He’s Doing a New Thing

The Lord keeps bringing me back to Isaiah 43:19. “I am doing a new thing” keeps ringing through my spirit. This evening He took me to verse 18 and I had to sit in awe for a minute, “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.” You have to let go of the past to receive the new. Those things that bind you, those things (and people) that hold you back, you have to let them go. Tomorrow I fly to Oklahoma City to begin training on Monday for a new position in a new area. I’ve been with the same side of the company for over 14 years. This is huge for me. I’m shifting the grounds under you daughter. (Tears rolling as I write this.) I’m doing a new thing. This new thing transcends into every single area of my life. “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.” My Poppa knows me so well! Letting go of the things that bind me. That’s what He’s telling me it’s time to do. He is doing a new thing! Making ways in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Only our God can do that. This makes my heart soar! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: January 11, 2020

God not only meets us in our darkest places He has a plan for us while we are there! Verses 22-23 go on to tell us, “22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners that [were] in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer [of it]. 23 The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing [that was] under his hand; because the LORD was with him, and [that] which he did, the LORD made [it] to prosper.” Every single thing Joseph touched prospered. His brothers sold him, he was falsely imprisoned, but God still caused him to prosper in his situation. But God. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“20 And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king’s prisoners [were] bound: and he was there in the prison. 21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.” Genesis 39:20-21

We Glory in Our Tribulations Also…

Life is hard. I was thinking on that this evening. I have some friends that are REALLY going through some difficult situations. Watching how different friends handle those trials solidifies in me the need for Jesus and the guiding power of the Holy Spirit. I see one friend wondering aimlessly. She knows God is calling, yet she still runs from him. I watch her struggle in almost every area of her life and hear her complaining nonstop and I want to scream look up, that’s where your help comes from! On the opposite end, I have a sister in Christ being put through the medical ringer yet her hope and joy are still in Christ. I sat back in amazement tonight thinking about my different friends and their tribulations. The difference in how they face the hurdle in front of them is their relationship with their Father God or lack there of. Some are holding on to hate and bitterness and it is hindering their path more than they realize. My evening devotional brought me to Romans 5:3-5, “3 And not only [so], but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”

“We glory in our tribulations also” how many of us can say that? The second part of that verse is so key, “knowing that tribulation worketh patience;” Oh, but there is more… “And patience, experience; and experience, hope.” Wow, from tribulation grows patience grows hope and “hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” You know what else? Those tribulations make us stronger in Christ as that hope grows into faith. Tribulations are by no means pleasant, but I can start to see where we glory in them also. Life is indeed hard. Flip those tribulations around and look at them in a way that will bring you closer to Christ, help you realize they too shall pass, and when they do you will have grown stronger in the Lord. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: January 10, 2020

Joseph’s own brothers sold him, but God had already given him a vision and He had his destiny planned. His hand was upon Him every step of the way. When your steps are ordered by God He will always have His hand over you. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. 3 And his master saw that the LORD [was] with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand. 4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all [that] he had he put into his hand. 5 And it came to pass from the time [that] he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.” Genesis 39:2-5

Growing in Grace

Lately God’s favor has been showering down on me. This has come after a very difficult period in my life that has been peppered with His grace and mercy. In my recent studies I found grace in Hebrew means favor: “The word ‘grace’ literally means ‘favour’. In Hebrew it is CHEN from a root word CHANAN – to bend or stoop in kindness to another as a superior to an inferior (Strongs 2603)” This revelation made my heart smile.

As I read 2 Peter 1:2-11, “2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make [you that ye shall] neither [be] barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: 11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” I was particularly drawn to verse 10. I found myself reading it over and over. If I do these things (mentioned in the verses above it) I will walk into my calling and I never fall. Keep your eyes on the prize daughter. God’s favor is resting over me. My prayer is Your will Father, less of me more of You! I want all He has for me. He blessed me with gifts and talents, how now do You want me to use them to further Your Kingdom? Things change when it’s Jesus centered. When the focus came off of me and my problems and centered on Him and His will in my life, His grace… His favor poured down. 🙌🏻 How’s your perspective? Where’s your focus? I am learning a lot about growing in grace. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

Nourishment for Your Soul and Mind: January 9, 2020

I love that God always goes before His anointed and prepares the way. This verse shows us that. Jacob.’s father-in-law could have came ready to fight and take back his daughters, but the Lord spoke to him the night before and warned him against it. What an awesome reminder of what the Lord will still do for us today! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked [thee] yesternight.” Genesis 31:42

Unmerited Favor

I get chills when I read John 1:17, “For the law was given by Moses, [but] grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” Can you imagine living under the Mosaic Law? How many of us would be alive today? When I think of my past sins and if I’d made them under the law and what I’d had to have done to atone for them… all I can do is say thank You Jesus! He became The One sacrifice that saved us all. Unmerited (not deserved) favor is given to us through Jesus. Grace and truth came and set us free, His name was Jesus . My heart is overflowing with thankfulness tonight. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal