Spirit vs Flesh: Bible study

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How can I go on??

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Many times in life we expierence difficult situations that causes us to become broken hearted and downcast in our spirit. It can be a death of a love one, heartbreak, end of a friendship, lost of a job…. It’s so many things that can cause us to lose heart.

When you go through things and find yourself growing weary, remind yourself of what Psalm 34:18 say. God is close to those that are broken hearted and crushed in spirit. When we go through things a lot of times we pull away from loved ones…. and at times we even pull away from the One that can truly put the life back into us. GOD!!

I want to encourage you today if you find yourself in the middle of a wilderness season. Don’t isolate or allow yourself to grow depressed. I always say… Think yourself happy!!! If you focus on your troubles long enough I can assure you.. you’ll grow stressed and depressed.

Sis, it won’t last always…. Better days are ahead! While going through…. Allow it to prune, transform, and mold you into a stronger, wiser, and  more mature believer in Christ.

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Stay at the foot of the throne casting ALL of your cares unto the Lord. He will lift you up and deliver you at the appointed time. We must remain in prayer, CONSTANTLY asking the Lord to guide and strengthen us. When we are weak… HE is strong for us.

As you go through your day…. find things to be grateful for, pour into someone else life, and be intentional in shining your light for others to see. It’s ok to have your moment but dont unpack there. Shake the dust under your feet and KEEP GOING!

Keep pressing! God has not forgotten about you!

Love, Miracle!

Think myself happy

As I rolled out of bed this morning.. tears begin to roll down my face. Back pain, migraine, on top of growing impatient in waiting for direction from God….. I found my soul becoming more and more saddened and distressed.

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Psalm 42:11 dropped in my spirit. I had to press a reset button on my spirit. Yes my body is hurting, yes I need God to speak to me concerning a matter, yes my heart had grown weary….. YET, I will praise my God!!

I had to literally think myself happy. If you’re feeling the same way, I encourage you to do the same. I’m reminded by all the people who are going through things that my situation can’t compare to…. I’m reminded by the people whose home had become under a loud busy bridge. I’m reminded by those that have to dig out of a garbage in order to eat.

If you’re feeling down, I pray that you find hope in the Lord. I pray that you choose to think yourself happy despite what you’re going through at the moment….. because that’s all that it is. A MOMENT THAT WILL SOON PAST AWAY.

Love, Miracle!

An out cast, but never cast out

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Have you ever felt like an outcast in a room full of people? Do you find yourself never being able to “fit in” with the crowd? It doesn’t matter how much you try to be cool, outgoing, and spontaneous… you always find yourself away from the crowd feeling like you don’t belong.

Don’t allow not “fitting in” to be a doorway for the enemy to slide his scheming, lying, and disruptive voice into your mind. He’ll whisper things in your ear like. “No-one likes you”, ” You’re not good enough for them”, “you’ll be a loner all your life”. You see, Satan wants to distract you. He wants to make you think you have to be who others want you to be in order to fit in.  He wants you to become like this world and it’s standards.

The Bible says in Romans 12:2 “do not conform to the pattern of this world”…. that simply means not to change who you are, how God made you, and the light that shines through you to blend in with this fleeting world. As believers we are to live a life set apart from those that are of this world (non believers/workers of iniquity). If we are blending in with this world, how are we living a life to show others the fruit of who God is?

I recently begin to notice my own season of separation, loneliness, and feeling like an outcast. Satan whispered lies into my mind years ago of how no one loved me. I had to cast down the thoughts that the enemy had been placing in my mind for years. If you listen to the lies long enough…. trust me, Satan will no longer have to tell you those lies because you’ll believe them without him having to tell you.

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Sis, you were created to be set apart and to do the will of your father in Heaven. How do I know that!?!? Jeremiah 1:5 says that while we were still being created in our mothers womb we were being set apart by God. To be used for His glory and to carry out His plans for our lives.

When we feel like we are an outcast,  we often times allow ourselves to be treated any kind of way… whether it’s through friendships,  relationships,  co workers, or even strangers out of fear off being rejected. I’m sure people considered Jesus an outcast. Jesus wasn’t walking around concerned about who didn’t like Him, who was talking about Him behind His back, or even trying to conform to others in order to “fit in”. Jesus realized He was on an assignment and His priority was to do the will of His Father. I don’t know about you sis but I’m striving to be focused the way Jesus was.

I know how hard it is to always feel left out, but I encourage you to not allow your soul to be downcast. Place your hope in God and go to Him in prayer… ask that He send you GODLY friendships that won’t compromise your morals, support you, intercede on your behalf, and ones that will hold you accountable and push you towards God rather than away from Him.

