I prayed and decreed this into existence by faith in The Word of God! You can do the same for yourself and your kids.
This is the birthday blessing I released over my son December 8, 2015.
"Happy Birthday, Buddy!! It's an honor to be your mother and mentor on your journey to fulfilling your divine destiny.As you embark on this 14th year, the year of deliverance, I decree that your past, present and future have been redeemed out of the hand of the enemy by the dam Yeshua and that you'll go forth in fullness of revelation and effectively war for the prophecies decreed over your life. Let none look down on you because of your youth because God's Word that's been ingrafted in you has made and is making you wiser than your teachers.
I admire the way you hear, honor and obey the voice of Elohim and am blessed to have the benefit of your prophetic voice and power in prayer within reach. Today the Father declares to you:
"I have placed my apostolic anointing on you to tear down and build up governments both in the spirit and in the natural. Your faith life is one of continual new beginnings because, like David, you're a man after My own heart. I have placed within you the anointing of Samuel and I have touched your mouth so that your words do not fall the ground. Speak, "GRACE, GRACE," and watch mountains fall before you. You are Mine!"
I present to you the great and mighty, Prince Zayne."
Z and I have had some serious ... adventures are what I like to call them. The most recent was a flat tire. I noticed it was going flat and went to the shop to see if I could get a $15 repair. Nope. The tire was on its last legs and the man even wanted me to sign a paper saying he warned me and I drove out with a practically dead tire.
I didn't sign nothin'. I drove the two blocks home and prayed for a miracle because I had volunteer work to do at the food bank in a couple days. Nothing happened and I didn't wanna break my promise, so I prayed and acted. I had money for Fix-a-Flat, which I love, bt dubbs, so I got some, put it in and then went to the gas station to add air. Then Z and I prayed the whole way to volunteer and back. We made it.
The next day we were headed out again and I just assumed the tire was ok. It was not. It was totally flat and loud as we drove so I back up and returned home. Again I had another volunteer commitment coming up so I went and bought more Fix-a-Flat to repeat my process. Ha! The stuff was leaking out because tired had a big gash in it.
I prayed in the bathroom in desperation, came out and my PayPal notice dinged saying someone had sowed a seed. I could get a new tire now.
I had another great idea. Instead of calling a tow truck I'd take the tire off and go buy another and then just put the new one on. Well, I couldn't get the tire off which is why my gloves above got jacked up. so because I was desperate I jumped in the car and drove it the two blocks around the corner to the tire shop 50 minutes before closing time on a Saturday night. Yes, I drove on the rim with it burning up, smoking and smelling like a serious fire and with my hazard lights flashing. Good grief.
You know I was praying the whole time and called in angels to keep the rim in tack. And when I got there the shop guy was laughing. I wasn't laughing, I said two curse words. Out loud. Car stuff is not the business for me. Sexist or not, in my mind that's man's work. It stresses me out and I don't like to deal with it. And being a single mom adds another layer of anxiety to the situation for me.
Anyhoo, I was telling Z that I've been collecting all of the "adventures" we've had together as a single-parent family to do something with someday. That someday is now and I'm inviting other single parents who have stories - good, bad, ugly and inspirational - to share, also.
I'm accepting written submissions to be included in an anthology about single parenting from 12.2.2015 to 12.23.2015.
TO APPLY: In a Word document write and edit your story of 500-1000 words, include a photo, bio and contact information and send in an email by 11:59 p.m. PST. If your story is accepted you'll be contacted for payment and release information.
25 November 2015 — I love to pray. And anyone who's effective in prayer does, too. Being effective means you get results and getting results will keep you in your prayer closet on the regular. I'm a witness.
A friend and I began praying for our businesses, etc. a bit ago and we're seeing the manifestations of what we pray each week. We try not to miss prayer dates. Even though we have a standing appointment with each other and The Lord, we adjust our schedules so we don't have to miss a session.
