Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: August 8, 2022

I read today’s verse and just looked up and smiled with tears welling up in my eyes. God is so good. He knows the things we are going to face and He equips us for those battles. Gird is “encircle (a person or part of the body) with a belt or band; or prepare oneself for something difficult or challenging.” Today’s verse says the Lord gird’s us with strength unto battle, He prepares us with strength. We don’t go in weak or weary no matter how the situation feels! Not only that, He subdues the enemy rising up against us. It doesn’t matter what form that enemy is taking, He has subdued it! The enemy doesn’t want us to believe it, but here it is in God’s word, all we have to do is walk in it! Glory hallelujah, that deserves a praise shout!!! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.” ~ Psalm 18:39

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: August 7, 2022

I have literally felt the Lord’s hand holding me up over the last several weeks. He has given me a strength that words cannot even begin too explain and He continues to pour out His strength over me. I’ve heard it said that Scriptures and blessings hit different when you’ve gone through somethings and there is so much truth in this statement. He is my sustaining strength right now. He is that which keeps me from slipping, He is enlarging my steps even during my sickness with my testimony that reaches others. He is ever faithful and I give Him so much praise glory. He continues to be my shield and holds me up, thank You Father God for sustaining me through this time! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great. 36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.” ~ Psalms 18:35-36

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: August 6, 2022

What an on-time word for me today! In prayer this morning, the Lord told me not to be moved by what I saw but what I knew. He said He was teaching me to war, to battle. He gave me so many nuggets for the battle I’ve been facing with my health. Friends, the things we face are not of this world even though they manifest in things we fight in the physical realm. We are told in Ephesians 6:2 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. Our Father teaches us how to war against these things! He prepares us for every battle we will face when we lean into Him. What an awesome God we serve! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.” ~ Psalm 18:34

Rambles from the Heart

Poppa, it’s all too much
I’m drowning in the waters of life
I’m in need of your touch
I’m surrounded by strife
The darkness is trying to close in
I need to see the flickers of Your light
I know the enemy can’t win
But I’m fighting with all my might
Tears streaming down my face
I’m weary from this ongoing war
Come rescue me with your grace
The enemy just keeps bringing more
I don’t have much fight left in me
Renew my strength for the days ahead
Give me eyes to see
And wisdom to finish the battle and stay the course and do as my Father has said
I am strengthened in Jesus name
My rest comes from above
I will finish this game
With the power of God’s love.
~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: August 5, 2022

The Lord has really spoke to me over the last couple of days. In return, the enemy has came in like a flood. The last several weeks have been hard and I’m still struggling to regain my strength. It seems I take I step forward and two steps back and hit repeat. I’m making progress, but it as at a snails pace. Even as I typed this, I heard your healing daughter, take the time to draw unto me. I have said it before, we live in a world that wants instant everything. In this case, I want my healing quickly so things can return to normal. The Lord has forced me to slow down through this sickness. I rarely use all of my vacation days, they expire. I would rush through my days trying to take care of everyone else and too often neglect myself, ignoring the signs to take care of myself. Now I’m forced to sit back and rest. This evening my stomach is cramping terribly but I’m holding on to the promise that my Father is setting me up on high places as I listen to His voice and rest in Him. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places.” ~ Psalm 18:33

Rambles from the Heart

She waters her pillow every night with her tears
As she pours out her heart into God’s ears
She spends her days working hard just to make ends meet
And almost every spare moment at her Saviors feet
In classes moving towards her destiny in His Kingdom
Surviving on prayer so that she doesn’t come undone
Up against those who say she “feels” too much
They can’t comprehend it’s the way God made her heart to touch
God has given her His very heart
With eyes to see and feel from the depths in a most sensitive part
That words can’t explain
But it’s not too much, it creates an emotion of tears like rain
Time and time again in life she’s told it’s all in her head
But it’s not, the Lord directs her and she now knows His voice and it’s about what He’s said
Help me Poppa to be strong
Even when they are calling me wrong
To hold them up in prayer
When my heart is breaking and it doesn’t seem fair
To love without fault
And never let it halt
~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: August 4, 2022

This Scripture was perfect for me this morning. It has been a really rough few weeks and God has been my strength throughout it all. As I poured my heart out to Him this morning, He told me many things but one thing He told that I want to share was that He had collected every tear cried and heard every word prayed. He said He saw every heartbreak experienced and He felt what I felt. He loves us that much my friends. He is not some deity in the sky that we pray to. He is I Am the AM, the ONLY God that not only hears our prayers but feels our pain and understands the prayers that we bring before Him. He became flesh through Jesus and died to save us from our sins. He not only understands what we bring before His throne, He feels it. WOW! Then He gives us the strength to get through it, a super natural strength that comes from Him. What an awesome, loving God we serve. If you are not taking your problems to Him and tapping into that you are missing out because He cares for you on such an intimate level my friends. He truly makes your way perfect! 💛 ~!Chelle, #f8ithgal

“It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.” ~ Psalm 18:32

Rambles from the Heart

Poppa take the heart You’ve given me and hold it close
Comfort me during those times it hurts the most
Mature my emotions and give me eyes to see what You put before me
Remove any blinders so that I see what You want me to see
You’ve given me Your heart,
Give me the wisdom to discern my emotions from the start
Walk with me every day
And continue to speak to me in so many ways
Guide me in all that I do
As I continue to always serve You.
Chelle, #f8ithgal

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: August 3, 2022

A “buckler” is one that shields and protects. God doesn’t make mistakes, His ways are perfect and His Word is tried and true. We can stand on what He tells us and trust it to come to pass, it may not be in our timing but if He said it He will do it! His Word also said He is a buckler to those who trust in Him, He is our shield and our protector. Whew, I needed that right now. I’m in the midst of trying to get better and the enemy started throwing things at me and I cried out, Poppa help, I just can’t. He swoops in and bounces those daggers right back at him. He is our very help when we just feel we can’t take another hit. The battlefield is rough, but we don’t go into it alone. He equips us for the battle, He gives us fellow warriors to pray us through, and then He is right there as a buckler when we need a respite from the constant pounding and attacks. Are you weary in the battle? Take some time to commune with your Father. Refresh your spirit in His Word and know His timing is perfect and He has a plan in your favor. Get prayed up and refreshed to press on. You’ve got this because your Father has you. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.” ~ Psalm 18:30

Rambles from the Heart

I feel so alone in this battle here
People all around but no one really near
Weary and trying to keep pressing
Praying every day for a breakthrough and blessing
Silent tears streaming down my face
Expected to carry it all with elegant grace
Blood pressure dipping so low
Everything is moving extra slow
It’s my burden to bear
With whom am I to share?
Tears stain my cheeks
Unnoticed by all, the Lord I seek
It’s just too much for me alone
I have to take it to God’s throne
Broken and battered
Crushed and tattered
He collects the tears from above
And covers me in His love
His wisdom will get me through
While His love lifts these blues
~ Chelle, #f8ithgal