Blessing or Encouragement…Does Everyone Need it?

Good morning beautiful T.O.G peeps!! How are you doing today? I won’t lie I’m riding that struggle bus.

I’m on the end on of my infusion, the last week and half is usually rough for me. Awful fatigue, sore throat, asthma flare, congestion but tomorrow’s is infusion day!!! Hallelujah!🙌🏻🙏🏻🙌🏻🙏🏻🙌🏻

Dr is doing blood work today so hopefully that will shed some light, I’m thinking I need them every 3 week instead of monthly but maybe a dosage raise. Guess we’ll have to wait and see. There switching me to new IgG product tomorrow, one with “less side effects” makes me wonder why I wasn’t one that one to start with LOL🤣🙄🤔 but I digress. Anywho, enough about me, back to my topic of today.

A while ago, I had a situation where I wanted to do something nice for a particular person but someone says to me “You might want to rethink that and listed off a bunch of hoo-ha. Honestly, I was really caught off guard. I already knew what God spoke to me so it didn’t matter what they thought. He said do it and me being obedient to what God tells me to do is more important than what someone else thinks.

Here’s what I know….EVERYONE needs encouragement and a blessing. You don’t know what that person is going through or what God wants to speak to them.

So if I go by what this person is saying only a homeless person, or someone who’s lost their home, loved one, or some other tragic event happens….those are the only people who need to be blessed and encouraged. I don’t agree with that. Yes absolutely, in all these situations we need to come along side them and love and bless them but if someone is rich or in the middle…..does that mean they don’t need a blessing? I think they do too. I think everyone does!

If someone lives in a nice house or drives a nice car does that mean they don’t need a blessing? Because according to what your saying is if your rich or in the middle then God will also withhold His blessings on you as well. But His word says He will bless us to be a blessing. We just need to be sensitive to what Holy Spirit is telling us to do. You never know what’s going on behind closed doors…they could’ve lost a job, had a death in their family. They could be thinking of committing suicide. You could be the only Jesus they see. Your small act of kindness could be the very thing that puts them back on the right path, that shows them someone cares, shows them God loves them and sees them. They still need a blessing too. Everyone does.

Just because someone has nice things doesn’t mean they don’t need encouragement and it doesn’t mean they don’t need a reminder that God sees them and loves them and cares for them too.

We all have struggles, whether you’re rich or poor….struggles you see and the ones you don’t see and we ALL need a blessing and encouragement. But that’s just my thoughts.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 So encourage each other to build each other up, just as you are already doing.

Galatians 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Luke 6:31 And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Ephesians 5:1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.

Be a light in someone’s darkness! Just be blessing. Love God and love people!

Hope y’all have a wonderful day! God bless you.

Big hugs,

Nicole💗

Are You Stuck At The Point Of Your Pain?

Hey y’all! Hope you had a great week last week. Ours was busy but in a good way. I had lots of homework, test, small group stuff, house to clean which is somehow a mess again🙈😐 We met our new foster grands. They are simply precious, just melt your heart💗💙

Recently, I’ve been thinking about how often our brokenness can keep us stuck at the place of our pain. The place where our pain first began. I’m only speaking for myself but I personally have struggled with this at times. Maybe you have too?

I’m so thankful at how God has brought me through so many dark places in my life and I’m seeing victory and freedom and then there are still some areas where I’m not there….YET. It’s that thorn of the flesh so to speak. But, it continues to draw me closer to God and that is a great thing.

I may not be there YET and you might not be there YET….but we are not where we use to be and that’s news worth shouting! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Freedom is there for the taking we just have to continue to walk it out, walk through some things…..let go of some things, to get to what’s already been placed INSIDE OF US. He’s already placed everything we need on the inside of us. Isn’t that awesome?!?!

For me, the brokenness I’m referring to in my life is from someone who hurt me years ago but sometimes the wound can still be so fresh. Different sounds, smells, situations can bring that memory flooding back to me and each time I have choose to forgive. See forgiveness isn’t a feeling, because if I’m honest in the past I’ve been like “Lord get em, drop large boulder and some hot coals on them, make them suffer like they’ve hurt me.” Now I know that’s not Christian like but that’s the hurt and human side of me and it’s just me being real. But my God says to forgive and forgiveness is a choice and one we have to continue to make over and over again. I’ve found eventually over time, and it might take a long time but our feelings will catch up and that person, that event, or situation won’t feel the same anymore.

