Fundamental. Essential foundations. Do images of math flash cards and grammar phonetics come to mind? What about lessons in learning to drive or ride a bike? Or perhaps the basics of salvation through Jesus and the gospel message come to mind. There have been many reminders to me recently on how far reaching basic foundations are in countless aspects of our life - spiritually, relationally, in family, in communication, in health, in finances, etc. I’ve been discovering fresh revelation lately that JESUS who is my friend and ultimate foundation is “into” the basics.
F E A R. It can ruin your life...but it doesn't have to. Our good friend, Machelle Joseph shares a life-changing revelation that God gave to her that helped her to silence the booming voice of fear in her life and re-shaped the way she saw her identity. Listen as she shares and releases a prophetic prayer of deliverance over you.
Winter snowstorm or flowers and sunshine I was gently reminded how many times true refreshment begins from the inside out. Thanks to God’s grace working in my life, internal changes occurred and created a new lens through which to perceive that wintery situation. Instead of seeing the coldness, I was able to see beauty. Instead of feeling discomfort, I was able to feel warmth and peace.
“Just trust the Lord” is a phrase I’ve probably heard for most of my life. However, it’s also been a phrase that I’ve heard so often the words had unknowingly become almost cliché in certain situations. So when I was journaling with the Lord several weeks back and scribbled on to the pages “trust me” (coming from God to me) I found myself slightly dissatisfied. It almost didn’t seem like a “real answer” in my brain at that moment, more like spiritual jargon. Trust became a repeated theme popping up frequently, however. When I prayed about a next blog topic a couple weeks later and the immediate word that Holy Spirit gave was “trust” I knew it was something He was intent on me pressing into.
"Mom, my shoes are too small! My feet hurt! My toes are squished." Have you ever been involved in or overheard a conversation sounding similar to this? This came to my mind recently while thinking about seasons of growth in life. Sometimes the "shoes" all the...
Do you kids struggle with nightmares? What if we could teach them how powerful they are so that they could literally “re-script” their dreams in power and Holy Spirit authority?
Does your child dream often? Could the Lord be speaking to them in the stillness of their sleep? You can help them to begin to recognize when and what God is sharing with them and how they can respond just like Samuel as He heard the Lord call his name in the night (see 1 Samuel 3).
Dr. Sandie Freed shares powerful insight for parents to help their kids both hear from God and discover their inner “superhero” as they give their scary dreams a new script.
PS: Helpful for grown up dreamers too!
This Summer, we sat down with our friends, Jerome and Machelle Joseph. We expected to receive significant truths from this outstanding couple (we always do!), but we were absolutely blown away by the revelation they shared on a spiritual dynamic of "sibling rivalry."
As I speak to you, I know it is a great honor because I’m writing to some of the most hard working, brilliant, loving and strong individuals on the face of the earth. If you are a woman, yes, I am speaking to you.
Don’t get me wrong, men have these characteristics as well, but finally, the world is embracing the fact that women have had to be all that and a bag of chips, with the odds stacked against them. Oh, and did I forget to mention that we do all this in heels. Some do it bare footed. So as I speak, I’m referring to women.
If you have ever driven a manual/stick shift vehicle you know the importance of shifting the gear at the right moment in time. Driving in the incorrect gear will literally damage the engine—the very source of movement. Your car begins to redline, signifying SHIFT NOW, SHIFT NOW! If you don’t shift when necessary you literally get a good shaking up until you do shift.
It’s easy to judge a journey by the looks of it. It’s easy to be moved by what we see with our natural eyes, as opposed to trusting what is being built within. The problem with this, is that it is all too easy to be tossed about on the waves, reacting instead of responding by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Only God holds the whole picture—only He knows what is ahead.