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Friday, January 20, 2012

Walking In Grace, An Update, + it is Fearless Friday!

My friend Angela talks about "teachable moments."
She told us, when we started this journey, we would discover

Teachable Moments.
And so we have.

Mama always said: 
If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all!
I tell the boys this same thing all the time!
We have even memorized this scripture ~

Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.   
Psalm 34:13 

So imagine my surprise when (in front of company tonight), my dh was telling this story…..and he was a little off on his facts, at which point I was about to correct him…and God said, NO!
Ahem...ahem....ahem....excuse me?
And my spirit heard these words.......
"will what you say change the story....does it really matter...
Why would you want to bring injury to him over something so trivial?
It's of no worth, no importance.  His spirit (on the other hand), that is of great worth, very important.
And so are you.  Be still and know I AM God."
Teachable Moments....learning to be quiet...learning to
Speak No Evil 
Was it on here, a few weeks ago I talked about Joshua and Caleb?  (it may have been somewhere else)  Nevertheless, you know the story of the 12 spies Moses sent to 
Canaan ~ The Promise Land!  The Land God had already given them. 
Ten came back, with words of defeat on their lips (and all their words were true), but Joshua and Caleb looked at God's promises, 
not the circumstances .
Joshua and Caleb did not say ~ the land if full of giants and we are but as grasshoppers.  No, they said, "Let us go up and possess the Land!"
They saw the promise!
10 spoke the truth because they looked at the circumstance and God judged them for it. 
2 spoke the truth of God's Word concerning their circumstance and were rewarded.
Are you a Joshua or Caleb
or are you one of the ten?

We have to learn to "Speak No Evil".
Rather, our words should be like honey.
"How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!" 
~ Psalm 119:103 ~       
I know I have said this before....speak life (choose LIFE).  Speak life to yourself, speak God's WORD to your spirit.
Speak life to your family members.  Become a Joshua or a Caleb.  Choosing to speak LIFE is the greatest success we can attain.

 Now....update, I just finished Day 3 of the Forty Day Fast

Day 1 was okay....I was excited with anticipation.

Yesterday, Day 2, was awesome!  Wonderful.  I know I was being carried on the prayers of others.

Day 3, the most difficult, but I was never hungry.  Just kind of a strange day.  (It started with me on the phone with AT&T for 2 hours.  Unfortunately, that sort of set the tone.)

For those of you who haven't read the previous post, I am joining some other ladies in fasting two meals a day, plus desserts.  I am also fasting bread as well.  To join us, go here

Even though today was difficult, 
I am LOVING every minute of it!!! is
Fearless Friday!
 (You can find more information concerning Fearless Friday on my sidebar ---> to the right.)
Many of us are praying for you.  Many of you have left me comments or sent me emails.  You, your situations, and your families and friends are in my prayers and the prayers of others.

I found the following verse, when I was studying about the words we speak....(my words, when I should speak HIS Words).  And I am going to ask you to focus on this scripture during the coming  week.  I will definitely be focusing on these same words.

"Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers."
Ephesians 4:29
We need to get a hold of the idea of ministering grace, to ourselves and others.  
Refuse to let evil corruption come out of  your mouth.  You may have to take every thought into captivity...that's okay!  You can do this in HIS strength!!!
I am praying for your requests, as are many more!  
I ask ABBA, "that NO weapon formed against you (and yours) will prosper and that those who rise in judgement, that HE (God) will condemn each one."
(Isaiah 54:17)
"That the blood of Yeshua/Jesus would cover every area of your would cover your home, your family, your pets, your animals, that this same blood would cover your finances, your emotions, your physical body, your spiritual life!"  
There is nothing stronger than the blood of JESUS....and the devil cannot cross the "bloodline".
I ask that in those areas where we might need deliverance, that we be delivered!
The Bible says, we have not, because we ask not...
So ASK!  And like Joshua and Caleb, ask in faith. 
and Last....I'm asking God to give you abundantly more than you ask or think and to provide you with the GRACE you need for each day!
Open you hearts and accept God's blessings!
Love you!



  1. Glory to God...oh Father, thank You so much for this precious sister who is a crown of splendor in Your right hand as Your Word states and such a blessing to my spirit. Thank You for making her a mighty warrior also Father God, right on the front lines, battling, standing firm and grounded to fight the good fight of faith. I pray in agremement with her Father and also I pray that prayer over her and her family. amen amen amen

    Cheryl, my goodness gracious girl, AWESOME devotional.. Great way to start my morning. I had that teachable moment this week with my hubby also...Oh my!! Keeping my mouth shut! "Angela, is it worth it? Remember My Son" our Father kept reminding me this over and over (mine was not a one time incident girl,LOL)..was it worth opening my mouth? Our Savior came to mind so many times, God's Word came to my heart about our Lord keeping silent...ya..Proverbs states..the mouth has the power of life and that one underlined...

  2. Beautiful post, Cheryl, that I truly, truly needed to read! I was totally blessed!

    God bless you - Julie

  3. This was such a blessing to me tonight, Cheryl. Thank you for sharing it. And thank you for covering me in prayer.


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