June Blessings

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There were so many blessings during the month of June….almost too numerous to count. I share these monthly blessings posts to not only remind myself of YHWH/God’s goodness; but also to encourage others to truly trust YHWH/God. In my May Blessings post, I shared a testimony about a conversation with YHWH/God; and how He had blessed me with help three days later. A day after that (which was June 1st), YHWH/God blessed me with more help. To say that I do NOT enjoy cooking is a DRASTIC understatement. In my heart, I wanted a chef to just cook dinner. It was the meal that I least looked forward to making each day. Again, during my conversation with the Most High, I didn’t complain; I recited Psalm 121:1 to Him; and thanked Him for being my helper. Not only did God send me a Chef; but one who could make Caribbean food (which is an anomaly in the area where I live). In my eyes, not only did YHWH/God bless me; but He also delivered me from having to cook dinner and lunch. The Chef makes so much food; that it has been more than enough for dinner and weekends. I just praise YHWH/God, because He’s interested in every detail of our lives; as well as truly gives us the desires of our hearts. He also gives us exceedingly beyond what we ask. I just praise and thank Him!

Another blessing during the month of June was home renovations. I was vacuuming the rug in my living room; and thought to myself: “This rug needs to be cleaned.” I then thought to myself: “This whole house needs an overhaul.” The very next day, my husband came home with a new living room set. He asked me my thoughts. I responded that I LOVED it! (My husband has great taste; so I totally trust Him to select things for our home). From there, we have been upgrading each room. We’re not done yet; but we’re well on our way.

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The blessing in all of this is two-fold. YHWH/God takes care of me and my household, because of our covenant relationship. I rely on Him alone to provide for me. There’s no pressure on my husband to get things for me. YHWH/God will put things on His heart; and He does it. The second part of the blessing is that we are able to pay for everything in cash. Once our hearts took hold of the revelation of Romans 13:8, we made the quality decision to stay out of debt; and trust YHWH/God for everything.

Perhaps the greatest blessing of June is that one of the contractors working in our home gave his life to YHWH/God. On the day that it happened, my husband was upstairs witnessing to him; while I was downstairs praying for him. I just praise YHWH/God! One more treasure for Him.

There were so many more blessings; but I don’t want this post to get super long. Thank you for reading. Please share some of the ways YHWH/God has blessed you; and may He bless you even more. Have an excellent weekend!

Yonka

 

 

Grateful for Fathers

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I honor and bless all of  the wonderful fathers!!! I thank YHWH/God for you; and the blessing that you are to society. I am also very grateful to the Heavenly Father for my husband. He is a representation of YHWH/God in the earth. It is an honor to watch Him consider the Most High throughout the day, every day. He meditates on the word almost constantly; and is always excited to share revelations that the Father has given him. This is why Fathers are so important in the home. They are the foundation. They are the priests. Children learn who they are by observing and imitating their father. Fathers pray, protect, provide (love, leadership, discipline, guidance, identity, forgiveness, mercy, grace, finances) and so much more.

I did not grow up with my father in my home; so it’s extra special to me to watch how my husband interacts with our children. He hugs and kisses them….holds conversations with them…. plays with them….disciplines them when necessary….teaches them….explains things to them….challenges them….and he’s so very open and honest with them. I love that two of his biggest desires in life is to be a friend of YHWH/God’s and to do everything that he was placed in the earth to do. He is  a very loyal person, full of integrity, a cheerful giver, a lover of God & family, compassionate, brilliant, full of wisdom, knowledge and understanding, obedient to God, humble, bold….and everything that I want my children to be and more. I couldn’t have imagined such an excellent father for my children; but then there’s YHWH/God…..who’s always doing exceedingly above all we could ask or imagine.  Thank you Father, for such an awesome and loving Father and husband!

 

Wellness Wednesday

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This week’s declaration is based on Romans 8:11 and is: Greater is He who is within me, than he who is in the world. Be sure to meditate on and speak this declaration aloud as often as possible to move it from your head to your heart.

This week’s exercise helps to increase the mobility in the torso. Click here for a demonstration. As always, have an excellent rest of your week and I’ll see you again soon!

Yonka

Wellness Wednesday

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This week’s declaration is based on Romans 8:31 and is: “Since God is for me, no one can stand up against me.” Be sure to meditate this word to strengthen your faith and possess your promised land.

The exercise of the week is a neck mobility exercise; which can improve the range of motion in the neck, as well as alleviate aches or pains in the neck area.

In this week’s video, I demonstrate the exercise; as well as Read Romans 8:31 – 39 MSG. I think these verses are a great reminder of God’s love for us; as our nation go through so much turmoil. God bless you! Have an excellent rest of your week and I’ll see you around the blog!

