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Antreina E. Stone is the Founder of Get More In Life Coaching LLC, Author`Artist`Life Style Facilitator| Wife`Mother`Grandmother` Friend. Uses her creative intuitive ability and spiritual guidance to help women who've suffered failed relationships to know they're worthy of love while growing spiritually to create the lifestyle of their dreams. "Stay Connected to The Vine"

The Word Game, God’s Way

The Word Game
The Word Game

How to play the Word Game?
Have you watched the movie titled:

“The Hunger Game”?

Mark 13: 13 (NIV)

All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.

While reading the scripture above, the movie “The Hunger Game”‘ popped in my head. I asked myself.

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“Who will last to the end, be saved, based on the word of God”?

1.  Are you going to turn back, to your old ways, when things don’t go the way we want them?
2.  Will you fight God’s battle all the way to the end?

I asked myself the above questions and the only way I could reply; ” I will do my best.”

We Have The Victory:

Victory is already ours! We can win the race, however; we must live by every word that proceeds out the mouth of The Lord. The one word that sums up the Law is Love. Keep this four letter word to guide you; it will save you from sin as Love heals all things.

Can you look away?

1.  Can you turn the other cheek, and go on and be about our Fathers business Or will you bow down to man?

Seeing what’s  ahead of us doesn’t give a clear view as to what’s around the corner! Will you be about our Father’s business, who Art in Heaven or your brothers, sisters, mothers, friends, girlfriend or boyfriends and anyone else who may have been left out?

The Path gets Rocky at times:

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. We’ve all moonwalked backward at times and not realize it.

I’m one! I’m human! You’re human!

We’re all different and in Gods’ eyes, we are all the same, created in His Image.  If we could remember we are all the same, maybe when looking at others like us, we will not question:

“Why they keep doing what they’re doing,”  and only seeing them through the love connection, God’s eyes.

Not what triumphs they’ve had or ups and down. We’ve all been through the valley,  can’t see around the corner and we’re all attempting to climb to get to the mountain top.  I don’t care if you’re in the swamps right now, one foot in the grave and one on top. When you have Gods word in your spirit, it may seem like years, but during those years the three (God), four (love), (Lord) and five (Jesus) letter words will carry you through, as long as you keep your mind stayed on Him!

The words all mean the same. There’s only one Father and one Love. He loves us unconditional.

What is Love to you?
Do you Love yourself?

If you’ve been looking for love in all the wrong places, you’ll never find it. You don’t need to look its right there within you.

First:

God loved us, so He gave His only begotten Son. So we can live an abundant life.

Second:

We must lean totally on Him.

Third:

Most importantly, stop looking in the wrong places and take a look in the mirror and see the love of life. The gift is you. Gift yourself back by spreading the word of God. Letting people know Jesus is love. He’s a true God. All He want is for us, to love our neighbor as ourselves.

I love you! Do you love me?

I hear yes in your heart. Now, Isn’t God Good?  When you start meditating on His name sparks begin to fly, smiles start to appear, and joy rises in your heart.  I don’t know where I would be without God.

If you don’t have a purpose or meaning, what do you have?

Your Key To Success: brains, memory, fill in the blank

 

When our mind begins to go blank, the key to success is to fill in the blanks to our heart, and eventually, our brain will catch up!

Simple Exercise:

This fun activity was created to cultivate your thinking to evolve towards believing in what you can do, instead of what you’re not doing.    Anything is possible when you think it CAN get accomplish.  

Sometimes seeing it written in front of you could very well be what’s needed to get you growing in the right direction.  

Note: Click on the boxes in each square for clues.

Standing In The Shadow Of Doubt

Never underestimate the power you have.  Doubting only  diminishes your heart desires.   However,  fear is there to challenge you to producing  your heart desires.

There’s a difference.

Doubting says:  “you lack trust”.  Fear says: ” if you want it.. go for it”.  Faith says:: “even if you don’t see it.. you can achieve it”!   Which do you choose?

