God said ASK again! Whatever you’re asking, keep asking until you see it.
(1 Kings 18) Just like Elijah told his servant “Go look again” he did this 6 times and didn’t see anything… but on the 7th time the servant said: “I see a cloud the size of a man’s hand”
The servant didn’t see it the 1st time he went (his vision was off) •2nd or 3rd (he had to refocus) •4th and 5th (he had to get committed) •5th and 6th (he was determined to see whatever it was) •7th (he was PERSISTENT) and it became what he was looking for.
This is a Faith test for us… when you’re standing and Asking God do you believe it’s coming? Do you believe you will receive it even before it comes? And do you Believe that you deserve just what you’re waiting on? Refocus your vision and get Persistent about what you want and begin to see it before you see it! Pressing is important, Praise is necessary and Pursing is part of the journey as well. Go ASK again! Go ASK again… 🙌🏾❤️
We were CREATED to do hard things. God helps us to make the load easy with a Faithful and a Promised foundation in him.
Matthew 11:29 gives us the confidence. He said “Take up my yoke and learn from me, because I am lowly and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
Philippians 4:13 reminds us no matter what “I Can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
And when you feel like you can’t go on… 2 Corinthians 12:20 says: “So I take pleasure in weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and in difficulties, for the sake of Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Live to Live Again! Pick’em up and put them back down… Run on! ❤️🙌🏾💪🏾👍🏾
We all serve God, with our Families, when we go in public, in Ministry, in our Homes , with our Children and to our spouses.
Mark 10:45 “For even the Son of Man came not to have service rendered to Him, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. “
💡Think about this… Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38-42)
Martha was so concerned about the EVERYDAY tasks, pointing the finger at her sister as if she was doing something wrong, and also being seen by Jesus. And, Mary was sitting at his feet and intentionally wanting to know what he had to say… serving is listening and listening is serving.
We can’t hear if we don’t wait, we can’t wait if we’re not paying attention and we can’t pay attention if we’re not looking for every opportunity to sit.
While we are serving we tend to get distracted and forget the lessons of Why and How we are needed to serve. Why do we serve and Why do we do it? We have tell them about Jesus and it includes our hearts. How our hearts are as we serve plays a BIG part in how it’s received, not only for people but to God. He knows our hearts and they must be right at all times… He knows the Intent of our hearts.
Let me Encourage you: When we are sitting at the feet of Jesus we learn how to serve the right way, give it your all and know that only what we do for Christ will last. Just start Enjoying our God given purpose and not making it a task, but consider it a Reward! God is pleased and wants to Bless us because of our serving. Let’s do it! ❤️🙌🏾🎉💪🏾
Renew your minds. Quit being stuck in the past and start living in the NEW.
Scripture tells us 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
Once you let go, God can do the New work that he has put in you. It’s us who/people who keep trying to hold us to the things we’ve done, said or even did wrong; as we tend to keep rehearsing the same drama and trauma from it. God said in this season: Live to Live again!
💡Think on this…. If you take a bath everyday and put on the same socks you wore yesterday, how will that make your feet smell? Stinky right?! (Of course 🧀😷😂) so why get clean and not change what you put on. Wow!!! Read that again Let’s start Changing what we are putting on daily!
God wants to make us NEW in him… step over in the New and decree those things over your life. Say: “I’m living in my New and won’t allow my past to discourage me but to Encourage and Inspire me to do better.” You got this! No word form against you shall stand. Be Blessed ❤️💪🏾🙌🏾
God woke me up at 3 am this morning and told me “This is my Promise for You!” 🙌🏾 just like he told Abraham, Sarah, Hannah, Mary and Elizabeth. I’m standing in the gap for so many Women.
But, listen.. the enemy came in so quick and try to steal the word that the Lord released onto me this morning. He quickly made me sick in my body and God quickly said this is a distraction for you; I was about to give up and say I wasn’t going to go forth… He didn’t win. God for the Victory! 🙌🏾🙌🏾
I’m always encouraged at how quickly God comes in to remind us of what he had already spoken to us and gives us more strength to go on. The enemy cannot steal the promise that God has already spoken over you. God says, in his word that his promises are “Yes and Amen”(2 Corinthians 1:20) and with that being said, there is NO-THING that can stop the promises of God. If He said it, IT SHALL come to pass.
