Sweet Words 

​I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people Who have set themselves against me round about. Arise, O Lord ; save me, O my God! For You have smitten all my enemies on the cheek; You have shattered the teeth of the wicked.

Psalms 3:6‭-‬7 NASB

Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5‭-‬6 NASB


I believe. 

He listens to me 

​I love the Lord , because He hears My voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.

Psalms 116:1‭-‬2 NASB

It was so easy for me to fall in love with God. He listens to me. He would answer my broken cries in ways that were so personal and direct that I couldn’t deny His Presence in my life. 

As the youngest child, and the only girl. I lived an internal life growing up. No one quite understanding who I was or taking the time to hear what I had to say. 

As a teenager I was an overly emotional kid. And this only grew my internal struggle. As a young wife and mother in a relationship that started on so many troubled levels. I always strived to be accepted and heard that I again lost my voice. 

As I came to the Lord I knew deep down that I desired for my children and other women to be HEARD. 

For me it’s the most painful scars I have. One that I guard fiercly. 

Not being heard. 

It provokes my flesh like no other within my current marriage. 

Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Ephesians 6:11‭-‬12 NASB 

Although my mind knows our battles are the devils schemes, and he is not a gentlemen and will use this pain as a weapon to destroy, it makes my ache no less painful. 

My scars are REAL. My pain is REAL. And my battle needs to be real as well. By knowing how the devil is using my pain as a weapon helps to arm me with the TRUTH of this pain. Its my flesh. And my flesh will always be hostile towards God. So when the enemy can get me to focus on myself and my pain then he steals my joy. Like John 10:10 says He will. 

So what do we do in times like this? Just act as if nothing’s happened? No. Denying it makes it grow. Face it. Make your spouse aware that they’re being used by the enemy to hurt you. Pray that your spouse begins to guard himself and his words by seeking God. Period. That’s how you defeat this enemy is by seeking God. Apologies are good, but if your anything like me your rather action be the apology as words can be empty when not followed up with action. 

Then you get your heart into God’s hands and embrace the TRUTH that He listens to you and He loves you completely, as you are His bride. 

For your husband is your Maker, Whose name is the Lord of hosts; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, Who is called the God of all the earth.

Isaiah 54:5 NASB

After you’ve both allowed God to speak to your hearts then come together and let God guide your conversations. Always Seek God. 

They’re watching 

​Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6 NASB

As parents it’s our responsibility to raise our children in the way they should go. 

Do they see you lying to your friends, co-workers,  or their other parent? Do they see you taking the easy way out? Do they hear you gossip to your friends? Do they see you getting drunk? Do they see you dating person after person? Do they see you having sleep overs without being married? Do they see you texting while driving? 

They’re watching you to train them in the way they should go. 

Do you praise God when things go right, how about when they go wrong? Do you trust in God when times get hard or are you consumed in your emotions? 

Children are sponges. They absorb what they see more than what you say. 

Be on guard when you live as a parent because you’re raising someones spouse, your grandbabies parents. 

Choose to live by example and care more about who they become versus what you want. 

Choose them over you. 

Are you denying Jesus?

​Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:1 NASB

Recently, I’ve been thinking about how we use God’s written word. On others and ourselves. 

First let’s talk about how we use it towards others. 

You can always sense the context in which someone speaks it or posts it on Social Media. 

You can feel the indignantion within what is written. Most likely from a previous hurt or offence. Although the scripture justifies what they’re feeling, you have to wonder if God wasn’t trying to show them the thorn in their flesh that they’re holding onto, hoping to free them from this. But instead they use it as a weapon to hurt the other person. 

And although the word is a weapon (Ephesian 6:17), it’s not to be used against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12). 

God says to remove the LOG  (plank) from our own eye before we attempt to remove the SPECK from another. The difference in description of these two items is enormous and purposeful, it’s how He speaks to gently say “HEY YOU’VE GOT BIGGER PROBLEMS THAN THEM”. 

Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?  Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye?  You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
Matthew 7:3‭-‬5 NASB

Consider this the next time someone hurts or wrongs you and you make a vague post with scripture in hopes they see it. 

As far as how you use it on yourself….. 

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.  But there are some of you who do not believe.” 

John 6:63,64a 
Our FLESH profits nothing from the Spirit and the Spirit gives life. Jesus says here that the words He has spoken are SPIRIT and LIFE. 

