Do you like who you are becoming?
Or are you tired of running?
Weary of the days
That just seem to pass away
No mental break
Or way to escape
Numbing to the way
This culture wants you to think
You were created
By the same Maker
Who shifts the tides
And breaks the waves
You are wholly
and Set apart
and all you have to do
Is let go
and just start…
It doesn’t matter
It doesn’t matter if you feel deserving
Or if it feels slightly unnerving
It doesn’t matter if you feel qualified
For the call
He has placed upon us all
The call to feel
The call to know
and to be known
By our Creator
The One who has rescued us all
Even though we fall
And we plead
As we scrape away at this life
Falling down on our knees
We get back up again
By His power invested in me
His will be done
His kingdom come
Not for my sake
But for the sake of others
Not for my name
But for His Holy name
By His grace
We have been saved
We have been redeemed
Not to live on this earth in peace and harmony
But to create a piece
Of His heaven here on earth
For His people
That one day soon
He is coming
and He will rescue our brokenness
Our hearts made anew
Our minds set free
Bound in this life full of captivity
But your chains
Your chains have been broken
So you can help others see
So we can build up one another
In His name
By His power
and because of His grace
Forever abounding ing
“for you are a holy people [set apart] to the Lord your God; and the Lord has chosen you out of all the peoples who are on the earth to be a people for His own possession.” - Deuteronomy 14:2
How many times do we find ourselves plotting out an act or a statement in response to someone’s nasty attitude, or their unkind words, or even a betrayal of any kind?
Thanks for joining us for Faith-Filled Friday with Debra Dolce and Trench Classes United. Today’s love letter is a great reminder that because we’ve been forgiven, we can live forgiven and forgiving.
My bride, resist revenge, and make sure that no one pays back evil in place of evil but always pursue doing what is beautiful to one another and to all the unbelievers. Let joy be your continual feast. This Word will be a help to you.
Some want horrible revenge for those who have hurt or wounded them, but I say beware when you try to get revenge. Some even pray for bad to happen to others, this ought not to be. I say, My thoughts are not your thoughts and My ways are not your ways.
When you put your hurt or betrayal into My capable hands you can rest assured that I will take care of everything, and I will touch and heal you. You have My promise that I bind up the brokenhearted. I bless those who pursue goodness, those who choose to do what brings beauty.
Promote kindness and goodness that will be to you a joy, then you will continually feast on My blessing because you chose the better way. As you release everything to Me, I will turn them all around to bring good and beauty to you and glory to Me.
Beloved, everything that happens I take it and make something beautiful…in My time.
THURSDAY TRUTHFUL HUMOR
Thanks for joining us today for Thursday’s Truthful humor.
A cop pulled over a car weaving in and out of traffic, walks up to the window and sees a young couple in the car, but the guy didn’t have his seatbelt on. So the cop asked him about it.
“Oh, I just took it off now when you were walking up to our car.”
“No, you didn’t,” exclaimed his wife. “You never wear your seat belt.”
The cop was a little taken aback and then asked to see the guy’s license.
“Aw, crap, he said after pretending to reach for his wallet, “I must have left it at home.”
“Yeah, right,” the wife said rather loudly, “You know it expired three months ago.”
The cop was again taken back by the wife and asked, “Are you always this tough on him?”
“No, only when he’s had too much to drink.”
Oh, it’s true that while God’s role for the wife is to be the helpmate, which also translates to compass, how we help guide determines if we are doing so out of love or fear and/or impure motives.
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Go low to get high, go low to get high…the words were becoming familiar now after three+ weeks doing this workout. As I squatted as low as I could go – which wasn’t very far down – and then reached as high as I could, allowing my body to do what was being asked of me, my mind took me to another place.
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United. Today’s message may appear to have a hidden meaning, but then again, spiritual truths aren’t always so easy to grasp. Our prayer is that you grasp this in your mind and heart, and that it explodes in your actions.
