Darkness Turns to Sunshine

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Darkness Turns to Sunshine

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Jesus! Name Above All Names

“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name..” Philippians 2:9

Jesus! Name above ALL names!

There is POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS. Your problems MUST bow to the name of JESUS!

Whatever is troubling your heart, whatever trial….if it has a name my friend then it must bow to the name of Jesus!

Cancer must bow to the name of Jesus.

Alcoholism, drug addiction must bow to the name of Jesus.

Poverty must bow to the name of Jesus.

Guilt and shame must bow to the name of Jesus.

Sickness and disease must bow to the name of Jesus

Fear must bow to the name of Jesus.

If you are sick, pray and declare “by His stripes you are healed.” Sickness must go in the name of Jesus. Declare the cleansing, healing blood of Jesus is flowing through your body right now. Declare that your body come in alignment with Gods word. You may not see it or feel…yet….but keep speaking it out loud every single day and believe in your heart that it is done.

If you have a loved one with an addiction….keep praying for them every day! Speak the word over them. Declare they are FREE and they have the mind of Christ. We have to keep in mind with something like this, yes, there is free will but your prayers are POWERFUL, you are speaking into the atmosphere life and freedom for someone. The angels can’t help but move into action on this persons behalf. Pray for divine connections and that God would place the perfect laborers in their path, people that they can hear and relate too. Keep praying that God would open their eyes and heart to what He has for them.

This one falls inline with the above one as well. If you have a loved one who continues to make bad decisions, the best thing you can do is STOP ENABLING THEM. When we rescue people from the consequences of their choices and behavior….YOU ARE NOT HELPING THEM. You are only prolonging the problem. They need to feel the consequences of their actions. They need to figure out how to fix their own problems and situations they’ve created.

How else can they grow up when you’re doing everything for them?

AND YES, it’s painful and yes it’s hard but if you truly love them then let them face themselves and their problems. Allow God to do what only He can do.

Just a few of the Names Of Jesus:

Almighty One  “…who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Rev. 1:8

Alpha and Omega  “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Rev. 22:13

Advocate – “My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father–Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.” 1 John 2:1

Author and Perfecter of Our Faith “Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Heb. 12:2

Authority  “Jesus said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Matt. 28:18

Deliverer – “And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.” 1 Thess.1:10

Good Shepherd  “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11

Great High Priest  “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.” Heb. 4:14

I Am  “Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” John 8:58

Immanuel  “…She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God with us.’” Is. 7:14

King of Kings  “These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.” Rev. 17:14

Lamb of God – “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29

Light of the World  “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

Lion of the Tribe of Judah  “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.” Rev. 5:5

Messiah  “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ).” John 1:41

Mighty One  “Then you will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.” Is. 60:16

One Who Sets Free  “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”  John 8:36

Our Hope  “…Christ Jesus our hope.” 1 Tim. 1:1

Peace  “For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,” Eph. 2:14

Redeemer  “And as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the earth.” Job 19:25

Rock  “For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ.” 1 Cor. 10:4

Savior  “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11

Son of Man  “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10

Resurrection and the Life  “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.” John 11:25

The Way  “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

Victorious One  “To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.” Rev. 3:21

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace  “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Is. 9:6

All this…and soooo much more!

Whatever your going through, whatever trials….Jesus is BIGGER my friend!

Be anxious for nothing….“Anxiety is a signal alerting you that it’s time to pray.” Craig Groeschel

When I say Jesus, the very mention shatters the darkness and calms my soul. When I say Jesus even a whisper breaks through my doubting till all my fear is gone.” Life.Church Worship

Have a blessed day!

Big hugs,

Nicole 💗

Jesus, You Alone -Highlands Worship

Holy, all the earth singing
Holy, all the angels cry
Holy, Jesus, You alone
Worthy, all creation sings
Worthy, all the heavens
Exalt Thee, Jesus, You alone
Holy, all the earth singing
Holy, all the angels cry
Holy, Jesus, You alone
Can we lift our voices and sing?
Worthy, all creation sings
Worthy, all the heavens
Exalt Thee, Jesus, You alone

https://youtu.be/tejMgeDWIpg

Promises Of God

The promises of God are for Whosoever WILL.

They are for the one who will do the part that God ASKED them to do…..to walk in obedience. That doesn’t mean you are perfect or that you do everything perfect.

God will enable you to do what you can’t do in your own strength!

His strength is made perfect in our weaknesses.

His word says “Not by might, not by power BUT BY MY SPIRIT says the Lord!”

