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Each book has 31 Promises and Prayers with color pictures.

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~ XXOO Michelle Bollom

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When Life Is Heavy 

  
Lamentations 3

7-9 He shuts me in so I’ll never get out,

    manacles my hands, shackles my feet.

Even when I cry out and plead for help,

    he locks up my prayers and throws away the key.

He sets up blockades with quarried limestone.

    He’s got me cornered.

10-12 He’s a prowling bear tracking me down,

    a lion in hiding ready to pounce.

He knocked me from the path and ripped me to pieces.

    When he finished, there was nothing left of me.

He took out his bow and arrows

    and used me for target practice.

13-15 He shot me in the stomach

    with arrows from his quiver.

Everyone took me for a joke,

    made me the butt of their mocking ballads.

He forced rotten, stinking food down my throat,

    bloated me with vile drinks.

16-18 He ground my face into the gravel.

    He pounded me into the mud.

I gave up on life altogether.

    I’ve forgotten what the good life is like.

I said to myself, “This is it. I’m finished.

    God is a lost cause.”

It’s a Good Thing to Hope for Help from God

19-21 I’ll never forget the trouble, the utter lostness,

    the taste of ashes, the poison I’ve swallowed.

I remember it all—oh, how well I remember—

    the feeling of hitting the bottom.

But there’s one other thing I remember,

    and remembering, I keep a grip on hope:

22-24 God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out,

    his merciful love couldn’t have dried up.

They’re created new every morning.

    How great your faithfulness!

I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over).

    He’s all I’ve got left.

25-27 God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits,

    to the woman who diligently seeks.

It’s a good thing to quietly hope,

    quietly hope for help from God.

It’s a good thing when you’re young

    to stick it out through the hard times.

28-30 When life is heavy and hard to take,

    go off by yourself. Enter the silence.

Bow in prayer. Don’t ask questions:

    Wait for hope to appear.

Don’t run from trouble. Take it full-face.

    The “worst” is never the worst.

31-33 Why? Because the Master won’t ever

    walk out and fail to return.

If he works severely, he also works tenderly.

    His stockpiles of loyal love are immense.

He takes no pleasure in making life hard,

    in throwing roadblocks in the way.
                  ~Hephzibah Beulah 
See more from Hephzibah the Dreadlock Princess Here

I See You 

  
My faith will not be shaken.  

I will not fall. 

I am grounded.   

I am rooted.  

Like the deer pants for water, I will forever pant for you, Lord.  

I’m watching You, God.  

My eyes are on You, and I see You.  

I will forever lift my head…my hands…my soul to praise You.  

I will love you in the morning.  

I will see you all day long.  

I will praise you in the evening and sleep to Your song.  

No weapon formed against me shall prosper. My enemy shall not prevail.  

You are mine, and I am Yours.  

Amen.   
❤️ ~Stephanie Gable 

In Tune 

  

The more in tune we are with God, the more we are aware of His divine movement. Even the smallest, most minute thing may be the very mustard seed we need to grab hold of. The enemy wants to keep all these things hidden in order to rob us of any hope.

These are the words the Lord gave me. The message is simple, but there is a significance like no other. He woke me with these words in the night, and though I vowed to remember them in the morning, He insisted I write them down (He knows me well)!

He woke me at 2 a.m., after crying out to Him the evening before about how I recognize that while I speak to him 24/7, and I acknowledge Him 24/7, I don’t necessarily give Him much time to speak. Lately, it’s just been me, me, me doing all the talking! I repented and asked that He help me to be a better listener. I asked that He speak to me once again through dreams and visions, as it had been a while. Little did I know He would take me up on it that very night!
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The more in tune we are with Him…yep…that’s right…the more I LISTEN, the more aware of His divine movement…ahem…the more I SEE Him.

Even the smallest, most minute thing…ok, I got it…that simple little thing that I either didn’t notice OR chose to write off as “coincidental” OR didn’t believe had anything to do with God, may be the very mustard seed we need to grab hold of…ummm…that little thing may well have been the piece of hope I was longing for!

The enemy wants to keep these things hidden in order to rob us of any hope…of course…I should have known, for he comes to steal, kill, and destroy!

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As I continue to meditate on this simple Word, worthy of interrupting my sleep, I focus on Him and know that he has heard me. I know that He forgives me, and I know that He longs for me to SEE His divine hand in my life.

Lord, thank you for hearing us! Thank you for forgiving us! Thank you for always having your divine hand upon us! Help us to fully be in tune with you! Help us to LISTEN in order to SEE, so that we will never be robbed of hope! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
                                ~Stephanie Gable 

  

A Mother’s Plea 

  

She is

Saying Good-Bye

To her son….

It is a long goodbye

But a short…

Farewell…

The sting somehow

Softening the blow

It Stinks!!!!

