Happy Thankful Thursday! I pray everyone has had a wonderful week and hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday. Lynn @ Spiritually Unequal Marriage is our host.
Today I am very thankful for the conviction and guidance of the Holy Spirit. I hope this doesn't offend anyone,because it is not meant too. God guides us all in different directions and sometimes calls more from others as I have heard it. When my oldest son was about 8 months, I joined the site My Space to keep up with friends. Some horrible, scary adds were on the side of the picture upload section. It disturb me and soon after that, my son would just scream if he was in his room. I couldn't figure it out at first,but then the Holy Spirit reminded me of those scary images. I immediately cut off the My Space and asked forgiveness for grieving the Spirit and letting such evil in our home. I got the anointing oil and prayed over Daniel and his room.
This past November I decided to get Facebook. (If I would have listened to my husband's advice to begin with, I would have been better off in both cases). Why? I have no clue. I should have known it wasn't much different from My Space. My husband said he would rather me not,but he trusted me as a woman of God to make the decision. Last week I deleted it too. I had a horrible dream about a month or so ago and felt an awful presence in our home,as if someone was watching me. I was living in fear. I had struggled with that at my parent's home because of all the scary things my Father watched on t.v. But I had never felt that here in my home,not even with My Space. I still don't know what it was,but I said Lord forgive me and I prayed that whatever it was would be gone in Jesus name and I started pleading the blood over our home. After deleting my account-or deactivating- that horrible presence was gone. I was not in fear anymore. I actually felt better and the tempo in our home was much better. I don't know what I would do without the Holy Spirit guiding me! I would probably live in fear like I did for many years.
Just this week I went to a mommy site/forum and was going to join it. I wanted to just get to know some Mother's in my area and such. In one of the forums, the guidelines was to leave your God for the Spirituality section. I wasn't sure about all that either. I went to check that part out and it was all sorts of religions. I felt a check in my Spirit,so guess what I did? I deleted that site from my bookmarks too. Call me crazy,but I believe we should follow the Holy Spirit's guidance. I am VERY big on what we allow to come in our home that can allow evil spirits and strivings into our home. If I am wrong one day,I am pretty sure I am not missing out on not having FB or any other type of connection site. Be very sensitive to the Spirit's guidance! Now, I'm not saying everyone should get rid of their FB or My Space,but for me it was something God wanted. Like I said, if I would have taken my husband's advice first,but I guess we have to learn the hard way first.
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