The Law of the Land

By Adele M. Gill Silver Lining Ministries “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil who put darkness for light and light for darkness…” Isaiah 5:20   The law of the land…The time is rapidly approaching when we will all witness, and endure, unprecedented upheaval in this country. Though it has already begun, our nation, with God historically held in high esteem via the Constitution, is swiftly changing. One must simply observe our legislature in action to recognize this hard truth. Soon we will be put to the test by legislators and the civil unrest that will ensue for a time. During these coming days and months of trials and tribulations, people of faith will be sorely tested. However, we need to try our level best to walk by faith, not by sight…for the battle between good and evil belongs to God alone…    “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:11-12   In the coming days and months, as this unsettling period evolves, people of faith — every denomination–will need to stand together, and pray fervently for our country, as we continue to strive to faithfully follow God’s Will. This is accomplished by doing the following 3 things: Pray fervently for an end to the current rise in national lawlessness, godlessness, anarchy, legislative deception, media and social censorship, and also Christian persecution so prevalent in our country, our world today. For among other basic civil rights, our constitutional First Amendment right to freedom...

Settling Disputes

By Adele M. Gill “He [God] will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide.” Holy Bible: Book of Micah 4:3   [NIV]   Settling disputes. Sometimes harsh disputes occur between people, organizations, factions, and nations. We hope and pray as we wait for due diligence, thoroughness, and fairness, as uncertainty prevails and Truth is revealed. Sometimes it takes much patience as we wait for such revelations to be sorted out and manifested. However, at such times, it is prudent, and important, to seek impartial Truth with every fiber of our being—even when it is inconvenient, in opposition to, and disruptive of popular opinion.   Regardless of the outcome of the pursuit of Truth, it is necessary for people of good will and conscience to stand up for, and peacefully accept, what is good and right and true without violence or judgement of opposition—even while popular opinion may say otherwise. For the destiny and trust of all people concerned, affected, and involved, may very well be at stake–and depend on the Light of Truth.   “Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.” Romans 14:13   We need to always embrace the Truth when it is revealed, through fortitude in prayer, and impartiality, in the pursuit of freedom. For scripture tells us to transcend our own opinions and failings, and to accept and revel in the lawful outcome found from seeking Truth in all its forms. Subsequently, the fruit of the Spirit: “Against such...

Workshop Week 2: Put Aside All Worry & Fear

WORKSHOP SERIES  WEEK 2 / STEP 2: Put Aside All Worry & Fear  By Adele M. Gill Based on her new book: ‘How to Go from Broken to Blest,’ now available at Amazon.com. )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) 6-STEPS TO GO FROM BROKEN TO BLEST 1) Acknowledge You’re Struggling2) 2) Put Aside All Worry & Fear 3) Recognize Your Greatest Resource 4) Forgive and take the High Road 5) Learn to Accept Imperfections 6) Embrace Your Healing ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) As the following scripture passage above says, we need to put aside all fear, anxiety and worry. Only then will we be able to refocus and see things more clearly in a non-emotional way. Then we are free to pray fervently and with confidence for whatever we need, knowing that God hears and answers our prayers. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts, and your minds, in Christ Jesus.”  –Philippians 4:6-7 Always a Reason to Hope Negative thoughts and words can drag you down, hurt your relationships, making you negative and pessimistic, when all you really need is to be at peace with life on its terms. It takes fearless faith to move forward, trusting that “ALL things work for good for those who love God.” [Romans 8:28] Though this may seem like an oversimplification, it really is that simple. For when you understand that faith and fear cannot possibly coexist, you are able to choose one or the other: faith or fear. This is a choice we...

Stay In Your Own Lane

By Adele M. Gill                   If you know me, then you will also know my Father.                                      From now on you do know Him and have seen him.” John 14:7 I have a friend who once told me no one has ever seen God. However, the truth is that the New Testament reveals Jesus in a way that we can both understand and recognize Him through His words and actions—even in modern times. Reading about Jesus makes us want to seek Him in a personal way, like light in the darkness. We need to believe that He is trustworthy; our Almighty–taking care of us in every way through all things great and small for the asking.   What Jesus talked about and did on earth some 2000 years ago—often via parables, healings, and miracles–remains with us today as a testament to God’s great, unconditional love. What He said while on earth was so vitally important, that the Bible is today still the longest running, most read book of all times. Some versions of the Holy Bible are actually written in red ink for clarity and edification. Jesus was/is just that important. He is the face of God that we revere and follow.   Today’s scripture tells us that Jesus and God are One. They are both the Truth, the Way, the Life, and Light. Jesus’ was anointed, and His spoken word in the Bible is one of God’s special ways of communicating with us....

God Is Our Help In Every Situation

By Adele M. Gill                                         “ All who call upon me I will answer, I will be with them in distress;                                                                                     I will deliver them and give them honor. With length of days I will satisfy them                                            and show them my saving power.”     Psalm 91:14-16 In this scripture today, we have great promises from God. What else could we want than to call upon Him, and have Him answer our prayers? In times of distress, He is clearly available to all of us in both good times, and in challenging times. We need to take this scripture very personally, as an invitation to prayer.  Ask Jesus for whatever you need, and He will help you when you need it the most. He is there for you when you are weary and your spirits are sagging at the end of a chaotic day. He stands in wait for you to pray to Him through infirmity, disability, and in times of grief. He beckons you to come close when your heart is broken from your child who is suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. He provides food and shelter...

Are You Struggling?

by Adele M. Gill Here is the audio link for my author interview with Speak Up Talk Radio’s Pat Rullo for my new book,                       ‘How to Go from Broken to Blest:’ https://www.speakuptalkradio.com/adele-gill-returns/ **************************************************************   “Commit your way to the Lord;     trust in Him and He will act…” Psalm 37:5 Are you struggling? Certainly everyone has struggles and stress—they are just part of the human condition. But help is on the way! In my timely new book, ‘How to Go from Broken to Blest,’ there is a series steps that address how to rise above adversity and the struggles we all face.This book is designed to help anyone struggling with various kinds of stress: Covid-19, racial inequality and injustice; medical issues such as cancer, MS, auto-immune conditions; mental health issues like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder; broken relationships, domestic abuse; grief, loneliness, addiction; incarceration, financial insecurity—even homelessness. But we need to find a way to get relief from being overwhelmed and weary, to finding peace even and especially in adversity. When we experience prolonged stress, we may be endangering our physical health and mental health, falling into fear, anxiety, depression and despair. We may make bad choices that lead to drug and alcohol addiction, and even feel like a victim with or without good cause.  Actually, feeling like a victim of circumstances may be the core reason why it is so hard for us to cope… I have discovered in my life that that feeling of victimhood must be quelled. You may actually be a victim, but sometimes we need to put...