Word of Encouragement for Someone Today…

Psalm 22:3 – Tells us that God inhabits the praises of his people. The definition of “inhabit” is to live inside of, so this scripture means that when we send praises up to God, he comes to meet us and his presence fills us. When I was having a hard time and thought “I CAN’T DO THIS ANYMORE, IT’S TOO MUCH AND MY HUSBAND DOESN’T EVEN CARE”, I would stop and Praise God. Praise God on this side of your mountain, like you already have your… marriage restored. If you will wait on the Holy Spirit to enter in, it will refresh you and you will be strengthened by HIS presence to make it another minute, another hour, another day. Know that when we speak his word over our marriage that HIS words bring forth life and often times our spouse is self-seeking and justifying themselves with their words. NUGGET: GODs Word Wins and Goes Forth to Deliver. <{{{>< #‎UNCHNED

Looking Back… Signs & Wonders

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I HEARD CHAINS BREAKING… through Signs & Wonders during my STAND for MARRIAGE RESTORATION…

God spoke & continues to speak primarily through His word. God also can use many ways to communicate to His children. You have to be open to see Him in all things. He may speak to one through a Swift, PTL or Covenant Truck or another through a FaceBook post, a billboard or something someone says in the checkout line. He once spoke to me, while looking through a jail cell window and seeing the branches swaying in the wind. That spoke to me that the branches are like arms and the leaves like hands and that all of creation praises Him. The trees swayed back and forth like they were praising God, the Creator of ALL. It reminds me of Luke 19:28-40… In verse 40 Jesus says, “I tell you”, he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”

I believe that God can use things to wink at us. Little nudges from time to time. Signs that make us wonder on Him. But they shouldn’t be sought after as His main way of communicating with you. He speaks through His word, through what His Son accomplished at the cross and confirms these by His Spirit. Jesus brings peace. Confusion is from the enemy.

In the Word of God, we are reminded of many signs. The greatest sign people remember most often is the sign of the rainbow (bow in the clouds) in Genesis 9:14-16. In Mark 16:16-17, Jesus speaks of signs following them that believe. And we are warned in the last days with telltale signs through behaviors in 2 Timothy 3:1-5. Matthew 24:6-8 signs of wars, rumors of wars, famine & earthquakes. If God is showing you something, it will be confirmed in your Spirit with His peace that surpasses all understanding. You won’t have to try to mold it or squeeze it in to fit. Sometimes, will just make sense. Don’t let someone else rob you of what God has shown you. Remember that was for you, from HIM and that they won’t necessarily get it, because it wasn’t for them.

If the Lord has spoken to you through a Swift truck, thank Him, but don’t put Him in a box. He can use other ways to speak, nudge or wink at you. In my Stand for my marriage, there was a season God used tennis balls. ???

During my stand for marriage restoration, I didn’t have what some would call common transportation. It was feet don’t fail me now! Walking on back roads, I would never have seen an 18-wheel truck. One afternoon I needed God to speak pretty quick on a matter and so with childlike faith, I asked him to show me something unusual before I reached the upcoming intersection. I needed to know if walking to visit my husband and children was ok with him & was this possibly His doing. I didn’t want to rush the restoration process. I almost got to the end of the road when I looked over and there laid a tennis ball. There was a golf course nearby, but not a tennis court. I felt I had no other way that day to know if my Father was opening the door for this meeting. As a continued my 5-mile journey to meet my ride to get me to where my family was meeting, I started to doubt the validity of that ball. But God in all his splendor showed me another ball on my journey home, in a remote area, as I took another path back. This would happen from time to time without warning, seeking or continuously asking.

Look for God to speak to you throughout you day. Those tennis balls were winks that I needed in that season. I dated each one and below in the comment is “my proof”, that God can use any sign he chooses to make us wonder on HIM. What He uses or used for one… He may not use for you.

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I am reminded by my Dear Friend, Elaine, who picked up this tennis ball picture holder during the time of my STAND. I use it today to remind myself, that I AM NOT OF THIS WORLD & THAT I AM ‪#‎UNCHNED‬ IN HIS PRESENCE!!

