July 13, 2016
The Lord is with us Heartdwellers. He cares so very much for us.
This is just a short message, I know, but I wanted to bring to your attention the critical situation with Russia and NATO right now, and I felt that I had to get this message out, so that we could all pray. If any of you have been experiencing much more suffering lately, much more pain, many more crosses and problems, I can tell you that we, too, are in this place.
So, I am asking you all to pray for the world situation. Russia is poised for a war with NATO and the US and is expecting Obama to attack first. As we all know, his term of office has been about destroying America and now he is gunning for Russia to destroy our cities with nuclear war. Pray, dear ones, the situation is desperately drawing close to nuclear exchanges. And do not grow impatient in suffering. Jesus is gathering as many offerings as we are willing to give Him.
And I, for one, have had some struggles lately with showing restraint. And I have to say, though the issues were small, nothing is small when it comes to pleasing God.
"Make do with one, two are not necessary."
"More is less."
I was feeling badly because I knew I had blown it. And lately it seems like everyday is another struggle not to cook something sweet (failed there) and not to have more than you need. (Been giving lots of things away.)
And of course the demons love to shoot me full of arrows of condemnation and hopelessness. The Lord, though, was very tender in prayer and began immediately to comfort and admonish me.
Yes, Lord, I know.
He continued, "This has been a rough day. We are trying to avert a war, you know."
Yes, Lord, I know.
OK, Lord. I understand.
I know, Lord.
"Understand that success with the little things insures success with the bigger ones. It's that holy staircase again: success builds upon success, failure weakens and paves the way for more failure. I love to see you take those steps upwards, and I am there at your right hand cheering you on."
And in that moment, I had a vision of the Lord. We were on a staircase to Heaven. I was wearing my wedding dress and we were ascending the staircase. He was on my right and was helping me, holding my hand and giving me strength with each step in self-denial. I almost felt like a little toddler holding Daddy's hand. It was very sweet!
Well anyway, that's the long and short of it for today. Please, keep Russia, NATO and the US in your prayers. Understand that if things seem harder, it's for a very, very good reason.
The Lord bless you all.