Spiritual Warfare is real

I finally did something that has been a dream for me.  After writing, editing and praying,  I finally pressed publish, and my book,  8 things you need to know BEFORE engaging in Spiritual Warfare is now available for free for a limited time at Amazon.

This is a beginners guide for those called into spiritual warfare. Many times we don´t know where to start, and these simple but yet powerful truths will guide you on the right track.

To download your book for free, click here.

I would like to ask a favor of you.  If you can please share with your friends and family, and also leave a review.  I would appreciate it! Thank you.

 

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Are you setting your goals?

My husband was working on an excel spreadsheet for a project he was in charge of.  When I asked what he was working on, he replied, “The Critical Path.”

pathI did not understand what this meant.  He explained the project has many particulars, and the spreadsheet helped him plan the path needed to take care of those details.
He was organizing steps required to achieve a goal in a timely and orderly fashion. He could not miss anything critical, hence the name, Critical Path.

The spreadsheet came before he started the project.

How many times have you started something without knowing what steps were needed to achieve your goal and failed?  I have many times.

While you may not use the term, Critical Path, the concept is the same.  Planning and goal setting.

What goals and plans do you have?  How are you going to accomplish those goals, and most importantly, what steps and sacrifice are you willing to make to achieve those goals?

My mindset of housewife, mother, and duty to my family began to change.  For many years I denied myself the ability to dream, and sadly I did not believe that I was worthy of anything great.

You can say I am a very late bloomer, but I bloomed! I grew up with my parents telling all six of us to finish high school, get a job and get married. In that order.

The dream of a higher education, travel and dreams were not spoken of growing up.

Then a desire began to burn inside of me I cannot shake.  I began to have goals, aspirations, a longing to travel and a hunger for reading and learning.

Goal setting, planning, and sacrifice are needed to accomplish any dream.

What are my dreams?

  • Continue with my spiritual growth.  This will never stop, as God always surprises me with something new and exciting.
  • Prayer life to grow and continue to develop.
  • A writing career.  Like my spiritual growth, this will continue to develop and grow.
  • Travel.  There are many areas of the world that I desire to visit.

I want to encourage you that it is never too late to dream. With God, nothing is impossible and yes, your goals and aspirations can be achieved.

With Jesus, our path is not critical, but a blessing. Let him guide and fill out your spreadsheet, and enjoy receiving His surprises for you.

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Are you committed to growth?

I remember a challenging phrase I came across that read, “Is your writing an interest or is it a commitment?”  This quote jumped off the page and stayed with me.

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I have been writing on and off for years, and when I tried to get back into it fully, I was stuck. I had this deep desire to write, but nothing was happening.  I knew something was off, and I was committed to finding out what was wrong.  In my search, I broke through.

I have started back up and am energized.

Being committed can apply to many areas of our lives.  If you are committed to Christ and to growing, there are a number of things you can do.  The main thing is prayer, read His word and spend time in His presence.  Also being faithful in your home church and joining cell groups is valuable.

Are you committed to your marriage?  How about  your personal life, to continue learning and growing in areas that may be new to you?

With writing, I am enthusiastic to pursue this walk, career and life journey. It won’t be easy, but I am willing to pay the price.

It’s the same with my relationships, specifically Jesus.   I give credit to Him as the desire to write came from the Lord.

I continue to learn, grow and change.  A friend once said to me, “The day I stop learning, helping and growing, is the day I’m dead.”

Is there an area in your life that needs to be recommitted, grow, change and learn?

Perhaps it’s a calling you left by the wayside, something you wanted to pursue but allowed fear in, or you just don’t  know how or where  to begin.

Where do you begin?

I challenge you to start right where you are.  Do something to start your journey to success. Take hold of your future,  and soon the pieces to the puzzle will fit and before you know it, you will be on your way.

Some ideas to consider:

    • Read books from those that have gone before you
    • There are a number of online courses that are available for your growth
    • The information you seek is only a click away
    • Change your habits, say no to distractions  (television is a great example)
    • Set boundaries on yourself, learn when to say yes, and when to say no

As the puzzle  begin to take shape, you will be motivated  and encouraged as you see yourself progressing towards your goal.