Yonka

May Blessings

YHWH/God is so good! I love the way that He speaks, teaches and reveals things to us. This past month has been one of rest, revelation, answered prayers and so much more. I have so enjoyed reading and studying the Book of Jasher this month. I love the way that it ended. Chapter 91: 15 – 17 reads:

15 And the Lord gave to the children of Israel the whole land of Canaan, as he had sworn to their ancestors, and the Lord gave them rest from those around them, and the children of Israel dwelt securely in their cities.

16 Blessed be the Lord for ever, amen, and amen.

17 Strengthen yourselves, and let the hearts of all you that trust in the Lord be of good courage.

YWHW/God made a promise to Abraham and you get to see His faithfulness throughout the entire book, until the promise was fulfilled. This book was like a love letter from YHWH/God to me. It showed me my history and identity, His faithfulness, the reason to trust Him no matter what. I felt the security of His love, presence and instruction. I can go on and on about the blessings that I received from reading this book; but I highly encourage you to read it for yourself; and allow the Holy Spirit to teach you.

During this month, clarity of vision came. YHWH/God gave my husband and me a prophecy a while ago. We saw much of it come to pass. As I read through the Book of Jasher, the story of Joseph after He was released from prison and what came afterwards arrested my attention. As I sat there, I began to hear YHWH/God speak to me. One thing that I heard Him say is that His words do not fall to the ground. When He speaks, don’t just take part of what He says; but to receive all of it. I went back and reread the prophecy; and saw that I had received only part of it and not all. For that I repented. The next morning, I shared this with my husband; and it answered the question that was in his heart. We made a decision that morning to believe every word of the prophecy that YHWH/God had given us; and to act on it. After that, the vision became so much clearer.

Besides these great blessings, we have received many others. My husband graduated with his 8th or 9th degree; and we’ve spent even more time together as a family. One of my sons found money on the ground while we were out and about one day.  I found money on the ground a few days ago; while I went to workout one evening. I saw my grouchy neighbor smile for the FIRST time in the three years that she’s lived in our neighborhood. My two year old daughter went up to her, waved and said hi. She smiled, knelt down, and said:  “Hi sweet girl.” My husband and I (and I’m sure any other neighbor who saw the exchange) were absolutely speechless. I got new flooring and appliances in my kitchen; and there were many more. I want to however, share a quick testimony.

I was up late one night washing the dishes and talking with YHWH/God. I told Him that I noticed that Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah all had handmaids to help them. I reminded Him of Psalm 121:1 and thanked Him for being my helper. This was just a conversation between me and the Father….no one else. My husband and children were all upstairs in their bedrooms sleeping. Three days later, my husband comes home with a cleaning lady; who will be cleaning our home a couple times a week. She’s a believer and we instantly connected. How good is YHWH/God! My heart’s desire was just to spend more time in prayer and listening to YHWH/God. I see the benefits, not just for my family; but for friends, neighbors, relatives and leaders as well. There is nothing like a word, dream or vision from the Most High to strengthen, encourage and guide us.

As always, have an EXCELLENT week! YHWH/God bless you and I’ll see you around the blog!

Yonka

How’s it going?!

Wow! It’s been about a month since I’ve posted anything.  It was not due to lack of motivation, laziness or disinterest; but rather focus. I’ve been reading “Issuing Divine Restraining Orders in the Courts of Heaven,” by Dr. Francis Myles. If you have not read this book, I highly recommend it; but first read Robert Henderson’s “Operating in the Courts of Heaven” book. As citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven, it’s important to know and understand how the kingdom operates; as well as our rights. I’ve also been reading The Book of Jasher;  which gives a meatier account of the Pentateuch. You can get it here for free. I have really been enthralled in these books; as well as learning so much. My favorite part has been reading and sharing with my kids. When we were reading about the 12 sons of Israel (Jacob) and the supernatural strengths of each son, I asked my children what was their favorite part? My six year old (Judah), told me that learning about Judah and Naphtali was his favorite part; because Judah was the Hulk and Naphtali was the Flash. I laughed and told him he was absolutely right! It takes a kid to simplify things!

Other than that, I’ve been enjoying the time with my family; as well as watching my neighbors spend time with their families. Yesterday, we took our first boating trip of the season. It was fantastic! I am always in awe of the beauty of God’s creation. It was so peaceful and enjoyable. I’m also happy to share that my four year old (Hannah Banana) has mastered riding her two-wheel bike with pedals! Now my two year old (Livy Grace) is the proud owner of Hannah’s former two wheel pedaless bike. She is so happy with her “new” bike! Since all of the fun places are closed, playing out doors, feeding the neighbor’s chickens, bike riding, flying, playing with cousins and going to grandma’s house might’ve taken their places.

