"The most powerful thing you can do you can do flat on your back, totally disabled - and that is pray!" Author and Speaker Debra Susan Bowman
You can be disabled physically, emotionally, financially - your situation can render you helpless in so many ways, but you can always pray. Many fail to pray because they see no connection between praying and real outcomes in real life. But praying, alway, always, always makes a difference. Praying always changes things, even if the change seems delayed and shows up some a lengthy time after the praying. The Word says in Luke 18:1 that believers ought to always pray and to never, ever give up. It doesn't matter what has you down, you can get prayed up. In fact, down and out, confined to the couch, is sometimes the best place to be for it resigns you to the one position that is most powerful in life: prone, facing heaven. If you find yourself with no other option - pray! Pray, pray, pray and pray some more. I Corinthians 14:14 tells you to pray with your understanding and pray with your spirit. Philippians 4:6 encourages you to pray about EVERYTHING! Romans 8:26 says pray with every fiber of your being. Fill yourself with prayer until that prayer oozes out and shows up in your life, and in the life of those you are praying for. When all else fails pray and you release God's favor and with His favor comes all you need, even what you can never produce.
"The most powerful 3 words on earth besides I love you are I forgive you." Author and speaker, Debra Susan Bowman
You have to forgive your children. You have to forgive God. You have to forgive yourself. Forgiveness puts the gas in your believing engine. Forgiveness releases the brakes that are keeping your car steadfastly stuck in the past. Forgiveness is like pulling the lever on a big dump truck that lifts the bed and dumps the load. Forgiveness doesn't open the door to abuse, or put you back into the muck, forgiveness releases the load that is holding you back, thats keeping you in the muck. Forgiveness breaks off the chains of oppression and control from someone or something done to you or said to you, so you are now free to move forward, to make headway, to fully press in, to full embrace a new path and a new life. Unforgiveness keeps you thinking about all the negative that was while forgiveness frees you to think about all the positive that might be be. How do you know when you have truly forgiven? When the memory no longer controls. Leave the retribution to God and forgive and keep on forgiving until the freedom arrives and without the load you will run the race faster and longer and you will win!
"Never listen to the lie - always listen to the life." Author Debra Susan Bowman
Jesus said I will give you life - and not just life, but life in abundance (John 10:10) But, the first part of the verse that gives you that promise also contains a warning - there is a liar, whose goal is to destroy you. If you are pressing into anything, if you are believing God for anything, if you are standing for a breakthrough anywhere in your life, I guarantee you this - you will be lied to. We are all lied to. At those crucial moments in life when something bad or negative happens, or when you are working so hard for a breakthrough you will be lied to, because we have an enemy who is a liar. The question is not whether the accusation or lie will come, but when it comes, the question is, will you listen to the lie or the life? If it tears you down it's a lie - don't listen to it. If it builds you up and brings you life, then listen to it. Some lies are very hard to say no to because they contain a nugget of truth, but if you listen, the lie will get bigger and the truth will get smaller. Say no to the lie, say yes to the truth: you are a child of the King, you are well able, you can do it, you can learn how, you can get what you are believing for, your children will be saved, you will make a difference, listen to the life and you will get your breakthrough!
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Debbie's Declaration: Begin a new life for your child, by speaking a new life over your child.
If you want to change the life of a child, begin by declaring to the child the new life you envision for them. A young mind will store every word it hears and it will track toward becoming what is said over them.
Debbie's Declaration: Like asphalt over gravel, you can repave the roads of your mind.
Defeat fear, worry, negative thoughts of fear and doom by paving over old thought patterns with new thought patterns. Get the new thoughts from the Word of God. Research in the Word what you need to think, write it on a 3 by 5 card, carry it around and when the old thought tries to take dominion, read the Word off the card. Say it out loud. Give it a place of honor! Say out loud to yourself, "Thought of destruction, I say no to you!" and then say yes to the Word you have written on the card by reading it out loud and say, "Thought of construction, I say YES to you!" Keep doing it until the new thought is strong and the old thought is weak and you will think yourself to a new life.
Debbie's Declaration: Love overrides the label.
No matter what a child's past: alcohol, drugs, addictions, abandonment, neglect, abuse, or whatever it may be - no label! Love covers a multitude of sins the word says: oddity, stupid, ugly, unloveable, failure, rejected, poor, forgotten, outcast - if you love them, the labels are defeated! Debra Susan Bowman
Debbie's Declaration: Practice Peace
Without realizing it, over time, we practice worry, anxiety, fear and a host of other emotions and outlooks. Then we ask God for peace. But what if He would say back to you, "You want peace? That is a good thing, my daughter! Now go and practice it." You may have invested years in developing a really good worry skill. Now, invest a few minutes in practicing peace - and you will have it!
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Debbie's Declaration: You don't do the Christian life sometimes.
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You are validated. To validate means to make real, authentic, authoritative. I validate you awesome grandmother to stop the curse of addiction from affecting the next generation! Debra Susan Bowman
“I am an awesome grandmother. I am making a difference. I can raise a new generation of whole, happy and healthy children.” Debra Susan Bowman