In the era of computers and social media, text messaging, tweeting and twittering, it’s so heartwarming to receive a letter in the mail….so while U.S. Postal mail is diminishing with the use of email, we know you’ll appreciate this love letter written thru Debra from the heart of God to you. I think it’s especially timely as we enter the “season.”
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My warrior, I will keep you in perfect peace as you trust in Me, all whose thoughts are fixed on Me!
Beloved, My desire is for you to walk in perfect peace, My peace that passes all understanding for it will guard your hearts and minds through Me. To stay in My peace you must believe that I Am, and that I Am a rewarder of those that diligently seek Me.
Look at the word diligent and think about the things you are diligent about. Do you work at getting to know Me, My ways, or My desires? Do you seek after Me? Do you seek after wisdom or understanding? Do you practice trusting Me?
I know that it is hard for you to let go of that control you think you have. Beloved, practice trusting that I will care for you, that I will answer your prayers and supply your needs, that I will give you wisdom, for if you put Me first I will add everything that is needed for life and happiness.
As written to and thru
Thursdays’ Trench Truth
What if the pursuit of happiness was actually found in the pursuit of contentment?
Tis the season to be going crazy and getting derailed from the gift of contentment so in this season, may you stretch towards contentment that is not found in buying and doing but in being…
I just love scrolling thru our Facebook newsfeed and discovering posts of people learning something, or sharing an a-ha moment, a revelation that will take them far in the journey of life. That’s what today’s blog is, an a-ha moment from one of our friends, who is also one of our occasional bloggers.
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"Even when things aren't good, God still is."
This made me think. If I don't ultimately believe and trust that God is ONLY GOOD, I won't be able to trust Him when things are hard. I've thought a lot about this recently in my personal faith struggle. Here's the thing…we put blame on God for everything that happens, and that's a sad and misleading habit.
For example, how often have you heard, "Well, that was God's will" in regards to something bad? You lose a loved one and you're told "God wanted him home" Forces of nature cause destruction and you hear "God was trying to teach them a lesson" It goes on and on.. I am sure you can come up with some of these so called 'faith' gems.
We cannot call God good and simultaneously blame Him when bad things happen. It doesn't work that way. No wonder we are confused. We also can't call things as His will when it only aligns with our own agenda.
Guess what? The devil rules this earth. He is the one to blame for ALL the chaos, evil, cruelty, despair, anxiety, death. The Bible says he is actively searching for who/what he can destroy. He deserves the finger pointing, not God.
So, where is God in all this? Beside me. He might not step in and change circumstances as I wish, but it doesn't change that He loves me and is walking through it with me.
For too long I bought into the twisted belief that trusting Him meant I'd have no problems. (This is a very common theme in church by the way) I need to feed my soul with things that show me His Heart. I have to build trust in His ultimate goodness or I'll always be unsure in difficult circumstances.
Unlearning and re-learning
In this most magical season, examine your motive for doing what you do for whom you do it [to avoid any negative emotion.]
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Oh don’t you just love a good poem? I can’t wait for you to meet our newest blogger, Abigail. Today she shares a poem that is along the lines of a love letter, just like Debra shares. I can’t wait for you to meet her so thanks for stopping by Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power and Monday’s Message with Trench Classes United. Enjoy.
By grace you have been saved
Your ransom has been paid
Because, Darling, you have been made
With a soul to create
Given to you by the One
The One who created all living things
So be brave
Make a change
Your life will not remain the same
It is time to break free from the routine
The routine of trying to be what the world wishes to see
When all you need is found in seeking Me
For that longing to be
Is more than a dream
Your calling, My Dear
Is not something you should fear
Near to Me
and you will see
exactly who I have created you to be
Thru the heart of
How many times have you felt like He’s not listening? Or the answer you got didn’t look like what you thought? You’re going to love God’s love letter today.
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Good morning My love. I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you received it, it will be yours. The key is to believe! If you believe something then you act as though it's a done deal. So if you pray and believe for rain, you better carry an umbrella; that’s believing!