He seems to be

Letting go 

Making it easier

For everyone 

Not wanting

To linger 

Or fight

He is tired

She is on fire

They are bound

By love

A cord and chord

Birth, life, death

All in accordance 

To the time

They spent

Investing

Courage SHOUTS!

Run for your life!!!

Yet…

He is living 

On the fumes

Of prayer

And 

The heart wrenching 

Pleas

Of his

Mother

❤️Krystal Lynne 

A Soft And Sweet Answer 

  

“A gentle response defuses anger, but a sharp tongue kindles a temper-fire.”                                         ~Proverbs 15:1 MSG
This is the scripture of the day today in my Bible app. It is so very true and one I remind myself of almost daily! And…One I use often with my girls. 
A true life lesson.

If I could really grasp this principle from Proverbs, how many arguments could I avoid? 

Sometimes I am reluctant to have this soft response because it feels like I am validating the anger not to react to it, but if I really trust the Lord that HE can make things right if I respond correctly to others, then I am capable of a soft and sweet answer in the face of nasty. 

In this aspect, may we all be fire-extinguishers, instead of kindling wood. I have to say, when I have gone and said what I felt “needed to be said!” I have never felt better afterwards. Usually a sickening feeling of regret has accompanied the sweet reminder from Jesus that now, just as he is talking to the other angry person, he is also now having to talk to me about my response and attitude. 

And true to form, He never yells angrily. He obeys his own advice and speaks sweetly and softly to stir my heart to repentance. My dad always told us that we are only responsible for our response to any situation. And not responsible for anyone else’s. 

He DRILLED that in our heads. I have had to use this advice continually over this obstacle course called life soooo many times. 

Lord, thank you for always having patience with me as I learn to speak sweetly and softly to those who are angry and frustrate me. Whether that’s to my spouse, my friends, my daughters, my family or even strangers in traffic. 😳 You never ask us to do something you don’t demonstrate. Thank you for being so amazing towards me. For your unconditional love, I love you, my precious savior.  

Never miss a good opportunity to shut up.” – Will Rogers

~ Megan Enis 

Discipline

  

 

Define: 

Discipline can be defined as the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience or activity, exercise, or a regimen that develops or improves a skill.

 

Affirm:  

Hebrews 12:11 “For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

 

Recall:  

For the past few months, I have been trying or thinking about scheduling time to accomplish two things:  work out and focus on building my business.  With being somewhat new to motherhood and having a new job, I began making the excuse of not having the time.  Yep, I said it- the EXCUSE!    It became clear to me that instead of making excuses, I needed to exercise discipline.    

 

If you think about it, many of us have goals we want to accomplish in life, sometimes taking the first step seems like the hardest thing to do and many times when we do take the first step we make the excuse of not having the time or then when we find the time, we give up.  Do you too find yourself saying…”it’s okay, I will work on that tomorrow or I will schedule that when XYZ happens?”    Do you too find yourself partially completing the task?   Have you ever started something and then stopped it?   Have you given up on your dreams and your goals? 

 

Just when I thought this post was about personal goals.  As always GOD gave me a different direction.  He whispered….. you all struggle with something in the flesh that you want to be delivered from.   Instead of exercising discipline, you’ve been saying….I will give that up tomorrow, I will pray about that later, I will love some other time, my addiction doesn’t matter, and my attitude is just fine…” 

 

Ouch!  For me, I have been asking GOD to cover me and not been disciplined in my prayer life.  For the past few months, I have been doing “prayers on the go”  My prayers on the go look like this:  I pray while I lay in bed, I pray real quickly in the car (while I am really paying attention to traffic or listening to music), I might say a quick prayer in the morning while showering.   

 

In order to pursue personal goals, we need to make a DECISION to be DISCIPLINED in our DICIPLESHIP.   When we choose to be DISCIPLINED in our DICIPLESHIP, we connect with GOD on a deeper level and we allow God’s power to help us manifest all that we want in life.  

 

If you- like me have big goals that you want to accomplish or if you want GOD to move in your life, stop making excuses and call on GOD to help you.  Move your time with GOD from prayers on the go- to a scheduled time every day.  This is my challenge I challenge you to get DISCIPLINED about your DICIPLESHIP.  The scripture tells us that when we do, we yield peaceful fruit.   Go bear your fruit.

 

Exercise:

Dear God, 

Thank you so much for showing where I need discipline.  Father, please help me get serious about carving out specific time each day to converse with you.  Your scripture tells me that when I exercise discipline, for a moment, I might experience pain; but I if remain steadfast, I will yield fruit.  Thank you so much for the fruit I will bear.  

 

Commit to the challenge.

