Cup of Empowerment 6/18/12

By on June 18, 2012

I saw two books. The first book was closed and the next book was open. The Lord said, “This is not just a new season, or a turning of a page in your life. It is not just a new chapter. I have closed the old and have opened the new. In order to move into the new, you have to let go of past hurts, woundedness and judgment. This is a new day, and I am doing a new thing. As you move into this new place you will see as I see and do as I do.”

As this word was given to the people, I could feel the “shift” taking place in lives as they received the word and agreed with it. Alignment with the new was taking place.

Later a woman told me that she had so many questions of the past and why things had happened as they did. She also had hung onto “prophetic words” and promises that had not come to pass that kept her stuck and hindered her from moving ahead. When she received the word, she was able to trust God with all she did not understand and simply enter into the new. He could sort it all out and bring revelation as she needed it. The old book was closed. What freedom!

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What has been written on the book or scroll of your life? Has it all been of the Lord, or has others with their expectations and judgments tried to write your future? Maybe you have agreed with lies and written vows for your life that have not lined up with Heaven. God has offered us a new book to enter into. But first we must move out of the old and close the old mindset. This new book is authored by Him and we must read it from His point of view!

Have you ever bought a book that sounded so good by the cover and then got into it and was disappointed? Sometimes I have plowed through it hoping it “would get better” when I should have just closed it. Other times I have started reading a book that’s cover wasn’t that exciting, but the words caught my eye and found out that within it laid treasures I was so glad I found!

There are treasures He has written for you today. Be willing to let go of the pain and confusion of the past. Let His blood cover it. Now see yourself entering into this new story, written by a loving God who has the best in mind for you. See the words of life on the pages? As you read them they bring hope, purpose and an excitement of what’s ahead.

Jesus said, “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” John 6:63

A new book has been opened to us, a book that brings life!



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About CarolMarie Smith

CarolMarie is an international speaker and writer, she inspires audiences worldwide to bring widows into their place of power. She is the co-author of the "Widows Ministry Leadership Training" manual that has been translated into six languages and used around the world. The teachings and revelations lift off hopelessness and move the widow into their unique place of purpose as well as help leaders and ministries move into a place of greater power and blessing. A Bible teacher for over 30 years, a radio and television personality, as well as a featured writer for magazines and newspapers, CarolMarie often incorporates humor with her passion to call us to our special place in the heart of God. A widow since 1999, CarolMarie relates to the plight widows face and yet has experienced first hand the transforming presence of God that lifts off shame and moves all types of widows into intimate relationship with Him. CarolMarie is the founder of He's My Husband International, a ministry based out of Knoxville, TN. She also serves with several global ministries that have outreaches to orphans and widows, including Widows International, Matthew 10 International, and Abiding Glory.

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Cup of Empowerment 6/18/12