Faith Filled Friday
I remember when I got brave enough to finally ask God why? Why did He allow all that stuff to happen? His whispered words, “I wept every time” quieted my soul. Friend, as you read Debra’s love letter from the Father’s heart to hers and now yours, may you be convinced of His presence even in the most painful of times.
My blessed child, look! I lay a cornerstone in Zion, a chosen and priceless stone! And whoever believes in Me will certainly not be disappointed.
As you surrender your life to Me the changes will surprise and encourage you. For I continually trade your old dead light for new life. Just as new skin grows back together after a wound, so I give you a new skin over your heart where damage was done to you.
I was always there My love, I never left you in those hurtful times, I am all about life and life abundantly. I do not make people sick to bring them to Me or to teach them anything. I do not need evil to teach realization, but I WILL take every opportunity to show you of My great love.
Beloved, come and sit in My Presence until you are saturated with My love and acceptance. ~DebraDolce
Looking back thru my journal this past week, reviewing the highs and lows, the lessons I’ve learned, those I’m still learning and even those I’m unlearning, I am pleasantly astounded at how He speaks to us thru His Word, if we’ll only stop and listen. And I don’t even know why I’m so surprised because He does it again and again, despite me😊
No matter what situation you or I find ourselves in, this verse is a powerful source of encouragement. It can be a life preserver in the midst of the sea, an anchor for our souls. What is so sovereign about this verse is it speaks to us differently EVERY time we read it. Why or how? Because life keeps happening and with life comes different storms of trials and circumstances.
Friend, may I encourage you to look at this verse, read it, then say it aloud again and again. I guarantee you that when you do this and allow it to soak into your soul, it will bloom in your life:
Psalm 138:8: The Lord will perfect that which concerns me.
Now put the “thing that concerns you” in that portion of scripture. I’ll go first:
The Lord will perfect my marriage…
Here’s the condition to the promise: Does it concern us or consume us? If it’s consuming us then we’re not trusting Him to perfect whatever it is that isconcerning.
What if we were to live like we believed the words in this promise? Would we finally stay still on the Potter’s wheel and let Him have His way, allowing Him to perfect us in the process to prepare us for the promise, not allowing ourselves to be consumed by that which concerns us?
Trying to not be consumed by that which concerns me…
When a good thing comes about
It’s no coincidence the devil tries to shut it down
Shut the light out
And make you feel so full of doubt
Like you just can't break the bout
Miss the mark
Feel lost at heart
Lost at sea
With no one there listening to your silent screams
Of pain and infidelity
Wondering if there is more to this thing called Christianity
Because right now, your ship is sinking
Into this world so full of toxicity
Lord, are you listening?
I thought you had a plan
Now I just don't understand
How something so good
A desire so pure
Could be shot down
Lord, help me understand
How to fight these demons in my head
This gnawing at my feet
Give me peace when I cannot sleep
Let me rest my head in Your mighty hands
Knowing that in the end
This was always Your plan
To call out to You
To lean on You
Have faith in You
That You will see this through
The naysayers will say what they want to say
But in the end it is your power that will lead us to the break of day
In Your Son's name I pray
Lord, please give me the strength.
"There is no power in the universe that can stop God from fulfilling
His totally good plans for you!" - John Piper
“I know that You can do all things,
And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted." - Job 42:2
“God is always doing 10,000 things in your life, and you may be aware of three of them.”
Faith Filled Friday’s
Have you ever bought into a lie about yourself? To buy into a lie is to come to believe it and when we come to believe it we act it out. Thanks for joining us for Faith Filled Friday with Debra Dolce and Trench Classes United. I pray that today’s love letter will soak into your soul and help you distinguish the truth about lies.
My bride, because of your obedience to the truth, you have purified your very souls, and this empowers you to be full of love for your fellow believers. So express this sincere love toward one another passionately and with a pure heart.
This is My good Word for you: As you obey My truth, it purifies you and then empowers you to love, one of the two greatest commandments. Just think of walking in obedience to Me. Doesn't that fill your heart with joy and make you want to sing of your love for Me?
