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“So, God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God, he created them; male and female he created them.”
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14
I often think about my friend from where I once worked, Rita, when I think of lessons God taught me about low self esteem.
Rita was beautiful. A petite Spanish woman with thick beautiful brown hair and big brown eyes, she had people’s attention when ever she walked by.
She was one of the hardest working people I had ever met. She worked her first job from six o’clock to 2pm and then went to work as a beautician in a nice shop from 3pm to six pm.
We became friends after the Lord gave me a Word for her one day. She was drawn to the things of God and God used me to mentor her. A single mom, she bought her first home from the sweat on her brow.
I was fascinated by the fact that her self-esteem was so low. I could not figure out why, with all she had going for her, she always thought she was unattractive.
The day came when she was having a party to celebrate her new home. I was excited to meet her sisters and brother.
It was that day when all I needed to know about her low self esteem was revealed to me by God.
Her mother and father were divorced and her father, a very handsome and successful man, simply adored Rita. She was clearly his favorite.
When I saw her sisters I was shocked. Even though she thought she was the ugly duckling of the family, none of them compared with Rita.
I begin to watch their interactions and I heard all the put-downs coming out of their mouths towards Rita who, like Cinderella, was waiting on them hand and foot.
Then God said to me, “Cathie do you see how hurtful words can be? These people were so jealous of Rita that they put her down her whole life. The poisonous words took root in her spirit and she believed them. Watch your Words my child! They have the power to destroy potential.”
So I ask you today dear reader, Is your low self esteem rooted in reality or is it a product of jealous people trying to put you down to squash your potential? Have you believed lies about yourself that have been spoken over you your whole life?
What if you are the beautiful butterfly God says you are? Beloved, spread your wings and FLY.
In His Unconditional Love
Cathie King Miller
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21
Words are so often used as weapons. I believe that words used by bullies and abusers carry with them a pain that lasts longer then that of physical abuse.
I have recently started a YouTube channel. For most it would be no big deal but for me it was a case of surrendering all my insecurities to God.
As an adult I can still remember some of the cruel things my mother said that were stinging to my soul.
When I was about five or six years old we were shopping in a department store when one of my mothers friends saw her. Evidently they had lost contact after high school. The woman said to my mother, “What a pretty little girl you have!” My mother answered, “Well she’s not pretty but she is a sweet little girl.”
Those words, and many others, she said led to a lifetime of low self esteem caused by her words. Later on I married a man who was extremely verbally abusive, often making fun of me in front of others.
Recently I saw online a woman who told the story of how she escaped domestic violence. She may have escaped physical abuse but the man she is married to now is verbally abusive.
The basis of most of our insecurities start in childhood where people, who haven’t submitted their tongues to Jesus, are used by Satan to destroy our potential. We often marry abusive people because it feels comfortable to us because of what we have put up with our whole life.
Starting that YouTube channel was hard. It’s not like a selfie that you can photoshop. What you are is what people see. When God directed me to start the channel I wrestled with it because of insecurities about my looks. Finally I realized that if it is for the glory of God it will be taken care of by God. Truthfully it has been so freeing to finally let people see the real me!
Watch the words you use. Are we building people up or tearing them down with our tongues. Pray for God to tame your tongue around your children. Are you blessing them or are you cursing them. What you say is what you get. Don’t allow anyone to speak death in the life of your child.
In His Unconditional Love,
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I prayed about this. I wondered whether to share this or not. I slept on it, I believe God wants me to share it. I am entering deeper and some strong demons have been unleashed on me this week. I notice many of you have experienced the same.
Yesterday evening I went to check my FB account and a woman had left me a strange reply to my latest “Thus Sayeth Yeshua.”
First of all I am pretty sure most of my friends here know that style of Holy Spirit uttering. The majority of my friends are people who minister in churches or my different online ways.
Because of that they understand that God will often give me a message during one of my prayer and praise sessions.
