WHAT IN THE WORLD IS HAPPENING IN MY LIFE!!

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS HAPPENING IN MY LIFE!!

Are you wondering what is happening in your life, why you’re going through what you’re going through? 

I received the following prophetic word by Elaine Tavolacci this morning via my subscription to her website, http://www.awordinseason.info. which I believe is a timely word for you and as such am re-blogging it with her permission.

Be encouraged,

Kim

 

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Don't fight the process - Let God re-make you.

DON’T FIGHT THE PROCESS – LET GOD RE-MAKE YOU

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THE MASTER POTTER

By Elaine Tavolacci

March 4, 2017

The Holy Spirit showed me a lump of clay on a potter’s wheel. The potter began to spin the wheel as he molded and shaped the piece of clay as he formed it. When making pottery on a potter’s wheel, the clay has to first be centered, then water is applied before the potter begins his creation. The potter then shapes the clay into the image that he desires. There are different wheels used to create different vessels. The Lord has designed each one of us in a distinct way with a specific calling. Each person is created for a unique purpose and plan.

The Lord told Jeremiah to go down to the Potters house to give him a prophetic illustration. When he went, he had seen the potter making something at the wheel. The clay vessel that the potter had made was marred in his hands; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make. Many people don’t understand the process of the potter’s wheel. The potter’s wheel is not to judge us or punish us, but it is to form us into the masterpiece that Jesus has created us to be.

The Lord says; just as the potter designs each clay pot into different shapes and sizes, I have designed and created every individual. Every person has been born with a unique purpose and plan. Each of you have been strategically designed for a particular purpose, and I will work with each of you in a specific way. Do not fear the potter’s wheel and do not refuse it, for this is My workmanship. This is the place where I am molding you and conforming you into My image. This is the place where all impurities and defilement will be destroyed and all bruises and blemishes will be erased. This is the place where the rough edges will be smooth out, broken vessels will be restored and old mindsets will be dismantled. Afflictions, traumas and misfortunes from the past will be removed, and dreams will be birth and brought forth. This is the place where your mind will be renewed and you will learn to walk in integrity and maturity. This place is necessary for your spiritual growth to bring forth the gifts that I have placed on the inside of you.

Do not refuse the work on the potters wheel but allow Me to transform you as I shape your life and destiny. Trust Me when the process seems too difficult. Don’t say that this is an uncomfortable place, but know that it is for your benefit and it is necessary to bring you in to the fulfillment of My plans. Do not resist the work that I am doing on the inside of you, but allow Me to accomplish My perfect will through you. Allow Me to work with you and fashion you into My image. I Am the master potter and as you allow Me, I will design your life so that you will become all that I have created you to be. You will become a glorious vessel of honor, and others will see the brilliance of the transformed life that I am creating in you. I desire to make something beautiful out of your life as you allow Me to work in you and through you says the Lord.

Ecclesiastes 3:11
He has made everything beautiful in its time.

Isaiah 29:16
Surely you have things turned around! Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay; For shall the thing made say of him who made it, “He did not make me”? Or shall the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding”?

Isaiah 64:8
But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.

Jeremiah 18:1-4
The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying:” Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.” Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.

 

By Elaine Tavolacci

A Word In Season – http://www.awordinseason.info.

 

In 2012, I came across this short video called “In the Potter’s Hands” by Pastor Steve Hill that I believe may shed some light on your perplexity and be a blessing to you.

 

 

Now be blessed by Darlene Zschech and Hillsong as they sing “The Potters Hand”

 

 

It may seem really hard sometimes, but don’t fight the process.

Let God re-make you to fit His purpose and destiny for your life.

By His grace, you can!

Kim

 

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WARRING WITH YOUR PROPHETIC WORD

WARRING WITH YOUR PROPHETIC WORD

Are you waiting on the fulfillment of a prophetic word/prophecy that seems to be taking forever?

If so, I received the following prophetic word by Elaine Tavolacci this morning via my subscription to her website, http://www.awordinseason.info. which I believe is a timely word for  you and as such am re-blogging it with her permission.

