BELIEVE!

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 ‭

BELIEVE!

“…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

RISE UP, BELOVED OF GOD!

RISE UP, BELOVED OF GOD!

SPEAK the heart of the Father in all circumstances!

Take your stand as WARRIORS IN THE SPIRIT and watch the LORD move in POWER and LOVE through your prayers!

GET READY to hear the Lord and speak forth His Word to a world that is waiting to hear from their Father!

GET READY for the Lord to stretch forth His Hand and heal and deliver through YOU!

RISE UP, BELOVED OF GOD!

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!!

Revelation and Relationship

“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

Why?

Sometimes we look at our lives and we ask God, “Why?”

We don’t understand why we are going through times of hurt; times of pain; times of weakness; times of warfare. 

Beloved of God!  The Lord is with us in and through it all!  And not only is He with us…

But “…we know that God 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)

Be assured, precious ones, that no matter what you are going through…no matter how bad it may seem…the Lord loves you!!

What the enemy would use for your destruction – The Lord will use to strengthen you…to equip you…to help you to become more than a mighty conqueror!

This is His promise…this is His Truth!  Believe it and declare it!

Walking in His Truth with you, Tina Roach

Take Every Thought Captive!

“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 ‭10:5‬ ‭)

I want to be transparent with you about my weak moments. I know this scripture in 2 Corinthians and have even taught it. But, just because we know God’s truth does not mean it is easy to walk it out in our lives.

I have to admit that the isolation and social distancing during COVID-19 has been hard for me.  There are some days that I wake up and I can feel the heavy blanket of depression trying to take over my thoughts.  And that is not a good place to be!  Not only does it affect me but it affects those closest to me. 

Brothers and Sisters!  We all have times when we may feel despair, doubt, fear, frustration, anger, and hopelessness.  But, we need to make sure that we have the right response when and if it happens. 

We are told in God’s word that we are to TAKE EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE to the obedience of Jesus! We are to DESTROY speculations and every lofty thing that is raised up against the knowledge of God.

In other words, are our thoughts in alignment with our knowledge of who God is and in alignment with who God says we are?

We don’t have to act upon every thought!  We don’t have to allow our thoughts to dictate how we feel about ourselves or others.  We don’t have to allow our thoughts to be the “rudder” of our lives!

WE are in control of what thoughts we allow to take hold in our lives! If the thoughts we are having are causing us to fear, to hate, to be judgmental, or to feel depressed and unworthy —then we are to TAKE AUTHORITY over our thoughts and replace them with GOD’S TRUTH!!

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy‬ ‭1:7‬)‭

LORD, thank You for being the Giver of Truth! Thank You for empowering us through Your Holy Spirit to control our thoughts and to not be ruled by them. We bring our thoughts into obedience to YOU!! Thank You, Jesus, for being the way, and the truth, and the life! It is in Your Name that we pray. AMEN!!

~Tina K. Roach

The Word of God

The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.” (Isaiah 40:8)

During this time of uncertainty and wondering who to listen to in the flow of changing information that comes across our hearing or reading, we need to remind ourselves that the word of God can be trusted.  The word of God does not contradict itself. It is not dependent upon external circumstances going on around us. As a matter of fact, we can navigate the changing landscape of our lives by taking God’s word and applying it to our lives. 

“All Scripture is God-breathed…” (2 Timothy 3:16) It is Truth and it is Eternal!! In the coming days, may we breathe in God’s Truth and may we walk out that Truth in strength and love!!

Lord, thank You for being our Rock on which we stand! Thank You for Your faithfulness in good times and bad! Thank You for Your word that gives us understanding and revelation of who You are and who we are as Your sons and daughters! We trust Your word…we trust Your promises…we trust YOU, O God!! Amen!

Breathing in God’s Truth, Tina K. Roach

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

GLORY OF THE LORD

The GLORY of the LORD is never under quarantine!⁣

“but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD…”. Numbers‬ ‭14:21‬ ‭NKJV‬‬⁣

“Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.” I Chronicles‬ ‭16:24‬ ‭NKJV‬‬⁣

“But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head.” Psalms‬ ‭3:3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬⁣


“The voice of the LORD is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The LORD is over many waters.” Psalms‬ ‭29:3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬⁣

“And blessed be His glorious name forever! And let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen.” Psalms‬ ‭72:19‬ ‭NKJV‬‬⁣