Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Same Power That Raised Jesus From The Dead



Singularly The Greatest Gateway to your #BreakThrough rests in the Truth of this scripture! 
This same power that raised Christ from the dead sits ready for You to Access! Abandon a heart of flesh for His Perfect Plan. Then BELIEVE, Access and Activate His Plan for you with your prayers and praise. As you align your prayers with His will and praise through for your Breakthrough, He will show up BIG in the waiting!! 
Remember my story, I was having my morning devotion in Virginia overlooking The Peaks of Otter when God clearly spoke to me, “Amy, you’re OCD! You have an Overly Controlling Disposition!”? Once I realized my greatest Blindspot and yielded my will to His, God began to move mountains for me and my family. That day, I began a new journey to crush the enemy with God’s Word and my Praise while awaiting His answer!
What do you need Him to do for you today? Tell Him and Praise thru while He engineers your circumstances to bring your BREAKTHROUGH! I’ll be right here praying and praising thru for you!! 💗💯💗

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Are You Ready For Your Breakthrough Part 1a


     Titus 1:4-5, "To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior. This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you."

     Paraphrase Paul left Titus in Crete so that he could create order out of the chaos there. Titus was the instrument that God intended to use to bring the Cretans Up, Out and Into Salvation with Jesus Christ. Titus had his work cut out for him since there was all kinds of ungodly behaviour there. 

     When was the last time you felt Order in your life? What does Order look like in your world? In God’s economy, order is a beautiful 5 letter word, P E A C E
     
     How can we find God’s PEACE and order amidst the chaos in our life? 

     To discover True peace, we’ve got some housework to do. Let's start in Phil 4:4-7 and grab a take-away by breaking it down:

Phil 4:4-7

Instructions:
  • Rejoice ALWAYS
  • Be Gentle; God is present
  • Do Not Be  anxious about anything
  • But In everything by prayer
  • With thanksgiving
  • Tell God what you need
Blessings:
  • AND THEN the Peace  which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus
  • Peace defined by Strong's: of Christianity, the tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and content with its earthly lot, of whatsoever sort that is.
     As we begin to follow this set of Instructions, we can expect and anticipate the Blessing of P E A C E  will naturally create Order in our life!

     Stay tuned, I will be posting Part 1b very soon. In that post, I will share how you can move Up and OUT of Chaos, Into Order and On-Towards your BREAKTHROUGH




Friday, April 26, 2019

Lifted Up and Out and Into...




21 years ago, I couldn't imagine walking with both of our moms and my dad through cancer diagnosis', treatments, hospice and death followed by grief and a whole lot of years of recovery. We make our plans but it is God who orders our steps. Would I have chosen these circumstances which God clearly deemed necessary? Never! Seriously ya'll, there's no chance at all we could've lifted ourselves Up and Out and Into this Wonderful Life God has given us as Believers!

https://www.bible.com/97/mat.19.26.msg

Monday, March 25, 2019

Go On With God

Go On With God

Mark 14:35 “Then He went on a little further”
Setting Garden of Eden when Jesus is praying and soon to be arrested.

  • There were those that were so indifferent to Jesus that they were unaware He was even in the garden. 
  • Then there was Judas who knew where Jesus was but was too busy with his own schemes to join Him. 
  • Then the rest of the Disciples joined Him but they were distracted by sleep. 
  • Jesus told them the urgency of the hour, but they didn’t comprehend it. 
  • There were the inner circle of Disciples Peter James and John who initially prayed with Jesus yet even they could not grasp the significance of this moment. 

Ultimately Jesus prayed alone. He went further than His disciples and prayed longer. 

At the greatest moment of intercession in human history, there was no one willing to go with Jesus and watch with Him

I believe God is calling you to go deeper in your prayer life with Him. I believe this is the direction we need to head going forward.

Are you willing to go deeper? Should you accept this opportunity, follow these simple steps

Every Day at the 
Same Time in the
Same Place
Meet w God

First, pray: in your prayer, praise Him for what He has Sovereignly planned for you for that day: Good/Bad/Indifferent  

Second, ask Him to open your heart to understand His Word; this will come over a period of time as you meet Him every day at the same time, in the same place.

Third, thank Him in advance for what He is going to teach/tell you. 

Fourth, This Week, Read Philippians 3 each and every day. Read it in different versions each day. Like NIV, ESV, NLT, The Message. You’ll find all of these in the You Version App


Fifth, journal what God tells you. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Truth Will Set You Free

Over and over again as I pursue to Know Him better and make Him known, He repeats a Word regularly. The Truth, Amy, MY Truth, will set you Free! Free to know me better and Free to make me known.