GOD’S PROMISES

Let this collection of God’s promises get deep in your soul. Meditate over them. Speak them out loud of yourself and your family. “His Word is alive and powerful, sharper than any double edge sword. It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”

  • Psalm 145:9 The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.
  •  1 Chronicles 16:34 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
  • James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
  •  2 Samuel 7:28 Sovereign Lord, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant.
  • Isaiah 40:29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
  •  Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
  •  Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
  • Jeremiah 29:11 ‘For I know the plans I have for you’, declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
  •  Deuteronomy 31:8 The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
  •  Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God.

Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

  • Matthew 6:31-33 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
  •  Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
  • 2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
  • Jeremiah 29:12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
  •  Psalm 102:17 He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.
  •  Psalm 14518 The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
  • James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
  •  Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
  •  Psalm 37:4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

The Bible is full of God’s promises for you. Cling to them, mediate on them, search for them, and let them remind you that He is good and faithful.

Have a blessed day!

Big hugs,

Nicole💗

Bloom Where You Are Planted

God’s Word says to bloom where you are planted!

My friend you are not here by mistake, you are right where you are suppose to be. You were born for such a time as this.

If you let him, God will use you to impact the lives of others around you.

Wherever you are, whatever circumstance you are in, God can still use you. Just because you can’t see Him working or you can’t see the harvest….yet, doesn’t mean it’s not there.

God says, “Come to me precious one, trust Me with things you’ve been holding onto. Trust Me in the darkness. Trust Me when you think there’s no way. Loosen your grip and release it all to Me. You were not meant to carry this burden alone. Trust I have placed you were I wanted you, so bloom where you’re planted. Have faith in Me, I cause ALL THINGS out for your good.”

God bless y’all and have a wonderful day!

Big hugs,

Nicole💗

Break Every Chain

There is power in the name of Jesus
There is power in the name of Jesus
There is power in the name of Jesus

To Break every chain
Break every chain
Break every chain

To Break every chain
Break every chain
Break every chain

There’s is power, power
We believe, we believe

There’s an army rising up
There’s an army rising up
There’s an army rising up

To Break every chain
Break every chain
Break every chain

The Battle Has Just Begun

Don’t forget who created you, you are anointed for such a time as this!

The storms and trials that come into our lives may bend you but they can never break you! They may even bring you to your knees but what better place to be on your knees crying out to Jesus. God’s got you sweet friend.

I know for me fear has played a huge part in my life. Especially when it comes to people closest to me. The fear of the unknown, fear of the known, sometimes I don’t know which is worse. Rejection and anxiety run close to fear. Are you anxious or worried about something?

It’s real easy to get consumed by it all. I’ve been there, can you relate? I get wrapped up in the problem and I can’t see anything else. I’m stuck and I feel paralyzed. I can’t see beyond it, it seems as though it will never end or change. But can I just tell you, that’s just lie from the pits of hell!

When we submit to God, he moves on our behalf. He says precious one, “the battle does not belong to you.” Come to Me, rest in Me and I will fight this battle for you, all you have to do is be still. 2 little words…..so hard to do. It’s in our nature we want to do but sometimes it’s not up to us to fix the situation.

We have to learn to lean on God and trust Him in the hard times….and good times.

If I’m honest, I have also found that I wasn’t waiting on God, he was waiting on me. Often times, we have to do hard things before God will do his part. It could be a matter of setting a boundary with someone but just the thought of it makes you sick. I’ve been there. Or allowing another to feel the consequences of their own choices and behavior, and not rescuing them or fixing it for them.

Why do we feel not worthy of someone treating us right?

Why do we accept bad behavior from people in our lives?

Let me reassure you that God loves you and wants good things for your life but you have to also want them. You have to set boundaries for yourself and others.

You have to know that Jesus died for you to have life to the full, till it overflows. Are you living in that overflow? Or are you just getting by, excepting things that you shouldn’t?

You are beautiful, you are worthy…because of what Christ did for you on the cross.

You are known by the King. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You are treasured, chosen, called, adored, valued, priceless, wanted, and LOVED.

Do you know how great Gods love is for you?

Do you know how He sees you?

In life, we can learn to view ourselves by the things that people have done to us or the things they’ve said to us. We allow that to permeate on the inside of us and we become broken and toxic. God never meant for you to accept those things. He wants you to see yourself as He sees you. He wants you to forget what lies behind and press forward to all the good things He has in store for you. He wants to do a new thing in you precious one.

