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

Re-focus.

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.

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

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

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

The Issues of Life…

The woman with the issue of blood ran to Jesus because of her issue. She knew that Jesus could solve her issue. She pressed her way through the crowd to touch the hem of His garment and she was made whole:

When she left Jesus, her issue stayed at His feet.

Aside from Jesus, the woman with the issue of blood should be role model. When she had a problem, she didn’t run to her girlfriends, she didn’t run to her mama, or her daddy-she went to the only One who could solve her problem!

Let’s be committed to run to Jesus for our issues and leave them at His feet! This is not saying that we shouldn’t attend the doctor or that we don’t pursue wise counsel. However, if we start with Jesus-He will point us in the right direction! When we start at Jesus, He will become bigger than the issue. The woman crawled through the crowd-don’t miss the lesson here! It was an active demonstration of the appropriate position of our issues and problems-at the feet of Jesus!

It’s New Year Eve. Before the watch night service, before the party, before the dinner party with our family and friends, make your way to the feet of Jesus with your 2020 issues. Be determined not to enter into 2021 with those same annoyances. Minimize those problems and issues, they belong at the feet of Jesus.

Let’s walk into 2021 set free and made whole because we chose to trust in the Lord. Let’s be committed to enter into 2021 well!

Happy New Year from Sisters Helping Sisters!

Peace and Blessings

Brokenness…

No matter how broken we may feel, we have to know that the Lord is near us. Brokenness tends to place us in a humble and submissive state. As we are broken, the Lord is able to speak to us, sing over us, and comfort us back to good health.

Isn’t it good to know that the Lord can put broken things back together again?! Have you ever tried to put a broken vase back together again? Even if you successfully accomplish the task, it is still vulnerable to breaking again. We should rejoice even now that He is not us! What breaks before Him, He can put back together again-making us even better than we were before! To God be the glory!

Our brokenness can refine us, strengthen us, and renew us! That same spirit that is crushed by the troubles of life, He will make light as a feather. The broken spirit has the potential to shine brighter than ever before!

If you are feeling broken, know that the Father is near. Know that as you cry and fret, He is right there beside you. You are not alone. The brokenness we experience places us in the position to be molded and handcrafted to be stronger and wiser.

Let your brokenness cause you to cling to the Father, He is waiting for you…

Peace and Blessings

I Want It All!

Being a child of God, we are naturally promised His blessings and gifts. What an honor and privilege that is?! We should rejoice in being able to receive God’s best! We want it all, right?!

However, as we grow in relationship with God the Father and Christ the Savior, we recognize that we are not only recipients of God’s promises, we are also burdened with persecution, trials, and tribulations. We experience the impact of weapons as they are formed against us.

Wanting all that God has for you comes with promises and blessings and problems and persecutions. All that He has for you involves trials and triumphs. And sometimes God’s best is best experienced when we have encountered the pang of a weapon that has formed against us.

We are here to tell you, friend, all that God has for you involves trials. All that God has for you involves suffering. All that God has for you involves some suffering. However, take refuge in the fact that He is not here to beat us down and it does not make Him glad to see us suffer, quite the contrary! He knows that trials weaken the flesh but strengthen the spirit. He knows that overcoming obstacles helps us understand the meaning of victory. He knows that with suffering we develop a deeper and more intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit as our Comforter.

Should we still want all He has for us?! Absolutely! We may suffer but He promises to strengthen and restore us! We may experience rejection but He knows that He will confirm us and we will be accepted by Him. We may suffer but we are blessed! He knows that the persecution experienced on Earth cannot begin to compare to the eternal glory that awaits us in Heaven.

Let’s want ALL that God has for us! Even if we have to proclaim it with fear and trembling. No matter the weapon, it won’t prosper. No matter the obstacles, we will more than conquer it. No matter the fire, it will not consume us.

Our Father in glory has a crown of life that awaits us.

Peace and Blessings

Abound.

Abound: exist (or have) in large amounts or numbers.

Have you ever said to yourself? This day will be the pits and it turns out to be a pit-full day. Have you said that your job is stressing you out? And it turns out, you are stressed. Maybe you say the statement, hoping that it would not come to pass. However, it will only because you have spoke it.

What you say, will abound.

What you speak over your life, will exist in large amounts or numbers. When the Lord spoke, life abound. It existed in large amounts. Go back to Genesis 1 and see what His words produced. Now, because we are were created in the image of God, what you say will simply be. Your words have power! Your words will produce life and death! Your words will abound.

What do you call cursed? It will never bear fruit. What do you call a failure? You will never see it succeed. What do you call dead? It will never see life. What you say will abound!

What are you speaking over your life? The fruit will tell it all. You have what you say. We must watch what we say, for it will grow and manifest. Declare today what will abound in your life! If the Lord chooses to use words so that grace, mercy, and blessings abound, what don’t we? If the Lord chooses to use words that promoted life to exist in large amounts, so should we!

This isn’t prosperity gospel nor is this about naming and claiming, this is about us realizing that our words have power! This is beyond material possessions and worldly treasures. This is about ensuring that we have the promises of God abounding in our lives.

What you say, will abound. So here at Sisters Helping Sisters, for everyone who encounters this devotional, here is what we declare over your life: May grace abound. May prosperity abound. May love abound. May peace abound. May joy abound. May kindness abound. May patience abound. May healing abound. May favor abound.

Peace and Blessings