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Random Thanks

Things I Thank God for...

Spring in the air
my puppy, Tink
My daughter singing when she thinks we can't hear
Capable hands

a new song
Divine favor (not earned, just accepted)
the kid inside my husband
Chocolate (in moderation, heehee)
Smoky Mountains in Tennessee
Peace (Shalom) --->Nothing missing nothing broken
The feeling inside when I feel like singing
finding real friends unexpectedly
the Light @ the end of the tunnel

The beautiful unknown


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A good Fight!!

I was pondering how when things in life are changing for the better sometimes others things can go a little hay-wire. Attacks in my life right now are becoming a little common for my own comfort. The thoughts of fear and dread is not a place I want to go. Trusting God and having faith is a pretty cliche answer that I set on loop in my head but sometimes faith has to come from somewhere not just a statement. This verse popped into my head and I think for the 1st time I got it!!!

1 Tim 6:12 (amp)
Fight the good fight of the faith; lay hold of the eternal life to which you were summoned .
It is always going to be a fight!!!
I have to make a choice to ignore doubt and listen to the Holy Spirit. The mind is where the enemy attacks, he is a liar, he can only decieve us if we choose to listen. He plants thoughts apposing God's truth but I will no longer believe only what I can see.
I will strive to always decide to seek the Kingdom first and know it is more real than this carnal world I live in.
I will choose the voice of the Spirit and assume the position in the Kingdom that God needs me to fill. God is my source. My mind will learn to be at Peace or I will learn to ignore it.
I realize now that I have a fantasy that stepping out into the world for God is always going to be comfortable. The Holy Spirit is called the Comforter, why would I need a comforter when I am always comfortable. If I ask for the deeper things of God and long to go further in the Kingdom then shouldn't I be prepared for a fight. The bible talks about putting on the full armor of God. It doesn't sound like I'm preparing for a picnic.
I will stop imagining everything being perfect and easy and just step out, never alone but armed for battle with everything in balance and agreement with the Word of God.

I open my mouth and declare truth. Have you ever noticed that while talking the mind isn't as loud. Try counting to ten in your head while saying the days of the week.

~Things I am declaring over my life~
~God wins, always!!
~My mouth will only speak what edifies His Kingdom.
~I dig deeper everyday in the knowledge of his Kingdom.
~I can bless a person today.
~I am able to run the race that God has called for me
~The Favor of God is upon me
~I am in right standing, my rightiousness is in Christ


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God Bless you,

Leah Banicki


To be Blessed- A parable

There once was a rich man, full of wisdom, who had a servant. The servant was faithful and good and the Master wanted to reward the servant for the many good years of service he had given his master. He wanted to surprise his servant with a gift. Without telling his servant why, he asked his household servant to go to the barn. (there was a gift waiting there for him from the master) The servant kept busy and forgot about the instructions after his busy day and went home. The next day it happened again.The Master watched as it continued to happen for many days. The master became worried for the gift was one that would bless his servant and his family but he had to accept it. The master the next day got very firm with the servant, that he wasn't to do anything else that day but go to the barn.
The servant was upset for a moment and felt the master was being unreasonable. His duties had never required to working in the barn and he resented having to go there. But he decided to obey his master, finally....
A few days later as he saw how the blessing was affecting his life and family he was humbled by his unwillingness to be obedient when his master only wanted to give him a gift. He went to the Master and humbly apologized again and heard the Master laugh and say that he was never angry he just didn't want him to miss out on the blessing.

By Leah Banicki

How often do we sabotage ourselves by not
following well meant intructions.
Blessings pass us by because we don't listen or pay attention.
I hope I've learned enough in my life to never let another
blessing pass me by.


Big thoughts

"You don't need to be big to think great thoughts.
You need to think great thoughts to become big."
Myles Munroe (The principles and power of Vision)