Your Worth It

I started this blog to let my readers know that they are valuable and worth a great price. No matter the challenges you face in your daily life there is always away out. The way out always starts with knowing how vitally important you are. You are his masterpiece, his work of art and you are created for a purpose. You have a destiny. 

 

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A Place of Waiting 

Have you ever been to a play? Your sitting in the audience, waiting for the show to began, you look at your watch, and it seems like you’ve been waiting forever for it to start? But once it does all that time that you waited seems to fade from your mind? Why do you think that is? It’s because what you where waiting for came to pass. It’s the same with God. Meaning, you are in that place of waiting, yet at the same time you want so much to do something in your own strength to make it happen? In all reality you know that there’s that place of having to find your strength in Him to be patient and expect good to come out of it. Scripture says, “ I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” When you allow God’s Word to go deep into your spirit and you choose to seek him then you can have the confidence in knowing that he is working behind the scenes. So what do we do in the mean time? We move forward in what we can do. Which is surround ourselves with family and friends that encourage us and lift us up; along with doing things to keep us occupied while we are waiting and trusting in God’s provision and timing. 

If we are truly waiting on God. Meaning, we have given it to him. Then we will enter his rest. That’s where we find the strength to trust him, the faith we need to stand strong and the peace in knowing that he is able to move and work on our behalf. 

Waiting doesn’t have to be stressful, unless you allow it to be. Waiting can truly be a place of rest and confidence in knowing that God loves you and he already making changes that need to be made on your behalf. 

If you have entered that place of rest and you have cast all your care, all your worries and all your anxieties once and for all over on him; than you can rest assure that he will not let you down. 

The Mouths Are Shut

We are never alone. We will go through situations but we will come out on top. What may look like a trying moment, we have the ability in us to conquer it and see the way out victoriously. People may say things but I declare, “ It will not tear us down or break us.” We are overcomers and we win more than ordinary battles. 

I’m sure we all have read or heard the story of Daniel and the Lions Den. Daniel 6:16, “May your God, Whom you are serving continually, deliever you!”

Verse 22-23 says, “ My God has sent His angel and has shut the lions mouths so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent and blameless before him; and also before you, O king, I have done no harm or wrong. Then the king was exceedingly glad and commanded that Daniel should be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no hurt of any kind was found on him because he believed in his God.”

We may go thorough things and feel alone, we may even feel as if all eyes are on us. What we have to remember is this, “ No weapon formed against us can prosper and every tongue that rises against us in judgement we prove to be in the wrong.” We are the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus. This is our promise. 

His ability that’s in us, helps us to stand confident and not fear in the midst of life’s challenges. If we stand confident and know that God is with us, just like the angel shut the mouth of the lions, he can shut the mouths that try to rise up against us. 

See the thing is, when we are going through something is when people want to talk and speculate what they think is wrong as if our lives where a soap opera. It’s sad but it’s true all at the same time. When in all reality we need to be the group of people that encourage and lift up and not tear down and assume. 

We are victorious. We are more than conquerors. No matter what comes our way we will rise up against it because greater is He that is in us then he who is in the world. Just as Daniel had confidence in knowing God would bring him out, we also have the confidence in knowing God will bring us out and shut the mouths of those that try to come against us. 

He Hears You…

We have all been in situations to where we have asked the question, “ Does God even hear me?” And the question is simple. Yes, He hears us and He is making provision as soon as we speak His Word in faith. 

Psalm 116:1-2, “ I love the Lord because He has heard my voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ears to me, therefore will I call upon Him as long as I live.”

As you can see in scripture God hears our supplications. Where we lack at times is having the confidence and assurance in who we are, so that we can fully receive. So many times we are blinded by what’s all in front of us that we miss out on entering into His rest. 

We are told in His Word that His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Which is you choosing to let go of what your holding and take on His rest, His peace and His trust. 

1Peter 5:7-8, “ Casting the whole of your care on Him for He cares for you. Be well balanced for that enemy of yours the devil roams around like a lion roaring, seeking someone to devour.”

When we make a decision to give all our worries, anxieties and concerns over to God, we are told to stand our ground. We are to be stable upon God’s Word, watching for the schemes of the enemy. Just because we have chosen to take upon Gods peace and trust, doesn’t mean the devil will back off. Satan will try to seize and overtake our emotions. But, if we are secure and we believe what the Word of God says and we fight the good fight of faith, Satan has to flee. 

