Pause and sift

•Pause & sift •
Psalm 5:3
Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.
• how often are we praying , gaveling a one way conversation with Jesus ? Are we sitting and listening to Him also?
He might be just about to dispatch the answer we’re waiting for , but we rushed and off and didn’t pause and sift through His response .
His response might not be what we wanna hear but it’s what we need to hear. Amen
One thing we can be sure of is ,He always hears us , Jesus is always listening as we talk to Him and His answers are waiting when we sit and be still to listen to Him , so remember to pause and sift to Gods voice
🎙 how can we build a watchtower for God over our hearts and our lives this week?
🎙 how can we be intentional to pause ?
Remember to watch and wait on Jesus
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Inside Job • women of influence

In Joshua 2 we’re introduced to Rahab, a woman used by God , He had a plan reguard of her background , she was a harlot ,
a prostitute . But God saw her heart , He saw her faithfulness . God changed her destiny .
We don’t know how she came to her level of faith vs12 –
But we see her faithfulness come into play as she asked for a token of mercy for her family to be spared , then here is where her faithfulness showed , she hid the spy’s , she didn’t tell her people where the spy were they belived her due to her reputation.

Rehab is a Canaanite woman she is celebrated in Christian scripture for her faith Hebrews 1131, James 225
She was a woman of faith,

She even gave birth to Boaz as which makes her the great great grandmother of king David an ancestor to Jesus

Matthew 1:5-16

Greatness flowed from rehab.

Rehab was redeemed chosen for greatness not only was she brave with courage she also was faithful regardless of her background she served the one true God.

And He had a plan for her in her obedience and faithfulness as she hid the spies .

As rehab here despise she knew this kind of offense would surely land her in prison for rehab wait for it anyway why? Because it was clear to her that the God of Israel was real.

God‘s parting of the Red Sea among other things had made her believe (Joshua 2:10 )

because of her courage she and her family were spared.


She a woman who was brave , a woman who was used in part of Gods plan .
Verse 18 the scarlet cord, this is my favorite
The scarlet cord would enable isreals army to identify Rahabs house and spare all who was inside . See the connection !!!
The scarlet cord symbolizes the redemptive with of Christ that saves us all .
The blood of Jesus Christ , By His blood we are redeemed we are saved! Protected
As we seen in exodus the blood upon the door post it’s , Gods protection for all destruction to pass over us , we’re covered with that scarlet cord to this day!
Verse 21 rahab bound the scarlet cord in the window .
She was a woman of Faith , she was obedient to the only true GOD.
Not only faithful but bravery as well.

Rehab teaches us the value of staying socially conscious of the world around us.

That knowledge made her alert and aware of what was happening when the spies showed up, she knew why they were there not for self pleasure ( remember she was a Harlot)

but for much more important task .

She trusted her intuition and acted to protect them. She bit on the winning team and it paid off .

So let’s ask ourselves a question. Are you paying attention are you called to be much more than churchgoers and worshipers. Are you called to be wise courageous and ready to act for good when you can?.

Maybe you aren’t called to save your family , but rather another group of vulnerable people who need your help each season comes with different callings!

What about Rahabs story inspires you to stay informed and courageous and ready to say yes to God when he calls?

The deep

Hello there !


Proverbs 18:4
Wise words are like deep waters ; wisdom flows from the wise like a bubbling brook

Our words flow from our character just like water bubbles
so do our words bubble out of us
as God calls us to the deep how will we Stewart our words and actions will we be foolish and not Stewart his invitation well will we sink or will we be wise Stewart’s and walk with him
In the deep were changed cultivated more in His image

Is God calling you into the deep with Him ?

Are you saying yes to Jesus ? Accept His invitation . HE will be there with you every step you take .

Motherhood

Being a mom I think it one of the most hardest seasons in life , through each season we face as they grow . Speaking and living as the right examples and, pouring in the right things to them , being careful no to pour toxic into them . when I’m having a hard time or day , or even responding to how someone treats them . (Ouch)
As the girls have grown so many season have just showed up and said I’m here ! Not a warm welcome but as an uninvited guess haha . Each season comes with laughter , tears, hurts, live and learn lessons but most of all they all come with teachable moments and produce growth .
As a mama of these 2 young ladies and one 1 son (not in photo) I want to protect them for each heartache, from hurtful ways , for being mistreated by friends and all the things us as mamas know comes with life . But let’s be real we can’t ! But what we can do is teach them Jesus , teach them love , teach them respect and to be loyal good hearted humans and sometimes that might not come back to you from others . But to continue being the light shining for Jesus in every season of life .
And then another hard truth for us mamas , *when teaching all this we must walk it also *
This morning as I was talking to Jesus telling Him my heart asking Him Lord help me how do I do this
how do I not let all the things shake me , and how do I speak and be a example of you through these seasons.
To blind my eyes to the hurts , and keep them open on you Lord and your Love.
How is this obtainable ?
Being a praying woman ,
a praying wife , a praying mama!

