Claim Your Promises

This image on Unsplash with the rainbow sitting inside the hand reminds me of the quote and song – “Every Promise In The Bible Is Mine”

What Promise are you claiming and grabbing ahold of?

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He Lavishes His Love On Us

If You Know About God; You Know About His Love.

‭‭We are children of God. His love is lavished on us. The people who do not know they are a child of God, or about his love, does not know about who he is.

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”~ 1 John 3:1 NIV

Baring His Beauty,

Tiffany Thomas

Never Too Late

A life wasted

Chasing after sin

Pride swallowed me in

To places I never thought

I would visit

I had places to go

Money to make

Success winked at me

I could not ignore the tug

on my heart

Success and worldly riches

more important

Then leaving a legacy of a

changed life

I guess the price was too

high to pay

The dreams Papa had for me

I chucked out by the door

Together with everyone

who spoke life over me

Blinded to my short comings

I prefer to never confront

my fears

Walked with many scars

Hid behind different masks

Like a puppet on a string

I danced to the enemy’s lies

Mesmerised by sin

I made it my habitation

Chased empty dreams

Instead of eliminating my fears

For it was all about me and

my selfish needs

I have places to go

I have money to chase

I couldn’t care less of the

trail of a life wasted

I left behind

Please don’t ask me to pause

for a while

To take a look at the ashes

I leave behind

There’s no time to deal with

the pain of my past

The world is waiting

I don’t care about the hearts

I trample on

There was a time,

not too long ago

Though it seems so distant now

When Papa’s dreams was

still my dreams

His plans and purposes

important to Me

Till the enemy came in and

he painted his pictures

Of what a significant life

looks like

Looking through his eyes

I fell; hook, line and sinker

for his lies

I embraced it,

I made it mine

The pictures of wealth, success and sin, blew my mind

Oh, but he never showed me

the end

The costly price I had to pay

I sold my soul

I believed all his lies

He studied me for years

He knew all my voids

He knew my fears

The pain from the past

I never dealt with

He lured me in and I followed

him blindly

He pressed all the right buttons

The pain I chose to ignore

He used as bait to explore

My dreams turned into ashes

It slipped through my fingers

As I drifted further and further away from His presence

The One who loves me through all my wondering

Is still waiting for me

to die to self

Papa’s love for me,

still as vast as the ocean

He will never let go of me

I was the reason He hung

on a cross

It’s never to late

To return to His heart.

Mark 8:36  For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

~ Ebigale Wilson

Never Too Late

The Journey

http://www.restoredministries.org

Restoration Stories – Amanda Eksteen


I longed for someone or something

to change my life

I had this emptiness and loneliness

inside of me

I had a deep hunger inside..

not knowing for what…

I continued having this desire for something

to fill the emptiness

I searched all over for that missing link

I read selfhelp books

I tried to be a better person

I did all the rights things

according to the standard of men

I even attented church on a regular base

But still I was empty on the inside…

Until one day I cried out to one name…

That one sweet name was JESUS

The name above all names

That name saved me…

That name healed me…

That name delivered me…

That name wrote my name

in the palms of His hands

He taught me to love…

He taught me to forgive…

He taught me to have faith…

He taught me to trust Him no matter how hard,

No matter under which circumstances

No matter how I “felt”

He taught me to hear His voice

He showed me my gifts and showcased them

He revealed Himself to me as a loving Father

He told me He loves me

He told me I am His precious daughter

He told me that He will never leave me

nor forsake me.

Today I have peace, love, joy and victory.

Jesus changed my life!

I HAVE FOUND WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR!

~ His Beloved Daughter,

Amanda Eksteen

HOW ABBA FATHER CHANGED MY LIFE

Love Yourself Well

I haven’t always loved myself well.

I didn’t like myself much due to some past decisions, choices or circumstances so I didn’t always take care of myself as I should either.

It’s not prideful or arrogant to love yourself.

God’s Word In Mark 12:31 says “Love your neighbor as yourself” – because God wants us to love ourselves well too.

We can’t love others well unless we love ourselves well first.

So, in case you too have somehow confused your “who with your do”, and felt less than worthy of love by what you have done;

I am here to let you know that there is not a choice or decision you have made or anything you have done to make God love you any less – so it’s time you start to love yourself well.

~XXOO Michelle

“I will always love you;”

~Jeremiah 31:3

If you keep My commands, you will remain in My love.

~John 15:10

As far as the eastern horizon is from the west, so He removes the guilt of our rebellious actions from us.

~Psalm 103:12

Warriors

All of a sudden life as she knew it was out by the door

Her heart torn to pieces

Sobs racing through her body

From a place deep within

agony screams

Why Father does it have to be

this way?

One attack after the other

Seems like she is on the radar

of the enemy daily

So many lessons to learn!

So many battles to fight!

She didn’t know, Papa was training her how to war

At that moment all she could see was her pain

Strength from deep within arose

Pain won’t rule her life

She knows who her anchor is

The enemy will never win

In the background she can hear the lyrics of ‘I remember’

She softly joins in ‘I remember You have always been faithful to me…’

It’s like she has been injected with a supernatural dose of faith

Worship does have this effect

on her

She dances before her King

Till joy fills her being and she can see clearly again

Faith means movement

To see Papa’s promises and dreams come to life

She has battles to win

Demons to eliminate

One foot in front of the other

She will hold fast and not

believe the enemies lies

Warriors retaliate they don’t retreat

Born in times of adversity

They do not focus on challenges

They focus on growth and expanding the Kingdom of God

Taking back daily what the enemy stole

Losing not an option

They were born to win

Processes necessary to bring them in line with the heart

of the King

No demon in hell will stop her

She will be a battle axe and weapon of war in the hands of her King

She was known to be weak

Always in the background

Papa used adversity and trials to train her

He knew the strength she unknowingly possessed

She was called to be His warrior bride

Her and many others were handpicked by the Father

Adversity and trials didn’t break her

She discovered her calling while bleeding

Now she is ready to be used, wherever the need may be

She won’t allow those that are

still bound

To be ruined, destroyed

She will take up her sword

Stand in the gap

Decree and declare

Do what Papa expects of her

Shackles will fall and bondages will break

When she dances on the sound of Papa’s heart beating through her

Challenges in whatever direction

Father will use her

She embraced her journey

Not moved by other’s opinions of her

He is her peace in the midst of turmoil

He trained her when to fight and when to be still

Her confidence in His love for her made her fearless and bold

Distracted by no one

She focuses on the assignment’s

of her King

She learned to hold on to hope in the midst of trials

Her faith has grown immensely

Many have given up along the way

That won’t be her legacy

When one day she stands in the presence of her King

She wants to hear “Good and faithful daughter, you have done well!”

~ Ebigale Wilson

Warriors

The Journey

http://www.restoredministries.org