We where never intended to stand and fight alone. Situations where never intended to overtake us. We are overcomes; and we overcome by the blood of Jesus and our testimony. Begin declaring what God has already done for you and plead the blood of Jesus over what needs to change. When Jesus died and rose He did it for every part of your life. Not just for salvation. Wherever you need Him, He gives you away out. The blood He shed along with ahis resurrection can bring life into any situation that looks dead or impossible. For He says, “ Nothing is impossible to them that believe.”

Choose to believe that God hears you and expect the results you know His Word can bring your way. Allow His a Word to resurrect every situation that needs to change in your favor. 

Transform

Life, Change and Death. 

 We all go through different seasons of change at different times just like the leaves and trees do. The season of change is the one that I seem to go through quit often.  It’s not a bad think though. Change is good. During change we go through stages in our walk with God. If you think about it one minute your on fire for God, everything is going well then all of a sudden it’s like your at a stand still or you feel stuck or stagnate in your walk. In this moment we can either stay stuck or we can choose to thrive. Meaning take that step and press in a little deeper and grow stronger. We all have to die to our flesh to reap the refreshing we need in our spirit to be able to thrive and move into what all God has for us. What season are you in? Are you in a growing season? Are you in a season of change or a season to where you are learning to die to yourself? 

I know these are only three seasons listed, but they stand out the most to me personally. To me they remind me about our walk with God. We are a three part being spirit, soul and body. We go through situations and depending on where we are in our walk depends on our next step of growth. 

Just know, if your in a season of change next comes dying  to old habits, and having a new mindset to where your able to move into what God has for you. Transforming from one stage to the next might not be easy but the end result is beautiful because we are his masterpiece. 

Just as the leaves change from season to season, we may like how the leaves look when they are colorful and bright; yet in the winter they look like there’s no life in them anymore. Take a moment and imaging and think about what the branches and leaves look like when the snow covers them and the sun beams off of it. It’s a beautiful masterpiece of our Creator. See even if your in a season of what seems and feels like winter your still his masterpiece. Your beautiful and vibrant. 

God Our Creator

Psalm 136

We serve an amazing God. One who by wisdom and understanding made the heavens and the earth. Giving us a beautiful sunset to look at; along with a beautiful painting when looking up in the sky. The spoken words of our Creator gave us a beautiful creation to look upon. Not only is God Our Creator, He’s Our Deliever. If He can deliever the Israelites out from among the Egyptians, along with dividing the Red Sea, causing the Israelites to pass through, then He can do the same for you. With an outstretched arm and a strong hand He can bring us out of any situation and overtake the enemy.  With one Word from us spoken in faith He can overthrow any situation. In your low estate you are imprinted on His  heart; because He loves you and His mercy surrounds you. 

Give thanks to Him today. Look back over your life and remember where God brought you from and look at where you are today. If not for a His mercy, His grace, His love and His faithfulness we wouldn’t be where we are today. 

You always have something to be thankful for. Look out your window today at the fall colors around you, only God can create something so beautiful. Learn to be thankful. Remembering that your happiness isn’t tied to what you have or don’t have; it’s tied to the Creator that created it all from the beginning with His words. Set your words in motion. Be thankful and watch what will unfold in your life. 

Thankfulness

Psalm 100:1-5

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!Where do you find true joy? Is it truly in God? For a long time I would find my joy in money. Everything would be based on how much money I had available to me, and what I could do to make money. Don’t get me wrong there’s nothing wrong with money, until you realize you love it, and that’s it’s become the source of your happiness.

 I’m just starting to learn that regardless of what I have in my bank account shouldn’t move be, because my joy should be found in the one that provided the money, which is God. When my joy is in Him, then I have the thankfulness for what I do have, and the confidence to believe in what I desire to have. In doing that, I don’t have to carry around the pressure of trying to figure out what I can do to make it happen.  

I choose to make a joyful noise to God my Provider, and serve Him with gladness because He is everything His Word says He is. He’s my Creater. 

Think about it, He loves us all so much to where He created us in His image. He put Himself in us. His love, His peace, His  patience, His wisdom and so forth is in us. We just have to get past our flesh and tap into who we really are in Him. We are His masterpiece, His work of art and He is well pleased with who we are in Him. 

Go before God today with a thankful heart. Thanking Him for being your Creator , your Provider, your Healer and praise Him for taking care of the things that need to be taking care of in the life.

No matter where you are in your walk with God, His mercy, His loving kindness, His faithfulness and truth will never end. 

Choosing To Be Thankful

It’s so easy at times to get caught up in life’s challenges; and in that we take for granted the little things that are presented to us everyday. 

