SATURDAY SONGS TO SOOTHE YOUR SOUL

SATURDAY SONGS TO SOOTHE YOUR SOUL

His Grace

 

For those of you who need some encouragement and strength this morning, here are a few songs for you.

 

“MADE A WAY” – SUNG BY TRAVIS GREENE

 

“WAYMAKER” – SUNG BY SINACH

 

“OUR GOD” – SUNG BY CHRIS TOMLIN

 

“HE’S ABLE” – SUNG BY DEITRICK HADDON & DARWIN HOBBS

 

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

(Ephesians 3:20-21 – NKJV)

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

(Romans 8:28 – NKJV)

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

(Romans 15:13 – NKJV)

 

Be encouraged,

Kim

 

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Video “OUR GOD” by Chris Tomlin courtesy of crossingctr – http://www.youtube.com

Video “HE’S ABLE” by Deitrick Haddon & Darwin Hobbs courtesy of BELIEVEinternational’s channel – http://www.youtube.com

MORE THAN EVER BEFORE, WE MUST PRAY FOR THOSE IN GOVERNMENT

MORE THAN EVER BEFORE, WE MUST PRAY FOR THOSE IN GOVERNMENT

DO YOU PRAY FOR YOUR GOVERNMENT?

DO YOU PRAY FOR YOUR GOVERNMENT?

Governments across the globe are struggling to find solutions to the plethora of complex issues that face them – overwhelming debt, a failing economy, increased crime and violence, rising unemployment, insufficient healthcare, shortages of food and water, social unrest, religious clashes, environmental disaster, worker dissatisfaction and labor disputes, mass demonstrations, political uprisings, moral decay and so much more.

Whether via the media, on the streets, at work, or at public or private social gatherings, it is not uncommon to hear Believers and non-believers alike express a barrage of criticism, dissatisfaction, disappointment, disillusionment and even disgust over the actions and/or inaction of some governing ruler or political party.

While responsible freedom of expression in regard to these issues has its rightful place, today I want to remind us as Believers in Christ and Kingdom Citizens to pray for those in authority over us and not just talk about what they are doing, not doing, could do, should do, etc.

“The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how,  for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.”

(I Timothy 2:1-3 – The Message Bible)

Do you pray for those in authority in your nation or are you simply on the verbal bandwagon of expressed feelings and opinions all the while neglecting to pray for them?

When it comes to political and governmental issues, if we as Believers are not careful, we can find ourselves so caught up in talking that we forget to pray……let’s be on alert to not fall into that trap.

Governments across the globe are struggling to find solutions to the plethora of complex issues that face them – overwhelming debt, a failing economy, increased crime and violence, rising unemployment, insufficient healthcare, shortages of food and water, social unrest, religious clashes, environmental disaster, worker dissatisfaction and labor disputes, mass demonstrations, political uprisings, moral decay and so much more.

Remember, while our responsibly expressed feelings and opinions have their rightful place, our governmental leaders need our prayers more than ever, particularly those of the Faith.

“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior.”

(I Timothy 2:1-3 – NLT)

SELAH!

Kim

Note: I originally posted this on June 11, 2014, then on June 14th of last year under the title “THIS GOVERNMENT!!! – DO YOU PRAY” and really felt the need to post it again as a crucial reminder to us all that more than ever before, we need to pray for those who govern our nations.

 

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WANTED: MIGHTY MEN & WOMEN OF VALOR

WANTED: MIGHTY MEN & WOMEN OF VALOR

Do you know that God has called you to a task or assignment but you feel inadequate and unqualified?

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

Be encouraged,

Kim

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CALLING MIGHTY MEN AND WOMEN OF VALOR

CALLING MIGHTY MEN AND WOMEN OF VALOR

November 12, 2016

WANTED: MIGHTY MEN & WOMEN OF VALOR

Elaine Tavolacci

In the natural it may appear as if the churches are dwindling down in membership, Christian friends are falling away, great men and women of God are passing away, and believers are declining in number. But the truth is, that God has a remnant that He has chosen for His end time army to usher in the greatest harvest in history. The fields are white unto harvest and it is about time that we take our place in what we have been called to do. Many of you feel inadequate, unqualified, or uneducated to be used by God.

