A Brand New Day

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O Lord, as we start our day, may we be of a right and sound mind. Take away anything that displeases you. Let any confusion, anger, resentment, desires of any state of mind that causes us to fall be removed at once. May all discontent and harm of our thoughts not be carried out through our words and actions. Let us live this day according to Your will and purpose, being a godly example to those around us. Lead us into our day that is about Your peace and love. Let righteousness go forth in our steps and out of our mouths. Reside in the temple that keeps You with us. May all that we are, all that we strive to be, be used for the praise and glory of excellence found in You. Bless those who seek You, those who have turned their backs on you, those lost in darkness who have yet to meet you and receive salvation. May Your light shine in those dead areas that will arise and praise Your holy name. Rain down melodies from heaven that the earth will rejoice! Lastly, please be with those who are sick. Heal them from the crown of their heads to the soles of their feet. Restore them in their mind, body and spirit. We welcome You Lord. Draw near to us as we draw near to you. Hallelujah! Thank you for Who you are and all that you are. With all that is within, may we be grateful that you allowed us to live yet another day, not by any thing that we have done, but by Your mercy and grace, we are here. Father, thank you for favor. In the name of Jesus I bring this prayer before you. Amen.

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SPEAK IT!!

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Be bold and courageous for your life depends on it. The devil is a liar and that’s all he’ll ever be. Speak with the authority that God has given you! Say it: I AM WHO GOD SAYS I AM

You are
• a child of The Most High
• a new creation in Christ Jesus
• cleansed in the blood of The Lamb
• redeemed
• victorious
• loved
• favored
• adored
• a friend of Jesus
• a precious jewel
• a member of The Body of Christ
• Abraham’s seed; an heir to the promises of God because you belong to Christ now

I can go on and on but I want YOU to tell yourself who you are in Christ. Add to this list. Tell Satan and his evil spawns who you are NOT. You have the power and authority to shake off that dusty robe of sin that once weighed you down that now you can adorn yourself with the robe of righteousness because you are free in Christ Jesus. Your sins were washed away when Jesus died on the cross for you. Past and present sins. He knew them all.They are remembered no more.

Dear Father, I plead the blood of Jesus over those who seek peace in their heart and mind. May those thoughts of guilt and shame be set loose, stomped on and crushed beneath their feet. May Your abounding love be felt, better yet grounded in fertile soil so that it may take root that cannot be pulled up. No storm in their life is too hard for You my Lord. You are capable to do ALL things but fail. Send in your mighty warriors here on earth to be by their sides to lean on, cry with, pray with and strengthen in the name of Jesus. Peace be still. Thank you Lord, thank You. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

*If you are reading this and you don’t know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, ask Him to come into your life right now and say this prayer:

Dear God in heaven, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I acknowledge to You that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived; I need your forgiveness.

I believe that your only begotten Son Jesus Christ shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary and died for my sins, and I am now willing to turn from my sin.

You said in Your Holy Word, Romans 10:9 that if we confess the Lord our God and believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead, we shall be saved.

Right now I confess Jesus as the Lord of my soul. With my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Savior and according to His Word, right now I am saved.

God bless you into the family as a born again believer. I pray that you find a church or a group of people who can get you connected to a local body of believers. My prayers are with you as you take the journey as a new creation in the Lord. (( hugs ))

Your sister in Christ,
Terra

Standing In the Gap

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Dear Lord,

Someone is in need of Your presence right now. I don’t know who I’m praying for but my heart and spirit is calling me to intercede on their behalf…. to stand in the gap. I cry out to You to come rescue them in their time of need. Cover them with Your love, be a hedge of protection around them, The Rock, The Fortress, a place of refuge, the mother, father, sister, brother, the friend, Comforter, their everything that they need to make it through.

Hear my plea O Lord for tears are present. Hurt, pain and grief has struck their soul, doubting and wondering how they will make it. Most Holy One, I know you can make a way out of no way. Let them know that You are with them. Your presence is near. You have not forsaken them. I plead the blood of the Lamb, I rebuke those negative spirits. They have no choice but to flee in the name of Jesus.

Thank You for hearing my prayers. My love is with those who seek You even if they are unaware that they need to call on You. Bless them and keep them safe in Your arms. Peace be still. This storm soon shall pass. In Your everlasting Name I pray. Amen.

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. (Romans 8:26 NIV)

The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. (Lamentations 3:25 ESV)

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Seeking Help & Rescue from The Lord : He Hasn’t Failed Me Yet

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Sharing my thoughts and God‘s rescue…..
In regards to my memory loss the other day, God let me know that I wasn’t alone for he was with me. Though I have moments of temporary memory loss never to know what was said to me or what event even occurred ( unless someone was around me to know I wasn’t in the current moment ) His Word has been embedded in my heart and that’s something I’ll never forget.

