Monday, February 28, 2011

#145 - The Best Investment

Good morning! :) I am back and it's a beautiful day in Columbia! UH-MAZING! Not sure the temperature outside, but yesterday it was 84 degrees! Wow! :) 
Proverbs 28:5 - Evil men do not understand justice, but they who crave and seek the Lord understand it fully.
Proverbs 28:9 - He who turns away his ear from hearing the law [of God and man], even his prayer is an abomination, hateful and revolting [to God]. 
I recently was talking to Tyler and he's always so smart. Not only is he a studier of the Word, but he learns and takes in from everyone. He is always learning. He said that a statement that impacted him that he had heard was about studying the Word. The person had said sometimes as you're studying and meditating on the Word, it is important to see what the Word says, but also important to see what it doesn't say. For me.... the things that Proverbs 28:9 does not say is really what I'm interested in. 

He who turns away his ear from hearing the law even his prayer is an abomination (to God). If we looked at it another way, we could see: He who turns his ear TO hearing the law, his prayer is a blessing & delight to God. 

This morning I am just excited about turning my ear TO God... turning my ear to His Word. It is comforting that investing time in the Word HAS the greatest return that I could possibly hope for or expect! That I am being a delight to God when I turn my ear towards Him & His law & Word. 

Now that I am a parent, I'm just starting to realize what a blessing it is when my child listens to me, when he doesn't touch the things he is not suppose to touch. The power of being obedient to the Law! Whether that be Mama's law in the house.... or God's law with life! Tyler Junior is blessed more by his mama when he is obedient. My love for him doesn't change, but sometimes my attitude does.  When he is fun & obedient, I want to take him places, go to the park, play, do fun things. When he is whiney and not listening well, I do not want to 'play' with him. I'd just assume it would be nap time for him! I KNOW God's desire is to bless me too! I am HIS CHILD! My desire is to bless him with my obedience and my listening ear. 

Does it seem like the theme for this year has been "listening"?? I feel like it just continually comes up! To crave & seek the Lord. To listen & obey His Word. I know listening & obeying is the best investment that will yield the greatest dividends available! 

May your day be blessed! 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Week Update: Hey there! I've been overcoming some symptoms so I just wanted to let ya'll know I won't be posting anything else this week. Have a blessed week.

Monday, February 21, 2011

#144 - EXPECT GOD!

A blessed and beautiful day! I heard it was supposed to get up to 77 here today! If you live in the cold north, my apologies.... hopefully you will experience some warmth trickling in too! As far as for us southerners, I must say... other than an act of God, I believe I will most likely remain a southerner! The warmth sure is a welcomed joy. 

Well, let's get started on today's devotion.... FIRST.... please, join me in a quick HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Happy Birthday to my awesome Father-in-Law, Dwight! He's an amazing man, such a blessing, a heart so big and full of God's love. I must say, I married into an amazing family... so I'm truly blessed on both sides! My family and my in-laws! Dwight, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Join with me in AGREEING in prayer:
Heavenly Father, I ask that you would BLESS Dwight today on his special day! I praise you for his life and for him raising up such a godly man in my husband Tyler. Thank you for Dwight being a godly leader of his home and leading Tyler to meet Jesus as a 9 year old. Father I pray that today and EVERY day you would BLESS the works of Dwight's hands. That he and his business, and employees would prosper. I pray an abundant blessing upon his business, that they would experience amazing growth, blessings and abundance of jobs despite the economy. I thank you we can live by YOUR system Father and not the WORLD'S system! So right now, we CALL IN the jobs and the money to their business. We thank you that you are FAITHFUL and JUST and that you bless your children! Protect them as they go about their work today and every day. We pray a Psalms 91 hedge of protection around every man or woman on every job site. We call Dwight blessed in Jesus name!
Happy Birthday Dwight! :)
James 1:2,5,6a,8  - Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort...If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally ..... and it will be given him. Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering .... [For being as he is] a man of two minds (hesitating, dubious, irresolute), [he is] unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything [he thinks, feels, decides].
Well, as I re-read James 1... I'm just letting it sink into me. I'm meditating, dwelling on, learning from the words. Letting the Holy Spirit reveal more to me each time I read over it again. The whole chapter is so good.... and so many good things we can take away from it.  

Consider it wholly joyful when we encounter trials? For real? Are we really suppose to do that? - That was my question. My self, my flesh, does not want to "count it joy." Most parts of me wants to get over the trial, get to the victory. Don't most of us want that? Well, in verse 3 says that the trial and the PROVING of our faith in the situation we are experiencing will bring 3 things: Endurance, Steadfastness, & Patience. Verse 4 encourages us to let those three things have their FULL PLAY, to do their THOROUGH WORK. Let those things WORK out in us what they need to work out! Let those things mold and develop us to be what it talks about in the second part of verse 4, PERFECTLY & FULLY DEVELOPED, with NO defects, lacking in nothing! 

Lacking in nothing sounds like a good answer! Don't you think! Are you lacking in anything right now? Time? Money? Friendships? Spouse? Freedom? Are you lacking in anything? Well.... as we learn to walk these verses out, it tells us that the outcome will be us LACKING IN NOTHING. Us being FULLY supplied in every area. 

As I was reading verse 8, I almost immediately realized that I want to be the OPPOSITE of everything that it talked about. I want to be exactly the opposite. As a woman of God, my desire is to be firm and solid in my relationship with my God. To be not doubting, wavering, lacking of joy. Let's look at verse 8 again, and then let's reword things to see what we SHOULD want to become....
For being as he is a man of two minds, hesitating, dubious, irresolute, he is unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything he thinks, feels, decides.
The GOAL? - The dictionary coins "dubious" as "doubtful & wavering." Irresolute? - Not firm, not determined, not set in opinion or purpose. So... with our new phrases, let's revisit this verse:
For being as he is a man of ONE mind NOT hesitating, NOT doubtful or wavering, RESOLUTE! Solid in his purpose and opinion. Firm and determined. He is stable and reliable and certain about everything he thinks, feels, decides. 
Man... that sounds like SUCH a better place to be doesn't it?! FIRM! SOLID! Really in a position that you KNOW you are blessed despite the situation or circumstance! You know, as a CHILD of God, that GOD is working on your behalf ALL THE TIME! Sure... we may go through some of the time where we are having to allow the WORD to work itself out in us. To PROVE ourselves responsible. But IF we continue and allow the WORD to have it's FULL WORK in us, we will be LACKING NOTHING! 

