If My Words Could Speak

the musings of a peculiar poet….

Good morning!

Here is a quick recap of the last few days.

Day THREE & FOUR

Due to my editing software disappearing after an upgrade, I am going to make an attempt to “transcribe the” video I filmed.

Our take away  was to focus our prayer in asking the Lord to provide  direction on what areas of our walk should we focus on over the next few weeks.

Here is what I will be focusing on:

  1. Things that are designed to hinder the specific direction and/or Godly purpose. Specifically focusing (tactical prayers) on those outside influences. i.e. opposing prayers, witchcraft prayers, generational curses etc.
  2. Asking for clearer direction on what to write about it in this forum.

One of the main points of the video was to express the importance of a Spiritual Reality. As Believers in Christ, we often attempt to live our lives as though there isn’t a Supernatural Reality both Good AND Evil. I am by no means trying to produce a hyper-paranoid attitude about those things however, the truth of the matter is we do wrestle NOT against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12 KJV.)  Everyday we encounter things that are beyond our physical sight and only can be ascertained by paying Spiritual attention. This unseen enemy can prod or provoke in us or use others to hinder God’s will in our life. There is a direct correlation between what is happening in the Spiritual realm and what you are seeing in your life on a daily basis. It is very important to know these things in order to know what to pray for and how to pray.  We must develop strategic or tactical prayers. Without doing so we will not be effective both in our own lives as well as in the lives of others. So let’s begin and the beginning —  In order for us to be of any use to anyone else, we must first start with ourselves. Yes?

Once again, I HAD a writing plan developed in my mind and everyday I can see how the Lord is taking control of what I am writing here.

My answer in this step is – YES LORD!

Until Next Time Please Read: Ephesians 6:10-20; 2 Cor. 10:3-5; Is. 54:17; 2 Thess. 3:3; Matt. 18:18-19. There are many, many more but we will start here!

Let’s Connect! Any comments, ideas, PRAYER REQUEST, or simply to say, “Hi!”

VMarie!

Hello Everyone!

I trust that all is well and that you’ve thought about this “journey” you and I are about to embark on. I know, I know…  it seems has though you didn’t have much notice to plan. Please trust me when I say, “You already know what you need.” I believe the Lord allowed me to select the byline – ‘Every Journey Starts At The Beginning” for a reason. Before we step out to embark on anything there is always a starting point where we discover our intent or instructions for said journey however, even before that we should be empowered to “go”!

In Matthew 10 when Jesus gathered His 12 disciples, before giving them their marching orders, he empowered them.  He gave them the needed authority to accomplish the task.

I like the Holman Christian Standard Bible translation,

Summoning His 12 disciples, He gave them authority over unclean spirits, to drive them out and to heal every disease and sickness. (Matthew 10:1, HCSB)

Please know that the Lord has left nothing to happenstance! In order to know what direction or focus we each should take on these upcoming days, we should simply submit that request to the Lord and ask for directions, instructions or a focal point(s). You cannot move without a plan or a Vision!

I would like to thank a dear friend of mind, without prodding gave me what her initial focus areas are: Prayer & Making time for the gym. I am quite sure that the Lord had been dealing with her to commit more time to both, so it worked out easily.  Perhaps it may not be that clear-cut for you. Just ask the Lord to direct you to know which areas of your walk would He want you to focus on!

Take the next 24 hours to meditate on that and I’ll see you back here on Day THREE!

Until Next Time Please Remember That – every aspect of  your life has been planned out for you by our Heavenly Father. In order to know His plans for our lives, we must first accept and submit to that thought and ask Him for guidance to know His plans from our own.

Today’s Verse:

For I know the plans I have for you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11 HCSB)

Let’s Connect! Any comments, ideas, or simply to say, “Hi!”

VMarie

#Restart2017

Hello! Yes, it’s me. You do remember me right? Well I remember you…. I also remember that it has been approximately 364 days since I even attempted to dust off my electronic pen and pad, so to speak and actually write something. :-/ Nevertheless, I am here and trust that you can take this moment or two to indulge me. I’ve “prepared” a video for this first day.

Today’s Verse:

For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again:

Proverbs 24:16a

Today’s Video:

 

Let’s Connect!

Send me your ideas, questions, or just say, “Hello!”

Until Next Time!

VMarie!

 

Can I be transparent?

I didn’t want to write anything today. Simply because I just don’t “feel” it. My trail… this test… the turbulent situation (you pick) definitely didn’t slow down. In fact, it morphed into another unforeseen situation, literally. So no… a part of me does not feel like penning anything.  HOWEVER, there is another part of me that strangely enough is rejoiceful and is expecting something! So of course, I am going with the latter part.

