Now is the Time for the Authentic

Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. John 4:23-24

True Worshippers will worship in Spirit and in truth.
 This generation is seeking authentic worship – lives laid down for God and to love others. They are also seeking the Holy Spirit- the authentic Spirit of God.
There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13
We have come into a time where we are discerning what is fake and seeking the authentic. It flows over into all areas of our lives. Instead of margarine, we use butter. Instead of buying things made in China, we buy local. We are also seeking the true God.
Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. James 1:27
If pure or true religion is to visit the fatherless and widows then impure or fake religion is performance. It seeks to please man over God. You will miss out on some of life’s greatest events if you are trying to please man.
There is also a religious spirit that is not from God but is a need to earn God’s love. It always says, you have to do more, pray more, read your Bible more. You can never do enough to satisfy this voice from the enemy. God’s grace is sufficient to satisfy the opposite of this.
True religion says I will love others and help them. False religion says I will appear to be religious to look good for others. The religious spirit is being discerned and it is on it’s way out of the church. Amen! Everyone to some degree may struggle with a false religious spirit given by the enemy.
If you feel this attack of the enemy could be bothering you, pray with me: I pray God would heal the religious spirit of performance in my life and His grace would overflow in these areas. I pray He would fill me with His Holy Spirit.
About the author: Lori Granniss is a freelance math curriculum writer and the author of Now is the Time to Walk in the Spirit.

Now is the Time for Revival! God is Accelerating the Church!

We pray for revival often but we are not always ready for revival when God is ready to make it happen. Starting now, God is Accelerating the church so we will be ready for revival!

Get ready! Things that would normally have taken you years, will be done in days! People will get set free from sickness, debt, mental illnesses and anything they need to be set free from!  God is on the move! Your breakthrough is here!

God wants to use you to help other people who have to walk in your shoes! The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few! Will you be a part of the harvest? You will if you believe God can use you, not for your benefit, but for His glory!

“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”

‭‭John‬ ‭14:12-14‬ ‭NIV‬‬

We will have fresh waves of God’s glory poured out on us. Light was meant to pierce the darkness. Just because things appear to be chaotic doesn’t necessarily mean they are for God’s people. In fact, light shines best in darkness!

Go Shine Young Men and Women of God! Shine with the love of God! Love even harder. Love, together with the Word and the Holy Spirit’s power, can do great things for God’s glory as we learn to Walk in the Spirit.


Lori Granniss is the author of Now is the Time to Walk in the Spirit and a freelance religious and math curriculum writer. She is also a small business owner of Blitz Card Fundraising. She writers on the blog Inspire Hope Magazine. She lives in Shelby, North Carolina with her husband and two sons.

How To Set Up a Quick, Easy, Professional Website in Minutes


I started a new local company and we were able to set up our website in about an hour and 20 minutes. It took about an hour to come online after we bought our domain. Then we set it up. Here are the easy steps:

  1. Buy a domain name, you will need a host site, I love Bluehost. I think it is one of the best host companies and it is very simple to use. (You can go there to see if your domain name is available). They usually have you pay yearly but you can also pay for two years and get a discount.
  2. After you sign up you will click on your Hosting tab at the top of the page.
  3. Look down until you see the heading that says: Website. You will want to click on Install WordPress. This will give you an easy blog like website. You can use this format and still choose a very professional website but it will be very easy to run.
  4. Click on Get Started. Select your domain. If it is not available yet, you may need to wait an hour or two for Bluehost to activate the domain name that you purchased.
  5. Choose your domain name. Click Next. Fill in your settings. Site Name or title, Admin username,  Admin Email, Admin password. You will want to write these down but you can always reset them if you happen to forget them. Check all the boxes and Install. Allow it a few minutes to install.
  6. Log in by going to www.(Your Domain Name Here)/wp-admin
  7. Choose Appearance
  8. Choose Themes
  9. You can preview and activate different themes until you find the theme that you want for you blog.
  10. Enjoy Your New Website!

Broken Wings

Broken Wings

This is a year of new beginnings, breakthrough, and divine reset.

“Behold, the former things have come to pass, Now I declare new things; Before they spring forth I proclaim them to you.” Isaiah 42:9
It hurts sometimes when our wings are broken by those we love. A friend sent me a picture of a church sign that read, “Don’t break a bird’s wings and then tell it to fly.” The sign turned out to be the sign from my parent’s church. It had an impact on many people.

