July 2019 Chronological Bible Reading Schedule

July 1: Obadiah; Psalms 82-83

July 2: 2 Kings 1-4

July 3: 2 Kings 5-8

July 4: 2 Kings 9-11

July 5: 2 Kings 12-13; 2 Chronicles 24

July 6: 2 Kings 14; 2 Chronicles 25

July 7: Jonah 1-4

July 8: 2 Kings 15; 2 Chronicles 26

July 9: Isaiah 1-4

July 10: Isaiah 5-8

July 11: Amos 1-5

July 12: Amos 6-9

July 13: 2 Chronicles 27; Isaiah 9-12

July 14: Micah 1-7

July 15: 2 Chronicles 28; 2 Kings 16-17

July 16: Isaiah 13-17

July 17: Isaiah 18-22

July 18: Isaiah 23-27

July 19: 2 Kings 18; 2 Chronicles 29-31; Psalm 48

July 20: Hose 1-7

July 21: Hose 8-14

July 22: Isaiah 28-30

July 23: Isaiah 31-34

July 24: Isaiah 35-36

July 25: Isaiah 37-39; Psalm 76

July 26: Isaiah 40-43

July 27: Isaiah 44-48

July 28: 2 Kings 19; Psalms 46, 80, 135

July 29: Isaiah 49-53

July 30: Isaiah 54-58

July 31: Isaiah 59-63

Eyes on You Lord

I spent a lot of time this weekend drawing close to God. Looking back over the pictures I took, I can see my Poppa’s love everywhere. My headaches got a lot better when I let go of the things that aren’t good for me and the people who don’t support decisions that encourage the path to my destiny. I’ve noticed just one text can spawn a two day migraine. Allowing myself to be overburdened by a workload I cannot control increases my migraines. There are many factors beyond my control, do what you can daughter and at the end of the day walk way. I tend to continue to overthink the rest of the evening. That thinking soon morphs into thoughts of the relationship that ended. There go those tears again. I nursed a headache all weekend. It was a combination of a text I had received and overthinking the week ahead. I’m already there daughter, let it go.

I sat this evening looking through the pics I took at Cathedral Falls. The water rushing over the rocks. It looks so pure, so clean. A cool breeze was coming off the water despite it being incredibly hot outside that day. There was a unmistakable peace as I looked up to the top of the Falls. God’s beauty was surrounding me, His peace filling me up. I’m broken Poppa. When you trust someone with the deepest part of you and they use it and turn it against you, it creates cuts below the surface that can’t been seen. Bleeding, gaping wounds on the inside that are hard to heal and when they do they leave behind deep scars as a reminder. In this case, those wounds were re-opened in the most calculating way creating deep crevasses of pain and nearly severed arteries. He thought he could control the “bleeding”. My mind would retreat back to that place and I’d do whatever I needed to do, whatever he said to hold on. But God. He cut the bleeding off, He closed the wounds, and He reminded me of the scars left behind on the hands of Jesus. Jesus bore scars to save me and you. Your brokenness is going to be a testimony to many who don’t think they can get out,who don’t think they can go on. Your scars will give hope as you share your story.

The beautiful falling water of the Falls were washing over the rocks much like Jesus love washes over us. It cleanses us, refreshes us, and renews us as we continue on our journey. The magnificent walls of the Cathedral Falls stand tall protecting it just as our Father’s arms surround us, shielding us as we heal from whatever storm life has hit us with. You can see beautiful fresh green growth everywhere as the plentiful water enriches the ground. Our Father showers us with His love and feeds us with His Word so that our lives can be enriched and full. This time around I have me eyes fixed on Him. People can change, things can break, but what God says will come to pass and is forever. Where are your eyes fixed? Taking my eyes off of Him for even a second, letting my guard down for just a minute… it allows space for the devil to get in. Once in, he reopens those soul wounds. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” 1 Peter 5:8 No, this time my eyes are fixed on You Lord. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“But mine eyes are unto thee, O God the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.” Psalm 14:8

