Your present condition does not dictate your future, your faith in God does.
The Word of God is living and active. If you confess the Word of God over your heart and life, it will not return void. We encourage you to meditate on these confessions.

Confession


And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. (Isaiah 51:16)

The Lord has put His words in my mouth therefore I shall be his mouthpiece, and because He covers me I shall not be afraid to speak.

October 31, 2008

Sisters - What they mean to you

This is an email I received from my sister, and I would like to share it with you all.




A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day,
drinking iced tea and visiting with her Mother. As
they talked about life, about marriage, about the
responsibilities of life and the obligations of
adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her
glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance
upon her daughter

'Don't forget your Sisters,' she advised, swirling
the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass. 'They'll
be more important as you get older. No matter how
much you love your husband, no matter how much you
love the children you may have, you are still going
to need Sisters. Remember to go places with them now
and then; do things with them.'


'Remember that 'Sisters' means ALL the women...
your girlfriends, your daughters, and all your other
women relatives too. 'You'll need other women. Women
always do.'


What a funny piece of advice!' the young woman
thought. Haven't I just gotten married?
Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now a
married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely
my husband and the family we may start will be all I
need to make my life worthwhile!'


But she listened to her Mother. She kept contact
with her Sisters and made more women friends each
year. As the years tumbled by, one after another,
she gradually came to understand that her Mom really
knew what she was talking about. As time and nature
work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman,
Sisters are the mainstays of her life.



After more than 50 years of living in this world,
here is what I've learned:


THIS SAYS IT ALL:


Time passes.
Life happens.
Distance separates.
Children grow up.
Jobs come and go.
Love waxes and wanes.
Men don't do what they're supposed to do.
Hearts break.
Parents die.
Colleagues forget favors.
Careers end.
BUT.........

Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how
many miles are
between you. A girl friend is never farther away
than needing her can reach.


When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you
have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life
will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on,
praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on
your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the
valley's end.


Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk
beside you...Or come in and carry you out.


Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters,
daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers,
Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended
family, all bless our life!


The world wouldn't be the same without women, and
neither would I. When we began this adventure called
womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or
sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we
would need each other.


Every day, we need each other still. Pass this on
to all the women who help make your life meaningful.
I just did. Short and very sweet:



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October 27, 2008

Monday Readings - The Believer's Authority

The Believer's Authority by Kenneth Hagin

This book is a classic, I never get tired of reading it. Whenever I don't have a book to read I pick this one up and it never fails to minister to me. It reminds me of the authority I have as a believer.

Authority is power delegate to someone, and in our case as believers we have been given authority, to deal with the enemy. We have not been called to pray to God about the devil, we are to exercise our authority that has been given to us

Luke 10:19 says "Behold I give unto you power (authority) to tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the powers of the enemy.
We have been given authority over the enemy, and we need to understand that because we have been delegated authority, we have someone backing us and we need not be afraid of the enemy. All authority that was given to Christ belongs to us through Him, so when we pray for the sick we are exercising authority over the enemy.



Ephesians 6:12 says for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
But we can thank God that we have authority over these evil spirits through Jesus Christ.
Our fight with the devil should be with the understanding that we have authority over him because he is already defeated, Jesus defeated him for us

We need to always remember that in our battle against the enemy, that we are above them and have the authority over them
As long as the devil can keep us in unbelief we will not get your victory. we cannot move by what we see or feel.
We have to be moved by what the word says. Its all about what you believe.



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October 24, 2008

Everyday Hero

To the left of this post you will see a badge marked Yes, we care! Hero.
Its indeed a great privelege to be honored as an hero.

I have been honored as an "Everyday Hero" by Wellsphere for taking the time to help and support others through my personal experiences and writing at my Caregiver Alzheimer's blog.

I want to take this opportunity to thank Wellsphere for calling me a "Everyday Hero" and for the lives I have touched.I want to say thank you for giving me that opportunity to do so.


Here is an edited quote from that website describing Wellsphere's mission:


"Wellsphere’s mission is to help millions of people live healthier, happier lives by connecting them with the knowledge, people and tools they need to manage and improve their health.

"Recognizing that each person has their own unique health questions, Wellsphere developed a model...to help people address their individual concerns. Wellsphere...enables users to quickly and efficiently find comprehensive, personal answers and support for their specific health needs...Wellsphere.com is one of the leading consumer health websites in the world.

