Speaking Life to a Changing World

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I would like to thank my readers, followers, and social media community for your engagement over the years. I would also like to thank my new followers that have just become part of my community in 2016.

I can remember when God called me to create a blog based on my life experiences. It has been an amazing experience in how God has led me to scriptures and experiences that helped me find direction in developing my online ministry. The blog has come a long way since then.

There have been a few updates on my blog and I wanted to highlight the new additions that will be coming in 2017.

Expanding Social Engagement

I would like to invite you to join my new Facebook community. I’m currently in the process of creating an online ministry where we can connect, engage, and edify each other. It will be an interactive space and all posts and comments will be monitored to ensure a positive, encouraging environment to build integrity, trust, and authenticity.

Live Chat

I’ve also added an online chat on the blog page on the sidebar. You’re welcome to chat with me live regarding a topic, question, concern, prayer request, or testimony.  Providing that I’m online at the time, we will be able to chat in real-time. (Please note the chat line will be public). There is a donation that is requested by the app developer after signing up).

Let’s Get Visual

You can connect with me on my Pinterest boards:  Inspirational Bliss or Writing with Purpose

I look forward to your continued partnerships and unexpected blessings that will unfold in 2017. I hope you will partner with me in whichever medium or social media channel you prefer. Thank you once again. Please feel free to share my post with friends and family.

Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with an overflow of abundance and prosperity and may you and your family walk in peace, love, and light in 2017 and beyond!

Your Sister in Christ,

Yolanda Berry-

Life Scriptures: Holding onto God’s Promises

He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. John 7:38

Sometimes the Lord will speak a specific scripture during a difficult trial or situation in your life. It’s a promise that’s embedded in your heart that you can retrieve at any time to bring peace, comfort, and encouragement.

The Bible is the living word of God and every part of it is filled with life’s instructions and detailed stories of how people handled challenges and triumphed in victories by holding onto their faith in God.

We can often take our eyes off of Jesus and look to friends, family, co-workers or even the world for answers to our problems. We trust in false promises made in relationships, marriages, corporate institutions, government and political systems. With so much noise in every area of our lives, it’s difficult to be still so we can listen to the voice of God.

By the Still Waters

It’s always beneficial to step back and silence your world. It’s during these quiet moments the Lord will provide a revelation of His promises. We may have heard the same verse over and over again but at a different season in your life, you can have a new experience and the same scripture emerges with a deeper revelation.

The Lord has unlimited ways on how to speak to us. We need to be open and learn how to discern God’s voice and act in obedience.

How can we be sure if it’s the voice of God speaking to us and not our own? We can pray for wisdom and discernment. We also learn by reading the Word of God regularly and setting aside personal prayer time with him.

Here are a few other ways to hear God speak:

  • Does the action or message align with the Bible?
  • Does your conscience, internal spiritual compass, feel at peace with the decision or act?
  • Is there a reoccurring thought, instruction, action or idea that repeatedly tugs at your heart?
  • Do you notice messages or symbols that are delivered to you in several different ways and methods as a vehicle of confirmations?

The Gospel is a solid rock for his children to stand on. Our belly is the deepest part of our soul where the Spirit dwells. Water is often a metaphor in the Bible which means life. A dry, parched soul thirsts for Jesus just like his body thirst for water. Our bodies are even made up of 98% water. We are not able to live without water. Water is of the Spirit. Water is life. The gift of salvation is the gift of eternal life that Jesus provided for all of us to receive. Drink from the fountain of salvation that sustains.

What is your life scripture? Please feel free to share your comments or questions below. Your life scripture will also help encourage someone else who may just need to hear the promises of God today.

 

Scripture References:

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Amos 8:11

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:

Romans 10:17

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 

Related Scriptures:

I Samuel 3:1-10

Hebrews 1:1-2

Acts 2: 1-4

John 16:13