† † † Happy Day after Easter~Resurrection Day everyone.
The Son ☼ has risen and it is a bright new day!
My devotions were marked this morning by a brand new joy. Actually, a joy that has been building for several weeks now. Odd, how the mourning turned to joy…just checked it and I am right!
That is Isaiah in 61:3 To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”
There’s proving the scripture in Romans 8:26-28…the Holy Spirit will most definitely bring to memory those things that God taught us!
Obviously the writer’s block is gone…Praise God. I guess my inability to write anything but dark or mourning poetry was just that, mourning. A very spiritual friend on one of the artistic sites I frequent returned. He’d been gone for a few months and he brought with him encouragement, honesty and mostly friendship. So I am back on track with a plan, that I believe God is manifesting in me.
My plan is to continue on my path to wellness…to wholeness. This God has confirmed, reinforced and proven is my current path…The Word @ the River of late has been journey and wellness…most of my friends/church family are seeking wholeness and remaining on God’s path for their lives. We appear to be of likemind and in unity…in all areas. I must say these things; lifestyle changes, are easiest when it is done with a family attitude and atmosphere.
So the key scripture is this today: Mark 11:23
For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
As a practicing Christian, who has matured quickly, this powerful scripture is one we learn to rote very quickly. In that rote I think, sometimes, we lose the power of it. The true message in it. We believe it for others, see it happen in others; maybe even ourselves and our lives here and there. However, we should practice this daily…not to have it be rote, rather to have it be a tool…a well sharpened response to roadblocks and well, mountains that set themselves in our path.
Mark 11:23 says that when we believe what we say – that we Will have what we say!
Prayer and communion with God, in reference to the goals we have for our lives, is pertinent. However, that is not enough. We must believe that we have what the promises and scriptures we are praying say. God cannot lie, the bible tells us this, so if he said it, it will be done. Though, only if we trust him to do it…to keep the promises. We must believe what we have declared and refuse to accept, tolerate or even look at any other possibility. This is the condition of obtaining what we’ve declared.
Revelation 12:11 clearly states that; “they overcame him [the dragon; problem] by the blood of the lamb and by the Word of their testamony., and they did not love their lives to death.
In english…to move those mountains we must overcome all doubt; whether that be our mindsets and habits, other loved one’s views and opinions and what the world instills in us.
It stresses that it is by the Word of our testamony that we do not love our lives to death.
In english….our testamony must be the Word of God; what God says about our situation. This means read the bible and locate the promise that covers your situation or insures you goals. Then have it be God’s Word, that promise, be your testamony!
What exactly does “they did not love their lives to death” mean? Does that part confuse you? I know it did me for awhile.
In english…that I do not demand to remain in my fleshly lifestyles and attitudes and expect God to keep His promises. Each promise has a task or condition…this one is that we can overcome ANY situation in our lives; blocking our way, IF we are willing to change the way we live. IF I am willing to live and change into who God intended I be.
The Word Promises that we have those things that already belong to us.
We must KNOW this.
We must take FIRM HOLD; STAND FIRM to see it come to pass and become fruitful in our lives.
I now FIRMLY take hold of this and DECLARE this mountain moved:
I speak to this obesity and command it to die, at the root source. At the source that gives it life. I command the obesity die and come out of my body, NOW, in JESUS’ NAME. I decree, today and for eternity, that obesity will NEVER come back on my spirit, mind or body, EVER again. Obesity is, at this very moment, cursed at it’s source and I claim it dead. I command it NEVER again can it come against me. AMEN
I once told someone that I was trusting God to take care of my obesity problem, because I could not do it myself, which is obvious. Another woman, sharing fellowship with us that day, turned while passing and made that scoffing sound some people do, and asked “Do you really think God can help you with that?” while she looked me up and down. 🙂 This was how she spoke to her friends, regularly, very discouraging, especially if you heard it all the time. My response was simple and polite, you see the friend I was speaking with was her mother! I looked at my young friend and asked, “You don’t?!” As she turned back to respond, she said something else disparaging while realizing that not only had we heard her, so had the whole room and her husband, who was appalled. She turned and saw her husband and turned back to me as if to say; did I say that outloud?! Again?!
I tell you this to show you this; we reveal ourselves by the words that come out of our mouths…so don’t speak disparaging doubt over your situations, or anyone elses, for that matter; it will only delay your victory.
So back to work I go! I have finished my writer’s lunch…Here is what I enjoyed, really enjoyed, while writing this post:
A cup of freshly cooked Jasmine rice with lightly sauted in olive oil and just a touch of butter; lemon peppered mushrooms, shallots and asparagas tips. A large glass of homemade black iced tea; in my grandma’s mason jar glass. Ending with a beautiful, but almost flavorless red delicious apple…out of season fruit I guess. A bit of salt cured the dullness.
A good and healthy meal. I have prayed for more stamina and a desire to move more; and the purpose to move more when I do not feel like it or up to it. Thus far God has fulfilled these requests.
God is Good. Life is Good…. Enjoy the lovely spring weather…I know I am. Blessings Loves