Hear amazing testimonies of God guiding, leading & answering prayer from former Kindling Fire podcast guest “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God” - Rom 10:17 In this episode: 1. Joseph White @josephwhite2256 of Everyday Miracle episode 98 & 99 shares how God used dreams to guide him in a financial decision 2. Dan Zehner @anthemoftheadventurer of Men need adventure episode 148 share how forgiveness of a father unlocked the Gods truth in a friends life 3. David Riffel of @mentoringwarriors episode 108 shares how his faith has increased through unexpected difficulties 4. James Koenig of Favor episode 87 @freelancefridge shares how God is increasing his faith through his art/ profession 5. Brett Murrey @brettmurray73 of Kill the Pose episode 116 share how God is moving in Australia with men Please go check out more from these guests Joseph White:@josephwhite2256 https://www.instagram.com/josephwhite2256/ Dan Zehner: @anthemoftheadventurer https://anthemoftheadventurer.com/ David Riffel: @mentoringwarriors https://mentoring-warriors.com/ James Koenig: @freelancefridge https://freelancefridge.com/ Brett Murray: @brettmurray73 https://www.instagram.com/brettmurray73/ Photography by @trents_film
In this episode, we reconnect after an extended winter break to continue our annual tradition, sharing our Word of the Year! Each year we each ask God to give us a theme to focus on for the new year and invite you to do the same. After personal prayer and reflection, we share our words for 2022 and how our words of the year have been connected. We discuss the importance of claiming this year for Christ and invite you to join us on the journey again! Sister Miriam's one thing - Christmas Cards Heather's one thing - Peace Vol. II - Bethel Music Michelle's one thing - Word on Fire Bible Volume 2 Michelle's other one thing - Born of Wonder Podcast Michelle's other other one thing - Revelations 19 - Maverick City Music Discussion Questions: What stood out to you from this week's episode? Who's word - Heather: Increase, Michelle: Jubilee, Sister Miriam: Secure - resonated most with you and why? After prayer and reflection, what's your word of the year? How can you see your spiritual progress through the evolution of your words of the year over the past few years? How have these words or themes built upon each other? Journal Questions: Take some time to reflect on what God desires to reveal to you as your word of the year. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal this to you. Make sure to write it down and memorialize it in a way that will keep it at the forefront of your mind throughout the year. What would it look like to “live a different life, closer to God” this year ? Are there specific scriptures, saints, or quotes that will serve as a guide or reminder of your word during the year? Quotes to Ponder: “During this new year I resolve to begin a new life. I do not know what will happen to me during this year. But I abandon myself entirely to you, my God. And my aspirations and all my affections will be for You. I feel so weak, dear Jesus, but with Your help I hope and resolve to live a different life, that is, a life closer to You." - Saint Gemma Galgani Scripture for Lectio Divina - “...to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor… ” - Isaiah 61:2 This episode is sponsored by Pink Salt Riot. To keep your Word of the Year top of mind all year long, we encourage you to check out the custom word of the year pieces from Pink Salt Riot. They offer a variety of pieces, from jewelry to keychains, that are totally customizable - not only with your word, but your personal style as well. But hurry! They only make their custom word of the year pieces through February 15, so order ASAP. Abiding Together listeners can get an exclusive 15% discount on all regularly priced items in their order with the code abide15. Announcing our 2022 Lenten Study! This year we will be journeying through the season of Lent with a six-part series based on Restore: A Guided Lent Journal for Prayer and Meditation written by our very own Sister Miriam James Heidland. You can pre-order your copy from Ave Maria Press here or pre-order from Amazon here. We look forward to journeying with you this Lent!
