Wednesday, May 26, 2010

from the road...

Wow.  Chicagoland!  If you have been at any of the meetings this week you know what I mean by WOW.  One story I must share with you is about some photos that were taken at our all day SCHOOL OF THE SUPERNATURAL "Body Soul & Spirit" Conference.  Figures of angelic beings showed up in the photos and when the lady who took the photos brought them into Walgreens to have them developed the clerk at the counter saw them,  burst into a storm of tears and gave her heart to the Lord right there.  In all the meetings there have been wonderful healings (legs, knees, allergies, to name a few) and angels have been seen everywhere.  Last night two fire angels ministered behind me as I spoke (people told me they could see them) and it's been wonderful.  What I love so much is seeing God move among His people with His tender love and mercy.  I see His hand on people as He touches their lives healing, delivering, restoring, refreshing, and I am awed.  It is thrilling to be in the Presence of the Holy Spirit.  It's thrilling to see the angelic realm rejoicing with us.  It's flat-out thrilling to belong to the Lord Jesus.   Let the miracles continue!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Life in the God Lane

I'm happily back behind the wheel, and drove to Los Angeles over the weekend listening to great praise music up and back.  Thank the Lord, I survived traffic school, (which is at least a hundred times more harrowing than the Interstate in rush hour, haha).   I had a great time praising the Lord and praying  for a few hours uninterrupted as I drove.
Here at MCM (Marie Chapian Ministries) we are busy at prayer for my speaking tour in Chicagoland and so excited about what God is going to do in our midst at the meetings.  The Lord has me set apart at this time and soaking in His presence as He speaks to me.  I am contending for for the people with Deut. 28:2:  "And all these blessings shall come upon thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God..." 
It's going to be a time of great blessing.  "The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses and in all that thou settest thine hand unto, and He shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee." Deut. 2:8, and that's the  King James Version. 
When the Lord sets me apart like this I become so much energized and filled with Him I can concentrate on nothing else but Him and the Kingdom of God.  Tonight I walked in the setting sun praying and smelling the air and watching the sky, and celebrated the magnificence of dusk.  I pulled a leaf from a eucalyptus tree and held it under my nose as I walked.  The aroma was heavenly.   I often pick wild rosemary or lavender to hold under my nose as I hike the woods, but tonight even the sound of my feet as they met the earth a celebration.  "Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!"  (Romans 11:33)
I really hope you'll join me in Chicagoland May 21-27.  Check my (yes, if you can believe it!-- ALL NEW UPDATED website!) -- for details.  I want to see YOU in Chicagoland!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Love from Traffic School

I'm going to be totally open with you.  I spent the day in traffic school today, and I don't mind telling you I'm a bit traumatized now.  It felt like an 8-hour horror show, mixed in with a fear of driving because-"they'll-get-you-with-a-ticket-no-matter-what." I sat there with 30 other people, our mouths agape, feeling terrible about ourselves and wondering if we should buy bus passes.  We were shown videos of horrible accidents including decapitations, life cripplings, and bloody deaths of teenagers and children.  We saw cars fly off cliffs, cars burst into flames against trees, cars run  into one another in huge pile-ups, and children and animals die because of traffic infractions like talking on cellphones and driving without seat belts.  I'm telling you, when it came time for lunch break, nobody could move.  We sat there like 30 stunned and shocked sparrows on an electrified wire.  I sat next to a young girl tattooed and pierced all over who had a DUI and it was costing her $23,000.00.  The girl's pierced face is still before me, and I'm thinking it will take her a very long time to pay off that DUI.  Such a precious girl, so cherished by Jesus, and  yet she made a mistake that will affect the rest of her life.  Thank the Lord, she didn't kill or injure anyone, and God, in His mercy, heard her prayers and helped her through the lengthy process and financial hardship.  Most of us in the class had tickets for things like rolling stops, red lights, speeding, cell phones, and one guy for making a U-turn in the middle of the block.  We weren't exactly what you'd call criminals, but we sat there in our guilt and shame wondering how we could make this a positive experience.  I decided to make it a learning experience and so I took notes as though I were in a college class.  (Ask me anything.)  By the end of the day we were all completely spent, exhausted, fried.  You should have seen the older people.  They could barely stand up.  It had been a harrowing day of looking at the reality of driving with stress the horrors on the road.  When we finally signed out and received our little certificates of completion we filed out like silent lambs to the slaughter.   I could hardly drive home.  We had been programmed to think we'd do something wrong and get pulled over, and we'd have no way out of it, even if we were right.  I had to go before the Lord in the Throne Room with 2 Peter 1:2-4:  "Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue..."  Ah yes,this verse too-- "happy is the person who finds wisdom and gains understanding..."  (Prov. 3:13).