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Thankful For His Word (Daily Devotion)

What a gift to have God’s Word within our grasp! The words that came from His mouth that spoke galaxies into existence is the same word that will soon bring us a new heaven and a new earth where only righteousness dwells. His Word that holds the stars in its place is the same word that knows the number of hairs on our head and sustains us through every season. Rejoice in the gift of His Word this morning. There is nothing more refreshing, faith building, and transformative then being in His Presence!

🌿The heavens were made by the word of the Lord, and all the stars, by the breath of his mouth.
Psalms 33:6 CSB

🌿The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of his nature, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.
Hebrews 1:3 CSB

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Withstanding Affliction: Compassionate Father | Battle Ready Bible Study

Why is it important for us to have a revelation that we have a compassionate heavenly Father as we go through affliction? Join me to dive into the Word of God to discover those answers and move closer to the heart of God!

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#Unfollow Challenge (Spiritually Fit)

When you go look in the fridge for something to eat, most likely you are going to look for one of our favorite foods. If you are trying to bulk up you are going to choose something with protein. If you are trying to lose weight you are going to chose something that is going to help your metabolism. I am not a nutritionist by any means. But, I do know that if you want a certain result you do have to diligently chose what to feed yourself.

The same thing goes for you and I spiritually. If we are snacking on media all day that’s goal is to get views and strike panic, we are going to be left with anxiety. If we choose to have a big old helping of ‘let’s see who is winning now, the Democrats or the Republicans’ we can be left with hopelessness, division, and offense. What you feed yourself through the things you hear and read are just the same as a real diet. Is what you are feeding on line up with the ultimate truth of God’s Word or are you feeding yourself junk?

I made a challenge today on Instagram where you and I both choose to unfollow things like fear, doubt, and worry and replace what is fueling those thoughts with the truth of God’s Word. The truth is, there is many options for you to choose to snack on. But you want to pick things that are healthy for you, not what just seems to feel good now. Will you join the unfollow challenge with me today?

Scripture The Challenge Is Based Off Of:

•And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Romans 12:2 NKJV

•Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.
Ephesians 4:21‭-‬24 NLT

•If you give these instructions to the believers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, as you feed yourself spiritually on the words of faith and of the true teaching which you have followed.
1 Timothy 4:6 GNT

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Small Clouds of Hope & The Latter Rain

There are many times as we are walking with God he is calling us to a deeper place. We are faced with trials at the surface but God is just using these circumstances to go deeper. A deeper place of fellowship, faith, and trust in him. As I was studying The Prophet Elijah and his faith, the Holy Spirit revealed something so significant about his provision that I am writing this at 1am. (Lord, have mercy with these typo’s).

In 1 Kings 17, Elijah tells Ahab that the Lord is no longer sending rain due to Israel’s worship of baal and a fertility God they believed could bring rain. After Elijah spoke this to Ahab he went into hiding and God brought him provision through raven’s, bread, meat, and water each day until it ran out. After this, he was directed to a Gentile woman and her son. She did not have much, only some oil and flour. It is really only enough for her and her son to eat and soon die.


Then Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid; go and do as you have said. But first make me a small loaf from it and bring it out to me. Afterward, you may make some for yourself and your son, for this is what the Lord God of Israel says, ‘The flour jar will not become empty and the oil jug will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the surface of the land.’” -1 Kings 17:13-14 CSB


There is a promise of provision for the Gentile for now, by her obedience of bringing Elijah a small loaf to feed on. While there is another promise I did not see until now, there will be provision later for her when the Lord sends rain. I am going to skip a lot of important details you should read later if you haven’t read 1 Kings 18 for the sake of keeping this short and not getting off track. However, we see that there is no cloud in sight.


Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a rainstorm.” So Ahab went to eat and drink, but Elijah went up to the summit of Carmel. He bent down on the ground and put his face between his knees. Then he said to his servant, “Go up and look toward the sea.” So he went up, looked, and said, “There’s nothing.” Seven times Elijah said, “Go back.” -1 Kings 18:41-43 CSB


Seven times, Ahab went to look for rain and could not find ANYTHING. Can you imagine the widow in Chapter 17? Where is the promise of God of rain so my son and I can eat? Often times, I think we can be like this with God. There is no hope in sight of what God has promised, yet God continues to tell us to keep asking, seeking, and knocking and knocking seven more times. However, I do think that the widow, could reflect on how God provided the time before and this gave her hope.

When we are needing a miracle and waiting on the promises of God to come to pass, it is important that we continue with perseverance and unashamed boldness. God is not reluctant to provide what we need. He is such a good father that he is going to have us wait until the perfect time. Waiting on his perfect timing may stretch us and have us press into his presence a little more. In the end he wants to take us deeper into understanding who he truly is. I would imagine that the widow reflected on the time before that God had came through for her had provided. I would imagine that she thanked him for this and praised him in advance for what he was about to do. After all, God’s word cannot come back unfruitful.


