Prayer Challenge

I want to ask you to say this prayer out loud, if possible.

“I belong to God. I am a holy vessel, because I have the Holy Spirit of the Living God. The Lord of Heaven and earth has said over me; “I declare you holy!”. I commit to start believing what He says. I AM HOLY! Remind me daily, Spirit of the Living God, to treat myself as holy, open my eyes to every scheme of The Enemy to treat me as if I'm not. You God, are Holy. Your word is truth. This day Father, I chose to believe you! I ask this in the mighty name of your son Jesus Christ, who died on a cross for me so that I could be a coheir to the kingdom of God. Amen”

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Nothing to Prove

Matt. 4:3-4 and Deut. 8:3 The tempter came to him and said," If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread." Jesus answered, It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.' " Satan wanted Jesus to prove he was the Son of God by doing a miracle. Jesus wasn't about to do anything for Satan! Instead he answered the request with scripture from Deuteronomy 8:3. Remember, you do not have to show people you belong to the God. You just need to live by every word that comes from the mouth of God. For me, every word from the mouth of God means my Bible. I need to live a bible-based life.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Give and Receive Comfort - 2 Corinthians 3-4

Photo by Sallee Bonham April 2017
As a self-centered addict,
I had to learn to reach out to others and work the steps of recovery with them in order to maintain my own sobriety.
One of the helpful recovery sayings that stresses the need to focus on others is:
"You have to give it away to keep it."
In my walk with Jesus I can also apply this spiritual axiom to comfort.
Here is an example of how I can give away the comfort that I received from God. As a new widow, I was given comfort from the Lord in the form of people, bible lessons, and personal revelations from studying my Bible.

Today, I can use those experiences and give comfort to another new widow because I truly know what it is like to lose your spouse. It doesn't matter how terrible my trouble was or is, I can take the comfort that I am given and give it to others who need the same comfort that I have received.

Power and Strength is Yours - Psalm 68:35

Troubles? God Will Help You
No matter what trials or struggles you are going through,God will give you the power and strength you need because of Jesus' sacrificial death on the cross. Through Jesus, you will be given the same power and strength that Jesus received from God. 

However, there are three things that you should do as one of his people. 
  1. Give God the glory for all that you do - praise him and tell others what he has done for you. 
  2. Humbly thank Him for enabling you to do all things - thank Him for giving you the power and strength that you need to make it through your trouble, trial, or struggle. 
  3. Accept the work of God's hands in you - be willing to be shaped and molded according to God's plan. 
To sum this up, give praise with thanks and be willing to accept the change that God's hands will bring as you face each challenge with his power and strength.