Divine Beings

God has endowed us with His power and creative abilities because He trusts us. Jesus told His disciples, “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you” (John 15:15, NIV). He shared everything that His Father showed Him with His disciples. Jesus clearly modeled a life of doing only what His Father showed Him. This means that God intended to show the people He created how to fully and freely operate in His power. 

God is calling us His friends. God is showing us immense trust and faith. He is trusting us with this power because He knows that only those who will dare to believe they have the power of God living inside them will actually activate, through their faith, the inheritance that was given to all of God’s children through Christ. Sadly, due to fear or religion or misguided theology, most people live their entire lives suppressing their God- given birthright. 

Because we, like Jesus, are now one with the Father, when we speak, we speak from a place of authority and with the creative power of God. The Lord, speaking through the prophet Isaiah, declared, “So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11, NIV). We are speaking God’s will and His words when we speak in accordance with the Holy Spirit’s leading. God’s Word will not come back void, which means that, when we speak with His wisdom and authority, we are now co- creators with Him. 

I do not think that most children of God realize the incredible creative abilities that are released through them when they speak. Genesis says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light” (Genesis 1:1-3, NIV). God’s spoken word created the heavens and the earth. 

The power to create or destroy comes from the words we speak. The Bible states that we have the power of life and death in our words. Proverbs 18:21 clearly says, “The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences” (NLT). God has given us authority, so when we speak, a divine command is being spoken. When we speak, we release angels and other heavenly hosts to bring into existence the very things that we have spoken. 

Excerpt from Lessons From God. Copyright © 2018-2021 Tanya Vezza | All Rights Reserved.

Thanksgiving Blessings

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s a day for remembering all we have to be grateful for. This day is especially important to me because I remember the gift of life. 

On Thanksgiving day over 40 years ago, my mom had a stroke at the tender age of 30. What should have been the worst day of our family’s life turned into the beginning of a series of God-ordained events that brought about a miraculous healing along with the strengthening of our family and our faith.

May you be blessed this day and every day. And, may you also remember that every day there is a reason to be thankful. 

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!

The Future Belongs to Those Who Haven’t Given Up

I was feeling led to re-watch the movie Tomorrowland. So I watched it yesterday, and I’m glad I did. There are so many themes that parallel with what is going on in the world right now.

The movie is a dystopian view of the world on the brink of destruction. Instead of fighting to make things better, all of humanity has seemingly given up and is actually creating their demise through their supported belief in the doomsday message they have been given. How are they supporting this message? Through their thoughts, by believing things are hopeless. 

There is only one person left who believes that, “Even the tiniest of actions can change the future.” That person is the young heroine, Casey Newton. She alone is full of hope for the future and is searching for solutions to change the outcome.

Though a teenager, Casey is wise beyond her years. She recognizes the battle between dark and light, which in the real world has been going on since the beginning of time. She also knows how to win that battle. As she said in the movie, “There are two wolves and they are always fighting. One is darkness and despair. The other is light and hope. Which one wins?” The answer is, “Whichever one you feed.”

I completely understand how hard it can be to “feed the right wolf” when everything around you is utter chaos. As I write this, my husband’s job is in jeopardy, and he is our family’s sole source of income. This isn’t the first time we’ve gone through this or worse together. 

Just as Casey said in the movie, the only way we have found our way successfully to the other side is by controlling our thoughts,which ultimately lead to our actions. So, I am staying positive—like our heroine—believing despite how things look outwardly that God has already answered my prayers and has something better in store for us. 

God says, “I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!”( Isaiah 65:24, NLT) He has already provided the solution, all I need to do is hold on to this truth until it manifests in our lives.

In the movie, Casey calls people like us “dreamers.” Who is a dreamer? A dreamer is “anyone who will feed the right wolf.” That means we are feeding light and hope. Now more than any time in history this is crucial. The chaos we feel all around us right now is the darkness dying and losing its power. 

God and everyone standing up for the light are winning. The darkness doesn’t want us to believe the truth. So, they are screaming as loud as they can in hopes of getting us to change our minds and give them power by “feeding the wrong wolf.”

There is a remnant of God left in the earth. I know they are tired and weary from decades of battle. What God has built in you through the warfare is priceless. Keep holding the line in truth and light. The tide is turning and we are closer than we think to things breaking for the good of all mankind. 

As another main character said in the movie, “Find the ones who haven’t given up. They’re the future.” Just like in the movie, on the other side of this battle, the world is going to need the “dreamers” to guide, lead, and help usher in the Kingdom of God on the earth. 

All quotes:
The Internet Movie Database. 2021. “Tomorrowland Quotes.” https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1964418/characters/nm1429380?ref_=tt_cl_c_2

Harvest Time

God has been going out of His way lately to orchestrate real-life experiences that remind me of old promises that I had forgotten. 

The picture above represents one such recent encounter. It is the table my husband and I ate dinner at nearly seven years ago. It was a magical night filled with God pouring out His heart and future for us in the midst of a major life transition.

During our dinner, He brought up themes of hope, favor, blessing, restoration, and a time of harvest in our future. He was building in me what I would need for the season of deconstruction that we were about to enter. I have to admit that in the midst of that season, I forgot about His encouragement.

And then, recently, He brought me full-circle. Fast forward nearly seven years and unexpectedly, my husband and I are having lunch at the same restaurant. I almost forgot to mention the name of the restaurant is “Harvest.” As I sat down at our booth, I caught the blue chair out of the corner of my eye. Goosebumps hit my arms when I realized we were sitting across from the table we ate at all those years ago. Suddenly, all the emotions and things He spoke to me flooded my memory.

It is significant when God goes out of His way to orchestrate things in this manner. He wants to make it perfectly clear that it is Him speaking to you. I have noticed a theme from God over the past few weeks. He is trying to reignite my heart and excitement. He is reminding me that He never forgot the promises He made. And, He is helping me to believe again that He is doing this because now is the time He is bringing those things to pass.

Get ready, it’s harvest time!

The Lord is Using to Elevate You

I get the feeling today to encourage people to just keep going. I know there are many out there who are walking through a seemingly endless season and are tired. If the enemy has been screaming in your ear, it’s not because you’re weak—as he’d like you to think—he’s targeting an area of strength in your life. Just keep holding onto whatever God has told you. The thing the enemy tried to use to take you out is the very thing the Lord is going to use to elevate you.