Stinky Thinking…

Albert Ellis is credited with initiating the phrase ‘stinking thinking’. The best description of the concept is that this line of thinking is based on the “human tendency to engage with thoughts that do not serve us.” (Author Unknown)

Our thoughts are seeds that sprouts. Thoughts will manifest into actions (or reactions). They can either be beautiful and fruitful trees or roots that choke. Our minds are the starting point for beautiful ideas and powerful concepts. The enemy is actively pursuing us and he starts with our minds. Satan is the father of lies and it starts in our minds! Stinky thinking is destructive. Stinky thinking is not of God.

The Word of God has guidance for His children when it comes to our thoughts:

It’s time to put an end to stinky thoughts! We are designed to be a sweet smelling fragrance. We are crafted to be great thinkers. How can we be who God called us to be if we allow our thoughts to run rampant? How can we build great plans if we do not think that we are noble, lovely, or admirable?

Your thoughts will either destroy or build up. Your thoughts will either be lovely or cruel. Your thoughts will promote life or death. This is why the Word of God tells believers to renew our minds with the Word of God. This is our greatest weapon against that tendency to go left. The Word is our greatest defense against the enemy’s schemes.

Submit those stinky thoughts to the Lord! Let’s be determined to cast down anything that tries to set itself up against the Lord and His Word. Place those stinky thoughts under your feet and stand on the truth of the Lord.

Peace and Blessings

Happy Friday Overcomer!

You made it through the week! Check out the video below:

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Has the Lord whispered a promise to you? Are you waiting for a promise of the Lord to manifest in your life? If so, please share that promise with us! You can do so in two ways:

Join the Prayer session! You can do so by hopping on to the call: The number to call is (425) 436-6200 and the access code is 827208. Tomorrow’s call (03/13/2021) will be at 9:00am EST!

You can also leave that promise in the comment section! We will share that scripture on our call tomorrow.

Even if you do not have a promise to share, feel free to join as we hear the promises of God and pray for one another! We are always excited to bombard heaven with our gratefulness, our cares, and our praise!

Any prayer requests: let us know in the comment section or send us an email: sistershelpingsisters757@gmail.com

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Fill Me Up!

Do you find yourself on empty? (Check out our post from last week Empty Cup…) If so, we want to encourage you to fill yourself up! We best fill ourselves up by sitting at the feet of the Savior. Emptiness is associated with experiencing a drought. Emptiness can be sadness. Emptiness can mean that you are just unsatisfied. But there is good news, we can find it here:

He will satisfy you! You know how you can eat junk food but still find yourself unsatisfied? Or maybe you can have a simple home cooked meal and be full as a tick? It’s all about the content when it comes to filling yourself up!

We want the Lord! Temporary relationships, meaningless work, toxic friendships will never satisfy! Eating the things of this world won’t fill you up! There is satisfaction in Christ! There is contentment in Christ!

Feeling discontent? Feeling sadness? Feeling dry? Seek the Savior and savor His living water! His Word promises to fill us, never to leave us longing again. Cry out for the Father to fill you up! He will fill you with purpose and direction, He will fill you with love and joy, He will fill you with peace.

This isn’t a cliche, this isn’t a momentary statement, this is truth-because the Father said so! If we are not careful, this world will drain us dry! Oh but we have a Father who will love us back to life! We have a Father that will fill us up with Him!

Let this song minister to you as you seek the Father to fill you up: https://youtu.be/LZzets3JTA4

Peace and Blessings

Empty Cup…

“You cannot pour from an empty cup.” Author Unknown

For those in helping professions, you may have heard of this quote before and it’s true! It is hard to serve when you aren’t full. It usually points to a need for self-care.

This quote is also relevant for believers. We cannot minister from an empty cup. And yes, it usually points to the need for self-care. The world tells us that a nap, exercise, and massages will refill our cups and we can get back on the job. However, for us who follow Christ, self-care means something a little different, it means that we must run to the feet of the Savior. Let’s look to the Word:

Before you go and take a nap, before you hit the trail, and before you schedule the mani/pedi-seek the kingdom! Ask the Lord to fill your cup, let Him know that you are running on empty. He longs to meet the desires of your heart. He wants to see you full of strength and power to run the race well.

When we are weak, He is strong! The Lord is the Living Water-when we are thirsty, if we seek Him, we don’t ever have to thirst again. Let’s stop wiping the droplets of an empty cup, hoping that it will suffice-it won’t. We need to seek the Lord, He is the best way in which we can care for ourselves!

Seek the Savior so you can truly enjoy that sweet rest. Seek the Savior so that He can power you for that amazing workout session. Seek the Savior so that you can truly have a clear mind as you take that mental health day.