 

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The Senate Group, Giant Sequoia Trees at Grant Grove, Sequoia National Park, Southern Sierra Nevada, east of Visalia, California

GIANT SEQUOIA TREES

 

July 23, 2016

Warring With Your Prophetic Word

By Elaine Tavolacci

In the book of First Timothy, Paul was encouraging Timothy to wage a good warfare concerning the prophecies that were given to him. He wouldn’t have told him that if he wasn’t going to experience spiritual warfare. Every one of us has received a word from God either through a personal prophetic word, or the bible. The Holy Spirit is showing me that many of you have become disheartened because that prophetic word has not yet come to pass. For some of you it has been months, and for others it has been years that this promise has not manifested in the natural. There is a process between the time that we receive the word, until the word comes to pass. The bible says in 1 Timothy 1:18 that we are to wage a good warfare with that prophecy, and to fight the good fight of faith.

The Holy Spirit gave me this analogy of two trees. Two distinct seeds were planted in the same field and at the same time. The first seed was a cherry blossom tree seed and the other was a sequoia tree seed. Each seed had the same care as they were both provided the same sunlight and water. The cherry blossom tree grew quickly and flourished beautifully with brilliant pink flowers and bright green leaves, but the seed of the sequoia tree seemed to be taking a long time to show any signs of growth. As time went on, the cherry blossom tree continued to grow and flourish but the sequoia tree seed didn’t appear as if it was going to amount to anything. After some time the sequoia tree began to grow towering over the cherry blossom tree and multiplied in size, surpassing the cherry blossom tree in height, width and overall proportion.

The reason why the sequoia tree took longer to grow was because it required stronger and deeper roots to support its tremendous size. Neither tree was insignificant, but each one served their purpose. Although the cherry blossom tree was beautiful to the eye, the sequoia tree grew to be the tallest and strongest tree in the world. In the same way, some of you have promises that are taking longer to come to pass because they are more extensive and wide range. Don’t let go of the prophecy that has been given to you no matter how long it takes. Your promise will come into fruition just as these two seeds which were planted. Every one of us, and every promise is unique and exclusively designed. When His word comes to pass in its appointed time, you will see the vastness of it and you will be amazed at what Jesus has done in your life and ministry.

1 Timothy 1:18
This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare.

1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

1 Timothy 6:20-21
O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge- by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith.

 

By Elaine Tavolacci

A Word In Season – http://www.awordinseason.info.

 

I hope the word was a blessing to you.

Be encouraged!

Kim

 

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MAJOR BATTLES PRODUCE GREATER VICTORIES

MAJOR BATTLES PRODUCE GREATER VICTORIES

Are you in a major battle?

Are you wondering, “What in the world is happening in my life? Why am I going through all this? How will I get through this?”

I received the following prophetic word by Elaine Tavolacci this morning via my subscription to her website, http://www.awordinseason.info. which I believe is a timely word for those who are in major battles and as such am re-blogging it with her permission.

 

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THE GREATER THE BATTLE - THE GREATER THE VCTORY

THE GREATER THE BATTLE THE GREATER THE VICTORY

Major Battles Produce Greater Victories

The Lord has been showing me that there are many people in the body of Christ who are going through major battles in their lives, but He wants you to know that these battles will produce greater victories than you have ever known if you don’t quit. If you look back in hindsight of all the trials that you have endured in the past, you will see that you have overcame them all. As you stay focused on the vision that He has for you, and continue to pursue His plan, you will become more than a conqueror through Jesus.

Sometimes we go through situations that are so devastating that the enemy will whisper in our ear just as Jobs wife told him to curse God and die. Know the voice of your enemy. He will only come against that which is genuine. We will always go through a test before a promotion. Never forget that Jesus is with you through the fire. He is with you in the lions den and through the most difficult times.

The Lord says although the storms may be raging all around you, the battle may be fierce and the warfare may appear to be intensifying, do not panic but be still and listen for My voice. I speak in the midst of the storms. Have I not told you that if you will submit to Me and cast all your cares on Me I will supply all your needs? Many of you have had sleepless nights worrying about situations that you are going through and others of you are concerned about your future. Some have physical issues that the doctors said were terminal but nothing is impossible for those who believe. I am the God of the miraculous. Do not allow the evil one to bring fear, condemnation, tormenting thoughts and voices in the night seasons.