Consistency in prayer matters. Stamina, momentum, faith, and recognition in the spiritual realm must be built up. Also, the pray-ers have to get into one accord (Matthew 18:19, Acts 1:14). It's sad that so many churches don't teach effective prayer. I'm not sure why they don't ... except that they probably don't know how.
As a teacher myself, I realize it's not easy to teach effective prayer. I didn't learn in a church. I learned from being desperate and having to dig in and experience breakthrough in prayer firsthand. I speak about effective prayer all the time, but it's only going to be theory until we're praying and agreeing about a real-life situation. That's one of the reasons I love praying through seasons with others.
Each month I pray at least one person through some issue from crisis to deliverance. Sometimes it's multiple people. It's effective. Prayer gets things done.
Today's prayer was so good. I had a vision of a door being opened and another of snow falling. I looked up snow in a dream dictionary and it listed: pure/white, Robe of Righteousness, glory, refreshing, God's Word. Immediately Isaiah 55:10-11 came to mind ... Just like snow and rain come from heaven to water the earth and don't return to where they came from, God's Word cannot return void. Yes and amen!
I decreed agreement with that vision and the Ruach haKodesh spoke:
"Your agreement with Me will take you over the highest heights."
Then I saw a beautiful night sky similar in color to the pic above and two snow-capped mountains -- this reminds me of another snow-covered mountain dream I had before; I'll have to try and remember to share it here sometime. God has elevation, breakthrough and promotion in store for our lives and businesses. I'm excited and expectant.
You need agreement with others in prayer -- if you're married or have children you should be powerful in prayer because you've got built-in agreement. And you need to agree with God. That's a basic, but a huge portion of The Body isn't in agreement with God's Word or will. You can look at lives in comparison to the promises in the Logos and determine if someone agrees with God ... or not.
Copyright © 2015 Zari Banks, M.Ed
All of us have experienced or are still living with dysfunctional relationships. I spent a few sessions with a mentoring client once who was spinning their wheels trying to grasp abundant life while a root of unforgiveness from a parental relationship was still growing in their soul.
That doesn't work. I can't name anyone God has prospered who's still waiting for restitution from the hands of man. Plus, I know much about unforgiveness - because of my personal history - and what it does to hinder our access to Holy Spirit's power. I want too much; I can't afford not to forgive.
Dysfunctional relationships, even divinely ordained ones, don't glorify God. It's not God's will that there's strife day in and day out; matter of fact He has told us in the written Word that's demonic. God relationships are peaceful relationships. Therefore, we cannot use a divine connection as an excuse to continue in dysfunction. Steps have to be taken to bring deliverance and healing and that starts with at least one of the parties deciding to forgive and receive God's assistance.
If any of your high-stakes relationships are dysfunctional seek a mentor's assistance. You can also pray the following:
Holy Spirit, I thank You that I can call out to You and You'll answer me and show me great and mighty things. I ask by faith in this Word and in Jesus' name that you give me Your vision of what this relationship should look like. I reject my or any other vision for our relationship and receive Yours only. I confess and repent of my immaturity and sin and receive Your forgiveness. I desire to forgive _____ and myself for what's happened. I decree a shift in our relationship as I walk out Your vision for us in Christ's strength. I declare this by faith in Jesus' name. Amen.
Expect a vision or dream to follow giving you His vision for your relationship and then do your part to line it up with His will. Success and abundance will follow.
I teach effective prayer because praying effectively is what I do.
I am totes blessed to have Shamine Marie as a guest on Testimony Tuesday today! When I read her testimony my jaw dropped. She has definitely - and still is, of course - overcome by the blood of the Lamb and here is the word of her testimony. Grab a snack, a pen and a journal, push play and get fed. I bless you in Jesus' name.
Luck and superstition have no place in the life of believers and we want to be sure we deliver the truth in its fullness to our children. In this episode we examine the origins of some superstitions and what the written Word says about them.