Skip to main content

D- Determination

 I went and saw the movie War Room.
It was amazing. If you get a chance to see it, I suggest you do.
Once again I was reminded of the power of prayer, the blessings in grace and the peace in forgiveness.
To witness each character's  own turmoil as they struggled through the issues at hand  was more than inspiring.
It was hope on a whole new level.
It showed me that God's grace is truly a gift , one he extends without reserve.
It showed me the times spent on my knees in prayer are not in vain, for they are my battle weapons. I may not see the outcome instantly, but there is always a victory in the making.
It gave me a new insight on how forgiveness heals and instills peace.

Daddy God will speak to us in many different ways.
Yesterday He spoke to my heart as I sat munching on my popcorn and having girl time with a precious friend.
And speak He did.

" I know your heart daughter and I know your needs. Trust in me for you and those you love. I am doing a work in you and them. Hear my voice and stay true to me; Watch as I raise the hurting to a place of healing. See me restore to those that in which has been lost. My sword is unsheathed and just because you can't see it has no bearing on what , I, your daddy God am doing. I am breaking the chains of bondage, I am restoring the lost and hurting. I am healing the sick and prospering the poor. Do not lay down now my daughter, do not give up. The shift you are feeling is me. I am bringing a glory like none other. 
For the battles are mine, and victory is coming. saith God"

I went home full of hope and His joy.  I got busy and made my own "war room"
( It's my closet and I know I will have to eventually explain to my daughter why her mom is sitting on the floor in her closet with the door closed and all the paper prayers that I have taped to the wall.  That will be a conversation piece worth sharing right? )

I wanted a quiet place for me and my daddy God; a place to hear his voice and allow Him to love on me.
We all need to be loved on and reassured that the battles we face, we do not face them alone.

When we are determined to allow God to focus on our struggles and we focus on him, the battles do not over take us.
Our battles come in different forms. They can be physical, emotional, financial and even spiritual. 
 However, He gives us the strength to accomplish all that is set before us.

Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.  

I am determined to lay my battles at his feet.
I am determined to trust in Him.
I am determined to surrender all that I love over to His care.
 I am determined to continue the good fight of faith through prayer.
I am determined to be all He has called me to be.
I am determined to be victorious.

I want to encourage you, no matter the battles you may be facing take them to your own war room. ( It can be your closet, your car or under a tree. Where ever you choose is ok, it's your war room. )
Surrender them all over to our daddy God.
Allow the peace that surpasses all understanding to be your guide.
Give over to Godly joy with the knowledge He has you in the palm of his hand.
Determine in your heart that you will be victorious!!
Believe in the power of prayer.
 You can do ALL things through Christ!!

D-Determination ~



  1. Stacey, you have inspired me to go empty out one of my! Seriously though, the power of prayer is awesome and I am so looking forward to that movie coming our way. I love your Determine statements, they are strong. I too will be determined to be victorious in Jesus name. Thank you for the encourager and prayer warriour you always are.
    God bless


Post a Comment

Your Sweet Comments Are Loved~

Popular posts from this blog

When Goliath Refuses To Fall

Goliath....  A Philistine giant who stood over nine feet tall, wearing full armor and came every day for forty days, mocking and challenging the Israelite's to fight. 

His stature was massive with a physical strength no man could match. He put such a vast fear into the army of Israel and King Saul no one was willing to confront him, until David, a boy after God's own heart, stood to face this giant with the colossal power of God standing with him.

Some may ask how does a sling and a stone become such a victorious weapon of war?
My answer...... It was the trust and faith in God alone that gave David and his sling and stone such a victory. All though I may not actually face a nine foot giant in life, I do however have had my own Goliath's to encounter. And the one over the last few years has refused to fall...........

Just when I think peace has finally found it's place in my life, this giant surfaces with its mocking and taunting war cry, challenging me to battle. I ha…

He Did Not Just Wear His Badge.....He Gave His Life.

I don't recall a time in my life where my faith has ever wavered, I trust God. I believe in Him and His promises.   However in the recent events I am finding it's not my lack of  trust that has me on my knees, it's my lack of understanding . The grief that has consumed my community and our nation is smothering the very essence of my heart.
So much death.....
So much violence.....
So much brokenness.....
Division at it's worse.

As a nation we grieved for Dallas and the loss of the fallen officers. Today as a community we grieve for our own. The three hero's, Montrell Jackson, Matthew Gerald and Brad Garafola, who lost their lives in a purposely orchestrated attack. A senseless act which has now placed Baton Rouge on the map of sorrow with others across the US. And one question that screams at us all............

I do not have the answer nor will I pretend to.  I wish I did. I pray my words of comfort do not sound  cliche' or hollow. I pray the words from …

Digging Up A Bitter Root

Ephesians 4:26 "In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry."  (NIV)
" Many times bitterness is the result of unresolved anger; anger with ourselves or with others. . Anger that is not dealt with can easily become a dangerous bitter root in our hearts......"
(Click here for more on overcoming bitterness)  My mom has told me time and time again, " Stacey you forgive so easily, that's just who you are." Truth be told, I do forgive fairly easy; I have my moment , express my emotions, shed any needed tears, and move on. Am I perfect? Not hardly. Some situations and circumstances in my life have had me not wanting to forgive, and secretly hoping for God to smite them. Harsh? Yes I know." Lord forgive me."  However over the years I have purposed to do my best to see others with the eyes of my daddy God in spite of my hurting heart. And  there are times, regardless of my hearts desire to forgive, my best will have…