Today, it was the correlation of these Five Statements of Faith:

God is who He says He is
God will do what He says He will do
I am who God says I am
I can do ALL things thru Christ who gives me strength
God's Word is alive and active in me
Therefore, I am Believing God!
Beth Moore, Believing God

And these passages of scripture (abbrev.):

Romans 8:31 (ESV) If God is for us, WHO can be against us?
1 John 4:4 (ESV) For He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
Philippians 4:13 (ESV) I can do ALL things thru Christ who gives me strength.
Romans 8:28 (ESV) In ALL things God works for the good of those who love Him; who have been called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:37 (ESV) No in ALL these things we are more than conquerors thru Him who loved us.
Matthew 16:18 (ESV) I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.

This big moment in my tiny life speaks volumes to me, again today. I know that to really live is to:

Proclaim His Power
Declare His Sovereignty
Affirm His Faithfulness
Stand on His Word 
Cling to His promises! 


God has shown me His power to wrangle choices and circumstances into a Redemptive work that He is doing and I had no thought or idea of. 

Romans 5:8 (ESV) But God shows His love for us in that while we were YET sinners, He died for us.

He saved us from eternal consequences, yet, more times than not, we forget... forget to speak His Word over the Fear. Fear looking us straight in the face telling us what our circumstances are and how they will handle us when The Roaring Lion of Judah is waiting to jump in at just the right moment and slay that Fear... WHEN we Proclaim, Declare, Affirm, Stand and Cling!

Why don't we live like that? Love like that? Serve like that? Pray like that?

The Church is HIS
The Battle is HIS
The Victory is HIS

BUT the Battlefield is ours to live in thru faith and trust!

And the Battle is in the Prayer Room. The War Room. The Prayer Garden! Why have we not received the victory? Because we have not allowed God to get between us and the Mountain, in our War Rooms. A mountain stands to intimidate us! Intimidation leads to fear.  Fear is an imposter; a pretender! The Truth is: Jesus is THE LION OF JUDAH and His ROAR is Real!

What Mountain are you going to speak Truth over today? I hope you'll get in your War Room and circle that mountain with prayer! Prayer is Productive! Prayer works!








Monday, January 7, 2019

All In, All Out, All The Time

Remember when TV ended at midnight every day? Some of you are too young! Seriously though, every night at midnight Television went silent. You’d see a symbol on the screen. Some stations employed a flat line sound others were just silent with the symbol in the screen.

Can you even imagine that now in our social media world?! There was no Internet back then so there was literally no public entertainment after midnight. The USA was quiet for several hours straight.  Only the sounds of nature or an occasional vehicle out on the roadway.

You should give it a try sometime. Let your house go completely silent after everyone is in bed. Step out into nature at midnight. Look up into the night sky. Dream of being on a Hover Board in the midst of the stars. Just gaze at all the wonder of God’s Creation! Imagine a Genesis 1:1 moment!! God will meet you there in all His majesty and it will become a favorite encounter, I promise!

In Psalm 95, David calls us to “Come, make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!” Come implies an About Face, surrender, our undivided attention to the One who deserves our all on the altar of sacrifice laid. So we need a Ready Heart at all times to offer our sacrifice of praise to Him. When we worship, we are encouraged to worship with the Knowledege of Who He is - the One who holds the sphere of the universe in His hands. The One True God who sent his only Son, Jesus to live a perfect life.  He is singularly over all other gods as God resurrected Jesus Christ seting him apart from all other gods. And Jesus is sitting at the throne of God awaiting His marching orders to return to earth and take us home! Col 1:16-17. We are made by Him, saved thru Him, and held in Him. He is all authority, all control, Sovereignly “reigning” it all together in the palm of His hands.

Compelling isn’t it? Worship demands our humility. The posture of our whole being in response to the revelation of Who God is and His mind for us. Psalm 139. In 1961, A W Tosier said, “There’s an awesomeness about God which is missing in our day altogether. There’s little admiring awe in the church of Christ these days,” Talk about humbling! 57 years later, that quote almost takes my breath away!

Lastly Psalm 95, requests our enthusiasm in our worship. It gives us an Admonition to not harden our hearts towards worship but to listen for His voice and follow Him as sheep follow it’s Shepherd.

Michael Nelle states that “Personal and corporate singing, confession, adoration and repentance are vital to the whole person’s worship of the Almighty. We must dethrone ourselves from our hearts and enthrone Jesus.”  Self Must Fall! Is your all on the altar of sacrifice laid? Who or What is sitting on the throne of your life today? Creation alone demands us All in, All Out, All the time!