Listen for My still small voice. I will speak to you in the midst of your storms, your trials and perilous times. I Am the God who is above and beyond any storm that you go through and those dreams that have been dormant for years will be revived as I as I breathe life back into them. Do not retreat, but continue to pursue what I have placed in your heart to do. These storms shall pass. Just as the wise man who obeyed My word was steadfast and unaffected when the storms came. know that I will strengthen you as you stand immovable and trust Me to bring you through. Do not fear but encourage yourself in Me knowing that I am with you and I will uphold you with my righteous right hand says the Lord.

Psalm 34:19
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all.

Matthew 7: 24 – 27
“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
But everyone who hears these sayings of mine and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand; and he rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, and it fell. And great was its fall.

1 Corinthians 16:13- 14
Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love.

James 1:12
Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord

By Elaine Tavolacci

A Word In Season – http://www.awordinseason.info.

 

“YES LORD – LIVE” – EXHORTATION & SONG FEAT. BISHOP T. D. JAKES & JESSY DIXON

“PRESSIN’ ON” – MARVIA PROVIDENCE

 

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”

(James 1:12 – NIV)

Keep standing, keep believing, keep hoping, keep trusting, keep praying!

Be encouraged,

Kim

 

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YES, GOD DID ORDER THAT STEP!

YES, GOD DID ORDER THAT STEP!

BY GRACE EMBRACE EACH STEP

BY GRACE EMBRACE EACH STEP

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,
And He delights in his way.” 

(Psalm 37:23 – NKJV)

 

The Word of God tells us that the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.

Note that “the steps” is an all-inclusive term.

This means that both the good and the “bad” steps in the life of a Believer are ordered by the Lord.

I say “bad” because Romans 8:28 states, “We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.” (Amplified Bible) so this means that even though certain steps in our lives may bring pain, loss or adversity, because of God’s underlying purpose and intent for allowing them, even though they may seem bad on the surface, at the core these steps are good.

So, Man of God, Woman of God, where have the steps of your life taken you?

To a business deal that you prayed about and felt certain in your spirit would work out but it failed?

To being laid off by the employer you faithfully and diligently served for the past twenty years?

To a marriage you thought was “made in heaven” but seems crafted in hell?

To the sudden death of a loved one that has you reeling in shock and grief?

Proverbs 16:33 states, “The lot is cast into the lap, but the decision is wholly of the Lord [even the events that seem accidental are really ordered by Him].” – (Amplified Bible). – SELAH!

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.

The book of Job begins with this verse, “There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who [reverently] feared God and abstained from and shunned evil [because it was wrong].” – (Job 1:1 – Amplified Bible)

Job was an unquestionably good man whose steps were ordered in such an intensely calamitous way  (see Job 1:2 – 2:8) that Job chapter 2 verse 9, states, “Then his wife said to him, Do you still hold fast your blameless uprightness? Renounce God and die!”- (Amplified Bible)

Do you know what Job’s response was?

Verse 10 states, “But he said to her, You speak as one of the impious and foolish women would speak. What? Shall we accept [only] good at the hand of God and shall we not accept [also] misfortune and what is of a bad nature? In [spite of] all this, Job did not sin with his lips.” – (Amplified Bible)

Wow!

In spite of the intensity of what he went through, Job kept a God-view of His situation…….Job recognized that his steps were ordered by the Lord.

What about you?

How do yo see the difficult situation that you are going through today?

Is your internal posture like that of Job or that of Job’s wife? – Selah!

If the latter, I challenge you to repent, lay aside your view of the problem and ask God to help you see it look through His eyes.

If you do this, by His grace, instead of a problem, you will see a possibility.

A possibility for unprecedented spiritual growth and maturity, a possibility for an exponential deepening of your relationship with God, a possibility that can transform you further into the image of Christ, a possibility designed to prepare and push you toward God’s purpose and destiny for your life.