Answer this

When’s the last time you achieved  your heart desires?

Without a  shadow of doubt , do you believe you can achieve  your heart desires?  Well , I’m here to tell you without  a shadow of doubt.. You can!

James 2:26                                                                                                                              As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.

Let me know what you want to change.

The Joy Of Tears

Joy of TearsOne tear shed is better than holding several back.  Shedding tears is reorganizing the depth of our soul; more like a detoxification resettling circumstances which caused an emotional roller coaster within.  We’ll always have hurt, pain, sorrow, and more.  I’d rather shed one tear at a time than crying a river which overflows into the sea, from the sea to the ocean, and then back to us. Let it go, so you can flow with the joy flowing within through your bones back to your heart.

Trust God

Man can’t give us anything but temporary happiness with more pain and sorrow; it’s the spring of living water that keeps joy flowing back and forth like the river.  While crying our river of tears we must remember the joy of living water flows within.

John 7:38  

“Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”

Flying With One Wing

 

You can fly with one wing
With one wing you can fly

You can fly with one wing.  Let’s just face it,  humans do not have wings.  However, when I use to think of ways to fly, I would look for wings that weren’t there.  I would find myself from time to time, jumping up and down, still believing I could fly, and still not taking off from the ground.

I kept jumping

I kept believing, praying and hoping.  Today, when I jumped, out of my left eye, I saw the vision of one wing that kept flapping.  I continued jumping as my soul was filling with joy; turning my head from left to right and from the corner of my right eye, I saw a hand reaching out towards me.  This time while jumping I landed in the palm of His hand, which lifted me up and carried me whilst I was jumpinbg and flapping my one left-wing, flying up away from the valleys over the mountains, through the clouds landing with so much Joy.

 Back on solid ground

After God had shown me what’s possible with Him, I realized, if you can imagine it, you can do it.  I didn’t have a wing; I merely only believed, and while believing my faith kept me whole.  My heart opened showing me what’s in store for the ones who believed in the after, The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit. All you need is an open heart to believe what’s within and let God take you where he wants to put you.

Who can carry you until the end of time?  He’s the reason for your being.  Keep flapping your one wing….

Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they’ll walk and not grow faint.”

Four Tips For Praying

Pray faith believe When it comes to praying many have expressed they do not know how, why, when or whom to pray to. Only praying when unexpected problems seem too difficult to solve, not knowing where to turn while thirsting for a spiritual healing.

 

1. Who are you praying to?
There are many beliefs, so therefore you must ask who or what you’re praying to.

Ask yourself this question.. Are you praying to a man made idol that has no spirit? If so, this could be why you have no connection and therefore your prayers go unanswered. Are you praying to the spirit that never dies?  1 Corinthians 6:19: The body is a temple for the Holy Spirit

2. Why Pray?
Every time we pray it’s like a deposit into our bank account with a greater return than the interest paid on your money in the bank. There’s nothing greater than the one who created you and no prayers go unanswered; every prayer is answered according to God’s will. His will is always pleasing, good and perfect. Praying is not like dropping a dime and then picking it up, it’s more like a new born baby that’s protected, nurtured and trained to learn right from wrong, being sheltered with unconditional love. This is a bond that’s built from the time a fetus is in their mother’s womb. Everything is connected then and not when it’s one day old or needs to be fed. So the point I’m making is why wait to pray when you’re in need; apply gratitude for everyday things like waking up with gratitude before hand, which results in praising and praying at the same time. Praying is building a relationship that connects you to a greater source, some say “the universe”. I say, ” it’s the Holy Spirit that will guide and strengthen you, while opening your mind, body and soul, encouraging faith and hope”. Everything is being sought out for you to win. It may not turn out the way you planned it, however, by praying more often, the best plan for you will be brought forth in a very smooth and simple solution.

3. When and How often to pray
Pray without ceasing, acknowledging who you’re praying to.  For example, (Our Father), (Dear God), (Lord and Savior), you can pray standing, kneeling, lying down, running, going and coming.
Prayers can be silent or spoken out. All that matters is for you to acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path.