"One of the keys to Wellsphere’s success is the breadth of knowledge across its network of experts and experienced health writers, and within its caring community. Wellsphere’s network of writers and bloggers includes more than 1,200 of the leading medical minds from Stanford, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Yale and other top Medical Schools, as well as patients facing difficult diseases who bravely share their stories of survival."


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October 20, 2008

Monday Readings- Breaking Generational Curses and Pulling Down Strongholds



Someone asked me recently, how is it that I am so knowledgeable, the reason is because I read a lot, like a book every week. Its a habit I developed from Bible School, having to read so many books.
Beginning this week I would like to share with you what I am currently reading.


Breaking Generational Curses and Pulling Down Strongholds by Vito Rallo


You are saved, baptized and full of the Holy Ghost, yet there are some areas that you are still struggling to get victory.When we got saved the spirit man was born again , but the strongholds that were allowed previously into our lives were never dealt with. After going to God and confessing and repenting of your sins, there are still some habits that seems not to go..You keep doing the same thing over and over . It becomes repetitious and this can signal that there is a stronghold in your life


Many of the things going on in our lives such as fears, jealousy, mental illness, hatred, low self-esteem, gluttony, rejection, anger ,sexual perversions, spiritual heaviness fear are frequently related to what are called generational curses.. Curses which can be passed down from generation to generation, often times without you even being aware of their presence and yet have the ability to affect you.

Maybe you always seem to fail at your job and you can never keep one for more than a few months at a time. Did your father perhaps have the same problem and some uncle or some relative show the same tendency? You see these curses can skip a generation. If that is the case, you may have just identified a family generational curse. You can now stand against it specifically all the time and push it back so that it will not affect you.


Certain curses seem to affect certain aspects of our lives. Many times there is a curse of sickness and disease that runs in a family, There is hypertension or diabetes, or cancer or fibroids just to name a few. When you look at your family lineage, your grandparents, parents and now you or your sibling or even your child suffers with the same problem. It will continue down to your children and grandchildren and so on until you break it off.

Or perhaps there is a curse that is related to finances.You need to take a look at your own life and ask yourself what areas you are not blessed in. If you are not being blessed particularly in the area of finances and health or if you seem to have continual breakages or things going wrong with equipment, have a good look and see if you can see a pattern developing there.

Or you can recall words of anger and bitterness , negative words spoken over your life by some one in authority. You may already identify strongholds even as you are reading this. You can renounce those curses, reverse them and give them back to Satan in the name of Jesus.You have the authority to stand against the enemy and be set free. This book not only identifies the family generational curses and strongholds, it also tells you how to deal with them so that you can walk in liberty and freedom.

In Hosea 4:6 it says God's people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.When you don't have knowledge about something, sometimes its devastating. My siblings all went through this because they did not have the knowledge about generational curses and strongholds back then.

I believe that every Christian should read this book.This is a powerful book, it shows how people are living there lives, going through all kinds of situations and cycles and not having a clue of what is going on. All they know is that they don't seem to be able to live a life of freedom.



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October 18, 2008

Friendship Award










God is truly amazing, 4 blog awards in one week this is truly humbling


I have received these two new awards from my friend and sister Lori at Persevere. Lori's blog is all about perseverance, running the race of faith.



We need Friends for many reasons,
all throughout the seasons.
We need Friends to comfort us when we are sad,
and to have fun with us when we are glad.
We need Friends to give us good advice,
We need someone we can count on,
and treat us nice.
We need Friends to remember us
ones we have passed sharing memories
that will always last.

I am passing on these awards to 10 of the most recent friends that I have made in the blogging world

The New Covenant
Seed Thoughts
My road as I travel it
AsTheCrackerheadCrumbles
Hope for Each Day
The Bible Post
Light it Up
Overflowing Grace
Faith Fuel
Broken Vessels


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October 16, 2008

Don't worry you are going to make it

With everything that's going on around the world, the future looks bleak.The enemy is having a field day using the situation to drive fear into the hearts of people to discourage them so that their faith may fail. But when you look at the situation from God's perspective, its totally different. God is not subject to the failures of man. He is not waiting like us for something to happen. He wants to make something.

The enemy is seeking to destroy lives by controlling those in leadership and he is succeeding. For too long man has been listening to the ideas and wisdom of the politicians. The wisdom of the world will come to nothing, it is failing as we can see.because God has been left out of the equation, therefore the foundations are crumbling because there were not built on the principles of God.

Which of you by worrying is going to change anything. Worry is like a
rocker, it keeps you going but it doesn't get you anywhere.
Of course we have to make plans but God doesn't want us to be filled with worry and anxiety about tomorrow.

