"He also bypassed the sacrifices consisting of goat and calf blood, instead using his own blood as the price to set us free once and for all. If that animal blood and the other rituals of purification were effective in cleaning up certain matters of our religion and behavior, think how much more the blood of Christ cleans up our whole lives, inside and out. Through the Spirit, Christ offered himself as an unblemished sacrifice, freeing us from all those dead-end efforts to make ourselves respectable, so that we can live all out for God."

This week is so special for all us. I love the week of Easter. Every year it seems to mean more to me than the last year. Jesus sweet Jesus chose to give His life for ours! What an amazing gift for all of us.

There was one special point for this week's thought. Jesus came to replace religion, rules, and rituals! Jesus came so that we could come directly to the throne to our heavenly Father! Isn't that an incredible act of love. Jesus hung on a cross with nails in His hands and feet so that we could come right into our Father's arms.

Also, Jesus came so that He could clean us up from the inside out. Like the scripture says above He set us free from all of our blemishes and dead end efforts trying to earn our way to heaven. There is NO way we could ever repay Christ and our God for this extravagant gift- the love of Christ by giving His life for us.

My challenge this week is: make this week a special week in your personal life. Each day this week reflect on the cross as much as possible. Think of the pain that Jesus suffered all the way up to the crucifixion. He was mocked, beaten, rejected, abused, and so much more so that you and I could have eternal life. Go to the cross and rededicate your lives to Christ in a deeper way. Keep your thoughts on heaven like never before this week and God will honor every thought you offer Him. Remember this week what an extravagant gift God gave you-- His only Son so that we all may be set free and live eternally with our Father in heaven one glorious day!

I love you all! Livin Lively, Laine

Matthew 5:3-4 The Message

3 "You're blessed when you're at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.

4 "You're blessed when you feel you've lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you."

It's been a cold and dreary few weeks and I have struggled to stay warm. Even in the deep south we have experienced ice and snow and bitterly cold days. As I was searching scriptures to share with you I found the above scriptures Jesus spoke. Both of them really impacted my heart and I hope they touch you.

In the first scripture I was so touched. The Lord really pressed on my heart that many are at the end of their ropes. What I thought was so amazing was when God turned this all around in my perspective. Usually when we talk about those being at the end of their ropes it seems so desperate and hopeless. But here we see this is the beginning not the end! This is where God starts to move in mighty ways in our lives-- when we hit rock bottom is when only God can pull us up!

Then in the second scripture I felt so much comfort when I read the words that God will embrace us where we have lost what is most dear to us. As many of you know 2014 was a big year of loss for me. I lost my shows, my grandmother, several family relationships, and more. I felt God in all of those instances but I didn't mark it like I should have. Only God can give us back what the world and life have stolen from us. This was such a huge comfort to me and I pray for you too as well.

My challenge is this: if you are at the end of your rope-- rejoice and drop to your knees before God. Allow Him to pull you back up and to give you hope and victory. Don't delay-- surrender to Him today everything in you and He will begin a new work immediately! If you have lost something special to you through death, divorce, boundary's, or strife, lean into God like never before. Lay into Him like a cozy couch and allow Him to comfort you in the way only He can. Open your hearts today and believe that God will give you exactly what you need and give you more than you have ever lost! I know God will touch you today because He loves you so intimately.

Livin' Lively, Laine

Happy New Year! I hope that you are ready for the Year of Extreme-- the extreme of God's goodness! As I write down my hopes for 2015 I felt led to share with you a few personal things from my heart.

"From now on if you listen obediently to the commandments that I am commanding you today, love God, your God, and serve him with everything you have within you, he'll take charge of sending the rain at the right time, both autumn and spring rains, so that you'll be able to harvest your grain, your grapes, your olives. He'll make sure there's plenty of grass for your animals. You'll have plenty to eat." ~Deuteronomy 11:13-15 (Message Bible)

"But the seed planted in the good earth represents those who hear the Word, embrace it, and produce a harvest beyond their wildest dreams." ~ Mark 4:20

First, I wanted to share with you that I am fasting for 21 days. I invite all of you to join me! Many people ask me what is a fast and how and why do I do one? A fast for me is that I take one or two things I do often daily that I know is probably not the best for me and I give them to God and surrender them to Him. For instance, one of the things I am fasting is my diet! I am going to eat the most pure foods (fruits, vegetables, etc.) and no processed foods. I am limiting my calorie intake, too! This enables me to be the purest and healthiest vessel for the Lord to use me in a greater way. I am surrendering foods and drinks that I normally consume to God to ask Him to FILL me with more of Him and less of me!

