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The Pig Stuck in the Mud

So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating,
but no one gave him anything.

Luke 15:15-16

Recently I had a dream and it was terrible. In it there was a pig like the one pictured above that was buried and stuck in the mud. This pig looked so awful that I felt like she/he would die any second. It was buried up past it’s neck and stuck up under the porch of a house where you could barely see it at all. The yard had been flooded and to even get underneath the porch would be nearly impossible.

I kept looking around for someone to help. I was alone and there was no one in sight. It was getting dark quickly. I had to act fast if this pig was to be rescued.

I feel embarrassed to say my first thoughts were;

Just walk away and pretend that you didn’t notice it underneath there. No one will know.

Marlene’s Thoughts

Then the still small voice of the Holy Spirit spoke to me. He said, “I’ll know.”
I felt so ashamed and yet, the Holy Spirit didn’t bring condemnation only conviction. He said,

God loves that pig whether it lives or dies. You’ve been given a choice to either get down and get dirty, or to turn and walk away. Jesus still loves you too.

I woke up in a sweat. I was so thankful I was only dreaming! Then I remembered the story of the prodigal son who had squandered his inheritance and was so hungry that he would have gotten down into the mud just to eat the pigs food. Only if he had been allowed to.

Luke 15:15-16

The Lord showed me the condition of my heart and how easy it was for me to judge who is worthy or not worthy of rescuing.

The entire chapter of Luke 15 is about how God will leave those who are in good condition to go after the one lost person, in this case a pig. The Lord is ever pursuing the dirty, the broken, the lost and hurting. This is what His saving grace is all about.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 53

Again, I’m thankful this was just a dream, but I’m even more thankful that like a pig stuck in the mud, the Lord sent Jesus to die for my sins, my pig pen, and he never hesitated a time coming in after me.

You are one of God’s Treasures,

Marlene

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How Do You Eat An Elephant?

About 58,000 People in Los Angeles County Experience Homelessness
Every Night. How can you help this many people?

Son: “How Do You Eat an Elephant?”
Mom: “One Bite At a Time.”
Son: “How Do We Help Those In Crisis?”
Mom: “One person at a time, One prayer, Sharing the Good News of Jesus.”

How Do People Become Homeless?

  • 31% job loss
  • 20% drugs or alcohol use
  • 15% divorce or separation
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She combines teaching, prayer, worship with the prophetic, words of knowledge and wisdom to bring salvation, deliverance & healing to those who are lost, hurting helping each other prepare for ruling and reigning with the MOST HIGH GOD!


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Severe Quake Hits Alaska Friends Today….

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Most of us have never experienced an earthquake, the aftershocks and fear that can come along with suddenly seeing everything that is solid and secure be suddenly shaken and in disarray.

When I was in Alaska the first time, I experienced some very mild tremors but nothing like was described by friends today!

When calamity hits us it is important to be prepared and to know that we serve a God whose foundation will never be shaken.

Here are 10 Bible verses to encourage you during the uncertain times. 

1. “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.” Psalm 46:1

2. “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

3.“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:7

4. “The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.” Psalm 121:7-8

5. “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” – Matthew 6:31:34

6. “The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.” – Psalm 29:11

7. “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

8. “So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

9. “Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.” Psalm 55:22

10. “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” James 1:2-4

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Marlene has been called to go and serve others
wherever God calls her.

She combines teaching, prayer, worship with the prophetic, words of knowledge and wisdom to bring salvation, deliverance & healing to those who are lost, hurting helping each other prepare for ruling and reigning with the MOST HIGH GOD!

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Semi-Safe

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SEMI-SAFE!

I was traveling along a winding country rode and came across a semi-truck that had missed a curve and run head on into a farmer’s field.  The wheels of the cab of the truck was buried in soft sand and he was stuck. I stopped and asked the driver who was sitting on the back of the container if he was ok?  He said, yes. He had a cooler with water and some snacks. We were in the middle of nowhere, but he did have a cell phone and told me a wrecker was on the way. I felt like he was Semi-Safe!

