Your Power

When my husband and I first got married I rode in a semi truck with him while he drove his truck for a living. We lived, and slept in that cab traveling the countryside. During that time I really got to see, up close and personal, what my inner struggles were. These issues I had dealt with my entire life but in my stubbornness I chose not to accept them as truly things that I needed to change or allow God to.

We lived in a semi with a cab measuring approximately 61 inches high by 42 inches deep by 75 inches wide. We traveled the country for anywhere from 2-3 weeks at a time. When I began to really hear how I spoke to my new husband, how it broke his heart it was then that it broke my heart as well. That’s when the Lord spoke to me about getting serious in fighting the battle with my mouth. This really challenged my faith in the Bible and showed me that it truly was my sword I needed to use to cut out of me those unruly thought patterns that led me speak out those nasty words.

God led me to search His Word to find Scriptures that could change my attitudes, words and behaviors. I found verses that literally changed the words coming out of my mouth. It was then God made Himself very real to me and I saw the way to fight any battle in my life and be successful at it was to throw God’s Word at it. It was truly taking God at His Word and applying it like medicine in order to experience healing.

Since then there have been so many opportunities in my life, as well as in my marriage, to apply the Word in medicinal ways and I have been more than a conqueror, not through myself and my strength, but through Christ’s strength.

Take your time today to apply God’s Word to whatever struggles you have and see how He makes a way where there is no way. God is our ever present help in times of trouble (Ps 46:1) “My strength is sufficient for my power is made perfect in your weakness.” (2 Cor 12:9) Experience that in your life so that you can genuinely teach that to someone else.

Today be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. Blessings to you this day in the mighty name of Yeshua My Savior and Lord.

More than a conqueror

But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak (Hebrews 6:9)

Here Paul is talking to believers and just before this verse he saying that those who choose not to walk circumspectly in their confession of faith will only produce thorns and thistles, because of their lack of repentance, as they put the Son of God to shame once again. Those who are submissive and drink in His water will produce useful crop and experience better things that accompany salvation. What does this word ‘ACCOMPANY’ mean? ‘ECHO‘ to be able, hold or be possessed with. ‘SALVATION’ means that we will experience ‘SOTERIA’. This word means: rescue or safety (physically or morally):—deliver, health, salvation, save, saving. Which comes from the root word ‘SOTARE‘ which means: a deliverer, i.e. God or Christ:—saviour. IF you go further into the root of these words they come from the word ‘SOZO‘ which means: deliver or protect (literally or figuratively):—heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole. None of these are for our bad but for our good. How do these come fruition in our lives? By us drinking in the water falling on our land. Truly God has been teaching me to make sure ALL DOORS to the enemy are closed so he cannot come into my life to torment me. Doors such as things that spring up in our inner man such as pride, arrogance, anger, unforgiveness, resentment, bitterness, the need to be right, envy, greed etc.. these doors represent bad things in our lives that produce thorns and thistles and give him free access to make our lives hell. To confuse you. To make you sick. I have dealt with the same mountain in my life for too many years, more than most. NO longer will I live under this. FAITH has risen up in my heart and I will not put up with his crap and call it for my good. Open your eyes people and see who the REAL enemy is. He is a thief who comes to steal, kill and destroy. GOD gives us life and life abundantly. Which do you choose? How are you getting there? What is your trust in? And how is it affecting your life? Don’t be condemned if its not where it ought to be. Repent, confess and turn in the opposite direction. Ask for God’s grace. AND receive it. Walk in FREEDOM. Where the SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS their is FREEDOM OR LIBERTY. Confess God’s Word over yourself, over your circumstances, over your finances, over your mind, over your heart, over your health, over your family, over your marriage, over everything in your life. Watch what God does.


We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised (Heb 6:12).

Walk by faith not by sight thought..

Walking by faith does something that we cannot understand.  Believer listen for His voice and be obedient to it. Sometimes it doesn’t make sense but there’s so much blessing to listening to God’s prompting. He shows you purpose everywhere. As you seek 1st His Kingdom He gives you revelation not given to everyone and not understood by everyone. It doesn’t oppose the Bible but gives clarity to it and helps you to walk as more than a conqueror through Christ WHO GIVES YOU strength.  Never say you can’t hear the voice of God. Quiet yourself and notice passing thoughts and try them to see if they’re God and step out in faith. The More you do this the easier it will become.

WALK BY FAITH NOT BY SIGHT

Balanced

I think when we’re not seeing God right things in our life will be misaligned. We will experience unbalance, unease, unrest. The Bible says we are to strive to enter into rest with God. Because when we’re resting in God we’re at peace because we’re trusting in Him entirely.

