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Are you lukewarm? Do you trust in Him?

I think how much you trust Him is related to wether you're a "lukewarm" believer. I was thinking the other day of the "Oceans" song by Hillsong. I remember when  I first heard it, the day I was burying miscarried twins. A verse in the song sings,  " Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders Let me walk upon the waters Wherever You would call me Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior". 
It was definitely a time of my trust being stretched way beyond. Life has thrown some more curveballs and I'm finding I need to speak out loud that I trust Him. My mind could easily go to the worries and fears and play a movie in my head of the worst happening. Then I'll find myself depressed,immobile, and stressed. That doesn't help and I've learned that over the years so now when I start going there I speak out His word and glorify Him and put my trust in Him.
I started to think of…

70+ Promises/Scriptures to declare, speak over yourself and pray.

There are over 3,000 promises in the bible God has declared for us.
So much about who we are and what He has for us can be found there. I've been through so many trials over a number of years,  and without learning about who He says I am and what some of His plans are for me, I may not have made it so far and still have a positive view.
Even though storms may be around still, I have to train my mind to be obedient to truth.
Here are some scriptual declarations that I pray over myself, and pray for others, or speak out loud as soon as I have a thought or feeling that is negative or the opposite.
I encourage you to seek them out in the bible as well.

I am a child of God.
He is for me, who can be against me?
He ,who is in me, is greater than he who is in the world.
I am the head and not the tail.
I am above and not beneath
I am a saint, not a sinner.
I am righteous by faith.
I am seated in heavenly places.
He lifts me up out of the miry clay and sets me upon His rock.
He is my refuge…

Are you facing trials?

Are you going through trials, storms,confusion, hopelessness, feeling lonely or despair? 

Trust me I've been there. In the pits where it's so dark that LIFE and JOY gets choked out. My spirit and mind have been through battles, wrestling thoughts and what was going on in life with the word of God and His promises. 

There were days I thought maybe I lost my faith. Maybe God abandoned me just as others have, but I refused to stay in that frame of mind. I declared the word of God over every specific area. I know that my God is not a liar and His word says He is faithful.

 Maybe I was believing a lie? Did a lie get rooted from experiences I was having in life that didn't line up with the beauty of an abundant life that is supposed to be my inheritance? Was I simply not trusting in my God who created me and knew me even before the foundation of earth was laid, the one who knows the beginning from the end and perfectly knitted me together? Was I giving into fear or doubt?

 I had a c…

Our words are powerful!

maybe life is not about what you hold onto but about what you let go of".

I don't remember where I heard this quote, " maybe life is not about what you hold onto but about what you let go of". I don't remember if it was on a movie, a tv show? But I heard it last week and it keeps replaying on my mind.
There is so many ways this quote has meaning in my own life.
I have been focusing on the latter part of the quote and wondering what are some things that I could let go of that would increase my quality of life for myself or family.
Certainly many of us could find regrets to let go of, or hurts, relationships, habits, routines, and activities.
I can truly see  holding onto anger or grudges instead of letting those go would decrease quality of life.
Are there areas personally that I'm holding onto trying to grip, where I should be letting go?
How about letting go of old mindsets and perspectives?
Letting go of fear?
Letting go of others opinions and judgements?
Letting go of  shame, disgrace, and condemnation of yourself or of others?
How …

Blessed are the ones who believe without seeing.

Remember in John 20, when Thomas couldn't believe that Jesus had been seen after He rose from the dead and he told everyone that unless he saw His marks on Jesus's hands and put His finger in His side that He wouldn't believe?
Jesus shows up and tells Thomas to look at His hands and to put his finger on His side. Thomas knew then and Jesus responded to Him in John 20:29 " you believe because you have seen me, blessed are those who believe and have not seen".

That quote has been popping up in my mind a lot in this transition of life recently with the many struggles of a divorce, betrayals, pain and loss, moving, financial problems, raising children, and much more. I have had some days where I am having one of those conversations with the Lord that look less like faith and trust and more like "where are You, don't You see what's going on , how long must I wait?" It's been a season of seeking Him out more, asking to be more aware of His presenc…

The breaking of dawn

Have you ever woken up and for that first brief minute you're trying to do a reality check? Whether you're trying to discipher a dream from conscience or the "which day is it" thought, or a reality check?
Sometimes there's that brief moment of confusion as the transition from sleep to being awake. As I awoke this morning I was thinking "how did I end up here"?  Have you ever had dreams for your life and wondered the same thing? When your  life doesn't seem to line up with those dreams you have or had. Many factors play into  a persons  life. We are all connected to many people, and each person has free will to choose each day what they say to someone, what they do, if they  connect or disconnect from people, etc. Remember the movie Butterfly Effect? Where the main character was able to go back in time through his journal and change even just one moment in time and how that one simple change altered not only his life but everybody else's life. An…

The Kingdom is more than what we eat and drink.

Is there anyone else who is just tired of all of the articles and documentaries and news reports of GMO food, organic versus non-organic, carbs versus proteins,to vaccinate or not vaccinate, etc.? For years I have studied these topics and researched them. I have watched every documentary possible and have made life changes choices after viewing. I have been disgusted with the way animals have been treated and raised and harmed. I have read reports on the China study, which is research that proves dairy and meat are harmful to our bodies and causes cancer,and leaky gut, and a list of other sicknesses. And then I've read articles on why grains and carbs are mutated and cause us to get celiac disease and get fat. I mean gosh for every article out there that says one negative thing about something there's another that proves that it's positive for you. Talk about confusing. Talk about stressful. And talk about living in fear.

I don't really want to elaborate anymore on tho…