We can all get going too fast sometimes especially when we are carrying a heavy load. We feel certain we can make the curve, but the load continues in the direction it is going if we don’t slow down enough for some of the unanticipated curves. Keeping watch for the signs and listening to God’s voice is so important!

This brings me to the message from the Lord I’ve written out in the blog below: Please feel free to share your comments about what the Lord is speaking to you in this hour and to share my blog or newsletter with others who are feeling hopeless or discouraged.

I AM, THE STRAIGHT (MOST HIGH) WAY, &
I AM COMING!

(Prophetic Word from the Lord)

A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3

Searching for God’s Treasures,

Marlene

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She combines teaching, prayer, worship with the prophetic, words of knowledge and wisdom to bring salvation, deliverance & healing to those who are lost, hurting helping each other prepare for ruling and reigning with the MOST HIGH GOD!

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Woman in the Mirror

Woman in the Mirror

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“Who do you believe you are?”

She was asked this question recently and the answers varied from last week.

“I’m a mother, grandmother who is alone, sad, tired, fat, homeless and disillusioned.”

“Why do you believe that?”

“Why? Because that is what I think others see. Therefore, I believe that is who I am.”

“Why do you allow what you “think” others “assume or see” to be the truth?”

“Because that is what we do isn’t it? We believe what we assume to be true.?”

“Does this make it true?”

“I don’t know, I guess it is what you choose to believe.”

“Who does God say you are? He is the one that brought you here.”

“Sometimes I don’t hear God.”

“Why is that?”

“Because I don’t listen to Him. I don’t make time for Him.  I would rather choose to listen to what I think others think.”

“Isn’t that destructive?” 

“Of course it is destructive. And that is what makes me think I am alone, tired, worn, homeless and disillusioned. It is absolutely stupid to look into the mirror and talk to myself like this!”

You should be saying what your Abba Father says about you.

He calls you, “His Cinderella Released, His Mighty Girl, His Woman on a Mission!”

You are full of His grace, glory and gumption!

He says, “You are  totally healed, delivered, set free and are able to do exceedingly, abundantly above anything you could ever hope for or imagine.”

He also says, “His plans for you are for good and not for evil and that He has a seat for you in heavenly places with Him.”

He is preparing a place for you to come for eternity and He has never ever lied to you or told you anything that has not occurred or come to pass.  He says, “You are beautiful and whatever and whoever you are is good enough for Him and that He will never ever leave or forsake you.”

He also says,

“Darling daughter please just come spend time with me.  Don’t talk down about yourself or others.  Don’t waste time, that is going to just take you down and destroy you.  It is time to arise and be about my business.  You just need to love others.  Forget about what they do.”

Others are doing what you do; spending too much time in the mirror.  You will never see yourself as God sees you.

He is sitting right there beside you and will listen to you whenever you want Him to listen.  Jesus is always praying for you.

He hears your prayers when you pray in faith, believing in what you do not see!  Stop looking in the mirror and look for Him. He is here, right beside you.  He’s not in the mirror… He’s at your side looking at you.

He says, Turn to Me, look at Me my darling daughter, look at Me, look to Me, rest in Me My darling daughter rest.  I am here and will carry you, get dressed!

Don’t be the Woman in the Mirror… Be the Woman You Were Created to Be By Me!

Yes, I think I will… get dressed!

You Are One of God’s Treasures,

Marlene

Marlene has been called to go and serve others
wherever God calls her.

She combines teaching, prayer, worship with the prophetic, words of knowledge and wisdom to bring salvation, deliverance & healing to those who are lost, hurting helping each other prepare for ruling and reigning with the MOST HIGH GOD!

