Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: June 13, 2021

This is absolutely one of my favorite Bible passages. My Father brings me back here so often. It’s not just Him bringing beauty from my ashes that touches me so much from these verses but that He calls me and uses me to encourage others through what I’ve been through. I’m the vessel He uses to pour forth His oil to bind wounds and release souls that the enemy was determined to keep bound. Glory hallelujah, everything I went through had a purpose. God uses my pain as a testimony as to what He can do! Every mistake I made, He is using for His glory. Only God can do that. You can’t wander too far from God’s grace, it’s all woven into your destiny. He had it all planned out for you and His Kingdom so if you’ve fallen, get back up! He has big plans for you, all you have to do is get back up and take His hand again. He’s waiting. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“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

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: June 12, 2021

What a promise! It doesn’t tell us the enemy won’t attack, but it does say the Lord shall lift up a standard against him when he comes in like a flood. Woohoo! He has been coming in like a flood against me, what comfort to know my Poppa is raising the standard against him! My Poppa has me and you. We don’t face these battles alone, can you feel yourself rising above them? I can, there is victory in Jesus! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.” ~Isaiah 59:19

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: June 11, 2021

God’s Word will not return void. Period. If He said it, it will come to past. I don’t care what your situation looks like, I don’t care what the devil is whispering in your ear, God has the final say. So start claiming what He spoke over you and start speaking life into your situation, start speaking overflow where there is not enough, and start speaking flowing waters into dry places. God will accomplish that thing He said He will do. Period. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.” ~ Isaiah 55:11

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: June 10, 2021

I certainly needed this reminder with tears streaming down my cheeks (as usual). I needed reminded that my Father’s ways and thoughts are higher than mine so His plans for me are higher than I can imagine. So when these flames get too hot, when I feel like I’m burning all alone, I heard Him say I’m refining you daughter. It’s a process you can’t escape, but it’s one I won’t leave you alone through. You are not standing in the fire by yourself, I’m with you. I’m teaching you my ways, my thoughts. For that to come to pass old ways and old thoughts have to burn off. They have to die to self, but new life springs forth. Trust Me, trust the process. You’re not alone, you’re learning to depend on me. Wow, that was an on-time word for me, but perhaps you needed it to. The refining process isn’t easy. The burning is painful, the closing circles are lonely, but God sees the end result and He’s making us into who we were meant to be all along! Keep pressing my friend, keep pressing! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“8 For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” ~Isaiah 55:8-9

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: June 9, 2021

Not one single weapon formed against you will prosper. The darts can keep coming, many can even hit their target, BUT God! His game plan will trump the enemy’s every time. Stay under the shelter of His wings, allow Him to be your coach that plans your every move (especially after a targeted hit), and in the end you will prevail. After all, your Father is THE King and He has your back. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue [that] shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This [is] the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness [is] of me, saith the LORD.” ~ Isaiah 54:17

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: June 8, 2021

I felt this verse when I read it. I felt my Father saying I’m going before you making those crooked places straight! Those boulders before you are busting apart. Dry your eyes and keep pressing, you are almost there, don’t quit now! Child of God, you may be weary too and your Father sees it. He catches every tear you cry and He’s saying you are not walking this journey alone. He smoothing out those paths, keep drawing close to Him, you’ve not been forgotten. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: 3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call [thee] by thy name, [am] the God of Israel.” ~ Isaiah 45:2-3

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: June 7, 2021

As I read this, I realized the importance of renewing our strength. I began to think on the importance of staying at the Lord’s feet in His presence and just renewing that strength. I tend to “run on empty” so often. Meaning I push myself until I’m completely depleted emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I overwhelm myself by not talking care of myself first. I don’t renew my strength often enough and I don’t renew my mind enough creating space for the enemy’s attacks. Definitely food for thought. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew [their] strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.” ~ Isaiah 41:1

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: June 6, 2021

Ahhhh, waiting on the Lord. There is a place of renewing your strength there when you tap into it. A place of preparation for things to come. Don’t neglect the importance of that waiting time or time to rush it. If God had you there, it’s for a reason. Trust Him through it and use it to gain strength for the days ahead. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.” ~ Isaiah 40:31

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: June 5, 2021

I’ve been weary lately. My internet (that I rely on for work ) has been out since Thursday afternoon. My mom has been sick and my migraines are just out of control. Yesterday I woke with one that literally put me in bed all day. Poppa, I could not have worked yesterday had my internet been up! Then I read today’s verse. Once again, I was operating in “my” strength which is fleeting, but when I turn to my Father He gives me His strength. Oh how my heart smiled. We were not meant to carry life’s burdens. Our shoulders weren’t meant to carry the loads it has heaped on it, but we serve the one who’s shoulders are! Give it to Him today and draw your strength from your Poppa! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“He giveth power to the faint; and to [them that have] no might he increaseth strength.” ~ Isaiah 40:29

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: June 4, 2021

Stand on the Word of God and stand on the promises He has given you. Our timing isn’t like His timing so it’s easy to get discouraged when we don’t see things coming to pass, but He sees what we don’t. He times it to the detail and so perfectly, if something isn’t happening at this moment He has a reason, trust Him. Lean into Him and stand firm on what He’s promised and keep praising Him and thanking Him daily until you see it come to pass. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people [is] grass. [8] The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.” ~ Isaiah 40:7-8