Pastor Carol's Blog
Humbling ourselves before a Mighty God who created all things seen and not seen by the word of His power will bring us to a place to know Him intimately again. Not until that will we walk with Him as Jesus did here on this earth and experience His manifested Presenece. Fera of the Lord is our friend. Let's laern what this means and love one another as Christ loved us....I believe we will see a Great Awakening. It starts with us personally let's wake up and be the Body of Christ int he earth beloved! xo
Praying with faith and expectancy will always attract the presence and power of God just as the absence of these key elements will repel the presence and power of God. There is a direct correlation between the level of belief and expectancy in the hearts of the people and the measure of the revelation of the glory of the Lord. When God's people pray in the firm conviction that it is God's will to answer their prayers and reveal His glory, their expectation of His glory will bring its manifestation in their lives.
It is this faith-kind of prayers that attracts the heart of God and His miraculous, causing the lightnings of God's glory to strike revealing His majestic power. Let us SEE with our spiritual eyes into the realms of His glory and expect to experience His manifested presence.
Keep your Expectancy High!
REVIVAL!!! This is not just a feeling, it is a true heart decision to be totally surrendered to the Lord Jesus. When we make this decision by recognizing how desperate we are to turn back to our true Love....then we will experience an amzing turn around in our relationship with Him and many things coming into order in our lives! Repent is not a curse word! It is a Blessed word because it brings us into a time of refreshment. There is no more guilt that many feel when our hearts are far from Him. Be careful that your heart doesn't grow so cold that you cringe when you hear the word repent. I embrace the true grace of God that loves me too much to leave me where I am. He makes a way for us to return to Him. Revive thy works in the midst of our years Lord....xo
Well it has been awhile since I've blogged my thoughts. I am BACK! I would like to say that I have been caught in the Spirit for all this time BUT I have been very busy with details in my life that I was surprised I had so many details needing my attention. There are so many things that have a voice trying to get our attention. We need to CHOOSE what is going to take up our time, but not at the cost of becoming indifferent with oour relationship with our Heanenly Father. Choose WISELY.......xo
In December we have witnessed the town of Newtown in Connecticut, suffer a horrific blow. Precious children and teachers lives were taken so quickly. When they went to school that day they probably didn't even suspect of anything like this to take place. Trying to put ourselves in their place is very unrealistic. My heart was so broken for all involved feeling that this should have never happened. Then questioning why? There are many answers BUT one thing I know for sure is that we need to invoke God's Almighty Presence back into our land. We have drifted so far away from Him and His Holiness. I pray For a Great Awakening in America! I am also concerned that things could get worse.
I don't want to sound so grim but there are very serious things happening in the world and America is included. For those that are born again and walking close to the Lord fear not the return of the Lord is NEAR! Psalm 91 is a Psalm that we are praying for Divine protection. God is Faithful to watch over His Word to perform it! Stay close to Him...You are seated in Him. What a wonderful Revelation.
Please keep Newtown and all the families who lost their precious ones in prayer this Christmas Season! Worship the Lord with all your heart and rejoice in your salvation! Love you Dearly!! xo
God is so Awesome in all of His Ways. The greatest is His display of Love towards mankind in the cross. Here He is God, Supreme, Everlasting, Great I Am and He reaches down to mankind in all of His Love to reveal who the Father is and then does the unexpected...goes to the cross carrying all of OUR sins, sickness and disease upon Him so that through the cross we can receive full forgiveness of our sins. He became our substitute. What a great EXCHANGE! No one is exempt from this act of love.
I often marvel in how much He loves us. Words can't express the depth of my gratitude. Beloved if you feel cold in your love just take some time out to ponder on the Greatest Act of Agape Love towards you. Stay there for awhile and let Holy Spirit reveal to you how much He loves you. IT CHANGES YOU! You have Great Value to Jesus.
It's the middle of summer can you believe it!
2012! A new Year with an "AMAZING POTENTIAL." The Holy Spirit resounded on the inside of me, "2012 will be an AMAZING YEAR.'
By faith we believe it! By faith we receive it! By faith we live it.
Regardless of what the media says, God has something to say and He wants His church to hear it. This should motivate you to seek Him diligently to know HOW this will unfold in your life and situations.
