Ignore Every Invitation To Battle Today.
Make today a peaceful day. Do not feed an argumentative spirit in those around you, nor in yourself. Today is a day I would like to call You Women out there reading this blog the Holy Spirit has birthed in me; to CHOOSE PEACE!
"If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men" Romans 12:18
Look there are many battles we are called to fight, things to stand up for, and fires we have to endure, no doubt. There are many more battles we are choosing to fight, and when we are not in alignment with the Lord, it will be a torturous battle that you will not win. Depending on how stubborn you are, the battle could even be deadly. The undertone of this serious matter is choose peace, instead of choosing to battle. Choose your peaceful, loving and joy filled Life that the Lord has prepared for you - instead of the mess the enemy is distracting you with.
I believe today, these days, these times we are in, everyone seems to be choosing the battle. Constant fights, power struggles, little things all the way to big things. You see it in work, in Mothers and their children, in marriage, even in singles. I was out and about this week and I was just noticing it around me. It was almost funny in some cases, as if these persuasive things are hidden, under the cloak of secrecy. They are NOT - it is clear as clear gets to those watching - and it is tarnishing our spirits, our testimony as Women. Listen we are powerful, we set the tone everywhere we go = please Ladies lets set PEACE as the tone.
I know many of you are saying, hey you have no idea what I am going through. The torment I am in, I have to fight these battles. Well my message to you is NO YOU DON'T. The Lord will fight them for you! The trick is you have to let go of the steering wheel, get off your bulldozer, or get off and out of your pity-party - and give it all to the Lord. Period. It is really that simple !
[ King James Version :: No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD. ]
[New Living Version :: But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the LORD; their vindication will come from me. I, the LORD, have spoken! ]
There is another side to that, call it the argument, and I would like you to ask yourself this question: Pray, and ask the Lord to reveal it, the truth. Do you need to battle, or is it your unrest, your will that is actually feeding the battle?
I have had battles, so many in fact it would take few books to get them all told - yikes. I have been very strong willed, stubborn in so many ways, even argued I was NOT being stubborn. LOL - but this past couple of years being so deep in the Word and trying to stay in obedient, to stay in alignment with the Holy Spirit. Learning what that really means - all of what I thought I Knew. I have been a Christian since is was 12, with parents working in the church, ministries, TV shows, books, teaching, preaching, with me by their side. Advising, coaching, yes I know, I coached my parents; well in most ways I was the parent in the household; and that is where it started... I thought I knew everything?!?!?!?! My Mother was a wonderful speaker, and wonderful counselor and coach to many many people where she blessed their lives. However, my parents were stuck in chains from their pasts, generational sins, lies, and twisted twisted thinking. Interesting most of all, was to fit in in the Christian Body. Somehow, people think you have to be perfect to have something to give. Well for heavens sake, what about Apostle Paul. People NONE of us are perfect - and pretending to be is a bad kind of poison. Pretending is in itself a battle - please my wonderful and beautiful fellow Women of God - don't fall for that trap!!
Okay so WOW. My eyes were opened to my time in the desert, yes the Master has had plenty of canvas to work with me and perfect me, and I am extremely thankful for ALL OF IT!! But, if I stayed fighting my own battles, I would still be in that desert. The last few miles of this desert, were insanely revealing - and wow - so intense. The Lord ripped my shell off, ripped all the things I was clinging to away. You see he had been ripped at me for years, and I refused to listen. A friend of mine said to me just two or three days ago; oh my gosh Samantha. I was talking to my wife last night and both of us said, "wow, you just cant make this stuff up. It is crazy all this stuff, crazy, and honestly if we were not hear as your witnesses we would never believe any of it". The point I am making by sharing his thoughts with you, is I have had plenty of battles, I have war wounds, and I have the Masters Hand on me, finishing me to perfection. His perfection mind you, not what we envision that is.
So if I chose to, I could certainly still be stuck. Stuck in all my battles, stuck in all the mis-aligned and out of order thinking. Praise God I am no longer stuck! God is well-known for honoring peacemakers, so let's embrace that. One more little story, Samantha actually means Peacemaker. LOL. I have always told that story, as I had always seen myself as a peacemaker. What I actually was, was everyone's unwanted fixer. Sure, sometimes my fixing skills were called upon, but I didn't do it with the right heart. I was fixing what they messed up, didn't do right, you name it - my spirit was not loving on them. Sure I had convinced myself I was, truly I wasn't. Oh by the way, all that fixing wasn't my job, that is the Lord's job - by His design - by His Words.
