The Benefits of Alignment – Favor & Peace

May He grant you your heart’s desire
And fulfill all your counsel!
Psalms 20:4 NAS

This mornings meditations and Bible research. This verse is very intriguing to me. Because many translations say “may he give you all your desires and make your plans succeed”

Except in the original Hebrew it says something A little bit different .
Grant you according to your own heart all your counsel .” The word for “according to your own heart” as well as “your counsel” is only written and used one time each in The Bible .

There is something about the other translations that didn’t sit well with me. Even though throughout the Bible it says God will give you the desires of your heart, People tend to see that as God giving you whatever you want. But we also know that Jesus said if you pray “according to my will” it will be done.
If Jesus gave us everything we asked for –
We would be a mess.

When we walk with God and rely on His counsel, we will understand His will which will be confirmed by his peace.  ~Rachelle Layzell

But the wisdom that is from above is pure, filled with peace, meek and attentive, filled with love and good fruit, without division and does not show partiality“. James 3:17

A commentator by the name of Gill said about Psalms 20:4, “whatever was agreed upon in the council and covenant of peace between him and his Father, relating to his own glory, and the salvation of his people.”

When we are in covenant with God and make our decisions according to his counsel – that is an agreement of his will. I believe it is THAT WILL Jesus was talking about.

Jesus said in John 10:10
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly [in the Greek perissos]

perissós (an adjective, derived from 4012 /perí, “all-around, excess”) – properly all-around, “more than” (“abundantly”); beyond what is anticipated, exceeding expectation; “more abundant,” going past the expected limit (“more than enough . . . “)

I believe there is a direct correlation between walking in council with God and living abundantly. When we align ourselves with God’s will while being in pure relationship with him we will be directed down the right path. The result of obedience while listening to his voice is FAVOR as He is then able to pour abundantly into our lives.  ~ Rachelle Layzell

It is like the parable of the Good Stewart who did not just waste his talents but invested them. When the master came back he then set him over larger realms of responsibility.

I love that parable because it shows how we partner with God and use the things that He has given us along with his wisdom to expand our influence and blessings . This journey with God is a partnership as well as a relationship. If we walk through life only enjoying the relationship and ignore the partnership a, we are missing out on heaven’s immeasurable resources.  ~ Rachelle Layzell

Jesus said in Matthew 15:15
1 I AM the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser.2 Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit [that stops bearing] He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more and richer and more excellent fruit.3 You are cleansed and pruned already, because of the word which I have given you [the teachings I have discussed with you].4 Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me.

5 I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.6 If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a [broken-off] branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned.7 If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.8 When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine.9 I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me].10 If you keep My commandments [if you continue to obey My instructions], you will abide in My love and live on in it, just as I have obeyed My Father’s commandments and live on in His love.11 I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing.12 This is My commandment: that you love one another [just] as I have loved you.13 No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends.

14 You are My friends if you keep on doing the things which I command you to do.15 I do not call you servants (slaves) any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing (working out). But I have called you My friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father. [I have revealed to you everything that I have learned from Him.]16 You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit andkeep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], He may give it to you.

That is one incredible promise! Jesus no longer calls us servants but friends because he has revealed to us the father’s will.
IT IS TIME TO LIVE ABUNDANT LIFE AS WE WALK WITH GOD, LISTEN AND OBEY AND RECEIVE ALL HE HAS FOR US!

There is nothing like digging into the Word of God! Life to my bones  😀

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Victory in your Testimony

Get ready for a massive wave of revival to sweep through this generation! God is doing something huge . Last night I had a dream that I was back in public high school school. I was in a large room of students during lunchtime and I began to share my testimony. It’s interesting because my testimony was as if I shared it right now as an adult. But the whole room became silent as I shared. I shared through lunch and then my teacher came in who would normally have whipped the class into shape and have me sit down but she didn’t she just stood there. After I was done sharing my testimony I asked who wanted prayer and 30 kids came eager to be prayed for. The school bell rang so I didn’t have a chance to pray for them and it was so painful to feel like I missed that chance as they had to walk to their other classes. I went up to my teacher and thanked her so much for allowing me to keep on sharing. She said she could not stop listening and thanked me. 

The feeling of joy and exhilaration when I woke up is something I will never forget. I am praying today for all those in classroom settings that they will be bold and share their testimony of faith. 

Romans 10:14-17 But how will people call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how will they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher messenger? And how will they preach unless they are commissioned and sent for that purpose? Just as it is written and forever remains written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!” But they did not all pay attention to the good news of salvation; for Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?” So faith comes from hearing what is told, and what is heard comes by the preaching of the message concerning Christ.”

It doesn’t matter big or small nobody can argue with your own personal testimony. They might argue your theology but never your testimony. 

One of my favorite songs when I was little was Be Bold! Be Strong! It truly has been my anthem.

🎼BE BOLD – BE STRONG- FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD IS WITH YOU. I wont be afraid, no no no, I won’t be dismayed, no no no. For I’m walking in Faith and Victory, Come on! Walkin in Faith and Victory. For the Lord your God is with You. 

