Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Another Strange Dream...

If the Lord gives you revelation on this one...please pass it my way...

The other night I had this dream:

I was in the delivery room with my husband, giving birth to our twins. The doctor was there with three nurses. Something was very wrong in my spirit. I looked up to see this woman (nurse) standing right next to the doctor. This woman looked so evil (The image of this woman is so clear in my mind, it's like I have a photograph of her infront of me)! It was as if she was waiting to devour my children as they were born! She hovered over the doctor with her hands semi-extended towards my children. She would look up at me ever now and then as if she had the power and would succeed in her plan.
I told my husband that I didn't feel good about this woman being there and I wanted her to leave, saying that I have the right in whom to allow in the delivery room. The doctor said that she could stay because she was a nurse. I insisted that she leave and I would not deliver the babies until she was gone.
The woman was asked to leave and waited outside. As she was leaving, she said, "I'll be waiting for them outside." She watched through the window. She looked like a ravenous wolf, even appearing to foam at the mouth.
When my healthy children were born, I refused to let them out of my sight. The woman busted back into the room, screaming, "You have to give them to me! They're mine!" My husband and I began pleading the Blood of Jesus over them and she began to take the form a beast. All the doctors, nurses, and security couldn't hold her back, but yet, she still couldn't get to my children. She was angry beyond anything I've ever seen before...

And then I woke up...
It was so real to me, when I first woke up, I thought it really had happened...
This is only my second dream that has made me feel as if it really just happened...
I've also been praying for my children from the day that the Lord gave me the desire to have them...

What You Can Be Praying For...

I met my final classes yesterday. 5th Graders. I asked the students to introduce themselves to me. My first student said, "My name's Crystal. I'm a Christian!" I was like awesome! Me too! Another girl felt free to tell me the same thing!! And then it was David's turn.

David said, "I want to be a Christian but my dad won't let me!" I asked David, "Why do you want to be a Christian?" He replied, "Because I know there's something more..."

If that just didn't knock me out of my chair...another girl was free to tell me she is a Christian as well.

I told my students that I want to be a missionary (well, we all know that I'm already one, but...). I got to explain what a missionary does because they didn't know this word. I got to tell them that's what I'm going to school for: evangelism.

I had another boy tell me his idol is Chien-Ming Wang...I asked if he was sure that Mr. Wang is his idol and he said, "Oh yes!! I love him!!! He's the best!!" I asked, "So you worship and pray to him?" He said, "No! I just love him and admire him." My simple explaination was that an idol is something you worship and pray to that isn't God. (He said that he doesn't pray to Mr. Wang). I declared that we will have no idols in this classroom, and Mr. Wang can be your hero!

I'm really grateful that I work with 2 other who happens to be a pastor. I ran to him to tell him what happened in class!! That's something I couldn't do last year!!

I love the Lord!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Evolutionists...Gotta Love 'Em

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Proof That You Can't Just Tell the Judge, "I'm Sorry..." on Judgement Day

I'm not posting this to make fun of the man but I'm trying to be serious and give you something to think about. This guy told the judge he knows what he did was wrong and was sorry. He still was sentenced!

So, if you were to stand before the God (as Judge) would you be convicted of breaking God's Law (the Ten Commandments...if you've ever told a lie, stole, lusted after someone, did something to make your parents made, you've broken the Law). I hear so many people say, "I'm a good person. I'll get into heaven." Or..."Well, when I'm before God, I'll just apologize and He'll have compassion and mercy on me." Sorry folks, it doesn't work that way. God is a just judge and rules according to the Law, just as this judge below did. (Sorry, I didn't post the whole article...the rest of it was irrelvant and unnecessary to my point).

So, would you be found innocent or guilty? Let me know and we'll talk some more...

Armless, one-legged driver sentenced to prison
Florida man to serve 5 years on felony drug, driving charges

Updated: 5:34 p.m. ET Aug 3, 2007
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - A man with no arms and one leg who wouldn't stop driving despite a long list of traffic violations was sentenced to five years in prison Friday on felony driving and drug charges.

Michael Francis Wiley, 40, also was sentenced to 15 years of drug offender probation. He pleaded no contest in June to the charges.

"I'd just like to say I know what I did was wrong," Wiley said in court Friday. "I am truly sorry, your honor. I am."

Witnessing without English

I moved into my "new" apartment last January. There is a small park near my house that I pass everyday. It's filled with homeless men (and some not so homeless, I think). I've had a burden for these men since the first time I saw them. They are much, much older and don't speak English. I often pass them on walks and say hello. I desire to share the Gospel with them, but can't find anyone who will commit to go with me and translate.

Tonight, I felt the Holy Spirit as I was walking and praising God through my neighborhood. I was on my way to the night market to get some dinner. I passed the men and gave four of them the biggest smile I've ever given anyone. The first guy looked so mad and crabby and tried to ignore me. The other two said hello and the fourth remained asleep on the bench (oh, well).

