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 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)
All of our talking/ complaining/hoping doesn’t accomplish what God can do in and through us as we seek Him in prayer! HE should be our FIRST “go to” as we make this life journey. Are you ready to connect with Him? He’s ready!
My prayer for you and me on this day and every day after, dear friends!
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…
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
“I don’t want the world to define God for me. I want the Holy Spirit to reveal God to me.” ~A.W. Tozer
As I read this quote, it reminded me of the necessity of not only learning about God…but to actually receive a personal revelation of who God is. This revelation (deep spiritual knowing) can only happen in and through the Holy Spirit.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be satisfied with only head knowledge about the Lord. I want to have an encounter with Him, to speak with Him, and to hear Him speak to me. I desire for the Holy Spirit to reveal the deep things of God. I desire to have such a hunger and thirst for the Lord, nothing else will satisfy!
I am thankful for the encounters and revelations that I have already received. Thank You, Lord!! But, I know that a relationship is ongoing and it grows over time. And our relationship with Jesus is one of the most important ones we will have in our lifetime.
I see that relationship as a rose. At the beginning, it is just a bud waiting to open up to its full potential and beauty. As we engage in worship, prayer, and study – as we seek the Lord and draw near to Him – the bud begins to open up and display the full beauty of its divine purpose. As our relationship with Almighty God grows, we are able to display His beauty to all those around us!! Hallelujah!!
Will you join me in growing in the revelation of who God is?
Lord, may we open up fully to receive a deeper spiritual understanding of who You are. May our relationship with You, O God, bloom inwardly and outwardly to display Your glory!! In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!!
~Tina K. Roach
God has spoken and continues to speak His love to you and me. I received this word from the Lord in 2011 on this day and He is still speaking it over us!❤️