So How Was Your Day?

Resurrection Sunday was a complete blessing and total surprise for my best friend Lynette and I.  We started out the day with praise and worship, playing “The Easter Song” by GLAD (I love that melody!) and absolutely thanking God with tears and JOY for His sacrifice and plan of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.  We’d made food and drink and were prepared to spend the day watching The Passion and getting intimately acquainted with our emotions in conjunction with God’s agenda for the day.

Wow… what God’s agenda turned out to be, neither of us could have planned!

As we watched the powerful depiction of Jesus’ last night and day upon earth, we shared our thoughts and continued thanking God for His staggering sacrifice on our behalf.  Then midway through the morning, around 9:30 I would say, Lynette’s daughter (and my God-daughter) Jessica texted us asking to speak with us in person about some things.  She was okay but just wanted to talk. Then her boyfriend John (whose family she was visiting for the holiday) also texted us with, basically, the same request.

Needless to say, with the prospect of our plans for the day changing radically, Lynette and I prayed about responding.  With God’s permission, we ended up bringing Jess AND John to our place for Sunday dinner and fellowship!  John (who is saved, btw) had questions about God on his heart, so we talked for quite a while about them.  Jess shared her heart with us as she desired – so did John.  We sang.  We spoke of family and friends and their own deepening relationship.  We prayed and ate a fabulous meal.  The day ended with Lynette and I bringing them back to the college dormitory with hugs and kisses and thanking God even further for a marvelous – albeit totally unexpected – day of celebration.

After Lynette departed, I finished watching The Passion and I talked and prayed and cried to God.  All good stuff.  All blessed.  It’s amazing how God orchestrates and plans His will for a day.  Lynette and I thought our day would be blessed only with our own company before God.  The Lord turned our two into four and blessed the whole thing.  We ALL got to thank God for His sacrifice.  We all got to talk and clear the air and receive the restoration of God’s peace.  We all laughed and sang and were deeply blessed.  Everyone got what they needed.  I pray you all also had a good and holy, blessed day of fellowship and praise to Almighty God.  Amen.

Our God is amazing.



Stronger Features

I think the website needs to feature the blogs more than it does.  I mean, the Glory Shield website’s backbone is the amazing blog ministry the Lord has given me; Holy Spirit breathes every word of the blogs into print, and Abba God needs to be glorified with more focus on the website.

The challenge is that I started Daddy’s Girl before Glory Shield came into being. Daddy’s Girl was the blog through which God began it all… I almost want to name the ministry “Daddy’s Girl Ministries” – but I know that’s not what really should be done.  I’m walking through life under my true Father’s shield – the shield of my identity as His daughter shelters me with life as His blood flows through me.  I’m walking “in” the shadow of my Father’s shield.  I’m ministering beneath my Father’s shield, in safety and confidence.  I know who I am more than ever now, because I’m carrying my Abba’s shield… His shield of Glory – of true, passionate, and powerful intimacy with Him.  That’s His Glory.  HALLELUJAH!

Something needs to be done and I solicit prayers of the body of Christ as I seek the Lord for a rebuild of the website to more thoroughly feature the powerful work of Abba’s hands through the blog ministry.  That’s mainly what I’ve been called to, know what I mean?  The teachings are in the blogs, the encouragements are in the blogs, the laughter and tears and revelatory truths are primarily in the blogs.  I need God’s savvy to bring honor and focus even more so to His work in me.  I’m a daughter of Jesus Christ and I love blogging!  It’s one of the most powerful arms of writing and teaching ministry for which I’ve been called and equipped. 

Prayers are appreciated.


My Prayer

I ask You, Father, to continue keeping me in the palm of Your hand.  I pray Your restoration over myself, and I ask for Your continued unconditional love and perseverance to always shine through to the masses inspired to follow You through reading the offerings of my heart to You in every form.

I ask for Your supernatural ability to persevere through the end and obey You in every circumstance.  Relationships are not easy, especially when severe blame-shifting is involved, but I want my heart to be clean before You.  I want to see the beam in my eye at all times; I want us to start there and then proceed with all of Your will in my life.

Father, please continue to consume me and make me aware that it is only what YOU think and say that matters.  You have called me, You have ordained me, You have honored me as a new pastor, and You have thrust me out into ministry.  I am pleasing in Your sight and all else I lift to You in praise so that You and I can “get on” with the business of fulfilling Your will and edicts on my behalf.

Yaaay!  Father, I love You.  I desire to please You and You only, and I know I do.  I lay myself before You and ask You to continually examine my heart, for I am Yours.

This word is good and clean and acceptable in Your sight.

I repent of every place of wrongdoing and every “ugly” area in which I have been exposed.  I pray Your spotlight continues to expose the dross in me.  I remand all others to Your custody for exposure, repentance, and cleansing, for You are their only Judge.  Father, I bless You and praise You in the mighty Name of Jesus the Christ Who came in the flesh, and I cast all my cares upon You, for I know that You care for me.  You are my Divine Caretaker, Father… and I’m so glad You are.  I’m so glad!

In Christ’s Name I submit myself to Your flashlight, always, and I journey on Your path to continual freedom and new beginnings.  Amen.