Right Where I Am

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, in this maze called life, You have placed me, at the proper times, right where I needed to be. Every opportune moment that You have prepared for me will not be missed, because where I am, is where You want me to be. My unique destinations that have been ordained for me will lead me to where Your glory resides. My steps have been outlined at creation, by You, Elohim, God, Mighty Creator […]

(Intentional Prayer)

Pray the Scriptures – My Prayer:

Lord, in this maze called life, You have placed me, at the proper times, right where I needed to be. Every opportune moment that You have prepared for me will not be missed, because where I am, is where You want me to be. My unique destinations that have been ordained for me will lead me to where Your glory resides. My steps have been outlined at creation, by You, Elohim, God, Mighty Creator.

Lord, my God, You will greatly bless me in the land You are giving to me as a special possession. You have determined my territory, where I am able to share my faith in You. When I walk in obedience, Lord, I will receive this blessing if I will be careful to obey all the commands that You have given to me. 

This day and for the days to come, speak God, and I will hear Your voice. Give me an ear to hear and an obedient spirit to act upon Your Word.

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You’ve Been Accepted: Partnership Agreement with Jesus Christ

1 Corinthians 1:9 (NLT) says, “God will do this, for he is faithful to do what he says, and he has invited you into partnership with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” Being in partnership with Jesus Christ fits all of the pieces of our lives together like that of a puzzle. It does not matter how many scattered parts of your life there are, God has a place for each piece. He connects them together to form a beautiful picture of your life in Christ Jesus. Once we are in agreement with Him, our lives flow more smoothly and in the right direction […]

Being in partnership with Jesus Christ fits all of the pieces of our lives together like that of a puzzle. It does not matter how many scattered parts of your life there are, God has a place for each piece. He connects them together to form a beautiful picture of your life in Christ Jesus. Once we are in agreement with Him, our lives flow more smoothly and in the right direction. We are no longer going against the current. All of our steps proceed according to God’s will and plan for our lives.

What an amazing partnership this is!

1 Corinthians 1:9 (NLT) says,
God will do this, for he is faithful to do what he says, and he has invited you into partnership with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Naming of the Partnership

In an earthly partnership, one of the first things you must do is agree on a name for your partnership. Last names can be used, such as Smith & Wesson, or a fictitious name can be adopted. When we entered into our partnership with Jesus Christ our Lord, we took on His name, His identity; we became God’s child and now are in relationship or partnership with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. All three are one.

I thought about some names that could possibly be used:

  • Blessed to be a Blessing
  • Jesus Christ Victory Central
  • Deliverance HQ (Headquarters)
  • No Longer Bound War Room
  • Face to Face in the Place
  • Heavenly Way the Only Way

These names are interchangeable and can be referred to at any time in reference to the partnership. When you say them, you know that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are present in the board room with you.

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Don’t Be Fooled by the Distraction – You Are More Than Enough

In spite of everything that is going on around us, we must choose joy and have a thankful heart. Philippians 4:4-9 is a familiar passage of Scripture. But just because something is familiar does not mean that we do not need reminders and a renewed mind. Isaiah 26:3 (NLT) tells us that God will keep us in perfect peace, all who trust in Him; all whose thoughts are fixed on God! So, when Satan comes to distract us, we must go to God and allow Him to renew our minds […]

Today was kind-of an off day for me. I’ve had many of those over the past several years. You know the kind of day that I’m referring to. You woke up feeling excited about a new direction that God is taking your life in. You feel His favor showering upon you. Those days of nothingness are starting to feel like there is substance and purpose and finally, direction. That joy you have been seeking, well, it appears to be on the horizon. You have a little extra pep in your step. When you speak, you hear it yourself. Hmmm, I think I might be experiencing peace.” Peace. Joy. A little bit of happiness. All in one day. You take a deep breath. “Wait a minute? I’m actually breathing again.”

