confusion that life is easy BECAUSE THAT IS A LIE FROM THE PITS OF HELL! Rise up and walk! and yeah it might be hard but if you stay down you won’t go anywhere. We all got a million sob stories to tell. trust me when i say I lived through more then half of them and the only crying that will get you anywhere is cry to God and pray for direction! God knows it has done wonders in my life!! I pray many try it! Proverbs 3:5-7, Matthew 7:14

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, That is Galatians 5:22 King James version………………………………………………………………… Feel free to examine other bibles and even scriptures and if you find one who had a good life feel free to let me know and when I say good I mean easy! you reap what you sow! time to plant seeds beloveds! Galatians 6:7

Stand up and walk!

Praise the Lord dear people! Thank God for waking me this morning! I am thankful to be in the land of the living. I don’t have a perfect life. i could be in a way better place then I am now. But honestly I have been in worst places then I am and I have been in better! life can change. You can be filthy rich in one second and dead broke in a second also. You can go from rags to riches. You can go from depressed to happy, from happy to depressed and this is life my friends!
 
I am thankful to be alive. i don’t know my future. I know my prayers. I pray God answer them but honestly one thing God taught me is as long as you live change can happen. Change will not happen from wallowing in self pity. I know the stuff nobody wants to hear. Peter said silver and gold I have none but rise up and walk. time to stand beloveds.
 
Understand you can not change the past, but the future you do have some say of as long as you live. That is why Jesus said forgive. Once you forgive you can let it go and go forward. For all that heavy burden of hate is gone. Now you can create a future. Start planting seeds beloveds. Start planting good deeds and watch them blossom. get up and put your work in. I tell you one day if i live I will sit down and tell everyone all the things I did to get where I am because if I live I am rising up.
 
Since I been broken almost my whole life I have a great understanding in brokenness and trust me no matter how broken you get life goes on and if you don’t stand up and walk you will get trampled on. and that is just a fact beloveds. no depression pill is going to save you if you been depressed ten years. Seriously just keeping it real. Sit down in your life grab a pen and paper and write some notes. I know your bi polar depression whatever you want to call that devil ,won’t let you. “I don’t feel like it, I can’t.” Devil you are a liar and I cast you in to the lake of fire. That is a demon beloved and God gave us wisdom to overcome it and I am so thankful I been reading my Word. I know how to silence them demons!
 
You are not dead. You will not die. You don’t want to die. You just hate your life. so change it. Sit down and grab a pen and a paper and write a list. what do you have to do to get your life out of the dumps? Do you hate your boyfriend? then write out a list to leave him! besides fornicating is sin. If you been having the same fights for fifteen years IT ISN’T GETTING ANY BETTER! Only the devil will whisper in your head. he can change. if only they will, IT’S ALL LIES! what do the facts say? if you are in a pattern you hate time to walk straight!
 
I pray many put the Word of God in them so they can come up out of the woe is me syndrome. In Lamentations you will see the woe is me and it is written THEY HAD NO COMFORTER! and that is why you walk around depressed and sad you’re living with demons and I know traditions don’t want to speak about such things. They say God isn’t real and mock Jesus who cast out unclean things, demons dear people. Them wicked thoughts in your head.. the battle is real. I pray many rise and walk in Jesus name Amen!
 
Self examine your life. as long as you live YOUR LIFE CAN CHANGE! and that is real knowledge! receive it or don’t. Written from a real friend who wants the best for you! crying on the side lines isn’t getting anything done. GET UP AND MOVE! This is the way I talk to my friends! why? BECAUSE I LOVE YOU AND WANT YOU TO LIVE! Written by Michelle stokes

Tips for your social media (Facebook) break

I absolutely loved this! I totally turned off all social media for a long time! was the best thing I ever did!! Even lately I haven’t had a lot of time for social media and I do mean even word press. I have been so busy in life accomplishing things and honestly it is great! and for years now instead of digging through needless post. I pick up good healthy books. the bible. I pick up so many useful things. I don’t miss all that useless time I use to be on social media. Just being honest. and it has been super nice making myself get off the box! it’s good to get hobbies. pick up side jobs. something productive you can show for your time. Instead of how many statues you liked. As we get older we think of time a little different then youngsters. Or I know I truly do. Are you investing your time wisely? I truly am trying to!

