1. Hello Jolene, I recall from your previous posts that you had to perforce move out of your home and were temporarily living out of boxes in friends’ homes. So, I am delighted to see this post from you once again, talking about the very things that I can identify with as my journey somewhat mirrors yours…….Be blessed my dear sister in Christ.

    London, UK

  2. Jolene, it is nice to hear from you! I am very happy to hear that you are settling in to a place you can call home. Thank you for the timely and uplifting message this morning. Words cannot express the gratitude I am feeling after reading these spiritual principles. I needed to hear and be reminded that temptation can come in many forms. We must resist and keep our focus on God. Thank you again.

    Sending you and your family blessings of joy,

  3. As the spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like Him and reflect His glory even more. 2 Cor. 3:18b

    Blessings in this transition time, Sister!

  4. Jolene, it’s so nice to see you back up and on line again ! Probably still in boxes — but give yourself some time to get set up . God is with you (and your guardian angels too) to help you in this
    little messy trial you face of uprooting homes! I so remember it
    when we had to move in the 1990s — it’s all that extra stress, but
    it’s good to clean out at those times of one’s life. Take care of #1 (you) and I’ll keep you in prayers.

  5. Jolene i’m inspired by your message, and that I’m not alone. I feel hopeful. Im dealing with similar housing circumstances. Currently living in a hotel (due to lay off) until job opportunities come through for myself and husband. Its been a difficult and painful 6mos. Recently ive started meditating on Psalm 23. Its helping to deal with the bitterness and anger at of loss of time, finances these past 6yrs. Im praying that we will have breakthrough and that all that was lost will be restored in Jesus Name.

  6. I am very happy for you and your family getting settled in your new home. I am so thankful for you using your testimony as ministry to myself and others. However I have to disagree with part of point one… I would not blame God for the pain we experience. I know you may go back to Job or something, well a new discovery to me, thanks to a great teaching by Todd White… until Jesus stated in John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” They blamed God for everything instead of having an awareness of our enemy Satan. Jesus never walked away and left someone in pain telling them God wants them to learn something from it. Granted this doesn’t cancel Romans 8:28. But just because Jesus uses it doesn’t mean He approves it.

    I believe Jesus paid a high price, not only for our salvation but also for our healing. Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
    He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. Also I Peter 2:24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.

    Yes we have a sovereign God but He is not a puppetmaster. Thanks to His sovereignty we do not die every time we sin and He did intercede on Job’s and many of our behalf, telling Satan he couldn’t kill him. But, unfortunately for a time (Eph 6:12 ) For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[a] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

    Thank you Jesus, He hasn’t left us powerless but has given us the Holy Spirit and His authority and His Word to take authority over these powers at work and we know who wins in the end!!!!!

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