I woke up early to finish some schoolwork, online Christmas shopping and to prepare for an out of town trip. About 11 o’clock PM I asked myself, “Where did the day go?” After sitting in the basement for over eight hours doing schoolwork my hair still wasn’t done nor clothes packed. I had to talk myself off of the stressed out ledge because I knew I had more hours of preparation ahead of me. I am one who prides myself on working ahead as I shared in my last blog. Really I am a bit anal, if you will, with working ahead. My courses are eight weeks and I like to be almost finish at week six which I am right now. I will stay up all night to get ahead. However, I know the enemy comes immediately to take what you confess you have. So, whatever you say out of your mouth please make sure you have it on lock in your spirit.
Okay back to getting off of this ledge. Everyone just about knows that my husband’s lungs were attacked two years ago. The devil tried to kill my man, but listen, no weapon formed will prosper if we believe it. However, we are still standing for total restoration and manifestation of his lungs. It’s a done deal as far as we are concerned. Devil don’t touch what’s mine!! Ok, I’m fine, had to get that out. While still standing, there are some things I won’t let my husband do. Like I won’t let him go down the steps and get the suitcases or lift anything that will cause his breathing to be labored. As a matter of fact, I really will do anything to serve him. That’s just my heart to serve. No, it’s not because it’s his requirement, it’s because I require it. This man has been good to me and I will do whatever. This is a marriage tip lol. Moving forward. So, I finally scurry upstairs about twelve o’clock midnight, to finish getting ready to leave in a few hours. I had to walk up and down the steps twice to bring two suitcases up. By this time, I am physically exhausted and I am about to collapse; not pass out, but in my soul.
At the same time that I am feeling a bit depleted Holy Spirit is in my ear saying, “You got this, I’m here with you, I have been sent to help you, exchange your strength for the Father’s strength.” Now I am collapsing for a different reason. Not because I was feeling overwhelmed and stressed, but because God is a present help in the time of need. THANK YOU JESUS! What’s so awesome is I didn’t even have to call for help, because He is already here with me to help.
Don’t panic. I’m with you. There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you. Isaiah 41:10 MSG
A word for you. Do not become discouraged and weary in your fight. Trip out for a second if you have to but don’t stay there. Sometimes you may feel like you are going at it alone, but baby you have more help than you realize. Some of you may have had a lot of help at one time when you were going through a challenge, but now your challenge doesn’t appear to be a challenge at all to others. From the outside things look great. So, they have gone on with their lives and have even stopped praying for you. They don’t know the fight is not over for you. However, Jesus knows. So keep going and doing what you do. You will see your strength renewed. I love you my sister! Purpose to stay strong!
Yes! Thank you.
Love you Dr. DeeDee!
Thank you DR D
Amen Sis! I receive this timely message. Love you and Dr. Mike very much!
Perfect timing Dr DeeDee how I needed this word! Love you, Parthenia
What an on time word! Thank you!
Thank you Dr Dee Dee and God bless you, You are a gift from God and I thank him for you. Your testimony and encouraging words have transformed my life. I’m no longer that shy Pastor wife,and because of you and the word of God I’m confident and bold. To God be the glory.Thank you woman of God
Thanks Dr. Dee Dee I really needed to hear this. I am not alone God is right there with me.
Bless you Woman Of God.
Thank you Dr. Dee Dee for the tips/hints and confirmations.
Love you Dr. DeeDee
As always your messages come right when I need them.
Thank you for being my Help 🙂
Thank you for these messages and love you Dr. DeeDee! Blessed travels!
Thank you so much I needed to hear this, this morning I’m at the doctor getting results from my testing.. No weapon formed against me shall prosper!! Thank you Jesus,,
Once again, another right on time message! I’m truly fighting what I hope to be, the good fight. Thanks for the reminder to take a step back and lean on the one who has all strength and power! Be blessed!
Very good article. Purpose to stay strong!
Thanks Dr. DeeDee
I needed this word of encouragement today. I appreciate you and this blog. I’m looking forward to hopefully meeting you at GGG 2017!
I WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU! you know I’m having a private meeting for those that subscribe.