These messages are from the Father for me and my friends. I start it on my own, Thus Sayeth Yeshua, and then I am simply a scribe for Him, as I write down what he tells me.
I had a strange feeling come over me as I got a recent friend request. I am careful and only took on the person because we had a mutual friend.
To make a long story short I had not dealt with a demonic presence like her in years.
She totally shredded me. Some of the things she said were that I am not saved, I am religious, I am sanctimonious , according to her. It went on in a psychotic rage. I knew it was a demon working through her. I was reading it all to Chuck as it was late and we were in bed. She seemed to be having an alcoholic or drug fueled breakdown. It was painful to read.
Her FB page looks contrived. I did a lot of research and she supports some far left people on Twitter. She’s a leftist herself and I think she masquerades as a Christian to argue with Christians.
I blocked her but at least one friend from here has her on their FB friends list too. That’s why I took her because it said that on her friend request list. I am warning that person you are hosting a demon on your friends list!!
It was if it Satan was using her mouth to try and hurt me. Even knowing who was behind it, her cruel words hurt me so badly that I stayed up praying and trying to let it go until 2:30 this morning.
There are ravenous wolves in the camp. Please use the Spirit of discernment to weed them out. I have her name if anything similar has happened to any of you Message me. I will give you her name.
I ask for your prayers. I know God is surrounding me with angels and, though it painful, no weapon formed against me will prosper.
In His Unconditional Love
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Thus Sayeth Yeshua,
You have asked about death my child. When my children pray for a love one, who is dying, to be healed they don’t understand when the loved one dies and is not healed. It breaks my heart to see the tears of my beloved children when they separate from a loved one through death.
If you only knew, my child, how peaceful and beautiful it is on this side, you would pray instead for me to take those you love. My children, in suits of flesh, see through the glass darkly, not yet grasping the wonderful place that heaven really is. Imagine beautiful blue lakes, surrounded by lush green lawns, and the bluest sky you have ever seen with cool breezes ruffling the leaves of lush, full green trees. The atmosphere is peaceful and calm and waves of joy pulse through each person constantly.
I understand you love them so much and your life is lonely without them. I know your heart breaks when you remember them with you and all the wonderful things you did. Even mothers that lose babies ache to feel them in their arms just once more and cry out to me, “Why, why didn’t you heal my child, Lord!”
Trust me, my child. I am all-knowing and see the life ahead for each and every person. When a decision is made, in the courts of heaven, to bring them home it’s because we are either saving them from pain ahead or releasing them from the pain they suffer here.
You asked about suicide victims. You must not look down on them as not being strong. You need to know that I judge the heart, and I am a loving judge. At the point of suicide the mind is not functioning correctly and things are not as they seem on the outside. They are so burdened down with pain, that they seek release in the only way that makes sense to them at the time.
You would judge differently if you remember that I am the potter. I made everyone of my children. I cannot stop my unconditional love for my children anymore then you can for yours. Always show mercy to those who were not strong enough to carry on and completely release them into my hands.
You earth bound children spend a lot of time thinking about who will go to heaven and who will not. You often shun certain sinners thinking that their sin is the biggest sin there is and thinking for sure when they die they go right into hell. Just like some of you I have some children that are away from me, but remember I made them all! I knew what they were going to do. When these people die their families miss them terribly too. Show compassion to all who grieve the death of a loved one. Leave judgment to me.
There are many, many things you do not understand now, and never will until you are in heaven. These are things too glorious for you to understand yet.
Let the fact that your loved ones who die are now free of pain and happy and completely healed with me, fill your hearts and your spirits. Do you trust me, my child? If so be filled with peace and release the dead into my arms!
One thing you must never forget, love is eternal. You will see your love again when you are reunited in heaven. You are not separated from them forever, just temporarily. Rest in that thought and rest in my peace as you grieve the loss of your loved one.
John 5:24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.