God gave me peace and rest ( physical and spiritual ) even when I could not understand why such things happen for no reason. Scriptures were given to me for comfort and understanding. My tears of fear and anxiety turned into tears of ” Thank you Lord for blessing me, comforting me through my tears when I felt lost and alone, unable to recapture memories I’ll never know of. Thank you for Your everlasting protection before and after my seizure activity. Thank you for Your promises over my life. ”

I can’t sit, ponder and overwhelm myself with anxiety of the ” could have ” moments that never took place, though FEAR was desperately trying to consume my thoughts because God stepped in and rescued me. I was safely sitting down folding laundry not having moved from that spot. I didn’t fall down the stairs, I wasn’t cooking and a fire could have started, I wasn’t even driving….. potentially putting myself or anyone on the road at risk. So why was I really upset and shedding tears? The root of it all:

I WASN’T IN CONTROL!!

Shame on me for I know better. I’m far from perfect and the Lord knows this. I see why He stepped in and rescued me from myself and the road of mental destruction I could have caused myself that day. For by the Holy Spirit my heart was quickened with the Word and my mind shielded from negative thinking.

God didn’t bring me this far to leave me I know. I’ve been through worse times than this and he brought me out so this little situation is nothing in comparison. I’m doing much better. My boat was rocked just enough for God to say ” Hey! Just wanted to make sure you know that I’m still God and you aren’t. I want you to be aware at all times that you are to lean on Me in everything you face even when you don’t see it coming in advance. Trust Me and Me only.” So…………. okay. I hear you Lord. I know You are building me up, strengthening me, preparing me for greater things ahead. I’m fine with that. I’m past the baby stages in my walk with You. I want what You want for my life. I want to grow more and more in You, seeking you on purpose everyday for wisdom, knowledge, a greater purpose than just living on this earth.

Thank you my God for feeding my soul and spirit with the power of the Word that provides nourishment for my daily needs. My needs are greater than my wants and You provide each and every time. Thank you for giving me Your rest. No matter what’s going inside and out, deep within me Your peace and joy is there to sustain me. Righteousness goes before me, a stedfast foot to pursue holiness keeps me as I yearn to grow closer to you. My life is not my own. It belongs to You. Take me oh Lord and use me for your glory.

Scripture References:

 So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.(
Isaiah 41:10 NIV)

The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]! (Habakkuk 3:19 AMP)

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. (Isaiah 55:8 NIV)

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, (2 Corinthians 10:4, 5 NKJV)

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. (Colossians 3:15, 16 NIV)

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:17, 18 NIV)

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, whot have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28 NIV)

Are you facing any physical challenges or afflictions? Take on faith, hope, courage and patience as you wait on the Lord to see you through.

For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. For we live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:1-8 NIV)

” Dear Lord, I continually thank You for being The Rock, our Foundation, The Well for the thirsty. I pray asking that we will always draw near to You and seek your face, never to grow weary in well doing even when we don’t see physical change for I know You are operating in the spirit of our beings maturing us. May we wait patiently on You, trusting and clinging to your truths, and as we wait, may the condition of our thoughts lead us to speak and act accordingly. In Jesus name ….. Amen. ”

Be blessed and strengthened in the Lord always,

Terra

Reaching For the Stars: Comfort and Encouragement Through All Seasons

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2 Corinthians 1:3-5 NIV
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.”

It’s in those quiet moments when I don’t know what to say or do that I find myself staring out the window if I’m not actually outside staring at the stars……. just watching in amazement of the creation God has placed before us. Yes my mind tends to wander off thinking about my day whether good or bad, but I tend to dream, think about those of you out there on the other side of my four walls wondering how you are doing, praying that the Lord continues to be the Light before your path. I think about the homeless, children out on the streets abandoned for whatever reason, those imprisoned in their minds as well as physical bondage. Everyday won’t be peaches and cream but I can’t help but care and hope and pray that God will rescue you in your time of hurt and despair, healing and closing wounds of the past and present hoping you will not give up waiting on Him.

