Faith Filled Friday
How many times have we heard the slogan, “The best is yet to come?” And yet, has it?
Thanks for joining us for Faith-Filled Friday with Debra Dolce and Trench Classes United.
What is it we are looking for when we look for the best to come? Today’s Love Letter clearly takes this earthly slogan to a heavenly realm. Enjoy and may the words soak into your soul and come out in your joy.
My chosen one, be enthusiastic to serve Me, the Lord, keeping your passion toward Me boiling hot! Radiate with the glow of the Holy Spirit and let Him fill you with excitement as you serve him.
Let this hope burst forth within you, releasing a continual joy. Do not give up in a time of trouble, but commune with Me at all times.
People have thought they don't want to be a "Christian," because it would be boring. That is far from the truth, another one of those imagined lies. As you spend time with Me and dig into My Word, you will begin to see things you have never seen before. You will begin to understand things differently. I continually make things new. How could that be boring? Remember I said that if you are in Me all things are become new. What a joy that is. That alone should make you excited for you no longer have to be stuck in the old way of life.
As you continually serve Me with joy, excitement will fill you. Beloved, the best is yet to come, so stay focused on Me.
Thursday Trench Truth
Thanks for joining us for Thursday’s Trench Truth, which really is all about how fears affect us.
Friends, when we allow someone’s actions, words, attitudes to take up so much of our thoughts, there’s an underlying issue that is absodarnlutely fear-based and fear steals from our faith.
I’m speaking from the heart here and yet I have to be careful, not out of fear, but out of respect, because the season I find myself in is not just my story; there are other characters involved, if you will but all I have control over is me.
When we mind-screw someone else’s attitudes and actions towards us, we zap ourselves of energy but something else kicks in: Fear! There’s the fear of rejection, the fear of not fitting in, the fear of not being good enough, doing enough, having enough. I mean fears are as endless and as deep as the sea.
We must remember to push the pause button and face this fear with a couple of questions:
Chances are the answers to those questions will shed some light on what is yours versus what is theirs and help you to let go of your fears and ask God to intervene and make right what was wrong.
Learning to be fearless,
Wow, what a crazy couple of weeks it has been, right? When you see the word “resurrection,” what do you think about?
Welcome to Wednesday’s Word with Bryan Rodriguez and Trench Classes United.
From politically to personally, life as we knew it is picking up speed away from freedom and morality with what seems like warp speed. Social media is flooded with stories of human trafficking becoming public without a whole lot of attention, to certain rights that involve our freedom being threatened.
Life keeps on happening and it doesn’t stop, especially when it comes to our very own circles of family and friends. And when one leaves unexpectedly, we can’t help but stop and wonder, grieve and hopefully land on hope, the hope of a resurrection, the hope and knowledge of heaven.
Enjoy the words of this poem “Resurrection” written by a new guest blogger, Bryan Rodriguez.
Joyful shout for takeoff is at hand
Briefly sleep until a quaking of the land
Wheels up as the runway has disappeared
Believers in Christ have just been cleared
Earthly departure can be sudden like a rapture
Past and present met in the clouds for capture
United with the Savior ready for final approach
First class all the way gone are the days of coach
Powerful winds create a strong gust
No turbulence, just the reconstitution of dust
A round-trip flight to finish off corruption
Then eternal life without further interruption
Looking forward to our resurrection…
Tuesday Trench Truth
Thanks for joining us today for Tuesday’s Trench Truth with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United.
Have you ever rewound a disagreement and found where you could of, should of said it better, done it better or done nothing at all?
Gosh, just this past week I caught myself reacting instead of responding…after the fact.
I rewound the conversation, including my part and immediately saw the opportunity I missed to step back instead of jump forward, to respond with some validation instead of react with disagreement and anger.
As soon as that truth was exposed, I was able to tie it to a fear. And once I tied it to a fear, I untied the knot of frustration and anger and fear by apologizing and vowing to do better the next time the opportunity comes around, which I know won’t be long.
Friends, the enemy is constantly prowling around, slithering in to see where he can trip us up. May we come to learn with our mind, attitudes and actions that to react is fear-based and to respond is faith-based.
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I feel as though the world is moving
Yet I am not
Stuck on this mountain top
Or maybe I am at the bottom
in the pits of the rocks
I cannot tell
Because time has left me stuck
on an unmovable trail
And the cold wind
Leaving me breathless
Feeling a bit reckless
Lord, wreck me
There is nothing left of me
Take me into your eternity
And maybe then I will see
Why it is that You created me…
But that wouldn't be very faithful of me
To end something that you formed and fashioned
Like a needlepoint
To bring about a change that was not meant to be
So, instead I pray, Lord
To move me
To move these mountains in front of me
To shift the plates underneath this tectonic sea
I am sinking
It is shrinking
On the brink of being
Or maybe it is too late
To release this ship
From its rig
To let it sail
To see it soar
Becoming something more
As it crashes beneath the waves
Because it knows
It was made
And to be
It's mission here
Not to climb
Or to steer
But to simply be still
Amidst the storm
And the rare spring chill
And it trusts
In the good Lord’s will
That no matter where the wind blows
And the sail it listens
Guiding the ship
As it takes every hit
"For this light momentary affliction
Is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory…"(2 Cor. 4:17)
And we are stationed here
To finish writing His story
Have you ever been lost, or even worse, lost and alone? It’s a scary feeling, right?