The Lord declared to me that this is the season where He will place His loving balm on those who are broken. Even God’s own children have been wounded. Some may have been wounded by the church or family members. It cuts deep when you are wounded by someone that you are supposed to be able to trust. You may have had someone hurt you. You may have lost a loved one. You may be numb from the life events that have come your way. God longs to heal your pain. God has taught me that He will gently lead me back to the painful events from my life in His timing to heal me, allow me to release forgiveness, and set me free! This season you will begin to feel new freedom in your situations. Where you were once numb, you will slowly start to feel again! Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9).

 

There is something interesting about those who have had broken wings. They feel deep compassion for others. They feel compassion that they might not have felt, had they not gone through their trial. God is going to use what you have been through so you can help others who have to walk in your shoes. You can turn the hard times into something beautiful as you help someone else. Do you struggle with believing that God can use you to love others? God longs to use you to love others because He says that “the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few” (Luke 10:2).

 

I had a vision that I was fishing and the fish I caught were very slimy. The Lord told me, “the people you are about to share my love with are going to look messy but do not throw them back.” The Lord is doing a new thing. It will look different. We can’t have an old wineskin for what God is about to do. We have to be open to the new thing He is doing. This revival will be for the broken ones, the prodigals, and the outcasts.

 

“‘For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them. As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness. I will bring them out from the nations and gather them from the countries, and I will bring them into their own land. I will pasture them on the mountains of Israel, in the ravines and in all the settlements in the land. I will tend them in a good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel will be their grazing land. There they will lie down in good grazing land, and there they will feed in a rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. I myself will tend my sheep and have them lie down, declares the Sovereign Lord.” Ezekiel 34:11-15

 

I think sometimes we get comfortable with what we are familiar with, especially in the church. God is looking for people who will step out of their familiar comfort zone. He’s looking for loving, “good samaritan” hearts, people who will stop and help someone in need and not pass them by. He’s looking for those who will do these things without the need for praise from others. He’s giving those who are willing a divine reset to learn to walk in the Spirit. One of the things that has truly helped me walk in the Spirit right now is to block negative media voices. I only read and listen to things that will uplift my spirit. With social media there are so many sources of information trying to bombard us. We can take what is available to us and use positive resources to encourage us. This has been a huge key to victory for me. I personally enjoy Charisma Magazine and Elijah List. God has told me that He is bringing His glory back to America. The first wave is already here. This will help us have revival!

I pray you have an amazing year!

 

“Don’t break a bird’s wings and then tell it to fly. Don’t break a heart and then tell it to love. Don’t break a soul and then tell it to be happy. Don’t see the worst in a person and expect them to see the best in you. Don’t judge people and expect them to stand by your side. Don’t play with fire and expect to stay perfectly safe. Life is about giving and taking. You cannot expect to give bad and receive good. You cannot expect to give good and receive bad. Does it happen? Yes, but don’t make that an excuse for you to keep doing what you know is wrong. Don’t blame life for what you do. That is too selfish and ignorant on your behalf.”  

Poem by Najwa Zebian, Used with permission.

Lori Granniss is the author of Now is the Time to Walk in the Spirit and a freelance religious and math curriculum writer. She is also a small business owner of  Blitz Card Fundraising. She writers on the blog Inspire Hope Magazine. She lives in Shelby, North Carolina with her husband and two sons.

What Does Walking in the Spirit Mean to You?

Walking in the Spirit for me means spending time with God by talking to Him, reading His Word, allowing the Spirit to guide me throughout the day, and obeying God’s voice. The joy that follows is so amazing it’s worth all the crazy warfare that comes with the cost.

About 7 years ago I received a spiritual gift that greatly accelerated my ability to hear and walk with God. At the same time I was going though something hard and I hit my knees to pray and read the Word. I needed a breakthrough and I began to pray  a lot, even through the night. A week later, I had my breakthrough and I also began to walk in the Spirit in ways I did not know were possible. That week almost every day something amazing happened. My elderly neighbor gave her life to the Lord. The Lord asked me to visit a church and while I was there, God healed a young girl (who fell directly into my arms) from a family history of seizures. I drove to a shopping mall, took what I thought was a wrong turn and began to hear God say, “Go left, go right, turn in there.” I went inside a store and found a young boy who’s mom (the store owner) was telling him he was a mistake. He was clearly distraught and seeking for her love. The Lord asked me to begin interceding and praying for him.

The enemy was ready and waiting for me and after all this I struggled with two big issues- people pleasing and pride. It took me years to flesh out performing for other people and learning to not care what they think but learning to please only God.

