God Loves Us, The Daily Blessing

Daily Blessing, 8 Heshvan 5781/26 October 2020

“Jehovah bless you and keep you,
Jehovah make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you,
Jehovah lift up his countenance upon you and give you shalom.”
Numbers 6:24-26, NASB


Healthy Veterans Webpage

I cannot encourage you enough to read Healthy Veterans Vision Statement below, check out their entire website, support them financially and maybe attend their ground breaking ceremony on Veterans Day, November 11th. I know, love and respect Major General Bob Dees and Brigadier General Jeff Horne and applaud them for creating a faith based environment to help heal and grow our courageous Veterans after serving our great country.

Vision:
Return Healthy Veterans
To America

Our veterans have pledged their lives for our freedom, security, and prosperity.  Healthy veterans are productive members of society, good employees, and positive role models, but not all of our veterans are healthy. 

More veterans have committed suicide in the past 10 years than the number of combat deaths in the Vietnam War. Our veterans need America, and America needs healthy veterans. 

The National Center for Healthy Veterans is a comprehensive scalable solution and a unique strategic initiative that will have national impact and return healthy veterans to America.

Healthy Veterans Webpage

Dr. Joseph Peck, Empower 2000, Legacy Dream Teams

Daily Blessing, 7 Heshvan 5781/25 October 2020

“Jehovah bless you and keep you,
Jehovah make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you,
Jehovah lift up his countenance upon you and give you shalom.”
Numbers 6:24-26, NASB

Click the link below and watch the 4 minute video just below the top of the webpage!!!

Empower2000 Legacy Dream Team Page

You will be encouraged!!!

We are launching new Legacy Dream Teams on December 2nd, interested?

We will meet every Wednesday, starting December 2nd, from 4pm to 5:30 pm Eastern Standard Time, skipping the 23rd and 30th of December.

Interested? Send me, Michael J. Weiss, Sr., an email to Michael@J3Khai.com.

The Kataluma AWACS at Connie’s House

J3 Khai Restoration

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Daily Blessing, 6 Heshvan 5781/24 October 2020

Jehovah bless you and keep you,
Jehovah make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you,
Jehovah lift up his countenance upon you and give you shalom.
Numbers 6:24-26, NASB

Our dream is to catalyze a Global Dream Culture where people everywhere join together in community to help one another succeed in life – life as God made us to live it. It’s a culture full of courage to face the impossible, love that overcomes fear, and the tangible Presence and Power of God that make the supernatural a daily experience. It’s a culture where people genuinely know and commit to help one another discover the gold God put in each of us – then to walk alongside each other to see the fullness of that gold expressed.”

We, Empower2000/J3 Khai Restoration/Connie’s House, fully embrace Andy and Janine Mason’s vision and create this 7 Mountain Kingdom Minded Culture in our Legacy Dream Teams.

Empower2000 Legacy Dream Team Page

We are launching new Legacy Dream Teams on December 2nd, interested?

We will meet every Wednesday, starting December 2nd, from 4pm to 5:30 pm Eastern Standard Time, skipping the 23rd and 30th of December.

Interested? Send me, Michael J. Weiss, Sr., an email to Michael@J3Khai.com.

The Kataluma AWACS at Connie’s House

J3 Khai Restoration

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Daily Blessing, 22 Heshvan 5781/23 October 2020

Jehovah bless you and keep you,
Jehovah make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you,
Jehovah lift up his countenance upon you and give you shalom.
Numbers 6:24-26

Guest Post:

The Failure by Ray Bailey

It was just another parachute jump I had to make with my unit.  Drop time was to be about dusk and so it was called a “night jump.”  It was a beautiful day in North Carolina with light winds and no problems in getting ready to jump.  There was no indication of what was to come.

I really loved parachuting.  Yes, it had some risk to it and to many it sounded a bit crazy to exit “a perfectly good airplane.”  Apprehensive?  Nervous?  Sure.  Anyone who knew of the risk and danger of doing something like this would have those thoughts.  But, to take the risks and to withstand the doubts and fears and exit the plane with a parachute was worth it.  It was a thrilling time and high adventure testing one’s courage and strength against the elements and oneself. 