Living simply in abundance. While we wait patiently on the Lord to come through, keep your eyes focused on him and not the problem. He IS our solution and the clock is set on his watch, not ours. Enjoy the life God has given you through all that is freely given to us such as the stars. Please forgive me if I seem to bounce around on this post but I am overjoyed that God has opened up some doors for me. What blessings I’ve received that seem to overflow! I’m grateful for the smallest things that He gives me like a butterfly passing by me, the stars shining brightly on a night I just can’t seem to fall asleep, a beautiful sunset, my wind chime! Can you believe I get excited over such things. God knows that these things make me happy! You’d think I won a bunch of money or a car or something but I find simple happiness in the things we all tend to take for granted. LIFE is another. Yes we may be facing hardship but we are alive right?!! God has blessed us with another day to see things with a different prospective. Waiting on an answer(s) with patience takes effort. Try to look for the positive in your day before you start complaining. Take a look around and see that you are blessed more than you know. God is in control and he WILL come through. Just wait and see. I did. If you could only see the brightest smile on my face. It’s priceless and I owe it ALL to my Heavenly Father. Dear friends, just know on those starry nights that you have a friend out there somewhere praying for you and I happen to be one of them. Much love to you all in Christ Jesus,

Terra

* Dear Father God, I pray for my friends today/tonight wherever they are. I pray that their steps are ordered in Your Word. May your manual for Life be embedded upon their hearts as they journey through their walk with You. Light their path with the great abundance of creation around them. May the sun, moon and stars be theirs, shining brightly upon each step they take. Wrap them in love and comfort of the Holy Spirit. Nourish their souls and give them strength to endure one day at a time, not adding any more stress to the current day for tomorrow isn’t promised to any of us. These things I ask and pray in the name of Jesus your Son. Amen

Equipped with Armor: Staying Grounded Through Spiritual Warfare

Good day to you all out in the cyber world. I pray that your day is blessed through and through. May the hand of the Lord rest upon you, his protection covers you and peace is in your heart no matter what is going on around you. Lifting you up in prayer for your mental, physical and most importantly your spiritual wellbeing.

During such dark times that we live in and go through we must ask ourselves if we put our Armor on daily. Lord knows there have been days that I have went out not fully equipped. A few pieces here and there, but I need it ALL! I can’t go into battle winging it. I need to be covered all the way around. So do you. So let’s make it a habit of waking up in prayer and putting our armor on as we get our day started and not taking it off even when we go to bed for the night because the enemy is always lurking around the corner plotting and trying to grab us even in our thoughts. The Bible tells us in Ephesians 6:10-18 about wearing the Armor of God and scripture says as follows:

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. (Ephesians 6:10-18 NIV)

Now you can’t get more prepared than that! God has made it plain and simple to us as to how to prepare ourselves. It’s a matter of believing Him, trusting what he says and doing it. It’s taking action. His Word ( The Holy Bible ) is our instruction manual for everyday living. He knows what this world is about and nothing surprises him or catches him off guard. So as any loving parent would do, He’s giving us instruction on how to live our lives, not just during the feel good moments, but through those dark times as well as when warfare is making itself known. Preparation is needed daily. So let’s put on our armor that The Almighty has equipped us with and go out and face the world head on with The One who has our best interest in store. With God on side we can’t lose! Victory is ours! So claim it and receive it!

Wow that just stirred an excitement within me! God is an on time God. YES HE IS!!! Dear friends, stay encouraged and don’t grow weary. Stand firm for God is with you. Stayed prayed up for yourself and for others. Bless you from the crown of your head to the soles of your feet in Jesus name. Have a great day in the Lord!

* Thank you Father for allowing me to share your message with your children. Thank you for using me as a vessel, for I am humbled by this, never taking credit for anything I say for it is the Holy Spirit who speaks through me. Oh praise your name for you are HOLY!!! May the hearts of those who read this be touched by Your presence.

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Wait on the Lord

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. ~ Isaiah 40:31


Good day to you all and I pray that you walk in a new day that you have been blessed with. Whew… I got to tell you that a sweet voice poured over me this morning upon waking up and my heart began to praise the Lord and thank him for what he is doing. I was going about my normal rountine shortly afterwards and my heart was calling out to pray for those who are growing weary in troubled times. I found myself crying within. People, DON’T GIVE UP!! Wait on the Lord to answer you. He is an on time God. He knows your troubles, he sees your tears, the pain you are enduring. Be encouraged and hold tight to his promises. He is ABLE. Cleave to that please…. and just don’t give up. During the hardships, Satan will say and do anything to discourage you and tell you that God isn’t coming through and that if he hasn’t showed up now to just take matters into your own hands. He is a deceiver. He doesn’t want you to prosper. Guilt, shame, lack of faith and trust, anger and frustration kicks in amongst so many other negative things that will keep you down if you allow them to.

Dear friends keep the faith. Get on your knees and cry out to the Lord and tell him all about it. He will bring you through. Just wait and see…….

My prayer is that you hold on and don’t give up. Hold on to God’s unchanging hand. Know that you are being prayed for and intercession is taking place. Peace be with you, my hugs come from afar and my tears are shed with you. I believe God will make a way out of no way. A way that we see with our mortal eyes isn’t the way God sees. Our timing isn’t his timing. Do know that He ALWAYS come right on time. He will open and close doors that no man can change. Trust, believe and WAIT!