5 Reasons why we need the Holy Spirit!

Who is the Holy spirit? The Holy Spirit is the active presence of God manifest in the tangible world. He is God the Father and God the Son  who empowers, purifies, teaches, comforts, convicts and guides those who put their faith in Jesus Christ.

  1. He empowers us: God knew you going to have dreams and goals and he knew that sometimes you are are going to lack motivation and confidence to fulfill your goals thats why He gave us His Holy Spirit to empower us and move us in the right dirrection. The Bible says, “The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God” –1 Corrinthians 2:10-11. I like that about the Holy Spirit. He goes where I cannot. He comprehends things I cannot. He does things I cannot. But when it comes to the things I need to do, He equips me to do them.
  2. He is revealer of God’s truth.: The Spirit’s presence within us enables us to understand and interpret God’s Word. The Bible says…But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.(John 16:13).When the enemy tries to speak a false identity to you remember that the Spirit of God will speaks to you your true identity as child of God. God’s own Spirit speaks truth over you.
  3. He is our comforter: When you are going through test and trials the holyspirit will always comfort you in the dark times of your life. when you going through hard times remember to call on the Holy Spirit. God has made him available to to you to help you when your weak, hurt and hopeless to comfort you and give you hope for the future. But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor,Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember everything that I have told you. John 14:26
  4. He gives us spiritual gifts: The Holy Spirit is given to each of us in a special way. That is for the good of all. To some people the Spirit gives a message of wisdom. To others the same Spirit gives a message of knowledge. To others the same Spirit gives faith. To others that one Spirit gives gifts of healing. To others he gives the power to do miracles. To others he gives the ability to prophesy. To others he gives the ability to tell the spirits apart. To others he gives the ability to speak in different kinds of languages they had not known before. And to still others he gives the ability to explain what was said in those languages. All the gifts are produced by one and the same Spirit. He gives gifts to each person, just as he decides. -1 Corinthians 12:7-11
  5. He intercede on your behalf in accordance with God’s will: When you pray, it’s His role to intercede on your behalf in accordance with God’s will. “We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express” –Romans 8:26. I love that! Let this verse give you assurance and confidence in your prayer life. Even when you don’t understand yourself, the Holy Spirit knows your heart and is at work communicating it to God.

Love Antoinette

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5 Tips on How To Stop Procrastination

What is procrastination? It’s the act or habit of putting off or delaying, especially something requiring immediate attention. Sadly this is a common experience for many of us. Many times we have wanted to stop procrastinating but we can’t seem to find the motivation to complete an immediate task which has affected us in our daily life and in the pursuit of fulfilling our dreams and destiny.

For example many of us have dreams of starting a business, writing a book, starting a blog…extra… But we have been procrastinating about the ideas that we have been putting them off and finding the many reasons why our dreams, ideas, goals will not come true.

What procrastination does it causes you to be lazy about your dreams that you lose the motivation to implement your ideals because you keep on second guessing yourself and thinking about what would go wrong or if your good enough and you end up putting off or delaying to follow your dreams and do something about it. Procrastination is a danger to your dreams and destiny,

The Bible says in James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

This is so true because double mindedness will always cause you to second guess yourself you will never get anything done. You have to let go of the fear of failure because it causes you to procrastinate that you end up not fulfilling your purpose or living your fullest potential.

I have noticed this in my own life, whether it a business idea or writing a blog or writing a book, every time that I have procrastinated I never got anything done..I kept telling myself I will do it next time and the next time became the next day and the next day became the next month…you get the idea!. The struggle was real!! I was tired of it and I decided no more procrastination. So I started to motivate myself and find things that would keep me motivated ( by listening to a podcast,motivating video) to stay creative and present to fulfill the task at hand. As I kept on practicing these tips that I’m going to share with you I found them to be very helpful and they kept away procrastination. Anytime the feeling of procrastination starts to linger around I go through the steps again.

If you have been struggling with procrastination here are 5 tips that will help over come procrastination so you can live your dreams and fulfill your destiny.