There is always a chance for failure one way or another either by the jumper or nature with high winds and lightning.  There could be failure on the aircraft due to mechanical issues or even the equipment the jumper was using.  Mistakes and failure were always a chance.

The excitement was felt by all as we sat in the airplane.  We were about to do something that would change each of us in some way to make us more confident and ready for the next challenge.  The commands began by the jumpmaster and assistant jumpmaster to stand up and hook up our static lines to deploy our parachutes once we exited.  On command we checked our equipment and the person in front to make sure all looked good.  The jumpmasters told us to get ready for the green light to go.  The light went on and they yelled, “GO!”  Out we went one after another.  

As I fell waiting for the parachute shock to open, I began counting: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6…I felt no opening shock of my main parachute opening.  I looked up and saw that my parachute was all rolled up and just waving in the air as I fell.  I knew I had what we called a “cigarette roll”.  Due to the intense training I went back into the correct body position and pulled my reserve strapped to my waist.  I remember that it seemed like slow motion for the reserve to deploy and when it did the feeling that I had was such relief.

A couple years later I was stationed in Germany and was visited by one of my soldiers for counseling.  He saw some paratrooper memorabilia around my office and our conversation went to his time spent doing the same thing and some stories shared of exciting jumps.  I then told him of my reserve parachute moment, and he became very quiet and asked me when and where, which I told him.  He then told me he had jumped right after me on that same drop zone.  He said, “Wait right here.  I’ll be back in a few minutes.”  When he returned, he presented me a reserve parachute handle he had picked up on the drop zone.  It was mine.  I kept that for many years hanging on my wall till moving frequently, it was lost.

The handle wasn’t a symbol to gaze upon as luck or just another great story, but it was a symbol for me on failure.  No, not my failure in that instance, but a symbol of how to handle failure that comes my way, either by circumstance or mistakes I made.  When I gazed at that metal handle, I reflected on what it took to survive that failure.  It was from training on how to respond and on keeping a clear head and doing what was needed to do the right steps.  It was from my faith in myself and my Creator who was with me that pushed me to respond with all my resources.

Failures come in many sizes and shapes, both big and small.  We all have them daily in some way.  If one doesn’t fail, then one doesn’t try and that in itself is a failure.  I do know this.  Our Lord has given us reserve handles in every circumstance.  There is always a way to help ourselves and do what the training our parents have given us, personal life experiences to draw from, and a deep faith in ourselves and the Master that we will keep taking risks in living and not ever quite.

Ray Bailey https://www.facebook.com/charles.r.bailey.77

The Daily Blessing

Daily Blessing, 4 Heshvan 5781/22 October 2020

Jehovah bless you and keep you,
Jehovah make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you,
Jehovah lift up his countenance upon you and give you shalom.
Numbers 6:24-26

GUEST POST:

Write! Write! Write! by Ivy Rivera

For two years God has been transforming my mind to become a writer.  Never in my wildest dreams I ever thought I would be a writer but there was God saying… write.

What I did not realize is that within the two years, 2017-2019, God was creating in me…the identity, I am a writer.  Let me tell you how it started.

I am chick flick kind a girl.  I love watching movies where the guy gets the girl and so I started watching the Hallmark channel.  As I started watching movies every Saturday through this channel, I started seeing a theme; I noticed that every movie I saw, it was a woman who was a writer and she had a writer’s block and she went away to get inspired and start writing.  So, the writing portion in the movie is what kept on speaking to me.  Of course, I surely didn’t mind watching these types of movies right…the girl gets the guy in the end, chick flick remember!!!  Before I knew it, I would look forward to every Saturday evening sitting on the couch and watch these romantic movies and at the same time unknowingly, behind the scene, what God was doing to me….embedding the dream, that I would be a writer!  I could not believe it, I kid you not, every Saturday, there was a romantic movie going on and it was always a gal going somewhere to get inspired to start writing again!  The word writer kept on being highlighted to me in my mind but most importantly…in my heart.

