You Will Face Opposition

Are You Prepared?

You will face opposition so…  Are You Prepared?

I want you to be ready once you have set your mind to the task at hand.  No matter how big or how small your task is, once you make a proclamation or decree that you will do something, HERE IT COMES!

THERE’S OPPOSITION AND ADVERSITY ON EVERY SIDE!

NOW WHAT?

Here’s the thing to ask yourself, “Am I going to believe what God says about me or am I going to listen to the enemy who wants to destroy me?”  That battle has already been won when Jesus took your place on the cross.  Every lie, every doubt, every shame, that Satan wants to bring against you to tell you that you can’t do it…it’s ALL been taken care of already.

Now, listen to me here.  My whole point in telling you this is so that you can be equipped to go forth and conquer.  I know that the language I use may sound “foreign” to you but I want to teach you to USE the principles of the WORD of God and APPLY them to your life.  I want you to understand that the problems you face, as a child of the KING, are not your battles to fight and you already have the victory.

Every person, place or thing that tries to put a roadblock in your path once you have decided to move forward…all the opposition that comes against you.. it’s all SPIRITUAL WARFARE!  However, you have no need to be afraid.  That slimy devil is a liar and he has no power over you.  He is defeated, beaten, and out of the fight.

If you know that the KING OF KINGS has your back and that Satan has no power over you, I promise it will change the way you look at everything. When the opposition raises up, just recognize it for what it is.  It really is not about you!

I get discouraged sometimes and this is the way that I get back up.  I speak out of my mouth so that I hear it and every power and principality and ruler in dark places hears it.  If you are a born again, child of the King, do what I do!  Jesus said to do this, by the way.

I rebuke you Satan, in the mighty name of Jesus!  You have no power over me and I will not fear you or any of your stupid tricks.  Get away from me, and take all your filthy, stinking, lying buddies with you, In Jesus’ name!

It will feel a little awkward to you, in the beginning, but it works.  If you are completely encompassed about on every side with opposition, do this. Picture yourself standing in the middle of it all with a sword in your hand.  Now, extend that sword and spin around in a circle, clearing the space around you.

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That’s YOUR space now! (Jesus is just smiling and so proud of you at this point!)  Those words that you just spoke when you rebuked Satan, that’s Jesus!  He IS that WORD, and He is that SWORD!

I love you and I want you to live in victory!  Go forth and conquer.  You are an overcomer and nothing is impossible to you.

May the PEACE OF GOD reign in your life today and always,

Michelle

 

This is the LIFE!!!

ABC's of Living the Life!

Living the life we were designed to live means that we are bringing to the world the gifts and talents that were given to us by our Creator.

“When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up”, asked the teacher of the class I am taking.  A lot of people struggle, including myself, trying to find out what we are supposed to be doing with our gifts, talents and abilities in business and in life. Our answers to this question will reveal what we liked doing as a child and could point us in the direction of finding out what we are good at.

I will ask you the same question, “WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP?”  Are you living your life in your gifts and calling?

Let me tell you a story.  When I was in the 5th grade, I attended church every time the doors opened but not with my family.  There was a 2nd grade school teacher at my school who would come by and get me and take me with her to church.  Isn’t it amazing how God works things out?  My whole foundation was built on Christ and I had no idea that it was happening.  I was called the “preacher girl” a few times in a derogatory way but I didn’t understand why.  All I knew was that I wanted everyone to know about my Jesus.  I would sit and draw and “doodle” HIS name all over my papers, schoolwork, etc.  “Jesus Loves Me” was EVERYWHERE!  (Tears are flowing as I remember this stuff.)  Fast forward a few years.  We moved away from that small town for a couple of years and then I came back to the same school.  I was changed during that time.  When I went back to my “old” school, I was smoking, drinking, cussing and I was more like everybody else on the outside.  It didn’t matter.  I still didn’t “fit-in”.  I had a calling on my life and somewhere smothered way down deep inside of me, I knew it. 

After we left my home town, I never went to church again until after I was married, around the age of 30.   So, did you notice that I just breezed over about half of my life?  Yeah, I noticed it.  That part was full of pain, doubt, and unbelief.  I don’t think I was living during that time.  I was just existing.