Boondock Ramblings

When bloggers and others talk about a social media break let’s be honest, we know they (we) are talking about Facebook. As far as social media goes, Facebook is the biggest time suck for most people. Not only that but Facebook has more information on you than anyone else and their tentacles reach into so many facets of the Internet, disconnecting from them for a while, or all together, is probably a pretty good idea.

You might be thinking to yourself, “I don’t spend that much time on Facebook” and while it may be true that you don’t spend a large, continuous block of time there I have a feeling you spend much more than you think. In the same way someone who wants to lose weight benefits from keeping a food diary, someone who is considering a break from social media should write down each time they log on…

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My Job Story

Now the title says story and many think I might of meant job like a career, but no I mean like Job of the bible. When I was 12 I had a vision as a kid and God spoke I would have a hard life and none of it would make sense. and I saw a vision of things to come and many of the things I saw pertained to me. they were my life. I saw so many things it happened in just a flash. I kind of truly don’t want to write about this anymore but in order to understand I did have to mention this.

In this vision God spoke to me I would always keep the faith and because of lack of knowledge I never knew what that meant. Well at 24 years old I couldn’t take life anymore.  everything God showed me, happened to me just like God said. I couldn’t be good anymore. I was tired. I was a sinner. I started praying God no matter what they do to me don’t let them change me and I got beat down over and over. I wanted to go back to my sin sooooooooooooooooo bad but I wouldn’t. so I kept praying for strength.

By the time I was 24 I had all ready been through the furnace and I said God I can’t take it anymore! you got the wrong person. and I planned the perfect suicide and this was a good and bad thing. I planned it so perfect nobody helped me. I told this story quite a few times all ready and honestly God knows how to deliver people.

I shut myself off I had three bottles of narcotics. I took them all and I cursed the day I was born. I said God I am sorry but you got the wrong one. I can’t keep the faith look at me. I am a sinner.  So I swallowed all them pills that day.

I was cursed. I cursed the day I was born. I told myself God lied. Of course God did because look at my life. What kind of God would allow all this stuff to happen to me? I could go in detail all the things I been through and honestly the list is long, but I truly don’t want to talk about that stuff. trying to speed this story up.

I actually heard God speak that would make me a liar and I was awoke. I will perhaps write the rest of this out one day again, but just know God did not allow me to die but I lived. and I was not happy about it. I wish I could say I rejoiced but I did not. I would not speak to God. I was so pissed I lived. for almost two weeks I sat alone in that apartment mad at the world and God and finally I cried out why God? Why? Why did you just not let me die? and I heard a voice it said you are like Job. and I didn’t know what that meant. So I went to go read the Book of Job. God lead me to Job long before the Book of James.

And now I read James and I understand why. In James it tells us when we are tested to remember the patience of Job. for tribulations build faith. God never lead me to New Testament not until many years after I had all ready been writing it. Why do I believe the bible? because some how, some way God spoke the scriptures to me in my time of need, without me even reading it and the Word just confirms to me that I heard God, but honestly I did believe before I read the Word.

God told me I would always keep the faith and that is funny because honestly if you ask me I had no faith at all, but I guess when I think of it I did for I sure did pray to the invisible God. and that God was so faithful to answer!

And honestly God knew what I needed to see. After I read Job I was happy like Job. I never knew Job cursed the day he was born. I also know just as Job, when my two weeks was over I have rejoice in the Lord also! For my tribulations did let me see God just as Job’s did! Plus Job helped me get over my own sadness for my God! all though I had sooooooooooo many dark hours I did not have all the things Job had happen to him. Job is what God used to show me someone always worst then you, and that is just truth. and ever since that moment God has helping me so much! I love God because the love of God saved me and I tell you God’s love is greater then mine because if I was God I am sure I wouldn’t of helped me.

