So fear not, for I am with you. Isaiah 41:10 ❤✨💫

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“But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength. ” -2 Timothy 4:17

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When God stands with you great things happen. Time and Time again in the Bible, God stood with some not-so-strong people and amazing things happened.

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Had the Lord not stood with them….
1. Moses could not have stood before Pharaoh and declared God’s message.

2. Neither could he have led the Israelites through the Red Sea.

3. Gideon could not have defeated the vast army of the Midianites with just 300 men.

4. David could have never faced and slew Goliath.

5. The prophet Nathan could not have been able to rebuke King David for his great sin.

6. Elijah could not have defied Jezebel and slay the prophets of Baal.

7. Stephen, while he was being stoned to death, could not have been able to lift his eyes toward heaven and pray: “Lord, do not charge them with this sin.”

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What mountain are you facing in life that seems insurmountable? What struggles do you have? What battles are you fighting? What insurmountable mountains are you climbing? What burden weighs so heavy on your heart that it consumes your mind?

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Give it all to the Lord sweet friend. He hears your silent prayers. He see the tears stream down your face. He is holding your aching heart and restoring it for you. Let Him fight your battles. Isaiah 41:10 reminds us to fear not for He is us! Let God stand with you and give you strength and watch great things happen! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What do you love about God? Tell me in the comments, share and TAG a friend!❤✨💫⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

 It is so easy to fall into complacency and to let the enemy tell you lies. #FreeFromComplacency

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Let’s be real for a minute. It is so easy to become complacent. I’m convinced that the enemy waits for you to lower your guard just a centimeter and then he tries to get in your head and feed you lies. Lies like…”you aren’t good enough, you aren’t pretty enough, you aren’t thin enough…or “you are failing as a mom, it’s just a matter of time before you will fail as a wife, at your job or profession or if you REALLY were a follower of Jesus you would be a lot better person than you are..” he will blind you from everything that is going right to remind you of your weaknesses. He will create negative thoughts and feelings base on past experiences or current situations to draw your attention to his little plot and twists to simply to get you right where he wants you. All over sudden, your attitude change towards those around you. You begin to complain about things you should be grateful for. You begin to complain about things you have no control over. Instead of living in gratitude you become the most ungrateful person. You become overly sensitive, bitter, angry, jealous, envious about everything and everyone. Your language and thoughts about yourself and those around you suddenly changed. You started comparing yourself and hate who you are base on world view. UGH I hate the enemy so much. He’s a freaking liar sweet friends. Don’t believe a word he says! God is good! I love that “The Lord will perfect that which concerns me” – Psalm 138:8. Like every working single mother, there are multiple tasks I have to accomplish in a day besides school, personal devotion and ministry. It gets overwhelmed at time. While I have to prioritize but also vow to take it easy on myself and tell myself that whatever didn’t get done today will get done tomorrow. Whatever went wrong today will be better tomorrow. I give myself a little more grace every day and give thanks with a grateful heart for the perfect gifts of 2 beautiful, healthy and loving little girls I get the privilege to raise and be their role model. But, above all I have Jesus who is the best thing in my life and the best thing that’s ever happened to me. What do I have to complain about?! Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Don’t forget to remind yourself how blessed you are too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


It is so easy to fall into complacency and to let the enemy tell you lies. Don’t do it sweet sister. Throw his awful lies back in his face and SHUT HIM DOWN. He was defeated by Jesus and you have the power to defeat him now. Don’t let him convince you that you are anything less than amazing. You are so beautiful in Jesus’ sight and you are a jewel to Him. Don’t forget it. — Flore ❤✨💫⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Let the JOY of Our Lord be your strength today! ❤✨💫


Let’s all try our hardest to Choose Joy despite our circumstances and to give ourselves a little more Grace and not expect perfection all the time. The enemy knows our weaknesses. He will always try his tricks and plots to distract us and use our weaknesses to his advantage to steal our joy but the choice is ours to know when to walk away, not feed into its tricks and not allowing no one and nothing take our joy away. Choose Joy! No matter what you face to day, give it to God, learn to trust in The Lord with all your hearts and lean not to your own understanding. The scripture reminds us to “Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again – rejoice!”— Philippians‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬”May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” — Romans 15:13 

Let’s make it a great year filled with JOY, starting today! ❤✨💫

‪“You are altogether Beautiful, my Darling; there is no flaw in you.”‬‪Song of Songs 4:7 #KnowUrWorth ‬‪#KnowUrValue ‬‪BelieveWhatGodSaysAboutU‬

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You are valuable. You are an incredible asset to God. He created you with His own hand and He has a plan for you. Your Life has purpose and meaning and you are here for a reason. 