If you living in fear, worry, and anxious about everything there’s an answer…..If it’s enough to make you worry about then my friend it’s enough to pray about it!

Fighting on our knees is the key to living a victorious life.

1 John 5:4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.

You are an overcomer and the war has already been won. Do you not see it?

When things get tough and you feel overwhelmed, hit your knees sweet friend. The battle is won there. Keep praying, keep believing, keep trusting God. But also remember, you have another part to do as well. We must “be still” and know that God has us in the palm of his hand. You may also have to do something.

God maybe saying you need to do a certain thing so He can do his job, we can be in the way sometimes of God doing what He needs to do in our lives and others. If you’re honest you probably already know what it is, you just need courage to do it. Sometimes you have to release people, let them feel the pain of their own choices so things can be rebuilt and trust in your heart that God has you.

PRAY! PRAY! And PRAY SOME MORE!

Get In The Word:

The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is His name … Your Right Hand, O Lord, has become glorious in power; Your right hand, O Lord, has dashed the enemy in pieces. And in the greatness of Your excellence you have overthrown those who rose against You; You sent forth Your wrath which consumed them like stubble.” (Exodus 15:3,6)

“The Lord shall go forth like a mighty man; He shall stir up His zeal like a man of war. He shall cry out, yes, shout aloud; He shall prevail against His enemies.” (Isaiah 42:13)

“I will go before you and make the crooked paths straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.” (Isaiah 45:2)

“For you shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight; for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.” (Isaiah 52:12)

“Therefore understand today the Lord your God is He who goes before you as a consuming fire. He will destroy them and bring them down before you; so you shall drive them out and destroy them quickly, as the Lord has said to you.” (Deuteronomy 9:3)

“The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” (Exodus 14:14)

“Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is with him; for there are more with us than with him. With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” (2 Chronicles 32:7)

“… For I will contend with him who contends with you.” (Isaiah 49:25)

“… since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you …” (2 Thessalonians 1:6)

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, and will say, ‘Destroy!’ ” (Deuteronomy 33:27)

Do not say, “I will recompense evil;” Wait for the Lord, and He will save you.” (Proverbs 20:22)

I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you …” (Genesis 12:3)

Praise Him while your waiting. He will bring you comfort in your time of need. He is the God of all comfort and He brings restoration!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

Big hugs,

Nicole💗

This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
It may look like I’m surrounded
But I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded
But I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded
But I’m surrounded by You

It may look like I’m surrounded
But I’m surrounded by You

No Weapon Formed Against You Will Prosper

Good morning beautiful TOG readers and Happy Saturday to ya! It’s another scorching day here in the south. Boy, I’m ready for the fall, how about you? I love me some boots, sweaters, and all things pumpkin.

If you’re in a tough spot, I just want to encourage you today, God’s Word says no weapon formed against you will prosper my friend! It doesn’t say we won’t go through things but it says when we do, no weapon will prosper against us. We may go through the fire but we will come out and we won’t even smell like smoke. Amen!! Believe that!

“You are my strength; I wait for you to rescue me, for you, O God, are MY FORTRESS! In His unfailing love, MY GOD will stand with me He will let me look down in triumph on all my enemies.” I love that!!

Thank You Lord that you have us in the palm of Your hand and nothing comes our way that is not sifted first through Your hands and You always have a purpose and a plan for us!!

Your ways are higher than our ways SO we will hold fast to our confession that You are a Mighty God and nothing is to big for You! You will work ALL things out for our good and NO weapon formed against against me shall prosper!!

You are Mighty to save!

Hope you guys have a great weekend! God bless you!

Big hugs,

Nicole💗

America Will Never Forget

September 11th is a day America will never forget. I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I saw the news. I bet you do too. I was stunned, scared, heartbroken….I couldn’t believe what my eyes were witnessing. This simply couldn’t happen in America?!?!

Sean and I had to the opportunity go to New York in January and I will say so far New York has been my most favorite trip we’ve ever done. I love NYC!

The day we got there we new the first thing we wanted to do first was the 9/11 Memorial Museum. I didn’t know what to expect but it was by far the most emotional, humbling, surreal thing I’ve ever done. Standing there at ground zero, where nearly 3000 people lost their lives. Such an eerie feeling, it’s almost as though you can still hear their cries.

I know I’m an emotional person anyways but if you’ve never visited the 9/11 Memorial I think it’s a must do for every American.

