Today I woke up and my first thought was: “this is going to suck,” rolling out of bed feeling the dread of my to-do list and not feeling 100% me.
As human beings we easily let this feeling affect our entire day, and as a consequence of staying in that feeling, we end up being late; we moan, groan, and complain. Why? Simply because our body and heart and mind are not in one accord, and we let that feeling take control of our entire day. That is a feeling we must retaliate against.
We were created to be free. We were created to feel warmth and grace and radiate His light to others in need. In reality, most of us have the “me” mentality. When everything seems to be going wrong and the day just simply cannot get any worse; how can we reverse?
But what if I don’t have time in the day? The real question is Retaliation says: “When will I make the time to pray?” You don’t need a secret shelter, a prayer pillow or anything else to pray. You simply need you, yourself, and His grace.
So take the time to stop what you are doing and simply pray. Pray for a way to make your day great. Pray for His light to shine in you that you may shine on for others. Pray because you have faith, faith that it will be okay; faith that He is the Way, The Truth and The Light that you cannot wait to radiate.
Today I woke up dreading the day. The last thing I had “time” to do was pray, but I chose not to let my morning feelings get in the way. I took my time, sat down at my table and simply prayed. and today…well, today has turned out to be the best day.
I am who I am
Because He created me to be
Embraced by the weight of eternity
Knowing that His Kingdom
Is my one and only freedom
Feeling of His grace & mercy
Forgiving as He listens while we pray.
Happy Monday and thanks for joining us for Monday’s Message with Trench Classes United and Abigail. Come on in for a sweet message from a newly-married wife to her husband.
I had an inclination to write this for AJ one day at work. It came randomly but I also knew he was struggling and starting to feel very depressed. As a wife, we will never know the burdens our husband carries, and as a husband, he will never know the pressure we are under. No matter the pain, the pressure, or the stress you are enduring. But as a married couple, you are one, enduring together thru the same exact things – just in different ways. Marriage is teaching me to take a step back, pray, and ask the Lord to guide my way.
He may just nudge you to say or write the right thing.
When you’re depressed
When you are feeling down
Feel my presence
In this is a lesson
A lesson to drop everything
Just leave it be
Your worries are never bigger than Me
I am the only One who can meet your needs
Give them to Me
Kneel before me, all feelings pouring
Human nature will always get in the way
But I have created you
And it is I who will sustain you
Come to me...
Leave the pressures and your daily stressors
They may be here today, but gone tomorrow or within the hour
I have met your every need
Listen to me
Feel my presence
Time is of the essence
But timing is My message
For you to live in patience
Loving this gracious gift of
and feeling my presence
Be fearless in your endeavors
Find your passion
and Your hands and heart will thank you forever
Your life is a blessing
Hugging you close to me…
Oh, it’s such a wonderful time of year to just be…joyful, with family, content, soaking up love and creating memories that make us smile in the years ahead.
Thanks for joining us for our Monday’s Message from Abby.
On the Eve of Christmas we do hold dear But it’s more than gifts with ribbons
All the family & friends that have come near and garland with bows
celebrating the giving of joy It’s about being led by His Spirit
& the birth of a baby Boy wherever you go, He goes
We give & receive Seasons are changing and so are we
We wrap & we bake Each day we are closer to eternity
The feeling of warmth as our hearts partake an eternal life given by Him
Is a feeling of love that cannot be replaced In a place with no evil, no more sin
But let us remember the real reason we celebrate His son He did give
The birth of a Son to let us truly live
The way, The Truth, The Life a life full of love
The One a gift from above
He is the reason we dedicate this one day of the year no present can surpass
to be filled to the brim with holiday cheer no gift ever outlast
The glitter, the snow the human He became
The lights all aglow to save us from our ways
So on this special holiday
Let us remember to also give thanks
That one day soon you will see Him at Heaven’s gate
and thank Him, praise Him face to face
Turning your day around But you’ve been drifting off to sea
When life has flipped upside down drowning in a mind filled with unease
Is much harder than it seems with thoughts that this life is not working
But that heart of yours is stronger than you think exactly how you were hoping
The knots you’re feeling Just wait and listen
The heart aching Drown out the noise
Gut wrenching The thoughts of negativity
Twisting and reeling depression, and sorrow stained dreams
It’s reeling you in This life is all that we are given, worth much more
to feel like a failure than to be driven by self-doubt and fear
leaving you wondering When you realize your time is so very near
where in the world is my Savior… Happiness will replace those tears
“Right here”, he whispers Remember this, and never forget:
Everything you are doing is right
Keep praying with all of your might
Look to the Light
Your future, darling, is more than bright
Oh, my goodness, what an inspiration our Abby is! Today’s message was written from her hospital bed. See, Abby suffers from Crohn’s Disease, a horrible disease that attacks the body viciously but one thing it can’t do is take away the spirit, the heart!
