The Company We Keep

Who you walk with during a storm is important. There are some who allow the storm to blow them in any which way. They’re rooted in the world and moved by what they see. The storm dictates their moods and attitudes, so they may be seem unpredictable. Their concern is survival by any means necessary. When the storm is over they are broken and weak.

Then there are others who remain unmovable during a storm. They are rooted in the promises of God and not moved by what they see. They are constant and stable because the storm does not dictate their moods or attitudes. They’re concern is overcoming the storm. After the storm, they are stronger and whole.

No one should attempt to go through a storm alone but remember to choose wisely when deciding who to walk with.

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 NIV

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New things on the horizon…

I know it has been a while since I posted something new but I’ll be back Monday, October 9th. I’ll be doing something a little different. I’ll be bringing you daily mini balms for your soul. They will be short posts but packed with plenty of encouragement to help you get through your day. For even more daily encouragement, you can also follow me on Twitter @T_Glov or on Facebook at Balm4theSoul. You can also send prayer requests to soulbalm7@gmail.com

Be encouraged, friends!

Prayer for My Family

Heavenly Father, I thank You for my family. Although we may be separated geographically, we are still together. You are the glue that holds us together. You are our Restorer and Healer. I pray that You heal every single member of my family from the crown of their heads to the soles of their feet. I pray that You give us a spirit of wisdom and revelation so that we may know You better. I pray that You enlighten the eyes of our hearts so that we may know the hope of Your calling. Lord, please continue to strengthen us. Let Your angels always encamp around us and our homes. Let no weapon formed against us prosper. Let the prayers of our ancestors be fulfilled through us. I rebuke every generational curse and every demonic influence in our family, in the name of Jesus.

Lord, may You always remain the head of this family and may You always be glorified in our lives. Please continue to use us to be a blessing to not only each other, but to those around us. Let our love for each other be an example to other families.

Father, we praise You and thank You. In the name of Jesus, Amen!

 

Prayer works. If you need prayer for your family, I would love to pray for you. You can send prayer requests to: soulbalm7@gmail.com.

Prayer for September

Lord, I thank You for allowing me to see another month. I admit last month was a bit rough. There were heartaches, disappointments and mistakes. There were even times when I doubted Your love for me. I’m sorry, Lord, for ever doubting Your love for me and Your promises for my life. I know that through every setback and every heartbreak You were with me, patiently waiting for me to reach my hand towards You. Thank You, Lord for being my Comforter, Healer and Restorer.

As I start this new month, I recognize and acknowledge You as the head of my life and I give you first priority. I acknowledge Your authority in my life by trusting You. I pray that You will continue to guide me and protect me, my family, friends, coworkers and managers. I pray that Your will be done in our lives so that we may give You all the glory. I pray that Your peace and favor continue to cover us. I thank You for supplying all of our needs according to Your riches in glory and I thank You for healing us from the crown of our heads to the soles of our feet, with nothing broken or missing. We are fully restored physically, emotionally and financially by the blood of Jesus. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. I give You all the glory, honor and praise. In Jesus name, Amen!

 

I would love to pray for you too so if you need prayer feel free to send prayer requests to: soulbalm7@gmail.com. God hears and answers prayers.

Can These Bones Live? By Tammy Nicole Glover

“He asked me, ‘Son of Man, can these bones live?’ I said, ‘Sovereign Lord, you alone know.'” Ezekiel 37:3 NIV

Rejection after rejection and heartache after heartache, I felt pieces of me fall away. Every mistake and willful act of disobedience carved more pieces off of me until I was only a pile of dry bones. With my hope long since deteriorated, I let the wind scatter my bones all about the open valley. I thought, surely, God no longer has use for me. I’ll just accept my mediocre existence in life. I will lie here and wait until the wind carries my bones away. But God…

God looked at my brittle, scattered bones and saw an opportunity to rebuild and restore. He saw another one of His masterpieces. “No, Satan, you can not have my daughter,” He said. “She is my chosen servant whom I have not rejected. Before she was born I appointed her to be a light in the darkness. I called her to spread My Word. I called her to show the world My love.”

The Lord’s hand came upon me and He said to me, ” arise, My beloved daughter. Come to life.”

There is nothing impossible for God, not even death. Don’t give up on any of His promises. It doesn’t matter how many times you have fallen or what anyone says about you. God is the God of Resurrection. He will restore you and your dreams.

“This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.” Ezekiel 37:5-6 NIV

 

Prayer requests can be sent to: soulbalm7@gmail.com

Prayer Requests

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength. When life’s problems hit us, God wants us to come to Him, not try to tackle them on our own. He wants to help us and the way we ask and receive His help is through prayer. We are not only expected to pray for ourselves but to pray for each other. When we pray, God answers. He releases His power on the earth to do great and mighty things. Prayer can change circumstances.

I believe in the power of prayer and I would love to pray for you. If you have a prayer request you can submit them to soulbalm7@gmail.com and I will be happy to pray for you.

God bless!

Send prayer requests to: soulbalm7@gmail.com. 

I SEE GIANTS by Tammy Nicole Glover

“They said, ‘The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size. We saw the Nephilim there (the descendents of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes and we looked the same to them.'” Numbers 13:32-33 NIV

I was given the vision and told what to do and where to go. It was such a huge and impossible dream that it could have only come from God. It scared me but the Lord kept encouraging me. He told me to be strong and courageous. He told me that He would never leave me nor forsake me. All things would work out for my good if I only believed. I believed.

Armed with His love and His Word, I stepped out on faith to do what He called me to do. Before I could even step out of the boat, I saw giants. Hold up…wait a minute, I thought. The Lord never mentioned that there would be giants. He also failed to mention all the other powerful enemies waiting for me. Everyone is bigger, stronger and more skilled than I am. I don’t think I belong here.

Lord, do you see those giants waiting to devour me? They’re laughing because they know I’m about to be squashed. Wouldn’t I have been better off if I had just stayed in the land of mediocrity? I may not have done great things there but I would still be alive. I’m too far to go back so what I’m supposed to do now?

I stayed in my pity party for quite some time. I watched the giants enjoy the land that I was supposed to have. They mocked me and turned their noses up at me. Finally, the Lord had enough. He said, “didn’t I tell you to be strong and courageous? Have I not given you clear instructions? Did I not get you through the wilderness? Was I not there to pick you up every single time you fell? Did I not heal your wounds? What cause have I given you to doubt me now?

Gulp. He was right. I have faced battles with enemies that were stronger and more skilled before and each time God gave me the victory. I seriously needed to repent and give God praise.

After I received God’s forgiveness and thanked Him for His mercy, I stood up and held my head up high. The Lord is with me and I will not be afraid.

Look out, giants, here I come.

“The Lord is with us. Do not be afraid of them.” Numbers 14:9 NIV