5 years ago this week I was a mess. Unemployed, broke, depressed. Now I’m a successful business woman. How did I get through it? Read this….
Sometimes, we get stuck in life situations and we need to be rescued.
As I write this, I sit in sunny Phoenix, under a blue sky with not a cloud in sight. I’m watching as Hurricane Sandy is approaching the area where I grew up in the Northeast. I have many friends and family there and my heart and prayers are with them.
In my inbox today was this message shared by the leader of the prayer ministry in our church. It’s from a missionary couple in Thailand. They quoted prophet Chuck Pierce of Glory of Zion International Ministries.
As we are all joined in praying against one of the largest storms of our time, I wanted to resend the excerpt from a prophetic word spoken by Chuck Pierce at our statewide gathering in Basking Ridge on June 8 of this year. He said this,
“God is going to give us power over the next storm in this area. There will be a storm on the coast, and the Lord says I am going to give you power. You are going to see My power working. Now I am here to say again, New Jersey, Newark, Rehoboth Beach in Delaware, Hartford area in CT and all the way to Yale – God is going to move in an unprecedented way – now get ready! The power of God has come into the atmosphere. This power is going to surprise you in a way that you have not been surprised. Some of you are saying how does this affect me? Well, some of you are going to wake up in the Presence of the Lord, and He is going to say I am waiting for you. He’s going to stand there and you are going to be arrested by HIS SPIRIT. God’s people are coming under a supernatural power and favor in this region.” (emphasis mine)
I’ve lived through 6 hurricanes (including Andrews in Miami) in my lifetime, (which is why I now live in Phoenix.) Be wise in your decisions. Listen to the warnings. Prepare to live without power for several days (I was 2 weeks without power after Andres). Prepare for financial hardship. Many businesses will be forced to remain closed for days if not weeks. Sandy is going to be worse that Irene – which hit the same area just last year.
The difference is that Sandy’s bigger and it’s predicted to head west then north rather than the northerly track that Irene took. It’s called “Frankenstorm” for other reasons than it’s coming a few days before Halloween. Experienced hurricane and storm specialists are saying they have NEVER seen a storm like this. The governor of Rhode Island compared it to a storm in 1938. Full moon, high tides, unusual jet stream, huge storm with hurricane-force gust from Norfolk, VA to the tip of Long Island and Tropical Storm-force winds stretching from Roanoke, VA, to Pittsburgh, to Syracuse, to Maine.
I pray for all people that are in the storms path and are affected by it. I pray for wisdom, safety, good health, and minimal damage to property. But remember this: IT’S JUST STUFF. If it you have to choose between being safe and saving your stuff, choose to BE SAFE.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.~ Proverbs 3:5
God has said, “Never will I leave you: never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:6
(Jesus:) No, I will not abandon you or leave you as orphans in the storm–I will come to you. John 14:18
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. ~James 1:2-4
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- Of Hurricanes & Life’s Storms
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- I’ve been there
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- If God is so Loving Why is there so much Suffering
Again, I pray be wise and be safe.
Looking back at my life, I know that God had a purpose for my life in my 50s because I survived my college years.
Don’t miss your future because you’re stuck in a moment. Get into the God habit. Part 3 of my notes from Joyce Meyer Conference in Phoenix 2012