13 Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”
In His Unconditional Love,
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Brothers and Sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.
Forgetting what is behind, simply means forgetting the past and straining towards what is ahead simply means I go forward to what God has for me to do. The life God has planned for us has nothing to do with our past.
I recently got a little depressed. Because I know God has completely healed me of depression I begin to pray about it and asked God for knowledge and wisdom to see what was going on.
God began to teach me something that I now would like to teach you.
Do you have people, possibly family, who remembers all the ugliness of your past and still like to torture you over it. They like to use it against you and often try to remind others of it to get them to think less of you too. Sometimes they do it really covertly. Perhaps in a room full of people they like to say how proud they are of you because you no longer do this, that or the other. You cringe. You really didn’t want those particular people to know about your past. If you did you would have mentioned it yourself. Yes, you are blessed that God set you free but that is the past and you want to leave it there because people begin to then associate what they know about your past, with you, and often NOT what God is doing now through you.
It’s especially upsetting when these family members are unsaved and still have all kinds of things going on in their lives that God doesn’t approve of.
I have an interesting testimony in that I was saved and then backslid terribly before I finally totally committed to the Lord almost 20 years ago.
Recently I came to the knowledge that a person in my family has almost single handedly destroyed my relationship with just about everyone in my family of origin. Now this person has not spoken to me in over 17 years. The person has no idea what my life is like, the peaceful life I spend with the Lord, and the fact that I counsel and teach others to also find peace in God, is not even known by this person. I am not exactly sure what I did to make this person despise me, I am not even sure the person knows. The very fact that they can still hurt me with these things can only mean one thing. They are operating under the influence of a demonic spirit. I don’t think they realize that, but thats what it is.
This Winter someone else in my family starting spending time with this man and the next thing you know I began to feel under attack. I was being attacked in my emotions and frankly in my physical health.
It took a while before I realized I was under an attack. Studying this the Lord brought me step by step to what He wanted to show me.
First of all when we go through things in our live’s that are things that open doors to demonic oppression we create situations that allow Satan to be present. When we completely come away from these things and totally commit our lives to God we need to also go through a time a repentance and restoration. What I didn’t realize completely is that there are some people from our pasts that we cannot let back into our lives until they are also totally committed to Christ. Unfortunately these people are often family.
Some people do not want to ever except the fact that a born again friend or family member has changed. To do so would mess up the whole story of their life that they have used to garner self-pity regarding their own lives. People will say, “But you said this that or the other! I thought this person did this, that or the other” They are not willing or wanting to have Christ in their own life. You changing proves it can be done and they don’t want to surrender. They are still in bondage to the sin in their life and they are not ready, maybe they will never be, to get rid of it.
My depression was coming from this person reminding me of things that God says in the Word He has totally forgotten. This person was saying things about me that are not true. I finally realized, as hurtful as it is and as much as I love the person, there is no longer room in my life for someone who finds joy in hurting me.
The past, and most of the people we were involved with there, needs to be just that PAST.
We cannot allow relationship with people who are determined to hate us. It doesn’t matter who they are. Any person who is condescending to us or constantly brings up the past is doing the devils work and needs to go.
Who does God say we are? Thats what matters. Any person with the Spirit of God in them will realize that what this person says is no longer true. What do we need to have fellowship with the darkness for anyway? LET THEM GO.
Pray for the soul-tie with that person to be broken. Pray for God’s cleansing LIGHT to be poured over the part of your body that is physically hurting over the mental anguish this person has caused and then LET THEM GO.
If you are feeling out of sorts, depressed and hopeless, examine your life. Who from your past is still in it? Anything we once had in common with the unsaved is a demon. Friendship with that person, or people who still befriend that person, is not what God wants for us. Why would a true friend, a true Christian, want to associate with someone who puts you down? These people are two-faced. They will keep you around to pray for them or lift them up when they hit rock bottom, which they constantly do.