There was a man in the bible named Gideon who was fearful and weak in his own sight, but mighty in the eyes of God. The name Gideon means “Mighty warrior”. Gideon was called to deliver Israel from the Midianites, but one day Gideon was hiding as they were attacking Israel. God had sent an angel to him saying, “The Lord is with you, mighty man of valor”. Gideon replied with a question, if the Lord is with us, why did all these terrible things happen? The Lord responded, “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man. After this encounter with the angel, Gideon went and rescued Israel from the enemy with an army which the Lord had reduced from thirty two thousand men, to three hundred men. The Lord also allowed Gideon to see into the enemies’ camp.

The Holy Spirit is showing me that many of you are fearful and you feel as if an army is rising up against you, but Jesus calls you a mighty man/woman of valor. You will defeat every enemy that attempts to overtake you, and you will be used in a great way.

The Lord says I looking for the mighty men and women of valor. They are those who will take heed to My word, and see themselves as I have created them to be. I am calling forth My warriors who are not fearful or fainthearted. I am looking for those who will walk in faith and are not moved by adverse circumstances. They are those men and women who are willing to go to the front lines regardless of what they hear and see in the natural. They will take Me at My word as they rescue and deliver the captives. Their minds are sharp and their thinking is intuitive, therefore they are not moved by bad reports but will continue to advance into all that I have called them to do. They do not fear the unknown and are not be afraid of what lies ahead. They know that I have given them everything that they need to accomplish My purpose and plan for their life. They will not become weary as the enemy seems to be battering and relentless. As they seek My counsel, I will give them clear understanding and keen discernment. They will seek Me for wisdom and direction when they are in doubt.

I am looking for those who will not tolerate idolatry. They are those who will destroy the god of Baal and the goddess of Asherah. They will sacrifice everything for My name’s sake and they are willing to burn their bridges behind them and forget the mistakes from their past. To them I will expose the plans of the adversary. They will discern the enemies’ tactics and recognize his schemes. They will then understand the assignments that the enemy has brought against them to distract them, and remove them from their purpose and destiny. I will give them discernment to thwart the plans of the enemy over their life. This discernment that I give will bring wisdom and direction. But this discernment that I give will not come without reading My word. This discernment will not come without prayer and intimacy with Me. Store My word in your heart. In the days ahead you will look back and understand that everything that you have done was not in vain.

Though there will be armies ahead of you, I have already made a way of escape. Don’t allow your circumstances to rule your thinking, but align your thoughts with My word. Do not allow discouragement and despair to wear you down. I have created you and called you for such a time as this. Stand strong in the face of adversity and do not be confused about what you see in the natural. As you pray and believe, know that your prayers are powerful and effective. I did not call you to mediocrity but I have called you to conqueror difficult situations that arise abruptly. Submit your lives in total surrender to Me, ask of Me and I will give you the wisdom, discernment and understanding for the days ahead. Just as I sent the angel to Gideon with a message, I say the same to you, rise up you mighty man/ woman of valor and carry out the assignment that I have for you says the Lord.

Judges 6:11-12
“Now the Angel of the Lord came and sat under the terebinth tree which was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon threshed wheat in the winepress, in order to hide it from the Midianites. And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him, and said to him, “The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!”

Judges 7:13-15
“Gideon arrived just as a man was telling a friend his dream. “I had a dream,” he was saying. “A round loaf of barley bread came tumbling into the Midianite camp. It struck the tent with such force that the tent overturned and collapsed.” His friend responded, “This can be nothing other than the sword of Gideon son of Joash, the Israelite. God has given the Midianites and the whole camp into his hands.” When Gideon heard the dream and its interpretation, he bowed down and worshiped. He returned to the camp of Israel and called out, “Get up! The Lord has given the Midianite camp into your hands.”

