TRTO Encouragement Campaign: Day 25

Dear God’s Beloved One,
The way to your promised land is through the desert. In the desert is where you grow and learn preservation . The old bondage mind set has to die first then you can move into the land that was promised to you. Desert times in our lives are in no way comfortable.They force us to change what we have become so comfortable living with from day to day. With God, desert times are about character growth and shedding those things that will not be necessary for the next level.Even though this season is not comfortable, you can rest assure that God has your best intrest at heart. He knows what it is going to take to get you to the next level.

Love,
L

TRTO Encouragement Campaign: Day 24

Dear God’s Beloved One ,

One definition of paralysis is ” A state of powerlessness or incapacity to act “. Like paralysis  fear can also cause a state of powerlessness or incapacity to act when it is introduced into a life. Many have lived a paralyzed life. They want to move in a direction  but because  of fear of failure or fear of the unknown  they  stay  where they are comfortable , letting their  great opportunities and life pass them by. One thing that you should know about fear is that it is False Evidence Appearing Real. What we see that is causing us to “not act” or live in a state of” powerlessness” is not as big as we think . 2 Timothy 1 :7 says “For God has not given us a spirit of fear  and of timidity , but of power , love and self-discipline(NLT)”

 

When we let fear overtake our lives , it means that we have believed something that God did not speak to us. We have believed Satan over God our Father. Our Father created us and He created us in His image. Fear is not a part of His image and was not in the plan to be part of ours. However it seems to be the reason why we don’t act. I myself have heen paralyzed by fear. And in being fearful, I have missed opportunities and breakthrough. But all is not lost, we can pray to our Father to help us move from fear to faith. Lets pray.

Dear Lord,

Thank you for creating me in your image of a fearless being. When you created me you created me to have a spirit of power,love, and self-discipline. Lord over the years I have fell victim to the spirit of fear which you have stated through Paul that you have not given your children that spirit. I ask you today , to help me move from fear to faith so that I may live the life you have forseen me to live. In Jesus name Amen.

Be fearless,
L

TRTO Encouragement Campaign: Day 23

Dear God’s Beloved One,

Let’ start today with a prayer.

Lord we thank  you for another day. In this day Lord  guide  my family and I as we part to go our separate ways  for the day. Keep your arc of protection around us .  Show us  your will and mission

for this day. In Jesus name

Amen

Love,

L

 

TRTO Encouragement Campaign: Day 22

Dear God’s Beloved One,

Often we try to live up to others expectations.  We stress ourselves out trying to craft ourselves into what our parents, spouses, siblings, bosses, children or friends want us to be. Our lives become one big production where the characters that we play change with every new scene. It is often after we have hit rock bottom that we find the people that we have become are not people that we like or ever wanted to be. God has taken the time to carefully craft each individual for divine purpose.  If you fail to live up to your divine purpose to pursue someone else’s desire for you then you have wasted your life.  Take careful inventory of your life to determine if the life you are living is fulfilling your divine purpose or being wasted on meaningless pursuits.

Lovingly,

Sha

TRTO Encouragement Campaign: Day 21

Dear God’s Beloved One,

Do you have a limited view of God?  If your view of God is limited (meaning you put him in a box of what he can and will do for you ) ,then you run the risk of cutting off your blessings. With God all things are possible . Open your eyes and see the possibilities

Love,

TRTO Encouragement Campaign: Day 20

Dear God’s Beloved One,

Today  let’s reflect on a scripture.

And  this same God  who takes care of me  will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:19 NLT

Love,

TRTO

TRTO Encouragement Campaign: Day 19

Dear God’s Beloved One, 

“Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Harran, they settled there.” —Genesis 11:31 (NIV)

Terah, Abram’s father, began a journey he never completed.  I know many of you reading this may ask why that fact would be important when his son would make a covenant with God that He continues to honor today.  Believers are beneficiaries of the promises made to Abram in the book of Genesis. However, I was vexed to find in Genesis 11:31 that Abram’s father began on a quest and ended with him settling in a place far from his intended destination.  Many people settle in their pursuit of a fulfilling life.  We settle for jobs we hate. We settle for homes that we don’t like. We settle for unfulfilling relationships. This becomes a life pattern and infiltrates every facet of our human existence. I don’t know what led Terah to want to leave his homeland with some of his family but I know he got to a place (Haran) where he decided not to go any further. He found some comfort in Haran that made him forgo his destiny. I am afraid many of us will find at the end of our lives that we have settled and have forgone our destinies. This blog has become documentation of my unwillingness to settle for just hearing and reading about God.  As much as I love to hear powerful testimonies of God’s power and provision, I want to render my own testimonies. I want to believe God like Abraham believed God. I don’t want my faith to “max out” at mustard seed level, although it is enough to get the job done. There is more to God and I want to experience Him for myself. I don’t want to settle for a casual relationship with God that is expressed on Sundays at 10am.  What about you? Have you looked back at your life and found that you have settled for the life that you now live? Have you found that your relationship with God is not really much of a relationship? Do not become complacent with your life and relationship with God. Complacency equals death. Terah died in the place where he settled. Many of us will die not ever knowing the beautiful and wonderful things God wants to do in and through us because we settle. Well let me encourage you to do as Abram does in Genesis 12 and “go the distance”. Begin with a firm commitment to abandon settling. In fact, banish that word from your vocabulary.

Lovingly,

 Sha

TRTO Encouragement Campaign: Day 18

Dear God’s Beloved One,

 The love that God has for you is so great that He would leave the crowd to find you .

“If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he will joyfully carry it home on his shoulders. When he arrives, he will call together his friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’ In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away!
Luke 15:4-7 NLT

Love,

L

TRTO Encouragement Campaign: Day 17

Dear God’s Beloved One,

Reflect on how glorious  and loving God is in  Psalms 8. Be blessed.

 O Lord, our Lord,     how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.     Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes,     to still the enemy and the avenger.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,     the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him,     and the son of man that you care for him?

Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings[b]     and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;     you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen,     and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,     whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our Lord,     how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Psalms 8(ESV)

Lovingly,

Sha

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