Abundance

Ephesians 3:20-21

20Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen

The Lord has really been dealing me regarding abundance and how I view it. To be quite honest I really didn’t view it in respect to myself. To me abundance was unattainable, not applicable. Temporarily it was something that I did not even desire. It was PRIDE!

We know “ABUNDANCE” to mean excess, or, a large quantity of a thing right? Its an overflow, a steady stream of a thing. Matter of fact, it is so much of something that even though you give a portion of it away, its immediately refilled.

IS THAT NOT AWESOME!  Who wouldn’t want abundance? Why settle for just enough or even more than enough when there is an abundance of a thing. And abundance my friends is NOT PRIDE! Its a blessing, a gift, and a privilege. I found myself repenting for thinking so small and lowly of the ability of my father. His word clearly says that he is ABLE to do EXCEEDINGLY ABUNDANTLY MORE…My menial mind can not even fathom all that he is able to give me, pour into me, supply me with; supply YOU with!

In all my new found excitement and revelation, I read the second part of the verse…according to the power at work within us…wait hold on. Is he saying that his ability to do abundant things for me is conditional? YES! It is conditional to what we allow to work with in us. What are you operating in or out of? What are your motives and reasons? What power is with in you? Is Jesus with in you? His word says that he has come that we may have life and life more ABUNDANTLY!  (JOHN 10:10)

Stay tuned for Part 2….

Father,

Thank you for giving us a new outlook on life. A new outlook on the things that you have in store for us and the design that you have for us. Thank you for your abundance that you give so freely. Help us to understand that the abundance that we seek should not be that of the things of this world but of the things of you. Let our desires be for the things of you and your will and purpose for our lives….

 

Abundantly,

Ty

 

 

 

JUMP!

Why is it so hard to JUMP?  I have been presented with an awesome opportunity to do just that, JUMP, take the LEAP of faith, go after dreams and visions and desires. Nothing is holding you back but fear. Perfect love casts out fear and Jesus showed us his perfect love for us when he died upon the cross for our sins. I know all this, I believe all this, but for the life of me…aaaaarrrrrrrggggggghhhhh!

This has been me lately. I am tired of this being me. I can clearly hear the voice of God saying DO IT. Take the mountain, I am with you. I hear my support system saying “This is YOU!  Why haven’t we thought of this sooner”?! My heart is saying do it! I AM SAYING DO IT LOL!!!!

There is so much that God has in store for us, for you, for me, and I want it all. This is definitely the time to be greedy!  I mean he is limitless and infinite therefore there is enough of him to go around, and that is awesome!

Are you finding it hard to jump? Why? Leave your comments below!

 

Taking the leap to the other side,

Ty

 

IN Purpose ON Purpose

Hi Family!!! Over the last few months I have had a life change. I mean a for real LIFE CHANGE. I took a class on Purpose with the Habakkuk II Institute and it was eye opening. In conjunction with that I did a few brainstorming sessions to help further enhance my purpose development with Life Coach Brandi Hawthorne. WOW is all I can say. I learned several key factors and I would love to share a few of them with you…READY?

  1. Being out of Purpose will FRUSTRATE you!
    • Man was I frustrated in so many areas. Trying to make things work for myself was NOT working for me. I found myself spinning in circles and running in place and going no where and doing nothing….I needed to reset.
      • Matthew 11:28-30The Message (MSG)28-30 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
  2. If its not part of your purpose say NO! 
    • This was hard for me. I had to walk away and turn somethings down because they were not enhancing the walk I was on. They were liabilities to me and not assets. Its really ok to say no sometimes. The key is to walk in and stay in  your lane.
      • Matthew 5:37English Standard Version (ESV)37 Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil
  3. Busy is NOT productive! 
    • When this light bulb came on for me I started snatching leaches off left and right. I discovered that I was spending my time doing something but not being fulfilled, drained and exhausted and still not satisfied. I was producing but not producing what I should have been.
      • Hebrews 6:8The Message (MSG) Parched ground that soaks up the rain and then produces an abundance of carrots and corn for its gardener gets God’s “Well done!” But if it produces weeds and thistles, it’s more likely to get cussed out. Fields like that are burned, not harvested.
  4. Its okay to know what you don’t want but its better to KNOW WHAT YOU WANT!
    • This breakthrough took hours for me but when I got it, I GOT IT! Focusing on what I didn’t want in life or out of life was making me a negative Nancy and she is not part of my purpose. I had to sit long and hard and really think about how I wanted my life to look and even more at how God wanted my life to look.  As long as what I wanted lined up with what he wanted for me, I could have it.
      • Hebrews 10:36New King James Version (NKJV)36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise
  5. WALK in what I have learned!
    • I had to apply these lessons to my life. I had to walk away from somethings that I depended on and turn my dependency over to God. I had to allow God to show me who he designed me to be in him and I had to redefine success.
      • Colossians 3:16New King James Version (NKJV)16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

I am happy to say that I am stepping out into a new season of faith and realized dreams and potential. I am putting in work to reach the destiny that God has set for me. No more laziness or lack. God is GOOD and he is FAITHFUL and he watches over his promises to fulfill them. I am just happy that I discovered this now rather than later and that my heart was conditioned to the place where I could receive the seeds being planted. I am also grateful to others who were in the purpose. They helped me step out in mine.

