You are who God says you are! You can do what God says you can do! God is actively working in and through you! Be bold and walk in HIS TRUTH!!
It is good to serve and minister for the Lord. But, we need to make sure we are not doing it just out of a sense of obligation.
The WHY of our obedience and ministry and serving is important. As we journey in RELATIONSHIP with our precious Lord and with others…the why is answered by LOVE. We serve the Lord out of our love for Him. We minister and serve others because we love them with the love of Christ.
And this Love pours forth from our time of drawing near to God and from our time of talking with Him (and listening).
We need to move from a place of serving and ministering FOR God into a place of serving and ministering WITH God! Beloved! God is calling us into closer relationship with Him! Are you ready?
~Tina K. Roach
O Lord, Your Love…
Our enemy, Satan, is often portrayed as a “snake.” The enemy is on the move to cut-off the life flow of the Church! Now our bones are not a bad thing. But, when they are not in the correct position in the body…they can cause trouble.
I believe that the enemy is trying to get us out of “alignment” with the will of God. He is trying to get us to use the “good things” of God in the wrong way!
Discernment is good…but if it is used to humiliate and judge those that need our prayers, it can cause much damage. Leadership is good…but if it is used to push forth our own agenda…it can cause much damage. Prophecy is good…but if it is used to try and control others…it can cause much damage. The anointing of God is good…but if it is used to draw people to us for our own glory…it can cause much damage.
Brothers and Sisters! We must guard our hearts and use the gifts and empowerment of the Holy Spirit for the furtherance of the Kingdom. Everything we do and say should point to Jesus!!
The Lord is pouring out His abundance upon His Church in this new season. He is calling forth His Bride to walk strongly into the future that He has destined for us. The enemy will try to kill, steal, and destroy the Church by getting us to use the blessings of God in the wrong way!
Be on guard!! Everything we do and say should first be filtered through our love for Almighty God…and then filtered through our love for others. It is LOVE that will bring all into correct alignment and position the parts of the body correctly.
LORD! May Your Love flow through us like a mighty river! It is Your Love that will sweep away those things that would cause harm to Your body. It is Your Love that will draw all people to You. It is Your Love that will guard our hearts in Christ Jesus.
O Lord! Your Love is a mighty weapon against the enemy!! It is Your Love for us that enables us to not be ruled by sin anymore. Your Love saved us and brought us back into the right “position” in our relationship with You. And it is Your Love that will break the power of the enemy in the coming days! ~Tina K. Roach
[edited repost from 2011]
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!!
How Much of God…
Are you waiting on God? Maybe He’s waiting on you… something to think and pray about…
While on vacation, I took two of my granddaughters to a ceramics studio. I have not been to one in over 30 years! I had a very hard time picking out the one I wanted to paint. There was a very large selection of ceramic pieces to choose from.
Finally, I saw the one I wanted! After painting it two different colors/ways…and not being satisfied…I finally chose one all over color and then different colored “spots.”
I am a very visual person. One of the dot colors I chose was black. It immediately didn’t feel right and I stopped and waited for inspiration. I immediately thought – black symbolizes our sin. I then found myself reaching for the red paint and painting over the black with red. The blood of Christ shed on the cross for us cleanses us from our sin! His blood redeems us/frees us from the power of sin and restores us into right relationship to Father God! Hallelujah!!
“…you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.”
1 Peter 1:18-19
“…if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;”. Romans 10:9
“For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.”” John 6:40
I bless you, my friends, and speak this blessing over you:
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
AMEN & AMEN!
Your Sister in Christ, Tina
Are We Prepared and Ready?
Are we prepared and ready to share the hope we have in Christ Jesus to others? We can’t and shouldn’t expect “someone else” to do it! God is calling US to be His witness!
Forgive me, Lord, when I only do those things for You that I am comfortable in doing! I want to be ready at all times to be able to share YOU with those that don’t have the “hope” that I have. May I be a worker in your harvest!
“…sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence…”
( 1 Peter 3:15)