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The “Que Sera Sera” for Those Who Are His


The other night while watching TV, there was a commercial for a new, upcoming series about heinous acts or intentions between married couples. I don’t plan to watch it but they used a song I remember from my childhood. Although sampled and sung by someone else for the advertisement, it was Doris Day’s classic called “Que Sera Sera.” That’s French for what will be, will be. For a great amount of time in my life, I lived loosely by the premise of that song… getting what I could get, as fast as I could get it and trying to have as much fun as possible while Que Sera Sera happened.

I concede that “what will be, will be” is true because the Word does say in Romans 11:33-36 — “Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways! For who can know the LORD’s thoughts? Who knows enough to give him advice? And who has given him so much that he needs to pay it back. For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.”

But when the day came that I had a wonderful, memorable encounter with the Word of God and His Presence, then that changed the course of my life. No longer relevant and true was another line in the song that said, “The future’s not ours to see.” That is because I became an engrafted beneficiary of the covenant promises of God found in Deuteronomy 28:1-13. We have a Father who gives bountifully, pressed down, shaken together and running over to His children.

As a child of the King, I no longer have to walk in darkness regarding my future. His Word says in Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NLT)– “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.”

Even if life and its challenges confront me, I can rest in His Word that says in Romans 8:28 (NLT)–“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”

When you learn and know that each day you can be kept in and by the Kingdom God with the enabling assistance of the Holy Spirit, you can “Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures. Then you will understand what it means to fear the LORD, and you will gain knowledge of God.”— Proverbs 2:3-5 (NLT)

Your Que Sera Sera can and will be orchestrated by the Lord Most High with the willing and yielded participation of your mind, body, soul and spirit.

Christine Brooks Martin
http://www.praywhatgodsays.weebly.com
Areli MediaWorks  |  2014

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A Prayer to Overcome Sadness


Watch the video “A Prayer to Overcome Sadness

This prayer is from the book “He That Healeth Thee” and addresses the emotions one experiences while processing the transition from brokenness to healing, wholeness and well-being.

The affirmations in this prayer will enable you to:
–Increase your faith and trust in God
–Rebuild self-esteem
–Enjoy more peace and blessings in your life
–Experience emotional, mental, physical and spiritual healing, wholeness and well-being.

Christine Brooks Martin
Areli MediaWorks  |  2014

Little Book, Big Prayers: Spiritual Growth


To follow is an excerpt of the Introduction to the first “Little Book, Big Prayers” 4-book series scheduled for release October 27th.

Prayer should be contagious and something you would want to catch. Sometimes it is caught and taught by example from anointed men and women of God. The ideal way to catch the desire to pray is by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour and being filled with His Holy Spirit. Our teacher and helper for prayer and living a redeemed life is through the Holy Spirit. When you yield to the enabling assistance of the Spirit you will want to commune and fellowship with God frequently. The Spirit helps us approach God with sincerity and humility.

Prayer is your access to the holy place, the presence of God–His glory, and for receiving revelation or the answer for your concerns. Developing a greater prayer life means you want to take hold of God. You want to know about Him, who He is, what He does, what He wants. You also find out who you are, why you are here, and what you can have. Prayer is your spiritual sustenance and helps you learn to yield and abide in Christ so you can become like Him.

As you pray you will experience the manifestation of kingdom alternatives to your circumstances. I heard someone say that prayers never die but live on before God until answered. If you want to communicate with God and gain a personal relationship with Him, you need to pray. Prayer is sharing your heart and mind about a matter with Him. God wants to hear from you even though He already knows what your needs are. Prayer is seeking His presence just to be in His presence. It isn’t necessary to want or need anything material to commune and fellowship with Him.

When you place God first in your life through daily prayer, you are introduced to a wealth of his promises. You can rest assured that He is your source. He deepens His relationship with you and causes you to see signs of change and your spiritual growth. You will find that you have greater peace and power to overcome obstacles and challenges. You will experience abundant living and provision. A deeper relationship through prayer reveals that God is truly omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient.

Prayer makes you ready to receive His compassion, love, faithfulness, goodness, and strength. You will find an increase of His presence and glory in your environment. You will see His guidance and direction for your life and relationships. The scriptures say that you will reap what you sow. If you sow the seeds of prayer in the atmosphere, you will reap a harvest of blessing. That blessing includes, provision, protection, healing, and deliverance for every facet of your life.

Download a preview sample of each book at Smashwords.com

Christine Brooks Martin, author
“Pray What God Says”
“Talk to God with Affirmations of Faith”
“He That Healeth Thee”
“Christine’s Short-Shorts”
“Little Book, Big Prayers: Spiritual Growth”
“Little Book, Big Prayers: Mental and Physical Wholeness”
“Little Book, Big Prayers: Career & Finances”
“Little Book, Big Prayers: Intercession for the Body of Christ”

Areli MediaWorks  |  2012

Not Forsakened


Sometimes when our earthly cares are hard to endure because of lack, delays, denials and rejection from people, we tend to feel forsaken by God. I used to feel that way because when I accepted the Lord in my life, I experienced the tangible presence of God frequently. When that sensual tangibility began to fade even though I was growing in the word of God, I thought He abandoned me. I was going through so many challenges, but in actuality He was teaching me how to trust and have confidence that I was yet His daughter. As I delved into the scriptures and embraced the words that described his virtue, character and nature, I did learn to trust. Now I have the sweetest times when I get quiet and talk to Him spirit to spirit. And when I’m busy, I hold on to a consciousness that He is near, watching me and caring for everything that concerns me. I am encouraged by my favorite scriptures: Isaiah 54, Psalm 18, Psalm 23, and reminded of His safety by Psalm 91. My Father God has never left or forsaken me.

I believe He takes special care of us as we extend grace to others by demonstrating forgiveness, love and mercy to them. This is especially so if our hearts have been broken, or we have been wounded or afflicted by them. We have to allow the love of God to pour into our heart to heal, renew and restore. You have His love when you give to others in spite of your material lack. Sowing is not with money alone, but to God it is giving of your time, talents, and service that are seed. And when you sow that, He is faithful and just to the law of His kingdom that you shall reap a bountiful harvest. So expect your harvest to be whatever is needed and necessary for your life, peace and well-being. Just as God is faithful, we must remain faithful to trusting the promises of His word that are “yes” and “so be it and not otherwise.”

Here is a little project that you can do to help build your confidence and relationship with the Lord. Go through the book of Psalm and underline or highlight every word that describes his character, nature or virtue. Example: Lord, Redeemer, Father, Lord of Host, King of Kings. When you are down and out, or want to worship Him, open the bible and just read all those names aloud. He will love your worship and praise. It will dispel the darkness, loneliness, hurt and pain, or rejection. He has been, is and will always be all of those names and much, much more to you. He loves us with an everlasting love. Let the word of God help you learn and know about your spiritual Father, Husband, Brother, and Friend. He says He is those relationships to us. Be in expectancy that He will abundantly satisfy and do miraculous things for you. You are not forsakened.

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” –Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)

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