Powerful Rest

Powerful Rest

Do you sometimes get frustrated and weary?  Have the tribulations of life become so overwhelming that you find yourself empty and resentful? You may be convinced that no one cares about you and nothing will change.  It is in these dark moments that the enemy tries to deceive you into thinking you are powerless.

So what can you do?

You go to God and rest.

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

Resting is an act of faith.  You must believe and trust in the One who created life – the only One who can fully restore you.  Relinquish control over your situation and stop your own actions.  Despite a whirlwind of emotions, you must stay calm.  You must be still. Resting in the midst of personal turmoil takes effort – both physically and spiritually.  Remember, the Holy Spirit is always ready to help you.

Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest,
lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. – Hebrews 4:11

Resting is freedom from anger, fear, pain and stress.  The enemy wants you in bondage to the issues of life by keeping you distracted, discouraged and disconnected from your Heavenly Father.  God wants you to rest so you will experience His power working on your behalf.  Meditation of His word is a great prelude to powerful rest. He takes care of everything!

Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the Lord;
neither be dismayed, O Israel:
for, lo, I will save thee from afar,
and thy seed from the land of their captivity;
and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet,
and none shall make him afraid.
Jeremiah 30:10

No matter what you are going through, God loves you!  Go to Him and experience a rest like never before! If you want to learn more, go to Week 47: Sweet Sleep in the Power Over All book.

Pure Power

PURE PowerWhat is PURE in your life?

Before you answer, let’s look at a definition…

PURE (adjective): Separate from all heterogeneous or extraneous matter; clear; free from mixture; free from moral defilement; without spot; incorrupt; genuine; real; true; unadulterated; free from guilt; innocent; unconnected with anything else*

 What do you know to be real, true and clear?  I have contemplated what is pure in my own life.

Not my thoughts or my decisions. Unfortunately, I sometimes allow them to be mixed with external influences from the world…news, data, opinions, etc.

Not my past. It has spots and blemishes.

Not my body or soul. Both have been polluted with all sorts of stuff…preservatives, bitterness, foreign contaminants, pride, artificial sweeteners – you name it.

Not my relationships. I am not certain all of them are genuine.

Not my mouth. Left unchecked, it has defiled others and uttered words connected to doubt, fear and foolishness.

Okay..then what is pure in my life?

Only one thing – God.

Thankfully, He cleanses me, dwells within my spirit and empowers me.

Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them
that put their trust in him. – Proverbs 30:5

His love is pure.  His Word is truth.  His power is real!  

God is the one pure thing in my life and in yours!  If you want to learn more, go to Week 27: God’s Word in the Power Over All book.


*Reference:  “pure.” Noah Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language. 2013. http://1828.mshaffer.com/d/word/pure (12 September 2013).

Another Real Life Example of God’s Undeniable Power

Another Real Life Example of God’s Power – Video

Antoinette’s story of how God helped her to say the right words while confronting the gunman is truly inspirational.  This is an excellent example of God’s love and power dominating over any situation.  When you listen to her words, you can feel the peace that was present in a critical situation.   She prayed for the gunman and relied on the Holy Spirit to comfort and guide her in the face of fear.  

Whatever you are going through, you can ask God for help.  You are never alone and never outnumbered.  God’s power is undeniable!

What shall we then say to these things?
If God be for us, who can be against us? – Romans 8:31

If you want to learn more on how God is with you even in impossible situations, go to Week 20: Never Outnumbered in the Power Over All book.  Special 20% discount code to purchase your own personal copy has been extended until the end of September. EGYDUWE4

Power To Move Forward – Part Three

Power To Move ForwardToday is the perfect day for a new beginning!  You can move forward past pain, fear, hopelessness and anger.  The process begins with opening your heart to God.  Here are five points, along with scriptures, to encourage you as you embark on a beautiful journey…forward!

Before we proceed, let’s quickly review…

Part One – to live victoriously in the new life God has for you, the old you must die

Part Two – unhook yourself from the anchor of the past and connect with God’s power

Ok, now we are ready!

1.       Go to God

He is always ready with open arms to comfort and strengthen you. Go to Him and He will gently guide you towards your victorious future.  Prayer and praise are two of the best ways to communicate with Him day or night.

