Monday, January 21, 2019

New Beginnings...FCC Freedom Workshop 2019

FCC FREEDOM SERVANT TEAM
(Missing our sweet JoEtta and Carol who were out of town)


What a powerful night!  It was filled and overflowing with the Holy Spirit, as He led us in worship, teaching, and fellowship.  What a JOY it was to see those women pour through the doors and immediately began to connect with their groups and then with God. It was such a sweet sight to behold.  I’m so grateful for each one of you that began your Freedom Workshop journey this morning❤️



HEARTWORK

Remember to keep it SIMPLE!  Have FUN!  Use stickers, glitter, and colored pens if that stirs your heart...or grab a pencil and simply bullet point thoughts.  The purpose of your guide is to get you to GOD!  Simplicity equals CONSISTENCY!  Consistency when empowered by the Holy Spirit leads to TRANSFORMATION and renewing of the mind.  Don’t skip your quiet time!  Spending time in the Word is the most important part of what we’re doing.  I’m praying right now for all of us.


It was so fun getting meet new faces and reconnect with old🌷

My heart has heard you say...come and talk with me.  My heart responds, Lord I am coming”
 — Psalm 28:7

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me” 
John 10:27

The Lord delights in RESCUING us from our sinful nature...

There is no one like the God of Israel.  He rides across the heavens to help you; across the skies in majestic splendor.  The Eternal God is your refuge and His everlasting arms are under you.” 
Deut 33:26-27a


Now that Christ has really set you free, now make sure that you STAY free.” 
Galatians 5:1

Quick!  Catch those little foxes before they steal the vineyard of love” 
SOS 2:15

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
—  1 Timothy 4:12



Thank you for being willing to step out in faith and stand on that stage to share how God spoke to you!





Thanks for participating in our FUN PHOTOBOOTH!!!!  


Our Goals For Week One:

  • Let your feelings be INDICATORS to tell you which voice you are listening too.
  • Let that feeling help you to TURN and talk to GOD
  • Come, just as you are and let God do what only He can do
  • As you read through the story of David and Goliath pay close attention to whose voice you believe each person is listening too.


WELCOME TO THE FREEDOM WORKSHOP...Hold on for the ride of your life!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Giving God My Best...



Are you feeling forgotten by God this morning?  Is there a dryness to your relationship with Him?  Are you longing for intimacy and deep connection with Him?  Listen to this...The Lord spoke so clearly to my heart through Malachi 3:6-11...  

The context is God speaking to HIS people and the personal application is that He STILL SPEAKS TO US...

6-You can trust me!  I am the same yesterday, today, and forever.

7-You keep turning away from me-STOP IT-Return to me and I will return to you.

8-You act confused-How are we turning away from you?  Really?  Don’t you see how you rob me from the first fruits of your life...you give me your leftovers.

9-Because you give me your leftovers you will be cursed as you sin against me and rob me of your very best

BUT LISTEN...THERE IS HOPE!

10-STOP IT!  Return to me AND I WILL return to you.  Starting today I want you to give me the very best of you!  Your finances, your marriage, your ministry, your margin, your whole life!  I WANT YOU TO TEST ME so that I can show you that you can TRUST me. 

Mary, I am the same yesterday, today, and forever!  As you walk by faith and learn to lean on and trust In me, I will throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing (beyond finances and temporary treasures) you will not be able to contain it...it will bubble up, overflow, and spill out! 

“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal.  STORE YOUR TREASURES IN HEAVEN, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.  Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.”  Matthew 6:19-21

FREEDOM!!!!!




“So IF the Son sets you FREE, you WILL BE FREE INDEED.”  John 8:36

This morning as the Lord spoke to me through His Word...”IF” kept popping off the page.  ”If” is conditional...I have an active role in being set free.  

“But the scriptures declare we are all prisoners of sin, so we receive God’s promise of freedom ONLY BY BELIEVING in Jesus Christ.” Galatians 3:22

🙌Freedom from LEGALISM and LAW 
🙌Freedom From DEATH
🙌Freedom for being a victim to temporary CIRCUMSTANCES
🙌Freedom from FEAR
🙌Freedom from ADDICTIONS
🙌Freedom from FEELINGS

Are you feeling overwhelmed and all consumed by feelings of hurt, pain, fear, betrayal?  Let the Son set you free!  (Stay tuned this week for information about an 8-week workshop coming up that changed my life and can change yours too) 

“So, if the Son has set you free, YOU WILL BE FREE INDEED!” John 8:36

HE IS FAITHFUL...


