My name is Nicole and I started Trophy of Grace in hopes to encourage others going through tough times in life. See I've been through the fire like many of you sometimes I've done it well and other times not so well.....but I'm still her! I was raised in alcoholism, struggled with enabling and codependency, I was molested as a child, I have struggled with an eating disorder and many health issues. But through it all God has been with me every step of the way and because of His love for me, I have persevered not unscathed, I have scars. But my scars tell a story that remind of when life tried to break me but failed.
God calls me daughter of the King, His beautiful masterpiece, the apple of His eye, a Trophy of grace and that's what I hope you come to see through this journey we take together. No matter where you are you are never to far from God, nothing is to hard for Him and no pit is to deep that He can't scope down and lift you up precious one. He loves you with an everlasting love and will never forsake you. So join me as we overcome the trials of life and take back what the enemy has stolen. Be blessed! Big hugs💗
“God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” Romans 5:8
In case you were wondering…..Jesus Loves YOU! End of story, He loves you just the way you are…..flaws and all. You don’t have to get all fixed up to come to the Father. Nope you just come as you are.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)
SWORD OF THE SPIRIT:
“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” 1 John 3:1
“Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep.” Psalm 36:5-6
“But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love…”Nehemiah 9:17
It’s a simple message but one that needs to get deep down on the inside of you my friend! If you are unsure He loves you I challenge you to talk to God and ask Him to show you ways he loves you. Look up scriptures and begin saying everyday multiple times a day “God loves me” “Jesus loves me” until it becomes so real to you and you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God loves you.
Did you know God has prepared your path? I know sometimes it feels like that path can be long, dark, and even feel lonely but I assure you you are not alone. You maybe in a very dark trial right now and it may feel like what you’re going through will never end, but God has a plan and even an end date to your suffering. God is with you and will never leave you, He is concerned about what concerns you and longs to bless His children and bring healing and restoration to their lives.
So let me encourage you today to keep hanging in there, now is not the time to give up. NOW is the time to PRESS IN! Press in to Jesus…your healing, your breakthrough is on the way!
Its been my experience in times like these when the path your on feels dark, painful, and lonely it’s seems easy to throw in the towel but you are stronger than you think. YOU have resurrection power living on the inside of you so tap into that! I need you to remember He is FOR YOU, and He’s making a way when there seems no way! I need you to remember that NO weapon formed against you will prosper. Even in the pain, in the darkness, He’s still there, and cheering you on!
He’s with you always.
He will never leave you nor forsake you!
Sometimes its long, lonely and dark, but there is no place or pit to dark or to deep that God can’t reach down gentle pick you up.
Never doubt He’s love for you, He’s with you always carrying you, leading and guiding you.
“You’re parting waters, Making a way for me. You’re moving mountains that I don’t even see. You’ve answered my prayer before I even speak. All You need for me to be is still”
I am so thankful He has been preparing a way for me. He is making my crooked places straight and He’s doing the same for you my friend! Declare that out loud today.
God is so good and faithful!
SWORD OF THE SPIRIT:
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 8:28
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. – Proverbs 16:9
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. – Psalm 32:8
But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him.” – 2 Corinthians 2:9
The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way. – Psalm 37:23
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. – Proverbs 19:21
Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off. – Proverbs 23:18
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. – Psalm 139:16
The Lord of hosts has sworn: “As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand. – Isaiah 14:24
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. – Ephesians 2:10
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. – Psalm 138:8
Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will. – Ephesians 1:4-5
The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand. – Psalm 37:23-24
Making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. – Ephesians 1:9-10
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. – Philippians 1:6
Sweet friend, God is working on your behalf, even if you can’t see it.
The doctors report wasn’t good, you need healing.
I see a cloud….
It might look impossible. WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!
You have a wayward child.
I see a cloud….
You lost your job and you need to make ends meet.
I see a cloud….
Your stuck in addiction and can’t find your way out.
I see a cloud….
Maybe you are in a pit so deep you can’t possibly see a way out. You’ve had everything stripped away, and your rock bottom.
I see a cloud….
The thing is God sees you and He loves you at your darkest! You might be afraid in that pit but oh but the God of all comfort He’s not. He will come down there and sit right where you are and wrap He’s loving arms around you. He will raise you up from the pit of despair and He will set you on a rock and steady you precious one.
“He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and mire. He set my feet on the solid ground and steadied me as I walked along” Psalm 40:2
So today if that’s where you find yourself, in the impossible….the good news is He’s with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you and there’s only one way to look and that’s UP my friend!
