Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: August 14, 2022

Not everyone in your life is for you. Read that again. The enemy uses a lot of people and the Lord has been making me keenly aware of this lately. I felt today’s Nourishment Scripture deep in my spirit. What a read on a fowler is very interesting. “A fowler is a bird catcher who uses traps and snares to catch birds. He hides in plain sight and attacks unwary prey without warning, eventually capturing it.” This is much the same way the enemy uses people (or even spirits) to monitor us for him and then in some cases he will lure the person into evil, in others they just report back every single detail to another person (or persons) while they are plotting against them (sometimes using witch craft and all sorts of the devils evil devices to accomplish his will knowingly or unknowingly to the people involved). But God! When we walk closely to Him, He will show us these people and He will deliver us from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He has just starting showing me some people that were like an annoyance in my ear and He said no daughter, it’s deeper than that. I thought I was just bothered by the people and their repeated actions, but my spirit was bothered by the activity in the spirit realm. Pay attention when the Holy Spirit nudges you about someone. Say speak Lord and listen for His voice! He’s been showing me for sometime and I just realized today what He was saying! Some people want to know how you are for the wrong reasons! Look at the full picture and ask God to give you spiritual eyes to see and ears to hear what says the Lord and He will answer your prayer. The devil doesn’t care who he uses, lean unto God and His discernment to make sure your not giving him intel! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.” ~ Psalm 91:3

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: August 13, 2022

What do you believe? What we believe is so critically important. The children of Israel had wandered for 40 years. When it came time to enter the promised land they didn’t believe causing them to not enter after all that time spend wandering. God had showed Himself time and time again and they still did not believe. I looked at our world today and began to ponder the unbelief I see. This ranges from outright unbelief in God to not trusting God to do what He said He would do (which is still unbelief). There is so much to be learned from the children of Israel. Jesus is the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. (Hebrews 13:8) We can trust Him to say what He will do. What we believe doesn’t only matter, it is essential to our future! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.” ~ Hebrews 3:19

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: August 12, 2022

I woke early in the morning to a familiar feeling of my legs feeling weakened as I began to stir. My husband sensed my unrest and said check your blood pressure, it was unsettling low. I laid back down and began to pray, Poppa I don’t understand. I thought we were past this. I heard Him say, I am in the midst of you, even through the fire. I kept repeating this over and over as if I was getting up to write it down in my prayer journal. This morning I was reminded His hedge of protection is around me and can’t be penetrated. His glory illuminates from within me outwardly. While I was in the hospital, the techs would come in several times a day to check my blood pressure and sugar. I had one younger lady who would tarry by my bed a little longer. Finally she said my room was just so peaceful. She said when she entered in, there was just such a peace there. I said that is the spirit of God! She heard me listening to my music one day and recognized one of the songs and began to tell me the songs she liked. Our spirits recognized each other! When you have the spirit of God , you are just different. Something in you changes and the things that aren’t right (because none of us are perfect) start to change. The Lord starts to root out things not of Him and it’s not an easy process, but it’s a beautiful one because you are becoming one with Him. When I woke, My Father had Zechariah 2:5 on my heart. It doesn’t matter the situation, He is a wall of fire around me and you! From within that wall, His glory shines IN the midst of us. It shines for others to see. We are not alone and others can see His wonder working power as we become a living, breathing testimony for Him. Don’t buy into the devil’s lies that your alone or God has abandoned you, He is within you! He loves you and never leaves or forsakes you. Your story is part of your Kingdom work that will draw others out of the darkness. Don’t you give up now. You press harder into Him and feel the glow of His fire around you and His light from within you! You’ve got this, because God has you! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“For I, saith the Lord, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.” ~ Zechariah 2:5

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: August 11, 2022

I know a lot of my brothers and sisters in Christ who are in a struggle right now. I am watching their battles through spiritual eyes and I see their struggles in the spirit realm. The battle you are fighting is being manifested through a physical fight but the enemy is not of this world and you are being exhausted trying to fight him through typical physical warfare. It’s spiritual and you must fight the battle on a spiritual level. How is that you ask? You go to battle through prayer and praise. You storm heaven with your prayers so fervent that heaven begins to war on your behalf! You lift your voice in praise because praise begins to shift the very atmosphere you are in. You don’t just do this once or twice, but continuously. You do this until you see your situation shifts and then you keep doing it. The Lord WILL lift you up, He will deliver you from your enemy, but you have to stir the waters. Draw unto Him through this battle and watch Him show out for you! If you are struggling, it’s time to add the spiritual game plan to your arsenal and use prayer and praise as the weapons to defeat the enemy. You also need to stand on the promises in God’s Word. You are a child of God and victory is yours through Jesus, it’s time to walk in it! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.” ~ Psalm 18:48