Now, that is a good word! Do I hear an Amen out there?! 

I caught the tail end of the Daytona 500 yesterday. What a Victory for Trevor Bayne! He just turned 20 on Saturday! He's barely out of his teenage years! Wow! What a victory! The youngest person ever to have won the Daytona 500. Well, I caught part of an interview after he won and he said something like this: "Well we pray, and we expect God. This just was a great opportunity to show how big God really is."

EXPECT GOD! We pray and we EXPECT GOD! BE FIRM! BE RESOLUTE! Solid in your purpose! STABLE. Determined! EXPECT GOD! God is in the business of bringing our EXPECTATIONS to pass, AND THEN SOME! Congratulations Trevor! What an awesome win! What an awesome victory! What an awesome testimony to how great of a God we serve!

Expect God! Walk in belief, not doubt, not wavering. KNOW that GOD is on YOUR SIDE and desires for YOU to prosper! 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

#143 - Continual Growth

Good morning. :) Or.... HAPPY THURSDAY! :) It's a great day! The boy is enjoying watching Miss Pattycake right now! Any parents out there? Miss Pattycake is a great DVD/CD series that sings songs, teaches kids about God & Bible stories, as well as the basic things they need to know about using manners,  numbers, ABC's, colors, hygenine, healthy eating, etc. It's a great DVD series with a lot of energy. Tyler and I find ourselves walking around singing the songs... it's pretty funny! But if your in the market for some good Bible Based, high energy DVD's that teach great principles... Miss Pattycake is a winner! :) 

Ok... well, let's get rolling. :) 
Proverbs 17:28 - Even a fool when he holds his peace is considered wise; when he closes his lips he is esteemed a man of understanding.
Proverbs 31:15 - She rises while it is yet night and gets [spiritual] food for her household... 
Well.... it's amazing how the Word is a continual source of instruction and correction! Sometimes it's not fun... but as we are on this journey to become all God has created us to be, I guess it's good. ;) I know it's good! Have any of you talked when you should have just been quiet? Or have you been around people that ALWAYS are talking and you can't get a word in edge wise? Or those people that always change the subject when you are talking to them.... and they change the subject to, guess what? Themselves! I know I have been guilty of it too! But, as it says in Proverbs 17, even a FOOL is esteemed as a person of understanding when he CLOSES HIS LIPS! 

A couple of practices for the week:

  1. When you (and I) are talking to people this week... when we are tempted to change the subject or BEGIN a sentence with the word "I".... let's take a second and stop ourselves! Can we NOT focus on ourselves? Can we keep the focus on them? Allow them to talk not us?
  2. Practice Humility - When we are tempted to tell someone... "Well, let me tell you what I did...", or "Well, I actually went there AND I went here too...." - Let's practice the art of not trying to "out-do" someone else's story. AND.... if we feel tempted to brag about something we've done, let's take a second and just CLOSE OUR LIPS. 
Have you ever said something, sent an email, text or something and then your corrected by the Word? Or later when your not "in the moment" you think, "Man, that was kinda stupid." I know I have.... and I continually find things in my life to work on and fine tune. Here's just another one. 

What about Proverbs 31:15? Our Proverbs 31 friend "rises while it is yet night and gets spiritual food for her household." Do you ever wonder, "Am I ever going to get this whole thing down?" The whole being a good Christian, diligent, disciplined, etc. With a growing family, I am learning this. Tyler Junior is 15 months, so his schedule seems to evolve as he grows. So for me, my schedule changes too. Our routines change. I had my main quiet time before he woke up this morning. Spent some time meditating on some specific scriptures... then, the boy woke up. Pull out the "Mom Card" and do breakfast, etc. Well, after breakfast, Tyler Junior watches a short DVD called "My Baby Can Read", and then he watches "Miss Pattycake." So, as I'm reading through Proverbs, I'm listening to this song, "Fruits and veggies in your tum tum tum, Fruits and Veggies yum, yum, yum!" And OTHER fun Miss Pattycake songs, but songs that are NOT too conducive with having a QUIET "Quiet Time." 

So... I don't know if your schedule and life is changing, but if it is.... like me, do you need to figure out how to allow your Quiet Time to be what it needs to be? QUIET. An atmosphere that is inviting for the Holy Spirit to be present. Praise God that we are on a path of continual growth, that we will be forever learning and we don't "arrive." 

So THANK YOU as you are on the journey with me that you allow me the latitude to grow! I pray as I'm growing, God is doing things in you for you to grow. 

Would you share? What are you learning? How are you growing? I'd love to hear your voices out there! :) 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

#142 - Still on Track?

Happy Wednesday! :) Wouldn't it be interesting if we woke up like every day was a Holiday. If we woke up with excitement each day, kind of like we do on Christmas or our birthday. Yesterday I did that with Tyler Jr. It was kind of fun! I said, "HAPPY TUESDAY!! It's a special day! It's going to be such a great day! God has made it! HAPPY TUESDAY!" It was actually fun. It made me smile just saying it. So.... to you, I say, HAPPY WEDNESDAY! It's a really great day!!! It's a really special day! God has made it and you are here! It's an extremely special day. We are in route, on a journey to be all we are called to be. To reach our ultimate destination, heaven! So many things to do along the way. But PRAISE GOD we can enjoy the journey. :)

Let's go...
Proverbs 16:1,9 - THE PLANS of the mind and orderly thinking belong to man, but from the Lord comes the [wise] answer of the tongue. (9) A man's mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure.
So, I recently did this very thing. I, Amy, made a plan. I looked at the areas of my life that I wanted to grow in. Areas that I wanted to move forward in. Goals for my life. Fitness, Spiritual & Mental Growth, Family, Our Business & finances, Writing. I sat down and fully "bulleted" out these areas and wrote what MY PLAN was in order to grow in these areas. I established a plan. What did I do next? I brought MY PLAN before the Lord to gain wisdom and insight on it. "Lord... here's my plan for these areas. Is this a good plan? Is there anything you would add? Take away? Anything I should tweek?" As I sat waiting for His answer, I was able to gain clarity on My Plan. And better yet, I was able to receive a WISE ANSWER from the Lord! I have planned my way, and now can have confidence that the Lord will direct my steps in my way. 

Well... just yesterday, I was looking over my plan. I noticed several things that I was not doing. It had been a few weeks since I had looked at it. I was reminded that I needed to put My Plan up, keep it in front of me, keep it visual, so that DAILY I am able to see & review my plan and make sure I am still on the right track. 

