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Like a Rubik’s Cube…

Tuesday thought of the day:   

Who would of ever thought that a Rubik’s cube could resemble one’s life. When we go through life we are being shaped and molded through every season, every journey and every process. In every twist & turn we realize that God’s hand is in it; bringing us into alignment with what He has planned out for our lives. It may have not been easy to complete the cube, but with much determination, perseverance and endurance we continued in the process to complete the puzzle. Our life’s journey can be just like this Rubik’s cube…

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When a puzzle comes together; all the pieces match so perfectly. Rather by size, shape, or color—we too become perfectly aligned with the plans and purposes of God for our life. God has uniquely and intricately made us and destined us for something great! As we feast on the word of God; our spirit, and mind becomes aligned to the perfect will of God. So just like this Rubik’s Cube—that has been shaped, formed, and through every twist and turn… we will come to a flourishing finish as we feed our faith with the word and align ourselves to the plans he has for us. ♥️🙌🏼

Prayer: Lord let your perfect will and plan be done in our life. Reveal your will to us. Give us a fresh vision. We ask you for wisdom, clarity, understanding and peace. We submit and surrender to the plans and purposes that you have destined for our lives. In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen!!!

✨ Psalm 139:13-18 Passion Translation
✨ Romans 8:28
✨ Romans 10:17
✨ Romans 12:2
✨ Hebrews 10:36
✨ Hebrews 11:1

💕 Live life with Passion & Purpose! 💕 Chrissy Katayama

 

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Beside Still Waters

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A Word for the Believer!

 Psalm 34:18-20 The Passion

The Lord is close to all whose hearts are crushed by pain, and He is always ready to restore the repentant one. Even when bad things happen to the good and godly ones, the Lord will save them and not let them be defeated by what they face. God will be your bodyguard to protect you when trouble is near. Not one bone will be broken.

The Lord is near to those who have a broken and a contrite spirit! I am here to tell you today that God is not far from you. He is right there alongside you, leading you, comforting you, helping you in every task; every step you take. The Holy Spirit is a “Helper”. Our ‘Paraclete (Greek word-Parakletos): An advocate or intercessor, counselor, and comforter.

John 14:16-17 shows that the Holy Spirit is sent to us after Jesus’ leaves the earth. Here; Jesus announces to his disciples and gives them encouragement: “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever–the Spirit of Truth.” (see also John 14:26)

You see the Holy Spirit has been sent to comfort and counsel us. The Greek origin of “Parakletos” means “one called to the side of another”. To COUNSEL and SUPPORT one who needs it. This Counselor, or  ‘Paraclete’ is God the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity who has been called to our side. He is a personal being and dwells in every believer.

The Holy Spirit also gives us refreshment. He gives the invitation and comforts us in saying; that if anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him. (John 7:37-39)

The promise given to us is that all who drink of the ‘LIVING WATERS’ will have their own well within them. Jesus gives us not a stream; but streams living in us. That is; the gift of the Holy Spirit!

Encouragement: 

What is your need today? Do you need companionship? The Holy Spirit is with you!

Do you need comfort? The Holy Spirit stands ready to help you!

Do you need an Advocate? He is ready to plead your case! 

Is your sorrow so deep, that you do not know what to do or how to pray? The Holy spirit helps in our weaknesses and teaches us what we ought to pray, through groanings and moaning and all types of prayer. The prayer of intercession! (ROMANS 8:26)

Believe today that the Holy Spirit can infill you, and give you the refreshment you need. The invitation is for all who come to know Him as their personal Lord and Savior! The Holy Spirit woos us and invites us to experience the fullness of his nature. He wants to develop an intimate and sensitive relationship with all of us.

His encouraging whisper to us: “I will help you my beloved; to cope, and to walk through the trials of life. I will refresh your spirit and heal the most inner-parts of your being; the depths of your soul! I will lead you beside the still waters, and restore your soul. I, the Lord; am your Good Shepherd!”

Will you come and drink today? Are you willing?

As often as you thirst–come to Him! When you have a need–draw from the wells of ‘Living Waters’ and do not leak out. Believe that He who promised; is FAITHFUL! He will fill you and refresh you; you shall never thirst again. God is with you always, even till the very end! He will HELP you and guide you; His goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life! Hallelujah!!!

 

Psalm 23: 1-6 ESV” 

 

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Live life Passionately and Prayerfully, daily in His Presence ~ Chrissy K.  

A Creative Masterpiece!

The Power & Purpose of Prayer

The Word on my heart today is to encourage Women in their purpose of prayer. The key topic for today: Focusses on Praying for Your Husband. Through prayer; we; as wives have the power to open up the floodgates of heaven on behalf of our husbands. Some of us may not have a husband and may be praying for a husband; for some- it is that your husband would follow Christ whole-heartedly and have a closer relationship with Him. Whatever the case, many are the prayers on our heart for the man we are praying for. No matter where things stand, be encouraged to pray in faith as—

Hebrews 11:1 says: “Pray with the ASSURANCE of things hoped for, the CONVICTION of things not seen.”  

