Vision Works…

It’s something lovely when you see the big picture. You can see the big booming business, you can see the strut across the stage, you can see the beautiful children-the vision looks incredible!

Rarely do we picture the work. Rarely do we see the tears and the sweat. Rarely do we see the money spent and the time put in. But there is work required for the vision, friends.

That business requires a plan, time, and money. That degree requires long nights and tons of studying. Those children have to be carried, pushed out, and cared for. That beautiful vision requires work.

The vision requires prayer. The vision requires faith. The vision requires relationship. The vision has to be submitted to the Lord so that He may establish the work of our hands. The Word tells us so:

The vision must be put on paper and put into action. Vision works! It requires connections, community, and collaboration. Seeing the vision of God come to pass in our lives requires a trust in Him that far exceeds what we see. We must look to the hills from where our help comes from.

Friends, the vision must accompanied with unyielding faith in the Father-and that requires work! Declaring prosperity in dry times is work, decreeing a thriving environment while operating in survival mode is work, declaring positivity in a world full of negativity is work!

Work the vision, friend! Commit all that you do to the Lord and see the establishment of your plans!

Peace and Blessings

Dear Planter,

Powerful Planter,

You’ve planted the seed and now you are waiting. The waiting can be tough but it is worth it. You may be weary, you may be tired, and you may be frustrated but keep watering. Planter, keep tending to the ground. Oh planter, keep on making sure that the seed receives sunlight.

You may say, I’m no gardener. You may believe you don’t have a green thumb-but you do! Your seed you’ve planted for your business will sprout. The seed you’ve planted for your marriage will grow.

Seeds are so many things-your prayers, your tears, your faith, your money, and your time. You’ve sowed money into developing your non-profit. You’ve sowed time in spending time with your children. You’ve sowed intentionality into your relationships. Planter, you will reap what you sow!

Planter, we are declaring and decreeing right now that your non-profit will prosper! Your relationships will flourish! Your children will declare the name of Jesus! Your marriage story will be a testimony! You may be sowing tears of sorrow but joy is coming! You are sowing prayers into that dream, it will manifest!

Powerful planter, be encouraged. Keep fasting, praying and seeking the Lord-the Lord is increasing your harvest right now! Powerful planter, the generations come after you needs your seeds. Powerful planter, your work matters-the harvest is coming!

With love,

Sisters Helping Sisters

Peace and Blessings

If you don’t know Christ as your Lord and Savior, pray this prayer with us:

“Father, forgive me for my sins. I confess with my heart that Jesus Christ is Lord and I believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead. Thank you Father for saving me. In Jesus’s name, Amen.”

Congratulations, your salvation journey has now begun! If you prayed that prayer, let us know by emailing us at sistershelpingsisters757@gmail.com so we can continue supporting you on your journey!

God of the Impossible…

Impossible is probably a word we use quite often or we will use a version of it: “that can’t be done”, “that won’t work”, “it will never happen”. Our eyes and our minds cannot fathom the impossible. However, if we think about it long enough, we know Someone who specializes in achieving the impossible! Let’s look to the Word:

Our Father specializes in the impossible! Amen?! Oh friends, if we can just imagine how mighty and powerful our God truly is, we would be scaling those mountains instead of bowing to them! If we can just grasp, how God created the universe-we would be able to accomplish that “impossible”.

There is absolutely NOTHING too hard for God! Write it, post it, repeat it everyday-there is nothing too hard for God! He accomplishes the impossible everyday. Will we trust in the One who specializes in the impossible? Will we give Him the dreams we fantasize about? The desire that just won’t go away? The prayer we’ve been praying since the beginning of time? And will we believe that He can do it? Trust in your Creator, He is for you!

“Dream big” may sound cliche but it’s what we are called to do. So go on and dream big! Fight that diagnosis in prayer, trust that life can be produced in a declared barren womb, and believe in the plan you have of being debt free! Put His promise into action. Make His promise the decree for your life. Don’t just shout on this truth, stand on it.

We know, we trust, and we lean on the God of the Impossible!

Peace and Blessings

Salvation is available to all who desire it. Being saved is all about knowing Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. If you don’t know Christ as your Lord and Savior, pray this prayer with us:

“Father, I confess with my heart that Jesus Christ is Lord and I believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead. Thank you Father for saving me. In Jesus’s name, Amen.”

