Word of God: Authority

Scriptures have been used to justify slavery, to justify belittling women, and used to condemn others. We wonder how the Lord feels about that? Did we even seek Him out? His Word is too powerful to be misused!

We can only imagine that the Lord is not pleased when His Word is mishandled. He knows that the Word is authority and we should know as well. It will do what He has commanded it to do. He is not out to see others enslaved, women demeaned, or people condemned. His Word is life and it has been used improperly.

Let’s remember that His Word is authority, used to cement the the rule and reign of God Almighty.

His Word is firm. His Word is settled. His Word is cemented. His Word is power. His Word is authority. What did God say about the matter? If He said it, it is so. We are to stand on His authority and His alone.

Our situations must bow to the authority of God’s Word. Our enemies are defeated by the authority of God’s Word. Our purposes and plans are found in God’s Word. It is His promises that define our lives. Before we research the world’s perspective, did we seek out the Father’s command?

The Lord’s Words are not empty, meaningless mumblings-they are life shaping, life forming, and life giving. God’s Word is authority.

Peace and Blessings

Dethroned: Lack

Sister, you lack absolutely NOTHING! Are you hearing the voice of the Lord? In Him, you have all that you need! Now, we are not ignorant to the fact that there are things that you may not have and there may be things that you desire-but lack is not your portion. In Christ, we shall not want.

The world can make us feel like we are lacking all that we need, all that we want, and all that we desire. Remove that concept of lack from the seat of your heart. It has no place, it’s sitting in the Father’s seat. As His child, how can we subscribe to the lies of the enemy?

Sisters, we have all we need! We don’t have to covet the things our family and friends have, your Heavenly Father is the very Creator of the Universe. He gave us the most precious gift we could ever receive, His One and Only Son. Salvation is priceless, joy cannot be priced, and peace is freely given to all who profess Christ. We do not have to want for anything.

Tell that ugly voice of lack to have a seat! It has no place with us. Tell Satan that he is a liar. The King of our heart will grant us the desires of our heart as we delight in Him. The only One we need is Christ.

Every time the perceived notion of lack tries to speak: whisper this truth over you: “And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians‬ ‭4:19‬

Peace and Blessings

Dethroned: Fear

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.

Peace and Blessings

What’s in a name?

“Trust God to be God…” Author Unknown

Such a powerful message! We cry out how much we love God. We exclaim about how much He is our Lord and Savior. We shout about how powerful He is, how amazing He is, and how He holds the whole world in His hands. But then we try to plan, we try to “help the Lord out” by doing it our way, and relying on our knowledge and power. Don’t fret, it’s not too late to recognize the power behind His name! We can began to fully trust in the name of the Lord.

Let’s try it out this way:

Imagine if we trusted God to be God. Imagine if we trusted Him to be all He said He is! Oh how our worlds would shift! As you trust Him to be God over your life, you will begin to feel the foundations shaking! You will see the barriers begin to fall, you will see the mountains move! We will say His name, but will we trust in the power of His name?!

We know His name? Now, let’s trust in His name! He will not fail.

Peace and Blessings

Joy in Trouble…

Almost sounds like a oxymoron, right? Joy and trouble seem to be natural enemies of one another, surely the two cannot co-exist, right? Well, the Word of God tells us differently:

The Lord and His infinite wisdom gifts us with joy in the midst of our anxieties and worries. Yes, sister, there can absolutely be joy in trouble. Matter of fact, the Lord tells us to rejoice in sufferings! Joy in trouble produces much fruit: Endurance. Character. Hope. (Romans 5:3-5)

Anxiety does not have to be the final diagnosis. Restoration, freedom and healing is available. Trouble is not the end of the story. Trouble don’t last always. Worries do not have to weight us down, there is Someone who will carry the load.

Joy is in the journey! As we progress forward despite the weight of the world, as we seek out healthy coping mechanisms and courses of treatment-there is joy waiting for us. The Lord is waiting for us with arms full of joy. As we seek His face, He is showing us that joy is available for all whom desires it’s fruit!

No matter what we are going through, His comfort can bring us joy. Yes, there is joy in trouble and it’s found in our Father through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

Peace and Blessings

The Sound…

Mothers, when you are in a room full of children, are you able to recognize the sound of your child’s voice?

Children, are you able to recognize the sound of your parent’s voice in a room full of adults?

Wives, imagine you are in Walmart, are you able to recognize the sound of your husband’s voice as you are on one aisle and he’s on another?

