June 30, 2014

"Generosity will be rewarded:

Give a cup of water,

and you will receive

a cup of water in return." ~Proverbs 11:25

WHOA! Another huge week for WHOAwomen and all of us that are a part of this thriving and growing community! As I was meditating this weekend on what I would like to share today, I was reminded of a great lesson on generosity! Generosity can be defined as, "readiness or liberality in giving." What this says to me is that we all should be on the look out everyday to see where we can be generous.

Generosity was created first by our heavenly Father. God was so generous when He made the earth and all that is in it. Also, His supreme act of generosity was when He gave us His only Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins. If we are to grow more like Christ then we must get over ourselves, i.e. our own pity parties,doing the right thing even when we don't feel like it, and being good to our enemies.

Generosity is one of the kindest actions, as a Christ Follower, that we can do!

In conclusion, my challenge to all of us is this: who in the world is thanking God for us today because of our generosity? As the Proverbs stated above, God indeed gives back to the giver but He also LOVES a cheerful giver! Never underestimate the power of generosity-- it may just be the answer to your breakthrough!

Livin' lively,

Laine

June 17, 2014

"This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It's adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike "What's next, Papa?" God's Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what's coming to us-an unbelievable inheritance! We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with him, then we're certainly going to go through the good times with him!" ~Romans 8:15-17 (The Message)

Many of us celebrated Father's Day Sunday and MANY of us are still resting today from all the cooking and cleaning, I was so aware on how much my heavenly Father means to me at this Season of my walk with Him. I now know who I truly am because I now know who my heavenly Father is! Just like I know who my earthly Father is! Now, I truly go to Him as a child. I cry out to Him as a child, I laugh with Him as a child, I ask for His wisdom and leadership as a child, but MOST of all-I ask Him for security, protection, and a clear path on where to go.

I know that our Father who art in heaven knows BEST when it comes to our lives because He gave us life to share with the world who our Father is. As many of us have experienced the pain and despair of spring storms this year - we have also relished in the victory we have been given from our Father. He has walked with us hand in hand through the storms. Now we rest in the calm and peace that our heavenly Father gives us!

Our Father, Abba, loves us so much we can't even comprehend it! God can't wait to favor us with abundant living that brings Him all the glory! Go to Him today and call Him-ABBA-DADDY-PAPA-tell Him - I love you and I know you know what's coming to us and help me to believe in you and your goodness and the inheritance of abundance for all eternity!

Livin' lively, Laine

April 20, 2014

"You don't have to wait for the End. I am, right now, Resurrection and Life. The one who believes in me, even though he or she dies, will live. And everyone who lives believing in me does not ultimately die at all. Do you believe this?" -John 11:25-26

Happy Easter! I feel like celebrating Easter everyday! I hope today's scripture encourages you. Jesus died and rose from the grave for YOU! He is not waiting on us to do or be anything-- He loved us so much He made the ultimate sacrifice--He died for you!

The extravagant love of Jesus is why we don't have to fear death anymore! That's right-- we are promised a life eternal where we live in heaven forever with Him if we believe. If we believe in Him we will never see death. Jesus was resurrected so that we could live forever with Him.

The enormous sacrifice Jesus gave us also freed us from the bondage of sin! No longer do we have to be stuck in our own muck of sin! Jesus paid the price for ALL of our sins: past, present, and future sins with His blood. We can have life down here on earth in abundance if we receive His great sacrifice and break free from the bondage of sin!

My challenge is simple this week: ask your self do you truly believe that Jesus is the Son of God that died for you and rose from the grave-- if not, then please take Him into your heart right now. If you believe in Him, then ask yourself, have you received His great love and have you set your self free from your own failures and sins through His blood? I challenge you to start today living the life He died for you to have-- a life of abundance-- call on His power that lives within you-- the power that raised people from the dead and know you will see Him soon in heaven because of His death and resurrection!

I love each of you and I pray for you often. Please email me your thoughts and share with me what you may be faced with and let me know if you need anything today!

In God's abundant love,

Laine

June 9, 2014

"This is my life work: helping people understand and respond to this Message. It came as a sheer gift to me, a real surprise, God handling all the details. When it came to presenting the Message to people who had no background in God's way, I was the least qualified of any of the available Christians. God saw to it that I was equipped, but you can be sure that it had nothing to do with my natural abilities." ~Ephesians 3:7

I write you today certain of this scripture above! There is NO way I should be used to be a messenger for the Lord. I have had zero professional training or theological studies. Many feel in order to minister to the dark and hurting world you must first go and get a degree from seminary school. I did not go to seminary school. BUT I did have an experience with God that changed my life forever! I know that it is a true gift that God equips me for every job that He has put before me as the word states above through Paul. I am so honored to serve God in whatever He needs me to do! I love that He gave me the vision and dreams to create a safe place for women all over the globe to share authentic and real testimonies of what God is doing today in the lives of women! It is our story, our personal experience with God that He uses to reach the lost and hurting! God truly rewards those that diligently seek and serve Him. And I hope that my natural inabilities give you encouragement and courage to share the message today with every one that you know-that God is coming back soon-and to be ready with everyone we see to help them know the love of Christ!

My challenge is: Are we bold enough to trust God that He really does equip us to do whatever He needs us to do for Him?" I pray that you will go to Him today and allow Him to pour His love all over you. Then, go out courageously to the world we live in and LIVE the Godly life you know and share His love to all you see!

I love you all and pray for you often!

Livin' lively, Laine

April 7, 2014

"I can't impress this on you too strongly. God is looking over your shoulder. Christ himself is the Judge, with the final say on everyone, living and dead. He is about to break into the open with his rule, so proclaim the Message with intensity; keep on your watch. Challenge, warn, and urge your people. Don't ever quit. Just keep it simple." 2 Timothy 4:1-2

WHOA! I loved this scripture for us today. I just keep feeling God press into my heart that not only is He with us but He is literally "watching over our shoulders" as the scripture shares above. I know many of you are wondering if God is even aware of your circumstances that you are facing today. I assure you today God is literally a part of every detail of your lives.

I wanted to encourage you that time is running out. Jesus is coming back and no one knows the time or day but we are instructed to be prepared for His return any second of the day. As the scripture above reminds us, Christ is the judge-of the living and the dead. I feel like proclaiming that Jesus is about to break things wide open for us-- your breakthrough is on the way!

Don't lose your passion for Christ. Don't get lazy. Don't let the enemy discourage you anymore. I am here to declare over you today that you can't quit! Stir up your spirit and keep it simple. Trust that God is right there with you, literally watching over your shoulders, and your break out is on the way!

My challenge is simple this week: trust that God knows every detail of your life today and don't get stuck in discouragement because with a mustard sized faith today you can believe that your breakthrough is on it's way right now!

I love each of you and I pray for you often. Please email me your thoughts and share with me what you may be faced with and let me know if you need anything today!

In God's abundant love,

Laine