Congratulations, your salvation journey has now begun! If you prayed that prayer, let us know by emailing us at sistershelpingsisters757@gmail.com so we can continue supporting you on your journey!

A (re)New(ed) Thing…

New life exists in Christ! The day you become saved, it’s the beginning of new life, but it is not the end! Once you become saved, you are starting anew but there is more to come!

Coming to Christ is only the beginning! As a follower of God through Jesus Christ, you are being transformed and renewed! Friend, you won’t remain the same. The Lord, your God, is refreshing you, reviving you, and revealing something new in you each and every day!

As you seek His face, as you pray, and diligently seek out Him and His Word, you making room and developing ground for something new to happen in You! His Word renews! Rejoice, my sister, in your newness and in your renewal! In Christ, your children, your spiritual walk, and your relationship with Christ becomes renewed. Your marriage will experience a refreshing. Your ministry becomes a new thing! He is birthing a new thing in your life! Our Father, the Creator, always produces life.

There is nothing stagnant nor stale about our relationship with God. If it is, that means it is time for some prayer and fasting because we are in need of a renewal. As we intentionally sit as His feet, all things become new and renewed. Revelation tends to birth something new and as we are refreshed, we are being renewed.

We here at Sisters Helping Sisters are doing a new thing! We are excited to post a devotional Mondays through Thursdays until the Lord says otherwise. We pray that it helps you and draws you closer to the Savior.

Behold, our sister, for the Lord is doing a new thing, not only for us but for you! The pressing, the pushing and the pruning will produce new wine in you!

Peace and Blessings

Never Forgotten!

You, our friend, are not forgotten! God remembered Noah, Abraham, Rachel, Issac, Jacob, and the list goes on! Matter of fact, go on ahead and add your name to the list! He remembers the covenant that you were grafted into as you became a believer. He remembers that you need bread, water, and shelter. He remembers your dreams and your desires. He remembers the prayers you’ve whispered and the ones you’ve have shout! Sis, He remembers you!

You are not forgotten by the Lord! You are not forsaken by Him. Will you stand on this promise today?

He remembers your desire to finish that degree, to start that business, and to start that ministry! Be encouraged, He has not left you nor forsaken you. Whatever you’ve done, there is absolutely nothing that can separate you from His love. So praise Him today! Praise Him for remembering your name, remembering your family, and remembering your purpose! Rejoice even now for His memory (unlike ours) will never fail! Rejoice because you know that you are on God’s mind! Rejoice because you are not forgotten nor forsaken.

Sisters Helping Sisters is extremely thankful that the Lord has heard our hearts and that He remembers us! If you are in Hampton Roads, Va, myself, Pastor Tanya Coles, will be featured on The Street Preacher broadcast on WGNT-27, The CW at 6:30am every Sunday morning! I am thankful that the Lord has remembered our ministry and remembered our desire to proclaim the goodness of God to those who lost and in need of encouragement!

This world may say that you are insignificant if you look a certain way, don’t have a degree, or don’t make a certain amount. I, too, was once trapped by the lies of the enemy and believed that I was insignificant. We are here to rebuke the lies of the enemy right now in the name of Jesus! You are not insignificant, you matter to the heart and mind of our Father and Savior! You are not forgotten, your Heavenly Father remembers you!

Etch this truth on your minds and hearts: I am not forgotten. I am not forsaken. The Lord remembers me.

Peace and Blessings

Empty Vessel…

“The wealthiest place in the world is not the gold mines of South America or the oil fields of Iraq or Iran. They are not the diamond mines of South Africa or the banks of the world. The wealthiest place on the planet is just down the road. It is the cemetery. There lie buried companies that were never started, inventions that were never made, bestselling books that were never written, and masterpieces that were never painted. In the cemetery is buried the greatest treasure of untapped potential.” Myles Munroe

It should be our life’s mission to die empty. The phrase “you can’t take it with you” usually is applied to money and wealth. However, let’s consider that from a different perspective.

You should not take that devotional with you. You should not take that childcare center with you. You should not take that life-changing coaching business with you. Leave this world empty. Be the vessel created for honorable use. Let’s consider the Word:

Be that vessel for the Lord! The world is in need of your gifts, talents, and passion. The world is in need of that school for young men. The world needs that center for teen parents. There are treasures within you that will change the world.

You are a vessel and your contents are life changing. Your contents were created for honorable use and the Lord has need of you. The Lord wants to use you for His glory and your good. Do not hold on to that wisdom, that discernment, and those powerful revelations, they cannot benefit the kingdom in your grave.