That is my task for today. I just wanted to ask you.... have you made a plan? Do you have YOUR PLAN established? If not, do you think that it would be helpful? Maybe it is just ONE area that you want to grow in. Maybe you want to start a business. Or begin sewing. Maybe you want to improve your relationship with your spouse. Or maybe, like me, you have several areas in which you want to grow or progress forward. Not that you need several areas.... if personal growth is new to you, I'd recommend starting out with maybe ONE thing. Growing in one area. Being diligent.... and then maybe next month.... adding another area..... then the next month, adding another area. Not overwhelming yourself with trying to change everything today, but taking small steps daily to grow. 

If you have a plan, are you still on track? Do you need to revisit your plan and make sure you are not forgetting anything? I definitely noticed a few areas where I was not on track, I had forgotten about. 

So... are you still on track?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

#141 - How to enjoy TODAY

Good morning! :) Well... I have a PRAISE report for yesterday! :) The boy turned 15 months and had his 15 month "Well Visit" with Dr. Sooros. This weekend on Saturday he had a fever, and on Sunday the fever had subsided but when he was walking he was extremely off balance. Well... Tyler and I just did what we know to do based on the Word. "Lay hands on the sick and they shall recover." (Mark 16:18) "By Jesus stripes we ARE healed."(Is.53:4-5, 1 Peter 2:24) "When 2 or more come together in together and AGREE upon anything you ask for, it will be done for you by your Father in heaven." (Matt. 18:19) - So... we laid hands on Tyler Jr. and thanked God for his complete healing and restoration. From the symptoms, it would've appeared that he had an ear infection, but we just thanked God that our son was healed! He was whole, restored and walked in divine health! The report from the Doctor was good! He was perfect! :) He's in the 92nd percentile for height and 45th percentile for weight. So... he's tall and slender. :) Such a cute boy! :) It amazes me because he usually eats more than I do! Where does the boy put it?!? So, that was definitely a praise! Thank you Father for being true & faithful to your Word! 

Let's get started! Lately.... I've not been getting past Proverbs. I've been getting so much good stuff out of Proverbs! Psalms will just have to wait. :) 
Proverbs 15:13, 15, 29 - A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken. All the days of the desponding and afflicted are made evil [by anxious thoughts and forebodings], but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of circumstances]The Lord is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the [consistently] righteous (the upright, in right standing with Him).
Man... do I know these scriptures Oh to well! But praise God for HIS Word that we can receive truth and revelation! :) I looked up the word "desponding" in the dictionary. This was the definition: to be depressed by loss of hope, confidence, or courage. There was a period of time where I felt like the word of "desponding" would have described me. On the outside, maybe one could not tell.... I smiled and did my best to have a Positive Mental Attitude. But in my heart, hope was shallow at best. My heart had grown weary and sluggish. It was like my heart had been running this race and I was just worn out. If you picture a person in a desert, shoulders hunched over, arms dangling, head hanging low.... or a (not in shape) runner who has run 20 miles, just exhausted.... I picture my heart looked like that if it was walking. My heart was just sluggish, slooping over, tired. My hope, confidence and courage were down. AND... one reason they were is because I was doing EXACTLY what this verse talked about! I had anxious thought and "forebodings". My thoughts were continually in the future, not in the present. I was anxious over the future. I was constantly thinking about the future which paralyzed me from enjoying my "TODAY." I missed the scenic view of my journey because I was so focused on where the end destination would take me. I was longing to live in the future I saw in my mind. I was so longing to live there, that every day in my present was a disappointment because I hadn't "arrived" at my destination yet. 

PRAISE GOD for GOD and HIS WORD! Praise God for my husband. Praise God for revelations! I somehow realized, probably greatly due to Tyler, that I could not live in the future any more. ALL I could control was my today! All I could do was enjoy my today. Sure... have goals, yes! But once I had my goals, work them backwards to figure out what the daily action steps are and then just consistently DO those daily actions. Not dwelling on or staying at the "end" but focusing on the daily actions I can do today. And while doing that, enjoying the journey. A JOURNEY WITHOUT TOIL! Enjoying the smell of the roses along the way. I realizes that being anxious was AGAINST the Word. If I was being anxious, I was trying to control something that was not MINE to control... ie: the future or other people. ALL I could control was my today... my RIGHT NOW. Not next hour or later tonight, or tomorrow. All I could do was control my right now. Enjoy my right now. Tyler STILL has to catch me and correct my thinking because I occasionally still try to live in the future. Or... get anxious, my mind would get bogged down because I'm thinking about all these things I need to learn or do... but they are things that the outcome hasn't even been established!  No need to be anxious. What's the wonderful verse say, "Be anxious for NOTHING, but in EVERYTHING with prayer & petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God." Phil 4:6.

The VICTORY in it? Check out Proverbs 15:29!!! :) What VICTORY! What GOOD NEWS! He hears the prayer of the righteous!!! GOD HEARS US!? Are you born-again? Are you saved? God HEARS you!!! Do you have sin in your life? Well, ask forgiveness, get things right. And then pray to God. Submit your request! God HEARS you! I actually recently was holding "offense" against a few people. When I realized it, I knew exactly what I had to do! Just what it talked about in the new testament. It says something like: If you are holding anything against your brother, leave you offering at the alter. Get up, go, get things right with your brother. THEN, come and make your offering. 

So, even me! I had to get offense right. I had to ask forgiveness from God, and my "brother/sister" in Christ. 

GOD HEARS OUR PRAYERS! That is GREAT NEWS! Something DEFINITELY to rejoice about! PRAISE GOD! And do you know, you can have a GLAD heart REGARDLESS of your CIRCUMSTANCE! Because you have the FAVOR of GOD on your side! If things look impossible... just smile and laugh and THANK GOD outloud - I HAVE THE FAVOR of GOD on my side! GOD EVEN MAKES MY MISTAKES TO PROSPER! :) I HAVE GOD'S FAVOR! :) 

Have a great day! Live in TODAY! Enjoy TODAY! Tomorrow has it's own worries. Tomorrow will take care of itself. Therefore, enjoy your TODAY! 

Monday, February 14, 2011

#140 - Stay Grounded!

