Wendy Elarton

Thoughts and inspiration

Holy Week 2020


I have not blogged in so long (6 years). I have time and I feel an urgency this morning. I could not let this time pass and just leave it in my journal this morning.

Not much news has been watched or listened to in our house the past few days but I did hear that this could be the worst week for our nation. Many deaths and greater spread of the outbreak. With this in mind this morning I was brought to open Revelations and try to make sense of what I read. Of course, I am not a theologian and my knowledge is limited. What I came across was Rev. 13:10 (The Message), “Meanwhile, God’s holy people passionately & faithfully stand their ground,” or as the English standard version would translate (ESV), “Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.”   Does what is happening mean we are in the “End Times? I heard a lot about this as a child and young person. I am not debating Revelations right now but just the captivation of scripture and our revelation as God’s holy people.

We have not been tortured for our faith and belief in God, so our “standing or endurance” looks a little different.  We have not met as a body of believers for four weeks now. I cried yesterday when I realized this.  My heart went out to those who are struggling in their Faith, knowing church would encourage them to be strong and keep going. For others of us, it is a wonderful joy to be with like minded hearts and souls. How could God allow us to not meet together? Especially when this is Easter week………

This is the big week for our Christian Faith – the process of what Jesus went through for us. Then I realized our opportunity this week, we have control of the distractions of this world that could hold  or disrupt our growth and passion for Jesus. We don’t have to go buy new clothes for Sunday, we don’t have to make a fancy meal or beat a rush to the restaurants. Jesus is our focus. We are holy and pure because of Him. We have all the tools in our hands to become closer to our Savior and become more passionate and solid in our Faith.

We can come to the greatest reality that if Jesus had not come to earth, we all would have been destined to a separation from God. This Easter may be the most effective one we have ever had. We will, maybe, even understand deeper then ever the Worlds greatest need for our Savior. No human on this earth, no money, no job, and no health can get us Eternal Life. Jesus is the only way to our end on this earth to Eternity. Set time aside this week to read how Jesus suffered through all this for us! He loves us so much!

Jesus said, “Let not your hearts be trouble, Believe in God: believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. ” John 14:1-3 (ESV).

May our Lord refresh you and renew your passion for Him in a way that only He is capable of doing. Oh, I will be praying for Compelled body for sure but even more then what I can do or say. He is doing more and refining us to see Him in a much deeper way!

Re-experience God’s Work This Weekend, and Walk In It!


Hello Everyone

I have been taking in all the Lord has done this past weekend. It has been a beautiful time with sitting here thanking Jesus for His precious sacrifice for us, so we can be free! His truth is so real and many of us will need to continue this week reaching for His truth and pushing back the enemy!

Set time aside with Our Heavenly Father, just like that “Set” chair on the platform this weekend and the open bird cage! We have to remember it is daily desiring to be free and there are things we have to put an effort forth to do! Don’t allow lies to take hold of you today! Press in to the Lord!

If the enemy has already said you have failed, He is a liar and he has failed!! God is right there call out His name and ask Him to fill you today with His presence! Lean in to His thoughts. If your devotions today as you are “setting” seemed not enough. Draw in the fact that God has detail in everything!

Maybe there is some human being in your life today that you feel has made you fail and feel defeated, Stop believing and go to your Savior! Ask Him for truth and insight from Him and then rest in that truth that He sees were you are and will answer.

“Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows” Luke 12:7 NIV

Remember the truth today and be free in it! I am praying God continues to move you closer to Him as the lies of the enemy are shattered!


Looking Forward to Friday

See you Friday Ladies

See you friday
See you friday

Sharing My Heart

Freedom In Christ
Freedom In Christ
Romans 12:1 & 2
“Therefore, I urge you brothers (sisters), in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

As we begin this week, may “we” Compelled sisters be aware of what God wants to show us and speak to us. God is calling us to offer ourselves to Him. He has placed upon me a call to fast and pray this week for next weekend May 10 & 11. This is not going to be easy but I’m praying for women and myself to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit. The thief has tried really hard to hold us all captive with awful lies that kept us from being free to hear our Lord more. Even as I write this, thoughts not from my Lord are battling in my mind. How can we stop “conforming to the pattern’s of this world”? The thoughts of lies that are not from Heaven have to be recognized and not allowed to be entertained. How long has it been since you decided to not believe the lies the enemy keeps telling you? Example – I need to be perfect, I would be happy too if I had her life, If I do this , I can look like that, nobody really cares about me, if I am doing what others want then they will like me and the list could go on and on. I know you have even more you could to add to this list of lies.