Tears welling up in my eyes as I read this. This past weekend I was hit really hard to my core with this “light affliction”. I signed up to volunteer at this event which required a lot of walking but I was like I can do this. But, once I got there and saw how much was involved I was like I better sit this one out. So that was hard not being able to volunteer–my legs were becoming very labored from a long day. On top of that, the “light affliction” causes spasms at times, one happened at the wrong time and I relieved myself on myself–couldn’t control it. The meltdown was in full affect but I was able to hold it together until I got to my car. But, when I got in my car, I totally lost it. I was sinking so fast, barely able to see from all the tears and embarrassment. For the most part, I have been pressing in faith dealing with this “light affliction” It has literally been a fight–fight for my life. I am like whose life is this–I want my life back. So this episode hit me really hard. But, in the mist of the tears, the hurt, disappointment I cried out “no matter what it looks like, no matter how I feel, I know all is well. We walk by faith, not by sight”. The meltdown was real, I was losing my grip… but my sweet, sweet loving Jesus, I felt Him just wrap His arms around me and just hold me… Ya’ll, I’ve been standing in faith knowing I am healed, no matter the evil report–I am healed. Even with the challenge and struggles that arise–I am healed. This episode right here… I got a dent in my Ephesians 6 armour– Praise be unto God that I didn’t get knocked down or the wind knocked out of me, even though the meltdown started it did not consume me. Dr. Deedee you are so right, people look at me and say, “well, you look good. you look fine, like nothing is wrong”. In the mist of this fight for my life I tell them, Yes I am fine and all is well no matter what. Thanks sooooooooooooo much for this. Many times I think about you and Dr. Mike and the faith fight you are in concerning his health. Wondering, how are you all walking through this process in the daily times–day to day. This has helped me soooo much!!!! And, like you say, “Focus on the promise and not the process”. To God Be the Glory for the great things He HAS done!!! We win and are winning!!! Much Love
AMEN!!! I am in agreement with you for your health. I love how you still went even when your body said no.
Thanks Dr.DeeDee I love you lady and your faithfulness be blessed🙏🏾❤️
Thank you Dr. Dee Dee! I sure needed that encouragement as I was just driving to pick up some lunch and my radio was off and I was just speaking to God and asking him for an extra dose of peace and energy today as my body is really feeling weary because I didn’t sleep well last night after working on a report for my class. Then waking up at 3:30 to be at work by 5:00 am this morning. So again, I thank you and I Thank God for renewing my strength.
woo i feel you
Thanks for the reminder. On time as always.
Thank you for reminding me that I’m not fighting alone and that it’s okay “to trip out for a second.” You will never,EVER know how much your words encouraged me today. I think that you have shown me an example of …being in this world but not of it.
God Bless you, your family and your church.
Just for a second! 🙂
This is a timely blog, oh my goodness!!!
Love and blessings,
I appreciate you Dr. Dee Dee!
OMG! I am in tears. Was feeling like I was all alone in this fight but your words ecouraged me and I found ew strength to continue in this fight. Dr Dee Dee, than you soooo much for being the woman of God that you are! You have truly added to my life!
Thank you always for an on time Word. I am in the battle, I certainly want to go off! I held my tongue and this is confirmation not to get distracted with the emotions. Love you more Dr. DeeDee!! see you in July!!!!!
Yes don’t do anything you will regret later. keep smiling and watch God!
Love you Dr. DeeDee. This encouraging Word spoke volumes today!
Thank you Pastor Dee Dee I needed that. I am struggling to keep it together. But I receive this word and will I stand strong, believe and not become discouraged. My Husband and I had to relocate to a different state & it’s been very hard. The culture difference, having no family here or close friends I can talk with and confide in, at times I feel so alone. I know and love God, but I also know that He created us for fellowship with others. Being hurt, and betrayed by those I thought were friends has made me very cautious and guarded. It has been very hard for me to trust anyone here, so I’ve been trying to go at it alone. I just purchased your book (are you really a sister friend) I hope through reading I will learn how to open up and trust again. Thanks for letting God use you to help women like me.
Hello Yvette! Please don’t allow bad relationships from the past to determine new relationships. It will cut you off from some wonderful opportunities. I too have been hurt by people and if i would have allowed my pain to determine my future i would not be writing these blogs and loving like i do. pick up the pieces and move on.
Thanks Dr. Freeman for that on time word! I’m new to your blog! This word has lifted my spirits and reaffirmed my faith in God! Through it all, He’s right there by my side!
Welcome Cheryl! Thats my whole purpose for my blogs;to inspire and to encourage
Thanks Dr. Dee Dee! Bottom line is you have to do what you have to do. Most times you just do it because you know it’s done. I always say, “its me and you God”…..lol
AMEN sheila!! what a great team!
Dr. DeeDee….MY She-Ro!!! I love you….thanks for always sharing your heart and pushing us to be better.
I love you lady :-))
So true, I am so very thankful for the Holy Spirit being my helper .
