Those Colors…

People never fail to disappoint and I guess that’s apart of the times we are living in. There is something about those colors we keep bottled inside, they ALWAYS spill out with time. Oh and when they do, those colors stain everything in their path and there is no more putting them back in that bottle. Do your colors brighten or discourage? Are they light that reflects the Jesus in you or a black darkness from the devil himself? You make think that harsh, but what is bottled inside of you can burst forth and bring laughter that lifts a soul or tears that breaks someone. What colors are shining through you? Darkness or light? Hope or despair? Encouragement or discouragement. It’s something worth thinking about. The colors you hold back are more powerful than you realize. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

It’s In The Detail

Sometimes I find myself getting lost in what others think and what they expect of me. Today as I was walking April I noticed these little white flowers springing up, I’ve always thought them to be so ugly. I heard my Poppa saying look closer, take your camera and zoom in. I did and I was surprised at the beauty I found in the detail. My mind has been so overwhelmed by the appearance of things as a whole I had lost sight of the details. My God is always in control, first and foremost. Second, the enemy loves to overtake us by making us think we can’t handle the burden placed on us. He causes us to become so overwhelmed in the moment we forget we can do all things through Christ (Philippians 4:13) and “we are more than conquerors” through Him (Romans 8:37). I’ve been so discouraged on the outside looking in I forgot the light is within me shining bright and the darkness has no place and cannot survive. “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:” Ephesians 5:8 I am blessed, chosen, and redeemed. It doesn’t matter what mistakes I make, my Poppa lifts me up and the blood of Jesus cleanses me. A closer look at the details reveal God is in control when I’m not. Three times in two days He showed me He is in control, not me. He took situations beyond my control and set the direction I needed to follow. It’s in the detail daughter, focus in on what I have for you. Are the people in your life leading you there are drawing you away? It doesn’t matter what others expect or think, it matters who you are in Me. Wow, that’s an on time Word from my Poppa!

I’ll share another Scripture He dropped on me, “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.” Ephesians 5:6 There are going to be toxic people in your life, many skilled in manipulation. Their words have a way of drawing you in. I seem to be a magnet for these type of people. The armor of God becomes so essential because if you let it slip for even a minute you’ll find yourself lost in their lies. Oh Poppa, my heart… oh daughter, your armor. Hold it up and don’t let it down. If they don’t put me first what they say and think doesn’t even matter. My friends, I don’t know what your facing but I know what it’s like to struggle against the enemy. Change your focus. If you are a child of God, He has a plan for YOU. It’s in the details. Not always the ones you can see with the naked eye, take a closer look. I did and I found God is still in control. You cannot go too far off course for God, you cannot outrun Him, and you cannot mess up beyond His grace. I’m a living testimony to all of that. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

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

“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” Romans 8:37

“10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” Ephesians 6:10-18

My Heart Shines On

“Poppa,” sobbing uncontrollably, “this heart of mine. It loves too deep, too pure, without bounds. Those aren’t good things in this world today. It breaks too often until I am broken and crying out at your feet. Not new tears, but recycled tears from a heart that cares too much.” I then sat and listened for my Father’s voice. Daughter, your love comes from me and my likeness. Your pure heart is from the blood of Jesus that flows through you. Just as My love knows no bounds it freely streams out from you. The world needs that love, that purity. You are not broken. I have mended you together, beautifully woven in my likeness. Those stitches can be pulled, but never separated. I am you Father, you are my child. All that you long for can be found within me. The world seeks what you have because my light shines through you. Let it shine. Wow. I sat in silence. The tears may fall like the showers of May, but the Son continues to shine through it all. And just when I think my heart can’t handle anymore, a rainbow breaks through the clouds. A reminder that my heart has not been forgotten and it will shine on, drawing others to Christ. 💛 ~ Chelle

“13 For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.” Isaiah 41:13