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~ I'll climb to the lookout tower and scan the horizon.
I'll wait to see what God says ~ Habakkuk 2:1-2

May 5, 2013

The Holy Spirit woke me up ... in the grip of satan.

I dreamed for some time....I remember an issue with the door to the garage. Something about it not being secure. Checking it constantly ...as if there were a reason to be vigilant. Then....I look down the hallway​. I hear and see at the same time....the potential danger was here NOW!

The Holy Spirit had put up a blockade...by placing a black bench in front of the door.( at least I was surprised to see it in place...I didn​'t remember doing it). But I saw the hand reaching through the opening...between the wall and the door. I saw red material.

I knew I was in trouble. 

There was no time to think. ​He busted in with a vengeance.... Huge bald man. White muscle shirt. ( and yet....the Holy Spirit let me see red just before the STRONGMAN entered). He came at me with a growling and grabbed me ....picked me up like a sack of potatoes. I resisted. I screamed. I kicked. He held me firmly in the grip of FEAR!

The Holy Spirit woke me up 

in the grip of satan.

I am an avid and consistent dreamer. I have faithfully recorded my spiritual dreams for the past 11 years. So immediately ....in reality...I saw the intruder as the STRONGMAN and thus the devil. This was a huge note to self kind of thing. BEWARE!!! I prayed against his mighty intentions towards me. Then the Holy Spirit reminded me that my sister was fearful of the prognosis over her condition. The news of a possible 3rd back surgery. Understandable! 2 botched surgeries and a third one for the same thing???

It was clear that the STRONG ​MAN ...

was trying to get to me....so as to break my focus and my strength of faith and prayer vigil over her life. The enemy has reason to come after me...I've placed her on 5 prayer chains!​ Less than a week ago ... I asked my Bible Study girls to pray for a creative miracle....that the Lord would  create 3 good disks where there is none - and to take the pain away.

I knew from the beginning that the STRONG MAN would fight against this bold request. Somehow, I knew this was an attempt against my life for taking authority over the curse of infirmity that seems to follow my sister.

So early this morning...I took authority over him! I asked the Holy Spirit to keep me STRONG! To keep my sister STRONG. To fight for us. To intercede for us. To cover us...to fortify us and hide us in the cleft of the rock.

HIS PEACE came over me...


I was reminded of the scripture in Mark 3​:27 where Jesus is accused by His family and Teachers of the Law...of having an impure spirit. Verse 22 reads.. " “He is possessed by Beelzebul! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons.”

So Jesus called his disciples together....to teach them about that which He had called them to...in this instance...casting out demons by a HIGHER AUTHORITY. This HIGHER authority ... which was given Him by the Father...was given to His 12 appointed disciples. (and ultimately all who have accepted and do the will of Christ Jesus)

23  So Jesus called them over to him and began to speak to them in parables: “How can Satan drive out Satan? 24  If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25  If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26  And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come. 27  In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the strong man’s house. 28  Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter, 29  but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.”

And then verse 30 explains ...

30  He said this because they were saying, “He has an impure spirit.”

I knew it was just the enemy's attempt to rock my faith . But I was prepared. I had just asked the Lord...yesterday...for an extra ordinary measure of faith...the Faith I used to have...the faith that moves mountains....the Faith that doesn't lose sight of what He had showed me in the spiritual realm.

While making coffee this morning...
after the dream, 
I heard this male House Finch 
singing at the top of his Joyful heart. 
I took this shot through the kitchen window...
screen and all.
He is perched on the highest branch 
of my Plum tree... 
3 stories high! 
The brown beneath him 
is the adjacent condo's roof. 
He sits atop the only branch 
that is loaded with buds... 
and balances at the very tip of the branch. 
He's 'out on a limb' you might say. 
I named him 'COURAGEOUS'




















3 created disks in my sisters back. 


If the Lord let me see it...
shod me with the shoes of boldness  -
to share it with my prayer buddies...
I'm BELIEVING It is done!
in Jesus name!



I choose to go deeper. I choose both... to KNOW HIM...and BELIEVE HIM. To KNOW that in Christ....all things are possible. I choose to BELIEVE ...that He IS who He says that He Is. God wants us to not only KNOW Him...but to BELIEVE Him. It gives Him great satisfaction to see our boldness....our stretched out faith. Our bold believing ....in the face of the STRONG MAN...enlarges our territory....and keeps the STRONG MAN off our  land!

