Below are sone wisdom nuggets that I thought I’d share with you today…be strengthened and encouraged.
Never compare yourself to other women. There will always be someone more attractive, competent, fluent, poised, articulate, intelligent, qualified, fit, influential, funny, talented, anointed, popular or shapely than you are. That’s okay. The attributes God gave you are tied into His purpose for you, so maximize what you have and shine in your own unique way for His glory.
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Psalm 139:13-14 – NIV
Take care not to allow the pressure of expectations, the lack of understanding, the looks of disapproval, the negative vibes, the critical spirit, the absence of support, the wary facial expressions, the scorn, the gossip, or the threats from those around you, or even closest to you, cause you to divert from or abandon the path, the process and ultimately the fulfillment of what you know to be God’s will, plan and purpose for your life. Focus and stay focused.
“Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.”
Proverbs 4:25, 26 – NIV
Watch the company you keep…the people, books, magazines, music, movies, T.V. shows, videos, websites and social media you hang around and regularly expose yourself to. Whether you’re aware of it or not, they influence your thoughts, desires, emotions, speech, behavior, decisions, and very posture in life either for better or worse. Watch the company you keep.
“Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
I Corinthians 15:33 – NIV
Though others may despise them, never despise your tears. Cry when you need to cry. Cry when you don’t even know why you’re crying. The pouring out of tears is God’s masterful way of washing stuff out of the depths of your soul and giving you a sense of relief, refreshment and renewal.
To those of you who are dealing with a difficult, trying situation, and who have been praying and trusting and decreeing and declaring and fasting and praising and worshipping and believing and hoping and waiting in faith to see a breakthrough…
And praying and trusting and decreeing and declaring and fasting and praising and worshipping and believing and hoping and waiting in faith to see a breakthrough…
And praying and trusting and decreeing and declaring and fasting and praising and worshipping and believing and hoping and waiting in faith to see a breakthrough…for weeks, months, and in some instances even years….
The word for you today is keep at it.
Keep at it.
Keep at it!…Keep at it!…Keep at it!
Don’t get discouraged.
Keep at it.
Don’t give up.
Keep at it.
Don’t listen to the voices telling you your stance in God is a waste of time.
Keep at it.
Don’t be moved by the apparent lack of progress in the natural for there’s far more progress than you can ever imagine in the spirit…where it really matters.
Keep at it.
Don’t believe the age-old lie that “God doesn’t love you and He doesn’t care about you or you won’t be going through this”.
Keep at it.
Don’t be held hostage and frustrated by your pre-conceived notion that it’s taking too long for indeed God’s timing is perfect.
Keep at it!
Don’t give up!
Keep at it.
Keep at it!…Keep at it!…Keep at it!
Keep At It
For those of you who are dealing with a situation, some for weeks months and years, and who’ve been praying and trusting and decreeing and declaring and fasting and praising and worshipping and believing and hoping in faith to see a breakthrough…
And praying and trusting and decreeing and declaring and fasting and praising and worshipping and believing and hoping in faith to see a breakthrough…
And praying and trusting and decreeing and declaring and fasting and praising and worshipping and believing and hoping in faith to see a breakthrough…for weeks, months, and some instances even years…
The word for you today is keep at it.
Keep at it.
This Test Is Your Storm
My Prayer For You
Father I lift up all my sisters who are suffering from battle fatigue today. Father strengthen them by the power of Your Holy Spirit in their inner man. Fill them with Your fresh oil. Restore, re-focus, replenish, rejuvenate, revitalize them. Impart a second wind of your anointing to them. Help them to keep their eyes fixed and focused on You and Your Truth and not on their situation. Even now, let them experience Your love, presence and power like never before and begin to trust Your character, sovereignty and authority like never before. Father give them the grace to not faint, knowing that the battle is only for a season and a change will surely come. Father empower them to keep at it in Jesus’ Name…Amen.
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]. Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls. For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good—not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.”
Matthew 11:28-30 – AMPC
“Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.”
Isaiah 41:10 – AMPC
“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace andconfidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]”
John 16:33 – AMPC
“For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory [beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!],mSince we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting.”
2 Corinthians 4:17-18 – AMPC
“Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]— To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it).”
Supposed I told you that in a simplified nutshell, this is how each book in the photo came into existence.
A Viable Theory?
In the beginning there was a bang!
Then out of nowhere, letters miraculously randomly appeared.
Then out of nowhere, paper miraculously randomly appeared.
Then the letters that appeared miraculously randomly placed themselves on the paper that miraculously, randomly appeared and formed correctly spelt words….
