I started this blog to share a year long experience I had that I survived by the grace of God and am responsible for sharing…. It happened in 2008, from 4 Jan -5 Dec; so I was home for Christmas Praise God!
Until it is done being shared I will continue to do so. But, Its still really raw, and sometimes it’s like I can just pick it up and dive in, and others…. I can’t find my start, I keep having tiny tears fall down…. but always they become joyful tears because God was there. He was there and it was so obvious and I was and am so grateful. I wear it like a crown because if I was too ashamed to talk about it how would I explain what changed or how I surveyed it all.
I just wanted to let y’all know that is why there isn’t a rhythm to it yet. I’ll get one; this is only the first few posts right?
I was posting an amazing pic of a painting the other day on FB. It is of a Deluje, The Great Flood. It’s actually the image that was the inspiration for our band pic/name, and both my husband and I have our same but different interpretations of it as tattoos on our back.
As I started to a pic description a message came through. I want to share it with y’all here. I also want to dedicate it to my grandmother, my Manny. I see this picture and I think of her and then I am so utterly grateful because it is because of her I know what path to take, I know what to do when things are going wrong, I know where my grace comes from…. I watched her live it until the day she died. I try to emulate her when I can, it’s inspiring, oh how I wish I could share….
That’s why I write, so I can share and tell the stories I was born and built to tell.
With that said, this is the picture and the message I was given……
First my Dedication to my Grandmother, My Manny ~
I’m saying this here, with this picture, because it represents what my grandmother taught me while she was here on earth and I want the whole world to know!
I Dedicate this to her, the most amazing woman THAT EVER LIVED, in my humble opinion of course, Ms. Ruby Lynn Standifer.
Oh Praise God for what you taught me, a 1000’s times over and again I thank you for that because it shaped my heart and my life. Not a day goes by when I don’t connect with you. I hope that you are proud as you look down on me, my beautiful, crazy amazing, incredibly smart and creative and loving and so in love with God that it will last an eternity in my world, Manny. an eternity……. I love you so dearly only God knows….. catch my kiss & hug Manny
Photo by Francis Danby. 1840
It is his interpretation of the Great Flood. You can see Noah’s Ark in the distance and in the moon light. You can see the great ball of hot, red fire that everyone in the deluge is headed for. In the bottom right corner you can see the lion & the serpent clinging together on the same branch while to their left the angel is grieving desperately over the death of a giant…
After it was all over, there was just silence…….
God hated the silence…..
Even if it’s just a story to you, Noah’s Ark, its so full of wisdom, that this painting draws me in, how about you? Remember Danby finished it over a 170 years ago…. wisdom is timeless as is this painting and its story.
So, after the flood ceased, the sun came and again we were born into a new world and Noah & his family worshiped God and began to live again, our population grew again, and in time again it was too wicked to allow to continue….
It was Demonic and sick.
There was no Savior for all those who were lost, who would intervene and slay the evil one satan….
BUT then, then there was ONE. THERE WAS BORN A SAVIOR. He came and lived an example of what God would want and need of us here on earth. He cared so deeply and knew we needed such an example, and because He is so Holy, in His son He even sent us the difference maker, the One Who stands in that gap between us and Holy…..
I love that He wanted to show us, that Jesus wanted to live with us and show us just what was right and true as humans. Then He died and even rose again, and then He even left His precious spirit behind, His Holy Spirit behind to continue His great works, to continue to love and heal us in divine Acts of the power of God & LOVE of God.
But now…. now here we are again. How many look to the savior as an example of how to live? How many have a relationship with Him & with God? How many are spreading this good news? How many are worshiping God? How many are regularly thanking God for all His mighty blessings?
No one knows those numbers, but I KNOW IT’S NOT ENOUGH……
BUT, Praise God, we are here, in the BEAUTIFUL AMERICA, where this great land and our great people are given this great beauty and life giving resources! We are here and thus we can work together. WE can Pray together, and most important WORSHIP GOD together and individually.
You don’t need to go to church to do that. You don’t need to go to church to read His word to see what it holds for you, or to let your heart be filled with joy at the miracle that we are here and with our families, both blood & association; or to be thanking God for what we have and believing, REALLY BELIEVING, in FAITH (which btw is in what we do not see, remember?. Bottom line it’s that faith that is all that is required). JUST BELIEVE! Just try it… try to prove me wrong, please…. and He will provide!!!! HE WILL PROVIDE, HE WILL COME THROUGH, period.
Our job is to wait and be ready. Come on y’all, truth give, how many of us actually wait? I’m willing to bet that almost all of us do not wait at all, if not long enough. And, truth give, Rough spots don’t count. Why would we expect anything different, when we live on an earth filled with evil? Truth give is that its our job to rise above it and do what is right and be good people. People of honor and integrity, no matter what for the sake of doing whats right!!
I know, I know this is a hardcore message. But it is the truth. I’m a truth finder. I am also a truth teller. I am a story teller. I have the stories with the proof… I am just one person. But I know others, I know others who want and are sharing their stories.
That is why I’m on this journey. I’m born & built to bring them to you, I’ve lived through so much and the one thing that got me through is God, Jesus standing in the gap, the Holy Spirit here/there with me, covering me and protecting me and guiding me. Bottom line it’s our attitudes, we all have our higher power and all that is important is uniting in what we have in common and loving the diversity. THE DIVERSITY IS WHAT GIVES US LIFE, right? No one wants a “stepford wife, or husband” 😉 for that matter lol.
I’m not perfect, no one is. The thing is though, Ive overcome every single tragedy in my life, and there has been a constant flow of them, and there will be more. The only difference is that I cannot stop thanking God for getting me through!! For the amazing life I have; the 7 beautiful healthy children He blessed me with who are all grown now, and the 9 grandchildren He blessed me with! There is not enough space anywhere to tell you all the blessings. So I tell the stories every chance I get.
I should be dead many times over, but I’m not. More stories, HA!….
I am here to share this message with you. That means I went through a lot to give it to YOU, the one reading this right now. GOD loves you beyond your comprehension. GOD LOVES YOU!!!!
Receive it, and just embrace it.
GOD’S LOVE IS AN OCEAN WHO’S FAITH KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES, AND WHO’S DELUJE OF LOVE IS HARD TO FATHOM AND IS FOREVER!!!
I just started this to give a pic description and this came through, so it is directly from the Holy Spirit to You! If you are not sure about all this or what to do, just message me and I’ll also share that with you. If you want/need prayer message me, I’ll pray for you!
please share this too ~ xoxox