creation, Encouragment, God, life, Overcoming

Lift Up Your Eyes and See

Stars
Photo Credit Chata Segich

 

“Lift up your eyes and see who has created these stars, The One who brings forth the celestial host by number, He calls each one by name; by the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, not one of them is missing.”  Isaiah 40:26

When we look up at the night sky, it is almost incomprehensible to imagine an infinite number of stars that have been placed in the heavens by The creator, Our creator, God. The radiant beauty of the luminous celestial lights has distinguishing characteristics and attributes which man cannot help but call beautiful and brilliant. God took an unknown substance, gave them qualities so that He recognizes them and even calls them by name. Their beauty is exquisite, causing many people to love to look at the stars, study the night sky and even seek further meaning as to how, why, where and when stars form. What comes to mind is that throughout time man has also been calling stars by name as people discover them, undoubtedly this thought was inspired by God.

“You alone are the LORD You have made the heavens, The highest of heavens with all their host, The earth and all that is on it, The seas and all that is in them You give life to all of them And the heavenly host bows down before You. ” Nehemiah 9:6

As the stars are God’s creation, so we are. He knows each of us by name; He even knows the number of hairs on our head, He knows our thoughts and our heart. God see’s us as His beautiful creation, no two of us are the same, each of us has distinguishing characteristics and attributes which He cannot help but call beautiful and brilliant.

“Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalm 139:13

Though God dearly loves us, we often forget to acknowledge the supremacy of His glory and power. In life, when we are overwhelmed, we need to remember that nothing is too great for the creator of heaven, the universe, earth, and mankind to handle on our behalf.

“Ah Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You.”  Jeremiah 32:17

When you look up to the beautiful night sky remember who hung each light in the heavens, as He stretches the universe in its great expanse so He outstretches His love out to you.

“It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.”  Isaiah 40:22

 

Encouragment, Family, Overcoming, Prayer, Teachable Moments

Walk in a Victorious Mindset

IMG_6872Life can certainly be difficult, however you do not have to identify yourself as a victim of life’s circumstances, challenges, diagnosis’ or finances.
Instead choose to walk in a victorious mindset by claiming these things:

• I am favored by God

• I am a willing participant in goodness & mercy

• I am courageous

• I am a world changer

• I am a perseverant warrior

• I am the child of the “I Am!”

• I am a child of The One True King Jesus

• I am effective

• I am a faithful witness

• I am a leader

• I am a protector

• I am a seeker of wisdom

• I am expecting miracles

• I am a lifelong learner

• I am teachable

• I am reachable

• I am reliable

• I am worth more than silver & Gold

• I am brave

• I am gifted

• I am rich in love

• I am a unifier

• I am blessed beyond measure

• I am not a quitter

• I am resilient

• I am gentle

• I am not a victim

• I am healed

• I am loved

• I am an overcomer

• I am a strong contender

• I am looking forward 

• I am a giver

• I am generous

• I am kind

• I am a helper

• I am forgiven

• I am forgiving

• I am hope-filled

• I am important

• I am useful

• I am stable

• I am a nurturer

• I am saved by grace

• I am redeemed

• I am a under God’s

authority

• I am victorious

Declare these things over your life, it will both challenge and change the way you face each trial, bring hope to yourself, as well as bring hope to others watching you go through it.

Love yourself as Jesus loves you, victoriously and watch your mindset heal!

-Christina Calk-

Encouragment, Family, Overcoming, Prayer, Teachable Moments

JoCo Community Radio Broadcast

A small look inside greater things the Lord has done, and continues to do, in my ministry and family’s journey. My segment starts at 58 minutes into this video 

June 27, 2018                            Johnson County Community Radio               Burleson, Tx

JOCO in the Morning with Connie Little and Tiffany Kutch with special guest Kaylee Harrell and her Nanny Diane. Christina Calk author of Preserverant Parenting.
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Radio Interview Sharing a 20 Minute Look Inside My Testimony

SPARK Worldwide

SPARK Serve, Protect And Raise Kids locally and worldwide

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SPARK      Serve, Protect And Raise Kids locally and worldwide

When I released my book, Perseverant Parenting, SPARK is the organization that my 1st 200 copies helped support! SPARK located in Burleson, Tx at Open Door Community Church. Click on the link below and take a look at how you can continue to make a difference in the lives of children, your donation can Serve, Protect And Raise Kids locally and worldwide.

https://www.sparkworldwide.org/

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Family, Prayer

Community of Family

Tribe by C Calk

When raising kids, it takes a tribe of love, support, and encouragement to get through the milestones of parenting. Come together with someone close to you in your community who also has children.

Celebrate the joyful moments and know they are a gift from The Lord. Also, do not neglect to pray for each other when times are difficult.

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:24-25

“Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:4

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” Galatians 5:22

Encouragment, Family, Overcoming, Prayer

Be a warrior on your child’s behalf, fight for them!

God hears your prayers and he has not stopped working in the heart of your (prodical) wayward child. Be a warrior on your child’s behalf. You are working with the strength of Jesus within you. Pour in the truth of God’s word with love. As a praying parent, your job is not fighting with them, it’s fighting for them! In Jesus name, you are given provision and authority under heaven to go after your child and snatch them from the grips of the enemy. They are loved by you and have freedom in the name of Jesus who is love and our redeeming savior!

“Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.” Psalms 127:3-5

“Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love.” Micah 7:18

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4 

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. Ephesians 5

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

“But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.’ And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.”  Luke 15:17-20 

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” Ephesians 6:10