And I want to encourage you to look up! God’s word says:
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen in eternal. 2Corinthians 4:16-18
And in Psalm 5:1-3 is says, Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and My God, For to you I will pray. My voice you shall hear in the morning, Oh, Lord; In the morning I will direct it to you, and I will look up.
Ladies, as you go through your week I want to encourage you to take a moment in
your quiet time,
as you go through your day,
when you on break at work, or
when you are in the car driving
to look up. God wants you to direct your prayers to Him and direct you eyes on Him to the things that are “unseen”, which is heaven and all that is holds for you.
To remind you to look up, I have my hand-lettered print-able ready for you to print off.
May you have a week filled with God’s assurance and keep looking up!
Last week we read in God’s word from Ephesians 1: 4-8 that you are
Isn’t it awesome to know who God says you are?
This week I am going to continue to talk with you about Who God says you are. We read in I John 1, Hebrews 2:11
For both He who SANCTIFIES and those who are being SANCTIFIED are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren,
1 John 1:7-9 says, but if we are living in the light of God’s presence, just as Christ does, then we have wonderful fellowship and joy with each other, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from every sin. If we say that we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and refusing to accept the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he can be depended on to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong. And it is perfectly proper for God to do this for us because Christ died to wash away our sins.
Ladies, from what we just read you are SANCTIFIED.
Do you know what this means?
You are set apart for a purpose
You are made pure
You are made clean
You are given a moral sanction; sanction means to be made valid by a formal procedure
Ladies this is GOOD NEWS! Why? Because:
we cannot SANCTIFIY ourselves.
we cannot purify ourselves
we cannot clean ourselves
We need a moral sanction, a “formal procedure” to SANCTIFY us.
Jesus is the one who gave us the moral sanction in order for us to be sanctified, made us clean and pure. He had to go through the “formal procedure” of living here on earth, dying and rising again to give us a moral sanction so we can be SANCTIFIED, made clean and pure.
This is GOOD NEWS because it is a gift and our enemy cannot take it away or tell us we are not good enough. Because we already know we are not good enough and know that Jesus sanctioned us and we are therefore SANCTIFIED – made pure.
Ladies, let this soak in for a moment….
You – are – SANCTIFIED, made pure and Jesus is the one who can make you pure and therefore no one or thing can take it from you.
Do not let the enemy trick you and tell you otherwise.
Isn’t it assuring to know who you are? When you allow Jesus to be your savior, you gain such a rich identity.
An identity that does not change over time.
An identity that does not change as society changes.
An identity that does not change because another person decides to change their mind.
So, ladies, who are you? Last week we read you are Chosen, adopted, and forgiven. This week we read you are SANCTIFIED, made pure, clean, holy.
I have a print-able for you today that I made and it says “you are sanctified”. I want to encourage you to print it off and be reminded from God’s word of Who you are.
For your You are sanctified print-able – large: Click Here
For your You are sanctified print-able small: Click Here
Ladies, have a super week and remember as you go about your daily happenings, job, meetings, errands, remember who you are and stand firm in knowing this is who God says you are.
You are Chosen, Adopted, Forgiven, SANCTIFIED, Pure, and Clean!
September is here and I can hardly believe it. Summer is starting to turn into Fall. Can you feel it in the air? Here in Idaho, our nights are cooler and our mornings are taking longer to warm up. Not sure I am ready for FALL just yet.
We went through three “Cups” this Summer and I can hardly believe it. We read what God has to say about JOY, PEACE, and FAITH. We are now ready to look into what God has to say about PRAYER.
Before diving into PRAYER, let me step back for a moment and ask, how did you like making all the “Cups” this Summer?
What was one take away you had from reading God’s word regarding FAITH, since we just finished our “Cup of FAITH”? (I would love to hear form you in the in the comment section below.)
For me it was fun to be able to read a verse each day for a month on a specific word and really start to wrap my mind around that one word and what God thinks and says about it.
I think the biggest take away for me was starting to think of FAITH as an Action.
This month, September, I would like to put our FAITH into action! How? By following God’s instruction from His word to PRAY. Prayer is our biggest weapon against the enemy and yet we tend to use this the least or as a last resort much of the time.
I do not know about you, but I want to change this in my life! I would like to become a prayer warrior. Do you?!?
Prayer is essential and necessary to be able to talk to God, make our requests known to Him, have our praises heard, and to hear from God ourselves.
In Ephesians 6:14-17, Paul talks about putting on the whole armor of God. Why? Because we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, and rulers of darkness of this age. We need to be prepared and ready and once we have on God’s armor we are told in verse 18 to PRAY always, with all prayer and supplication in the spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.
Ladies, We need to have Prayer be our “first line of offense and defense” not just used as our “last resort”!
When your world is out of control, events go wrong, friends hurt you, or your spirit is in the dumps, what do you do?
Talk about the other side being wrong?
Gossip to others?
Binge eat or go into a deep depression?
I want to encourage you that your best line of offense and defense is to PRAY!
For the next two weeks I would like to encourage you to start to think about praying first and praying always. Before
you do anything about a problem,
or react on your feelings.
Take a minute (or maybe 2 or maybe even 10) to PRAY. Allow God to be the first to stop the spinning, right the wrong, heal your heart, and lift you up!