  1. STAY MOTIVATED Staying motivated can be tough even under the best of circumstances. Personally, I struggled with motivation. I’ve fought through major failures, setbacks, upsets, and strings of defeat, one after another. Through it all, staying motivated was hard. But I stayed committed, even though it was hard and I wanted to throw in the towel and give up, I refused to quit and stayed the course and started seeing positive results and God also being so faithful to me. This motivated me even more. This I know with perseverance and never giving up and encouraging yourself, seeking guidance and being motivated by other speakers via audio and video podcasts and most of all with prayer you can stay motivated and achieve all your dreams and fulfill your destiny.woman
  2. FOCUS ON YOU MOST IMPORTANT TASKS. You can simplify your list by identifying the tasks that have the biggest impact on your career or dreams or life and do them first thing in the morning. Pick one of the 3 most important tasks that absolutely must be completed by the end of the day. Two should relate to an urgent project with an immediate deadline and one should be part of a long-term goal. When you stay focused you give no room to procrastination.A-black-woman
  3. GET RID OF EXCUSES Do any of these sound familiar? I don’t know if I’m good enough, maybe next time ,I have to be in a good mood, I will wait till I have more time, I don’t have enough money to start,,,,,STOP IT!!! Be honest with yourself: These are excuses. Sure, it might be nice to ”be in the mood and have enough money” but waiting for that to happen can mean you will never start your project.Sad woman holding her forehead with her hand on white background
  4. GET RID OF CATASTROPHIZING One of the biggest reasons why we procrastinate is because we catastrophize, or make a huge deal out of something. It may be related to how tough, how boring, or how painful it will be to complete the task; whatever the case, the underlying theme is that doing the task will be “unbearable.” In reality, challenges, boredom, setbacks and hard work will not kill you or even make you sick. Procrastination, on the other hand, is associated with stress. When you stressed you will get sick , physically, emotionally and mentally.You have to stop this cycle.Banish-Negative-Thoughts-660x400
  5. BELIEVE YOU CAN AND YOU WILL Always believe in yourself because no-one else will. Be your best cheerleader when it comes to your dreams. Don’t let procrastination robe you of your destiny. you can do anything you put your mind to. You got it in you. Don’t allow any negative energy in your life to clatter your mind. Know that God is on your side and you can do and achieve anything.  Portrait of a confident black businesswoman at work in her

    Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

         Love Antoinette                                                                                               @theantoinetteshow

God is Providing an Open Door for You Today!!!

I don’t know what you’re going through or what you’re facing right now. Whatever Mountain you are facing, whatever Valley you are going through, whatever it is that is blinding you from seeing your destiny, whatever is blinding you from God’s power, God’s anointing or God’s presence, God Is providing an open door for you to walk through and receive that which you were destined to receive.

Many times you had to cried yourself to sleep you didn’t know what to do. Many times you have waited on an open door but the doors kept shutting in your face, and you are questioning God and asking him why?, where are you?.

God has heard your cries and questions and He is saying to you today that He has been preparing you and setting you apart to walk into your blessing and no man will ever close a door that God is getting ready to open for you right now.

God provided an open door for the children of Israel through the red sea. When God led the children of isreal straight out of slavery, away from the cruel hand of the Egyptians. He set them free. Free from oppression. Free from captivity. Free from bondage.

When Pharaoh let the people go, God didn’t lead them on the road that made most sense. The Bible tells us in Exodus 13, that though the path was shorter right through the Philistine country, God said, “If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” Verse 17

So He led them around the desert road over towards the Red Sea. Hot, dry, barren wasteland. I can almost see the sea looming off in the distance. And hear the grumblings starting. Feel the fear rising. As the Israelites got closer that sea must have looked bigger and deeper. An obstacle that seemed too difficult to overcome. Their eyes focused on the problem. They forgot about the bigness of their God.

When we see obstacles, God sees opportunities. He will make a way where there seems to be no way out. The bigger the problem, the greater his ability to shine right through it all. “The Egyptians—all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots, horsemen and troops—pursued the Israelites and overtook them as they camped by the sea…” Ex. 14:9 Things were looking bleak and dark, yet God had a plan. And it was amazing.

He made a way for the Israelites and paved a way of delieverence through the red sea. What looked impossible before men was possible with God.
God is bigger than anything you are facing today and He already has a way out for you.

