STEP OVER!

[vision]    I saw many approaching a door that the Lord had placed in front of them…doors of opportunity; doors of increase; doors of advancement; doors of leadership…

In the vision as they approached the door, the threshold was so big it was as a wall within the door.

As I looked, I saw the threshold begin to decrease in size quickly…to the point that it was easy to step over and go through the door!

Threshold= a strip of wood, metal, or stone forming the bottom of a doorway and crossed in entering a house or room.

A threshold is what you step across when you enter a room. A threshold takes you from one place into another, and when you’re about to start something new, you’re also on a threshold. 

synonyms:  doorway, entrance, entry, door, gate, gateway, portal…

[interpretation]     As our faith rises to the point of taking that step forward and leaving behind those things that are holding us back – we will see that wall that is obstructing our ability to cross the threshold into our New Season begin to decrease.

As we draw closer and closer to the Lord and closer and closer to our destiny in the Kingdom – we will come to the place of being able to step over the threshold and crossover into a place of New Beginning.  I see the threshold becoming smaller as we continue forward and not look back.  Our commitment to KEEP GOING in spite of opposition is what will bring us to the door.  The armor of God in place and His praise upon our lips is the key to entering in.

Beloved of God – put on the HELMET OF SALVATION, the BELT OF TRUTH, the BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, and SHOES READY WITH THE GOSPEL OF PEACE!

Take up the SHIELD OF FAITH, and the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT!

PRAY AT ALL TIMES IN THE SPIRIT!

KEEP ALERT and GET READY to STEP OVER THE THRESHOLD!!

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Even Though…

We may not have fig trees, grapevines, olive crops, flocks, and cattle … but we all have those physical things that sustain us in life.

There are times when things seem to be falling apart around us! And it is during those times that we have to dig deep inside of ourselves and realize that even though our circumstances may look bleak – our God is still shining brightly!

The God of our salvation is still with us; He is still moving on our behalf; He is indeed our strength when all we feel is weak.

What are you going through, beloved of God? You may not be able to rejoice in the circumstances…but rejoice in the Lord who is with you in them! Rejoice in the Lord who can use those circumstances to bring good into your life!

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans‬ ‭8:28‬ ‭NIV‬‬

You are loved!!

~Tina K. Roach

ENTHUSIASM!

“Enthusiasm is contagious – and so is the lack of it.” (John Wesley)

The definition of enthusiasm is “a feeling of excitement.”

I don’t go to sports events (although I did when my children were young). And when parents are cheering for their children, there is much enthusiasm to be seen and heard.

We witness the same thing at adult football games, baseball games, basketball games, and other competitive events.

Sports and entertainment elicits much enthusiasm! Laughing/crying, shouting, clapping, and jumping up and down is not uncommon.

There are many things in life to get excited about – to show much enthusiasm over – births, weddings, graduations, and other milestones.

It is hard to show enthusiasm without an outward expression of excitement! Stillness and silence simply do not go along with enthusiasm.

I am talking about all of this to lead up to our behavior in church. There absolutely are times to be quiet and worshipful. But, there are also times to show enthusiasm!!

Why is it so easy to show enthusiasm at sporting events but not show enthusiasm in church? There are times during praise and worship when I want to SHOUT! What God has done for us; is doing for us; and will do for us is as exciting as someone catching a football!!!! I would say more so!

There are times during the Pastor’s message when I must shout out an “AMEN!” I get EXCITED over God’s promises and faithfulness!

During a lively praise song, I have been known to jump up and down and yes – even dance a little. 😃 (even though I am 66 years old!). There is no age limit on getting excited over the LORD!!

I want to show ENTHUSIASM for my God and for all He is!! I would rather be found guilty of too much enthusiasm than not enough. How about you?

If enthusiasm is contagious, I want to be a carrier and make everybody catch it!

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TRUST GOD!

If we truly trust in the Lord, then we will be thankful even when we DON’T get those things that we are hoping for. We can’t see the whole picture. We don’t know what will hinder our growth in God’s journey for us and what will give us an extra boost for the journey. 

Even if Satan blocks and hinders us in our journey, we can still be thankful!  For God assures us that He:

“…causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”    (Romans‬ ‭8:28‬ ‭NASB‬)

Yes, our amazing God can take what is meant to “kill, steal, and destroy” (John 10:10)  and cause it to work together with His plan!  And in the end, He still brings us to that place of His divine purpose and will!  If we will but trust Him…

“Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.”    (‭‭Psalms‬ ‭62:8‬ ‭NASB‬‬)

If we truly trust in the Lord, we can be thankful and praise Him in the good times and in the bad. He is with us during every trial…enabling us to walk through it with grace and love.  He will never leave us to “work it out” on our own!  

Trust Him at ALL times – Bless Him at ALL times – Praise Him at ALL times!!

“I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.”              (Psalms‬ ‭34:1‬ ‭NASB‬‬)

Lord, teach me to trust you!  Forgive me when I have let circumstances dictate my faith and trust in you.  Whatever is going on in my life should never affect my faith in YOU!  You are above my circumstances!  Give me the eyes to see YOU above and beyond whatever is going on. Give me the eyes to see YOU with me as I walk through each moment of the day. You are above, beyond, and WITH me at all times! You are AMAZING and I love You and adore You and worship You! 💥💥❤️❤️💥💥