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A Position of Prayer

Women; we have been given a position of prayer!

Our position as women and wives is as a Prayer Warrior,

the power and purpose of intercession

and the promises of persistent prayer.

Genesis 1:26-27

In the beginning: God created the Heavens and the earth.”

It all started in the beginning; with the first married couple-Adam and Eve.

Genesis 2:4-18

God creates man, formed him and breathed life into his lungs.

God saw that the man was alone, and decided, “It is not good for the man to be alone.”

God declared, “I will make a helper suitable for him.”

God fashioned His final masterpiece, the crowning touch of His creation.

Woman!

 

The word God used in His creative masterpiece; is helper. Genesis 2:18 says, “I will make a helper suitable for him.” The Hebrew word translated as “helper” in reference to the woman is ezer. It is derived from a Hebrew word used of God and the Holy Spirit: azar. Both mean “helper”—One who comes alongside to aid, assist, or rescue. One translation says, the “helper” is one who supplies strength in the area that is lacking in “the helped.”

God said it was not good for the man (Adam) to be alone; so He formed Eve as his ezer. God designed the man and the woman, husband and wife, to stand together and help each other fight the battles of life. God is there with you, He stands with you as a Divine ezer—to fight with you!

 

The Woman You Are ~ Proverbs 31

An excellent wife, who can find? “her worth is far above jewels.”

You are a: “wife (woman) of noble character.” “Capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman.” This means in the Hebrew: “wealthy, prosperous, valiant, boldly courageous, powerful, mighty warrior.”

God has called you, “Woman of God” to be A Mighty Warrior, to Pray and stand alongside your Husband and to stand with him in strength and support.

“He did not create woman simply because man was lonely—He fashioned woman to complete man—to LOVE with him, work with him, rule with him (not rule him), to LIVE life with him, to procreate with him, and to FIGHT alongside him.”

Woman was and is a WARRIOR called to fight alongside man in battle; not with weapons, but on her knees in prayer! God has given us an amazing role as a prayer warrior on our husband’s behalf.

 

Be encouraged to enter into Spiritual battle armed & ready with the Word of God:

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then! —with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of FAITH, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And PRAY in the Spirit in ALL occasions.Be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

EPHESIANS 6:10-18

There is a battle going on around us! The word of God encourages us to be PREPARED, spiritually armed and physically alert. We hold the authority over the enemy who seeks to harm the husbands. Through prayer we intercept the enemies plans: we disarm and dismantle the enemy from his plans and tactics against us. Principalities and authorities are defeated. Through prayer, the power and provision of God; flow into our lives.  (Luke 10:19)

 

Women, stand today knowing that God has uniquely fashioned, formed, and created you! He has supernaturally EQUIPPED and EMPOWERED you to do battle on your knees for your marriage and your man. Remember, that marriage between a woman and a man is an earthly example of a heavenly relationship between Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:22-23).

So take heart! God has given you the power and authority to “overcome all the power of the enemy.” The greater one lives in you! (1 John 4:4)

 

You are an ezer! You are A CREATIVE MASTERPIECE! 

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~LIVE LIFE WITH PASSION, PURPOSE & PRAYER! CHRISSY K.~ 

 

 

 

 

 

PSALMS ~ “A Song To Take You Higher”

Come up HIGHER into the WORSHIP of God!

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Speak words of Peace, words of Praise, and Sing: Songs of Worship to Jehovah-God!

 

God Helps, Keeps, Watches over, Cares for and Protects You ~ Psalm 121:1-8

I look up to the mountains and hills, longing for God’s help.

But then I realize that our true help and protection come only from the Lord,

our Creator who made the heavens and the earth.

He will guard and guide me, never letting me stumble or fall.

God is my Keeper; he will never forget or ignore me.

He will never slumber nor sleep; he is the Guardian-God for his people, Israel.

Jehovah himself will watch over you; he’s always at your side

to shelter you safely in his presence.

He’s protecting you from all danger both day and night.

He will keep you from every form of evil or calamity

as he continually watches over you.

You will be guarded by God himself. You will be safe when you

leave your home and safely you will return.

He will protect you now, and he’ll protect you FOREVERMORE!

 

Rejoice going to the house of Worship; where the Presence of God is! Psalm 122:1-9

I was overjoyed when they said: “Let’s go up to the house of the Lord.”

And now at last, we stand here, inside the very gates of Jerusalem!

O Jerusalem, you were built as a city of praise where God and man mingle together.