Thanks for joining us for Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power and Monday’s Message with Abby and Trench Classes United.
I was so blown away, humbled by her generosity despite her adversity! I trust you will be too.
He is my rock He quenches my thirst
My fortress and heals my disease
In all times of need my disease of becoming ungrateful
unable to see
how much in this life He has truly given me
Food to eat Soak into me
Songs to sing Your everlasting love
His Word to drink The ultimate gift from above
Oh Lord, You are my beloved
For being a human Your love
Merely unable to see It never ceases for me
How Your goodness & mercy flows into me Always chasing after me
It heals me
It seeks me
I fall to Your feet Out to the world I promise to send it
Forgive me; Always lend it
I thirst for Your Word to those in need
Quench me; In need of Your light
Let your light flow into me In longing for Your love
Lord, let your Spirit reach into me; Heal me; send me
I love when someone is so willing to share their heart, and especially when that heart is so in tune with God’s! Thanks for joining us for Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power and Abby, and Monday’s Message w Trench Classes United.
Those burdens your carrying Look up to me
That weight you’re feeling my hand is reaching
Let it go; give it to Me reaching towards you
My love is for you
I have made you
I have created you Let your worries become mine
and I will sustain you and your troubles
they will be lifted
You worry about the days ahead Ask and it will be given
But I have said
I will carry you Seek Me and listen
I will rescue you to the words I speak
and I will sustain you Feel the whispers I breathe
of My love, freely given
Child of mine
Do not fret Child, I will make your doubts disappear
I am always near
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
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,
Come closer, My beloved…
Those who are motivated by the flesh only pursue what benefits themselves. But those who live by the prompting of the Holy Spirit are motivated to pursue spiritual realities. And this must be sought after by pursuing Me, by desiring the deep things of the Spirit.
Come, My love, come and spend time with Me. Make it a daily habit that We can spend time together so you learn My voice, My leading and where I'm taking you.
Before you go anywhere in the natural, I desire you to come and know what I desire in the spiritual. I have much to share with you as you make that place of giving to Me. Never let your life become so busy that there's no time for Me, for you lose your sensitivity to Me and then you are doing things in yourself. And then before you know it, My beloved, you are wore down and out. Build yourself up in your most holy faith by singing songs and hymns and spiritual songs. Dance before Me just as I sing and take delight in you. Let your love for Me spill out even as My love for you fills your heart and life.
From God thru…
Welcome to Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power and Monday’s Message with Trench Classes United. Come on in for some words from His heart to yours, written by Debra Dolce.
My precious lamb, take on an entirely new way of life - a God - fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and working itself out into your conduct as I accurately reproduce My character in you. It gives Me pleasure to watch you embrace My precepts and walk in the way to which I have called you. I love watching My character being developed in your life, releasing the habits of your old man and stepping into the new nature that I have put within you.
As you come and spend time with Me, you will learn so much, for I desire to show you things and tell you things you did not know. I desire for you to become deep, not religious, but that our relationship grows deeper, increasing your understanding of Me and helping you to walk in all of My ways.
Beloved, deep calls out to deep and I am calling out for you to step into the water, push past your own thoughts and desires and grab hold of My thoughts and My desires for this is the true way of life, the true way of success.