Know Your Self Worth

1 Peter 3:3-4 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

Proverbs 3:15-18 She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.

Psalm 139:14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Most if us don’t know our self-worth. We live in society where it’s ok to call women sexy or hot but I am here to tell you that I will not date a man that calls me either.

Maybe that sounds a little conceited but I know who I am in Christ. And if a guy calls me either of those two things, red flags go up in my brain all over the place.

That tells me the guy isn’t interested in my heart but rather how I look or what I can do for him. I’m sorry but I don’t play that.

Listen up!!! Men looking for a God fearing woman (or husband’s that already have one), be careful what you call her. She is beautiful, she is gorgeous and she is wonderfully made.

Women! Do you not know your worth? Proverbs 31 tells you that you are a daughter of a King! If you can’t tell a guy how to treat you, he will treat you however he wishes. He’ll name you baby momma because that’s how YOU allow him to treat you.

If a guy knows his worth and mistakenly calls you hot, he will not be offended. He will correct himself and his actions “from there on” will prove the words he just spoke.

Let me give you a tip: If he does get offended, chances are he ain’t for you.

GOD HAS SOMEONE BETTER! DON’T SETTLE!!!

Ladies, don’t give the time of day to a guy that seems interested in you if he doesn’t meet your standards.

If a guy that I didn’t know well asked me out these are the questions I’d ask him:

  1. What’s your name?
  2. How’s your faith?

If he can’t answer the second question without a second thought then I kindly decline his offer. I want a guy that also knows his worth in God.

People standards for what you want in a relationship and stick to them!

God will send the right person. Trust His timing. And get healed before you date. If you aren’t you will end up making bad dating choices.

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DAUGHTERS OF A KING 2

Romans 10:13 For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Genesis 15:1 After these things the word of the Lordcame to Abram in a vision, “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.”
Today was a very bad day. I was just highly frustrated with work and everything seemed to be coming at me on purpose just to rattle my skin. I was not in the mood for anything and no patience.
I remember getting out of my car this morning and wondering whether I needed a jacket I turned around and grabbed it from the passenger seat just in case.
Before lunch it had already been a day. I just wanted to scream. I got several not so nice phone calls and emails and they didn’t seem to stop. I took a moment to write down a prayer and just asked Jesus to help. When I went back out to my car for lunch a neckless that hangs from my rearview mirror was placed neatly on the passenger seat. The seat I grabbed the jacket from. The necklace was not there this morning.
How did the necklace get from the rearview mirror to the passenger seat and placed as though someone had put it there? Angels.
I’ve encountered this before. Where things are neatly placed in front of me and had no way of being placed there. The necklace is a guitar pick and the front says Pick Jesus. The back has Romans 10:13 scripture written on it.
Jesus was telling me that He’s got my back. It didn’t make the day any less stressful but I felt so much peace that Jesus allowed an angel to give me a sign that I’m ok.
After lunch I couldn’t focus so I wrote down more of my prayer. I contented a declared that mountains are moving and the things that were making me so upset won’t even matter. Jesus has my back and He is going to dissolve every conflict. In Jesus name!
Later I saw another scripture Genesis 15:1 and I knew Jesus was trying to comfort me and let me know even further that He has it all covered.
Who am I that the creator of the universe would care so deeply about me? But He does. He says that I’m a daughter of a king.
Most of the time that extra pressure or stress is actually warfare. I can feel things in the spirit and today was a fight. But He was there with me the whole time.
Thank you God for loving me so much! Thank you Jesus for fighting with me. And Thank you Holy Spirit for walking me through this day.
In Jesus name all negative warfare is null in void and canceled! My Daddy is bigger then anything I will ever face! Amen!

God’s Love For Us

I have an adorable cat. She’s a bit ornery and squirmy but she’s so lovable. One night I just felt the presence of God so strongly and I couldn’t help but want to love on my cuddle cat for a moment.
The thing about cats is that the affection usually has to be on the cat’s term. I brought her close to me and said, “Just sit here for a moment. I just want to love on you”. And then I understood. God was telling me something in that moment. He said, this is how I feel about my children. We are the lovable child that usually only goestl to Him on our terms. But He’s bring us close for a moment.
And all He wants us to sit in His presence so He can shower us with His love.

Open doors

Today I had probably one of the worst days of my life. We all get bad days just as much as good but this day was like the cherry on top of the icing. One thing right after another. And I’m not gonna lie; I lost my patience more than once.

The intensity of warfare was probably at it’s highest today. As I went to lunch I was headed to the stairs right next to the elevator. All of a sudden the elevator doors quickly opened. There was no one in there. And there was no one waiting for the elevator either. It was unusual.