Good afternoon sis, I so needed this today,as I am feeling a bit discontented in my soul. I recently became a licensed minister, but not new by any means in delivering The Lords word. Praise God! For sometime now I have been feeling a bit anxious, almost as if God is about to make a drastic change in my life for His good, which always turns out for my good as well. For more than 10yrs I have been a motivational speaker for the encouragement of the female gender, no matter age. That is my calling to uplift my sisters. I adore when I see the eagerness in there eyes and pray that it remains as I tell them day after day God loves them, you just need to love yourselves and there you will find Him. Praise God. In 2009, I started, Sauns Daily Word, emailing spiritual and uplifting messages. When I started I had less than 10 emails, we have grown to thousands and I adore receiving comments that I have touched their lives, as they too touch mine. Sis, I shall remain faithful and stayed with Holy Spirit, but please keep me in prayer, as I remain still and anxious. I love you and thank you for your obedience as todays word did speak to me. “Don’t panic. I’m with you. There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you. Isaiah 41:10 MSG”
I will! You are doing a great work pouring into the lives of women!
HALLEUJAH! 😪 God is my PRESENT help in time of trouble!
Thank you Dr Dee Dee for this awesome word as I’m standing in the midst of trouble declaring satan will NOT destroy my children while on their Damascas road. No devil you can’t win; Jesus declared it’s finished and we WIN! Glory! Although, I do have my moments of weariness it’s a great relief knowing that on Monday I know there’s message that serves as a anchor to encourage this girl to STAND! We Win!
I love and appreciate our virtual time together!👍🏾💞
I understand! just don’t let them moments conquer you
THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART!!
Thank you for today’a blog. I really needed to hear this. Being a single mother, sometimes I put so much stress on myself and my body trying to make sure everything is taken care of and then I get in a place where I’m stressed and feel like nobody is there to help me and then I realize God is always present. I have a friend who may possibly be losing her job at the end of the year and she is SUPER stressed because she can’t find another job and as much I encourage her, she’s in a place right now where she’s not trying to here any of that. She just doesn’t understand why this is happening to her. I keep telling her to pray, trust and believe that GOD has a plan but I don’t know and I sometimes feel like me talking to her drains me. I’m going to send this to her.,
Just keep praying for her.
Just keep praying and loving her
Thank you for sharing Dr. DeeDee. GOD always knows what you need and when you need it. This was exactly what I needed this morning. Looking forward to seeing you at GGG in July.
Awesome!! Tell all of your friends
Right on time! Thank you so much for this!
Thank you so much! I needed that!
Yes, God’s word will give life, strength, power, and peace to any situation. I know where my help comes from.
Thanks you for sharing. I receive this message was great and timely for me.
Thank you DeeDee. You are the example of the Godly woman I desire. I am inspired by you and To God be the Glory!
God Bless you Dr. Dee Dee! I so much needed to hear that message. Last year you prayed for me and told me that i was not to old for my dream to come true! This year you are speaking to me to stay in the fight! I will purpose to stay strong!
Amen!! you can do this!!
Such an awesome role model!
Ok Lady Dee Dee did you just really just blog this straight to me, my goodness the Holy Spirit just really opened up all my mail laid it down for all the world to see and I thank him for it and you!!!! You put a lot in this short blog and it was well worth the read, to God be all the glory, thank you!!!!!! oh p/s I love you too my beautiful sister!
Thanks for the encouragement. I certainly know what it is like to walk through challenges, both physical and financial.I am glad God is in the fight with me and I win!
Thanks for the encouragement today.I will purpose in my heart to stay STRONG at all times.💗
Until next life lesson
Thank you Dr. Dee Dee, as always your blogs helps to uplift me and inspire me in the word. Last week I felt a heavy load on my shoulders, rebuking the devil at all angles. I have been suffering with neuropathy in my feet (mainly the right foot and a injury from work that has increased the pain). Keeping my faith in our SAVIOR (by his stripes I am healed) I do my best to keep it moving. Went to the doctors (1x in October and 2x in November to seek help in some relief with the pain and I was ordered to go get a MRI and pain management, which has be cancelled 3 times and pain management not scheduled. By the 3rd time I was frustrated and was short with the Supervisor from the billing department. This is just a portion of what has been going on, but I came home after leaving the hospital and got on my knees and gave GOD all the glory because even in my pain he continues to keep me and helps me to know that he will always be with me and loves me unconditionally. You and Dr. Mike and the SOFCC has been a blessing to me since I have joined in 2006 and I truly thank you for all your love for me.
Hello Janet!! Thank you for replying. I will be in agreement with you. I call you healed in Jesus name. Don’t give up on getting that appointment.
