TREASURE HUNT!

It makes all the difference in the world when we read Scripture EXPECTING that the LORD will teach us and impact us through the inspired words that we read! (2 Timothy 3:16)

Then our reading changes from being a “discipline” to becoming a “treasure hunt!” And that is exciting!

Thank You, LORD, for Your Word! Your Truths are indeed a “treasure” that we want to store up within our minds, souls, and spirits!

We are indeed “rich” when we store up Your Treasure, Your Word, within our hearts…and then ACT on Your Truth!

May we spread Your Treasure upon this earth. May we not just be HEARERS of Your Word…but may we be DOERS!! (James 1:22). AMEN!!

Hallelujah!!

Is Your “Cart” Too Small?

I realized today as I was grocery shopping that I needed a bigger cart! I was planning on just running in and getting a few things, but ended up shopping my whole list (and more)!

As I look at this overflowing cart, I hear the Lord saying, “Do you have enough room in your life to receive all that I desire to give you? Is your cart too small? Do you expect for Me just to give you the bare necessities or do you expect to receive abundantly from Me? Are you ready to receive more than you can ask or think of?”

YES, LORD! I want to make room in my life for all that You desire to give me. Help me to let go of those things that take up space and are not of You. Forgive me when I expect too little – not trusting You for the greater things in my life.

YOU are my abundance, LORD! My life is full when You have first place!

My “cart” is ready to be filled!! For YOUR glory, LORD! And when it is full, may I use it all for Your kingdom…and then be ready to be filled again.

May my life be enlarged to receive ALL that You desire to pour into it. And may I in turn pour it out to others. In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!!

Don’t Give Up!!

God doesn’t expect us to make this life journey with Him without any mistakes! He doesn’t only want to be with us when everything is going well and everything looks perfect – when we are on the “mountaintop.” But, He also wants to be with us when we are in the “valley” – when we are walking in our low places.

We are in the process of becoming who He has called us to be. It is a process…a molding and shaping…a going forward one step at a time. And there will be times we will fall down; we will get dirty; we will skin our knees; and we will want to give up.

DON’T GIVE UP!! Father God is right beside you. He helps you up when you fall. He washes you off when you are dirty. He heals you when you are hurt physically, emotionally, or spiritually. He heals us from the inside out.

Would you invite God to join you today – right in the middle of your mess? He is ready…

Are You Willing?

I have had the picture below for a while. One day as I was looking at it, I heard The Lord say:

Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb – to take risks in My name…for My glory!

Don’t only do those things that you know you can do under your own power.

Will you risk failure…so I can show My Power in you?

I am looking for those that are willing to move out in their weakness so I can show My strength!!

Weapons Of Our Warfare

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ…(2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

Ahhhh, Brothers and Sisters!  Our minds are a battlefield!!  This Scripture is so powerful!  It reminds us that our weapons are divine weapons…spiritual weapons…and not weapons of our flesh.

It reminds us that we are to “destroy” those thoughts that are raised up against the knowledge of God.  Our knowledge of God is what we have learned through the Holy Scriptures…the revelation knowledge of His Truth that has been revealed to us by His Holy Spirit.

ANY thoughts that go against His promises…His will for us…or His Truth, should be taken captive and destroyed!  Our thoughts are like fortresses.  They can either imprison us in false thinking and not allow us to be free in Christ Jesus…

or they can be fortresses that protect us from the enemy because we have built a “wall of truth” of God’s Word around our minds, souls, and spirits.

Are there any “fortresses” of wrong thinking that are imprisoning you today? Please know that FREEDOM is here for you NOW!! Take God’s Truth and use it confidently and boldly to bring down all those thoughts that go against who God is and who you are in Christ Jesus!! Look in His Word for those “weapons” –words of truth and power – that WILL accomplish for you what you have been unable to do on your own.

I speak and decree FREEDOM for you today!! In the Mighty Name of Jesus, AMEN!! ~Tina K. Roach