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Women 4 Christ Prayer Call

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Hi!

Join Savin’ it for Hubby Founder, Shannon Taylor (me :-)) and Women 4 Christ this Saturday morning at 7:00 am EST as we go before the Lord in prayer & praise ! Tune In to Be Blessed! You won’t want to miss this message!

Phone Number:1-712-775-7031

Access Code:552426822

Be blessed & encouraged!

Shannon

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What Does God’s Word Say About Sex?

purity-article-header-mirage-marriageHi! I’m so excited to begin this journey with you through God’s Word! Why am I so excited? I am excited because one of the greatest lies ever told will now be demolished! What’s this lie? The lie is that God has nothing to say about sex! Oh, He has lots to say! For all the questions and doubts you’ve had concerning sex, I challenge you to join in and find out the answers for yourself! This is about you and God, no one else! Take the time to really meditate on God’s Word and let Holy Spirit minister to your heart. Let truth replace all the lies that have been told to you and that you’ve told to yourself.

Over the next thirty-one days, pray for revelation, journal the entire scripture or parts that really hit home for you and meditate on the passages.  Let God’s truth set you free.  I’ll be following along as well and will, as Holy Spirit leads, post what revelation I get or have gotten from the scriptures as well as how they’ve helped me on my journey to purity and healing from my past hurts.  If you need accountability, follow Savin’ it for Hubby on Facebook and post any questions, concerns or any revelation that you’ve received.  You will not be on this journey alone. I look forward to hearing from you!

Below is the link to download the plan!

Be blessed & encouraged,

Shannon

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Are You a Fountain or a Drain?

image (1)Hi!! Next month I get the awesome opportunity to be one of the speakers at an amazing women’s conference and the theme is “Are You a Fountain or a Drain?” I’m so looking forward to this event! This event is being given by a sister-friend of mine, Minister Galetha Beard. She’s the president of their ministry called Women of Vision. SIFH has been partnering with this ministry for the past 3 years and love everything they stand for!

Now, if you’re in Georgia and would love to attend this event and be refreshed, encouraged and challenged, it will be on November 7th and the cost is $20.00, food included! Not bad for a women’s event, huh?  Below, is the link where you can find the details and register for the event. I really hope to see you there!

 

Are You a Fountain or a Drain? Women’s Event

Be blessed & encouraged,

Shannon


The Power of Jesus

Mark 1:23-24, 34

23 Suddenly, a man in the synagogue who was possessed by an evil[h] spirit began shouting, 24 “Why are you interfering with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”

25 Jesus cut him short. “Be quiet! Come out of the man,” he ordered. 26 At that, the evil spirit screamed, threw the man into a convulsion, and then came out of him.

34 So Jesus healed many people who were sick with various diseases, and he cast out many demons. But because the demons knew who he was, he did not allow them to speak.

So, I just started studying the book of Mark and just got an awesome but sobering revelation. In the above verses, Jesus has just arrived to Capernaum and on the Sabbath, being Jesus, shaking up all sorts of stuff, began teaching.  But of course, when the Word is about to go forth, the enemy shows up in this man. Now, verse 24 grabs me, the demons inside the man knew who Jesus was AND they knew that Jesus had the power and ability to destroy them!!!!!!!!!!! They knew that Jesus is the Holy One of God! Why this has never stuck out to me like this before me is crazy but the demons knew who he was and knew what Jesus was capable of. The sobering fact is that we, humans created in the image of God, God’s children, co-heirs with Jesus Christ himself, don’t KNOW who Jesus is and we certainly don’t know His power, but the demons do! OMG! So this just further shows why the enemy works so hard at keeping us deceived! The less we know about the power of Jesus, the more Satan can deceive us, keep us in bondage, keep us in sin, addictions, afflictions, sickness, doubting and questioning the power of God and His existence! Just to show how much power Jesus has over the enemy, in verse 34, Jesus casts out the demons and then doesn’t allow them to speak because the demons know who Jesus is!!! JESUS HAS POWER OVER DEMONS! Rejoice in this! Whatever “demon” you have or are battling with, Jesus is greater! There is truly power in the name of Jesus, don’t ever forget that or let the enemy talk you out of believing that! At the name of Jesus, demons flee!! If the demons know who Jesus is, shouldn’t you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Be blessed & encouraged,

Shannon


Everything!

depend on GodAs a woman of God, whether single or married, you have to get to a place in your life where you know how to go to God for EVERYTHING!

