30 Days of Praise and Thanksgiving: Day 16

Day: A Friend of God

God told me my circle would be small on the journey to my destiny. I had no idea just how small He meant by that. Just recently He told me to guard what I’m given, be selective whom I share things with. I sit tonight reflecting on that. Sometimes you get so excited with a word spoken or a Kingdom connection made you want to shout. Sadly, I found sometimes (more often than not) shouting you find naysayers, doubters, and out right haters like piranha’s out to devour the word given or disconnect the Kingdom connection established over or on your life. That can be discouraging, but take heart my friend. There is Someone who never leaves or forsakes you. Someone who will always encourage you. Someone who is just as excited to see you progress towards your destiny as you are. There is a friend that sticks closer to you than a brother! That friend is God. Do you know Him? His presence in your life will make all the difference and you never have to be alone again. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

❤️ Thank You Father God for being a friend that never leaves or forsakes me! ❤️

13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. ~ John 15:13-15

15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 [Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 20 At that day ye shall know that I [am] in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. ~ John 14:15-20

A man [that hath] friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend [that] sticketh closer than a brother. ~ Proverbs 18:24

[Let your] conversation [be] without covetousness; [and be] content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. ~ Hebrews 13:5

My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me. ~ Psalm 63:8

Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? ~ Psalm 139:7

30 Days of Praise and Thanksgiving: Day 15

Day 15: I am Loved

I am so loved, you are so loved! God loved us so much He gave His only son for our lives. John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” I don’t know about you but some days I don’t feel very lovable, yet I have a Poppa that had chosen (and forgiven) me before the foundations of the world! According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: ~ Ephesians 1:4 That is praise worthy and something worth a praise shout! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

💜 Thank You Father God for Your unconditional love foe me! 💜

Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. ~ John 20:2

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. ~ 1 John 3:1

Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life. ~ Isaiah 43:4

For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:20

But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 1 Peter 2:9

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; ~ Colossians 3:12

All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 1 Corinthians 6:12

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. ~ Ephesians 2:10

And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together. ~ Romans 8:17

30 Days of Praise and Thanksgiving: Day 14

Day 14: Fills the Heart’s Void

I lost my daddy when I was 3 months old to a terrible car accident. It left a void in my heart and created abandonment issues that I would try to fill well into my adult life. Only God can fill that void and He is still repairing many of those issues within me today. Often what happens is we turn to outside resources to fill those voids in our heart. For some (like me) it was toxic relationships causing years of emotional damage from emotional and mental abuse. For others, it is drug or food addictions. Some go the opposite direction and anorexia/ bulimia or harm themselves such as cutting. That void needs to be filled and it’s often filled in an unhealthy way. The Lord is slowly unraveling years of damage caused by me trying to fill that void in emotionally abusive relationships. He said He is unraveling that damage done to my mind like a rope that was bound and twisted. As he frees my mind that rope is becoming smooth and beautiful. Along this new journey to free my mind, I’ve found that old void trying to reopen. Every time this happens it opens the path to more knots, more twist in that rope. The answer during those times is drawing closer to God. “For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.” ~ Psalm 107:9 There is no person, no drug, no food, that can fill it. I can’t help but smile. It’s taken me a long time to get that and God could not give me my Boaz until I had that. “O taste and see that the LORD [is] good: blessed [is] the man [that] trusteth in him.” ~ Psalm 34:8 Everything is in His timing. I have to be so buried in Him, so solid there that my Boaz must go through Him to get to my heart. I’m getting there Lord!!!! Heart check. Is there any void in your heart that leads way to addiction of any kind or any size? Now is a great time to give it to God and allow Him to take over that void. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

🧡 Thank You Father God for filling that void the heart often seeks after. 🧡

Blessed [are] they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. ~ Matthew 5:6

[Luk 1:53 KJV] 53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. ~ Luke 1:53

4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name. 5 My soul shall be satisfied as [with] marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise [thee] with joyful lips: ~ Psalm 63:4-5

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, ~ Galatians 5:22

30 Days of Praise and Thanksgiving: Day 13

Day 13: Free from Condemnation

I can’t speak for you, but when Jesus saved me…. whew, He saved a mess! I’m not just speaking about the things He forgave me for before I knew Him, but those things after I came to Him. *** GASP *** That’s right, this child of God’s walk has been completely imperfect, marred with bad choices and twist and turns I could have avoided had I listened to my Poppa’s voice. Guess what? He knew every choice I would make and He still has peppered my walk with grace. He forgave me at times when I could not even forgive myself. I felt Psalm 34:5, “They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.” deep in my spirit when I read it this evening. I had been beating myself up over choices made and it was as if God had looked down on me and suddenly His light opened up on me as I let it all go while His love just washed over me. We don’t have to carry the burden of our bad decisions. “For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” ~ 2 Corinthians 5:21 The devil wants to keep us bound in sin, God wants us to walk in the fullness of Christ. “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” John 8:36 Walk in that freedom! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

Thank You Father God for freeing me from condemnation!

