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Post by Delightful soul on Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:27 pm

Hi all I just want to thank everyone here in advance for their prayers and encouragement.


I am not sure what is happening in my life right now. A prophet came to a church I went to one day and I have stayed at this church for nearly two months now since he gave me one of the strongest words I have ever had. THings have been great. Powering on. But one thing has been really dragging me down.

In the midst of all this I got the internet on and I ended up on late at night fbooking and so I ended up getting out of it cause it was wasting time. Now My sleep has been totally stuffed and for years, actually all my life I have had trouble sleeping. Sleeping in till midday and then going to bed at midnight. Since April this year my sleep patterns were such that I was going to bed at 9pm and waking around 8am and life was utter BLISS! I realised I am a morning person as I felt so good being up early. But since the late night things (which I have stopped) my sleep is totally stuffed. I feel like I am in a whirlwind of trouble and I have sooo much to do. I am in the middle of making a film and it is going sooo slow cause I frankly just don't have the energy to work on it. This sleep thing is really bothering me as I have been sooooo tired. I tried going to sleep last night early and fell asleep around 10.30pm and then woke up at 11.30am!!! I mean this is ridiculous!!! I have been to the doctor and he has checked my heart as I had chest pains from going to the gym and all the tests came back clear. But this tiredness is really concerning me and I really want to keep doing the things I am called to do. I am in the middle of trying to record a song and I have not had the energy to sing even!!!


Anyhow would you guys please join in prayer with me? I really feel this is spiritual as after the prophet came I was praying for hours a day and really spending heaps of time with God. Now I feel so tired that it is so hard to do even 15 mintutes!!!


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Re: In a whirlwind

Post by traveller on Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:36 pm

Praying for/with you: Father, we pray that You will give littleone strength to do the things You want her to do. Bless her, keep her, guard and guide her as she steps out and walks in the authority You have given her. Thank you Jesus for You are her protector. I ask in Your name, amen.

ps littleone, just a side thought i had. Maybe u should change your name into big one:)
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Re: In a whirlwind

Post by Mia Sherwood on Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:53 pm

Stop drinking caffeine after first thing in the morning. If you are a caffeine drinker, just drink a TINY bit for a few weeks to ward off migraines but so as not to affect your sleep. TRUST ME. I have had the same problems.

Do NOT drink caffeine after 10 am. If you get up late and absolutely need a little caffeine, don't drink more than a 1/4 cup.

If you do not drink the least amount of caffeine as possible you get back on a normal sleeping pattern.

Another thing, whenever I have trouble falling asleep, I pray. It never fails. I fall asleep miraculously quickly. I just pray that God helps me fall asleep and He does. Almost instantly. it's crazy because I used to have thoughts that raced at bedtime but then I started meditating on Jesus and that helped me fall asleep. Then I started praying that God would help me and that has never failed since then.

Let me know if any of thsi works for you.


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Re: In a whirlwind

Post by Deborah on Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:54 pm

Proverbs 3:24 "When you lie down, you will not be afraid; yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet." A verse for you to stand on (or in your case, lie down on) as long as you are seeking wisdom.

I pray you will soon get the rest you need and your strength will be renewed like the eagle's, that you'll run the race that is set before you and not be weary. I fight insomnia by notifying the enemy that as long as he torments me and keeps me awake I will pray for the salvation of everyone I know.

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Re: In a whirlwind

Post by nubava on Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:18 pm

Also as an addition to all above said - if you fail to wake up early or at a normal time, try to do it on purpose and as soon as you wake try to get into the Word prayer, even if you feel tired or wanna go back into bed. After some time you'll see that you will need it as a water.

Couple of months ago I have been preparing for a very challenging graduate test and I needed some extra support, something supernatural to go through it.
And you know what I used to wake up at 6 am, I put the alarm and just MADE me to get up, no matter how bad I wanted to go to back to bed. Took with me the Bible, notebook, got some coffee and spent awesome time with the Lord. During that time He gave me so much from the Word. Also I spent lots of time before going to bed in praise and worship. After it I slept very well. Another thing I prayed the WORD over my life, targeted scriptures.

I can not express how much energy I had, I slept about six hours but I was overflowing with energy. I was not only getting ready for that test, I even had time and strength to do the house work, to work and to do daily workouts.

My family members were literally shocked at how I was changed during that period. They were even kidding at how many bottles of energetics I had drunk
lol!

To sum up, I didn't torture myself but at the same time I taught myself some kind of discipline and it was rewarded.

So right now I am a little bit in your situation and I have detected that it's NOT the normal state of mine. I know that I am in the right direction and that the enemy does not want me to succeed. But I pray against it and that the Lord will give me strength and will take me out of this pit and that I will come out gold!

I pray and declare into your life that no weapon formed against you will prosper and that greater is He who lives in you that he that is in the world. You can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens you!!! Thank you my heavenly Father that You keep the Little One in your precious hands and that You renew her strength every day. praiseGod

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Re: In a whirlwind

Post by Delightful soul on Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:52 pm

Hi to all!