Circling back to the getting stuck at the point of our pain I spoke of at the beginning. See I’ve been there and it’s a dark place. But sometimes when your stuck there you need someone to come to where your at, sit with you, hold you, and cry with you. There’s healing in those tears. There’s healing when a friend or loved one comes to that dark place your at and their willing to be with you and lift you up. It might even be the person that made you get stuck at the point of your pain. What a beautiful thing I think that is but sometimes it’s not. Sometimes it’s a friend/loved one you’ve confided in or its Jesus….our Savior. He comes to our rescue if you call on Him.

He loved me at my darkest. He came to the pit I was in and called me out. He took off my grave clothes and He gave me a new name. He’ll do the same for you too.

See when I felt unworthy and unlovable, He told me He loved me with an everlasting love.

When I felt ugly and unwanted, He called me cherished, beautiful and accepted.

When I felt shame and guilt for what had been done to me, He told me I have been redeemed and set free. I am a new creature in Christ. I am chosen, holy and blameless before God. I am Gods masterpiece, the apple of His eye.

Maybe you need to hear that today. You are beautiful, treasured, cherished, fearfully and wonderfully made, precious in His sight. You are loved with an everlasting love and nothing you can do can separate you from the love of God. YOU….precious one are chosen, holy, and dearly loved! THAT IS WHO YOU ARE! Make no mistake.

God bless you! Have a blessed and wonderful week. If I can pray for somehow please let me know, I’d be honored to do so.

I Won’t Move Life.Church Worship

When my eyes cannot see it’s your voice that’s leading me, out of darkness into light. It’s your love breaking through the night I won’t move until you soeak….You Break the walls apart. You heal the wounded heart, I won’t move until you speak. You calm the raging sea. You crush the enemy. I won’t move until you speak💗

Big hugs,

Nicole💗

A Problem Shared Is A Problem Halved

Hey y’all! Hope your doing well this rainy day.

Thought I’d share something that’s been on my heart. Some of you know I’m in school. Let me just say it’s tough at my age getting back into the grove. About 3 weeks ago I went to take my first test and I got to the 2nd question and just froze. I couldn’t do it. I had all these thoughts running through my head. “You’re so stupid! What were you thinking?” “You can’t do this.” The committee in my mind was in secession and it was LOUD! I was full of fear. This went on for quite some time. I’d take out my book to study but I couldn’t do the test.

Well, one day this week I read this phrase “A problem shared is a problem halved.” It spoke volumes to me. Immediately, the Lord brought to my heart a certain friend named, Jan. I texted her and she called me right away.

I shared with her what I was experiencing and she shared with me what has helped her in the past and she just listened to me. By the end of our conversation, I felt so much peace. I prayed and asked God to remove my fear and pulled up a chair beside me and invited Him to sit with me….and Bella lol as I got back to the journey He has me on.

Went back to my test and made a B on it. Wooo Hoooo 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Then I went onto the next one and made an A. Yep that’s how my Jesus rolls!

I was trying to carry a burden alone. I was frozen in fear, listening to the enemies whispers. When all I had to do was share my problem and bring it to the light. The enemy was counting on me staying stuck in fear, staying stuck alone in silence. There was a split second I worried what will she think of me but the fear of staying stuck and paralyzed outweighed that.

But let me tell you, it’s in your own vulnerability you are set free. In your own vulnerability it allows others to also feel like they can let down their walls and be more vulnerable as well.

Being vulnerable takes courage. Taking the mask off isn’t easy but it’s necessary sweet friend. When we are being vulnerable with someone we are saying “Here I am….here’s all my brokenness, all my secrets, my fears. Oh and by the way please be careful with it.”

Here’s the thing when you do that with me….I see you. I see your human side. I see the brokenness, pain and fear but guess what?