Our wonderful Savior wants to save us from our bad self talk and renew our minds with how He see us all! Please join me this week in some way offer yourself as a “Living Sacrifice.” I can’t tell you how. You need to view God’s mercy for you and hear Him in the way He wants you to hear. I just know He doesn’t want us to just be saved He wants us freed to be Closer to Him and see the view He has of us.

I know there is Freedom when my eyes are focused on my Savior who knew I would need to lay down self. Oh dear sister walk free with me, allow the Holy Spirit to show you areas that you have been believing lies and it has stopped the sweet closeness to Jesus. Put your energies toward pure thoughts and longing to be closer to Our Heavenly Father!

The thinking patterns of this world are easily accepted, but they only hold us captive! They are lies!
Please join me this Friday night for Worship & Prayer at 7pm and whatever the Lord may lead you to do this week (fast something, more prayer time, inviting a friend to the Brunch 10th or to one of the weekend services and other things I have not mentioned). I love you all and praying for us! ~Wendy

Yesterday’s Thoughts for Today maybe for you!

I am sitting outside and it is not quiet haha
The birds are making a lot of racquet but there is a great silence in my heart!
The Holy Spirit has brought the word ” perfection” to my mind! He is reminding me that my idea of this and His is a bit different.   Jesus is perfection to this earth, to correct our souls.   You see sometimes when I think of how things can be perfect I think of how I can control situations and things! You know what I mean – our smells, our tastes, our visible sight and touch which equals comfort!  How much of my time is spent on controlling these and making it more prefect for myself and others around me! At times I can over do it and get to the point of being so worn out, not just physically but mentally too!
Today the Holy Spirit is reminding me that as I lay my perfection at his feet, he will again do some perfecting in the soul, because that is an area I have no control to change! We can make our surrounding as perfect as it can get but if our soul has no change things will not be “perfect”!  This only happens by yielding control and recognizing that we need the Holy Spirit to work in us!
So today let the tears of submission come and be honest in yourself! We need our perfect Savior to move us in our souls to a place where whatever our imperfect world has dished out to us today, we know He has control of our souls to help us get past the frustration of not controlling!
Stop-Rest-Give Thanks today!


Our God Knows Best! Yahweh is Working!

God is Working
God is Working and He knows best! 2 Kings 18.13-19.37

The 14th year of King Hezekiah’s reign
The threats from King Sennacherib of Assyria. Hezekiah tried to peacefully send him away but all the tribute money would not make him withdraw.
Assyrian’s commander’s came to confront the King. They brought bullish words and wanted to speak out loud in Hebrew for all of Jerusalem to hear! It was a act of intimidation and their conceded force! They made fun and insulted the One True God!

How would you respond to this? 18:36, “….but the people were silent and did not utter a word because Hezekiah’s had commanded them, “do not answer him”. The power struggle had to do with much more then just words back at the commanders but about who they served! Everything had spiritual applications in it, the Assyrians were trying to proclaim that their King was a powerful god! Of Course they had actions to back up the destruction they could have on a country, but Jerusalem was told to not say anything. What could they really say, I believe there was a great knowledge of their Yahweh, but I am sure there was some questions of whether or not they had been faithful to Him. Leadership had to show what to do! King Hezekiah laid it all before The Lord.
19:14-16 “Then Hezekiah prayed before the face of Yahweh and said, “O Yahweh, God of Israel who lives above the cherubim. You are God, you alone, of all the kingdoms of the world; you have made the heavens and the earth. 16 Incline your ears and hear; open, O Yahweh, your eyes and see and hear the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to insult the living God. ”

