Have you ever prayed and ask God for an answer and suddenly He reveals it to you? Whew!
Yep one of those moments. When your like “oh….ok God that’s what I’ll do then”.
These are moments that you live for and when they arrive, you stand in awe and are amazed!
Then it hits you!
You realize what God said to you, you could NOT possibly accomplish in your own strength, gifts, talents or resources. Now what do you do?
Right there, in that exact moment is when God is waiting for you to respond in obedience to His direction. That’s what we call “reaching beyond your own strength”.
So instead of asking God how and why. Just say “yes I will…Lord, please help me I can’t do this alone”. When you say this statement in faith, you are activating the power of God to take control and place you on the right path.
However, if you wait too long to respond or try to figure out how you are going to do it. That’s when you mess up. This waiting time leads to leaning to your own understanding, falling back into comfort and contentment or even rationalizing the situation with yourself, which leads to not doing it at all.
What are you doing? Why did you ask in the first place if you really didn’t want to hear the answer from God? God does not work in our comfort and contentment. God allows the disruptions so that you may trust Him and not yourselves. God allows your situation to look impossible, so that you can lean on Him and not to your own understanding.
That’s what it means to reach beyond your own strength.
So, the next time you find yourself in this place; reach beyond your own strength and recite these scriptures to ignite your power:
Until next time,
Live in Peace,
-Billy & Yolanda
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Some Days I Just Want to Cry....
Have you ever looked back over your life and think "WOW" how did I ever come through that? It looked so impossible then and now it has become your testimony!
I often reflect on all the times God has pulled me through. When I didn't deserve it. When I was burdened down and just wanted to give up. God still cared and loved me so much that He pulled me through.
I stand in awe of God's grace and mercy on my life while crying tears of joy and thanks!
How about you?
Maybe you are dealing with the fight of your life in your marriage or relationship and it seems to be no way out, over it or through it. Knowing what I know now, I want to encourage you to do two things.
Will you do it?
For real....will you do just these two things?
Ok, here they are:
First, intentionally work on growing closer in your relationship with Christ. Maybe that is increasing your prayer time or even picking up the Word of God and read about the miracles of those who withstood a great trial and examine how God brought them through. Most of all open your eyes to see why He brought them through.
Second, for the next seven days remove distractions that are not feeding your spirit and soul. Anything that causes you to think or feel negative emotions toward your situation. Remove it! Stay away from it! Delete it from your eye and ear gate.
These two simple steps will help move you through your trial.
Yes, they seem to be but when the enemy knows that you have a heads up on his attack....look out! But I come to remind you that "no weapon formed against you shall prosper" (Isaiah 54:17)
How about that!
Take back what the enemy has stolen from you NOW! I declare it in the name of Jesus! You will get through it!
If God did it before....He will do it again! Billy and I are praying for YOU, YOUR marriage and YOUR family!
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Are you willing to do what it takes to make your marriage better? This is the question we have to ask ourselves as married people. What "it" takes may not be comfortable or come natural to you. So in many cases we steer clear of doing what "it" actually takes to make our marriages great.
We are reminded in Galatians 6:9 of when Paul was writing to the church of Galatia, which was the church he established on his first missionary journey. He wanted to encourage them to keep going. To keep fighting the good fight of faith. To not get tired in doing what is right.
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.
They could not give up now, the church had come to far to turn back. We must have the same stamina today for our marriages. We can't turn back or give up. We must stay the course and at the right time God will bless us with a harvest.
As we work and wait on the harvest there are a few key principals to follow:
First, we must expect our harvest to come.
We have planted good seed by doing what is good and right in the eyes of the Lord. So expect Him to grow your harvest that will be reaped.
Secondly, we must water the good seed planted.
The only way to water a seed is by giving God the praise and glory in the waiting period. Just a simple thank you Jesus every moment you think about your marriage is plenty of water. Instead of thinking of the bad and what's not working, always think of the good seed and how it is working for you. That is the water it needs to grow.
Lastly, be ready to pull the weeds out.
This means to pluck out any areas in you that are not glorifying to God the Father. Maybe it's your bad attitude or your impatient spirit. Rebuke the attacks of the enemy which are the weeds, so that your harvest will be plentiful.
Following these principals will ensure that your harvest will be great and right on time.
You may ask, what exactly is my harvest? We say, whatever you and your spouse are believing God for in this season is your harvest.
Just don't stop believing! That is the key.
Peace & Blessings,
-Billy & Yolanda
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