We are the same, our brokenness maybe different but brokenness is brokenness and I love you still the same. You can lean on me and now a problem shared is a problem halved. It’s in the light where darkness has no more power over it. I just love that! Your not carrying the full burden anymore. We have each other which is what the Bible talks about.

Galatians 6:2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

We are better together!

I am so thankful for precious friends in my life that lift me up and encourage me and I hope to do that for you!

God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Big hugs,

Nicole💗

Spiritual Warefare

Hey y’all! Today I thought I’d touch on a topic that needs to desperately be talked about. Whether you realize it or not we are in battle. There is spiritual warefare going around us everyday. You can try and brush it off all you want but that doesn’t make it go away and it doesn’t make your enemy any less real. He has a plan and purpose and that’s to destroy you, your marriage, and your families.

For most of my life the enemy has come after me in some way, shape, or form to keep me quiet and shut me up but I will not be silent!! I will FULFILL the call on my life. I may get tired but just like my God I will NOT RELENT. I WILL BE AND HAVE EVERYTHING GOD HAS FOR ME. I WILL FIGHT AND THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL!

If you hadn’t noticed, there is some intense spiritual warefare going on right now my friends. The enemy is working overtime because he KNOWS his days are numbered and he knows WE ALREADY HAVE THE VICTORY! He is just trying to distract us and make us think we don’t.

Sweet friend, God is working behind the scenes….even when you can’t see it. He’s working when you can’t feel it.

Sometimes all hell just breaks loose and you don’t know why and sometimes you don’t know what to do. But Imma tell you what to do……PRAISE HIM AND SPEAK THE WORD!! You praise Him till you see your breakthrough. You speak the Word over your circumstances until you see the VICTORY!!

Here’s what I know, I enemy is real! He wants to steal, kill, and destroy! And when you make a decision to get free or step out to do what God has called you to do….he ain’t gonna roll out the red carpet for you. Nope! It will be a battle! You are gonna have to fight my friend! Get in the Word, declare the Word, and you PRAISE HIM till you see your victory.

PRAYER:

Father God, you see what’s going on around us, in my family and my friends lives and I ask You to intervene on our behalf. You are mighty God, my Rock, my Healer, my Deliverer, my everything. I am nothing without You. Your Word is life changing, bondage breaking, victorious, and it cannot return void. You know my heart, my troubles. I ask You to perfect that which concerns me. Right now I bind the enemy and command him to go back to the fiery pits of hell where he came from and his plots and schemes for our families and marriages are annihilated in JESUS name! You have NO PLACE HERE! LORD help us to walk in Your ways, help us to do and say what you’d have us to do. Help us to stand firm and not be moved by what we see or hear but to have a deep knowing in our hearts that You are at work on our behalf. You work ALL things, not some but ALLLL thing out for our good in Jesus name.

Devil you hear me NOW….you cannot have our marriages or our families. I declare freedom from addictions right now. I declare healing from sickness, disease, and cancer right now! I declare freedom from shame, guilt, and condemnation! I come against suicidal thoughts right now and declare you will live, God has a plan for you precious one!! Right now I plead the blood of Jesus over each person reading this, over my family, my marriage, and my friends and decree and declare that NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOU WILL PROSPER, in Jesus mighty name, Amen! 💗🙏🏻

King of Glory, fill this place
King of Healing, fill this place
King of my peace, fill this place
King of my joy, fill this place
You hold the power
King of Power, King of Glory

God Waste Nothing

God waste nothing my friends! There is purpose for your pain. Your pain, your circumstances can be used to help you grow and change more into His image but also to help others. What the enemy meant to harm and destroy God will work for your good and the good of those around you.

Everything you’ve been through, everything from your past has been in preparation for what God has planned for you.

God wastes nothing!

Even when you have a setback, and let me remind you….because we are human we will have setbacks. But sweet friends that doesn’t surprise God. He has already prepared for your comeback.

Every great comeback first requires a setback. What you’re going through is a season of your life, not the end of your life.” Rick Warren

He’s the God who works ALL THINGS together for your good.

He will use every circumstance, every experience, every mistake you’ve made, and every thing you’ve learned along this journey called life and use it for your good.

Just because something bad happened to you doesn’t mean God can’t use it and that it’s not a part of your destiny! He uses the good and the bad.