Jesus is always the answer. The Bible is the Living Word of God. Pull out your sword to fight the enemy with. Read it out loud to cut the enemy in half. The Bible tells us to submit ourselves to God. Resist the devil and he will flee. Is your life balanced between wins and losses? Or is it lopsided. One side heavier than the other? If so which side is winning the battles? Are you more than a conqueror through Christ or less than a conqueror through your own strength?

Reach out to Him because He’s there waiting for you.

Be strong in the Lord and His MIGHTY POWER (Ephesians 6). No matter how many times the enemy attacks me God always heals me. Satan will strike my brain trying to defeat me. I always run to the Word of God and feel the touch of God almost instantly on my brain.

He wants you to experience Him and His power. Open yourself up to Him. Receive a touch from God. He’s just waiting on you to call on Him to be your answer, to be your hero.

Motives

There is a difference in just doing things for God and doing things for God for the right reasons. Our reason is just as important as the actual act, no matter what it is. If we have wrong motives for doing whatever we’re doing for God it won’t work and we’ve already lost the reward even before we’ve even gotten it. We really must check our motives. The truth is if we’re not doing things for the right reasons or even in His strength we’re gonna get tired and warn out. The Bible says we should grow up and be immature in our understanding of God and His Word. God is a God of His Word.

We can store up a reward for hereafter or only receive our reward when men see us and praise us. We want a lasting reward. By God’s grace we can do all things. Not things that will be burned up in the judgment but will sustain and prove true to the end.

God gives people words to speak on behalf of Him. I believe this is a Word for the church. CHECK YOUR MOTIVES. If they aren’t right you’re doing things in vain. It’s ok if they are. Repent from your heart and ask God to help you make it right. He’s the only One that can. That’s the KEY. He’s Your saving grace.

How beautiful are the feet of those that carry the Gospel.. The gates of hell will not prevail.

Food for thought..

Romans 14:17-19 TPT

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of rules about food and drink, but is in the realm of the Holy Spirit, filled with righteousness, peace, and joy. Serving the Anointed One by walking in these kingdom realities pleases God and earns the respect of others. So then, make it your top priority to live a life of peace with harmony in your relationships, eagerly seeking to strengthen and encourage one another. (Romans 14:17-19)

OH how we limit God working in our lives by our understanding.. God is NOT limited in His Power. We can limit God doing things in our lives because He gives us freedom to choose to allow Him to demonstrate His power in and through us. He will not make us do anything and He will allow us to choose that. What if there’s more to your life than just you? Would your perspective change and the anointing of God change on your life to help you do what God has already chosen for you to do with your life? What if it’s not about being right or wrong in your minds eye? But about harmony between believers and portraying a Living God to a lost world? Put your pride aside, humble yourself under the Mighty Hand of God and receive what you need so you can be a testimony of God’s grace. To get ahold of the heart of God we have to admit He’s our only way and if He doesn’t come through than nothing will happen.

Seer gift

Watching Ana Warner on ISN tonight she was talking about the Seer gift and what it entailed. She also prayed at the end. I had a memory immediately come to my mind as she was speaking. It was about when I spoke to a former Pastor of mine at an addiction ministry I was involved in. I spoke what God put in my mouth that night to him. I didn’t plan what I would say but I know God spoke through my mouth because it was like music coming out of me. It all made sense and was said in such a way that it was beautiful sounding and it just came out of me. I said there was no reason for all these addicts to be dying. They should be finding freedom in Jesus. I also said something concerning their need to be taught about spiritual warfare. I remember the Pastor just blew me off. I left that night shaking my head because he had missed God speaking directly to him.

Ana said that was something Seers or Prophets do. They speak on behalf of God. I knew God had filled my mouth at that instant to speak a ready word in due season to him but he’d missed it.

Ana prayed specifically to anyone who had tried to speak to a Pastor that had been shot down. She said that it had stunted that gifting in them and she began praying for them. I knew she was speaking directly to me. She prayed for ministering angels to be sent and that God would release my gifting. I knew God was speaking to me. He brought that instance to my mind when He did. And I did my best to receive that prayer.

God is speaking to me even now. He wants me to enter into these new heights and new places with Him. Please Lord restore that Seer gift within me for Your use, and Your glory God.

SHAKE OFF THOSE CHAINS

I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. (Eph 3:16)

The chains of pride are strong and resist falling off of us unless we fight with Supernatural powers that are beyond us. If we don’t fight and allow it to hang around by giving ourselves pompous self-talk or by receiving flattery from others it will become a stronghold and keep us from experiencing God in BIG ways. Matthew 11 says, The Kingdom of God suffers harm and the violent take it by force. Do you fight for this and wrestle with God or do you just walk past it and dismiss the relevance because of your knowledge and the fact that you do not understand it? We are meant to not quit our hold without the blessing from God, just as Jacob wrestled with God in Genesis 32:26. My prayer this morning to the Lord is: ‘Bless me. Bless me indeed. Enlarge my territory.’

