Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: September 19, 2020

These verses caused me to reflect on the times in which we live. God is calling the world to turn to Him. He’s also calling for His children to come out boldly and allow His light to shine through them brightly as a beacon of hope to others. Our God has been so patient with the sins of our nation. He is indeed gracious and merciful to a world that has largely turned their backs on Him and His righteousness. Yet He still says, repent from evil and come to Me. It’s time for our nation to turn back to God and His Godly precepts. It starts with His children and our hearts being pure before Him. “Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with ALL your heart…” There is no longer time for a wishy washy Christian. It’s time to be all in and spread His light to others. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“12 Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye [even] to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: 13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he [is] gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.” ~ Joel 2:12-13

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: September 18, 2020

God placed Esther in a situation to save her people and in the end the Jewish people had joy and gladness. They go on to set aside a day of celebration and remember God who saved their people. We can learn so much from this story. God always shows up on time and He plants us just where He wants us to grow and just where we are needed. Look to God for your help and give Him the highest praise when He lifts you out of your distress. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honour.” Esther 8:16

Just a Reminder…

Just a reminder that the God who created heaven and earth loves YOU! Zephaniah 3:17 tells us God rejoices over us with joy, “The LORD thy God in the midst of thee [is] mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.” How awesome is that?! YOU are so loved, don’t lose sight of that. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: September 17, 2020

Won’t God do it, yes He will! He canceled out the evil plan against the Jewish people and replaced it with a new decree. What God did for them so many years ago He can and will do for you today. Whatever you are going through is faith building times. Trust in Him! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“10 And he wrote in the king Ahasuerus’ name, and sealed [it] with the king’s ring, and sent letters by posts on horseback, [and] riders on mules, camels, [and] young dromedaries: 11 Wherein the king granted the Jews which [were] in every city to gather themselves together, and to stand for their life, to destroy, to slay, and to cause to perish, all the power of the people and province that would assault them, [both] little ones and women, and [to take] the spoil of them for a prey, 12 Upon one day in all the provinces of king Ahasuerus, [namely], upon the thirteenth [day] of the twelfth month, which [is] the month Adar.” ~ Esther 8:10-12

He Never Abandons You

I was thinking this evening on how the Lord never abandons us. I have a couple of people that I considered “friends” but the Lord has started to show me they weren’t really people I could trust or depend on at all. That hurts. Especially when you thought you could turn to them for the most important things, like prayer. When I took it before the Lord, He said I’m closing your circle. Not everyone is intended to go where I’m taking you. God removes people for our good, He sees and hears what we don’t. One thing is certain, He will never abandon us, He will never fail us, and He replaces what the devil tries to steal. I just wanted to share that tonight. You might feel abandoned, but God is clearing the way for what He has for you. It can be a painful process, but you do not face it alone. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: September 16, 2020

God can destroy what the devil thought he had set in stone! God is all powerful and all knowing. The devil may think he is winning when he is throwing dart after dart at us, BUT God. He knew all of that was going to happen before it even took place and He had already ordained our victory through Christ. The devil is no match for that. Remember that in the middle of your storm. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“4 Then the king held out the golden sceptre toward Esther. So Esther arose, and stood before the king, 5 And said, If it please the king, and if I have found favour in his sight, and the thing [seem] right before the king, and I [be] pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to reverse the letters devised by Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to destroy the Jews which [are] in all the king’s provinces:” ~ Esther 8:4-5

Light in the Darkness

Even on the darkest days, we have a light that penetrates through the shadows. We have so much going on right now, at times I feel the darkness is trying to close in around us. I went outside after work and the sun was absolutely beautiful. I began to think on God being our light in the darkness. The devil can issue blow after blow and think he’s shot out every light around us, but we have the light of God shining from within us. He can’t dim that. We aren’t alone in the darkness. God’s light shines out from within us. He is working in realms we can’t even see and all the while we are getting stronger. Our testimony is growing brighter. Child of God you may feel darkness all around you, but God is your light! He is a illuminating a beacon of hope that can’t be dimmed. Look for His light in that dark spot and know He hasn’t forgotten you and it’s going to be okay! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: September 15, 2020

Those King’s kids! We have a mighty God that defends us, Haman found that out the hard way. When God is for you it doesn’t matter what the situation looks like, He sees things we can’t and He’s moving pieces in place to defend us when we don’t even know it. ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“8 Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther [was]. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face. 9 And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who had spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon. 10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king’s wrath pacified.” ~ Esther 7:8-10

All Who Are Weary…

It was most certainly a Monday! I felt my stress level rise throughout the day, so much going on. At the end of the day, my shoulder was hurting and swollen clear to my elbow. I sat in quiet reflection on the day and this post. It’s me again Poppa, I’m just weary. I seem to have a lot of friends that are just weary too. He brought me to Psalm 55:22, “Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” I’m here to carry that weariness for you. Cast it upon Me and allow me to sustain you. I’m sharing this for those who are weary. You don’t have to carry those burdens on your shoulders, God says you are to cast them upon Him. Draw close to your Father and allow Him to carry that weariness for you. He loves to care for His children, we just have to turn it over to Him so that He can! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: September 14, 2020

God gave Queen Esther the courage to speak on behalf of her and her people. In theses trying times when people seem so far from God, we need to pray for a boldness to speak the truth and speak life. God is life and a light in the darkness. The world needs that right now. ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“3 Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request: 4 For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not countervail the king’s damage.” ~ Esther 7:3-4