Your Victory Is Assured

Your victory is assured because of Me. For I’ve already created plans for your victory.

Your victory is assured

But you must eat only 3 meals a day due to the underlying compulsion to overeat. Food addiction is waiting at the door to consume you. Therefore remember, you must eat as I have instructed. John the Baptist ate locusts and honey. So you can do this.

Even though you are the one consuming the food, this is the sin that easily entraps you in defeat. This sin is waiting for you to open the door so it can come in to consume you. It consumes your victory. And it defeats your winning attitude. 

Because of Me, your victory is assured. The weight of  defeat and shame is not My will for My children. Victory over sin is My will. Therefore the more you maintain a closeness to My Presence, the easier it is for you to gain victory and win your battles over food addiction. 

You’ve heard “Pray without ceasing”. This doesn’t mean repeating your prayer list over and over. Instead, it’s maintaining your communication with Me throughout your day. It’s focusing on our relationship and interacting with Me. You could say, it’s maintaining an awareness of My Presence with you. 

Your victory is assured

Talk with Me about everything, every detail of your life and the lives of those you are concerned about.  

I AM GOD, the God over everything. And yet, I am concerned over every detail of your life. Think about that for a while. I am concerned over you personally, and everything in your life too. 

Yes, there are times when you make bad choices. But I will never leave you or forsake you for you are Mine. And I work out all things for the good of those who love Me. No matter what you see. 

Don’t look at what you see. Instead look at Me. Then watch and see what I will do for I am the God of victory. And I will bring about victory in the lives of all those who love Me. Know your victory is assured for I have already planned for it.

Your victory is assured

As you look around you see much that looks like defeat and discouragement, sickness and death. But I am the God of life, eternal life, and victory. I have come to grant abundant life and victory over defeat. 

Satan’s desire is to kill, steal, and destroy. So when you see people killing each other, stealing from one another, and destroying each other’s property, know it’s from Satan. 

Overall, know that I came to bring about new life, abundant life, total victory, and internal peace within the storms. 

Finally know that I WIN. No matter what you see with your eyes, I WIN. Remember that and take comfort in knowing I am with you. I will bring you through all things. Your victory is assured.

Your victory is assured

Focus on My Presence and victory is yours. You will win for I have already fixed your race in advance. So you can rest in MY peace knowing I have already arranged your victory. 

So now go forth in My plans for your day. Remember and focus on this, My plan is for your victory. I am the God of victory. I win, therefore you win.

Now go forth in confidence knowing I am by your side. No matter what, I will bring you through. For your victory is assured. 

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KNOW THIS

Your victory is assured

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 

        But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 15:57

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God;  for with God all things are possible. Mark 10:27

Chaos Everywhere

Lord, it seems the world has gone crazy, chaos everywhere, heartache, suffering, sickness, death, confusion, people attacking one another without even thinking about it. Hatred, it seems abounds throughout. Sometimes I think, “Jesus, come take me out of this mess.”Chaos Everywhere

But then I remember all those who are lost. Some were never taught about You or Your love for them. Therefore they never had a chance to know Your love. So what can I expect from them except hatred?

Chaos Everywhere

They look at this world’s situation too. They see the chaos everywhere and they have no hope. Lord, send someone into their lives that will share Your love with them.

And Lord, I ask for forgiveness because sometimes I respond in anger to these haters, especially on social media. I forget they don’t know You.

How can I show Your love for them if I respond in hatred back at them? So what am I to do?

Child, pray before you respond to others. Up to now you’ve just responded without thoughtful consideration. In fact, you responded through your emotions many times.

Yes Sir. (Hanging my head in embarrassment)

Now Child, I’m instructing you to pray and seek My guidance before you open your mouth in response to others. Pray before you speak, type a word, or even before you “share” the thoughts of others.

God help me.

I want all My children to be witnesses of My love and not respond to others out of hatred. So pray before responding. Take a minute of your time before you respond to anyone. No more immediate responses. Seek My wisdom first.

Lord, help me. A while back, I saw a sign that said, “Lord, put Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth.” I need this. Help me.

