Good afternoon! I can't believe that this is the last week in the month of January 2017! Incredible how fast the first month of the year has gone. Today, I want to share with you on a personal study I am doing this year. I am memorizing the names of the Lord God in the bible and what they mean. It occurred to me that God reveals Himself through His names and I felt led to really dive into these meanings. The amount of knowledge and understanding in this new study is immeasurable. I pray as I share throughout the year what I am learning, you, too, will find not only wisdom but so much comfort in who God is in our lives!
 
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light." ~Genesis 1:1-3
 
 
The very first name I want to share with you is Elohim. The reason behind this is because it is the first name God gives Himself in the bible. Genesis 1:1 in the above scriptures describes this name for God perfectly. God creates things out of nothing! This really resonated with me in the season I am in right now. There are things I am believing God for today that will need to be created out of nothing. Then I realized each one of us was uniquely designed out of nothing into a living human being! God has literally planned out every second of our days in this life here on earth when He created us out of dust. I don't know about you, but this truth just comforts me!
 
Today I realize more than ever that God brings order to chaos. He makes all things new. I am challenged to look upon Him as my creator the one who not only created all of the universe but created me with His own hands. This has touched my heart in such a way in this season that it enables me to surrender to the one who made me and allow Him to mold and make me just as He purposed for my life on earth.
 
My challenge this week is: join me as I memorize the names of God and allow Him to reveal Himself to you too. Then worship God for all of the things He created for us. Elohim, the all powerful creator, may we all worship Him for the stars in the sky, the oceans that are vast, the sun rises and the sunsets, and for the God who created every one of us! I pray that God will comfort you with this knowledge that He in fact has created every one of your days and for such a time as this! Be strong and trust in His name Elohim that He created it all and He will finish it all for our good!
 
I love you all so much. Please don't hesitate to contact me at any time. Also, I will be praying for all of you this week! I love each of you! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. that you may have. I would This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Have a Lively week!

Livin' Lively with Love,

Laine Lawson Craft
 

 

 

You will have to fight for every victory in the battle!

Hello! I hope you are having a great week and staying warm through all of the winter storms! I know so many of you are facing some true battles today. I want each of you to know that I am praying for you all the time. God just reminded me over the weekend that we are all either in a battle, walking out of a battle or walking into a battle. Then God helped my own heart as I am facing several battles at one time with this one thought, "Victory is yours through the blood of Jesus Christ but sometimes you must fight the battle!" This year, 2017, will be a victorious year but we will have to fight with one hand while celebrating with the other!
 
"I know how great this makes you feel, even though you have to put up with every kind of aggravation in the meantime. Pure gold put in the fire comes out of it proved pure; genuine fatih put through this suffering comes out proved genuine. When Jesus wraps this all up, it's your faith, not your gold, that God will have on display as evidence of his victory."  ~1 Peter 1:6-7, MSG
 
In the scriptures above you see that God knows we are absolutely aggravated. Some of us are on the verge of quitting and are at our last bit of hope. BUT GOD has a word for you today, "Don't give up during the test and the fires because you will come out so much better on the other side in victory!" I know this touched my heart and encouraged me and I pray that it will help you, too!
 
God can do anything. No thing- Nothing- is impossible for God. However sometimes God needs to train us for the next battle and the only way for training are the tests! Your faith will give you victory every time. Remember victory can not come without a battle! So keep moving forward in faith and God will lead you to your victory-- or to many victories this 2017!
 
My challenge this week is: if you are weary, tired, and hopeless please go to God right now and tell Him. God hears your cries and helps the broken hearts. Just pour out your heart to Him, your fears and your needs and cry, literally cry, to Him. Then ask God to touch you and comfort you in the way only He can. Then you will be ready to suit up for the battle again and have the confidence to know God will hand you the victory when we keep moving forward, keep our eyes upward and centered on Jesus! Trust God in the darkest hour, in the greatest fight, and when you can't see Him or feel Him-- He is right there in the battle with you guiding you to your next victory stronger, mightier, and more confident than you have ever been before-- JUST keep trusting Him!
 