I'm interceding for my sister. 

We have homestead rights together....


Last week...before the reading of her  MRI...when I asked the Bible Study girls to pray with me...BELIEVING God for 3 created disks...some admittedly said yes...with reservation. "I can pray for that...but...I ...don't think I ...can pray...believing...expecting Him... to do that."

This is indeed an exercise...a lesson in FAITH....for all  of us! But 3 disks is what they removed 2 years ago and replaced with a cage. within the same year...she had to have another surgery to fix the slipped and bent cage. When I made the request of God, I had no idea that the '3' would need to be multiplied to 6 in less than a week.


for 6 created disks??

He can create 3...

3 more is just a double portion!

A Mirror Image of the first miracle

She mentioned to me just 3 weeks ago...that she hadn't had a 'pain free' day...in 3 years.
Now...we hear the prognosis. The 3 bulging disks right below the cage.  The #3 is significant. We are praying for 3 new ​disks.​..and now she needs 3 more. 3 were removed...3 years ago. The # 3 means to conform: obey; copy; imitate; likeness; witness; Divine fullness; Godhead; Triumph; Resurrection.

I'm praying .....
for total restoration...
for my sister.
7 X what the devil has stolen!!
I'm bold enough
to ask the Lord Jesus for....


Will you join me?

As I pray over this ​final ​moment before clicking the PUBLISH button. I glance over to the wall and for the first time ever in my life...I see a halo of light reflecting above two items on my wall - 3 horse heads grouped together....and a single Butterfly placed just inches from the horses.  I blink to clear my eyes. The halo's remain. I blink 2 more times...still the same... and then they fade away.

Weeping overcomes me as I realize...the 3 horses represent the Holy Trinity...that is what I call them.  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Butterfly represents transformation...RESTORATION as God created. The two go hand in hand!

I am instantly reminded of Bishop Joseph's Gallinger's quote that came to me while in the seasonal desert...of that far away land ... Arkansas.

" Weeping is a place
of redemptive work
that strength
can never take you."

​Weeping brings healing...​

Psalm 126:5
​Those who sow with tears
will reap with songs of joy.

​Psalm 30:5  ​
For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime!
Weeping may last through the night,
but joy comes with the morning.


Because happiness just isn't enough!


What are YOU BELIEVING for?
Make YOUR request unto God...
for scripture says ...
It is by your own faith
that you stand firm.

If 1 can slew a 1000
then 2 can slew 10,000.

May I come together with YOU
in prayer
and so share
in YOUR fullness of JOY?


Touch Your People Once Again...

We need wisdom we need power
And true love for each other
We have had so many big but empty words
So we come before Your face
Asking for Your grace
Bring Your people to a state of kingdom life
Restore Your church again

Touch Your people once again
With Your precious holy hand, we pray
Let Your kingdom shine upon this earth
Through a living glorious church
Not for temporary deeds
But to restore authority and power

Let a mighty rushing wind blow in
Touch your people once again

Lord You see Your tired servants
And the broken wounded soldiers
Oh how much we need Your precious healing hand
We need the power of the cross
As the only source for us
When we stand up facing final battle cry
Restore your church again

Words and Music by Pelle Karlsson
Copyright 1983 Whitefield Music. 

Prayerfully submitted
His Warrior Bride in Boots

UPDATE 5/7/13 


JUST spoke with my sister. She knew people were praying for her, but she had no idea about my dream and this post...asking for you to join me in my boldness. This is the first words out of her mouth when we connected..." I feel so good today. I haven't had a day like this in over a year and a half.!" Then she proceeded to tell me everything  that she had done around the house already. Things she couldn't do or did not feel good enough to do. 

When I told about the many prayer warriors that are praying for her....she was overwhelmed. She says..'THANK YOU!' from the bottom of her encouraged heart. I say the same. I am encouraged that she is encouraged....please stand firm in your watch. God has a plan. I am so excited to see what He is about to release into her life! YES YES AMEN! I love you guys. You are such an awesome community!

Keep Your Quiver full...

Hide these arrows 

in your arsenal of Faith.

Psalm 12:5
Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan, I will now arise," says the LORD. "I will protect them from those who malign them.

​​Psalm 35:10
With every bone in my body I will praise him: "LORD, who can compare with you? Who else rescues the helpless from the strong? Who else protects the helpless and poor from those who rob them?

