Elevate in your walk

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Go Higher     Don’t let your circumstances dictate when you praise. You have it all wrong if you’re only praising God when things are going well. Praise should continuously be on your mouth. (Psalm 34:1) Part of elevating in our walk with God requires us looking at Him as a present help in times of trouble. (Psalm 46:1) Even if we aren’t seeing the results we want. Knowing that He is well able is enough to make you shout, “Praise God!” [bctt tweet="True joy comes from God and it is there regardless of what is happening around you." username="AuthorTTucker"] But how can you attain it? By resting in Him. You are resting in Him when you are fully trusting Him. Fully meaning no worries. Yes it’s possible. I write…
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The enemy invaded my thoughts

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I have a word to share about the enemy that comes each time God is elevating you. He whispers words to you that go against what you know to be true and also what you know God said. Today, I spoke at a service and I've never been to a "Testimony Service" so it was interesting. I've been in service where people have testified but this entire service was focused on testimonies and praise and worship, which was awesome. My background is Jehovahs Witness so I'm still not that familiar with church protocol. I'm still learning. I went first. I have such a vast testimony that I had to condense it as much as I could. I think I did ok, but I was questioning it too, because I was…
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"You want me to do what, God?"

"You want me to do what, God?"

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How many of you have received a word from the Lord that gave you pause? That made you say, "You want me to do what, God?" I have. I have received a few of those words, that I didn't quite understand, yet most times, I obeyed. The times that I didn't obey, I paid the price. We do suffer many things, not from the enemy or the Lord, but by our own decisions. You do know that, right? Some things are just us. We need to get out of our own way. The Lord says that obedience is better than sacrifice. (1 Samuel  15:22) Also, understand these 3 things. (I cited these 3 from jolly notes.com, but agree with them 100%) #1 God is still God – God is still…
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Silent Tears…

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Today I woke with tears in my eyes. Silent tears--There was no sound. No cry escaped my lips, yet the tears flowed freely. I miss my mom, more than anyone could possibly know. Internal pain and hurt. Sometimes pain can be so great that a sound won't come through. It can be so great that you are in the room but not present. You have a smile that doesn't reach your eyes. You search for an escape. Somewhere to run from "Are you ok?" and "What's wrong?" You hear it, you want to answer, but knowing as soon as you start, your chest will heave and your shoulders will go slack and it will be over. All the silence is now so loud, it's yelling at you like a bullhorn.…
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The "C" Word

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What word comes to mind for you? In my life right now, the word, Cancer comes to mind. It's what I have been dealing with since I received the call in December of 2016 confirming my diagnosis after mammograms, ultrasounds and biopsies. Cancer sucks, by the way. A double mastectomy with lymph node axillary dissection followed in January of 2017. Stage 3 Metastatic Breast Cancer was the official diagnosis when it was all said and done. Another C word that accurately describes my feelings after receiving the news was, confused.  I was unable to think clearly. Quite bewildered. How could I have cancer? Why do I have cancer? So many questions came to my mind. Things were going so well for me in my personal and professional life. I had school…
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Can anything good come out of Nazareth?

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Can anything good come out of Nazareth? (John 1:46) Yes, that is what Phillip said. The people were saying, "Come, we have found the Christ that was spoken of by the prophets. "Some did not believe Jesus was the son of God. "Isn't that Joseph's son?" They would ask. "How can he claim to be the son of God or to come down from heaven. We know his parents" they would also say in disbelief. (paraphrasing John 6:42) Yes, he was Joseph's son in the natural. They were correct, but He was Jesus! Son of the living God! He was Immanuel, God with us. Our Heavenly Father allowed him to grow and live as a human. He loved us so much that He gave His son. (John 3:16) He was called to…
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When your reality conflicts with what God said…

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How many of you are in a transitional phase of your life? You've received a word from the Lord and you are waiting for it to manifest.  The reality of your situation is not lining up to what was spoken. You're waiting on God, but my question is: How are you waiting?  Let's consider, two examples: God spoke a word to Abraham that He will bless his seed with land. He said that all the families on earth would be blessed through him. He told Abraham that he could count the stars in the sky and that's how many descendants he would have. Abraham and his wife, Sarah, were wondering how when they didn't even have a son to begin with. Also, he and his wife were very old, well past child…
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