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  • Do You Have ‘Doggie on a Bone’ Tenacity?

    See, the LORD your God has given you the land. Go up and take possession of it as the LORD, the God of your ancestors, told you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
                                                       Deuteronomy 1:21 NIV

    dog boneMy son Brandon loves dogs so, when we got an Australian Shepherd he spent hours training her. Brandon had this routine with Roxy where he would hold out her rawhide dog bone, have her ‘sit’ and then he would tell her to ‘stay’.  He kept saying stay for different intervals of time and then, with excitement in his voice he would say, “Come get it” and with tenacity she would run at him and grab the rawhide in her mouth.  When Brandon would try to get the bone back so he could go through the routine again he had a hard time, and almost lost a finger on a few occasions!

    Do You Have ‘Doggie on a Bone’ Tenacity?

    As I read this scripture in Deuteronomy I believe that God wants you to have the same tenacity to take possession of all that He has for you as Roxy did for getting her rawhide bone from Brandon.

    womans eyeFirst, you need to open your spiritual eyes and see what God has given you.  It’s not a new age practice to visualize a goal.  Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish”.  You need to keep God’s promise in front of you, you need to see it with your mind’s eye.

    dog with bone growlingThe next step is to believe that God has given it to you.  If you understand that God has given it to you then you won’t easily let others take it away from you, just like Roxy.

    dog with boneThe last step is to “Go up and TAKE possession of it”.  God doesn’t want weak-willed, soft Christians.  He desires for you to be strong.  He tells you in this verse to not be afraid and not be discouraged.

    There’s no room for excuses, no place for backing down,
    just a command to go get all that God has for you.

    So, take some lessons from Roxy.

    Stay until God gives you the command and then when He says ‘Go’ have that Doggie on a bone tenacity and take possession of all God has for you!

    Prayer

    Father…I know Your plans for me are good and I know they’re going to be exciting.  Open my spiritual eyes to see what you have prepared for me so I don’t question it when times get tough. I will tenaciously chase after all that you have for me and not give in, go back or quit.  I will take possession of every good thing You have for me.  In Jesus Name…Amen

    [tweetthis]Do You Have ‘Doggie on a Bone’ Tenacity?[/tweetthis]

    If you liked the refreshing in this #SoulH2O devotion, you love my latest Soul H2O Devotional book: 40 Thirst Quenching Devotions for Women.

    Lessons From The Family DogAfter I wrote this devotion encouraging you to live with Doggie On A Bone Tenacity I read another verse in the Bible that mentioned dogs and THAT led me to think about another verse in the Bible that reference dogs.  So, in honor of my dog-loving kids I’ve decided to run a short 3 Part Series called LESSONS FROM THE FAMILY DOG.  If you’d like to read them all I’ll add the links once they’re posted.
    Lesson 
    #2 Don’t Be Found Yanking a Dog’s Ears & Lesson #3 Don’t Eat What The Dog’s Eating

     

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  • I Was Shortlisted For a Word Guild Award!

    I’ve got to confess…I’m nervous writing this post.  Fear, insecurity…and admittedly a bit of pride has kept me from posting this news, until now.  When I first found out that I was shortlisted for a Word Guild Award I was ecstatic and immediately posted the news on Facebook.  After I made the post I got nervous.  When I looked at who was also shortlisted my elation turned to deflation.  I felt I really didn’t stand much of a chance in winning and worried what people would think if I posted about it and lost.  Yes…I’m completely human too 🙂

    Since the Facebook post, I haven’t told many people.  Today I was talking about it with Todd and my stepson Brandon when Brandon gave me some advice I would share with a friend.  He said, “Sherry, it’s an honour just to be nominated and shortlisted.”  How do kids get so smart 🙂

    So, here’s my formal announcement…drum roll please…

    Word Guild AwardI Was Shortlisted For a Word Guild Award!

    Woohoo!!!!

    I am completely honoured that a post on my Soul H2O Blog has been shortlisted in the following Category with two talented writers.  Whomever wins, we’re all blessed to be considered.

