Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Speak the Word ONLY! pt 3

In order for us to speak God's Word on a regular basis, not just when we focus on it, we must have our minds transformed to line up with God's Word. Romans 12:2
In James 3:2-12, we see an example of an transformed mind. We cannot operate speaking like the world and expecting to have God’s Words results. We have to speak God’s Word or what lines up with His Word if we expect to receive right results.
God’s Word must be sown in our hearts. Matthew 12:34-35; 13:19-23; Luke 6:45; Psalm 34:13
We cannot sow wrong seed (media) and get right results. Every man is given a measure of faith. What he does with that faith is determined by him. Romans 12:3b; 10:17
We can have productive things in our lives or we can have destructive things.
What happens when we don’t speak God’s Word? We can give the enemy a place to manifest. Ephesians 4:27
When we don’t speak God’s Word, we don’t give God a place to manifest. Exodus 3:7-10
We are the authorized vehicles for manifestation in the earth. We have to cooperate with God in order for Him to use us. God expects us to use our speech just like Jesus did. 1 Peter 2:21-23 KJV & AMP
We have to recognize that our speech betrays us. Whatever is in our heart, will eventually come out of our mouth. Matthew 26:73; 12:34-35
When you speak in line with the curse instead of the Word, you must take back what you said and speak God’s Word instead. Jesus shows us this with the situation that happened when Peter denied Him. John 18:17, 25-27; 21:15-17
In our lives, we will see the daily benefit of speaking God’s Word only. Manifesting God’s Word instead of the curse brings the culture of heaven into our lives and the lives of those around us. That brings glory to God!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Knowing Your Worth

In view of this upcoming Mother's Day, I want to share this blog with the intention of encouraging women, especially mothers, to be who God made them to be.

Psalms 8:3-6 AMP "When I view and consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained and established, What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of [earthborn] man that You care for him? Yet You have made him but a little lower than God and You have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet:"

Being a child of God, you must know that you are valuable. The enemy tries to use situations to devalue you. But, the present situation you are in does not define you. You are who God says you are. Regardless of what you see, you have to walk in what God says.

Let's look at four women of the Bible and see, how God made them played an important role in their lives.
Esther 2:8-17
Esther was a woman of simplicity. She did not try to change who she was even in the face of the challenge of trying to be selected to be the next queen. You have to be who God made you to be. You have royalty inside of you as a child of God. 1 Peter 2:9 Your gifts, talents and personality cannot be duplicated. You are unique. Don't try to be like everyone else. Your uniqueness has purpose. Your position of royalty has given you an assignment. You are here to represent God in your area of influence. You are here "for such a time as this".
Ruth 1:8-17
Ruth was a loyal woman. She knew God had a purpose for her staying with Naomi. When you know what your purpose or assignment is from God, no one can dissuade you from the path that you are on. Even if you are unable to explain to others what is going on in your life, you know when God is at work in your life. When you are able to walk by faith and not be moved by what you see, the enemy won't know what to do because situations don't move you. Romans 8:37-39
1 Samuel 1-2
Hannah was a woman of faith and a mother before she ever had a child. She had to know she had what God said regardless of what she saw in the natural. You have to have the kind of faith that can withstand situations and circumstances that look nothing like what God told you concerning what you are standing in faith for. You must believe what God said about you is true. Even when family members or friends can't see what God has put inside of you. It is the enemy's job to convince you otherwise. The enemy wants you to forfeit what God has for you. Don't give up on anything God has given you in His Word.
Luke 7:37-50 AMP
Mary was a woman who had received forgiveness and had to learn how to not allow her past to define her.
Despite what may have been done in your past, once you have accepted Jesus and repented, you have to be able to receive your forgiveness. Jesus is not holding your past over your head and neither should you. Psalm 103:12 Everyone has a past. When people try to stone you for what you did in your past, there is probably something in their own life that they have not dealt with. John 8:3-11 Don't allow anyone to keep you from a relationship with Jesus based on your past. Don't allow people to condemn you for your past. Repent and move on.
Here are some scriptures to remind you of how valuable you are to God.
Proverbs 31:10 (You are more valuable than jewels) Proverbs 18:22 (You are a good thing and you bring favor) Proverbs 19:14 AMP (You are from the Lord) Matthew 10:30 ( You are so valuable that God knows the number of the hairs on your head) Luke 12:6-7 (You are worth more than the creation that God already cares for) Psalm 27:10 (Even if family forsakes you, God never will) Jeremiah 1:5; 29:11 AMP (God had a plan for your life before you ever got here) 1 Samuel 16:7 (Don't allow your present circumstance or people to change what God has placed in you) Romans 8:37 (You are more than conquerors) 1 John 5:4 AMP ( You are victorious) Philippians 1:6 ( God will complete the work He began in you) John 3:16 (God paid the ultimate price for you because you are that valuable to Him)