Let me introduce you to
The Promise Keeper….
The One who loves you with an everlasting love.
The One who created you and knew what you’d do good and bad before you ever did it and YET he created YOU anyways….ON PURPOSE FOR A PURPOSE.
And He’s soooo much more!
I’m releasing my faith for you today, I see a cloud sweet friend!
Don’t give up! Press in and pray like never before. Ask a friend to pray with you.
Where 2 or more are gathered there He is in the midst.
Lean into Jesus!
We’ve gotta look with our eyes of faith. Today I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling…and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe Ephesians 1: 18-19 When we see through eyes of faith God is BIGGER than any problem or circumstances we have.
Maybe today you feel defeated and surrounded by the enemy.
All the difficulties and trials of life have caved in on you and it seems hopeless.
Maybe the enemy has overwhelmed you.
You’ve gotta have your eyes opened to the all surpassing greatness of God’s power available to you sweet friend.
NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD!
The world tells us, “Seeing is believing,” but the Bible says just the opposite. We gotta dig deep and make a choice to believe God’s Word over what we see with our eyes and reject the lies of the enemy.
The devil is a LIAR!!
We’ve gotta look past the natural eye and see into the spiritual realm. That’s where we call those things that be not as though they are. That’s where we see what God sees and what he’s put in our hearts NOT what the world sees.
Your answer is coming!
Your breakthrough is on the way!
Your miracle is coming!
Do you see a cloud?
Praying for you today! If I can join you in prayer about something I’d be honored too. God bless you and I hope you have a blessed and wonderful day!
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not yet seen. Hebrews 11:1
Hear the word roaring as thunder With a new future to tell For the dry season is over There is a cloud beginning to swell
To the skies heavy with blessing Lift your eyes, offer your heart Jesus Christ opened the heavens Now we receive the Spirit of God We receive Your rain We receive Your rain.
Every seed buried in sorrow You will call forth in its time You are Lord, Lord of the harvest Calling our hope now to arise.
Like a flood, like a flood We receive Your love when You come Like a flood, like a flood We receive Your love when You come Like a flood, like a flood We receive Your love when You come Like a flood, like a flood We receive Your love! And with great anticipation We await the Promise to come Everything that You have spoken Will come to pass, let it be done!We receive Your rain.
The Lord Redeems and Protects the soul of His servants.
Whatever the enemy has stolen from you or your family, He will restore!! He will take all your brokenness and piece it back together better than it ever was.
Sometimes at first it doesn’t look like it and even while its happening your thinking ‘This is not what I wanted AT ALL!’ But thank God He knows each one of us better than we know ourselves and He knows what we need and exactly when we need it. I can see this so clearly in our lives. I don’t understand at first but looking back GOD ALWAYS KNOWS BEST! His ways are higher than our ways and His plans are to prosper you not harm you, to give you a hope and future sweet friend!!
Lean on Him and trust that He will RESTORE ALL that has been lost or stolen!! He’s the God of Restoration! He will heal your brokeness because that’s just how much He loves you!!
He loves you with an EVERLASTING LOVE!
It may take some time, it may even take a long time….AND it may not look like what you thought it should be but He works ALL things out for our good and He makes ALL things new again!
Y’all!!! This is delish and it’s so easy! It’s also gluten free, low carb, and keto friendly. Winner winner, chicken dinner🤣
Do you love Asian food? Goodness we do. We have the best Chinese restaurant here called Panda House and they have THE BEST gluten free menu! I love them!
But when I want to make something at home this is one of my go too meals.
An interesting difference is I use Coconut Aminos. What are Coconut Aminos you ask?🤔 Basically, it’s a healthy alternative to soy sauce. I have Celiacs so I can’t have gluten which is in soy sauce. Nowadays they do have gluten free soy sauce but it’s awfully salty if you ask me plus my daughter has an allergy to wheat and soy lol so that’s kinda how I came across Coconut Aminos.
Ingredients: 4-5 Chicken Breast- cut bite size or shedded if you like. 2 Packages coleslaw mix 1/2 medium onion, chopped 2.5 Teaspoons mined garlic 1 Teaspoon ginger- optional 1 Scrambled egg small pieces- optional (Its very tasty) 3-4 Tablespoons Trader Joe’s or Bragg’s Aminos (To taste) OR Soy Sauce 1-2 Teaspoons rice vinegar (optional)
Directions: Cook the chicken breast until done, and cut or shred it, put to the side. 2 Tablespoons of Kerrigold butter. I put in a little bacon grease too😉 Add onions, garlic to pan and sauté. Add coleslaw mix and cook for about 15 mins, then mix in chicken. Add ginger, Trader Joe’s or Bragg’s Coconut Aminos, and rice vinegar (optional) Cook another 5-10 mins.
