30 Days of Praise and Thanksgiving: Day 21

Day 21: Jesus

We may go through some things in this world, but We are covered by the blood of Jesus and our victory is already promised. Distracted. You are distracted daughter. My Father knows me so well. You know who else does? The enemy. He likes to keep my mind so overwhelmed I can’t focus on what direction to go. “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” ~ John 14:1 There are things I can’t control and people I can’t change. Being overwhelmed by them or the situations they create only cloud my mind and hinder the working of the Holy Spirit. That is how the enemy likes to stir troubled waters. The murkiness makes it difficult to see clearly. It’s time to clear those waters. What better way than Jesus. There is power in His name. When the waters start to stir, call on His name and praise yourself right out of the situation. The devil will flee and confusion will lift. “But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” ~ 1 Corinthians 15:57 🎼 Jesus Jesus Jesus there is just something about that name 🎼 When you call on His name demons tremble! “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. ~ Revelation 12:11” I feel “by the word of their testimony” deep in my spirit tonight. I keep going back to that. It is so important to share what Jesus has done for you, it’s a HUGE reason why I write this blog and share so openly. Your testimony could change someone’s life. I’m so thankful for everything God has done in mine and I love sharing it with y’all! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

❤️ Thank You Father God for Your Son, Jesus! ❤️

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. ~ John 16:33

9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth; 11 And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father. ~ Philippians 2:9-11

And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: ~ Revelation 19:1

9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. 11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; 12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. 13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, [be] unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. ~ Revelation 5:9-13

10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. 11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and [about] the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, 12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, [be] unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. ~ Revelation 7:10-12

6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. 7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. ~ Revelation 19:6-8

Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. ~ Revelation 11:17

And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: ~ Revelation 2:26

30 Days of Praise and Thanksgiving: Day 20

Day 20: My Rest

Some days you are just weary! You’ve pressed all you can press, you’ve smiled all you can smile, you’ve fought all could fight… you’ve simply done all you can do. During those moments, it’s time to rest in Him. “Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” ~ Matthew 11:28 It’s time to just dwell in His presence and bask in His love. “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” ~ Psalm 91:1 We all grow weary with the trials life throws at us. Today was one of those weary days for me. I stopped and cried out to my Heavenly Father and then I took time to just rest in Him. He heard my cries and replenished my soul. “For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.” Jeremiah 31:25 How awesome to know we can rest in Him when this world starts to trouble our soul and threatens to overtake our spirit. Silly devil, you can’t win. ~ 💛 Chelle, #f8ithgal

❤️ Thank You Father God for being my rest! ❤️

And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat. ~ Mark 6:31

Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter. ~ Psalm 74:17

Be still, and know that I [am] God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. ~ Psalm 46:10

32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils. 33 And all the city was gathered together at the door. 34 And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him. 35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed. 36 And Simon and they that were with him followed after him. 37 And when they had found him, they said unto him, All [men] seek for thee. 38 And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth. ~ Mark 1:32-38

For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall. ~ Psalm 18:29

Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. ~ Psalm 20:4

So teach [us] to number our days, that we may apply [our] hearts unto wisdom. ~ Psalm 90:12

And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. ~ Psalm90:17

30 Days of Praise and Thanksgiving: Day 19

Day 19: Abba Father

Tragic losses, broken homes, homes with parents “there” but ” not really there”, the stories are endless. I am thankful to have a Father who will not only never leave or forsake me, but one I cannot disappointment into not loving me, one I can’t outrun, one who will always be THE ONE there when I need Him no matter what crazy thing I do (or don’t do). That’s HUGE in this day and time where conditions are placed on almost everything. He loves us just as we are and it’s that very love that transforms our lives and causes us to want to do better, to want to make changes. Once you come to Him, I mean really come to Him and the Holy Ghost grabs hold, there is no turning back. You might slip up, but you always find your way back because your Poppa is calling, pulling those reigns on your heart. 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 We are heirs to Christ, do you realize that?! Let that sink in. I don’t care what your circumstance looks like, your Father controls it all. Trust in Him and walk in the authority of His son or daughter. There is nothing in this world you can’t handle. Seek Him and He will guide you onto a path no one can stop. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