So today, armed with this new perspective, don’t despise your problem.

Instead allow the pressure of your problem to prepare your person and produce the passion to push you into your purpose.

Rejoice for your steps are ordered by the Lord and His purposes and intent are always good.

“REJOICE FOR THE STEPS OF A RIGHTEOUS MAN MEDLEY” – HOSANNA MUSIC

“The steps of a [good] man are directed and established by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step].”

(Psalm 37:23 – Amplified Bible)

Be encouraged!

Kim

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SO YOU WANT A PROMOTION……..

SO YOU WANT A PROMOTION……

 

Getting Ahead at Work

GETTING AHEAD AT WORK

 

I originally posted the following in November of 2011 under the title “Promotion and Getting Ahead in the Workplace” and I am re-posting it because someone needs to read it today.

PROMOTION AND GETTING AHEAD IN THE WORKPLACE

The workplace is very competitive when it comes to getting ahead or positioning oneself for promotion.

In many environments there is often a “dog eat dog” mentality, a “claw your way to the top no matter who you hurt, mash-up or stand on to get there” mentality, a “the only way to get promoted is to play the game” mentality, even if playing the game requires lying, deception, compromising personal ethics, or sex with the boss.

The unspoken rule is as long as I get the position or increase that I want, the means justifies the end.

THIS MAY BE THE WORLD’S WAY OF SEEKING A PROMOTION OR GETTING AHEAD, BUT NOT SO IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

Colossians 3:23, 24 states, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

Psalms 75:6, 7 states, “For not from the east nor from the west nor from the south come promotion and lifting up. But God is the Judge! He puts down one and lifts up another.”

In the Kingdom of God, our mandate is to work as unto the Lord and rest on the promise that our reward and promotion comes from Him.

This means that as Kingdom Citizens, our greatest concern should not be with pleasing man and how man perceives our work, but with pleasing God and how God perceives our work because God is our ultimate Employer and rewarder and when He says it is time for a financial or positional promotion, no one can stop it!

MAN OF GOD, WOMAN OF GOD, WHEN IT COMES TO PROMOTION AND GETTING AHEAD IN THE WORKPLACE, REST IN THE KING’S WAY INSTEAD OF BEING STRESSED IN THE WORLD’S WAY.

“And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right,  for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint”

(Galatians 6:9 – Amplified Bible)

“As workers who tend a fig tree are allowed to eat the fruit, so workers who protect their employer’s interests will be rewarded.”

(Proverbs 27:18 – NLT)

Be encouraged!

Kim

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WHAT TO DO WHEN THINGS DON’T WORK OUT AS YOU WANTED THEM TO

WHAT TO DO WHEN THINGS DON’T WORK OUT AS YOU WANTED THEM TO

WHEN THINGS DON'T WORK OUT AS DESIRED - TRUST HIM!

WHEN THINGS DON’T WORK OUT AS DESIRED – TRUST GOD!

 

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THINGS DON’T WORK OUT AS YOU WANTED THEM TO?

I don’t know the details of your situation, but if you’ve lived long enough, I do know you’ve had this experience or something very similar.

It was a situation where you desired something, some outcome concerning yourself or a person, place or thing in your life and in your view, what you desired was a good thing because after all, it did not conflict with the basic principles of God’s will as outlined in His Word and obtaining it would be beneficial.

You did everything you knew to do for things to work out.

You prayed, planned, followed the steps, took the measures, made the adjustments, met the deadlines, heeded the sound advice, put in the time, kept the faith, repented when necessary……you even fasted, prayed, came in agreement with a prayer partner, sowed a seed, decreed and declared the outcome and praised God in advance for it.

You did everything you knew to do for things to work out according to your desires……everything!

But they didn’t work out.

You still did not get the job.

You still lost your house.

Your spouse still left.

Your child still died.

The person was still not healed.

The deal still fell through.

The relationship or friendship still went sour.

Your desired outcome concerning yourself, or that person, place or thing did not materialize……….It just did not happen.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THINGS DON’T WORK OUT AS YOU WANTED THEM TO?

Thousands of yeas ago, Jesus, God’s beloved, only begotten, sinless, Son had an outcome He desired as well.