Yes I know that the Giants have been many, they have been trying to break you, I know you’ve had disappointments, I know you’ve had setbacks. The enemy has tried so many times to destroy you but he has failed and he will never succeed because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.

You have been created to break down and Destroy Giants just like the scripture says that God has given you authority to trample and scorpions and nothing has any power to harm or destroy you- Luke 10:19.

God is about to blow your mind with His goodness ,this season God is going to open doors for you that no man can shut, this season God is about to shut the tongues of your enemies that have been raising up against you.

This season God is going to promote you and elevate you from glory to glory, This season God is going to favour you and take you places you have never been before and bless you in the presence of your enemies. In this season God is going to fulfill the promises you have been waiting on for years.

God is providing an open door for you today! where it seems to be no way….
Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name- Revelation 3:8

💞Antoinette
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You will get everything God has for you!

I believe you are going to get all that God has for you. God has put dreams in your hearts and His written Destinys over your lives and He is going to bring to pass everything He has promised you. You will have to trust Him with your Destinys and dreams in order to see the manifestation of his promises.

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. ~2 Corinthians 9:8~

You need to have faith in God even when your surroundings don’t look promising or even when everything around you is in chaos and you heart is filled with doubt and unbelief. Let your faith in God’s word be greater than your fear and know that God is not man that He should lie because every word He has said to you and every promise He has made to you is truth and He will bring to pass.

Unfortunately, many times the path to the promise is filled with lots of distractions, delays, hardships, pain and opposition. This I know……nothing worth having ever comes easy and without opposition. Darkness will come, storms will come, winds will blow, waters will raise and you will be confronted by fear. All that is meant to happen, God allows the path to be difficult so that He can purify you, prepare you, strengthen you and refine you for your place of promise.

So don’t let your present situation discourage you from the your destiny and from Gods promise. He is going to bless you beyond anything you have ever dreamed of because you have paid the price and suffered for your dreams and destiny. Whatever you have suffered in private God is going to bless and reward you in public.

The enemy has fought so hard to try to steal your faith in God and keep you in bondage but enough is enough says the lord. This is the day for your redemption. God loves you so much and His desire is to bless you and supply your every need.

If you have been in a trying and difficult season and you have been feeling discouraged and hopeless worry no more because God is on your side. God knows you, He has been watching you, feeling everything you feel and guiding your path and He says 2018 is a your year of abundance and fulfilled promises. Don’t worry about what you don’t have, God is going to make sure you have it all. Remember your negative circumstances don’t exclude you from God’s blessings.

Love Antoinette

Tips on how to not let your emotions control your destiny

The Bible says in Proverbs 23:7 “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he”

What are emotions?                                                                                                                                                   Emotions, often called feelings, include experiences such as love, hate, anger, trust, joy, panic, fear and grief and they are states of feeling that result in physical and psychological changes that influence our behavior- According to Wikipedia.

So whatever emotions or feelings you are letting out will greatly affect the outcome of your destiny. When you have positive emotions you are you will attract positive things in your life, if you have negative emotions you will attract negative things in your life. So it’s very important not to let negative emotions control our destiny because our emotions can either have a great effect on our destiny or a bad effect depending on how you use them.

Here are a some tips that will help you control and manage your emotions so you can live and walk into your God given destiny with success.

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1. Change your thoughts

Whenever you are caught up in a situation that might cause you to think negatively and cause you to have negative emotions towards a particular situation shift your mindset into something good and set your focus on something different that will cause you to have a good feeling or good emotions about yourself so that you can react in the right way and not let those negative emotions overwhelm you, overpower you and control your destiny.

For the Bible states it perfectly, it says…Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Proverbs 12:2.

2. Avoid sharing your emotions or feelings with negative minded people.

Whenever you’re going through a situation not everybody has to have an input on what you’re going through. So be very careful and mindful of who you are sharing your feelings and emotions with. Avoid sharing your feelings with toxic and negative people who don’t have your best interests at heart. Guard your heart in all that you do so that you will not fall into the temptation of letting their feelings or their negative emotions be passed on to you and you end up reacting in the way that you were not supposed to. So don’t give negative people access to your life and allow them to sabotage your destiny anymore.

