Have you ever had a stain you couldn’t get out, no matter what you tried or how hard you scrubbed? There is one Thing that no matter what the stain, can wash it clean.
Thanks for joining us for Faith-Filled Friday with Debra Dolce and Trench Classes United. What a great reminder of all the purposes the Word of God can accomplish.
My child, your enemies have prepared a trap for you! Can't you see them hiding in their place of darkness and shadows? They're set against all those who live upright lives. My Word teaches you about the authority you have as a believer. I teach you to use My name and how to apply My ways.
All this is in the Scriptures, so study My Word and don't slow down so that you will gain understanding. There is so much knowledge in My Word: from living a successful life, to how to overcome obstacles, and how to defeat the enemy. My Word will help you to gain strength and wisdom for your daily walk. There is no other book with this guarantee!
My Word will change the way you see things, the way you think, your attitude and actions. Who but God can do all these things for you? In My Love Letters, there is so much more. I am so rich in mercy, so full of lovingkindness. Come, taste and see that I am good.
My Word will help you fight your enemy and fight you must. You never want to stop but just get stronger at being my warrior. Beloved, every believer has to fight, so grab your sword of the Spirit and prepare for battle.
Thursday Trench Truth
Isn’t it funny how we push, sweep or bury past hurts to an undisclosed place in our minds, and those who caused them too!
Oh, friends, unresolved resentments can lead to a road of self-destruction. Join us to learn how to live forgiven and forgiving!
She sat still, as was her custom to do every morning before doing anything else. The music tugged at her heart, massaging it gently, softening the soul. Her eyes welled up as she revisited the news from the day before from one of her dearest friends.
Thank you for joining us today for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United. What do we do when we get bad news? Does it concern us, or do we allow it to consume us? Today’s blog will share the difference.
“Lord, I know, from experience, that YOU use ALL things, so I’m asking you to reveal the good from this one sooner than later.” The “C” word (not COVID) had struck again, too close to home with this friend and his family.
Psalm 138:8: The Lord will perfect that which concerns 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 amid 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, in this global time of uncertainty, 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 friend’s family thru this bio duct cancer…
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 is concerning.
What is the “thing that concerns” you? Is it finances, your job, and all the other monetary things that are being threatened by this global pandemic? What if we were to live like we believed the words in this promise? Well, I can tell you by experience that He will use it to perfect you in the process to prepare you for the promise, not allowing ourselves to be consumed by that which concerns us.
Concerned but not consumed,
Tuesday Trench Truth
Do you take yourself too seriously? Come laugh with us and learn a bit more of what we’re about.
The older we get, the faster it goes! Thanks for joining us for Monday’s Message with Abigail Rice and Trench Classes United. What a great poem about this taken-for-granted commodity, time! Are we redeeming the time?
A pressure line
Not sure why
When I look up
It seems all gone
Filled with shame
As the days pass on
and we wait
For better things
To just be happy
To feel okay
When all along
Our heart stays the same
There is no change
No big break
And we fade
In and out
In and out
In and out
Like a flickering light
Trying to hold on
Maybe we were too late
Maybe this is our fate
To fill our empty grave
With lust, desire, envy, and hate
But oh how I long to see those pearly gates!
So why can’t I walk straight?
Why does my path bend and break?
Making me stumble into deep darkness
My soul's black lake
As I drown until I dissipate
I didn’t step up to the plate
and here I am
Pleading for another chance
A clean slate
To make me new
To be like the seed that grew
In lush soil
A heart so loyal
But I sit and I wonder
Where did I go wrong?
How did I end up on these rocks?
Is this just a test?
Am I not giving it my best?
Lest I be anything other than a sorrowful mess
When I look around, I see that I am blessed
So the question begets
How do I untangle from this dark
Time is a funny
But sometimes all God answers with is
“The one on whom seed was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and at once welcomes it with joy; yet he has no [substantial] root in himself, but is only temporary, and when pressure or persecution comes because of the word, immediately he stumbles and falls away [abandoning the One who is the source of salvation]. And the one on whom seed was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the worries and distractions of the world and the deceitfulness [the superficial pleasures and delight] of riches choke the word, and it yields no fruit. And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands and grasps it; he indeed bears fruit and yields, some a hundred times [as much as was sown], some sixty [times as much], and some thirty.”
Life is a process, but we must stay in the process to experience the progress.
Thanks for joining us for Faith-Filled Friday with Debra Dolce and Trench Classes United. This “Love Letter” is a great reminder that we are never alone, but have the gift of His Word and the companionship of His Spirit in this journey called life.
