If we don’t stay Heavenly Balanced, we could become ‘earthly unbalanced’ with so much going on in the world today.
The evil is having a ‘trickle effect’, I believe from Social Media!
We need to be more selective in what we watch and hear, even on the good, more accurate media sources.
It is required of Christians I believe, to seek Godly discernment on this issue, otherwise, some of this we take in could get a stronghold over us. (Most scriptures at the end.)
I’m talking here about what we allow to come into our ‘eye gates’ and ‘ear gates’ mainly today.
Again, we need to watch and pray how much we are to observe or hear of what is going on in the world.
Before I get battered here, let me explain something, please.
I’m not talking about burying our heads in the sand. Just the opposite — we do need to be aware although!
We just don’t need too many graphic things online to put us into ‘shell shock’!
Some just watch too much and become ‘consumed.’
Even their hearts could fail over it, and it put them into great ‘physical ailments’.
Here of course, I’m talking about the war in Israel, specifically.
Some videos out there are showing mass murders, etc. with vivid details — babies, women, grandparents, children with EVERY unspeakable thing happening to them!
It breaks our hearts for sure and effects us all or it very well should.
Personally, I just can’t watch it when its too vivid. As it is, the selective news I do watch, puts me weeping and praying for sure.
Going a different way now with another. e.g.: Several friends share at times some powerful videos, and articles with me.
I do likewise share links and info via text with many of my friends and family.
It’s ‘not’ about the sharing of things to wake people up I’m talking about.
It’s more about the Wisdom and Discernment we need of when to cut it off, or say its just too much!
We need to be God-pleasers and not man-pleasers!
“For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.” John 12:43
At the risk of being honest at times, I may have inadvertently offended or hurt some people. That was never my intention!
What I try to tell my friends and family, is their sharing is important to me and I will get too what they send.
Still, it is as The LORD gives me time and leads me, I will then read or watch.
Also, I speak for them to do the same with what I share.
It is most important to keep the Godly relationships strong as possible.
We need one another for sure!
Example: One person I met on a trip several months ago, sends me devotions every day. Sometimes he sends more than one a day. He writes them fresh, and they are spot on and so very encouraging and Godly.
I along the way, shoot out a reply to one of them. I let him know I enjoy and ‘save’ each one till an opportune time.
The reason being — to be honest — if I’m ‘flowing’ another way, I can’t always read them right then!
Today, I was like three Spirit-filled Devotions behind. Still, the catching up is very good, which I have now did. Also, finally, I was able to respond how he encourages me often.
To begin to close out now, I will share this Vision.
I saw the number ‘133‘ very strong in my sleep on October 14, 2023.
This is what I felt a large part of the number God was showing me was for, Psalm 133. After that, I will be closing out with more scriptures.
God bless you all. Stay encouraged!
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; as the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there The LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.” Psalm 133:1-3
“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of The LORD for ever.” Psalm 23:1-6
“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7
~ Joyce D. McGuire
My name is Joyce D. McGuire, called to work in and for the Kingdom of God! To lead we must try to follow Jesus Christ closely. That is my heart. I am a Chaplain to the prisons; prophetic intercessor by His grace; author; and a Mother in the Kingdom of God. To many I am simply Mama Joyce. Some favorite verses of mine are Matthew 11:28-30.