Rooted In Faith She Stood

Rooted in faith she stood

A banner of Father’s grace

Broken, scorned, rejected 

Kept her position during 

her most trying times

Dark clouds are lifting

She can see clearly

Everything is falling into place 

The time of manifestation is here

The enemy watched her every move

The mountains she invaded 

The gates she possessed 

The walls she guarded 

Father’s voice her roadmap 

His blood her armour

Leading her into her promise land

Throw whatever at her

She will know what to do

Trained, steadfast, focused 

A diadem in Father’s hands

She moves as He commands

Hell could not stop her 

Summoned from an everlasting Kingdom

Tried and tested through fires 

Now she is a flame

Storms do not scare her

She was trained to ride waves

In valleys He matured her

Amongst like minded dwellers 

She found her home 

Daughters are awakening to 

higher purposes

Moving into and occupying 

dimensions never experienced

Heavenly blueprints unravelling

Father is extending His sceptre

The manifestation of Father’s  

goodness a ripple effect

As daugters accept and embrace 

heavenly mandates

We are silent no more!

— Ebigale Wilson

Rooted In Faith She Stood

The Journey

Integrity Test

“Whoever is faithful in small matters will be faithful in large ones; whoever is dishonest in small matters will be dishonest in large ones.” —Luke 16:10 GNT

What you did yesterday is of far less concern to God than where your heart is today. ~ Andy Stanley

Your public blessing as a person comes from your private integrity that nobody will ever see.

God uses little things to test our integrity. ~ Rick Warren

Unload Baggage

There is great power in getting quiet before the Lord and visualizing yourself handing over ever trouble, worry, and difficulty.

We are not designed to carry them…He is!

So let Him take a load off. Unload all that baggage today!

—XXOO Michelle Bollom

Cease striving and know that I am God.~ Psalm 46:10

Joy And Sadness

Joy and Sadness… can the two work together?

We so often hear that we must be joyful. In everything give thanks! Joy comes in the morning!

And yet, I believe that God’s heart had sadness as well. That in the middle of all He created, when people disobeyed and went against His will, He experienced sadness and/or anger. We know He got angry at the Children of Israel when they built the golden calf. He did not want His children, created in His image, to go against His Word.

Different personalities will struggle with sadness in different ways. Some people seem to live in it. Others always seem joyful.

How should we handle it when grief comes? Should we allow ourselves to “live in the moment” of our feelings? Feelings and emotions, real as they are, usually do not reflect the creation God made us to be.

I’m asking myself questions this week as I have been “quarantined” and resting. I’ve forgotten what it means to “stop.” My mind keeps spinning. In these moments of continuous struggle in my head, I’ve felt guilt, happiness, sadness, breakthrough, and so many other emotions.

Last night it came to a head and I literally just felt like giving up. Wondering if there really are answers to the questions. Asking myself if I really make a difference… Knowing in my head that what is happening here on earth is NOT what reflects His heart. Realizing that what I “feel” is NOT what He says I about me…

In the midst of all the questions I still have this sense of peace and even joy. I know WHO my Creator is and WHO loves me more than anyone else does…

Can my heart and mind really have all this dichotomy in it?

In these times of questions I often find myself turning to the Psalms for support and encouragement. As I read them I find comfort in the fact that David often felt the same way I do. David was a man of ups and downs. He lamented the fact that people had turned from God. He rejoiced in the blessings of God.

So, I found yet another Psalm that was my encouragement for the moment. We live step by step and moment by moment. Day by day…

Psalm 61 For the leader. With stringed instruments. By David: Hear my cry, God; listen to my prayer. From the end of the earth, with fainting heart, I call out to you. Set me down on a rock far above where I am now. For you have been a refuge for me, a tower of strength in the face of the foe. I will live in your tent forever and find refuge in the shelter of your wings. (Selah) For you, God, have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name. Prolong the life of the king! May his years go on for many generations. May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever!Appoint grace and truth to preserve him! Then I will sing praise to your name forever, as day after day I fulfill my vows.

Thank you, friends, for listening to my rambling today. May we all encourage one another each and every day to really TRUST Him and find FREEDOM in Him.

Shabbat Shalom,

Rose Horton

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