I just want to brag about Jesus!
As a believer…
Ephesians 6:19-20 NKJV
 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,  for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
We go through trials of life so that, we can give Him glory for all He’s done and is doing. He tells us to have a testimony to share over and over again.
Jesus tells us to pick up our own Cross to follow Him! Then Paul said to speak boldly! They sing 🎶 songs with lyrics, “when I think about Jesus and what He’s done for me, and how He set me free we could dance all night!”
Can I get an Amen!!!
So that means we must open our mouth! I remember in grade school and high school I would get in trouble for being late to class because I was always talking to somebody.
I believe I’ve been called to talk to somebody and tell them about the glorious gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. He died, he rose again on the third day so that, he could save the whole entire world is so that not one person would perish but have eternal life. He doesn’t want people to die in a spiritual death!
Can I get a amen somebody!
The enemy spent a whole year placing a cover over our mouths and guess what the mouth is to open wide to tell all the great things He has done!
From 2020 until now this very moment…Let me tell you how good God is, this is biblical in the Bible says to speak of the good things of God.
Let me tell you what God has done! My faith grew exponentially because I saw God answer every single prayer. Praying prayers in the last several years we’re answered. The enemy knows my husband and I came from a military background (former USMC). We served together combination of 18 years. The enemy came in shock and awe operation and attacked us on all sides.
The Lord spoke to me and gave me a very strategic scripture in my time of need,
Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV
 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;  and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
By prayer, I had to bring every request to Him. What a good and awesome God. He cares about our trials. The blessing was the enemy came in like a flood but the Spirit of the Lord raised a standard up for us. I called on the name of Jehovah Nissi.
Every assault was combatted with the Word of God! I saw the power of God’s living word working for us. My life, my family is precious in His sight and He cares for us.
Take a look at the area of your life the enemy attacks the most. What is it? Family, finances, health, relationships, and career.
For me, it’s family. However, today I want to boast about the Lord and His goodness to save us. He stopped the world during a pandemic to bring our family, our hearts together as one. The good thing is the Lord chastises those He loves. The enemy had worked overtime to scheme through the years we lost trust in our love. We lost sight and this was the hardest thing as a mother. I lost compassion for the people I love. I had to look hard at myself in the mirror. It was so painful but He desires to work in our hearts to be refined like gold.
Oh my goodness, we have to be refined. I recently asked the Lord where are we in the book of Revelation before rapture of the church. I shared this with an elder from my church and he responded, “Laodicean.”
According to Bibletools.org, “What the Bible says about Gold Refined in the Fire (From Forerunner Commentary)
God is willing to go to great lengths to get our attention and get us to turn so that we will buy gold refined in the fire, get proper white garments, and anoint our eyes with eye salve. He is trying to get us to repent, which is what chastening is all about.
The Laodicean has the same problem. He is blind to God at work in his life and in the lives of others. Why? Because he is busy doing something else. The Laodicean is not lazy; he is instead distracted with busyness, with this world, with getting ahead in life, with everything else rather than what he should be involved in—the things of God.
God wants him to be zealous, but not at making money, not at building his house, not at flitting off to various vacations, not at filling his social calendar. No, God wants him to be zealous for Him!
However, a Laodicean pretends to be righteous. Like Balaam, he has built a façade. Externally, he looks like a good guy, and righteous too, but all the while, inside he is something else: He is totally hypocritical. This is one of the Laodicean’s problems. He is so focused on other things—usually his own well-being—that he cannot see God. Since he has everything all figured out, and all his needs and many of his desires are met, he in his heart of hearts believes that he really does not need God!
Christ’s advice to the Laodicean is to get eye salve so he can see. It is not so that he can see other people or other things, but so he can specifically see God! He also wants him to produce righteousness, so he can put on that white clothing representing pure character—so he can “purchase” the spiritual riches that actually mean something, the heavenly treasure Jesus speaks about in Matthew 6:20.
I saw Him working quickly because I saw He sees me! He went great lengths to get our attention to work on our character. It was an amazing time. Yes, we can rejoice through the pain. It is worth it because you come out on the other side.
My walls were continually before Him. He was attentive to my cry and He heard every prayer. I knew his love never departed to me and it never will no matter what we’re going through. We need to repent of our wayward attitudes and focused on other things rather than God. During the pandemic, be used the event to draw us near and take away the things which will not have any glory in the eternal.
Did he answer my prayers and the exact way, I had asked Him?
And did he answer my prayers and the timing I asked Him to?
No, but I know there is a God and He sees every detail small and great about our personal lives. He created! Who will get get the Glory? Who is worth to open the scroll? Only the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ! Will you join me in the continuous season to not let go of this scripture.
Thank you Jesus for defeating my enemy and giving me a life of abundance to be a blessing for others and to look forward to a mansion living in an eternal life at a banquet table with Him!
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