Preparing for Supernatural Favor – Stay Completely Dependent on Him1. Commit to Staying Completely Dependent Upon GodIs 40:31 AMP But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] Will gain new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; They will run and not become weary, They will walkand not grow tired.John 15:5-8 Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. 6 Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. 7 But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! 8 When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.Acts 17:28 For in Him we live and move and exist.● Depending upon God means leaning on Him, clinging to Him, and relying on His help and support #humility● We cannot declare independence in any area of our hearts and livesPhil 4:13 NLT For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.2. Commit to Staying in Agreement with God's Word – Fear not, Only BelieveIsaiah 55:10-11 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, 11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.Num 23:19 NLT God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so He does not change His mind. Has He ever spoken and failed to act? Has He ever promised and not carried it through?Heb 11:6 AMP But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him.Children:Prov 22:6 KJV Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.Is 49:25 KJV For I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.Is 54:13 KJV And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.Health:Is 53:5 NLT But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.Ps 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvationProsperity:Ps 66:12 KJV We went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.Prov 24:3-4 AMP Through [skillful and godly] wisdom a house [a life, a home, a family] is built, and by understanding it is established [on a sound and good foundation], 4 And by knowledge its rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches.Purpose:Matt 28:19-20 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nationsPhil 4:6-7 Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. 7 Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
The Kingdom of God is based on increase. Favor unto favor; grace unto grace. Because of this fact, every year should be better than the year before. God doesn't ever desire a "roller coaster" life for you. Join Carolyn in the studio as she shares 7 keys, that as you put them into practice, will set you up to have the best year of your life. Watch the video version: https://youtu.be/sUuQycXd0Rw Visit my new website: carolynshuttlesworth.com Order My Devotional "Lines": http://shop.miracleword.com/lines-40-day-devotional-by-carolyn-shuttlesworth/ Shop the Nonstop Mom Merch: http://shop.miracleword.com/nsm/ Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CarolynShuttlesworth/ Join the private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nonstopmoms
The Kingdom of God is based on increase. Favor unto favor; grace unto grace. Because of this fact, every year should be better than the year before. God doesn't ever desire a "roller coaster" life for you. Join Carolyn in the studio as she shares 7 keys, that as you put them into practice, will set you up to have the best year of your life. Sow a seed and help us change this generation before it's too late: http://bit.ly/2B81pjY Give by PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/miracleword Give by CashApp or Venmo: $MWgive Subscribe to The Last Gen Podcast for students: https://miracleword.com/lastgen Get exclusive emails and our free magazine here: http://bit.ly/2WlgS6N Get text messages from me: http://bit.ly/2XoOapG I want to highly recommend our online training courses found at https://www.miraclewordu.com/ Each course is designed to equip you with biblical knowledge that will give you the fuel to overcome in every area of life. Our brand new course "Divine Prosperity" is now available in Miracle Word University! For more great content, follow me on Instagram: @tedshuttlesworth and Facebook: @MiracleWordMinistries
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In the first hour of the show, Pete talks about the continued problem he sees with Mecklenburg County using case counts as effective measurements of the severity of the COVID pandemic. He also takes Mecklenburg Board Of County Commissioner George Dunlap to task for his ill-placed comment about ONLY having a mask mandate in Charlotte. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Preparing For Supernatural Favor - Receive Favor From The Throne Of God1. Something Special Happens in and to Us When We Truly Seek the LordHeb 4:16 Therefore let us [with privilege] approach the throne of grace [the throne of God's favor] with confidence, so that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find [His amazing] grace to help in time of need [an appropriate blessing, coming just at the right moment]Prov 8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early (diligently) shall find meHeb 11:6 He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him2. At The Throne Old Habits are Broken and We are TransformedPs 24:6 This is the generation of Jacob that seek him, that seek your faceGen 32:26-28,30 “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” 27 The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered. 28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, 30 So Jacob called the place Peniel (face or vision of God) that sees God , saying, It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared3. At the Throne Trust, Intimacy, Destinies and Anointings are ImpartedJer 29:13 You will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heartEx 33:11 The LORD would speak with Moses face-to-face, like a friend. Then Moses would return to the camp. But the young man who was his helper, Joshua son of Nun, stayed in the Tent4. At the Throne We Find Ourselves Fulfilled on a Supernatural LevelJer 2:13 "My people have done two things wrong. They have abandoned me, the fountain of life-giving water. They have also dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that can't hold waterJn 4:14 Those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again5. At the Throne the Fear Of Man, of Failure and Every Other Fear LeavesGen 15:1 Fear not: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great rewardPs 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom will I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom will I be afraid?Ps 17:5 I will be satisfied in Your presence6. At The Throne We Receive The Joy's of His PresencePs 105:3 May the heart of those who seek the LORD be joyfulPs 21:6 You make him joyful with the joy of Your presencePs 34:5 Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joyNeh 8:10 For the joy of the LORD is your strengthProv 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, a crushed spirit dries bones7. At the Throne He Restores Our Soul and Our LivesJer 31:25 I will refresh the weary soul and replenish all who are weakRev 3:20 (NLT) Listen! I stand at the door and knock; if any hear my voice and open the door, I will come into their house and eat with them (restore him), and they will eat with me