Other varieties are using roll of Jimmy Dean HOT sausage, shrimp, or you can use a combination.
Health Tip Of The Day:
Try making 1 change this weekand just be consistent with it. If you mess up it’s ok, just simply start again. Pick one and work on it till it becomes a habit.
Progress not perfection.
– Drinking half your weight in water for one week.
-Exercising or walking 20-30 minutes 3 days for one week.
Hey y’all!! How’s it going in your neck of the woods? I’ve been spring cleaning…UGH! Washing drapes, cleaning walls, floors, linens…it really needed to be done. I really need help with all this though, now my back is a mess as I sit on my heating pad and write this lol.
I was just wonder if you truly know how special you are?
Do you know that you have gifts and talents that someone else needs?
Sweet friend YOU have been anointed for such a time as this. God has a great plan and purpose for you, a plan that only you can fulfill.
Someone out there needs the gifts and talents that only you have, they need you to step out into your destiny so they can be changed and set free!
The Church….the body of Christ needs YOU.
There’s so many areas you could serve in and we will talk about some of them. Some you may have never thought about and others maybe you don’t have in your church yet but maybe you could start them.
It’s great to go to church but it’s a whole other level when you are serving in your church in the capacity you are called too. You become part of a family, a team, and you grow spiritually. You have ownership of your church, it’s kinda hard for me to describe. It’s just different then just going to service and rushing out. I LOVE MY CHURCH! I’m pretty sure it’s the best church on the planet💗
Areas To Serve In At Church:
1. Kids or Nursery- This may well be your calling to work with children or babies, what a blessing that is if that’s you. It’s so needed. Me however, you would find out real quick that was not my gifting LOL🤣🙈
2. Leading a small group. That’s what makes a big church small. It’s the life of a church. It’s where relationships are made. Masks are taken off, you can become the real you with a group of people, heal from past hurts and get freedom.
I love small groups and I love leading ladies small groups. I’ve led ladies small groups for abt 10 years or more I guess. For the last 2 semesters I stepped out and been a Small Group Coach and loved it. It’s been challenging but an amazing experience. My passion and my heart is definitely with ladies small groups.
3. Greeters. Maybe that’s you! You like smiling and welcoming everyone. That’s me, I love being a greeter too! I love people and I love hugging 🤗
4. Helps Team. Maybe you prefer to work behind the scenes. You enjoy helping to clean, plan events, organize, or do parking team.
5. Worship, singing, sound and technology. Those are all also a amazing gifts but singing yeah that’s not mine, LOL. I love singing so much but you don’t want to hear it LOL. But hey it’s a joyful noise though, right?🤣
6. Prison ministry. What a blessing that is and such a need.
7. Visiting the elderly and shut ins. Such a great ministry. They love to have visitors or people to come sing to them or even do a craft with them.
8. Ushers. These guys are great, they are responsible for seating guests and maintaining order in the service.
9. Church Security. Are you a cop or security officer then what better way to serve at your church then helping to protect those around you.
10. Prayer. Maybe praying is your strength and interceding for others is your gift. That’s incredible. We need you! Prayer Warriors Needed!!
11. Lawn Care. You might be great at yard work so this is right up your alley. You can help spruce things up around the church. Pressure wash, cut the grass, plant flowers, weed eat, edge, lay pine straw, etc.
12. Sign Language Interpreters. Let me just say what a beautiful blessing this is and how it is so needed. Our oldest daughter is hearing impaired and wears hearing aids. She does wonderful but having an interpreter is such an added blessing.
13. Special Needs Children. This too is such a big need. You have many parents that aren’t even able to come to church because they have a special needs child and the church doesn’t offer anything for them. I’m so thankful our church has a wonderful program.
14. Dream CenterVolunteer. It’s an outreach ministry center where they are changing and transforming lives. Dive in, I’m sure you can find something here you could do.
15. Celebrate Recovery. Maybe you’ve struggled with and addiction or life issue in the past and you’ve found freedom. With CR you can lead and come along side others who are struggling and help them find freedom too.
There’s many other things you can do, this is just to name a few to get you started thinking.