Happy New Year! I love you all so much. Please send me your prayer requests today. I want to pray for you and for your strength to increase during your battles! Please, I ask today for your prayers, too. I need your prayers for strength, guidance, and protection while facing my own battles! I love each of you! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. that you may have. I would This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Have a Lively week!

Livin' Lively with Love,

Laine Lawson Craft
 

 

 

The Year of the Extreme goodness of God

and DREAMS coming true!

 

Hello to all of you! I can't believe how quickly Christmas Day has come and gone! This year has gone by incredibly fast, too. This time every year I always start asking the Lord to reveal to me what He sees for us in the upcoming new year. As many of you know God talks to me in rhymes, acronyms, and repeated words. So in my meditation time the other night I kept hearing God saying, "the year 2017." I would then repeat to God what I heard and then He begin to expand His thoughts for our upcoming year!
 
One of the times I repeated to God the phrase, "the year 2017" - I heard in my spirit the word "extreme." So I started to say, "2017 extreme" over and over out loud. Then I heard the still voice of God say, "goodness." So I had the phrase started about the New Year, "2017, it is to be a year of the extreme goodness of God!" I don't know about you but this was such great news! This year, 2016 has been one of my most difficult years ever. Some months I struggled just to stay in the game! But God! He would pull me out over and over again. So I gladly received that the New Year-2017 will be filled with God's extreme goodness.
 
As I was wrapping up my time with God that evening, God began to elaborate a little more with 2017. I heard God say in my heart the word "dreams." So I sat on that word for awhile in God's presence and I felt Him complete the thought. "The year 2017 will be one full of your DREAMS-- your heart's desires." He pressed upon me that many had lost hope in 2016. Many hearts were broken, dreams were lost, and a sense of hopelessness had settled into many of His daughter's lives. So I bring to you great news from the Lord today! "The New Year, 2017, will be filled with God's EXTREME goodness and many of your DREAMS will be realized and many of  your heart's desires will be met," says the Lord our God and Father. God is resurrecting old dreams and for some of you He will be giving you new dreams to dream. 2017 will be a mighty year for you and it will be awesome!
 
"Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us..."  Ephesians 3:20, AMP
 
My challenge this week is: no matter where you are today, please receive this word. I have committed to believe in what the Lord shared to me. I have made a choice to speak this word over my life everyday. I will repeat this word over and over until it is deep within my soul and it is full of belief! I ask you today to join me in believing and speaking this word over your life for the upcoming year. I dare you to receive this word with an open heart, submitted heart, and believing heart right now and let us together witness the EXTREME goodness of God in 2017 and watch our DREAMS come to life too!
 
I pray you were able to celebrate the reason for the season-- Jesus Christ was born to save the world! I know the Holiday season can be a time of painful memories or emotional difficulties. Please know YOU are in my prayers. Also, please don't hesitate to contact me at any time. Also, I will be praying for all of the Livin' Lively Ladies this week as we wrap up Christmas 2016! I love each of you! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. that you may have. I would This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Have a Lively week!

Livin' Lively with Love,

Laine Lawson Craft
 
 

 

 

Happy New Year! We are well in to the New Year, but I am so excited for the New Year-- I have not had this kind of faith and belief for God's goodness to overflow for many years! I am already experiencing unbelievable revelations from God as I am committing so much more time to Him these next 21 days into the New Year! Today's inspiration is simple but yet powerful and truly could make the key difference in your upcoming year everyday! I pray that you will find it helpful and that you will see God's hands all over this special download from Him to you!
 
The Lord has had me studying mercy and I feel I will be studying it in depth all year long. As I was studying this morning I came across this scripture and it just dawned on me that this is a critical step for all of us as we enter into this year 2017. I don't know about you but most often and particularly every new year as I make a New year's resolution list, I try to please God through it all. But the revelation I had this morning truly hit me deep within my heart and soul! 
 
