It has been an honor to serve on Kelly Balarie’s book launch team. In fact, my digital advanced readers copy of “Battle Ready” came at the same time I was preparing to start my own book launch team. Boy, the enemy is sure out to get us anyway he can, especially in the battlefield of our minds. As my launch team application went live for my book “The Gift of Prophetic Encouragement” there has been a battle. A battle with technology, a battle with my thoughts and a battle with my emotions … it’s been full out battle mode for the last three weeks and we’ve only just begun. At the end of the day, I found myself grabbing Kelly’s book and re-reading specific chapters to remind myself that I am battle ready. Kelly and I did a facebook live last week talking about her book and my favorite chapter: Warrior Mindset #9 Eternity. Click here to watch the video.
The truth is, the enemy can try to take us down, but if we are prepared for the battle with our warrior mindsets we can withstand his assaults. Battle Ready women are “Do or Die Biker Chicks” for Jesus that can’t be stopped. When Jesus is on our side, we win. His love wins the battle for us.
To find out more about what the Gift of Prophetic Encouragement is all about, I Invite you to check out my post from Tuesday click here. Don’t let the word “prophetic” chase you away. Read my post “Let’s Demystify the Gift of Prophetic Encouragement” Here’s a snip-it:
I was excited and nervous as I walked into the room. Considering it was a last-minute opportunity, I had prepared for this moment to the best of my ability, or so I had thought.
I took a deep breath, straightened my suit jacket and said a silent prayer as I walked into the room for my appointment.
This was my opportunity to share my message with an agent. I felt like God had opened this spot for me to meet with him even though, I had just started writing the book. I didn’t really know what I was doing, but I was passionate about sharing the message God had given me. Never in a million years did it occur to me that he, that they, wouldn’t understand what I was talking about. (More on this in a minute, I promise.)
Have you ever been there? Excited and passionate about sharing your message, the message God has given you, only to find people really don’t understand what you are saying?
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I want to extend a special invitation to you to join me on my launch team. Signups for the team are open until next week. But don’t hesitate, sign up today (click here or on the picture below) and join in the fun. Books will be shipped around July 23rd for those chosen and then the real fun begins.
Thank you for those who are praying for me during this process and for those who have already pre-ordered the book! If you haven’t ordered yours yet, do so today and claim your pre-order bonuses.
It is my honor to share todays special guest post, from my friend, Kelly Balarie. Enjoy! Link up is below Kelly’s post.
The Blessing of Being Battle Ready
By: Kelly Balarie
I was in the waiting room for the MRI. All that was going through my mind was thoughts of, This is horrible. I am never going to survive. I am not going to be able to walk. There is no way out of this. I will be scared to death in that loud machine. I hate needles and they’ll put one in me.
All I could see there was me. It was me and my problems. Me and my trauma. Me and all the horrible pain that was ahead of me.
Add this to the fact that I was a new mom. My kid had been up screaming all night long. I had been pacing the hallway with him. I had been the one trying to hug him all day long as he screamed his head off. I think he had acid reflux.
I also had a mole that needed to be taken off my chest. We didn’t know if it was cancerous. The doctor gauged my chest. The scar still remains.
Did anyone ever tell you that we have an enemy that roams around like a sneaky, conniving villain in the night, searching out ways to steal, kill and destroy?
He’s likely to come after you.
But, may I tell you? Battle Ready women, built up in the Lord, strong in their mind – those who renew their thoughts – know something that others don’t.
They know: It doesn’t matter what the enemy does; It matters what Jesus did.
You see, above our problems, our mayhem, our issues, our dents and dings of life, is a victorious King who reigns and rules. He sees everything. He knows our every tear. He sees our every way. He is a help in a time of trouble. He is our refuge and our strength. He is our way and our life.
He is Overcomer. He is Victorious. He is equipping us with all we need to fight the good fight today. We are not crushed, ruined or abandoned, we are raised up with Christ Jesus in the heavenlies.
Jesus brings resurrection life no matter what situation we’re in. Battle Ready women are not driven by their wide-ranging emotions but by heartfelt dedication to God’s truth, His promises and His purposes. This changes everything.
Rather than seeing the issue, they see the Provider. Rather than seeing the MRI, they begin to see the other woman in the room that they can minister to. This happened to me. I lifted my head there and got to know a woman with bone cancer. She was in so much pain. I prayed for her before she went into her MRI. I told her about Jesus.
Battle Ready women do the awesome and amazing work of God. They let not their issues hold them back. They’re all in. They go for it.
Are you Battle Ready? Are you ready to let peace, passion, life and freedom take over?
Come join me.
About Battle Ready: Train Your Mind to Conquer Challenges, Defeat Doubt & Live Victoriously
“The best time to be strengthened against the Enemy’s tactics of doubt, disappointment, and devastation is before he makes his first move toward us. We all desperately need the biblical guidance and preparation found in Battle Ready!”
Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
Battle Ready is a hands-on scriptural plan that teaches you twelve easy-to-implement, confidence-building mind-sets designed to transform your thoughts and, therefore, your life. You’ll gain practical wisdom, like how to
· make new habits stick in just five steps
· disarm the seven most common attacks that plague women
· exchange self-limiting thoughts for purpose-driven, love-releasing thoughts
· implement thirty-second mind-lifters that deliver peace
· create boundaries so you live life full of what matters
Buy Battle Ready Click here:
To get Battle Ready freebies – printables, devotional reminders, a customizable daily Battle Plan and the “Find Your Battle Style” quiz, visit: www.iambattleready.com
To order the companion Battle Ready Daily Prayer Journal that will help you practically change your thoughts, then your life, visit:
Kelly Balarie, an author and national speaker, is on a mission to encourage others not to give up. Through times of extreme testing, Kelly believes there is hope for every woman, every battle and in every circumstance. She shares this hope on her blog, Purposeful Faith, and on many writing publications such as Relevant, Crosswalk, and Today’s Christian Woman. Kelly’s work has been featured on The Today Show, 700 Club Interactive, Moody Radio and other television and radio broadcasts. When Kelly is not writing, she is chilling at the beach with her husband, a latte, and 2-toddlers who rightfully demand she build them awesome castles.
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Susan give a great definition of what it means to pray and how to pray Biblically. If you haven’t had the opportunity to read it, I encourage you to do so.
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Do you wonder if God still speaks today? Do you wonder if He would ever speak to you personally? Do you long to hear the voice of God in your life?
Have your read other books on hearing from God, but long for hands on practical application? or are you looking for ways to move you forward hearing from God?
If you answered YES to any of those questions, then I have exactly what you need. I now have an online e-course designed to equip you in understanding that God still speaks today, and He longs to speak directly to you, through His word, and others. He longs to encourage you, strengthen you and comfort you. The training on this site, is fully based on Scripture, and taken from my training manual Releasing God’s heart through Hearing His Voice.
God is speaking, Can you Hear Him?
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