Dr. Steven Paulson returns to Scripture First to talk about the mic drop sermon Jesus gives in the synagogue upon his return to his hometown of Nazareth. Dr. Paulson breaks down the significance the Spirit leading Jesus to begin preaching in Galilee and Nazareth instead of Jerusalem, what it means to be in the year of the Lord's favor, and the incredible passages from Isaiah Jesus uses in his sermon that are directly speaking about himself. Questions Adam, Kiri and Mason ask:Who get's anointed?What is the year of the Lord's favor?Why is Jesus preaching in Nazareth?Interested in sponsoring an episode of Scripture First? Email Sarah: email@example.comSupport the show (https://www.lutherhouseofstudy.org/donate)
Chad Fisher, Lead Pastor at Rock City Church, teaches about fasting during the series Fast Forward on January 16, 2022. // Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the in the desert, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry. Luke 4:1-2//Rock City Church has multiple locations throughout Columbus, Ohio. Whether you're spiritually restless, new at discovering who God is or you are a veteran of the faith, you are welcome here! // WEBSITE: https://rockcitychurch.tv FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/rockcitychurch INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/rockcitychurch TWITTER: https://twitter.com/rockcitychurch
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The news to know for Friday, January 14th, 2022! We'll explain the Supreme Court's decisions about Covid-19 vaccine mandates. Who will have to get their shots for work, and who is now off the hook. Also, the most serious case yet to come out of the Capitol riot investigation and why presidential debates may never look the same. Plus, a big winter storm moving through dozens of states, how tens of thousands of Americans are getting their debt erased, and an American athlete who gave up her spot in an Olympic event so her teammate would get the chance to compete. Those stories and more in around 10 minutes! Head to www.theNewsWorthy.com/shownotes for sources and to read more about any of the stories mentioned today. This episode is brought to you by Masterworks.Art/newsworthy and kiwico.com (Listen for the discount code) Become a NewsWorthy INSIDER! Learn more at www.TheNewsWorthy.com/insider
I like to call Nehemiah the book of construction, but there's way more to it than just rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem. Read with us as we follow the story of a high society sommelier (wine expert) who leaves the luxuries of the king's court to go to a pile of rubble and get his hands dirty. He's going to find a lot of hardship and resistance along the way, but where others have failed, Nehemiah will prevail. -----------LINKS---------- Support 10WB on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/10weekbible The 10 Week Bible - http://www.10WeekBible.com Twitter: @DarrenHibbs - https://twitter.com/DarrenHibbs Sign up for my newsletter - http://www.darrenhibbs.com Get a copy of the 10 Week Bible Study today - https://www.amazon.com/Darren-Hibbs/e/B00B4I47CE/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl2&tag=darrenhcom0a-20&linkId=401f3d79974c70929517936977e32df9 My other YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChUU0XHSHuhSyN8qk-7efYg
It says in Pirkei Avot that if a person is pleasing in the eyes of others, that is a sign that he is pleasing in the eyes of Hashem. One might think that a person should spend his time trying to find favor in the eyes of other people by doing their will and looking to please them in order that he should find favor in the eyes of Hashem. However, the Chovot HaLevavot in the Shaar Yichud Hama'aseh, perek 5, explains otherwise. The way it works is if a person spends his time trying to please Hashem and doing His will, then Hashem will show the person how much favor he's finding in His eyes by making him well liked amongst people. And the way Hashem does that is by giving the person chen – charm. When someone is given chen , he will automatically be pleasing to everyone around him. This, said Rav Moshe Feinstein, zatzal , is the explanation of how the Mitzrim held Moshe Rabbenu and the Jewish People in such high esteem after they were tortured by the makot . Chazal tell us when the Jews asked the Egyptians for their utensils, the Egyptians not only gave them what they asked for, they even offered them more. The pasuk testifies that Moshe Rabbenu was great in the eyes of the Mitzrim . How could that be? Every Egyptian household had lost family members, livestock, and possessions; they were tortured makah after makah . The answer is because Moshe and the Jewish People were doing the will of Hashem during that time and therefore Hashem gave them chen in the eyes of the Mitzrim . As it says in the pasuk , ויתן ה' את חן העם בעיני מצרים. When a person has chen , even someone who logically should be hating him will instead look at him in high esteem. If a person has an important meeting and wants to find favor in the eyes of the other party, the best thing he could do is to find favor in the eyes of Hashem by doing His will. A powerful and influential man told me he gets many requests from people asking for his aid, whether for advice, for financial help or just to help them get out of a predicament they are in. He said, “I wish I could help everyone, but it is not physically possible.” And then he added, “Sometimes I am just drawn to wanting to help an individual, and although I don't have the time, somehow I manage to. While others, I don't necessarily get the same drive for. The only explanation I have for this is that for some Hashem gives them a certain chen, and I'm not able to refuse them, while others don't necessarily get that same chen . The Torah teaches us when someone is given chen by Hashem, he automatically becomes someone people want to please. Yosef HaTzaddik was given chen , and he kept rising to the top wherever he was placed. Esther was given chen and, as a result, she became the queen and saved the entire Jewish nation. חן וכבוד יתן ה– chen and kavod are gifts from Hashem. The Gemara tells us, when someone learns Torah at night, Hashem endows him with chen during the day. The pasuk says, ולענוים יתן חן – Hashem gives chen to those who are humble. When it comes time for a couple to get married, Hashem gives each party chen in the eyes of the other, and that's how the match is made. We all want chen from Hashem. The best way to get it is to focus more on doing His will and finding favor in His eyes.
Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. In today's show, we discuss: How to find good, profitable companies that we can invest in for the longer term? How to use Malcolm Gladwell's Ten Thousand Hours idea to learn more about a sector or industry, and how that knowledge compounds Andrew shares a list of great […] The post IFB216: How to Find Beaten Down or Out of Favor Companies to Analyze? appeared first on Investing for Beginners 101.
Ever feel like some business owners “just get lucky?” Somehow they’re in the right position to receive a windfall or somehow get ahead of the next big thing, though their operations don’t seem to differ much from your own. Why don’t you see any lucky breaks? This amazing episode with Mister Lucky himself, Mark Lachance, will show you exactly how to get lucky—on purpose—using the methods he developed through bringing multiple platforms into billion-dollar earners. Mark was one of the founding members of both VersaPay Inc and Pivotal Payments, helping set the course for these financial heavy-hitters. In 2016, Mark successfully sold his last endeavor, EVO Payments International Canada—an end-to-end payment solutions provider and merchant acquirer which he founded in 2009 with only one employee. Currently, he is CEO of Maxy Media, a marketing agency that specializes in paid media on social platforms like Tik Tok, Instagram and Facebook. His ability to calculate and analyze risk, see the market for what it truly is and develop multiple platforms to capitalize on multiple markets makes him an excellent source of knowledge about marketing, blitzscaling and “getting lucky” in business. This episode is a story about how one entrepreneur kept taking strategic risks and the advice he has for other entrepreneurs ready to do the same. What You Will Learn Why Mark chose the Blitzscaling model in his marketing agency and how it paid off What the “Entrepreneur's Dilemma” is and how to overcome it Why it’s important to drop the entrepreneur ego Some breakthrough questions to ask yourself when it comes to dropping your ego and growing the business What it means to stack the odds in your favor Why just meeting people at conferences can open so many opportunities How Mark took one guy highly skilled in paid ads and created a marketing agency with over 300 employees Why Mark pivoted his marketing agency from a service business to a performance business Some strategies a service-based business can use to create a partial recurring revenue model Why Mark believed he should go from 30 employees to 100 in less than three months Bio: Mark Lachance (Mister Lucky) is the CEO and Lead Investor of Maxy Media Inc., one of the largest TikTok, Facebook, Snapchat, and Google Display Network performance marketing agencies in the world. Mark is also the author of The Lucky Formula, a book that talks about what it means to stack the odds in your favor and reap the rewards from the success. Growing up in a hockey family, Mark started his career as a Hockey Sports Agent and quickly learned he needed a business that was simple to scale and had recurring revenue. Now Mark lives in Florida and has a goal to own the Florida Panthers Hockey Team. Quotes: 05:02 - “We spoke about having a ‘why.’ My ‘why’ is to never have to work in construction, ever again.” - Mark Lachance 09:40 - “Never literally go all in.” - Mark Lachance 15:40 - “The first thing you learn when you walk in here (if you haven’t gone to one of these events, I highly recommend it) you learn that you’re the problem. You get hit in the face with a shovel, pretty much. The first thing Tony says is, ‘If your business is stuck, you’re the problem.’” - Mark Lachance 16:09 - “I can hire people that are smarter than me and not lose my CEO position and I can actually grow a business quickly and be happy growing the business. Beca
Why the Nonprofit World Has a Bias Against Women and How to Break the Bias It's true. Ask any woman who has worked in the nonprofit world if there is a bias against women and you will get head nods. ---------------------------------------- ✨
