Oct 23 2013 0:19 111 notes

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Oct 12 2013 18:46 1,940 notes

spiritualinspiration:

Scripture tells us that there is a battle going on in our minds. Our thoughts dictate our actions. That’s why the enemy will do everything he can to get you thinking in the wrong direction. Sometimes, it’s not our own thoughts that are holding us back; sometimes it’s that we’ve believed the negative things that other people have spoken over us. Those words are like seeds. If you dwell on them long enough, they’ll take root and become a reality.

In life, there will always be people telling you what cannot be done, speaking negative things. Too often we latch on to those negative words and develop what the scripture calls a “stronghold.” That’s a wrong thought or action that keeps us from God’s best. The way you break those negative strongholds is by rejecting the lie, forgiving the person, and embracing the truth of God’s Word. In other words, you have to choose to delete that negative file in your mind.

Today, why don’t you take inventory of your thought life? Ask yourself, “Where did these thoughts come from? Do they line up with what God says about me?” Break the negative strongholds and embrace God’s truth so you can be all that God has called you to be!

A Prayer for Today

Father, today I choose to reject negative thoughts. I choose to reject lies from the past. I break every stronghold through the power of Your Word and embrace Your truth which sets me free in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Oct 12 2013 18:22 639 notes

spiritualinspiration:

Friend, when the day of trouble comes, know that God is with you and for you. He’s not the one who is against you. Keep your eyes on Him. Trust that He has a plan. Trust that He will make your crooked places straight and your rough places smooth. Lift your eyes to Jesus because He is the Author and Finisher of your faith — a very present help in the day of trouble.

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Oct 10 2013 19:44 4,227 notes

spiritualinspiration:

Did you know that God was thinking about you before you were ever born? He knew everything about you before you were in your mother’s womb. He created you on purpose, for a purpose. He carefully planned who you would be, the color of your hair, the color of your eyes and skin. He gave you gifts, talents and abilities to be used for His glory. He took one look at you and said, “Approved.”

No matter how you may be feeling right now, no matter who’s approval you didn’t get on this earth, know that Almighty God loves you and approves of you today. There’s nothing you can do now or ever to change that. You may be thinking, “I’ve made so many mistakes, how can God approve of me?” Understand that when God sees you, He separates you from your behavior. He may not approve of your actions all the time, but He desires to help you grow and make better choices.

Today, receive His love and acceptance. Allow Him to work in your life. Allow His love to empower and strengthen you because you are approved and equipped to live in victory all the days of your life!

Oct 10 2013 19:41 6,143 notes

spiritualinspiration:

Oftentimes, God will use our experiences in life as stepping stones to prepare us for what He has in store next. Scripture tells us that He’ll even take the things the enemy tries to bring against us and turn them around and use them for our good. He is always leading us on a journey of preparation.

That’s why it’s so important to keep our eyes focused on Him. We have to trust that when we are submitted to Him—even if we don’t understand—He is ordering our steps. If something is not happening on your timetable, remind yourself, “God knows what He is doing. He has my best interest at heart. God is preparing me.” While you’re waiting, don’t make the mistake of trying to figure everything out. If you’re constantly trying to figure things out, that will only frustrate you. Turn it over to God. Declare, “God, my times are in Your hands. I’m not going to worry because I trust that You are leading me on a journey of preparation for all the wonderful blessings You have in store for me.”

Oct 10 2013 19:40 3,312 notes

spiritualinspiration:

How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! (Psalm 139:17, NIV.)

Have you ever had difficulty receiving from God because you thought, “God has better things on His mind,” or “This isn’t that important to Him”? It may be tempting to let your mind wander in that direction, but the truth is that nothing is more important to God than you are! Every detail of your life matters to Him. Scripture tells us that He even counts the very hairs on your head. He bottles your tears and holds them as precious. You are important to Him, and nothing that concerns you is too big or too small for God!

Today, if you’ve had those discouraging thoughts come to mind, replace them by declaring the truth of God’s Word. Declare, “God’s thoughts are precious toward me. I am always on God’s mind. He loves me and I matter to Him.” As you begin to replace the negative thoughts with the truth, your life will begin to change. You will see a transformation in your thinking. You’ll feel His love like you never have before; you will know Him in ways you’ve never known Him before, and you’ll experience His goodness and grace all the days of your life!