I thought for a moment to post some generic statement or something relating to – speaking to the storms in your life or looking to the hills for your help or casting down the mountain during challenging times. Staring at the screen…nothing. So I just shrugged my shoulders and decided again to make this personal.

Many times when faced with a trial(s) we focus so much on the winds, rain, thunder and lightening – ask Peter. Hey you are NOT imagining those winds and yes you did see that lightning flash!  THEY ARE REAL! Our reaction to it comes from a basic or fundamental response of our flesh which is fueled by our unbelief! We tend to run for cover in times of distress and doubt.

Today on this Tuesday I want to go with the other option. The option in the Spirit. That strange feeling that makes me say that  I should be rejoicing in this seemingly difficult situation and allow it to energize me to expect God to move on my behalf! Not for my expected end – NO! BUT for His expected end in my life!

See I can’t call it right now! No it is not the end of the world, so to speak but it sure “feels” like it.What I am experiencing is totally in direct opposition to what the Lord showed me about the matter.

With that being said, today I am going to lean on the side of my victory and my upcoming TESTIMONY! I am going to believe God’s report and not the outward circumstances!

Today I am believing that this Test is simply that — a test or pop quiz making sure that I got the material or instructions I’ve been living and studying in His Word. The outcome of this Test will ultimately Glorify God.

So I’ll ask you Test -or- Testimony? You pick…

Until Next Time… Bask In His Presence & Remain Focused and Faithful!

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I first want to say thank you for taking the time to begin another journey with me. As always, it is my intent to utilize the next 31 days as an attempt to Restart or refocus on several different areas of my life.  First, is my daily devotion and second my writing/creative side.

I have a schedule in mind however, I am open to the Holy Spirit if He decides to do something else. For example, I planned to open up with a big video and possible give away HOWEVER, life events over the weekend prevented me from doing such. In fact, the impact over this weekend was so tough that I was reconsidering even doing the Restart this year. Before I could get a prayer out to the Lord, I heard Him say, “Why?” My response of course was, “Lord? Why what?”

“Why Quit?” was His words to me.

There is a saying the world says, “When the going gets tough the tough gets going!”

As Believers we have to stop expecting things to be easy and without a Spiritual fight! ANYTHING that we are doing to Glorify God in our Lives will ALWAYS get fought against by the enemy.

Expect It! Deal with It! & Move On!

Life is full of obstacles and things that we must go through. These things we experience comes in cycles. God’s Word puts it like this:

Ecclesiastes 3 (HCSB)

The Mystery of Time

There is an occasion for everything,
and a time for every activity under heaven:(A)
a time to give birth and a time to die;(B)
a time to plant and a time to uproot;[a]
a time to kill and a time to heal;
a time to tear down and a time to build;
a time to weep and a time to laugh;(C)
a time to mourn and a time to dance;(D)
a time to throw stones and a time to gather stones;(E)
a time to embrace and a time to avoid embracing;(F)
a time to search and a time to count as lost;
a time to keep and a time to throw away;
a time to tear and a time to sew;
a time to be silent and a time to speak;(G)
a time to love and a time to hate;
a time for war and a time for peace.(H)

What does the worker gain from his struggles?(I) 10 I have seen the task that God has given people to keep them occupied.(J) 11 He has made everything appropriate[b] in its time.(K) He has also put eternity in their hearts,[c] but man cannot discover the work God has done from beginning to end.(L) 12 I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and enjoy the[d] good life. 13 It is also the gift of God whenever anyone eats, drinks, and enjoys all his efforts.(M)14 I know that all God does will last forever; there is no adding to it or taking from it.(N) God works so that people will be in awe of Him.(O) 15 Whatever is, has already been,(P) and whatever will be, already is. God repeats what has passed.

So the lesson in Day ONE – Find whatever season you are in & Keep Moving!

Don’t allow the attacks of the enemy coming through people (including yourself) or circumstances get you off focus!

#Restart2016 begins…

Until Next Time… Bask In His Presence & Remain Focused and Faithful!

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We plan so much for the future that often times we forget to appreciate our TODAY!

Seize today which is Monday…. Miracle Monday!

Expect something Miraculous from the Lord today!

Live In This Moment!

Psalm 118:24

24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. (KJV)

 

Matthew 6:34

34 Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (HCSB)

 

Until Next Time…

VMarie

Good Wednesday Everyone!

I was inspired to write this post today, after a deep conversation with a dear friend. This friend has to make a very uncomfortable decision and is feeling all of the apprehension and guilt that comes along with making a hard choice. Many times when we are going through something, we can see the writing on the wall which shows us all the warning signs including the escape plan out of the situation but something has a hold on us. This hold prevents us from making rational or even objective decisions in said situation. The plan of escape or instructions become muddied. It eludes us – we miss it – we are torn between two decisions. The first is to go with our gut and what we know is right – The Truth. The second is to go with our “feelings” of not wanting to hurt or cause a ruckus, which leads you to make excuses and rewrite the Truth which is – The Lie!

