Possessing the Victory…

The battle has already been won. Christ, the Victor, stands strong. He has conquered death, Hell, and the grave. No longer do we have to wonder if there is life after death, Christ has answered that question for us.

If Christ possessed the victory, why won’t we? If we are children of the Most High and joint heirs with Christ, then why won’t we attach ourselves to the victory that is in Jesus Christ? He is our Savior, He has saved us! In Him we are redeemed. In Him, we too, have won!

Possessing the victory is a mindset. Its transitioning from surviving to thriving. It’s letting go of stinky thinking. It’s speaking life. It’s seeing with our faith instead of our eyes. It’s acknowledging the victory each and every day as we square up against our enemy.

So as we suit up in our armor (see Ephesians 6:10-18), we no longer have to wonder if we are going to win the battle. We can stand confidently knowing that victory is already ours. The armor is for our protection against our adversary. The armor helps us acknowledge our victor, Jesus Christ. In Him, we live, we move, we have our being, and in Him, we always win.

So possess your victory today! Stand firm in the Lord. Be strong and courageous! Know that everything that comes against you will fall because our victory rests in the Lord (Proverbs 21:31) and it cannot be snatched away.

Peace and Blessings

Damaging Distractions…

Is there such a thing as a good distraction? It’s possible. Some distractions causes us to slow down and to be fully present. Other distractions can cause us to enjoy the little things. And it is very possible that some distractions make us pause and appreciate the beauty of God.

As our attention revert eleswhere, we must discern whether a distraction is pulling us closer to God or away from Him.

Is that relationship drawing you to Christ? Does your career cause you to seek God more? Is whatever new assignment you said “yes” to fulfilling your God’s given purpose?

Some distractions can be damaging. Some can delay your assignment. Some can pull you away from God. We must be careful about what gets our attention.

Our gaze must continuously focused on the Father, considering carefully what and who gets our attention (Proverbs 4:25-26). What’s taking us away from the safety of the Father? In this world, we are easily distracted and we must filter that distraction through the lens of the Gospel and our mission.

You have an adversary, just waiting for you to become distracted so that he can destroy that vision, steal your joy, and kill your dreams. Satan never strays from his primary function, be sure njoy to stray from yours. Use wisdom and stay focused.

What distraction have you turned to? Which door should close? Which relationship should end? Which assignment should you end? Fix your gaze on the Lord and He will establish the way for you.

Peace and Blessings

Our Daily Bread…

So bread is not actually bread. Jesus was speaking of the spiritual food. The intentionality of the verbiage of this scripture shouldn’t be overlooked.

Daily bread.

Not bread for 6 months or a year. This scripture says, daily, bread. So here’s the thing, wouldn’t it be just lovely to get what we need for longer than a day? Wouldn’t it be convenient to store up wisdom, mercy, and faith for longer than a day?

The provision of daily bread requires us to trust God each and every day. The asking of daily bread requires daily conversations with the Father. We serve a God who longs to fellowship with His children each and every day. The daily aspect of that amazing word requires us not to lean on our own understanding or resources but we must trust in His ability to provide for us. We must trust in His faithfulness to give us what we need every day in order to make it through that day.

Let’s not be like the children of Israel storing up manna and ending up with maggots on it (Exodus 16:20). Yesterday’s wisdom won’t suffice for today’s trial. The daily provision of mercy sees us through today. The measure of faith you have today needs to increase tomorrow for that big dream you are working on.

The Father promises to give you what you need. If Christ crafted this prayer for us (and He did), know that the Father will absolutely do what you ask. His Word promises not to return to Him void. Surrender your cares and concerns to Him and He will give you exactly what you need.

Trust Him, your daily bread is just enough for today.

Peace and Blessings

Weariness of Worrying…

What has been accomplished by worrying? Has God moved faster? Did a million dollars magically appear in your bank account? Did that paper that’s due end up writing itself?

If you answered yes to any of those questions? Please let Sisters Helping Sisters know! ☺ But chances are, you answered no to all of those questions. And that’s a good thing!

Worrying is tiresome. Just downright exhausting. It makes you weary. It taps you of your strength. It strips you of your peace. And it is evidence that you aren’t trusting God and that you are trusting all in yourself.

Why subscribe to the weariness of worry when you can believe in the promise of peace? Why believe in the agony of anxiety when you can attach yourself to the promise of provision? Anxiety and worry gets you nowhere, friend.

God makes it plain and simple for us to understand. So let’s stop worrying, it yields no fruit! When you want to worry and become anxious, instead of running to yourself or the world’s logic, let’s run to the word of God:

“So I tell you, don’t worry about the things you need to live—what you will eat, drink, or wear. Life is more important than food, and the body is more important than what you put on it. Look at the birds. They don’t plant, harvest, or save food in barns, but your heavenly Father feeds them. Don’t you know you are worth much more than they are? If God makes what grows in the field so beautiful, what do you think he will do for you? It’s just grass—one day it’s alive, and the next day someone throws it into a fire. But God cares enough to make it beautiful. Surely he will do much more for you. Your faith is so small! That’s what those people who don’t know God are always thinking about. Don’t worry, because your Father in heaven knows that you need all these things. So don’t worry about tomorrow. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Tomorrow will have its own worries.” Matthew 6:25‭-‬26‭, ‬30‭, ‬32‭-‬32‭, ‬34 ERV

Stop wearing the weariness of worry and put on the joy of the Lord.