Then these miraculously randomly formed correctly spelt words miraculously randomly formed complete sentences…
Then these miraculously randomly formed complete sentences miraculously randomly formed comprehensive paragraphs…
Then these miraculously randomly formed comprehensive paragraphs miraculously randomly formed cohesive chapters…
Then these miraculously randomly formed cohesive chapters miraculously randomly came into perfect order.
Then a book cover miraculously randomly appeared out of nowhere..and designs and more letters that became words began to miraculously randomly form on it…
Then the book cover miraculously randomly opened and the paper with the words and sentences and paragraphs and chapters miraculously randomly jumped into the center of the open cover and became miraculously bound….
And poof!…there was the book!
There was no inspired author…just a bang and all of this miraculously, randomly happened and a book was the end result.
Would you believe me?
Of course not.
If it can’t happen for a simple book, do you think it can happen for an entire universe and every living and non-living thing in it?
Women of God, let’s be wary of all the theories and philosophies out there that conflict with or seek to undermine or invalidate, as opposed to complement and further enlighten what God has told us in His Word about creation.
The Real Deal
Genesis 1:1 states,“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” The rest of that chapter and chapter 2 expands on the process and Psalm 104 and Job 38-42 gives further insight.
“SO WILL I (100 BILLION X) – HILLSONG UNITED
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.”
John 1:1-3 – NIV
“For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.”
Colossians 1:16 – NKJV
Be encouraged today to hold fast to God’s account of how the universe and all creation came into existence, to teach it to your children, and to share it with others.
I received the following prophetic word, “Guard Your Anointing” by Elaine Tavolacci this morning via my subscription to her website, http://www.awordinseason.info.
I believe is a timely word and as such, am re-blogging it with her permission.
GUARD YOUR ANOINTING
By Elaine Tavolacci
The Lord gave me a profound word this week. It may be lengthy but I’d like to share the story from the book of Judges Chapters thirteen to sixteen before I share the word. There was a man in the bible named Samson. Samson’s mother was barren but an angel appeared to her and told her that she was going to have a son. He said that she was not to drink any wine and no razor shall come upon his head because he was called to be a Nazarite dedicated to God from the womb. A Nazarite was an Israelite who followed a rigorous regimen of purity and was consecrated and separated unto God. The angel also told her that her son was going to begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.
The angel reappeared to her and her husband Manoah after he prayed. They didn’t recognize that it was an angel as they spoke to him because he appeared as a man although his countenance was as an angel. He repeated to her husband what he had told her. He told them to prepare a burnt offering on an alter before the Lord. As they sacrificed a goat to the Lord, the flame went up toward heaven from off the altar, and the angel of the Lord ascended in the flame. When Manoah and his wife saw this, they fell with their faces to the ground realizing that it was an angel sent by God.
Samson was the last judge of Israel. Every time the Spirit of the Lord came upon him he had supernatural strength. He married a Philistine woman against Gods will and she left him. He killed a lion with his bare hands, he tied up 300 foxes and set their tails on fire to burn down all the vineyards, another time when the Philistines captured him, he broke out of shackles and killed 3,000 men with a jawbone of a dead donkey. One time the Lord brought water out of the ground to strengthen him.
Samson met with a harlot which opened the door for destruction in his life. He then fell in love with a woman named Delilah. We all know the story but there is a lot of metaphors and revelation in the story. Delilah was sent to pervert Samson’s destiny. The rulers of the Philistines went to Delilah and said, “We want to know what makes Samson so strong. Try to trick him into telling you his secret”. Then we will know how to capture him and tie him up. They then offered her a large amount of silver in return.
Delilah insisted that Samson tell her how he obtained his strength. ” Samson lied to Delilah three times before telling her the truth of his strength. He then told her that his strength was from his hair and that he never had it cut. This was part of the Nazarite vow. He fell asleep with his head on her lap and the Philistines came in and cut his hair off. When he awoke he didn’t even realize that he lost his strength. They then gouged his eyes out, put him in prison and made him a grinder. His hair began to grow back in the prison but he still didn’t have eyes.
They brought him outside the prison to perform for them. There were 3,000 men and women laughing at him and mocking him. He asked to lean against the pillars and cried out to the Lord to let him destroy the Philistines for taking out his eyes. Then Samson took hold of the two columns of the temple crying out to the Lord to take his own life also along with the Philistines lives. He then pulled the whole temple down killing the rulers and everyone there. Samson killed more Philistines when he died than when he was alive.
