"For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ." ~Romans 5:17 (KJV)

Hello! Is it March already?! This year has been a blink so far. I know that this Spring will be an exciting one for all. The Lord is moving in a mighty way this season. Some of us seem to be in a holding pattern. Don't mistake that as God not being with you or hearing you. God is maneuvering His perfect way for you and it just takes time. Today I leave you with one thought - God has a gift for you today and I pray that you take it and open it right now!

The scripture above says it so well, we have an abundance of grace and righteousness through Christ. The amazing thing about this is that it is a gift! When someone gives you a gift, do you deserve it? Do you work for the gift? Or do you eagerly take the gift and open it? Today God is reminding us that in His only Son we have been given a gift of righteousness.

Righteousness simply means we are in right standing with God. After we take Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior we then are in the righteousness of God. It is not the works we do or right conduct that gives us this righteousness. It is a gift given to us by God! I felt you needed this gift today so when the enemy attacks your mind with lies such as you are not worthy, you have sinned too much against God, or that God is not with you-- you open this gift and yell back to the enemy and tell him that you are in right standing with God!

My challenge this week is: have you taken Jesus Christ as the Lord of your life? If not, then do it today. Confess your sins, repent and be baptized, and go tell someone today that you have made Jesus the center of your life. If you have declared Jesus as your Savior but have not truly received His gift of righteousness then today open this gift and claim it as your own. Tell yourself as often as you need to, "I am God's own child, I am His daughter, and through Jesus I can believe that I am in right standing with God!" Now you have the best gift of all, YOU will see Jesus one day face to face and live a life eternally with Him!

Have a great week! I love each of you! Please send me any prayer requests that you may have. I will pray with you today and together we will stand in the gap for one another. If you would like to confess your sins, take Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and take the free gift of righteousness, please email me and we will pray together. I would love to hear your thoughts on what today's message meant to you. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Have a Lively week and let your light shine bright in this dark world so that other's can know the love of God through you! ~Livin' lively, Laine

"Don't waste your time on useless work, mere busywork, the barren pursuits of darkness. Expose these things for the sham they are. It's a scandal when people waste their lives on things they must do in the darkness where no one will see. Rip the cover off those frauds and see how attractive they look in the light of Christ. Wake up from your sleep, Climb out of your coffins; Christ will show you the light! So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!" ~Ephesians 5:11-16 (Message)

Hello! Well, if you have been doing a 21 day fast beginning at January 1, then January 21 was your last day. It was a day of celebration. However, this past Thursday the Lord pressed upon my heart that my 21 day fast needed to be extended to a 40 day fast. I was like, "Oh man! I was so close to celebrating all of the amazing things that happened during my fast."

Then later in the day, the Lord completed His reasoning with me. It so happened that astronomers just found another planet in our solar system. Since the beginning of science we were certain that the planet Pluto was the last in our solar system. But just this week they found another planet and it is much larger than earth! WHOA!

With this discovery, the Lord revealed to me that just as the planet beyond Pluto has been in darkness out of man's sight until the light was shown upon it, so it is with my some of the darkest parts of my soul. God laid in my thoughts that even though I am 51 years old that I, too, had some soul work to do. God has some things to work out in me - whether it stems from deep roots of wrong thinking to identifying in a deeper way just exactly and uniquely how God made me. So my heart rested in this nudge from God to extend my fast for 19 more days allowing God to bring His light and love to the innermost parts of me.

My Lively Challenge this week is: join me these next few weeks in looking deep into who you are and ask God to reveal to you any untruths or places that you can be more like Him. We are indeed in desperate times and God needs ALL of us to be who He designed us to be. Then we can be His vessels to bring light into all of the dark places in the world and bring His Kingdom through us so that others can be saved and experience our GREAT and LOVING Father!

As you join me on this challenge, email me and I will pray for you! You can pray for me, too! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Livin' lively, Laine

"Give us this day our daily bread." ~Matthew 6:11

Hello to all of you! I want to thank so many of you for all of your prayers for me as I am doing a 21 day Daniel fast. I can feel every one of the prayers and I can't thank you enough! Also, I love answering all of your emails so please keep them coming! (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

My inspiration today is very simple. It came to me in two segments. First, I am reciting the Lord's Prayer three times a day during my fast. This week one day the phrase, "Give us this day our daily bread," just stopped me the second time I was speaking it. I asked the Lord to help me understand the significance of this phrase for me and as He always does - God gave me an amazing answer.