We need all these areas and many more to function as the body of Christ. I don’t look at one being better being than the other and I hope you’d not either. See God has placed certain gifts in you and without you doing your part, the body of Christ just isn’t quite right without you.
It NEEDS YOU!
It needs YOU to function in proper order. Whether you’re a greeter, a worship leader, nursery person, small group leader, coach, or someone who cleans things up, hear me…YOU ARE VALUABLE and you do what God has called you to do. No shame or pride, do it unto the Lord sweet friend!
SWORD OF THE SPIRIT:
“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10
“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:10
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” Romans 12:9-13
“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’ Matthew 25:40
“Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.” Isaiah 58:10
“for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;” Ephesians 4:12
As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 1 Peter 4:10
Only, as the Lord has assigned to each one, as God has called each, in this manner let him walk. And so I direct in all the churches. 1 Corinthians 7:17
It’s time for YOU to rise up precious one, you are called and anointed for such a time as this. If you don’t know what your called to do, that’s ok no worries, just step out and find out. Try different areas until you find the right spot.
Hey y’all!🤗 How’s it going in your neck of the woods? I had my infusion Tuesday so I’ve been resting the last couple of days. It went better than last month praise the Lord!
We are all called to be difference makers but today I want to remind you that God is the DIFFERENCE MAKER in your life!!
God is the GAME CHANGER in your circumstances.
Difference Maker means One who has an impact or effect; One who brings about change. Yep that’d be my God!! He’s The ONE, who makes an impact and bring about change in our lives.
God’s promise is true for you, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone” Ezekiel 36:26
I ALONE AM THE DIFFERENCE MAKER!
Whatever you need in your life Gods got it! You feel lost or broken, cry out to Him….He is near. You’re having trouble in your marriage or with your kids….call on the Difference Maker he’s got it! He knows just how to fix it!
Game Changer means a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way
Do you need a Game Changer factor in your life changed in a significant way?
Do you have a work situation?
A family situation?
Alcohol or drug problem?
We all need something.
Gods the Game Changer.
He’s waiting for you to ask Him to come into that situation, that problem and allow Him to do his work. He’s got just the right element to change that situation and completely blow your mind. He wants to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all we could hope, ask or think….
You need to stop looking at what you can’t do or what you don’t have and look at what GOD CAN DO!! God’s presence and power, His Anointing is what pushes you into your destiny! It’s what changes EVERYTHING!
When you hear nothing is ever gonna change, don’t you believe the lies of the enemy! Talk back to the devil! God can use ANY situation for YOUR GOOD!! See your worth and value is based on WHO YOU ARE IN Him and NOTHING ELSE!!! Remember that when that lying spirit is whispering in your ear.
You are NOT to far gone my friend. God WILL use what the enemy meant for harm and turn it to your good if you will let him and He WILL complete what He has started in YOU.
He’s the God of completion.
He’s concerned about what concerns you. My friend, He WILL establish and ground YOU and strengthen YOU!!
Hey y’all! Hope you guys are doing well. Things have been hopping here. Hubby working from home also means home projects right. I swear that man can’t sit still for a second, then he sucks me in lol🤣
I thought I’d let you in on a secret…..lean in real close. I’M DIVORCING ED! There I said it!
Secrets out now.
No! ED is not my husband’s name. ED is someone who has been with me for too many years to count.
ED is the eating disorder I have struggled with for what seems like a lifetime but I’ve decided we are breaking up for good and getting a divorce! He doesn’t serve me well anymore, well he never really did, he was just how I coped.
Do you know ED too?
ED…..I.e. sin….took me further than I ever thought I’d go and kept me longer than I ever thought I’d stay.
I have been in counseling with a nutritionist who deals with eating disorders and Imma tell you how wonderful, hard and challenging it’s been.
My first experience with a nutritionist when I was finally ready to deal with ED didn’t go well. She would say things like “You need to only eat this or that.” or “If you drink that Dr. Pepper your only hurting yourself” Even better was the time I didn’t like one of the supplements she gave me, it was like horrible mud like substance you drank with a hint of mint🤣🤢🤮 she said “I guess you just don’t want to get well.” Are you kidding me?? Lady, I guilt myself enough I don’t need more guilt and condemnation or rules and regulations from you, that’s what got me here to start with. So needless to say that didn’t last long. I knew she wasn’t good for me. She was setting me up to fail. Inevitably I was gonna fail or make a mistake but failing wasn’t a bad thing nor did failing make me a failure….she was not teaching me that though. It’s all part of the process. Plus, she was not celebrating the small victories I was making.
