Have you ever felt like a pawn on a chess board, an insignificant participant in some sort of game? You want to be a major player, to have a monumental role, title, part, to be an important character in this grand game, yet you feel as miniscule and unable to make an impact as just a regular little pawn on a giant board.
While praying for the Remnant the other day I saw a chess board. There were kings, queens, knights, rooks, bishops, the players we all see when we think of a winning game, but there were also many, many pawns. The Lord said to me,
“I am strategically placing my pawns in positions of power”
I knew in that moment that there was going to be a time when all the pawns moved together to take control of the board that seems lost, to turn the tide on the enemy and, together, make a dominating play. Continue reading “Powerful Play”
To those who stand when others bow, refuse to listen to the shouts of man over the still small voice of God.
To those who reject the lies poured out by those in power and instead cling to the truth of the written Word.
To the Remnant, the few and far between who speak out when others are silent, who call sin sin and stand on the truth of the scriptures.
To those who are willing to take the beating they know will come if they position themselves beside Jesus.
To those who step out, knowing full well that stepping forward means you are placing a scarlet letter on your chest, willingly making yourself a target to the masses.
To those who are tired of the lies, of the acceptance of evil, of the wrong that we see flooding into our societies like a tidal wave crashing in and sweeping away everything good and pure.
To the people who are reading these words right now and thinking, “this is me, she’s writing to me”, I have one thing to say to you, one thing to beg of you…
Continue reading “Stand”
Lord, your people need you, now more than ever before. They are hungry for your Word, their stomachs growl with the desire to digest your truth. Your people are thirsty for your Spirit, their bodies long for the refreshing rain of your presence.
God, if you don’t fall on them, on me, then we will drop by the wayside, become small in a world where we have no choice but to become big if we are to survive. Continue reading “Fall”
Hold on, all those who are weary, heavy laden and heartbroken. Hold on, for your Savior is coming. He hears you, He sees you, He desires to heal you.
There is no enemy that can defeat you if you simply hold on to hope, hold on to peace, hold on to the knowledge that you are going to get through this. For, whatever it is you are going through is no match for your King, whatever darkness is surrounding you is not greater than the light within you. There is nothing that can take you out if you simply refuse to be taken down.
Know that greater the battle means greater the victory, the bigger the storm the bigger the blessing.
Continue reading “Hold On”
When I think of where I was not long ago, I’m amazed. My heart was broken, my spirit in torment and my mind a jumbled mess. I was trying to find the right way to go but I wasn’t using the only light provided to me in order to find the next step. I was trying to hear God’s voice but couldn’t above the yelling of the chaos around me. I wanted to please the Lord but was battling with wanting to please the world as well.
I allowed my heart to be turned from my King, which was one of the greatest mistakes I have ever made. It led me down a dark path, a path leading to nowhere but confusion, torment and hurt. I was lost and knew it but didn’t know how to get back. The moment I took my eyes off Jesus I became entangled in a web of lies. Continue reading “Big Empty Room”
I thought I was wild and running free, yet I was actually controlled by my own emotions and constrained by the whims and ways of the world around me. I thought I was uninhibited and unharnessed until I was tamed by the Master, for only in His taming could He show me how restrained I really was. My mind was a victim to the happiness the world said I should or should not feel. My heart was broken by those who had no right to hold it. My emotions were a roller coaster, up one day then plummeting the next. What I thought was freedom was never really free at all. Continue reading “Tamed By The Master”
There is only one concern I have in this life. It doesn’t scare me to walk into the unknown, surrounded by people I’ve never met or to be placed into a position I don’t fully understand. I don’t spend my time worrying about things of that nature, but there is a single thought I can’t seem to shake, one thought that consumes me beyond my ability to run away from…what if I lose “THIS”?
This, as in this closeness I have to my Father, this overwhelming and all-consuming love for Him, need to be with Him, desire to be continuously surrounded by Him. I can’t lose Him, I can’t afford to.
Continue reading “Stay With Me”
I can’t do this on my own, that much I intimately know. I have no ability beyond what you give me, what you pour into me. My strength is weak in comparison to yours and my thoughts slow unless replaced with the mind of Christ.
Lord, I know I am no match for the giant and no enemy to the foe unless I have you backing me. I know I am small compared to the mountain and insignificant to the wave as it comes roaring in. When the tides rise I have no way of keeping my head above water unless you are the firm ground beneath my feet.
But, Lord, I also know that when you step in there isn’t an enemy in the world that can stand against me. I know that when you put your armor upon my shoulders no sword can pierce me and no bullet can make me bleed. Lord, I know that when you fill my mouth wisdom floods out far beyond my years and education. I know, God, that when you fight through me, I am unstoppable. Continue reading “The Lord Will Fight For You”
Lord, let your cloak of confidence envelop us. Allow your power and ability to take the place of the heaviness of vulnerability and fear. We need you to fill us up, overtake us, push us out and take us over. We must decrease for you to increase, So, decrease us, Lord, push us out until all that is left in each of us is you.
We can’t do this, whatever it is you desire for us to do, but we know you can do it. So, God, wipe us out and build us up again, but, this time we will be built upon the firm foundation of the truth of the Word instead of the lies of the world. Continue reading “Send Us”
I’m not walking in my own strength, I’m walking in the Lord’s, therefore I will go faster and farther than I ever imagined.
I’m not understanding with my own mind, I have the mind of Christ, therefore I will understand things far beyond my ability to comprehend.
I’m not fighting with my own weapons, I have the full armor of God, therefore no sword can pierce me and no enemy can defeat me.
Continue reading “Cannot Fail”
The time is at hand, the trumpets have been blown. The Remnant is being called to come together like never before, stand side by side in a way we have never stood. We have watched many fall as temptations came, witnessed causalities as our fellow brothers and sisters became too wrapped up in the ways of the world, in the attacks of the enemy, to continue to fight. But, those that are standing are ready, are able, and are angry. Continue reading “The Trumpets Have Been Blown”
The Lord did not allow David to fail, no matter how many times Saul tried to kill him or how many battles he fought, David was victorious because he was God’s man.
The Lord did not allow Esther to fail, regardless of the attacks on her uncle’s life or the fact she could have died when she went before the King, she was God’s woman.
Continue reading “God’s People”
Shouldn’t we live in a state of continuous expectancy?
When we pray, shouldn’t we expect our words to be heard? If our Father’s ears prick at the sound of our voices, then He begins to put a plan into place the second we ask for and believe in a miracle. (Matthew 21:22) Continue reading “Great Expectation”
I have to believe that you are who the Word says you are, for, if I don’t, then what do I believe in? If you didn’t send Jesus, then I, we, have no Savior. If you don’t heal, then there is no hope for a miracle. If you don’t deliver, then all we can do is fall. If you don’t listen to us, then we are all just talking in an empty room. Continue reading “I Believe”
Recently, a friend of mine lost a child. I cannot begin to imagine the pain he is walking through, the torment of his thoughts or the heartache he is feeling in this moment. The world has become so dark it is sometimes difficult to see the light, the air so thin it may seem hard to take a breath. Now, more than ever, it is so important to draw close to the Lord. Continue reading “His Desire”