But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely,
and shall be quiet from fear of evil. – Proverbs 1:33

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


2.       Remind Yourself

Throughout this journey, you will have to continually remind yourself of who you are. You must always know that your Heavenly Father loves you immensely.  Your faith and confidence to step away from the old and into the new is strengthened by His love. Your spiritual identity will bring peace about the future and keep you connected to the promises of God.

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. – Galatians 3:26

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them:
because greater is He that is in you,
than he that is in the world. – 1 John 4:4

3.       Forgive

Yes, forgiveness is mandatory for your growth, your progress and your freedom.  Forgive your parents, your ex, your friends, your children, your enemies and most importantly, forgive yourself.  God has already forgiven you of any and everything. Forgiveness is a vital step in the process of moving forward. You must now completely trust that God, in His infinite wisdom, will take care of all who have hurt you. 

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. – Ephesians 4:32

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto [God’s] wrath:
for it is written,
Vengeance is mine;
I will repay, saith the Lord. – Romans 12:19

4.       Be New

Moving forward means…new thoughts, new talk, new trust, new opportunities and new direction!  This requires renewing your mind and speaking the Word of God into your own life.  This does not happen overnight so you must be patient and persistent.  Each day, visualize yourself the way God sees you…spotless and pure.  Find scriptures that are encouraging and speak them daily.  Guard yourself against negative people and those who want to keep you in the past.  Ask God to open your spiritual eyes to see the goodness and newness inside of you!

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. – Psalm 51:10

And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God:
many shall see it, and fear [be amazed], and shall trust in the Lord. – Psalm 40:3

5.       Go Forward
Freedom from the past expels fear and trepidation about the future.  Take the first step forward into the victorious life God has for you.  He is always with you even when you mess up. Trust God and experience His power.

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee;
yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. – Isaiah 41:10

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended:
but this one thing I do, 
forgetting those things which are behind,
and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:13-14

Go ahead! Go Forward!

If you want to learn more on how to move forward with God, go to Week 26: Look Ahead in the Power Over All book. 

Power To Move Forward – Part Two

anchored-boat-230x300 BWYou can move forward and live victoriously with the amazing power of God!  As mentioned in Part One, moving forward requires leaving the past behind.  Letting go is not always easy, but if you do, you will be free to access a new future.

Why is it so difficult to let go of the past?

The past wants to be a permanent anchor in your life.  Not a shiny, robust one that stabilizes you during the storms of life; but an old, rusty one that consumes your soul.  It securely attaches itself to your pain, shame, regrets, negative emotions and your flesh (a carnal mindset).  It is a stubborn reminder of your imperfections and the person you no longer want to be.  This anchor is heavy and burdensome.

At times you think you are making forward progress, but you realize you are only going around in circles.  You can spend years entangled in its existence.  This anchor constrains and blocks you from reaching your future destination. It redirects your hopes and dreams, causing you to miss the path God has specifically mapped out for you.  It is a faith destroyer.  An anchor of this magnitude requires supernatural assistance to retrieve.

How do I let go of it?

Go to God.  He is the only one who can redeem you from your past.  He will heal you of all your wounds.  He will protect you.  He will strengthen you.  He will deal justly with all who have harmed you.  God will restore you! Your anchor of the past will no longer exist.  Instead, you will discover your spiritual anchor, grounded in the Word of God, keeping you on course toward success and teaching you how to thrive.

For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot;
yea, thou shalt be steadfast, and shalt not fear:
Because thou shalt forget thy misery,
and remember it as waters that pass away: – Job 11:15-16

I am thankful that God was the only one to free me from my deep-rooted anger.  Much of me was still chained to that rusty, old anchor of the past.  I began the process of letting go by drawing closer to God.  I had to trust Him with every aspect of my life.  I had to think higher thoughts.  I had to accept His grace and forgive.  The more I sought out God and…

His Love,

His Ways,

His Words,

and His Power

the more my heart was opened to the new direction God had for me.  My soul was liberated and I was finally able to take steps forward.  You can move forward, too.  My prayer is that you let God in and allow Him to release you from the past.  It is time to live victoriously!

If you want to learn more on how to move forward with God, go to Week 26: Look Ahead in the Power Over All book.

(Remember the discount code found in the post – Thank You For Power dated June 21, 2013)

Power to Move Forward – Part One

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Are you ready to move forward and leave the past behind?  Ready to live a life full of peace and joy?  If you are ready to live victoriously, then a part of you must also be prepared to die.  

