Ok my fellow Queens and Princesses, find your mirror and say it with me.
DECLARE AND DECREE
Who God says I am.
Very well cared for.
Not my Past or the things and circumstances that have hurt me in the past.
The Light of a very Bright Future.
Not Fragile or Weak, but I’m Delicate and should be handled with Care.
Whole, and in Good Health.
Not Indecisive, but Cautious and Measured: There’s a difference 🙂
Unique, Divine and One of a Kind.
Full and in need of Nothing!
The Best thing that has “Ever” happened to ME, my family and those around me.
I encourage you to try making personal declarations or confessions a part of your everyday routine. Write them on a sticky note, note card or white board and place it somewhere you can easily see it to help encourage and motivate you. Repeat them to yourself every morning or at night before bed. During this COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been declaring that “I have everything I need.” What are you Declaring and Decreeing?
The conversation at my dinner table tonight with my 2 children was surrounded around the school shooting in Santa Clarita, California. The scariest thing for me is that in reality….this could happen at any one of their schools tomorrow or ANY day. My husband and I could literally kissed them goodbye, say I love you as we do every morning and they could never come back to us after school. As a new parent, this type of news hits differently than it did before I became a mom with school age children. I’m at a lost for words because honestly I don’t know how to protect my kids from this.
What I do try to do, is teach my kids NOW about Faith, Trusting in God and Trusting in his word. I give my kids a new scripture on a note card to remember once a week. I ask them to keep it in their book bags for encouragement. When their school day gets a little rough, they can pull it out, read it and be encouraged. We discuss the scriptures (usually at dinner time) and reflect on how they can apply it to their everyday life. I then follow up with them at the end of the week in which they quote the scripture and tell me what it means to them personally.
Its important to me that they not only know the word, but also know how to apply it and draw from it when they need it. That God is always present and cares about their day, their problems, accomplishments and failures. Coming into a new family, I thought my children ( who are technically my step-children) would resist this. The total opposite has happened. They embrace it and will sometimes ask for their new scripture before I can give it to them.
As I reflect on our conversation tonight: I will continue to pray and plead the blood of Jesus over their lives. This weeks scripture will definitely be about protection and I will pin it permanently into their book bags. If any danger comes their way, not only can they call us; but they will have the full assurance that God is also with them. Folks, It’s not to soon to teach your kids about faith.
Today I was reminded that God will never give me a vision without sending provision. If he has called me to do something; then he will supply everything I need to get the job done successfully. Whether it be finances, supplies or man power: My God is able to make all grace abound towards me.
Because of this, I have the full assurance that my path is not my own…but his. When I’m in the drivers seat, sometimes I can forget all about God’s will for me. “My” desires are in the forefront. Yet, I’m so thankfuk for my father, the true GPS of my life. He will always guide me and place me on the correct path when I’m lost! For that, I am eternally grateful.