Meanwhile I began to wonder, why was I not taught about all this before? God began to teach me through the Word, the mentorship of Godly people He placed in my life, and through the Holy Spirit what walking in the Spirit looks like and how to thwart the enemies attacks against it.

It’s a beautiful dance with the Holy Spirit, a partnership to love others. I would love to hear what walking in the Spirit means to you! 

To learn more about walking in the Spirit, you can read Now is the Time To Walk in the Spirt available on Amazon or BarnesandNoble.com

What’s Wrong With the Media?

If you knew someone was lying would you sit and listen to him? Since when did the media start reporting what is not true in order to push their agenda? Probably in the last 6-10 years. I personally have given up watching the news because it’s filled with fear. How do we uncover why the media is so fake these days? It reminds me of a verse in the Bible:

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.  Isaiah 5:20

This is it! The media is twisting everything and calling evil good and good evil.

Here’s an article about a news reporter who admits she was paid to lie.

There is someone we fight who is called the “father of lies.” If we are supposed to cast his lies down, why would we sit an listen to lies on tv?

We need to pray for new media stations to rise up that will speak the truth.

Ask, Seek, and Knock

God is not a respecter of persons so if He does something for someone else, He will most likely do it for you too! So instead of being jealous, we can say “Lord- please do that for me too!”I remember a time when I had my Bargain Shopper Lady blog, one of my good blogger friends had gotten an interview with a local tv station. I was so excited for her and I prayed, “God if you want to do that for me too, please do!” I am not joking when I tell you that about an hour later, I checked my email and there was an email from a tv station asking me to do an interview. 

God loves you so much and He longs to bless you – if you will believe that He will. 

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7 

Why Do We Care About Our Land but Not Our Debt?

We recycle and are green and try our best to leave our land in better shape for our children but what about our countries debt? It is increasing by the day. Why does this not bother us? Why do we give our enemies in other countries millions of dollars that we do not have? What happens when our debt catches up to us? What will it do to our children? 

What does the Word say about debt? Here is what I found.

“Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭13:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭22:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬

We fight in our country for our freedom. Yet, we are not free in the area of money. I have an urgent desire to pray for our financial state in America. Will you join me? Pray for our finances and that we will get out of debt for our children. 

Trusting God in Your Storms

If your life had a major event and you experienced a trauma of some kind, would you trust God in the midst of your storm? 

He’s calling you out upon the waters. He wants you to look at Him and not the storm. He has all the peace that you need. He doesn’t want you to sink, He wants you to walk on water! We can do this by focusing on Him. Know that God is bigger than your biggest problem!

God’s eyes roam to and from the Earth looking for those who’s hearts are fully committed to Him. (2 Chronicles 16:9) 

God is looking to raise up an army who can handle life’s storms. He is looking for soldiers who put Him first, trust in Him, and truly love others. Will you answer the call? Now is the time!

God is Calling in The Wounded Warriors

  The Lord spoke to me today and said,”I’m calling in the wounded warriors.” There’s nothing more painful than being wounded by the Church. Somehow our wounds sting harder knowing that a Christian brother or sister hurt us. If this is you, God is calling you in to press into Him. I have been a wounded warrior. I wish I could share what happened to me, but it’s very painful and the Lord has asked me not to dredge up my past now that it’s healed. Please know that I do feel for you and understand you if you are a wounded warrior. The enemy can use anyone and He often uses Christians to hurt others. He knows it could possibly drive someone away from God. However, God wants you to know that He longs for you to come to Him for comfort. He never wants anything to get in the way of your relationship with Him and He can heal you if the enemy over played His hand in your life. Your wounds run deep but His love for you runs deeper. He’s calling you out upon the waters to step out in faith with Him. In the Bible, Jesus often rebuked the religious leaders. Today there is still the same spirit as there was then. It is the Religious Spirit. It seeks to wound the Bride, yet allows Christians to forget that without love, we are nothing. I believe that everyone has some aspect of a Religious spirit, especially if you grew up in the Church. Ask God to heal you of all aspects of it so you can more effectively love others. Rebuke it and replace it with the Holy Spirit. Remember wounded warriors, that Christians are humans too. This is helpful because we have to forgive. Forgive the ones that wounded you and allow God to place His healing hand on your heart. Use your scars to thrust you into your destiny, a place to love everyone, especially the outcasts of the church. If we can unite in love, we would have a powerful fight against the enemy. He knows that a house divided cannot stand. Think of someone you can unite together with today and make a decision to love today because without love, we are nothing.