Prayer For Comfort- Remembering Linda Stoltzfoos’s Family And Friends

Lord cover all fear, misunderstandings and discomfort in your wings of light

Let there be hope where none may be seen

Ease our spirit of this horrible sadness of the pain we see admits the missing of Linda Stoltzfoos

I feel for her family and am in deep hopes of her return as I touches me in so many ways for I myself know an Amish family with that name as well and with so many loving children

I understand the loss of a child on so many levels from my own difficult and different situations in my life

I wholeheartedly feel pain may you ease that pain, discomfort, sadness may you bring peace to the deeper intimate feelings lingering there

May you bring close gatherings and support of leaning into each other for help to those hurting doing it safely in amongst the pandemic and riots and social distancing giving peace and comfort to those in need

May you restore any hearts that draw too near in relation to the story and family to pull themselves out of their deep wounds brining them inner peace instead

May you draw close to them and help to lead them to the acceptance of the trials amongst them right now and the acceptance of her disappearance right now to help them try to find comfort and prepare them for the unknown of your work and will whatever that my be

Linda would have wanted nothing more than for her family and friends to triumph in the Lord not in misunderstanding of her loss

Help each of us to draw most of all closer to you and be a voice for someone else’s need in honoring her memories

Ease this sadness pain God pull anyone out of the beginning of depressed states leading into depression let them see that though this is a very sorrowful situation that in you there is still bright light shining through and that it’s not the end as they may be feeling

In Jesus Name

I ask these requests of comfort and peace even within myself as well

~Amen

Acceptance In Christ (The Root Of All Hatred And Indifferences Of Racism)

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A Soldier’s Dream

He chose a journey all his own

Journeying our to the deep unknown

A lost soul filled in fear for new comings and new beginnings

Silent and kept to himself

he stay until day break

and dawn rise

Until he learned to open up and trust

He never knew how to pray

He never knew how to trust until sorrows broke his paths and way

His weakness pulling him deep within

Until he began to pray he never knew trust and faith

He never knew his strength remained

Life stricken I prayed to him to see me through

Taking away all my sorrow and shame I prayed for the gift of strength to remain in grace

He knows not of the storm for he is the storm pulling us through what blocks our ways

He became our hiding place

For broken hearts that seek the good

They would not be broken seeking heaven

Had the world held their joy

Once lost souls

Made forever whole

Loosing the weak and gaining strength

Once walking a journey all his own

Dies with honor from nations everywhere unlisted by names

No longer lost

Found by honor

In God whom saves

Honor in services he had to train and learn

Faith he’d never known

Death that may have taken him so suddenly

In Faith he died believing and free

Serving God and country

Now looking down with these words of praise still as he would believe saying…

Do not stand over my grave and weep

I’m forever a part of history

I’m in your memories forever long

Be proud of me and praise Him who trained me in all I knew

Once bonded to fear and suffering soul

I was found and given honor in him above

Given my own freedoms

After I helped gain freedom for you

Don’t be sad for I am free and ecstatic like never before

Send praises of thanks up to him for me

This is beauty you can never imagine on your own

Don’t stand over my grave and weep

Be proud of me and happy for me

I know I am not there

I don’t sleep

I do not fear my restlessness I’ve released

I am the gentle autumn rain

Blowing across your face in the frail wind of the autumn’s breeze

Hush now friend

I may be silent now

But I am with you

morning,day and night

No need for sleep

Faith is what I need now

He who covers me within his wings

keeping me strong and safe

Do not stand over my grave and weep

Fill yourself with praise

I am free

I have been saved

Do not cry for I have not gone away

Do not walk away in sorrow

I have met a better tomorrow

For today is mine

Yesterday was my journey into faith

But now you need to see and believe

Do not stand there and cry

For even though I have left I have not died

I am forever free with He who saved me

Forever in eternity

I chose this journey

It was my story that I made

Go and tell of all my historic memories

Do not be in shame

It’s still me

I still remain the same

In your memories is now my faith journey

Honor me

Just as Christ and you are free

Realize I am now also free

Do not cry over me

I am your memories and your dreams

I have not died and forever live on a new life

Tribulations

63912439-077e-4526-820e-0a792cb388562 Corinthians 5:14-15 New King James Version (NKJV)

14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; 15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.

Philippians 4:7

and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Exodus 31:3

And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,

1 Chronicles 22:12

Only may the Lord give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the Lord your God.

Job 12:13

“With Him are wisdom and strength, He has counsel and understanding.

Job 12:24

He takes away the understanding of the chiefs of the people of the earth, And makes them wander in a pathless wilderness.