My Child, now is the time for you to progress beyond the basic message and advance into perfection. The foundation has already been laid for you to build upon: turning away from your dead works to embrace faith in Me, your God. It is an exciting time for you. Through My enablement, you will move on to deeper truths. This is the close of one season and the beginning of another.
Be prepared to let go of things that I point out for they will become a hindrance to you. In this transition time don't allow your heart to grow dull or lose your enthusiasm because this is only the beginning of what I have for those who love and serve Me.
Let your dedication to Me push you forward. When things are hard, hold onto My Word. Plant yourself in the middle of all My promises and do not be moved, not to the left or to the right. Continually come into My Presence so that My glory will rest upon you.
I've taught you to fight in different ways so stay true to those lessons and continue to fight so that you may receive the victor's crown. Beloved, give Me first fruits as you walk in all My ways.
THURSDAY TRUTHFUL HUMOR
Have you ever caught yourself being overly critical of others? Do you realize that more often than not that is as a result of unresolved guilt/shame? Let me try and give you a humorous example:
This lady goes to her pastor and says, “I won’t be attending church anymore!”
“Why,” he asked?
“Well, I see people on their cell phones during service; I’ve heard gossiping and some, well they just ain’t living right; they’re all a bunch of hypocrites!”
Pastor got silent and then says, “Okay. But can I ask you to do something for me before you make your final decision?”
“Take a glass of water and walk around this church two times and don’t let any water fall out of the glass.”
“Why yes, I can do that.” And, so, she goes and does it and returns a half hour later.
Pastor asked her three questions: “Did you see anybody on their phone? Did you hear anybody gossiping? Was anyone being a hypocrite?”
“Well, I didn’t see anything because I was so focused on this glass and making sure the water didn’t drip out.”
Pastor was quiet for a moment, cleared his throat and said, “that focused on God so that you don’t fall. That’s why Jesus said follow me! Don’t let your relationship with God be determined by how others related with God let it be determined by how focused you are on God.”
Join us in a trench near you to learn how to Live Forgiven and Forgiving!
Forgiven and Forgiving
She shook her head as people frantically hurried toward the VIP line. Not to judge a book by its cover, but some of them looked like “VIP’s” and some didn’t. She recoiled inwardly as she thought about what VIP stood for, very important person.
Thanks for joining us today for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United.
Just a couple weeks after flying home from filming Living Forgiven & Forgiving ©, I decided to give a call to an undisclosed person, I’ll say, to try and reconnect and catch up. This person is difficult to get close to, but I continue to try and build the bridge, let’s say.
It was after I hung up with this person that I realized why I usually hesitate to reach out: their words always involved their accomplishments, but this time, they included status. They were so excited to now be part of the million-mile club…for life; therefore, being treated as a VIP! Oh, but that wasn’t all. Not only were they considered a VIP on the plane, “which means I get to be the first one on that plane,” they added, now they had lifetime VIP status at a hotel chain! In other words, every time they travelled, that hole in the heart would be filled…at least temporarily.
When we hung up, I felt a mixture of emotions: sad, because this person was trying to fill that VIC hole with VIP status versus allowing themselves to be a VIC (Very important child [of God]) and allowing God to be the VIP (Very important parent)!
Humility washed over me as well as I thought: haven’t I done the same all those years before allowing God to be my Abba Daddy? So full of myself I couldn’t see how empty I really was?
Friend, we are all VICs, very important children to our Heavenly Father, and when we really accept that “title,” no other status really matters. 😊
TUESDAY TRENCH TRUTH
Do you have someone you haven’t forgiven for something, including yourself?
Here’s the trench truth you can learn and live in our next trench: Unforgiveness keeps us handcuffed to ourselves, and/or the one we haven’t forgiven. Is that a way to live life?
Join us in a trench near you for Living Forgiven & Forgiving.
Forgiven & forgiving
Did you know God always has a light on for you?
Thanks for joining us for Monday’s Message with Abigail Rice and Trench Classes United. What a great poem of hope to remind our souls that even in the darkest of times, Hope is always accessible.
There’s a light there
Like the illumination of the full spring moon
Trying to peek around the dark morning clouds
Waiting to come out
To be anew
But the clouds hover around
A light that could be so bold
and speak so loudly
But like a city on a hill
That light cannot be put out
It crashed down
Once standing on its own
Now left utterly alone
Because that light was meant to be shone
This dark world held it in a chokehold
Grasping its throat
Until its body broke
Nothing left but bare, dry bones
But those dry bones
Still held on to a small glimmer of hope
Knowing that they were never really left all alone
Being torn by their own discord
Now the question was -
Will they awaken to this new life they are being offered to take place in?
Or, will they stay left under
Left alone to an endless, dark slumber
Wake up dear light
This is your chance
To make a stand
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.