This is Day 17 from the Journal Challenge:
So, last night I was just laying in the bed and talking to the Lord and I couldn’t sleep.
I have had so many answered prayers this past few weeks. I’m talking things that I have been believing GOD for is happening. Things I prayed for in like 2003 is HAPPENING. It’s been 17 years and God is JUST NOW answering some of these prayers. (Insert REAL tears!)
I know I talk a lot about hard times, tests and trials. Why? Because ya girl LIVES stretched. But, the Lord woke me up this morning and told me to remind you that the tests and trials you are PASSING HAVE A HARVEST COMING!! All of the things you are going through are NOT IN VAIN.
I know it feels like it’s not worth it.
I know it’s hard.
I know you don’t see any results right now.
I know it feels like everyone is winning but you.
I know you want those prayers answered now.
I want to remind you that God hasn’t forgotten about your prayers.
Jeremiah 29:12-13 says “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with your whole heart.”
Psalm 37:4-5 says to “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will act.
I’m a walking, breathing example of the above.
I’m not trying to act like I’m perfect because I’m not. I don’t “deserve” anything in my own right. BUT when I made Jesus the Lord of my life HE CHANGED MY LIFE.
I was almost aborted while I was in my birth moms womb.
I was born an orphan.
I had childhood trauma before the age of 6 months.
I looked for identity in everyone and everything my whole life until I found Jesus at 20 years old.
I was still a broken, confused girl.
I kept a man in my bed honey.
Then I let go of the man.
I let go of my old crazy orphan mindset.
I let go of my “dreams.”
I laid everything down.
I delighted myself in the Lord.
Oh Lord, He was all I need.
And, I look up and I’m shook. God hears and answers our prayers. When we live for Him THIS WHOLE THING WORKS! The scriptures COME ALIVE because there’s a different type of dependency on them.
So, if you woke up feeling’ like — what is the point of this all? There’s a point. And, we won’t arrive until Jesus returns or we go to heaven but in the meantime, I want you to ENJOY your life NOW. I want you to walk in the fullness of God NOW. I want you to lay down your life NOW.
So, open up your mouth and say this with me:
“Lord, I surrender my life to you. Not part of my life, but the entire thing. I thank you God that you sent Jesus to die for my sins and now I can have a living, breathing relationship with the Holy Spirit. I renounce fear, I renounce worry, doubt or anything that is keeping me from living wholeheartedly for YOU Lord. You are my hope and salvation! I thank you Jesus for dying for me. I thank you Jesus that you have come so that I may have life, in abundance, to the full until it overflows (John 10:10.) Today is a new day, Lord. I repent of my sins and. I’m moving forward in You.
Whatever you tell me to do — I will do it. Whatever you tell me to let go of, I’m doing it. I’m finally doing this. I’m walking by faith and I am trusting YOU to lead and guide me. I declare that I hear your voice and a voice of a stranger I will not follow. In Jesus name, Amen.
So, again, today is day 17. Grab your journals and write “Day 17” Tomorrow is Day 18 and so on. If this is your first day joining the challenge, for you — it’s day 1. If you haven’t grabbed your journal or a book to read for the month — find one! If you need some help, I have journals and books HERE. I will rush ship everything to you!
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the details of the Journal challenge, check it out HERE. I’ve also posted ALL of the previous days on my blog as well. Check out the details there.
I shared a course that I recorded on “Overcoming Insecurities” so if you are finding that rejection, abandonment and your past is stopping you from being happy, married, joyful, single or whatever else – check it out HERE.
ALSO, every week, I will be giving you a NEW scripture to meditate on for the week. The goal is to meditate on it daily AND memorize it. Even if you’ve already memorized the scripture — then meditate on it. Just roll it over in your mind, think about it, focus on it, break it down and study it in a brand new way.
I hope it’s going well! We will have a new one on Monday!
WE HAVE A NEW CHALLENGE FOR NEXT WEEK WEDNESDAY!
We are not eating out or buying any food/coffee that day. Let’s plan ahead and meal prep!
The scripture for this week!
“But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”
Last week’s scripture to memorize:
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
The first’s week’s sripture is:
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT Version)
“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all that you do and He will show you which path to take.”
Just a few things!
-I will be sending out a DAILY email of encouragement for the next 21 days and we will wrap with my FREE monthly study on January 23rd, 2020 at 9pm EST LIVE on my Youtube Channel. ( I will also be doing a Live Q & A!)
-There’s no “set” time to when I will send out the daily email. I will send it out as the Holy Spirit places it on my heart. It may be 8am EST. Or, 8pm EST. Don’t worry, it’s coming! Also, make sure you take this email out of your junk mail if it went there!
-Be sure to join the Facebook Group for accountability! You can join the group HERE. If the link isn’t pulling up for you for some reason, just search “Pinky Promise Sisterhood” on Facebook.
-Remember, it’s easy to start. The goal here is to FINISH. You have 24 hours in ONE day. Give 1% of your day to God for the next 21 days. I can ASSURE you that it will CHANGE your life.
After the 21 days, you will find yourself NATURALLY going to the Lord’s presence for 1:1 time.
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July 30-Aug 2
God loves you like crazy,
P.S.Be sure to tell your friends to sign up! Invite at least ONE friend to do this with you! It’s such much better when you’re doing it TOGETHER!