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The Bible says, “You have been bought and paid for by Christ, so you belong to him—be free now from all these earthly prides and fears.” (1 Corinthians 7:23) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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You have been bought and paid for by Christ. You belong to Jesus. How much does that make you worth? You are worth more than rubies and you are a precious jewel! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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God exchanged His own Son for you! The Cross proves your value. Jesus didn’t die for junk. You are incredibly valuable. Nobody has ever paid a greater price than God paid for you. You are acceptable, you are valuable, and you are altogether beautiful–there is no flaw in you! You are a child of the One True King. You are treasured and you are His.

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“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”—Hebrews‬ ‭13:8‬ 

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“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.”-Hebrews 10:23

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We live in a world of broken promises. Leaders pledge peace and secretly make plans for a war. Marriages end over trivial disputes. And presidents say things like “I didn’t do that,” knowing full well that they did.

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So many are left asking the question “Is there anyone out there who is what he claims to be?”

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If you’re looking in this world, the answer is no. But if you look outside this world, you discover that God is what he claims to be. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. You can hold onto your hope in Him knowing that He will forever be faithful. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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PURITY….My Prayers for my daughters. 

“‘… so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.’” Isaiah 55:11 (ESV) 

As my daughter celebrates her 9th birthday today, there is something I’ve come to realize I need to guard against as a mom. I sometimes want to be God in my kids’ lives. I want to write their stories. I want to set the course for their futures. I want to determine what’s best for them. I want to prevent them from ever being hurt. That’s what mothers do. Mother knows best, right? I want to be their provider and protector. And I want to be the one to set anyone straight who messes with my kids. Can you relate on any level? I think most moms can. We love these people God has entrusted to us more than we ever knew possible. And despite all the infant-stage sleepless nights, toddler tantrums, tween eye rolling, and the teen decisions in case that are ahead that can break our hearts slap in two … they are ours. To love. To lead. To launch. And we want to make it all good. But then things happen so beyond our control we eventually have to face the reality that we aren’t God. And we can’t operate as if we are. So what do we do with that gap where our mommy capabilities end and trusting God begins? Where my kids are concerned, I want to trust God with everything beyond my control. But it’s so scary. It feels so risky. And scary and risky are two words we moms don’t want as part of our kids’ lives. So, how do we deepen our trust in God? How do we make peace with the limits of what we can and cannot protect our children from? What do we do with the risky and scary feelings that can make a mom lose sleep at best and feel crazed with fear at worst? We must fill that gap with the only thing that bridges the space between our limitations and our trust in God: prayer. I know, I know. That answer can sound like such a cliché Christian answer. Typical. Too hyper-spiritual. Not the answer we want sometimes. But prayer is the only possibility with real possibility.

 

Yesterday, I came across a devotional by Brooke McGlothlin wrote a devotion about scriptural prayers for boys. It inspired me to write some specific scriptural prayers for my girls. Purity means choosing to love God more than you love anything or anyone else, and expressing that love by wholeheartedly devoting your life to God. It’s important to pursue purity because the more pure you become, the more you’ll grow into the person God intends you to become.
1 Corinthians 3:16 16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?
Ephesians 5:1-3 1 Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children 2 and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. 3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.

 It’s never too early to start teaching them on how to stay pure for God and start praying for their purity, their relationship with God and their future. The Bible instructed us to “Train up a child the way he should go.” according to Provebs 22:6. We are to teach them how to walk in true purity before God. The time is now! Even if you don’t have children yet nor married. If you desire to be married and have children, begin to cover your future spouses and children now. The devil is busy, friends! See [John 10:10]

 

Here are some powerful prayers that I pray to help fight for the heart of my daughters:

 

1. Let them learn early in life that to obey You, God, is the best way to the life their hearts truly desires (1 Samuel 15:22).

 

2. May they find comfort in Your ability, God, to reach them, hold them and rescue them (2 Samuel 22:17-18).

 

3. Let them find confidence in You, God, even when hard times come and they don’t know what to do, by keeping their eyes fixed on You (2 Chronicles 20:12).