The idea came to me that I would buy them something to eat at the night market....and so I did. I left a bag of food on the shoes of the man who was sleeping. I passed the other two and was going to go back because some other guy stopped to talk to them and I didn't have enough.

I went to the crabby guy, second, I said this is for you and "Jesus ai ni!! (Jesus loves you)!!" I can't tell you how many times I've passed this man and he just looks at you with such hate!!! This man's demeanor changed instantly when I gave him the food and told him Jesus loved him. He was so grateful, full of joy and his face just lit up!!

As I turned around to go back to the other men, I saw one going to the one who was sleeping...He saw me put something by the man's shoes and went to check it out!!!!

Ha! Ha!!

I turned around and jokingly yelled, "What's up?!? Are you hungry?" in Chinese! I gave them the remaining bags of food and told them the same thing that Jesus loves them. The one guy was like, "Ok, Jesus, ok!!" I don't know if he was mocking me or was internalizing what the foreigner just said. Either way...I was blessed by it and I pray that I will get an opportunity to present the Gospel to them soon!!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Where I Belong...

I know I've talked with some of you about this: being/living in a place and feeling like I don't belong, no matter what I do. Even in Taiwan, I don't feel like I belong here. But I had some revelation this morning, I know and feel that the only place I belong is where needs are...


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

One More Thought...

This is something I don't get: People from other religious groups, political parties, special interest groups speak out for what they believe in (not to mention take jabs at Christian beliefs)and are applauded. Christians speak out for what they believe in and they are called intolerant.

Someone please explain this one to me.

I've not slept at all tonight and I think way too much.


A college friend and I were talking about sharing our faith today. I came across this article about a Catholic bishop who says that all faiths should call God "allah" to ease tensions between religious groups.

He says, "'Allah is a very beautiful word for God. Shouldn't we all say that from now on we will name God Allah? ... What does God care what we call him? It is our problem.'"

I have two problems with this.

First, God already revealed His name to us when He manifested Himself as man. His name is Jesus. Besides the fact that the name of allah is not found in the Bible. Did you know that allah was a god that was worshipped as one of the polytheistic gods by pagan Arabs in the Kabah before Muhammad was born? When Muhammad came along and spoke about allah, he was readily accepted because people were already familiar with the god.

Secondly, God does care about what we call him. Saying that my God and allah are the same causes confusion. They are not the same. When I worshipped allah as a teenager, he never did anything for me! It was only when I called upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ that my life was transformed. See Jeremiah 16:21, Isaiah 52:6.

We, as Christians, have become so indifferent and so de-sensitized to the Holy Spirit. We are so concerened about being politically correct that we begin to pick and choose the aspects of God and our faith that we like to fit our lifestyles. This is wrong. God says He will spit you out of His mouth for being lukewarm (Revelation)! I'm so sick and tired of this lukewarm generation!! Stop it already!! God is calling this generation to take a stand for what they believe in!!

I don't know about you, but I fear the Lord! All I have to do is think about Ananias and Sapphira! God struck them dead for grieving the Holy Spirit! (Acts 4 and 5). Nadab and Abihu (Aaron's son) were disrepectful and showed irreverance toward God. Look what happened to them: The Lord consumed them in fire (Leviticus 10:2).

God may not pass judgement like he used to; that's one of the reasons Jesus died and rose. But folks, God ain't playin'.

The bishop is correct when he says, "It is our problem [refering to the names we call God]." Each one of us will be held accountable for every word we speak. Myself included.

To read the article:

(Side note: This is not anti-Muslim propaganda. I love my Muslim friends and they know I don't agree with them. We both agree to disagree, so don't send me hate mail. If you do, I won't respond. I'll just pray for you! :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Back in Taiwan.

I had a good time being home. Got to visit with some great people whom I love dearly. This will be my last year in Taiwan. I'm looking forward to my new job, but more to what God has instore for me and this country over the next year!!

I just can't get enough of servitude!!! :)

Thank you to all who made my time home wonderful and marvelous. You know who you are.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

And it doesn't stop...

Brooke left this Sunday. We saw some movies and a gospel singer in Central Park. It was pretty interesting. I observed so many people and their dancing or reaction to the music. It really made me wonder if people realized she was praising God. There was one song where she was singing, "We are more than conquerers [in Christ]." And this woman started gyrating over this guy...It just all made me think about how Moses went up the mountain to meet with God and the Israelites just did their own thing...

I wish Brooke could have stayed longer than she could travel with me...

I'm off to Boston in the morning for 2 days. It might shock you to learn that I've never been there before!!! So, I'm going to drive to Boston in the AM stay the night then swing by Salem and Lowell. I'll be home Friday afternoon.