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    by Andy Castro

March 14, 2021
I have an issue I must work through regularly. It's embarrassing. I reach for attention through my words written from visuals in my mind. To write or not to write is my constant question. I realize I must learn to keep my soul and spirit separate from my gifting. My gifts are accessories in my life to complete……  ( Click for more )
November 8, 2020
"Bob Beaman's legs gave way, and an astonished and overwhelmed Beamon suffered a brief cataplexy attack brought on by the emotional shock and collapsed to his knees, his body unable to support itself, placing his hands over his face. The news was overwhelming. Bob Beaman shattered the Olympic Long Jump record,……  ( Click for more )

It's true. I see dead people. It's not a daily occurrence but, on average, every couple of weeks or so. I have to wonder why I am privileged to see them. I didn't ask for this, and I certainly didn't expect it to happen. When it first happened, I was quite shocked and moved emotionally.

It took me back to the time when I was a child, and my grandmother died. I wept bitterly.

I recalled the last time I held my nineteen-month-old son, who had just been pronounced dead. The pain was so profound; I couldn't cry.

I'm at a hospital five days a week. I see these dead people…  ( Click for more )

September 27, 2020

With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

Psalm 91:16 KJV

This guy I know is one I don't want to be traveling with on a long road trip. He's a good guy, but his mouth tends to speak everything he is thinking. I mean everything. From the rising of the sun, till he lays his head down at night, he would say everything he's thinking. It's the gift of gab on a double shot of espresso. My ears work overtime consuming the thousands of letters crammed into my brain. The processing power it takes for my mind to comprehend the surplus of words causes me to lose…  ( Click for more )

September 13, 2020

'He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. ' Psalm 91:15 KJV

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My mind looks like this when I'm trying to write but getting nothing.

Chaos is the word.

Or maybe confusion.

I'm stretching and striving to put something together, and it isn't working.

That's how my spirit looks when I'm concerned about my future or my present. When I compare myself to others or lean toward…  ( Click for more )

September 6, 2020

'Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high because he hath known my name. ' Psalm 91:14 KJV

I like pretzels. I want them hot, out of the oven with plenty of butter on them. I like to look at them also. They intrigue me. The way they are twisted and shaped makes me wonder how pretzels' creator came up with the idea.

So I looked it up.

According to howstuffworks.com, The world…  ( Click for more )

August 30, 2020

'Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. ' Psalm 91:13

I've often looked at myself in the mirror and wanted to punch the mirror because of the disparaging thoughts I agree with concerning myself. Fortunately, I know better than to punch the mirror, lest I shatter it and cut myself.

Come to think of it. Agreeing with these damaging thoughts can shatter and cut our relationship with the Lord. These agreements will deface…  ( Click for more )

August 23, 2020

'They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. '

Psalm 91:12 AMP

Remember the shocking feeling radiating through your body when stubbing your little toe? The extreme pain makes you jump around like a dancing gorilla. You jump around like a one-legged high wire artist. Your voice box clamps up like a Venus flytrap preventing your bellow from expressing itself.

In verse 11 of Psalm 91, we learned God sends out from under His protective shelter and into the world to be a strong, developed, fighting believer. In this verse, we can…  ( Click for more )

August 9, 2020

'For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. ' Psalm 91:11 AMP

Earthquakes shake and shift the ground we walk on. If it's strong enough, the shaking and shifting will damage and destroy the buildings we've settled in.

So, it is with God. He destroys the thoughts of comfort and complacency we enjoy under His protective sphere. At this moment in time, God is the earthquake.

The time comes when the Lord calls us out from His protective covering.

He calls us into the wild jungles of humanity to tame the land and develop great kingdoms…  ( Click for more )

August 2, 2020

'For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. ' Psalm 91:11 AMP

Earthquakes shake and shift the ground we walk on. If it's strong enough, the shaking and shifting will damage and destroy the buildings we've settled in.

So, it is with God. He destroys the thoughts of comfort and complacency we enjoy under His protective sphere. At this moment in time, God is the earthquake.

The time comes when the…  ( Click for more )

July 26, 2020

'There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. ' Psalm 91:10 KJV

A key factor in the ability to believe this verse true is to have a deep and personal understanding of God’s love for you. God’s love and our fear are polar opposites of each other. The level of fear you experience in life tells the level of your belief in God’s love…  ( Click for more )

July 19, 2020

'Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;' Psalm 91:9 KJV

This verse grabs my attention. In the middle of this chapter, it exerts God's powerful ability to destroy the works of Satan. This verse reminds me of the cheesy commercials that play up their product then state, "But that's not all!" It's phycological wording to reel in your attention to increase the perceived value in your mind.

But God is not cheesy. He, in this verse, is upping the ante. God is adding more goodness to your plate.…  ( Click for more )

July 12, 2020

'But Jesus was in the stern, asleep [with His head] on the [sailor's leather] cushion. And they woke Him and said to Him, "Teacher, do You not care that we are about to die?" ' Mark 4:38 AMP

How could Jesus be asleep in the middle of a violent storm? …  ( Click for more )

June 14, 2020

'Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.'

