Sunday, April 15, 2018

I'm on a Transitional Journey

Iyar, the second month of the Hebrew calendar, is a month of transition. We are transitioning from Passover to Pentecost. Each day of Iyar represents another step in this spiritual journey toward Sinai. I am keenly aware that I am in a season of transition, physically and spiritually.  

"Shortly after the Exodus, the thirsty Israelites reached a well of bitter water. Moses cast a tree into the water, and it miraculously became sweet. G‑d then promised that if Israel followed His ways, "the diseases I have placed on Egypt I will not place upon you, for I am G-d your Healer. The acronym for this last phrase spells out the name of the month of Iyar, thus indicating that Iyar is a propitious time for healing."

I wanted to give an update on my physical condition. Six months ago I was diagnosed with an inherited heart condition. The cardiologist said it could only be treated with medications. Of course, I immediately added healing prayer and within three months further testing revealed my condition had improved. I return to the cardiologist in another month for a check-up. Although my heart condition is improved I am aware that I am not fully whole. 

I purposely turned this over to the Lord on Passover/Easter. "Because He lives I shall live also." I also chose to eat a more healthy diet and to lose unhealthy weight. The cardiologist told me that losing weight would not make any difference with my particular heart condition. I am losing it anyway; because it can't hurt anything.

The word Iyar in Hebrew is an acronym for the phrase Ani Hashem Rophecha, which means, "I am God, your Healer." This is a month that is especially auspicious for all forms of healing. This month I am pressing into our healing God! I am praying and believing that God will heal my physical heart and restore my health. I am on a transitional journey.

Iyar and Light

“Iyar” is the second of the twelve months of the Jewish calendar. During this month watch for things to be revealed that have been hidden. In the Bible, the month of Iyar is called the month of “Ziv” (radiance). Iyar is also cognate to light.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Letting Go is Hard

Letting go is so hard for me. I realize that much of my life has been spent holding on to things that at the time were important but did not carry forward into the present. They are still back there and I guess I have hoped that somehow they would break forth again in my life. Holding on is harder than letting go! I admire people who live totally in the present. J.L. Vanier said, "Let go of the attachment, keep the lesson."

Friday, March 2, 2018

If I Be Lifted Up

As in life, Dr. Billy Graham's funeral lifted high the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus said, "If I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me." It is my sincere prayer that multitudes around the world were drawn into the kingdom of heaven as Dr. Graham was remembered.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Reclaiming My Lost Spiritual Ancestral Inheritance

Ten years ago I began a serious ancestry research of my Phares' lineage beginning with my father's father. Yesterday I had an inward prompting to research more intentionally my family line. I believe there are past events that have continued to impact my life to this day. I also believe there is an inheritance that was lost that now must be reclaimed. I plan to personally visit the actual properties my forebears inhabited and there decree the promises and blessings tied to those lands. I am excited about my new journey into my spiritual and physical inheritance.

A Word From the Lord

Watch for some very encouraging news that will change the course of your situation. #dailyprophetic 

I read this prophetic word from Doug Addison this morning and immediately felt that it will encourage someone in Ukraine and here. 

If you are the one receive it with faith and speak it out with your mouth. As you hear the message of this prophecy come into agreement that you will receive very encouraging news that is going to change your situation. 

I also want to remind you of this promise from Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Pardon my sentimental journey this evening but I just can't get away from the message of this beautiful hymn, "Great is Thy Faithfulness." I truly feel in my spirit that someone desperately needs to hear the reassurance that God has, "Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth. Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide. Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside."

As you listen to the Gaither's and Wes Hampton sing this hymn may your soul be renewed and encouraged by the Lord's abounding love and grace.