All this worrying is causing health problems, such as headaches , fatigue ,stress, and changes in blood pressure to name a few.

It is disrupting productivity, you can't get much done because worrying interferes with your thinking and it affects the way you treat people. Because of all the worrying you become withdrawn, you become a grouch.

It also reduces your ability to trust in God, filled with worry and distracted by the pressures all around, there is little time to pray or concentrate on the word of God. You don't remember to confess his promises.


Matthew 25-34 says:

25 "That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear . Isn't life more than food, and your body more than clothing

26.Look at the birds. They don't plant or harvest or store foods in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them . And aren't you far more valuable to him than they are.
27. Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

28 "And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing.

29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.

30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fir tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith.

31 "So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear ?

32.These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.

33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

34 "So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.


So what do you do with your worry?


1. Give them to God

.According to 1 Peter 5:7 we should give all our cares and worries to God, for he cares about us.
By carrying all these care you are showing that you have not fully trusted God with your life.


2.Pray about it.
.
Philippians 4:6 tells us not to worry about anything; instead we should pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all that he has done

As long as you worry and are anxious concerning what you are praying about, you nullify the effect of your prayer; you haven't cast it upon him you still have it.


3. Fix your thoughts on God's power


Philippians 4:8-9 lets us know that we should fix our thoughts on God's power and not life's problems

We should turn our thoughts from the negative, unbelieving to the positive, constructive thoughts of faith, hope and love.


4.Trust in God's promises

Exodus 14:13 tells us that we should not be afraid despite what is facing us. We only have to trust in God's promise.

This is the attitude we should have today with all the troubles surrounding us. We should purpose in our hearts to deal with the worry and anxiety we are facing and not let the enemy use it to destroy us. Rise up in your faith and continue to trust in his promises.


Psalms 55:22 says to give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip.

You are going to make worried one.







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October 15, 2008

The Faithful Servant Award

Wow another Blog Award

Valerie fromSimply 4 God passed this award on to me. This award Valerie has given me is called the "Faithful Servant Award Sowing Seeds of Love". I would truly like to receive my crown for faithfulness.








"Jill created the Faithful Servant Award because she was grateful for the many friends she’s met along her blogging journey. In her words: “Many of you have touched my heart and life in ways that have changed me eternally! I thank you for being a faithful servant and being obedient to the upward calling every time you share a piece of His heart living out in you! I pray that you will share this award with others who have touched your heart by sowing seeds of love into your life! They will know we are His by how we love one another! Let us sow seeds of love throughout the blogging world and touch the hearts of those who come to read what we all share! To HIM be all the glory forever and ever! AMEN!"


I would like to pass this award on to my dear sister Hanna at Channel of Healing who truly eptomises the word Faithful. I Thank God that I have met you along the journey. You are truly a blessing and a Faithful Servant of the Lord.Thank you for continually Sowing Seeds of Love.

I would also like to pass it on to Lauren over at Faith Fuel who is one of the most Faithful Servants I have met since I have been blogging. Thank you for the Seeds of Love you have sown and I am quite certain you will continue to sow.


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October 13, 2008

Butterfly Award

My sister Hanna of Channel OF Healing has passed this award she received on to me. This award is special because butterflies speaks of freedom.

Thank God for you Hanna.




The rules are quite simple

You pick ten people and pass this award to them.

Then contact them and let them know that you have chosen them and their blog for the award.

Also link back to the person who gave you the award.

Here are the recipients in no particular order.


1. The New Covenant

2. My road as I travel it

3. Reborn

4. The Caregiver Chronicle

5. Light it Up

6. Stedfast In His Love

7. The Surrendered Scribe

8. Keeping the Kingdom First

9. Anti Aging for Today

10. growandknow



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October 10, 2008

What kind of prayers are you praying?

James 1:6 and 7 - But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing from the Lord.

So you have be spending a lot of time in prayer. You have spent hours every day crying out to the Lord. But what kind of prayers are they? Hebrews 11:6 says that without faith it is impossible to please Him.

What kind of prayers are you sowing? Are they pleading with the Lord, or are they prayers of faith.The results of your prayer will soon reveal which kind of prayer you are offering up. Well it means that you will have to be praying in faith.

So the question is how to pray in faith. To understand this you need to understand what faith is. Many people see faith as just trust in the Lord. So they think that asking the Lord for something in prayer is faith.

