THE BATTLE BELONGS TO GOD

He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the LORD says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. 2 Chronicles 20:15

Many times i have had people say life is a battle. That statement is true life is hard, its full of trials and tribulations, so many hardships and challenges. Many times we fight, we lose ,we take chances, we fall and sometimes we win to. But one this that remains constant is life’s challenges and trials, they are always present.

Many times when you are faced with those challenges its easier to cave in and try to figure things out with our strength. we have chosen to fight a war thats not ours to fight thats why the many times we have done that we have ended up more stressed out and overwhelmed because we try to do things our own way and forgot to put God in the middle of out battles.

Many times you have chosen to fight your own battles because you where so afraid to fail and you forgot that you were nothing without God. Without God you are an easy target to the works of the enemy because you are not walking in His power but our own flesh which is weak.

God wants to remind you through his word in 2 Chronicles 20:15 and He says Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. 2 Chronicles 20:15. So when trouble shows up do not be discouraged but trust in God’s power and He will see you through.

God is saying do not be afraid for whatever battle, trial, lose, pain, sickness, enemies, betrayals or who trials to come against you. No matter how big the storm is, whether all your friends and loved ones have turned against and you feel so alone, the army thats rising up against you might be huge but be encouraged because the lord says the battle is not your but it’s God’s.

When you trust God with your battles you will realize that things in your life will get much easier and you will have more peace. You won’t worry and stress because you will know that king of kings is fighting on your behalf.

Whatever storm or battle you face God is with you. With Him you will always have the victory. Trust God, He is in the middle of your situation and will not let anything harm you.

 

Just like Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego where thrown in the fire furnace God was there with them and they never got burnt  He will do the same for you. The bible says If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king-Daniel 3:17 .

And then in Daniel 3:24-28- King Nebuchadnezzar leaped to his feet in amazement and asked his advisers, “Weren’t there three men that we tied up and threw into the fire?” They replied, “Certainly, Your Majesty.” He said, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods. Nebuchadnezzar then approached the opening of the blazing furnace and shouted, “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, and the satraps, prefects, governors and royal advisers crowded around them. They saw that the fire had not harmed their bodies, nor was a hair of their heads singed; their robes were not scorched, and there was no smell of fire on them. Servants of the Most High God, come out! Come here!” So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire. Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants!

 

This story in the bible is to remind you that the battle is not yours but the Lord’s. So don’t be afraid or discouraged of what may come against you and Just know God is in Control of your life and His always going to fight your battles for you.

Love Antoinette

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LOST IN GOD

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalms 32:7

When things in your life are chaotic, when trouble comes your way where does your mind or heart wonder to? God is calling you to the shelter of His sweet presence. He wants you to get lost in His presence and in it He will find you and restore all with His love.

What has overwhelmed your heart? What is troubling you? Is it sickness and disease, is it pain, heartbreak, failure. Whatever it is God wants you to hide it all in Him . Get lost in Him and let the power of His grace overshadow you and protect you from all Harm.

The Bible says “I love you GOD — you make me strong. GOD is bedrock under my feet, the castle in which I live, my rescuing knight. My God—the high crag where I run for dear life, hiding behind the boulders, safe in the granite hideout.” “I sing to GOD, the Praise-Lofty, and find myself safe and saved.”Psalm 18:1-3 (declare this over yourself)

No matter what your facing right now, God is your strength in the midst of your weakness. If your feeling lost and confused God says it’s okay, get Lost in God’s presence because He feels what you feel. Hide in Him, He says He is your castle , your home , your rescuing knight, so fall into the arms of Jesus and get lost in Him and let Him hide and protect you from all the chaos and pain of this world.

God loves you that much. He says if you abide in Me, I will abide in you.

God’s presence is so powerful, when you are in it you will always be safe and protected. So Get lost in God and let Him take care of you.

❤️Antoinette<<
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5 TIPS ON HOW TO MAINTAIN A PRAYERFUL LIFESTYLE

What is prayer? prayer is direct communication with God. Its a relationship that you cultivate by dwelling or spending time daily in God's presence. It's also a place of abiding in Christ and connecting with the Spirit that energizes us to love God which causes us to flow in the same love with others. Prayer has got to be a priority in your life. Choose to make it a lifestyle and this i how...