 

Well, that’s all I have for now. How’s it going with you?! I hope your hearts, eyes and ears are focused on God, despite what is going on around us. Have an excellent weekend and I’ll “see” you soon!

 

I Trust YHWH/God

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YHWH/God is EVERYTHING to me. He is the love of my life and the center of my world. If I didn’t know Him, the first thing I’d do is get to know Him. My recommendation for anyone who doesn’t know Him, is to do the same. It’s a decision that you will never regret.

At a time when people are uncertain and unsure;

my gaze is fixed on the one I adore.

The Alpha, the Omega, the One who does not fail;

You’re my stability and the One, who causes me to prevail.

Despite the circumstances going on around me,

I’m joyful, full of praise, because You made me free!

You’re the truth.. my assurance..I trust You above all;

Even if the world seems to be at a complete stall.

My faith, my hope, my trust is in You…

The God who has consistently and faithfully come through.

I take comfort in knowing that nothing surprises You;

You saw the end from the beginning; and provided for this too.

Every knee has to bow to the name above all names;

even this virus and fear, has to do the same.

Thank you precious Father, for all you have done,

for me to possess your promises, through the death of your son.

 

Eternal Blessings,

Yonka

Wellness Wednesday Tip of the Week #2

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This week’s declaration is based on Deuteronomy 31:8 and is:  The Lord will lead me. He Himself is with me. He will not fail or leave me. I am worry-free and courageous! This powerful declaration is such a confidence booster and comfort.

The exercise of the week is a squat and push up combination for a warm up; or either for a workout. I use it for both. I love body weight exercises and feel that it’s advantageous to train the body as a unit, over training individual muscles….unless there is an injury or major muscle weakness/imbalance.  I’ve included the exercises in this video. The declaration and demo is about two minutes. The additional eight minutes includes the full workout from ten squats and push ups, down to one of each. My two daughters are in the video with me. If nothing else, you’ll get a little laugh.

As always, have an EXCELLENT rest of your week; and remember that the joy of the Lord is your strength!

Eternal Blessings,

Yonka

 

March Blessings

Each month, I write about the blessings that took place to honor YHWH/God and to remind myself and others of His goodness and faithfulness. During the month of March, I was so grateful for the comfort of YHWH’s/God’s word…especially Psalm 91. For the past year or so, my children and I had been saying this declaration daily. As a result, when many were fearful of the virus, we were unmoved. I take comfort in knowing that power, love and a sound mind comes from YHWH/God; and fear is beneath me, because it doesn’t come from Him. This is why speaking YHWH/God’s word aloud daily, is so vitally important (and powerful).

It has been nice seeing families sitting outside on the porch together; as well as walking riding bikes and playing together. I have also appreciated seeing neighbors greet each other and hold conversations (from a little bit of a distance). I’ve enjoyed this time or rest and restoration so much! I’ve spent more time in YHWH/God’s presence, and have so thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated His love for us. YHWH/God loves us SO much!! I’ve so appreciated the relaxed schedule and just being with my husband and children.

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I’m grateful to YHWH/God yet again, for His leadership and guidance. He sees all and knows all. My husband and I have confessed for years that the word of YHWH/God is the standard for our lives; and that we trust that He CAN NOT mismanage our lives. About a year ago, YHWH/God  told us to take all of our money out of the stock market. We didn’t know why; but we did it. Fast forward to now; and we are so grateful for how He takes care of the details of our life.

I often say, I don’t know how people go through life without YHWH/God. I tried it for a few months many years ago; and I can tell you, it’s was like walking around with a blindfold on; and with my ears plugged. If I didn’t know YHWH/God today, I would get to know Him quick, fast and in a hurry! Don’t waste your time or life, get to know Him today. Say this prayer to invite YHWH/God to be the Lord and savior of your life.

Many blessings,

Yonka

 

10 Declarations to Speak Over Your Children

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The Lord protects my children’s bones, not one of them will be broken. (Psalm 34:20)

God teaches my children and makes them successful. (Isaiah 54:13)

My children have real peace (Isaiah 54:13)

God will save my children. (Isaiah 49:25; Acts 16:31)

My children will seek God’s wisdom for their talents and abilities all the days of their lives. (Proverbs 22:6 amp)

My children are a gift and inheritance from the Lord. (Psalm 127:3)

My children are blessed and prosperous, because they walk in the counsel of the Holy One; and love and meditate on His word. (Psalm 1:1-3)

Everything that my children do is blessed. They are lenders and not borrowers, the head and not the tail; and above only and not beneath.  (Deuteronomy 28:12-13)

My children choose life. (Deuteronomy 30:19)

My children are God’s sheep. They hear His voice and listen to Him. God knows them and they follow Him.  God gives them eternal life and no one will ever snatch them out of His hand. (John 10:27-28)

Click here for a powerful prayer to pray over your children.