After listening to the circumstances, I said with all the sincerity and love I could muster… “Walk Don’t Run!” Of course that statement was met with the common – It’s easier said then done response. Oh how I know that feeling! It’s hard when we make promises or commitment in a relationship, no matter what type, then discover we have to sever ties. We get locked in by emotional soul ties that develop during the course of the relationship and find it virtually impossible to break away. Well this feeling of impossibility is a definite LIE and DECEPTION!

Proverbs 6:1-5 shows us how to react when we find ourselves entangled with a stranger, unbeliever, or anyone and we’ve given our word and in some way we should not have done so. God instructs us to humble ourselves (repent) and flee the situation like a gazelle from the hands of a hunter. The scripture speaks about financial entanglement however, we can take this same principle and apply it to all types of relationships that we get bound up in.

We often get in over our heads and we make foolish promises that we cannot keep or wish to keep for that matter. When we realize that we must humble ourselves, acknowledge our error, repent, and gracefully bow out of the situation, then and only then will we be free to move forward.

God through is precious Son Jesus Christ has always given everyone – past, present, & future – a way of escape!

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it  (I Corinthians 10:14 KJV).

At the root of every hard decision, is our flesh lurking to take the reins and steer us toward destruction!

Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us (I Timothy 1:13&14).

Until Next Time…

Thr33

new-year-wishes-with-flowersWell, well, well, we are very much into the “new” year. I purposefully didn’t blog or vlog for that matter, any “new” year resolutions or post any of my grand ideas/plans for this upcoming year, as I believe many times when we do that, it is out of traditional hype. My focus over the first three weeks were to assess me and my expectations and desires for this project and virtually all that I am doing in my life. I wanted to seriously think about my immediate goals for this “new” year and what I want to achieve. I first started by looking at my successes and fails of 2015.  I won’t bore you with my laundry list, however, I will say that change is inevitable and it is a good thing!  I’ve changed a few of my commitments over the next 6 months that will free up more time to focus on writing. Some of  the changes were out of necessity and others just made sense.

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but my past thinking around my writing was, “I need to be inspired by circumstances or outside influences to write!” Well I’ve come to a bit of realization after asking myself, “How’s that INSPA thing working for you?” Now I am not throwing out the idea of inspired writing, as it has its correct place however, outside inspiration alone can’t cut it with ANYTHING you truly desire to do. Just as having  zeal or passion for God alone will not afford you the true knowledge of Him. We need to know Him beyond our own perception and get to know Him truly according to His plans and purposes. This same principle must be applied  to  those claims of living out our “calling” or what we are doing “for the Lord”.  By this is the only Inspiration we need, that which comes from the Holy Spirit!

So my plans so far for this year?

Ask the True & Living God through focused prayer, study, meditation of His Word, “What are your plans for me this year?”

There are many plans in a man’s heart,
Nevertheless the Lord’s counsel—that will stand. Proverbs 19:21 NKJV

The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. Psalm 33:10 NKJV

Until Next Time…. “What Say You?”

Thr33

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Many times we find ourselves in the thick of a battle and all we can hear is the loud roar of the fight surrounding us. This deafening high shrill is designed by the enemy to keep us off our game and is an all-out attempt to force us to make a wrong move that could be detrimental to ourselves and the lives of others.

When we are in the heath of the battle and we call out for the Lord’s help, we get so distracted by the advances of the enemy, it seems as though we are losing. We fail to actually “hear” when God has bought relief or even the answer to the problem.

I have been in the thick of a battle recently. Yes, I do understand that as a Believer in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we are already Victorious in Him! However, we are in a peculiar position that we must still forge ahead and FIGHT from the position of victory. This fight remember, is from a spiritual vantage point and we must use spiritual weaponry “The weapons of our warfare are not carnal…” (II Cor. 10:4).

We must learn how to “listen” in the midst of the storm or the battle for that still quiet voice from God through His word and through the voice of others.

Three times today the Lord ministered to me some relief in this particular battle. The first time it flew right over my head, the second time I kind of got it and the final time was an effort of the Lord assuring me that it was in fact a message from on High!

It is inevitable that in this life we live that we well encounter tribulations as well as triumphs. The Word tells us that man born of a woman is a few days and full of trouble! (Job 14:11) This is a cyclical life — we gain and we lose, there’s life and there’s death, we are fighting or we at peace… (Ecc. 3:6) and during all of this we MUST develop a listening hear to the voice of Father God during these times!

Those who have an ear let them hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying…. (Matthew 11:15; Mark 4:9; Rev. 3:22)

 

Are You Listening?

Until Next Time…

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