1 Corinthians 1:26 – 29
“For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.”

By Elaine Tavolacci

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

Original Christian Song – “Where Did Our Boldness Go?’

 written and sung by Damon Gerber

I hope the word and song was a blessing to you.

Be encouraged!

Kim

 

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EYES TO SEE

EYES TO SEE

More than ever before, we as Believers need increased divine wisdom and spiritual discernment to effectively navigate through the choppy spiritual waters of these last days. 

We must be able to clearly see in order to be all God has called us to be and do all He has called us to do, thereby fulfilling our Kingdom assignments.

I received the following timely prophetic word from Elaine Tavolacci this morning via my subscription to her website, http://www.awordinseason.info. which speaks to this issue and am re-blogging it with her permission.

 

 

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HOW WELL CAN YOU SEE?

HOW WELL CAN YOU SEE?

 

October 1st, 2016

EYES TO SEE

“There are a variety of eye exams which range from a standard eye chart test to more advanced procedures to test people’s eyesight. There are tests called a manual refraction with a phoropter, visual field testing, applanation tonometry, and an exam of the retina with pupil dilation. The phoropter was interesting and caught my attention. It is an odd looking device, but it is actually a simple instrument used to test individual lenses on each eye during an eye exam. With various eye tests, an optometrist will be able to determine if you are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism.

As I was observing this amazing contraption, the Holy Spirit said; Just as different lenses are used to find one that is customized for each eye, I am opening the spiritual eyes of many believers to see with clarity. Seers are being raised up who will have keen discernment and they will only do what they see the father doing. They will have excellent spiritual peripheral vision, which will enable them to perceive what is happening around them, and night vision to see through the darkness

The Lord says; I am opening up many eyes to see, receive and perceive visions and dreams from heaven. As your spiritual eyes are opened, you will begin to see things in the spirit realm in a whole new way. I will show you the plans, purposes and the malicious motives of those who are trying to harm you. I will give you eyes to see into the enemy’s camp, and will reveal the distorted tactics and agendas that are against you. I will then give you discernment and the ability to dismantle the plans of the adversary. You will receive My strategies to combat these forces of evil.

I will reveal secrets to you in your times of intercession. Those who are watchman on the wall will receive keen spiritual discernment and they will no longer have a clouded view but will discern with accuracy. They will receive sight to see beyond their natural sight as they stand in prayer and intercession. They will no longer be led by their preconceived mindsets or their natural ways of thinking. I will not only show you how to rise about the mountains in the lives of others, but I will also give you the authority to remove them.

Many will begin to receive words of knowledge and words of wisdom in intercession. They will prophesy what they see, and speak life into the lives of those who are bound. My word will bring healing to the wounded heart and breathe resurrection power into that which is dead. You will say only what you hear your heavenly father saying, and do only what you see Him doing. My plans and purposes will begin to unfold in your life, as I release this gift to you says the Lord.”

2 Kings 5: 17
And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

Isaiah 21:6
For thus has the Lord said to me: “Go, set a watchman, Let him declare what he sees.”

Habakkuk 2:1
I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am corrected.

Matthew 13:16-17
But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.

By Elaine Tavolacci

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

 

Receive if you have the faith to believe.

Be encouraged,

Kim

 

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL PRAYER FOR 2016-2017

BACK-TO-SCHOOL PRAYER FOR 2016-2017

 

PRAY FOR OUR CHILDREN AS THEY RETURN TO SCHOOL

PRAY FOR OUR CHILDREN, TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS AND SUPPORT STAFF AS THEY RETURN TO SCHOOL

 

The summer break is just about over and the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year is upon us.

As such, it is important that we pray for our students, teachers, administrators, and support staff as they return to school campuses all over the world.

Below is a back-to-school prayer that I encourage you to pray in faith with Believers worldwide, believing God to move on our behalf for His honor and glory.