Romans 8:26 reads “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for God’s people accordance with the will of God”

4. How to pray
Humble thyself. Speak from the heart while praying for guidance to turn from wickedness and to be forgiven for our sins. We’re all sinners saved by God’s grace.                                                                             Read 2 Chronicles 7:14  for  more.

Matthew 6: 6 -15
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, For your Father knows what you need before you ask him. This then is how you should pray:

“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
Your will be done on
earth as it is in heaven.
Give us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

Conclusion
For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men’s sins, your sins will not be forgiven.

Praying doesn’t cost anything but time. If you can go into a secret place, then go. If not, stand where you are. Let the spirit in to guide you while building your faith, the key to opening doors.

Are You The Double Headed Monster?

Doubtful Non-Believing A person who believes and doubts at the same time is known as double minded. An example according to James 1:8 “Because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind”. Could this be the same as Sybil? The woman with multiple personalities. So much being tossed in her head, not knowing her true identity. This is what happens when we build on doubt. We become comfortable with negativity, and blinded from positivity.

The Brain Doesn’t Function Without The Heart
They’re created to sync together, and at times they get out of sync when the double headed monster appears ingesting negativity. Negative thoughts along with people create doubt. When you ask other people’s opinion and the answer isn’t what you’re expecting, it creates doubt. When you copy other people dreams and not producing your own, you stumble and fail. When you look at other people’s accomplishment it appears easily achieved, however, you truly don’t know the steps taken to achieve them.

Keep The Faith
Follow Your Dreams while you’re moving along towards the unseen. Faith produces perseverance. According to James 1:4 …..“Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be matured complete, not lacking anything”.

We must go through the process, there’s no way around it, its called training camp, preparing you for what’s to come.

John 20:29
Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.

Remember a seed is dead until it’s planted.  Unseen until it Grows

Walk With Your Man. Stand By Your Man.

 Stand By Your Man

The eyes have seen and our ears have heard some of these saying: “You got it .. Use it”.  “What’s for you … Is for you”. “Man don’t work.. Don’t eat”.  “All things must be done decently and in order”.  And more importantly, “two can’t walk together unless they agree”.

Amos 3:3 NIV  

Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?

Bride and Groom

Could the reason for the Groom who stands at the alter, waiting for the Bride to come down the isle be based upon what’s seen or heard? In other words, from attending other traditional weddings it appeared to be the normal thing to do. Could the very reason a bride be escorted down the isle by her father or an important male figure in her life be from following traditions or the  Bride or Groom never thought to ask the question of walking together down the isle, for the reason of what they’ve seen and heard in the past?

Walking and Standing together.

I believe if we take away hearsay they say and doing it their way, we could see more light at the end of the tunnel. We all bleed the same, however, we’re not the same. It’s time for the bride and groom to walk before the thrown together. As you agree to walk together, you’re agreeing to stand together. It begins way before the ceremonial. I have a vision of both Groom and Bride walking together down the isle, approaching the alter on their wedding day, kneeling and praying giving God the praise for blessing their union as they’re growing into committing  becoming one.

Even thou, Eve came after the man.

God saw how weak man was without woman.  He saw man needed a helper.  So He made a woman suitable for him, not perfect. Someone who’d be there after he attended the garden to attend to him. Someone with the ability to stroke the wonderful man he is.  Not by hands. but by words of encouragement. Telling him.. To let the God in him continue to rise, while you are praying fighting off evil spirits of the world that rises against him.

Men were designed to work the ground.

Working with sweat rolling down their brows through the trails on their face, beading on the ground in which he came from.  While your man is trying to build strength to figure out the next step. We, as women should let him know, God’s got a bigger plan for him.  That God’s plans are always bigger and better than ours.  Tell him you’re standing by him, like a tree planted by the water, when storms come, he doesn’t need to worry.  The ground he’s sweating upon is built to stand any storm. Tell Him to walk with you while standing still.