He wanted another way to redeem mankind other than having to go to the cross.

It’s not that He did not want to redeem mankind, it was just that the very thought of what He would have to go through to do it shook Him to His very core causing His “soul to be exceeding sorrowful even unto death” (Matthew 26:38)

Jesus agonized and prayed so fervently over the matter that His sweat was as drops of blood…..can you imagine that!

Three times He asked the Father if there was any other possible way to get the job done, ending each request by telling the Father, nevertheless, not my will but yours be done.

After all of this intense prayer, what was the outcome?

The outcome was that Jesus’ request was denied.

Another way was not granted.

A grueling death on the cross was the only option given.

What did Jesus do?

He accepted the Father’s answer and moved on in obedience to the Father’s revealed will, trusting the Father’s sovereignty, wisdom and love.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THINGS DON’T WORK OUT AS YOU WANTED THEM TO?

The great Apostle Paul who was God’s key man sent to the Gentiles and who under the divine inspiration of the Holy Spirit wrote most of the New Testament had an affliction.

Exactly what it was, the Bible does not say, but it does tell us that the affliction was causing Paul enough distress for him to ask God if He would take it away.

When you think about it, this affliction must have caused Paul great distress because we never read of Paul praying to God and asking Him not to be imprisoned, stoned, flogged, mobbed or shipwrecked anymore, but we do read of how three times he prayed to God to remove this affliction.

II Corinthians 12:7, 8 states, “And to keep me from being puffed up and too much elated by the exceeding greatness (preeminence) of these revelations, there was given me a thorn (a splinter) in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to rack and buffet and harass me, to keep me from being excessively exalted.Three times I called upon the Lord and besought [Him] about this and begged that it might depart from me;” (Amplified Bible)

After all of that intense prayer, what was the outcome to Paul’s request?

The outcome was that Paul’s requested was denied.

Verse 9 states, “But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!” (Amplified Bible)

Removal of the thorn in his flesh was not granted.

A messenger of satan to rack and buffet and harass him was what he had to constantly face. 

What did Paul do?

He accepted the Lord’s answer that His grace was sufficient for him and moved on in obedience to the Lord’s revealed will, trusting the Lord’s sovereignty, wisdom and love.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THINGS DON’T WORK OUT AS YOU WANTED THEM TO?

  • Do you have an emotional tantrum?
  • Do you get angry, bitter and resentful?
  • Do you doubt the love and wisdom of God?
  • Do you give up and lose faith?
  • Do you have a pity party?
  • Do you sink deep in depression?
  • Do you stop praying?
  • Do you stop attending church?
  • Do you walk away from God?

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THINGS DON’T WORK OUT AS YOU WANTED THEM TO?

If Jesus, our sinless Lord and Savior, the only begotten beloved Son of God experienced things not working out as He desired in spite of doing all He could, and if the Apostle Paul, God’s key man sent to the Gentiles who under the divine inspiration of the Holy Spirit wrote most of the New Testament experienced things not working out as he desired, why are we 21st century saints so shocked when things don’t work out as we want? ….SELAH!

SO WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WHEN THINGS DO NOT WORK OUT AS YOU WANTED THEM TO?

Let’s take a lesson from our Lord Jesus and from the Apostle Paul.

When things do not work out as desired in spite of all of our efforts, let’s rise above our thoughts and feelings, accept God’s answer, know that the Lord’s grace is sufficient to undergird us, and move on in obedience to whatever is the Lord’s revealed will, trusting His sovereignty, wisdom and love as we go. 

By His grace you can!

By his grace, I can!

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”

(Romans 8:28 – NLT)

Be encouraged!

Kim

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DON’T GET WEARY – KEEP DOING WHAT YOU KNOW TO BE RIGHT

DON’T GET WEARY – KEEP DOING WHAT YOU KNOW TO BE RIGHT

 

Do you sometimes feel like the good things or right things that you do are in vain because you have not seen the expected results?

Well here’s a song by Hosanna Music and  a timely prophetic word by Elaine Tavolacci that I believe that will encourage you not to grow weary in well-doing, but to continue doing what you know to be right.