Why I fast is easy - I fast to surrender my will on many different levels in the natural to God's will in the supernatural! So every time I am tempted to overindulge I go to God and pray for His strength to teach me discipline and to make me better at yielding to His will and ways! Fasting just gives God so much more control over every area of my life and I am closer to Him than ever during the fasting times of my life.

During this fast I am believing for God to bring the harvest to WHOAwomen in abundance. PLEASE join me this year in faithful prayer for WHOAwomen and I ask you please to pray for me, too, on a personal level. As the scriptures say above if we obey and listen to God intently and diligently we are sure to harvest in His perfect timing. I am believing this is the year for our harvest at WHOAwomen. It's been 7 years working 7 days a week to share stories of overcoming bringing God glory and producing hope to thousands of women! Now we are believing to reach millions and nations through WHOAwomen this year.

The last scripture above says it all - if we plant good seeds for God then we will surely reap a harvest beyond our wildest dreams! This is the kind of harvest I am believing for WHOAwomen and for ALL of you!

My challenge this week is this: find something in your everyday life that you can give up for 21 days. It may be cokes or a habit - whatever you choose to give to God do it today! Then join all of us believing that we will reap a harvest beyond our wildest dreams in every area of our lives. Believe that the year 2015 is the year of extremes - the extreme of God's goodness. So, put God first in every area of your life for 21 days, surrender your will to yield to His will, and then expect a harvest more than you could ever dream!

I love you all and am excited to hear what God does for you during your 21 day fast!

Livin' lively,

Laine

"None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I'm absolutely convinced that nothing-nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable-absolutely nothing can get between us and God's love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us." Romans 8:31-39 (The Message)

With Valentine's Day happening over this past weekend I was reminded of so many who may not have had someone to tell them how much they are loved. God quickly pressed the above scriptures into my heart. Also Psalm 139 clearly tells us too that God made each one of us uniquely with His hands for His purpose. He loves us so much because He literally created us before the world began with a mission for the Kingdom in our DNA! WHOA!

As our scriptures share today in Romans, God loves us so much that He gave us Jesus to die on a cross for all of our sins so that we could be free of sin through the blood of Christ. It says above NO THING-- NOTHING- will ever separate us from our heavenly Father or Savior. God's love for us is so extravagant-- we can't even comprehend the depth of His love for us!

My challenge this week is: ask yourself if you know that God made you with His own hands. Do you really accept the fact that you are God's daughter whom He loves so deeply? Do you know God's purpose for you is to have a personal and intimate relationship with Him that will bring Him glory in all that you do? If you are lacking in love-- will you please today receive the everlasting love of Christ into your heart and know that NOTHING- no sin, no shame, no failure, NO THING- will ever keep His love from YOU! God LOVES YOU extravagantly!

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Living lively,

Laine

Esther 9:22

"As the time when the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month when their sorrow was turned into joy and their mourning into a day of celebration."

THIS is the Year-that we at WHOAwomen are believing for a long celebration for YOU! That's right, many have had sorrows, disappointments, challenges, and more BUT God-- HE is changing ALL of this into a day of celebration!

We release JOY over YOU and we ask that today you receive this word spoken and EXPECT celebration ALL year long! The enemy may have been fighting with you or someone you love BUT that's all in reversal from the Lord! God is making HUGE moves for you and all that you have to do is wait upon HIM and your relief is ON the way just as the scripture above shares today!

WHOAwomen- we as a community are supernaturally experiencing this amazing celebration. There are so many incredible manifestations of God's hands on this ministry-so many joyful occasions- literally so many we can't list them! SO we KNOW that God is moving! We know God is changing and reversing things for your favor! But, most importantly, we know in our hearts that God is going to throw a party and celebrate who YOU are in Him this year!!

So WHOAwomen get ready to email us and share your story today!!WE WANT to hear YOUR testimonies! www.whoawomen.com

Love, Laine

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