"It's the most wonderful time of the year"...... This is a very popular song for this tme of the year. Sad thing is that it is not the most wonderful time of the year for millions of people.
I always loved the Christmas season with anticipation of seeing friends and family that I don't usually see that often thru the year. I found myself singing this song because I love Christmas music, it's so cheerful. I always reflect back to my days when I was a SMALLER KID and was so captured by the smells and sounds of this time of year and of course with all the glistening lights thru the city and towns we drove thru! It always seemed sad to see it end until the following year when it would repeat itself all over again.
In those years the one thing I was kept from seeing was this.. it was not a wonderful time of the year for many people. There are so many who are hurting and in despair for many different reasons all through the year. I thought on this and realized that as Christians, 'Born of God,' we have a Sound and a Glistening Light that lives inside of us that we can give FREELY to people to bring them hope and cheer! We may not be able to fix their lives, only Jesus can do that. But the free GIFT we received, and all the benefits that came with Him, we can give to them. Maybe bake them some cookies for the smell of the season. Let's celebrate JESUS evryday!! Don't forget how Loved You Are!
Ryan my grandyson was playing baseball and it was the last inning of the game. His opponent team was winning 12-10. Bases loaded and Ryan's team was up. There were two outs and Ryan was up next to bat. Being a little nervous, inside, Ryan repeated this scripture in Phillipians 4:13 "I can do ALL things thru Christ...". Then here it came the pitcher threw a fast ball and Ryan hit the ball all the way down left field and had a 3 RBI's !! Yea God's WORD works if you work His WORD! Ryan prays before every game and honors God in His heart. There is alot to learn from these power houses God is raising up. Proud of you Ryan!!
Love you all,
Righteousness prevails! This is who we are IN Christ. We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus
Blessings to all of you that have just logged in to my blog. First, let me say that you are loved and there is nothing you can do about it! Our God is LOVE! And you were created to be the focus of His Love. That in itself could take us through eternity! Thre is nothing that can seperate us from His Love. Psalms 2:12 Kiss the Son pay homage to Him in purity.. this is intamacy that takes us into a place with Him that no one else can go but you alone!
Love you all,
It all came soooo fast, CHRISTMAS and New Years! I had such a wonderful time even with all that is on our plates. Enjoying our BIG Christmas outreach with Lighthouse Ministry and my dear friend Pastor Carol Bretz. It was tremendous and worth all the work and commitment that all the extraordinary people who were invoved making it a Great Success!. A BIG HUG and Thankyou to all who participated in this event. We couldn't have done it without YOU!
And then our visit to Camden on Christmas morning again with a group of extraordinary people from GNFWC. We had a Blast! Didn't we, especially driving through the streets and letting Holy Spirit guide us. There is nothing like being with the beautiful people in Camden and in Tent City! Passing out Goodie Bags filled with all kinds of treats in them. Handing out yummy sandwiches that Linda, Rich, Jay and Trish made for the people was so exciting and rewarding! It was as if we were truly celebrating Christmas with Jesus Himself in Camden. Every person we met had a TWINKLE in their eye as if Jesus was looking through them! It was a great honor! Also I want to thank my Hubby who came back home and took a pick-up truck ( Raymond Jr.'s ) back into Camden to help load the truck up with firewood 2x because of the snow storm coming that evening. I love you Hon!! You're the greatest!
Then off to spend time and exchange gifts with the most beautiful people in our lives...our children and grandykids. We had a delicious meal with Eric and Tara ,Ryan (Fu Fu Pie) and Brianna (Cherry Pie) that evening in their warm and cozy home. After dinner the rest of the gang (all KIDS and grandykids) came and we had deserts and tore open the gifts! I love being with our family. We are so proud of them all and love them so dearly much so.....(Carol's Dictionary)! They are our jewels!! This truly is a time to celebrate Christ in all that we do until He RETURNS! xoxoxoxo
WOW have you noticed how fast time is going by us? The sensing I have is as fast as technology is progressing so is time. But time was alloted to us by a most Almighty God who in Him there is no time, only eternity. And as things are speedily progressing, so is the Coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ our Messiah!! Look up for our redemption is speedily coming! THE RAPTURE!! For all those beautiful Virgins who's lamps are trimmed and full of the Holy Spirit walking in holiness, purity, sanctification, and the Fear of the Lord, we will soon be taking a rapture trip! Scientists will not need to build us a rocket ship for this Great event. With A Great Trumpet Blast we will be catapulted into His Divine presence !! I am looking up for His Coming is soon!! How about you precious ones?