“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 12:2

You Thought Evil Against Me, God Meant Good

Wow, what a journey the last couple of weeks has taken me on. At one point, I fell to my knees and just cried out to my Poppa. Cleansing tears fell as I told Him this is too much for my heart to bear. For hours I sat in my floor crying, praying, just me and Him. I felt as if my heart was literally breaking inside of my body. I’m not strong enough Poppa. I emptied myself into Him, tear after tear. He caught them every one. “Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?” Psalm 56:8

The devil is a cunning expert when it comes to throwing things back into your face so every poor decision was spit back at me. Every conversation, every unheeded warning. All of it, spinning out of control through my mind. Tears continue to flow. Then I’m reminded of Romans 8:1, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Tears continue to flow as I recalled a conversation with my precious and wise sister Terra. I had told her I was just stupid and she said she was not going to allow me to talk about her friend that way. What stuck out most in that conversation with was her was when she told me it was a heart issue. Oh how true that was. Poppa, my heart. Your heart, daughter. Is just how I made it. It’s just how I intended it to be. Because of this, there will always be people that seek to abuse it. There will be others that just want what you have and try to tap into it in ways that cause you pain. Keep your eyes on me. Keep your focus on me. Your discernment only comes from your walk with me and obedience to My voice. All that you long for is yours, but in my timing. Your heart is special, to be treasured. Not everyone is going to see its value. I will open the eyes of those I want in your life, those that are meant to be a part of your destiny.

The struggle has been real in the days since I dropped to my knees. Good memories will come flooding in and I just want to pick up the phone and then I hear, it was an illusion daughter. I remember someone close to me at the start of things saying you think you have found a cute dog to take home and fix up, what you found was a ravenous wolf that will tear you apart. That was hugely accurately only I don’t think I found it, it found me. A wolf preys on its target much like a narcissist preys on it’s victim. In my devotional this morning, “Destiny Daily Readings Inspirations for Your Life’s Journey” by T. D. Jakes a passage read, “They really were like predators, lurking upon me to suck the life out of me and then leaving me to wither and die. They were not interesting in helping me reach my destiny and become all God had created me to be.” This is profoundly true in my case. My “Holy roller” thing was okay if I didn’t take it too far (if it didn’t interfere with his plans). When it went too far and God started calling me closer to my destiny and further from him, I saw a completely different side. The mask fell away and the hurtful things spoken can’t be taken back. That same devotional this morning went on to say, “They couldn’t block what God had just for me. They actually set me up to reach my destiny.” Again, profoundly true.

I went back to something my Poppa had told me in the weeks just before this. Things were escalating and I was struggling. He said I am shifting things around daughter, moving pieces into place. There is change in your atmosphere, a shaking of things into place that is coming from me. Stop fighting it. Allow My love to flow and comfort you. I replied, it hurts Poppa. He gently answered, I know it hurts daughter. Pruning is never pleasant but necessary for growth. Your destiny still awaits. The path is narrow so many along the way just can’t be a part of it. Draw unto Me, follow My light. Listen for My voice, My prompting. Goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life. You will grow strong in Me. You will overcome this and have a testimony from it. Yes, I told you the outcome but I also knew your heart would follow after him. A lesson to be learned. More bricks for the foundation that will help others. Turn your focus back to Me. Your destiny awaits my child, your destiny awaits. “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23