Psalm 51:8
Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.

Psalm 140:12
I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.

​Exodus 15:1
Who among the gods is like you, LORD? Who is like you-- majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?

Job 15:15
He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth; he saves them from the clutches of the powerful.

​​Proverbs 22:23
for the LORD will take up their case and will exact life for life.

​Jeremiah 51:56
A destroyer will come against Babylon; her warriors will be captured, and their bows will be broken. For the LORD is a God of retribution; he will repay in full.

​Ezekiel 39:10
They will not need to gather wood from the fields or cut it from the forests, because they will use the weapons for fuel. And they will plunder those who plundered them and loot those who looted them, declares the Sovereign LORD.

Habakkuk 2:17
The violence you have done to Lebanon will overwhelm you, and your destruction of animals will terrify you. For you have shed human blood; you have destroyed lands and cities and everyone in them.

Zechariah 2:8
For this is what the LORD Almighty says: "After the Glorious One has sent me against the nations that have plundered you--for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye--

Ecclesiastes 3:3
a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,

Isaiah 30:26
The moon will shine like the sun, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the LORD binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted.


  1. This post is so right on, dear Patrina.

    Like you, I am also an avid dreamer - so graphic, I can read paragraphs that the Lord is causing me to read in my dreams, with heavenly messages on them. I've dreamt of being in the grip of a dark evil force as well, and the gentle voice of the Spirit telling me to be vigilant, that He is protecting me, but I must not be ignorant of the enemy schemes.

    So I can relate to what you have written here. And yes, I can believe with you for a creative miracle of 7 brand new discs for your sister.

    The enemy has been found out and he has to return seven fold what he has stolen.

    Thank you for sharing so powerfully. I am glad I came by your blog right this moment - to be encouraged and to be reminded that the battle is intense and I must never be complacent in my stand.


    1. Awww, Lidia...I am so glad to know that you too are an avid dreamer. It is so rare for me...to find fellow dreamers that see to know God's revelation to them. I feel a kindred spirit with you...knowing this added dimension of your spiritual life. I now know 5 bloggers that are consistent dreamers. Maybe we should start a private blog for those of us who dream. I may begin to share some of my dreams here as the Lord releases me.

      You have encouraged me so much with your comment. I was so honored that you came to back me up! Thank you, and thank you for joining me in prayer for my sister.

      You are absolutely right! The enemy has been found out! I love how you said that! Now he has to repay 7x what he has stolen.

      I was thinking further about the dream and realized that the Holy Spirit placed the bench in front of the door for my knowing!... That He goes before me and yet protects me from behind. He gave me that thin line of warning and then woke me up before I could be taken hostage by the enemy.

      I couldn't figure out why the bench was placed in front of the door as it didn't hold back the enemy. But it was there so that I would know...in the dream, that an evil demonic spirit was on the other side of the door... thus the color black for the bench. And He fortified it with allowing me to see the red material hanging from the strongman's arm. Red for strong angry emotion.

      But in reality...the bench was a reminder that i am seated with Christ in the heavenlies...and the Holy Spirit has me covered....but It is I who has to take authority over the strongman ...with the authority which is Jesus living inside of me.

      Thank you so much for picking up the pencil to encourage and pray with me.

      Blessings, my friend
      patrina <")>><

      2 Cor 4:7 We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.

  2. Amen to every word in your post Patrina. The Lord has been speaking to me so strongly about faith this past week,including partially through a dream, something I will probably share in my next post. I know that all things are possible with God, and that all the promises of God are 'yes' in Jesus. I have had a miraculous healing and other healings given by the Lord. I join you in agreement as far as your prayers for your sister are concerned, I do not think it coincidence that the Lord is speaking of faith in many bloggers lives at this moment and His word says that where two agree on earth concerning anything it will be done for them by their Father in Heaven. There are more than two agreeing to this prayer and He is not a man that He should lie. Thank You Lord and God bless you Patrina.

    1. dear Brenda
      We are becoming good friends :) I appreciate your faithful visits...your faithful comments...and the sharing of your faith walk.

      Like Lidia...it is nice to know that the Lord speaks to you through dreams as well. I look forward to your post. I don't always understand my dreams...but this one He made pretty clear...pretty quickly. I love it when He makes it clear and I can walk in it! I am at peace.

      powerful statement..

