Growing in Christ

Take It Back

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve taken things back to the store.

As a general rule, I don’t buy unless I really love it. … So I do not hesitate to return something if I’ve had a change of heart. I’ve taken back shoes, purses … lol. I guess I got that from my grandmother. When I was a child, I went to the store with her and she returned something to Winn Dixie, lol!!

It was amazing. She changed her mind, and took it back to the store. Lol. 🙂

In this example with retail, we know that what we wanted from the store (that purse) is less valuable to us than the money ($20.00) that we used to purchase it.

In the spiritual realm, we have the authority to take things back also.  We know that what the enemy has is less valuable (hell, death, damnation) to us than that which we used to purchase it (our souls).

Unfortunately, God’s people perish for lack of knowledge, so let me help you know what you need to do do get your stuff back!!

First, know and acknowledge that it was yours in the first place.

Then acknowledged that it was taken and declare that it be restored unto you.

Next, set your mind that you want it back.

Repent for not taking authority and passively allowing (others and) the enemy of Christ to take things from us.

Stand on the word of God.

Call out what is being done to you!

– But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house (Proverbs 6:31).

Decree the thing!

– Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.(Job 2:28)

Call it!

– (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were (Roman 4:17).

Possess it! Physically take it back! Manifest it!


Being a Light, Discipline, Love

No More Silos

Sometimes in life, we hear something from God and place the info into one particular silo.

A silo (from the Greek σιρός – siros, “pit for holding grain”) is a structure for storing bulk materials. Silos are used in agriculture to store grain or fermented feed known as silage. Silos are more commonly used for bulk storage of grain, coalcementcarbon blackwoodchips, food products and sawdust. Three types of silos are in widespread use today: tower silos, bunker silos, and bag silos (

Commonly, we use silos because we have learned that everything has its place:

This goes over here, and that goes over there.

Let’s put everything in its place.

Unfortunately, when it comes to the word of God, we bring this concept in also: “The bible says, Love thy neighbor as thyself. My neighbors are those people who live next door. Those are the only people I love!”

“I trust the Lord with my family, my job, my education, but my money … well, that’s for me.”

I pray, O Lord, teach us to think outside of the silos that we have set up. Teach us to, when we hear your word, to never assume that we know what you are saying. Teach us to go to You for clarification, for it is unlikely that we understand every angle of what You bring to us, for is says in your word:

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9).

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! (Romans 11:33).

As I noted in an earlier blog post, we need to think about where our thinking has brought us and live under the direction of Jesus Christ.  Silos may be great for storing corn or wheat, but certainly let the Word spillover into every area of our lives. Let Him rest, rule and abide.