This is what the Lord is showing me. We have heard it said that Delilah represented a spirit of sexual seduction, but Delilah actually represents every seducing spirit. The devil wants to steal your strength. There are seducing spirits today just as Delilah who are trying to destroy your spiritual authority and your destiny. They are controlling, manipulating and sneaky. They will work through people, and they will try to seduce you back to addictions. These seducing spirits will try make believers backslide to drugs, alcohol or pornography. They are spirits of betrayal and dishonor.
Samson’s hair represented his anointing. When he lost his hair, he lost his strength. He lost his focus and tried operating in his own strength. Be careful who speaks into your life. Don’t be swayed by foolish men or women who try to derail you from your destiny. Don’t let others manipulate you. Samson’s eyes represented his spiritual sight and vision.The enemy wants to blind the spiritual eyes of every believer especially the prophets and the seers (Of God). Guard your eye gates. Don’t be deceived by the lusts of the flesh.
Although Samson began to gain his strength back while in prison, he died without receiving his sight. It is imperative to protect your vision. You don’t have to die in your sin as Samson did. Jesus made a Blood Covenant with us and through repentance we are able to turn any situation around before it is too late. Do not allow any seducing spirit to steal your spiritual strength. Your anointing and your calling are more precious than anything in the natural. Jesus is calling you to turn it around now while there is still time.
Judges Chapter 13 to Chapter 16 – Story of Samson
Ephesians 4:27 (TPT) – “Don’t give the slanderous accuser, the Devil, an opportunity to manipulate you!”
1 Peter 5: 8-9(NKJV) – “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour: Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.”
By Elaine Tavolacci
There’s much to meditate on and prayerfully consider.
I received the following prophetic word, “The Process Of Development” by Elaine Tavolacci this morning via my subscription to her website, http://www.awordinseason.info.
I believe is a timely word for many, and as such, am re-blogging it with her permission.
The Process Of Development
When I was a young girl we didn’t have mobile phones, computers or any type of digital devices. We used cameras to take pictures which had to go through a process of development. A negative was taken through several steps before a photograph was formed. The film was first taken into a dark room. It was then soaked in water, then converted into a metallic silver. It was then rinsed in clean water, and it was finally perfected by light. As the photograph was being developed it was handled carefully to avoid any damage, discoloration, or fading.
We live in a generation who has been spoiled with modern technology. We are able to take pictures instantly from just about any place in the world with a cell phone or other digital device. In the same way, so many of us resist the process that God brings us through, because we are looking for an instant “modern technology” transformation. Every one of us have been taken from a negative situation but so many of us are undeveloped because we haven’t allowed Him to continue with the process in our lives.
It is imperative that we spend time cultivating our relationship with Jesus in the dark room. We need to allow Him to take us through the process of development. This dark room is where our character is developed as our fleshly desires are crucified. This is the place of heartfelt repentance. This is the place where He trains us to hear His voice and know His ways. This is where our gifts are cultivated and dreams are birth. This is where new ideas are developed and new assignments are released. This Is where we place our prayer requests and receive answers to our prayers. This is where the Word of God becomes alive with revelation and vision is established.
The Lord says; allow Me to transform your life in this place. Allow Me to work in you and through you to bring every negative situation into a positive. Do not rebel and do not resist the process. Some say, it is too difficult but others understand that I am walking with them through it all. The process is necessary to be conformed and developed into My image. This is the place where all impurities and defilement will be destroyed and all bruises and blemishes will be erased. This is the place where the rough edges will be smooth out, broken hearts will be restored and wounds from the past will be removed.
The memories of the afflictions and traumas will be wiped away. This is the place where your mind will be renewed and you will learn to walk in integrity and grow in maturity. This place is necessary for your spiritual growth and fruit that will remain. Just as there is a process of maturation in the natural life, there is also a process in your spiritual life. Trust Me when you feel that the process is too challenging. My plans will be established through this process of development. This is where transformation will take place. This is where you will learn to walk, This is the place where you will receive healing and learn to grow into the person that you were created to be, says the Lord.
“Now I’ll listen carefully for your voice and wait to hear whatever you say. Let me hear your promise of peace – the message every one of your godly lovers longs to hear. Don’t let us in our ignorance turn back from following you.”
Psalm 85:8 (The Passion Translation)
“When you sit enthroned under the shadow of Shaddai, you are hidden in the strength of God Most High.”
Psalm 91:1 (The Passion Translation)
“Arise, my dearest. Hurry, my darling. Come away with me! I have come as you have asked to draw you to my heart and lead you out.”
Song of Solomon 2:10 (The Passion Translation)
By Elaine Tavolacci
I hope the word was a blessing to you...it was for me.