    Check Here to see the full Word Guild Awards Shortlist

    Shortlisted Category:  Article – Inspirational/Devotional

    Carolyn Arends of Surrey, B.C. for “Artful Discipleship” (Faith Today)
    Daniel Blackwell of North York, Ont. for “Taking Off the Masks – The need for recovery groups in our churches” (Testimony Magazine)
    Sherry Stahl of Leamington, Ont. for “The Women Of The Christmas Story – The Teenager” (https://sherrystahl.com/the-women-of-the-christmas-story-the-teenager/)

    Carolyn Arends is an amazing Christian Recording Artist that I’ve listened to for years.  She’s a very accomplished author, speaker, professor and Director of Education for Renovaré…Do you sleep Carolyn?  🙂   Daniel Blackwell is not to be mistaken for the Danny Blackwell of Maryland who shot at his wife for taking a bite out of his grilled cheese sandwich!  And no, I’m not making that up, check it out for yourself in the Global News Report.  You just can’t make that stuff up 🙂  I believe that this Danny Blackwell is a guy I went to Bible College with but haven’t seen since my second year at E.P.B.C (now MCS).  I guess I’ll have to see at the Awards Gala!

    In just one week Todd and I will be traveling to Toronto for the 2017 Word Guilds Award Gala and I’m even preparing a speech…just in case 🙂

    GET YOUR POM-POMS READY &
    CHECK ON THIS LINK FOR A POST-AWARDS UPDATE  🙂

    Celebrating The Women Of The Christmas Story – The Teenager

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  • Feel Like Someone’s Trying to Wear You Down?

    He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One”
                                                                    Daniel 7:25 NASB

    SHARPEN PENCILThis morning I was getting ready for church and I went to sharpen my eyebrow pencil but there was nothing left.  I had sharpened it so many times that it was completely worn out, there was nothing left inside.  I looked at the pencil and thought it was a pretty good representation of how I was feeling.  Issues unresolved in my life for almost a decade have left my energy depleted.  It’s frustrating because in so many areas of my life I have seen such tremendous growth and increase, yet in this area the enemy ‘seems’ to have the upper hand.

    Have you ever Felt Like Someone’s Trying to Wear You Down?

    Proverbs 17:22 says, “a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.”

    You see, there literally is someone trying to wear You down.  The enemy of your soul is trying to break your spirit so he can sap your energy and get you to quit.  When talking about the devil, Jesus reminds us that he comes only to steal, kill and destroy.  The devil doesn’t have any good plans for your life…but God does!

    God has planned for your victory. 

    VICTORYUnderstanding victory is only achieved through a battle helps you accept that although victory doesn’t come easy, it will come!

    If you’re feeling worn down, worn out and sapped of strength today…please don’t give up! Fight the urge to “become weary in doing good, for at the proper time” you “will reap a harvest if” you “do not give up.”3

    Prayer

    Father…I thank You for promising me victory.  The enemy will do his best to try and wear me down, but Your joy will be my strength.  You have given me everything I need for life and I trust that you will use this current battle to bring about overwhelming victory4 in my life!  In Jesus Name…Amen

    [tweetthis]If you’re feeling worn down, worn out and sapped of strength today…please don’t give up![/tweetthis]

    [tweetthis]VICTORY doesn’t come easy, but it WILL come![/tweetthis]

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    1                John 10:10
    2                Jeremiah 29:11
    3                Galatians 6:9
    4                Romans 8:37

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  • You’ve Got to Run at The Enemy

    As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him.
                                                                                     1 Samuel 17:48 NLT

    When I was young my parents auto mechanics shop was located in a rough area of downtown Hamilton. German Shepherd guard dogs kept the building safe.

    Some of the people who worked for our family had what you might call ‘interesting backgrounds’.  One of my favorites was a guy named Jimmy; my sister Lori and I loved him.  He was an excellent employee trying to cut all ties from his former connections when a dangerous biker gang started putting pressure on his little brother.  In confidence Jimmy went to the clubhouse to confront them and warn them to leave his brother alone.  When Jimmy turned to walk away they shot him in the back.