The workout I was doing was from Beachbody and was a Bar-Blend series. I can’t help but smile as I write this because it’s led by a former ballerina, which I am NOT! In fact, I am trying desperately to rid myself of an image I get all too often, especially when I am either angry or frustrated, and that is a bull in a china cabinet! 😊 😊
Anyway, after hearing these words for several weeks, they started to take on an additional meaning, and not just physically but spiritually as well. Have you ever wrestled with your private-party logic, justifying why you said something, did something, felt something, and as you wrestle, you come up with the same answer every single time, that you weren’t in the wrong?
Well, I literally could write a book on all my private party logic parties, but for the sake of time, let me just say that private-party logic rarely, if ever, leads you to a positive resolution. But you can’t know that if you don’t bring God into the party, and/or invite someone you trust into the situation that we keep mulling over and over in our minds and hearts.
When God is invited to the not-so-positive party, Truth will always collide with reasoning and self-pity, even when we feel we have every right to reach out and lash out. It’s when we go low, in other words, let go of our “right” to be frustrated, and acknowledge what is behind it, usually fear, we will be able to take the high road.
This week, in my current S.O.A.R. (season of adultery recovery) I have learned and put into practice the value of saying nothing at all. And if you know me…well, I’ll just leave it at that 😊😊😊
Friend, can I encourage you to join me in this short prayer: Oh, Abba, help me to remember to let go, let You in to my private-party logic so that truth and resolution would follow and lead me to higher ground.
TUESDAY TRUTHFUL HUMOR
Sally walked into the dentist’s office to make an appointment. “How much do you charge to pull out a tooth,” she asked.
The receptionist’s prompt reply was $130
$130! That’s ridiculous! There must be a way to do it cheaper.
“Well, said the receptionist thoughtfully, I suppose if the dentist doesn’t numb it, we could take off $30.”
“Only 30 bucks? That’s still 100 bucks. I can’t afford that; can’t you go any lower?”
“Well,” said the receptionist after a long pause, “I suppose if the dentist uses a wrench, we could knock it down to $50.”
“Perfect,” said Sally. “I would like to make an appointment for my husband, Jack next Tuesday.”
Oh, my goodness, there is a reason the Word of God says love others as you love yourself! Financial gain shouldn’t be at the expense of others well-being.
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You are stepping into something new
You may think you know
How it's going to be
How it going to play out
This little dream
But in the end it is only you
You with Me
For all of eternity
I have held your soul before you became known
I filled your breath
Even as you pondered letting go
For you I will go to the depths
To the ends
To fill the void
and magnify the light
Hidden beneath your dark sheets at night
I am there
I am here
I am all around
I am everywhere
You feel the wind
As I filll your breath
You wake up not knowing if this day will be filled with dread
Or if you will dive into the depths
Of pure joy, peace, and happiness
And the reality is this:
This soon will end
Here on earth
From dust to dust
You are all whole
A soul as bright as the noonday sun
You shine like no other
To fill others with awe and wonder
You draw them
And lead them here
Fulfilling your thirst
Your every need
Even as you fall on your knees
Begging "Lord, please
Remove this cup from me
Take my burdens
and shatter my doubts
I will never truly understand what this life is all about
This human body so failing
And so flawed
Yet, I know in the depths of my soul
I have been called
I hear You calling my name
Saying it is you I have made
For such a time as this
For such a moment like this
Where you are
You will never fully know
The depths of your magnificent soul
The battle that rages
Between the good and the evil in between all the stages
The spirit the flesh
The constant wonder of what is next?
Darling, let me tell you this
What is next
Is taking a breath
Breathing in that life
And knowing that you are blessed
So, beyond blessed
Of this gift
This shift of wind and light
That runs through your bones
Shining at all hours of the night
Darling, you are light
Look in the mirror and see
Are exactly who I created you to be
That you can let go
Because I am here to carry it
To remove your yoke
The only question is, will you let go?
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all.”
Have you ever looked around at those closest to you and wondered, how come they have all they have, or how come she gets to go traveling all the time, or how come they never struggle?
Thanks for joining us for Faith-Filled Friday with Debra Dolce and Trench Classes United. This love letter is a great reminder that when we compare ourselves to others, we will always come up with the wrong answer, but when we imitate our Heavenly Father as much as we can, well, then we are clothed in righteousness and won’t lose our way.
My chosen one, be imitators of Me in everything you do, for then you will represent Me, your Father as My beloved sons and daughters. This should take away any and all tendencies to compare yourself to anyone else.