Let us pray:

Father, we come to You in the Name of Jesus thanking you for all that You’ve done, known and unknown, during the past school years………..for this, we are forever grateful.

As we enter this new School Year, we ask that You give our students, teachers, administrators, and support staff a spirit of excellence, a mind to work hard, and that You empower them to do well and make the most of each opportunity presented to them.

When things get difficult, grant them a spirit of determination and perseverance to push through and not give up. Help them to recognize and understand that You are their very present help in times of trouble no matter where they are or what they face.

Father, protect and keep our students, teachers, administrators, and support staff. Shield them from all harm and danger. Help them to avoid every trap and foil every plan of the enemy. We cover them in the Blood of Jesus and ask that Your warring angels encamp around them and guard them in all of their ways.

And, more than ever before, help them to hold fast to the Truth of Your Word and not be deceived into believing, accepting or practicing any doctrine, philosophy, or behavior, that is contrary to Your Divine Will and Standards…….even if exposed to their minds, may it not enter their hearts, but let Your Truth always reign supreme in their innermost being.

Father, help our students, teachers, administrators, and support staff to maintain an atmosphere and environment that is conducive to learning and development. Help them to submit to established rules and order and to practice respect. Should disagreement or conflict arise, enable peace and harmony to be wisely and speedily restored without violence or abuse at any level . 

Strengthen and comfort all who are coming from homes or personal situations filled with need, strife, and trauma and are secretly hurting and broken within. Enable them to work well in spite of their situations. Intervene on their behalf and bring help, healing and restoration. Touch them and let them know and experience Your love and presence in a special way. 

Father, make each student, teacher, administrator, and support staff mindful of their responsibility to represent You well as Ambassadors of Your Kingdom. Remind them that they are salt and light on their school campuses with an assignment to advance Your Kingdom and influence those in their environment for Your honor and glory.

Let Your power and anointing rest upon and work through them making them notably distinct and different, and enabling them to demonstrate Godly wisdom, character, principles and love to all so hearts may be touched, lives changed and souls saved. 

Father we place this 2016-2017 School Year and everyone and everything concerning it into Your hands acknowledging our need for and dependence on You.

Thank You in advance for all that You will do for Your honor and glory in Jesus’ Name, amen.

Be encouraged,

Kim

 

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IT’S TIME TO SACRIFICE “IT”……..AGAIN

IT’S TIME TO SACRIFICE “IT”……..AGAIN

IT'S TIME TO SACRIFICE "IT"

IT’S TIME TO SACRIFICE “IT”

 

At various stages of our walk with Christ, He points out the necessity of us giving up something in order to grow deeper in our relationship with Him and/or move to another stage of preparation for our divine purpose and destiny.

If you are at this junction in your walk, I pray that this post convicts and inspires you enough to let go of the “it” in your life so you can move on.

Be encouraged….be challenged…..and be motivated to do what you know you need to do.

Kim

 

Good morning.

Good morning Lord.

We need to talk.

Talk?

Yes talk.

Talk about what?

Talk about “it”.

Talk about “it”?

Yes, talk about “it”.

“It”?

Yes “it”…… the thing that stands between you and Me.

The thing that stands between You and me…….What thing?

You know the thing?

No, what thing?

The thing I’ve been convicting you about…you know the thing you’ve been holding on to for a long time that you enjoy but that you know grieves my Spirit because “it” is not of Me…….

Oh, that thing……sigh!

Yes, that thing…..that’s “it”.

Sigh!

Listen, it’s time to deal with that thing. It’s time to walk away from “it”, it’s time to cut “it” off, it’s time to let “it” go, it’s time to get rid of “it”.

But Lord it’s not that simple. I’m tied to “it” because a part of me likes “it” and does not want to let “it” go even though I know “it” grieves You.

I know, that’s why I’m asking you to sacrifice “it”….all sacrifices cost something; all sacrifices require dying to some degree of pleasure and embracing some degree of pain.