    The Funeral

    Lori and I were distraught at Jimmy’s funeral.  As a little girl I wondered why there were so many police in the funeral home and parked along the road to the cemetery, but my adult self fully understands.

    Jimmy’s Fatal Error

    Jimmy’s error was in turning his back to the enemy.  All too often we run away from the enemy, leaving ourselves open for attack.

    [tweetthis]All too often we run away from the enemy, leaving ourselves open for attack.[/tweetthis]

    You’ve Got to Run at The Enemy

    David was a born warrior so he knew not to do this, he knew exactly how to defeat the enemy.   Scripture tells us that “David quickly ran out to meet” Goliath.   He didn’t sit back, cower back or turn and run away.  David ran towards the enemy.

    Roman warrior back exposedComparing this verse with another set of warrior verses in the Bible, it’s interesting to me that when Paul encourages us to “put on the full armor of God” in Ephesians 61 there isn’t one article described to cover your back.  It makes me ask, Why would God leave us unprotected?

    I believe God never intended for you to turn away from the enemy.  God knew that you would only be safe as you move forward and run at the enemy.

    Prayer

    armor of GodFather…Today I choose to put on a full set of armor.

    On my head, I place the helmet of salvation to guard my thoughts.  I’m wrapping the belt of Your truth around my waist and cinching it in tight.  I’m protecting my heart, with the breastplate of Your righteousness and tying up my shoes getting ready to run with the gospel of peace.  I extinguish all the enemy’s darts as I raise up the shield my faith in You provides.  In my hand I place the sword of Your Word and it is Your Word I will declare as I run at the enemy!   In Jesus Name…Amen

     

    1. Ephesians 6:13-17

    The Armor of God

    13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

    If you liked the refreshing in this #SoulH2O devotion, you love my latest Soul H2O Devotional book: 40 Thirst Quenching Devotions for Women.

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    Heart Encouragement ThursdayCrystal Storms, Chasing Community  Barbara Bradford Ottinger
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  • Saying The Right Thing

    Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
                                                    Hebrews 10:23 NIV

    “I just can’t take it anymore!” These are terribly hopeless words of complete surrender to defeat.  Years ago, in a place of brokenness I quoted them too much.  At some point I felt the Holy Spirit speaking to me and encouraging me to be careful with what I allowed to roll off my lips.  So, when those words came spilling out of my mouth recently, alarms started going off in my head.  I knew that I no longer was saying the right thing.

    The confession of my mouth was negative, void of hope or faith.  The opposite is what I needed to declare.

    Only days later, my daughter reminded me how to speak in hope.  Shelby was talking with her friends and professed about her future in hope and faith.  Shelby spoke words to the direction God gave her a few years ago for her life.

    The writer of Hebrews was encouraging believers to profess their hope.  Since profess isn’t a word I normally use (and maybe you don’t either) I looked this verse up in the original Greek.  Strong’s concordance explains that profess means to “speak to a conclusion”1.  Our profession; our spoken words need to speak to the end…not to our current situation.  Profess hope for your future in the words you speak.

    So…

    What are you professing?

    Are you releasing your faith through what you say or binding it up?

    Are you saying the right thing?

    Prayer

    Father…let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to You.  Help me to set a guard around my mouth so I can eat of the good fruit that my words produce and not the bitter.  I will hold unswervingly to the hope I hold in You and profess it with my words because YOU ARE FAITHFUL!  In Jesus Name…Amen

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    1        https://biblehub.com/greek/3671.htm

    DRAWING FROM THE WELL
    1. Hebrews 10:23
    2. Proverbs 18:21
    3. Matthew 12:36-37
    4. Psalm 19:14
    5. Romans 4:17

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  • Happy Victoria Day 2017!

    Cya tomorrow for this week’s #SoulH2O Devotion.  Today, have a great day celebrating with friends and family!

    Be Blessed & Refreshed!

    ~Sherry

    xoxo

     

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  • Do You Feel Adequate For The Task?

