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. 

Do you know who you are? Today? 

​”Comfort, O comfort My people,” says your God. “Speak kindly to Jerusalem; And call out to her, that her warfare has ended, That her iniquity has been removed, That she has received of the Lord’s hand Double for all her sins.”

Isaiah 40:1‭-‬2 NASB



My prayer for you is to read this and believe it. Your warfare HAS ended. He who is in you is greater. Walk in your power. 

That her iniquity HAS been removed. This is the one that so many say “I’m saved” and then with the same mouth say “I’m a sinner”. Then what have you been saved from? 

from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way.

James 3:10 NASB

Do you not know that when you were baptized you were baptized into Christ’s death? (See Romans 6) That by being baptized into His death you agree that He did in fact take your flesh as His own. Your SIN as HIS OWN on the Cross. 

Hold on to that for a moment. Resonate with the image of Christ hanging on the cross. Is He still there? On the Cross? Are we still there with Him at that Cross? 

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us-for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on  a  tree “-

Galatians 3:13 NASB

Are you still on the Cross? Cursed? Full of sin? Dead? Denying Christ and what He has done? Claiming you are a sinner, you are your mistakes, you are your flesh. Are you still hanging on the Cross? 

For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; for he who has died is freed from sin.

Romans 6:5‭-‬7 NASB

 Or have you risen with your God? Are you seated with Him? Have you been born again of the Spirit? Have you truly agreed in your baptism that your FLESH HAS DIED? Because HE WHO HAS DIED IS FREE FROM SIN. 

Do you know who you are? Today? 

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. If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness.

Romans 8:9‭-‬10 NASB

There’s a reason the word IF is said so much about your identity in Romans 8. Because many do not believe Jesus did what He said He did. Many teach you every week that you are still a sinner. Yet this says he who has died is freed from sin. Is this claiming it’s only for those who have left this planet? Do we get a chance to read the bible to learn how to walk in the Spirit after we’ve died physically? 

Or is Roman 7 explaining the battle that now occurs when your mind begins to believe that you, that which is Spirit, cannot sin, but your flesh that is no longer you because it was crucified with Christ still battles for control? 

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.

1 John 3:9 NASB

Friends, if you have been baptized without this understanding than I challenge you to go back to the scriptures. Specifically Romans 6 gain true understanding about your baptism, read Romans 7 about the battle the occurs when your mind is battling the death of your flesh, and continue to Romans 8 to see who you truly are. Free from condemnation, you are Spirit, Sons of God. Then go to 1 John and read why we need to admit we were our flesh, we need Jesus to destroy our flesh, and then finish the book and see that those who keep you bound to your sin are sons of the devil. You are no longer your flesh, no longer stuck in your iniquity. You and I have been redeemed. 

For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.” Then He said to her, “Your sins have been forgiven.”  And He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

Luke 7:47‭-‬48‭, ‬50 NASB

Remember who you are… 

Believe the Promises

“In an outburst of anger I hid My face from you for a moment, But with everlasting lovingkindness I will have compassion on you,” Says the Lord your Redeemer. “For this is like the days of Noah to Me, When I swore that the waters of Noah Would not flood the earth again; So I have sworn that I will not be angry with you Nor will I rebuke you. “For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,” Says the Lord who has compassion on you. “All your sons will be taught of the Lord ; And the well-being of your sons will be great. “In righteousness you will be established; You will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; And from terror, for it will not come near you.

Isaiah 54:8‭-‬10‭, ‬13‭-‬14 NASB

Sometimes you read something and you just need to make sure it’s seen in BOLD writing. 

So many today are filled with fear and doubt and yet they praise Jesus. If only they would BELIEVE what He has promised. 

And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord.”

Luke 1:45 NASB

If you’re reading this and you have fear and worry please spend time in prayer today. Read Isaiah 54 in its entirety. Believe the words that are spoken to you. Trust you found this blog specifically so you would hear what He HAS promised. 

God loves you. He desires for you to believe HIM. 

Noble minded 

Wishful Thinking by MercyMe. https://shz.am/t109838504

Have you ever been taught something that went against what you once believed?

The brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. Therefore many of them believed, along with a number of prominent Greek women and men.