I thought of changing my name to "oh magnificent one" Traveller but it is actually a nick name I've had. But I think perhaps I should change it - I agree wholeheartedly on this one, I shall pray into this lol!


Also I went to pray and sat on my bed with a healing study I had been doing and the subject was on communion. I pressed through to read it fighting off the urge to sleep and when I read 1Cor 11:30 which says "for this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many SLEEP"


I knew God was talking to me so I took communion and thought on how the Lord died for my healing and good health and I kid you not, I put on some praise music and then I began to stretch my body and as I praised and stretched, I began to feel soooooo good like liquid energy was entering my body (no energy drinks were consumed in this lol! ) - thanks Nubava!

Anyhow I know all the advice above is good. I have also been drinking less caffeine (thanks Mia) and drinking herbal teas which have been good for me.

I know alot of it has to do with discipline and also spending more time with the Lord. There is a real call to put Him first in my day and get into praise and the word more, so I did this this arv and am extremely rejuvinated by it all. I cannot tell you the importance of taking communion. Only about a month ago I was struggling with what I believed was a demon spirit and I tried everything to get rid of it, fasting, praying, praising, putting the word on all night as I slept.....and it was still manifesting in me, so I took communion and straight away, the struggling and pain stopped and the spirit left. I also believe this was part of a physical ailment and that I was getting alot of anxiety, so I went to the doctor also, so I literally had tried everything, but the communion seemed to help!

I was so glad to have done this study this arv. Now comes the discipline, so would appreciate more prayers. Thanks Deborah for your prayers too and for everyones prayers, so grateful to all!

And thanks for replying so quick! What a blessing! happy dance flower praying huggins bouncing

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Re: In a whirlwind

Post by nubava on Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:10 pm

Delightful soul wrote:
I knew God was talking to me so I took communion and thought on how the Lord died for my healing and good health and I kid you not, I put on some praise music and then I began to stretch my body and as I praised and stretched, I began to feel soooooo good like liquid energy was entering my body (no energy drinks were consumed in this lol! ) - thanks Nubava!

This is exactly what I meant, Delightful Soul (hehe, I really like you new nickname) flower Just continue doing this on purpose, you'll see the difference thumbs

DS, thanks for writing about communion. I believe the Lord have been reminding me of the Holy Communion lately but frankly I have been a little bit scared as I haven't done communion myself alone, only in church or with the family. I have had this prejudice that I can not do it alone, on my own bandaid

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Re: In a whirlwind

Post by Delightful soul on Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:28 pm

I think we can take it whereever whenever. I mean what if you were in the jungle all by your little lonesome and were ill with some parasite that had crawled up your leg and into your belly button and you needed to take communion (sick joke sorry )

But tis true you know, we all do have these preconceptions around communion, and God is sooooo compassionate and He is everywhere and we are all tied together in the body of christ and His church is not a building of bricks but a building of souls!

Bless you for your comments Nubava! Awesome stuff!

You can tell I'm still on that holy ghost energy drink can't you! rofl

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Re: In a whirlwind

Post by nubava on Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:38 pm

you go girl! Awesome, glad it all worked and praise God, it's just the beginning and the best is yet to come happy dance


Thanks on you comments concerning communion, I guess it's just me thinking that if there is not someone leading it, then I won't be able to do it. I will praying that the Lord will give me boldness and confidence thumbs

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Re: In a whirlwind

Post by Delightful soul on Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:18 am

Cool bananas! And thanks for the reply.

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Re: In a whirlwind

Post by Deborah on Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:31 am

Are you sleeping any better yet, Delightful Soul? You've been on my heart a lot lately.
I remember reading one of Catherine Marshall's books long ago where she talks about her battle with insomnia. For her, it was a long fight of faith but eventually she found victory (sorry I don't remember the specific book but it was written after she remarried). I want to encourage you that not all victory is instantaneous, but whether quick or slow, victory is still victory.

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Re: In a whirlwind

Post by Delightful soul on Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:09 am

Wow thanks Deborah, yes my sleeps are getting better the more I discipline myself.... I have been getting up earlier and going to bed earlier.........it is so nice to have such follow up. Thankyou sooooo much. I still need prayers. It has been years of bad sleep and not insomnia really, just inconsistent sleep.

You know God has been showing me that when I was a little girl in school the most common complaint on my report cards was this; "lack of consistency" God has shown me that it was a curse over my life and to break it off.

So much has been spoken over me, GOOD AND BAD> Time to walk in the blessing I feel and no longer be in Egypt. I want the land of blessing according to Deut 28. (i think it is this one).

Thanks once again, I really mean this, I so appreciate your prayers, so much. BLessings...

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Re: In a whirlwind

Post by Deborah on Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:42 am

You're welcome! You know, God is the same yesterday, today and forevermore--He's a very consistent God! As you follow in His footsteps you'll find this attribute of His will become more and more yours.

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