Fill that empty cup with the sweetness of the Savior!

Peace and Blessings

I Got the Power!

Disclaimer: I’ve missed you all! My household came down with pneumonia, me included! We had to get better before I could come back here. To God be the glory, He’s a healer and we are all doing well! Pastor Tanya Coles

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The Word of God tells us that we got the power! However, many believers do not operate with the power of God. How many times have we fallen victims to our circumstances? How many times have we let the massive nature of our mountains deter us from our intended goals? But we have the power! We have the power to overcome! We have the power to move those mountains!

So how do we tap into this power? Consider this quote: Spiritual authority is rooted in the knowledge of God. Tony Evans

We have the power because we know the Source of our power: God through Jesus Christ! The intimacy with our Lord will fuel us. The relationship with God cements our knowledge of His promises helps us remember that we have authority of what He accomplished through Jesus Christ. The Word of God exhorts believers to be knowledgeable of the Lord, our God:

Our good, good Father knows that He is our Source! Not only for health and wealth, but He is the Source of the power that lives within us! We have a Father who did not leave us alone and without resources to overcome, quite the contrary! He gave us the tool to be like Him, that is Jesus and the Holy Spirit!

You have the power! You have the authority! You are an overcomer! How? By knowing the Lord, by loving the Lord, and by growing in Him! Our power comes from intimacy with our Creator!

When we grow, we able to go! Scream at the top of your lungs: “I got the power through God to overcome!” Now go forth and climb that mountain, you can do it, friend! The Lord gave YOU the power through Jesus Christ!

Peace and Blessings

Prayer Warriors Unite!

Operating together is so much more powerful than standing alone. Being connected with someone helps us watch each other backs. Operating together helps the job get done faster. And it is nice to know that you are not alone.

The Word shows us the power of praying together:

Prayer warriors, it is time to unite! This is the intended design of the Lord. Look at what happens what we unite in prayer:

“Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Matthew‬ ‭18:18‬

If what we are seeing in the world, in our communities and in our homes are bothering us, call up your prayer partner and pray! We all like to vent or fuss, but with another believer, we are able to bind and loose! We are able to declare, decree, and rebuke! It’s time to bind those generational curses and loose blessings! It’s time to bind confusion and loose clarity! Unite prayer warriors!

“Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.” Matthew‬ ‭18:19‬

Agreement produces acceptance! When the Lord hears His children crying out in unison, He responds! It’s not about the millions, it’s about the two! Prayer warriors, imagine the prayers that will be answered if we pray with and for one another. The Lord is actively demonstrating the beauty of community.

Unity in prayer produces the presence of the Lord! We were created for relationship and two believers united in prayer will draw the Lord to them. Imagine the Creator of the Universe enjoying the sweet sounds of your prayers as we unite.

Let’s stand together, locked in arms, seeking the face of the Father for healing, peace, and love!

It’s time for us to unite, prayer warriors!

Can we pray for you? Let us know in the comments or send an email here: sistershelpingsisters757@gmail.com.

Peace and Blessings

Freedom…

There are some fights that repeat themselves over and over again-the battle to remain silent when you want to speak, the struggle not to overindulge on that favorite food, the fight to remain steadfast in prayer. And the list goes on.

However, there are some encounters that you won’t have to fight again. Remember when you conquered that fear of speaking in public? Or perhaps that first flight? Maybe you’ve conquered that fear of roller coasters. Whatever it may be, that first fight was the only fight.

There is freedom in realizing that there are some battles you will not have to engage in again. For those whom are married, your season of first dates are over. For those who are mothers and are done have children, those labor pains are done for you!

Let’s go deeper, there are some enemies, there are some things that go bump in the night that you worry about, that you fear-and the Lord has set you free from experiencing those things again. Never again will you have to encounter that one who hurt you. Never again will you want to hurt yourself because you’ve been healed and made whole. Never again will you have to be a slave to a bottle or pills.

The Word tells us so:

Freedom is found in not fearing. Freedom is found in standing firm. Freedom is found in seeing the salvation of the Lord. Your Egyptians are done for! Egypt represented a place of bondage and slavery for the children of Israel. What represents your Egypt? Make it personal and speak that declaration over your life!

For the addiction you see today, you shall never see again if you stand firm, fear not, and see the salvation of the Lord!

For the low self-esteem you see today, you shall never see again if you stand firm, fear not, and see the salvation of the Lord!

The struggle you have with being all that God has called you to be may be visible today, but if you fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord-you shall never have that struggle again!

