All posts tagged: victory

Success is in Your Hands: Faith for Creatives

And they overcame him [the evil one] by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony…” ~Revelation 12:11 *Bracets added The scripture says we overcome by the word of our testimony. When it comes to being successful when it comes to victory, one of the greatest ways to secure this is to tell it, not only for the encouragement of others but to remind yourself when you begin to face other trials. Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. ~PSALM 37:4-5 Success and victory go hand and hand. Both are a mark of triumphing over an obstacle or challenge or in the case of this scripture the enemy of our very lives and souls, Satan. Here is my testimony that I share as a seed of faith for you. In 2015 I was laden with change; change in calling, change in career path, change in vision, change in relationships. Every …

Faith & Victory: Learning to Believe in our Trials

But thanks be to God, who gives us victory through our Lord Jesus the Messiah.” ~I Corinthians 15:57 The beautiful treasure and shielding power that is God’s Living Word, is in the truth that it (He) wields in the face of our impossible or discouraging circumstances, assuring us that we are already victorious through Him. There are times that no matter how hard we seem to pray or believe, our circumstances seem to do anything but move. But we must remember the truth and shielding power of God’s Word, that we are already victorious. In Ephesians 6:16 Paul says, “above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.” It is almost a wonder that out of all of the ‘articles’ of armor that we are given in Ephesians 6, the shield of faith is the only one preceded with the statement ‘above all.‘ It’s in His steadfastness during our storms that we learn His beautiful character and unique love for us, and we …

Conquer: A Quote

Dream. Imagine. Believe. Do. CONQUER! ~Candice Coates Philippians 4:6-7, 13 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;  and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus…I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:4-13) …Every now and again we need the reminder.

My Joy & My Strength: Music Interlude & Encouraging Word

The joy of the LORD is my strength!” ~Nehemiah 8:10 If we’ve all learned nothing else about the darkness, it is the truth that all it takes is the smallest flicker of light to DISPEL it. As it Says in the song above, “In the darkness I’ll dance, in the shadows I’ll sing. the joy of the Lord is my strength.” (Rend collective) Joy is light. light breaks all darkness. it’s when we are at the point of a breakthrough, a major change and victory in our lives, that darkness seems its thickest. but remember the enemy is of the dark and there is no truth in him (JOHN 8:44.) It’s in these darkest hours that we can take the biggest moment to rejoice because Breakthrough is just ahead of us. The darkest hour is always before the break of day. But day surely comes!

The Secret of the Stars: A Quote And Message

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new discovery for the human spirit.” ~Helen Keller The only ingredients that you need to fail in this life are Fear, Doubt, and Pessimism. All three of these are the poison that sap out our creative power and imagination. When Yeshua Jesus created the heavens and the earth, He did so by speaking. He spoke from His imagination. Proverbs 23:7 says as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. Proverbs further goes on to warn us that we will live by the fruit of our lips and above all else, to guard our hearts for out of it flows the source of our lives. (PROVERBS 12:14, PROVERBS 18:21, PROVERBS 4:23) When our hearts are filled with pessimism and doubt, we speak with negativity and bring forth the fruits of failure. But when we speak with faith, when we allow ourselves to dream, imagine, and do by faith, we are giving life to victory. We are …

Keep My Eyes: A Quote & Encouragement

I can’t seem to ‘see the forest for the trees’, so I will just keep my eyes on You.” ~Candice There is no other place I would rather be than walking alongside Yeshua Jesus. But sometimes, storms blow in out of nowhere, blocking the Son’s light, and even blocking out much of the faith that seemed so readily available when there was no storm at all. I find myself, in these moments, having to “remember my training” if you will. It is very easy to panic when a trial hits, and instead of standing your ground, you run for the hills. Lately, I have just been scratching my head. …having done all else, stand. (Ephesians 6:13) Confusion doesn’t help either. You feel so tossed and driven that you can’t tell up from down. In these moments it is best to simple stand…and wait on Him, and say, “Amen. Your will, not my will.” The answer to my recent prayers, in the midst of this particular storm (and its a doozy) is to “Keep my eyes …

Words…use them wisely

Life is more than words, but words do make up our lives. Have you ever considered how the simplest of words can change a person’s attitude either for the good or bad? Even the words spoken without verbalization have such great power. Consider a person who feels utterly alone, ignored and unseen. Let a stranger smile at them, genuinely smile at them, and that non-verbal interaction, those ‘words’ smelled out without sound, can push away the dark clouds in the recipient’s day.  God created the whole of creation with just His Words (Genesis 1). He spoke and it become. Yeshua (Jesus Christ) is the Word made flesh (John 1). He, too spoke and things happened. He spoke to the fig tree and it died (Mark 11:12-25.) He spoke to Lazarus and he was resurrected from the dead, (John 11: 38-44.) Being a person of faith I am compelled not to take language and words lightly even though I often stumble, firing verbal bullets into the dark, careless of the casualties. How do you use your …

Note to Self before this Year ends…

I am a planner. I am not just a planner, I toe the line of being rigid with discipline, ticking all the boxes on my list of things-to-do-before-my-bed-calls-my-name. You know what this blog has done for me over the past year? It has made me crumple my list, not really trash it…yet. I am grateful for that. Write because I want to, draw because I can, laugh because its healthy, and just breathe. It has made me super happy, super confused, slightly more spontaneous (a talent this girl lacks), and has given me more ambitious drive to attain that talent…even in the face of frustration…due to not being able to be in CONTROL. I have found myself praying more and asking for more self understanding. “Why do I do the things I do? Why do I process information this way? How can I lighten up?” I have written post about keeping my eyes forward, and yet I have to remind myself to do just that. I am still learning. I am still growing. I am …