“On the seventh time, he reported, “There’s a cloud as small as a man’s hand coming up from the sea.”-1 Kings 18:44 CSB


Can you imagine this small cloud giving so much hope to the widow? When God’s promises come to pass there is such great joy. However, I do think we can learn something from 1 Kings 17 & 18 other than what is blatantly written. God promised to provide for her then if she obeyed and promised provision in the future and God has promised us the same. In the unknown, we can reflect on who God is and what he has already done. We can intentionally continue giving him thanks for all he has already done and praise him for the faithfulness he continues to show, ever before we see the small cloud come up from the sea. Faith takes knowing who God is and that he does everything out of the abundance of who he is, love. If you do not have the right perception of who God is it will be hard to trust that the rain will ever come.


Take this time to understand that God does not go out and wing it. He is a God of order. When it feels like the rain is never going to come, remember the faithfulness that he has done in the chapter before and thank him for this. Your rain will come, but for now we must thank him for the faithful father that he is. Trust in his goodness and know that it sometimes takes some extra knocking, for Ahab seven times of going back, for us to see the promises of God fulfilled. We must not give up. Knowing that God is always on time.

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Why Are You Attacking Me? -A Different Perspective On Spiritual Warfare

When I was reading The Hannah Anointing, there was something that the author said that stood out to me so profound that I sat my book down, adjusted myself in my chair, and began to pray. (You can see the review here: https://letlovebemymotive.com/2020/01/02/the-hannah-anointing-michelle-mcclain-walters-book-review/ ) She mentioned that sometimes she steps back and observes the areas that the devil is attacking her in. Now I have heard of taking every thought captive and making them obedient to Christ. However, I have never thought about observing the devils behaviors the way that he does ours.

As you may have noticed, there was a long period of time (it felt like forever) where I was not writing as much. I did a devotional here and there and posted some scripture, but there were not many posts or book reviews. I am sorry for this. During those times the Lord is refining me or teaching me something new. I do not want to fail to mention how much I appreciate you being here with me on this adventure called life!

On the Lord’s commands I have quit my job and am doing the only things he has commanded me to do, pray and to write. Now, even before I left my job the devil was on the prowl and trying to plant seeds of worry and doubt. He began with “Was I really hearing from God to quit my job?”. I began to pray and ask God to show me again what his will was. Thank you Abba for your patience! God showed me, yet again, it was his will for me to quit.

Then as I became confident and filled with faith, the devil started to prowl once again. “Are you sure you are going to be able to pay your bills? You know you made so much money. How can you even be sure God is going to provide? You can’t see it”. Well Lucifer, you see God’s word says that he would open the flood gates of heaven and pour out a blessing there is not room enough to receive. You see he gave me this word and the only thing he said was wildflower and when I looked up where that was in God’s word he reminded me yet again that he is my provider and I have nothing to worry about.

Then the Lord had me shift my focus from worry back unto him where I found peace. God then reminded me that our words have power! He told me to declare what I was believing him for. Possiblities are endless with him! So as I was going to the mail box that morning, I was reminded of a time where my friend was solely relying on God’s provision and she asked him for a check in the mail and he sent her just that. As I was walking out I started to declare the Lord’s provision for my family. Mind you, the devil has been trying to plant seeds of doubt about God’s provision THE ENTIRE TIME. I walk out to the mail box and see the Lord’s provision waiting in our mail box. GLORY BE TO GOD!

As I said above, the Lord had me quit my job and only gave me two directions, to pray and to write. So, as he has asked me to do, I have done just that. As I began to write yesterday, I went over my article at least 5 times to make sure everything was correct. This already is abnormal behavior for me. Then as I was reading it for the last time, I was tempted to not even send it in to the magazine. Then the Holy Spirit gently reminded me of what the author of Hannah’s Anointing said.

Why is the devil attacking me right now?

Despite the doubt and fear I was feeling I sent it into the editor. Usually the emails are brief, but what I found in my inbox was quite the surprise. The editor wrote back thanking me, saying that she loved what I wrote and she needed what was written.

So was THIS why he was attacking me?

Over the past couple days I have been taught to step back and look at the pattern of the enemy. His tricks and deceptive ways are not new. He uses the same evil tactics over and over. He is trying to discourage us and trap us in fear to stop us from doing what God has called us to do. He is the BEST liar. He can have you thinking the worst! But, what we need to do is to step back and ask Holy Spirit for help in these moments. Every single time that I have asked for help, he has met me there in my weakness with his strength. In the moments I have been attacked the most, there was a blessing on the other side or the enemy was trying to stop me from doing EXACTLY what God had intended me to do.

God is faithful, gentle, and patient. He is willing to help us when we ask. I want to encourage you to interrogate why the enemy is trying to attack you. What does God have for you in this area of your life?