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“God loves you very much,” he said; “don’t be afraid! Calm yourself; be strong – yes, strong!” Daniel 10:19
“Calm yourself.” Be pro-active. Speak the will of God to yourself! “The word of God is nigh thee, even in your mouth.” Romans 10:8-10, Deuteronomy 30:14. Speak to yourself. Speak over yourself. Bless yourself with “thus saith the Lord.” God loves me very much. God is for me. God is with me. I am not afraid. I cannot fail, God is my source.
"The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences." -Proverbs 18:21
No doubt someone has hurt you, offended you, betrayed you, or slandered you… it's time to stop the cycle. Don’t lower yourself to their level and become another “accuser.” Don’t allow the inner negative dialogue to suck you in to that dark place.
Forgive. Forgive yourself…It’s so difficult; especially when it keeps coming up; but we have to let it go… again, and again, if necessary.
There’s a God in heaven who sees and knows and will see you through. Stay the course.
So… how are you using your words?
Are you speaking life or death? We have a choice. I choose life. What do you choose?
Some of us had parents or adult role models in our life that screwed this up. They used their words to speak death and...
Back in 1979 one of the most popular sitcoms was "Happy Days" which aired on Tuesdays around 7 p.m. The show started and the doorbell rang. It was Gary and Judy Bauer making their debut KAM visit. We were the family God directed them to contact. We had just met and they asked us to turn off the TV!! What?
I was raised Catholic and thought I knew a lot about God. This had better be important. I was sincere about God, but sincerely missing something and I didn't even have a clue what. God knew and He used Gary and Judy to get through to me. I received the greatest miracle of my entire life. I became a new creature in Christ that evening.
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"Everything has purpose."
Recently I watched a movie and then read a book on The Holocaust. The horrors depicted there are too many to comprehend. The resiliency of the human spirit shone through them both.
Forgiveness, gratitude and recognizing God's hand in their midst of their traumas caused me to re-evaluate my own heart's posture.
What the majority of us will ever experience in life is insignificant compared to what those precious people endured and suffered at the hand of manifested evil against humanity.
In my life, I have had tragic and traumatizing experiences where I thought "this is it...it's over." And yet, here I am still doing what I love, helping people come alive and thrive in Christ. How is that possible? I've discovered a secret: Everything has purpose.
1. It tests my heart towards God. Mad or glad. Hateful or grateful. Distrust or greater trust. Turning away or turning toward. Bitter or better. Hard or Soft. What will my response be to...
Human relationships - Personal Relationships -
- Getting out of my Comfort Zone - turning things upside down
- Reach out to friends, Family and community often
- Dedicate time to deep and meaningful communication
- Explore ways to connect and expand my personal circle of influence and communication
- Business - Build relationships that are centered around biblical principals
- Expanding the reach of the ministries I am involved in and being open to new opportunities that show up.
Keep on keepin’ on and be ready to pivot when needed. This one also sounds like it’s talking out of both sides of your mouth. Be steadfast and YET be quick to pivot!
Walking by faith is like a balancing act on a highwire…might take you awhile to get the hang of it…to know how God speaks to you and His instructions to you, etc. So you can “hear and obey.”
II Timothy 4:1-5
The prophetic in the Bible is packaged in order to offend the flesh (to bring conviction) and to reveal the spirit. God's desire is for you to stay aligned to His righteousness.
Your best never comes easy!
The price you pay in the struggle is worth it for the reward that comes...
I recently heard an example of how this plays out: A husband said, "The other day, my wife was washing clothes.
The washing machine is a distance from where I was sitting watching TV, and she and I began talking loudly back and forth, and ended up, getting on each other’s last nerve.
This depressed me because earlier in the day, I had a real good prayer asking Father God to give me patience, and more love for others—trying to fulfill the “love your neighbor as yourself” instructions.
Agitated and frustrated I retreated to my “man cave,” my office.
I put on a CD by Dr. Clarice Fluitt. She...
Obviously love God, love others, gratitude, praise, giving, etc. etc. All those basics we should always do, it’s like the base of the best ice cream sundae… BUT for 2021…after coming out of 2020…my sliced strawberries, chopped walnuts and chocolate syrup on top are going to be:
1. Surrender to God and Fight the good fight of Faith. Sounds like an oxymoron, but it isn’t. We surrender our will to His and then fight with the Word of God. Because the battle IS real; but the victory is assured.
James 4:7 “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
I Timothy 6:12 “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. Paul uses active and forceful verbs to describe the Christian life. Flee. Pursue. Fight. Take Hold. Christianity is not a passive religion that says to wait...
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With over 35 years of ministry history, Michelle Sim, living in the Toronto, Canada region with her husband of over 52 years, is richly experienced in various areas of service within the Body of Christ. Ranging from worship leading to teaching the Word of God, Michelle's gifts and talents are diverse and many. To name a few, Michelle has written many books, recorded 4 cds, written plays and releases "Love Bombs”, an encouraging and timely word to over 350 people around the world every Monday to Friday morning! You will be blessed by Michelle because she is intentionally "Motivated by Love and Empowered by Grace!"My Thoughts on Finishing 2020 #Epic Strong:The Covid-19 pandemic, although difficult, has had its benefits as well. For many, it has given us space to get our priorities in right order. It has helped us to find out that GOD is THE Source of our identity, provision, and joy…not any other human...