The 9/11 Memorial and Museum occupies like 8 acres of the original WTC site. As we slowly walked through taking in all the thousands and thousands of images, artifacts, pictures, all the audio, the phone calls to loved ones, and news accounts of what had taken place became overwhelming to me. I wept all the way through….quietly sobbing the closer to the end we got. My heart was forever touched and more broken, standing there where it all happened. Knowing those precious people woke up that morning just like every other morning and expected to see their families and friends when they got off work but it would be a different day…because evil came to visit America. It came and took American lives. It came to destroy us.

There’s no denying that there is evil in this world but the Light will always overcome the darkness. So while it came to visit us here in America…it hadn’t destroyed us, in reality it united us and made us stronger.

So many stories of of heroic events took place. Those Americans who took over the plane, to those who lost there lives helping others out of the Towers, all first responders, firefighters, police officers, EMT’s, military personnel. So many stories of courage and love.

Evil doe not prevail!

(Above photo taken from internet)

Seeing the “Survivors Stairs” is something I will never forget seeing. This was the last visible remaining original structure above ground level at the WTC site. Such a sad, courageous and powerful sight to see.

(Photo above was taken from the internet)

May we never forget those whose lives that were taken and those whose gave their lives to help others live.

The Lord heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds💙❤️🙏🏻🇺🇸

God bless you!

Nicole

Stay Focused

Focus has been my word here lately, not just for the task at hand but in life issues as they come up. I’m learning if I stay focused on Jesus instead of what’s going on around me everything goes so much better. My emotions are more stable and the enemy can’t derail me.

But those times that I don’t is when I begin to get sidetracked, I start focusing on my problems…..I think about it, talk about it, think about it, talk about it, that’s when everything goes haywire for me. The enemy likes nothing better then to distract us any way he can from our destiny.

Do you recognize the distraction in your life?

We’ve gotta learn to stay focused on Jesus, speak life, speak His promises to ourselves, over our families and marriages, etc.

All that negative talk will get you NOWHERE but further in the pit!! Stand firm and focused on each and every one of His promises is for YOU and your family. YOU are destined for greatness precious one!! He’s got great plans for you!!

Big hugs,

Nicole 💗

God Is Fighting For You

Are still waiting on your breakthrough? Don’t give up, its on the way!! Just because you don’t see anything happening in the natural, that doesn’t mean God isn’t working.

Right now God is working behind the scenes in everyone’s life. God’s word says He is CONSTANTLY at work in the beleivers life. So keep calling it forth and praise Him that its already done!

Praise preceeds the VICTORY!

Praise Him in ALL things and in ALL times no matter what it looks like.

You gotta look to the supernatural realm, call those things that be not as though they are!!

God is FIGHTING YOUR BATTLE, HE’S GOING BEFORE YOU MAKING THE CROOKED PLACES STRAIGHT, AMEN!!

You have to trust and have confidence in God that He is working ALL things out for your good!! No man can stand against our MIGHTY GOD! God WILL get you where your suppose to be!

I declare you are walking in your destiny and ALL OF GODS PLANS FOR YOUR LIFE! I bind the enemy and ALL HIS PLANS AND SCHEMES HE HAS FOR YOU. Those plans are annihilated in Jesus name!! We call forth VICTORY, FREEDOM, LOVE, JOY, PEACE, DELIVERANCE, SELF DISCIPLINE AND ALL THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT TO BE FULLY ALIVE IN YOU!

YOU are more than a conqueror, YOU ARE AN OVERCOMER!! YOU ARE A MIGHTY WARRIOR, DESTINED FOR GREATNESS!! NOW WALK IN IT…CLAIM IT, KEEP CALLING THOSE THINGS THAT BE NOT AS THOUGH THEY ARE!!

NEVER GIVE UP, THOSE THINGS WILL COME TO PASS, I am seeing things come to pass right before my very eyes, things I have prayed for SOOOOOOO MANY YEARS!!! He is faithful my friend!! In Jesus name, Amen!!!!

Big hugs,

Nicole 💗

In Jesus’ Name

God is fighting for us
Pushing back the darkness
Lighting up the Kingdom
That cannot be shaken
In the Name of Jesus
Enemy’s defeated
And we will shout it out
Shout it out
I will live, I will not die
The resurrection power of Christ
Alive in me and I am free
In Jesus’ Name
I will live, I will not die
I will declare and lift You high
Christ revealed and I am healed
In Jesus’ Name, in Jesus’ Name
In Jesus’ Name, in Jesus’ Name