Peace and Blessings

Death and Life…

From a human perspective we tend to think that first comes life, then comes death. You live and you die. This is true from the natural perspective. However, as a professed believer of Christ, we must approach life from the view of the eternal. Yes, life begins in the womb, from the natural perspective. Spiritually, until we accept Christ, we are spiritually dead. Accepting Christ brings forth life. Then we die, and thats true in the natural. But for us who follow Christ, there is a promise of eternal life.

From the Father’s perspective, death is not the end, it can be the beginning for many! Christ’s death served as the beginning of restoration, salvation, and redemption for us all! His death produced life! Imagine how much hope we can have if we viewed every aspect of our lives from this perspective. Ezekiel 37:1-14 gives a beautiful illustration of life after death. Here’s a snippet:

Lets not miss the beauty of this illustration. This can be true for our lives as well. Yes we are breathing, moving, and active, but are we living? Do we have dead pockets of our lives? Have we used our power and authority, granted by the Holy Spirit, to breath life into those dead areas that are preventing us from truly living as God intended?

Command the dead areas of your life to live again! If our Heavenly Father did it for His son and we are considered to be children of God, don’t you think that He will do it for you?! He will give life to that marriage that appears to be dead, He will breath life into that neglected dream, He will breath life into that “dead-end” career! Ask and it shall be done.

Death can produce hope and faith. Sickness and disease may have taken that loved one but if they belonged to Christ, death was not their end! They will live again. Your marriage will live again. Your finances will be revived. Your dream will live again. Death has been defeated! It will no longer have victory over your life.

Our Risen Savior is the most magnificent proof that death is not the end.

Peace and Blessings

Abundant Life…

The Bible is filled with many promises, let’s focus on the beauty of John 10:10:

Doesn’t having abundant life just makes you want to shout?! Being a follower and disciple of Jesus Christ is full of life–abundant life, matter of fact! The beauty, majestic, and dominion of our Father, by the way of Jesus Christ, is represented in this truth.

However, this beautiful scripture also reminds us that we have a promise of an adversary. And sometimes we as believers simply stop there. Its evidenced by our willingnesss in allowing the enemy to steal our joy, our willingness in allowing him to destroy our dreams, and our willingness in allowing him to kill life-giving relationships. Whether we realize it or not, we submit to the snares of the enemy.

An abundant life can be achieved when we refuse to submit to the foolishness of the thief of our lives. We have the promise of an abundant life if we are able to press through the antics of the enemy. The promise of Jesus and the abundant life He gives is greater than obstacles the devil can (and will) throw our away.

Refuse to submit to the assignment of the enemy, he is a liar and he is the father of lies. Commit and submit to the assignment of our Lord and Savior. He is the absolute and final truth. Submit to the Victor. Submit to the promise of abundant life!

It is time to experience the full life that’s found in Christ! It is time to experience the full life that’s found in pursuing that dream, fulfilling your purpose, and maintaining life-giving relationships. Abundant life is found in moving from surviving to thriving. Abundant life is actively pursuing peace, wisdom, and joy.

Sisters, enjoy the fullness of life, it is the promise of Christ.

Peace and Blessings

Not Forgotten.

The Lord remembers that one night that you were on your knees and praying for your loved one.

The Lord remembers when that person betrayed you.

The Lord remembers when you prayed to get free from that relationship.

The Lord remembers when you prayed for healing.

He has not forgotten you. He has not ignored your prayer. He remembers you. He remembers your babies. He remembers your husband. He remembers your finances. He remembers your big dream, vision, and plan.

He remembered Noah and Abraham. He remembered the wombs of Hannah and Rachel. Friend, this is not just for the times of old, this promise is living, breathing, and active!

This truth was extended to the children of Israel but it does not stop there. This truth is for you! As a believer of Christ, you are not forgotten. Not only will He remember you, He will bless you! He blesses you with a brighter light, He blesses you with wisdom, He blesses you with peace, He blesses you with strength.

He promises to never leave or forsake us! A good Father never forgets His children, and believe that our Heavenly Father is a good, good Father.

You are waiting patiently to hear from God. You are waiting for that prayer to get answered. Hold fast, sis. Trust in the Creator of the Universe. Trust in the faithfulness of the One who has NEVER failed you. Trust in your Heavenly Father.

Rejoice even now, He remembers you. You are not forgotten.

Peace and Blessings

Accomplishing the Impossible

We tend to stray away from the impossible as humans. We like to focus on the accomplishments that can be done by our human hands and resources. Perhaps it’s because we consciously or unconsciously want to take all of the credit. Or maybe it’s because our limited and finite minds cannot venture into the impossible. Either way, we tend to tread in safe waters.

And the definition of impossible varies from person to person. For one, the impossible may be traveling the world when you’ve never left your city. For another, it may be starting your own business.

Whatever impossible is for you, be encouraged you to launch out into the deep! Dream BIG! Shoot for the impossible! It is time for you to move away from the shore and to go into that uncomfortable territory.

Venturing out into the impossible strips you of your strength and places the control into the Lord’s hand. And who better to do that than God?! He specializes in the impossible!

God can do exceedingly and abundantly all that we ask! There is absolutely NOTHING that is impossible with God. Are you willing to trust Him with your impossible? Are you willing to dream big for Him?

Say that impossible thing out loud! With fear and trembling, pray that big dream and vision to God. Don’t be discouraged by your past or circumstances. Don’t be limited by your perceived resources.

The Creator of the Universe longs to see the desires of your heart met. He is a good, good Father who will take you by the hand as you launch out into the deep. He is unlimited in His power and He wants you to trust Him with all that you have, even those big plans you have for yourself.

Accomplish the impossible by leaning on the One who overcame the impossible.

Peace and Blessings