Psalm 91:8 KJV

On my last blog on Psalm 91:7, we talked about the difficulty of believing God's words. At times, the Word of God seems to be too good to be true. Verse 8 gets better.

When we submit our way of trying to live our life to the full and trust God's direction, we will see the enemy fail in every aspect of our life. God will also make the enemy return all he has stolen from us.

Let's break this down.

"Only with thine eyes" means you will be an actual witness on how…  ( Click for more )

May 10, 2020

'A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, but danger will not come near you. '

Psalm 91:7 KJV

"If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."

It's been a prevalent statement over the years. It's a sensible statement to remember concerning advertisements for any given product. In this world, we have to use wisdom for purchases, relationships, and quick fixes.

Unfortunately, this statement mixed with our personal experiences can taint how we view and react to God's Word.

In regards to the verse, for instance,

How…  ( Click for more )

May 3, 2020

Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

Psalm 91:6 KJV

Strong's Definition of pestilence.

From H1696 (in the sense of destroying); a pestilence

Root word def:

V) rbd (דבר DBR) - Speak: A careful arrangement of words or commands. KJV

After studying and meditating on this verse, here is a little of what I see and hear.

The enemy is allowed to put us in circumstances that expose our deepest fears. Exposing fears is a part of our life's process to forge in us an unshakable faith…  ( Click for more )

April 26, 2020

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

Psalm 91:5 KJV

We can see here the author is still speaking to himself. Still making declarations to his soul. King David did something amazing recorded in 1 Samuel 30:6(KJV), And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.

David's tribe of people were going to kill him. He was greatly distressed as we all would…  ( Click for more )

April 19, 2020

'He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. ' Psalm 91:4 KJV

Strong's Definition of truth. Contracted from H539; stability; figuratively certainty, truth, trustworthiness: - assured (-ly), establishment, faithful, right, sure,…  ( Click for more )

April 12, 2020

'Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 'Psalm 91:3 KJV Strong's definition of "noisome." From H1933 (in the sense of eagerly coveting and rushing upon; by implication of falling); desire; also ruin: - calamity, iniquity, mischief, mischievous (thing), naughtiness, naughty, noisome, perverse thing, substance, very wickedness. Strong's definition of "pestilence." Comes from:H1696 (in the sense…  ( Click for more )

April 5, 2020

'I will say of the Lord; He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 'Psalm 91:2 KJV

Strong's Definition of the word "say."

A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude): - answer, appoint, avouch, bid, boast self, call, certify, challenge, charge, + (at the, give) command (ment), commune, consider, declare, demand, X desire, determine, X expressly, X indeed, X intend, name, X plainly, promise, publish, report, require, say, speak (against, of), X still, X suppose, talk, tell, term, X that is, X think, use [speech], utter, X verily, X…  ( Click for more )

March 29, 2020

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. KJV Psalm 91:1

Strong's definition of the word Almighty.

Comes from the root word "shâdad."

A primitive root; properly to be burly, that is, (figuratively) powerful (passively impregnable); by implication to ravage: - dead, destroy (-er), oppress, robber, spoil (-er), X utterly, (lay) waste.

I love the definition of the word "Almighty." …  ( Click for more )

February 2, 2020

' For all the pagan world is [greedily] seeking these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Only aim at and strive for and seek His kingdom, and all these things shall be supplied to you also. Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom!'

Luke 12:30-32 AMPC

Most of what Jesus has been trying to do with me since my discipleship started in 2000 is to break me of the idea that I can make anything happen without Him. He’s been tearing down the walls of pride, selfishness,…  ( Click for more )

Matthew 23:23 ESV

'"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. '

Luke 11:42 ESV

'"But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. '

This is nearly a miracle!

Two different writers of the recorded words of Jesus state the same thing. There’s…  ( Click for more )

December 29, 2019

I could see, in my mind, an Olympian gold medal winner running his victory lap with the fiery torch.

I hear the Lord say to start running the victory lap now. Start seeing yourself as the victor in any given situation.

Romans 8:37 AMP 'Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us]. '

As you run, people will see the fire of God that you carry. A flame that cannot be quenched.

You've been in the elite training course for the God of army angels. He will not send you to battle…  ( Click for more )

November 3, 2019

I’ve heard it for years. The “Blame Game”. Family, friends and co-workers blame, blame, blame. I did it for many years. But what good does it do? Does it somehow solve problems? Does it strengthen relationships? Does it insure a strong future for you or others? Of course not.

So why blame?

v Blame can give us a false sense of self-confidence.

+ If we fail at a project or relationship, blaming someone else could make us feel as if we gave it our best shot.

v It can shift negative attention off us and cast else where. …  ( Click for more )

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