Hold On To It!

1.25.17  The word I am hearing in my heart today is to hold fast to that which God has promised you! Have you ever had a dream from years ago, you know God gave you?  Maybe you have put it on a shelf and forgotten about it?  It may have been years since you have revisited it.  I have good news!

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I want to encourage you today!  If God spoke it in your heart, hold on to it…Go get it off the shelf…. dust it off… Keep it in the forefront of your mind, in agreement with God.  Begin to see it taking shape and as God prompts your heart, step towards those dreams!

I love what the amplified Bible has to say about this!

Hebrews 10:23  Let us seize and hold tightly the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is reliable and trustworthy and faithful to His word.

To seize means to to take hold of suddenly!  This verse is saying take hold of it and don’t let go!  I think this is a powerful verse, I have seen it to be true in my own life.

My life has changed drastically in the last two years.   Standing in my kitchen, June 2015, I prayed a prayer that has changed my life.  I gave God 100% of me.  I have been saved since I was 11 years old, but when I surrendered everything, things went to an entirely different level.

I began to believe what God said was possible, and started taking steps toward my purpose.  Have I made some mistakes along the way?  Yes!  Have I learned at times?  Yes!  But God is so pleased with our efforts, he continually turns things for our good.  As we step out we are also learning and growing.

Romans 8:28  And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

I have had much pain to overcome in my life.  I faced the trauma of my mother being murdered when I was at such a tender age of 15, holding her in my arms as she died.  That one day put a impression in me that began to form my life into a cycle of insecurity, nightmares, suicidal thoughts and depression.

Being in a good church, learning the Word and connecting with people of faith began to fill the void in me.  It began to replace the negative.  I have chose to let God work in me even as I have been healing.   I encourage you to read my blogs on how I overcame the depression.

I am not proud of it, but I spent years taking sleeping pills to numb my pain.  The reason I am so open to talk about it now, is for the sake of helping others come into purpose.

Your life is VALUABLE!  Life may have thrown you pain, but I have witnessed surrendering to God fully, sometimes daily, has been healing me and helping me step into purpose.

Matthew 19:26 All things are possible with God.

In all honesty, I feel like I am truly living for the first time in my life.  Yes, at 45!

Many great things have happened so far in the last couple years.  I almost feel like a kid.  Literally learning what I enjoy, what I want to be when I grow up!

This year for the first time, I have a vision board up and and am working towards the goals for this year. I crossed off 2 already!

Its an amazing and exciting journey walking with God.  I tell my friends, there is never a dull moment.  I truly believe God is making some things up to me… restoring the years that were taken from me.  And He will do the same for you!

What has it been like for you to give God 100%?   Are there any experiences you can share with the readers?

Much love,

Loretta

 

 

The Value of Remaining Steady

01.06.17   I have a word on my heart for someone today.  What is the value of remaining steady?  I am supposed to remind someone, that we go through different seasons of our lives.  Just like there are 4 seasons in nature, a tree doesn’t have fruit falling off the tree all year round.  A tree actually gains strength in its winter season, its roots are strengthening for the new season ahead.

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God reminded me of this scripture:  Psalms 1:2-3 … whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.  That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season.

I have decided in my own life to be content in whatever season I find myself.  Preparation and strengthening time is never wasted time and it is very necessary for the sprints in our lives.

Even in the beauty of nature, which God created, trees have seasons where strength is happening underground where no one sees.  Flowers have seasons of blooms, and then the next flower blooms.

I also see in this example that there is room for all of Gods gifts and colors.  When you think about how many different kinds of flowers and trees there are… all with different climates and blooming times.   I believe so it is in our lives…. In the beautiful garden of Gods people, we all bloom in seasons and it makes for the most amazing flower beds.

May this be an encouragement for someone today.  If you are in the winter or fall season and things seem quiet, I want you to know there is huge value in remaining steady.  Please know that this time is actually preparing you for what is ahead.

God bless you in all parts of your journey.  God smiles when He thinks of you, His beautiful creation.

Much love,

Loretta

 

 

Today Is The Day!

12.29.16  A word is coming in my heart for someone today.  I keep hearing “Today is the Day“.  I believe someone out there is pondering some things in your heart to do.  God has given you dreams and a destiny to fulfill.  This a timely word for you!

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The other day I was seeing a picture of people who had God’s hand and blessing all over their lives. They had dreams within… But unfortunately, as I watched their lives, I saw as they kept pushing their dreams way out into the future.  I also saw people being buried with those very dreams.

But that is not YOU!!  The fact you would take the time to read this tells me, God has been stirring your heart.  Friend, you were strategically made by God for a purpose, you have literally been designed for it!

Every purpose is different.  Only you know the dreams that God has placed in your heart. God may be stirring you to write that book, record that song, begin to paint again, go back to school…. I hear the word for you “Today is the Day“.    I also hear “Fully embrace who you are, who God made you to be“.,  You have been set apart with a goal, a purpose and a dream and friend you can do anything.

Please know that age is only a number, and not to be used as an excuse.  God is using every age in this hour.  We are His representatives on this earth in every sphere.  We are God’s hands, His heart and his voice.

I also want to say to you that YOU ARE WORTH IT!  Begin to take time to cultivate those gifts in your life and begin to share them with the world.  Begin to carve out time and plan your days, because what you have matters… the world is waiting….2017 is your year of stepping out in a greater degree.

I also want to say that for some of you your season is changing, therefore your circle is changing. I pray for you now that you would be sensitive to God’s leading in this new season, even if it requires meeting new people.

God bless you all,

Loretta

Awake Africa Scotland Project

It is an honor to be a part of a production in the UK bringing awareness and help to woman and children suffering from trafficking and domestic violence in Africa.  Please keep this production in prayer.   You can learn more about the movement Awake Africa Scotland.  They also have a Go Fund Me page if you are interested in sponsoring.   God bless.  Loretta

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Hope Is Arising!

A word for someone today ~ I see God restoring in such a powerful way that you won’t even recognize the old way of life.  This word comes to brighten your day.  You have withstood much.

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I see some that have went through trials and pain, but God wants you to know He is restoring your life.  He is setting things in order.  He is lifting you up, lifting up your spirits this day that not all is lost.  You are about to embark on a new journey.

I see HOPE arising in your life. (more…)

Transitions

11.22.16
Word in my heart for someone today:

I hear the word transitions. Transitions are happening everywhere. We are ready and prepared when the time comes. We have a heart of thankfulness for every season, but I see God about to move some of you to a new season. New environment. It is a season of change for you. It is not a time to relive the past, but to step forth into your destiny knowing that God is sending you. He has equipped you for this time.

I see the call in your heart stronger than what people may be saying around you. They are called to walk their walk… and you are called to walk yours. I praise God for your boldness and your character. I see some of you that have walked through storms. But you have withstood, you have been strong and I see God blessing your life in a new way friends.

Your trust is developing in a new degree for the new about to come in your life. Have your expectations high and continue to live in a realm of faith knowing that what God has promised you, He will fulfill.
God bless you all,
Loretta

Change

11.21.16
I sense a word coming up in my heart today for someone:

It’s time to embrace change. Many people have become accustomed to one way of doing things, one way of thinking, but God is saying embrace change. Embrace the new things He is doing in you and through you. You may be different, I want to encourage you it’s okay. Sometimes this world needs to see different to encourage them to move forward in the dreams in their hearts.

I believe with you that you will make a mark on your generation and the things God has shown you to do will break barriers and bring lasting change. I call on the greatness inside you today. You are powerful and brought to the Kingdom for such a time as this.

I pray this ministers to someone today. Love you all,
Loretta