But sacrificing “it” will hurt, really hurt; sacrificing “it” will tear at the very fabric of my soul; sacrificing “it” will cause my heart to bleed, I don’t know if I can do without “it” in my life!

Yes, I know sacrificing “it” will hurt, tear at your soul and cause your heart to bleed and leave a void in you life, as a matter of fact it will feel like a part of you has died because a part of you will die, but that’s the price.

Lord that is such a great price!

Yes, I know but it is necessary that you pay this price for there is no other way. It’s time to deny yourself, take up your cross, put “it” on the altar and sacrifice “it” to Me.

Sigh!

Yes I know even thinking about sacrificing “it” hurts, but do you not think I hurt knowing that you love “it” more than you love Me?

Wow…..I didn’t see “it” that way…….You are right. Willfully holding on to “it” does mean that I love “it” more that I love You………SIGH!

Yes that’s right and this pains Me more than you will ever know.

SIGH!

Listen. It’s time to get rid of “it” because “it” stands between you and a closer fellowship with Me, “it” stands between you and a greater manifestation of My anointing in and through you, “it” stands between you and the next phase of My purpose and destiny for your life, “it” stands between you and the blessing I desire to release upon you……..the bottom line is that “it” is jeopardizing your future with Me……is “it” really worth all of this?

Okay I recognize the seriousness of holding on to “it”, but Lord I don’t know if I can sacrifice “it”.

I thought you said you can do all things through Me because I strengthen you. Do you still believe that?

Well, yes.

Can you believe that in this situation?

Well, yes.

Listen. You have My power within you to not only enable you to let go of “it”, but to also enable you to deal with anything that arises in your life as a result of no longer having “it”…..do you believe this?

Yes I do.

So, are you willing to pay the price? Are you willing to sacrifice “it” to Me?

Yes Lord.

Okay.

Lord, because You mean more to me than “it” and I truly love You and desire to please You, I confess “it” as a sin in my life and I ask You to forgive me for indulging in “it”. In obedience to You, I now renounce “it” and I lay “it” on the altar as a sacrifice to You and declare that every bond, connection and soul-tie between me and “it” is broken in Jesus’ Name. Lord I humbly ask that You change my heart so that “it” is no longer a desire to me. I thank you for Your divine enabling power to help me deal with all repercussions that may occur as a result of getting rid of “it” and I trust you to give me Your peace, wisdom, and strength as I move forward with You, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

What is your “it” that the Lord is speaking to you about today?

A habit? A relationship? A “secret” indulgence? A business/job/means of income? An attitude?

Be obedient and sacrifice “it” today”

 

Selah!

Kim

 

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

(Philippians 4:13 – NKJV)

“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

(I John 1:9 – NKJV)

“Then Jesus said to His disciples, If anyone desires to be My disciple, let him deny himself [disregard, lose sight of, and forget himself and his own interests] and take up his cross and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying, also].

For whoever is bent on saving his [temporal] life [his comfort and security here] shall lose it [eternal life]; and whoever loses his life [his comfort and security here] for My sake shall find it [life everlasting].

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life [his blessed life in the kingdom of God]? Or what would a man give as an exchange for his [blessed] life [in the kingdom of God]?”

(Matthew 16:24-26 – Amplified Bible)

 

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THIS TRUTH WILL HELP YOU THROUGH……….

THIS TRUTH WILL HELP YOU THROUGH………

 

His Grace

 

“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

(II Corinthians 12:8,9 – NIV)

 

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IS ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR THE LORD?

IS ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR THE LORD?

Are you facing a situation that seems impossible to change or resolve?

Is the enemy telling you he’s got you backed up in a corner and there’s no way out?

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.

Be encouraged, be strengthened, be faith-filled once agian, …..be blessed!

Kim

 

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IS ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR THE LORD?