It’s time to be free, my friend! Leave those “Egyptians” behind and press onward towards the mark which is in Christ Jesus!

Peace and Blessings

Liar, Liar…

Fake news was a popular term this year, one can say. Fake news isn’t new-it’s been around since the beginning of time. Satan, who is the father of lies, has been spreading them since the garden of Eden.

“But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis‬ ‭3:4-5‬ ‭

Satan has been spreading fake news since time began, we should not be surprised to see it now. Distortion, fuzzy pictures, and downright falsehoods plague people all of the time. However, just like the serpent whispered to Eve, the devil is trying to whisper lies to us.

Ever heard these before? You aren’t good enough. They are talking about you. You would be better if you lost weight. You would be better if you didn’t feed your kids sugar. You are foolish.

And the lies goes on! Satan is a complete liar and we must cast him back to the pits of Hell where he belongs! Rebuke the lies of the devil! Denounce the father of lies!

This is why we must know the voice of the Lord. This is why it is important to know His truth. This is why we must cling to the Word of God. If not, we will fall victim to fake news. We will subscribe to the lies.

Look at the question the Lord posed to Adam and Eve:

We can take out “naked” and ask ourselves that important question: “who told you that you weren’t good enough?” “who told you that you weren’t smart enough?” “who told you that you weren’t worthy of love?”

That is not of the Lord! Rebuke that liar! Whisper the truth of the Lord over yourself. Dismiss those voices that are not of the Lord. Do not allow Satan to have authority to speak to your spirit! The Shepherd’s sheep, know His voice. This is why it is important to cling to the Word of God.

As you start to hear someone speaking, ask yourself: Who told you that?

Peace and Blessings

Sound Mind…

Nowadays, mental health is a heavy conversation topic. The isolation that can be associated with social distancing is considered to be a contributor to mental illness. The increasing pressure due to the pandemic has been documented to affect mental health as well.

Good mental health cannot be taken for granted during this season. There are people fighting to maintain a sound mind. It’s important to check on our loved ones in this season, to seek out help, to submit our cares and concerns to Christ, and to lean not on our own understanding. The enemy is out to steal, kill, and destroy and we must remember that our mind is a key target!

So how do we fight the enemy? Not with physical weapons, but with spiritual ones! To maintain a sound mind, we must remember that we rest on His promise:

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind“. 2 Timothy 1:7

As we transform and renew our mind with His word, we can keep a peace of mind:

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2

Our minds must be protected in during these times of worries and concerns. We cannot carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. We cannot afford to be anxious. And we cannot be connected to anyone or anything that is out to steal our joy! The Word of God provides us the best path in ensuring that we maintain a sound mind:

Our help comes from the Lord! Maintaining focus on heavenly things helps us place the things of this world in their proper perspective. Prayer helps us stay positive and mentally healthy. Studying the Word of the Lord helps replace those thoughts that tear us down with the mighty and powerful truth of God.

May we all keep a sound mind, now and forevermore.

Peace and Blessings

It’s the Little Things…

Have you ever had a little string hanging from your sweater? You went to go and pull it and it ruined the whole sweater! The little things, sometimes, can ruin the whole thing! Think about a run in your stockings? Left unattended, the stockings no longer become useful.

The little things can be destructive if we ignore them. The Word of God reminds us of this truth:

Something that is growing and flourishing can be destroyed by the little things, the little foxes. Baby foxes may be cute in appearance but destructive by nature. We have to be careful about who and what we are letting into our vineyard.

Song of Songs was all about romance and love. Perhaps there the vineyard is marriage, for others, it may be ministry or business. Perhaps the vineyard can represent our spirit. Whatever the interpretation, we have to be mindful of the little things!

Have you examined your circle? Have you examined your sphere of influence? Have the foxes slipped in? Discernment is so important for the body of Christ! We have to be able to accurately discern who and what may be the fox in our life and cast them out. We must be careful about what we are allowing into our spirit because the Lord is planting a harvest and it can be destroyed by the little foxes.

Little foxes can be procrastination, laziness, lying, and gossip. A little fox may be the extra time spent of social media. A fox could be that movie, that YouTube clip, or that song that we know isn’t good for our spirit. Perhaps it’s that distraction that has taken us completely from our purpose.

Let’s be attentive about who and what gets our time. Our harvest will build up the kingdom of God! Our vineyard will honor the Father. Our blooming field will be ripe for good seed which is the Word of God. Catch the little foxes, friends, they may come but they don’t have to ruin the fruit. Those foxes do not have to have power over us!

Every good thing isn’t a God thing! Watch out for the little foxes in your life…

Peace and Blessings