Close your eyes and meditate on the angels worshipping around the throne. Now come and join them, picture yourself here. Can you sing with the heavenly hosts? Be still and listen to the beautiful sounds of Heaven. Beloved, it is such a delight to hear My children lifting their praise and worship to Me.
I remember tumbling, rolling, being tossed around in the waves of what felt like the angry sea…and then being rescued. Have you ever been rescued from a terrifying situation? Maybe you haven’t had a terrifying experience and experienced a form of rescuing like I just mentioned, but let’s face it: Life can really toss us here and there, placing us in need of a rescuing, right?
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United.
That memory I shared in the beginning happened when I was just 13 years old – a very long time ago, I assure you😊 And though it was years ago, I remember the terror, but even more vividly, I remember the rescuing.
God’s word is like that; it rescues us…from making bad choices, from the bad choices of others; it always rescues in times of our greatest need. His word is truly the life preserver for each and every one of us. It just takes us reaching out – opening it up – and acknowledging it and receiving it.
When someone gives you a gift, do you refuse it or do you extend your hand to take it?
A couple of nights ago, I was finishing up my Bible study – I hadn’t finished it in the morning but have been wanting to get in a nightly habit of taking in His Word as well as in the morning – and I received TWO rescues! Without going into detail about my current situation, thus giving the enemy more credit, suffice it to say I was feeling incredibly overwhelmed with suffering and sadness. It was in this overwhelming wave of struggle that He gave me these two rescuing verses:
Genesis 15:1 (paraphrased as I put my struggle in it) I am your shield, Kim, your exceedingly great reward [for all you are going thru]. And Matthew 10:26 [again paraphrased with my stuff in it] Therefore, do not fear them [the enemy’s schemes and lies] for there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and nothing hidden that will not be known.
Are you in need of a rescuing, my friend? His Word is waiting to just that for you!
To all the mamas:
If all you did today was love your baby
You did enough
If all you did today was say a prayer
In hopes it got somewhere
You did enough
If all you did today was love your baby
Say a prayer
and kind of wash your hair
You did enough
We worry so much about getting it all done
About accomplishing at all
Constantly on the run
Always on the go
and it seems as though we can never be enough
We toughen up
Put on this exterior like we are the only one
But we aren't
Yes, we are soldiers
But we are never alone
Those tears you cry when you feel helpless inside
He sees right through those
And I pray you feel His might
The power of His hands
Gently laying across your back
Asking you to please give Him your burdens
Release your worries when you feel under constant attack
You are more than a mother
More than a soldier
You are His daughter
And He has a love for you like no other
I pray you feel that love today and every day
To be filled with His light and radiate the goodness inside
Wake up the Spirit that brings you joy and happiness in life
Let today be the start of something new
A new outlook, a better view
You may be thrown a curveball or two
But there is no one earth like you
and if all you do today is give your baby a hug
You have done enough
Relish in His love.
Faith filled Friday’s
Thanks for joining us for Faith-Filled Friday. I feel compelled to share with you, especially anyone single out there, that you are loved! While others around you may be getting flowers, candy and other sorts of Valentine gifts, know that you are deeply and profoundly loved by God and with Him as your first love, you’ll never have a last love! His love is sweeter than flowers and candy.
My child, lovers of Me hunger after truth, but those without understanding feast on foolishness and don't even realize it. Hunger after truth!
Seek after wisdom! My Word says that if you ask for wisdom that I will give it to you and that you should ask for understanding. Study King Solomon's book of wisdom and see what you need to apply to your life today.
You don't want to waste your time feeding on foolishness, but let My Word enlighten you that you may walk in My ways and be blessed. Come and sit at My feet each day as a student ready to receive instruction. Have your tablet ready, for I too have a tablet with your name that was written before time. Ask to see your Book of Understanding that you may walk out what I desire.
Beloved, step in deeper and partner with Me to walk out your destiny. My love is here for you!
What we buy into we pay for EL
When my girlfriend sent me a text asking me to help her out by picking up her two children from school, I quickly replied yes. It was not only an opportunity to help her, but see two of my favorite littles.