      "His word says that where two agree on earth concerning anything it will be done for them by their Father in Heaven. There are more than two agreeing to this prayer and He is not a man that He should lie."


      Thank you dear one for stopping by and picking up the pencil to encourage and also for joining me in prayerful believing...for my sister's healing.

      I am a blessed woman
      patrina <")>><

      Hebrews 11:6
      But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

  3. Last night before bed the LORD showed that the next 7 Days would be Days of STRENGTH in weakness. So I pass that on to you. Also I just came down from my prayer room and His message was about His Coming soon but also a huge warning about being alert to the enemy's schemes all around us. So God is showing the very same things. As soon as He reminded me that today begins Day 1 of 7 of His STRENGTH - He took me to:
    Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and STRENGTH an ever-Present help in trouble.

    Praying with you and for you and your sister this day! Claim the WORD and claim His STRENGTH in our own physical weakness!

    Choosing JOY, Stephanie

    1. Dear Stephanie,
      Thank you so much for sharing God's word to you! " the next 7 Days would be Days of STRENGTH in weakness."

      That is good news for all of us reading it. I love how strongly the Lord speaks to you and shows you His Love.

      Day 1....I have survived! ...by the strength and the grace of God. I am at peace!

      I just realized when I came to my blog tonight...that the BibleGateway scripture of the day is James 5:16... the same scripture that I have displayed on my blog sideline since the beginning of my blog.

      “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” -James 5:16 © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica
      Powered by BibleGateway.com

      Is that not just one more YES YES AMEN for all of us who have gathered here for the purpose of uniting in prayer for healing!

      I love it! This is COMMUNITY! Thank you for your friendship! I appreciate you. Thank you for picking up the pencil to encourage me with God's word! It is carefully placed within my quiver of arrows.

      Thank you so much for joining me in prayer for my sister.

      Blessings to you my friend
      Patrina <")>><

      2 Cor 12:9
      Each time he said, "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness." So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.

  4. I always dreamed about fighting the evil ones. 'Legion' is the name for they're so many. But I have the Lord God Almighty!!! The Greatest of all Whose power is above them. The mention of the Lord's Holy Name...they do cower and I have witnessed that on my own. In reality...The meanings given to you with what you saw, whether in dreams or reality, made me be in full awe! Truly... He has shown you so many " faith markers" that made my own faith be increased all the more sister. Glory be to our good God!!!

    And I believe in Him and I join you in believing for your sister's healing. That's what I shared with my son when bothered with his allergy, there's no room for worries because there is no problem or circumstances bigger than our Lord. We can use such trials to have our faith be increased, our roots to go down deeper in His ground. If I may request for you to pray for me and my son's allergy, for his sinuses to not be bothered by weather changes and that no more headaches will occur. Thank you for sharing and increasing my faith this morning. God bless and protect you and your family.

    1. dear RCUBEs,
      I'll respond properly tomorrow... I've been up since 2:30 am ...that's 20 hours! and... I took care of a 2 and 4 year old for 6 hours! I can hardly keep my eyes open let alone expect my brain to function:)

      So glad to see you ...talk with you tomorrow. :)


    2. Dear RCUBEs,
      I have updated this post with a hot off the press praise report. Please see it above...right after 'Prayerfully submitted'. You will be encouraged!

      you wrote...
      "I always dreamed about fighting the evil ones. 'Legion' is the name for they're so many. But I have the Lord God Almighty!!! The Greatest of all Whose power is above them. The mention of the Lord's Holy Name...they do cower .."

      ABSOLUTELY! and it is such a simple thing to do... SIMPLE! Keep it simple. I speak Jesus' name as if its the air I breathe. He is such a fluid part of who I am.

      You wrote...
      "Truly... He has shown you so many " faith markers" that made my own faith be increased all the more sister. Glory be to our good God!!!"

      Praise Jesus for that! The whole reason for this blog...we must be more bold in sharing our faith walk...our testimony...our weakness...our sorrow.... never losing sight of the BIG PICTURE which is ETERNITY with Christ Jesus.

      Life will never be perfect this side of heaven...but I refuse to sit back and accept all that is shoved at us from the world and the enemy of Christ.

      On Christ the Solid Rock I stand!!!

      ENOUGH is ENOUGH!!


      "Touch Your people once again
      With Your precious holy hand, we pray
      Let Your kingdom shine upon this earth
      Through a living glorious church
      Not for temporary deeds
      But to restore authority and power

      Let a mighty rushing wind blow in
      Touch your people once again"

      "There's NO ROOM for WORRIES!!"...with God ALL things are possible!!