The Bible says Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it Proverbs 4:23

3. Change your response

Whenever you’re caught up in a situation that will cause you to react in a negative way please do not engage but take the highroad and engage in a more positive way even when the person is being negative.Whenever somebody wishes you evil always wish them good things and bless them because in doing so your path will be blessed and their evil feelings or emotions will not hinder you from pursuing your destiny because you did not engage in their negative energy that would have turned out ugly and chaotic but you chose to do it the right way and did not give room to the enemy to control your emotions.

See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people. 1 Thessalonians 5:15

4. Pray for self- control and for God’s wisdom.

Whenever you are overwhelmed with a lot of feelings and mixed emotions and you don’t know what to do always pray to God and ask him for guidance and for self-control in that present situation so that you can be able to act the right way without hurting yourself or the ones around you. Ask God to fill your heart with love for those that hate you and ask him to fill you with His heart, with His thoughts so that you can be like Him and live and for fill your destiny.

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline 2 Timothy 1:7

5. Acknowledge that your destiny is more important than your feelings.

Your destiny is more important than your feelings because feelings come and go based on the seasons and the times that you’re going through but your destiny will always live on when you embrace it the right way. You have to stop letting negative situations hinder from living the life that God has created for you to have . You have been given the abundance of life and granted heavenly access and you need to use It the right way.

The Bible says For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future Jeremiah 29:11.

God has not created you to be governed by your feelings or emotions. He created you to live in His will, in His plans and in His purpose in order to fulfill your destiny. Do it God’s way and you will succeed because you are special in his eyes,your destiny matters ,your future matters and you are God’s masterpiece.

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10.

6. Never make decisions regarding your future when your having a negative mindset.

Whenever you are controlled by bad emotions and you make decisions you will always end up making the wrong choice because you were driven by wrong motives.          Always clear your mind or renew your mind daily and feel it with positivity so that when you are going to make decisions that are very important and are geared towards your destiny you do not end up making the wrong ones that will cost you a life of happiness and abundance. Always remember this, wrong thinking , bad emotions or feelings will always sabotage your destiny and hinder you from living out your dreams.

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7. Shift your attention or focus on to something that will give you true joy and happiness.

When you are faced by a situation that causes you to have negative emotions focus on things that are going to give you joy. Surround yourself with people that make you happy. Feel your mind with things that are pure, lovely and praiseworthy.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8

8. Listen to motivating and inspiring messages or devotionals that will keep your mind focused on positive things that will empower your destiny.

Whatever you feed your spirit you will manifest.. So when you feed your emotions with good positive vibes all that you do will flourish. Positive messages will empower and inspire you to  do and think better which will cause you to succeed.

Romans 8:28 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”

Love Antoinette

 

PRAISE HIM ANYWAY

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalms 100:4

Are you having a bad day, has your week been hectic and has the season your living in been so difficult filled with trials and tribulation? Whatever it is God wants you to praise him anyway. Many times when life hands us the unexpected , daily struggles the reality is that those things often crowd out our praise to God.

the journey outwardsPraise God through the storm , praise Him because you are not where you used to be and praise Him because you are still alive. Praise Him for the good and the bad, for the ups and downs, for everything that has been overwhelming you, praise Him and trust His word and know His going to turn it all around for your good, praise Him anyway.

When you praise God in-spite of , all the chains that have been holding you captive will be broken, every sickness and disease that’s been tormenting your life will be no more because Jesus is your provider, refuge, healer and because you have chosen to fix your eyes on Jesus ,He will make away for you where seems to be no way.

Psalm 103:2 …Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,

The secret to praising God in the midst of your trials is that it unlocks favor, blessings breakthroughs, peace. There is power in praising God. When you choose to honor God with your praise instead of complaining and murmuring or be sad and depressed, God will honor 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 because you chose to praise God anyway and honored Him.

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Psalm 150:1-6…Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! 

When you praise God you will take the focus off yourself and back to God because He alone deserves our praise. Many times when we are going through trials its easy to be a victim of self. This is when you make everything about yourself. The “me me mentality” which causes selfishness. But today  choose to fix your eyes on Jesus because that’s where your hope if found.

Just like the great song says ….. “My hope is built on nothing less, Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand”.

