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Verse of the Day : Romans 5: V. 3-4

Today’s verse of the day via bible app is Romans 5:3-4. I initially read this during the midnight hour last night and will continue to actively meditate on this verse thought my day.

There’s so much truth to it! I love it. Though we go through certain tribulations, we must continue to rejoice… expecting greatness by the second. We serve a Mighty Great God! Take out time of your day to give thanks unto The Lord. Here is another day that was not promised. I hope all of my readers have an amazing Wednesday. We’re almost through the work week. Stay encouraged!! 😃❤️

And not only this, but [with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships, knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance; and endurance, proven character (spiritual maturity); and proven character, hope and confident assurance [of eternal salvation].”

‭‭ROMANS‬ ‭5:3-4‬ ‭AMP‬‬

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Meant for Evil but Turned Out for Their Good!

Two weekends ago, I was led to go about the remaining week by participating in an “no social mediafast (no Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat). I never include WordPress because the community is different than my other social outlets. There are times, like others; where I get way too involved on my phone. As the internet has progressed, it can be a great tool but also toxic at the same time.

I’m sure most of us end up spending our days doing things that we could do without. Such as overly online shopping, always checking on the latest celebrity news.. etc. Constantly clouding our minds up with ways of the world. Swirling in the depths of worldly consuming.

When I get called to do a fast, I always participate in daily communion with The Lord. Heavily meditating on His word. While steadily praying a particular list of prayers. Each day and each night.

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3 years ago, when I was lead to do this. I asked The Lord to grant me the gift to dream/visions such of:

  • The truth of what is currently going on in my life and this world.
  • Kindly reveal what is to come of my life and this world as well.

So as I asked, I received.

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During last week of the fast, I sought out to ask the same list of prayers with a few more added onto it.

  • Help me Lord to love others as you do.
  • Lord, continue to strengthen me through this tribulation.
  • I pray that I cross paths with others who love you Lord.
  • Befriend those who are believers, who are artists and passionate about their calling. Inspiring me more ways than one. ❤️

Early last week, I distinctly remember being actively involved in a dream that involved an terror attack in NYC. I was in this huge glass building that was right next to Central Park while something horrific was going on in the city. Pedestrians fleeing in fear. Possible mass shooting?

Although I have never been in person before, Central Park has this rustic, gritty fence lined around that is undeniably it’s trademark.

When you normally have a dream, it’s more than likely in first person (like you’re living it out). While I was in first person… I had no idea that I was in a particular city. It looked like I was in some random ginormous/sophisticated building. 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️

It wasn’t until I was given the final third person view, that I knew it took place in NYC. The Lord made sure I made note of the unforgettable park in the middle of it all.

As I woke up, I began to rebuke what I have seen. Praying that the enemy would be stopped within its tracks. I wasn’t sure what to do with the information but to tell my support system (my family) and continue to rebuke such an action from taking place. My family continued to do the same as well.

Yesterday, my older sister messaged me with some news that put me into a solemn shocked state.

I received a text from her stating that there was an attack within New York City. An attack that included a bomb that was intended to go off in one of the subway’s in the city.

Instead of the bomb going off as the attacker’s planned, it malfunctioned and prematurely went off upon the suspect. Leaving this cowardly suspect alive to be within custody of the NYC police which will follow with indictment.

My jaw instantly dropped in shock. Yet, I was enormously relieved that:

  1. The attack was not a mass shooting like I suspected from my dream.
  2. What the DEVIL MEANT FOR HARM, ENDING UP TURNING FOR THE GOOD of those who were in the surrounding areas. 👏🏾

The natural thought came to mind, “was that pure coincidence?No. I do not believe in coincidences. Timing is everything and everything happens for a reason.

I give thanks to God for being sovereign, constantly protecting everyone; even if they realize it or not. It was also a lesson/reminder for myself to never doubt the power of prayer. Prayer holds more spiritual significance beyond our fleshly understanding.

Thankfully there are other believers as well who constantly pray that the devil’s wicked plans to be diminished and destroyed on the daily basis. Whatever is heavy on your heart and spirit… meditate to seek the reasoning of why. Never know what The Lord may want you to do.

Goodnight everyone!

Love,

Alyssa ( The Ascender) ❤️

Verse of The Day: Psalm 9:1

As we get closer to Thanksgiving, keep in mind of the things that you are grateful for the most! Give thanks to The Lord for such things. Make sure to enjoy the time around your loved ones!!! Don’t forget to eat good as well. 😃

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Verse of the day: “I will give thanks and praise the LORD, with all my heart; I will tell aloud all Your wonders and marvelous deeds.”

Psalm 9:1 AMP

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Poem: At Peace

“Growing at peace.

With myself.

With life.

With the Divine power of the Holy Spirit.

No matter the time.

No matter the place.

God’s trickling anointing continuously shimmers in my face.

It shines even during the “darkest” times of the night.

There to comfort me…

…To encourage me.

…To bring provision.

Oh! How I want to explore it beyond the limits of my flesh.

Years ago,

Praying that God would ascend me.

Delivering me from this crooked world.

Just like Enoch.

Just like Elijah.

I am an alien

I am foreign.

But surely not torn.

Realizing that there is more work to be done.

Strapped with the armor of Christ.

With my breastplate of righteousness.

With The Word as my sword,

With God by side,

I am unstoppable.

I am at peace with myself.”

– by TheAscender: written 11/20/17 ❤️

Poem : Waiting by God’s Door

“As time continues to go on,

My Spirit is being more compelled,

To my TRUE Divine calling.