While we’re standing. God is Moving.

It’s God who moves through us connecting dots, connecting the right puzzle with its pieces and puts everything together for us.. While you’re standing still He’s moving through you, for you, while guiding you. He fills you with His words saying.. He’ll never leave you or forsake you.  If, you believe in me, you must believe in the father also.  You can’t love me, who you’ve not seen and hate your brother who you’ve seen.

As we’re standing still, we line up.

The head of woman is man.  The head of man is Christ. The head of Christ is God. We are all one within the body of Christ.  Keep standing still on God’s word and watch as He moves through you and for you and not by you. May God’s words continue to reign in the soil in which you stand.

1 Corinthians 11:3
“But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.”

Women

Stand by your man. Stand with your man. Walk with your man. Pray for your man.  Stand on the word of God and watch Him move.

King Of kings And Humpty’s Wall

Get off the wall Humpty!Do you recall, Humpty Dumpty who sat on the wall? Can you remember he had a great fall? The fact of the matter is, Humpty had faith in all the king’s horses and all the king’s men to put him back together again and they didn’t. So, poor Humpty laid on the ground broken in pieces.

How many Humpty’s do you know?
Well, how long are we going to sit on the wall? The wall of fear, failed relationships, feeling unworthy, I’m too old, jobless, low self-esteem, nothing to live for, self doubt and many more.

What’s The Difference?
The difference I see between Humpty and us, we have the King of Kings to help get us off the wall, who catches us before falling and keeps us from failing. Let’s say we do fall. With faith, we’ll not fall to pieces; however, into a place of peace, joy and discernment.

How to help us get off the wall?
We can get off the wall by releasing those barriers that’s keeping us away from allowing God’s plans to work. The mortar between the bricks that’s holding our wall together, is different than the one used to mold us. Even thou they both contain water, its the spirit of the water that molds the clay to life. Not water of the world which hardens the clay to become brittle, and then falling to pieces. We all know what happened to old Humpty.

Is Humpty Real?
Think about all the people that climbed the ladder, building their wall as they climbed. Walls of wealth, sexual immorality, prejudices, dishonesty, misuse of authority, etc. Getting to the top, sitting all high and mighty and now have fallen to pieces the same as Humpty. How many can you think of? I could name a few Politicians, Judges, Mayors, Husbands, Wives, and do I need to call out the Subway man? Many have built their walls with the wrong mortar, that didn’t hold up quit well, instead of building a wall of strength, their wall turned into a monstrous wall called “egos” thinking they could do what they want along with greed .. They’re __________! Fill in the blank.

How to work God’s plan for you:
Through believing, fasting and praying. Fasting doesn’t necessarily mean not eating food. It means giving up something for something better. It means humbling yourself, removing all distraction, it means bowing down to the King and surrendering, confessing and accepting Him as your Savior, if you haven’t. God doesn’t have to prove who He is to us.. We have to believe He is who He says He is. We have to be approved by God through our obedience according to His words. He’s already released us from all barriers… with the option of repenting, when we do wrong. On most jobs, you get three warnings and then you’re fired! With God, its limitless. He knows your intentions. So ask yourself.. “What are your intentions”?

Pick up the pieces
That can hold you together and let go of what’s broken by giving it to God. Humpty didn’t take advantage of his other opportunities. He trusted more in the kings and king’s men, who sat on the wall with him, rather than the King of kings reaching out to him …… Trust God! Keep the Faith!

Stay Connected to The Vine!
1 Timothy 6:15 New (NIV) reads … Which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords,

Alone Feeling Lonely

Listen to the audio above and share your thoughts.

Alone feeling lonely
Alone feeling lonely

Are you feeling alone and lonely, while others around are laughing and enjoying life?  I want you to Know you are never alone. The devil loves to comfort himself during your weakest hours of life. So, fill your hourglass with gladness . Fill your steps with willingness; fulfilling a path of greatness. Greater is the one in you, than the one in the world.