When you praise God, He pushes back the darkness, stops the storm and protects you from the devils lies. So do your dance, shout the loudest and give God the highest praise.

  • Praise him—he is your God, and you have seen with your own eyes the great and astounding things that he has done for you. (Deuteronomy 10:21)
  • Praise the LORD who has given his people peace, as he promised he would. (1 Kings 8:56)
  • The LORD is my strong defender; he is the one who has saved me. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will sing about his greatness. (Exodus 15:2)
  • I will tell of the LORD’s unfailing love; I praise him for all he has done for us. He has richly blessed the people of Israel because of his mercy and constant love. (Isaiah 63:7)

 

PRAISE HIM ANYWAY-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Love Antoinette

6 Ways on How to walk in your purpose!

When God created us, He placed purpose in the inside of us. As we were created we were predestined for greatness. As you are walking in  your daily life haven’t you seen someone who is living in their purpose and you got inspired. When someone is living their purpose its a beautiful thing to see. 

Purpose is not for the select few, its for all of us, but its going to be up to us to purse it and activate it. When you realize your purpose you will exude happiness. Whenever you are walking in your purpose and you are doing what you are created to do you will experience true bliss and freedom.

If you haven’t found your purpose yet, don’t worry you will, because its your birthright , you where born for this. You are a world changer and you where created for greatness and I believe your going to find it.

Personally I remember years back asking God what my purpose in life was, I used to feel a calling in my spirit that I was called to do so much more and make an impact in peoples lives. I didn’t want to live my life doing the same thing, same agenda without making a difference. So as I asked God about it He started to reveal to me these things that I’m going to share with you that have enabled me to walk in my purpose and I hope they will help you to.

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1. Listen to your gifts, skills and talents

You have to listen to your gifts and pay close attention to the things you are good at because most of the times your purpose lies in the things you are passionate about that give you total freedom and ease. Also pay close attention to what your friends, family and co-workers say you are good at. Sometimes people on the outside tend to see the potential in you that you never thought you got. So use those relationships to help you identify your gifts and purpose.

2.Change your perception

Many times we ask our selves questions about what we are called to do and we keep going in circles and never get anything done. The thing is, you are to redirect your mind and change your perception about who you are because it will change your perspective and open you up to an abundance of creative ideas. You will discover dreams in you that you didn’t know existed. That will create a passion with in you to search and do something great and meaningful. Use the scenes from your life and begin to visualize yourself as this person you’ve been trying to manifest. Whatever it is don’t limit yourself. When you do that you will discover your purpose and when you do you will feel a peace about it and that will propel you to move forward in your destiny.

3. Pray for direction

When you can’t seem to figure out what you where called to do trust and believe in the one that created you in the first place and instilled purpose in you and trusted you enough to walk in it and fulfill your destiny. Pray to God and ask Him to guide you and give you clarity in your pursuit and grant you wisdom and understanding to know exactly what you where called to do. He will answer your prayer. The bible says we have not because we ask not. So don’t live your life in the dark without getting God in the middle of it. Trust me it will be worth it.when you trust God with your purpose and destiny.

4. Live beyond your comfort zone

Stretch yourself and do something you have never done before , something that is not familiar and you will learn something new that will make a great impact on your life. Stretching yourself will help you unlock your hidden potential. So choose to do something different everyday you will discover more about yourself and you will realize there is more to you than you thought. You will discover that your thought process will change and you will have space enough to dream big.

5. Make a positive change with your gift.

Once you have discovered your purpose use your gifts to change and impact peoples lives. Once you share your purpose with others you will find it more rewarding, fulfilling and it will give you great joy. So I encourage you to use your gifts to bless others and allow it to be your mission seeing other people happy with what God has gifted you with. Don’t be afraid to take action and follow your heart to walk in the purpose and the destiny God has given you.

6. Take the limits off of you once and for all

Whatever limitations you have heard over the years that have hindered you from pursing your purpose its time to let go. Allow yourself to dream and visualize the person and the life you want to live. No more second guessing, doubting your purpose. You are worth it and deserve to live a life of meaning and purpose. The possibilities for you are endless. You can do this!