❤️ Thank You Father God for being my Abba Father! ❤️

 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 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 8:15-17

And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. ~ 2 Corinthians 6:18

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

When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up. ~ Psalm 27:10

Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul [is] even as a weaned child. ~ Psalm131:2

16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. ~ Revelation 7:16-17

Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I [am] poor and needy. ~ Psalm 86:1

Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. ~ Isaiah 49:15

As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem. ~ Isaiah 66:13

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

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. ~ Romans 8:28

30 Days of Praise and Thanksgiving: Day 18

Day 18: God forgave me so I can forgive others.

“Praise Me for the good things I am teaching you through your most difficult relationships.” [The 30 Day Praise Challenge by Becky Harling] Oh Poppa! He was sure stepping all over my toes with that one. Some of these people are condescending, rude, just not even the slightest bit nice. Another excerpt from the book reads, “You become more like Me every time you offer mercy instead of judgment. When you dare to praise Me for the difficult people in your life, I receive honor and glory, and you receive blessing.” “Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.” ~ 1 Peter 3:9 But Poppa, they are just going to continue going unchecked; thinking running rough shot over people makes them so powerful. It just seems so unfair! “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.” ~ Romans 8:28 It doesn’t really matter what they think. Don’t bring yourself to their level. “Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.” ~ Psalm 37:8 Yes, I’ve thought long and hard on this today. Poppa, help me to be more like You. Protect me during those times when their actions and words sting. “8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings, 9 From the wicked that oppress me, [from] my deadly enemies, [who] compass me about.” ~ Psalm 17:8-9 Forgiving the difficult people in our life isn’t easy, but necessary. From now on I’m going to look at those situations and ask Lord what are you trying to teach me here? Then I’m going to praise Him for the good things I’m gleaning from seemingly impossible people! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

❤️ Thank You Father God for forgiving me so that I can forgive others. ❤️

Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: ~ Luke 6:37

Judge not, that ye be not judged. ~ Matthew 7:1

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: ~ Matthew 6:14

6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: ~ 1 Peter 1:6-7

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

But [it is] good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works. ~ Psalm 73:28

30 Days of Praise and Thanksgiving: Day 17

Day 17: Prince of Peace

Troubled times, difficult times, hard times… everyone I know is going through something. I can think of a ton of different encouraging quotes about pressing through and not giving up, all of them hold value and truth yet we struggle still. Yesterday was a “bad” migraine day for me. So bad I was dizzy and seemed to be operating in a haze of complete confusion. These are not mere headaches, they become completely debilitating. The migraines are winning Poppa, I cried as I entered my morning prayer and devotion time, already feeling a pounding behind my right eye. Today’s devotion was in line with what I heard Him whisper, I am YOUR peace, YOUR calm in the storm. “Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” ~ Psalm 55:22 I worry about things I can’t change. My migraine “triggers” are so difficult to rein in because I let things bother me that are out of my control. People in all aspects of my life take advantage of the God in me, my heart. I take on more than I can handle, I try to do more than I’m able, I give more than I have. I put up with snide comments and extra responsibilities on a daily basis. You weren’t created for that daughter. Tighten your circle and watch those headaches lessen. I realized this morning I needed to spend more time in the presence of God and less time worrying. Worry means to give way to anxiety or unease; allow one’s mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles. The moment worry or unrest tries to enter my spirit I need to tell it to flee and remember 1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” We have the ultimate Prince of Peace. The devil seeks to destroy that peace and disrupt communication with God. Silly devil, God is our peace in times of trouble. Life won’t always be perfect, but we serve the One who is. Allow Him to calm your troubled waters! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

💙 Thank You Father God for being my Prince of Peace! 💙

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

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day [is] the evil thereof. ~ Matthew 6:34

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. ~Colossians 3:15

Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord [be] with you all. ~ 2 Thessalonians 3:16

6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:6-7

25 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? 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? ~ Matthew 6:25-27

And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. ~ Revelation 19:6

And he hath on [his] vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. ~ Revelation 19:16

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