Jesus Himself spoke this of John the Baptist: “I tell you the truth, of all who have ever lived, none is greater than John the Baptist. Yet even the least person in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he is!” (Matt 11:11)

John did not take thought to the transitory cares of this life because he was so consumed with WHO Jesus was that it became his purpose to point others to Him not himself. He wanted people to focus on Jesus not on himself. And because of that Jesus said there was no one greater than him; in the understanding that he lived under which was the baptism of repentance. Yet Jesus said the least person in the Kingdom is greater than John. If we can grasp the understanding of the baptism of the Holy Spirit how much more of God and His Presence do we have the ability to enter into? The Kingdom of Heaven is at our fingertips and all we have to do is humble ourselves, say and believe less of me and more of you Jesus, and reach in faith for it because the violent take it by force (Matt 11:12). Not such force as we might imagine but by pleading with our Heavenly Father to humble us and give us the grace we need to enter that place of satisfaction, to fulfill the deepest parts of our being. We cannot live in regret. We cannot compare ourselves. We may have been in 1 place at one time in our lives and have wandered but Godly sorrow leads to repentance. We have to allow ourselves to feel truly sorry for missing God or maybe turning our backs on things He once revealed to us, and just GET UP and strive to enter into the Kingdom; deny ourselves, take up our cross daily and follow Him (Luke 9:23). The Kingdom of God is not a matter of meat or drink, neither is it expressed in mere words, its one of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Rom 14:17, 1 Cor 4:20). It involves signs and wonders that can only be explained by pointing to Jesus. Involving faith, healing – spiritual and physical, release from bondage, a change of heart and of life – a transformation that comes only by the WORD and the Spirit which makes us free. These show a lost and dying world that we serve a GREAT GOD.

John spent much time alone just him and God and he had a right perspective of life. It’s not about us its about HIM. Less of me and more of Him. Take the focus off me and turn it to Him, point others to Him. Don’t look at me, look at HIM. Because HE IS THE ANSWER. I don’t have the answers. HE DOES. Look to Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith.

Our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes on not what is seen but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary but what is unseen is eternal (2 Cor 4:17).

A past unpublished piece of work..

In a checkout line at the store this morning a man struck up a conversation with me. He looked at the hoodie I was wearing and read the emblem ‘Bambi Lake Roscommon, MI’. He proceeded to tell me that he had property up near Houghton Lake. He said that when he gets up there he immediately steps out of his car and takes a deep breath of relief. Its a place to relax from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. I replied, “it’s beautiful up there. You know you’re definitely not in Waterford anymore when you get out there.” I walked out of the store with a trailing thought. Why is it that people long to get away from everyday life so often?

Now I don’t work a full time job and deal with the grind Monday thru Friday that most people do.  Earlier this year I did have the opportunity to step into that arena when I was hired to work in a medical office. The three months I spent doing the 8-5 rush went so fast its almost a blur to me. It did however give me enough experience to know what I wanted not to spend me life pursuing: money and vacations. I’m not knocking anyone that does work full time and earn vacation time off to enjoy. And I can appreciate my husband who does this and is a great provider. God has been so good to us.

God continues to point me to Scripture telling me to fix my eyes on things above not on things in this earth. Recently I had not one but two people point something out to me about myself that I never really put much thought to. I have a gift. God has given me the ability and constant desire to share Him with whomever He puts in my path. An evangelistic spirit my Grandpa called it. Almost anytime I am having a conversation with someone, in the forefront of my mind I think ‘how can I steer this conversation to God?’

Sometimes I imagine how people must view me. I don’t measure up according to the worlds standards. I am married and have been for almost 11 years (now 15 years). We do not have any children. And I’m not sure if we ever will. I do not hold a four year college degree. In my adults years I have steered away from ever finishing with one. I am an everyday person who does what is put before them. Currently I house clean and blog. If there’s anything I am passionate about it is getting people into the family of God and helping them to experience freedom through learning God’s Word.

I know God is always at work in and around our world. He’s always moving and inviting us believers to become involved with Him in His work wherever we are planted, everyday. I still feel like God has a call on my life to do something. And I’m not much but I am willing. It makes me think of the Scripture when Samuel was sent to pick out from Jesse’s boys which he would anoint to be the next king of Israel. As each of the seven eldest brothers passed in front of Samuel he could see they were great in stature, from all outward appearances looked distinguished enough for royalty. Though Samuel was not moved to appoint any of those men as the candidate. Finally he spoke up and Jesse mentioned of his youngest son who was a sheep herder. The Bible describes him as reddish in complexion and some versions speak directly about his beautiful eyes. To Jesse, David was from all outward appearances the least of his brothers. But from God’s perspective David had just what He was looking for lead His people. The Scriptures say, But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart (1 Sam 17:6, KJV).