    And who is adequate for such a task as this?
                                                    2 Corinthians 2:16 (b) NIV

    This Sunday was a big day for me.  I preached at my home church in Hamilton, ON with a crowd that included a lot of family, friends, former members of my teenage youth group and members of the Jr. High youth group I led. Preaching from the pulpit that brought me a large majority of the sermons I’ve heard seemed quite surreal.  People may find this hard to believe but in the morning of the day I spoke I was a nervous wreck. I began to question whether or not I was adequate for the task.

    [tweetthis]Do You Feel Adequate For The Task?[/tweetthis]

    Do You Feel Adequate For The Task?

    Before I spoke, thoughts of inadequacy were running through my head.  Phrases were flitting through my mind, mocking me: “I’m divorced”, “These people knew me when I was young and immature”, “My family knows all my flaws”, “who am I to stand in the pulpit where so many great men and women of the faith have stood?”, did I mention, “I’m divorced”.  I questioned my right to do anything for God.

    The truth is, I’m not adequate and neither are you.

    None of us are.  Paul came to this conclusion when sending the letter to the Corinthians.  Just a few verses after his question “And who is adequate for such a task as this?” Paul settles the answer in his mind when he says, “Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.”1

    If you haven’t heard it said, you need to hear it…

    God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called.

    Today, don’t let yourself question if you’re adequate for the task.  Walk in confidence to do all you’re called to, knowing your competence comes from God!

    Prayer

    Father…I’m relieved to know the pressure is off of me.  I don’t have to be good enough, because You are!  Help me to walk with lighter steps today trusting in your all-sufficiency. Your divine power has given me everything I need for life and godliness.2  Thank You for making me, adequate for the task.  In Jesus Name…Amen  

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    1        2 Corinthians 3:5 NIV
    2           2 Peter 1:3

    DRAWING FROM THE WELL

    1. 2 Corinthians 2:16 (b)
    2. 2 Corinthians 3:4-6
    3. 2 Peter 1:3
    4. Genesis 41:16

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  • Why Mothers Are Always So Tired

     “…in humility value others above yourselves, let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”
    Philippians 2:3-4   NIV

    When I became a mother I never knew how much work was involved!  You see, I had babysat a million or so times and thought I would be a pro, but good moms are much more than babysitters.  True mothers are selfless.  They live out these verses on a day-to-day basis, putting the needs of their children before their own.

    working momMoms are willing to stay up late or get up early to: wash clothes, cook a meal, sit with a sick child, clean the house, work from home, ‘help’ do homework, listen to a broken heart, wipe away tears or prepare lunches.

    And that’s why mothers are always so tired!

     

    milton berle quote

    In this portion of scripture Paul writes from jail and encourages believers to treat each other well.  He reminds us all to have the same attitude of Christ in the way we interact with one other.  He instructs with these words: “don’t be selfish…think of others as better than yourselves…take care of the interests of others…You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.”1 Jesus never asks us to do anything He hasn’t already done.

    [tweetthis]The self-less characteristic of a #mother comes from being made in the image of God.[/tweetthis]

    At no other time do we reveal the attitude of Christ better than when we place the needs of others before our own.

    Mothers, it’s my prayer that you understand how valuable your labour is.  You are truly the hands of God extended to your child.  Believers everywhere, follow in the attitude of Christ to be His hands and feet to those around you.

    Prayer

    Father…I thank You for showing me how to love self-lessly by sending Your one and only son to earth.  Let me not become weary in well-doing as I follow Your lead.  I ask You to help me love in the attitude of Christ, placing proper value on those around me and providing for their needs.  In Jesus Name…Amen

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    1. Philippians 2:5

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  • Could God Be Making Your Life Difficult?

    And the LORD multiplied the people of Israel until they became too mighty for their enemies.  Then he turned the Egyptians against the Israelites, and they plotted against the LORD’s servants.
                                                          Psalm 105:24-25 NLT

    I think you need to ask yourself this question when things are starting to go haywire…

    Could God Be Making Your Life Difficult?

    Many people struggle with verses in the Bible like these.

    getting too comfyPeople are comfortable when God does neat, explainable things, but not stuff like this.  It almost seems out of character for Him.

    Unless you come at scripture with the foundational belief that God is good and He is working for the good of those who love Him; portions of scripture like this and seasons in your life will be misunderstood.

