Hello there my fellow Apostolic Pentecostals and Christians! I wanted to share the words the Lord put on my heart Wednesday night about two weeks ago, they were: “In the midst of” they swelled on my heart the whole night and they haven’t left me since. I wanted to share with you that no matter what you are going through today he is there in the Midst of it all!
In the midst of setbacks;
Romans 5:3-5 (NKJV)
3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;
4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope.
5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
In the midst of attacks by people around you;
Genesis 50:20 (NKJV)
20 But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.
Romans 8:31 (NKJV)
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 12:19 (NKJV) 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.
In the midst of heartache;
Psalms 34:17-20 (NKJV)
17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles. 18 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all.
20 He guards all his bones; Not one of them is broken.
In the midst of really hard days of being a momma;
Galatians 6:9 (NKJV) 9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
John 11:25 (NKJV) 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
2 Peter 3:9 (NKJV)
9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
In the midst of sadness and hopelessness;
2 Corinthians 4:9 (NKJV) 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—
Proverbs 12:25 (NKJV) 25 Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad.
In the midst of frustration and anger;
Proverbs 29:11 (NKJV) 11 A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back.
Psalms 4:4 (NKJV) 4 Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Selah
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NKJV) ; 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
*I wanted to include this as a declaration over our lives The Race of Faith and The Discipline of God*
Hebrews 12:1-3 (NKJV)
The Race of Faith
12 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
The Discipline of God
3 For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.
Whatever you are going through today, you can fill in the blank as the Lord knows what it is you are going through please give it to him today! Please don’t live in shame, fear, worry, or sadness! HE REALLY IS WITH YOU! HE is for YOU! and so NOTHING CAN BE AGAINST YOU!
I pray this helped you in any way! I pray this be a blessing to you in Jesus Christ’s name! Bless your PRECIOUS people today LORD in JESUS CHRIST’S NAME!!
Hello, my precious followers! ☀️ I hope you guys are having a fantastic day today! As I type this I want to share with you something I wrote the other day. I wrote this when I was having such a hard time, in the end, I had to step away and go write and pray in the car! Ha-ha! Can I get a witness? How many mommas out there have to flee the scene sometimes when it all gets too overwhelming! I know I am surely not alone. Drop an Amen! in the comments if you can agree & I hope you enjoy it! :
Written on 04-01-21:
Today was a very hard day for me mentally, as Christians, we know it’s a constant battle in the mind. Today in particular I felt as though everything was against me. Me not being able to connect with my spouse, not finishing the dirty dishes, everything falling everywhere, and lastly me dropping my pen and notebook on the passenger floor of my car as I try to write this! Needless to say, It was a lot and I had to step away as my precious husband watched the kids for me for an hour.
Now, what do we do in these situations of stress, hardships, and just the straight-up urge to convert yourself into a complainer about everything?
Firstly, step away from your situation or surrounding and be honest with yourself you don’t “got this” If you are about to let all hell break loose, just leave to a peaceful space. Have your hubby watch the kids, go to your secret place! For me, this is an empty parking lot at the grocery store. If you don’t know where ask the Lord to give you wisdom and direction on where to make your secret place, where it is just you and himalone.
Proverbs 16:32 (NKJV) says:He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes the city.
2. Refocus yourself back to the Lord in prayer: Yes, it feels like this would be the last thing you would want to do, but trust me even a simple honest conversation with Jesus makes a world of a difference!
Be honest with him he already knows, let it all out and pour yourself, your worries, and cares to him!
“Lord I can’t go on, this is more than I can handle, Lord I just am super tired, I can’t take it anymore”
Psalms 73:26 (NKJV) says: My flesh and my heart fail: But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
He knows how you feel he is your best friend he knows you, he wants to hear out-loud about your burdens but more importantly, he wants to deliver you from them! Praise God! that we serve a mighty God that never tires and that wants to help at any given time of the day! Thank you, Jesus!!
Psalms 107:6-9 (NKJV) says:
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, And He delivered them out of their distresses.
And He led them forth by the right way, That they might go to a city for a dwelling place.
Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for his goodness, And for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfies the longing soul,
And fills the hungry soul with goodness.
3. Cover yourself with the powerful word of Jesus Christ! Fill yourself with his precious word! Look up verses for your situation today! I opened up my bible and It opened to something I desperately needed today: Psalms 3 and 4 So, so, so, powerful! Highly recommend you read these two chapters today or keep them in your spiritual pocket when you need them or are struggling! the beginning of
Psalms 3 is titled: The Lord Helps His Troubled People: A Psalm of David when he fled from Absalom his son.
Psalms 3 (NKJV) says:
Lord, how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me. 2 Many are they who say of me, “There is no help for him in God.” Selah
3 But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. 4 I cried to the Lord with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill. Selah
5 I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustained me. 6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people Who have set themselves against me all around.
7 Arise, O Lord; Save me, O my God! For You have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone; You have broken the teeth of the ungodly. 8 Salvation belongs to the Lord. Your blessing is upon Your people. Selah
Psalms 4 is titled: The Safety of the Faithful: To the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.
Psalms 4 (NKJV) says:
Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.
2 How long, O you sons of men, Will you turn my glory to shame? How long will you love worthlessness And seek falsehood? Selah 3 But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself him who is godly; The Lord will hear when I call to Him.
4 Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Selah 5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And put your trust in the Lord.
6 There are many who say, “Who will show us any good?” Lord, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us. 7 You have put gladness in my heart, More than in the season that their grain and wine increased. 8 I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
So so good!! I encourage you today if you are going through a hard season: Please don’t carry on any further he, Jesus Christ of Nazareth! Wants to take your burdens from you!! Please give it to him today!! I pray powerfully and mighty-fully these steps can encourage anyone or lift up somebody today!! I pray in Jesus Christ’s mighty name, AMEN!
Luke 11:28 (NKJV): But he said, “More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”
Good morning my fellow Apostolic’s and Christians! I hope you are blessed and highly favored today of the Lord! and I pray whoever reads this is covered by your precious spirit today Jesus!
As Apostolic Pentecostals, we have authority in him! This message was inspired by what my pastor was preaching on Wednesday night yesterday.
He was saying that as Christians we all have a gift given to us by God, and are we using it for his glory and his purpose? What is it that you have yet to surrender or to use that God has given you?
He was saying as Christians we have always been on the defensive instead of the offensive when it comes to the world and people around us.
But it’s time we stand up in the offensive for once! We do not have to be afraid!
Deuteronomy 1:8 says: 8 See, I have set the land before you; go in and possess the land which the Lord [a]swore to your fathers—to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—to give to them and their descendants after them.’ (NKJV).
What are you holding back that God has given you as a gift?
God has placed a gift in every single one of us! Are we using it accordingly, or at all?
The bible says in Romans 11:29 “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance” meaning that he has put it inside of you! he cannot take it away from you, you will always have it in you!
The question is: Will you use it for him? or will you use it to advance your own kingdom?
What will he say on that appointed day, will he say Matthew 25:21 21 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ (NKJV).
Whether you have five talents or one use and re-dedicate your gifts he has given you today for his glory!
Lord I pray whoever is reading this presents their gifts to you, I pray that they ask you how to use them for you are the only one that can guide us on how to use them, for you gave them to us!