By practicing the above steps everyday they will change and transform your life. I have witnessed this in my own live that I am seeing the vision of the person I’m becoming,  I am confident and I know what God has created me to do. I am walking in my purpose  and it has given me the greatest fulfillment and I can’t wait to see what else unfolds. Seeing other people blessed , living their purpose and fulfilling their destiny gives me great joy. You can walk in your purpose to.

Love Antoinette

GOD KNOWS YOU

Are you going through life wondering if God knows you? Are experiencing thoughts of doubt caused by the situations you have gone through?.You might be going through pain right now, maybe you lost your home because of the storm/ Hurricane,maybe your world is falling apart, your sick, heart broken and your feeling like God has forgotten you. He says in His word Psalms 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Many times when situations overwhelm your heart its easy to think negative and outside the will of God because of the present situation. Just because your going through trials and tribulations does not mean God is not on your side. God is always there and present nomatter what you are facing. Just because you don’t see Him doesnt mean He is not present.

God loves you so much and He said He will never leave you nor forsake. God knew this world would be difficult, He knew that you would face challenges, He knew you would be betrayed by those you love, He knew you would Hurt.

That’s why He said He will never leave you, It’s because He knew when everything in your life would fall apart you would have Him to lean on. The Bible says Proverbs 18:24 He that maketh many friends [doeth it] to his own destruction; But there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. God is that friend that is closer than a brother or any friend.

So never doubt for a second and know God knew you even before you where in your mothers womb. So nothing you have gone through or done will ever change that. God’s love for you is unconditional , it never fails and never changes.

Read Psalms 139:1-18 MSG and declare it over yourself because God already knows you-

1-6 God, investigate my life;
get all the facts firsthand.
I’m an open book to you;
even from a distance, you know what I’m thinking.
You know when I leave and when I get back;
I’m never out of your sight.
You know everything I’m going to say
before I start the first sentence.
I look behind me and you’re there,
then up ahead and you’re there, too—
your reassuring presence, coming and going.
This is too much, too wonderful—
I can’t take it all in!

7-12 Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit?
to be out of your sight?
If I climb to the sky, you’re there!
If I go underground, you’re there!
If I flew on morning’s wings

Oh, let me rise in the morning and live always with you!

Always remember God knows you and He has a great plan for you.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon 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 all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:11-13)

~Love Antoinette~

Don’t settle for less 

 Don’t Settle for less when God has so much more in store for you. Many times we have not felt worthy of God’s blessing, we have felt less than because of what we’ve done in the past or where we come from and we have chosen to settle for less than because we thought we were not good enough.

Just because you made a mistake doesn’t disqualify you from receiving God’s best. God is full of so much grace and love for you that’s why He died on the cross so that you didn’t have to carry the burden of your past and your failures anymore. You are cleansed by the power of His blood so that you could be more like Him. You are forgiven, redeemed and deserving of God’s blessings.

bored-coupleMany times you have let things attach themselves to your life and they have become comfortable for you. Some of those habits you have come to enjoy and some of those relationships you thought you found security in but weren’t really profitable. Often we we settle for less because we haven’t met the best, when you get the best it gives you the power to let go of the rest.

Right now you may feel at a crossroad, you’re feeling like you had enough tragedy, you’ve had enough pain, you’ve had enough misery, and you want to see light at the end of the tunnel. But you feel hopeless because of everything that’s happened to you and you’ve settled for less instead of waiting for God’s best that He has in store for you but don’t you worry because God is doing something good in you that no man has seen. There is greatness in you.

UNHAPPY-COUPLE-938x535God has kept you alive through the years of great infirmity, tragedy, trials and tribulations because He had something greater for you than anything you have experienced in your life. May  be you want to be like Esther and all the great people in the Bible that received God’s best. May be you want what your friends have and your tired and overwhelmed of looking at your friends and people around you having all the best things and you don’t and you’re asking God when is my turn?. And all these thoughts of comparison have caused you to panic and you’ve ended up settling for less than because you are uncertain of the future. But just like Esther in the Bible I want to encourage you today and let you know that you have been called for such a time as this- (Esther 4:14).

Maybe you have been betrayed, perhaps all those you trusted have turned on you and broken your heart. Still God has sustained you. You didn’t make it because you were strong. You didn’t make it because you were smart. You didn’t make it because you were wise. You made it because God’s amazing grace kept you. He has more for you today than what you went through yesterday, so don’t give up, don’t give in, hold on your blessing is on the way.

