Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Trust, You are not Alone in the Battle. It is Time to Stand & Say No! (9.2.15)

Beloved,
It is time to Stand and Say, "No!"
to the schemes of the enemy. 

I Am with you and I will always protect you. 
Stand and Fight the good fight of Faith, and you will prevail. 
I Am Jesus your Christ, and I desire
to release an anointing of Victory into your situation. 
Therefore, stay focused on Me
and I will lead you into the right direction.

Spend time with Me by reading The Word, daily; so that you can (and will) overcome all obstacles and hindrances that will try to come against you.

Do not, under any circumstances, allow fear to rule in your heart, as you weather the storms; for you are not in this Battle alone.  I Am and always will be with you in the battle, to empower you and give you Victory over the enemy.

It is yours for the taking,
all you have to do is stand in Faith,
and you will overcome all obstacles.

I Will cause you to prevail.
You are ordained for victory.

Therefore, keep your eyes on Me, trusting that you are not alone in the battle. As I and the Father are One, know that I will always be by your side - to help you and to lead you to victory as you submit to Me.


MEDITATE ON GOD'S WORD
Deuteronomy 20:4 - For the LORD your GOD is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.

2 Chronicles 20:15 - And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but GOD's.

John 16:32 - Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Handling Anger...... Biblically (9.1.15)

Faith Believers,
Anger can become sinful when it is motivated by pride (James 1:20), when it is unproductive and thus distorts GOD's purposes (1 Corinthians 10:31), or when anger is allowed to linger (Ephesians 4:26-27).

One obvious sign that anger has turned to sin is when, instead of attacking the problem at hand, we attack the wrongdoer. Ephesians 4:15-19 says we are to speak the truth in love and use our words to build others up, not allow rotten or destructive words to pour from our lips. Unfortunately, this poisonous speech is a common characteristic of fallen man (Romans 3:13-14). Anger becomes sin when it is allowed to boil over without restraint, resulting in a scenario in which hurt is multiplied (Proverbs 29:11), leaving devastation in its wake.

Often, the consequences of out-of-control anger are irreparable.

Anger also becomes sin when the angry one refuses to be pacified, holds a grudge, or keeps it all inside (Ephesians 4:26-27). This can cause depression and irritability over little things, which are often unrelated to the underlying problem.

We can handle anger Biblically by recognizing and admitting our prideful anger and/or our wrong handling of anger as sin (Proverbs 28:13; 1 John 1:9). This confession should be both to GOD and to those who have been hurt by our anger. We should not minimize the sin by excusing it or blame-shifting.

We can handle anger Biblically by seeing GOD in the trial. This is especially important when people have done something to offend us. James 1:2-4, Romans 8:28-29, and Genesis 50:20 all point to the fact that GOD is sovereign over every circumstance and person that crosses our path. Nothing happens to us that He does not cause or allow. Though GOD does allow bad things to happen, He is always faithful to redeem them for the good of His People. GOD is a good GOD (Psalm 145:8, 9, 17). Reflecting on this truth until it moves from our heads to our hearts, will alter how we react to those who hurt us.

We can handle anger Biblically by making room for GOD's wrath. This is especially important in cases of injustice, when "evil" men abuse "innocent" people. Genesis 50:19 and Romans 12:19 both tell us not to "play GOD." GOD is righteous and just, and we can trust Him, who knows all and sees all, to act justly (Genesis 18:25).

We can handle anger Biblically by returning good for evil (Genesis 50:21; Romans 12:21). This is key to converting our anger into love. As our actions flow from our hearts, so also our hearts can be altered by our actions (Matthew 5:43-48). That is, we can change our feelings toward another by changing how we choose to act toward that person.

Thank GOD for what you have,
Trust GOD for what you need.
-
 Marilyn Chaney


September Cover Photo - Sunset




Monday, August 31, 2015

No Matter How You Feel, or What is Happening, Know that God IS God. Stand Firm in the Father's Name! (8.31.15)

My Child,
No matter how you feel today about what is
happening in the world around you,
know that I Am still GOD.

I Am at work in your life to bless, increase and multiply you.

You are at a place in your life when things have not measured up to what you hoped, and others haven’t kept their word. the enemy of your soul is taunting you with these disappointments. Now, thoughts of running away and hiding until the storm is over, continue to flood your soul.

However, I say to you, do not run from your enemy.
Stand still and be the person who I Created you to be.
Face your enemy and rebuke him, in My Name.

