Clap Your Hands, Shout, and Sing Praises to the Lord

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Pray the Scriptures: I will clap my hands! I will shout to God with joyful praise! For the Lord Most High is awesome. He is the great King of all the earth. He subdues the nations before me, putting my enemies beneath my feet. He chose the Promised Land as my inheritance, the proud possession of Jacob’s descendants, whom he loves. Lord thank You for my personal Promised Land. Fighting this spiritual battle in order to conquer the land has drawn me closer to You. Thank You for being right by my side […]

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I will clap my hands! I will shout to God with joyful praise! For the Lord Most High is awesome. He is the great King of all the earth. He subdues the nations before me, putting my enemies beneath my feet. He chose the Promised Land as my inheritance, the proud possession of Jacob’s descendants, whom he loves.

Lord thank You for my personal Promised Land.

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No Satisfaction – Not on My Watch

Count it ALL joy. Wow! This seems virtually impossible. A word that has been interchanged with count is the word consider. To consider it an opportunity for great joy is to think ahead or to look ahead. When there are tests and trials and heart wrenching struggles, there is room for God to move. Counting it all joy or considering it an opportunity for great joy is looking ahead to a better day. It’s saying, “If I’m this low now, just think about how high God can elevate the circumstances of my life.” In the midst of our trials, we have the gift of looking ahead to the joy of watching God work it for good. We can watch Him settle a situation or reverse circumstances. We can watch Him wipe the slate clean. If He did it before, He can do it again. NOT ON MY WATCH will I give Satan any satisfaction of seeing me stay down […]

 

When there are tests and trials and heart wrenching struggles, there is room for God to move. Counting it all joy is looking ahead to a better day. Its saying, “If I’m this low now, just think about how high God can elevate the circumstances of my life.”

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James 1:2-4 (NLT), a very familiar passage of Scripture says,
2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

Count it ALL joy. Wow! This seems virtually impossible. A word that has been interchanged with count is the word consider. To consider it an opportunity for great joy is to think ahead or to look ahead. When there are tests and trials and heart wrenching struggles, there is room for God to move. Counting it all joy or considering it an opportunity for great joy is looking ahead to a better day. It’s saying, “If I’m this low now, just think about how high God can elevate the circumstances of my life.”

In the midst of our trials, we have the gift of looking ahead to the joy of watching God work it for good. We can watch Him settle a situation or reverse circumstances. We can watch Him wipe the slate clean. If He did it before, He can do it again.

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Steps to Life

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Pray the Scriptures: Lord, I come to You this day, not for my own needs, but for those of others who do not understand the necessity to know You. I intercede on behalf of those who have yet to find the path that leads to freedom through Christ Jesus. For individuals who have uttered the words, “I won’t do it!” or “I can’t do it!” I humbly request that You would break down their stubborn will and open their heart to a better way. Heavenly Father, I pray for their willingness and ability to see the darkness that surrounds them and for an understanding to emerge within their souls to where they want to follow You […]

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Lord, I come to You this day, not for my own needs, but for those of others who do not understand the necessity to know You. I intercede on behalf of those who have yet to find the path that leads to freedom through Christ Jesus. For individuals who have uttered the words, “I won’t do it!” or “I can’t do it!”, I humbly request that You would break down their stubborn will and open their heart to a better way.

Heavenly Father, I pray for their willingness and ability to see the darkness that surrounds them and for an understanding to emerge within their souls to where they want to follow You. Create within them, Elohim, God, Mighty Creator, a desire to be willing to answer the call and say, “I want to do it!”

Give them faith outside of themselves in the only One that can bring about change and deliverance. For it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to You must believe that You exist, O God, and that You reward those who sincerely seek You.

Even when they don’t understand the why, when and how, of it all, help them to pursue You and ask the question “How do I do it?” Lord, help them to say, “I believe! I’ll try to do it.”

