Revelation & Hope

Hello Dear Readers,

Long time no hear? Yup, that’s me. I barely write in but when I do – look out world! ;p Anyhoo, just thought I’d pop in and tell you a bit about my faith life right now. I have gone through a LOT of emotional rollercoasters since last blog post. Found out some truly hurtful things happening, and recognized all the evil that’s been going on on the other side of the mountain so to speak. But God… even through this trial by fire, He never lets me give up. Trust me, I almost did many times. Between people judging me for hanging on to hope, to being thrown to the wolves, to getting stabbed emotionally and painfully more than once, and worry creeping in, it’s been a hectic ride folks. Yet God says, “Keep praying. Don’t give up.” There is hope and His Name is Jesus. He has outlasted the enemy of our souls in the battle to save humanity, and He died for me and my family and friends, neighbours, co-workers, and everyone around the world that we might have eternal life. All it takes is a little faith in Him and the will to keep following Him – taking up our ‘cross’ daily. It takes prayer, sometimes fasting, discipline, fellowship, study, meditation, living in the Spirit not in the flesh, living in the Light & Truth of God’s Word, instead of our emotions, repentance and forgiveness. It also takes much humbleness & thankfulness because if we’re not acting in this way, we’re probably living in pride which is what brought the devil down from Heaven in the first place. He wanted to be God and have His Worship. He thought he was better than God and decided to do things his way, but we all know how that turned out. And ultimately, how it will turn out. One thing I’ve noticed is there is a lot of hurt amongst Christian communities as we all continue to live in sin, without repentance, and continue to live our lives for ourselves – in our selfish nature, unless we have revelation of this, and sadly many don’t, we end up living a life of misery and failure, unfulfilling and sad. God wants us to have His best and in order to do that we need to die to self daily, we need to keep surrendering our lives to Him and praying for discernment and wisdom as the enemy tries to keep us from following Him by whispering in our ears lies and all sorts of deceit to lead us off the narrow and straight path. It sadly is happening amongst those closest to me and it saddens me. I feel burdened to pray for them unceasingly and I am. I believe God has a Plan just as He has promised in His Word and the more I keep holding on to these Words, the more light and hope I see at the end of the tunnel. So no matter what you’re going through, believe that God will make a Way and ask Him what His Will is for your life. He will let you know if you’re listening and seeking Him with your whole heart. He has and continues to do so for me. So believe!

Till next post,

~*Roxy*~

Voice of the Martyrs (VOM Canada)

Voice of the Martyrs (VOM Canada)

This morning as I was reading through one of my Voice of the Martyrs magazines, (which my hubby and I subscribe to in order to stay in touch with what’s happening to Christians around the world), I felt led to share this with all of my Brothers and Sisters in Christ. It seems to me that in North America anyway, many of us are unaware of the terrors that are taking place elsewhere – especially with the Body of Christ, and that is disturbing. Considering that we are called to pray for all those who are persecuted, how can we do this if we do not know about them? Yes, we hear of news stories here and there, but for the most part, with the media, they only show whatever is approved by those in charge. We do not hear about all the Christians who are threatened on a daily basis, sometimes beaten, tortured, imprisoned for years on end, and basically stripped of everything they have. I think as Christians we need to be aware of what is happening in the world or else how can we help those who are helpless? Believe me, I’m in just as much of a bubble as anyone else, so this message is for me too. Sometimes I think we are too preoccupied with all of the day-to-day stuff, that we cannot look past ourselves, so it can be a challenge to even remember to pray for others, but we must. There is so much despair in this world as it is, and as followers of Christ, we need to reach out to our brethren so that they can continue to spread the Word of God, support their families, and stay strong throughout their trials. I know we each face our own problems, that is true, however, how many of us can actually say we’ve faced threats of imprisonment or death for our faith? Not too many I imagine. And that makes me thankful, both for our safety, but also for the boldness that others have shown in the face of danger. To keep one’s eye on the Lord throughout persecution takes faith and strength and courage. And I know that every letter people write to the persecuted, every prayer, and every donation to VOM is appreciated and felt by those in trouble. That is why it is crucial that we make a stand for Christ by standing with those in danger. We are not to renounce our faith in Christ, no matter the circumstance, and I am encouraged when I see that Christ prevails in all these situations, as God’s Word truly cannot be chained. It is alive and will continue to make a difference in the world. Now let us do our part.

There are many ministries you can help out with, but why not check out this website and find out how you can help fellow Christians – there are many ways, and every bit helps. Why not take a few minutes to pray today for those in trouble, and send them some love?

Blessings,

Roxy