      Absolutely...I count it an honor to uphold the banner of HEALING for your son! in Jesus name. Do you feel the closeness of the Holy Spirit as we join together for your son's healing? I do! I feel so much peace knowing that there are literally in reality...53 people praying for my sister... that's just the ones that I have heard are specifically praying. I was overwhelmed with that knowing...BUT GOD!!

      He has held me in perfect peace!

      As Lidia spoke in her comment....'The enemy has been found out and he has to return seven fold what he has stolen." I keep repeating this to myself... the enemy has been EXPOSED!!! He has to repay 7X!!!

      YES YES AMEN!!!

      Thank you so much for stopping by to pick up the pencil to encourage me... to join me in my faith march. For upholding my sister before the LORD with your petitions. I appreciate all of you so much!

      May your faith ...and your territory...be enlarged...and may the Holy Spirit bless you with favor and healing for your son.

      hugs to you, my friend
      patrina <")>><

      ACTS 4....(looking forward to His RESTORED church - BOLDLY walking in ...and proclaiming our healing)

      Acts 4:30-31
      Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”

      After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.

    3. Sometimes I kept.coming back to read His faithful promises you shared...I saw the update and what a wonderful feeling to know that your sister feels much better and as we ask boldly, that she indeed is healed physically by the Greatest Physician!!! Thank you also for your powerful prayer for me and my son. Just so you know, I also came back to pray for your sister and you. May you always remain strong in the Lord's mighty power!!!

    4. How awesome to know RCUBEs, that you came back to pray... to reconnect with the source of the original bold sharing! I think that is powerful! I never thot of a blog post being used for that specific purpose... or in that specific way. I like it!

      If the post is easily found...that's an awesome discipline for praying for others in our community. This post is tagged under 'HEALING', 'FAMILY' and 'PRAYER'..as well as others. I'm going to pay more attention to tags now in people's posts.

      Thank you so much for stopping by again tonight. I cherish your prayers. Your strength of heart causes me to stand strong.

      patrina <")>><

      Colossians 4:2
      Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.

  5. AMEN! AMEN!
    Nothing impossible for GOD to do!
    HIS healing hands would be upon her.
    GOD is the reaveler of secret. As HE has revealed the plans of the enemy, it shall not come to pass in Jesus name.
    The battle is the Lord's!
    You and your family would live under HIS protection, and like evergreen trees,HE will shelter you all. Amen.

    1. dear Simply Mee

      same for you, dear one...I must respond properly tomorrow.

      hugs to you
      Keep the faith
      patrina <")>><

    2. dear MEE,
      you wrote..
      "GOD is the reaveler of secret. As HE has revealed the plans of the enemy, it shall not come to pass in Jesus name.
      The battle is the Lord's!"

      Indeed! He is the REVEALER of secrets! That's what He did for me in this dream!! He revealed the plans of the strongman....so I could take authority over him before he even had a chance to attack! AMEN! That is why I have so much peace... the enemy has been EXPOSED! I raise my banner high...in the name of Jesus Christ...I am going forward..expecting and believing that it is already done!!

      Thank you dear friend, for picking up the pencil to encourage me...you enlarge my faith.

      Hugs and prayers
      patrina <")>><

      Daniel 2:47
      The king said to Daniel, "Truly, your God is the greatest of gods, the Lord over kings, a revealer of mysteries, for you have been able to reveal this secret."

      Daniel 2:22
      He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.

      Amos 3:7
      Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.

  6. Todays Bible verse by BibleGateway...

    “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

    REJOICE with me, my friends!
    Thanks for joining me in prayer for my dear sister.

    She told me today..when she heard how many were praying for her...that she is trying to stay positive and believe that God has a plan...but her faith is weak...she says I've always been the one with strong bold faith...

    At this moment, I knew the Lord had placed me between her and the destroyer...because of her weak faith. I had asked the Lord to lend her mine. The dream shows this!

    The destroyer - the strong man attacked me...not her! Instead of her getting worse...which is usually how the enemy operates when a prayer vigil is placed around a person...she felt restored!! The enemy attacks the weakened one...and causes those in prayer...to lose faith!

    The discerned need for vigilance in the dream...the 'issue with the door'...the gateway to the house...was about my position. The Lord placed me there between my sister and the destroyer...because I know how to war in my position in Christ!