If you know you are right with God and not masking to be in His Grace you can be confident that you will be taken up!! But if not then just repent from your lifestyle. It is a gift that He gives us all! Turn back or Give your life to Jesus. Admit to Him that you have sinned, turn completely away from it. Ask Jesus to come into your life and wash you clean by His Blood. You will become Born Again by that it means you will have a second birth!! You were born of the flesh NOW you will be Born of God and become His child. Take some time to read the gospel of John Chapter 3.
I Personally experienced this and my life in Christ has been so Precious. Not only did I understand my need for Christ but I also understood the price He paid for me to become Father's child and then I was introduced to Holy Spirit. WOW His power is overwhelming. Jesus baptized me with the Holy Spirit and fire and I received a beautiful gift.
It was speaking in an unknown language, tongues as it is referred to in the scriptures, just like what happened on the day of Pentecost. Acts Chapter2 (sit down and read this and ask Jesus for the Holy Spirit to come and bring His fire!) your life will be empowered to be an effective witness and you will begin to speak in a heavenly language. This will keep your oil lamps full WISE VIRGINS!
We are so totally precious to God even with all of our short-comings. Things that you may have encountered in your past that was painful and hurtful were not in God's heart for any of that to happen. Trust Him and His Word! Your life will explode with many wonderful experiences.
Love all of you spectacular people who read these blogs. Please give me feed back at firstname.lastname@example.org, thanks!
Love you and Blessings in the Messiah,
How can I say thank you to all that shared in celebrating my birthday! When my life has been touched by so many I truly can say I am a Blessed woman! I thank my darling husband who has shared 42 yrs. of my life with me in surprising me with the most breathtaking party! He truly succeeded in the surprise. Sweetheart I love you. I thank my heavenly Father for you! And then there is of course my beautiful kids and kid-in-loves, all my grandykids who helped to make it all special. My Mother and all my brothers and sisters. And then there is my precious family in the Lord who gave their time and love to make it all be a success. All of my special and dear freinds who celebrated the night with me, I love you all so much. I have been graced with truly wonderful people in my life. Thank you Lord for the day that I was born to honor you by serving you until I see you Face to face. Kisses and Hugs to all!
Families are to important to allow the spirit of the world to divide it! We need to do our part to love each other and lay our lives down for one another. God created the family first. the devil hated it so much he divided it. Let's protect ours with Agape love!
I want to encourage you concerning the hour we live in. God’s Word will not return void! It is time for the saints of God to arise and take the Kingdom. We are well able and equipped for this season. Be encouraged and use the authority God has placed in your spirit and in your mouth. Declare the Word of the Lord in the face of every lie satan throws at you. When we resist satan…he has to flee from us.
You are strong in the Lord and the power of HIS MIGHT. Let's not forget who's MIGHT! we serve a Mighty God and He will Be Mighty in every one of your situations.The key is to give Him great Praise!! Rejoice lovely ones!!! You are loved by your Heavenly Father. He is on your side The battle has been one! Rejoice in the outcome! Love you all xoxoxo
Well, we are sitting in Kansas City airport looking out at a turbulent thunder storm . No flights coming or going. So this is a prime opportunity for the fruits of the Spirit that are developed in my life, that I can sit back enjoy and eat!! Observing many impatient people makes me more hungry to eat more patience and kindness. I may even share some of my fruit with them! I am glad there is no end to this plucking!! Love you all xoxoxoxo
Summer is here with HOT sometimes uncomfortable days. I've always found that having fun with your family and friends makes some of those scorching days blissful!! How we look at life makes all the difference in how we enjoy all that our God has surrounded us with. Trips to the shore, or wave running (one of my favorites with our grandykids), having lunch with friends, or just hanging out with precious people around a pool at night ,dodging the mosquitoes, is so much fun!! Whatever you enjoy take time to embrace your oppurtunity to enjoy what God has blessed us with!
