Whew! This is Paulette Talks Faith’s 312th post; resulting in six Paulette Talks Faith books—five of which are published. I owe it all to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Without His help, I could not have written one single word—worth reading. He kept this blog going consecutively all these weeks in spite of a few: grammatical glitches, punctuation—Opps, a couple of meltdowns, and two computer crashes. Whew!
Get back to work!
If God inspired you to do something that you laid aside due to frustration, disappointment, or whatever—don’t you dare call it quits; dust off your faith, take a deep breath—splash some water on your face—and get back to work.
[You] can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth [you] (see Philippians 4:13).
It doesn’t matter what obstacles come your way; if God is the originator of your desires, He allowed the obstacles. He can turn it around for good if you love and trust Him (see Romans 8:28). However, you, have to actively use your faith and do whatever the Holy Spirit tells you to do. (See James 2:17.) Even if the enemy meant for those obstructions to stop you; let God use them to make you stronger and wiser.
As far as Paulette Talks Faith is concerned, I have no idea what plans God has for this blog as I finish book 6; I’m taking it week-by-week. In the meantime, in commemoration of the 312th post, I would like you to visit excerpts from past writings:
Book 1: Devil, You Went Too Far—Now I Gotta′ Cut Cha!
Sometimes when the devil shows up in your life, he will do little pesky annoying things that will cause you some kind of inconvenience, like hiding your car keys. BUT THEN! There are those times when the predicaments you face can be catastrophic. What should you do when disaster knocks on your front door? What should you do when the enemy has your child by the throat? Just simply tell the Devil: You went too far—now I gotta′ cut cha! Cut him down with the Word of God. The Word is your Sword (Ephesians 6:17). The devil can walk around roaring like a lion (1 Peter 5:8). However, you have the Lion of Judah inside you. Sling the Sword; he can’t stand up against the Word when spoken in faith, by a believer.
Book 2: Return to Sender!
Suppose everyone in the world selfishly kept their gifts, talents, and blessings to themselves. If that were the case, there would be no art galleries to tour, no orchestras to hear, no books to read, no plays to enjoy, and no pretty smiles to inspire. God gave us these gifts so that we can bless others. Faith will help us to confidently walk in our call. God is the Sender. We return to Sender when we use our blessings to bless others.
Book 3: Trust God or Go Stone Crazy
Okay, here are the choices: We can either put our faith in God to lead, guide, and protect—or we can go absolutely stone-crazy with fear, worry, and anxiety. When we look at it that way, the only wise choice is to trust God.
Book 4: Guided by Circumstances and Situations
Since my prayers can’t override a person’s free will, I pray for God to arrange incidents, maneuver movements, control conditions, and synchronize episodes that will suggest the right path for them to take. Some of His guidance will come in the form of open and closed doors, favor, timing, and even dead ends. In other words, shine a super-natural light that overshadows all the confusion so they can see clearly. Now—it’s on them to make the right choice.
Book 5: Haters Need Prayer, Too
I know it’s not always easy to extend a helping hand to someone who just might bite it off—I get that. Nevertheless, there are people who are drowning in their own hateful ways. We could leave them out there to sink; after all, they’re getting what they deserve—right? But it’s the believers’ job to pray for the haters. They need God’s love, mercy, and grace, too. So, go ahead and throw them the Life Raft!
Until God says differently, it’s time for me to get back to work and start on Paulette Talks Faith Book 7.
I would like to take this time and give a heartfelt THANK YOU to all my faithful Readers!!!!! Your participation to read and share my post encourages me more than you could ever imagine.
See you next week on Paulette Talks Faith.