This is where all the people of Israel are required to come and worship Jehovah-God.

This is where the thrones of kings have been established

to rule in righteousness; even King David ruled from here.

 

Pray and seek for Jerusalem’s peace, for all who love her will prosper!

O Jerusalem, may there be peace for those who dwell inside your walls

and prosperity in your every palace!

I intercede for the sake of my family and friends who dwell there,

that they may all live in PEACE!

For the sake of Your house, our God; I will seek the welfare and prosperity of Jerusalem.

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May Peace be within your walls, Prosperity within your Palaces!

The Lord; the STRENGTH & SECURITY of His People! Psalm 125:1-5

Those who trust in the Lord are as un-shakeable, as unmovable, as Mighty Zion!

Just as the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord’s wrap-around presence

surrounds his people, protecting them now and forever.

The wicked will not always rule over the godly, provoking them to do what is evil.

God, let your goodness be given away to your good people, to all your godly lovers!

 But those who turn away from truth, you will turn them away from you,

to follow their crooked ways. You will give them just what they deserve.

May Israel experience peace and prosperity!

 

A Prayer For Mercy & Grace!

O God-Enthroned in heaven, I worship and adore you!

The way I love you:

Is like the way a servant wants to please his master,

the way a maid waits for orders of her mistress.

 

We look to you, our God, with PASSIONATE LONGING to please you

and discover more of your mercy and grace.

Lord, show us your Mercy!

Lord, show us your Grace!

 

Keep looking to God as your helping hand, your strength and protector.

For it is He that surrounds you with Songs of deliverance!

PSALM 32:7

The Passion Translation

 

 

“For God who made everything, our Creator and our Mighty Maker,

he himself is our Helper and Defender!

The joyous SOUND of songs; RELEASE your breakthrough;

Songs of VICTORY! THE SOUND OF VICTORY!” 

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“PEACE IS WITHIN HER” BY: CHRISSY ~ K.  PASSIONATE FOR LIFE! 

A Balanced Perspective “Stay Grounded”

“Let God’s Word and Spirit Ground You”

There are times in an individual’s life where situations arise; that may be unexpected or spinning out of control. Those circumstances in life may be spinning round and round. Most of the time, these are minor setbacks that can be resolved. But when it comes to a more serious issue; it may often times require assistance from others or a step-by-step process to get you refocused and realigned. An individual can start to feel overwhelmed when a major problem occurs; and even begin to think that the problem is unsolvable.

I want to encourage you, that there is always a solution. We can find shelter and refuge in the Lord, during times of stress and unexpected turbulence. We don’t have to spin along with the circumstances that are out of control. Even though you may feel like you are spinning in circles; like you are on one of those rides at an amusement park–that make you feel dizzy, and you can’t even walk straight. The solution is to start by developing a balanced perspective towards whatever life throws at you.

How? By grabbing hold of your thoughts and turning to the Word of God, that will give you the answers you need. God’s Word brings Peace, Wisdom, Joy, and Love! God’s Word and the Holy Spirit will keep you grounded. You can overcome; by praying the Word and in the spirit. Trust the Holy Spirit to lead you in prayer and to give you the steps needed to help you out of the turbulent trials and tribulations. The Word and the Spirit agree; which is truth. Worship quiets your soul/mind. Worship draws you closer to God. Worship brings you into the presence of God.

We will have to quiet ourselves down, and get still before the Lord; to hear what He has to say in the midst of chaos. He instructs us to wait for His direction. Many times we try to take care of the situation or solve the problem on our own, without seeking God for direction or find out from Him the way He would have us to do things. In those moments, we need not do anything until God shows us what to do. Don’t let anxiety get the best of you. Take a deep breath, get in the presence of God (Worship) and get clarity for the process you are in (His Word). Commit yourselves to God and He will direct your steps. Be still before Him. Rest in His plan, and know that he will lead you and that His way is perfect.

Receive God’s grace to empower you to move towards a “Grounded Life in Him”. Let His Peace overcome you now! Embrace the truth of His Word and walk in it. Abide in the perfect love of the Father. Perfect love casts out all fear, pushes away all cares and worries, and casts down all imaginations. God wants you to abide in His perfect love.  Following these steps to a balanced perspective will help you to stay grounded in God; no matter what may be happening to you or going on around you. Turn and fix your gaze upon Jesus! He is Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End!

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: 

Ecclesiastes 4:12

1 John 5:7

Psalm 33:20

Proverbs 3:5-6

Luke 12:12

*Psalm 27:13-14

*Lamentations 3:25

Psalm 40:1-17

*1 John 4:18

John 14:23

*Isaiah 41:10

*John 16:33

*Romans 8:28

 

“Adjust Your Perspective”

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PASSIONATE FOR LIFE! CHRISSY ~ K.