I read this morning “For The Lord delights in his people; He crowns the humble with victory” Psalm 149:4, King David knew this and King Hezekiah came to know this here in this passage, because he brought the horrifying threat and destructive fear to the Greatest King of All! He bowed his fear and obvious future destruction under the Power of the Almighty! God brought salvation to them! “An Angel Neutralizes the Assyrian Army”
35 “It happened in that night that an angel of Yahweh went out, and he struck down one hundred and eighty-five thousand in the camp of Assyria. When they got up early in the morning, look! All of them were dead corpses. 36 Then Sennacherib king of Assyria set out and went and returned and lived in Nineveh. ”

No one could say they conquered the Assyrians, Yahweh did it! It is interesting that King Sennacherib went to Nineveh, it was like God was preparing Nineveh for when Jonah would come and tell then about Yahweh!
This is the One True God we serve He sees all and knows all! I have learned so much about trust through this story! If you are in a place where destructive threats are coming from the enemy! Lay it before our King! He has a plan and knows how He will deliver you!
Remember He delights in you and has it all worked out!

Facts from the Garden

    The harvest season is upon us.  The other day my Aunt let me go pick some tomatoes from her garden. How yummy they are!  This seems to be the best part of this season in my life right now.  You see I really didn’t want  Fall to approach at all.  My emotions and feelings as some of you know have been so up and down. So many of you understand where i am coming from.  I knew this was coming and have been trying to prepare my heart for months, but there really isn’t much you can do on your own.  I have been talking with God daily and letting Him know this just went too too fast. As i write this my eyes are welling up.  — Okay back to the Facts I want to share —

    Just like we know how to plant a garden with some head knowledge, so we also have to plant our spiritual lives with truth.  Here are some facts I was reminded of by the Lord this morning and I am planting them in my spiritual garden. I already knew them but sometimes we just need a good reminding so we can have a better harvest!

Fact 1 – Our feelings are unreliable. They can be fickle and change like the wind. They will try to get their way in situations but they are not what move us to make decisions. God’s Word is reliable and is where we need to go when our feelings try to drive us. Which leads me to fact 2.

Fact 2 – God’s Word spoke this to me this morning. John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches, if a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”  I need to cling to Jesus my vine!  Its the same in any season of life, there is no change from any other time. I just need more of Jesus!

Fact 3- God’s Word reminded me this morning in Gen.1:26 & 27 that He wanted us from the beginning. He made the decision to make us. His deepest desire is a relationship with us. We can question that at times, but this is  fact. He wanted us and even created us in His image.

Fact 4- After Adam & Eve sinned God went searching for them. Gen. 3:9 ” But the Lord God called to the man, ‘Where are you?’.  They became aware of their sin & where fearful, but God still longed for a relationship with them. When we see our shortcomings and doubt God, remember He is still longing for a closer relationship with us!

Fact 5- I need to plant these facts so feelings and emotions don’t uproot the good stuff God has planted in me.  Then I need to walk thru my spiritual garden and look for the harvest with joy.  The truth sets us free to see what God sees. Gen 1:31 ” God saw all that he had made, and it was very good…….” 

Be encouraged today, hold on to the facts and plant your feet on the Solid Rock!!!!

Wise Counsel to listen to!

Just a quick blog on 2 Chronicles 19-

King Jehospaphat  gave some wise counsel as he appointed judges to help with taking care of the Isrealites.

v.6 “Consider carefully what you do, because you are not judging for man but for the Lord, who is with you whenever you give a verdict. v.7 Now let the fear of the Lord be upon you, Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.”  

Just a reminder today that just as the king knew how God is, so also we need to know that God is not unjust or partial and he doesn’t take bribes. He is Just and Loves us unconditionally! See Him in this light today! Give Him praise for His mercy in your life!! Give His Mercy out today! It might bring someone closer to knowing who God is!


Time for Prayer

Micah 7:7

            “But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior: my God will hear me.”

This morning I just spent time talking to our wonderful Heavenly Father about needs and that my heart would be in trusting Him.  A reminder came that sometimes we are always looking for better and more when right before us there is abundance! Jesus completes us and fills us.(Thank you Pastor Nate,honey, for this reminder yesterday)  No person has our best interest at heart like our Heavenly Father.  He has time for us! He hears us! He will reveal Himself! Settle in today with time to wait, talk and seek Jesus! Look for Hope in the Lord, not in the world’s “better”.  No one knows “better” then our God!


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