Command him to leave you, your family, your business
and your church family/ministry alone.

Stand firm in My Name. 
Raise your shield. 
Use your sword.
And do not run away.
We will win this battle, Child.

For I Am your Father, the Lord your God.
And I always keep My Word.


Meditate on God's Word:
Ephesians 6:13 - Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of GOD, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

James 4:7 - Submit yourselves therefore to GOD. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.



Sunday, August 30, 2015

In God's Timing (8.30.15)

Faith Believers,
The first thing we need to understand about GOD's timing, is that it is perfect, just as all of GOD's ways are perfect (Psalm 18:30; Galatians 4:4). GOD's timing is never early, and it's never been late. In fact, from before our birth, until the moment we take our last earthly breath, our sovereign GOD is accomplishing His divine purposes in our lifetimes. He is in complete control of everything and everyone - from everlasting to everlasting. No event in history has put so much as a wrinkle in the timing of GOD's eternal plan, which He designed before the foundation of the world.

One would think, then, that by understanding the sovereignty of our Creator, patience and waiting would come a little more easily. Unfortunately, however, that's not always the case. Our human nature can make waiting for GOD's perfect timing a difficult thing to do. In fact, in the hustle and bustle of our frenzied lives, we often find it difficult to wait for anything or anyone. We want what we want now. And with our modern technological advances, we're often able to get what we want now. As a result, we are not only losing our patience, but also finding it increasingly difficult to discern GOD's timing.

Patience is a spiritual fruit - Galatians 5:22, and Scripture makes it clear that GOD is pleased with us when we display this virtue: Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for Him - Psalm 37:7; for God is good to those who wait for Him - Lamentations 3:25. And our patience often reveals the degree of trust we have in GOD's timing.

We must remember that God operates according to His perfect and foreordained eternal schedule, not ours. We should take great comfort in knowing that, when we wait on the LORD, we receive divine energy and strength: But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint - Isaiah 40:31. The psalmist reiterates: Wait on the LORD; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the LORD! - Psalm 27:14.

Thank GOD for what you have,
Trust GOD for what you need.
-
 Marilyn Chaney

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lean on God, Put Your Trust in Him & Things will Turn Around for Your Good (8.28.15)

My Child,
Discouragements will come, that is a part of life.
But the question I have for you is, 'how will you respond when you are faced with discouragement?' I know there are times when you will face it boldly, with faith and confidence, and I must tell you - that attitude pleases Me greatly.

I Am a faithful GOD, and it delights Me
when you put your trust in Me,
and recognize that trouble won’t last always.

However, I also know that there will be times in your life when disappointment and discouragement will bring you down.  There will be days when you just can't manage to be strong enough in your own strength.  Days when you may find it difficult to ignore the situations that oppose you, and fight the good fight of faith.  Days when everything seems too hard.  Days when you just don’t feel like pressing your way....  and you want to give up.

Beloved, it is those times that I want to talk to you about. 
Because, it is in those troubled times that I Am
working all things together, to bring My Glory into your situation.

I do not expect you to be strong in your own strength.
I expect you to lean on Me and draw from My Strength.
I Will be your Strength and your Shield.
I have promised you a hope and a future.
I Am the Lord your God.
I will not go back on My Word.

Yes, you will have hard times, and you may face a few setbacks, as you move forward with Me; but they will never overcome you, nor will they prosper.  If you lean on Me, and keep your trust in Me, I will turn things around for your good. You can run to Me anytime, especially during those times when it seems that everything is too much for you to handle, and I Will help you.

I Will strengthen you when you become weary.
Keep leaning on Me, and you will see that
'no weapon formed against you shall prosper.' 
Lean on Me and I Will bring you through your trials
and you will walk in My Victory.
My Glory will prevail in your situation.

Lean on Me and Trust Me, Child.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

We are Accountable for Every Word We Speak, To & About Others (8.27.15)

And GOD said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light - Genesis 1:3

Faith Believers,
GOD created the heavens and earth by speaking them into existence. There is life and death in the tongue. The words that you speak also have the power to hurt or to bless.... Our tongues can create hurtful relationships with others.

Sometimes we inflict pain and put distance between us:
  • “You are such an idiot” - attacks esteem.
  • “Can’t you do anything right?” - undermines confidence.
  • “Get out of my life!” - slams a door.