Christ didn’t have a normal journey in life, not any one of us do there is no normal. However Christ had the hardest. In his life he had to find a small group of people he truly could confide in these people were his friends who later became his deciples. On this journey we all get lost in our mistakes and falling short in sin. Though for Christ he had the knowledge that he was meant to die on the cross to save everyone in mankind and give the only thing he had to give, his very own life. As with any of us giving ourselves for some good can sometimes be hard and sometimes we don’t want to go through it alone and for Jesus that’s so many words underestimated of how hard his responsibilities were his biggest and toughest choice he had to make that he didn’t want to go through alone. Knowing he was going to die he wanted his closest friends, his decipels to go through it in support of what he had to endure. He wanted this time to be special for him as it would be his last time he had with them as his life would soon take all that of everyone and each of us for our salvation from sin which his decipels had yet to learn and understand. He wanted them to have understanding that would touch each of them in their own personal way by the relationships they shared with Jesus. That is what the father taught Jesus the best which is why he knew he was to die for the love of all of mankind to release them of their very own sins and wrongs they have traveled in the midst of their very own journey. Jesus and the fathers relationship were the closest relationship Jesus had. Though he wanted his special relationships to take part in a special way with him and not have to go through his hard East time alone. He asked each of them to come with him and be his support as any of us would with those closest in bond and trust with us. They agreed and went with him to be his support and be there for him however they fell asleep in the midst of Jesus time with his father and he still went through his toughest days alone as after they fell asleep they later denied knowing him and turned away from the close relationship they had once had. Sometimes amongst our very own lives we have these relationships as well where we’ve trusted someone a long time and they remove themselves from our lives turning away from us sometimes as if they had never known us and we fell betrayed and alone. Jesus had to feel this and knew it was only the beginning to the tribulations he would really have to endure. He had no true full understanding at first about the reasons of his father however he knew he couldn’t disrespect him and back out, that this was something that he must do for not only his father and himself but for all the human race. It was a very large responsibility and the father knew only he would be able to fully succeed in this quest and journey as any of us couldn’t. Though he had no true understanding he soon would learn. Right now in tribulations of our own lives we are all in this together going through something that none of us had any knowledge of and have to endure. Some of us feel as if we are going through this quarantine alone depending on the sick and non sick. There is question in struggle of not having any understanding. That’s how Jesus felt in his last days and last moments when he saw his closest to him betray all that they had gone through together. When our journey seems to be leading us nowhere we rely on the understanding of those closest to us and on our very own understanding and we find it a struggle to get through. In Jesus time he also did that as well with his relationship to his father and then with his own followers however they soon showed they weren’t there and his father was right that he had to go thru all alone to forgive all including his closest relationships. In 2 Corinthians it says as follows…

2 Corinthians 5:14-15 New King James Version (NKJV)

14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; 15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.

He died to save all mankind from their own wrong doing and sin so that they may build a relationship with him and live for him sharing the news of his salvation with all they journey with in their very own life.

Philippians 4:7

and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Believing in a journey and relationship with Christ he promises to guard your life and lead your hearts in him.

Our father above, Jesus father spoke this in Exodus

Exodus 31:3

And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,

God the father has stated in his word that he filled Christ with his very own spirit, that of the Holy Spirit with the knowledge of the sacrifice he was aware of to his coming and knowledge of how tough that which he had to endure truly would be. However no one but him only had that knowledge. In our times right now if those who are believers have knowledge it is from following in Jesus footsteps like the deciples had with Jesus himself. We as believers have some knowledge of things happening now but anyone who is not a believer is clueless unless we help them to find the way as Jesus had in his very own journey. Not everyone will listen and hear some may even turn away and deny you as a believer and mock you along your journey just as what happened with Jesus. We sacrifice ourselves everyday in our own journeys trying to maintain the right and best choices even to confess the truth of Jesus very own story of salvation and accepting and showing in honesty. That journey in itself is not the easiest journey and we as believers realize that we are traveling the same kind of journey as Jesus had himself however he had the hardest of all our very own journeys. Yet not everyone has that knowledge and their understanding is limited.img_7348

1 Chronicles 22:12

Only may the Lord give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the Lord your God.

Only the father and his word can give you a peace of mind with the wisdom and knowledge to follow in Jesus footsteps as he did with his very own son so that you may live a good life for him.

Job 12:13

“With Him are wisdom and strength, He has counsel and understanding.

Only with him will you truly find and know the knowledge of the truth.

Job 12:24

He takes away the understanding of the chiefs of the people of the earth, And makes them wander in a pathless wilderness.

Meaning that he takes away knowledge from the people of authority such as government and large mighty people leaving them in uncertain paths in the world itself and confusion of where they should follow.

Right now is the most important walk we’ve had to endure however it was written in God’s word and handed to us as knowledge. Many feel scared and lost and alone however we are fully in this together and closest to the father at our toughest tribulations so far in our journey as Christ was in his last days and last hours. God the father has told us this time would come when plagued and government shut down in knowledge and he did this to prove that he is here so that we’d turn to him and have a relationship with him as he had with his son because we are his most precious arts and he only wants us to understand that and his love that he and Jesus have for us. This is our time of finding ourselves in true worship and revival.img_6925

I Am Proud To Be A Christian

I am proud to be a christian
I am proud to yell out his name
I do not fear or hide myself in shame
I am proud to be a christian

He doesn’t hide his love
he doesn’t let me go in front of friends or family
he holds me tight in front of all to see
He’s not afraid to proclaim me in public and world displays

He remains a friend
He tells me I can always call on him
He says he’ll never let go
he is always there whenever I need him

I am proud to be a christian
I’ll admit it for all to know
I’ll carry his picture in my heart locket wherever I shall go
I’ll share his story and all my grace of him with everyone I know

With him it doesn’t matter how i feel
it doesn’t matter what i look like
it doesn’t matter who I am inside
I am just as beautiful as ever as when he first saw me

He will never walk all over me or treat me bad giving me wronged names
he will always stand by me
reminding me of my beauty
telling me that I am worth everything

He will never shun me or name me a shame
He was who already gave me my name

I will not walk away
I’ll take his hand and walk along with him all the way

I know he will always be at my side
I know his heart and soul are pure
I know he will always accept me in
He will always hold me tight and call me friend

I am proud to stand firm
I am proud to be a christian
I am glad that he knows me
I am glad that he found me

I am proud to be a christian
This I shall never deny …