He assured me that no matter what it is I face, and no matter how impossible it seems that HE is bigger. Then He continued as He encouraged my heart to face today- THIS DAY- head on and not to let my mind wander off to tomorrow. He touched my heart so powerfully in a way that I knew that all of my days on this earth are taken care of by Him!

Then my pastor shared on living in the NOW and being present in it! We need to make daily moments with God and memories with our family and friends everyday! We can't do everything. We must in 2016 we must make our exchanges count! Our best should go to God in our schedules and family must come second because memories are the only thing we take with us to heaven!

My challenge this week is: I know many of you have a broken heart, you are facing impossible challenges, and you need a breakthrough this year. God will see you through! Please take today and make it matter! Give God your first minutes of the day and pray to Him all day long. Dare to believe that He has your tomorrow and do NOT let your mind worry about your future. When fear and anxiety overcome you, get into His word until the negative feeling subsides. His living word will comfort you and will make the negative emotions flee! Then, wherever you are - work, school, with friends, with family, or at church - BE PRESENT with all that you are! We serve a NOW God and we must become people of right now. God has us in the palm of His hands and our names are written in the heavens so let's live 2016 in this new season of confidence and faith!

Again I declare-I know that 2016 will be a year full of miracles, signs, and wonders. I love YOU! Please keep all of your requests coming - I love to pray with you and for you! If you need prayers, please email me.

Let's live 2016 to the fullest that God has for us! Livin' lively, Laine

"Stalwart walks in step with God; his path blazed by God, he's happy. If he stumbles, he's not down for long; God has a grip on his hand. Good Morning! I pray that you are doing well this Monday morning. I can't believe we are half way through January and many of us are over the halfway point of our fast. Time is truly flying for all. However, some of you today are really upset thinking your year is already in peril because of broken resolutions or failed fasts. My thought today I pray will encourage you and inspire you to expect your best year yet!" ~Psalm 37:23-24 (Message)

This verse touched my heart today. I looked up the definition of stalwart and it means, "brave, strong, firm, and steadfast". It made me realize we must be brave to walk in step with God. Just our faith in Him is a sign of our strength today. But more than that, this scripture showed me that even the strong fall but not for long because God will pull them right back up!

Today, if you are down on yourself and upset because you have not made good on some of your New Year's resolutions or cheated on your fast, don't give up or give in! God is right there. YOU are in the grip of His hand. You get right back on track and you will see God's strength move through you today!

My challenge this week is: forgive yourself of shortcomings. Get back on your New Year's resolutions and fast. Allow God to pick you up and put you back on schedule. Don't give up on your goals. YOU got this with God's always present help even when you fall. He will pick you right back up. Believe in your heart right now that this year, 2016, will be your best year yet and you will walk closer with God than ever before!

I love you and am here for you. Let me encourage you today. Email me with your prayers - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Livin' lively, Laine

"And now they're at it again! Take care of their threats and give your servants fearless confidence in preaching your Message, as you stretch out your hand to us in healings and miracles and wonders done in the name of your holy servant Jesus." ~Acts 4:28-30 (Message)

"Peace and prosperity to all! It is my privilege to report to you the gracious miracles that the High God has done for me. His miracles are staggering, his wonders are surprising. His kingdom lasts and lasts, his sovereign rule goes on forever." ~Daniel 4:3 (Message)

Happy New Year!

As the scripture from Acts states, God has given every one of us the ability to allow Him to move through us. He is ready and able to do miracles, signs, and wonders through us and to us! Are you ready? The scripture is clear all we have to do is raise our expectations (which is our faith factor) and increase our confidence in HIM and He will move on our behalf and through us to help others!

I wanted to share the most encouraging word for our New Year - 2016. God has been pressing into my heart and expanding my revelations for weeks about 2016. I pray that you will take this word today and make it your very own placing it deep within your heart.

As the scripture in Daniel shares, God's miracles are staggering and His wonders are surprising! If He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow - a God that doesn't change - then He is still moving today through miracles, signs and wonders! These are God's words and promises to the world!

My challenge this week is: dare to believe that God can use YOU as a testimony in experiencing your own miracles, signs, and wonders! Dare to expand your belief that God will move through YOU to manifest miracles, signs and wonders for others to see the God you serve! Decree and Declare over your life right now that God will show up like never before in 2016 and many will be touched by His overflowing love through His miracles, signs and wonders this upcoming year!

Happy New Year! I love YOU! I hope to launch Livin' Lively with Laine weekly inspirations in January 2016. Email me so that I can get your Livin' Lively Inspirations to your inbox - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

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