Truly I wonder if this is true for myself. No I am not always right on. Sometimes my mind wanders and I don’t always do or say the right thing. But deep down I know what is right and what is wrong. I do my best to live up to what understanding God has given me. I know when I’ve wronged someone and I know better then to let it linger. I am very quick to make peace. Because number one, I know what its like to live in the state of unrest but also I know my relationship and communication with God hinges on this.

Sometimes I think I live too much in my head and not enough in reality. I do honestly love God more then anybody else in my life. I have learned that my life in the physical and spiritual realm relies heavily upon this. Jesus said his first and most important commandment was to love God with every fiber of our being, along with loving others as ourselves (Luke 10:27).

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Music

The music we’re listening to has alot to do with what we believe. If we declare over and over something out loud because it’s a song lyric we start to believe it. It can work the same way with the Bible. Whatever we tell ourselves again and again becomes our truth. The bibsays Whatever a man thinks so is he.

My husband and I were in a restaurant yesterday and on the radio were all these songs from my high-school years. It made me believe they were aiming to get our generation to eat at their restaurant. Because we are the age with young families. Who doesn’t want to eat somewhere where they enjoy the atmosphere because of the music?

It just made me reflect on how powerful music really is. I recall listening to alot of angry musicians that spouted off evil lyrics and how it just added to my struggle and the stronghold of anger. It had a death grip on me and led me to make so many bad decisions because of the way I viewed my life.

Where’s your perspective coming from? Who’s influencing it? Are you stuck in your own mind, with perspectives that hold you captive? What is the answer for freedom? Jesus. He transforms you with His truth. You can say that I don’t know what I’m talking about but I am a testimony to God’s grace and it working. He’s changed my perspective immensely in 21 years. I’m not perfect and I’m still a work in progress but I’m along ways from where I was then.

Where are you headed and where will it end? I can tell you that your decisions have consequences. And you will suffer them here and hereafter if you don’t confess Jesus and believe in your heart that He died for your sins and He rose to conquer the enemy forever. (Romans 3:23,6:23,5:8,10:9-10)

Life is not all about meat and drink, nor about possessions, money and power. If that’s all you got you got an empty life and empty heart. Open yours to Him because He wants you a part of His Kingdom family forever. We must humble ourselves to receive Him. Then we will have someone to bring everything to. Especially when things happen in our lives or around us that we just don’t understand.

Where are you headed?

It’s amazing how many believers are blind to the fact that the Bible does say God disciplines those He loves and those He accepts as His children (Hebrews 12:7-8,10). He does this so that His children come to repentance and can be partakers of His holiness, in order to inherit the Kingdom benefits. Of course in chapter 12 of Hebrews, it begins by saying that we are to fix our eyes on Jesus and throw off the dead weight, for the love of anything in this world; for even ourselves and our own cares (v1-2). Because without holiness no one will see the Lord (v14). And without true repentance there’s no remission of sins. To truly repent means there’s an outward change of direction, which is evident in his life.

When Esau sold his birthright for a single meal he was rejected, even though he sought the blessing with tears (v17). The difference for Esau was that he was missing true repentance.  This passage indicates that we as believers can’t outwardly profess to believe in Jesus and know we are sinners yet not live changed lives or we will miss the eternal inheritance set aside for God’s people.

So are you changing and becoming holy or just stuck and on repeat with the same sin or remaining only in the same lessons that were learned years before? Are you learning new things about God and relating to God in new ways and keeping that attitude of true repentance? Or are you truly fighting the fight of faith and living as more than a conqueror through Christ? What’s your proof? Are u willing to give away your eternal inheritance or eternal rewards for pleasure down here or even because of your pride? The Christian life is a race, and the divine umpire is Jesus Christ. After the race is over for each believer, He will gather every member before the bema for the purpose of examining each one and giving the proper reward to each (blueletterbible.org).

Behold, I come quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown (Revelation 3:11).

This discipline He does so He doesn’t spew us out of His mouth. Just as God was knocking in laodicea church He is continually knocking on the doors of our hearts while we may be busy having church but we aren’t hearing Him. Are we convicted about things when God points things out to us? Is discipline pushing you to Him or pushing you to dig into your own strength and power? Are we opening up our hearts to Him? Are we changing or remaining the same?

According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it . . . Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become manifest; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and fire will try each one’s work, of what sort it is (1 Corinthians 3:10,12,13).