January – A Month of Blessings

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God is so worthy of all of the praises, all the time! I just praise & thank Him for a fruitful start to this year! I thank Yeshua/Jesus for His faithfulness; and for the honor of being His daughter. As you read this post, it is my prayer that you are encouraged and inspired to believe God for both small and big things; as well  as trust beyond all shadows of doubt that He is faithful to His word. He doesn’t withhold any good thing from us (Psalm 84:11); and he delights in seeing us prosper (Psalm 35:27). The first couple days of the year started out with my children receiving some blessings. I am still so incredibly grateful with how God manifests Himself to them. My eldest son wanted four specific fruits on the first day of the year. As God would have it, the doorbell rang. My mom showed up with a bag filled with the exact four fruits that my son wanted; as well as a generous financial blessing, for an outing to the movies. The next day, my husband showed up with a brand new deep freezer. I was one happy lady!! We took our annual little staycation at our local indoor water park; and we all had a great time!

Every week, God’s abundant goodness has been manifesting in our lives. My family and I had been believing God for a 6-seat  airplane. As God always does, He gave us more than we asked for. Not only did we receive our airplane (it actually has 7 seats); He also gave us a new divinely appointed friendship; as a result of the transaction. That is a whole other testimony that needs it’s own post. I decided to go back to a plant-based diet, after being away from it for about 2 years; and I feel SOOOOO much better!

Aside from personal blessings, I’m deeply grateful to God for how He’s watching over the president; and is continuing to put things in order to prosper this nation. President Trump was the first president to give a speech at the March for Life rally. Despite all of the opposition that’s coming against him, he has continued to put things in order, to position our nation to prosper. I thank God that I have honored my commitment to keep our leaders and nation in prayer during the month of January; and will continue on. I’m truly encouraged by the prophecies that God has been speaking through His mouth pieces. The nation might look divided and out of sorts; but the people who are called by His name are humbling themselves, praying and seeking His face. Praise God! How has your January been? What are you trusting God for in February? Have an EXCELLENT rest of your weekend and I’ll be seeing you around the blog!

“The Great Overturn! Welcome to the Roaring 20s!” Amie Rogers, Peoria, IL — Sound Of Heaven

I’m so thankful to God for His prophets! Amos 3:7 says: “For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.” One thing that I am seeing, is the unity of message among many prophets. This post is comes from “The Sound of Heaven” blog. Check it out! There are a plethora of other trusted prophetic messages shared on this blog.

The Lord has been speaking to me in contrast between what has been and what He has planned; showing me all He is redeeming, restoring and renewing over our current generation, past generations and future generations.“May the Lord, the God of your ancestors, increase you a thousand times and bless you as He has promised!” […]

via “The Great Overturn! Welcome to the Roaring 20s!” Amie Rogers, Peoria, IL — Sound Of Heaven

Declaration & Exercise of the Week

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Hi Everyone!!

This week’s declaration is based on Jeremiah 31:3 and is: God loves me with an everlasting love. He drew me with His unfailing love. I chose this verse because Valentine’s Day is approaching; and people tend to put unrealistic expectations on their spouses or significant others…..and then are disappointed when their expectations go unmet. The only unfailing love is Yeshua/Jesus. His love is not based on 1 day of the year; and it was a decision that He made……regardless of our choices and behaviors. God loves us period. He loves us because He chose to.  It is my hope that when people read and meditate Jeremiah 31:3, that they would get a revelation of the God kind of love…..as defined in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.

The exercise for this week is a half squat using a chair. It strengthens the glutes; which helps to prevent lower back, hamstring and knee injuries. Have an EXCELLENT rest of your week and I’ll see you around!

Children’s Prayer of Salvation

A couple weeks ago both my 6 and 7 year youngs told me that they wanted Yeshua (Jesus) to come and live in their hearts. I lead them in the following prayer:

Heavenly Father,

Acts 16:31 says to believe on the Lord Yeshua, and I will be saved.

