Yes, I have had a rough time of it along my life's journey. Some of it has been self-inflicted and some of it has been at the hands of others. As a woman of color; I have had to navigate life as a diplomat. I have to ensure my family is informed on the ways of this world and also empowered to make a difference in this world regardless of the obstacles presented. I will say that wanting better and deserving better is warranted. I will say getting better is a task I have undertaken personally.
James 5:16-18 The Message 16-18 Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with. Elijah, for instance, human just like us, prayed hard that it wouldn’t rain, and it didn’t—not a drop for three and a half years. Then he prayed that it would rain, and it did. The showers came and everything started growing again. LET US PRAY!
Time for the Goliath in your life to be killed. You are more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus. If God is for you who or what can be against you. What do we wrestle against? It is not flesh or blood but principle, spiritual wickedness in high places. Giants and mountains can fall just by speaking a word of Faith to the situation. Faith Speaks and it is so! David knew God had protected him before against a lion he certainly knew this mere Goliath was a temporary obstacle that would be cut down.
Ezekiel Chapter 36 is a powerful reminder that God's name will never be forgotten or put to shame. God's word is truth. He declares a word and it will come to pass. Even if detours occur from us being fearful, faithless, stubborn, and fleshly - basically seeking all else to make us happy and forgetting God is our provider. Don't get it twisted, God word and His name will always prevail as the Supreme Authority in the matters of life, death, and everything in between. He will do what He promises for His people - even when His people had gone astray. Seems like for such a time as this, some of God's people are realizing that it is time to return. God's grace and His mercy is sufficient and will restore. God declared and decreed land restoration. God also reminds us that He is Holy and His name will never be mocked. Remember those who profess to be called by His name need to recognize that intentional, transparent, and recognizable living according to Biblical principles is the requirement.
Time to revive your hope in God. YES, we have an example that even dry bones can be brought back to life. God instructed Ezekiel to speak life to the valley of dry bones. He did and heard and witnessed the message that God told him to say over those seemingly dead graveyard be brought back to a functioning lively army. God can do anything! He can do all things. What we need to do is get connected to HIS WORD on the matter. Any situation can be spoken a word of life on it and then the resurrection can occur. DRY Bones DO LIVE AGAIN!
Why am I thankful? I am reposting this reminder a blast from the past in 2010 for why am I thankful and challenging all to remember why they are personally thankful as well. Keep that in your mind that you are blessed and highly favored. Even in the rough patches we can always find a reason to praise the Lord! “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3 (NIV)
Faith Speaks and it is so...prayer, purpose, and praise. Father you have shared with us grace, mercy, and instructions. Thank you for your perfect promises seen in the scriptures. Thank you furthermore that whatever is written is so and we can bank on whatever you say goes! Continue to help us live a life worthy of you. Lord thank you for forgiving us. Thank you for allowing us the chance to know you. But more importantly, thank you for knowing us, loving us, and keeping us - in spite of us! Amen Indeed.
Sometimes what may be an error - like delete without the option to restore - can lead to miracles. Actually, mistakes can teach us to be better! Shalom and Selah Love to all Miriam Proverbs 3:5-8
The Thankful Revolution exists to encourage, inspire, uplift, educate, and hopefully prompt all to live a better life here on earth as it is in heaven. Enjoy your journey!