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Living Above Our Circumstances

“God, I need Your help. Settle my thoughts and help me to learn to live above my circumstances.” If it’s not one thing, it’s another. I believe that God wants to use me through prayer and encouragement through my hard times to encourage others. Yes, God’s Word is enough all by itself, but we must also know how to practically make it through this journey; applying that Word to our individual circumstances. It (life, that is) is really hard sometimes and I believe that we need to honestly express that so that others will know that, “Hey, I’m not alone. She’s a follower of Christ or he’s a follower of Christ, but yet they have struggles, too. So, how do they make it through? What’s different about them? What do they hold on to in times of distress?” […]

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God says speak. Some may want to put a voice to this message and others may choose to simply read. My job: to be obedient to the voice of God.

If it’s not one thing, it’s another.

Preface: I believe that God wants to use me through prayer and encouragement through my hard times to encourage others. Yes, God’s Word is enough all by itself, but we must also know how to practically make it through this journey; applying that Word to our individual circumstances. It (life, that is) is really hard sometimes and I believe that we need to honestly express that so that others will know that, “Hey, I’m not alone. She’s a follower of Christ or he’s a follower of Christ, but yet they have struggles, too. So, how do they make it through? What’s different about them? What do they hold on to in times of distress?” We need to know how to war and fight against the daily, and sometimes moment-by-moment attacks that come against us.

I never want my story to glorify Satan, but to rather, show in love, how God reaches down and rescues me. How sometimes I need His hand of mercy to shine forth in greater ways during different seasons of my walk with Christ. Do you know how I know that I am really starting to do what God has for me to do? Satan is attempting to make his appearance close to the finish line. But you know what? I already crossed the line when I accepted Jesus as my Savior. His attempts and his strategies that he uses to say, “Hey, look over here. Look at me instead of God.”, I am able to counteract his plan through prayer. So, I now proceed with my story…

Looking up at 6:17 pm, leaning forward on the couch, not really sure when I was going to settle down for the day; worn out, head spinning, thoughts of unrest, even  at the moment of originally writing this, were clouding my mind.

Fast forward to today.

Unfortunately, this was my past Saturday. Even after I posted “You Can Make it Through”, what was I attempting to do within my own day? Make it through! Hence the whole need and urgency to encourage myself in the Lord. Go figure. Laugh out loud, but not really! LOL

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You Can Comfortably Rest in Him

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Pray the Scriptures: Lord, when I come to You, tired in my body, exhausted in my thought processing, frazzled in my soul, I know that I come to the God of my salvation who offers complete rest for me. El Shaddai, God Almighty, I know that I am able to transfer all that I carry upon Your shoulders, releasing the heaviness that this life attempts to outfit me in each day. From Your well filled with unconditional love and grace and mercy, I am able to draw all the resources that I need. As one of the many benefits offered to me, You so graciously maintain an open door policy, through Jesus Christ, which always and without reservation needed, allows me to lay my weight upon Your throne […]

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Lord, when I come to You, tired in my body, exhausted in my thought processing, frazzled in my soul, I know that I come to the God of my salvation who offers complete rest for me.

El Shaddai, God Almighty, I know that I am able to transfer all that I carry, upon Your shoulders, releasing the heaviness that this life attempts to outfit me in each day. From Your well, filled with unconditional love and grace and mercy, I am able to draw all the resources that I need.

As one of the many benefits offered to me, You so graciously maintain an open door policy, through Jesus Christ, which always and without reservation needed, allows me to lay my weight upon Your throne. When I come to You, in my weary condition, carrying these heavy burdens, You provide the accommodations and rest that is essential to me. When I take Your yoke upon me, You teach me, because You are humble and gentle at heart, and I will find rest for my soul. For Your yoke is easy to bear, and the burden You give me is light.

I praise You for Your provision of rest that covers me.