Get Ready For Supernatural Favor1. Remain,wait and stay with me – internal health effects external lifeRev 3:20 (nlt) Listen! I stand at the door and knock; if any hear my voice and open the door, I will come into their house and eat with them (restore him), and they will eat with me.● To knock, beat a door with a stick, to gain admittanceJn 15:4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.● Remain - Spend quality time with Him in prayer and in His word3 Jn 2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.Ps 27:8 [When you said,] "Seek my face," my heart said to you, "O LORD, I will seek your face."Ps 24:6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek your faceEx 33:11 The LORD would speak with Moses face-to-face, like a friend.Then Moses would return to the camp. But the young man who was his helper, Joshua son of Nun, stayed in the Tent.Jer 29:13 you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.2. One great reward to seeking God is we can receive his guidanceJn 15:5 I am the vine; your the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.● without Him were nobodies but with him we're a somebodyHeb 11:6 he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.Ps 27:4 I have asked the LORD for one thing; one thing only do I want: to live in the LORD's house all my life, to marvel there at his goodness, and to ask for his guidance.Matt 6:6 when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.3. Remaining helps us declutter so we can get stronger as the years goJn 15:6 Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. 16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit -- fruit that will remain● Like Jesus drew strength from his Heavenly father so do we● When we don't abide we eventually wither, shrivel and losefreshness we eventually stop flourishing - #declutter our lifeJn 15:2 He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit, and every branch that does bear fruit, He prunes to make it even more fruitful.Ps 1:3 He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.Job 17:9 he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.Ps 92:12-15 The man who is right and good will grow like the palm tree. He will grow like a tall tree. 13 Planted in the house of the Lord, they will grow Healthy in the house of our God. 14 They will still give fruit when they are old. They will be full of life and strength (They shall be fresh and flourishing) 15 And they will show that the Lord is faithful. He is my rock.
The COVID-19 pandemic is still a prominent part of our everyday lives, as the Delta and Omicron variants continue to impact our communities. In this episode, Ancel Glink Partner W. Britt Isaly will share his insight from the 2021 Illinois Library Association Conference on all things COVID, from remote meetings to vaccine mandates. Call the Quorum Forum Hotline (312.601.9185) to tell us about your experience as an employer or employee during the pandemic, or email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. --- Resources --- PAC Finds in Favor of Public Body in Challenge to Remote Meeting http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2021/12/pac-finds-in-favor-of-public-body-in.html ELGL GovLove Podcast: Planning Commissioner Training with Michael Blue, Teska Associates https://elgl.org/podcast-planning-commissioner-training-with-michael-blue-teska-associates/ --- Credits --- Producer: Daniel J. Bolin Assistant Producer: Andrew Scott Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: www.ancelglink.com/disclaimers
Wherein the narrator finally revisits and posts a conversation with historian, New Yorker staff writer, and Harvard professor Louis Menand about his latest book THE FREE WORLD: ART AND THOUGHT IN THE COLD WAR. The narrator explains why this is the most mind-widening and -altering book he read in 2021...and then goes on to explain why it took six months for him to work up the courage to post it. EMAIL: email@example.com PATREON: www.patreon.com/thousandmovieproject
As we continue to build on the prophetic dreams we gave this week it is important to see what is coming to the obedient ones. As we see this deep darkness on the earth the Lord has a great plan for His people. Be a part of this plan and walk in this unprecedented favor.