This time Amie, my nutritionist now she is amazing! What a gift she is. She challenges me but also celebrates the small victories with me. The truth is if I eat 3 meals 1 day that’s amazing considering for many years I haven’t done that.
If I wake up and tell myself I’m not gonna eat today but then go through the process of talking to myself and on purpose choose to make the decision to eat regardless of what my feelings are saying, that’s another victory!
If I go 2 days and don’t weigh myself that’s another victory. I’ve gone 5 so far, 5 DAYS OF NOT WEIGHING MYSELF. That is nothing short of miracle to me.
I’m learning though if slip up it’s not the end of the world, just get back up and start all over. Being perfect is so overrated. Not that I ever was but it was something so engrained me and I learned to try not to rock the boat, be as perfect as you possibly can they will love and accept you THEN. How misguided I was.
What I look like, how I dress, the car I drive, the house I live in, or the job I have…none of that matters or has eternal purpose. Having a relationship with MY JESUS is what matters. That is what’s life changing and as I walk this out and I feel like I can’t do it anymore I cry out to Him one more time, and one more time, and one more time. He’s there waiting to pick me up, and sweet friend He’s there waiting for you. You have access to the King.
I mentioned to someone the other day I was seeing a nutritionist for my eating disorder and the first thing they asked was “Wow! How much weight have you lost?” I just thought to myself “Oh my word! What’s wrong with people?” That’s the whole problem. Weight, food, exercise, not eating, binging, the scale, all of it turned into idols. I’m not trying to lose weight, of course I’d like too I’m a woman lol but my main goal is to have a healthy relationship with food.
To not be afraid to eat this or that.
To not be afraid to eat 3 meals a day or a snack.
To eat lunch and not be afraid.
To not weigh myself everyday….I’ve been a slave to the scale for as long as I can remember.
Anyone relate to that? 🤣🤣🤣
That’s our culture though. We think if we lose enough weight or if we are the perfect size we will be happy and all of life will fall into place and we’ll have no problems. That’s simply not true. But if you watch the Jenny Craig commercials they’ll have you believe “Because of Jenny Craig, I’m a happier person, a happier mom, a happier wife. I’m more confident.” Well I was a size six and it didn’t change what was going on on the inside. Until the root is addressed you will repeat the cycle and that’s true for anything. I just hate the media plays on our emotions especially women, you are just not quite good enough….YET! Try this and maybe you will be. I’m tired of listening to the lies! THE devil IS A LIAR!
How about you try some Jesus instead of all the worldly things it has to offer. Sorry for my soapbox. Finding our worth and value from the mirror or the scale will never fulfill you.
But having a relationship with Jesus will.
Back on topic, lol, for me most days I would eat a small breakfast, never lunch, and eat dinner. Some days I wouldn’t eat at all, I would consciously make a decision to not eat today. Punish myself for the shame and guilt I carried of living with this secret, and other secrets and trauma from my childhood. I was also fearful of lots of foods that in moderation are actually healthy for you.
One of the things I’ve been working on is incorporating lunch into my schedule. I know, sounds simple but for someone with ED, not so simple. But I’ve done pretty well, not every day yet but 4-5 out of 7 I’d say. That’s HUGE! Even if it’s something small.
Progress not perfection.
My nutritionist asked me how I felt about not weighing myself everyday and did I think that was something I could start to work on. Immediately, tears streamed down my face and I said “ Yes, I will do it.” The scale and I have had a meeting together every morning for yeeaaarrs, sometimes weighing myself more than once a day. Despite how unhappy it made me, I still have always been drawn to it even though I knew it wasn’t helpful to me. So last week I hid it in the closet so I won’t see everyday lol. The first couple of days were really hard and I almost got up in the middle of the night to weigh myself. Crazy I know. But that’s the bond ED and I have. His clutches run deep. Have you ever experienced anything like this? It’s powerful, BUT MY GOD IS BIGGER.
I’m divorcing ED to have a relationship with me, to get to know me and a deeper relationship with my Savior. To get my voice back instead of shoving things further down. I’m overcoming the misguided self. To heal the proper way from past hurts and trauma. It’s hard work and it may take a long time and it may be painful but I’m up for the job. I can do ALL THINGS through Christ who strengthens me and so can you sweet friend.