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PRAY DAILY

I believe everyone that loves the lord wants to learn how to communicate with Him better but most of the times situation get in the way because its not a habit that we have cultivated in our walk with God. It’s not to late for you to florish and grow more in God and have a intimate relationship with him. All you have have to do out of your busy day and  make it apriority to set aside a time to spend at 10, 20 or 30 minutes with God, it will be worth it i promise you. When you spend time with God He will reveal to you who you really are and your relationship will mature. The bible says Rejoice always,  pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you”. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.

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HAVE A PRAYER JOURNAL

If you are like me i like to journal my prayers and keep a record of what i have prayed for, journaling also helps me keep a record of every prayer God has answered. Doing this has caused me to always be grateful even if when i am believing God for something and i haven’t recieved it yet. When i look back at my journal i have seen the many miracles and anwered prayers and all the good things God has done for me when i prayed. It really motivated me to stay prayerful. I encourage you to start journaling it will change your life and you will have alot to be thankful for because God is faithful and also anwers prayers. Through doing that i was inspired to create a prayer journal to help you to. I use this everyday. Get your copy today

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SCHEDULE

Always set time aside to spend time with God. With everything going on in life it can be pretty hectic which can cause forgetfulness. When your busy with family, kids, business,school it easy to get pre-occupied and forget spending time with God. But when you schedule it you will always be mindful of God and by doing that every single day it will become a lifestyle and you will be very happy and satisfied with the result because in God’s presence there is fullness of joy. The bibles says But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well- Matthew 6:33.

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ALWAYS HAVE PRAYER GOALS

When you set prayer goals you will always have something good to look forward  toor a motivation and that is being in the presence of God. May be your goal is to get knowledge, may be you are praying for a finacial breakthrough, may be your praying for your family,marriage, kids and your needs. That will help you stay focused and keep a prayerful lifestyle. The bible says  Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

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COMMITMENT & CONSISTENCY

If you want to have a successful prayer life you have to be consistent with your prayer. Consistency and commitment to prayer producers results. Just like when your pursuing your dreams in order to achieve them consistency is very key. Even God appreciates those that diligently seek Him. When you seek God consistently He will supply the desires of your heart. Prayer is so powerful that it changes sitations in your life. Whatever you have been struggling with Take it to God in Prayer, nomatter what it is God will answer your prayer. He is not man that He should lie and His word will never return to him Void- The bible says “So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it”-Isaiah 55:11. The Bible says Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. When you seek God He will reward you.

So i pray that God will give you the strength, the power and focus to live a prayerful lifestyle and dwell daily in his presence in Jesus name Amen.

Love Antoinette.

 

THE POWER OF PERSISTENCE

When you think of Hannah, think of persistence and faith. At the time of history when infertility and a woman both scorn and ridicule, Hannah faced an added headache. She became an object of cruel mocking by her husband’s other wife.

Because the Lord had closed Hannah’s womb, her rival kept provoking her in order to irritate her.  This went on year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the Lord, her rival provoked her till she wept and would not eat.  Her husband Elkanah would say to her, “Hannah, why are you weeping? Why don’t you eat? Why are you downhearted? Don’t I mean more to you than ten sons?”

Once when they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh, Hannah stood up. Now Eli the priest was sitting on his chair by the doorpost of the Lord’s house. In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly.  And she made a vow, saying, “Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.”

 As she kept on praying to the Lord, Eli observed her mouth.  Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard. Eli thought she was drunk  and said to her, “How long are you going to stay drunk? Put away your wine.”

 “Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied, “I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the Lord. 16 Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.”  Eli answered, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.”She said, “May your servant find favor in your eyes.” Then she went her way and ate something, and her face was no longer downcast.

Early the next morning they arose and worshiped before the Lord and then went back to their home at Ramah. Elkanah made love to his wife Hannah, and the Lordremembered her.  So in the course of time Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, saying, “Because I asked the Lord for him.”1 Samuel 1:6-20

Had you been Hannah, how would you have responded?

Hannah refused to lash out at her rival, but instead took her sorrow and loss to God. She prayed honestly to the Lord begging him for her son. She refused to believe that her difficult situation had to remain permanent.