*** Then in two weeks, Sept. 15th, I am going to email you again with a video talk-able to encourage you to continue to PRAY first and PRAY Always, so that PRAYER starts to be in the forefront of your mind. We need to form a new habit. And when you form for yourself the habit to go to God in Prayer first and Always, you will have taken a huge step in putting your FAITH into Action and allowing God to direct your path. Something to remember:
Our “fight” is not against other people, but against principalities, powers, and rulers of darkness of this age and the only way to “fight” back is to go to battle through prayer.
God notices when we obey and change more and more into the people He wants us to be. His blessings flow!
*** To encourage and remind you to PRAY first and PRAY Always, I have hand-lettered a print-able just for you! Please, copy it, pin it, and post it to remind yourself to PRAY Always and I will see you in two weeks! I am excited to put our Faith into Action and obey God’s word to PRAY Always! Let’s get started!
Before I tell you about this weeks video.talk-able. How are you enjoying your Cup of FAITH? You can see mine is in the corner of this picture and I am loving it! So good and so timely. I love picking a verse each day and reading the word. So encouraging! God is so faithful to His promises and to His word. What an awesome non-moving foundation we can stand on!
Also, I am coloring the color-able that you will be able to print off for today to remind you to keep walking out your FAITH.
AND…..I am going to be sharing a “nugget” that Priscilla Shirer shared in her study “The Armor of God” about FAITH. ~ So simple and so right on!
Let’s get going and dig further into what God says about FAITH. Enjoy this week’s talk-able!
We as Christians read in God’s word about what events are going to take place leading up to what we call the END TIMES and we read what God’s reveals to John in the book of Revelations and about what has to come about in order for Jesus to return. Should we really be that surprised at the crazy, unprecedented things that are happening? Every generation in one generation closer to THE END.
Do not despair Ladies!
We have the Truth, God’s word and
We can Believe in it and
Therefore put our FAITH in the one true God and His word.
This month we are going to read all about FAITH.
About God’s FAITH-fullness,
About those who have lived before us who were FAITH-ful and
Read about what our Faith should look like and
Be encouraged to have FAITH.
How are we going to do this? Let’s make our last “Cup” for the Summer Season. Let’s make a “Cup of FAITH”
Your “Cup of FAITH” is ready to go!
Each day you will read about what God’s word has to say about FAITH!
In two weeks: August 18th!
I will meet back with you for a video talk-able & Faith Color-able
I am going to talk with you about FAITH.
I also want to share with you one thing I read from Priscilla Shirer in her study “The Armor of God” about FAITH
She was told this one thing from another woman
and I want to pass it to you too!
I look forward to seeing you in two weeks, August 18th!
Until then, let’s make our “Cup of FAITH” and dig into God’s word!
Do you know someone who needs a little PEACE sent their way? Let’s make a note card and encourage someone today by letting them know that they can have PEACE, God’s PEACE today!
Let’s first dig into God’s word!
This week let’s look further into what God says about peace. Let’s look specifically at Romans 15:1-13. with an emphasis on verse 13. I have a print-able worksheet ready for you!
Second, let’s make a couple note cards and tangibly Pass on PEACE. There is no better time than now to let someone you know that God wants them to have PEACE, His PEACE in their lives
I have two more print-ables that will help you make two note cards and envelopes. (Make sure you print my worksheet print-able because there are further ideas about sending your note cards!)
Are you ready to Pass on PEACE? Let’s get going and send a note to someone today! (So Fun!)
I would love to hear from you about how it went sending a note to someone whom you feel led to encourage in the area of encouragement. You can leave a comment below. I look forward to hearing form you!
I will talk to you in August when we talk about FAITH!
Have you made your “Cup of Peace”? It is not too late and it is so worth it! I have all the links below.
A verse I picked this last week from my Cup of Peace that stood our to me was Isaiah 26:3-4: It reads:
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.”
I am reminded that when I am steadfast, moving in God’s direction, the Lord will keep me in His peace and I am told that the Lord is the ROCK ETERNAL! He is forever solid, like a rick, and I can trust in that and have His peace. Amen!
Is there a verse that has touched you in some way? I would love to hear about it and so would the other ladies. I am always strengthened and encouraged by other believers testimonies. (You can comment below)
Here are all your links to make your Cup of Peace and to print off your hand-lettered Peace print-able:
Click Here for your 30 Peace Bible verses to make your Cup of Peace: Click Here
This is the final week in June and this is our final worksheet print-able and hand-lettered print-able.
I invite you to download both print-ables and recap this past month with me. (links are at the end of this post)
I totally loved having my “Cup of Joy” this past month. It was a fun thing to look forward to each day. What did you like about having your “Cup of JOY”?
As I close this post, I want to let you know about next month. The topic for next month is PEACE. I am so excited to dig into God’s word with you as we learn what He says about PEACE. I think that at this time in our history it is so important to remember to have JOY and also to make sure we have the inner PEACE that only God can give as we traverse through these days.
I invite you to join me Tuesday, July 14th for my first of 2 talk-ables.
Enjoy your print-ables and have fun with the last practical thing you can to do SPREAD JOY!