Be blessed!

Kim

“DON’T GROW WEARY” – BY HOSANNA MUSIC

 

 

May 29th, 2014

“DIVINE DEPOSITS”

No Deposit – No Return

Elaine Tavolacci

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One day I was in a bank waiting for assistance. I looked up and noticed a sign on the wall that caught my attention. The sign read: “TODAY’S DECISIONS AFFECT TOMORROWS RETURNS”. The scripture came to me which says “Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap”. In the Kingdom of God, this law also applies. I am not talking about a financial deposit which is also relevant, but I am referring to a spiritual deposit. The quality and quantity of the spiritual deposit that we make into our lives will determine our spiritual return.

People deposit their money into a bank because they believe that it is a safe place. They will deposit it where they will receive the highest interest rate. Whatever we deposit into our spirit will either be beneficial or detrimental to our spiritual lives. What we sow will determine tomorrow’s returns in our lives. The greater the deposit, the greater the return. No deposit, no return. The bible says; For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit, will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.

The Lord says; the deposits which you have made throughout the years were not in vain. The time spent in My word and My presence will yield great results. The prayers that you have prayed will not return void. All that you have sowed will surely bear much fruit and you will see it come to pass. I have seen every divine deposit that you have made throughout the years by continually standing on My Word and praying even when you didn’t see results. What you are depositing into your life and into your spirit will affect your personal life, your family, your ministry and your destiny. The things that you do daily will affect your outcome permanently. It is your decision to stir up the gift that has been deposited inside of you. It is your choice to nurture and cultivate those gifts.

As you were faithful in adversity and steadfast in difficult times, I am a God of justice and I will honor My Word. I will release the gifts that were promised to you and release you into the ministries that were assigned to you. For those of you who have been careless in your walk with Me, return to the place where you once were, and I will receive you and restore you once again. To those of you who have lost much, trust Me as I will watch over My word to perform it. Stay alert, and do not be afraid to go forward because I am with you and I will position you as well as escort you. Do not hide your talents but be prepared to move into the plan that I have designed for you. Your effort will be rewarded and your dreams will come to pass as you continue to abide in Me and simply trust Me says the Lord.

Matthew 6: 19 – 21
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Galatians 6:7 – 9
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

1 Timothy 4:14 – 16
Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all. Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.

 

By Elaine Tavolacci

A Word In Season – http://www.awordinseason.info.

 

 

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THERE’S A STORY BEHIND EVERY STORY

THERE’S A STORY BEHIND EVERY STORY

WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON?

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON?

As Believers, many times we find it so easy to judge others when they behave rude, “out of sorts”, disgusting, touchy, or in some other negative, distasteful or sinful way.

There’s a story behind every story.

We find it so easy to look at the person’s attitude and/or behavior and piously think and/or say:-

“How could they do that?”

“How could they say that?”

“How could they act like that?”

“I would never do that!”

“I would never say that!”

“I would never act like that!”

We think these pious thoughts and/or speak these pious words forgetting the times prior to our being saved, and even since being saved, when we behaved rude, “out of sorts”, disgusting, touchy, or in some other negative, distasteful or sinful way.

There’s a story behind every story.

We think these pious thoughts and/or speak these pious words forgetting that we are not perfect and have not finished living yet so there is no guarantee that we will not display some of those same attitudes and/behaviors in the future, and if we do act in an appropriate or God-pleasing way, it is only because of God’s grace at work in our lives.

There’s a story behind every story.

We think these pious thoughts and/or speak these pious words without even wondering why the person is acting in this way and considering that perhaps they are under pressure or battling with some unknown negative situation.

There’s a story behind every story.

The sad part about it is that if the Holy Spirit were to shine God’s revelatory light on our hearts when we are having such thoughts or speaking such words, to our shame He would find self-righteousness, pride, scorn, disgust, and condemnation instead of mercy, love, humility, concern, empathy, and compassion……Saints, in God’s eyes, this is simply not right.

There’s a story behind every story.

Every person that we encounter in life is a complex combination of factors that influence their attitudes and behaviors.