We will BLESS the Lord at all times and his praise SHALL continually be on my lips. He’s a Goood God! We will STAND firm and speak his promises back to him that he has given and call his word back to him. Don’t give up… the PROMISE is TOO CLOSE to being released. Push until is hurts, Pray until it changes, and Worship like you’ve already got it!❤️🙌🏾🌈 Hold in until it comes to pass.
While reading 2 Chronicles 20:1-35; talking about King Jehoshaphat I learned these things…
When you don’t know what to do in the battle: Just like Jehoshaphat stated “Lord, we do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” (vs. 12)
If you look at the numbers, and not the assignment you can become discouraged. Jesus said to him: “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast number, for the battle is not yours” (vs. 15)
Don’t allow yourself to FOLLOW or link up with the wrong crowd/people and get distracted by what is being said for you to do. If God said ONE thing… do that ONE thing regardless if anything else is being said. These alliances or clicks can lead to destruction and even kill you. (Spiritually and Mentally)
Sometimes when you stumble or fall; don’t stay there Get back up and keep going. That’s what Jehoshaphat did. Repent and get back to where you was before… Telying on God, trusting in him and following him Wholeheartedly.
No matter how long it takes… God will Bring you out of this battle Victoriously! Just like Jehoshaphat his life was half way over and God still moved in his life.
Lastly, God reminded you in vs.17 “You do not have to fight this battle; position yourselves stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord. He is with you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Tomorrow, go out to face them, for the Lord is with you.” So everyday Get up and go face whatever battle you have, don’t be afraid for you SHALL win! God is on your side and he’s MORE than the world against you. 🙌🏾❤️
Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.”
When you BEEN through something and Experienced things in life you can truly say what a MIGHTY God we serve! The peace is perfect when you let God do the work. 👏🏾👏🏾
Look at these stories:
Daniel: He was protected in the lions den. He shut their mouths (Daniel was in PERFECT peace)
Joseph: Thrown into the pit (Joseph was in Perfect peace)
3 Hebrew Boys (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego): Thrown into the Fire… it was turned up 7 times hotter (God was in there with them and Kept them in Perfect peace)
But, ONE thing they did not do is.. Lose their Faith! They kept their eyes on God, Trusted him and Believed that everything was going to be alright; even when it didn’t seem like it. You have to NAME it and CLAIM it… it’s Yours for the asking. NEVERTHELESS… On today Keep your peace, keep your focus on God and KEEP raising those hands and voice saying God I trust you and he WILL keep you in his perfect peace. That’s the BEST peace we’ve ever had. Be Blessed ❤️💪🏾🤞🏾
When they put Moses in the basket on the WATER… he was “PROTECTED” from the enemy (word) that was sent to kill all first born males (Exodus 2)
The Man who was at the pool of Bethesda, he had an excuse nobody would put me in… oh but Jesus “TROUBLED or STIRRED UP” the water and he was healed. (John 5)
Jesus “WALKED” on water (Mark 6:45-56)
Moses “PARTED” the Red Sea and killed ALL of the opposition around him (Exodus 14)
Woman at the Well… Living water that they shall never “THIRST” again (John 4)
Jesus “TURNED” water into wine (John 2:1-11”
Water often involves a QUICK miracle the represents a NEW LIFE in Christ. He old things have passed away and behold ALL things become new! It’s TURNING for YOUR GOOD!
We know that water cleanses, heals, fills you up, redeems you and it protects. Don’t worry about the Trouble around you… your protected! Don’t worry about the opposition before you.. it’s Parted on your behalf! Don’t worry about what’s before you… Jesus Walked on the water and he’s walking with you! Everything that God does around and with water is GOOD, relax and drink this living water that YOU WILL NEVER thirst again. It’s FREE! Be Blessed ❤️🙌🏾
2 Corinthians 12:9 “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
Yes you’ve made the mistake, Yes you’ve fallen short, Yes you’ve done this or that… BUT, don’t stay there! Get back up and Try it again. God forgave you, fixed you and He changed you… NOW you walk in it! It’s a NEW DAY of God’s Grace. 💪🏾🤞🏾💕