Fight Back!

Be sure to listen all the way through to the end.
You’ll be glad you did!

In “Fight Back” Bishop Jakes describes the male experience, offering understanding & encouragement
like no other pastor I’ve ever heard speak on the topic.

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Even Strong Men Struggle

If you could use more encouragement & practical strategies for the journey, you will want to check out this book by T. D. Jakes.

Strength for Men * Solutions for Women

Also available in audio … for those of you who don’t like to read or prefer to listen during your daily commute or exercise routine.

order now @ Amazon.com

 

Where would you like to be in 40 days?

The Truth is – whether you are male or female – you are creatively designed for Romance. And The Lord is deeply interested – not only in your Holiness, but also in the fullness of your Joy. Yes, even your Happiness!

Enjoy this FREE preview of my soon-to-be-released devotional-study-for-couples book. And the opportunity to work through all 40 lessons (and tests) on faith + science. (Save 50% on softcover pre-order here! Amazon Release Date: May 9, 2017)

Each lesson is designed to help prepare you for the greater blessings the Lord has in store for you both. We’ll take a closer look at:

  • God’s Plan for Your Relationship
    • and what science reveals
  • The Beauty of a Woman
    • what she wants and needs in relationship
    • and ways the enemy deceives her
  • The Wonder of a Man
    • what he needs to be all he was created to be
    • and ways the enemy attacks him
  • The Truth About Love
    • how to maintain your focus on Truth
    • and be living in love all the days of your life

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Double-Minded or Undaunted: Your Choice

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Yesterday, The Lord whispered a Truth in my ear. As only the Holy Spirit can do. No blame. No shame. Just something to work on. Disappointment. Hurt. Fear. I become double-minded. But His desire is that I – that you also – live The Kingdom Life. Undaunted.

Like you, I have a calling. But everything seems to be against me. I know I’m in a battle. A battle I’m losing. Everything is falling apart. Nothing is working. And I’ve run out of ideas. I need help. But I feel totally alone in my struggle.

What Shall I Do with Wisdom?

Like you, my spiritual reflex is to cry out to God. But nothing is changing. So The Lord gently reminds me that I’ve forgotten about my part. It has sneaked up on me unawares.

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. (James 1:5-8)

Believe and Not Doubt

Like you, I must admit that I can’t conjure up an that kind of bold, steadfast belief on my own. Fortunately, everything good thing comes from The Father. A Gift. Just for the asking. But I have to be willing to trade in my negativity. It’s a Divine Exchange:

  • My hurt. My disappointment. My fear.
  • For His Healing. For His Promise. For His Faithfulness.

“So exactly how does this work?” you ask.

luke-11-13Well, it’s the not-so-secret Work of the One and Only Holy Spirit. We acknowledge our need (as soon as He points it out). Then …

  1. Ask.
  2. Receive.
  3. Give Thanks.

We get to be Undaunted because
He Who promised is Faithful.

Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.

After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. (Acts 4:29-31)

undaunted-defined[callout]Find more encouragement in Undaunted: Daring to do what God calls you to do by Christine Caine.[/callout]

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The joy of the Lord is our strength!

the Joy of the Lord

The Joy of the Lord is your Key! Just read the following words aloud and see what happens to your mood as your spirit takes charge over your soul. Then post your favorites on Facebook.

Discover the Joy of The Lord

You make known to me the path of life;
    you will fill me with joy in your presence,
    with eternal pleasures at your right hand. (Psalm 16:11)

Splendor and majesty are before him;
strength and joy are in his dwelling place. (1 Chronicles 16:27)

Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10)

May we shout for joy over your victory
    and lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the Lord grant all your requests. (Psalm 20:5)

The Lord is my strength and my shield;
    my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
    and with my song I praise him. (Psalm 28:7)

You turned my wailing into dancing;
    you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
    Lord my God, I will praise you forever. (Psalm 30:11-12)

MORE UPLIFTING EXERCISES: Be sure to post your favorites on Facebook and Twitter! Then search the Bible for joy (pun intended). What are some of your other favorite verses that contain the word joy? Or – if you want to get carried away – count how many times the word joy (or a derivative thereof) appears. That would be fun, eh?

[callout]Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! (Philippians 4:4)[/callout]