For This Child I Prayed | What You Need to Know When You Desire One Thing

Hannah needed a child. Her heart bled for a child. Nothing else could comfort her. Nothing else could make her laugh. Give her a thousand gifts, she wanted none. Her husband tried, but he wasted time. Wasted gifts. Wasted words. All rejected.

For this Child

“Hannah!” Elkanah called to her one day. “Look at me, please. Am I not better to you than ten sons?” he whispered into her ear.

There was no response. Echoes of unanswered questions remained.

She must have turned away from him, flinching with guilt. Red-faced. Sullen. Angry — not at him, but at herself. She did not know why she had these feelings.

Every day, out of the corner of her eye, she noticed her rival Peninah, who not only had sons but daughters. She saw her laughter. She craved her joy. She was jealous of her fullness. And when she thought about herself, what did she have? Only gifts from her husband. No children.

So she prayed, and she prayed…and she prayed some more. Continue reading

Your Positive Affirmations Can Transform Your Miracle – Podcast 005

It’s June 1st, everyone. The sixth month of the year! How amazing! Yes, we made it. Today is the perfect day to unveil a very important principle; something we should all have in our back-pockets as we go along on this journey.

Your Positive

I was praying this morning when I began to proclaim what I call “positive affirmations” over my life and my family’s. As I uttered words filled with power, I began to feel a big fire burn within my heart, and I just knew instantly that it was God Himself confirming the words I was proclaiming into existence.

The fire burning in my heart seemed to be coming from somewhere deep down in my soul; a very unusual, deep-rooted and unquenchable fire. As I continued to speak, I knew there was no lesser force on earth that could ever extinguish it. Continue reading

Mother’s Day 2016 Giveaway – You are Loved by the Father – Enter Now

Dear you reading this,

 

I am so excited to reveal that I am giving away something really special to ONE blessed woman this mother’s day.

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If you’re like me, you will probably love sitting at your desk sipping a hot cup of chocolate or coffee, and meditating on something that can inspire your day. If so, you could be the one gazing into this beautiful gift illustrated from the Word of God.

Guess what one blessed woman will receive in the upcoming weeks?

Drum roll…wait for this…

A display frame with a beautiful poem based on the Proverbs 31 woman.

For me, it has always been about the little things, and I would love to bless someone with this beautiful display frame sometime in the upcoming weeks. All you have to do is enter the contest by the end of day on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 8).

Frame with chair and Title

*Frame not posted to scale*

THE RULES

*Note: This contest is only for readers living in the United States*

Do any one (or more) of the following, and you will get one entry for each one you do:

Click on the image below and you will be directed to the contest page:

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And even if you don’t win, isn’t it exciting to know that you are the apple of His eye? He sees you in your corner every day propelling yourself forward and doing your own little part. He knows your innermost heart’s desires, and He loves you so dearly. Sharing this in any form will help to encourage someone out there with the words on this Blog.

To all the mummies reading this…HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY in advance. Don’t forget to enter the contest! XOXO!

How to Walk through Your Red Sea

I
f you see the Red Sea in front of you, won’t it seem like the silliest thing to do to expect to walk on dry land through it?

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Walking through the Red Sea on dry land does sound like a crazy idea. However, just like so many wonderful, incredibly, seemingly impossible things that can happen once God steps into picture, this one — walking through the Red Sea on dry land — is not an exception.

History has this story covered. After 400 years of slavery, the Israelites believed that God was going to free them from slavery and that their time to leave Egypt had come (Exodus 15).

Now, I want you to think very carefully about the next sentence you are about to read, because it’s important that you get it immediately.

 “The only way to leave Egypt behind was to walk through the Red Sea in front, on dry land.” 

The Red Sea is a massive body of water. You don’t walk into a massive body of water (or in-between). The only logical outcome is drowning.

But don’t we have a Father who has the incredible power to create possibilities out of obvious impossibilities? With the power of God, if the Red Sea stands in-between you and your purpose, you can definitely walk through it, on dry land. I’ll repeat that: even when you can see the Red Sea right in front of you, you CAN indeed walk on dry land…right through the middle. Split, splat!


As you’re reading this, you may be thinking about your own “Red Sea.” Your “Red Sea” may be an obstacle that is so obviously on your path to achieving something. Don’t be afraid, darling. To fulfill God’s purpose for you, there’s no other option but to walk through that Red Sea on dry land. Yes, I said “dry land.” If it has happened in history, why do you think it won’t happen for you?

I want to encourage you today.

Here are three proven ways to walk through that “Red Sea”:

1. Ditch Your Fear

Fear is a intruder and a thief. It comes when no one is looking and it takes away your faith. Faith in God is the security against fear. When fear meets faith, there is nothing it can do. When the Israelites looked behind them, they saw the Egyptians advancing closer. They were deeply afraid, but they had to ditch that fear and focus on what was in front of them.

This is what Moses said to them when he saw the fear in their eyes,

“Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”

Standing still to see the salvation of the Lord (before it happens) will help you ditch your fear. Knowing the Lord will fight for you will help you ditch your fear.

2. Stretch Out Your Hand

In Exodus 15, God told Moses to stretch out his hand over the water before they could even see the dry land. There’s just something about stretching out your hand in faith.

Stretched in the forward direction, your hand indicates that you are reaching forward toward a goal. If your hands are by your side, it means that you are not ready for what’s about to happen. Or that you don’t believe. It’s truly an act of faith to stretch out your hand. In our context of Proverbs 31, stretching out your hand can simply be you saying, “Yes, I can do this.”

3. Now, Walk

Walk! Begin to put one foot in front of the other. See, your dry land has formed. This is the fun part. A time to actually take steps. No, stop talking about it. Just do it. No, stop debating the possibilities; if God has said you should go, then you should just go.

Faith is not giving attention to fear, and walking is an act of that faith. 

It’s only when you ditch your fear, stretch out your hand, and finally START walking that you will find victory in Christ.

Is there something you know in your heart that God has revealed to you that you will accomplish? You can do it! I pray that your heart will be strengthened and that you will know that the Red Sea in front of you is nothing compared to the power of God working on the inside of you.

I’ll leave you with this lovely video clip from the movie “Prince of Egypt.”