This can be the hardest task for women. Silence. Let’s face it, we have the gift of gab! Extroverts and introverts alike…we either enjoy talking to many people or our one favorite person, we can go a mile a minute or need a reboot after a conversation, but we enjoy talking. And why not?! The Lord did give us a voice and words to use. Our words and our voice have power!
But there are those moments when the old adage reigns true: silence is golden. While we are not sure where the saying comes from, we do know that the Word of God says it first:
Sometimes we have to choose silence. Oh challenging that can be! We want to say what we gotta say. We want to be heard, especially when we are upset-if we can be transparent-we are ready to speak our mind and stand our ground!
So naturally (well actually supernaturally), the Lord tells us to be silent-the absolute last thing we want to be. Ah, but it is in the silence where the Lord can speak the loudest. And when we are engaged in battle with the enemy, when we are steaming, we need to hear the voice of the Lord. He is the voice of wisdom. He is truth. He is our protector.
As you engage in spiritual warfare, before speaking-choose silence. Your silence will signal the Savior!
We just wanted to share that Saturday Prayer Sessions are temporarily paused until August 21st! The Lord is doing something new and we are excited to seek His Face and His Will as He lays out the plan and path.
But! We are still here for prayer requests so please feel free to share! Sistershelpingsisters757@gmail.com
We’ve spent the last 6 months soaking in the promises of the Lord. Continue to do so! There is so much He wants to say to us, it’s no way SHS could capture them all!
We wanted to share one important promise as we continue to seek His Word:
Let us pray:
Heavenly Father, we thank you for each and every sister encountering this post. Oh Lord, we thank you for every promise that we’ve encountered in Your Word. We rejoice for all of your promises are Yes and Amen! We declare that we will see the manifestation of your promises over our lives and over the lives of our loved ones! We thank you even now for being a GOOD, GOOD Father! Father, hear the heart cries of our sisters. Hear the silent tears, hear the unspoken prayer requests, and hear the weariness of their souls. Lord, we thank you for hearing our prayers and answering them. We bind the lies of the enemy and loose the truth from you Oh God. May we trust that Your Word will never fail simply because you said so. In Christ name, we pray, Amen!
There are nooks and crannies of our past that we do not want anyone to see. The enemy desires to magnify those dark areas of our past to keep us from pursuing our desires and goals. Essentially, whether we realize it or not, we place those dark things of our past on the throne seat of our hearts.
At the root of it all is shame. We are ashamed of the choices we made, the connections we created, and the consequences of our decisions. Shame cannot sit in the place that was created for our Father. Sister, shame cannot be magnified. Shame cannot take the place of the Lord and Savior of our life.
Sister, did you see the declaration of the Lord your God?! He says you will forget the shame of your youth! So it has to be removed from the nooks and crannies of your life! Shine the Father’s light on those dark and hidden places. Make Satan and his minions bow to the truth of the King! Shame has been dethroned! You are no longer bounded by the foolishness of your past.
We have been redeemed, sister. We have been set free as we declare Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Let’s dethrone that ugly face of shame. We must live unashamed! We must live set free. We must remember that we have been forgiven by our Good, Good Father.
For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” Romans 10:11
Moms, Aunties, Caregivers: Remember how it was letting your little one get dressed all on their own? You are running behind but you need to let the little one learn how to get dressed by themselves. And they can be quite persistent, right? They may have a tantrum or cry, but they are determined to do it all on their own. And you are standing there, patiently waiting (or impatiently waiting…), thinking to yourself, if only they would ask me for help, I could help them out.
Can’t help but to wonder if the Father is standing there looking at us, as we cry, tantrum, and throw a whole fit, trying to figure out our problem. We can’t help but to wonder if the Father looks at us saying: If only they asked for help, I could help them.
That pesky spirit of control can be such a hindrance to our heart’s desires. If we would bow to the Father and lay down our challenges, our struggles, and weaknesses, imagine what the Lord our God could do for us! Imagine if we simply surrendered and asked the Lord for help, what could be accomplished.
There is power in asking the Father for help. He is that patient parent, just waiting for us to surrender. He is that loving Savior who wants to see us abundantly blessed. He longs to be Lord over every inch of our lives. The Father is not here to see us struggle, when He holds the world in His hands. The Creator of the Universe is not in place to see His children forsaken.
Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance. Ask the Lord to help you finish that book. Ask the Lord to release healing onto that hurting loved one. Ask the Father to increase your finances. Seek the Savior for that new job.
We pray that you will re-focus. Instead seeing how numerous and massive your problems are, you will see the wonder of the Father’s works in your life. May you see how amazing and strategic the Father is as He orders your steps according to His Word. May you whisper the promises of the King over yourself as the lies of the world try to envelope you.
Our sister, may you grasp just how wide, how deep, and how long the Father’s love is for you! It’s time to re-focus on the Refiner. It’s time to put your eyes on Perfect Peace. It is time to focus on the Author and Finisher of your amazing life’s story.
Re-focus and see just how wonderfully the Father is working in your life.