Oct 10 2013 19:36 7 notes

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Oct 10 2013 19:24 443 notes

“Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from your presence,
and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit.”
— Psalm 51:10-12  (via sonofthefatheroflights)

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Oct 10 2013 18:22 0 notes

i feel useless. nothing i do will ever be good enough in your eyes. thank you.

Jul 23 2013 23:13 0 notes

Tell Me Where It Hurts

Why is that sad look in your eyes
Why are you crying
Tell me now, tell me now
Tell me, why you’re feelin’ this way
I hate to see you so down, oh baby
Is it your heart
Oh, that’s breakin’ all in pieces
Makin’ you cry
Makin’ you feel blue
Is there anything that I can do

Why don’t you tell me where it hurts now, baby
And I’ll do my best to make it better
Yes, I’ll do my best to make those tears all go away
Just tell me where it hurts now, tell me
And I love you with a love so tender
Oh and if you let me stay
I’ll love all of the hurt away

Where are all those tears coming from
Why are they falling
Somebody, somebody, somebody left your heart in the cold
You just need somebody to hold on, baby
Give me a chance to put back all the pieces
Take your broken heart
Make it just like new
There’s so many things that I can do

Why don’t you tell me where it hurts now, baby
And I’ll do my best to make it better
Yes, I’ll do my best to make those tears all go away
Just tell me where it hurts now, tell me
And I love you with a love so tender
Oh and if you let me stay
I’ll love all of the hurt away

(Instrumental)

Oh I’m gonna take it all away, baby

Is it your heart
Oh, that’s breakin’ all in pieces
Makin’ you cry
Makin’ you feel blue
Is there anything that I can do

Why don’t you tell me where it hurts now, baby
And I’ll do my best to make it better
Yes, I’ll do my best to make those tears all go away
Just tell me where it hurts now, tell me
And I love you with a love so tender
Oh and if you let me stay
I’ll love all of the hurt away

Tell me, baby
Tell me, oh yea
Is there anything I can do, baby
Just tell me where it hurts now, tell me
And I love you with a love so tender
Oh and if you let me stay
I’ll love all of the hurt away

** .. i would like to sing that to you someday.

Jun 3 2013 17:47 0 notes

“A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed, you endured the pain and God has healed you.”
— from someone on FB. lol.

Jun 3 2013 14:04 1,703 notes

May 12 2013 1:58 0 notes

Today’s test is tomorrow’s testimony.



May 10, 2013



So, I failed the pre-hiring exam yesterday.  It wasn’t a very good feeling.  I am upset and disappointed at myself and I haven’t stopped praying because of it.  I realized I haven’t been praying this much, and a thought just occurred to me.  Is this the reason why I missed the passing mark by one question?  I did so well in Part I and failed Part II by ONE question.  No, it’s not easy to admit that I didn’t get the job because I failed the pre-hiring exam by one question, so why?  Couldn’t God have found a way to give me that one question so I can finally work?  Because God only knows how desperate I am for a job already so why?



“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains.”  I am hurting.  Was this His way to catch my attention?  If it is, then what happened yesterday was not a loss.  If I just take the moment to step back and breathe and detach myself of the self-pitying, “woe is me” mindset, I can see that I have been on my knees praying more in the past 24 hours (sincerely opening up my heart about my disappointments and pains) than I have been for the past 2-3 weeks.  So, was this His way of tugging at my hand and pulling me back at His side?  I believe it was.  Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”



I’ve been through this before.  I can get through this disappointment once again.  I failed.  I cried.  I was hurt.  I prayed.  He pulled me up.  I dust myself off and start again with Him by my side.  Then I conquer and He blesses me with far more than what I could’ve asked for (Psalm 23:5).  Jesus Christ is the same as yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8), and He knows the plans He has for me (Jeremiah 29:11).  My God is not a liar (Titus 1:2) but a promise keeper (1 Kings 8:56).  And He has promised me victory as long as I have faith (1 John 5:4).



Let not my will, but Yours be done.



Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. – Hebrews 13:8

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.  – Psalm 23:5

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thought of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11

In hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began, – Titus 1:2

“Blessed be the Lord, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised.  There has not failed one word of all His good promise, which He promised through His servant Moses. – 1 Kings 8:56

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

All Scripture is from NKJV.