God will never deny you because of your past, He will never scrutinize you because of your every action, He will take you as you are and give you rest, peace and love. He will provide for you and satisfy the yearning of your soul. So do not settle for less than no matter what comes your way because the best is yet to come says the lord.

Love Antoinette

TIPS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAYING THE WORD OF GOD

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It’s very important to pray the word of God because it’s very powerful that it changes situations in your life. The Bible say’s Hebrews 4:12 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. When you’re praying God’s word supernatural things will happen in your life.

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Praying the word of God also gives us direct access to the throne room of God and we are drawn into God’s presence and protected by the power of his word. In Psalms 91:1-2 says…Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

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When you pray the word of God you have got to realize that you’re in direct contact with the spirit of God. The Bible says in John 15:7  If you abide in me and my words abide in you, ask what ever you will and it shall be done for you. So the more you abide in God’s word and pray His word you’re praying his will and your choosing to reside in God and Him in you and by doing that he will never leave nor for sake you because you have welcomed His kingdom in you so you will never lack anything.

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When you’re praying the word of God you’ll actually praying God’s will.  You’re really trusting God with everything that you are and letting him take full control over you and once you’ve prayed God’s will,  it will be so as you pray. 1 John 5:14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

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When you’re praying God’s word  you are reciting His word in spirit and allowing His word to become your prayer that inspires motivates and empowers your thoughts and transforms you from the inside out.

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Praying God’s word also has transforming power. That when you pray the word of God over your situation it will be change. God’s word  has the power to perform miracles, it has the power to make away with seems to be no way ,it has the power to heal, it has the power to motivate you to change and become a better person. The word of God has the power that transcends all  of your emotions and reaches down into your soul and fulfill and restore everything that is missing in your heart.

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God’s word is life. So when you’re praying God’s word you’re breathing life into every dead situation in your life. Whatever pain you’ve endured, whatever sickness you have suffered, whatever it is no matter how dark your life has been, no matter how painful your life has been ,when you start praying God’s word but it will change every situation in your life that has been dead. God is going to breathe new life into you, you will start to leave again, you will start to love again, you will start to celebrate again, you will start to smile again and  whatever the enemy stole from you God will restore that a hundredfold. So whatever has been dead in your life as you start reading God’s word His going to restore it all, His going to bring to life into every situation that’s been so dry and dead in your life because you’re His child and He is your father and He has your best interest at heart. John 6:63  It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.

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Praying the word of God renews your mind, your thought process, your way of thinking is transformed into kingdom thinking. You are renewed by God’s word so that you may not fall into temptation. So when the enemy comes against you trying to destroy your mind and your thoughts because when you have been  praying God’s word and the enemy cannot come near you because the word of God is so powerful that it destroys every plan of the enemy against your life. Psalms 51:10-12 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit.

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God’s word  is also a shield of protection. By praying God’s word you’re praying his spirit and God protects you from the unknown. Whatever danger was going to come your way when you pray through God’s will, He goes a head of you and makes your path safe and secure. God is a strong tower of safety and refuge and when you abide in the presence of His word and pray His will ,He will protect you always. Proverbs 30:5 ”Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.”

I would recommend the book of Psalms for a start if you do not know how to pray, it has a lot of prayers that can be applied to your daily situation that no matter what you’re going through. You will find something that will be suitable for that particular situation. So when you are facing challenges read the book of Psalms and when you do not know how to pray go through the book of Psalms you will find very powerful scriptures that have been designed as prayers that can guide you and speak to your spirit. God’s word is life so pray it on a daily basis and watch it transform you. Here is an example of a Psalm that can be used as a prayer, if you don’t know where to start…

 Psalms chapter 18:1-6                                                                                                                    Dear lord, I love you, God—you make me strong. God you are 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. The hangman’s noose was tight at my throat; devil waters rushed over me. Hell’s ropes cinched me tight; death traps barred every exit. A hostile world! I call to God, I cry to God to help me. From his palace he hears my call; my cry brings me right into his presence—a private audience!                                                                                                                         Amen.

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Love Antoinette.