There’s a story behind every story.

There are genetic factors, personality factors, cultural factors, childhood experiences, family experiences, school experiences, work experiences, friendship experiences, relationship experiences, marriage experiences, health experiences, spiritual experiences, verbal, mental, emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse, physical, mental and/or emotional pain, pressures, feelings of insecurity, unworthiness, rejection, anger, fear, and the sin nature, just to name a few.

There’s a story behind every story.

Many times the rude, “out of sorts”, disgusting, touchy, negative, distasteful or sinful attitudes and behaviors that we see displayed by a person are really a manifestation or byproduct of the story behind their story, i.e., a manifestation or byproduct of a combination of these factors, a manifestation or byproduct of what is behind what you see or experience from them.

There’s a story behind every story.

When considering this, and the fact that we too have a story behind our story, can we really justify judging them so harshly?

As Kingdom Ambassadors and Believers in Jesus Christ, the next time we encounter a person who is behaving “out of sorts”, rude, disgusting, or in some negative, distasteful or sinful way, instead of mentally or verbally flying to a state of pious condemning judgment, let’s pause to remember that there is a story behind their story and pray.

Let’s ask the Lord to help us see the person through His eyes, to help us see beyond their attitude and behavior to seeing a soul for whom He died.

Let’s ask Him to help us see beyond their attitude and behavior to seeing a person who has a life story that may be affecting the way he/she thinks, speaks and acts.

Let’s ask Him to help us see beyond their attitude and behavior to seeing a person who may be hurting and in need of love, understanding, compassion, salvation, healing or deliverance.

Let’s ask Him to bless the person and minister to them at their point of need.

Let’s ask Him if there is anything He wants us to say to or do for the person that would help or encourage them in some way.

We live in an era where stress, problems and “short fuses” abound, and as time winds down, so will persons who behave rude, “out of sorts”, disgusting, touchy, or in some other negative, distasteful or sinful way.

By the grace of God let’s train ourselves to not resort to harsh judgment in our thoughts and speech, but to instead, have a posture of love, concern and compassion, remembering that there is a story behind each person’s story.

There’s a story behind every story.

What’s the story behind your story?

Selah!

I wrote this post in May of 2010 and felt impressed to re-blog it today.

I hope it blessed you.

I hope it challenged you.

Be encouraged!

 

Kim

 

“The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.”

(Psalm 103:8 – NIV)

“Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. 

It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].

It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.

Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].”

(I Corinthians 13:4-7 – Amplified Bible)

“For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life. 

For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him.”

(John 3:16, 17 – Amplified Bible)

 

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DON’T GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS

DON’T GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS

Do you have a dream?

Is there some thing that God has placed on your heart or spoke into your spirit that it would be manifested in your life?

Is there something that He revealed  about your life, purpose and destiny years ago that though not yet manifested, just the thought of it still resonates with, quickens and excites you?

I received the following prophetic word by Elaine Tavolacci this morning via my subscription to her website, http://www.awordinseason.info. and I believe it is a timely and encouraging word of hope to not give up on your dreams and as such I am re-blogging it with her permission.

Don’t Give Up on Your Dreams

March 27th, 2014

Elaine Tavolacci

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DON'T GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS

DON’T GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS

In the book of Genesis there is a story about a young man named Joseph. Joseph was a dreamer. His father favored him and gave him a coat of many colors. Because of this, his brothers threw him in a ditch and sold him as a slave. He was beaten, falsely accused and thrown into prison. Joseph never gave up on the dream that God gave him, but pursued God’s promise’a through difficult times.

Because of Joseph’s faith and tenacity, Pharaoh made him the Vizier which is the highest official in Ancient Egypt to serve the king. Pharaoh also placed a gold chain on his neck and put his signet ring on his finger which meant that Joseph now owned and had authority over everything that was Pharaohs. He then gave him a new name which was Zaphnath-Paaneah which means “Revealer of mysteries”. Some of you have been like Joseph. You once had a dream but your life seems to be going in the opposite direction. The book of Psalms chapter 105 verse 19 says that “Until the time that his word came to pass, The word of the Lord tested him”.