I mean every need you have be it physically, yes, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Why? Because the people and things in our lives are only meant to compliment our lives, not to become our lives.  Humans can only do and handle so much.  It’s impossible for people to keep up with our every demand, emotion or need.  It’s exhausting! Have you ever tried to be everything to someone? It’s impossible! You will wear yourself out! For instance in marriage or seeking marriage, we often look for someone to be our “knight in shining armor” to “complete us”. These expectations were truly meant for fairy tales.  These are unrealistic expectations that will truly set you up for disappointment.  I learned this the hard way.  In the beginning of our marriage, I expected my husband to love me unconditionally, do what I needed and wanted when I needed it and wanted it done.  I wanted him to be affectionate, loving, make me feel good about myself, make me feel secure, take care of me and always see me as beautiful whether I was looking good physically or not! I wanted him to complete me because I felt so empty. I put all these unrealistic expectations on him that when he failed even once, my life was devastated! Then came the thoughts that tormented me about him not loving me, or caring all because he missed one of my many unrealistic expectations.  He’s a man, he’s human and can only do so much.  The greatest mistake we can make is in looking to find someone to complete us! Not possible.  You are setting yourself up for failure if you’re looking for another incomplete person to complete you! The only One who can complete you is God and thonly One that complete the person you’re seeking to complete you is God.  Two incomplete people equals a whole lot of mess!

See, there’s a place for people and things in our lives and there’s a place for God.  We try and try to fill God’s portion with people and things but as God would have it, nothing or no one will ever come close to filling His part, but Him.  He did this purposely so we would always depend on Him.  We were created for Him! Now, having learned this lesson, I receive what love and devotion that my husband can give in his human self. Whatever I feel may be lacking for some reason or another, depending on the day it is, (because we women are emotional creatures), I know how to go to God and ask that He fill or help me to deal with what I feel that I’m missing. I’ve also learned to go to God first to fill me so that what love and affection I receive from my husband and children and those around me are just beautiful bonuses. So if one day I don’t get what I need from the people in my life, it doesn’t devastate me, I have God and have been filled by Him.  When I need to be held and hubby isn’t feeling all lovey dovey, God takes care of it in His own way.  God knows me better than I know myself so He knows exactly how to take care of me.

We all need to get to  a place in life where we teach ourselves to go to God first, then, He takes care of the rest be it through people, things or Him.  Don’t put unrealistic expectations on people and things.  You will live your life in great disappointment. Depend on God for everything and you will never be disappointed!

Be blessed & encouraged,

Shannon


Boundaries

Are you one of those people who hear the word “Bible” and roll your eyes, cringe or run for the hills? LOL! I know, I so used to be the same way! That is until I found out what the Bible really is all about.  Before I gave my life to Christ, I ran.  I ran far away.  I didn’t want to hear about God, certainly didn’t know who Jesus was and I didn’t want to hear anything about ….sin.  I didn’t realize then that I was running from the One who could rescue me from all that I was battling with.

I thought that by running from God and the Bible, that I was keeping my freedom and didn’t have to worry about being restricted and constricted. I always thought the Bible was full of words telling me what not to do so that I couldn’t have fun and live my life the way I wanted to.  I was living life without boundaries.  I did whatever I wanted, when I wanted, how I wanted and with whomever I chose to do it with!

It took me a long time to learn that the Bible was filled with pages of life-giving words, not life restricting and constricting words.  God’s word sets boundaries and believe it or not, we certainly do need boundaries! Without the word of God my life was out-of-bounds and all that did was allow me to heap loads of pain and heartache on myself! I invited this pain! Not knowing that the whole time I was running from God, He was chasing me with His love and all He wanted to do was protect me and I wouldn’t let Him.

God wants to protect us, that’s one of the reasons we have the Bible.  Look at life without the Bible.  Not pretty.  There’s so much ick, pain, and evil, all because we’d rather do things our own way.  We think we know what’s best when really, we don’t.  God has a huge advantage over us, He sees and knows the future, He knows what’s coming and not only that, He created us so He knows all about us (See Psalm 139).  The Word of God is alive and well and each time we read it, no matter if we’ve read the same verse several times before, we find exactly what we need for the season that we’re in. He knows exactly what we need right when we need it!

We have the wrong view of boundaries.  God’s boundaries are meant to protect and direct us.  If we follow Him, we can have the most amazing life which is found in Him (Jeremiah 29:11).  I mean, why not follow Him? He is the CREATOR of all things so why not go to the ONE who can give us all things? We don’t have to work for it, just receive, all because we’ve given our life over to Him.  He loves us beyond measure! Adam & Eve stepped out of the boundaries God set for them and look what happened? I would say having boundaries set by the Almighty is a pretty awesome idea! 🙂 Thank you God for your boundaries!

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Be blessed & encouraged,

Shannon


Soul Ties

soul ties redSoul ties are real! They are dangerous and will destroy your life! I know because I’ve been there! They are not easy to get rid of and you definitely can break free without the Blood of Jesus Christ!!

I found this awesome article on soul ties and it’s broken down so that you can’t misunderstand anything.  I pray that this blesses you and helps you understand what’s going on in your life if you’re experiencing any of the indicators mentioned.  God wants what’s best for us but we have to be willing to obey Him! Click link below.

4 Indicators of Wrong Soul Ties by Terri Savelle Foy

Be blessed & encouraged!

Shannon


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