Today I’m making the decision to walk by faith.

I repent of iniquities, trangressions and sin,

I now invite You, to come on in.

Yeshua come into my heart, live in and through me;

So that I can be all, that You’ve created me to be.

I’m now all Yours; and there’s no doubt, You are now in; and the devil is out!

In Yeshua’s name,

Amen!

If you have children, please feel free to share this poem with them. I actually wrote it; and about 7 others last month when I thought about the faithless prayer that I prayed as a young kid. It is my heart’s desire to teach my children and others (especially children), how to pray according to the word of God….or effectual and fervent prayers. When I was a kid, I remember my siblings and I praying: “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.” The problem with this prayer is that it’s inconsistent with what the word of God says. Isaiah 26:3 (CSB) says: You will keep in perfect peace the mind [that is] dependent [on You], for it is trusting in You. Remember that our souls are made up of our minds, will and emotions): so He has us covered.  In Psalm 91:16, God declares that He will reward His followers with long lifePsalm 118:17 says that we shall live and not die. The infamous prayer/poem mentioned above sounds good; but it’s full of unbelief and therefore, ineffective.

It is my sincere hope that all parents teach their children how to pray effectively. I will be sharing additional short prayers/poems that are aligned with the Word of God. Please feel free to share them with the children in your life. As always, have an EXCELLENT week and I’ll see you around the blogisphere!

 

Super Song Sunday

I’ve made it my business and delight to consistently pray for our nation, the president and our leaders. I realize that our  nation is dealing with birth pangs. God is about to birth something new; and He needs our faith to to declare His word,  in order to bring about His will in the earth.  No matter what it looks like right now, I truly believe that by declaring God’s word over this nation, will bring us back into divine alignment with the plans and purposes that God has for the U.S; as well as, bring about a harvest of souls into His kingdom. Who else is praying for the hearts of the people in our nation; as well as for our leaders? Below is a video with lyrics of the song “Standing” by William McDowell. I fully trust God that we will see what we are praying for. Have an EXCELLENT Sunday everyone; and go after the presence of God!

Declaration & Exercise of the Week

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Hi Everyone!!

I hope that all finds you well. My family and I took a little staycation last week, so I’m just getting back into my groove. This week’s declaration is based on Proverbs 4:21 and is: I will keep my eyes on God’s word and see myself in it. Be sure to say it and meditate on it to get it down from your head into your heart. The exercise of the week is hoola hooping. When done correctly, it can strengthen your core muscles; so be sure to pull your belly button into your spine to keep your core muscles engaged. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you around the blog!

Fast from wrong thinking: “I’m Having Such a Hard Time Defeating the Devil.” — Sound Of Heaven

I have read SO many great and encouraging posts today. I’m so grateful for all of you who encourage and speak the truth of God’s word. God bless you all, exceedingly and abundantly above all you could ever ask or imagine. I’m sharing this one; as a reminder to myself. Thank you Sound of Heaven!

Today we’re fasting from the thought that says, “I’m having such a hard time defeating the devil.” LET’S CHANGE IT TODAY 1. The devil has already been defeated—at the cross of Jesus Christ! (1 John 3:8) 2. It’s the fight of faith, not the fight over the devil. Jesus defeated the devil. (Colossians 2:15) BELIEVE […]

via Fast from wrong thinking: “I’m Having Such a Hard Time Defeating the Devil.” — Sound Of Heaven

Declaration & Exercise of the Week

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Greetings Everyone!!

This week’s declaration is based on John 3:16 (NIV) and is: God love’s me. Say it, and meditate on it, and say it some more, until you believe it! The exercise is a health bounce on the mini-trampoline. It’s gentle on the joints. It increases the functionality of the lymphatic system; which fights bacterial and viral infections. It can improve the pelvic floor muscles, among many other benefits. Check out the vid below; and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask! As always, have an EXCELLENT rest of your week; and I’ll see you around the blogosphere!