Did you see what the Lord said about you?! You are all together. You are beautiful. There is no flaw in you.
Let’s dethrone that ugly characteristic of insecurity, comparison, and that false sense of beauty. You are beautiful in every way because you are hand crafted by the Father.
Let’s not allow comparison to steal our joy. Let’s not allow the world to define our security. Let’s not think another sister’s beauty diminishes ours! Denounce the lies of Satan right now, he is the father of lies and incapable of truth!
Tell insecurity to have a seat, it has no place to sit where the Father desires to be. Tell insecurity that it will no longer have us compromising when our Father does not want us to settle for anything less than His best! Tell insecurity that we are defined by our Creator, the Lord God Almighty. Simply put: tell those insecurities to shut up!
When we are secure in who the Father says we are, we will combat those insecurities that lie deep within us with the Word of God. You are defined by your humility, your capacity to love, your joy, and your consistent choosing of patience, peace, and strength. Your security isn’t found here, it is found in God through Jesus Christ. Your self-worth is defined by what was accomplished on the cross and by Christ’s victory in the grave.
Sister, you are all together, you are beautiful, and because you are handcrafted by the Father: there is no flaw in you.
Problems are annoying, let’s just be transparent about it! No need to sugarcoat it, problems are nuisances and they are something that we do not desire.
However, have we ever considered that problems may very well be apart of the process? In order to get to the desired location, you have to go through somewhere else. In order to grow, you must go! Think about being pregnant: the belly is growing, feet are swelling, and hormones are changing. There are lots of “problems” that come along with being pregnant: buying bigger clothes, preparing a budget for the addition, and the overall adjustment for the plus one. But isn’t the reward sweet, probably the sweetest thing you’ve known (outside of knowing Jesus, of course)?
Problems are a part of the process: the process of becoming, the process of growing, and the process of being stronger and wiser. Those fruitful attributes are not obtained without hardships and trials, the Word tells us so:
Problems can produce endurance, patience, hope and confidence. Problems lead us to becoming perfected in Christ. Problems are simply a part of the process. Problems can shape and mold you!
So we won’t deny that problems are inconvenient and bothersome. We won’t deny that we really don’t want to deal with problems. We won’t deny that problems are troubling.
We will say that whatever comes our way, good or bad, will refine us. We will declare that whatever hardships stand it our way, that it will not overtake us. We will shout that our problems are not bigger than our amazing Father! We will decree that problems will lead to our victory!
Be encouraged, our sister, it’s all a part of the beautiful process.
Have you heard about the daughters of Zelophehad? You can read about them in Numbers 27. These bold beauties were at risk of losing their land due to their father’s death and the fact that he had no sons. They would have to give their father’s land to his brothers, their uncles. This was the law of the land at the time. Essentially these sisters bucked against the system and pursued the land for themselves. And long story short, they won and changed history.
Sisters, our boldness doesn’t end there. Your stance can change history. When we choose to stand against tradition, and pursue the will of the Father-we, too, can change history. We too are bold beauties! Maybe you aren’t fighting for your father’s inheritance but you see wrong occurring at your child’s school. Maybe you see injustice in your community. Perhaps you recognize outdated traditions in your church. It is time to stand boldly for the glory of God!
We are commanded to come before the throne of grace-boldly!
It’s time to stand boldly our beautiful sister and change the course of history and break the bondage of tradition! It’s time to walk right up to the throne to pursue the will of God! You are a trailblazer!
The daughters of Zelophehad simply wanted a place to live. Their stance received the approval of the Father. Perhaps He was waiting for someone to change the tradition of the times, He was waiting for someone to say “yes Lord, I will go!” He is waiting for you to say “yes Lord, I will go!” He’s waiting to you to speak up, He is waiting for you to have that courageous conversation!
The enemy will tell you, your voice doesn’t matter and he is a liar. Your voice matters and your boldness matters!
Be bold beauty, you can change the course of history!
Fear cannot reign nor can it rule. Do you hear the Lord? Fear is not from Him. It can exist but it is not eternal. We all have something we are afraid of but it cannot have authority. Fear may be a natural response but we have supernatural power. The supernatural trumps the natural each and every time.
Let’s not give fear supernatural power, let’s not make fear an authority figure in our lives, and let’s not allow fear to sit on the throne of our hearts! Let’s be bold sisters! Let’s overrule the fear that tries to take root in our lives.
The Lord must be ruler, Master, and Lord over all of our lives. He is the One who frees us, He is the One who determine that power, love and a sound mind shall rule, and He is the One who has all power and authority in His mighty hands. Let’s toss fear at the feet of Jesus. No longer are we afraid! We are free-Hallelujah!
We don’t fear what will come: the future is in the Father’s hands. We don’t fear a repeat of our pasts: it is finished. We don’t fear our enemies: they shall be our footstool. We don’t fear Satan and His schemes: We, in Christ, have the victory!
Dethrone fear sisters! Let’s make sure that Christ alone sit on the thrones of our hearts and minds.