How many times have we lashed out at our rivals because of what they have said about you or your situation and things in your life because worse. Many times when you lash out at situations when you don’t have to you are really giving power to that situation to control your life. Let us be like Hannah that when your rival comes against you instead of lashing out take your sorrow, pain and situation to God in prayer and God will restore all that was lost and reward you in the presence of your rivals.

Hannah Prayed sincerely, specifically, and sacrificially. She did not back away from her request, even when rebuked by an uncomprehending priest and God rewarded heart faith with a son, Samuel. When the time came for her to keep her word and give Samuel to the service of the Lord, she did so with a thankful heart.

Pray specifically about your need, want and the situation that your facing. Be persistent and have faith in God no matter what  and He will reward you and answer your prayers and fulfill the desires of your heart all for his glory.

Prayer changed the course of Hannah’s life and impacted an entire nation. God used her son Samuel in a key role as a prophet during a lifetime of king David, and his  influence outlived him as he gave great impetus to the prophetic movement. God also blessed Hannah with many children, proving once again his delight in the faith and persistence of his people.

Stay prayerful and God will change your life forever and cause the impossible to happen in your life. The key is to always be persistent, never give-up even when faced with the impossible and have faith in God, you will be glad you did. God wants to transform you from the inside out allow Him in your life and miracles and breakthroughs will start happening to you.

Stay Inspired, motivated and empowered to never give up and trust God always.

Love Antoinette.

Don’t let your past destroy your future 

Do you know that many times we have allowed our past to determine what we can achieve or dream about. We have determined our success from where we came from. 

Just because you came from a family that was poor , may be they never went to school, they lack the resources to pursue their own dreams, it doesn’t mean that you’re going to end up that way. 

You have to shift your mentality or your way of thinking about your destiny. If your family was not educated then you go to school get a degree and change that, if they did not pursue their dreams and gave up you pursue your dreams and never quit until they come to pass. 

You can change your history by the way you think and you can change your past by the way you think. Just because you grew up in a certain way doesn’t determine how you’re going to end up, you can change that right now by changing the way you think about yourself about your destiny about your worth. 

I want you to know this that you deserve every good thing on this planet. So make up your mind today and don’t allow any memories, loss, negativity from your past sabotage your dreams and destiny.

Make sure you don’t stand in the way of your dreams by the way you think about your dreams.  If you think that big dreams are just for the select few and not for you then you will not achieve anything but if you think and decide in your mind that you’re not going to be a product of your past. Then good things are going to start happening to you . The manifestation of God’s blessings will follow you everywhere you go because you allowed your self to believe in the impossible and refused to let the past detect your future.

You are going to achieve greater things that your family even ever dreamt, you are going to go places you have never been before. You are really changing your legacy, you’re you’re representing your family that didn’t have the opportunity to do what you have done, now you know you can do it. 

You have the power within you to achieve every dream that God has placed inside of you, the only thing you’re going to do is do not judge yourself based where you come from but change your mentality and your perception and see yourself as a winner and see yourself as an overcomer and remember that God did not bring you the spa to for sake you that he has plans for you plans to give you a hope and a future.

 God did not say to give you a past but He said He will give you a hope and a future so that you could be great in all areas of your life. Now you’ve got to believe that got what it takes to be a success that and your dreams will come to pass. Don’t allow your past hinder you from your dreams anymore.

This is a new day and a season greater and the best things are a head of you. The past is gone your best future is right in front of you in Jesus name.

Stay motivated and inspired to dream big and never give up. 

❤️Antoinette 

4 Ways on how to keep the devil out of your life

1. Put God first: In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success..proverbs 3:6. The enemy (devil) will always try to assert his position in your life to try to distract you from putting God first in every area of your life. So in order to keep the devil out of your life, put God first in everything that you do, He will give you the direction that you need to achieve what He has called you to do. Whenever God is on the center of everything you do in life the devil has no room to get it in. In God you are safe and protected.
2. Pray without ceasing: Time spent in God’s presence it’s better than a thousand times elsewhere. Prayer protects you from the unknown tactics of the devil. Prayer gives you clarity and discernment over situations in your life. Many times when you fall into situations and get hurt sometimes it’s been because you where not covered in prayer and so you where an easy target to the enemy. So always stay prayerful in all seasons and situations so you can be protected by God. Remember the devil is roaring around looking for whom he might devour or destroy but you can keep him out of your life through prayer. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. John 17:15
3. Plead the blood of Jesus over your life: God showed us how much He loved us by sacrificing His only son Jesus who died on the cross and shed His precious blood so that He could be our covering… (John 3:16). When you plead the blood of Jesus over your life you are cleansed from all sin. Jesus blood shields ,covers you and protects you from the devil and all evil. Revelation 12:11 “And they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony …”