The holy spirit spoke and said open doors are coming. And all through lunch I kept seeing one thing after another about open doors.

Went home and looked up a few scriptures about open doors. The ones below really stood out to me.

Rev 3:7-8 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: ‘The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens. “‘I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name'”.

Acts 14:27 “When they had arrived and gathered the church together, they began to report all things that God had done with them and how He had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles”.

Isa 22:22 “And I will place on his shoulder the key of the house of David. He shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open“.

2 Chronicals 29:3 “In the first year of his reign, in the first month, he opened the doors of the house of the Lordand repaired them”.

I feel like God is saying today that even though chaos is around us we should get excited because He is about to open doors.

NAME YOUR ENEMIES

Yesterday, I was all out of wack. It was a rough day. I went home and just prayed. “Lord, I’m not sure what to say. I’m so tired, frustrated, and fed up! I can’t think straight to even begin my declarations! Tell me what to speak. You are bigger than my problems or issues!”

I went to church later that evening. And on my way home a tumbleweed rolled across the road. I thought it was unusual. It’s not 100% unheard of see tumbleweed in this area but it rarely happens. Tumbleweed is more suited for climates even dryer then where I live.

And right then God spoke…He said, “When you get home; I want you to look up tumbleweed. I’ve got something to tell you”.

Tumbleweed is dry, dead and detached from it’s roots so it is easily moved by the wind.

Ephesians 4:14 “So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes”.

Mark 4:39 “And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm”.

In Psalms 83, Asaph describes enemies that plot against Israel. He names them one by one and requests that God flattens their plans.

13 “Make them like tumbleweed, my God,
like chaff before the wind.
14 As fire consumes the forest
or a flame sets the mountains ablaze,
15 so pursue them with your tempest
and terrify them with your storm.
16 Cover their faces with shame, Lord,
so that they will seek your name.

17 May they ever be ashamed and dismayed;
may they perish in disgrace.
18 Let them know that you, whose name is the Lord—
that you alone are the Most Highover all the earth”.

There have been storms. There have been strong winds. There have been plots against you. Secret meetings planning your downfall. Enemies great and small all conspiring against you.

But God is saying, “Name them and I will take them down. They will know who you serve”.

Tell your enemies what a loving father you have. Tell them how He cares for His children. Praise the name of God almighty!!!

That family member is being saved. That health issue is healed. That financial miracle you need is coming. That loneliness you feel is coming to an end!

The books are being balanced. You are getting back your return plus interest in Jesus name!!!

I thank you God for taking these enemies down in Jesus name. I thank you for fighting for your daughter/son. I thank you for making my enemies like tumbleweed. That their plots dry up. That their plans wither and blow back on them. I thank you Jesus that you are returning the things the devil stole plus extra.

I thank you Lord for this word. In Jesus name Amen!

Oogie Boogie

I had the weirdest dream in a long while. I was at a party seemed to be at my house but it was an unfamiliar house. And I was trying to avoid someone. Like I didn’t want to talk to them for something they did. So I walked outside and all of a sudden this wind brings in a tornado. It looked bad. But I started praying and I knew God would stop it. I lifted my hands in praise.And the tornado stopped right in front of my house. And it dropped a tree. And not a small tree either. It dropped a big one. Then randomly Oogie Boogie from the nightmare before Christmas showed up and he was trying to make deals with me but I wouldn’t take them. I went back in the house and talked to the person I was avoiding and everything seemed to be fine after that.

The tornado is the chaos and confusion surrounding us. The fallen tree means our faith is being attacked. (Matt 17:20) Faith that grew strong and rooted is now is on the ground rooted up. Oogie Boogie is a representation of the devil and his tricks. Oogie is shown to be a talented performer and a fondness for glamour and theatrics. Oogie is a trickster that loves to gamble and cheat. And he uses his abilities to bring fear. Oogie Boogie rolls dice and often gets a pair of snake eyes. He loses all his bets. He rarely leaves his fortress, preferring to send his henchmen (The devil and his demons). With that being said Oogie is only as good as his tricks and luck in gambling. And so is the devil. The fear and confusing being brought up is only a distraction. The devil might have a good poker face but he doesn’t have a good hand. We have to stand on our faith and realise that what we have in our hand is much greater. In the dream when I walked back into the house and talked to the person I was avoiding everything was fine.

When we walk back into God’s house and talk to Him, He will assure us that the hand we have been given is much greater then that of the devil. His poker face doesn’t stand a chance.

Heart of Worship

This may (or may not) come as a surprise to you but there are many ways to worship God.

Worship is just praise, an act or an obedience towards God.

So when we tithee we worship. If God puts it in our heart to speak encouraging words to another. That’s an act of worship.

