I was thinking on roots this evening. A couple of months ago the Lord showed me a vision of a dark demonic mass on my head with deep roots going into my head. The mass faded into a sunflower, a beautiful vibrant sunflower. My Father told me the roots go deep (into my mind) and He was digging them up. The next day in prayer, He told me He was replacing those roots with His roots and to surround myself with everything Him. Read, pray, ground myself in His Word. He told me His seeds were firmly planted to take root and blossom like the sunflower in my dream. The “sonflower” I saw needed to be watered daily, it needed the sonlight from God’s Word, it needed a daily shower of rain through the renewing of my mind. Through a daily washing in His sonlight the sonflower I saw would continue to grow and prosper.
What we have been through in life takes root in our mind, especially those facing any kind of trauma (emotional or physical). God wants to pull those roots up and replace them with His. When we bury ourselves in His Word, prayer, and songs of praise new roots spring up and we become grounded in His love. As we water them daily, we renew our minds and those roots grow into a beautiful full garden of His love and knowledge. It starts with our mind and what we feed into it. Negativity can’t survive in our new garden. Everything that hurt us and polluted our mind can’t survive there either. What are you feeding into your mind? Start focusing on God and practicing those things that renew your mind (reading and praying) and watch His love flourish and your mind transform. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal
“16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” ~ Ephesians 3:16-19
If you have trusted Jesus as your Savior, you are now a child of God! It is that simple. That causes my heart to cry out in praise. Thank You Father for the blood of Jesus that set us free. Have you accepted Him? It’s as easy as a prayer asking Him to forgive your sins and come into your heart. It will change your life forever! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal
“11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” ~ John 1:11-13
As we get closer to the election, I am seeing so much bitterness on my timeline. Most of us have been taught “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” That could not be more untrue. Words hurt and they leave behind scars that aren’t visibly seen. It may be a silly “little” argument or “difference of opinion” to you, but those words may take root in someone’s mind and cause far more damage than you realize. Mere “words” tore me down emotionally at one time in my life and they came from the person I trusted most. God is healing those soul wounds, yes they pierced to the depth of my soul. That may sound silly, but if you have lived through emotional abuse you will know it to be true. More than once God has told me He is unraveling the damage done to my mind as He heals my heart.
Words are more damaging than one would think. You don’t know what the person on the other side is going through. You may just be blowing off steam as you sound your opinion, but the person receiving them may be in an emotional state you can’t even comprehend. It’s simple, just be kind. We can have adult conversations without name calling and beating someone down. Before you say those hurtful things or post that hateful comment, stop and think. Is it really necessary, could I speak in a softer tone? Could I post that without all the cursing and rude comments, do I really need to be so mean to make my point? What would Jesus say or do? He’s watching and His heart grieves to see a world so unkind. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal
“And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.” ~ Luke 6:31
“Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;” ~ Colossians 3:12
“23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. 24 Pleasant words [are as] an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.” ~ Proverbs 16:23-24
“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” ~ Ephesians 4:32
Praise God for His light, it can penetrate through the darkest of days. It can blind the enemy when we are in distress. Our God is good. I am so thankful that He lights our path and we are never alone. His light guides us. He deserves the highest praise! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal
“4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” ~ John 1:4-5
Just a reminder, YOU matter. I was looking through pictures from my FB blog page and came across this one from late 2015. The enemy tries to trick us into believing we aren’t enough. He twist little truths from our lives and distorts them into bigger things. We start to think we are just spinning our wheels, we aren’t making any progress. One day and one step is never lost to God. He sees you trying and He has already proven you do matter. Jesus died on the cross for YOU because YOU were on His heart, YOU matter. The devil is a liar. When he starts trying to twist things in your head, send him packing. You are a child of God, chosen. The devil can’t change that. When he tries to rear his ugly head, plead the blood of Jesus and start singing praises. The devil will flee! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal
“For 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].” ~ Ephesians 6:12
ALL things are created by God. Our beautiful oceans, magnificent mountains, and serene skies. Whatever you are facing today, know you are facing it with your Father. Child of God, He’s got you! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal
“All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” ~ John 1:3
Just in case you haven’t heard it lately, you are awesome. You are chosen by the King to be one of His children. You are in the linage of greatness through the blood of Jesus. I don’t care what your situation looks like, your Father is the King. He has instilled great talents inside of you to be used to glorify and expand His Kingdom. Where you are at now will become a testimony to how far the Lord can take His children. Stay the course and do not grow weary. He didn’t design you to be ordinary. You have exceptional gifts from our Father. Start walking with the knowledge of who you are in Christ and thanking Him for where He is taking you. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal
“9 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: 10 Which in time past [were] not a people, but [are] now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” ~ 1 Peter 2:9-10
This verse is a reminder that I Am has always been. He always will be! He knows every plan the devil has set for us and He knows how we will respond. His grace and mercy are never ending. He looks out for us in realms we cannot even see and whatever He allows will ultimately turn out for our good as it brings glory to His Kingdom. Whatever you are going through, draw close to you Father and trust Him. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal
“1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God.” ~ John 1:1-2
“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD [is] near in the valley of decision.” ~ Joel 3:14 As I wrapped up my reading through of the Old Testament (in chronological order) Joel 3:14 seemed to leap off the pages at me. This is prophesying the point in the end where God has made His decision, judgement is coming and it will be swift. Satan and the antichrist will finally be defeated. I started to think about God’s judgement. The path to heaven is narrow and the path to hell is wide. (“13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:14) Good works aren’t going to get you through that gate and being a good person doesn’t pave your way in. The path is straight and narrow, the weight of that is sobering. A lot of people what to get in the gate, but they don’t want to change their ways. You can’t be half in, you need to be all in for God.
2 Timothy 3:5-7 has been weighing heavy on my heart for weeks, “5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” There are a lot of people that “have a form of godliness.” Help us Lord. He isn’t looking for a form, He’s looking for a heart all in. Now is the time to exam your heart. Seek Him in the areas that need change. Fall at His feet and ask Him to guide you on His path. Ask for ears that hear and eyes that see and discern this time. Purify yourself before Him and renew your mind daily! Judgement is coming. Now is the time to prepare your heart. Now is the time to claim God’s power and share His light. Judgement is coming. Please exam your heart, I am certainly examine mine. Lord give us a heart for you greater than the things of this world. His judgement is coming. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal