Spirit-anointed….for What?

Think about it: in making disciples {people who commit their lives to Jesus and walk in obedience to Him}, we are raiding theScreen Shot 2015-05-22 at 7.47.32 AM camps of darkness and setting captives free! This is not the work of just a good person who wants to do good things; setting captives free is the work of a Holy Spirit-empowered servant of God! “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me… to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners…” (Isaiah 61:1).

Truly, you are more than you know! Be encouraged and go forth in your work for the kingdom of God!

“… streams of living water will flow from within… by this He meant the Spirit, who those who believed in Him were later to receive” (John 7:38).

Say this aloud: “Because of the Spirit of the living God within me, I am an ambassador of life!”

Praying for you,

Renee

A Desperate Cry

Sunset WomanI was on my knees and begging God for something I so desperately needed.

Sear Your Word upon my heart or I do not know what will happen to me!

A desperate cry for desperate times. Deception awaits you and me, and we don’t even have to leave our homes to encounter it. The enemy finds us in a vulnerable place and attacks our minds with lies, but will we detect them? Abiding in truth keeps us on the narrow path and in the light.

Teach me You way, O Lord, and I will walk in Your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your Name (Psalm 86:11).

Strengthening Your Marriage

11182189_584585895015901_6813087802833104920_nDo you have an hour this Wednesday, May 20 from 7 – 8pm? I’m partnering with Care Keepers, Inc. to bring an inspiring message to care givers via an on-line webinar! It’s entitled, “Strengthening Your Marriage While Caring for Others.” Go to this Care Keepers, Inc. link to sign up for free and to get more information!

 

Unshakeable Faith

At the beYOUtiful conference this weekend, speakers Marie Monville and Bethany Murdock spoke about an unshakeable faith. God’s daughters were encouraged!

God Himself published a very bold and very clear reason for our walking in an unshakeable faith. Over the course of many years of studying His Word, it has become evident to me why He is confident of our having a faith that moves mountains. From cover to cover of my beloved Bible, I find my Lord’s heart steadfast in proclaiming this message:

I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant. I will establish them and increase their numbers, and I will put My sanctuary among them forever. My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be My people (Ezekiel 37:26-27).

1. God’s promise to the inhabitants of earth is to be their God, yet He does not force Himself upon the individual as ruler. We each have the choice to surrender our lives to the lordship of Jesus.

2. His covenant is everlasting, and it is defined as peace.

3. Ultimately, it’s all about His divine Presence.

From the beginning to the end, God has demonstrated His faithfulness to His promise of presence. In the Garden of Eden, He walked with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day. Wow!

Jesus came to reveal the Father in the earth again but in preparing those first followers who were to begin the Church in the earth, He stated that the Holy Spirit would come and be with each of them forever. “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see Me anymore, but you will see Me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you” (John 14:18-20). Amazing! Now, God is not only with us but in us!

Finally, God already has announced the culmination of all prophecy, and the theme is presence!

Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God (Revelation 21:3).

When the earth has been judged and rid of all evil, God’s restoration will be known to all His faithful children. What a day that will be!

Child of God, your faith is not based upon your personal strength, intelligence or character. Your faith is based upon the God of Presence who cannot nor will not break His covenant. Read His Word and discover the number of times He guarantees His servants success. How can God be so sure? The answer is the same every time: I will be with you! Don’t you love Him?

As a mother, this is the unshakeable faith that I hand down to my children. No matter what they are facing, I assure them that whatever they lay their hands to, they prosper in because God is with them! You are God’s children if you believe the same and act in faith proving it!

Loving you,

Renee

When You Feel the Punches

If you’re hurting under an attack, consider Christ.

Jesus' identity

When You Feel Forgotten by God

The psalmist knew this feeling, and the truth is, it’s just a feeling! Something the Lord has gone to great lengths to teach me recently is that He is here in the midst of everything I experience, and He has always been present.

Asaph wondered, “Will the Lord reject forever? Will He never show His favor again?” (Psalm 77:7)

The antidote for him in that moment is the same for you and me. Savor these words and trust that your own practice of the same will bring a quick deliverance from the pit of despair!

Then I thought, “To this I will appeal: the years of the right hand of the Most High.” I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember Your miracles of long ago. I will meditate on all Your works and consider all Your mighty deeds (Psalm 77:10-12).

Six Culture-Altering Words

“…but the church was earnestly praying… (Acts 12:5)”

Praying as a nation for our nation is not something we can reserve for one Thursday in May each year. We, the children of God, must pray incessantly for the land of the free and the home of the brave, or she will cease to exist as free and brave. I have grave concern, so I go to my knees. May the Spirit of God freshly blow over the Bride of Christ and awaken her for preparedness. This is the day (season) of great sorrow in our nation but also the Church’s finest hour to usher many souls into the kingdom of God… because of Jesus’ completed work, by the power of the Holy Spirit, and for the glory of God. Let the Church say, “Amen!”

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