My prayer to God today is that the good people of this world get lifted up to his sanctuary just as Quasimodo lifted up Esmeralda. Also, I ask that God remove the Wormwoods from power.
May the sifting begin.
The good people are known by their fruits, not their labels. They are known by their hearts and not their appearance or identifying beliefs. The Wormwoods are known by their deception, throwing stones while hiding their hands.
I pray for Ukraine, a bread basket of the world. For the overflowing abundance of their crops at this time to feed the multitude, as the people on the Mount. From the few loaves this season, with God’s help, may they feed many to come. May this be God’s miracle making a feast for us at the table before our enemies.
And I pray for the harvest of people when the weeds will be separated from the wheat. For too long, the weeds have choked the crops, growing in the dark of night to overtake them through trickery, falsehood, dark deeds, and betrayal, and stifled their abundance without their consent or knowledge.
May the people of God be like sunflowers of the Ukraine, raising their faces to the blinding glory of God. May they also begin to glow with God’s glory. May they ride out in faith like Theodan and the Riders of Rohan to face enemies of cruelty and unkindness.
May the horn be sounded in the deep. May the watchmen blow their trumpet. Let freedom ring as the bells of Notre Dame or the Liberty Bell. May liberty hold her lighted torch higher aloft.
May we not fear the terror by night nor the arrow that flies by day. May we not fear the potential of danger of the red dawn. May we stand on the promises of Psalm 91. It shall not come nigh thee.
As the sun or son rises, so too will the people. May there come a time of great renewal and restoration for God’s people, no matter their appearance or creed, all over the Earth. And may those that have fallen away from destroyed hope be called to fellowship and joy again. May the shepherds step out in faith to find the lost sheep on the perimeters in danger of being devoured.
May we have courage just as Esther to reveal who we really are, not what the world and the Wormwoods painted us to be, but what we really are in our hearts. And may we have the courage and conviction to stand in our glory which is the glory of God as we choose to protect each other and bring about a better Earth for our children, a place of freedom and liberty and justice for all.
Author: J. Speer
I like to write. I have 5 books currently on Amazon, mostly fiction. I try to write positive and uplifting children's stories, expressive poetry for women, and interesting articles about personal growth, alternative medicine, and spirituality. My stories are often about diverse people but with human connection in mind through inner perspective. I love my characters especially the ones from my first book, Searching for Fire.
I moved recently to Vermont. I live in the North Country region near Lake Willoughby, one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. My heart will always be with Kansas but I love travel and meeting new people with diverse perspectives on life. I have found Vermonters to have many admirable qualities like stoicism and a love and stewardship of nature.
My hobbies are writing, gardening, outdoor activities like kayaking, fishing, and hiking. I am an amateur herbalist. Many years ago, an alternative medicine doctor cured me of a respiratory illness by teaching me about vitamins and for that, I owe her a debt of gratitude.
I recently bought a Jeep Wrangler that fits my personality and love for adventure. Associated with the military in my younger years, I have lived in Israel, Germany, and Virginia as well - all of which I loved in different ways. I thoroughly believe in the military spouse phrase, "bloom where you are planted" and endeavor to carry a positive optimism wherever I roam. Most days are good but admittedly I get down sometimes. I am prone to sadness or severe cynicism at times, so I turn to music as my consolation and source of expression or inspiration. My favorite songs currently are "How Deep is Your Love" by the Beegees, "La Vie en Rose", "A Million Dreams" or maybe Karen Carpenter singing "Close to You" or Elton John singing "Your Song." I also like "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us" by Starship or "I'll Stand by You" by The Pretenders. "Faithfully" by Journey always reminds me of rollerskating with friends in the 1980s.
My favorite quotes are from the Velveteen Rabbit, Steve Jobs, and this one..."To the caterpillar it was the end of the world, but to the butterfly it was merely a beautiful beginning." Or there is the quote from Peter Pan teaching Wendy..."What if I fall? But, oh my darling, what if you fly?"
I also believe in being a pearl - graceful on the outside but full of grit and gratitude on the inside. My favorite women of the Bible are Ruth, Hannah, and Hagar.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Cheers, friend.
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