Child, if you seek My wisdom before you respond, then I will grant you words of wisdom to share. I will put My Word in your mouth. I will lead you and I will guide you. 

Yes Sir. Thank you Sir.Chaos Everywhere

Lord, it’s going to be hard. This is a year of politics. You know my feelings.

Yes Child. That’s why I’m giving you instructions. This year is going to be a war of words and chaos everywhere. But it’s always been that way since sin first entered Eden.

So remember to pray first before responding to others. Keep your focus to seek My wisdom before you speak.

Also, follow these same instructions before you eat too. Pray first. Then seek My wisdom. Do this before opening  your mouth either to speak or to eat. Then you will have victory.

Yes Sir. Thank you Sir.

Lord, I also ask that Your love wash over this land and all people groups. Fill all of us with Your love and mercy. Help us to show Your love and mercy to each other. You are our only hope. Thank you for hearing our prayers.

Words of Wisdom

Be ANGRY [at sin-at immorality,, at injustice, at ungodly behavior],  YET DO NOT SIN; do not let your anger [cause you shame ,nor allow it to] last until the sun goes down. Ephesians 4:26 AMP

God, give me grace to guard my lips from speaking what is wrong. Guide me away from temptation and doing evil. Save me from sinful habits and from keeping company with those who are experts in evil. Help me not to share in their sin in any way, Psalm 141: 3-4 TPT

I leave the gift of peace with you-My peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but My perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts- instead, be courageous! John 14:27 TPT

Yet even in the midst of all these things, we triumph over them all, for God has made us to be more than conquerors, and his demonstrated love is our glorious victory over everything! Romans 8:37 TPT

 

Peace of Heart and Peace of Mind

God is your victory
The Presence of God is your victory.

Peace of heart and peace of mind is the greatest prosperity there is. And My plans are to give My people a hope and a future, not to harm them, but to prosper them.

So come to Me. For I am always here for you . Yes, I know all about the needs, and heartaches throughout the world. And I am concerned over each individual right where they are. Each story is different and each life is different. But I am concerned over every minute detail of each and every life. 

I am immediately by the side of all who cry out to Me – to provide comfort, strength, knowledge, and yes, even healing.

I am not a God who chooses which person to go to. No, instead each person chooses whether to invite Me to come be with them or not.

I do not go where I am not invited. But I am the Almighty All and everything to those who do invite Me to be in their life. I bring hope where there is no hope. I bring comfort where their is no comfort. And I bring love where there is no love. Above all, I bring peace. Peace of heart, Peace of Mind

Some people can’t forgive themselves. Therefore they resent Me and blame Me for the way their life turned out. But I offer complete forgiveness and a new beginning to all who invite Me into their life. 

Yes, the world is in trouble. But I have come to bring peace, true peace to hearts and true peace to minds. If only they would invite Me in, then I could bring them peace within the storm.

Lord, there is so much hate.

Child, there is always hate and there will be until I bring forth the new heaven and the new earth. 

Although, . . . hate  can be destroyed one heart at a time.

As they open their hearts to Me to receive My Presence, I will remove their hate and replace it with My love. 

But it takes an invitation and a yielded heart before I will enter in with My Presence. Otherwise, I do not go where I am not invited. 

God gives true peace
God gives true peace.

I am not a God who forces Himself on individuals. Instead I am a God who waits to be invited in. But to those who invite Me in, I am everything they need. 

Mainly I am peace, peace of mind and peace of heart. I am peace, strength, courage, and most of all I am love, not hate.

When you see hate, know that I am not there. 

There is a war happening now, a war over minds and a war over hearts. But know this – I will win! I always win for I am the Almighty!

And My plans are to give My people a hope and a future, not to harm them, but to prosper them. The greatest prosperity is peace, peace of heart and peace of mind. 

Now come to Me. Then you can watch and see what I will do within your life. Look for Me. As you open your eyes, you will see My love for you. I AM your Victory!