 

PUSH!

The poem below is based on Proverbs 13:12 & 1 Corinthians 15:57

Proverbs 13:12 (MSG) – Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around.

Proverbs 13:12 (TPT) – When hope’s dream seems to drag on and on, the delay can be depressing. But when at last your dream comes true, life’s sweetness will satisfy your soul.

1 Corinthians 15:57 (AMP) but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory [as conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.

The title of this poem is PUSH, because that’s what women do, who are about to deliver a baby. The day before my first child was born, my very good friend Angel called me and said: “I feel like I need to tell you this: When you get to the point where you feel like you can’t go on, the baby is about to come.” The very next day, my water broke; and I went to the hospital to have my baby. I got to that point when I felt like I couldn’t go on and like the baby would never come. At that point, Angel’s words flooded my mind; and with one big push, my baby came completely out!

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My midwife and nurse were shocked because it was my first pregnancy and they told me that it usually takes a while for the baby to come. This taught me a valuable lesson: you MUST ALWAYS listen to the voice within…no matter what the experts or anyone else says. I also learned that all that I needed to birth my baby was already on the inside of me. I didn’t need to ask anyone anything. I simply listened for the voice of God.

Angel’s words have stuck with me through each of my four deliveries and throughout other challenges in life. If you are in a pushing season, rejoice! Your victory is near!

 

PUSH

Dreams dashed over and over again,

Makes you feel like you’ll never ever win…

hopelessness and depression,

Seeks to drag you down,

But something inside

Says you won’t drown.

You renew your mind,

With God’s encouraging word,

No matter how outlandish or absurd…

Your dream may be;

That’s in your heart,

You saw the end, from the very start.

You pray, you push, and push on through,

Because you know that God promised

the victory to you.

Breakthrough has come!

Your victory is here,

Because you held to the promise,

When it didn’t seem near.

Praise God today and forever more,

For the victory that has

always been yours!

Partnering with God

In 2016, I went to the polls to vote. I had no intentions of voting for Hilary Clinton or Donald Trump. I was going to write in the name of a person who I thought would make a great president. As far as I was concerned, neither were deserving of my vote. To my surprise, I heard a voice (almost audibly) say “Trump.” I was like, ohhh nooooo…..I MUST be hearing things. My mind then went back to a story in a book that my husband and I read years earlier, about how Trump had paid off a man’s mortgage; because the man had stopped to fix a flat on his limo…..or something to that effect. I knew the all too familiar voice; so I voted for Trump. No one was more shocked than me. I was almost too embarrassed to tell anyone …even my husband. Come to find out, my husband was also lead to vote for Trump. It was at this point that I knew beyond all shadows of doubt that this was a God thing. We waited up to see the result of the election; and were cautiously happy about the result.

For the next few weeks or so, I poured myself into doing my own research on then President-elect Trump. I went through books, watched documentaries and videos, looked up prophecies concerning our nation and this particular man. I realized that the picture painted by the media and what I had found; were almost completely opposite. 1 Samuel 16:7 says man looks at the outward appearance; but God looks at the heart. Trump ran for president because he did not like the direction in which the country was moving. He got together with some pastors to pray about running for office in 2008; but he learned that it was not the right time. Then after He sought the Lord again, and it was revealed to him to run for office in the 2016 election.

I support President Trump because I believe that He is appointed by God. Romans 13:1 says: Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.  Though he might not say or tweet things that are politically correct; or that I’m necessarily in agreement with, it doesn’t make him a Godless or immoral man. His background might not be as stellar as some may think it should be; but SO WHAT??? I’ve yet to meet a person without sin, transgression or iniquity.  If people were perfect, there would be no need for Jesus/Yeshua. Moses was a murderer; but that did not impede His call to lead the Children of Israel out of captivity. If I’m being totally transparent, I need not look outside of my own life. There are things in my past and areas in my life that are less than perfect; but it does not stop me from doing and being who God has called me to be.