BY ELAINE TAVOLACCI

 

There is a story in the bible about a great man of faith named Abraham. Abraham and his wife Sarah left their families and even their country trusting the Lord at His word to bless them and make them a great nation. In Genesis chapter seventeen the Lord appeared to him when he was ninety nine years old and told him that his wife Sarah was going to have a baby boy the following year. She would be ninety and he would be one hundred years old. Abraham fell on his face and laughed. Although he was a man of faith, this sounded ridiculous to him. In chapter eighteen, The Lord appeared to him again as three men came to him. He told Abraham once again that Sarah was going to have a son. Sarah overheard this conversation and she also laughed in unbelief. Although they trusted the Lord all along, they were now looking at their situation in the natural which was their old age. Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I surely bear a child, since I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord?

The Lord says, is there anything too difficult for Me? Don’t allow situations in the natural to steal your faith. Trust in My promises and provisions. Do not see yourself as inadequate but know that I can do more with your life than you could do in the natural. I am El Shaddai and nothing is too difficult for Me. Just as I asked Abraham to sacrifice that which was most precious to him, his son was returned back to him unharmed. I will not take from you that which I promised to you. Just as I told Abraham to leave everything behind and trust Me in the journey ahead, I am calling you to trust Me with your future. Just as I led Abraham, I will also lead you. I am the same yesterday, today and forever and I am still speaking today. Just as I honored Abrahams prayers and did not destroy the city for ten righteous, will I not honor your prayers? Trust Me for your families, your cities and even your countries to be brought into My kingdom. Believe My word to answer every prayer and supplication.

Don’t make hasty decisions which will produce an Ishmael. Wait on that which I have promised to you because it shall surely come to pass. Just as I made a Covenant with Abraham, I have made a Covenant with you. Wait on the promise, your promised seed, Isaac is on the way. Don’t allow the enemy to magnify the difficulties in your life and make situations appear impossible. I will bring you through tough times that you have not been able to go through on your own, and open the doors that need to be opened. Trust Me to move every obstacle that is blocking you from getting to your destination. Go forward in that which I have commissioned for you to do. Go without fear or wavering, surrendering all for the assignment and promise that I have for your life; says the Lord.

Genesis 17:15-17
“Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. And I will bless her and also give you a son by her; then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall be from her.” Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, “Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?”

Genesis 18:10 -14
“And He said, “I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.” (Sarah was listening in the tent door which was behind him.) Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age; and Sarah had passed the age of childbearing. Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, “After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?” And the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I surely bear a child, since I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”

Romans 4:3
“Abraham believed God and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”

Hebrews 11:8 -12
“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised. Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitude-innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore.”

 

By Elaine Tavolacci

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

 

“NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD” – BENNY HINN CRUSADE CHOIR

 

“NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE” – SINACH

 

“ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE” – HILLSONG

 

“And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”

Luke 18:27 – KJV

AMEN!

 

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OVERCOMING OBSTACLES – A FIGHT TO THE FINISH

OVERCOMING OBSTACLES – A FIGHT TO THE FINISH

 

CONGRATULATIONS TIFFANY!

CONGRATULATIONS TIFFANY!

 

On Sunday past, Bahamian Best Selling Author, Tiffany C. Edgecombe launched her latest book, “Overcoming Obstacles – A Fight To The Finish”.

Today I’m giving a big SHOUT OUT to Tiffany and rejoice with her on this major accomplishment, especially personally knowing the hard work, sacrifice and effort she put into writing it from birth to completion, and the way she waited to hear from the Lord before penning any words, ensuring to the best of her ability that what she wrote reflected His desires and His heart.

As is usually the case with God ordained assignments, there were many obstacles the enemy threw into Tiffany’s path as she sought to complete the book, but by God’s grace she overcame each one and fought to finish it.

