Food for thought    15th May 09

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door
that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
- Helen Keller



The Lord is saying. Why be downhearted? Have you forgotten that I am your God and hold all things in my hand. What can happen to you that I have not worked out and that will bring you to your destination. Therefore pick up those feeble knees and walk on into the bright future that I have promised to all those who walk with me.


Psa 42:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and [why] art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him [for] the help of his countenance.

Sometimes we forget that God loves us and the devil hates us. We get a bit confused thinking it may be God that is bringing death and destruction. We have an advocate with the Father..1 John 2:1 God is not punishing us, but is allowing us to work through some of the things that affects us to bring us to the truth.

Sometimes in our desperation we look to find the answers and God starts to let us see the questions. Only when we know what questions to ask do we find the answers. Who is doing this to us? Why are they doing it to us? How have we allowed this to be done to us? When we find the truth, we find at the end of our questioning a good God and a bad devil. But a devil that God has given us full authority over, and is allowing the fight so we will arise and be all that He intends us to be.

We have been given the task of enforcing the victory that Jesus won on that cross. Like Adam and Eve in the garden, they could have taken authority over him instead of listening to his lies. We have a garden to tend. We must take authority over his works. When he attacks our body, our finances, our marriage, our children, or anything that concerns us, we have to be the some policing and use the authority we have been given. The enemy will flee when we resist him.

Forget the condemnation... its the devil's lie to keep you down, and so he can go scott free. You are the righteousness of God, not because you are worthy, but because of Christ's death and resurrection for you. You have every right from that Kingdom within you to tell the enemy to get off and cease his manouvres, but of course only that mighty Name of Jesus..

Epeshians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places

2 Corinthians 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)






"All is well."

With silent surrender to the dawn
the melody-enriched lark song
finds a heart.

A heart to listen with intensity of feeling in a rare and splendid moment of adjulating wonderment, where eye seeks eye and handclasp is desired above all else.

When gentle mists of love embrace the secret garden of the heart where the tenderest emotions abide and have their being,and the golden awakening of friendship is established forever.

Here is a place where no fear treads the boards,where trust in it's magnitude is reclaimed and a new utterance breaks through the darkness, echoing the thoughts of freedom , that

"All is well".

Catherine O'Halloran.






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