I wear my crown boldly!!

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Thank You Lord for another year of new blessings that You have added to my life!!! In this added year, I grow in grace, wisdom, and revelation in my knowledge of You, as God. I grow in courage, boldness, and confidence in who I was born to be. I grow in my knowledge of who You have created me to be and in my knowledge of what You have created me to do. I walk in authenticity of who You are in me and who I am in You. I DO NOT shrink back for anyone or anything, because of fear, but I stand in the TRUTH of who I am and walk in the TRUTH of what I am purposed to do. I wear my crown boldly 👑 and declare that I AM a voice for You that WILL BE HEARD in the earth! 

I WAS BORN FOR THIS!!!

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Declaring into the Year!!!

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Lord, You are ALREADY ahead of us! You have already gone before us and You are ALREADY far into this year. You have already declared how the year is going to go, so we partner with Your Word and with Your declaration over 2019 and the years to come!

We declare not only that this is the day that the Lord has made and we rejoice in it, but this is the year that the Lord has made and we commit to rejoice in it. We are rooted and grounded in the love of God and the eyes of our understanding are opened to truly see Him. We have a sound mind, we are stable in our emotions, and we abide in Him. Every area in us that is not surrendered to the Lord, submits and surrenders to Him, NOW, so that we hear His voice clearly and we are continually filled with His plans, His intentions, and His promises for our lives. We see the goodness of the Lord and we are surrounded with His favor like a shield. We are surrounded about with an army of angels that protect, guard, and defend us. No harm comes to us or to our families.

Our marriages are rejuvenated, refreshed, whole and bear good fruit. Our husbands seek God continually and stand strong as the spiritual leaders of our homes. We, who are wives, surrender to God and submit to our anointing as helpers, nurturers, and spiritual deliverers of our husband’s dreams, purposes, and Godly plans. We, who are single, experience the depths of God’s love and intimacy while we are in waiting. As singles, desiring marriage, our husbands hearts are knit to our hearts, even NOW, and they hear the voice of God to be drawn to find us…as wives.  As singles, content in singleness, we experience peace that passes all understanding in our relationship solely with HIM!

All of our children are taught of the Lord and GREAT will be their peace. Our families that are broken and lost will be repaired, rescued, and saved. Our broken hearts will be mended and our souls will be filled with joy. We are blessed with trusting relationships and partnerships that help us advance the Kingdom of God! We have spiritual and natural seeds to plant into this year, because He gives seeds to the sower. We will see good ground that we are to spiritually plant and naturally plant into this year, and these seeds will spring up and bear good fruit. We will experience increase spiritually that will manifest naturally. We will walk continually in the plans and intentions of God. We will experience new encounters with God and depths of intimacy with Him that we have never known. His reach in us will expand our reach to others. 2019 is a year that is ALREADY set and ALREADY blessed by God. We expect it, we receive it, we declare it, and we establish it in Jesus Name!

Happy New Year!

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Unwrap it!

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Some of us have it to give and some of us are in need and can’t give. Some of us are surrounded by family and loved ones and some of us are lonely, with family and loved ones living in other spaces or we have loved ones that are no longer living. Some of our families are unified, celebrating together and some of our families are broken right now, celebrating separately. Some of us are surrounded by happy smiling children, excitedly expecting today and some of us are surrounded by emptiness and wish we could be filled enough to hear the squeals of a child’s excitement. Whatever state you are in, unwrap it!!! Unwrap His presence that has been given to multiply your joy, exceed your abundance, overcome your lack, supply your need, increase your gratitude, overtake your loneliness, overwhelm your brokenness, relieve your pain, bear your grief, fill your emptiness, overflow your peace, and explode His love. This gift He has given levels all of our grounds…levels all of our states…levels all our spaces. This gift levels ALL of us. Whatever state you are in, this is the one gift we ALL need in common. Unwrap It! Unwrap Him! Unwrap Presence….The Greatest Gift! May you all be filled with the Presence of Jesus Christ today that truly makes this a Merry Christmas!
#thepresence
#thegiftweallneed
#thegreatestgift
#livingempowered
#MerryChristmas

“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah‬ ‭9‬:‭6‬ NKJV)

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The Pursuit

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Don’t you know I will go to the ends of this world for you…even when you don’t want to be found. I still whisper my rhythm to you, even when you put earbuds in your ears to stop my sound.

I pursue after you when you go from relationship to relationship, trying to get that “feel”.  I move mountains that are impossible, just so I can get to you, your brokenness to heal!

Mine is one that you cannot compare…try it and prove me wrong…only if you dare.

Trust me! My reach is so wide, so long, so high, and so deep…so much you can’t deny.  I made it so you can never escape my pursuit, no matter how hard you try.

My pursuit is never ending…long after you leave this earth. This dance of mine with you lasts for eternity…forever and ever I’ll prove your worth!

You can believe in me, trust in me, hope in me…forget me NOT.
I’m yours. Do you hear me? YOURS!
Without end….
Signed forever and always,
The Love of God

#lovespeaks #intimacy
#RESETretreat #livingempowered

And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.” (‭Ephesians‬ ‭3‬:‭18-19‬ NLT)

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Thought for the week

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I have a simple question to ask you…

Can God trust you?