Then, those old feelings of defeat begin to resurface. Anxiety tries to work it’s way back in. You’re thinking, “I knew this was too good to be true.” At first, it’s not even about you. Every text message, every phone call, it’s regarding some stressful event in someone else’s life. No, the news is not brought to you with the intention of bringing you down, but Satan tries to use those moments as a way to creep back in. You want to be compassionate and offer a listening ear and support, but you are starting to drown in the cares of everyone else’s life. Then, it happens. You begin to start doubting the direction you thought your life was heading in. You begin to even start doubting yourself. “Am I really enough? Can God really use me?”

This was my day on today. I began to feel unworthy of the blessings that God is manifesting and about to bring into my life. “I’m just little old me”, I constantly heard myself saying; as if I’m unimportant and what I have to share with the world is not enough.

But God says, not so. You are enough, because you have ME.

You are enough because God is ordering your steps. Do you see how Satan works? He oftentimes won’t come at you directly, but he’ll try to use everything else that is happening around you to try to distract you. He wants you and I to feel defeated and exhausted and overwhelmed, just by life itself, so that we don’t have the time for and the desire to continue to pursue the things of God. He tries to bring all of these questions of doubt into our minds.

So, what’s the solution? In spite of everything that is going on around us, we must choose joy and have a thankful heart.

Philippians 4:4-9 is a familiar passage of Scripture. But just because something is familiar does not mean that we do not need reminders and a renewed mind. Isaiah 26:3 (NLT) tells us that God will keep us in perfect peace, all who trust in Him; all whose thoughts are fixed on God! So, when Satan comes to distract us, we must go to God and allow Him to renew our minds. Continue reading “Don’t Be Fooled by the Distraction – You Are More Than Enough”

Do Not Be Afraid! It’s in Process!

Psalm 27:1 (NLT) says, “The Lord is my light and my salvation—so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?” When troubling situations come to block our view of God, we must focus on God’s sovereignty and remember the past deliverance’s. We are to find ourselves trusting in the God that we serve […]

Glad that’s over!

What am I referring to, you may be curiously asking yourself? I know. I know. You’re just about on the edge of your seat with anticipation of what’s to come. With every approaching holiday, that is sometimes my concern, as well, “what’s to come”.

I’m one of those people that doesn’t really care for holidays. For me, they often bring up feelings of despair and chaos from times past. These memories can keep me on high alert for the duration of the day. I never seem to really enjoy them. Sometimes, even feelings of loneliness or isolation begin to surface. Inaccurate thoughts are set in motion about how everyone else is enjoying their day, but I’m left with unwelcome recollections floating around in my mind.

My dad brought a message one time regarding “Trauma Triggers”. Satan likes to broadcast our bad memories on a repeat cycle. These trauma triggers take us back to those times and places where we were in great distress. They aren’t happening now; regardless, they are appearing to be real, and often hindering us from enjoying our lives. Our focus is off, which hinders us from seeing how far God has brought us and the miraculous works He has already performed in our lives.

A year ago, yesterday, I was at the beginning of what seemed to be a point of deliverance in my prodigal sons’ life. I spent most of the day looking in on him at a resource meant to provide help, in order to bring him up out of the low place he found himself in. That ended up not being the solution that I had hoped, and I awakened on yesterday feeling a little defeated.

Reflecting back over the year, the complete and total deliverance that I had prayed for still seems to be unanswered. I have been through many ups and downs, heartaches and disappointments during this wilderness experience. I felt like I should have, by now, seen much further progress in various areas; yet, all I can really see are baby steps.

I went to bed and rose just a bit agitated and down in my spirit. He is home and safe, but this past year was, in my mind meant to be a year of giant steps forward.

As the day progressed and he began to move about, a level of fear came over me. Holiday’s in the past meant dealing with so many unknowns. Will he come home? Will he be safe? Will the day’s events cause setback in the healing process? Those feelings became a bit overwhelming.

As time progressed, and the day appeared to be truly uneventful, I realized that I needed to release my fears and anxieties to the Lord, so that I do not remain stuck in this place for years to come.

As I look to God’s Word for a resolution to this recurring issue, I find several passages of Scripture that give me direction for what concerns me.

Psalm 118:6a (NLT) says,
The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear.

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