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: August 10, 2022

Sometimes the enemy just tries to come in like a flood. That is because we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the darkness of this world (Ephesians 6:12). But God! Our Lord liveth!!! Blessed be MY rock and let the God of MY salvation be exalted!!! In prayer this morning, the Lord said believe what you KNOW not what the enemy has you read or what he puts in your head. Have I the Lord your God not said it is settled? It is settled because I have settled it in the heavens above! What I say is final. The enemy [the devil] knows this so he wants to sway how you think and plant doubt in your mind. WOW, that is a Word from my Father! Has the Lord spoke something over you as well and the enemy keeps coming in and trying to plant doubt? My Father reminded me this morning the devil is not only a liar, but the father of lies! When he comes flooding in with his lies, send him packing back to hell! The victory is ours as children of God. Hold on to that today and remember whatever God has told you, it is settled! Nothing the enemy tries to plant in your head can change that, send him packing when he tries to tell you different. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“46 The LORD liveth; and blessed [be] my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted. 47 [It is] God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.” ~ Psalms 18:46-47

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: August 9, 2022

Lord help me to write this without offense or arrogance, I prayed as I reflected on some things that were afflicting me before my sickness and just disappeared as I lay sick. When you are a child of God, He takes that relationship very seriously. He is your Father and as your Father, He loves you so much. He doesn’t want to see you hurt, He’s protective of your heart and your well being. People of the world must be very careful when they plot and scheme against a child of the King because He sees what we don’t see and He takes that very seriously. He even sees what we do see and allow to slide because our heart is too soft or circumstance doesn’t allow us to fight back, He takes note of it all and He will fight on our behalf when we can’t fight for ourselves or He will show us how to battle back to cast the enemy out. Whatever the case, nothing the enemy does or tries to do to us goes unseen by our Father and you just don’t come against His child and prosper when all is said and done. 1 Chronicles 16:22 and again in Psalm 105:15 says, “Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.” This made me want to stop and pray for some people who I knew the enemy was using against me in key areas of my life. The Lord is serious when He repeats His word and as an anointed child of the most high God, I’ve seen His protection over my life. Coming against an anointed child of God is not wise and we must pray for the people the enemy uses. It is not us they are up against, but the Holy Spirit within us. The very God of Israel goes before us clearing the way and fighting battles we could never win alone. Glory hallelujah, there is not one battle we face alone. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.” ~ Psalm 18:42

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: August 8, 2022

I read today’s verse and just looked up and smiled with tears welling up in my eyes. God is so good. He knows the things we are going to face and He equips us for those battles. Gird is “encircle (a person or part of the body) with a belt or band; or prepare oneself for something difficult or challenging.” Today’s verse says the Lord gird’s us with strength unto battle, He prepares us with strength. We don’t go in weak or weary no matter how the situation feels! Not only that, He subdues the enemy rising up against us. It doesn’t matter what form that enemy is taking, He has subdued it! The enemy doesn’t want us to believe it, but here it is in God’s word, all we have to do is walk in it! Glory hallelujah, that deserves a praise shout!!! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.” ~ Psalm 18:39

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: August 7, 2022

I have literally felt the Lord’s hand holding me up over the last several weeks. He has given me a strength that words cannot even begin too explain and He continues to pour out His strength over me. I’ve heard it said that Scriptures and blessings hit different when you’ve gone through somethings and there is so much truth in this statement. He is my sustaining strength right now. He is that which keeps me from slipping, He is enlarging my steps even during my sickness with my testimony that reaches others. He is ever faithful and I give Him so much praise glory. He continues to be my shield and holds me up, thank You Father God for sustaining me through this time! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great. 36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.” ~ Psalms 18:35-36

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: August 6, 2022

What an on-time word for me today! In prayer this morning, the Lord told me not to be moved by what I saw but what I knew. He said He was teaching me to war, to battle. He gave me so many nuggets for the battle I’ve been facing with my health. Friends, the things we face are not of this world even though they manifest in things we fight in the physical realm. We are told in Ephesians 6:2 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. Our Father teaches us how to war against these things! He prepares us for every battle we will face when we lean into Him. What an awesome God we serve! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.” ~ Psalm 18:34

Rambles from the Heart

Poppa, it’s all too much
I’m drowning in the waters of life
I’m in need of your touch
I’m surrounded by strife
The darkness is trying to close in
I need to see the flickers of Your light
I know the enemy can’t win
But I’m fighting with all my might
Tears streaming down my face
I’m weary from this ongoing war
Come rescue me with your grace
The enemy just keeps bringing more
I don’t have much fight left in me
Renew my strength for the days ahead
Give me eyes to see
And wisdom to finish the battle and stay the course and do as my Father has said
I am strengthened in Jesus name
My rest comes from above
I will finish this game
With the power of God’s love.
~ Chelle, #f8ithgal