Watch closely over who you have let in your life. These people are often the cause of your bad feelings. You don’t need them, and the demonic activity they bring with them. Satan uses your kind heart against you. These people need to be left to their own devices. Only when they are truly at the bottom will they come to Christ.
In His Unconditional Love,
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Today is our fourteenth anniversary and the beginning of fifteenth years of marriage. I had been single for five years when I met Chuck. He had been single for seventeen years.
I went to lunch one day and pulled up to the drive up window to pick up my food. While waiting in the line the Lord spoke to me and said, ‘Cathie when you get to the window to pay for your food I want you to take all the money you have in your purse and bless the woman at the window with it!” Being ever the rebel I said to God, “You have to be kidding! I need that money!” And God said, “Give her that money!” Knowing better then to disobey God, I did just that. God knew what he was doing, The woman started to cry. Because of a situation in her life life she desperately needed the extra money.
I drove away telling God, “Okay Lord I claim that money as a seed for a Christian husband. One week later I met Chuck.
Though not actively looking for a husband I wrote down 6 attributes I wanted in a Christian husband. 6 things I would not compromise on. I said he needed to be tall.He needed to have a beard. He needed to have a relationship with God, not just be a pew sitter. He needed to know the Word and be a prayer warrior and He needed to be a giver.
Chuck had all those things. One day while talking on the phone he explained the lineage of Mary, the mother of Jesus. I was hooked. I knew he wasn’t superficial. He KNEW the Word. As we were both Messianic Believers that, to me, was important. Two months later we got married.
The first few years of our marriage consisted of God working out rough edges in both of us. Big Time! When we finally moved forward in love and commitment Chuck went in the hospital for open heart surgery. It didn’t go well. He got a flesh eating virus that ate his sternum and ribs. He almost died twice and, even with insurance, the expenses took all our savings for retirement. We were broke. At the same time the IRS decided to go after us for money they claimed we owed on the house in Denver we had sold. Truly it was the most stressful time of our lives. God helped us one day at a time.
Those incidences bonded our marriage even closer and drove us even deeper into the arms of God. Having nobody but each other to depend on bonded our marriage with strands of Gold!
People say opposites attract. I disagree. Chuck and I spend 24/7 together. We never run out of things to talk about. We study the Word together. We pray together twice a day, sometimes more. We believe our marriage is a covenant with God. The three stranded cord that cannot easily be broken.
God knew what he was doing when he put us together. I praise him for it daily!
Happy Anniversary to my love, the guy that God sent. My partner here and through eternity! I love you with all my heart!
In His Unconditional Love
One of the things about being an elder is that we have seen things, both good and bad. We have done things, both good and bad, and so hopefully we have learned better and we mentor others to do better.
I was watching the Bush family and their togetherness. It’s admirable.
I know that there are situations that were, and are, hard and sometimes people have no choice but to make a change.
I truly believe, having unfortunately been there, that divorce causes so much dysfunction and remarriages do too.
You have children who don’t like stepparents. It is painful on so many levels, women who are jealous of step mothers, fathers who are jealous of step fathers, children and even adult children, who play one set against the other.
Look around you and maybe in your own life, or some family member, you see constant chaos and dysfunction caused as a result of having to try to get along with people you never asked to have in your life to begin with.
Praying about this today I feel God directing me to encourage those I mentor to try and work things out in your marriages. If you have been through a divorce try your best to be kind to all involved. Don’t badmouth your ex or the new spouse. Try to show love and respect in order to put a stop to a lot of the dysfunction caused by divorce and remarriage.
Most importantly we can avoid all of this by having strong marriages. When we aren’t living for God there is no way we can stay happily married. First of all, if we are single, we should not even date unbelievers. Why? Because we walk into Satan’s territory.
Just my humble opinion, after learning the hard way. I pray none of you will have to suffer through the chaos of divorce!