Faith is a lot more than that. Faith involves believing, and specifically believing God's Word. The Greek word translated as 'believe' in the New Testament is a word that means amongst other things, "to be fully convinced of something." So to exercise faith, you need to be fully convinced that God's Word is true.

To pray in faith then, means to be fully convinced that God will give you what you are praying for. When you ask for something, what is the picture in your mind? Do you see the Lord giving you that which you asked, or do you see yourself not having what you asked for?

If you are praying for healing, do you see yourself lying in bed or healed and getting on with your life? If you are praying for financial provision, do you see yourself in debts or finances in your hand to take care of your needs?

You need to begin to picture yourself with what you ask for. If you are asking the Lord for a car, you need to begin see it in your garage. Whatever you are praying you need to see it, picture yourself with it and continue to confess the scriptures that pertain to your situation.
As you keep the picture of what you are expecting from the Lord in your mind , it will motivate you to push through , even when there is no sign of it. Continue to give God praise and thanks for what you are praying for, even though it has not yet
manifested.


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October 2, 2008

Hindrances to your faith

Your faith does not seem to be working, therefore it means that there are hindrances somewhere. You need to find out what it is so that you can walk in faith. Even though you have been believing God, you don't seem to be getting the answers you have been looking for, you've had to struggle. Its time to begin to look to see if there are any hindrances in your way. See if there are any hindrances operating in our life.

So then what is faith? It is the ability to receive in this natural realm, what you are desiring from the Lord, that which you have already received from Him in the spirit realm. Faith draws out what you can't see and brings hope into reality. It assures success and is a defensive weapon against the enemy.





Bitterness

One area of our life that we need to particularly guard is the area of our relationships. Bitterness displays itself like thorns that grow in the heart and corrupt all life. When a root of bitterness springs up, it causes trouble, hurting many. It blinds you to the opportunities around you so that you cannot reach out in faith. Bitterness also opens the door to the enemy and keeps your prayers from being answered.

In Ruth 1:20-21, we see Naomi having experienced severe hardships, changed her name to Mara to express the bitterness and pain she felt. She had let married and secure but was now returning home a widow and poor.

In the story of the lost son in Luke 15, the young man who had taken his inheritance and ran off, returned home broken and humbled. He was greeted by a father who had dealt with the bitterness and was now overjoyed and forgiving. The elder brother on the other hand was still bitter and unforgiving.
The difference between bitterness and joy is in our capacity to forgive.


Fear

Fear destroys your faith swiftly because it opens the door to the Satan to come in and attack you. So before you know it you have a battle on your hands, trying to get rid of the fear. never mind getting back to believing the Lord for the answer. The idea is to get you to loose your focus. Fear instantly robs you of your faith and trust in the Lord. Without that you cannot receive the answers to your prayers.

Fear sometimes comes in without you even being aware of it. When fear grips you because of some bad news you receive, once you entertain it, you open the door to Satan which allows him to steal your faith.
He will lie to you and tell you this thing is going to happen, so you need to take your stand when he tries to paralyze you with fear. You then confess what the word says about your situation, no matter what the situation looks like in the natural.

Peter came out the boat and began to walk on water, when he took his eyes off Jesus he began to sink. Waves are contrary, they come in different forms to discourage you, to drive fear into you. When you take your eyes off of Jesus, you take your eyes off of faith.


Guilt

Guilt is another hindrance that cause your faith to be shipwrecked. Guilt cause you to feel like a failure and it makes you feel that the Lord will not give you what you asked for.
It causes you to loose your self-confidence. In John 3 21-22, it says "Beloved if our heart does not condemn us, then we have confidence towards God and whatever we ask for,we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do those things which are pleasing in His sight"
If you feel guilty, all you need to do is repent and ask God for forgiveness.



Shaky Faith

In James 1:6, it says " But let him ask in faith, not doubting. For he that doubts is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
If you are double minded the decisions you make are split. You try to live by faith and protect your fear at the same time. You make faith statements and then when doubt steps in you think perhaps I shouldn't say that I should wait until I see it

If you are constantly doubting, it becomes a stumbling block, therefore you cannot expect to receive what you are asking for. If you doubt you are unstable in your ways. The enemy will bring some negative thought hoping that you will listen to him in order to bring doubt in the situation.

You need to remind Satan what the word says about your situation, reject his lies and let him know that you have the victory. God has promised that He will always cause you to triumph in Christ. You are guaranteed victory over any adversity you face.

So get rid of the hindrances, and let you faith work for you today, and become a winner.
Repentance is a God given opportunity to enter into the blessings of the Lord and escape from the oppression of the enemy.
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