Dig Ditches

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Dig ditches.

Dig ditches, when you’re trusting for things to somehow work out the advice given is to “dig a ditch.” In the Bible, In the book of 2 Kings 3 several kings and their armies were journeying through the wilderness. After seven days there was no more water for them or the animals traveling with them.

The kings didn’t know what to do. They asked if there was a prophet traveling with them. Elisha the prophet was with them and he was told to consult the Lord for a solution. The Lord heard Elisha and answered and told them to make the valley where they were, full of ditches.

Dig ditches when there was no water or sign of water? What else could they do? They had to follow God’s instructions. Not only did He tell them to make the valley full of ditches, he told them they would see no signs of rain but the valley would be full of water.

To dig ditches required faith, it was a sign that they believed the water would come. The water came. In abundance, it filled the valley, just like God said it would. What are you believing God to do in your life? What problem do you have that desperately needs solving? Dig ditches, show Him that you believe you’ll receive what you’re believing for. Trust Him today.

If you’re struggling to believe God and would like to talk and pray, schedule a call with me HERE .

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The Key to a Rich and Satisfying Life

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What does a rich and satisfying life look like for you?

I talk a lot about living the life you really want, having clarity, and taking action. However, there’s something that I believe has to happen in order for you to live the life you really want. That something is that you have to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. You have to want to do life His way. You can have everything in place, know what you want, taking action to make it happen, and you can still be dying on the inside. You see, a rich and satisfying life is not possible without Him.

When Jesus is the head of your life, when you have relationship with Him, He will lead and direct you. When you follow His way, when you consult Him first, life is so much better. You’ll have the life you really want, and it will be a rich and satisfying life. Not many can say that about their lives. Will your life be rich and satisfying?

If you know there is more to life than the way you’re living it but you don’t know what to do about it let’s talk and create a strategy for getting you there. A rich and satisfying life is possible, and it’s possible for you. Schedule a complimentary call with me HERE.

 

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Quiet Time Gives Life: 5 Signs that it’s time for some

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Me having quiet time in a tree

Quiet time. It seems like a rare commodity. People are not making time for it anymore. I wonder why? Are they afraid of it? Are you afraid to be alone with yourself and God? Quiet time gives life, could this be why it is so elusive?

Lately my quiet time has not been a priority. I’ve been squeezing it in after everything else in my day is done and I’m so tired that the time I’ve been spending is so short. It’s time for me to make it a number one priority again, nothing should come before my quiet time, my time with the Lord. Once I spend time with Him He shows me how to manage my time for everything else. Once I spend time with Him, the answers to whatever problems I may be facing become clear and I am equipped to face whatever life dishes out. Quiet time gives you life and here’s how to tell that you haven’t made it a priority:

  1. You feel like your life is out of control.
  2. You feel agitated.
  3. You struggle to make decisions.
  4. Something is bothering you and you can’t seem to put your finger on what it is.
  5. You’re not the nicest person to be around.

If the list resonated with you, it’s time to make quiet time with the Lord a priority. Start where you are, wake up a few minutes earlier, go to bed a few minutes later, do whatever it takes but start somewhere.You don’t have to have big chunks of time to get started, 15 minutes is a good starting point. As you spend time with the Lord He’ll show you how to free up more time for what matters most.

Spending time alone may be difficult for you, your mind races, you can’t focus, the attention deficit really kicks in. It’s ok, keep going. The more you have time alone, the easier it will become to quiet your mind. During your quiet time tell the Lord why you’re there, what you’re feeling and then just wait on Him; He’ll give you everything you need, sometimes right then, sometimes as you go about your day. Trust Him and when you hear, obey. Your quiet time gives life, don’t go without it. Let me know how having quiet time has made your life better.

 

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Going Where God Leads


God first started speaking to me about France decades ago. There probably was more He wanted to share with me about France but honestly, I wasn't asking any questions. I just knew that there was a burning desire to be there and I didn't know why.

So, after decades of knowing that God had some plans for me in France why didn't I go or at least press in to Him to find out why He wanted me there? Honestly, I didn't take the time to plan a trip and I didn't take the time to seek God regarding His plans.

Taking the time to dig deeper is so important if you want to know God's heart about any situation. Too often we seek Him as an afterthought and we miss out on His input on the situation. I don't know about you but I don't want to live my life with God's insight as a last resort. I want His input first in all that I do. It's the only way I can move forward confidently because I know that I am doing His will.

I finally followed His leading and made it to France. Why now? I'm more mature in my walk with Him now and the desire was still there, strong as ever. I knew that it was time. I am still waiting for Him to reveal why I'm here. While here I have noticed that there's something "off" about this place. I don't know what it is but He knows and a fellow Jesus lover reminded me of the spiritual darkness in France and suggested that maybe I'm here to pray for France. France, I pray that your people turn their hearts to God, in Jesus' name. Amen. Stay tuned…

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I Don’t Know What I’m Supposed To Be Doing


I wanted to let you all know about a really exciting course that I have coming up. If you’ve struggled with knowing what God’s plan is for your life this course is for you. God has a good plan for each of us and He wants to share it with you. Are you ready to know what it is? You can read more about the course here: God’s Plan

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A New Chapter

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Yesterday I started a new chapter of my life. I am 100% my own boss something that was supposed to be a long time ago but fear of letting go delayed my leap. Let me give you a little backstory…

The Lord has been telling me to launch out into the deep and trust Him for a while. Circumstances even lined up to give me the gentle nudge that I needed but lack of trust kept me from embracing the opportunities and I would place myself back in bondage. I did this for nearly 2 yrs. Guess what happened? I was dropped from the cliff and I finally got the message. It was time for me to obey God and do what He called me to do.

I want to encourage you if you find yourself in a position where you do not know what is next for you. Here are some things you can do immediately:

  • Spend time alone with God and listen for what He speaks to you. It’s a scary place to be when you feel like the rug has been pulled out from under you and you have no plan of action. It doesn’t have to be scary though if you have your trust in God. He has a good plan for your life, it’s up to you to find out that plan and then walk in it. Get alone and have a heart to heart with Him, share everything you are feeling and then listen for what He says to you.
  • Be careful who you share your situation with. This is so important. Not everyone believes God like you do or like you want to believe Him. People (loved ones and friends) can speak words that get you into fear and doubt. Be careful who you share with.
  • Obey what God says to you. What’s the point in seeking Him for His plan if you have no intention on doing it? Do what He says, His ways are best and His plan is good.

So, with no real plan in hand yet, I know bits and pieces of what I am to do. I am excited to finally be obedient and walk in what God has called me to do. Writing about my journey is part of what He has told me to do. I am 100% dependent on Him, as it should be. I am looking forward to doing His will and will share my journey with you through my blog and Periscope (@rochelleinglis).

If you have something to share about your own faith walk I’d love to hear all about it.

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God’s Plan For Your Life: Seek Him

I’ve been sharing on periscope (@rochelleinglis) about finding out God’s plan for your life. Here’s part 3 of what I have been sharing. 

  

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