 

Until Next Time….

Purposefully Yours,

Ty!

 

On My Way to Better Days

I have had a very challenging week. I was slapped in the face with lies and all sorts of violations. My faith is being challenged on so many levels. This warfare is real!  Despite the loss of a job, a car, a significant income, a church, and maybe even a little bit of my mind, God is still faithful. I am able to sit here tonight in complete peace, complete trust and faith in him. There is so much security here. Even when I want to worry and stress, I can’t.  He has my back and i know that he is working this out for me. My status is changing. My husband is praying, my children are behaving. We are dreaming, we are listening, and we are waiting for instruction. If you were to look at our lives right now, we should be crazy, falling down and cursing GOD (now ain’t that CRAZY) but here we are laughing, smiling, and giving him total praise. I know I have not been here for a while but I am back. I feel that there is so much that God wants to say to me and I plan on sharing that with you. Get Ready, A download is coming!

Psalm 4:4

Today I accepted a challenge from a good friend of mine to join her on a reading plan. We didn’t want to read the Bible in a day, so we went to Biblestudytools.com and selected the Wisdom plan. Tonight my assignment was to read Psalm 1-4. I was getting a little discouraged because I felt like I wasn’t hearing the voice of the Lord, I wasn’t hearing him minster to me, lead me, guide me, give me that directional oomph. Well tonight he reminded me to be angry but not sinful.

Psalm 4:4The Message (MSG)

4-5 Complain if you must, but don’t lash out.
Keep your mouth shut, and let your heart do the talking.
Build your case before God and wait for his verdict.

I absolutely love how The Message puts it. Have an issue, have a problem, feel your emotions, heck even disagree.  The problem/trouble is not in that its in how we react to it. This is such a slap on the hand for me. I am not sure how you handle things but I am not always one to take things laying down. You offend me, I want to talk about it. You make me angry, I want to let you know it. There is no waiting on God when I am in my emotions. Its all me 100%, just plain ole emotional, offended, carnal me.

I am sure that I am not the only one who makes themselves look like a fool. Tonight, lets apply his wisdom to our lives concerning these situations. Lets do just as he says and keep our mouths shut. Feel, yes, but take it to him and let him work it out for us. He already knows how we feel, what sore the salt was poured in etc. He already knows. He knows everything about us, and the absolute amazing thing is that good, bad, right, wrong, and indifferent, he loves us just the same. Knowing all of this about us before we even knew it about ourselves and he still thought it not robbery to forgive us over and over and over again. To continually be patient with us and favor us, to shower us with his love and blessings….just meditate on how he loves us…

Father,

Thank you for showing me myself in your word. Thank you for your continual work on me. I know that I am not perfect but yet being perfected. Lead me, speak clearly to me. Tame my tongue, my thoughts and my reactions. Let me not focus on pleading my case and making sure that my feelings are understood and my voice heard, but remind me that it is you who fights the battles for me. No one Else’s opinion matters in the end but yours. I want to live my life pleasing you….

Prayerfully,

Ty

Hello Again

It has been a long long while since I graced this blog with my presence. I do apologize to you all as it was not a personal vendetta against any of you. My life got busy really fast, changes happened, relationships failed, I loved and I lost, ministries failed, I felt betrayed and forgotten. Those were the downs, but there were many ups as well, my family grew, i have a new job, a new freedom and new appreciation for life, love, family, and relationships. I present to you myself not quite whole but still healing and balancing and growing. I appreciate you for taking this ride with me. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!   Now lets go to work!!!

What Does It Have To Do With GOD?

Tonight’s bible study topic is ringing loudly in my ears. In fact it is so loud that I feel compelled to share it with you.

John 2:1-5

2 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”

“Woman,[a] why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”

I know that this is a familiar passage of scripture for a lot of us, after all it is Jesus’s first miracle. But the light was shed on his response to his mother. I am sure that we can go into an in depth conversation on the way that he addressed her, but that is not where I am going here. I want us to look at his question to her…

“Woman,[a] why do you involve me?”

This is a question that we all need to ask on a frequent basis. Why do we involve Jesus in our lives? Better yet, do we involve him in our lives?

I forget which translation our teacher was reading from but it read “What does this have to do with me?”  As he elaborated he shed the light on our motives behind our requests. Are we requesting God’s action for our own gain or is it for kingdom advancement?

Every move that Jesus made was strategic and purposeful. He had a reason to do everything that he did and he did all that he did simply for the glory of God and not for self gain. After all, he was going to die so what profit it him?

Today I challenge us with the question What does our request have to do with God and the advancement of his kingdom? 
Will the promotion he gives us better his kingdom or will it cause us to covet the material things of the world? If he blesses us with another child will we teach them to serve him? If he blesses us with a house, we will use it for his glory or will we treat it like prize possession and never use it to benefit his kingdom?  What does God stand to gain out of answering our requests?

 

Lord,

Help us to continue to put you first in all that we do. Turn our ears to you so that we can clearly hear your strategies for our lives. Lead guide and direct us tell us what to do and we will obey. We want to be used for your glory Lord and not for self gain. Let our request be for the advancement of your kingdom and not our own human manipulations. Continue to show us ourselves in your word and help us develop a deeper and more intimate relationship with you daily….