Are there times in your lives when life feels like a battle, an upward climb?
Thanks for joining us for Monday’s Message with Abigail Rice and Trench Classes
United. Today’s poem is a great reminder that in the battlefield of life, the battle is not
ours to fight, and when we hand it over to the Author of Victory, we can take our territory
Full of sweat
As the blood drips down
The salt pours in
I wonder if I will ever win.
Where is my pebble and sling
To fight the anxiety
this Goliath brings?
and then I remember
It’s not up to me…
Because I am not left out here
To battle all alone
I am a daughter of The King
and by His love and grace
Victory He will bring
and for me?
My fight song I will sing
As the sweat drips down
and the blood pours out
The salt no longer stings
Because I am the salt
and I am the light
That this small piece of the world
May just need
So for me?
I will sing
and I will fight
My mortal mind may break
But my soul is being renewed day by day
As I let His Holy Spirit take the reigns
~ Yahweh ~
Forever in Your name
What do you do when everywhere you turn is struggle?
Thanks for joining us for Faith-Filled Friday with Debra Dolce and Trench Classes
United. Today’s Love Letter is a great reminder to allow His presence to be your anti-
paralytic in times of trouble.
My bride, I alone am your safe place; My wraparound Presence always protects you. I
am your champion defender; there's no risk of failure with Me, your God. So why would
you let worry paralyze you, even when troubles multiply around you.
Meditate on My truths and draw close to Me as you sit pondering My wonders. Let Me
be all that your heart desires. There is much to think about and be thankful for. With Me
as your defender, you cannot fail. Now that is Good News!
Walk not with arrogance but with the assurance that through our relationship, I am
watching over you. Don't let worry paralyze you but practice stilling your heart and
resting in My love, My care and protection.
Who better to have as your defender than the God who created the whole Universe?
Look how I'm big enough to handle the Universe and yet interested in everything that
concerns you. What a mighty God you serve.
Beloved, there is nothing too difficult for Me, I can and will save the best and the worst
Rage is about control ~KE
She opened up her latest Bible study, eager to dig in. She read the text, and then the
question that asked to compare the two situations, which were Jesus’ time in the
wilderness and the Israelites’ time. At first, she was frustrated, but then…
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes
United. Have you ever been frustrated because you didn’t know the answer to a
question? Today’s Word shares that frustration and the solution to it.
…she remembered to invite the Author of the Word into her time and started again.
Her heart started to race with curiosity as the word “wilderness” stood out to her like a
rose with thorns, especially after realizing a few comparisons between Jesus and the
Israelites – Jesus went voluntarily, no complaining; the Israelites were there involuntarily
and complained regularly. In both cases, the “wilderness” came after a victory. In both
wildernesses, The Father never left them; In Jesus’s wilderness, He clung to The
Father; the Israelites wandered and complained, losing their sense of direction.
Wow, it never ceased to amaze her that all she had to do was be still and invite Him into
her time in His word.
She looked up the word in Hebrew and read the words in silent wonder: “In Hebrew the
word for wilderness is midbar. The root of midbar has the same root or meaning as
speak or word.”
A spark ignited inside of her, warming her with revelation: we wander from and even in
the wilderness, but we should follow in wonder in the wilderness because God speaks
to us in that wilderness
She re-read the commentary: “Wilderness is often used metaphorically as a place of
trial and testing.”
She wondered with awe as she re-wound her current season of wilderness thru divorce.
She sat still in some moments that came flooding to the surface of her soul reminding
her of when and where God had revealed Himself thru others, through divine provision,
and she was filled with wonder as she realized that He had been and would continue to
protect her in this season of wilderness.
Friend, do you wander or wonder in your time of wilderness? Can I encourage you to
rewind your season of wilderness and reflect in wonder at His provision and protection
and the truth that He will never leave you or forsake you but is guiding you to and
through something that will amaze you as you exit the wilderness.
In Wonder of His love,
Rage Isn't a Moment ~KE
Without God, enough is never enough ~KE
Whether a positive or a negative circumstance, how do we determine when enough is enough?
Thanks for joining us for Monday’s Message with Abigail Rice and Trench Classes United.
Today’s message is a great reminder that when we don’t include the spiritual part of our selves,
enough is never enough.
My heart spills over
My mind fills up
When does enough
Who told you?
Who told you
That you weren't enough?
You are clear as a cloudless sky
Shining brighter than the sun
In the heat of July
Yet you wrestle
Who told you?
Who told you
You had to change?
You are the salt
You are the light
I am the way
And let Me show you
How to break free
I am chasing you
Just to be near to you
Yet you believe
You must be
Fills you up
Shall never depart you
Take my hand and lend your ear
I have been flogged and beaten
I have been spit on and mocked
I have been stoned and bruised
I have been bound and crucified
I have carried my cross to my death
My Father sacrificed me so that he could have you
You have always been enough
And always will
Have you ever been pursued by someone because they wanted to get to
Thanks for joining us for Faith-Filled Friday with Debra Dolce and Trench
Classes United. Friends, God wants us to know Him, to experience Him
with our inner being. His Word says that. The Hebrew translation for the
word “Know” is to experience with our inner being. Then God tells us, Be
still and “know” that I am God…experience that He is God. Today’s Love
Letter shares the value and power of getting closer to God and the benefits
of doing so.
