ONWARD & UPWARD!

Waking up at 3:00am is not unusual for me…but, I usually just go back to sleep.

But this time, I woke with a dream fresh in my mind and spirit. In the dream I was worshipping and I was praying.

As soon as I awoke, I found myself continuing to worship & pray. I found myself deep in intercession for our country, our government, my church and the Body of Christ. I prayed for my family, friends who had prayer needs, and even prayed for myself and God’s calling upon my life.

I found myself declaring and decreeing boldly as the Holy Spirit led me. I don’t know how much time passed, but when I felt that I was done – I went back to sleep and slept soundly.

I want to say that I am thankful for this precious time I had with the Lord in the early morning. It definitely was not done in my own power or planned.

We are in a new season! Don’t be surprised if the Lord has you moving in ways that you perhaps haven’t moved in before. Dreams, visions, intercession, healing, and deliverance – all the ways that we see God’s people ministering in the Bible are still needed in today’s world. Now more than ever!

STAY CLOSE TO THE LORD! Tether yourself to Him and His Word! Stay connected with those that seek God’s will above their own. And do everything from His foundation of LOVE.

I am praying for you…will you pray for me? We are in this together! ❤️

ONWARD & UPWARD!!

PRAYER…

Lord, I thank You for this day! I ask that You would take everything in it and use it to mold and shape me into the person you would have me to be. Forgive me, Lord, when I have fallen short of walking in Your plan. Help me to reach higher – to reach for Your plan for me – and
not settle for mine.

Open my eyes, Lord, that I may see!
Open my ears, Lord, that I may hear! Open my heart, Lord, that I may love!! May it be so, Lord, in Jesus’ name!!
Amen!

Heart Vision

…for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7)

We must be careful to not take people at “face value.” What we see with our fleshly eyes is not necessarily what the LORD sees!

LORD, may we see past the outward appearance and with Your help, discern the inward heart and spirit of a person.

May we be clothed in Your Love in all of our encounters. In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!

Acceptable Words & Thoughts!

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.” Psalms‬ ‭19:14‬ ‭NASB‬‬

I have been thinking alot about my words lately.  I have to admit that with everything that has been going on during the last 3 ½ months, sometimes my words may not be acceptable to the LORD.  I have allowed words of negativity and complaining to flow from my mouth. Forgive me, LORD!  

As I look at the meditation of my heart, I see the same problem. My words are connected to what I am thinking – to what is in my heart. God’s Word tells us that out of the heart the mouth speaks. 

What words do we find ourselves speaking to others and even to ourselves?  Are they words of life…words of encouragement?  Or are they words of discouragement and discontent?  What do we meditate on during the day?  What do we allow our thoughts to dwell on?

LORD, may Your Holy Spirit help us to filter our words and our thoughts. May we lift up and encourage all who we come into contact with. May we take every thought captive and bring our thoughts into alignment with You and Your life-giving truth. May we be vessels of reconciliation and peace. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. AMEN!

~Tina K. Roach

Heart – Mouth Connection

We need to watch our words! We need to pay attention to what words flow from our mouths. Do we find ourselves criticizing our pastors; our Brothers & Sisters; our families? Do we complain about what is going on around us – but do nothing?

Oh Beloved of God! You have the power of God within you!! What words of power are you speaking? Are you speaking Death or are you speaking Life?

Others will know what is in our heart by what words we speak! May we let the Holy Spirit be our “Heart Monitor.”  May He show us what words need to be removed and what words need to be spoken!

May our hearts and words be in alignment with the Spirit of Almighty God!

“…the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.” Matthew 12:34