Go ahead, just start.  What do you have to lose?

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Writer’s block

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Do you ever ask God questions?  I do.   I asked Him  a question regarding writing in my  morning prayer and journal time.  The specific question  was about writer’s block.   I share my journal entry:

When you spend time with Me in the mornings, my spirit breaks down the writer’s block, and the creativity will flow throughout the day.

I share this because I have changed  certain habits in my life to help me fulfill my calling.  One of these habits was to become a morning person.  My prayer and journal time used to be in the evenings, late, where I was tired from the days’ activities.

I intentionally get up and spend time in prayer, instead of spending that extra hour in bed, journaling and reading the word.

Another life change I have made is to spend more time with friends.   I have discovered  a break to make that phone call,  going out for coffee or lunch would give me rest, and help with my writing.

It works.

I have also changed my ministry appointments.  My calendar was full all month to those needing prayer.   I now have free days for myself, friends,  family and for the Lord.

I have found for me to fulfill my calling, a change in my routine was in order.

As we change, grow and learn, our habits need to change.  It took me a while to understand that I needed some re-arranging to do, but I eventually got it.

It goes with any gift the Lord gives us.  We have to do our part to fulfill our calling, our dreams, our hopes, and desires.

It requires action.

When we take action and make necessary adjustments in our lives, we begin to see growth.

What habits have you changed to accommodate your growth in the Lord? Share them below in the comments, I would love to hear from you.

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Why I moved

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In learning about the craft of writing through my writers’ course, I have come to find out that  in order for me to begin my career as a Christian writer, I need to blog and create things around my name.

I had Fresh Wind Ministries for many years, and the name is dear to me and I wanted to update it and breathe life into it. I am now  moving  to new areas of my life.

We all face changes, and with each new change comes growth. I invite you to follow me to witness that change and growth, as I develop into my calling.   Also, you have permission to hold me accountable!

Perhaps this will inspire and challenge you to do the same.

Consider the call of God upon your life.  What have you been gifted with, are you in obedience to your gifts and calling?  If so,  you will be touching the lives around you, all pointing to hope.  If you are still unsure and have not stepped out yet, I encourage you to do so.  You will not be disappointed because you will have the best cheerleader on your side, the Lord Jesus Christ!

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How I took it back

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I knew something was off, but I could not put my finger to it.  I was not writing. Our family crisis several years ago affected me in a way that surprised me.  I had let my writing die, and here I was, years later trying to get it back. I would pray and journal, and the Lord would confirm again and again that yes, I am called to write.

But the passion had died. The desire had died. My voice was silent.  I had notebooks, boxes of pens, writing books and nothing was moving inside of me.

I continued to pray. I fasted.  I decreed.  I claimed His promise over my life.  How can a passion so strong, just die?  The answer finally came. My passion, my pen, my voice was stolen.

John 10:10 says  ¨The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.¨

At  a vulnerable moment, the thief had stolen  everything.  It was time to get back that which was stolen.  I continued to pray and demand it back, but still nothing was happening!

Help arrives

A friend recommended reading a book by Robert Henderson titled  ¨Operating in the Courts of Heaven.¨ Almost immediately after I heard about the book, the  author was featured on the Sid Roth show.  After viewing the show, it did not take long for me to go to his website and purchased the book in PDF format. In reading it, everything  made perfect sense to me why my prayer was not being answered.  

I had to take this particular petition to the courtroom of God to receive an answer.Tweet This

The book is backed up by scripture and gives information on how to enter the Courtroom of God and present your case before the throne.  There are numerous examples, testimony, and success stories. After a time prayer and journaling, I did it.

I went before the Courtroom of God, demanded restitution and  my writing was returned to me. I felt it during the prayer and received it by faith. 

It happened

The desire and ideas started to come back, and now it was up to me to do someth

My next step is to begin anew with my writing, and this post is the first of many to come. It was also time to invest in myself. I enrolled in a course titled  Tribe Writers and I am growing.

What has the enemy stolen from you  that you need to get back? Is it your child, your ministry, a business failure?

Perhaps it is something you need to take to court, before entering the battlefield.

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