Who is a God like You,
Pardoning iniquity
And passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage?
He does not retain His anger forever,
Because He delights in mercy.
He will again have compassion on us,
And will subdue our iniquities.
You will cast all our sings
Into the depths of the sea.  ~Micah 7:18-19, NKJV
 
Through the above scripture I heard God say, "Laine nothing you can do here on earth can completely please me because you are human. So, I ask you Laine, do you know what really pleases me, your God, your Abba, and your heavenly Father? It is right here in this scripture my dear daughter. It pleases me to offer you mercy! I offer you complete forgiveness of all of your sins. Then I don't just forgive them but I bury them into the ocean, the deep blue sea, and remember them no more!"
 
WHOA! What a great truth for all of us today, on our way in the New Year beginning our journey into 2017. May we all go to God today and empty ourselves out: our known sins, our past sins, our current sins, our unknown sins, and our future sins right now. God will be so pleased and He will forgive and forget every one of them.
 
My challenge this week is: find a few extra moments with God the next 20 days, allow God to speak to you in these quiet moments because He longs to not only hear from you but to answer you, and surrender today all of your sins! I promise the blessings of 2017 will be in such overflow because of your obedience, tender hearts towards Him, your putting Him as a top priority, and your believing that He will forgive and forget all of your sins. 2017 could possibly be your best year yet with just these few simple steps -- you will walk freer, more blessed, and more successful in all that you do this year! 
 
Happy New Year! I love you all so much. Please don't hesitate to contact me at any time. Also, I will be praying for all of you this week! I love each of you! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. that you may have. I would This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Have a Lively week!

Livin' Lively with Love,

Laine Lawson Craft
 

 

 

EXPECT a miracle in your life now!
 

 Hello dear friends! I am so sorry that I have been unable to share my weekly thoughts in the past few weeks! Without going into too may details I have been fighting some battles! BUT God! It seems not only have I had victory over these recent weeks but God is moving and showing me there are some bigger battles that will be won very soon that are in my ancient history! So my thought for you today is very simple-- HOLD ON it WILL NOT be LONG before you see a miracle in your life!
 
"For with God, nothing will be impossible." ~Luke 1:37
 
Each Christmas the season seems more special! Just the thought of a young teenage girl waiting for her wedding day and yet is being told she is carrying a baby. Not just a baby but the Savior of the world! WHOA! Can you imagine? It just makes my heart warm for her as she had to bear the brunt of so many second guessing her virginity and truth. Mary was steadfast and she believed that the angel's were telling her the truth.
 
This thought comes to me every Christmas, Mary was the only one who truly knew she had never had sex with a man. Her and God were the only ones that knew this for a fact. Therefore, when this baby was birthed she knew that she knew that the baby she bore was a true miracle from God and the Savior of the universe! God is the God of miracles. Miracles are what God is best at and longs to do for all of us! 
 
My challenge this week is: what miracle have you been believing for in your life? Have you asked God to provide it? If not, today go to God and surrender your will unto His will and ask for your miracle. God is a God who will never fail His own word. He has been making miracles and dreams come true since the beginning of time-- so why would He stop on you? This Christmas as you celebrate the miracle birth of Jesus Christ make sure you remember we serve a God that is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. A God that doesn't change and He will come through for you! Make this Christmas a celebration of miracles that are on the way in your life as we remember the incredible miraculous birth of Jesus who has saved all of us from death and has given us eternal life!
 
Happy Holidays! I know this is a difficult season for many of us. Please don't hesitate to contact me at any time. Also, I will be praying for all of you this week! I love each of you! Have a Lively week! I would love to hear your thoughts about this message or any prayer needs that you may have. Email me! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Livin' Lively with Love,

Laine Lawson Craft
 
Merry Christ(mas)!
 

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