This kind of caustic language will tear people down and strains relations.
What a difference speaking to others in a wholesome and affirming way makes!
  • “I forgive you” - helps mend a friendship.
  • “You can do it! I know you can!” - encourages the discouraged.
  • “I am with you along the way” - instills hope for someone on a difficult journey.
  • “I promise to be true to you” - assures that you will be faithful.
  • “I am so sorry. I take full responsibility” - signals humility and ownership of a wrong.

Listen to how you speak to others today.
Are your words life-giving or life-taking? 
Do you check your spirit before you say something critical?
Do you consider ways you might say things in love?

GOD has promised us, in His Word, that we will be held accountable for every word we speak to and about others.
___________

Father GOD,

You said that from the overflow
of the mouth one’s heart speaks.

Help me turn my heart toward Your Ways and
Your Love, so that I may use my tongue
to create healthy relationships around me.

Father, help me to use my tongue always to uplift others. 

In Your Son Jesus' Name,

Amen

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Isaiah 42:16 (8.26.15)

And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them. - Isaiah 42:16
_____________

Glorious Father,
I am in a deep valley right now. 

You know my situation,
and there is a great darkness
that I am walking through.

I am suffocating right now!

Father, I pray for deliverance from this time of tribulation!
Give me strength to press on, Lord!
Give me Your Peace that passes all understanding,
so that I may be equipped to do Your Will
in this difficult time!

I need You this very hour, Father!
I love You!
Amen

_________

Faith Believers,
If you are going through trials and tribulations,
that you do not understand and you have become weary,
know that GOD is with you.
He promised never to leave us or forsake us.

Thank God for what you have,
Ask God for what you need.
   -  Marilyn

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

In Your Darkest Hour, Remember, Things are not Always What they Seem. (8.25.15)

Beloved,
There will be times when it may seem like
I Am allowing a lot of attacks to come upon you.
It may feel as though I've lifted My Hand of protection
from you; but I have not.

My Child, you only experience attacks that will strengthen and cause you to be drawn closer to Me.  However, what you do not see are the many attacks that I have shielded from you. You don’t see the warfare going on in the heavenlies to shelter you from attacks that would destroy you. Things aren’t what they seem.

In your darkest hour, I want you to remember,
things are not what they seem.

There is nothing that the enemy can throw at you that will surprise Me, overwhelm Me nor stop Me from keeping My Promises to you. Things can look alarming and out of control from your perspective. However, I Am the Lord your God and I Am never caught off guard, for there is nothing that I cannot handle. I Am always working on your behalf to bless and protect you from greater harm.

Therefore, in those times of hardship,
times when it seems like you’re in a dry season,
or when it seems like I’ve forgotten you -
remind yourself of My Promises to you. 

Remind yourself that I will never forsake you nor leave you. I do not disappoint those who put their trust in Me. I have placed My Spirit within you, and My Spirit will reside in you for all the days of your life. 

I Am there with you, always....
so never forget that things are not always what they seem.


MEDITATE ON HIS WORD
Psalm 9:10 - And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

2 Corinthians 4:18 - While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Hebrews 13:5 - Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.



Monday, August 24, 2015

God's Promise is Coming to Fulfillment... You are Coming Out!! (8.24.15)

My Child,
Why are you feeling down and worried? 
I never said that you wouldn’t have problems. 
I said, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
but I promise to deliver you from them all.”

I come to tell you that you are coming out of your situation. I don’t care what your circumstances may look like, you are going to come out of that situation. It doesn’t matter how many times you've circled the mountain, you are coming out.

I Am stretching forth My Hand to deliver you. 

You may have failed and lost battles in the past;
however, you are coming out of this situation.

You don’t have to circle that mountain anymore, for you are coming out. Every Word I’ve spoken into your life shall come to pass. My Word will never return void. Be still and know that what I have said is True. 

I Am more than able to fulfill My Promise.
Look to the hills from whence cometh your help.

I Am your Help.
I Am your Deliverer.
And I Am here to deliver you. 

Your promise, which has been long delayed,
is coming to fulfillment.

Child, it is coming into your hands.
_______

Faith Believers, 
PRAISE THE LORD!
GOD is going to do something new in your life
and it is going to amaze everyone around you
when they hear of it. 
If you believe,
give Him a glorious and thunderous shout
of Hallelujah, Glory to GOD!!

Yes, you are coming out!
     - Marilyn



MEDITATE ON HIS WORD
Psalm 34:19 - Many are the afflictions of the righteous: But the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

Psalm 50:15 - And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

Psalm 121:1-3 - I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.