Unlimited Joy: Philippians 4:4

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”

-Philippians 4:4

Hello friends,

Over the last couple of days, I encountered a stomach bug, which was not ideal, but I had time to rest and hear from the Holy Spirit. As I was resting the other night I watched the movie,  “MIRACLE”, and there was a scene that really grabbed my attention. Continue reading “Unlimited Joy: Philippians 4:4”

Unlimited Joy: Psalm 30:11

Joy1“You turned my lament into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,”

-Psalm 30:11

Friends,

Today I believe marks a time and season when God is allowing us to experience an Increase in JOY! Based off the Jewish Calendar, today  we have entered the month of Adar – which means Unlimited Joy! I find it so exciting, to think, that God has prepared this time on the calendar to POUR out UNLIMITED Joy on His children. Continue reading “Unlimited Joy: Psalm 30:11”

Unlimited Joy: Guidlines

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Hello Friends,

I feel very inspired to encourage you to Increase and Develop your JOY!! With the help of the Holy Spirit I will be sharing verses and insight over the next month to help you ACCESS God’s limitless JOY. I believe God desires to see His children abounding with joy, through the power of His Spirit. You may think, that’s a novel idea, but what about when Life hits me hard? What about when my husband loses His job? Or When my Mom is diagnosed with cancer? Or when I have a loved one battling addiction? How do I abound with joy, when dealing with the darkness of this world??

I Hear you friend… I know this, in our own human strength, it IS impossible to “count it all Joy”. However, with Christ, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. I hope that over the next couple weeks you will gain understating and revelation about Biblical Joy. It is possible to ACCESS and LIVE in God’s pure, heavenly Joy. Dare to BELIEVE!

I want you to get the most out of this Season of Unlimited Joy, so here are some suggestions:

  1. Spend time meditating on the verse. I encourage you to write the verse down and ask the Holy Spirit for help in understanding! The Holy Spirit is our teacher and is able to reveal the word of God to us; making it applicable to our everyday life! (John 14:26)
  2. Pray the Word. Use the verse of the day to guide you prayers. Pray bold prayers – Speak about the joy to come, not about the struggle you are facing. These bold prayers, based on truth, will activate your faith. 
  3. Start and end your day with Gratitude. Find the small and big moments that truly make you see God’s hand in your life and thank him for his goodness. Keep a record  this month of all blessings you are receiving. (James 1:17) 
  4. Spend time in worship. Worship is a powerful way to connect to God’s presence. Find a song to be your VICTORY PRAISE,  and make it your anthem over the next couple weeks! (One of my favorites – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awkO61T6i0k)

I pray you are inspired and encouraged to ask God for MORE JOY! I believe that these  verses, devotions, and songs will help you to experience the power of God and access His,  UNLIMITED JOY.

Enjoy the process,

Sarah

God’s: To-Do List

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Give God Your LIST!

Sister, if you are feeling weighed down and burdened by your mental list , its probably time for a brain dump. So get out some paper,  write down all your thoughts, then delegate! Here are some suggestions on what you can delegate to God, so you can lighten your load and get your JOY back! (It really is the responsible thing to do)

God’s TO-DO list:

  1. Heal past trauma
  2. Get rid of depression
  3. Purge out fear
  4. Make peace with family members
  5. Salvation for family members
  6. Receive Prosperity and abundance
  7. Live with peace, joy and hope
  8. Learn to Love others
  9. Raise God loving children
  10. Become more holy

ONLY GOD can do, what only God can do. Reminder, YOU ARE NOT GOD.  Although, you are His beloved child and He loves you. God desires for  you to live in His perfect peace, but You must be willing to receive that.

If your like me, you want to let go and trust God , but sometimes it feels hard to quiet your mind! Those cares can be pesky and keep showing up even after we have given them to God.. So how do we truly cast our cares??

I believe there are steps we can take, to help position our hearts and mind towards surrender. This is a process, it will take practice and patience, but it is worth the effort!

Here are the steps I take when casting my cares: 

Step 1: Release your cares to God, write them down and say – GOD I give this to you, I trust that you will handle this in your perfect timing, AMEN! See yourself laying your care down at Jesus feet and imagine Him saying – I got this! You may be tempted to pick that care back up, DO NOT, leave it where it belongs!

Step 2: Renew your mind with truth. When that “care” pops up in your mind, override it with TRUTH. Speak out, – God already knows this care, He is taking care of it and i TRUST HIM. Ask God for a biblical promise that you can speak over the problem in your life. The Bible is full of life giving words and it has the power to transform your thinking and life.

Step 3: Believe that God will deliver! Believe that God is taking care of EVERYTHING! Believe so BIG that you no longer hear the doubt or worry!!! Praise and worship is a powerful tool to help you get out of your mind and get into God’s presence – In His presence is where you receive power and peace!

Praying this word encourages you and infuses your soul with HOPE!

 

Love you sister,

Sarah x0

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Daily Habits That Will Help You Cultivate an Abundant Life

 “Jesus replied, “But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.”

-Luke 11:28

Does an abundant life sound like a dream life to you?!  I believe God wants his children to prosper, flourish and be blessed in this life, and we find in the Bible, scripture after scripture, speaks this TRUTH!! As you read this post, I hope your faith grows and you are inspired to become a more disciplined believer.

So let’s dive right in…!

Daily Habits For Cultivating an Abundant Life:

  • Continually Praise God. Give God the credit HE deserves!  When life is good, praise God! When life is hard, praise God! When life doesn’t make sense, praise God! It is so good to create and maintain a habit of praising and thanking God.  Simple ways to apply this are: starting your day thankful to be alive, thanking God for you food at lunch time, praising God for your loved ones at dinner time, and going to bed thinking of All the blessings that will come.

“From the rising of the sun to its setting, The name of the Lord is to be praised (with awe-inspired reverence).” Psalm 113:3

  • Keep Your Faith Strong. Being a person of faith means BELIEVING in who God says HE is and TRUSTING that HE will do what HE  promised. Faith is a muscle and it needs daily training in order to grow. Praying, worshiping, reading your Bible, listening to sermons and surrounding yourself with other believers will help you increase your faith.

“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” Hebrew 11:6

  • Pray ALOT.  Prayer is what connects us to God. All day we have an inner dialogue happening, and a way to begin praying more often is to simply bring God into your thoughts. By saying – “God please show me your plan in this situation which I am thinking about” – you turn your thoughts into prayers! You can do this all day, with every situation you encounter. It is wise to get in the habit of bringing God into your thoughts and focusing your thoughts on God.

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

  • Follow God’s Timeline.  God’s timing is always PERFECT. Sometimes we can feel impatient, overwhelmed or confused by how our life is unfolding.  This is why God invites us to develop a deep and mature relationship with HIM. When you have an intimate relationship with God, it is much easier to TRUST and FOLLOW HIS timeline.  Understanding HIS heart and HIS will for your life will give you the confidence necessary to navigate the ups and downs of life.

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:” Ecclesiastes 3:1

I encourage you to choose one or two of the habits to focus on daily and build off that foundation! Ask the Holy Spirit to give you support and guidance as you add these new habit into your life. I can only imagine the shift that will happen in your life by simply adding a couple new habits!!! SO excited for you SISTER!!!

 

Much love,

 

Sarah<3