My Poppa was so right. This not only brought me to my knees it set a chain of events in action that are propelling me toward my destiny. I enrolled in Charis Bible College in the days that followed. What I endured over the last several months are solid bricks in a foundation with a testimony to help others. That devotional this morning was filled with a couple more passages that hit home. “When God has a plan for you, humans can’t stop it.” He also talks about a predator. The things he said are so very true, “a predator is often smart, cunning, and physically attractive… He studies his prey, chooses carefully, and lures you in before the strike.” You’re heart is often too invested and your head to manipulated by the time you realize it and the damage has been done. That makes our daily walk so important, I walked right into the net of the wolf. But as I close, I want to give you hope. Jesus doesn’t leave you in your mess. He doesn’t take pride in saying I told you so. He will prune back the decaying and unfruitful leaves. He will water and nurture you, sometimes back to life. He will shine His love back down on you and not leave you in that pit of despair. I also see Romans 8:28 as a promise, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” I don’t care what has happen in your life, God can turn it around and work it out for your good when you are called to His propose. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.” Genesis 50:20

Daughter of THE King

“16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. 17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!” Psalms 139:16-17 One of my exercises in my destiny study today was to read Psalms 139 and created a product label about myself, attach it to a picture of me, and create an advertisement for myself. I began to think about myself, what in the world could I possibly put? Then I read the chapter, I read it again this evening as I did I began to see myself through my Father’s eyes. How awesome that we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Verse 14). I am a daughter to The King, *** smiles *** this made the exercise a lot easier to do! If you are a child of God you too are His son or daughter. I don’t know what your purpose is, but I know we all have one. Time on this earth is short and hell would love to swallow as many souls as it can. God’s calling many out of the back and off of the bottom, it’s time to find your voice and rise up to the top. Many are called, but few are chosen (Matthew 22:14). Few heed to that calling. I looked over the “advertisement” of me I created. If I were to title myself, it would be Daughter of THE King, ready to take her position in the destiny He has for her. What is this going to look like as far as Kingdom work goes? I am so excited to find out! Stay tuned, my Poppa is just starting this chapter of my journey. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

Psalms 139

1 O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. 3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. 7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. 12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. 13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. 15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. 17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. 19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. 20 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain. 21 Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? 22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies. 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.

Bible Reading Schedule for June 16 – June 30

June 16: 1 Kings 9; 2 Chronicles 8

June 17: Proverbs 25-26

June 18: Proverbs 27-29

June 19: Ecclesiastes 1-6

June 20: Ecclesiastes 7-12

June 21: 1 Kings 10-11; 2 Chronicles 9

June22: Proverbs 30-31

June 23: 1 Kings 12-14

June 24: 2 Chronicles 10-12

June 25: 1 Kings 15; 2 Chronicles 13-16

June 26: 1 Kings 16; 2 Chronicles 17

June 27: 1 Kings 17-19

June 28: 1 Kings 20-21

June 29: 1 Kings 22; 2 Chronicles 18

June 30: 2 Chronicles 19-23

Seeing the Invisible, Doing the Impossible

I’ve been silent for a bit as the Lord has been calling me, The Esther spirit abides in you daughter! Stop running and embrace the destiny I have placed on the inside of you. More and more sermons, post, and messages have continued to draw me as my Poppa called. In listening to one of these messages, I came across a book by T. D. Jakes, Destiny Step into Your Purpose. When I looked it up, there was a study guide and a daily destiny readings of inspirations for life’s journey to accompany it. I ordered them and received all three yesterday. I smiled as I read the introduction to the daily readings. It is about Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary. “Five women who boldly followed their destiny and lived fulfilled and purposeful lives.” Wow look at God. I had no idea when I ordered it that it would be about three great women in the Bible. Out of the whole Bible, it was based on these WOMEN and how they followed their destinies. I’m listening Poppa.

Chapter 1 of the book, Destiny Step into Your Purpose, had two sentences that caught my attention, “Increase your capacity to receive what is destined to happen if you believe! If you can see the invisible, you can do the impossible.” If you are like me, you have a lot going on in life right now. I wanted to take a minute to encourage you to trust and believe in whatever God has placed in your heart. I don’t care what it looks like with the eyes, God sees what man can’t see in the unseen realm. If you tap into that and see through His eyes you will find nothing is impossible. “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:13 Trust Him my friends and keep pressing! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal