Motivated by Faith or Fear?

No matter how crazy it might be – When God calls us to do something we need to be motivated out of faith not fear. The provision will always be there.

In 1 Kings 17 – 19 you will read the historical account of the prophet Elijah. Every time God called him to do something he was provided for. He was fed by Ravens with bread and meat 2 times a day in the desert. A poor Widow who God kept her bin and jar full of flour and oil to feed her son, Elijah and herself till the drought was over. Then Elijah had the world’s best wilderness room service, an Angel waking him up 2 times to eat the food it had prepared for him. That meal gave him enough strength to go 40 days and nights with nothing.

In between all of that were incredible signs of God’s miraculous power and miracles. Fire from heaven to consume an altar, raising the Widow’s son from the dead, declaring a drought has ended, God’s revelation to him on Mount Horeb after he ran from a queen who wanted to take his life.

He definitely did not have a boring life but one that required complete trust and faith in the one true God. Elijah was 100% human. And just like you and me he had a call on his life. He had a gifting, just like we all do. God asked him to do things that were crazy and required faith. Elijah obeyed and God came through. God never let him down and he will never let us down.

We are human but if we have received Christ as our savior and have been filled with the Holy Spirit – we have received HIS power and anointing inside of us! That is what equips us for everything he has called us to do.

Are you ready to do this with Him?
Read 1 Kings 17-19 and let your faith rise in our awesome God!

How to be a REALIST while operating in FAITH 

🔘How to be a REALIST while operating in FAITH. 

Sometimes there is a conflict between a realistic mindset and a faith-filled lifestyle.
🤔 The realistic mindset says: based on these facts this is and will be my result.

🛐A lifestyle of faith says: because of these facts I hold fast to the promise that God has given me and I will have these results.

At times, the faith filled lifestyle will take the first step and expect God to do all the rest. Unfortunately, many people stop at that first step, and do not ask for wisdom and understanding to know what THEY should be doing to encourage the process along.
Not asking for wisdom for the next step, it is like burying your talent in the ground and expecting it to produce something. What did the master think about that?

If we are the bride of Christ then that indicates a joining partnership. When we partner with God we are coming together listening to each other, strategizing and executing specific plans. This may not relate to Everyday Life, but for me as a business owner I take my partnership with God seriously because the future of our company depends on it.

For instance the design show we just had in Los Angeles, which was a massive investment for our company, may not have produced instant sales at the show (just 1) but this is where faith in action comes in. I believe the first small strategies are in play now with ideas God gave me however, that is just the start. I choose to not only have faith but ask for divine strategies to go after the leads we received in a completely new way than they have ever experienced before from a company.
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In the end, you can have faith and be a realist. You just can’t be a realist and allow fear and doubt to come in to squash your faith. .😉

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?

We are winning! The Year of Hope

Its a good thing that God said He will build His church, we have to be like Peter which means “the rock”, solid, immovable, reliable, and strong. The rest is in God’s hands. He has given us the keys which allows us access to whatever we need. We are overcomers and we are WINNING! No power of hell can overtake us! Its in the book!! Partnering with Heaven to release His treasures on Earth is our greatest reward and daily adventure. 

Matthew 16:18-19 New King James Version (NKJV)

18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed[a] in heaven.”

I want to see breakthroughs in areas people have been praying for and we are entering into a season where God is pouring out His Spirit in new and powerful ways. He is strengthening our foundations and renewing our purpose as His will is gladly obeyed. Favor – Blessing and Increase our released as we become His hands and feet to our community. New Hope- New Strength & Freedom is ours!

I am a citizen of heaven

Yesterday I had the privilege of being with 19 First graders who were quoting this verse over and over for about 10 minutes. What a prophetic time as a very close friend stepped into heaven after midnight, finally receiving the full manifestation of her healing from cancer. Diane Callahan never doubted for a second that her Lord Jesus Christ was her healer and now she has received entrance into the presence of her Papa God.

My heart rejoices with the fact that she is finally seeing face to face the one she has held on to so tightly her whole life. I saw her swinging at the angel of death so many times in the last few years but despite every prayer and verse there are times we just dont understand why, but that didnt change Diane’s faith. She believed till the very end that Jesus could heal her. This shouldnt weaken our faith only strengthen it. She was a powerful example of unwavering faith and in my opinion every time I read Hebrews 11, i will add her name to the list of the Heroes of faith. Heaven has gained a legend!

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2 Corinthians 5:1-10

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Here is this beautiful picture without the verse over the top

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I DECLARE LIFE IN JESUS NAME!! Receive it

I am declaring a word of LIFE!! HEALING!! WHOLENESS over friends and loved ones tonight. Many friends whose lives are teetering on the edge right now. Friends who’ve had devastating diagnosis given to them by doctors for themselves or their loved ones. Declaring peace love and joy and strength to every family who is struggling watching the loved ones fight the good fight. The stripes of Jesus took on his back at Calvary and the powerful blood that He shed was not only for ourselves salvation but also for healing. Declaring salvation, revelation to your loved ones who do not know the Lord. Declaring a Saul of Tarsus encounter for each one of them. My God is a God of love, and healing even when we do not see the manifestation of that healing it will not change my belief in who God is. Papa God pour out your love peace and healing on everyone who reads this and needs it. I ask Holy Spirit to flood every room, every hospital room where there are those who need a touch. I come against the spirit of death and destruction, the spirit of cancer, and every disease that is taking hold of the lives of those who we know. Jesus took from Satan the keys and gave them back to us as his sons and daughters. We take those keys of death and destruction and declare life Over our loved ones. Thank you Jesus that when we don’t understand that you do not change your mind. It is ALWAYS your will to heal. You are not an abusive father who keeps people bound out of punishment. I break the lie that it is not God’s will to heal. We release the truth that says when two or three are gathered together and ask in faith and not doubting God will heal. And when those who we pray for pass away without receiving your healing we know that no matter what your love never fails us. We ask you to release peace into every situation, understanding and comfort to all those whose families have lost. The enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy but Jesus has come to give life and life more abundantly. RECEIVE HIS LIFE today. My God does not change.

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His Mercies are NEW every morning

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion;therefore I will wait for him.’ The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietlyfor the salvation of the Lord. Lamentations 3:22-26

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What does that verse mean to you? To me it means that every day the past is wiped away and I get a new chance at living and receiving an abundant measure of God’s grace.

The understanding of Lamentations 3:22-26 FIRST has to be coupled with Romans 12, where it talks about transforming your mind. I talked about this in a previous blog “The Mind Of Christ: Thinking about Thinking)
(https://livelifeoutloudforgod.com/2014/09/25/the-mind-of-christ-thinking-about-thinking/)

If we do not purpose to have our mind renewed by the washing of the word of God, by focusing our thoughts on God and who HE is, there’s NO WAY that we are going to receive the fullness of the “New Mercies” that are promised to us every day. We will end up thinking about the past and the struggles we have gone through along with the things that maybe tormenting us in the present. God is faithful and He will never leave us, but it is very hard to feel His Love and Grace when we are only focused on all the bad in our lives.

Today, allow God to bring you new mercy, grace, strength and comfort. His word is true…..”For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord.

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Hard times – Unwavering Faith

If my belief and trust in the character of God changes in bad times, how does that affect the effectiveness of my faith in the good times? It is in the hard times of life where we have to hold on like never before to who God says he is. He is all-knowing, He is present everywhere at the same time, He has all power and can do anything at anytime. His Love never fails, He is good all the time. He never lies. He is a God of His word. The stripes that Jesus took on His back at Calvary are for our healing. We are paid with a price and have full access to EVERYTHING that has been granted to me as a daughter of the king. There is nothing impossible for our God! Hold onto this with everything you have if you can’t do it on your own ask for us to stand with you. You’re not alone!