I heard that really clear this morning. I tried to change the title to something less demanding but there is a sense of urgency.
You have a relationship with the Lord. You talk to Him frequently and you know His voice. Most likely, you were an active member in a church but due to "church hurt", you left.
God wants you to come home. Yes, go home. Go back to corporate worship. There is a person there waiting on your story, waiting on your purpose, and they can't move until you get there. You have work to do and unfortuantely it is not a solo act.
Stop making excuses. Put your armor on and trust God.
You need a home.
Matthew 18:20, Psalms 122:1, Psalms 133:1, Ephesians 2:19
God showed you a vision but you are not sure what to do... I shared this with a group of awesome ladies on yesterday.
S.O.A.R. with the vision:
S- Submit to the vision.
O- Overcome Obstacles
A- Accept the vision.
R- Repeat and Reach back.
When you submit to the vision, you are saying "yes" to the vision.
Overcome the obstacles, for me the biggest obstacle, was myself. I had to overcome my perceptions of my imperfections.
Accept the vision is yours, not your parents, friends, or siblings. So, they may not understand or support your vision. It is acceptable for them to respond in that manner because God will make provision for the vision.
Repeat as many times as you need, it is a process and some steps may take longer than others.
Lastly, reach back and pull someone up with you. The knowledge, trials, hurdles, victories, you endured will help others.
Are you ready to SOAR?
Don't hold on to the Pain.
Let go of the Abuse.
Stand, know the battle is won.
For many years, I held on to the pain and the abuse. Key words, I held on. I let the circumstances define who I was. I acted out with the pain and hurt others. I allowed others to hurt me, I thought, I did not deserve better. In and out of toxic relationships. Grey Goose became my best friend, actually there were many friends, Hennessy, Patron, and more.
I had no respect for myself or others.
I was sitting in my room, in the midnight hour, I had an encounter like no other. God gave me a scripture, Philippians 3:13. That scripture spoke life to me. It helped me for years, although I still thought of myself as "Rahab".
Through the years, God showed me who I was. I no longer claim "Rahab".
I have let the Pain loose
let go of the Abuse,
I am now Standing and
R- Ready to
Y- Your season is now!!!
Are you ready, as well? How do you empower? First, you need to obtain your strength. All your help comes from above. Spend some time with your Father and let him speak to you. While He is speaking, you will realize the power you have to speak life over yourself and others. Once you are empowered, you can empower others!!
What are you declaring in your season? Healing? Love? Hope? Restoration? Reconciliation?
It is all yours!! Whatever you need, it is yours!! It is your season of abundance!
After declaring, make sure you walk in it!!
Declaring is making a statement, an announcement, if I dare, of what you want in your season.
So, you cannot declare love if you are not walking in love. You cannot declare reconciliation, in relationships, if you are not ready to reconcile.
Are you R.E.A.D.Y.???
Get to "empowering" and "declaring", your season is now!!!
The distractions meant to destroy your vision will not prosper. How am I able to know such a thing? Because in the Word, we are surely told no weapon formed will prosper. See the distractions for what they are and keep pressing your way. We were not told it would be easy, but He did say He would not leave us. He did not say there would be no chaos, but He did leave us peace. Keep your eyes focused on Jesus, the vision will manifest.
I drove through an awful storm yesterday. While I was home, my best friend sent me a text to see if I had made it home. This morning as I was reflecting after our morning prayer, this thought came to mind....
We all need friends that will check on you during the storm. My friend did not try to stop the storm, she did not try to stop me from going through the storm, she only made sure that I was safe after the storm. My friend knew Jesus had me in the storm, she knew there was peace in the storm, she knew I had to go through the storm to get to where God needed me to be, and she knew to pray while I was going through the storm.
Thank God for the storms and the the friends that will pray for you in the storm.
I want to dedicate today's post to my friend. Today is her birthday and as always she has a thankful spirit this morning, all because of who God is.
I saw something yesterday and instantly God told me, oftentimes we are looking for a big bang blessing, when He has already placed one in front of us...
For example, waiting on a big break in your career, but not realizing He has blessed you tremendously in the position you are currently working. Waiting on that drop dead gorgeous spouse, when God sent you the person customized for you, and you walked away.
We need to stop missing the blessings God has already given us. Look around, God said the very thing you are looking for, He has already provided. You cannot see it because it is not packaged like you want it to look.
You are missing your already provided, already big banging, drop dead gorgeous, blessings.
Psalm 5:12, Psalm 112:1
What do you do when you don't know what to do?
Pray some more...
Pray some more....
Study the Word....
Philippians 4:6, John 15:7, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Matthew 6:6, Luke 11:9, Jeremiah 33:3, Matthew 6:9-13
Most people do not like to make adjustments in their plans. Adjustments are important. The next time you need to make an adjustment, look at it differently. Ask yourself these questions:
1. What is God telling me?
2. What is God protecting me from?
3. Do I trust God?
God is always in control, even when it does not feel that way. Remember He is the great I AM!! Make the adjustments, His Will over your wants!
Isaiah 6:8, Jeremiah 18: 1-6,
This is a truth moment. It will help me release and prayerfully, it will help someone in the process.
Yesterday, was a difficult day for me. It was not hard, just difficult. I was lonely. I wanted to share my day with a male companion, not sexual, but a movie, dinner, walk in the park, watching TV, or just sitting in silence would have been nice.
I tried to wash clothes, look at movies, drink coffee, but nothing seemed to help. I thought about studying the bible, but I could not focus. So, I sat on my couch and my mind began to wander. I thought about all the things I could be doing and who I could have been doing it with. It took me minutes to convince myself it was acceptable to text a "man" from my past. I instantly knew that was not a good idea. God is so good!!! When he finally text me back, I had started driving to a shop, so my mind was elsewhere. He will make a way of escape!!!
I ended up in a store and of course, God allowed me to run into someone, who not only encouraged me, but I pray I was able to encourage her.
I took a path of celibacy, years ago, and sometimes I miss, not the act of sex, but the intimacy of company, and my girlfriends are not able to fill that void.
But my God gives me strength! He did not say it would be easy, but He did promise to never leave me.
I absolutely adore, love, and am so grateful for the move of God in my life, right now! I recognize the distractions, and I thank God for always protecting me, even from myself.
Maybe you are on this path. Be strong. Meditate on His promises. Remember, the season you are in and enjoy that season.
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8, Philippians 4: 8, Colossians 3:10, 2 Corinthians 5:17
Prayer gives you power to walk on purpose