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Preparation for supernatural favor – Lord make me better in 20221. I Want The Heart Of Obedience Like David – This Releases Great FavorActs 13:22 I have found David, a man loyal to Me, who will do all My will● Do - Manufacture, construct, build, I will do, act, and cause to happen● Will – Agenda, plans, purposes, pursuits, and hearts desireEcc 5:4 When you make a vow to God, do not delay in fulfilling it, because He takes no pleasure in fools. Fulfill your vowZack 8:9 The Lord Almighty says, Get on with the job and finish it! You have been listening long enough! For since you began laying the foundation of the Temple, the prophets have been telling you about the blessings that await you when it's finished2. I Want To Lead With Wisdom And Strategies From Heaven Like JosephProv 13:20 Keep company with the wise and you will become wise. If you make friends with stupid people, you will be ruined● Get rid of stupid people in your life - tell me who your five closest friendsare and I'll tell you where your headed● A little bad advice and teaching corrupts the purpose of a person1 Cor 5:6-7,33 Don't you know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough? 7Get rid of the old yeast 33 Don't let anyone deceive you. Associating with bad people will ruin decent peoplePs 1:1-3 (nlt) Happy (Blessed) is the man who does not walk in the way sinful men tell him to, or stand in the path of sinners, or sit with those who laugh at the truth. 2 But he finds joy in the counsel of the Lord and thinks about His Counsel day and night. 3 This man bears good fruit at the right time and His leaf never dries up. Whatever he does work out well for him and prospers● Counsel (wisdom) – gives plans, advice, insights and it guidesProv 3:13-17 (nlt) Happy and Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gets understanding. 14 For it is better than getting silver and fine gold. 15 She is worth more than stones of great worth. Nothing you can wish for compares with her. 16 Long life is in her right hand. Riches and honor are in her left hand. 17 (amp) Her ways are highways of pleasantness and favor…3. I Want The Work Ethic And Endurance So I Can Finish Strong Like Paul1 Cor 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with meRev 2:5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from place unless you repentHeb 10:32 Remember the early days that you were in the light● May Revival fires burn in our hearts and in our labor for the Lord● We can't go forward in revival fire looking backPhil 3:12-14 I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ JesusMatt 5:14,16 You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heavenHeb 6:10 For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have workedfor him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers,as you still do.
According to Genesis 6, the ancient world was so filled with wickedness and evil that God was grieved He had made mankind. Therefore, He decided to blot out every living creature on earth. But amid all the corruption, Noah “found favor in the eyes of the Lord” and was rescued from the destruction of the flood. Our world today is also filled with sin, corruption, and chaos. As Christians, we are called to walk as Noah did—in the favor of God.
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Obedience plus Faith plus ______ equals God's Favor. Listen in as I share what's made a MASSIVE impact in my life in terms of happiness, love, relationships, my walk with God, and even money. Happy New Year!
Keep smiling at 'them', knowing that ‘they' are not 'them', that ‘they' are Him, and because you and the Father are one, that ‘they' ARE you. "If the Divine is in your favor, the whole world will be, too ."-Om Swami via The Power of the Gayatri Mantra "Take it from me, repetition of His name makes everything possible."-Anandamayi Ma"God became man that man might become God."-Athanasius In today's episode I share a gorgeous story that touches on the power of faith and a dedicated mantra practice, and the Peace and Freedom found in remembering the difference between channels of supply and the Source of supply. Remember: focus on your relationship, your union with God, and all your seeming human relationships will be Go(o)d, too. I Love you and I'm with you! Happy Now- Here! Niknikki@curlynikki.com
Old Testament: Zechariah 10–14 Zechariah 10–14 (Listen) The Restoration for Judah and Israel 10 Ask rain from the LORD in the season of the spring rain, from the LORD who makes the storm clouds, and he will give them showers of rain, to everyone the vegetation in the field.2 For the household gods utter nonsense, and the diviners see lies; they tell false dreams and give empty consolation. Therefore the people wander like sheep; they are afflicted for lack of a shepherd. 3 “My anger is hot against the shepherds, and I will punish the leaders;1 for the LORD of hosts cares for his flock, the house of Judah, and will make them like his majestic steed in battle.4 From him shall come the cornerstone, from him the tent peg, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler—all of them together.5 They shall be like mighty men in battle, trampling the foe in the mud of the streets; they shall fight because the LORD is with them, and they shall put to shame the riders on horses. 6 “I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph. I will bring them back because I have compassion on them, and they shall be as though I had not rejected them, for I am the LORD their God and I will answer them.7 Then Ephraim shall become like a mighty warrior, and their hearts shall be glad as with wine. Their children shall see it and be glad; their hearts shall rejoice in the LORD. 8 “I will whistle for them and gather them in, for I have redeemed them, and they shall be as many as they were before.9 Though I scattered them among the nations, yet in far countries they shall remember me, and with their children they shall live and return.10 I will bring them home from the land of Egypt, and gather them from Assyria, and I will bring them to the land of Gilead and to Lebanon, till there is no room for them.11 He shall pass through the sea of troubles and strike down the waves of the sea, and all the depths of the Nile shall be dried up. The pride of Assyria shall be laid low, and the scepter of Egypt shall depart.12 I will make them strong in the LORD, and they shall walk in his name,” declares the LORD. The Flock Doomed to Slaughter 11 Open your doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour your cedars!2 Wail, O cypress, for the cedar has fallen, for the glorious trees are ruined! Wail, oaks of Bashan, for the thick forest has been felled!3 The sound of the wail of the shepherds, for their glory is ruined! The sound of the roar of the lions, for the thicket of the Jordan is ruined! 