God’s Protection – bible verses – hurricane Irma

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A few years ago, we were on the tail end of a hurricane that was going through north Florida. We were along the southwest coast  and thought we were far enough away from the eye to enjoy a nice summer beach vacation. However, when we arrived we were under tornado warnings all night and the following morning  , the sea waves had reached our doors and the wind sounded like erie howls and screams. Down the street, homes had collapsed. It was late at night , our family gathered around in one bed and we could feel our wooden beach house shake through the night. The bed and furniture were moving and our porch furniture was being tossed around as if it were a palm branch.

I clung to my children as we could feel our bed moving and listening to howling wings. I recited 2 bible verses over and over out loud. The verses began to comfort us, build up our faith,our fear was diminishing and slowly each child feel asleep. I remember being at complete peace knowing I was safe in Gods hands  even though the wooden beach shack was shaking so hard our inside furniture was moving. I peacefully fell asleep in the storm.

12 years ago, I sat through a storm and was a nervous wreck. Am I going to die? Will my roof come off? Why are my walls shaking? Why is my husband going outside to look? Agh! You see, it’s all about controlling your thoughts. Focus on God’s word, know He is in control and you will be okay. Fix your thoughts, don’t worry and take a break from listening to people put fear in you.

No Fear

Promises of God’s Protection:

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety. In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe Psalm 4:8

For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory Psalm 32:7

The Lord is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? Psalm 27

I trust in the Lord for protection. So why do you say to me, “Fly like a bird to the mountains for safety! 4 But the Lord is in his holy Temple; the Lord still rules from heaven. He watches everyone closely, examining every person on earth. 5 The Lord examines both the righteous and the wicked. He hates those who love violence. 6 He will rain down blazing coals and burning sulfur on the wicked, punishing them with scorching winds. 7 For the righteous Lord loves justice. The virtuous will see his face ps 11

I love you, Lord; you are my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. I called on the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and he saved me from my enemies. You rescue the humble, but you humiliate the proud. Ps 18

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Psalm 91:4

For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go Psalm 91:11.

This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you.
If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home. For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone. You will trample upon lions and cobras;
you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!
The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.”

The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. Psalm 91:14

Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection Proverbs 30:5

The Lord protects all those who love him, but he destroys the wicked. Psalm 145:20.

The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.He is my refuge, my savior, the one who saves me from violence.2 Samuel 22:3-4

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35-39

I live in the shelter of the Most High
And I find rest in the Shadow of the Almighty
This I declare about the Lord on High,
He alone is my rock and my safety
He is my refuge and where I go to hide
When my enemies surround me
And a thousand fall at my side
Traps and snares try to grab me
But the Lord rescues and I rejoice gladly
Deadly diseases and a world of evil things
Yet My God covers me and protects me under His wings
His promises are yes and true
Our armour, protecting me and you
I will not be afraid of the terrors in the night
Though the world tries to fill each heart with fright
The Lord goes before me, He strengthens me with His might
No evil can touch me, my prayers reach His heights
For I know He hears each word I pray
Protecting me each night and every day
I have made the Lord my refuge, a shelter is He
Therefore He’s promised no evil can conquer me
Plagues cannot touch those I love
His angels protect me, commissioned from above
They hold me up with their hands
And protect me as I walk through this land
I love my God, whose throne is on High
And Jesus, His Son, on His right Side
He is with me through all my troubles and fear
Always besides me, always near.

 

Don’t doubt! Matthew 21:21 Mark 11:23
He protects you from illness Exodus 23:25 Psalm 91:3
He helps the poor Job 5:11
Having hope will give you courage and you will be safe Job 11:18
He protects you from the grave Job 33:18 Psalm 119:154Psalm 116:6 Psalm 41:2
He protects you from wicked people Psalm 12:7 Psalm 14:6 Psalm 138:7 Psalm 97:10 Psalm 41:2 Psalm 31:4 Psalm 17:9 Ezra 8:22 Hebrews 13:6
He protects and defends you when others lie, gossip or falsely accuse you Isaiah 54:17
He gives you hope of protection on the day of destruction Zephaniah 2:3
He protects you from evil Jeremiah 15:20 1 Peter 1:7
God answers our prayers for the safety of others 2 Corinthians 1:11

 

God watch over all those in the path of this storm, keep us safe. Cover us witj your wings, put your dome of protection over us, hear our prayers and please let me have electricity 🙏 I love you Lord  ❤️❤️ In Jesus name, amen

49 🦎 iguanas

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So I counted 49 iguanas on a 6 mile drive back to my house just now . I’m trying to distract myself from the monster storm the newscasters say is heading my way.