The same applies to all you are believing for. No plan B. Just plan G = God!
Many make this back-up plan in case I don't answer on time, or like you think I should, but that nullifies your belief, which nullifies your faith. It actually looks like you're telling the God of the Universe how to answer your prayer.
When your faith is applied with no plan B, beloved, stand back, for then you will see much more than you could have ever thought or imagined. I am a good, good Father and I know how to care for My children. Even before you ask, I know what your need is. Beloved, let Me be the God I am in your life today.
Love from the Father above thru…
Oh what a great habit to get into…
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Twas the night before Thanksgiving and all through the house
Every creature was stirring, including the mouse
Everyone was working on all of the fixings
The noise and smells were coming from the kitchen
The children were busy with their tablets and toys
Captured in their games, they made not a noise
While the adults laughed and worked all collectively
What a beautiful sight it was for any heart to see
When all of a sudden there arose such a clatter
Mom ran to the kitchen to see what was the matter
She looked to the left and she looked to the right
She couldn’t believe what was in plain sight
There was broken glass from a favorite platter
And at first glance, she knew it didn’t matter
Everyone was frozen, waiting for her reaction
But she didn’t give the devil that satisfaction
The counters were a mess, preparations everywhere
It looked as though a tornado had just gone thru there
The turkey had flown from the platter to the floor
The poor thing looked like it just couldn’t take no more
The stove was a disaster waiting to happen
full of pots and pans, handles overlapping
The old mom would have immediately gotten on her broom
And painted the atmosphere with a bit of doom and gloom
But the new and improved mom was no longer that way
For she had learned the true meaning of Thanksgiving Day
She stared at each of them and the mess they surrounded
Knowing her response would leave each one of them astounded
Now sons, now daughters, in-laws and friends like family
Is this ever a sight for the eyes of my heart to see?
More than the chaos, the mess on the floor
The memories we’re making are worth so much more
So grab a rag, and a dishtowel too
Here’s one for each and every one of you
Let’s work together in cleaning up this mess
It will only take a few minutes or less
Pick up the turkey, and we’ll wash him off
We’ll stuff him but good and put him in the trough
We’ll baste him all over, and get him ready to eat
No one will ever know we stepped on his feet
And when the morrow comes and we gather for the meal
We’ll be able to discern what matters and what’s real
Faith, family, friends, love and laughter
Help to bring us all the happily ever after
I looked to each of them with tears in my eyes
And said something I had just realized
Oh, why can’t it be Thanksgiving every day?
Loving each other in a Christ-like way
Patience, self-control, love and joy too
Are there for the asking for each of you
We don’t have to wait for a holiday to see
That Christ’s greatest gift is that of family
Praying you enjoy your Thanksgiving, no matter what circumstances you are in, no matter who you are with … or not with!
I don’t know about you but I’m in need of the prescription of thankfulness 24/7
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Have you ever tried to accomplish something and it just wasn’t working? Oh, this is the perfect message for you…Thanks for joining us for Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power and Monday’s Message with Trench Classes United.
My child. I will continually revitalize you, implanting within you the passion to do what pleases Me. I even help you with your ability to live your life serving Me and doing the things that please Me. You will learn that as you come and spend time with Me, get to know Me and My heart for you.
As you read and study My Word, you see Me and you can be encouraged by all of the things I did for those people both in the Old Testament and in the New. And that is just the beginning! I have new and different things for you. As you believe My Word and declare it over your life and your desires, you will see Me work for you just as I did King David.
You can have My Spirit coursing through you, causing you to believe and speak declarations. I desire for you to stand on My Word and to proclaim it. I desire that you take down the enemy, first in your own life and then in the land I have promised you. Protect what I have given you! Guard your heart! You do all of this by speaking what My Word says. The enemy hates the words, "It Is Written," so use them much and use them often.
Love from His heart thru mine,