    When I shared this with her...she felt a peace...a faint amount of strength came over her...as Truthsharer shared in her comment...'7 days of STRENGTH in weakness'.... THIS is Day 2..and counting...


    Be encouraged CHURCH!!

    I am going to share the dream I had the day before before this dream...in my next post. The Lord has revealed that they go together.

    I smell an abundance of RAIN!
    patrina <")>><

    Psalm 41:3
    The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing..

  7. Beautiful update on your sister Patrina.
    'You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is stayed on You because he trusts in You.'
    We keep our minds on You Lord because we trust in You, and we take every thought captive bringing it into obedience to Christ. 'Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom His favour rests.' Thank You Lord that Your word is truth.

    1. Brenda....I loved it that you shared that specific scripture... which explains why I am still in perfect peace...I am TRUSTING JESUS!

      Every thot captive to the obedience of CHRIST. Like my mama's very last spoken words...after slipping into a coma...

      "in the name of Jesus Christ..Amen"

      Her last 'active thot' was what she heard me end my prayer with...a few hours earlier...in her hospital room. We were praying for her healing. And even though she died as a direct result from a careless act by hospital staff...the Lord Jesus saved her from a life of what might have been...she may have never recovered from her viral encephalitis. Only God knows! But she is indeed healed...in her life with Christ.

      In the name of Jesus Christ...Amen!

      all I know is that healing comes in many different forms... we just need to keep our eyes fixed on the Lord Jesus...the perfecter of our faith!

      hugs and blessings
      patrina <")>><

      Heb 12:1-3

      Run with Perseverance

      …1 Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest you be wearied and faint in your minds.

    2. How beautifully comforting for you and your mother those words would have been as she left this world to be assured of no more tears and no more death. I too have experienced seeing the results of careless acts in a hospital, as when my sister was given the wrong blood in a blood transfusion. However, the promise in Jesus of eternal life was not affected. At the time that my sister left this world I saw, in the darkened room, a beautiful golden 'stardust'. That is the only way I can describe it. God bless you Patrina

    3. Brenda...

      i loved hearing you describe your sister's homegoing.... as 'stardust'...God's Glory shone through the darkness of death...because she was eternally healed...eternally FREE and full of His Glory.

      "However, the promise in Jesus of eternal life was not affected. At the time that my sister left this world I saw, in the darkened room, a beautiful golden 'stardust'. That is the only way I can describe it."

      How finite of Him to allow you to see through the darkness...and into His Glory. WOW!!!

      Thanks so much for sharing that special homegoing event! I celebrate her wholeness in Christ ..with you ...

      remain blessed in knowing she is with God Almighty

      patrina <")>><

      Malachi 4:2
      But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.

      Isaiah 60:1
      Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.

  8. UPDATE... day 5 of 7 days or STRENGTH in weakness...as TRUTHSHARER shared earlier in the comments here...

    I spoke with my sister today. We shared for 2 hours on the phone. She lives 8 hours away from me. She remains positive! in a negative prognosis. I'm so proud of her. This oppressive situation has not lassoed her! She said.."I'm not going to roll over and die." :) Amen! She intends to do what ever is needed to walk in healing. She's going forward. She has nothing to lose. States that she has no life the way it is..

    For the first time...since I started my blog...3 & 1/2 years ago...she finally was able to pull it up and read this post. She's not computer savvy and has not been able to see my blog. She was encouraged as she read your comments. I was encouraged that she was able to do something that I could not get her to do before. AMEN!

    We talked about spiritual things rather than negative emotions and circumstance. She still living in His STRENGTH in the midst of her weakness...she's in a good place!! :)

    Thank you all so much for praying and caring.

    And please, if you wish to join RECUBEs in sharing a prayer request...as long as we are praying for healing...please do so here. If it is unspoken...share that too. We are already in this eternal vigil of prayer. We count it a privilege to add your request to the unending circle of God's LOVE for us all.

    If you feel free...please share whatever concerns you in this season of life. And I will join you in praying for His STRENGTH in your weakness.

    We serve a MIGHTY GOD!!!

    I am at PEACE ...thank you for standing with me.

    Patrina <")>><

    Jeremiah 17:14
    Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.

  9. Thank you for stopping by, Patrina. It's been a long time. I stopped by earlier before you visited so our paths must have crossed. I didn't comment because I want to come back and read without rushing.
    Glad you are enjoying the music. :)
    Powerful page here...as always.