The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid.” Deut 31:8


FORSAKE=Leave entirely, desert, abandon, reject, withdraw from

This morning I am preparing my heart to go to the cemetery for some final details.  It will be the first time I’ve seen grandma’s finished site with the engraving completed.  I woke in the middle of the night and felt small anxiety wanting to rise up...I immediately cried out to the Lord and He settled me right now.  Then today this was our assigned reading in our God’s Promises study...


 “The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid” Deut 31:8


Mary, I will go before you.  I will be with you.  I will never leave you...not today, not in the middle of the night, not when you are ready to take your last breath...you do not have to be afraid.  What a good and gracious God we have.  

What are YOU going through that is robbing you of peace?  I’m asking the Lord to stir your heart to run to HIM as you read these words...

🌷“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and sound mind” 2 Timothy 1:7

🌷“God is the source of our strength and the shield that guards us”. Psalm 27:8

🌷“Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” — Lamentations 3:22-24










Sunday, January 6, 2019

2019 WEEKLY WRAP-UP


Oh how I long for my Sunday Weekly Wrap-Up’s....

MONDAY: Ransomed and Rescued: (Isaiah 43:1-3)
❤️I am HIS
❤️He will ALWAYS be with me
❤️The waters of life will not sweep over me
❤️The fires of trials will not incinerate me

TUESDAY:  Human Weakness Can Be Exchanged For God’s Strength (Isaiah 40:31)
❤️I must HOPE in the Lord...and then He will:
❤️Renew My Strength
❤️Soar Like Eagles
❤️Run and not grow weary
❤️Walk and not faint

WEDNESDAY: Rebuilding My Mountains & Hills. (Isaiah 54:10)
❤️Mountains and Hills WILL BE shaken
❤️HIS Unfailing love WILL NOT
❤️His Covenant of Peace WILL NOT
❤️HE Rebuilds My Landscape

THURSDAY:  Reverent Love (Proverbs 9:10)
❤️Reverence of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom
❤️Reverence is a healthy fear born out of love, respect, and esteem of the one in authority
❤️Freedom comes in reverent submission to those God places over me

FRIDAY: Standing Firm While Staying Holy (James 4:7)
❤️When I HUMBLE myself before God
❤️He will empower me to RESIST my sinful nature
❤️Resisting my flesh by focusing on God’s truth causes the sinful nature to flee and the spiritual man to stand strong!

SATURDAY: Grasping Godly Sorrow (1 John 1:9)
❤️Confession brings Forgivness & Purification
❤️Godly Sorrow bring LIFE
❤️Worldly Sorrow brings DEATH
❤️Choose LIFE!









Saturday, January 5, 2019

Faithful & Just❤️



“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

❤️Confess-To own, acknowledge our role and/or mistakes.
❤️Purify-To make clean, to redeem, to atone
❤️Godly Sorrow:  Manifests itself by repentance and the experience of divine grace
❤️Worldly Sorrow:  Brings death because, instead of having God-centered sorrow over my wickedness-I am self-centered and focused on the painful consequences of my sin. 

Lord, I am so incredibly thankful that you are FAITHFUL AND JUST! I can trust your steadfast love and that you are devoted to me...not in an enabling manner that overlooks those things that bring harm, but in a reverant love that keeps me safe by gently rebuking and redirecting me back to those things that bring LIFE!  Teach me to hunger after Godly Sorrow and to recognize the ingenuiness of worldly sorrow.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Standing Firm & Staying Holy....



So HUMBLE yourself before God.  RESIST the devil, and he will FLEE from you.”

The definition of devil in this verse:  May be said to act the “part” of the devil or to side with him.

This is important because not every attack we have is from the devil.  he is not omnipresent and cannot be everywhere at once.  But we have a sin nature that wants us to drift back to the darkness of who we were before we were saved.  It wants to enslave us, to keep us from the best...it focuses on temporary satisfaction that fascinates and then when we engage and turn away from God-it ASSASSINATES. (Thank you for that phrase Debbie Friley)

With that in mind...

Mary, humble yourself before me this morning by remembering who I am.  

🙏Resist the devils ways by standing FIRM in the truth you already know from my Word.  
🙏Stay in my Word and let me by the shield that guards you and the source of you strength.  

When you do this...when you engage with the Holy Spirit within you THIS enables you to stand firm in holiness...the devil and his nature will have no way with you.  

Lord, this morning I lift up every area that will come under attack today.  You already know the temptations I am going to have to not believe the best about others.  You already know the Holy Bootcamps that are going to come my way.  I’m so grateful that nothing is a surprise to you.  Dress me in the full armor of your Word today and show me how to stand firm in truth even when my “feelings” and physical stamina want to do something contrary.