In His Love, A-M

Key to Restoration

I HEAR CHAINS BREAKING…

“Keys” or “Hidden Truths” that I believe needs FULL ATTENTION.

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**Pray & intercede for your spouse (OW/ OM if applicable).

**Focus on you & your relationship with Christ.

**That is ultimately what Christ wants from you.

**Once He’s prepared you, then He will bring your husband/ wife back.

**You’ve got to be spiritually ready to receive him/ her.

**But Gods number one concern is your relationship with Him.

**He can & will restore your marriage but you have to TOTALLY TRUST HIM!!

“THE KEY” TO BEING ‪#‎UNCHNED‬ FROM THE LIES OF SEPARATION & DIVORCE, is what I see that brings about the turning point in every RESTORATION (The Secret to Restoration is hidden in ‪#‎Relationship‬‪#‎with‬ ‪#‎Christ‬). Not for a Healed Marriage, that will just come, but because God is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him. God knows your heart and intention, so be careful not to think you can manipulate God with this Key. Praying today for all broken marriages!! #UNCHNED ~ In His Love, A-M <{{><

Samuel’s SafeHaven

I HEAR CHAINS BREAKING…

This morning I have been studying 1 Samuel. Today is my son, Samuel’s, fourteenth birthday. He was named after the great prophet Samuel. Even as I think about the fact that Samuel has been in the far country for 4 years. I am still STANDING, hopeful and convinced that his return to my care is right around the corner. Not because I am such a great person of faith and word, but because GOD is. When I read the story of when God anointed Samuel as his prophet and how Samuel was obedient to the Lord in giving the people direction. When the people followed the will and way of God they prevailed, but when the people didn’t obey, lives were lost. This is the same in every type of STAND. I would encourage you today to go and read about Samuel and how God upholds his people if they will do what he tells them to do. God has a plan and a purpose for what we are facing and he has already provided a victorious outcome if we will just trust and believe. In His Love, ‪#‎UNCHNED‬

Today I have a prayer request… Samuel accepted Jesus Christ, as Lord and Savior of His Life, at a young age. When I was separated from my husband the courts took my parental rights, but your can’t take away what God has given. Please pray for a doctor to come into Samuel’s path, that will dig deeper and find the true source of what is going on with him. Pray that the family that has adopted him, will set aside their own fears and inhibitions, and sense a great need to reconcile with our family as a whole for Samuels sake, In Jesus Name.

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Happy Birthday Sam 13

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Speak Life

I HEAR CHAINS BREAKING…

I COME TO SPEAK LIFE INTO EVERY BELIEVER READING THIS POST. YOU ARE A CHILD OF THE ONE TRUE KING, JESUS. YOU HAVE AUTHORITY IN HIM AND POWER WITHIN TO COMMAND THE ENEMY TO REMOVE HIMSELF AND FLEE FROM ATTACKING YOUR MIND, MARRIAGE, CHILDREN, HEALTH, FINANCES, CAREER, EDUCATION, HOME, MINISTRY, ETC… USE YOUR AUTHORITY TO SEND HIM BACK TO HELL WHERE HE CAME FROM NEVER TO RETURN. PUT ON YOUR FULL ARMOR TODAY AND WAR FOR YOUR SITUATION LIKE NEVER BEFORE, I BELIEVE GOD IS MOVING IN THIS HOUR AND HE IS WAITING ON HIS PEOPLE TO RISE UP ABOVE THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES AND CALL THOSE THINGS THAT BE NOT, AS THOUGH THEY WERE. I CALL YOU DISCIPLES LED AND TAUGHT OF THE LORD, GREAT IS YOUR PEACE, JOY AND UNDISTURBED COMPOSURE. GREATNESS LIVES ON THE INSIDE OF YOU AND SATAN KNOWS THAT, THIS IS WHY HE IS CAUSING DISTRACTION THROUGH CIRCUMSTANCES. HE KNOWS THAT IF YOU TRULY GET A HOLD OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD WITHIN YOU AND STIR UP THE HOLY SPIRIT YOU “ARE” MORE THAN A CONQUEROR AND THAT YOU CAN HAVE WHAT YOU SAY. A PRAY YOU WILL EACH TAKE HOLD OF YOUR RIGHTFUL PLACE IN THE FAMILY OF GOD AND GO OUT TODAY IN VICTORY, PULLING DOWN STRONGHOLDS AND EVERYTHING THIS IS TRYING TO EXALT ITS SELF AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, IN JESUS NAME. ‪#‎UNCHNED‬ BY THE GRACE OF GOD