Since I created you in My image doesn't it make sense for you to imitate Me? As you move closer to Me letting go of the things that hinder you, then you will see what I desire for you. When you continue to pattern your life after Mine you will be pleased with how it is beginning to take shape.
There is nothing better than having your life centered around Mine. No, it's not hard, nothing is impossible for Me, I will be with you and I'll empower you to do all that is needed for you to run hard after Me. You see, whatever I ask you to do I will also give you the ability and the resources to accomplish the task.
Just like a father that helps his child, so I do even more because I knew you before the foundation of the earth and I had a plan for you way back then. Beloved, My plan for you is so good; your heart will be truly satisfied and you will bring glory and honor to My name.
Thursday Truthful Humor
Welcome to Thursday’s Truthful humor with Trench Classes United where we love to laugh and pull truth from humor!
A police officer attempts to stop a car for speeding and the guy gradually increases his speed until he's topping 100 mph! The man eventually realizes he can't escape and finally pulls over.
The cop approaches the car and says, "It's been a long day and my shift is almost over, so if you can give me a good excuse for your behavior, I'll let you go."
The guy thinks for a few seconds and then says, "My wife ran away with a cop about a week ago. I thought you might be that officer trying to give her back!"
Oh, friends, Isn’t it so true that relationships have become so…well, so disposable? We unfriend on Fakebook, stop following on Instagram, Twitter, throw in the towel on friendships and marriages, but isn’t it so comforting to know that Jesus never wants to give us back, to throw us away or discard us, or even let us return to our old ways, but He continues to love us, refine us, guide us to be more like Him that we may love like He does. To be a covenant keeper is better than to be a relationship runner.
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Have you ever been watching an action-packed movie where the main character is in the midst of a horrendous death-defying adventure, hanging on with all their strength, trying their best to not let go.
The gritting of the teeth, the grunts and groans, the pained expression of will power and sheer determination are captured by the camera and then suddenly, almost unexpectedly, like an assault to our senses, they let go and plunge to…
Welcome to Wednesday’s Word with Trench Classes United and Kim-Evinda.
There are circumstances in life that have us doing just that, holding on with all our might, sheer strength powered by determination and a belief that if only…but there comes a point where we must surrender our will, let go and let ourselves fall into the love and protection of our Father.
It is in that letting go that we discover that we don’t have to give up hope, but letting go is letting God. We don’t have to help in the matter; we just need to let go of the matter that has us in such a fight or flight plan of action.
If you’re anything like me, especially when I’m hurting emotionally, the propensity to say, “Yeah, but what if I do this, or say that, or say this” is so great sometimes that I lose sight of the freedom of falling into His love, His grace, His plan for my life.
That’s what this type of letting go is like: free-falling and landing on the foundation of love and grace ever so gently while experiencing healing for the hurt that found me grappling for control in the first place.
And when the temptation comes to grab ahold of whatever it is we’re supposed to let go of, may we allow ourselves to fall once again into the presence, protection and provision of Him whose plans are to lift us up, to prosper us, give us a future, and a hope.
May the God of hope fill you, (put your name here) with all joy and peace (by-products of hope) in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (for it is HIS Spirit that fuels our hope so stay plugged in).
Tuesday Truthful Humor
This single guy named Bill wanted a horse. He began to shop and saw an interesting ad on Craigslist which was advertising a “Christian horse.”
He sent an inquiry and made arrangements to go see this horse.
When Bill got to the ranch, he introduced himself to the horse's owner and they talked small talk on their way to where the horse was.
As soon as Bill saw the horse, he couldn’t help but get excited and asked if he could ride him, take him for a test drive, so to speak.
The owner said, sure, "It's easy to ride him. Just say 'praise the Lord' to make him go, and 'amen' to make him stop."
Bill got on the horse and said "praise the Lord." the horse started to walk. "Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, praise the Lord" and the horse is running. Now Bill sees the cliff and says: "AMEN." The horse stops and Bill says: "Whew! Praise the lord!"
The Word of God says that He inhabits the praises of His children…can I encourage you to find at least five things to praise Him for each day?
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