4. Read the word of God daily: For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart….Hebrews 4:12. God’s word is very powerful and it changes situations in your life for the best when you read it daily. It will transform you from the inside out. It’s a powerful weapon against the devil. God’s word provides you the tools you need to destroy the enemy. So read God’s word daily and your life will be transformed and always protected. God will pour His wisdom and knowledge to guide you on your path and in all you do.

Stay motivated and inspired , know this if God is for you no one or no devil in hell will come against you . Victory is yours in Jesus name.

❤️Antoinette

God Provides!

And my God will supply all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19.

Do not give up do not throw in the towel whatever God promised you He is going to provide. God is faithful to His word to you and He always fulfills His promises. He will always provide for you no matter what because He is not man that he should lie.

Have you been going through a dry spell in your life?, has your life been turned up and down, have you been disappointed over and over again?. Have you lost all hope in your dreams and your goals and you feel like nothing is ever going to happen for you?. 

Psalm 119:89 says, “Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast. 

 In John 6:35, Jesus said, “I am the bread of life: he that comes to Me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst.”

So whatever dry spell you have been under don’t give up because God will never give up on you. In Him young will never go hungry or thirst again. He is going to see you through and you are going to come out of this season stronger, better and wiser because God is turning every bad thing that ever happened to you for your good because He alone is faithful always to His promises.

So whatever you do not have, whatever your need is ask God, trust in Him, believe and He will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory. 

In Matthew 7:7-8, He promises, “Ask and it shall be given you; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you. For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.”

So don’t be anxious for nothing because if God can take are of the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea how much more will He take care of you His beloved child. Be encouraged today and know that God’s got you and He will never leave you defenseless, He will always come to your rescue. It might not be in your timing but in God’s timing because He always shows up on time and at the right time. 

 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Mathew 6:25. (Let this be your mediation verse this week when ever your feeling anxious about anything).

Stay motivated, inspired and empowered to purse your dreams and never give up.

❤️Antoinette 

God is about to reward you in public

What ever season you have been going through, whatever situation you have been facing, if you had been believing God for supernatural miracle and for Him to bless you, I got great news for you God is about to reward you in public.

All the questions you have had late in the midnight hours, all the tears you have cried reminding God to remember you, have not been in vain , God heard you! All the prayers that you have prayed in secret all the things that you have been believing God for, every seed that you have sown in secret God is about to bless you in public. He saids He will prepare a table for you in the presence of your enemies and anoint you head with oil in public

Nothing that you have gone through is in vain, nothing that you have endured has been in vain, every pain that you have gone through God is giving you a victory right now ,every situation that has been difficult to accomplish God is making it easy right now, every sickness and disease that has tormented your body God is bringing healing to you right now, every thing that has attacked your mind, your thoughts and your everything God is restoring and renewing your mind, He’s bringing healing and restoration, He is going to cause you to prosper,He is accelerating your life today from glory to glory. 

Everybody that has been waiting for you to fail are all going to be put to shame in Jesus name. God wants you to know that He is your shepherd and you shall not want, He is going to lead you besides still waters, He is going to lay you beside green pastures and restore your soul, that even though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death you shall fear no evil because God is right by your side- Psalms 23. Pain can’t touch you, fear can’t touch you, lack won’t come close to you because God is going to bless you in the presence of your enemies and anoint you with oil and surely goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life and you shall dwell in the house of the lord forever

Be blessed and stay inspired and motivated about your dreams and know that God is about to reward you in public.

❤️Antoinette 

FORGIVEN 

When God created you , you where born into a world full of sin because Adam and Eve sinned. The world was full if chaos, sin you name it , they was a lot of darkness. That’s when God gave us his son born by the virgin marry so that He could redeem us from sin and darkness.