Our entire life can be an act of worship by the way we live our daily lives.

The most common form or worship that many think of is singing and raising or clapping hands before the service starts. Many are confused because they think they have to perform or act in a certain way while worshipping but this is not the case.

The most important thing bout worship is where your heart is when you are worshipping. ‘Heart of Worship’ by Michael W. Smith is a beautiful song that really shows where our heart should be.

I’m coming back to the heart of worship
And it’s all about you,
It’s all about you, Jesus
I’m sorry, Lord, for the thing I’ve made it
When it’s all about you,
It’s all about you, Jesus

I had one of our youth kids make a statement one time. He was worried about not putting his hands up at the right time. Another kid told me they didn’t like going to church because they didn’t like putting their hands up at all. There are many people so worried about how they look during worship that they never enter into the peacefulness of God’s presence.

Let me tell you something…. God does not look down on you for how you worship. The point of worship is praising God. It’s having a relationship with Jesus.

If you had a friend come up to you and say, “We can’t be friends unless you wear only the color pink”, you would think they were nuts. And you’d probably wouldn’t think twice about dropping that friendship. Why would you want to be friends with someone that is putting conditions on the friendship? You wouldn’t.

So why do we think that God puts conditions on spending time with Him?All He is looking for is someone that has the heart to be there in His presence.

If you had a friend that didn’t want to be in your company eventually you’d stop hanging out with them. You can look at it in the same aspect. God wants to hang around those that want to be in His company.

God wants to hear that He is the creator of all things. He wants to hear you sing His praises. He knows the things that He does for you. But He also wants to hear it from our mouths that we believe He is great and just.

I will tell you something about my personal worship. I don’t usually raise my hands. Most people think it is a must because you are showing surrender. And that is true. But if you are uncomfortable, where does your heart and mind go to during worship? Your heart and mind go straight to how uncomfortable you are.

I don’t raise my hands simply because my arms get tired and I like to sway or move alot and if my hands are up I lose my balance and fall.

So if my hands are up, I’m only thinking about how tired my arms are and hoping I don’t fall. In reality, I should be thinking things like: “How great you are Jesus. Thank you for blessing me. This past week was tough but you got me through it and I know you will get me through the next one”.

My personal posture of worship is looking up, singing and swaying. That’s how I personally enter into God’s peaceful presence. That may not work for you. Every person is different. And God likes it that way. He likes everyone to be unique and different. So if that doesn’t work for you, that’s ok. Find what does.

Just remember that it’s not where your hands are but where your heart is.

HOROSCOPES ARE BAD

****HOROSCOPES ARE BAD****

Ok so a little edumacation if y’all didn’t already know this…Horoscopes are a form of divination. Divination is foretelling the future without the holy spirit (or God’s spirit). Foretelling the future(or present/past) with the holy spirit is called prophecy. Anything not of God is not good.

These things such as Horoscopes, palm reading, and tarot card reading are things that CAN tell of the future but are NOT of God. They are demonic. Get rid of them.

Also be weary of fake prophets. Just because someone says they are a prophet does not make them one. What makes a person a true prophet is their relationship with God.

This does not mean to go out and uncover every wolf in sheep’s clothing. This means to decern and make good judgements and to steer clear (or not follow the teachings) of those that don’t have a real relationship with God.

SPIRIT OF OFFENSE VS. OFFENSE

Offense:
▪️something that causes a person to be hurt, angry, or upset
▪️something that is wrong or improper
▪️a criminal act

Spirit of Offense: (Not to be confused with offense). This is a perception of an act that was not intended to cause offense. Someone that is always easily offended by the actions of others with no regard at looking within.

Crossing the Jordan

I had a weird dream that I got into a relationship with someone at work. I don’t have feelings for this person but i think it may be more about this person’s name then the person. Their name is Jordan.

I have been hearing alot about crossing over and being in the promised land. As well as, God is giving out gifts of the spirit right now. So I looked the name.

Jordan: to descend or flow down on something or someone. The Jordan river flows downward into the dead sea.

In the dream Jordan left his current girlfriend to pursue a relationship with me and we were really happy. It flowed well.

It sounds like God is saying that gifts others put walked away from are now being released to His people.

Their also was a part in the dream where this cup on my desk was missing. Someone threw it away.

Isaiah 51:22

This is what your Sovereign Lord says,
your God, who defends his people:
“See, I have taken out of your hand
the cup that made you stagger;
from that cup, the goblet of my wrath,
you will never drink again”.

Here in this context; I feel like God is saying to those who went through tremdous pruning, testing and went through the wilderness He has lifted that season off and blessing has come upon His people.