I pray that you are blessed and highly favored of the Lord. That you walk in the Lord's grace and mercy on today. Have a blessed weekend!
(Isaiah 61), ....to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
I got a phone call from my son on today. He was very upset so he tends to ramble on without taking a breath. He just talked about how bad his life has been every since childhood. Now, he didn't have a bad home life, he begin with getting bit in the face by a dog, twice. He talked about how he was talked about by his classmates about the scars. My son is very handsome and the scars are barely noticeable because it happened when he was very young. He complained about bills, job, apartment, food and the worst thing was that he got stabbed on my birthday. He saids his life is over and the age of 29. I am 48 years old and I must say that he hasn't even begun to live. Most of you are about my children's age, so if you think you have seen the worst, I hate to break it to you, you haven't. The more the devil tries to put on you, the bigger the blessing that God has on your life.
I was very upset that my son was going through so much and I wish I could exchange places with him, because he is my son. No mother wants to hear about their children's painful situations. At the time that he called I was listening to worship music. I started to go to his "pity party" and just started to feel down. Then all of a sudden, I heard the Lord say, "don't do that". So I started tuning into the music and prayed while my son was talking. He was rambling on and on and every now and then he would make sure that I was still listening to him. I would acknowledge that I was still on the phone, but one ear was listening to the music and my mind stayed on the Jesus. I had refused not to let no devil in hell still my joy and I was not going to his "pity party" today. In the past I attended my sons "pity party" every time he would call complaining. I also realized that my son wasn't the only one that the devil was after because of my blessings that the Lord has for me, the enemy wants me to stop working on my book and planning to minister at the shelter and holding a women's conference next year.
When my son got through, I started praying for him, I mean I went into spiritual warfare and told the devil where he can go. I spoke blessings over my son and declared that the Lord will show Himself strong in my son's life. My son has come a long way and I refuse to let the enemy get him back.
My message to you is, never go to your children's "pity party". Listen to them so that you will know what to pray and let the enemy know that he can't have them. You have to know what the bible says about your children and how to speak the scriptures over them. That is why it is very important for you to recognize what is happening and what scriptures to speak over you and your children. The bible says, to speak the Word of God over them. Just like you can curse people with your mouth, you can surely bless them and yourself by speaking the Word of God over any situation. When you are having your own "pity party" refuse to stay there. Take a good look at the circumstances and find joy in every situation. My son was bit in the face, but he is still alive, thank you Jesus. My son complaining about his job, thank you Jesus, that even in this economy, I have a job. My son complained about his apartment, thank you Jesus, I have a roof over my head. He complained about not having enough money, thank you Jesus, I have some money. He has to eat at his grandmother's, thank you Jesus I have a family that I can depend on. That is how you shake the devil off of you and your children. The devil wants you to attend "pity parties" or have one yourself. He cannot stand it when you praise the Lord, I mean he really hates it. If all you think about are the bad things that you are going through he will have succeeded in stealing your joy and he is laughing at you. Praise the Lord when you are going through fiery trials and you will turn the tables on the enemy and you will be the one laughing. Please remember, before the party begins, quote scriptures instead of the bad things, you will find something to praise Jesus for, even if it's only for dying on the cross so that you can live eternity in heaven with Him. PRAISE GOD! AMEN!