  10. Interceding for your sister.
    Psalm 18.

  11. Marcia,

    Thanks for coming back and picking up the pencil. Glad we have reconnected. I loved your quiet resting place. :-)

    Thank you for interceding for my sister...and for sharing psalm 18. A great song of deliverance. The Psalms are powerful! I just read it....and everyone should have it in their quiver as well.

    blessings of Favor
    patrina <")>><

    Psalm 18:1-6
    1 I love you, Lord, my strength.
    2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,my shieldb and the hornc of my salvation, my stronghold.
    3 I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
    and I have been saved from my enemies.
    4 The cords of death entangled me;
    the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
    5 The cords of the grave coiled around me;
    the snares of death confronted me.
    6 In my distress I called to the Lord;
    I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.

  12. I actually felt my heart pounding as I read through your post. There's a knowing in my soul that recognizes the diabolical intentions of the evil one. No wonder God wants His own living near to Him! Some months back I felt the Lord prompting me to sleep in my armor. It made me chuckle at the time as I envisioned a Knight in metal suiting attempting to snuggle into my comfy bed. But what wisdom!

    Great reminder, Patrina; and an even greater opportunity for praise!

    1. "There's a knowing in my soul that recognizes the diabolical intentions of the evil one."

      That doesn't surprise me about you, Kathleen. I am the same way.

      I loved the idea of 'sleeping in your armor'. Most certainly understand that too. In fact...I think its a great practice to dress ourselves with the armor of God before bed...just as we do when getting ready for our day. Being the avid dreamer that I am...I would feel more protected from the enemy planting his lies in my subconscious.

      Good plan!

      Thanks for visiting and picking up the pencil.


      Ephes. 6:11

      Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.

    Sorry I've been away... had granddaughter from out of state here for 2 weeks. I just wanted to update those who have been praying for my sister.

    She hasn't hasn't made any decisions yet about the bone stimulator or other options...still seeking a second opinion. But the really exciting thing is that she took a spur of the moment trip with our aunt and cousin. She had a blast. Got tired and was in pain but kept going. She decided to trust God and go anyway. It was a courageous thing for her. She expresses her thankfulness for your prayers. She knows that she couldn't have done it without the knowledge of those praying for her. It was exactly what the Lord ordered for her at this time. She was so encouraged.

    Prayer empowers...thank you for remembering my sister in your prayers to the Father. We are so blessed to be able to pray for others.

    hugs to all of you
    rejoice always

    patrina <")>><

    psalm 5: 11
    But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

  14. Update on my sister
    spoke with her yesterday. She doing amazingly good! Still positive! AND LESS PAIN! She is able to do more things because the pain is less. Thank you again for praying for her healing. If the pain can go away...she could begin to heal the rest of her body.

    Still researching the spine stimulator. not willing to go through anything without enough research. She kind of went into the last two surgeries blind. She's considering this procedure with eyes open.

    She is considering coming to my city to consult with a specialist. Its a small town where she lives...not too many specialist.

    In my opinion...the wait...and her feeling much better since we began praying...has everything to do with God. The waiting builds up her faith and her spirit. And gives God time to work His way in her life.

    I am still encouraged. The enemy attack against me has not let up...unfortunately...but I'm about to 'kick him to the barn!' Please continue to pray for God's strength to penetrate my body mind and spirit. As for me and MY HOUSE...we will serve the LORD! yes yes amen!

    God's sweet blessings to you all
    patrina <")>><

  15. So happy to hear this ma'am. GOD healing hands will continue to be on her.amen.

  16. MEE,

    Thank you so much for picking up the pencil to encourage me. Your continued prayers for my sister are being honored. I am so thankful that you have joined me in this VICTORY walk of faith.

    I just read the following scripture today and it struck me that 'she' ( Simon's wife's mother) ministered to them after Jesus healed her of her great fever.... My sister is older than I but I have watched over for her my entire life. For years...I have been the only one to speak spiritual 'understanding' into her life. (her words - not mine).

    I have anticipated the day that my sister rises up to minister to me! AMEN!! let it be so LORD!

    hugs my friend
    Patrina <")>><

    Luke 4:38-40

    38 And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever; and they sought him for her. 39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered to them. 40 Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them to him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.


Thanks for picking up the pencil...

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and the love of God,
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