To answer my own question that I started this with, I still don’t know WHAT I want to be when I grow up but I do know WHERE I want to be and WHO I want to be with and WHY I want to be there.  All of it can be summed up in one word, JESUS!

What about you?  Are you living your life or are you just going through the motions?

We tend to think that if we withdraw into our shell that it’ll save us from being hurt anymore.

WAKE UP!  THAT’S A LIE FROM THE PIT OF HELL! 

If you feel like you just got punched in the gut with that statement, it’s probably for you.  Your ENEMY wants you to hunker down and hide and live in fear of the pain.  I am here to tell you with the full authority of the Lord Jesus honoring my words:

Jesus WILL heal you and make you whole again.  I promise.

Listen to me very carefully and let this sink into your spirit.  You are loved.  YOU are loved. YOU are loved completely.  Your Daddy God adores you and he gently, softly, lovingly wants to gather you in his arms and hold you until you feel safe and secure and ready to face the world again….no matter how long it takes, no matter what you have done, no matter how much pain you are in.

I pray right now, in the mighty name of Jesus, that the Holy Spirit fill the place where you are and that you feel the POWER of his love.  God, breathe on them as you did on Adam, that they might become refreshed and alive again!  Give them as much as they can take right now, Lord!  I want them to know you, in the fullness of your LOVE.  I ask it now and I thank you for it, In Jesus’ Name!  Amen

If you know that you are where you are supposed to be in life and doing what you should be doing, I celebrate with you!  I encourage you to fight through all strongholds and go over every stumbling block in your way.

If you are just going through the motions of living, there is no condemnation.  Let me encourage you to start talking to Jesus.  He will guide you in the right direction.

  • ASK.
  • Ask, then LISTEN.
  • Ask, listen, and LOOK for the answers to show up.
  • Ask, listen, look, and EXPECT great things to happen as you learn to believe and trust.
  • Ask, listen, look, expect, and RECEIVE!  You must learn to receive from God.

It’s all yours for the taking, like a buffet table spread out before you.  Take from HIM!  He wants you to. 🙂

Blessings from our house to yours,

Michelle

Abundance of Love

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As an example of how I live my life in the abundance of love, today I am going to just be really transparent with you.

I want to share the heart of God with you.

To write something down is easy. To be “tuned in” to what the Spirit of God is saying takes discipline.

So, imagine that this is written in my handwriting in a very personal way.

The following quote was what I posted on my Facebook page a few minutes ago. This is where I want to live, in this POWERFUL state of existence, all the days of my life!

“I wish all of you could FEEL this bubbling in my Spirit today! I am ssoooooo EXCITED right now, this very minute, about what God is doing for all of you! And I get to share in your Blessing because I am obedient :)!!! Have you EVER touched somebody and felt the power of God move?”

Our God is alive! He is Real and He lives, heals, loves, touches and breathes through US! This is not some kind of spooky, scary thing. It’s the bright side of the Spiritual realm. Do not be afraid of God. He is not mean, in any way. He created you to BE fully alive, like I got a glimpse of a few moments ago. This is my prayer, laying open for all of you to see. This is real intimacy between me and Jesus so be careful and guard your thoughts and hearts as you read this. I love you and I want you to someday, if you haven’t already, have these same desires in your heart. This IS abundance in the purest form.

• Lord, let my words be your words.
People need to hear what you have to say and not what I say.

• Lord, let my eyes be your eyes.
If you are looking at people and situations through my eyes, I will understand and be able to give what they need.

• Lord, let my hands be your hands.
I want, with every fiber of my being, to be able to touch people and them feel your healing hands. I want people’s bodies to be made whole because YOU touched them using my hands.

• Lord, let me hear what you hear.
My feeble attempts to hear and understand the cries of a broken heart leave people lacking and still in pain. You know all things.

MORE than all of these, Lord, I want to love with your abundance of love.
Daddy God, YOU loved us so much that you sent Jesus to trade places with us. I want people to KNOW your love, see your love, hear your love, touch your love, and feel your love.

1 John 4:7-8 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

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