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!!

Suffering…Job 1-2

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”
‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭3‬:‭16‬-‭17‬ ‭

Do you have a favorite Book of the Bible? Or do you have a favorite Scripture? This past Sunday we studied Job 1-2 in my Women’s Sunday School Class. I have to admit that Job is not my ”go to” book of the Bible when I am reading God’s Word.

Reading about suffering is uncomfortable and Job can be a challenging study. But, even though there are things in the Bible that make us uncomfortable or that we have a hard time understanding totally – we must be careful not to just skip them.

ALL Scripture is inspired by God and helps us to grow in our Christian life. May we embrace our journey with the Lord through the good times and through our times of suffering. May our response to life’s challenges and suffering be like Job’s:

“…he fell to the ground and worshiped.”
‭‭Job‬ ‭1‬:‭20‬ ‭

“Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God.” Job‬ ‭1‬:‭22‬ ‭

Prayer:
Lord, I know that I have not had to experience the level of loss that Job did. But, I have had challenging times in my life. Forgive me when I have not responded in a God-honoring way. Forgive me when I have let my eyes focus on my circumstances instead of You! Thank You for walking with me through my times of adversity/suffering and my times of joy!

Blessed be Your name, O LORD!!

Encounter the Lord!

So looking forward to joining my brothers & sisters in North Carolina!! I will be attending and have the honor of serving and ministering at this beautiful location. I invite you to join me. Get ready to have a powerful encounter with the Lord!! 💥💥💥

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RELEASE YOUR PRAISE!

As I am alone in my house, praise music is blasting; my tambourine is ringing; my feet are dancing; my voice is lifted up unto the King of kings and Lord of lords!  And all of a sudden my Apple Watch vibrates. I look down and I see the words “Loud environment” with a warning. 

LOL!!  I would say to you, Brothers & Sisters, that sometimes we need to fill our environment with LOUD praise, worship, declarations, and joy!!  Not only is God worthy of our praise, but our praise changes the atmosphere of where we are and it changes us!   It is the ultimate warfare against the enemy of our souls.  Isn’t it wonderful that as we lift up our love, adoration, and praise to God Almighty, the overflow of our praise floods our lives, circumstances, and surroundings with God’s presence, power, healing, and victory!!  HALLELUJAH!!

Brothers & Sisters!!  Don’t hold back your praise and worship!  If we do, the stones will have to do it for us!!

“When he [Jesus] came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭19:37-40‬ ‭NIV‬‬. (Brackets and emphasis added by me)

RELEASE YOUR PRAISE, WORSHIP WARRIORS!

Yet I Will Praise The LORD!!

“Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will exult in the LORD, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation. (‭‭Habakkuk‬ ‭3:17-18‬ ‭NASB)

This is such a good reminder that our praise of Almighty God is not dependent on how things are going on in our lives.  Our praise is not in response to our circumstances – but our praise is in response to who God is!  

As we continue to journey through COVID –  we offer our undiluted praise to the LORD!!

As we walk in uncertainty of what our future holds – we offer our praises of faith to the LORD!!

I invite you to join me in wholehearted, faith-filled, joyful praise to the God of our salvation!! Our circumstances are constantly changing – but the LORD does not change! Hallelujah!!

“I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” (‭‭Psalm‬ ‭34:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬)

Blessing the LORD with you!

Tina Roach