• so mamas out their I ask y’all , what’s your current season of motherhood and how are you stewarding that well?

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Salvation

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
John 14:6

•Jesus is our salvation
•must be born again
• can’t enter heaven without accepting Jesus in your heart

Have you asked Jesus into your heart as your personal Lord and savior? If you haven’t say this prayer
Lord jesus come into my heart , Jesus I need you I’m a sinner wash me clean Lord forgive me of my sins lead me teach me I accept you as my Lord and savior I believe you sent your son God to die for me upon the cross , I believe Jesus you died and rose again on the 3rd day for me thank you for your love and saving me I welcome you in my life I welcome you Holy Spirit to teach me the love and heart of Jesus i praise you I thank you Jesus I ask this by faith and believe in Jesus name amen!

Wooo hooo!!! The angels are celebrating and all of heaven for you friend !! Welcome into the kingdom of God , a child of God

All what’s yours through Jesus Christ read Ephesians in the Bible as a beloved beliver in Christ we have an inheritance pray and learn Jesus and all the blessings that belong to you✨

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Who is Shantel

Okay so here’s the real raw 411 on me ,
who I am , what I’m about .
I’m a daughter of the king first and Formost I’m a daughter ,a sister , a wifey , a mommy to 3 beautiful kiddos , a auntie and more
What I am not
Perfect
Having it all together
Confident or qualified to speak and share Jesus
But what I am
Chosen
Worthy
Brave
Courageous
Capable
All through Jesus !!
He calls me for His glory His plan
His purpose
I’m a servant saying yes and amen Lord
here i am ,
Am I nervous and anxious when sharing Jesus through writing and speaking posts and having conservations always
But I say yes and He leads the way He prepares me
Does this mean I’m perfect and won’t mess up ? Nope everyday I fail
Buts it’s getting back up and fighting the good fight even when some don’t get it or I’m laughed at and all the things even called hypocrite , hey I’m not perfect remember
I’m not Jesus I’m simply a servant at Jesus co. a
Co- partner with Him
Co- creator
Co- speaker
Co- writer
So with this being said friends I invite y’all along the journey with me
Sharing Jesus His message
How ever that looks
I’m a vessel for Him
I’m the clay in the potters hands
When He calls i answer
Even in my mundane messy middle of my life
Jesus tells me
be bold and courageous
I pray to live out what I share, speak , write
In my home , in my marriage in friendships
In motherhood all the things
to rise up to the call of who I am created to be
Disclaimer : okay lol ,
you’ve been spoken to , I don’t claim to be perfect or know more than anyone I will mess up in my words and actions
But Jesus Christ will lead me to learn from my mistakes and the Holy Spirit will teach me to become the best version of me

Being the wife . Mom God called me to be starts with my yes to Jesus . It’s only in Him I can become her . Amen

Influence well

As a wife, you have been uniquely positioned to influence not only your marriage, your family, your home but also the legacies your family members leave behind. It is easy to get distracted from this overarching purpose, especially when the issues of daily life present themselves. After all, life comes packaged with struggles, failures, sins, betrayals, hurts, wounds, disappointments, and crushing defeats. 

Yet your marriage provides the opportunity to discover the grace of endurance but also to model that grace to all of those around you, leading your home into a season of joy.

When you model the grace of overcoming, you demonstrate that hope to all those around you. You leave a lasting imprint on the lives within your circle of impact. As a wife, you are empowered to lift the hearts and minds of all those with whom you come into contact. And the starting point is always prayer.

All of us struggle with our selfish sin-nature that must be brought into submission to the Holy Spirit, the Scriptures, and our spouse.

1 Timothy 6:12

“Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭6:12‬ ‭

Psalm 3:3

“But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭3:3‬ ‭

In Jesus we have strength over our struggles in Jesus we can overcome our flesh by the word of GOD . And choosing to submit our sinful nature to the Holy Spirit as He teaches our hearts to surrender.

With Jesus all things are possible