4 Thus said the LORD my God: “Become shepherd of the flock doomed to slaughter. 5 Those who buy them slaughter them and go unpunished, and those who sell them say, ‘Blessed be the LORD, I have become rich,' and their own shepherds have no pity on them. 6 For I will no longer have pity on the inhabitants of this land, declares the LORD. Behold, I will cause each of them to fall into the hand of his neighbor, and each into the hand of his king, and they shall crush the land, and I will deliver none from their hand.” 7 So I became the shepherd of the flock doomed to be slaughtered by the sheep traders. And I took two staffs, one I named Favor, the other I named Union. And I tended the sheep. 8 In one month I destroyed the three shepherds. But I became impatient with them, and they also detested me. 9 So I said, “I will not be your shepherd. What is to die, let it die. What is to be destroyed, let it be destroyed. And let those who are left devour the flesh of one another.” 10 And I took my staff Favor, and I broke it, annulling the covenant that I had made with all the peoples. 11 So it was annulled on that day, and the sheep traders, who were watching me, knew that it was the word of the LORD. 12 Then I said to them, “If it seems good to you, give me my wages; but if not, keep them.” And they weighed out as my wages thirty pieces of silver. 13 Then the LORD said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—the lordly price at which I was priced by them. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD, to the potter. 14 Then I broke my second staff Union, annulling the brotherhood between Judah and Israel. 15 Then the LORD said to me, “Take once more the equipment of a foolish shepherd. 16 For behold, I am raising up in the land a shepherd who does not care for those being destroyed, or seek the young or heal the maimed or nourish the healthy, but devours the flesh of the fat ones, tearing off even their hoofs. 17 “Woe to my worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May the sword strike his arm and his right eye! Let his arm be wholly withered, his right eye utterly blinded!” The Lord Will Give Salvation 12 The oracle of the word of the LORD concerning Israel: Thus declares the LORD, who stretched out the heavens and founded the earth and formed the spirit of man within him: 2 “Behold, I am about to make Jerusalem a cup of staggering to all the surrounding peoples. The siege of Jerusalem will also be against Judah. 3 On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples. All who lift it will surely hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth will gather against it. 4 On that day, declares the LORD, I will strike every horse with panic, and its rider with madness. But for the sake of the house of Judah I will keep my eyes open, when I strike every horse of the peoples with blindness. 5 Then the clans of Judah shall say to themselves, ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem have strength through the LORD of hosts, their God.' 6 “On that day I will make the clans of Judah like a blazing pot in the midst of wood, like a flaming torch among sheaves. And they shall devour to the right and to the left all the surrounding peoples, while Jerusalem shall again be inhabited in its place, in Jerusalem. 7 “And the LORD will give salvation to the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem may not surpass that of Judah. 8 On that day the LORD will protect the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them on that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the angel of the LORD, going before them. 9 And on that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. Him Whom They Have Pierced 10 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn. 11 On that day the mourning in Jerusalem will be as great as the mourning for Hadad-rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. 12 The land shall mourn, each family2 by itself: the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself, and their wives by themselves; 13 the family of the house of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the Shimeites by itself, and their wives by themselves; 14 and all the families that are left, each by itself, and their wives by themselves. 13 “On that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness. Idolatry Cut Off 2 “And on that day, declares the LORD of hosts, I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, so that they shall be remembered no more. And also I will remove from the land the prophets and the spirit of uncleanness. 3 And if anyone again prophesies, his father and mother who bore him will say to him, ‘You shall not live, for you speak lies in the name of the LORD.' And his father and mother who bore him shall pierce him through when he prophesies. 4 “On that day every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies. He will not put on a hairy cloak in order to deceive, 5 but he will say, ‘I am no prophet, I am a worker of the soil, for a man sold me in my youth.'3 6 And if one asks him, ‘What are these wounds on your back?'4 he will say, ‘The wounds I received in the house of my friends.' The Shepherd Struck 7 “Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, against the man who stands next to me,” declares the LORD of hosts. “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered; I will turn my hand against the little ones.8 In the whole land, declares the LORD, two thirds shall be cut off and perish, and one third shall be left alive.9 And I will put this third into the fire, and refine them as one refines silver, and test them as gold is tested. They will call upon my name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘They are my people'; and they will say, ‘The LORD is my God.'” The Coming Day of the Lord 14 Behold, a day is coming for the LORD, when the spoil taken from you will be divided in your midst. 2 For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken and the houses plundered and the women raped. Half of the city shall go out into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3 Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations as when he fights on a day of battle. 