Why dont you run through the camp, tell all the people get ready, get ready. Why dont you run through the camp tell all the people get ready! 🎼

GET READY FOR THE CHANCE TO SHARE YOUR TESTIMONY

Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. 

11“And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.” 

Revelations 12:10-11

It’s Show Time

I have such a huge feeling of anticipation in my spirit this morning. God is about to do something incredible that our minds can’t even begin to comprehend. 
The understanding of the victory of the cross is more than what we celebrate on Easter! It is realizing that the same Jesus who took stripes on His back for our healing and poured out his blood for our salvation – is alive and interceding on our behalf right now before the Father. Can you believe that Jesus is interceding for you!!! He wants you to win! He wants you free! He went through the pain for YOUR healing! All of heaven is on their feet cheering for you! You are not alone! 
If God is for you, WHO can be against you? Declare God’s promises over your life. Repent of the lies the enemy is trying to take you out with! Receive the Truth from the Holy Spirit. READ THIS VERSE BELOW OUT LOUD WITH FAITH AND CONFIDENCE! It is the Word of God and is alive and active for you!

Its going to be an amazing season.


UPDATE: 

I am laughing so hard right now. As soon as I finished the last sentence of this blog, Some recorded voice from the back of my van said, IT’S SHOW TIME!!” 

Trying not to freak out as I jumped. Because I just cleaned out my entire van yesterday and there was no toy in here to make that noise. I have been in the van this morning for 2 hours and have never heard a sound like that. 😂 I think God is trying to say something. I’m excited and anticipating something, even though I don’t know what is coming!!

Dream with God 

Do you realize that when you have dreams that are far superior to what you ever thought you could accomplish that God knows that is just the tip of the iceberg for the Destiny has for you. I’m telling you this, dreaming with God is like nothing else on earth! Tim and I started dreaming, strategizing and putting together the numbers for a different focus in our business. It would put our tables in places that we have only dreamed about so far. Looking at the numbers with the expenses of a very expensive to run business we didn’t know how it would be possible. 

💥BUT WITH GOD NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!!! 🌈 WE HAVE SAID SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING THIS IS HIS BUSINESS AND HE WILL TAKE CARE OF IT IF WE LISTEN TO HIS VOICE AND OBEY!! 


So just now someone came down from Alaska and bought enough slabs to finance our new endeavor that we will be doing in June. More details of that to come! Ha ha 😁🙏🏻👍🏻 
Matthew 6:8 “for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” 

HE SURE DOES!!! 
🤷🏼‍♀️ When you are at a point in life or you are feeling stuck and not advancing. There’s a reason you’re feeling that. God is a rustling the ground under your feet. It doesn’t mean jump ship and do something stupid and crazy 🤦🏼‍♀️. It means he is starting to prepare you for something and it is our responsibility to SEEK HIM!! 🙏🏻We need to begin to pray and ask him what he has for us, read the Bible🎚, soak in His Presence in worship. 🛁 He is not going to prepare something for you and not tell you about it. 🗣That only happens when we are not in a position to listen. 👂 

My husband had a revelation last week that Faith is a VERB. It takes action. I looked up this verse and it says it very clearly. I love the message version

James 2:21-24 Was our father Abraham not shown to be justified by works of obedience which expressed his faith when he offered Isaac his son on the altar as a sacrifice to God? 

💥You see that his faith was working together with his works, and as a result of the works, his faith was completed reaching its maturity when he expressed his faith through obedience. 💥

And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and this faith was credited to him by God as righteousness and as conformity to His will,” and he was called the friend of God. You see that a man believer is justified by works and not by faith alone that is, by acts of obedience a born-again believer reveals his faith. 

I love how the word of God speaks to all situations to confirm what we are sensing! 
 More than anything anticipate great things because God loves you and has better plans for your life then you could even imagine.

I will end with one of my favorite life verses! Praise the Lord He sees every day if our life till the end! Hallelujah! He is a good good father! 

Isaiah 55:8-13 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts higher than your thoughts. “For as the rain and snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth, Making it bear and sprout, And providing seed to the sower and bread to the eater, So will My word be which goes out of My mouth; It will not return to Me void useless, without result, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. “For you will go out from exile with joy And be led forth by the Lord Himself with peace; The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, And all the trees of the field will clap their hands. “Instead of the thorn bush the cypress tree will grow, And instead of the nettle the myrtle tree will grow; And it will be a memorial to the Lord, For an everlasting sign of His mercy which will not be cut off.” 

Our 45th Presidential Inauguration Saturated in Prayer

For those who missed watching the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump and Mike Pence – it has been incredible watching what seems like to be a non-stop prayer meeting. I LOVE IT! Here are some short clips I recorded that morning and put on YouTube of the many prayers over our new president and country. They have now been viewed by thousands of people.

