Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: September 24, 2022

I was watching the horses go by me today from a carriage ride and noticed the eye gates on the horses. I thought how often we have need eye gates as humans. You may think that sounds silly, but does it? We need to protect our eyes from the things in this world that can draw us into evil. The eyes are important and the enemy knows it! He uses the eyes to lure many into sin, he uses the eyes to create nightmares that haunt others for years. Yes, he uses the eyes. Today’s passage says to look straight before thee. The enemy wants you to look back, your not going that way. Don’t do it. Guard your eyes in what you watch on tv, what you look at online. Man, those eye gates, they matter. God has really been putting in my spirit just what matters. This one, it is huge. The enemy attacks so many through their eyes. We may not be able to wear eye gates like a horse, but we can put spiritual blinders in place and ask the Holy Spirit to quicken us when we need to turn away. Friends, those eye gates… they matter! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. 26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. 27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.” ~ Proverbs 4:25-27

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: September 23, 2022

I was thinking on this verse this evening after I read it. As children of God, we have the mind of Christ. Then I started thinking about being in the world but not of the world. Have you ever just had your buttons pushed and you just want to react outside of who you know you now are in a Christ? Man, that’s a hard one. How do we maintain that mind of Christ in those difficult situations. We have to start by being rooted in His Word. Then we apply it daily. We have to be grounded in prayer and praise. And you know I’m going to say it, we have to be renewing our minds daily. If we are not washing ourselves clean daily, it so easy for junk to build up and slip out. God isn’t looking for perfection but progression, so change won’t come overnight. Don’t be discouraged when your mind isn’t changing at the rate you want as long as your heart is where it should be with God and you are renewing it consistently. We are sons and daughters of the King. As you progress keep your eyes forward, no looking back. Your destiny awaits, your thinking must align with the King of Kings for it to unfold. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:” ~ Philippians 2:5

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: September 22, 2022

What comes out of your mouth is so very important. We hold the power to speak things into existence. That old rhyme sticks and stones may break my bones but word will never hurt me is the biggest untruth. Words do hurt and they hold power. We must be careful at the words we speak not only against others, but words we speak against ourselves. They can build up or they can destroy. You may think, Michelle it’s not that serious; but my friend it is. Proverbs 18:21 tells us death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit there of. Words matter. What are you speaking? Is it speaking life or death over you and your family? It truly makes a difference. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” ~ Ephesians 4:29

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: September 21, 2022

I looked up Biblical strife, “1a : bitter sometimes violent conflict or dissension political strife. b : an act of contention : fight, struggle. 2 : exertion or contention for superiority. 3 archaic : earnest endeavor.” I’ve found that if it takes away my peace, the price is just too high. If it causes me to struggle, if it causes contention, it’s just not worth the negative pressure it is applying to my life. It’s important to look at the source of the pressure being applied and if it is in any way negative the price is too high. Pressure from the Lord builds me up, pressure from the enemy knocks me down. We should also be building each other up not knocking each other down! Lord help us to do and be better. Help us to recognize the enemies plots and not fall into them. Help us to fix our eyes on You! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“3 [Let] nothing [be done] through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.” ~ Philippians 2:3-4

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: September 20, 2022

“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:” These are serious times we are living in and the enemy is going to throw anything he can to pull us away from God, so I want my Heavenly Father to remove anything from me that is usable in any way by the enemy. Test me Lord, try me so that anything impure comes out before the enemy sends his darts against me. Search my heart Poppa and show me where I need to make changes, help me to walk upright before you! In Jesus name. Amen 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if [there be any] wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” ~ Psalm 139:23-24

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: September 19, 2022

It’s a heart issue. What the grounds of your heart look like and the water you are using to water your fruit look like, truly matter. Is it toxic, corrupted by the world or is it pure and has it been filtered through the Holy Ghost? Is it softened from the Holy Spirit to produce good fruit or hardened to produce little or bitter fruit? Does your fruit look appealing to the eyes, but leave a bad taste in the mouth? The health of what we produce stems from the condition of our heart. just like with fruit trees it has to be tended to. It has to be watered with God’s Word and pruned from anything not of God that is trying to take root. Whatever is in our heart is sure to come our in our fruit, in our words or our actions. Where our heart is matters and we must continually do a heart check because the devil never sleeps and he will constantly try to sneak some things in like unforgiveness, anger, hurt. That is also why renewing your mind is so important and why daily time with God is essential so you can keep your fruit clean (your heart pure). You can’t do that with a once in a while, meet and greet time with God. It has to be continual. You have to be ready for the enemy when he comes for you so you can say, not today satan and tomorrow either! The Holy Spirit will alert you when something isn’t right in your heart before your fruit goes bad when your spending that time with the Lord. Do a heart check with Him this evening, it matters! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.” ~ Luke 6:43-45