Relationship

I HEAR CHAINS BREAKING…

I keep hearing in my Spirit… It’s about Relationship!

If we desire Restoration of our Marital Relationship, we first have to figure out what does Restoration look like? Restoration is the returning of something or someone to their original state intended by God, then perfecting it and making it better than before. In our case, we are needing the relationship with God, Husband & Wife restored. Since our husband or wife is not currently responding in their proper role of the relationship, shouldn’t we be determined to work on the relationship that never leaves us or forsakes us? And since none of us are perfect, why not use this time to work on self. Having said that… What does our relationship with Father God look like?

I will use myself as the example. Right before my husband and I separated, my relationship with God was not as strong as it had been at other times in my life. Often when our relationship with God is strained, every other relationship is not being tended to properly. For instance, after walking with the Lord for 30+ years. I look back at the times when my life has been a mess. Consistently, those are the times when I was wrapped up in me. Yeah, I talked to God, but if I am honest, I wasn’t listening for His response. I just wanted to be heard and I wanted my needs met. On the flip side, when I have made God my #1 priority, he has made me shine, in all aspects of life. With my husband, my children, my parent’s and siblings, most of the time I know how they are going to respond before they speak, I know their mannerism’s, I know what pleases them and what anger’s them, because I have time invested with them. We have grown together, cried together, laughed together, rejoiced and celebrated together. We have spent years together communicating.

Our Heavenly Father, desires us to know Him that same way and even deeper. He created us, he has a purpose and a plan for our lives, but how often during our lifetime have we asked Him… What does He want from us? And when He tells us, do we meet His need. Do we even consider what he is asking us to do for him? Do we even ask His opinion in a matter or do we just ask Him to fill our request. Our relationship with God is not just about getting our needs met. It is about meeting His needs as well. He wants your undivided attention. He wants your heart. Think of it this way… what if you had a parent, a spouse or a child that only spoke to you when they needed you. They never asked for your opinion unless it benefitted them. There was no sustenance in the communication. That would be painful. We invest in them, but they don’t reciprocate. Do you ever think how that makes the Lord feel?

We were made in the image of Elohim God and Jesus Christ. In the very beginning, Genesis 1:26, the very first part says… And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: So then where do we think we get an understand of how to relate with one another? We got it from God, yet we don’t think we need to tend to the one that gave us life. ??? Some examples of what a Relationship with God, Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit looks like are: 1) Praising God, in speech and song, for HIS goodness towards us in word and deed, 2) Thanking HIM for the things HE has already done in our lives and the things HE is doing on our behalf that maybe we can’t yet see. 3) Studying the Word of God, getting to know His character, His love for His followers, what He expects of His children. How are you to know about God unless you study how GOD WORKS. 4) Praying … sharing ALL your hopes, dreams, fears, concerns, cares, wants and listening for HIS response. 5) It’s about being a do’er of the word LOVE, not just needing to receive love from Him and others.