I love ya’ll so much and I pray that whenever you feel like an outcast, that you find joy in knowing that you’re never an cast out by God. Be set apart and let your light shine brighter than it ever has! The right people will be drawn to you and will appreciate all that you are and all that you have to offer. Besides.. God never intended for you to “fit in” so don’t waste you’re time trying. It’s the Lord that adds and subtracts in our life. Be patient and the right people at the right time will love you, for you!!!

Keep your faith strong, the light of your lives shining bright, and keep inspiring souls where your go!

Love, Miracle!!!

You can run but you can’t hide

Have you ever found yourself playing hide and seek with God? Sis, you know the times where God is instructing you to do something and you procrastinate and maybe even run from what he’s telling you to do. You probably don’t think you were running from God, but if you wasn’t going in the direction he was leading you….what do you think you were doing? I remember when I first heard God tell me that he had more in store for my life. I was sitting in the back of my friends car drinking,getting ready for another night out at the club…. I heard God for the first time tell me. How long are you going to live two lives? I have so much more in store for you. I was so excited that God had spoke to little ol’ me but psshhh, I wasn’t trying to REALLY live for Him. I knew I heard Gods voice but I wasn’t done “living” yet. Come on now, you’ve been there let’s keep it real with each other.

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So, looking back at how I tried to run from Gods purpose for my life, I’m now reminded by Jonahs life. If you go study the life of Jonah you may see yourself as well. The Lord told Jonah to “Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh. Announce my judgement against it because I have seen how wicked it’s people are.” (Jonah 1:2) God instructed Jonah to do something (like he does us) and you know what Jonah did??? Yup, you guessed it! He ran from God and went the opposite direction. Just like we so often do. God tells us to end relationships, we hang on to them thinking we can “fix” them. God tells us to go step out on faith, we become afraid of failing so we revert back to our confront zone. God calls us to change careers paths, but since it doesn’t pay the top dollar we stay planted where God has already told us to move.

Now are you starting to identify with how we can be disobedient and rebellious like Jonah?!? Come on sis,”YEESS” Lol, I thought so, me too!!!

So, Jonah is running from God and get’s on a ship that takes him towards Tarnish so that he can escape from the Lord…. but how many of you know that… You can run but you can’t hide. The Lord sent a powerful wind over the sea causing a violent storm that threatened to break the ship apart. Fearing for their lives, the sailors on the ship throws Jonah overboard into the raging sea after realizing he’s the cause of this dangerous storm that is overtaking them. BUT….the story doesn’t end there, the Lord sends a great fish(whale) to swallow Jonah for three days and three nights.

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Once inside the belly of the fish Jonah prays to God and after three days and three nights the Lord orders the fish to spit Jonah out onto the beach. (Read Jonah 2:1-10) Isn’t that so amazing? How does a great fish swallow you up but doesn’t eat you? How does a great fish all of a sudden becomes a vegetarian, gets sick, and vomit you back on dry land? Gods grace, love, and mercy is so overwhelming with goodness. The Lord had every right to allow the raging sea to drown Jonah, every right to cause the fish to eat Jonah alive but He didn’t. MERCY!!!!!!

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The Lord gave Jonah another chance. (Jonah 3:1-3) Then the Lord spoke to Jonah a second time: “Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh, and deliver the message I have given you.”This time Jonah obeyed the Lord’s command and went to Nineveh…..

Just like Jonah, while in the back of my friends car I decided to rebel even after hearing the Lords instructions. I wanted what I wanted when I wanted it. You know how many times I could have gotten in a wreck drunk driving or getting in a car with someone who was drunk driving. Countless times I could have gotten hit by a stray bullet from being in the club turned up when I should have been at home. God gave me chance after chance to get it right even when I was running away from Him.

Take a look at your life and see how many times the Lord has kept you when you were outside of His will. HE IS SO GOOD!!!! A great move of God happens EVERYDAY!!!!! How?!? We fall short of the glory of God, give Him empty promises, and rebel against His will for our lives but what does He do… keeps breathing breath into our nostrils. When we do not deserve it, God keeps giving us new grace and mercies each and every day. How beautiful is that?

I want to encourage you to move the next time the Lord is telling you to move. Close doors AND LEAVE THEM CLOSE the next time He tells you to do so. His will and plans for your life is greater than your plans, fears, or habits that you are holding on to. Let Jesus truly be Lord over your life and be strong in faith.

Sis, stop running because you’ll never be able to hide from the omnipresent God. Do His will for your life the first time and you’ll avoid unnecessary stumbling blocks from being disobedient.

Love you ladies so much…. keep pressing towards purpose.

Keep your faith strong, the light of your lives shining bright, and keep inspiring souls where you go!!!