He brought Me Out of the Miry Clay

miry [ mahyuh r-ee ]

When I was a child, I remember hearing the Elder Saints praying very long and deliberate prayers.

In their prayers, I would hear them say: “Lord, please break up the fallow ground”, “Stir up hearts, Lord”, and then they would offer praise to God by saying: “I thank God because He brought me out of the miry clay”…

In my youthful mind, I questioned, “what does it all mean?”

As a child, those prayers had no real meaning to me… I wondered, “who are they praying for and what are they talking about… with words like “fallow ground” and “stir up hearts” and “miry clay”…

At that stage of my life, those powerful prayers were puzzling to me; however, I was very attentive to those fascinating prayers…

Those powerful prayers lingered in my memory and resonated in my spirit throughout my adulthood…

…and now I know… the elder saints were praying for me and everyone else in need of SALVATION!

The elder saints were praying for the NATION.

They were praying for all of us who had uncultivated, idle, unproductive, hardened hearts that needed to be broken… in other words, “Lord, please break up the fallow ground”.

They were praying for those of us who did not know Him and also for those who knew Him so that they would come to know Him better. Nothing will change until God “stirs” our heart… in other words, “Stir up hearts, Lord”.

The elder saints were also praising God for bringing them and others out of a muddy, heavy, troublesome situation and for making a way out of no way… in other words, “He brought me out of the miry clay”.

“I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.”

~Psalms 40:1-2 (KJV)

Thank God for the prayers of the elder saints and for the prayers of all born again Christians all over the world. 🌎

Those powerful prayers worked… they worked back then and they still work TODAY!

Maybe you’re in a situation that seems insurmountable… try prayer; it works.

Prayer changes people and prayer changes things.

“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

~James 5:16 (KJV)

…and TGBTG!

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Life Coach Babs

He Which Hath Begun a Good Work in You Will Perform it

Hang on in there, Don’t give up, DO NOT QUIT…

God created us for greatness and He will finish what He started…

You must keep the Faith and Believe that:

✅ Your marriage or relationship will not fail

✅ Your dream marriage will become a reality

✅ You will get a BREAKTHROUGH

“Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ”

Holy Bible, Philippians 1:6 (KJV)

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20/20 Spiritual Vision in 2020; Henceforth and Forever

I was once told by a man of God and also by my Pastor; respectively, on two separate occasions, that I should look at things in the Spirit and not in the natural.

Those instructions resonated with me for quite some time; because I didn’t quite understand how to do that: “to see things in the Spirit, not in the natural”. However, that feat was definitely something I desired to develop.

From that time on, I was intrigued and wanted to “learn” how to have Spiritual vision; which I soon discovered, was already present within me and only needed to be cultivated.

Hebrews 11:1 – “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (KJV)

I will expand my Faith, with prayer and supplication and with God’s help continue to cultivate my ability to see in the Spirit that which I cannot see in the natural.

~Life Coach Babs Charles

Now, you too may be wondering about certain difficult situations: the ones which you may have been dealing with for several years with seemingly no resolution…

…that suffering illness that seems to have the doctors baffled…

…those household finances which seems to be insufficient…

… that ornery, disobedient child who seems to be unbearable

…that marriage which seems to be hopelessly over…

Those situations my SEEM to be insurmountable, but when you exercise your Faith and use your God-given 20/20 Spiritual Vision, you WILL see that they are SURPASSABLE and CONQUERABLE!

~Life Coach Babs Charles

Romans 8:7 – “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” (ESV)

You may be asking the question: How can that be? Because nothing seems to have changed in the natural.

The answer: Because of our 20/20 Spiritual Vision, we can see things in the Spirit and not in the natural; because we have hope and faith in the One true invisible God; who is working in the invisible realm to make things visible to us by our faith in Him!

Hebrews 11:3 – “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” (KJV)

In conclusion, I would like to remind you of what my husband often reminds me of: We should see things and others though the eyes of Jesus and that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal…

2 Corinthians 10:4 – “For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.” (ESV)

Therefore, I challenge each of you, even as you are reading this blog post, exercise your faith and cultivate your 20/20 Spiritual Vision in 2020; henceforth and forever!

Let’s have 20/20 Spiritual Vision in 2020!

…and ALL the Glory belongs to God!

Life Coach Babs

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ROASTED VEGETABLE SOUP (VEGAN) RECIPE

I love this soup because it is the ultimate COMFORT FOOD.

I was inspired to create this recipe for my husband; who was a little under the weather with a cold, and wanted a warm and soothing soup.

After eating my delicious soup, he insisted that his cold was cured.

The coconut milk is the secret ingredient that gives this soup it’s awesome creaminess!

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do… 😋😋😋

ROASTED VEGETABLE SOUP (VEGAN) RECIPE

Pre-heat oven to 375

10 Small Red Potatoes – Cut into bite-size pieces

1 Pkg. Frozen Broccoli

1/2 Vidalia Onion – Chopped

1 can Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas)

1 can Coconut Milk

16 oz. Vegetable Broth

1 Tblsp. Organic Earth Balance

Boil potatoes for 10 to 15 minutes or until slightly tender and drain.

Season Potatoes and Broccoli with (or any spices you like):

• Olive Oil

• Braggs Liquid Aminos

• Garlic Powder

• Onion Powder

• Smoked Paprika

• Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute

• Dash Cayenne Pepper

Roast potatoes and broccoli for approximately 20 minutes.

In a large pot, combine sauté the onion for 5 minutes or until tender. Add the Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas), Coconut Milk, Vegetable Broth, and Organic Earth Balance. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the roasted potatoes and broccoli, stir, serve, and ENJOY.

Serves 4 to 6

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Heath & Wellness Weight Loss Challenge

As many of you may know, I have been vegetarian since May 21, 2011.

Like I always say, “Being vegetarian may not necessarily extend your life, but it can possibly improve the quality of your life.”

However, I must admit, I have not always maintained a healthy diet. My go to “vegetarian” foods were pasta, potatoes, cookies, chips, and especially Key Lime Pie.

So, on April 8th, I accepted a Health & Wellness Weight Loss Challenge. I began again to eat “cleaner” and only put “healthy” food in my body. By doing that, an amazing thing happened; it seemed as if my brain shifted into a different mode and I began to think differently about food.

I no longer had the desire for unhealthy food, i.e., fast food, sugary drinks, chips, cookies, or anything with added sugar.

I developed a heightened sense of awareness of what is good for me to eat; even within a matter of days of accepting the challenge to eat healthy.

Now, when I am offered a food item that may be considered unhealthy, I am not at all tempted. I do not want to “defile” my temple with anything that is potentially not good for my body. (Please comment if you can relate.)

Speaking of defiling my temple… we know, as Christians, we are the temple of God and His Spirit lives in us. (1 Corinthians 3:16 & 17)

With all of that being said, I would like to encourage everyone who is reading this blog to accept my Health & Wellness Weight Loss Challenge and to also make a conscience decision to live a healthier lifestyle and to eat a cleaner diet… with more fruit,🍌 🍎 🍉 vegetables 🍅 🌽 🌶 and plenty of fresh water. 💧 💦

Here’s to your Health & Wellness… Please LIKE, COMMENT, and SHARE & SUBSCRIBE!

Life Coach Babs, CLC

DISCLAIMER: I am not a Medical Doctor, I am not a Licensed Nutritionist. I am a Certified Life Coach* speaking out of my own experience and what works for me. Please consult your doctor before making any dietary lifestyle changes.

*Marriage & Relationship Coach and Career Coach