  I DARE you. ~Lereca Monik 


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Nearness 

 

My song of the past two weeks is “Nearness by Bethel Music. It is on their latest album, “We Will Not Be Shaken”. 

If you are wondering where God is today and if He hears your cries. 

If you are frustrated because you can’t seem to find the answers to your questions. 

Or maybe you just need to be reminded that God is good and does indeed hear your prayers. 

Listen to this song. But first ask God to speak to you about your own circumstances and be ready to write down His responses to you. 

Get the tissues for your issues!!
He will wipe away every tear of disappointment and fear. 
Pass Him the box and allow Him to walk through your pain to gain insight and understanding. 

“Nearness” 
by Bethel Music 

I stand with so many questions
But You know all of the answers
And whether this side of Heaven
I know that You are the Healer

And my heart will stay steadfast
I know that You are good
And my heart will stay steadfast
I know that You are good

[Chorus:]
Comforter You are to me
Shelter from the cold
Constant how You carry me
Never letting go
You are with me 

Your voice holds me together 
When I feel like I’m falling apart
I place my world in Your hands
You come and steady my heart

I feel you in the stillness 
I know that You are good 
I feel you in the stillness
I know that You are good 

[Chorus x2]

My heart will stay steadfast 
I know that You are good 
[x2]

I feel You in the stillness
I know that You are good
[x2]

Emmanuel God with us
Emmanuel God with us

The link below is one minute and 38 seconds long. Listen in as the singer Jenn Johnson explains how this song was written in response to circumstances in her life and others. 

http://youtu.be/YANgrUXEJMk

The link to the song below:



http://youtu.be/w4DzchgqhEk

Light On,
   Kelley Allison
    John1:4-5


The Story of Everything




      It’s not necessarily what you say but rather what you do.  I noticed this recently on a trip where many people did not speak the same language as me. You didn’t have to understand what they were saying but rather their expression, hand gestures and the animated tone of their conversation to figure out what they were really communicating.  
I discovered this to be true by watching the movie, “The Theory of Everything” on my plane ride to my destination. I watched on a ladies’ laptop a row in front of me.  I had to pause along with her when she shut her computer and got up or shifted around in her seat. I did not hear one word from the movie but watched in anticipation with what would happen next. I followed along holding back my tears as I watched the sacrifice this young wife made taking care of her crippled husband. I thought to myself I don’t even need to rent this and watch it again because I got main points from the story by just watching the actions and emotions of the characters unfold without hearing any words. 

Sidenote:
Then I got all choked up thinking how such a brilliant man could miss the Creator of Everything in everything. 

Hello!! Shakey Wakey!! That’s beyond me!!!

I wonder how many of us daily tell our story without any words. 
Good stories some days, not such great stories the next?

A smile
A laugh
A high five
A hug
A pat 

Or on a not so good day……

A frown 
A stare 
An evil eye
A tear
A shove

I want to tell a story everyday of thankfulness and joy as I go about my day. I carry an antidote for those who are thankless and have lost their way along the ride of life. 

I want to…….
Be a living picture that unfolds a story that is worth the watching

Let’s call it….

The Story of Everything 

I dare to pray……..
 Thank you God that you put a story in me before I was born. Help me to separate myself and get alone to hear from You in the Secret Place of Prayer. 

Matthew 6:6

But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

Colossians 3:23

Whatever you do, work at it wholeheartedly as though you were doing it for the Lord and not merely for people.

Let me clearly hear the deliberate chapters of my life that I am to play out in this life. I want to demonstrate the best display of Your brilliance and creation. Help me to bring out the best in others and encourage them with my actions. Even something as minor as a smile or as major as a risky detour to my regular routines that day. I want to be a part of the Story of Everything of God. 
Awake me to the possibilities of what You can do with my life. 
I strategically plan MY PART to be intentional. 
I begin today: page one. 

In Jesus Name,
Me
Kelley Allison

Check out this Video that sums it all up in less than five minutes. 

The Story of Everything

http://youtu.be/97sgcQo4GRw


The Waiting

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More beautifully wrapped than imagined,
The package has arrived!
The silver paper glistens, and
The larger-than-life bow sparkles,
Beckoning us to dive right in!
A shout of triumph escapes our lips
As we lift our heavy hearts and trudge forth!
This is it!
This is what we’ve waited for,
What we’ve prayed for,
What we’ve believed for!
With trembling hands,
We peel back the layers of adornment.
With tears of gratitude,
We acknowledge The Gift-giver.

Then,
As the promising flaps fall back,
Everything changes.
The silence is deafening.
The darkness within is not to be missed.
There is nothing.
Nothing.
Nothing.
Deflated once again, we retreat.
We waited.
We prayed.
We believed.
To no avail.
So it seems…
We wait.
We pray.
We believe.

~S. Gable 3/24/14
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