Day 10

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Day 10 of this journey finds me in anticipation of the miraculous things God has performed and will do this week! Ive received some awesome praise reports. God is moving, hes working and He has not forgotten his children.

The confirmation comes after the obedience.

Ive decided to live a life of fasting. Totally committing one day a week to fasting. I cant do without his presence. Its too beautiful. I want to stay right here and bask in his glory.

It has changed my life and the outlook I have on my life, my purpose and the plan God has for me

Be beautifully blessed

Stephanie

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Day 4

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As I continue on this journey of Juice Fasting, Day 4 has been very interesting and exciting for me. Although I intended to blog everyday, I am only lead to write as God is allowing me.

Day 1-2 of this journey came with a mental battle. “Why are you doing this Steph?’ Is it going to be worth it?” the chatter went on and on. What was very amazing to me, was often I would hear God yelling to me over the chatter. His voice resounding louder than the enemy. Once I even heard God say ” Do you hear what I am saying to you?”  I felt reprimanded.

As I moved into Day 3, the clarity begin and so did the hunger pains. Yesterday was the worst day for me, I literally cried and after a while I could only moan out to God. I could not digest the juice, it would not go down, therefore water became my only substance. I found myself on my knees, crying out to God, in between my prayers and interceding

Today on Day 4, my mind has sharpened, so much , that Gods decimal has tuned down to the whispers he mostly uses to commune with us. He has answered several prayers. This morning he blessed me with an timely word to release. and after my praises to Him. He responded “Do you see what I am doing through you?”

I do, and I am so grateful He has chosen me for this journey!

Continue to pray for me

Stephanie

Unanswered Prayers

This first day of fasting has brought me a timely word from God. The overall theme for today struke a cord with me. God only confirms AFTER you obey. So many times we bargain with God. Assuring him that if he ” just does this one more thing” or gives us that one thing” we will do what God expects. We will make things right, stop drinking, start going to church more, make amends with that one person etc.

God is not in the bargaining business. He clearly tells us in his word..or rather his messages to me today were..”I can not work with a defiled heart. I cant answer any prayer through a temple of sin.”

God wants us to get alone with him daily. Pray, repent, confess. Our unconfessed sin hinders our blessings.

I need my people, my children to consecrate themselves..sit in my presence and truly listen. Joshua 3:5

I pray this blesses someone like it blessed me today❤

I Love you..

Goodnight..

7 Day Quest!

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“My soul thirsts for God, the living God” (Psalm 42:2)

So Monday, Oct 23rd, I’m starting a 7 Day Fast. I admit, that fasting is something I do often. Yet God is calling me higher this time. My expectations are higher of myself. I’m in need of some major breakthroughs in certain areas and to be honest, I really need to hear from God on some things. Im writing my thoughts each day…here …openly.

Pray for me and if you have any prayer requests. I will be placing them before the altar.  So send them to suellfamily@yahoo.com or post them below

I love you

Be Blessed

Stephanie

Letting God Shine

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I Speak Female loves guest bloggers! Today I am privileged to have a awesome woman of God share a tidbit of knowledge on letting God’s light shine through you. Enjoy!

 

Good morning family. Just recently, I was informed about a position that I am
being blessed to fulfill. This title comes with a huge amount of
responsibility. As usual, I received a pat on the shoulder. In many areas in
my life, there are innumerable examples of practices or traditions that are
attached to a specific status.

For instance, in some churches, it is customary
for the congregation to stand up when the pastor enters in the pulpit. To take
it a step further, most pastors will recognize the more ” seasoned” members of
the church out of respect for their life experiences.  In the military, when
assembled for specific meetings or events, it is common to hear a command of
“attention” when a high ranking official arrives.  I have seen senior
leadership recognize veterans of various wars who have survived with high
esteem.

I have also seen the polar opposite of this admiration. Some people
will presume that they are entitled to the benefits of their postulated
arrival. The behavioral patterns associated with not acknowledging these
individuals can range from silent offense to downright audacity with
confrontation. It is truly better for God to create a platform for His Light
to shine through you. There are several historical and current illustrations
of what our feeble construction attempts result in as proof.  Absolutely
nothing can be achieved without tapping into the Divine sagacity of God.

Daniel 2:20-23

“Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for
wisdom and might are his:  And he changeth the times and the seasons: he
removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and
knowledge to them that know understanding:  He revealeth the deep and secret
things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.
I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me
wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for
thou hast now made known unto us the king’s matter.”