As we build relationships with our families, we recognize their voice-we hear when our names are called, we recognize their laugh, and may even be able to recognize their cry-if they are hurt or are in pain.

And just as we attune our ears to our loved ones, the Father has attuned His ear to us. The Father knows when we are hurting, He knows we were are in pain, and He knows when we are in need. The Lord knows when we are speaking from our heart and when we are speaking from the flesh:

Sister, the Father has heard the sound of your voice and He is coming! Matter of fact, He is already here. The Father knows that you’ve been crying, He knows you’ve been hurting. We are here to tell you that your prayers will be answered!

This is not prosperity gospel or about naming and claiming it, this is about knowing that the Father knows the sound of His child’s voice! This is about the Father knowing that your heart is crying out. This about getting more of our good, good Father and training ourselves to hear our faithful Father’s voice!

If you are wondering if the Lord is speaking, go to His Word. The more you soak yourself in the Word of God, the greater confidence you will gain in learning the Father’s voice. His voice is gentle, His word produces life, and His tone will draw you to Him.

Do you recognize the sound you are hearing? It may be the Father calling!

Peace and Blessings

The Art of Stillness…

Imagine being nervous around bees. It’s hard to stand still. You may find yourself running away, shrieking or swatting them away. Being still is the last thing you want to be. You can substitute bees for whatever creepy, crawly things that frightens you. Or think about when you have company over, most of the time-we aren’t still. We are serving guests, straightening up, and moving around to ensure everyone is comfortable.

There is an art in being still, it requires skill and practice. You have to be calm, cool, and collected. You have to learn how to be fully present. You have to train yourself to simply enjoy the moment and endure the process. Being still can be quite challenging.

If you train yourself to be still around a bee, you will learn that the bee isn’t interested in you at all. If you learn to be still when you have guests over, you can hear the heart of the person in your presence. And if you learn how to be still before the Lord, you will see just how powerful and mighty He truly is.

Stillness requires confidence. You have to train yourself to trust in the Master’s hands and not your own. Being still trains us to learn the heart of God and to hear His voice. If we are still enough, we can experience His hand mending our broken heart back together. Being still increases our faith, softens our heart, and soothes our weary soul.

Be still and know: that He is God, that he is the Lion of Judah, that He is fighting for you, that He loves you, that you can trust Him, and that He is Lord of all.

Just…be…still.

Peace and Blessings

Your Greatest Sacrifice…

What could we give the Creator of the Universe that would demonstrate just how much we love Him? Let’s consider the scriptures:

Our money, our time-while valuable here, doesn’t carry the weight of a broken and repentant heart. How amazing is the Lord in that He wants our broken and messed up selves? He wants us to take our broken and sin filled selves and lay before Him. We are the greatest sacrifice, the greatest gift we could give the Lord! He wants the nooks and crannies of our lives that we insist on hiding. He wants the destructive thoughts. He wants us-stain filled and all!

From the heart flows the wellspring of life, it’s no wonder that this is our greatest sacrifice! We spend our lives giving our hearts to humans who are designed to fail us, careers that will eventually end, and relationships that cannot save. We have to first start with the One who created us in our mothers wombs, the One who died for us, the One who defeated the grave for us. He wants your heart!

Sisters, let’s lay our broken selves before the Lord God Almighty. Let’s take our weak spirits, our weaknesses, our stinky thoughts and lay them at the feet of Yahweh! This our greatest sacrifice: our beautiful, broken, and complex selves.

Peace and Blessings

Kept by the King…

Dear sister, don’t you know that you are kept by the King? This world will tell you that you are alone, forgotten, and neglected-do not fall for Satan and his host of lies. You are in the hands of the King!

We aren’t talking about some artificial government official. Our King does not bow to this world and it’s ways. Our King sits high above and on a throne-not a man made one but a heavenly throne. The King who keeps us-the King who keeps you-is above all of these earthly things. We must wrap ourselves in this truth:

His protection is guaranteed. We do not have to be fearful of this world, our King keeps us. His provision is assured. We do not have to be concerned about how we will received what we need. His presence is cemented, He promises to never leave nor forsake us.

We are kept by the King! Let this truth mark your identity and existence. You don’t have to pretend to be someone you are not. You do not have to prove you are worthy. You do not have to compete with anyone else, the King is keeping you!

Through all of your trials and obstacles, you are in the Father’s hand! Hold your head up, woman of God-the Father keeps you! You are in His right hand! You have not been abandoned, you have not been left alone-you have a King who is keeping you and blessing you beyond all measure.

Dear sister, you are kept by the King.

Peace and Blessings