Good morning. How are you doing today?!? Good here! My boy is 15 months old today! WOW! Pretty amazing. It seemed like just yesterday he wasn't mobile and just laying on a blanket or in a swing. Boy, how things have changed! And today is one of my previous students birthday's. :) Tori! :) Happy Birthday Tori!! She's a very special young lady. Also hard to believe I taught her as a 6th grader and she is now 20 years young!!! WOW! She's grown up to become a beautiful young lady. 

Well... let's get going. 
Proverbs 14:12 - There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death.
I remember my husband sitting down with a young man a year or two ago. It was quite interesting... but my husband felt let to tell this young man that a time was coming for him when there would be 2 roads for him to choose. They would both appear right, but one would lead to destruction. It would be important when this young man entered into this time that he would be able to recognize the roads. Though the one appeared good, was not the road to travel. 

Fast forward some time, about a year or two. In hindsight, this young man came to Tyler and said he remembered the dinner we had and Tyler telling him this. It was from the Lord, and I remember the dinner clearly also. The young man proceeded to tell Tyler of the 2 roads. How the one road appeared to be a good one. What was down that road appeared good, but it was extremely misleading. That road led to lies and deception, and ultimately could have led to this man choosing a mate that was not for him. Both roads were there. Both roads were there to travel. One led to destruction, one led to promotion & blessings. 

As Christians, it is KEY that we stay GROUNDED in the Word and with Christian fellowship. The enemy will come to steal, kill & destroy (Jn 10:10). The enemy wants to deceive and draw us OFF the path of blessing that God has for our lives. As Christians, IN SEASON & OUT OF SEASON, it is key for us to keep our feet grounded in the Word. Praise God that this young man stayed grounded in the Word & in Christian fellowship during this time of his life. Because of that he was able to RECOGNIZE and avoid destruction. He was able to see what was truly the path that led to destruction, he was able to see it clearly. 

Where ever you are today. Make it a continual effort to grow in your relationship with the Lord. When you are growing, when you are deepening that relationship, the Bible says, the Voice of a stranger you WILL NOT FOLLOW. When you are establishing that relationship and strengthening your relationship with the Lord, you will recognize the paths clearly. You will recognize which one is laced with deception. 

So... young man, where ever you are out there today, I want you to know as your Sister in Christ, I am proud of you! I am proud of you for staying on the path that leads to life! Continue staying grounded! God has very great things in store for your life, including an amazing wife. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

#139 -Breathing LIFE!

Good morning! It was snowing here this morning. :) A bit odd for us here, but it's suppose to get up to 51 today, so I doubt we will be having a "winter wonderland." :) Hope you are good in your part of the world.  It amazing how much the Internet allows us to be connected. I remember wondering how the whole "WORLD" would see when Jesus came back... but now with all of technology & new things coming out all the time, I can see how it would be possible! And what a glorious day that will be!

Let's get started: 
Proverbs 10:21 - The lips of the [uncompromisingly] righteous feed and guide many, but fools die for want of understanding and heart.
As I read this verse, it just jumped out at me. Really, came alive. I've read it before, and thought it before, but maybe didn't realize the magnitude that it's words held. The LIPS of the uncompromisingly righteous feed & guide many. This verse is talking about YOU, child of God! YOU are the righteous, and YOU feed and guide many! 

I started realizing over the last several months the power in this! Equally the power in NOT doing what it says. The lips. How do your lips feed & guide many? Let's just take your words for example. Maybe you are a parent, you have the ability to breathe life and belief into your children. You have the ability to tell them they are capable of ANYTHING they could dream of doing. You have the ability with your words to empower them to grow up and DO great things and BE great! With your words of encouragement, you are FEEDING their spirit. You are guiding them to be WHO they were destined to be! 

Maybe you own a business. Maybe you have a team of people that are looking for just ONE person in their life to believe in them. YOU now have the opportunity to FEED those people. To breathe life & hope into them. WITH your LIPS, you have the ability to speak into their life and help them become maybe who they were scared to be. 

Are you a teacher? Maybe YOU are the only person that will ever speak encouragement into that one student. You know, the student that comes from a broken home. The student that comes to school often looking down at their feet, looking like they are a world away in their thoughts. Maybe for them to have a chance at life, YOU were put in their life to BREATHE hope and life into them. To feed & guide their spirit! I would imagine if you kept them after class, sat them down and just looked in their eyes and said, "I just want you to know I see really great things in you! I see you doing really great things in your life. I think you are very special. I don't see you as just average, but I really believe that you were DESTINED to do REALLY GREAT things! Do you know that? You have special gifts inside of you, and I believe God really wants to use them for great things! I just wanted to keep you back just to tell you that I see something VERY special in you!"

You know what.... whatever your profession, parent, business owner, teacher, I bet if you had that conversation with someone and just looked them straight in the eyes as you were talking to them, I bet you would see tears well up in their eyes. I bet you would see into their soul. You would see in their eyes hope. You would maybe see a question, or they may even ask, "Do you really see that? Do you really think I'm meant to do great things?" 

People are STARVED!!! You have the ability to FEED THEM! With your lips, as it says in Proverbs 10:21, you have the ability to FEED THEM! To feed their spirit! To breathe life into them! With your belief, to breathe hope in them! Who knows you may very well be speaking to the next Bill Gates. The next Donald Trump. The next multi-millionaire who JUST needed ONE PERSON to FEED THEM. They are on the brink of STARVATION. They just need YOU to feed their soul. To tell them that THEY CAN DO IT! They are special! THEY ARE MEANT TO DO GREAT THINGS!

And you know what I bet?? If you are in a school, even with the whole "don't talk about God" thing... I bet if you had that conversation with a student, they would NEVER go rat on you for saying "GOD things they are special." They will go about the rest of their day walking with a hop in their step. 

People are starving and they need YOU! Who will it be today that you can believe in? Who will you FEED & GUIDE with your words of encouragement. You may well see the next great success emerge because of your belief! Most definitely those words would not be in vain! 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Hip Hip HORRAY!!! :) I'm taking my Day of Rest!!! So excited! So need it!

Have a BLESSED DAY! :) 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

#138 -Do NOT Grow Weary!