You know many hours in my life. I used my own testimony to cheer people up. Hearing a few seconds of my life and many start giving thanks they did not have my life. and honestly just as God does that to others through me, God use Job to help me not look at my problems. That is what God showed me and told me and I believe for I am like Job only I am not rich but honestly compared to some I am highly blessed so I don’t want to complain! I just am so thankful in everything and that is truth!

Sometimes God allows the devil to put his hands on people and God knows they will overcome. and they will speak and it will be a testimony and because you had a hard life others will live because you suffered. God places the biggest battles on the strongest soldiers. it s a learning experience.

it is not something people would want to hear about God but when it comes down to it God sees the over all picture. and God’s way is always the best ways even if they seem terrible to people. being tossed in the fire can be a refining situation.

You know after many years of being ignorant and running from the Word and praying blindly I now know faith is believing in the invisible things. Hebrews chapter 11 is a lovely read! So is James Chapter 5.

Not everything in planet earth can be explained nor can we make sense of it.  I really love in Proverbs three. lean not on our own understanding but in all ways acknowledge God and the Lord shall direct your feet. trusting God has to do a lot with faith. no matter the hour give it God beloveds. and many call on the Lord when they are down and broken, when we get to the top we should also give God glory honor and praises. I mean if we can ask for things from God at our lowest, if the Lord ever rises us up I pray we bless His Name on the roof top just as we did when we were down in the dust. have a blessed day beloveds!

 

the real superwoman!

I am the real superwoman! ❤ The other day I said I will read my bible daily live for one or two months whether any join me or not. I 100% meant that. years ago I use to beg people to read the bible with me. I wanted someone to read the bible with me. For half a second I had it, then when I got use to it. it was not there anymore. I started to see my whole life when I needed people the most I ended up all alone and thank God for this because it is what lead me to call on Jesus. I am to the point in my life. I don't care if any are with me. I don't care who joins me. I will get it done!

I am losing weight and because of such i joined a few fitness groups. and even in fitness as the same many say about churches. they say get yourself an accountability partner. and this was my reply. and it applies to both the churches and the fitness.

Thank you for the words and i think they are true but sometimes in life if you want things bad enough you just have to do it whether or not you have an accountability partner. what happens if you get use to support then for whatever reason it is gone? will you quit when nobody is around to support you? I am taking my exercising the same way I have my whole life. most of the times when I needed people the most they weren't there. and when I did try and reach out as soon as i got comfortable with the help. it disappeared. I now realize I am the only true one to myself so whether any is with me or not I won''t stop! My mind is made up!

Accountability partners can be a good thing,, but what happens if they aren't there, will you quit because you don't have help anymore? Do you only read your bible when others are around? I myself don't need or want an accountability partner. I will get it done and if any want to join me lets do it! Other then that you can eat my dust, because with or without you I will get it done! My mentality! and truth be told thank you Jesus for all them times men and women stranded me! it made me so strong I truly don't need anyone! I am thankful for every person God places in my life, but with or without you I will continue and that is just truth! My strength is not in people it comes from Jesus and what God gives no man takes away! and that is truth! have a blessed day! #RandomThought and how i feel! Shalom dear ones!

The Healing Blood of Jesus

For God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son to die for Michelle Stokes. My friends feel free to add your name too! God died for the sins of the world. and I pray many get covered under the Redeeming Blood of Jesus and it set us free from the yoke of our sin for truly sin is a noose placed around our necks. I pray this be the season many of us get set free and covered under the Blood of Jesus for it is the only healing Blood on planet earth it is the Blood that this earth is covered on. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, get covered under the blood, Shalom! Come to understanding why Jesus died for us and let the truth set us free, in Jesus name Amen!

John 8:31-34 English Standard Version (ESV)
The Truth Will Set You Free
31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?”

34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave[a] to sin.