For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die:
but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

– Romans 8:13


Your flesh is a carnal mindset that opposes God and keeps you centered on self.  This is the part of you that must die in order to move forward.  A carnal mindset will indulge in activities such as: fear, lust, imaginations, bitterness, worry, gossip, addictions, pride, negative emotions, sneakiness, greed, strife, self-pity and selfishness.  It is purposed to keep you distracted from God and consumed with your needs.  The flesh blocks spiritual progress and suffocates hope for the future.

So how do you die to self and move forward?

Trust God and relinquish every area of your life over to Him.  This includes your opinions, your decisions and your private thoughts.  It is a process.  Do not get discouraged or condemned.  Leave everything – all your burdens, all your cares – with God.  He knows how to properly dispose of them.  He loves you and will never use them against you.  

Renew your mind with the promises and words of God.  Keep your thoughts on Him each and every day.  This renewal process makes room for the Spirit of God to dwell inside you and lead you through life.  Your faith will grow and you will begin to look ahead with a confidence and excitement never before experienced.

Be prepared – your flesh will not die without a fight.  God knows you are not equipped to fight this battle alone so He provides His Son, the Holy Spirit and His Word to conquer on your behalf.  Through personal time with Him, you will learn how to access His provisions for you. 

Not only will God bring you out of any situation, He will strengthen and empower you to move forward victoriously!

Thank You for Power

Thank You

Thank you for your support and growing in God’s awesome power with me!

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We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet,
because that your faith groweth exceedingly,
and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;
2 Thessalonians 1:3 

Power Over All Interview on Babbie’s House

I had the pleasure of siting down with Babbie Mason as her special guest on Babbie’s House.  Check out this video interview about the book, Power Over All: A 52-Week Guide to Victorious Living.  Help spread the good news – God loves us and is ready to transform lives with His amazing power!

Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. – 2 John 1:3

You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

What do you do when you feel broken and hopeless?

Any situation that has caused (or is causing) you deep misery and anguish can be difficult to overcome alone.  You may respond like I once did… holding your head in your hands while crying excessively.  Or maybe you ball your hands in a tight fist ranting cuss words and lashing out venom on innocent bystanders.  Maybe you seclude yourself and gradually descend into self-pity.  Whatever the response, they are all ineffective in gaining true victory over your situation.

If you are tired of hurting, I have good news to share.  God loves you and is ready to bring you into a place of peace, restoration and joy!  God can and will bring you out of anything you encounter – your darkest valley, your unspeakable shame, your unbearable grief, your misfortunes, your depression, your failures, your fears and your seemingly incurable pain.

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee;
yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
– Isaiah 41:10

All you have to do is seek Him.   

Now is the best time to go towards God.  It does not matter if you have never had a relationship with God before or you cannot remember the last time you spoke to Him.  Today is your day.  Seek Him through prayer, praise and meditation of His Word.  He desires for you to know Him more intimately.  God is ready to show you His power and His response to your situation!

If you want to learn more on how God delivers you from any situation go to Week 45: Free from Bondage in the Power Over All book.

Power Over Your Enemy

Power Over The Enemy

What does your enemy look like?  An enemy, for this purpose, is defined as anything that harms you and opposes the righteousness of God.  Does your enemy disguise itself through an emotion, circumstance or habit?

Emotions are perfectly normal, but if they are not controlled they begin to rule over you and your decision making.  Unrestrained emotions of anger, bitterness, self-pity, greed and fear are very dangerous.  Unchecked, they become an enemy to your spiritual growth.

Circumstances of life can be overwhelming at times.  An unexpected tragedy, an illness, or an end of a serious relationship can attempt to separate you from the love of God.  If they isolate you, they steal your confidence and become an enemy to your faith.

Habits can be good for you.  However, those such as lying, gluttony, procrastination and addictions are detrimental.  Bad habits keep you in bondage and become an enemy to your anointing.

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions,
and over all the power of the enemy:
and nothing shall by any means hurt you. – Luke 10:19

Meditating on the word of God will combat the escalation of negative emotions.  Daily fellowship with Him can transform bad habits into good ones.  Using every circumstance of life to draw you closer to God provides wisdom for victory in that situation.  When you are with God, you have power over all the ways the enemy may show up in your life.  In addition, nothing will hurt you no matter how intimidating it may first appear.  

Rejoice, you have the power to dominate over any enemy!

If you want to learn more about your power over the enemy go to Week 4: You Are Anointed in the Power Over All book.