Deplete the contents of your vessel. The Lord, your children, your community has need of them.

Peace and Blessings

Faith-Full…

Are you faith-full? Let’s not confuse being faith-full with being faithful. Being faithful is all about commitment, dedication, and loyalty. This is about being faith-full, full of faith.

This is about believing God beyond what you see. This is about believing God beyond what they say. This is about believing God for the BIG dreams. This is about being full of faith in a world that tells us that believing in something we cannot see or touch is ridiculous.

Being faith-full gets us through the tough times. It takes our eyes off of our situation and place them onto our faithful God. Being faith-full moves mountains, destroys yokes, and breaks generational issues.

Your mustard seed of faith must be activated at all times. We must believe against all odds and no matter the obstacles in our way.

We serve the limitless God, whom has unlimited power, and loves us unconditionally. Believe in Him. Be faith-full. He can move your mountain. He can change your life. He is the One whom has saved your soul. Be faith-full in YOUR Creator.

Trust in the One who has the whole world in His hands.

Peace and Blessings

He is Intentional…

While the heading may bring to mind the popular song by Travis Greene, let’s also consider the book of Exodus.

Exodus is a beautiful story of the children of Israel transition from Egypt. The book chronicles the people’s transition and gives a detailed description of what life should look like as they head to new territory. God gives intricate details of what the priest robes should look like, how the ark should be made, and who should do the work.

Our Lord was intentional then, and He is intentional now. We cannot miss His attention to detail. The construction of the Tabernacle was detailed from the top to the bottom, including the utensils and lamp stands!

He’s intentional and He cares about every nook and cranny of your life. He cares about the parts you rave about and the corners that you try to hide. He wants to mold and craft each and every part of your life. He cares about the parts you cry about in private and your future dreams. He is able to craft your path to success. He is able to assign the right people to help you on your way. He assures that provision is available for every need that you may have.

So view Exodus and it’s details from a different perspective. As He did it for the children of Israel, He will also do it for you. As you give it to Him, He will provide and He will create.

He is intentional…

Peace and Blessings

Arise.

“…I, Deborah arose…” Judges 5:7

Hi friend, do you know that your name can be easily substituted for Deborah? Try it out.

I, _____________ arose.

It’s quite the bold statement when you really think about it. Arising means that you will take action. Arising means answering the call. Arising means 4am prayer sessions and intentional Bible studies. Arising means starting the business. Arising means casting out demonic spirits. Arising means saying no to good things and saying yes to God things. Arising is decreasing so He can increase.

The statement sounds powerful because IT IS powerful. The statement warrants wisdom, leadership, and discernment. The statement involves a charge. It requires boldness and courage. Are you ready to arise?

Will you arise sis? Will you arise for your family, your community, and your loved ones? Will you arise for the generation coming after you? Will you arise to actively proclaim God’s goodness and glory?

Businesses and organizations are waiting for you to rise up. Your children’s children need you to arise. You’ve got what it takes! You answering the call will transforms nations, communities, and families. Do not believe the lies of the enemy, you are good enough, you are graced enough to stand up for God and to be ALL that He’s called you to be.

You don’t need anyone’s permission, you were made to arise, to stand, and to be bold for Christ.

He’s calling out to you, will you arise?

Peace and Blessings

Unspeakable Joy

Joy that is inexpressible or unspeakable joy is that glow that’s on your face that you cannot explain. It’s the smile you wear when everything around you seems to be falling apart. It’s the optimistic you have in a world of pessimists. It’s the peace you have in the midst of chaos. It is not depended upon your circumstances. It is not found in a human being. It is found here:

Inexpressible joy, unspeakable joy is found in our Savior. It is found in the One whom you love and have not seen. It is found in the One whom first loved you. It is found in Jesus Christ, who died for you and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father. Your unspeakable joy is found in the comfort of the Holy Spirit.

So maintain that glow. Keep wearing that smile. Be the optimist in a room full of negative and hopeless people. Keep focus on that mission, purpose, and goal. Move through discouragement and disappointment.

Let unspeakable joy radiate through you because it will be a blessing to someone else. Let inexpressible joy be the reason that you press on. Your joy points others to His strength. Let your joy manifest in your actions, your movements, and your deeds.

Let your joy speak for itself.

Peace and Blessings