“For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield” (Psalm 5:12).
The Bible makes it clear for us that the favor of the LORD is like a shield that surrounds and protects the believer on every side. That’s great news my friends! No matter what circumstance you are dealing with and praying through, no matter what sudden storm you find yourself in, you can be confident in God that you are absolutely safe under His protection. He saved Daniel from the den of lions, He parted the Red Sea to allow the Israelites to cross over. The same sea God parted to save the Israelites was used by God to destroy their enemies.
When we cultivate the righteousness of God, His favor surrounds us like a shield. The Bible says, “The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion; but his favor is like dew upon the grass” (Proverbs 19:12).
Keep a humble heart and childlike spirit; keep walking with the Lord in His righteousness. Every child of God that walks in His favor brings the rain of His grace and blessings to everyone he/she meets. It’s like a sweet smelling fragrance—like fresh rain on a hot day. *Isaiah 66:2 says, “These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.”
“Thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing” (2 Corinthians 2:14-15).
Keep a pure heart toward the Lord by living in and out of His Holy Word. Listen with your heart. See what God is showing you with spiritual eyes. May the seven-fold spirits of God rest upon you. God wants to use you to bring about restoration and reconciliation. May the spirit of wisdom and love and the spirit of counsel be upon you to speak the Truth in love to all people.
God is still searching throughout the earth to find those whose hearts are fully His (2 Chronicles 16:9). When He finds such people, He will show Himself strong on their behalf, manifesting divine favor in and through them for all the world to see. Let us choose to be such people—lovers of God, and loving people. God created YOU to be a world changer—ambassadors of Jesus Christ to be His heart, hands, and feet to the lost and hurting world around you. You are God’s secret agent—cleverly disguised in whatever sphere of influence you find yourself. Be the change you want to see in the world! (Excerpt from GOD’S PRICELESS TREASURE, Charisma/Creation House Press, published 2011).
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BOOKS BY DR. DEBORAH STARCZEWSKI
GOD’ PRICELESS TREASURE (How To Overcome Challenges, Be Transformed, And Know Your Purpose)…move from drama to destiny, pain to purpose, a mess to a message, and trials to triumph through turning to Jesus Christ.
A LEAP OF FAITH (25 Days At The Mercy Seat)…this book will give you hope to believe God for anything. With the countless times of divine intervention, the Holy Spirit’s leading, and the amazing ways God speaks will keep you turning the pages. The same resurrection power that raised Jesus…raised my husband from death, healed him from two strokes, and manifested His Presence with us through two open heart surgeries and 25 days at Mercy.
THE MIDNIGHT HOUR (Will America Turn Back To God?)…a must read for every family, every leader, every minister.
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, www.starministriesinc.com and other distributors. Available wherever Deborah ministers and speaks.
True ministry only operates through the person who is broken before the Lord, who has a humble and contrite heart.
Dr. Mickey Bonner states: “Satan has authored religions to keep men powerless and busy, rather than broken. I believe this is the “spiritual wickedness in high places,” spoken of in Ephesians 6:12. His object is to get men to focus on promotion in place of prayer. Thus, the church today, for the most part is dead. The world is dying, and no amount of religious busy-ness can save it. Our salt is stepped on, our light is dim, if not out. There is no hope except a return to God on His terms. If, however, the church did return, He would again visit His people. He promised He would in 11 Chronicles 7:14.
If we are to be used by God, we must first see what God sees in our lives. This is the reason for fasting. Denying ourselves food is not in order to get God involved in what we are doing. The purpose is to get us involved in God’s will by being broken before Him. Fasting, in its right perspective, breaks the soul from submitting to the wiles of the flesh and submits it instead to the Spirit of God within.” —Dr. Mickey Bonner
Brokenness is a wonderful experience and the beginning of all true ministry.
If you have not read “Brokenness, The Forgotten Factor of Prayer”—you must read it. It’s a book that will change your life.
No matter where we are on God’s timetable, we are called to occupy till He comes. Live fully committed to Jesus Christ—and tell the world about Jesus.
Dr. Mickey Bonner’s books are available at 1-800-365-PRAY (7729) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and the books are available on Amazon.
God bless you!
Dr. Deborah Starczewski
Books by Dr. Deborah Starczewski are available on www.starministriesinc.com and on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, and other distributors.
A LEAP OF FAITH (25 Days At the Mercy Seat)…the amazing account of God raising my husband from death, healing him from two strokes, and the walk at Mercy Hospital (CMC) for 25 days— through two open-heart surgeries….a modern day resurrection story that will keep you turning the pages and give YOU hope and faith to believe God for anything.
GOD’S PRICELESS TREASURE (How To Overcome Challenges, Be Transformed And Know Your Purpose)….learn how to move from drama to destiny, pain to purpose, a mess to a message, and trial to triumph through turning to Jesus Christ.
THE MIDNIGHT HOUR (Will America Turn Back To God?)…a must read for every leader.
Are you feeling rejected, your emotions going off the charts, assuming, and maybe even panicked over some situation in your life? Does your heart feel broken? Or, do you know someone who has a broken heart? When we put our problems in God’s hands, He put His peace in our hearts.
God has made a way to heal every place that hurts. He has made a way to heal your wounds of rejection and bring you into acceptance with Him. The steps to being healed from rejection are simple, but not always easy in life. You can succeed as you partner with the Holy Spirit of God.