My chosen one, loving Me empowers you to obey My commands. Why is the simplest
thing the hardest to do? You can't say because you don't see Me because I'm
everywhere you look. You can't say it's because you can't feel or touch Me because I
have a tangible presence and you absolutely know when you receive a touch from Me.
If there is a problem with any of these, it's not because of Me. Remember King David
cried for Me to search his heart to see if there was any wicked way in him. Do you ask
for that kind of a searching of the heart, even a purging?
Let your love for Me grow deep as you spend time in My Word and in prayer. That's how
your love for Me grows. Worship Me as an outward expression of your love.
You must be active and intentional in your love for Me. Then your love for Me will
enable you to obey My commands and you can cease striving to prove yourself.
Beloved, learn how to rest, be at peace and let Me empower you each day to walk
through all that is before you.
Have you ever been asked a question that you couldn’t answer?
Welcome to Wednesday’s Word with Trench Classes United and Kim-Evinda. Grab
your favorite break-time beverage and come on in for a few moments.
Sometimes when we respond to questions, it’s like we’re on automatic, especially if the
questions are from our littles, right? But have you ever been asked a question that
pulled you out of auto pilot and made you stop and think? I have one of those for you
today – actually, it comes from His Word, but before I get there, let’s lay a foundation.
So here we are, getting ready to turn the corner toward the end of another
year…already! Looking back through it all, I am humbled as I realize that the ONLY way
I could have stood standing is by being plugged into my strength: JESUS! I shake my
head in wonder, realizing it’s really quite simple: just plug in to my source…daily, and
He will keep me on track! Why, oh why, do we complicate things, pulling away, inch by
inch until suddenly, we’re UNPLUGGED!
Now, imagine that it’s just you and Jesus in your quiet time. You are sitting still, being
still, inviting Him into your moments. You begin to ask God to show you how to stay
plugged in to Him; you even dare to ask Him what’s interfering with the connection. He
begins to stir your heart, and things rise to your thoughts. All is still and you cannot deny
that it’s Him in your midst and you feel this tender love, this acceptance like you have
never felt before. He speaks your thoughts and then He asks you: “Do you want to be
What is your answer?
See, Jesus asked this question of a man who was crippled by some infirmity for 38
years! The Word doesn’t tell us how or why he was unable to walk, what infirmity he had
but I love that it does tell us he had been this way for 38 years. I believe that’s in there
to encourage us with this truth: It’s never too late to be made well, whatever the
infirmity. Oftentimes it’s our own limited beliefs that prevent us from being made well.
So let me ask you again, Friend, how do you respond to this question? What or who is
preventing you from picking up, carrying on and following Jesus with your whole heart
that you would be made well?
Is the “who” you? When you are staying connected to The Source, He will reveal to you
the what that is holding you back from the “you” you were intended to be, the places He
wants to send you, the plans He has for your life. Is it your diet, your relationships,
social media, finances, your thought life?
Take a moment and be still; allow Him to help you reveal what it is so that you can
answer yes to His question, “do you want to be made well?” He is who makes you
Tuesday Trench Truth
One of the Hebrew translations for Rage is “chemah” and means: “wrath, heat, anger”
and ... “poison”! How is rage poisonous? Well, poison is not just confined to a harmful
substance that once ingested causes serious and significant harm; poison is also
defined as: “something destructive or harmful, such as an idea, an emotion or a
Whew, I don’t know about you, but the thought of poison inside of me makes me want to
get something to flush it out.
Join us for surrendering to Serenity in a trench near you!
When you look back on who you used to be and look at who you are now, what do you
see? Are you pleased with who you’ve become?
Thanks for joining us fot Monday’s Message with Abigail Rice and Trench Classes
United. Today’s message is thought-provoking and encouraging.
Who is the old you v. who is the new?
The past version of you is insecure and incomplete
Your reality worn down and bleak
But new you
This version of you
Is confident in who she is to become
Is greater than she was
or ever imagine she could be
Because she is a daughter of The King
and she lives fearlessly
Because she is chosen
Whole and complete
Not broken like she used to be
No more self-inflicted defeats
While her wounds may run deep
As she heals
She creates this new reality
One where she is allowed to mess up and learn from her mistakes
and crooked ways
Because she knows where to turn to make the path straight
and come home
Allow your soul to roam
and always know
You are free
You are whole
You are loved
You are loyal
You are from above
Now take back your soul
Stay true to your bones
Your Maker loves you
and just wants you to know
You are done
You have won
and come home
and when the next battle comes
You’ll be stronger than before
Because you won’t go back there anymore
But for now just be free
Because darling, there is no one here who is keeping your score
“And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus” - Philippians 4:7