Well... I began to read and journal this morning and after reading Proverbs 8... felt led to some reason to go read the Beatitudes... or if you remember... the "Blessed's" that Jesus talked about in the Sermon on the Mount (beginning in Matthew 5). So... as I began to read it was quite interesting. As you know, I usually read out of the Amplified, and it amazes me how things are so amplified. Here's how it starts out... 
Matthew 5:3 - Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous--with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate themselves insignificant), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!
Proverbs 8:35 - For whoever finds me [Wisdom] finds life and draws forth and obtains favor from the Lord. 
It goes on through verse 12, and continues talking about the "Blessed." SEVEN times throughout this part it lists out how the "blessed" are "happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous--with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvationregardless of their outward conditions." Seven times it repeats itself. Before it even gets to the "feeling" or "the who." ie: Blessed are the "poor in spirit", Blessed are they that "mourn", Blessed are the "meek", etc... 

As we read over Matthew 5:3-12, it is pretty amazing. Before even getting to the "subject" of each verse, we can see what our take should be on LIFE! We are BLESSED. We are spiritually prosperous. WHY? If we are born-again, know that we are going to heaven when we die, have the Holy Spirit living inside of us... we are BLESSED! WHY else? As a believer, we have GOD's FAVOR. God favor's us! His plan is to set us up to WIN! He wants YOU & I, His children to WIN! He's positioned us in a place of favor! WHY ELSE? We have God's SALVATION. Despite what is going on in our day to day life, ultimately we have won the ULTIMATE prize. Our eyes have been opened to our need of a Savior. We have chose Jesus Christ to be the Lord of our life! We have chose Jesus to be our Shephard, to guide us, to lead us. We have chose Jesus to be #1. We have chose Jesus to guide our decisions. When we have a question, we CHOOSE to say, "What would Jesus do?" As a believer, what should I do? So before Matthew 5 verse 3 even gets to the subject of "what person" it is even talking about, it is telling us first of all, reminding us of WHO WE ARE! We are the BLESSED! 

What else? REGARDLESS OF OUR OUTWARD CONDITIONS. That was a kicker to me. Life happens. And with life, their is a continual learning curve. Life happens. But REGARDLESS of our OUTWARD Conditions, circumstances, we can know the outcome for us is FAVOR. Whether money is tight, the outcome is favor. Yah, we may need to learn how to get our finances in order, but we can thank God for favor. Maybe it's family, friends, children, job, car, house, clothes, health... whatever the need, whatever the CIRCUMSTANCE OR CONDITION, we can be thankful that we have FAVOR. "Satisfaction of God's favor." That is good stuff. We may know the end from the beginning, but sometimes not see everything that is going to happen along the way. But praise God that we CAN know that the "duration", the "path", the "journey", the "day-in/day-out" for US, GOD's CHILDREN, includes favor. We can have SATISFACTION of GOD's FAVOR. During those days when you just feel a little bit discouraged... you feel like you are going through the motions, the little things you are doing is going unnoticed... or the little things you are doing have not yet catapulted you to the destination where you desire to be, just KNOW that God's Favor is upon you. Continue being faithful in the little things and it is a PROMISE in God's Word that when you are faithful in the little, you will be given much. Prove yourself now. Prove yourself faithful. God has GREAT and mighty things in store for you. Do not grow weary in well doing. Do not grow weary right now, while you are in the midst of doing what seems like the "menial" tasks that need to be done. Do NOT grow weary. Continue! Continue my friend. God will SHOW HIMSELF STRONG! 

Great and mighty things are in store for you. Do not grow weary!

Monday, February 7, 2011

#137 -The Road NOT to travel!

Good morning! Man... I'm just so thankful that as a Christian I have the right and ability to have a RELATIONSHIP with the Holy Spirit. That I have the ability to have a RELATIONSHIP with my Father. As I was just spending time this morning listening to His Voice... I just had an uneasiness inside me. An unsettled feeling in my heart... I wasn't sure what it was, but I didn't like it. As I spent time listening to find out what this uneasiness was, I found out it was anxiety. I was feeling anxious. Even as I write this, I am reminded of the verse that says, "Be anxious for nothing, but by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, submit your requests to God." (Phil 4:6) It was brought to my attention that the "subtlety" of the anxiousness that I was feeling was ALSO the enemy. SO... recently, the ENEMY was caught... the enemy of planting thoughts of FEAR & DOUBT in my mind... he was caught. So now, this morning, as I sought the Lord about the uneasiness I was feeling, He also let me know that the subtleness of that feeling was ALSO the enemy. The enemy was trying to cause me to feel anxious. Anxious about what? Pick something, anything. If I was thinking it, I was feeling anxious about it. SO... now that I have RECOGNIZED that as the enemy, I can take those thoughts CAPTIVE put them under the obedience of Christ Jesus. I was even directed to go on a long walk today with Tyler Jr and go to the park, BECAUSE I CAN, and walking slow is a great way to show the enemy that I WILL NOT BE ANXIOUS! He CAN NOT control me or cause me to live in fear, doubt, or anxiety. I am living in the obedience of Christ Jesus & Satan has NO PLACE in my life or my home! 

Well... let's get into the word this morning. It's pretty interesting... and quite an interesting story that you are going to read about. Man... I remember the depths of it so closely! Transparency, sometimes I feel like it could be a fault - how transparent that I can be, but I guess I just feel like if things I have experienced can help someone else, what is there to be transparent about? So, be prepared.... it's coming at you again. :)  
Proverbs 7:4 - Say to skillful and godly Wisdom, You are my sister, and regard understanding or insight as your intimate friend.
Proverbs 7:22-25 - Suddenly he [yields and] follows her reluctantly like an ox moving to the slaughter, like one in fetters going to the correction [to be given] to a fool or like a dog enticed by food to the muzzle
    23 Till a dart [of passion] pierces and inflames his vitals; then like a bird fluttering straight into the net [he hastens], not knowing that it will cost him his life.
    24 Listen to me now therefore, O you sons, and be attentive to the words of my mouth.
    25 Let not your heart incline toward her ways, do not stray into her paths.
Proverbs 31:11 - The heart of her husband trusts in her confidently and relies on and believes in her securely, so that he has no lack of [honest] gain or need of [dishonest] spoil. 
Let's start out with the happiness of this devotion. As I read Proverbs 7:4, it just made me smile. Anyone who has a sister or a really close best friend, will probably be able to relate with this. It says to SAY to Wisdom, you are MY sister and regard Understanding as your intimate friend. What I picture is this... 3 girls, arm in arm, just skipping. I picture my sister(s) on one side, and a best friend on the other side. Just skipping. Arm in arm. Like girls do. That is the type of relationship we are to desire to have, and work towards having with Wisdom. One that is tight like a sisterhood, or intimate like a best friend, like someone you would tell anything too. Tight, that when no one else could tell you something, when you wouldn't be able to receive correction from anyone else in life, your intimate friend could tell you and you would receive it without offense. The picture of 3 girls skipping is infused in my mind as how it is supposed to be. Helpful to me.....  Well... let's get into the rest of the devotion... 