I thought – that iguana isnt worried about a thing and im sure they will all somehow survive whatever comes their way. Why am sensing anxiety knocking at my door ? It’s not welcome here.

Im running around trying to keep calm- you can sense the panic and frustration of others everywhere you go. Many havent had time to prepare yet. I’m trying not to watch another update about this storm or I will seriously vomit and eat it back up because just because

As we fight, work, wake up at 3am and stand in long hot lines in the sun for water – I thought about the parable of the 10 virgins. I compared it to my effort and hard work to have all my supplies then someone coming – a slacker or a sponger – who last minute wanted my suppliers I’d be like NO NO and go away lol —- of course there are some who don’t have anything who have tried and that we go out of out way for – or the elderly or those who need help -but others slack and laugh it off enjoying their days not in any way prepared or made an effort – hmmmmm just made me understand a little more about that parable.

Just like getting ready for this storm, preparing and being ready is the way we need to be always for the return of Jesus. Don’t slack , put Him first and seek Him in all you do.

Well, here in SoFlo, water is scarce and if you do find it you’re limited to 2-3 gallons or cases – whatever is left. Feels like 110° Degrees outside and that’s the weather we stand under in lines to get gas, propane and water.

I think I’m ready, I may have family and possibly coworkers stay  for the storm so I’m hoping I have enough. Thank God my vet gave us something for neurotic dogs – I’d like to take a dose myself.

This hurricane didn’t come at the best time – they have no respect. We are in the middle of remodeling our kitchen, walls and floors so yeah- My kitchen is partially a concrete block and I’ve been mopping up dust from the ceiling to floors on top of hurricane prep.

Well, I just took a short  breather break  from mopping dust – another thankful moment here for the Cuban mop- where have you been all my life? Now off to fill up tubs of water, move furniture inside and try not to eat 20 bags of chips before the storm hits.

God is in control – if the animals don’t worry – why should I?   I trust in Him and Im praying for a miracle that it passes us. I told myself I’d never be here for anther hurricane, but here I am. Too much risk to leave with empty gas stations, crazy lunatic Floridians driving ,and no time left once we Board up all properties and business.

If you’re In the path- let God’s words comfort you – dont be shaken by words you hear. Be like the unshakable Tree in Jeremiah 17. Drought and great wind storms came against it ,but it stood unshakable . Read psalm 91 and 131 ” I have calmed and quieted myself “. I’m preaching to myself here.

And don’t be a lazy slacker sponger when it comes to staying close with the Lord.

Off to more work, God help us

He knows who are His

He saves the righteous

we are made right by faith in Christ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Theres a mosquito after me that I need to destroy. Pray for us

Behave people

 

Let God’s truth renew you today

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And now the prize awaits me; the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing.
– 2 Timothy 4: 8

 His Truth
God’s word sanctifies you. His truth preserves you, sets you free and will lead you into godliness. God’s truth casts down wrong doctrines, arguments, and every high thing that exalts itself against God. It is through His truth, which is His Word, that we bring every thought into captivity to Christ.

You see, you trusted after you heard the truth and you believed, then were sealed with the Holy Spirit. No one can snatch you from His Hand. No one , no circumstance can every separate you from God’s love for you.

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. – 2 Timothy 3: 16

 

Remember:

  • You can do all things through Christ, He strengthens you
  • You are no longer a slave to sin – you must master any sin trying to take over your life and subdue it.
  • Do not be an instrument of unrighteousness.
  • Sin will not have dominion over you. Are you a slave to a sin? What do you obey? What has dominion over you?
  • Do not obey the lusts of the flesh, but follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.
  • Trust in Him in all your ways and He will direct you in the path you are going. If you at crossroads, you must stop- consider the roads before you and ask God for direction. He will lead you in the right way and when you follow His leading, you will have peace.
  • Put on all your armor, He has equipped you for battle.
  • Stand firm in your faith and He will make you firm. Set your mind to serve the law of God and not the law of sin.

Be renewed in the spirit of your mind, your inner man. Keep a close check on the thoughts you allow in. Put on the new man created according to God- holy and right and put away lying, hatred, unforgiveness, fighting, selfishness, covetous, complaining, jealousy, revenge, lust, laziness. Don’t be lazy. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit. Always be kind to others, patient, putting others first, quick to forgive, tenderhearted and always doing your best to be a peacemaker. Being a peacemaker doesn’t mean being a peacemaker when all is well for you, but in times when peace seems impossible- here is where you need to work hard to maintain peace. That is your calling.