[There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. ~ Romans 8:1

For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) ~ Romans 5:17

But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; ~ Romans 3:21

1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; 3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. ~ Isaiah 61:1-3

Whom God hath set forth [to be] a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; ~ Romans 3:25

11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, [so] great is his mercy toward them that fear him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, [so] far hath he removed our transgressions from us. 13 Like as a father pitieth [his] children, [so] the LORD pitieth them that fear him. ~ Psalm 103:11-13

For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: ~ Romans 11:30

30 Days of Praise and Thanksgiving: Day 12

Day 12: God’s Sovereignty

I have started this blog and erased it at least 3 times this evening. Help me Poppa, give me words. I am so thankful our God fights for us. He reigns high above ALL else and He is ALWAYS in control. Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, [and] there is nothing too hard for thee: ~ Jeremiah 32:17 Sovereignty is supreme power or authority and God’s sovereignty is above all else. It doesn’t matter what the situation looks like, He exercises the final judgement over your situation. It may look like it is coming against you, but “8 For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 It may just be He has a better way for you than you had planned for yourself. God is sovereign, no one is going to do anything that will throw His plans for you off track. A migraine was trying to overtake today me as a toxic person was trying to exclude their toxicity onto me. Not so. “The LORD God [is] my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ [feet], and he will make me to walk upon mine high places…” Habakkuk 3:19 Allow God to reign sovereign in your life and watch His protection and blessing rain down on you. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

❤️ Thank You Father God for Your Sovereignty! ❤️

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” ~ Proverbs 3:5

But thou [art] holy, [O thou] that inhabitest the praises of Israel. ~ Psalm 22:3

For with God nothing shall be impossible. ~ Luke 1:37

17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither [shall] fruit [be] in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and [there shall be] no herd in the stalls: 18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. 19 The LORD God [is] my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ [feet], and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments. ~ Habakkuk 3:17-19

And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments; ~ Daniel 9:4

Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? ~ Matthew 6:25

30 Days of Praise and Thanksgiving: Day 11

Day 11: Holy Spirit

Your trying too hard daughter. Those wounds you are carrying cut deep, they pierced to your very soul. They don’t see the deep trauma hidden within the crevices of your mind. They don’t understand the slow bleed from the direct contact wounds to the heart. There is an attack warring against you in a realm few would understand. You do not face this battle alone. My spirit is within you and it is through My spirit that you will prevail. Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This [is] the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. ~ Zechariah 4:6 I sure needed that Word today and my Poppa knew it. I keep hearing (and I have been for awhile now) not by [my] might or power, so when the Lord brought this verse into my path [again] this morning my heart smiled.

I still remember when the Lord filled me with the Holy Ghost in a small Colorado mountain church. I look back now and think, “How did I make it a day without Him?!” This world is brutal, completely cut throat. My heart was not made for any part of it. How awesome to know we have been given the Holy Spirit to help us navigate through it. Not only that, but are you ready for this? He counsels, convicts, empowers, comforts, strengthens, renews, gives wisdom, and the list goes on! His power even fights for us in realms we can’t see. Whatever you are facing, you are not facing it alone. Whatever you are trying to recover from, He’s holding you up. Whatever is trying to take you under, His Spirit is fighting on your behalf. Are you claiming that power? Not by your might or strength, but through His. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

💛 Thank You Father God for Your Holy Spirit. 💛

But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. ~ John 14:26

Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. ~ Hebrews 10:35

5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing [is] God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. 6 Therefore [we are] always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) ~ 2 Corinthians 5:5-7

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, ~ Galatians 5:22

But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. ~ Romans 8:11

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: ~ Romans 8:16

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. ~ Romans 8:26

For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. ~ Romans 15:3

That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. ~ Romans 15:16

Blessed [be] God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; ~ 2 Corinthians 1:3

6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. ~ Galatians 4:6-7

That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; ~ Ephesians 3:16

30 Days of Praise and Thanksgiving: Day 10

Day 10: I Am

A jet spiraling out of control ready to crash, that’s how I felt my world has been over the last month. Items being tossed to and fro about the cabin, oxygen mask springing down as I grasp and missing while trying to breath gasping for air. I can’t breath, why can’t I breath? The blinding headaches as the plane whirls out of control. Telling myself to just focus, yet confusion was a haze surrounding me. I had relinquished control, yet even still in the middle of the chaos was the great I Am right there in the crashing plane with me. Instead of allowing me to crash and burn, He kicked the devil out of the cargo door and took over the pilot seat. Dazed and confused I sat looking over the last several months and the tactics used. The devil and a narcissist make great teammates. One is set on completely destroying you while the other is set on doing that while pulling you from your destiny in Christ. Then I looked at my Father’s love. He is my El Shaddi (God almighty), my Jehovahjireh ( my provider), my Prince of Peace, my Deliverer. He is My “I Am”! And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. ~ Exodus 3:14 He didn’t give up on me when I was ready to give up on myself. He was not willing to allow me to crash and burn, but was prepared for me to soar into another testimony that showed his grace, goodness, and mercy. There are so many names that encompass our God, but I Am says it all. He is The One who never leaves, the only one we ever need. I just want to give Him praise tonight. In my prayers today I said You could have left me and He said, I Am and you are mine. 🥰 Thank You Poppa! Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: [let] thy glory [be] above all the earth. ~ Psalm 57:11 🙌🏻 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

🧡 Thank You Father God for being my I Am! 🧡

And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I [am] the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. ~ Genesis 17:1

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. ~ Isaiah 9:6

And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said [to] this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen. ~ Genesis 22:14

And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: ~ Romans 11:26

And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I [am] the LORD: ~ Exodus 6:2

And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, ~ Exodus 34:6

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. ~ Galatians 5:1

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God [is] with thee whithersoever thou goest. ~ Joshua 1:9

He turned the sea into dry [land]: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him. ~ Psalm 66:6

God [is] our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. ~ Psalm 46:1

Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. ~ Psalm 90:1

Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. ~ Isaiah 41:10

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. ~ Philippians 4:13

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God [is] with thee whithersoever thou goest. ~ Joshua 1:9

In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. ~ Psalm 56:11

The LORD [is] my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD [is] the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? ~ Psalm 27:1

4 [There is] a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy [place] of the tabernacles of the most High. 5 God [is] in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, [and that] right early. ~ Psalm 46:4-5