Your struggle may not be ED, it may be drugs, alcohol, shopping, pornography, or something else, we all have something. I urge you to give it completely over to the Lord. Press in and contend for your freedom. He will set your shackles free. FREEDOM IS THERE FOR THE TAKING. You are a new creation IN CHRIST. What the enemy meant to harm and destroy God will work for your good.
NOTHING AND I MEAN NOTHING IS TOO BIG FOR HIM!!
I have worked on this blog for 2-3 days and was set to release today but after I watched our church service this morning I was simply blown away again by my God. How he loves me (you) so much, and how he confirms what he’s placed on my heart to share. I’m even more certain of what He wants for me.
I will tell of the mercy of the Lord and proclaim the great things He has done for me and continues to do.
The Misguided Self- Life With ED and My Broken Past (click below)
Psalm 139:14 I will praise You because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well.
Song of Solomon 4:7 My darling, everything about you is beautiful, and there is nothing at all wrong with you.
Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised.
Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Romans 12:1 Brothers and sisters, in view of all we have just shared about God’s compassion, I encourage you to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, dedicated to God and pleasing to him. This kind of worship is appropriate for you.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Don’t you know that your body is a temple that belongs to the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit, whom you received from God, lives in you. You don’t belong to yourselves. You were bought for a price. So bring glory to God in the way you use your body.
Psalm 145:18 The Lord is near all who call out to Him, all who call out to Him with integrity.Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
1 Corinthians 10:13 The only temptations that you have are the same temptations that all people have. But you can trust God. He will not let you be tempted more than you can bear. But when you are tempted, God will also give you a way to escape that temptation. Then you will be able to endure it.
Romans 8:26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
Zephaniah 3:17 For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Psalm 29:11 The Lord will give strength to his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.
Psalm 147:3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
How I Need You- Highlands Worship
You fashioned me, formed my heart, Searched my soul, and know every thought Love so great, but never too far Through the storm, You’re the calm, every war, You’ve already won Life’s secure in Your loving armsJesus, Jesus, oh, how I need You You stay the same, You are good in Your ways Jesus, Jesus, oh, how I need You You are enough, all my trust is in You, LordYou are powerful, God above it all I believe in You, I believe in You You do miracles, the impossible I believe in You, Jesus
See I’m contending for my freedom from ED every day and renewing my mind. What are you contending for? Would love to hear from you.
Good morning y’all! How are you doing today? HOPE is my word lately. Maybe you need some hope today. Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Let that word HOPE just soak into your spirit and let hope arise in your heart and push out all that fear and anxiety that keeps trying to steal your peace and joy. God didn’t give you a spirit of fear my friend but a spirit of peace, love, and sound mind. Sometimes though we have to contend for that peace. I have found myself there in recent weeks, maybe you have too.
So what is Hope? I love Joyce Meyers definition; it’s a confident, joyful, expectation that something good is going to happen.
Wow!! Now that’s INCREDIBLE!! I don’t know about you but I sure need some good things to happen. I think we all do, right?
We gotta HOPE on IN FAITH and believe in the promises of God. We need to be prisoners of hope like Zechariah 9:12 says Come back to the place of safety, all you prisoners who still have hope! I promise this very day that I will repay two blessings for each of your troubles.
Just think about that for a minute, 2 blessings for each of your troubles. I’m sure you have more than 1 issue going on like most of us, so that’s double for our trouble….Hallelujah!
I know this whole situation can be extremely overwhelming but let me just assure you, this will come to end just like all the other plagues in the past. There is an end date. This too will pass. I know a lot of people are saying this is the end. Could it be, sure. Is it? I don’t know. The Bible says no one knows when that day is so I’m not gonna pretend to know. I’m just gonna say be ready. If it’s my time, I know where I’ll be and I pray you know where you’ll be too. Our focus shouldn’t be on “Oh this is the end.” No, it needs to be us on fire for God, pointing others to the King of kings, being a blessing and encouragement when and where we can. Personally, I think this is Gods way of trying to turn our hearts back to Him, like an awakening. He’s stripped us back from all the things that have distracted us from keeping God first. So there is an end date, but I don’t know when it is but God does. It’s our job to stay connected to the Vine. We may have been caught off guard but God wasn’t!! He is the guardian of your soul and He WILL protect you.
Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.
See sweet friend, the forces that are for you are greater than the forces coming against you. The enemy can’t win! God is with you and will never leave you nor forsake you. If God brought you to it He’s gonna bring you through it and He will give you grace for your place.
God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful day! Praying for you🙏🏻