It is through this RELATIONSHIP that GOD RESTORES US. Once we are restored then he can use our growth to allow others to see that we are different, changed, they will see something in you that they can’t find in this world. They will be drawn to you because the Spirit of God is now sharpened and crafted within you. Restore the most important relationship you could ever have, which is with God, and the rest will fall into place.‪#‎UNCHNED‬ (through relationship with God)

Psalm 139:14 (KJV) I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

Power Through Authority

I HEAR CHAINS BREAKING…

Do you know how powerful you are in Christ – In Genesis 1:26-28, God gave authority to Adam and Eve over the earth. When Adam and Eve sinned, they gave that authority to the devil. When Jesus came to the earth and died on the cross, He took the authority back from the devil! When we are born again, Jesus gives that original authority back to us! Take back what the enemy is or has taken from you. You are a Child of Jehovah God. You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. Satan has no power or authority over you, your family or your circumstances.‪#‎UNCHNED‬

Work vs. Rest

I HEAR CHAINS BREAKING…

I have been facing a challenge for the past 4 months that has the ability to change my world as I know it. Knowing that God told me TO STAND, I have been leaning not on my own understanding but on HIS WORD (written & spoken). I asked my closest Sister’s In Christ to pray about this situation. And the response was way more than… I guess I expected. I found in that unity a Great Cloud of Witness. This morning as I wake I reflect on His Love for me and all the things I have seen him bring to pass as I patiently wait on Him to do what only He can do. As I was preparing breakfast for my family, I heard the nudge of the Holy Spirit remind me that even though this may seem different than when you were standing for your marriage, it is the same concept.

You Rest – I Work. You work – I Rest.
(ie; me wringing my hands, me being anxious, me analyzing the what if’s).

I guess I didn’t see that the process is the same. I thought it was different maybe because I knew that in marriage restoration it is about the enemy dividing what God joined together and made one. But the point is that the enemy uses the same tactics he always has for thousands of years. He has no new strategies. But with God the one who created the Heaven’s and the Earth, he can create a new/ fresh strategy specific for our need. Don’t work on your behalf, when you can be resting in His Ability to take something and make it HIS STORY!! ‪#‎UNCHNED‬

Restoration vs. Healing

I HEAR CHAINS BREAKING:

I don’t know why some are still waiting on restoration (some longer than others), other than God is still working on both of your hearts. Let’s take our eyes off of our marriages being restored for a moment and let’s look at this from a person needing healing. If our mate comes down with a disease possibly life threatening, do we hang on as long as we can? Do we believe for healing as long as we have energy? No, we would call that different. But why? Why do we think that is different? Marriages get sick (not well) and need healing, too. The thing is, Jesus already took stripes on his back, he was beaten, bruised, mocked, laughed at, ridiculed, pierced multiple times for our sickness and disease on the cross, so that we can be ‪#‎healed‬. What if your restoration is only one month away? What if you have been waiting for 12 years like the woman with the issue of blood, but instead of receiving her healing, she gave up prematurely? BUT… What if your answer is around the next bend? Just some things to think about… That doesn’t mean you have to live your life unhappy. Walking with God is a pleasure, it brings life back to you. Freedom in knowing who you are and whose you are. For us, it wasn’t until we walked through all of our pain separately and released the outcome to God. I told God, I would wait on Him, even if that meant my husband was 90 years old. I was going to continue to TRUST his timing, not what I saw with my natural eyes (divorce proceedings, lack of care or concern, etc… ).

So let’s see what Paul was writing about in Romans 5:1-5 (NLT)

1 Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace[a] with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. 2 Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory. 3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. 5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

Paul says it is a privilege to STAND. Paul tells us to look forward to sharing this journey with God. He tells us we will face problems and trials. Paul even outlines the process… MARRIAGE ISSUE that leads us to a RELATIONSHIP with Christ (or a deeper relationship) and that causes the enemy to get mad at us, which leads us to develop ENDURANCE leading to a STRONGER CHARACTER which the case of marriage restoration leads us to a RESTORED MARRIAGE. So this sounds like a process to me. ??? When we have gone through every process (surrendered it all, walked in His ways and gained mighty strength in and through the process), we end up with the HOPE, that DOES NOT DISAPPOINT…. SURPRISE RESTORATION!!! ‪#‎UNCHNED‬