In His Unconditional Love
Your level of blessing is all equal to your stewardship. What you do with what you have determines what more God will give you.
When I was a young mom with four kids I was praying for a bigger house as we had outgrown the little house we were living in.
One day as I was seeking the Lord, while my kids were napping, I cried out to the Lord as to why nothing was moving forward in regards to us being able to get a new house.
As clear as a bell, in my head, the Lord spoke to me, “ My dear daughter look around you. Your home is a mess. If you cannot take care of this house, you are not ready for a bigger one.” I looked around and it was true. I was a stay at home mom at that time. I had no excuse at the time. It was 2 o’clock in the afternoon and dirty dishes were still in my sink.
I got my act together and started taking better care of my house. A year later my husband got a huge raise and we moved to a beautiful, larger home.
Take care of what you have been given by God before you ask for more.
Jesus – “Unless you are faithful in small matters, you won’t be faithful in large ones. If you cheat even a little, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven. And if you are not faithful with other people’s money, why should you be trusted with money of your own? No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” (Luke 16:10-13 )
In His Unconditional Love
As I was watching and listening to Steven Furtick preach online this morning the Lord started pouring some wisdom into my spirit. Steven was, surprisingly, teaching on appearances. Some people have all the right appearances. They are in church all the time. They have a lot of money, which pays for fancy vacations, new cars and fine houses. You look at them and are impressed by it all. But God is not! God is not! Because God is looking on the heart, as my sweet Sister, Ihu Oma, reminded me this morning.
All of that stuff is impressive to look at and read about but it’s nothing to God because behind the scenes these people are empty suits. It’s all about them. Sometimes I see some of them and their own families of origin are hungry and sick and they do nothing but drive on by self-centeredly in their new cars. They eat at fine restaurants while their own family’s are praising God for beans and tortillas.
Folks God is keeping score. Those folks eating beans and tortillas invite others in and share what little they have with them. They go to minimum wage jobs each day and then do their best to encourage and do for others. Their appearances are not as good as yours but their score with God is so much higher then their appearances.
There is a scripture James 2: 3-5 that warms about appearances;
…3If you lavish attention on the man in fine clothes and say, “Here is a seat of honor,” but say to the poor man “You must stand,” or, “Sit at my feet,” 4have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? 5Listen, my beloved brothers: Has not God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom He promised those who love Him?…
God knows our hearts. He looks past the appearances to the heart. If we do something simply to tick a box and our heart is not really in it, if we do it for praise or recognition God knows that and we miss the blessings involved with it.
The Bible tells us that God loves a cheerful giver. A person that gives because they love to see others happy is much more blessed then a person who begrudgingly pays a tithe. God taught me that years ago. He said to me, “once you give don’t worry about if you get blessed or not. Just give and it will come back when you need it.” Giving is like paying into a heavenly account. God looks down sees you in need and remembers you helping someone in need and then says, “Cathie has a balance in her heavenly account! I will send a Financial blessing her way.” Some of you don’t receive because you have nothing in your heavenly savings account. Start giving sacrificially and watch your situation change for the better.
God says to do the best we can and if people judge us for not doing things their way, they will answer to God. We may look healthy on the outside and yet have a disease such as Lupus that doesn’t show. God made us, he knows our health limitations and he doesn’t expect us to be at the church every time the doors open. We need to leave the judging to God and live our own lives.
One day a woman called me for a counseling appointment. During our time of counseling she proceeded to tell me she had Fibromyalgia and several other health issues. She started crying and telling me how she was invited places and didn’t have the strength to go. Friends and family put a
lot of pressures on this woman and shamed her for not going all the time. She said, “Why can’t I go? What’s wrong with me mentally? They say it’s all in my head!” I told the woman she was not mentally ill at all. She was physically ill and it was her family and friends who had a problem and not her.
Do the best you can. The only person who we need to worry about disappointing is God.
In God’s Unconditional Love,
Cathie King Miller