Sharing our lives with others can make an impact in their life. Isn't that what it's all about! I love the creative ways we can share Christ with others. Let's not be religious and think that having fun may not be holy! Didn't our Father create the laughter. I believe He enjoys watching us have fun! I think He even laughs with us as we enjoy all that He has given us! Don't be so serious, lighten up and have some fun!!! Enjoy the Bliss!! Love you all xoxooxo
INTAMACY! INTAMACY! Wow the word INTAMACY is resounding throughout the Body of Christ. Can anyone be intimate with the One who has created us except to be aroused in our inward passion for Him? We need a GREAT AWAKENING on the inside of us to desire the Lord and be full of Bliss! What would it be like to feel drunk in His love for Him? This is not an imaginary idea but a real experience . Feelings were given to us by the Greatest of all who feels and loves His kids. He is filled with emotions and to think we were made in His image. Our God given feelings are to be expressed to Him and others. Without them we are sure to miss out on the most wonderful life God has given us! Let His pleasure
Fill you to the brim and overflowing so others can drink from the overflow of His love and Goodness!
In His Bliss,
The Kingdom of God HAS COME! So often I believe that the church is in a mind set that the Kindom of God is on it's way. Or it might be coming. Or it is close at hand. But the Kingdom of God is in us. We are Kingdom people. We are commissioned by the Lord Jesus Christ to be releasers of His Kingdom. He gave many illustrations about the Kingdom through parables. I believe that He has complete faith in us because of His Kingdom withn us to carry out His purposes in the earth through releasing Mark 16:15-20. The Kingdom is Faith because it's His Kingdom and God is Faith. How cool is that. All we need to do is believe and do what is in His Kingdom. It is full of extraordinary supernatural reality.
People need to see and hear the real thing. Be encouraged and encourage each other who you are IN CHRIST! You are Kingdom people! Glory to God!! Go for it you extraordinary people! Love ya bunches. xoxoxo
It was Natioal Day of Prayer today. We decided to take our prayer outside the church walls and pray in public. It caught the curiousity of many drivers passing by the church. What, adults and children praying around a wooden cross with the American flag wrapped around it praying for Mercy on our country!
It was an awsome feeling to go public and let our passion and concern for our country be seen and heard. We are His written Epistles! We need more boldness in the church and that comes throgh a contiual Baptism of Fire! It's happening everyone. If we would humble ourselves before God and repent of our sins God will hear us and Heal our land! This should be an ongoing experience in our lives. The church is a Triumphant Church! Rise up and Wake up! Shake off the apathy and lethargy and be the courageous wonderful people that God has called us to be! Let's go Public!!! Love everyone of you! Believe in yourself and God who lives in you!!
All I am is all I have and I give it to You. It’s my fragrant oil it’s my costly perfume. It’s my alabaster box and I break it open over You! It’s all my words, my songs, and my dance. I pour out all my worship over You! These words are taken from a song by Julie Meyers. It has ministered to me in a most precious way. My heart explodes to think that my God accepts all of my worship and all that I am as a love song to Him.
The desire within us is activated by realizing when we gave our lives to Jesus it was not to be in a works mentality. It is a Love Heart! I exchanged my life for His. His is filled with the most incredible LOVE that is experienced in us our entire eternity. This comes by the embracing of the true revelation of the cross. Too many Christians are passive in their love relationship. There can be no darkness in our love for Him. We can’t say we love Him and hate others. If you or I have this in our hearts we strongly lack a true ecstasy of His forgiving love! I strongly believe we lack a Divine encounter with the Revelator and His Passion to go to the cross for us. In this we have no works involved to experience (FEEL) His love for us! I always like to feel love and not just hear the words. This comes from a relationship that is soooo dynamic . It is not a one way encounter, it takes two! Covenant is with a party or two people. Jesus became our covenant maker with a Loving Father. The Greatest words I ever heard from Him was, “I Love you Carol.” I have received great prophecies over the years but the greatest of all is when He continues to tell me how much He loves me. That’s why I want to open my alabaster box and pour my costly perfume over HIM!! Love you all!
