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  1. My word for 2022 is EMPOWERED so I was blown away when I saw the message of this post. Definitely going to look into the book as well

    • Oh, Carol. I’m so glad Beloved is your word for the year. Even if doesn’t feel true, that is absolutely who you are! God’s dearly loved daughter. Praying you experience this truth in new ways this year.

  2. Thank you for all you do incourage. Thank you for today’s reading. We can get set on being empowered by things that are not what God wants for lives. We can copy people. Who we see that we seem have it right. They are great at the word and in praying for people. We seem to think. Plus in their prayers and walk for God. That we get I want to be like that person. Living as they do they have it so right we think doing it right for God. But if we sometimes look closer they don’t have it all right. They are just trying to live as Jesus would have them. Do as his word says. They are human they do make mistakes to. We have to sit back say would God want us to try and copy how they live for him. I say that answer would be No. We are to live as the beautiful individual people God wants us to be. Not copying someone else. As God has them living the way he wants them to live for him. Doing the things he wants them to do for him. Especially if Saved. The only way we can live the way God wants us to is to. Is to go to God in prayer and his word. Ask God through his Holy Spirit. To teach us how to live for God and be the person he wants us to be. For ourselves. Not trying to copy any one else. God will show us and teach us. So as we are empowered to live as the person God wants us to be. Not copying someone else. As all our talents are different. God will use them in his own way. So we can as people that live him for him the way he has for us. To empower his Kingdom. I say Amen that as we are all unique. With different things we can do for God. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

  3. Yesterday was jammed pack so I only saw the title of this post before the tasks began. My word for 2022 is Empowered so knew I’d circle back to read this post as I quickly read the title & said amen God I sure need you to empower me today.
    I must brag on God as He enabled me to focus on my job, mop the floor & do a load laundry created by our lab having an accident in our living room, make contact to coordinate between with the rehab hospital & Assisted Living community we’re praying will accept my Dad-in-love, put out the trash & move yard trash to the curb for today’s pick up. Never crossed my mind to think I was being super woman accomplishing all those things but was very aware the whole day that God was my strength. My enabler. My empowerment. May my empowerment be all of ours, every day! It is God in me/us that makes us whole & able to accomplish what He intends! Yeah God!
    Thank you for this encouraging post & book to come!

  4. I would like to see scripture to backup these statements. The way things are stated are more complicated and confusing than the scripture verses. We are indwelt by the the Holy Spirit of God for comfort and to lead us into all truth. The empowering if it is truly for this day and age it will come from the Holy Spirit within us not of ourselves. The truth may be there but the way it is written I think the primmis is incorrect because it is man/women empowerment with very little credit to God or the Holy Spirit.