The Lord says; do not allow anything to steal the dream that I have placed in your heart. Never give up on what I have promised to you. I am the restorer of dreams, and My word will come to pass. Just as Josephs father, I have given you favor. I have given you a coat of many colors. For those of you who have been betrayed by your brothers and sisters, I am the restorer of the breach. That which has been broken in your lives shall be mended. Those relationships that have been severed and disarrayed will be restored. Your families will come into alignment with My plans as they continue to observe your dedication to Me. Just as Potiphar’s wife falsely accused Joseph, those of you who have been falsely accused and lied about will be recompensed and rewarded for your integrity. You will discover the greater plan as you continue to walk in holiness without compromise and don’t follow when others try to lead you astray. There is nothing hidden, that will not be revealed; nor anything secret, that will not be known and come to light.

To those of you who have been imprisoned with fear and torment, I have the keys to hell and death. Trust Me to be your deliverer and set you free. I will release you and break off all shackles that confine you. Never settle for less than what I have for you. Ask Me for wisdom to make your dream a reality and the faith to step out. Continue to pursue My plans without looking back to your past mistakes and failures. I will bring people into your life to help you fulfill the dream that I have placed in your heart. There will be divine connections with others who believe as you do, and will help to encourage you. Sever any relationships from people that will try to annihilate your dreams and hinder your growth. Just as Joseph was raised from the pit to this high calling, I will bring you out of a place of despair, and raise you up to a higher place. Never let go of your dream, but hold on with the same tenacity as Joseph had. I Am the revealer of mysteries and I will also reveal My mysteries to you. You will then have My favor and you will be ruler over adverse situations rather than having them destroy or control you says the Lord.

Psalm 105:17 -19
He sent a man before them- Joseph-who was sold as a slave. They hurt his feet with fetters, he was laid in irons. Until the time that his word came to pass, The word of the Lord tested him.

Psalm 105:20-25
The king sent and released him, the ruler of peoples set him free. He made him master of his household, ruler over all he possessed, to instruct his princes as he pleased and teach his elders wisdom. Then Israel entered Egypt; Jacob lived as an alien in the land of Ham. The Lord made his people very fruitful; he made them too numerous for their foes, whose hearts he turned to hate his people, to conspire against his servants.

Daniel 2:22
He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him.

Ephesians 3:20
Now unto Him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.

By Elaine Tavolacci

A Word In Season – http://www.awordinseason.info.

I hope the word was a blessing to you.

Be encouraged!

Kim

 

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SOMETIMES IN LIFE…..

SOMETIMES IN LIFE……

SOMETIMES IN LIFE THE ONLY WAY TOIT IS THROUGH IT!

SOMETIMES IN LIFE THE ONLY WAY TO IT IS THROUGH IT!

 

Sometimes in life,

no amount of crying,

no amount of complaining,

no amount of prayer,

no amount of fasting,

no amount of declarations,

no amount of praise,

no amount of worship,

no amount of anything,

will change what God requires for us to possess our “promised land”.

 

 Sometimes in life,

there is a rough path we must take,

there is a rigorous process we must go through,

there is a hard circumstance we must endure,

there is a bitter cup we must drink,

in order to receive, achieve or become what God desires.

 

Sometimes in life,

no cross…..no crown,

no test…..no testimony,

no tragedy…..no triumph,

no conflict…..no conquest,

no battle…..no victory,

no wilderness…..no promised land,

no closure…..no opening,

no death…..no life.

 

Sometimes in life the only way to is through.

 

Selah!

Kim 

 

  “And going a little farther, He threw Himself upon the ground on His face and prayed saying, My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will [not what I desire], but as You will and desire.

Again a second time He went away and prayed, My Father, if this cannot pass by unless I drink it, Your will be done.

So, leaving them again, He went away and prayed for the third time, using the same words.”

Then He returned to the disciples and said to them, Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of especially wicked sinners [whose way or nature it is to act in opposition to God].

Get up, let us be going! See, My betrayer is at hand!”

(Matthew 26:39, 42, 44-46 – Amplified Bible)

 

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