Friday, February 5, 2016

You Are His Princess: Chosen, Adopted, Redeemed, Clothed in His Righteousness

You Are His Princess
 Chosen, Adopted, Redeemed, Clothed in His Righteousness

Beloved sisters, did you know that you, being in Christ, are the daughter of a KING? Not just a king, but THE KING!

Do you hesitate to approach the Throne of Grace? Feeling too sinful or not worthy at all? Or if you do come to God, it may be seldom with your head hung low in shame asking for just a tiny thimble full of his grace.

Please hear this: He has set before you not just a mere buffet or a party, but a banquet, yes, a BANQUET!! Just for YOU, his pride and joy, His beloved daughter.

Just as you would excitedly throw the biggest wedding possible for your own daughter or son, God delights in giving you his best. You are HIS. Believe it, girl! Let that all important information seep into your every pore. Let His grace wash over you and change your thoughts to renew your mind. You are Royalty! You better believe it. Feast in his glorious grace.

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9

"What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can be against us? Since he did not even spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, won't he also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one-for God himself has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? No One-for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God's right hand, pleading for us." 
Romans 8:31-34

Rise Up My Daughter

Rise up My daughter, come and take your royal place;

That I have prepared for you, through my infinite grace.

Allow me into the places that are dark and have you bound;

Salvation is what I died to give you and where freedom can be found.

Let the veil fall, that has hidden your heart for so long;

For it desires to come back to the place where it belongs.

Trust me when I say, “I have formed you in my hands;

And filled you with my glory and with all the things that I Am.”

But, you must guard and protect what is most precious and dear;

For the enemy will try to steal it, but don’t you fear.

Be strong and of good courage, for this fight you must fight;

And know that I am with you always, holding onto you tight.

So rise up My daughter, come and take your royal place,

for are clothed in My righteousness and crowned with My grace.
written by Terre Workman

Recommended Reading: THE BIRTHRIGHT by John Sheasby

Friday, January 29, 2016

Who Are Your Friends?

Who Are Your Friends?

Make no mistake…You become like the people you hang out with.

"Walk with the wise and become wise, for the companion of fools suffers harm." Proverbs 13:20

Friday, January 22, 2016

Train Them Up

Train Them Up

The end goal in raising children is to get them independent of you, the parent. Training should start as early as toddlerhood; we mold them with what we say (or don’t say) and what we allow them to do (or not do) for themselves.   

There are many little ways throughout the day to teach your children. For example: Instructing your toddler to sit at the table during mealtime and to use their napkin to wipe their face instead of doing it for them.

To smile warmly and gently instruct your child shows them you trust them and will make them feel fully capable.

Responsible and hard working kids are not just born. Expecting them to clear the table, throw away trash, and even to use proper manners takes training. Start today!

“Train up a child in the way he should go…”
Proverbs 22:6

Friday, January 15, 2016

30 Day Challenge

30 Day Challenge

Doing this myself is a huge part of my testimony. There was one important thing that HAD to happen before this (which was to forgive and apologize to my sister-in-law, more on that later) and several things after, but this one thing has had the most positive impact on my life.

So, for 30 days I want you to commit to NOT REACTING. That means not mouthing off, not defending yourself, not firing back…to anyone.

Basically, you will be denying and crucifying your flesh. If you mess up, start back at 1.

Breaking bad habits take commitment and discipline. Stay with it. I promise the fruit will come quickly.

“There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”  Proverbs 12:18

“But God is my helper. The Lord is my defender.”  Psalm 54:4-5

Friday, January 8, 2016

Do Your Words Match Your Dreams and Goals?

Do Your Words Match Your Dreams and Goals?

Pray this scripture often:
"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14

"For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he..." Proverbs 23:7 

"The Tongue can bring death or life: those who love to talk will reap the consequences." Proverbs 18:21

Friday, January 1, 2016

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

I love a fresh start, I always have. The New Year brings such promise and so much energy with no looking back. All old things forgotten, all new and good things are possible.

On this day most folks have made New Years resolutions and truly believe they can achieve them. Their list is goal oriented and has everything on it from losing weight and getting healthy to saving money and planning better for the future. All of which are all good goals and possibly even get achieved.

However; the only lasting fresh start is accepting Christ as your personal savior. Allowing His forgiveness to forever wipe your slate clean and that means everything past, present, and future.

“Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”  John 3:3

Friday, December 25, 2015

How far would you go?

How far would you go?

Would you leave your comfortable home, your family, and everything you know to help someone find God?

Jesus did, he left his perfect home, and his father and everything he knew to live among us.  A life he knew would be filled with pain, both emotional and physical. 

As we celebrate Christmas today, lets remember to thank God for the miracle of Jesus and the choice he made to save us.

If you haven’t already, choose him and accept his gift of salvation for life everlasting.

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call his name Emanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”
Matthew 1:23

Friday, December 18, 2015

Sanctify Your Home

Sanctify Your Home

Walk through your house in prayer. Enter each room praying for every family member. Ask the Lord to reveal anything that should be removed from the home. What are we bringing/letting in that hinders, makes us stumble, or worse, has us ensnared in continual sin?

  “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1