Acts 17:10‭-‬12 NASB



Oh how I long for us to be considered noble-minded. I remember several years ago I had learned something new. Something that challenged everything that I thought was true. Something that honestly kept me somewhat sane during what seemed like an endless amount of pain and suffering.
When I was told this truth I immediately wanted to reject it. But everything I had known to be true was shown to me through the scriptures as was this new teaching. So I didn’t reject it, as my flesh desired me to. I went home and eagerly searched the texts and began to see what was spoken was indeed truth. 

As I believed I could literally feel layer upon layer of lies being washed away. I was being washed by the Word. Ever since that day I have lost my double mindedness and my helmet of salvation has been secure. My mind is guarded and kept in perfect peace just as Jesus promises it will be in Philippians 4:7.
One day I hope to be led to share this truth but it must be God who leads me and not myself.
The point of this sharing is I could’ve rejected what was being shown to me. What went against ‘common teachings’. But I like the Beareans eagerly searched the scriptures to test what was said to see if it was TRUE.
When I listen to the song listed my heart rejoices because of this exact verse.

Never again will ever be bound to my flesh. All because I chose to believe what was written verses what many have taught. 

Remember who you are….

Seek Him First 


But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 6:33 NASB 

If you’ve ever been pulled towards the world and then back to our Father you know how vital this passage is. It’s no coincidence that it’s placed after instructions about not worrying or serving two masters. 

Seeking God’s kingdom, which is within, is so vital to being able to ‘Do greater things’ as Jesus said we would. 

Seeking God’s Kingdom and righteousness FIRST doesn’t just mean first in the morning, although starting your day in His Presence is a sure way to face each day empowered and guarded within your mind. Seeking God’s Kingdom FIRST means before anything.

Important decisions for instance, even when we know where He’s guiding us, like we see Nehemiah do before he answers the King as to why his face is so lowly. (Nehemiah 2:3,4) 

We ought to Seek God First, why? Because like every other instruction that’s given to us there is a reward waiting for us in our obedience. 

“…and all these things will be added to you.” 

This morning when I read this immediately my heart jumped to 

And blessed us she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord.” Luke 1:45NASB

Then my eyes moved over to the highlight in my Bible “For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:37NASB 

How beautiful is this? 

I don’t know what the ‘all these things’ will be but I know that it’ll be GOOD, because all good gifts come from above. And when I seek His Kingdom and Righteousness FIRST my heart is filled with contentment in whatever He chooses for me. 

Whatever path He guides me to. I know that I don’t have to worry about it. Because God is Good and He loves me. And you. 

Friends, Seek God’s Kingdom and His Righteousness FIRST. Trust that He has nothing but goodness for you. He loves you and desires for you to be One with Him. 

Remember who you are…. 

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.

Who has bewitched you?

2 Corinthians 5:7 NASB

for we walk by faith, not by sight-

What does this mean? It means I walk by Faith that I am no longer my sinful nature, even though my sight shows me that I am still in my flesh my Faith in what the scriptures say to be true trumps what I see, feel, and even think. Romans 7 we see the infamous battle Paul has within himself. This is one that occurs until you and I graduate past this lie and begin to be Romans 8. My favorite verse in Romans 8 is verse 9.

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.

“However” however is used to show you and I that what is about to be said erases all the possibilities that was just written. Paul says however YOU are not in the flesh. Yet so many of YOU continue to bind yourselves to your flesh. You are hardening your hearts to God when you do this. YOU are NOT your sinful nature, even if you feel like you are. Jesus Christ became sin and nailed ALL SIN to the cross 2000+ years ago. Today satan has bamboozled all of us into thinking He didn’t actually free us. Paul said to the Galatians “who has bewitched you?” I ask you to check yourselves and see if Christ is in you and if He is than ask yourself “who has bewitched me?” The answer is anyone who has convinced you that you are STILL a sinner. Bc my friend if the Almighty God lives in you, you CANNOT be a sinner. It’s impossible. The children of the devil are being revealed, question is who will you believe? Who do you claim as your Father? Bc there are two.

1 John 3:4-10 NASB

Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him. Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. 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. By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.