I was molested as child, that’s horrible, awful, tragic….no child should ever go through that but God still used that tragic situation to change me more into His imagine and to be able to help others who have also been sexual abused. Sounds crazy to say but I wouldn’t trade it. It’s part of my story and it’s part of my purpose.

I was raised in chaos and alcoholism. The stories I could tell you. Breaks my heart but looking back I still see Gods hand throughout it all.

I have struggled with an eating disorder for many, many years but even through it all God works all things out for my good, and He will do the same you sweet friend.

God may allow something bad for a time but it’s only to give Him glory in your life.

“It is suffering that has the realest possibility to bear down and deliver grace.”

YOU ARE AN OVERCOMER AND YOU DO HAVE A PURPOSE!

Sweet friends, God waste nothing….your pain has a purpose. Let God bring healing to your life so you can get about your Fathers business.

Sword of The Spirit:

Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

1 Peter 5:10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Job 42:10 And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.

Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,

God bless you and if you need prayer, I’d be honored to pray for you. Have a wonderful day!

Big hugs,

Nicole💗

JESUS….Name Above ALL Names (Prayer Request)

JESUS….name above ALL names.

His name is above….

Depression

Sickness and disease

Cancer

Addiction

Divorce

Eating disorders

Loneliness

Sadness

Suicidal thoughts

Shame

Guilt

Condemnation

Grief

Financial problems

Troubled relationships…

It’s above every other name!

If you’re praying about something then let me assure your God is working on it sweet friend.

Romans 8:34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

Jesus is interceding on your behalf….just think about that for a minute.

Let it really sink in.

He. Is. Interceding. For. YOU.

Whatever your struggle is, He is above it! He’s praying for you!

Even when you don’t see it He’s working. Even when you can’t feel it He’s working.

He NEVER stops working on your behalf.

If you need prayer, I’d be honored to pray for you. I will join my faith with yours and let’s see God do some AWESOME things this year. This is the year of healing, restoration and God encounters.

God bless you and have a wonderful week!

Big hugs,

Nicole💗

Healing….My Word Of The Year

Hey y’all! How is your year going so far? We are in the middle of 21 days of prayer. It’s Ahhhmazzing! Believing God for many things this year.

What are you believing God for this year?

Healing is my word for this year. Do you have one? If so what is it? I’d love to hear from you.

Joy was my word last year. So funny how God knows exactly what we need when we need it. Last year was an extremely difficult year for me. God knew JOY was what I would. He knew the things I was going to go through were going to be difficult and I would need strength in order to persevere. I needed to find JOY amidst the trials.

The JOY of the Lord is our strength.

I needed JOY to keep going and get through every day.

As I said, healing is my word this year for several reasons. Some I’ll share and some are private.

One is, I need physical healing in my body from multiple things.

But I also need healing from this eating disorder I’ve struggled with for so many years. I’ve been set free from using the diuretics and laxatives everyday, praise God! That is a miracle in itself 🙏🏻🙌🏻 But I still have my daily struggles. He’s not done with me yet and he’s not done with you either sweet friend. He’s been delivering me from glory to glory but I’m ready to be COMPLETELY FREE! COMPLETELY HEALED! Maybe that’s you too!

There are relationships in my life that need healing…Ones that I can’t do anything about.

Loved ones who need Jesus.

Loved ones who are sick and need healing.

Loved ones who are making wrong choices.

Loved ones who are heartbroken.

Loved ones who just need a miracle.

Relationships that need restoration.

Ones that only God can fix it.

One thing I know though is that nothing is to big for my God and nothing is impossible for Him!

He’s the God of the IMPOSSIBLE.

He’s the WAYMAKER!

Verse of the Year:

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:2-5

God bless you sweet friends and if you need prayer, I would be honored to pray for you. Have a blessed and wonderful day.

Big hugs,

Nicole💗

Song of the Year:

Waymaker- Leeland

Even when I don’t see it, You’re working
Even when I don’t feel it, You’re working
You never stop, You never stop working
You never stop, You never stop working
Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper
Light in the darkness, my God
That is who You are
Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper
Light in the darkness, my God
That is who You are

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