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: September 18, 2022

I’ve been thinking a lot about this world. The Lord tells us not to be conformed to it. To conform is to “(of a person) behave according to socially acceptable conventions or standards; be similar in form or type; agree.” I was scrolling through my FB page today and was taken back by the amount of pure evil. Then I started noticing an equal amount of suicidal tones to some of of the same evil. The enemy was having a field day in the minds of people and they were blinded by the doors that had been opened. We are not to conform to this world and so many elements of evil that are wrapped up in it. It can be found in music, movies, even things we’ve made legal are doorways for the enemy to come in. I know I keep saying it, but that renewing of your mind is critical and essential to our walk with God and to keeping the enemy out. I went through so many years not in the perfect will of God. I don’t want to do that again. I want all He has for this daughter of His and for my family. That means less of ME and more of HIM! It means I don’t conform to the world because it’s popular, I conform to my Father because it’s right in my heart! I pray someone gets this because it’s critical. Our time here is short and we have a mission for our Father and souls depend on it. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” ~ Romans 12:2

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: September 17, 2022

We are so blessed to be children of the most high God. It’s so easy to get distracted by the things that tend to weigh us down and that’s the devils intent, but today’s passage encourages us to be diligent in this race. As I read it and studied for this post, I heard eyes straight forward. There’s no looking back daughter, eyes straight forward. The enemy is so good at trying to distract and taking your eyes off of where God has us going. He’s good at overwhelming us and discouraging us, but God is not the author of confusion and He will not take you where He cannot provide for you. Jesus washed away the shame, the doubt, anything negative the enemy is trying to put on you… Jesus has already washed it away. I’m here to tell you he is a liar and don’t except those thoughts he’s placing in your head. If it doesn’t produce joy when it comes into your mind, if it doesn’t produce a set plan to prosper your future in line with the will of God, cast thought out and replace it with a decree from the Word of God! Lay aside the sins and even thoughts that can lead to sins that so easily beset us and let us run with patience, shed that weight sisters and brothers. The enemy is putting weight on your shoulders that’s isn’t yours to carry!!! Cast it at your Father’s feet right now and run the race so much lighter. Jesus already endured it at the cross, it’s not yours to carry. The enemy has lied to you, fooled you into carrying a package that isn’t yours to bear. It’s wearing you down, cut the ties, and run the race with patience. We have miles yet to go. Look to Jesus who IS the author and finisher of our faith! He IS at the right hand of the throne of God ready to lighten the burden from every weight and sin holding you down. He’s reaching out His hand to you, all you have to do is take it and call on His name. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” ~ Hebrews 12:1-2

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: September 16, 2022

Ahhhh that “little” “big” thing called faith! Faith is a “complete trust or confidence in someone or something or strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.” Today’s verse tells us without faith it is impossible to please God. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Knowing this, you can’t believe His Word and not have faith that He can take care of you, provide for you, and do whatever it us He has promised you. If you seek Him, you can be assured He is going to guide you and show you things that will come to pass. With each thing He shows you, your faith will grow stronger. Faith is like a muscle, it needs to be exercised. You should be stretching your faith constantly as you seek your Father. Lean unto Him, trust Him, and pull back from the things of this world. We are living in a time when faith is going to be critical in almost everything we do, now is the time to lean in and watch it grow, 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” ~ Hebrews 11:6

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: September 15, 2022

We don’t have to go through a priest to reach our Heavenly Father, we don’t need to go through ritual sacrifices for the atonement of our sins. When Jesus died on the cross and rose again, He became the only sacrifice needed to atone for our sins and gave us the privilege to come boldly unto the throne of grace anytime we need it. Our Father is always listening. Not only that, but He wants to hear from His children, He wants a relationship with us. Not a onside prayer to Him, but a two-way conversation. And He gave His son so that none would parish so He doesn’t want anyone to make the decision to go to hell, it grieves His heart. He’s provided a way, grace and mercy through the blood of Jesus and when you accept it, your life will never be the same. He not only gives grace for the time of need, but He walks with you daily and when you choose to have that daily relationship with Him, He is a friend like no other. “He walks with me, and talks with me, and tells me I’m His own…” That peace is unlike anything the world can offer. The world would be so much better if everyone had it. It’s a calm even in the storm, it’s seeing your Father’s hand even when things don’t go your way, it’s feeling His love in a world gone crazy. I’m thankful I can come boldly to His throne of grace and that I can walk with Him daily. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” ~ Hebrews 4:16