Here we are, December 31, 2021! Standing at the threshold of a new year. Are you ready to transition with a fresh and confident outlook, leaving behind the old and fruitless? I’m quite sure that many of you harbor feelings of ambivalence or foreboding because of the many distressing occurrences of the past year.
After all these years I still am very sensitive and idealistic and struggle to pursue excellence, unselfishness and hopefulness. I would not be able to accomplish anything noble weren’t not for my precious lord and Savior Jesus Christ who has helped me immensely to face and overcome the innumerable difficulties that assail me daily.
Yes, I’m still battling (and tying to find a cure for) this TMJ Dystonia.. I could dwell on wasting so many months not finishing my book, Marching to the beat of a Different Drum, but I choose to thank God for the opportunities where I’ve been used to serve others in their need and focus on intimacy with the Lord.
As I prepare to share this bog with you, I wish to remind you you of the possibilities and precious destiny that father God has ordained from before before the foundations of the world.! He is more than able to accomplish all that He has designed for your life, if you allow him. As I quietly reflect on this past year, I acknowledge that Abba God has been faithful. He has been patient and He has been so kind to me.
My symptoms haven’t abated and there have been moments when I despaired of ever improving, but I continue to prevail in my ability stay on track with My Yashuah Jesus. I believe it when He said that no one can luck me out of my father’s hands. Let us be grateful that us Dystonia, MS, Lyme, Mold illness or Fibromyalgia people are not in a wheelchair, ICU or bed-ridden. I marvel that Yashuah empowers me to accomplish whatever I set my heart on, despite the many days my spasms are are almost unbearable and distracting and I can’t focus. I often cry out, “When will this miserable season end?”
Yet, deep down inside, I know Abba Father is refining me in the process of developing those nimble hind’s feet like those of the character, Much Afraid in Hannah Hurnard’s book, Hind’s Feet on High Places. Abba’s desire is to groom us impeccably that we become chosen vessels resplendent with His Glory and grace. This coming new year, may your mouth declare and believe well chosen words from his Holy book, the Bible and may they become part f your daily regimen.
Have the disturbing world events, blared from the news headlines dimmed your sparkling outlook? Has the spirit of depression, about losing your precious loved one from Covid choked your faith? Jesus told us, 33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33
This January 2022, get back on track. Do not grow weary in well-doing.. Pass the Good News forward no matter what your state of mind or how bad you symptoms are. Many of you have been diligent in your health and spiritual disciplines, and have seen little or no improvement. I understand how you feel. Since 2007, I have grappled with this foe, Dystonia- Mold Illness. At times, even living can be burdensome, BUT God!
One of my beloved pastors , Augusto Perez, The Appearance Ministries urged us ( God’s lambs) to make declarations before we start our day. He said that declarations were powerful and have great spiritual authority. He reiterated how careful we must be with our words and Satan lurks, examining closely our every move and utterance. This is how he snares us, with our negative statements c and ungrateful complaints which, curses our success.
As I was reading and mediating on some of the beautiful verses from the Psalms I deduced that they would make inspiring declarations When we are battling Covid, Cancer or MS, how we need to decree with authority, ”
After you read my declarations, ask Holy Spirit to help you with your own beautiful declaration prayer and stay focused on what God is fashioning you as, and not at what you see yourself ( in the natural).
Here are a just a few of my favorites. Shalom and may your life, from this day forward, be fruitful and glorious as the glorious apple trees blooming in spring , (depicted in a photograph my husband. Mark took of me).
I will not die; instead, I will live to tell what the LORD has done. Psalm 119:7 NLT
The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness. Psalm 41:3
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. Psalm 139:14 NLT
For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. Jer 17:7
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. Isaiah 61:10 KJV
You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. Isaiah 62:3 ESV
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Rom 8:37 ESV
For as the rain and snow fall from heaven and do not return without watering the earth, , making it bud and sprout and providing seed to sow and food to eat, so My word that proceeds from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please, and it will prosper where I send it.…Isaiah 55 10 & 11