Can He trust you with His heart…to accept His perfect love in full, as He gives you all He is! Can He trust you with His promises…to be your navigator, your sidekick, your best friend, and your partner to travel this eternal life journey! Can He trust you with His secret whispers…to listen to Him, to hear Him, to yield to Him, to cherish Him! Can He trust you with His intimacy…to be transparently open with Him, unfiltered, uncovered, and excitedly awaiting His deposits! Can He trust you with His seeds…to incubate them, nurture them, grow them, and spread them without end, with zeal and passion! Can He trust you with His protection…to protect you, defend you, and fight for you when life comes to knock you down! Can He trust you with His provisions…to give you inheritances that you have never imagined! Can He trust you with His fire…to do in this earth what He does in heaven…to be the power couple that this world could never duplicate…even if they tried! Can He trust you with His very being…to give you all that He is, so that you become all that you are!

Can God trust you? 

“….Of all my house, he is the one I trust. The one I talk to face to face.” (Numbers 12:7 NLT)

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Thought for the week

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Ecclesiastes 3:1 says “There is a time for EVERYTHING, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”

Since the beginning of creation, God has determined there would be times and seasons. Just as our natural selves can recognize a season change from summer to autumn, so our spiritual selves must be able to recognize and  understand the change of seasons and times in the spiritual  realm. It is God’s heart desire that we recognize our spiritual seasons and times, so that we can be in time with Him, be in sync with Him, and move in rhythm and in pace with Him. Our degree of frustration with the station of life that we are currently in is decreased when we have an understanding of our time…His time! 

Is it your time to build, is it your time to tear down, is it your time to grow in dependence on God, is it your time to absorb, is it your time to be released, is it your time to hide in His presence, is it your time to address your inner trauma, is it your time to put in order what is out of order, is it your time of unremarkable blessing, is your time to let go of what is familiar, is it your time to embrace the new that’s next? Ask God to reveal the specific time that you are currently in. Recognizing your time will help you move through this season with peace, focus, strength, faith, strategy, and determination. What time are you in? May your inner barometer sense your time!!!

#livingempowered #timesandseasons #shift

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Thought for the week

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One of the greatest truths that I have discovered is simple yet weighty. God pursues relationship with us! He pursues relationship with us with such passion that he can’t leave us alone until He has real relationship with us. And even when we have real relationship with Him, He pursues more and more of us…wanting deeper and deeper…greater and greater. But what happens when your heart becomes hard because of life’s disappointments, discouragement, or when God doesn’t meet your expectations? Can you believe that God STILL continues to pursue relationship with you even when your heart becomes hard, even when you refuse to go “there” with Him, EVEN when you turn and go away from Him? He’s not put off by your anger, by your hurt, by your disappointment in Him, by your offense, by your hardened heart. Our God still speaks, and He STILL wants a personal relationship with you! He STILL pursues you and is STILL pursuing you now, even as you read this . He won’t stop pursuing you. His pursuit of you is everlasting, it will not end. He stands at the door of your heart, continually knocking and eager to enter once again. And He will continue to knock, until you let Him in!!!
#eternalpursuit #Godpursuesyou #everlastinglove #realrelationship #livingempowered

“Surely Your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.” (Psalms‬ ‭23‬:‭6‬ NLT)

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Thought for the week

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Close your eyes and picture an open space outside filled with beauty and the sounds of life! Feel the fresh wind blowing, see the beautiful picturesque sky, hear the birds chirping and the oceans waving, sense the freedom to do whatever in this open space, to just “be” in this open space without hindrance or limitation. This open space has no clutter, no time restriction, no pending responsibility, no program, no agenda. It is freedom. It holds opportunity. It speaks boundless purpose without boundary. This open space is what I want for you, My love. In this open space, I can come in without restriction to meet with you and be whatever, do whatever, encounter…whatever. Can you clear the clutter? Can you make for space for Me? Can you? Trust Me, I’m worth the space!!! #awaywithHim #innerretreat #intimacywithHim #livingempowered

“Behold, I’m standing at the door, knocking. If your heart is open to hear My voice and you open the door within, I will come in to you and feast with you, and you will feast with Me”. (Revelation 3:20 TPT)

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Thought for the week

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A few months ago, my spiritual mother (Victoria Bates) shared an instruction the Lord gave her for this season in her life. It was just one word, with one syllable, that holds so much weight and power….”GO”! As I focus my mind, this one instruction is being echoed in my spirit and I can’t help but be ignited! Just GO! Go forward, not back. Just GO! Don’t stay stuck in the same place, doing the same thing. Just GO! Uproot the old roots and experience His freshness and newness. Just GO! Get up from stagnation, Get up from being unproductive, Get up from stunted growth, Get up from I would have, could have, should have, if only I had. Just GO! Towards the vision He gave you. Just GO! Towards your passion and calling. Just GO! Towards what you always hoped. Just GO! Towards what you dreamed. Just GO! Say yes, not NO and Just GO! Just GO! JUST GO!

“I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way…I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.” (‭Philippians‬ ‭3‬:‭12-14‬ MSG)

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Thought for the week

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Prophetically declare that you are in the last leg of this particular season that you’re in. What does a coach tell the last runner in a relay race?

“Keep the momentum, pick up speed, don’t drop that baton, keep your eyes focused on the finish line, and run with endurance until you get to that finish line”! What is your finish line? Whatever your finish line is, pause…open your eyes and see it…really see it! Your finish line is right in front of you. So, don’t give in to tiredness, push past it! When a runner gets tired in a race, what does the coach tell them? Push past your tiredness. You see that finish line. Be determined to run with all the resilience and endurance that God has given you until you break through that finish line.

This is the one of the greatest races of your life. See yourself crossing that finish line, winning that medal and see the people God has been assigned to you, including me, cheering you on!!!  #livingempowered #runyourrace #youalreadywin

“The race is not given to the swift, nor is the battle given to the strong, but it’s given to the one who can endure to the end”. (Ecclesiastes 9:11)

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