Last week my husband retired from a 32 year career in the Fire Service. He spent many of those years as a Firefighter/Paramedic. Then furthered his career as a Captain and Battalion Chief. In his retirement speech on Friday, he gave one last charge to a sea of his “Brothers” attending the ceremony which included this command, “All In, All Out”. For those in the First Responder, Medical and Military communities, the devotion, dedication and complete sacrifice of  Line of Duty is paramount. In the First Responder world, the next 9-1-1 Tone depends on this attitude. Without complete trust in one another, a Firefighter cannot perform to his/her greatest potential. It requires sacrificial commitment trusting that each Firefighter will lay aside their SELF (their differences) for the greater purpose they are called To - The Next Alarm. In and of themselves individually, they are singular but united as One, they are a force to be reckoned with!

THIS is the call to WORSHIP, laying aside our SELF for the Sacrifice and Abandonment of our SELF to Christ, In Worship. Our ALL on the altar of sacrifice. Worship is primary to a healthy, growing, deep;y rooted and grounded relationship with the LORD! Joyfully, privately and publicly.

In summary, as a Christian, I

Willfully
Obey Him and
Responsibly
Submit my
Heart
In the Storm or on the Desert Road as is my
Privilege

Because He has PROVIDED:
a PATH of #FollowMe
PROTECTION #HolySpirit
and PROVISION #IAm #BreadOfHeaven
He has restored His PRESENCE in me #IWillBeWithYou #PersonOfChristInMe
and POWER #TodayThisMomentThisPlace
to TEST, TRY and PROVE Himself
and GIVE me
FAITH  (over)
FEAR
to lie down in TRUST #Thankful #Guarded
and AWAKEN and SEE what the LORD has done for me in the morning.

#EverythingINeedTodayIHaveInHIM
#PresentNow
#PresentInTheMorning
#GiveHimToday
#ThisIsPower
#LaughWithNoFearOfTheFuture
#LeanIn
#ListenLong
#PraiseThrough

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Reflections From My Study, When God Doesn't Fix It

    Nearly a month has passed since I completed my posts on When God Doesn't Fix It by Laura Story. I've realized a few really great shifts in my world so I wanted to take a quick minute to share them.

     Twenty years ago, I believe I knew in my head that God was sufficient and would provide for my every need. But now I see it with a fresh perspective from the evidence of His work. Mind you, while I was living those twenty years, I wasn't able to know what my life was going to look like now nor imagine the outcome of the all the grief and loss. In fact, most of the time, I could only sense that He was lighting the way right where I was. That's why I appreciate the Myth/Truth at the end of Chapter 18, "Myth: God is indifferent to the desires of our heart. Truth: God is able to do abundantly more than we ask for or imagine!" (2 Corinthians 9:8)
 
     Chapter Nineteen, A Better Broken. Following are several "stand out" reflections:

  • Although my situation didn't immediately change for the better, I am better when I am broken and allow God to use it because I discovered what it looks like to get better even when the circumstances didn't.
  • Laura said it best, "When we stop blaming our situation on the brokenness, we begin to see that the brokenness is a trial designed specifically for us." "God wastes nothing; he can use our circumstances to teach us to have patience, to give grace, to withhold anger, and a thousand other things that make our marriage stronger than it would be without our trials."
  • When I practice patience and grace in situations, it teaches me patience. Laura said, "Why wouldn't God, who gave us perfect grace and who wants us to give and receive it, give us an astounding number of opportunities to learn how to give and receive grace?" "If God, who wants what is best for me and knows that means learning to depend on him more than I am capable of, why wouldn't he design circumstances in my life to teach me how to be totally dependent on him for everything?" Laura went on to explain that "Even when Paul pleaded with the Lord to take away his broken condition, he wrote, 'But he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.'  Laura continues, "It's an astonishing answer. God said to Paul, and therefore, perhaps to all of us, I'm going to leave your brokenness there, and I'm not going to fix it, because my grace is enough for you. Not only that, but my power is perfected when you can't do anything to get rid of it yourself.  What Paul says that he delights in is exposing all of the broken things in his life because it shows how big a hero his God is." I love the wisdom and discernment that Laura brings to this passage in scripture!
     In conclusion, the biggest personal take away for me, centers on the promise that He will never give me more than I can handle. Combine this promise with faith in His Sovereignty and I can rest in the promise of Romans 8:28. God intends good for me even in bad. Time to rest without fear of circumstances beyond my control. Time to experience the "peace that passes all understanding". 

I can know, no matter the cost, It Is Well With My Soul.