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Let It Do What It Do

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Pray the Scriptures: Lord, Your Word has been designed as an instrument for deliverance. It is complete, active and powered by You. It is enough and I am enough to confidently read and meditate on its truths. I feel Your power, while I utilize the Word of God in prayer as I strive to connect with You. With my voice, let me lift You up so that others may feel Your presence and see You moving within their set of circumstances. Lord, let Your Word do what it is intended to do. You require nothing out of the ordinary of me, for I am special as I am, sufficient as You made me to be. For I am Your chosen child, still growing, still learning, still finishing my process, letting Your Word do what it was uniquely created for, fulfilling it’s purpose, and soothing every doubt that comes to destroy […]

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Lord, Your Word has been designed as an instrument for deliverance. It is complete, active and powered by You. It is enough and I am enough to confidently read and meditate on its truths. I feel Your power, while I utilize the Word of God in prayer, as I strive to connect with You. Let me lift You up so that others may feel Your presence and see You moving within their set of circumstances.

Lord, let Your Word do what it is intended to do.

You require nothing out of the ordinary of me, for I am special as I am, sufficient as You made me to be. For I am Your chosen child, still growing, still learning, still finishing my process, letting Your Word do what it was uniquely created for, fulfilling it’s purpose, and soothing every doubt that comes to destroy.

Heavenly Father, creator of all, grant me the mind that is required to study this Book of Instruction continually. I yearn to meditate on it day and night so I will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will I prosper and succeed in all that I do.

I consent to allowing self to die and giving way for Your Word to rise up in Victory!

For the Word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes my innermost thoughts and desires. Nothing in all creation is hidden from You, God. Everything is naked and exposed before Your eyes, and You are the one to whom I am accountable.

Lord, I am never shaken when my eyes are on You.

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Look Ahead

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Pray the Scriptures: Lord, when I deserve nothing You give me everything. You have called me by name; I am Yours. When I go through deep waters, You will be with me. When I go through rivers of difficulty, I will not drown. When I walk through the fire of oppression, I will not be burned up; the flames will not consume me. No matter what it may feel like, if I keep my focus on You, I can make it through any obstacle that comes my way. I will look ahead. For You are about to do something new. See, You have already begun! I must see it through spiritual eyes. You will make a pathway through the wilderness. You will create rivers in the dry wasteland […]

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Lord, when I deserve nothing You give me everything.

You have called me by name; I am Yours. When I go through deep waters, You will be with me. When I go through rivers of difficulty, I will not drown. When I walk through the fire of oppression, I will not be burned up; the flames will not consume me. No matter what it may feel like, if I keep my focus on You, I can make it through any obstacle that comes my way.

I will look ahead!

For You are about to do something new. See, You have already begun! I must see it through spiritual eyes. You will make a pathway through the wilderness. You will create rivers in the dry wasteland.

As Satan attempts to cause me to look through the magnifying glass over my past life, help me to look ahead and turn my focus towards You. When I look to You versus my problems, Your Glory is revealed. The things that I face are yet visible, but the remedy for them all becomes crystal clear in my view. I need not trust in what I see, but in You Almighty God who holds the key to my Overwhelming  Victory.

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The Journey

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Pray the Scriptures: Lord, Thank You for being El Shaddai, God Almighty, who keeps me from falling. In You, I am made righteous, and with great joy You bring me into Your glorious presence without a single fault. You are God alone, and before time began, You were on the throne, You are God alone. All glory belongs to You, my Savior through Jesus Christ my Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are Yours before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time!  You are my sure foundation, my comforter and my hope, who never fails to receive me into Your loving arms, while I proceed in this journey toward and with You […]

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This prayer was used as a tool to minister to my son. Audio produced by him. God speaks. He gives us ways to meet others right where they are. Every step forward counts.

Lord, Thank You for being El Shaddai, God Almighty, who keeps me from falling. In You, I am made righteous, and with great joy You bring me into Your glorious presence without a single fault.

You are God alone, and before time began, You were on the throne, You are God alone.

All glory belongs to You, my Savior through Jesus Christ my Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are Yours before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! You are my sure foundation, my comforter and my hope, who never fails to receive me into Your loving arms, while I proceed in this journey toward and with You.

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Introduction: My Faith Expressions Podcast

Welcome to My Faith Expressions Podcast. I pray that these audio files minister to you. Be Blessed and never forget…

You Are More Than Enough.
Don’t Look Back.
Finish the Process.

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