Meet the Authors.

Sarah Burlingame is passionate about Biblical truth. Her diverse church background has taken her through Mainline Methodist, Evangelical, Charismatic and Roman Catholic circles. Her calling as an intercessor led her to receive a certification in Advanced Spiritual Warfare from LMCI (Liberating Ministries for Christ International) lmci.org . Sarah has served as a small group leader, worship planner, liturgical dance leader and online ministry coordinator. She holds a M.S. degree in Education and lives in northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband and their sons. They attend North Rome Wesleyan Church.

Joanne Reinhart asked Jesus Christ into her heart at the age of nine in a Sunday school classroom in Maryland. Her journey with the Lord took her through various careers, colleges, and universities. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Art/Dance, Theology, and Education, and a M.S. degree in Educational Administration. Her passion for the Lord is evidenced through worship, dance, and teaching. She was liberated into her spiritual gifts and callings through the teaching resources of LMCI lmci.org . Joanne has danced and taught at Christian conferences and various churches in PA and VA. She currently teaches classical ballet and coaches dance for gymnastics. Joanne attends Lighthouse of Faith Church. She and her husband live in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

My Protector… in HIM I put my trust!



Who can we trust to help and protect us in this world today?
If you are a believer in the Lord, Jesus Christ, then the Lord, Himself, will guard and protect you and cause the circumstances in your life to work out.  Even if there are a few “bumps in the road” or “detours” the end result will be a good one. There was a book written in 1978 titled, When Bad Things Happen To Good People. The author, Harold Kushner, a conservative rabbi put forth the premise that God loves and comforts His children but is unable to prevent tragedy because He really isn’t omnipotent. It seems as if many Christians today may be holding on to that same view. We would like to offer a more hopeful (and biblical) answer to who can we trust to protect us in this chaotic world. Jesus has promised many times of His faithfulness and His protection. It is true that our world is fallen and in a state of active decay. When Satan deceived Adam and Eve, he gained a foothold on this world…… one which Jesus overcame at the cross.  

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)
 Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct[a] [Or make smooth or straight] your paths.
Have you ever seen a fort or military base that is guarded night and day?  The Lord is our fortress and high tower.  We should ‘run to Him’ in times of trouble.  Run to His Word and speak the promises of God over yourself and your loved ones.  The Lord, Jesus Christ, shields us from the enemy and keeps us safe. 

Psalm 144:2 (NKJV)
 My lovingkindness and my fortress,
My high tower and my deliverer,
My shield and the One in whom I take refuge,
Who subdues my [the] people[a] under me.
Psalm 18:2, 30 (NKJV)
 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
My God, my strength, in whom I will trust;
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
As for God, His way is perfect;
The word of the LORD is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
Psalm 3:3, 6 (NKJV)
 But You, O LORD, are a shield for me,
My glory and the One who lifts up my head.
 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people
Who have set themselves against me all around.

Jesus shields us from this world. How does that happen? When we declare His promises out loud. Open your mouth and SPEAK the truth of the Word of God to the circumstances around you and He Will be faithful. Have you ever tried it? Are you willing?

Psalm 27:5  ( NKJV) 
 For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock.
~Joanne and Sarah

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