God is Powerful (Blessing for You)

  

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You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth,~Jesus (Acts 1:8). 

Beautiful friends, I hope you enjoyed Resurrection Sunday. God is not dead. He’s surely alive and His Spirit is at work in the earth. After this post I will go back to the weekly posts to keep your inbox uncluttered. We will continue the miracle series.😊

I did want to encourage you today and pray blessing over your week. You are so deeply loved and continually prayed for. 

The verse chosen for you today is from the book of Acts. Jesus told the disciples before He was crucified that He would die and rise again. He told them not to worry for the Comforter would come. He told them of this gift, a powerhouse named the Holy Spirit. He’s fully God! If He abides in you, greater is He who’s in you than in the entire world

If you have God’s Presence, you have favor,~Heidi Baker. 

God can accomplish more in a moment than we can in a lifetime. His power is unparalleled. His wisdom and intellect is beyond human comprehension. God has a solution for every problem. 

Jesus told the disciples, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit falls on you.” If He is not with or for what we are trying to do it produces stress and striving. We can also have false peace outside God’s will. When we are in His will and empowered by His Spirit there’s grace to climb the steepest mountains, stand in the lion’s den, endure Gethsemane moments, because God is with us

What are you facing today or this week? What problems linger in your heart and mind? Have you surrendered it all to Jesus? Have you invited the Holy Spirit to have His way? If He is with you, there’s no need to fear, fret, or worry. His Presence is enough. God speaks and the earth responds. God does not fail. No word from Him ever fails. He may not do all we think He should, when we think He should, yet He’s at work behind the scenes working ALL things together for the eventual GOOD of those who love Him and are called according to His purposes. So, be encouraged today that God loves you. He has the best intentions towards you. 

Abba Pai, I thank You for who You are. Thank you God! You’re beyond amazing and the greatest reward. I praise You! You are excellent and outstanding. Heaven is Your throne and the earth Your footstool. Nothing is too big or challenging for You. Holy Spirit I ask You’d hover over each person reading this. Let Your perfect love saturate the broken, hurting, worried, and fear filled places. Drive out fear. Allow faith to rise up within them. Hope to flood their hearts, wisdom and divine solutions to invade their minds. Overshadow them this week! I ask for revelation of Your fullness and so much MORE! May they have the deepest awareness of Your power to save, heal, and deliver. I declare life, abundant life. I declare peace, Shalom. I declare healing of mind, body, and soul. I declare freedom from all fear, strongholds, and bondages. May they be wrecked with JOY!!! In the powerful name of Jesus, amen! 

May God bless you and your families, keep you, and His face shine brilliantly on you. Big HUG! 

He is RISEN!

Love in Christ, 

Erin 

God is Undefeated! You can be too!!

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We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you,~2 Corinthians 4:8-12.

This is a message that I hope encourages you this week to feast on good things. Just as the body places on display what we have been eating, our lives often manifest what we have been feasting on spiritually and mentally. The battle is in our mind.

God is the source of all things good. Apart from Him we can do nothing. If we lack joy, peace, hope, wisdom, provision, vision, or anything good…He is the place to go.

Have you ever fasted? If you have, you know that your body craves food. There are hunger pains and physical manifestations of starvation. When we don’t spend time with God, our spirit has spiritual pains. They manifest in angry outbursts, worry, fear, anxiety, lust, imbalance, negative thoughts, critical of self and others.

We need God more than air, water, food.

So, what are we feasting on?

Continual communion with God leads to peace…love…joy…,and He will highlight people around us that need what we carry.

I’d love to tell you that I always think or meditate on beautiful things…but I don’t…Daily I have to pull down negative thoughts and train my brain to meditate on God’s Words. And it’s a process with the Holy Spirit.

Thoughts pop up like…

No one cares what you have to say
You talk about God too much
God made you wrong
You’re weird
You are never going to be able to do this
People don’t value or love you
This is hopeless or futile
What do you have to show for your life?
You’ve wasted so much of your life on helping other people, who’s helping you?
Loving this person has been a waste of time
You mess up all the time, why bother…

Many of these thoughts come in first person. I have to rebuke and cast down thoughts…and for some thoughts it’s not as easy. I can’t feast on them, meditate on them, or allow them to take root in my spirit. My spirit needs to feast in God’s truth, it superceeds my opinion or anyone else’s.

Negative thoughts are minimized by meditating on God’s word, reading previous prophetic words, professing and proclaiming God’s truth, and by simply being with God all day-aware of His Presence, inviting His Presence, soaking, and basking in His Presence.

“What we are feasting on mentally and spiritually is what we will attract. Hence gossips attract other gossips…Lustful people attract other lustful people…angry people attract other angry people. We give authority to a defeated enemy by agreeing with him with our thoughts and words. Our thoughts and words attract forces in the unseen world around us. The enemy has power. He has no authority. Jesus took back all authority the enemy gained in the Garden. The enemy does go around looking for those with authority to agree with him. Once he gets you into agreement with his lies, he uses your authority to impact the spiritual and natural environment around you,”~Bill Johnson.

Father I ask that we live connected to the Vine. Without You we can do absolutely nothing. Thank You for another day. Thank You for giving us authority in your Name. Thank You for raising us up and seating us in heavenly places with Your Son Jesus. Thank You for putting the enemy under our feet, for making us the head and not the tail. Thank You for paying for healing, restoration, deliverance, freedom, and every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. Thank You for giving us the keys to the Kingdom. Thank You for ALL Jesus paid for and may we live appropriating it to every moment and area of our lives. May we live empowered and empower others. Use us in mighty ways to be blessing to every person around us. We are Your children and ALL we needed was purchased on the cross. Help us to believe it, grasp it, cling to it, live in it, and walk it out. You are the undefeated God. May we live undefeated. Nothing is ever impossible for You!

May we live in such a way that people say, “There was no light before you came and no darkness when you left!”

Have a great week.

Love,

Erin