YOU ARE STUNNING!

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It’s been a minute, but I am back! I am in a season of transition, so forgive me, but I promised myself that I would not just post any old thing on here, I wanted to post things that I knew God gave me…so I have a great topic for you today…YOU ARE STUNNING!

I absolutely love Sid Roth’s show, It’s Supernatural! To me, the show just shows how big God is, and how he can really do ANYTHING. I listened to his interview with Lisa Bevere today, and if you don’t know, Lisa is the wife of John Bevere, who wrote The Bait of Satan, (which is an awesome read…get it if you can). She wrote a book called Lioness Arising, and she spoke about her experience with God calling her…if you would like to watch the interview, here is the link:

http://sidroth.org/television/weeks-guest

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As I was watching this interview, my spirit was literally leaping on the inside of me. I was like God…this right here is what I needed…this is how I feel. I have been in a strange space as of late. I know God is taking me from one level to the next. As I listened, she said this key thing, “We need to be a people who live in the light, but hunt in the dark.” I thought that was rich. Live in the light and hunt in the dark…as Christians, that is what we are to do. We live in this world, but we are not to be a part of it. God gave us his command to go and evangelize to the people…be the light…in this dark world..she then went on to say this, The lion is the best killer, but the lioness is the best hunter. They work together…In the Body of Christ, God needs both men AND women to win. He needs both of their voices to be heard. So, I may ruffle some religious feathers when I say this, but God DID NOT call for women to be silent. Women are just as important as men when it comes to the things of God, and to stifle that, stifles a movement. It stifles the Spirit.

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I said all of that to say this: YOU ARE STUNNING! Stunning doesn’t simply mean just beautiful, but to stun is a SPIRITUAL thing. When you become all that God calls you to be, and you walk in it, you STUN the enemy. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Stun means: to surprise or upset (someone) very much; to cause (someone) to suddenly become very confused, very dizzy or unconscious. So every time you pick your word up, every time you pray, every time you praise, every time you worship, every time you declare and decree in authority you stun the enemy. When you walk in your purpose, every step you take stuns him. Why do you think that weapons form? A weapon is a tool that is used to fight or attack someone or to defend oneself. When we walk in our God-give authority, the enemy gets defensive, and tries to use his weapons against you, but guess what? As long as God is the true head of your life….those weapons WILL NOT prosper.(Isaiah 54:17). So, I charge you today, Arise my brother, Arise my sister! God has put so much inside of you, and the world needs it! We are living in some of the most perilous times ever seen, and its gonna get worse…(sorry to tell ya! LOL) But we are also living in one of the most exciting times on the planet. We can truly see the Glory of God manifested….The greatest revival that has EVER happened is on the horizon, and we will get to be a part of it, Lord willing. So, I say to you, “Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1.

In the words of Martin….GET TO STEPPIN’! LOL. Remember, we are purpose-built. Find it, walk in it and  change the world.

Much Agape,

Miranda

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Have I Done my part?

I am so excited to introduce and present to others Mrs. Sequelia Erskine. I have watched her grow and develop over the years and she has grown into a remarkable Woman of God. She is always posting great food for thoughts about life, family, love, and the Christian Faith on Facebook and Instagram. She is transparent, and balanced. She loves her family and friends, and she is a great example for young women. I asked her to be a guest contributor this week, and she obliged. Thank you Sequelia for being a yielded vessel! God Bless You! ~ Miranda

Judges 2:1-3

“The angel of the Lord went up from Gilgal to Bokim and said, “I brought you up out of Egypt and led you into the land I swore to give to your ancestors. I said, ‘I will never break my covenant with you, and you shall not make a covenant with the people of this land, but you shall break down their altars.’ Yet you have disobeyed me. Why have you done this? And I have also said, ‘I will not drive them out before you; they will become traps for you, and their gods will become snares to you.’”
This event marked a significant change in Israel’s relationship with God. At Mount Sinai, God had made a sacred & binding agreement with the Israelites called a covenant. God’s part was to make Israel a special nation, to protect them & to give them unique blessings for following him. Israel’s part was to love God & obey his laws. But because they rejected & disobeyed God, the agreement to protect them was no longer in effect. Yet God still refused to abandon his people. They would still receive all the blessings if they asked God to forgive them & if they sincerely followed him again. Although God’s agreement to help Israel conquer the land was no longer in effect,  his promise to make Israel a nation (through whom the whole world would be blessed) remained valid. God still wanted the Israelites to be holy people (just as he wants us to be holy), and God would often use oppression to bring them back to him. Has God ever had to oppress you, just to remind you to never forget who he is?
The bible tells of so many times where God allowed his people to be oppressed so that they would repent of their sins & return to him.
Do we resemble the Israelites, today?
Too often we want God to fulfill his promises while excusing ourselves from OUR responsibilities. Starting today, challenge yourself that before you claim God’s promise ever again, that you will always first ask yourself, “Have I done MY part”?
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This was awesome! Thank you so much Quelia! This really hit home for me. Let’s get our houses in order people! Obedience is better than sacrifice! God love sometimes includes chastisement. As parents (and aunts, lol in my case) sometimes you have to disipline your child. You do this only out of love because you know what they can be, and you only want the best for them. God wants the best for you! I am thankful for a God that loves me enough that when I get out of order, he thinks enough of me to check me! I don’t want to be like the Israelites were, they had a Sheree moment off of the Real Housewives of Atlanta…the way they acted they were saying to God, “Who’s gonna check me boo?” And guess what, He showed them who was….and HE CHECKED THEM! LOL. I love you all, thank you again Sequelia for your awesome and on-time post. Please comment, and feel free to email me at abundantheart14@gmail.com. Until next time….
In His Abundant Love,
Miranda