When you crash, He sends reinforcements. Fresh supplies! Not only does He give you your heart desires, He will accomplish your plans.
And once you win- we plan to raise the roof and lead the parade … With banners!
Take heart- help is on the way! Everything is going to work out. ~XXOO Michelle Bollom
Here is one of my absolute favorite verses in the Message translation.
What do you think of this verse?
GOD answer you on the day you crash, The name God-of-Jacob put you out of harm’s reach, Send reinforcements from Holy Hill, Dispatch from Zion fresh supplies, Exclaim over your offerings, Celebrate your sacrifices, Give you what your heart desires, Accomplish your plans.
When you win, we plan to raise the roof and lead the parade with our banners. May all your wishes come true! That clinches it—help’s coming, an answer’s on the way, everything’s going to work out. (Psalm 20:1-6 MSG)
There are really only two ways to approach life – as victim or as gallant fighter – and you must decide if you want to act or react, deal your own cards or play with a stacked deck. And if you don’t decide which way to play with life,
it always plays with you.
Sometimes our breakthrough begins when we refuse to be impressed with the size of our problem. ~ Bill Johnson
I saw these two quotes this week and had to share.
We always have a stacked deck with Christ and His Holy Spirit living in us. Don’t be impressed by the size of your problems-expect victory and breakthrough. God is bigger than any problem.
– XXOO Michelle Bollom
Never focus on your problems.
Instead, focus on God’s promises.
There is a promise to every problem.
~XXOO Michelle Bollom
And because of His glory and excellence, He has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share His divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. ~2 Peter 1:4 NLT
When something happens or someone disappoints you do you rush to the phone to call your friends to fill their ears full of your frustrations? Do you keep repeating it to more and more friends?
After you have rehashed it to a few dozen people, how do you feel?
Does it make you feel better?
Like Dr. Phil would ask those people that kept doing something over and over without results in his funny sarcastic way:
“How’s that working for you?”
For years I tried that and it doesn’t work. You just feel worse because you keep talking about it and nothing ever gets resolved.
God does not want us to keep talking about our problems, He wants us to be taking our problems to Him.
We are to cast our cares on Him, not our friends.
My friend and Bible Group leader always says, Vent Vertically. I love that visual and reminder.
I also love this funny quote:
We need to take it to the Throne instead of the Phone – Joyce Meyer
Yesterday in our study we did something new. Each one of us went around the room and vented vertically to God about what was going on in our lives. I have to say it was encouraging to hear my sisters in Christ express some of the same feelings and frustrations I was having and each of us venting vertically and praying to God seemed to of just melted away the frustrations and disappointments we had walked in with.
After all, He is the only one that can change our circumstances or take away the hurts we are feeling, so why not call on Him first, and make it the only call we make.
The phone a friend only works on Gameshows. People will disappoint but God never does!
So the next time you are tempted to pick up that phone and tell your friends about the rotten day you had or find yourself starting to gossip about someone that hurt or disappointed you, stop and send it up! Send it straight up to God.
Venting is a good thing if we keep it vertically.
XXOO Michelle Bollom