Peace of Mind and Peace of Heart

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made know to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefor we will not fear, . . . Psalm 46:1-2

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

Excited About My Funeral

Yes, you heard right. I’m excited about my funeral. Last week Hubby and I attended a funeral presentation which involved free food. Wouldn’t you know. They fed us as we listened. Free food is always good. Hubby says the way to a woman’s heart is feed her first.

The funeral director didn’t win my heart but they did make us an offer we couldn’t refuse. Now I’m excited about my funeral. Isn’t that just crazy?

To begin with, while we were eating, the funeral staff explained about the burial policys our parents bought back in 1956. I had records where my parents paid $1.27 every four months until it was paid it in full.

If we chose to cash the policy, it was worth $300. But if we chose to apply this policy toward our funeral, it’s worth $7,500. That’s an offer we couldn’t refuse, especially given the cost of today’s funeral.

Since we don’t want our children and grandchildren having garage sales and bake sales to pay for our funeral, we signed up.

Here’s what we get:

(1) Insurance to finish paying for the funeral in case we pass on before it’s paid in full. Sounds good to me, especially if I go before it’s paid for. Love a bargain.

(2) Transportation if we pass away when out of town. And we do plan to travel. So if the Lord chooses to take us home from the Grand Canyon, Alaska, or Hawaii, our transportation to the funeral home is covered. Sounds good to me.

(3) An Everlasting film of our life to show to all our family and friends. For once, I’ll be a movie star. How about that? Do you think I’ll see it from Heaven?

(4) Oh, and our children will get a beautiful memory book (for free) of our life to place on their coffee table. Uh, . . no that might be too much to ask.

(5) We did choose the cheapest casket. But who cares? After all, we won’t be there, just our shell.  We’ll be in Glory land. So what does it matter?

So it’s my party and I’ll plan it how I want to.  I know I can write my wishes for all to know. Also, I know my children will do what ever they want to. So it’s another “who cares moment”.

Now here’s the fun part-

I don’t care about a casket spray. Nope. Instead, I want a REAL SUGAR ICING BIRTHDAY CAKE from Wal Mart.  This makes perfect sense to me. Why waste money on expensive flowers that’ll be thrown on the ground?  And after all, I’ll have a new birthday in Heaven. So why not celebrate with me?

Excited about my funeral
They can put Mom on my cake.

Also, don’t you think it’ll make everyone laugh when they see a birthday cake on top of my casket? What fun!

For another good idea:

Instead of everyone spending big money on flowers, how about bringing canned goods to my funeral. Then donate it to Community Missions to feed the needy. Since I’m a foodie, you’re bringing food to my funeral. Fitting, don’t you think?

Maybe if it’s close to Christmas, you could just make a contribution to the Christmas store at our church to help needy families provide Christmas for their children. Since I love Christmas, this sounds great to me.

Songs I want at my funeral:

  1. Jesus Loves Me – Everyone sing this. For the second verse sing “Jesus Loves You” to the person sitting next to you.
  2.  Give Me Jesus– Yep, He’s my best friend. I do hope you know Him as your best friend too.
  3. Victory in Jesus- 
  4.  In The Garden

What I want placed in “there” with me:

  1.  The small birthday cake, previously on top of the casket, or at least a piece of it. Hee, hee. I might want a snack. Don’t forget the fork.
  2.   A cheap Bible from the Dollar Store. I like to think my children and grandchildren would want one of the Bibles I read. They’re in the closet of the Parlor/Prayer room. Not bragging, but there’s seven or more.
  3.  My cell phone- Maybe one of my old ones will do. Yep, I admit it, love that cell phone. A cousin asked me, “Who are you going to call?” My answer to her was, “You never know.”

Now, can you understand why I excited about my funeral? I expect to have some fun there. What about you?

Can’t wait to see my Jesus. Do you know Him as your Savior? If not, just take a minute to talk with Him. Ask for His forgiveness for your sins. Then ask Him to fill your heart with His sweet Holy Spirit. If you ask, He will come.

Consider this:

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. Psalms 116:15

For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.  Philippians 1:21 

That whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:15, 16

 

One Small Step

One small step

One small step of obedience is all it takes to get to your victory. Then another small step is added to another and another and another until you reach your total victory.