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If You Clean Your Room ~ You Can Go To Europe

 

Colt in Europe
Derrick Colt – Trip to Europe

 

Presentation – Life Lesson # 4

“And which of you that is a father shall his son ask for a loaf of bread, and the father gives him a stone? or a fish, and he gives him a serpent?” Luke 11:11

Our heavenly father wants to reveal His nature as a good father. Maybe we didn’t have the best fathers, or husbands or even spiritual leaders. But, I know God wants to present good things to us.

I remember my son Colt when he was about to graduate his second year of college, wanted to go backpacking in Europe over the summer. My immediate thought was, “No, I can’t provide, I’m a single mom and I’ll be worried about him.”

“What if something happened and I couldn’t get him back home?”

So, in my insecurity as a single mom my response was to blame shift and I said, “How are you going to get to Europe, you can’t even keep your room cleaned? Have you prayed about this?” His response, “So if I clean my room can I go to Europe?” I was waiting for him to add, “Where God guides He provides!” But the sweet son that he is, he didn’t add that in there!

“Now that is a negotiator for you!” Colt should and could have been a hostage negotiator with the government.”

“What was I to say?”

So, like any good mother (thinking he would never do it), said, “Sure, If you clean your room and keep it cleaned you can go to Europe this summer providing you have the money.” Feeling very smug and safe that not only he wouldn’t keep his room cleaned, he didn’t have a job, so he would never be able to raise enough money in time.

So like any good mother who wanted her son to accomplish his dreams, I put a sign up on his bedroom door reminding him of his passion to go to Europe. It read,

IF YOU CLEAN YOUR ROOM YOU CAN GO TO EUROPE.

Now anyone that knows my son, Colt knows he is extremely brilliant, a very good negotiator and would have every detail of this trip planned out in his mind. But, he is also a procrastinator! He has a very dry but sense of humor that is simply amazing. Unlike his younger brother Maverick, you rarely see him belly laughing. He can tell the funniest joke with a straight face that makes it even funnier….

One afternoon I pull up to my house beside him and was overcome with laughter because of his laughter and inability to get out of his car. He was belly laughing so hard. It almost scared me because I thought he might be intoxicated or something of the same nature.

Instead, he gets out of his car and asked me, “Did you call my logic professor at school?” I stopped laughing and said, “No, I don’t even know who he is. Why?”

He then began to tell me probably the funniest but most awesome presentation my son ever had to do in college. Colt went on to say, “We had a pop quiz today, and everyone had to draw out a slip of paper and argue why or why not their statement was a logical statement. I looked and felt like an idiot when I had to argue why my statement was logical.” “Why was that?, I replied. My statement was, “If you clean your room, you can go to Europe.”

Honestly, I felt like I was in a dream. I knew at that moment God was speaking to my son.

“Colt, I would say this is a confirmation that God wants you to go to Europe.”

Luke 2:49 “And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? Knew ye not that I must be in my Father’s house.”

I think this was the moment I realized my son was no longer a little child, a toddler, a teen but he had reached manhood. The words Jesus spoke to his mother and father when they turned back after realizing Jesus had stayed back in the temple teaching at the age of twelve flooded my soul. Later it was not only a test of Colt’s faith, but sorely mine, when I put my son on a plane to Europe with only $35 in his pocket. But God provided for him every step of that journey. I was a nervous wreck, but I knew God was preparing and presenting my son for his purpose and calling here on this earth.

Maybe you are a single mom, maybe it looks like you don’t have anything, and trusting others is difficult and there are days when you don’t know where, when or how you will survive, but I say this is a lie from the pit of hell. If you belong to Jesus, then you have resources at your fingertips. And even if you don’t know Jesus, you can still ask God for His help, and I believe He will help you.

My idea of what we are to “look like” as Christians has changed so dramatically over the years. Each one of my four biological sons and many spiritual sons and daughters are in different places, different cultures and different stages of their walks with our Heavenly Father. I have to believe God is allowing and planning things for them that will draw them closer to Him. As their mom, I believe my job now is just loving and praying for God’s best for each one of them!