As you read Proverbs 7, like I, you read about this loose woman. This woman who leads men astray. Her whole desire is to lure men down a path, her path, but a path they should not be going. As I read Proverbs 7:22-25, my heart was just aching. My heart was wanting to cry out for this man, who reluctantly, is led down her path. Is following her. He's a good man, but is persuaded. The temptation is great. The enticement of danger or what is "off-limits" is exciting. Sin can be fun! This man, he sees a beautiful, seductive woman who wants HIM. She is luring and enticing him, he knows it is wrong to follow, but finally, the temptation is so great, that he gives in. My heart aches for him. As you read in the several verses (through 27), you read that him veering off onto her path, following her, giving in to her will cost him his life. This short term pleasure of sin, this pleasure of following his flesh will cost him his very life! You see that the "dart of passion" pierces his vitals. He is not the only one she has hurt. It says in verse 26 that she has wounded many, and all those whom she has slain are a MIGHTY number. It also tells us the ULTIMATE destination of her path, which is to Hades, hell. The ultimate choice of following her path leads to death. 

Well... early on in our marriage, I remember when I was between jobs at one point and I took at waitressing job for a few months. I had waitressed a lot in college, was good at it, and knew it could be good money. Praise the Lord that our first year in marriage, Tyler and I did a marriage evaluation each month. We had made up an evaluation that covered every topic imaginable that COULD lead to marital strife. Each month we both, separately, filled out the evaluation and came back together to discuss it. This was such a great tool for us as a newly wed couple to learn how to communicate even on difficult subjects. At the end of our evaluation we rated our marriage on a scale of 1-10, and listed WHY we rated it as we did. It was EXTREMELY helpful in learning how to communicate! 

So... I'm waitressing. As I go about my business, the kitchen manager starts randomly just saying nice things to me. He wasn't out of line, but as he said nice things, or gave me compliments, I started to notice that I really liked it. I started looking forward to going to work to get compliments. I was happily married. After a few times of receiving these compliments and realizing that I felt like I was blushing, I noticed what was happening. I even started to take those thoughts captive. I started to take those thoughts, the "good feeling" of being complimented, I started to take those thoughts captive and put them under the obedience of Christ Jesus. I would say or think, I am happily married. I'm in a covenant relationship. Tyler is an awesome husband. I have an amazing man that I'm married too. Well... then... one night I had a dream about the kitchen manager. I had a dream that he kissed me and that I LIKED IT! - I know! Oh my goodness! Now that was when I was really thrown for a loop! Wow, did I feel horrible then! It was a dream. I remember taking the dream captive and casting down those thoughts. At this point, though I felt really bad about my feelings that I had been having, I had known that I hadn't done anything wrong. Up to that point, I knew I had done everything that I knew possible to do, to make sure as a Christian I was doing what I needed to do. But, seriously, when you have a dream about another man, he kisses you AND you LIKED IT! Whoa! That's pretty intense feelings and emotions. I remember deciding that I was going to tell Tyler about it. I didn't have anything to feel bad about, or guilty about, but I knew that he could help me and pray for me with the situation. What a tough subject to approach! I finally found a good time to tell Tyler about it. It was hard. I told him about my feelings. I told him about the compliments, nothing "out of line", but they made me feel good. I told him about the dream and how I liked it. 

Wow! Then I asked Tyler to pray for me. I obviously didn't want to have these thoughts or conflicting feelings about someone other than my husband. What an experience. Well... I believe behind the scenes, at least on Tyler's end, it heightened a lot of things! It made him aware that he did need to pray for me. It also made him aware that maybe I was feeling these things because I was lacking getting compliments from him. As a whole, things did start changing. I believe it was due to a lot of things. Me not fighting the battle myself, but having my husband fight the battle with me. Me continuing to take EVERY thought captive and put it under the obedience of Christ Jesus. Tyler began complimenting me more, showing me more attention. It didn't take long, soon, the kitchen manager, was just the kitchen manager. I didn't get butterflies around him. I didn't look forward to seeing him. Soon, things were back to how they were supposed to be. 

If we are tempted to go down the road of the flattering man or flattering woman like it talks about in Proverbs 7, we don't have to fight the battle ourselves. Single or married. We can ask a friend, ask our spouse, ask a parent... we can ask someone to fight the battle with us. We don't have to do it alone, and we don't have to travel down a road that leads to death. We CAN overcome! We can win! 

Friday, February 4, 2011

#136 -Get Wisdom, Get Understanding.

Good morning! Hope you are blessed on this rainy day! It's going to be a great day! Growth, productivity, walking out the calling God has placed on (your) our lives! God is good! Let's jump in the word. 
Proverbs 4:7-8, 10 - The beginning of Wisdom is: get Wisdom (skillful and godly Wisdom)! [For skillful and godly Wisdom is the principal thing.] And with all you have gotten, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation).
    8 Prize Wisdom highly and exalt her, and she will exalt and promote you; she will bring you to honor when you embrace her.
    10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings, and the years of your life shall be many.
I'm just going to talk through this. It was extremely good when I read it (still is extremely good)... and though I've read Proverbs 4 month in and month out for a long time now, I'm still getting more out of the Word. The Word is STILL alive and active! The Word still has the ability to penetrate and change me, and will change you too if you let it!

Get Wisdom. Seek out wisdom. Ask for it. Ask for your eyes to be revealed to the wisdom in the situation you are in right now. Ask for the blinders to be removed so that the Wisdom that you need to see can be revealed. As you have received wisdom, get understanding. When we embrace Wisdom, she will THEN exalt, promote & bring honor to you. 