But Lord, I don’t know what to do or even what to do.

Surrender is the key to your victory. Trust Me, My Child. With My help you can do all things, including lose weight and eliminate debt. All it takes is discipline and surrender.

Lord I have failed so much, so many times.

Then Child, it’s time for you to get up and start over afresh. I AM the God of new beginnings, new life, a new life of victory. 

Lord, I start out my days so well. But by nightfall, it’s “mess up” time.

Because Child, you don’t fight the temptation. You just give in. Learn to fight. With each battle, your strength increases. You are not to old to fight and win. After all, Moses was 80 when he started.

But Lord, I am not Moses.

But you are My Child. And I have a work for you just as I had for Moses. He had an assignment and so do you. Now get up, wash your face, and go forth in the assignment I have for you today. 

Yes Sir. But Lord, could You help me?

Child, know that I AM. But all it takes from you is one small step of obedience. Then this one small step builds on another and another until total victory is yours.

Words of Victory

Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. Joshua 1:7 NLT

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.            1 Corinthians 15:57 NKJV

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world- our faith. 1John 5:4 NKJV

Don’t you realize that you become the slaves of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. Romans 6:16 NLT

 

 

Not Misplaced Blessings

Not Misplaced Blessings
See the leaf shaped placemats on my table.

Those missed placemats were not misplaced blessings. Instead they were blessings of victory. Let me share another conversation with My Lord. Then you’ll know how.

My Conversation With My Lord- Part Two

Lord, . . . do You mind if we talk about those placemats again? You obviously sent me there to that Thrift store and I held them in my hand. Yes, they were all bundled up with rubber bands, but I held them in my hands. So why didn’t I open them?

I’m looking at Romans 8:28. How’s this working out for my good? Was it punishment for overeating to much Cole-slaw or that one extra piece of catfish? Wait, . . . it was that one bite of Hubby’s pie?

Lord, I admit I took that bite without thinking. So are the missed placemats my punishment? What do You want me to learn from this?

Disobedience always costs. If not in punishment, then it costs in missed blessings. Was that it?

At this moment I don’t care about those placemats, I just want this feeling of intense regret to go away.

Not Misplaced Blessings

To begin with, disobedience will cause one to miss out on My blessings. But that was not this case. Now, let’s consider together the results of this supposed missed blessing.

First of all, you’ve learned to focus on My Presence. Second, now you know to look for and expect blessings. Now let’s examine what happened yesterday in your kitchen.

Uh. . . the granddaughters and I cooked some desserts for upcoming thanksgiving Day.

Yes, and how many desserts did you taste?

Uh . . . not one bite.

I see. As you looked at the placemats on your table, you remembered the pain. Didn’t you?

Yes Sir.

Now consider this. Those placemats are not missed blessings. Instead they are blessings of power and victory. They are visable reminders of your vow of 40 Days of Victory for you.

Yesterday you had victory while cooking all those desserts. Those placemats are helping provide you strength throughout your Thanksgiving family feast to resist all the temptations coming forth. 

So now you can appreciate these placemats are indeed not misplaced blessings, but rather powerful strong blessings of victory. I sent them as gifts of power and strength to you, My child. 

Thank you Lord, and please forgive all my doubts and whining. Help me to please You in all I do, say, and think. I give my life to You, my Savior, Jesus Christ.

Blessings of Victory

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them. Romans 8:28 NLT

My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to Your decrees. Your instructions are more valuable to me than millions in gold and silver.      Psalm 119:71-72 NLT

But thanks be to God, who gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1Corinthians 15:57

Misplaced blessings

Misplaced Blessings, Placemats

Misplaced Blessings
See the leaf shaped placemats on my table.

Did you know you could have misplaced blessings? This story of misplaced blessings involved Thanksgiving/Fall leaf shaped placemats. And yes, it’s a true story.

When I realized my blessing was lost, I went straight to God whining about it. What follows is my conversation with the Lord. Since I’m such a sassy child of God please pray for me. But do not follow my example Continue reading Misplaced Blessings, Placemats