As I started seeing the theme becoming stronger and stronger in me, I started asking God, Why me God?  Why do you want me to write?  What do I have to offer for one, and second, what?? me!? I don’t know anything about writing, really God really!  I remember that day, it was at night and raining and I was just ending a fast. I heard God say clear as day, you are Luke 4:18.  I will pour out my supernatural healing through you to all my children who feel lost, who are going through pain, who feel oppressed, who feel unloved, who feel alone, who believe there is no one out there that cares for them.  You are my vessel to heal my people, through your writing they will see hope, they will see light, they will see love, through you, I will heal them!  OMG! I became undone, I was wrecked!  Within me, I felt God’s heart, I felt the passion, I felt His Fire and so I started to cry so hard.  I mean, really crying and screaming but I had to do this more through groaning silently because I was outside on the patio deck and I knew the nosy neighbors might come out!  I had to feel this massive yearning within me!!!  Ok, here is the scripture Luke 4:18-19. “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Can you see the magnitude of God’s belief in me to do this?? I mean sure God, I will be able to do this, no problem. Ha!!  This is why God had me so undone; when He spoke over me and said this to me, what God did at that very moment is align His truth of who I am in Him.  I felt the fire coming down on me and I felt like my mind and heart was on fire.  I did not want to just cry and scream, I wanted to drop on the floor because the weight of His Glory that was pouring out in me.  All I know is that He helped me stayed compose for the sake of the neighbors out there because if not, the police would have come to hear all the commotion!! After this moment, I knew that “Someday” I would become a writer because now, I needed God to show me just how exactly this would look like because I do not have slightest idea how to start doing this.  I had some specks of understanding that it had to do with my own personal journey and how he has healed my heart and broken ness. But still, all this is new territory to me and of course, other questions popped out! What will my family think of this? What will my friends think of this? What will my life look like now that I know this?  All these questions began to overwhelm me. OMG!!!!!!

A few months later I attended a conference in a church in Santa Clarita, CA where I was a prayer usher for those who would like to receive prayer.  As I was on the back listening to the message from the Pastor, he started saying that God had asked him to be a writer.  Right away, my eyes became wide open and I said to God, are you trying to tell me something here?  As the Pastor finished his story, I felt God’s prompting and heard Him say, go to the pastor and have him pray over you for his blessing. Let him impart on you his Faith!  The pastor was always surrounded by people and I was like, how am I going to do this?  So instead, I turned it to God, I told him, if you want the pastor to pray a blessing over me, you need to open space window that for sure I will see because from the looks of this, it’s not going to happen….and God did.  God was like oh yeah, boom, here you go!  The pastor was right in front of me and no one was around him.  I told God, okay okay, I see it.  At that moment, I went up to the pastor and told him my testimony that God wanted me to be a writer even though, I had no clue how in the world to do this or become this.  The pastor looked at me and laughed!  Like saying, I know this all too well!  He just started praying a blessing for me and I felt the Holy Spirit’s presence and a lot of warmth coming over me! 

Now, I am in a place where I know I am a writer, but still feel lost because I can’t begin to fathom what this world looks like because I am just a regular woman.  My thought has always been, I will work in my profession, get married, have a house, and be involved in ministry for God. I did not know that being a writer would become a dream.  God ignited a dream in me that never in my life, would I have imagined that Ivy (me) could reach this dream.  This is all new to me, but I am welcoming it, I am embracing it, I am believing it, I am accepting and I am fulfilling it.  So here I go.  Let’s go!!!!  I know that in time and as I begin to write, God will show me, God will lead me, God will align the right connections, and God will not fail me; all I have to do is believe and Write, Write, Write-God will do the rest!!!

Can’t wait for this adventure to take off and see what God will do with this dream. The adventures with God, by author, Ivy Rivera!  Woo hoo!  Okay maybe God will change the title but for now, this is what I have!