What's the process? (1) Get Wisdom! - Where does Wisdom come from? How do you get it? Wisdom comes from the Holy Spirit. Not the "World's Wisdom", but "GOD's Wisdom!" A wisdom that may not be able to be seen with the obvious. But, when it is sought out like seeking out hidden treasure (Proverbs 2:4), your eyes will be opened to the Wisdom that you are seeking. - How do you PRIZE Wisdom? How do you exalt her? You make her "opinion" of the utmost important, above any others opinion. Once you have sought Wisdom and received Wisdom you can move to the next step. 
(2) Get Understanding! - You've got part of what you need. Now it's finishing up the equation. Answering the "Why." Understanding allows you to see the full picture. Getting "Understanding" allows you to see things not just that are in the natural, that seem obvious, but getting understanding allows you to SEE with spiritual eyes the WHY. Why your situation is the way it is. Why you need to do such & such with this person. Getting understanding allows you to DISCERN what a person needs without THEM telling you. Getting understanding allows you to DISCERN something you could not see with the eye, but you just KNOW without doubt the next step. Understanding allows you EYES to SEE what most can not. Getting understanding, acquiring this discernment allows YOU an upper advantage that most do not have. You know what only Wisdom could show you. You see on a new level. 

The rest of the story? Hear & RECEIVE! Don't just HEAR, but RECEIVE. Hear. Then dig deeper. Listen, but then look deeper. What is being said BEHIND the WORDS, what is the message to you? Whether that be a speaker speaking on a CD, whether that be words from a book, words from the Bible.... see what the words are, but allow your mind to DIG deeper into it. What is the message behind the message that is for YOU? HEAR the message & RECEIVE specifically what YOU NEED out of it. HEAR & RECEIVE!

As you GET Wisdom and GET Understanding, WATCH as She will PROMOTE you! WATCH Her do Her, because God's word DOES NOT LIE. It says GET WISDOM, GET UNDERSTANDING and SHE WILL PROMOTE YOU! 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

#135 -The CONFIDENT Life

Good afternoon to you! Hope you are doing well! Junior.... or as we call him around the house, Junior Asparagus.... or sometimes it just gets shortened to Asparagus (Veggie Tales - we don't even have any Veggie Tales movies... but that's still what we call him sometimes)... anyways, he just went down for a nap. It's been quite an interesting day, to say the least... but PRAISE GOD that we have FAVOR in ALL situations! FAVOR FAVOR FAVOR! :) 

Let's get started... we are back on our scheduled reading after our 2 day detour. I just pulled out of Proverbs today... let's go...
Proverbs 3:21b, 22a, 23 - ... but keep sound and godly Wisdom and discretion, And they will be life to your inner self... Then you will walk in your way securely and in confident trust, and you shall not dash your foot or stumble.
Proverbs 31:15a, 26 - She rises while it is yet night and gets [spiritual] food... She opens her mouth in skillful and godly Wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness [giving counsel and instruction].
Receiving sound & godly Wisdom... quite important to accomplish all the God has created us to do. Therefore, being in the Word.... or communicating, having a relationship with this Almighty God would be pretty important in order to receive Wisdom, right? Well, look at the benefits of receiving and keeping this sound wisdom, LIFE to your inner self!!! Let me tell you.... I have never felt so alive since I received the revelations that I blogged about the last two days. In my inner self, I have NEVER felt so ALIVE! (FREE FROM DOUBT! & PROVISION BABY!) How awesome that we can receive revelation from the LORD and it breathes LIFE into our inner self, into our soul! Feeling full of life sure is better than being filled with doubt & fear, frustration, discouragement, disappointment, unworthiness. I don't know about you... but all those feelings were regular feelings that I was living in. I was feeling full of LIFE! I wasn't feeling filled with HOPE & EXPECTATION! Sure I knew promises of God... but my constant thought was, "When is it my turn? When is it my time?" Praise God for the revelations, that I now confidently know the answers to those questions. My time is NOW! My turn is NOW! 

Like it says in Proverbs 3, I can go about my day in CONFIDENCE & SECURE! I can go about my day in BOLDNESS that for such a time as this, God has prepared me and made me ready! And like the Proverbs 31 woman, WHY and HOW is she able to GIVE COUNSEL & INSTRUCTION? Because she is also prepared! She has spent time waking up while it was still night and committing time to getting spiritual food. Spending time with the Lord so that SHE could have counsel to give. So that she would receive clarity. Clarity about her purpose. Clarity about her direction. Clarity about decisions that she needs to make. She is able to CONSULT the Great Counselor about what her next steps are. She is able to lay out HER PLAN that she has prepared, go before the Almighty Counselor to see if she needs to tweek anything. HOW DID THIS COUNSELING RELATIONSHIP BEGIN? How did it begin? It began with baby steps. It began with her making a decision to commit time each day to devoting to the Lord. Devoting to spiritual growth. 

Do you need to be a "Spiritual Guru" to grow in areas of your goals. Well... no. But from my experience, looking back at my life, and looking at my life now... because of the time I have committed to growing spiritually I now have a LOT more clarity about HOW and WHERE to work. If I have a question, since I have spent time BUILDING a relationship, I can now just ASK and receive answers. ASK & receive the clarity that I need. On days and times when I don't feel like I have gotten a clear answer, I can allow PEACE to be my guide, and follow peace. 

What a great thing that we can live a CONFIDENT LIFE! We can move forward in faith, belief & confidence. That sure is better than the way I used to do things which was staying in the same place, treading water, not feeling like I was getting anywhere... day-in, day-out in toil, frustration... and wanting to sleep away my problems, pull the covers up over my head because I was not walking or living in confidence, I didn't have answers, I was frustrated. I just wanted to pull the covers up over my head and sleep in order to avoid life! Praise GOD because of time spent developing a relationship, that I can now have a CONFIDENT day & CONFIDENT life! And you know what? You can too! 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Rapid fire! It's coming at ya! Get ready for this, it is good. And.... good morning... blah blah... hope you are doing good! I'm jacked!!!

Again, we are veering off path of our reading schedule, but the Lord is allowing me to share some revelations while they are fresh and just JUMPING out of my head and to my fingers!! For those of you out there who have a dream, THIS is going to set you FREE!!!!! This partnered with FREE FROM DOUBT is a FREEDOM combination! PRAISE GOD! Are you ready?? 