I picked them both up from school, smiling as they both got in the car, happy to see them. How was your day in school?
“Good,” Luke said. Holly said the same but expounded as she shared about having to test most of the day, almost like the SAT’s but just a tinge different. She was exhausted. She ended her comments with “I suck at math; I’ll never be good at it.”
I paused realizing this was an opportunity to speak into her high school freshman heart, but before I share what I shared, can I ask you, have you ever spoken to yourself out loud in a negative way like that? Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United.
She started to berate herself again, and I put up my hand up to signal her to stop and asked her, “Do you know that your brain only knows what you tell it?”
She looked at me with a puzzled look on her sweet face.
I continued, and shared a story of the effects of positive self-talk – I was brand new to Princess House Crystal and was attending my first rally, and wow, was it exciting. They announced a travel trip to Hawaii thru a four-month contest. I had barely been out of my county, let alone to another state! When I went home that night, I exclaimed, “I’m going to Hawaii; I don’t know how I’ll get there but I’m going to Hawaii.”
I continued telling myself that several days in a row and soon my actions were following what I had told myself. I won that four-month contest in three months!
I could see Holly was impressed, so I continued.
“See, our brains only know what we tell them and that unfortunately works for the negative as well.”
“That’s true,” she replied.
I could tell she was impressed but not quite buying it, so I challenged her to look at herself in the mirror before she goes to bed every night and when she wakes up and tell herself, I’m going to get good at math; I’m going to get better at math.
Now, let’s bring this to you: what lies have you told yourself that have inhibited you from abundant living? Perhaps it’s time to check the One Who has the final word for who you are to Him and in Him! There are so many scriptures that identify who we are in Him and I’m thinking that perhaps these would be words worth buying into and worth repeating so that our actions may follow these truths.
Here are a few of my favs:
Blessed coming in and blessed going out (Deut. 28:6)
A child of God (Romans 8:16)
The apple of my Father’s eye (Deut. 32:10)
Buying into His Truths,
Lord, I know not where I am or where I am headed to
I feel lost floating around in this perpetual space
No clear path
No paved way
In the distance the dark abyss
Of the great unknown
Nowhere to hide
Nowhere to go
Yet, I know I am moving
In some way, shape, or form
In which direction though
My feet are unsure
But Lord, you do
& I pray that you help me to fully place my trust in You
To enjoy the ride
This feeling of flying
Counting the stars
as they shoot across the sky
I don’t want to miss a moment of where I am
Lord, let me embrace your plan
This journey to life
To a place beyond my sight
Yet, with faith I will fight
For the goodness, for you mercy & light
Where I am, Lord, let Your light shine
I’ll be your star in the still darkness of the night
“Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
He will bring forth your righteousness as the light
And your judgment as the noonday.”-Psalm 37:5-6
Say Nothing at all!
Psalm 141:3: “Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.”
So when it comes to writing, I really like to write about what I’m learning, something I’ve recently been through or a recent conviction. This is why I say I write from my heart to yours. I’m currently in a season of such refinement, I am fighting the urge to scream UNCLE out to God! In other words, I’ve really had enough, but apparently, He doesn’t think so.
Have you ever walked into a room or up to a group of “friends” and feel the tension as they become quiet with your appearance? You just know they’re talking about you, right? Maybe, maybe not! J But nevertheless, it’s a horrible feeling.
Or have you ever been in the midst of a conflict and an unexpected whirlwind of all their mistakes comes at you and threatens to take possession of everything inside of you as you conjure up everything you want to hurl at them verbally?
It is in these times, when we feel the need to get back at someone, hurt them as they’ve hurt us with our words, or when we think we have to defend ourselveswith our words that we should just say nothing at all!
How in the world do we do that? By praying this one simple verse: Set a guard over my mouth, oh, Lord. Keep watch over my lips.
If we could just imagine Him being the guard over our words, I can’t help but think we’d recognize He’s the protector of our hearts as well.
2nd Thessalonians 3:3 says that He is faithful and will establish me, and protect me from the evil one. If I live like I believe that He is the guard, what more is there to say?