November for me is the month I seem to stop and think about what I’m thankful for. Taking each day and thanking God for at least one thing every day. If we can start taking a moment each day and focus on being thankful then the chaos and challenges wouldn’t seem like such a big obstacle to overcome. It’s when we choose to take our eyes off of the situation and put our eyes on what truly matters which is God and people that those obstacles that once seemed impossible turned around in our favor. 

Ex. Yesterday in the midst of my husband getting ready for work. He stopped and we danced around, laughed, and focused on each other and it ignited a spark of how thankful I am for him. It may not seem like a lot for some but that was my thankful moment. I’m thankful that I have a spouse who stops what he’s doing and focuses on me and what I needed at that moment to make me feel loved and appreciated. 

God puts people in our lives for us to help strengthen them and encourage them when they need it. Relationships are one of the most prized possessions God gave us.

 If we took more time and focused on relationships with God and people; along with being thankful that we have a Heavenly Father that never leaves us not forsakes us and build lasting friendships, then the challenges that once seemed overwhelming we will have the peace in knowing that everything will work together for our good. Why? Because we made a choice to love God and love people. 

Take today and choose to be thankful along with building memories with those you love along with new ones. Always remember you have the power in you to energize someone today. When Love is in operation that power that’s in you goes to work; and  nothing will be impossible. 

Rise Up

Never allow mans views of you to stop you. Weapons are going to form against you, but they don’t have to defeat you. When the enemy rises up against you, yes it hurts your flesh; but he is trying to bring down your spirit and where you stand with God. 

If you lower yourself and believe what others say about you, especially if you are vulnerable to their attacks, satan feels like he has won. But in all reality he hasn’t. As the Righteousness of God you may fall or feel like you have been knocked down, but you always get back up. Most of the time when you get back up you are stronger than you where when you got knocked down. 
Greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world. You are more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus. You achieve great victories. No matter where you are right now, you Matter. You are important, and what you are going through will pass, and you will come out on top. 
You may say, “ How do you know that?”

Isaiah 54:17, “ But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgement you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced] this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [ this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the Lord.”

Remind yourself and say, “I Am Strong In The Lord And In The Power Of His Might.”

What Lens Are You Looking Through?

What lens are you looking through when you look at others? It’s easy to look at others, especially the lost through lens of disappointment and judgement. We sometimes forget where we used to be when Jesus used someone to speak to us. It’s so easy to become critical of where others are. The reason is, is because we have become complacent at where we are and we have forgotten where we came from. It’s time to STOP!As followers of Jesus we are called to share the love of Jesus. I’m not saying we are to agree with what they are doing or how they act. What I am saying is this, “ We are not to look down on them. We are to be lead by the Spirit of God and speak words of hope, love and encouragement. Whether or not they receive right then is up to them; but at least we planted a seed.” 

We have to remember when we speak to others about Jesus we are not speaking to their flesh we are speaking to their spirit. You have the power in you to change lives for Jesus.  Be led by the Holy Spirit and look through the lens of LOVE. When Jesus sees the lost He has compassion because he doesn’t want one soul left behind. 
Father, give us a passion for the lost. Give us the desire to win people to Jesus. Let our hearts weep for them and give us the zeal we need and the determination to be the voice, hands and feet of Jesus. In Jesus Name, Amen. 

People need to know who much they are loved by God. 
Matthew 11:28-29, “ Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.] Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.”

This is why we are called to go out and win souls for the Kingdom of God. It’s not about just us and our family.  People need to know that they are never alone. They need to know that there is rest for their souls. 

Determine today to opened to the voice of the Holy Spirit. Be obedient and start planting. 

Hows Your Reputation?

Your reputation is based on what others think of you. How you represent yourself and display your character has a lot to do on how others think of you whether good or bad. Your conversations can dictate the kind of person others think you are even if your not actually that way. You never want your reputation to become tarnished to where people see you for less than who you really are. When your reputation is tarnished it’s hard for others to see past what they hear, to get to know the real you. So with this being said find those people that lift you up and not push you down. Surround yourself with positive influence and set high standards for yourself. Let your words be full of positivity and grace. Let the love of God flow through your words, actions and even technology. You are priceless and you are a gem. 

Your body belongs to God and it’s to never be used as an object or a toy. Set your standards high to where you respect yourself enough to not settle for less than God’s best for your life. When you do that your reputation will be one that’s respected and you will be the one that others will look up to. So ask yourself, “when people think of me or say my name what kind of reputation do I hold in their eyes?” Only you have the ability and power to change what others see and think of you. If you don’t like it then be determined to change it. God is always on your side and when he is on your side you can overcome the obstacles of a negative reputation and allow your reputation to be one that is untarnished.