The Bible says in John 3:16,For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

God sacrificed His only begotten son so that you could walk in freedom. He bled and died for you so that you didn’t have to suffer, He stood in the gap for you and bore your sins and transgressions. In Him you have eternal life.

Isaiah 53:7 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

Jesus was pierced, shamed, beaten for you so you could live a life free from the bondage of sin. The painful agony He had to overcome just for, so don’t sit there and rehearse your sins and cry about them or have a pity party because of what you have done when Jesus endured all the pain so you cold live a life that’s free of all that chaos and the sin torture that’s going on in your mind and remember it doesn’t matter what you done God says you are forgiven and your sins are not remembered anymore because in God you are new creation. He says it in His word that…“I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins… Isaiah 43:25.

God says He doesn’t remember your sins, so stop condemning yourself or let others condemn you. In Jesus you are free , shame doesn’t have a hold on , pain doesn’t have a hold on you, sin has no power over you.

Jesus died so you can live a guilt free life. Once you accept Him in your life and ask Him to forgive you of all your sins and cleanse you from all your sinful ways. He will cleanse you and make you brand new again because God is a forgiving God . Remember He did it all for you at Calvary.

He took your pain and suffering so that you didn’t have to suffer. He bled for you so you didn’t have to bleed, He took all shame for you so that you don’t have to live in shame, He overcame fear so that you could live a life free of fear and live a confident and bold life in Him. That’s how much Jesus loves you.

So when you feel discouraged, afraid, feeling less than , worthless because of what you have done, remember this, you are forgiven, you are free, Jesus broke the chains of bondage off of you the day He sacrificed His life for you at the cross.

So declare this over yourself…I am forgiven, not forsaken, I am redeemed by the blood of Jesus , in Him I’m free from the curse of sin and nothing will stand in the way of my destiny because Jesus says so and that settles it. I am covered in Jesus name Amen

Written by Antoinette                                THE ANTOINETTE SHOW.                       Daily inspiration, motivation, empowerment.

Your love is Loyal

From the raising of the sun to the going down of the same God’s love is loyal. Many times that you have fallen short, God’s love has always been there for you. Even as you take a minute and reflect on your life and how far God has brought you from you will realize if it was not for God you wouldn’t have made it this far.

Psalms 36:5-9 (The Message bible) God’s love is meteoric, his loyalty astronomic, His purpose titanic, his verdicts oceanic.Yet in his largeness nothing gets lost; Not a man, not a mouse, slips through the cracks. How exquisite your love, O God! How eager we are to run under your wings,To eat our fill at the banquet you spread as you fill our tankards with Eden spring water. You’re a fountain of cascading light, and you open our eyes to light.

Do you have Aha! moments when you think about how God’s love has always been constant, unconditional and loyal even when you where not loyal to God. His love for you has never wavered not matter what you have done. God’s love for you is not measured by your actions because He is all knowing God , He knows our actions before we act but He loves us anyway.

When i look at my life and how far God has brought me from i can’t help but say thank you Lord ,I have many Aha! moments where God’s love for me has surpassed my understanding. He has indeed been faithful to me, loved me unconditional. His love for me has always been loyal. He has always been there for me anytime i have needed Him and i believe He has been there for you to.

To anyone thats reading these writings from God’s heart to yours and you are wondering if God loves you, the answer is yes yes and yes, He loves you. Even before you where in your mothers womb He loved you then and still loves you now, God has never changed His mind about you.

No matter how many times you have felt unworthy, less than and the many nights you have cried yourself to sleep, Gods love has never left your side and His not planning to leave you now. Trust in Gods loyalty you will always feel loved because you are indeed loved by God.

Whenever your world falls apart , you feel misunderstood ,confused, lost, overwhelmed, depressed or anything that has stolen your joy, smile and innocence, i want you know God’s love is constant, unwavering , faithful, He will never leave your side , You can never out run His grace for you, trust Him today. No matter what you  are going through you are safer in His arms, He will never let you break, nor leave or never forsake you. His love for you will always forever be loyal.

Stay encouraged, motivated and inspired!

written by Antoinette

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