It’s another life’s lesson on letting go and letting God do the work in them. I love my sons and I love what the Lord is doing in my life and in theirs.

Searching for God’s Treasures,

Marlene

Marlene has been called to go and serve others
wherever God calls her.

She combines teaching, prayer, worship with the prophetic, words of knowledge and wisdom to bring salvation, deliverance & healing to those who are lost, hurting helping each other prepare for ruling and reigning with the MOST HIGH GOD!

For 24/7 Prayer Text 850-661-6104 or
Email: CinderellaReleased@gmail.com

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Help! I’ve Been Arrested!

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I was recently traveling and had just pulled into a McDonalds to take a bathroom break.  I had been praying and listening to the radio all morning. During this past season I’ve been alone a lot except for when I’m doing ministry or helping someone in crisis or trauma. I also love being a road warrior because it is during these times that God gives me nuggets to chew on and even whole chapters of my book I’m writing.

There are times more often than not recently that I desperately miss and cherish the family and friends that are so important to me.  So I drive along and pray for those that I can’t see, touch or feel. It is in these times I also realize how important I am to my heavenly Father and that He does miss me when I get too busy or neglect my time with Him.

I know there are things the Lord wants me to do, but more so He wants me to be honest with Him and with myself.  This discipline really takes me getting into a quiet place and trusting Him. In order to increase my faith, He has been stretching me it seems like in every area of my life!

The Lord has ALWAYS come through and has ALWAYS been faithful.  The older and grayer I get my weak knees grow weary on waiting and then that devil of fear and anxiousness try to drown out God’s voice. It just so happened that Adrian Rogers was teaching on one of my favorite scriptures.

We Will Be Saved Out of This World
1 Peter 1:7-9 says, “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.”

He spoke on God’s refining fire and how everything in us will be tested at times. I know from experience when I feel anxious, useless, unproductive, and lonely that seems to be the exact time God allows Satan to test my faith.

“Lord let me be content not doing or seeing anything.” I then heard Him speak softly to my spirit, You don’t have to do anything for my favor or love, just be with Me and follow Me. I love you. Rest… I’ve arrested you!

Right after I came out out of the bathroom and was just pulling out of McDonalds, I looked down and my phone was ringing. Now I happen to have an app on my phone that tells callers that I can’t answer because I am in my car driving. I was surprised at it ringing.

At first glance it was an unknown number and I honestly thought it must be another solicitor trying to sell me an auto warranty. Mind you I have over 230,000 miles on my car and the only warranty is the one My heavenly Father provides! Recently this even got tested when several “alert” lights came on! But, need I say, even whenever I get arrested by the warning lights; God is and always will be my provider.

I looked again and saw the name Lemoine, and pulled back into the parking space at Mcdonalds. Beverly is another minister I had met two years earlier at our fellowship conference. She lives and works in Mississippi and has an outreach ministry named Come As You Are. The first thing she said, “Marlene this is Beverly Lemoine, do you remember me? Your name and face came across my mind like one of those electronic signs! How would you like to go to Tanzania with me next year and help with an international women’s conference?”

I think I was just arrested!

So, the exciting news is we will be doing a Freedom PowWow and will be ministering next May 2019 for three weeks to women and pastor’s wives in Tanzania Africa.

I will be sending out more details as they come in but I am asking for help in making this conference great for these women! We are writing a five-day curriculum and already have 200 New Testaments donated that are in Swahili.

In the meantime I’m being led to find a place to study, pray and write. I have a couple of places in mind, but I’m waiting on the Lord to open up the perfect place. Please pray and agree with me that I will wait patiently!

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Searching for God’s Treasures,

Marlene

Marlene has been called to go and serve others
wherever God calls her.

She combines teaching, prayer, worship with the prophetic, words of knowledge and wisdom to bring salvation, deliverance & healing to those who are lost, hurting helping each other prepare for ruling and reigning with the MOST HIGH GOD!

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