Hello Precious ones who are God's glorious children! Valentine's Day is soon arriving. This is a day that we celebrate our love with our loved ones. But as history reports this day has been truly distorted in the facts. A Priest who's name was Valentine was martyred for his christian stand and faith (around the year 240 AD) They severally beat him and decapitated him. As years went by St. Valentine's day has been so commercialized. In retrospect this day should be dedicated to all of the humble unwavering martyrs who have stood the ground of Christianity. Those who would not deny their faith for the love of their life JESUS! Could we honor those that have been martyred for Jesus and us so that the gospel could travel to the ends of the earth.
Things get so twisted that it can dull our spiritual eyes from seeing clearly. Now I am not saying not to have a sweet romantic time with your loved one. Even if you are single to enjoy the day with others. But let's not loose the true meaning of why this day was named Saint Valentine's Day.
Ray and I always have put this day aside for us and our children when they were younger. I remember having a heart shaped cake pan and making a cake for my sweetheart family. We would buy cards for each other. I remember one year our finances were a little thin. So I decided to get in my car and traveled off to the nearest Hallmark store. Of course it was crowded you could hardly walk around to look for that SPECIAL card. As I made my way through the crowd, I found "THE" card for my sweetheart. I turned my head to the left and behold there was my honey standing there looking for a card for me. So I walked over to him and tapped him on the shoulder and said "Hi sweetheart are you buying that for me?" He was so surprised that it was me. We exchanged the cards there to each other put them back in the card rack and had a good laugh. We decided to use our money and buy each of our kids a card all 5 of them. We had more fun doing that. We went home had a special dinner and our sweetheart cake. Now that's what I'm talking about!
My eyes are on you Lord Jesus the lover of my soul!!! xoxoxoxoxo to all of you!!
Hi there to those who check in on my blogs! I love this because I can share my thoughts and heart with those who take the time to read these blogs. We had just came back from Kansas where we usually fly out every third Sunday of the month. Sunday evenings we start with the Joy Factor With Our dear friend and precious mentor Joe Jrdan. It is a blast to be in these meetings getting drunk and filled with the Holy Ghost. Then on Monday and Tuesday we stream Live "the Masters Workshop" directed by the Holy Spirit through Rev. Ron Smith who was Dad and Mom Goodwins associate pastor. There are others on the pannel including ourselves. We are always so amazed to see how the Holy Spirit moves in revelation and demonstration. We are all so blessed. This is streamed live for all to watch @ joejordanconferences.com. Please tune in on thes sessions guarantee you'll get hooked because of the precious and powerful anointing. It's time for all of us to be schooled and learn about the move of the Holy Spirit with demonstration. You'll have a blast. Just a warning you might get drunk. They start at 11:00am easter time. Please tune in and be blessed with all of us!! Love all of you precious readers. xoxoxoxo
To all our precious readers I'd like to first wish you a Merry Merry Christmas Love and a very Hopeful New Year!
Can You go on a short journey with me to the time of Jesus's birth. When I allow my imagination to jump into the pages of the bible, I hear the sound of a baby crying. It draws my attention to the most humble and holy scene I could ever imagine! I see a very young mother who just gave birth to a baby boy. This mommy had the most amazing look on her face that I suspect was never seen on a new mother's face. It seems to be an expression of awe, glory, humility and a love that not even herself could have naturally been filled with except by a supernatural conception. It was a radiant expression of great joy for the promise was fulfilled to her spoken by an angel.
In the silence of that night many who were of different cultures and backgrounds came to worship a King who is the King of all Kings! How were they drawn to that humble birthing place but by supernatural intervention. Jesus the Christ was born for the whole world. He came in obedience to His Father to reveal His love and Goodness to us all so that through Jesus we may obtain Eternal Life! This is the Ultimate Gift that Mary could not even put into words. How overwhelmed with love she must have been to look into the eyes of her Savior! I feel the same when I look into His eyes. How about you? May your Christmas be filled with joy and expectation and your New Year filled with Hope! I love every precious one of you, Carol XOXOXO