Second, 1 Timothy 2: 1-2 says: First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. Also Proverbs 21:1 (ESV) states: The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord, He turns it wherever He will.  As true believers, our resolve should be to obey the word of God above our fickle feelings and emotions. God omniscient. When we don’t trust and obey God, we are idolizing our own thoughts and feelings.

Third, in an interview that I watched of him, the interviewer asked him what he wanted his legacy as president to be; to which he responded: “I want to be known as the president who prayed the most.” Colossians 4:2 (NIV) states: Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

Fourth, He restricted access to abortion. I know that this is a HIGHLY emotional and therefore, controversial topic. I’m not here to condemn any one. God’s grace is sufficient for all of us; no matter what we’ve done.  I’m simply stating facts and spiritual truths. Proverbs 6:16 – 19 (AMP) says: These six things the Lord hates; Indeed, seven are repulsive to Him: 17  A proud look [the attitude that makes one overestimate oneself and discount others], a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood, 18 A heart that creates wicked plans, Feet that run swiftly to evil, 19 A false witness who breathes out lies [even half-truths], And one who spreads discord (rumors) among brothers. I have learned that when God tells us not to do something, it’s for our own good. He doesn’t want us to suffer unnecessarily; nor does He want the flow of our blessings to be obstructed. I think it most interesting that the above mentioned verse lists the THINGS that God’s hate; instead of the people who have done these things. Many years ago when I attended my Montessori Teacher training, I was taught to separate the child from the behavior. In other words, the child IS NOT the behavior. This is how God is with us. Anyway, let’s continue on.

Fifth, He recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and made plans to have the U.S. embassy moved there. Psalm 122:6 (NKJV) says: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. Psalm 48:2 (ERV): His city is such a pleasant place. It brings joy to people from around the world. Mount Zion is the true mountain of God. It is the city of the great King. By doing this, he put our nation in a position to prosper.

Finally, witches have gathered on a number of occasions to curse and put hexes on President Trump. Satan doesn’t come against his own kingdom. He comes against the kingdom of God. Deuteronomy 18:9-12 (MSG) says: When you enter the land that God, your God is giving you, don’t take on the abominable ways of life of the nations there. Don’t you dare sacrifice your son or daughter in the fire. Don’t practice divination, sorcery, fortunetelling, witchery, casting spells, holding séances, or channeling with the dead. People who do these things are an abomination to God. It’s because of just such abominable practices that God, your God, is driving these nations out before you.

Matthew 12:25-28 (ERV) says: Jesus knew what the Pharisees were thinking. So he said to them, “Every kingdom that fights against itself will be destroyed. And every city or family that is divided against itself will not survive. 26 So if Satan forces out his own demons, then he is fighting against himself, and his kingdom will not survive. 27 You say that I use the power of Satan to force out demons. If that is true, then what power do your people use when they force out demons? So your own people will prove that you are wrong. 28 But I use the power of God’s Spirit to force out demons, and this shows that God’s kingdom has come to you.

In conclusion, I pray that if you’re a believer, you will recognize what and who is of God; as well as partner with Him and His agenda for our nation; rather than opinions, emotions and the high thoughts of today. Remember, that God loves us. He loves people. He loves our nation. He loves to bless us; but we can halt His blessings in our lives if we are not in alignment with His will. Amos 3:7 (NIV) says: Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets. Just as God has prophets that He speaks to and through, satan also has his prophets and people who he speaks through (remember Elijah and the prophets of baal). The next time you’re listening to the news or a partisan debate, ask yourself: “Is this the voice of God?” or “Does this align with the voice of God?” If your answer is no, you’ll have to make a decision on whether or not to eliminate that voice in your life. As always, have an EXCELLENT week and I’ll see you around the blogosphere!