Remember, Anything Unfed Eventually Dies - so baby steps if you have to - pick a few battles and STOP FEEDING THEM right now, Praise God, Hallelujah!!
Please join me, get unstuck, Let's Live Victoriously in the Fullness of the Holy Spirit, and Know Your True Role and God's Powerful Plan for you today as a Woman!!
Ask For A Specific Harvest. Your Seed is whatever you give to God. Your Harvest is whatever God gives to you. Name the particular Miracle you want from God. Don't just say, I need a better home or a nicer car. Use pinpoint precision and state the make and model, the type of home and neighborhood. Make your request known.
"Give Your Seed An Assignment!"
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."
Let's Stop Feeling Guilty and Prosper!!!
Often Christians find themselves in a quandary as it relates to money. Should we be poor, should we give all our money away, should we prosper, should we feel guilty in that propriety?
First off there isn't enough room in this text format to give you ALL the verses on prosperity, how Much the Lord promises to bless us, and wants our prosperity. I would suggest if you have personal needs, and or personal challenges on this subject take the time to find the verses, read them and their surrounding text. Do you homework, for heavens sake. Don't let inaccurate tapes in your head form your belief systems!! Believe me when I tell you, there are a lot of people that think they are suffering for Christ that are really under bondage from Satan. Christ doesn't tell us - suffer! Don't get confused! Yes there is general suffering, times where the Lord is refining us, through suffering that happens in life, or that we brought upon ourselves. Much of it can be avoided in obedience, however as I have experienced the suffering (the refining is a good thing), His mercy is shown when you chose His will and follow. Said differently, when you choose to NOT be stubborn (not to have stiff necks as iron, and stubborn foreheads as bronze) He blesses You. So on this point if you are stuck, CHOOSE today to get unstuck!!!! Thank You Lord. Start at Job 36:11 and Psalm 35:27.
The verse below and the chapter surrounding it, clearly demonstrates the Lord expects us to work, to be wise with our investements and multiply our wealth. Period. So let's break it down. Consider the money you have to be a gift from the Lord, yes you earned it (don't have this argument in your head just think on this logic as it relates Matthew chapter 25). Does God want you to bury it, NO!! Does He delight in your efforts and results in multiplying it, YES!!! It Does not say anywhere in this chapter, how wonderful the servant is that just gave it all away, NO!!!
Look, we can not tithe, nor bless each other, nor be a blessing to a hurting person in need if we don't first take care of our own house. (people make their s mistake all the time, because it feels good to give, so when they are down or lacking focus, or even lazy, they give away provisions hat are for their journey... However often that was in pride so it will not be blessed). If we don't think, work hard, and invest our time and money wisely we will not gain the provision He has waiting and already set aside for us (of course we need to follow His word and promises, as well as balance that He directs us on. Stay on this one topic and listen to The Holy Spirit speaking to you).
So ask yourself this, does the Lord say your family is a priority (Yes), does He say keep your house in order (yes), does He condone laziness, procrastination, blame, or pride (no). So there is your basic recipe... Get a job or create a business, work, be smart, multiply, be an obediant servant having faith at all times your work will be rewarded and you are SOLID!! Tithe as is commanded, and that command is 10 percent not 90 or 100, it is 10. Of course sometimes the Lord calls us to act in faith and give more, do it. Remember those times the Lord will be clear, zero confusion, and you will know. Otherwise He expects us to go and be fruitful, to prosper. Tiny little detail to remember as well; you will blow it all if you spend your days worrying about money, about provisions, or manipulating situation or people for them to provide instead of being faithful the LORD has already provided. Again, the Old Testament has a myriad of examples... Examples of what happens if we doubt, or loose faith. People there is a lot to do, a lot of Kingdom work to be done, our tithes are needed; So stand up and prosper!! And be glad in it. Thank You Lord, Hallelujah!!!
“His master said to him, Well done, you upright (honorable, admirable) and faithful servant! You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little; I will put you in charge of much. Enter into and share the joy (the delight, the blessedness) which your master enjoys.” Matthew 25:23 AMP
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