This was some very great advice. I need to know that I can conquer the course and know that God has given me the strength to accomplish whatever nerds to be done. That is true that people will be your cheerleader when they feel you’re doing what they want but the minute you fall short they roll out. Thanks for always giving great advice.
Your timing is so spot on and your words are complete affirmation. Thank you for reminding us that we are not alone that the fight is far from over!!! We love you and appreciate you for the time you invest in adding value to our lives
If you aren’t an angel, thank you for allowing yourself to be used by God to help others Dr. Deedee. Blessings and love.
There were a lot of great nuggets in this post! Thank you! ❤️
THANK YOU,I NEEDED TO HEAR THIS,#OKGODIHEARDYOU#,THANK YOU JESUS.Seems like everytime I hear from you,it b confirmation from god,of what I’m going tgru,thank you god for sister deedee,love you sis.
Thank you so much for sharing. This blog has truly blessed me. I am believing for my grown sons (4) salvation, all aspects of salvation. Sometimes I trip out for a second but have to focus on What Gods word says about them.
God bless and keep you and your family.
Thank you for this Dr. DeeDee!
Hi Pastor DeeDee,
You and your husband are in my prayers (that he receives total healing).
Thank you, I receive!!!
Amen. This message truly
Hello Dr. Deedee your ministry is so awesome and uplifting I absolutely love reading your blogs I look forward to them every week, may God continue to bless you and your family.
I love you more Dr. Dee Dee,
I do purpose to stay strong on this journey. Again, thank you for a powerful message.
Dear Dr. Dee Dee,
I have been a participate of New Church Believers Pray Line since 2010. A few weeks ago when you and Pastor Mike had a discussion with SOFBI staff and students, it come into my spirit to submit Pastor Mike’s name for prayer. Therefore, I would very much appreciate your permission to submit pray requests on behalf of you and Pastor Mike.
I request your permission out of respect for leadership and protocol at SOFBI and SOFCC.
Thanks so much for a on time word
Thank you! Love you Dr. Dee Dee
This is a good reminder for when we feel a little overwhelmed. We are strong and can do all things. Thanks Mom, love you! 🙂
This was awesome, plus I needed to hear the marriage tip.
Definitely needed this Dr. DeeDee thank you!
Thank you for sharing your ❤️ and wisdom!! Dr. Dee Dee I consider you a role model, and as a result, will began graduate school next year! I consider it a privilege to glean from your awesome testimonies!!! Against all opposition, I WIN!!! I too hear God saying…I am here and I got this by faith I continue dreaming of finishing…
Since 2012 GGG conference and witnessing you emerge as a butterfly from that “cocoon”… I have been waiting for another… OMG!!! I know it will be phenomenal!!! I ❤️ U!
Thanks Dr. DD!!! I’m reading this late BUT as we know God is NEVER late! And this is the exact word I needed for today, for right now! So I will leave u with knowing it is WELL w/ my soul!! God bless u woman!! Smooches! Love u! Mean it!!
This was so timely. Need it today, seriously I am glad I read it today because it was right on time. I so felt like God didn’t care about me anymore because I keep getting into stuff because of my flesh. Thanks for supporting me and you don’t even realize it. Love you so much. I met you in Target.
Thank you Dr.Deedee for the inspiration, I really needed to here that
Thanks for sharing your strength!!!
Dr Dee Dee this week’s blog gives me a second wind. It seems like you are speaking to me alone. I receive this!! Only the Lord knows how much!! I send you a super duper cyber hug for being so available to Holy Spirit. I appreciate and love you more than words. Thank you Jesus!!
I am blessed i needed that message.
Thank you so much Dr. Dee Dee… you are awesome
Thank you Dr. DeeDee. I really felt your heart here. I’m reading this blog a few days later and I feel the need to say to you, stay strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. No, the fight is not over for pastor Mike, nor for many of us; but we know what the answer to all of that is, “WE WIN”. Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. Be blessed my sister.
Funny thing is I just got this message,,,8:54am Sunday 11th of December just appeared on my phone..But ohhh was it on POINT….
For all you do..Thanks
I needed this. Thank you so much for sharing your life with us, encouraging and reminding us of what we need to hear at the perfect time. Keep going, Dr. Dee! Love you!
This was an ontime word for me in so many ways! Thank you so much, Dr. Dee Dee! May God continue to bless you abundantly.
Praise God. I have been through a lot but, I will purpose to stay strong. Thank you for the encouragement.
Thank you Dr. Dee Dee
I absolutely loved this message!