Believe!

Sister, do you desire righteousness to be credited to you as it was with Abraham?

Can I encourage you for a moment?  Today and everyday choose to BELIEVE God’s Word in spite of how you feel or what is coming against you.  Respond to life with belief in God’s promises as your anchor.  This means that no matter what you see before you, what unforeseen or unintended circumstance is staring you in the face, no matter what has broken your heart, you will BELIEVE God and walk in confidence knowing that He is the ultimate promise keeper!  I KNOW this is NOT easy but GROWTH never is! Be brave and do it any way and experience the peace and faithfulness of our God!

Will you be a woman of FAITH and COURAGE and pray this prayer with me?

Lord, Help me to continually BELIEVE as Abraham believed and GROW strong and be empowered by FAITH as I praise and give glory to YOU!  May I be fully satisfied and assured that YOU ARE ABLE to keep your Word and to do what you have promised. Lord, help me to embrace these growing pains as I surrender my mess and tenaciously choose to BELIEVE your Word above all!!!

Romans 4:20-24

No unbelief or distrust made him waver (doubtingly question) concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise and glory to God, fully satisfied and assured that God was able and mighty to keep His word and to do what He had promised.  That is why his faith was credited to him as righteousness (right standing with God).  But the words, it was credited to him were written not for his sake alone, but they were written for our sakes too.  Righteousness will be granted and credited to us also who believe in (trust in, adhere to, and rely on) God, Who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.

Just be Held

And the vessel that He made of clay, was broken in the hand of the potter, so he returned, and made it another vessel…Jeremiah 18:4

I have read this scripture many times focusing on how God is the potter and we are the clay.  Meditating on the profound encouragement that comes from surrendering our lives on the potter’s wheel,  knowing that He will mold us,  flaws and all,  into what He  has created and purposed for us to be.

However, this season of my life I noticed something that jumped off the page at me. “And the vessel that He made of clay was BROKEN in the hand of the Potter..”  There it was, it stung but with such sweet and intimate comfort.  Why? Because I was the broken vessel. Yet, HE was holding me, His broken daughter. Oh, how I so needed this.  So simple, yet so comforting. I cried, but this time it was with tears of undone abandon.  In that moment, I knew He was with me, HOLDING me, and ministering to my broken self beyond what I could even comprehend.

So dear sister,  no matter what has left you broken, you can be assured that you, too, are being tenderly HELD by the loving Potter, Himself! He created you! He is your Redeemer! He will not reject you, nor toss you aside. Your brokenness is no match for His expertise in making all things new! He has a plan to redeem you and take your brokenness and create beauty that wasn’t there before! Believe it! Our God is faithful!

Grace

swan-bird-animal-water-67287.jpegPsalm 130:3-4  If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.

Everyday I fall short, but so thankful that God NEVER nor will He EVER give up on me! His love and grace is such a beautiful gift! It’s a gift for ALL of us that we get to open every day! Just because we fail and falter does not mean we are disqualified from the plans and purposes He has for us. Thank you, Jesus!!! No, His forgiveness enables us to rise up from our mess, our mistakes, our failures and move forward to do what He has called us to do!! Receive His gift to you today with JOY AND re-gift it to others! Our God is GREAT!

New Year, New You!

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Sometimes, in the midst of the chaos, the challenges, the tears, and the disappointments of life, we can lose sight of who we are and more importantly, whose we are.
As we begin this new year, can I remind you that you are so very precious! No matter what you have been through, no matter what you are dealing with at this very moment…..God loves YOU! You are HIS beloved, beautiful daughter. Believe it, my dear sister.  This means you do not have to rely on your husband, your mom, your dad, or your best friend to validate who you are.  Christ has already done that!  His love letter to you declares that you are dearly loved (Eph 5:1).  He has clothed you in strength and dignity (Proverbs 31:25).  You wear His robe of righteousness (Is 61:10). You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). Your worth is far more than that of rubies.  (Prov 31:10)
The enemy of our souls wants us to believe the lies that we have spoken about ourselves or that others have spoken over us so that we will not fulfill the purposes God has for us.  He is out to completely destroy our influence upon the Kingdom of God. We need to train our ears to hear the Spirit of God more than the voice of the enemy or even our own.
My dear sister, don’t waste another moment, another year, allowing the enemy to keep you from your GOD given destiny.  Expose the lies that you have believed and replace them with God’s TRUTH.
Your worth is NOT based on what others think of you, on what your husband does or doesn’t do.  Your value, worth, and identity is based on GOD’s TRUTH.
Instead of New Year’s resolutions, what is that ONE thing that you can focus on that can revolutionize your daily walk? I believe it starts with  a revelation knowledge of how very much God loves you! This knowledge must get from your head to your heart. Once that is settled, your relationship with Jesus will deepen…you will face every situation with an underlying peace that God is in control.  You will be confident  that no matter what happens, Your Father God is with you and will turn ALL things together for good.  Your beauty will be that of a woman full of God’s Glory and grace.  You will love others with the love that He has given you. His light in you will cast away the shadows that may surround others that God places in your path.
I pray that as daughters of the KING of KINGS,  we will be so deeply secure in His love that NOTHING will move us.
Girlfriends, let’s take back our God given strength and dignity that the enemy has stolen and move forward  into the plans and purposes that God has for each one of us.
Blessings to you, beautiful one, in 2018!