Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: January 18, 2020

Has life ever really put you through the ringer? You thought you was doing everything right and it still slaps you in the face? Or perhaps you slipped of course, you steer back on and the bumps continue? Then a “friend” comes along, someone you look to for encouragement in those dark hours and their words just knock you down further. That had to be how Job was feeling, my heart sunk for him as each friend spoke. Then God spoke, “And it was [so], that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me [the thing that is] right, as my servant Job [hath].” (42:7) I could really relate to how Job must have been feeling and then God says (about the friends), “ye have not spoken for me.” I realized as I read this we must be careful of the words we allow to penetrate our mindset, not everyone who is labeled friend has our best interest at heart, and not everyone in our “circle” listens to God. God has been cleaning out my circle. This morning it clicked with one person as I heard the Lord speaking, let that drama go. She doesn’t speak for Me or over you. Peace daughter, pray for her and move on. He is making my circle small for a reason, I’m okay with that. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“And it was [so], that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me [the thing that is] right, as my servant Job [hath].” Job 42:7

Sweet Holy Spirit

Sweet Holy Spirit You are welcome here! I had stressful day of travel today. Two flights, lots of rain. I have been away since Sunday afternoon for training. It was a great and productive week, but I found myself weary as I traveled today. Looking back, there was more turbulence in my spirit than in the sky! I missed my dog April (who most know is my baby), I didn’t sleep well last night, and a headache loomed just bordering on a migraine all day. It wasn’t until my last flight landed that I realized just how exhausted I was. My eyes were heavy and I found myself near tears as my sister-in-law and nephew picked me up. I came in and loved on April and just wanted to sleep, but one of my “bite sized” goals for this month is two blog post a day. Poppa, I’m tired. Running on empty. Almost completely drained. “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” John 14:18 I sat and listening to “Holy Spirit” by Kari Jobe/ Cody Carnes. Thank You Jesus, He did not leave us comfortless. The Holy Spirit meets us right where we, are whatever the situation is! I was tired, grumpy, yet He came in and filled the atmosphere. His peace moved through and all I could do is praise the name of Jesus. When He says, “I will come to you.” He will. Call on Him. Oh, sweet Holy Spirit You are welcome here! 💛~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: January 17, 2020

God knows every step you take. Job says, “He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.” Sometimes the refining process we go through to get where we need to be is painful. Those fires of life feel like they are going to leave us in ashes. But God. He’s not allowing us to burn, He’s mold us and in the end we will come out pure gold. Take heart my friend and stay on track. The fire is about to brighten (and purify) your shine! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“10 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. 11 My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.” Job 23:10-11

Evening Rambles

I am so thankful for the Lord and His hand of protection over me. My spirit was overwhelmed this evening as I meditated on His goodness and works over and in my life. I can see His hand over me so clearly. I can also see the enemy seeking to destroy that which God has ordained and He says not my daughter, not this time. Eyes forward. I’m doing a new thing. Happy tears trickle down my face as I think on the bite size goals I took on for this month. I’m right where my Poppa wants me to me. Sometimes the human side of me wants to speed things up, but His timing is not like ours. This time around I’m submitting to Him completely and I’m excited to see what 2020 brings. However, for today I will reflect on the wonderful works He’s blessed upon me. I’ll focus on the progress I’ve made on my bite sized goals as we pass the half way point for the month. And I’ll raise my hand in praise for the heart He’s given me, the heart that mirrors His. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: January 16, 2020

Praise the Lord that we are a friend of God because many times our friends here are not quite what they seem. Job needed comfort after losing everything and in verse 20 he says “my friends scorn me.” I went through a time where my circle was getting so small I didn’t think I was going to have anyone left to confide in. But God. When you feel there is no one else to turn to look up. Your Father is always listening. Job said, “but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.” My friends, He catches every one! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

” My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.” Job 16:20

Adding Self Evaluation to Prayer Time

This evening I learned the Hebrew word for prayer, tefillah, means to “self evaluate”. Too many times prayer is used to ask for something. I’ve started using my morning prayer time to talk to my Poppa and listen for His voice, make it a TWO way conversation. Yes, God can speak to me in so many ways. It may be a song, a picture, nature, or the still voice whispering to my spirit man. When I read the meaning of tefillah it really spoke to my heart. “4 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you. 5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? 6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.” 2 Corinthians 13:4-6 It caused me to reflect inwardly and ask my Poppa to help me with the things I know need to be changed. I am weak and have weaknesses, but through God’s power I can overcome those weaknesses because in Him I am strong. However, I need to acknowledge them first. Yes, self evaluation is a good thing. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: January 15, 2020

Ever so faithful, Job says He will trust God. Life can deal some pretty hard things, a sudden loss of a job or an abusive relationship. It can also deal some pretty tragic things, death and sickness. But when you trust God, you don’t face those hard things alone. He will turn it around and there will be some kind of purpose behind the pain. It doesn’t wipe it away, but He helps wipe those tears away and I promise He catches every tear you cry. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.” Job 13:15