Thanks for joining us for Faith-Filled Friday with Debra Dolce and Trench Classes United. Today’s love letter is a great reminder that we need never feel lost with Him as our guide.
My warrior, hear Me saying, I will stay close to you, instructing and guiding you along the pathway for your life. I will advise you along the way and lead you forth with My eyes as your guide. So don't make it difficult; don't be stubborn when I take you where you've never been before. Don't make Me tug you and pull you along. Just come with Me!
Can you see yourself here? I stay close to you, instructing and guiding you, advising you along the way. If I do all these things and give you the assurance that I am with you, even in the unknown. Can you not trust Me to lead you and be with you?
Look at Abraham and how he left his family and his country because he believed Me and trusted the promise I gave to him. He had but a few belongings and loaded up his family and headed out to parts unknown to him. You, on the other hand, have unlimited promises written in the Scripture and yet you struggle to believe or stand on even one?
Will I not care for you just like I did Abraham? Beloved, you have promises from Me, too, so allow your actions of doing what I ask to be counted to you as faith.
TAKE THE FEAR TEST
Thursday Trench Truth
Do you take more than your fair share of responsibility for tasks that have to be done?
You’ve picked a great time to join us for Thursday’s Trench Truth. Come on in for an opportunity to see if your faith is bigger than your fears.
Below are four questions and as you read them, answer them honestly to yourself. If you answer yes to any or all, perhaps you would like to join us in one of our Living Fearlessly trenches.
1. You often think you should not have to ask for help, that others should know you need it without asking.
2. When you do ask for help, you watch over to make sure it’s done your way.
3. You have a hard time letting those close to you make a mistake
4. You don’t like to see those you love struggle so you try and correct or fix the situation
So, would you like some more information on how to Live Fearlessly?
Click on the link below for more information. www.trenchclassesunited.com/classes
Looking forward to seeing you,
When you see the word marriage, or even hear it, what do you think about? Does the word make you cringe, smile, or run?
Welcome to Wednesday’s Word with Trench Classes United and Bryan Rodriguez, a great friend of Kim-Evinda and a wonderful writer who combines spiritual truth with world and life issues…connecting them in such a creative way.
Newlyweds inquire about the key to longevity
Even the most golden ones are met with brevity
Designed for a companion to experience life
God made woman to bless man with a wife
Say “I do” to the glorious Bridegroom
Submit and His favor will consume
Love as Christ did is the secret ingredient
Honor thy commitment and be obedient
A great feast with the Lamb in the coming days
His bride is ready to celebrate and give Him praise
Burn your lamp bright as the ceremony draws near
Heavenly bliss as the Lord wipes away every tear
Tuesday Trench Truth
Do you often have anxious feelings or worry about what will happen next?
Thanks for joining us for Tuesday’s Trench Truth. Today is your lucky day to take our “Fear” test and see if your faith is bigger, louder than your fears😊
As you read these questions, answer them honestly and if you answer yes to any of them, perhaps you would like to join us for our next trench, Living Fearlessly © coming to a location to you 😊
1. You spend a lot of time thinking about the next thing on your to-do list or the next place you are supposed to be
2. You have a hard time just sitting and being.
3. Your worries outweigh your positive vibes
4. You spend a lot of time waiting for “the other shoe to drop,” because you just know it will
So, would you like some more information on how to Live Fearlessly? Click on the link below for more information. www.trenchclassesunited.com/classes
Looking forward to seeing you,
A childlike wonderAwoken from slumber
The feeling of climbing new heights
With no fear of what might
Happen if we fall
Lose our balance
Or lose it all
Because we believe we were made for great things
To accomplish the impossible
The utterly insane
And no one
And nothing can stand in our way
Because while “no” might be a word we hear every day
it means nothing to you
You of great faith
So let that faith be seen
And let that voice be heard
Because this world will always turn
And the struggles may leave you burned
But your God is not a God
That doesn’t keep His word
& His word is what will get you through
His word is what will make you move
So move forward with great faith
& be prepared to run the race
There will be stops along the way
When it feels as though you may break
May fall apart
He will quench the thirst
& He will take away the pain
It won’t be easy
& the streets won’t be paved
But His promises stand true
And all you have to do
Is not be afraid