Lets join together and Pray along with them and declare God’s will over our country! Hallelujah 

🇺🇸Prayer Dedication by Rev. Sam Rodriguez Jr, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Pastor Paula White at President Donald J Trump and Vice President Mike Pence Presidential Inauguration God Bless America and our new leadership in Washington.
https://youtu.be/_vvSEWvXJb4

What an amazing time of prayer over President Trump and Vice President Pence from Rabbi Marvin Hier at the Inauguration . Today G_D heard the cry our our country as we agreed together and blessed Israel. 🇺🇸💞🇮🇱https://youtu.be/NWsf8qrVUNY

Prayer by Bishop Wayne T Jackson at the 45 Presidential Inauguration https://youtu.be/Bhdeqdsabhs

My heart was leaping for joy and crying with agreement listening to Rev. Franklin Graham as he prayed and declared blessing over President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence

https://youtu.be/Xw0-2rrYlUM

Emerson had it right! 2017

There is much wisdom in this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson

“As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 I want this year to be the year that NOTHING STANDS IN OUR WAY FROM ADVANCEMENT in our marriages, families, church body and God’s people all around the world. 

Our fears, lack of courage, and doubt in God’s word can prevent us from attaining massive Victories. It’s  time to repent and renounce those lies. I am not letting anything hold me back in 2017! Its time for ADVANCEMENT! Time for CLARITY! Time for FAVOR OF PROVISIONS for Big Time Dreams. This is a year when God is blowing the dust off of prophetic words from the past. BUT YOU must be the one to pick them up, read them and declare your alignment with them. We will never be the same after this year! I believe it and I declare it!!

2017 the Arising of the Watchmen

I have been sensing strongly in the last year THE ARISING OF THE WATCHMEN. They are those who feel compelled by the Spirit of God in prayer and in word and deed to proclaim what the Spirit of the Lord is saying. Not only in the prophetic but in the present. Those who have an eye to see beyond what is happening in the natural but to see the spiritual significance behind it and how it connects with other events past present and future. Many times watchmen are misunderstood or told they are too spiritual about certain things. I believe that watchmen are called by God to have an eye and ear to heaven and the ground of earth. They are also those, especially this year, who God is raising up to call the church to prayer or action. When you read Ezekiel 33 you will see the responsibility of the watchmen. Those who are called into this area of ministry should not take it lightly. It is a serious responsibility but the result is much freedom, protection and release of joy. There is a difference between a watchman and an intercessor. It is one thing to be alerted of situations and another to go before the throne room of God and declare His purposes from heaven to earth. 
I am so excited for what God is going to do in 2017. It is beyond anything I have ever felt going into a new year. At the same time, like never before, in the last year I have been stirred in my spirit to be on guard and vigilant with what the Spirit of God is saying. I know going into this next year will be the fulfillment of so many words that God has spoken over us personally and the church. I am standing on God’s promises and declaring His words to us that we will go forth like branches over a wall bearing fruit. 


INCREASE – INCREASE – INCREASE!!! This is a year of INCREASE. The harvest is coming in and our doors are open and ready, as well as, our feet outside showing love and revealing who Jesus is! Get ready for new assignments, and new levels of promotion. Its coming. God going to supply every need in the church, in your homes, at your jobs, in your schools! I see loaves of bread falling from heaven and to each person it becomes exactly what you need for your situation. He knows and is faithful to provide. 


This is a time to TRUST like never before because He is going to set you up in front of Cliffs where you will have to make a giant leap, or choose to go back to where you came from. This is not a time for going back it is a time for taking a leap of faith and trusting God that He has provided the promised land on the other side. 


Confidence in who God is and his promises are the foundation of faith. When we know that God loves us and has good things in store for us we can firmly be grounded in his promises. Hallelujah! Im ready for this year! Are you?

Today America Gives Birth to Truth

Father in heaven, I ask that you would release the host of heaven to surround every single Elector today as they cast their electoral vote for President of the United States today. Please protect them and their families from every attack physically, mentally and spiritually. For Yours Is the Kingdom and the power and the Glory FOREVER Amen!
As I was praying this morning, I saw America as a woman in labor on her hands and knees. She gave birth today to a baby named Truth. As the baby came out it was caught by an angel whose name was Mercy. Mercy held the baby and I heard – 15 years she will guide and raise this baby. God is releasing the Truth that has been incubating for years in the prayers and intercessions of saints around the world and those who have gone before us. He is giving us a window of Mercy that we are responsible to guide and nourish. We must not take this responsibility lightly!

Are YOU the Silent Majority? 

People wonder who the silent majority is, I know who the Facebook silent majority is. They are those read your posts over and over again who never react or comment or feel like they cant say what is in their heart to say. For those of you who have posted about the election and feel like no one is listening to you THE SILENT MAJORITY IS Reading! 

I have received more emails and texts from people who do not want to publicly comment on different posts, but they are thankful that the posts are there for them and their friends to read. THIS is the movement that is happening in our country, people are realizing their voice makes a difference! When are society is disgusted at the bias in the media news networks, (some social media, not all) and truth seeking journalists have become a way of hearing the truth like society has never before. All of this to say, do not be weary in well doing – we will reap what we sow! 

Lets #MakeAmericaGreatAgain #Trump #ConservativeChristiansForTrump #OregonForTrump