The Bible says: He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5 NKJV).
Many have walked in and out of toxic and abusive relationships….from marriage to even business. Almost every person has experienced some form of rejection at one time or another. Your date didn’t show up, you were snubbed by a friend, you didn’t make it on the team or the school play, you were not accepted at the college of your choice, you didn’t get the position you thought you should have gotten, to a spouse walking out for another person and the pain of divorce. Rejection can be simply put as the sense of being unwanted and unloved. Rejection can leave a person feeling empty….and trying to fill a void that only God can fill.
Closely related to rejection are the wounds of shame and betrayal. A leader or friend gossips and shares a confidence saying it’s called prayer to trying to harm you on purpose. Society is suffering from a progressive breakdown of interpersonal relationships, lack of respect and showing honor.
Because God wants to use you as a world changer, the devil tries to emotionally cripple every person at a young age so they do not step into their God-given destiny. Rejection can be paralyzing if we don’t have spiritual eyesight. When our focus is on the world and not on God, we start to live in darkness. Satan will set you up to be upset…and use the very people you least expect.
Satan is afraid of what you can become in Jesus Christ. So listen up…the people who have walked through hell on earth and been the lowest often end up the highest in God. The Scriptures tell us, “He who humbles himself will be exalted” (Luke 18:14). God wants to use you to advance His Kingdom. Run to God and receive healing…and reach out a helping hand to others who are walking in pain. Both our ability and inclination to love God and other people spring from the grasp and understanding of His great love for us. Ask God to give you a heart like His….to see what He sees, feel what He feels….and a desire to be an extension of His heart to all you meet.
God equips us and empowers us to comfort those where we have been comforted. If you truly knew the gift of God—His great love for you—you would be enthralled by Him.
There is a beautiful verse in the Bible that describes the amazing love of Jesus Christ for people….for you reading this now:
“But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them…” (Matthew 9:36a NKJV).
The Greek word translated “compassion” implies a forceful, physical reaction in a person’s body in the abdominal area. It is a reaction so strong that it demands a response. A person who is moved by compassion has to do something. A person who is “moved with compassion” cannot sit on the sidelines and only observe. They are constrained by the love of God and moved by compassion to do something. Why was Jesus so moved?
“….because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd” (Matthew 9:36b NKJV).
If this is how you feel…..stressed, angry, fearful, anxious, burdened down, weary, harried, confused, and perplexed….Jesus sees you….just as He saw the multitudes. Jesus has compassion for you and He is longing to heal every place that hurts.
One of the most common roots of all personal problems is rejection. A marriage fails and one or both spouses experience rejection. Children are left feeling the wounds of abandonment. I remember clearly walking with my daddy and can still feel my hand in his as we walked when I was a child up the mountain. Just a few years ago, I remember laying my head on his chest on a few occasions as we stayed with him for the last 17 days of his precious life…with his hand on mine and my sister’s heads. We just wanted to cherish every minute with our father.
We were surrounded by family, friends, and people that God used to encourage us. Our wonderful God-fearing mother never left our father’s side…she is a gift from God. Family is a gift from God! Cherish the people in your life.
There is no greater feeling of security than that of a father…being in his arms…and climbing up in his lap with your head resting on his strong chest….it feels secure. God designed every person to crave this kind of security. A child can never truly be fulfilled, satisfied, or secure without parental love—especially love from a father. God is our perfect Heavenly Father….
The picture of broken families and rejection is rampant. Children grow up to be adult children with wounds of rejection. Sometimes there is the added pain of betrayed trust…and always great heartache.
With the insurmountable pressures of life and the added pressures of breakup, most people have experienced some form of rejection. God sees everything and He foresaw this end-time crisis of broken relationships when He gave this promise in Scripture in the book of Malachi:
“See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes.
He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse” (Malachi 4:5-6).
For those who will turn to God through Jesus, there is healing.
“He has made us accepted in the Beloved” (Ephesians 1:6 NKJV)—Jesus.
God has a wonderful plan for your life…connect with us on www.starministriesinc.com and fill yourself with the Word of God. Connect with a Bible believing church. Read the Bible. Connect with the family of God. Read books that are filled with stories of hope and God’s Word to increase your faith. Live with God’s Word as the standard for your life—the Bible—Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. (*Excerpts from God’s Priceless Treasure–published by Charisma/Creation House Press in 2011; and excerpts from A LEAP OF FAITH (25 Days At The Mercy Seat)*
GOD LOVES YOU.
HIS love and mine,
BOOKS BY DR. DEBORAH STARCZEWSKI
GOD’S PRICELESS TREASURE (How To Overcome Challenges, Be Transformed, and Know Your Purpose)….learn how to move from drama to destiny, pain to purpose, a mess to a message, and triumph through turning to Jesus Christ.
A LEAP OF FAITH (25 Days At The Mercy Seat)….the intertwining ways and divine connections made by the Holy Spirit of God, how He reveals all hidden truth, how God still raises the dead, still heals, and how He leads will keep you turning the pages…and give you new hope to believe God for anything. Don’t miss the confession prayer within the pages…and pray it daily over yourself, family and friends.
THE MIDNIGHT HOUR (Will America Turn Back To God?)…a must read for all.
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, www.starministriesinc.com and other distributors.