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Patrice Tankard, Executive Writer, Notes of Inspiration
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” Ephesians 6:10-11
Encamp the word of God and the spirit of the Lord in and around your life. Putting on the whole armor of God involves the elements in this scripture: “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.” Ephesians 6:13 – 18
After having done all of this it is so reassuring to know that victory is definitely yours. You will be victorious in all of your challenges in life and it will make it so difficult for the enemy to ever defeat you. Take solace and know that God is on your side. Since you know that you are going to win be confident and enjoy the fight!
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12
Is someone saying terrible things about you? Did someone offend you recently? Have you ever been in a situation where you felt challenged or possibly disrespected? You are not fighting against flesh and blood but you are fighting against the evil influences, powers, and principalities in high places. So the next time someone “flicks you off” while they are driving around with road rage in traffic or the next time someone gossips about you or causes trouble, just remember that it is not them. It is the evil influence within and around them. If you are trying to do right in life you will have opposition. Don’t take it personal. God’s power supersedes all other power.
“Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme: therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” Proverbs 4:5, 6
Above all else we must ask for the wisdom of God. There is nothing else that can compare with it. Having wisdom leads to having long life, good health, better relationships, improved financial situations, and better living in general. The wisdom of God is gained from instruction and devotion. “Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.” Proverbs 3: 13, 14
Season 2 of Thicker Than Water-”The Tankards”, Bravo TV will be airing on its new date January 4th, 9/8c! It will definitely be worth the wait!
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“He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.” Deuteronomy 32:4
Do you need a role model? God is the one. Watch him in his work, his deliverance, his truth, his ability to not sin and his righteousness. We could learn a lot from him. However, with all of our flaws, the Lord still has the ability to help us, heal us and his word helps to grow us to a level of excellence. Keep your eyes on the Lord. He is the ultimate role model.
Stay tuned for Season 2 of “Thicker than Water” The Tankards on Bravo TV airing January 4, 2015 9/8c. This reality show follows the life of my brother Ben Tankard and family. You can catch up by watching Season 1 “On Demand” from your local cable company. Get ready for lots of family love, fun and drama! I will be appearing in Season 2. Thanks for your support! ~Patrice Tankard
Proverbs 26:17 (AMP): “He who, passing by, stops to meddle with strife that is none of his business is like one who takes a dog by the ears.”
When I was growing up I would hear my mother say, “You need to take six months to attend to your own business and take the other six months to leave others’ business alone”. She was trying to enlighten me on the importance of leaving situations alone that do not concern me. Do not meddle in others’ affairs. It causes strife and discontentment to all involved. Be encouraged today to take care of your own business. Do what is right for you and your family. Let the Lord lead you. When it comes to situations and circumstances that do not involve you just leave it alone.
Today I am going to get down to the basics. I have to decide what I want out of life regardless of how hard it seems to accomplish it. Let us do this together. Decide what you want out of life. Say for instance, if money was no object, what would you want right now? What kind of life do you imagine yourself living? Where would you go and who would you want to talk to? What would it take to fulfill your dreams? Are you doing something everyday that would slowly but surely contribute to your dream becoming a reality? Even if all you did was to research your plans and how you wanted to succeed, that is better than not doing anything at all. Think about it. Gather your thoughts. Write down some brainstorming ideas. Develop a plan. Find a mentor. Pray. Get to work! You can do it!
“Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.” Psalm 95:2
No matter what may be happening in your life today, take time to give the Lord thanks for all that he has done. Find a reason to celebrate. No one’s life is perfect but there is something that we can thank God for today, even if it’s just the opportunity to breathe and still be alive. Come before the Lord with a thankful heart and celebrate with music and song. Live your life with a cheerful heart. Select those things that are good in your life and celebrate them. I am learning how to celebrate the good things and it feels fantastic!