    If God didn’t turn up the heat and cause the Egyptians to go fully against the Israelites they never would have left.  The truth is, the Egyptians had been against the Israelites for centuries.

    slaves in eypt

    Living as slaves in a foreign land had become so “normal” for the Israelites they stayed there for 400 years but it wasn’t where God wanted them.1  Sure they had to do all the tough back-breaking work of making bricks…sure they were second rate citizens…sure Pharaoh had executed a genocide of their male children, but they had food, homes and clothes.

    The Israelites had been lulled into a complacency mindset of
    “It’s OK, we’re getting by”
    and forgot the promises of God.2

    God wanted more for their lives and He wants more for your life.

    [tweetthis]God wanted more for their lives and He wants more for your life.[/tweetthis]

    Because of God’s good plans for your life, He [tweetthis remove_url=”true” remove_hidden_hashtags=”true” remove_hidden_urls=”true”]God sometimes has to cause situations in your life 2 fall apart so U wake up and recognize you’re living below God’s best[/tweetthis]

    Have you been feeling a little uncomfortable lately?  Things not going right?  Could you be living with a “getting by” mindset?  Ask yourself:

    [tweetthis]Could God Be Making Your Life Difficult? [/tweetthis]

    Prayer

    Father…I know you’re good.  I know you love me and have good plans for my life.  Let me wake up and discern the root of my problems to know if it’s You or the enemy at work.  May I not get stuck in complacency, accepting second best but to live in Your promises — Your best for my life!  In Jesus Name…Amen

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    1. Genesis 50:24-25
    2. Genesis 7:6, 35:11

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  • Got Baggage? Learning To Travel Light

    “One day Jesus called together his twelve disciples and gave them power and authority to cast out all demons and to heal all diseases. Then he sent them out to tell everyone about the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick. “Take nothing for your journey,” he instructed them. “Don’t take a walking stick, a traveler’s bag, food, money, or even a change of clothes.
    Luke 9:1-3  NLT

    LEARNING TO TRAVEL LIGHT

    Overstuffed suitcaseA couple of months ago we took a well-needed vacation.  I’m travelling all the time for speaking engagements but it’s just not the same as taking a vacation.  No matter how hard I try, I never have enough room in my luggage for everything I want to bring.  As usual, my suitcase was overfull so I had to put stuff in Todd’s suitcase and in Brandon’s.  On our mission’s trip to Guatemala it was no different.  I had stuff in Todd’s suitcase.  If there’s a course on Learning to Travel Light I need to sign up!

    The gospels record how Jesus told the disciples to pack for their mission trip.  Jesus sends the disciples out without luggage, “not even a change of clothes” Luke says!  I’m not sure I would cut it on one of Jesus’ mission’s trips???  All joking aside, I don’t think Jesus really cares about how stuffed our suitcases are.

    In this Scripture, He’s trying to teach the disciples and us that we don’t need anything more than his authority and power when we go out to reach people for Him.

    stuffed suitcase

    I think the best way to travel light is to unpack the baggage in our lives and let God heal our hearts. When we do that our ‘bags’ are lighter and we are freer.  Light enough to run after God’s plan for our destiny.

    [tweetthis]The best way 2 travel light is 2 unpack the baggage in our lives & let God heal our hearts[/tweetthis]

    As you plan out this week, ask the Father if there’s anything in your overstuffed suitcase that He wants to free you from along the journey of Learning to Travel Light.

    Prayer

    Father…I thank You for being so patient with me and not getting frustrated with the junk in my suitcase.  Help me to open it up to You and allow the Holy Spirit to reveal what needs to go.  Let me be diligent in getting rid of whatever You know is hindering me from following hard after You.  In Jesus Name…Amen

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    Monday MeditationsLaura J. Davis,
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    Cheerleaders of Faith #RARaLinkup – Kelly Balarie,
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    Coffee For Your HeartHolley Gerth, Word Nerd Wednesdays — Liz Giertz
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    Heart Encouragement ThursdayCrystal Storms, Chasing Community  Barbara Bradford Ottinger
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