 

4. May they keep themselves under control and not give full vent to people and situations that anger them (Proverbs 29:11).

 

5. I pray that God will shape their character and turn their weaknesses to strengths.

 

6. I pray that God guard theirs hearts, help them to stay pure, live holy for you and keep the enemy way from their hearts, minds, bodies and spirits. 2 Corinthians 7:1 Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

 

7. I pray that God help them walk in the security of His assigned worth to them. Give them a strong work ethic and health to accomplish all their tasks. Give them a heart that desires to extend their hands to those in need. Protect them for the right husband, a man of respect and godly honor. And let them be a woman of joy and laughter whose Christ-centered character is what makes them most beautiful (Proverbs 31).

 

8. Help them to fix their thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. –Philippians 4:8

 

9. Help them to know their self-worth, that they are beautiful inside and out and they are enough. They are beautiful and wonderfully made, loved and valued by God.

 

10. Help them to live their lives on purpose, use their gifts and talents to honor you, don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform them into a new person by changing the way they think. – Romans 12:2

 11. Help them to know who’s and whom they are. That their relationship with you is the most important. No man can help filled the void or emptiness in their hearts, only you can. You first loved them, you knew them before they were even born, in my womb you knitted them. They are lack nothing because you are their shepherd and their future is bright and secured in you and through you. 

This prayer list may seem long, trust me, there is more. Feel free to make this your own if you find it useful and add more….but I trust and believe that God hears my prayers and amazingly powerful things will happen in the lives of my daughters. I can still fret and worry and want to mess with anyone who messes with my girls. My girls still make mistakes, cross lines and give the principal reasons to call me. But where would we be if the power of the One who answers our prayers wasn’t in the mix of our lives? I can testify to that for trying to raise them on my own as a full time working single mom for the last few years. Lord knows, I can’t be everywhere and at every place! And what might these prayers be working out for my daughters’ futures that I won’t see for years to come? Yes, prayer is the only possibility with real possibility. And that brings me to the place where I can finally say … “Hello, my name is Mom. Not God.” 

Let’s cover our children in prayer daily. Speak life into them now and remind them of the promises that God has for their lives.

 

Dear Lord, I know that Your Word does not return void and I’m believing great things for my daughters today. You know my heart and you promised to perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands. May we  grow in our relationship with You, obey your words, follow your will and live a holy, pure and acceptable to you and for you.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen

“….apart from me you can do nothing.”— ‭‭John‬ ‭15:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” —‭‭John‬ ‭15:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬
Wow! What a powerful statement. Jesus is telling a parable or an allegory which describes Himself as “the true vine,” His Father, “the Gardener” and us as “the branches.” [See John 15:1-16.]

During a very important conversation Jesus is having with his disciples only a few hours before he is crucified, he said the following:
“Apart from me you can do nothing.”

Do you know the power that you have when you abide with your Lord? You and I must stay close to our Lord daily. Your Lord is the vine, we are the branches. Even though it may hurt for a little while, your Heavenly Father, the Gardener, will prune us, the branches, to be able to bear fruit now and even more fruit in the future. You and I cannot bear or produce fruit, unless we remain with the Lord. How are you doing?
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” John 15:1-4


I hope you can relate this powerful scripture to what God’s principle is as in cutting back a rose bush or a hibiscus tree or any other type of bush or tree that you may have in your own yard. You must cut off the dead straggly branches and then shape it nicely to have beautiful flowers. God is wanting to do the same to us. He prunes away our branches by cleansing us of anything in our life that may hinder our walk with the Lord so that we grow and share the love of our Lord Jesus Christ to others. Then the Lord will have an increase into His Kingdom by our witness to others of our own personal life and testimony. The enemy does not want anyone to follow the Lord’s will for their life. Satan uses all different kinds of temptations to seduce you away from God’s will, way and His Word throughout your life. Where are you today? Are you growing in the Lord? Are you being obedient to His will and way in your? Are you putting Him first? Are you burdened about lost souls or have you become lukewarm in your walk with the Lord? As 2016 come to a close, I pray that you make a new commitment to bear fruits as remain in The Lord. 

Abiding in Christ isn’t “extra” power for God’s work, it’s the ONLY power for God’s work. If you’re not abiding, you’re not doing God’s work nor growing in Him.