Dear Lord,

    Remind me that my days are numbered and life is short. I am but a frail vapor , like a shadow. I trust only in you, even though others heap up riches , fame, desires of the flesh- yet all my hope , my desire and my trust is in you.
      Deliver me from my sins and do not put me to shame, for I trust in you. Make me beautiful forever in your eyes. Save me and deliver me from what the enemy tries to scheme. Put a wall of protection around me and all my family. Protect us from all evil. Raise up bars and gates so the enemy can not come in.  I bless those who speak against me, but remember their actions and see how I have obeyed your word. Bless my life and restore unto me 70times70 what the enemy has stolen.  
          Give ear to my cry, I wait patiently for the Lord. You pulled me up from the terrible pit and I delighted in you O God. You delivered me and I will tell others of your goodness, righteousness, lovingkindess and salvation.

  Your laws and righteousness are always in my heart.
In Jesus name,Amen 

 

My friends,  be strong through the grace that God gives you in Christ Jesus.

Eph 6:14, Ps 40:11, John 8:32, wph 4:15, Titus 1:1, 2 Cor 10;15, Eph 1″14, Jere 10, Phil 4:13, Romans 6:6,12,14, Ps 39-40, Eph 4, 2 Timothy 2:1

A Memorial Day Prayer for Permanent Peace as decreed by President Trump

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Dear Great and Mighty God of our Fathers, the Creator of all things

We humbly come before you in prayer. We have sinned greatly against you , the earth cries out against us for our violence and bloodshed. We have put vanity, lust and worldly desires before you. Our sins have been great, but we ask that you would look down and see the remnant of those who love you in this country. We ask that you would forgive us and hear our prayers to you O Mighty God.

Forgive us for our pride, our greed, our laziness, our lack of love and for not seeking you out. Forgive us for taking your name away from our children and not teaching them your word.

Lord, bring us back to you, let us be a nation unto the Lord.  Protect our nation with years of peace under your Name and your guard over us. Destroy our enemies and crush every plot that comes against us. Raise up leaders who will put your name and your ways back in our lives, our schools and in our government. Heal us and let us see your Glory.  Put your words in all our hearts and do not let any evil force steal your word from our heart and mind. Lift up your people, raise up great and mighty leaders strong in the Lord to lead us to live lives that honor you. Just as you brought peace at the time of Solomon, I ask that you would bring our country peace under your name and leadership. Give our President and his advisers great wisdom and discernment in all matters. Raise up good and just judges and lawmakers that love you and honor your name.

Thank you Lord for the blessing of this free country. We live in great luxury, you have blessed us with food, water, shelter and have give us more than we need – I know that all we have and all I have is from your hand. Thank you for the courage and persistence you gave our founders to start this great nation. Thank you for the warriors, our veterans and those fighting for us now. Lord, protect them with your mighty angels, bring them home safely and for all those who have been wounded and/or are suffering mentally and in distress, Lord, In Jesus name I ask they would be healed. Bring your healing hand of power upon each of them and all those who cry out to you. Bring healing to our veterans and bless their lives and their families.

Our president has proclaimed Memorial day a day of Prayer of Permanent peace. Hear our Prayer O Lord that we could have peace. Protect our country and all the nations from terrorist attacks. Lord, stop Islamic terrorists and crush their camps. Do a great and mighty thing in our day as you did in the days of Judges and Kings, that you would send confusion to those planning evil, that you would blind as they go to fight, that you would turn their hearts to know YOU. You desire to see no man perish, but throughout the ages you have shown us how much you love us, even to sacrifice you Only Son, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the World. My prayer is for peace but also for the salvation of every soul.

You, O God, are our refuge, our strength, our protector, our ever present help in times of need.

Thank you for being our God, thank you for hearing our prayer and thank you for this day of prayer that President Trump has proclaimed. Protect President Trump and his family and give him wisdom. Let us come together in unity as one people before you, no longer divided in strife. May love rule our hearts and God rule our country.

God bless our heroes – our service men both here and over seas, God bless our government workers and those who risk their lives daily for the safety of others, God bless our children, God bless our families, God bless our country and God bless President Trump.

In the Precious and Mighty Name of Jesus,

Amen

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Hear the Word of the Lord: 

  • But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Psalm 5:11
  • There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved- and there is salvation in no one else. Acts 4:14
  • He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him,  and nothing was created except through him John 1:2
  • The king proclaims the Lord’s decree:“The Lord said to me, ‘You are my son. Today I have become your Father Psalm 2:7
  • The Lord said to my Lord,“Sit in the place of honor at my right hand until I humble your enemies, making them a footstool under your feet. Psalm 1:10

 

Psalm 46
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early. The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

 Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth. He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire. Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.