I have been preserved by the grace of God,

To be where I am now.

Mentally.

Spiritually.

Now as I analyze my life,

I am at a crossroads that I’ve came to before.

Corporate America.

Slaving for the man.

The system.

Partaking in things that do not help the Kingdom of God.

Waste.

Deceit.

Consuming parts of the world,

When my Spirit wants to active who I truly am.

Calling.

Calling.

Waiting for it to pick up.

Move.

Run.

Fly…. onto greater.

Better.

Divine greatness. One day soon.

Waiting by God’s door…. to open.”

– by TheAscender : written on 11/17:17 ❤️

< em>Inspired by true events of my life. While working for the system, I’d rather be out working for The Lord. Being a missionary. Changing lives. I did not apply for this job or duty. I was called by God to do so. Waiting for His Door of opportunity to open.

Poem : Windows

“Windows.

Opportunities at arms reach.

Desperately awaiting to be on the other side.

Not only being tempted of the greatness,

But ever so wanting to participate.

Anointing flowing around me,

…… Within me.

Feeling powerful,

Yet so helpless.

Ready for the window to open.

Waiting for God’s command to open,

The sweet aroma of something new.”

– by TheAscender : Written 11/17/17 ❤️❤️

DIY: Baby Shower Cupcake Idea

I previously posted a DIY Chalkboard idea that I did for my bestfriend’s baby shower. What I also made for her future newborn were these DIY cupcakes made from baby clothes.

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They looked like they would be extremely simple to do. Yet, they were a little more complex than I expected. lol I stopped counting the amount of time that I had to re-do them.

 

Neither the less, it was a perfect baby shower gift for a mom-to-be. All you need to create this idea is:

  1. Cupcake liners
  2. Baby Onesie’s or shirt
  3. Baby socks
  4. A box to present them in

I will say that the bigger the size of the baby clothes, the harder it is to roll them into the cupcake.

 

Steps:

 

  • You will lay out the shirt that you are going to roll.
  • Fold it in half.
  • Proceed to fold to make it as “skinny” and long as you can.
  • Once you have that folded and laying flat, you will begin to roll up a baby sock inside the shirt.

It takes a lot of playing around to do to get it just right. Take your time 🙂 Check out Pinterest for instructional video on how to do it.

I HIGHLY recommend it!!

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My friend and I are feen’s for anchor themed items. We both got matching anchor tattoos (in our youth) due to the love for the ocean. I couldn’t help but to order a baby set for her daughter. It came with an anchor t-shirt, white bottoms, and anchor bandana for the baby.

 

 

I went to Walmart to get a box for the presentation. I couldn’t help but to draw on top of the box as well. Check it out!!

 

 

Hope I got your creativity senses flowing on what you would do for a friend, family member or yourself! 🙂

 

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DIY: Baby Shower Gift

A few weeks ago, one of my oldest and dearest friend’s had her FIRST baby shower!! Coming from someone who loves to partake in DIY crafts, I knew I had to make something extremely unique and special for her daughter Aubree! I instantly remembered that I had some more chalkboard spray paint leftover from a previous project and some spare planks of wood that I found.

 

 

To make this simple DIY Chalkboard, you will need:

  1. Chalkboard paint or spray paint
  2. Chalk! (of course) haha
  3. A piece of wood or something with a hard, flat surface.

That’s it!! Best part about chalkboard paint, it is extremely universal. Just make sure the surface that you are spraying it on is smooth and not rigid. I sanded the wood scrap that I had before applying the paint onto it.

 

With some prayer and determination, it turned out GREAT!!!!! She had a princess theme and I wanted to add a unicorn horn at the end to compliment the theme.

 

Christmas is coming up!! If you guys want to make something simple but creative, I dare you to try it out. 🙂 Practice makes “perfect”.

 


The Word: Food For My Spirit

Reading The Word of God has changed my life vastly. Very quickly. It nourishes my soul and provides Godly wisdom. Throughout the various amounts of life situations, the Bible tends to have a story and an answer for each & every single one of them.

 

 

People tend to think that since The Word is from the “past”, that it is not valuable nor relevant enough to help us through the situations that we face today. Well I am here to say that is simply wrong!
 
One thing I love about WordPress is the community that precedence itself here. It’s another way for my spirit to feed on the word. By conversing with other believers and reading their opinions about spirituality.

 
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God tells us that the more time we spend meditating on and speaking His Word, the more we will see the benefits in our everyday lives and even have a closer relationship with Him. He even promises we’ll be prosperous and successful! (See Joshua 1:8).

 
 
I can testify to this because I have made it through many trials and even devastating times by believing and confessing the Word of God over my life. There’s something powerful that happens when we speak His Word out loud. It’s the way we learn to purposely think right thoughts, especially when we make the Scriptures personal confessions of faith.

 
It’s great to read the Word and receive it in your heart, but when you confess it out loud, you actively interact with what God says and release its power into your life.

 
I encourage you to spend time reading and meditating on God’s Word, lining your thoughts up with it. But I also urge you to speak the Word. 
You can make up your mind to work toward changing your life by saying what God says. Read His Word and speak it over your circumstances today.

“Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”

‭‭Joshua‬ ‭1:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Prayer Starter: “God, I want to release the full power of Your Word into my life. Along with reading and thinking about Your Word, I choose today to speak it over my life.” – Please set a prayer for those affected by the church shooting down in south Texas. I am praying that they do not resent God nor the church due to someone else’s senseless actions.

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