Your flesh hates His written words….hence the guilt. The fear almost of coming to the scriptures when you have walked in your flesh. Fearful of what you will read. 

Friends, God’s Words give LIFE to our SPIRITS. They’re never meant to CONDEMN who you are, Spirit. 

When you condemn yourself because of what your flesh has done you’re agreeing that you are your flesh. You are taking that sin on as your own. You are agreeing with Satan that you ARE a sinner. You deserve condemnation, punishment, and pain. 

You are denying what Jesus HAS done FOR you at the CROSS. 

When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.

Colossians 2:13‭-‬15 NASB

Denying your FREEDOM, FORGIVENESS, NEWNESS in Christ. 

You get caught in a cycle of lies that you’re unworthy, unholy, filthy. Your mind is set on the flesh. And the mind set on the flesh is hostile towards God, therefore you cannot believe HIM. 

For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so,  and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.  

However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.
Romans 8:6‭-‬9 NASB 

You MUST get the LOG (or PLANK) out of your eye because it’s blinding you from the TRUTH that your flesh HAS already been CRUCIFIED with Christ and there is NO condemnation for YOU. 

This is why is so vital that we handle the Word of Truth so diligently because we can miss the Truth that we are indeed walking by the FLESH and not the SPIRIT. 

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15 NASB
The next time your mind slips to your flesh let us thank our Father that He has FREED you from your FLESH. Let’s thank Him that you are NO longer identified as your FLESH and thank Him for nailing it to the cross, taking it out of the way so you can freely WALK in the newness of Christ’s Spirit. Thank Him for going before you and lighting your path with His Word. 

Be cautious not to get caught up in apologizing for this sin. By doing this you are agreeing that you are indeed guilty, and Jesus didn’t take ALL of the sins of the WORLD at the cross.  

Remember who you are…

For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

Romans 8:14 NASB

Know who you Are! 

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

2 Corinthians 4:3,4 NASB
God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Genesis 1:27 NASB 
Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God, that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints, to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Colossians 1:25-27 NASB 
We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.

Colossians 1:28 NASB 
The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one;  I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.

John 17:22‭-‬23 NASB
Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Matthew 5:48 NASB
By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.

1 John 4:17 NASB

Best lies are 99% true

**I DO NOT AGREE 100% WITH THIS PICTURE, READ WHY**

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The problem with this post is its not identifying what part of you makes the mistakes.

One of the “famous” texts used to keep us bound in our sins is Romans 7 where Paul discusses the war that now rages on inside the mind after the death of the old self in baptism  (which is explained in Romans 6). What is over looked is this: Romans 7:17-18 NASB

So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me. For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not.

For I know that nothing good dwells in me, (IT KEEPS GOING) that is, IN MY FLESH; for the willing is present in me

(Matthew 26:41 NASB

Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; {the spirit is willing}, but the flesh is weak.”)

This is so dangerous to ignore. What is also dangerous is not to continue in Paul’s speaking and explaining the process of new birth of who YOU truly are in Romans 8. YOU are NOT your flesh. You are (if Christ actually lives in you) SPIRIT and you are to be led by the Spirit not the flesh.

Romans 8:9 NASB

However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.

So if your FLESH makes mistakes God’s mercy in your weakness is there, but the mercy is for your remembrance of what He HAS done, and who you are.

2 Peter 1:1-8 explains the qualities you ought to have for godliness and this next verse explains what happens when you don’t.

2 Peter 1:9 NASB

For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having {forgotten} his purification from his former sins.

This is why we are to continually renew our minds, Romans 12:1, keep our mind on things above, Colossians 3, and encourage one another as long as it’s called TODAY

Hebrews 3:13 NASB

But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

Sin is UNBELIEF. THIS IS THE ROOT OF ALL SIN. EVER. UNBELIEF.

Hebrews 3:19 NASB

So we see that they were not able to enter because of unbelief.

Do not bind yourself to the unbelief in what Jesus has already done. You are NOT your flesh. You have to stop SAYING “I make mistakes” or “I sin everyday”

Matthew 12:37 NASB

For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

1 John 3:9 NASB

No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

YOUR OLD MAN, OLD SELF, FLESH which HAS been crucified with Christ is the sinner, YOU are born again of SPIRIT.

John 3:5-7 NASB

Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.  That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.  Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’

Romans 8:14 NASB

For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

Separate yourself from your flesh. Speak LIFE and TRUTH over who you are. KNOW who YOU are and CLAIM THIS TRUTH. That old self is dead. Be born again. Do not be yoked to slavery again.

