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!
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“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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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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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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On our empowerment call a few weeks ago, we learned that faith is an action word, not just this “thing” we have. It does not just stand still, listless, and inactive. Faith requires active motion. It requires your “GO”, as Evangelist Victoria Bates taught. Since that empowerment call, I’ve had to exercise great faith and “GO” into areas that I considered unfamiliar and impossible. My faith was powerful because I didn’t stop to second guess the impossibility, but I actively moved with God..I actively followed His “GO”. What a liberating feeling to witness faith having powerful action that moves impossibilities!!! What are you personally believing God for? What steps will you need to take to move towards it? What action will you take to match your faith? How about you put your feet to your faith…Will you “act-ivate” your faith and just GO! 

“What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone?” (James 2:14 NLT)

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Thought for the week

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There are going to be times in our lives when we must face closed doors. What do we do? My friend, Bernai, recently shared her struggle of facing one closed door after another closed door and my heart broke for her. But while my heart was breaking, she told me that when we face a closed door, we have 2 options: we either get a key to unlock the door or we just go through another door. I don’t know what closed door you are currently facing, but I do know that God promised to open doors that no one can shut; He promised to make a way where there is no way; He promised to provide ALL our needs; He promised to keep us through every storm. He does NOT lie!!! He has given us keys in His promises and His promises are sure nuff proven!!! Will you be encouraged to trust Him?

“God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?” (Numbers‬ ‭23‬:‭19‬ NLT)

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