Stay ready


Yesterday I received some bad news. Today I’ve had a lot on my mind. As I sit here writing to you everything is rushing to the forefront of my mind. But in spite of it all; my days are good even when bad situations happen.

God is still God. He is still higher than anything. I refuse to speak anything other than good news. You may ask why am I sharing this with you,simply because I want you to know that life happens every day to each and every one of us. And you have to make a quality decision, is God still going to be on the throne when bad news comes your way? Or will you dethrone Him and put situations and circumstances in His place?

Trouble is going to come. Jesus told us that we would have trouble.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. (John 16:33 NIV)

So its not if it’s going to come, it’s when is it going to get here? But, don’t get discouraged be of good cheer. Learn to trouble your trouble as my pastor says.

I could walk you through a laundry list of what I’ve done during this time but in essence none of it matters. I’m not getting me through this. The ten steps of what I’ve done are not going to amount to anything. The truth is, Jesus is the difference maker. Holy Spirit is my comforter and God is and will always be God.

Wrap yourself with the word of God when you don’t need it , so when you do need it, you’ll already have an ample supply of it built up in your arsenal. When trouble comes its to late to get ready. Stay prepared.

And know that it is well.

“ But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NIV)

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Just say No; to anxiety and worry


Today let’s look at a passage of scripture that I’m sure we’ve all read before, but have never really meditated on. I’m going to show it to you in many different translations so you can see it. Try reading them out loud. Let your ears hear the Word. As we all know faith comes by hearing. That doesn’t just apply when the preacher is preaching on Sunday’s. This applies whenever we hear the Word of God.

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (Philippians 4:6 KJV)

Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. (Philippians 4:6 AMP)

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. (Philippians 4:6 NLT)

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. (Philippians 4:6 MSG)

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6 NIV)

In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6 WEB)

Philippians 4:6
For nothing, be anxious, but, in everything, by your prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let, your petitions, be made known unto God; (Rotherham)

Did you read them out loud? I hope you did. Go back and read them again. Did you see the instructions given to us to do instead of worrying? 3 instructions were given. Have you ever paid attention to that before? The bible is full of instructions that if we would slow down long enough to follow we would see the manifestation of the things we hope for.

The scripture says by prayer and petition with thanksgiving let out requests be known to God.

Prayer by definition means :a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God

Petition by definition means: make or present a formal request to (an authority) with respect to a particular cause.

As you can see prayer and petition are two very different things. Jerry Savelle has written a very good book called “The Prayer of Petition” it is wonderful. Not only does he explain it so that the reader will understand but he gives examples of Prayers of Petition that he and his wife have used throughout the years. This book has helped me and my husband write out our own prayers of petitions for things that we are believing God for. Something’s have been answered and we received the manifestation of and something’s we are still waiting for.

But let’s not forget the third instruction- Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving by definition means :the expression of gratitude, esp. to God

How awesome is that? A complete recipe for what to do instead of worrying and getting anxious.

If we look at the next two verses it tells you what will happen if we follow the instructions in verse 6.

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7 KJV)

You want the peace of God? Follow the instructions. And instead of thinking about the problem, situation or circumstance do the following.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Philippians 4:8 KJV)

The enemy has custom designed the challenges of this world to steal our peace. Don’t give it to him. he (I meant to use a lower case h to show you how insignificant he is) can’t take your peace you, me, we have to give it to him.
Remember yesterday, we talked about being strong and courageous. Today we have found a recipe on how to actually do it. There is such a wealth of wisdom in Philippians 4. Take some time out and read the whole chapter. (Out loud) faith will come. And so will peace.

Blessings fam,
Enjoy your day

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Crazy Faith


And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation]. (2 Corinthians 9:8 AMP)

I made up in my mind today to “hang” my faith on this scripture. I’m determined. I’m clinging to that scripture. I’m in training. You see I have my faith out on assignment for some really amazing things right now. I’ve taken this scripture as mine. I’m beginning to take it daily. Keeping it before my eyes. Speaking it out of my mouth. (Meditation)

During this time I’ve found out that I’ve had to become single minded on The Word of God.

James 1:5
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

James 1:6
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

James 1:7
For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

James 1:8
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

When believing God you have to look to His word. And realize that everybody may not be able to put their faith out for what you’re believing God for. It may be even close family members. Or people you were sure would get it. But just know that God Himself is with you.
And you will never be put to shame. If you find yourself meeting opposition with what you’re believing for…today… Right now… STOP!!!!! talking to the people who are speaking doubt and unbelief about it.

Shut your mouth to them and find someone you can come in agreement with. If you can’t find anyone ; I come into agreement with you right now in Jesus name. It will happen. It will come to pass. You will see it. It shall come forth. Don’t faint. Don’t give up. You are not alone.

Joshua 1:7
Only be thou strong and very courageous,

Continue to grow in God’s word.

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Where is your faith!?!


Hebrews 11:1

Hebrews 11:1
“NOW”,!!!!! faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

We need to bring faith out of the future into the present. Stop looking for it to happen one day and see it as done!

Hebrews 11:3
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

It took faith to even understand that everything was created by the “word “of God. The things we see now in existence were pulled from an invisible nothingness.

Hebrews 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please him:for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

To even please God you’ve got to believe in what you can’t see with your natural eye.
You’ve got to believe the impossible.

God will bring our impossible to pass when we have the faith to believe that He is whom He says He is. He creates something out of nothing. When He wanted something that didn’t yet exist He spoke what He saw that was not yet their.
NOW FAITH
He hung the stars! He told the sea where to stop! The world spins on its axis.
You might be surprised to know that a spot on the surface of the Earth is moving at 1675 km/h or 465 meters/second. That’s 1,040 miles/hour. Just think, for every second, you’re moving almost half a kilometer through space, and you don’t even feel it.
Why, because Of an Almighty God!!!
Now Faith!!!
Our expectation is out in the future when God is right NOW!!!!

Jeremiah 32:27
Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh:is there any thing too hard for me?

When are we going to start believing the God of The Bible? The One we sing about? The One we say we love? The One we read about?
When are we going to stop limiting God by our natural circumstances and BELIEVE Him?
We believe God raised Jesus from the dead but we can’t believe Him to meet our needs.
Which is harder to raise one from the dead or pay your rent?
We believe that a virgin carried a Holy God in her womb but we can’t believe God will heal us?
Which is harder, to step out of eternity into time come through the womb of a woman or heal you?
Come on now!!!! We’ve got to believe that God is who He says He is and that He will do exactly what He promised!!!

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Fight for it


Jude 1:3
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

Contend- also means to fight!!!!

We are told to fight for our faith. That let’s us know that there will be opposition that comes to steal our faith.
It’s not going to come easy. Roll up your sleeves. Dig your heels in.
If need be get the Vaseline, take your earrings off and get in the ring!!!!

Everything is depending on it. What has God told you? What has God shown you?
What are you believing God for you??
Words have been spoken over you. What prophesies have been spoken?
What words of knowledge?

FIGHT!!!!!!!
Get up!!! Stop whining. You don’t have time to cry. Ok, you got knocked down. Get up!!!
Dust yourself off. Go and get it.
Go and get your stuff!!!!
Get mad about it!!!!

You are not alone in this.

Deuteronomy 3:22
Ye shall not fear them:for the Lord your God he shall fight for you.

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