4 On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward. 5 And you shall flee to the valley of my mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal. And you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.5 6 On that day there shall be no light, cold, or frost.6 7 And there shall be a unique7 day, which is known to the LORD, neither day nor night, but at evening time there shall be light. 8 On that day living waters shall flow out from Jerusalem, half of them to the eastern sea8 and half of them to the western sea.9 It shall continue in summer as in winter. 9 And the LORD will be king over all the earth. On that day the LORD will be one and his name one. 10 The whole land shall be turned into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem. But Jerusalem shall remain aloft on its site from the Gate of Benjamin to the place of the former gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king's winepresses. 11 And it shall be inhabited, for there shall never again be a decree of utter destruction.10 Jerusalem shall dwell in security. 12 And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the peoples that wage war against Jerusalem: their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths. 13 And on that day a great panic from the LORD shall fall on them, so that each will seize the hand of another, and the hand of the one will be raised against the hand of the other. 14 Even Judah will fight at Jerusalem.11 And the wealth of all the surrounding nations shall be collected, gold, silver, and garments in great abundance. 15 And a plague like this plague shall fall on the horses, the mules, the camels, the donkeys, and whatever beasts may be in those camps. 16 Then everyone who survives of all the nations that have come against Jerusalem shall go up year after year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Booths. 17 And if any of the families of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, there will be no rain on them. 18 And if the family of Egypt does not go up and present themselves, then on them there shall be no rain;12 there shall be the plague with which the LORD afflicts the nations that do not go up to keep the Feast of Booths. 19 This shall be the punishment to Egypt and the punishment to all the nations that do not go up to keep the Feast of Booths. 20 And on that day there shall be inscribed on the bells of the horses, “Holy to the LORD.” And the pots in the house of the LORD shall be as the bowls before the altar. 21 And every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be holy to the LORD of hosts, so that all who sacrifice may come and take of them and boil the meat of the sacrifice in them. And there shall no longer be a trader13 in the house of the LORD of hosts on that day. Footnotes  10:3 Hebrew the male goats  12:12 Or clan; throughout verses 12–14  13:5 Or for the land has been my possession since my youth  13:6 Or on your chest; Hebrew wounds between your hands  14:5 Other Hebrew manuscripts you  14:6 Compare Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate, Targum; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain  14:7 Hebrew one  14:8 That is, the Dead Sea  14:8 That is, the Mediterranean Sea  14:11 The Hebrew term rendered decree of utter destruction refers to things devoted (or set apart) to the Lord (or by the Lord) for destruction  14:14 Or against Jerusalem  14:18 Hebrew lacks rain  14:21 Or Canaanite (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 149 Psalm 149 (Listen) Sing to the Lord a New Song 149 Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly!2 Let Israel be glad in his Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King!3 Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.5 Let the godly exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their beds.6 Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands,7 to execute vengeance on the nations and punishments on the peoples,8 to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron,9 to execute on them the judgment written! This is honor for all his godly ones. Praise the LORD! (ESV) New Testament: Revelation 20–21 Revelation 20–21 (Listen) The Thousand Years 20 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit1 and a great chain. 2 And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, 3 and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while. 4 Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5 The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years. The Defeat of Satan 7 And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea. 9 And they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven2 and consumed them, 10 and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Judgment Before the Great White Throne 11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. 13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. 14 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15 And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. The New Heaven and the New Earth 21 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place3 of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people,4 and God himself will be with them as their God.5 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” 5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. 7 The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son. 8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” The New Jerusalem 9 Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12 It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed—13 on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 15 And the one who spoke with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city and its gates and walls. 16 The city lies foursquare, its length the same as its width. And he measured the city with his rod, 12,000 stadia.6 Its length and width and height are equal. 17 He also measured its wall, 144 cubits7 by human measurement, which is also an angel's measurement. 18 The wall was built of jasper, while the city was pure gold, like clear glass. 19 The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every kind of jewel. The first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass. 22 And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. 23 And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24
Mike chats with Sarah Yourgrau, one of the producers of Returning the Favor, to discuss why so many people loved the show, why it won an Emmy, why it made so many people cry tears of unbridled joy, and why it's cancellation took so many by surprise.