Galatians 5:1 NASB

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.

These partial truths will destroy. Whatever you bind (hold onto) on earth you bind in heaven. If you claim to be the sinner then you will perish with the sinners. Even if you go to church.

Matthew 7:22-23 NASB

Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’  And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me , you who practice lawlessness .’

Jesus is not a liar, He warned YOU to let go of the lawless man, and be born again of HIM. This is how you KNOW Him.

The best lies are 99% true. His mercies are new everyday and His love never fails, but YOU Child of God do not make mistakes your old man did, let them die and live in Christ.

7 daily steps to healthy co-parenting.

Co-parenting at its finest. Blessed by this reminder.

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A few months back I had some friends ask if I would write about the birds and the bees. It was uncomfortable for some but I did it.  Now I’ve had a few friends ask that I write about co-parenting. It could be because I have a not so common co-parenting situation. It will be uncomfortable for some but I did it. I’ve been co-parenting with my ex-husband for 14 years and while we’ve had a few speed bumps along the way, we’ve had an oddly easy road. I honestly can’t remember the last time we had a disagreement and have no idea when the last time we actually verbally argued . I can say with certainty that it takes maturity on both sides to make it work and it has to be ALL about the child. I’d say when it comes to co-parenting ,on a scale of 1-10, 10…

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What is Babylon?

Revelation 1:1 NASB

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must soon take place; and He sent and communicated it by His angel to His bond-servant John,

This letter is addressed to the BONDSERVANTS of Jesus Christ. Those who have willingly become servants of our Lord. NOT addressed to the world, but to the men of God.

Revelation 18:2-5 NASB

And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.”   I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.

Now where do the men of God go that they would have to COME OUT OF? MEN OF GOD ARE ALREADY NOT IN THE WORLD OTHERWISE THEY WOULDN’T BE MEN OF GOD. JAMES TELLS US TO BE A FRIEND OF THE WORLD IS TO BE AN ENEMY OF GOD. Hear what the Lord says to His people.

Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way

Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city [church] where they could settle. They were hungry and thirsty, and their lives ebbed away. Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He led them by a straight way to a city [church] where they could settle. Let them give thanks to the LORD for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for men, for He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. Psalm 107:4-9

 

 

 

This was written one year ago today. I never posted it, but today I will as I stand by it.

It is written…

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I was once consumed with books. My home holds over 600+ and my Nook an additional 500+. Now I haven’t read them all but had hoped one day I would. Then last February during a 10 day fast from sleep and food (would catch a couple hours every 3 days or so) I had several experiences that I’ve never truly been able to explain. It has been a pivotal turning point within in my walk to say the least. During one of these days I felt as if I had a fresh baptism of the Spirit of Truth. It was pressed upon me so intensely that everything had to be truth, there couldn’t even be a partial truth spoken because one wrong word could change everything. Eve changed what God had told them and death seeped into all mankind. This is also the time when I was told that all I ever needed to leave my children was the Bible. That all the other books were pointless and would only confuse them. His Word was all I Needed.

It took me a month before I finally felt that this was true. And for almost a year now I’ve been on a fast from all other teachings. Slowly I let go of devotionals only reading ones that I felt led to. Weeding out sermons, commentaries, and everything else that watered down what was already written. And today I have never felt more mental peace and security in my life. Mainly though the clarity and confidence in what I know now is unshakable.

God has always been my teacher. He has assured the way for me to hear His Voice and I no longer need another to affirm what He has told me.

The text that inspired this over share is:

Ecclesiastes 12:12 NASB

But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body.

I remember when I first read this my selfishness rejected what it said. Today as I read these words, and see the weariness still within others who go to other books and sermons for comfort I can’t help but say “Wish I would’ve listen sooner”
It is written…Go to Him and let everything else Go.

Isaiah 26:3-4 NASB

“The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You. “Trust in the Lord forever, For in God the Lord , we have an everlasting Rock.

I encourage you to fast from all other teachings for 7 days (or more,preferably more) and only read Scripture allowing the Holy Spirit to give you understanding. Believing He will as it is written in James. Your belief changes everything and when you begin to weed out the chaff that has been planted within your mind, May you SEE who YOU truly are! Blessings friends. (Ps. Fasting even means from blogs like this.)