We're going to visit Exodus 16:12-30.... stick with me on this, it may seem long, but go with me! I'm going to include the highlights here:
Exodus 16:12-30 - I have heard the murmurings of the Israelites; speak to them, saying, At twilight you shall eat meat, and between the two evenings you shall be filled with bread; and you shall know that I am the Lord your God.
    13In the evening quails came up and covered the camp; and in the morning the dew lay round about the camp.
    14And when the dew had gone, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a fine, round and flakelike thing, as fine as hoarfrost on the ground.
    15When the Israelites saw it, they said one to another, Manna [What is it?]. For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, This is the bread which the Lord has given you to eat.(A)
    16This is what the Lord has commanded: Let every man gather of it as much as he will need, an omer for each person, according to the number of your persons; take it, every man for those in his tent.
    17The [people] did so, and gathered, some more, some less.
    18When they measured it with an omer, he who gathered much had nothing over, and he who gathered little had no lack; each gathered according to his need.
    19Moses said, Let none of it be left until morning.
    20But they did not listen to Moses; some of them left of it until morning, and it bred worms, became foul, and stank; and Moses was angry with them.
    21They gathered it every morning, each as much as he needed, for when the sun became hot it melted.
    22And on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each person; and all the leaders of the congregation came and told Moses.
    23He said to them, The Lord has said, Tomorrow is a solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to the Lord; bake and boil what you will bake and boil today; and all that remains over put aside for you to keep until morning.
    24They laid it aside till morning, as Moses told them; and it did not become foul, neither was it wormy.
    25Moses said, Eat that today, for today is a Sabbath to the Lord. Today you shall find none in the field.
    26Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there shall be none.
    27On the seventh day some of the people went out to gather, but they found none.
    28The Lord said to Moses, How long do you [people] refuse to keep My commandments and My laws?
    29See, the Lord has given you the Sabbath; therefore He gives you on the sixth day the bread for two days; let every man remain in his place; let no man leave his place on the seventh day.
    30So the people rested on the seventh day.
OK... PROVISION. I don't know what provision that YOU need for your life, but praise God I received a revelation on this for ME! Whatever God has called you to do, He has also PROVIDED the PROVISION for you to accomplish it! Now, don't get me wrong, the Children of Israel on the exit from Egypt should NOT have taken 40 years to get to the Promise Land! Why did it take them 40 years to get there? Because they had a BAD ATTITUDE! They murmured, they complained, their hearts weren't right! What should've been a TEN DAY journey took them 40 years! Isn't that ridiculous?!?! That's why Tyler doesn't especially like this analogy, but it works for me. God provided what they needed EVERY day. They walked out of their house, and GOD provided food for them! All they had to do was bend over and pick it up! 

What did they gather? According to their need! Up to an omer of food, but they gathered according to their need! Maybe the tiny skinny mom, or child, did not eat an omer of food, so they did not gather up that much, but they did not lack. They gathered WHAT they needed! So, let's take for example ME.... my husband and I are in a PEOPLE & PRODUCT business. We work with the best people across the US, and we work with 1500 companies & the best PRODUCTS that are available on the market. So... how does this story apply to me? Man, what freedom! This is how it applies, GOD has provided the PEOPLE that are suppose to be in business with us. And like the MANNA God provided for the Israelites, they WALKED OUT THEIR FRONT DOOR and there it lay, on the ground! They did not have to TOIL to pick it up! They just bent over and picked it up! Their need was met! Food for their body. Their need was met. (Now, if they wouldn't have been complaining, they would've had a whole lot more than manna and quail to eat because they would have entered into the land flowing with milk & honey in 10 days! BUT, because they had to complain and murmur, quail & manna was what was on the menu for 40 years!) Nonetheless, they ate. They did not TOIL to collect their food. The manna came to them, the quail came to them. For me, ALL I have to do is LEAVE MY HOUSE to collect MY MANNA! HOW MUCH??? HOW MUCH DO I COLLECT? I collect as much as I need! How big is my dream? BIG! How many lives to I want to affect? 100's of thousands of millions of people in my lifetime for the Gospel of Jesus! SO, my PROVISION is there and is exactly what I need! 

Now.... HOW LONG does it have to take me to collect my provision and get this train where it needs to go? Let me tell you, NOT 40 YEARS! With a GOOD ATTITUDE & the RIGHT EXPECTANCY, my 40 year journey can dwindle down to 10 DAYS! 10 DAYS! It doesn't have to take long! It IS a journey nonetheless, but it doesn't have to take forever! People don't have to die off in the wilderness on my trip, like the children of Israel. 

They gathered for 6 days, on the 6th day, they gathered enough for the 7th day and guess what??? The children of Israel have a DAY OF REST! Every week they had a DAY OF REST! HELLO! They collected enough for 7 days in 6 days and they RESTED! Whatever your goal, whatever your dream, you don't have to go so hard that you get burnt out! That day of rest, whatever your 7th day is, that day will renew and refresh you. On my day of rest, if I wake up and there are dishes in the sink, guess what happens to them? They STAY in the sink until the next day! I don't clean, I don't fold clothes, I don't usually cook anything extravagant. Hello pizza! Or hello "let's go out to eat!" It's a day where EVERY part of my being gets to get refreshed! Guess what that does for my 6 days? It makes my 6 days MORE PRODUCTIVE than if I worked for 7! 

SO. Provision. Do you need people? Go out and collect the people without toil. Like the Israelites just bent over to pick up their manna, you can just as easily go out and pick up your provision. Go out, GOD has put the people right there, you just need to collect. Do you sell products? Go out and sell your product. Pick up the phone, sell your product. God has put the people out there who WILL buy it! Do you need ideas? Open your mind and allow God to pour in the ideas you need. Collect your INVENTIONS! Whatever you need, God has ALREADY provided for you, and his GOAL for you is for you NOT TO TOIL along the way! 

10 DAYS BABY! 10 DAYS! Has it always looked like it would take FOREVER for you to reach your destination? NO MORE! You get a GOOD ATTITUDE! Get an attitude that EXPECTS to walk out and COLLECT your provision. You open your mouth, and collect your provision. You say HI to someone and you just collect! You get a GOOD ATTITUDE, get an attitude of EXPECTANCY, GO OUT (you can't stay in your house to collect your provision, God put it OUT in the marketplace, it's not going to rain in through your roof), GO OUT & COLLECT IT! The combination of your ATTITUDE of EXPECTANCY & the revelation that IT IS ALREADY DONE, GOD has already provided everything you need, that will get you to YOUR PROMISE LAND! All you have to do is WALK out your 10 day journey! Not your 40 YEAR journey, your 10 day journey!

The GROUND is WHITE! THE HARVEST is READY! There is enough MANNA for ALL OF US!!! Go collect YOUR PORTION of what God has set out for you! IT'S THERE!

Dude... I know. This was good stuff! Life changing revelations in these words! Now, go out with confidence! Change your life. Change your families future. Show the World what God can do, that you & everyone, "... shall know that I am the Lord your God!" Ex. 16:12b

I'M JACKED!!!!!!!!

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