The excerpt from the back of the book reads as follows:

 

The Perfect Book for Anyone Struggling with Life or their Faith

Why is my path so difficult? All of us have asked ourselves that same question from time to time. Believers sometimes begin to doubt their faith because their life is filled with so many obstacles. They want to know why God lets them struggle. Skeptics often see obstacles as confirmation that God doesn’t exist, or if He does, He doesn’t care about them. If you have ever felt this way, this inspirational book is for you. Inside you will discover:

• The nature of life’s race
• How to overcome the obstacles we face
• How to stay steadfast relying on God’s strength and power
• How to be patient through it all
• How to slay the giants in our life
• The power of prayer to soothe the soul and deliver us from danger
• Why we have no reason to fear
• The best ways to get in spiritual shape

“Overcoming Obstacles” shows that life is a race filled with struggles and obstacles. These things are not here to punish us, but to teach us. Once we learn that we cannot make it on our own, we allow God to guide us. It is only through His power that we are able to overcome any obstacle.

If you or someone you love is on the verge of a spiritual heart attack, or if you need an injection of faith to keep going, this is the book for you! It will help you to make sense of the challenges in life and show how each of us can get back into the spiritual shape we need to finish the path the Lord has set for us.

The sooner you get this inspirational book, the sooner you will be ready to face down any obstacle with God’s overcoming power. The “Overcoming Obstacles Small Group Study Guide” is also available.

Having read the excerpt, if any of those words resonate with you, be encouraged to pick up a copy of “Overcoming Obstacles – A Fight To The Finish” published by Christian Living Books, Inc., from http://www.christianlivingbooks.com, http://www.amazon.com or contact Tiffany at tichedesigns@icloud.com or tichedesigns@gmail.com to get a copy.

Congratulations again Tiffany!

Shalom,

Kim

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THE 2016 LIGHT CHALLENGE

2016 LIGHT CHALLENGE

YOU ARE CHRIST'S LIGHT IN THIS DARK WORLD

YOU ARE CHRIST’S LIGHT IN THIS DARK WORLD – SHINE!

 

In Matthew 5:14-16, Jesus said that we, Believers, are the light of the world and instructs us to let our light shine before men in the same way that a city set on a hill would shine, or a lamp placed on a lampstand would shine so that people may see our good deeds and moral excellence and glorify our Father who is in heaven.

So, what is the 2016 light challenge?

The 2016 light challenge is:

To choose to let the light of Christ in you shine before others through your good deeds and moral excellence no matter what situation you encounter in 2016

What a challenge!

Are you up to it?

I am sure that each of us who takes on this challenge will encounter situations where there is great, and even exceedingly great temptation and pressure to respond or act in ways that hide the light of Christ in us, but don’t let that discourage you from joining in.

Enter the challenge with a mindset of dependence on God, keeping in mind that His grace is ever present to help and you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.

Just like anything else we want to become good at, the 2016 Light Challenge will take practice and mindful effort, especially in situations that we normally find challenging.

If there is a time when you “blow it”,  “mess up”, or conduct yourself in a way that would make others question whether you even have the light of Christ in you, don’t get discouraged, give up or fall under the weight of condemnation, simply confess it, ask forgiveness, repent, pick yourself up and keep moving on. Take the stance of the Apostle Paul who wrote in Philippians 3:13-15:

“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 All of us who are mature [pursuing spiritual perfection] should have this attitude. And if in any respect you have a different attitude, that too God will make clear to you.” (Amplified Bible)

We, Believers are the light of the world and the world needs to see our light because it is engulfed in darkness.

Considering this, as we go into the new year, let’s take on the 2016 Light Challenge and let our lights shine.

So, what is the 2016 light challenge?

The 2016 light challenge is:

To choose to let the light of Christ in you shine before others through your good deeds and moral excellence no matter what situation you encounter in 2016

What a challenge!

Are you up to it?

Let’s do it!

“GO LIGHT YOUR WORLD” – BY KATHY TRICCOLI

“You are the light of [Christ to] the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good deeds and moral excellence, and [recognize and honor and] glorify your Father who is in heaven.”  

(Matthew 5:14-16, Amplified Bible)

 

Be encouraged,

Kim

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