Colette Jones

You can reach Colette at mizzjonez0813@gmail.com

Sword Of The Spirit

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The sixth piece of armor Paul mentions in Ephesians 6 is “the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” How does a Roman soldier’s sword help us understand how to use the Bible to win our spiritual battles?

The sword is the only item listed by Paul that serves in an offensive capacity. Even if we have all the rest of the armor equipped perfectly, without our sword, we amount to little more than heavily armored moving targets.

The Roman gladius has become known as “the sword that conquered the world.” Adapted from a Spanish design, the prowess of the gladius in close range combat made it a fearsome tool in the hand of a skilled Roman warrior. When sharpened, its dual edges wreaked havoc on unarmored foes, while its tapered point could pierce through even heavy metal armor.
A Roman infantryman would go into battle armed with more than just his gladius. He would also have a dagger (pugio), several one-time use spears (pila) and lead-weighted darts (plumbatae), but the sword was his main means of attack. The sword is the only weapon Paul lists as part of the Christian arsenal.

What is the Word of God?

Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

God’s Word—the Holy Bible—illuminates. It reveals to us the good and the bad, the wise and the unwise. It is the ultimate tool in learning how to live the best possible life, free from the restraints of stumbling in darkness.

John 17:17
Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.

God’s Word is truth, plain and simple. We can have perfect confidence in the fact that His words are accurate, true and unerring. When followed, they guide us without fail in the paths that we need to walk.

We can be destroyed by lack of the knowledge of God (Hosea 4:6), but we will be blessed if we hear and keep the Word of God (Luke 11:28). And the knowledge is not just for us. We are to be ready to answer others who ask us (1 Peter 3:15).

The all-powerful sword of the living God is able to cut through every defense our enemy can raise—down to the very division of bone and marrow. When wielded by a servant of God, nothing can withstand its ability to cut straight to the core of a matter and uncover the truth. As soldiers in God’s army, it is our responsibility and duty to use His Word to discern the truth and then follow it. When God’s Word shows us something wrong in ourselves, we can use this spiritual weapon to “surgically” remove the offending thoughts and actions (2 Corinthians 10:4-5).
Unlike all other pieces of the armor of God, which are solely defensive, the sword is uniquely suited for both defensive and offensive roles. A solid defense is invaluable, but the sword is the only way we can complete the work we have been given to do.
Notice that Jesus Christ used the Bible to counter Satan’s attacks (Matthew 4:4, 7, 10). We must also learn to live “by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4).

 

Paul only lists one weapon because we only need one weapon: There is no enemy the Word of God, coupled with His Spirit, cannot defeat. And so, armed only with our sword, we step out to fight our enemies head-on. The struggle is real. It is immediate, and it is in front of us. Our future in God’s Kingdom is on the line, and we take up the battle so that we may hold fast to the future He has promised us.

YES! Are you utilizing your sword daily?

Stephanie

Helmet of Salvation

 

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In Ephesians 6, Paul talks about the “helmet of salvation” as part of the armor of God.

When Paul wrote to the Ephesians about the helmet of salvation, some of them may have found the analogy to be a familiar one. In the book of Isaiah, a description of God shows Him as having put on both the breastplate of righteousness and the helmet of salvation (Isaiah 59:17). In referencing this Old Testament scripture, Paul drives home the point that it is in every sense of the word the armor of God—the same armor He Himself wears. But it also leads us to consider what salvation is, what it has to do with a helmet and what it means for us.

The Roman helmet, like helmets today, protected the head from the attacks of the enemy. There is some evidence to suggest that the Romans had special ceremonial helmets used in parades that denoted rank and standing

Salvation basically means to be saved or delivered from something (see examples in Exodus 14:13 and Micah 7:6-8). In the New Testament, as we will see, it is generally used to refer to deliverance from the eternal death penalty of sin and deliverance into God’s Kingdom.

Without the helmet of salvation, we will be unprotected from the “cares of this world” that bombard our thoughts and feelings. Imagine not knowing what the future ultimately holds. The worries and problems produced by living in this world would overwhelm us!

Psalm 27:1
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

With the helmet securely fastened, we can have the same confidence that Paul did that “the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18). We understand that it doesn’t matter what happens to us now. No matter what trials we face, we know that at the end of it all waits God’s Kingdom and an eternity of His perfect reign—and what could be better than that?

How do I keep the helmet secure?

Psalm 3:8
Salvation belongs to the Lord. Your blessing is upon Your people. Selah.

Remember that salvation comes from God, and that God is on our side. If we commit to fully follow and obey Him, it is impossible for us to lose our battle or our salvation!!

Have you donned your helmet today?

Stephanie