The Holy Spirit Within Us

“I Am The Sprouting Vine and you’re My branches. As you live in union with Me as your source, fruitfulness will stream from within you—but when you live separated from Me you are powerless.” (John 15:5 TPT)

As I was reading John chapter 15, verse 5 really captured my attention.

It is in us living in union with Jesus that allows us to bear fruit in our lives that will last and remain. I love the Passion Translation’s expression of what Jesus is saying to us in verse 5 because it takes us much deeper into the words and heart of Jesus.

Jesus said that as we live in union with Him as our source, fruitfulness will stream from within us.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word “stream” as a body of running water such as a river or a creek, a steady succession, a constantly renewed or steady supply, a continuous moving procession, or an unbroken flow.

In Scripture, we see Jesus refer to Himself as Living Water.

“But if anyone drinks The Living Water I give them, they will never be thirsty again. For when you drink the water I give you, it becomes a gushing fountain of The Holy Spirit, flooding you with endless life!” (John 4:14 TPT)

“Believe in Me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being, just like the Scripture says!” (John 7:38 TPT)

In that verse, He was also referring to the Holy Spirit.

I share all of that with you to say this… For us as believers, staying connected to the Vine that is Jesus, and allowing Him to be our source, is to drink of the Living Water that is the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit dwelling on the inside of us that produces and brings to fruition that stream, that body of living water, that steady concession, that constantly renewed and steady supply, that continuous moving procession, that unbroken flow of fruitfulness within us that will overflow into the world around us.

“Those in whom the Spirit comes to live are God’s new Temple. They are, individually and corporately, places where heaven and earth meet.” ― N.T. Wright

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  1. ) I recently became a Content Partner for the YouVersion Bible app and the message above is from my reading plan, “Intimacy With Jesus: Staying Connected To The Vine”. You can check out the plans I’ve written thus far by clicking here.
  2. ) You can check out my Etsy shop here and my Holy Kisses From A.S.-K.S. shop here.
  3. ) You can also check out my handmade prayer beads and prayer bracelets on my IG by clicking here. They’re also available to purchase via my Etsy shop.

Sunday Soul Kiss Book Of The Week

This week’s Sunday Soul Kiss book of the week is “Generation To Generation: Passing On A Legacy Of Faith To Our Children” by Yael Eckstein, President and CEO of the International Fellowship Of Christians and Jews. You guys this book is heartfelt, informative, practical, biblically sound, beautifully written, and really good! Yael shares her journey of faith and what life was like as she stepped up to carry on her Dad’s legacy after he went to be with The Lord. It’s inspiring and a must-read, especially if you have children.

It’s available on Amazon now! Hardcover / Kindle / Audio You can purchase via the links above or you can purchase the book and the digital workbook directly through IFCJ’s website here. There’s also an awesome coloring book that will really help you to relax and rest in God’s Presence as well as focus and meditate upon Scripture. You can check out the coloring book here. You guys already know that I am a firm believer and advocate of using creativity or being creative in any way to connect with God in a deeper and more intimate way and this coloring book is a great way to do just that.

Sunday Soul Kiss Health/Fitness Choice Of The Week

This week’s healthy choice of the week is Goli Gummies! Goli gummies are really good for you and they taste great as well. The brand has continued to expand adding more options for us to try and love! I genuinely like them all, but the apple cider vinegar is still my favorite. If you’d like to give them a try, simply click on the image or the highlighted link above and you’ll receive a special discount on your order. Your discount should automatically be applied, but if not simply enter the promo code ASKS10.

Sunday Soul Kiss Kingdom Creative/Entrepreneur Spotlight Of The Week

This week’s spotlight shines on God’s Glory Box! God’s Glory Box is a monthly subscription box for Christians that also donates part of their proceeds to help feed hungry Americans. For all A.S.-K.S. subscribers, if you use the code ASKS5 you will receive $5 off of the 1 month subscription box and if you use the code ASKS10 you will receive $10 off of any of the other monthly subscriptions.

Happy Soul Kissed Sunday! (Even though I’m late posting and it’s now Wednesday. LOL!) Sending you all heavenly hugs and holy kisses! You are all in my prayers! I love you guys!

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Believe, Be Beautiful, Be Brilliant, Be Empowered, and Be Blessed! 🙂

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Creating Something Beautiful Out Of What Seems Insignificant

Still, Eternal One, You are our Father. We are just clay, and You are The Potter. We are the product of Your creative action, shaped and formed into something of worth. (Isaiah 64:8 VOICE)

At the beginning of the year, I ordered some jewelry making supplies and tools and the company sent me all of these key rings and different colored coil keychain bracelets as a free gift. I had no idea what I was going to do with them.

Then, I remembered that I had a bunch of small cross-shaped vials and so I took one of the crosses and inside of it I put a grain of rice that I wrote the word “faith” on, a mustard seed to represent Matthew 17:20, and then I put 14, round, 1mm, genuine gemstones inside to represent the birthstones of my family/the people that I love and pray for daily.

I’ve been wearing this bracelet all year and I never really take it off because all throughout the day, every time I see it on my wrist, it reminds me to pray for the people that I love and really have the faith to see the fullness of God’s promise come to fruition in their lives.

(He told them, It was because of your lack of faith. I promise you, if you have faith inside of you no bigger than the size of a small mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move away from here and go over there,’ and you will see it move! There is nothing you couldn’t do!”(Matthew 17:20 TPT)

I leave you guys with this, those key rings and keychain bracelets seemed so insignificant when I first got them, but I took them and made something beautiful/meaningful to me with them. I feel like that’s exactly what God does with us. We give Him our lives and He makes something incredibly beautiful, purposeful, meaningful, and promise-filled out of them!

“Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.” – Bill Moyers

Sunday Soul Kiss Book Of The Week

Available on Amazon now! Paperback / Kindle

This week’s Sunday Soul Kiss book of the week was written by my lovely friend and amazing woman of God, Cheryl E. Smith from “Homespun Devotions”! Cheryl has such an incredibly beautiful heart and you all will be super blessed by her words, so please grab your copy today!

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  1. The Holy Kisses from A.S.-K.S. online shop has lots of new stuff for you guys to check out and I’m most excited about our new prayer journals that I designed and created myself! They’re currently in paperback, but hardcover coming soon, so swing by the shop and check them out here! You can also check out my Etsy shop here!
  2. As a lot of you may already know, I’ve been working on launching my own Christian-inspired, handmade jewelry collection. To help fund the cost, I have been making prayer beads such as the ones that you see in the photo below. They are made with gemstone and Swarovski crystal beads and I can make them custom according to your favorite color, your birthstone, or a color that means something to you etc… I pray for and over each person that I make them for.  You can check out more examples on my IG by clicking here. I would also love it you guys would follow me there. And if you’re interested in having some made for yourself or as a gift for someone else just DM me on IG.
  3. I just recently wrote a Christian children’s book that is being published and is now available to pre-order. The official book release date is 11/11/2021. All pre-orders will be signed and shipped one week prior to the official release date. To pre-order a signed copy, please click here. To find out all of the details about the book and my journey writing it, please click here.

Happy Soul Kissed Sunday! Sending you all heavenly hugs and holy kisses! You are all in my prayers! I love you guys!

If you need to contact me or if you would like for me to pray for or with you, please click here.

Believe, Be Beautiful, Be Brilliant, Be Empowered, and Be Blessed! 🙂

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Partaking Of His Promises + (Giveaway)

 

 

 

 

 

But Jesus answered, “The scripture says, ‘Human beings cannot live on bread alone, but need every word that God speaks.’” (Matthew 4:4 GNT)

Today’s focal verse is one of my favorite verses in the entire Bible because it’s a very powerful reminder of how vital it is for us to not only partake of the word of God everyday, but to savor, revel in, and meditate upon the truth of its promises to us.

I also love the AMP version of today’s focal verse as well because it adds a bit more depth which makes the words of Jesus a bit more personal to us.

But Jesus replied, “It is written and forever remains written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes out of the mouth of God.’” (Matthew 4:4 AMP)

I’m a genuine lover of the Bible and I have just been lingering in and enjoying it almost every single day for the last 11 years. However, as 2019 was starting to come to a close, The Lord really started to deeply impress upon my heart how necessary it was going to be to truly feast upon and stay rooted in the word of God in days ahead. I had many nights where The Lord would wake me up in the middle of the night and give me a specific verse or passage of scripture to meditate on for that day. And so, all of 2020, I just consumed the word every single day.

That was such a game changer for me because in doing that, I had SO many “selah moments”. Moments where I was just able to intentionally pause, intimately reflect upon, and truly internalize the word of God. And as I did that, SO many of God’s promises took root in my heart and just began to blossom and come alive in my life in ways that I could have never dreamed or imagined.

I share this with you guys because I know that if you were to do the same, you would begin to foster and cultivate this new hunger, appreciation, faith in, and love for God’s word as you witness His promises come to fruition in your own lives.

I leave you with this verse to pause and reflect upon… What a God you are! Your path for me has been perfect! All your promises have proven true. What a secure shelter for all those who turn to hide themselves in You! You are the wrap-around God giving grace to me. (Psalm 18:30 TPT)

Hide yourself in His word and you will partake of His promises.

And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed.  (Joshua 1:8 MSG)

 

Sunday Soul Kiss 411

1.) As most of you guys already know, I LOVE jewelry and I LOVE the word of God, so “A.S.-K.S.” has partnered to two amazing companies that have used nanotechnology to mount the Bible into beautiful pieces of jewelry. To find out more about Jerusalem Nano Bible and our partnership, please click here. To find out more info about Tanaor Nano Bible Jewelry and our partnership, please click here. When you shop with either company use the code ASKS10 when you checkout and you’ll receive a 10% discount.

2.) The Holy Kisses from A.S.-K.S. online shop is back and we have awesome new merchandise for you all to check out, so swing by the shop here! You can also check out my Etsy shop here!

3.) I have created Daily Bible Meditation Care Cards that you can download here.

4.) You can subscribe to my YouTube channel, Sunday Soul Kiss here.

Sunday Soul Kiss Kingdom Creative/Entrepreneur Spotlight Of The Week

This week’s Sunday Soul Kiss spotlight shines on Lyn Joyfull who is a beautiful woman of God and CEO of Love Yourself Jewelry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I bought the beautiful mystic rainbow topaz ring that you see above from Lyn last year in July and not only did I receive the ring that I bought, but The Lord impressed it upon Lyn’s heart to also send me an amazing prophetic word and a sterling silver band with “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine…” engraved on it. That is from the Song of Solomon 6:3. The Song of Solomon is my favorite book in the Bible because a few years ago I had several supernatural encounters with God that were directly from the Song of Solomon after The Lord had me camp out in that particular book for about 4 years. But just to show you how The Lord works, you would have to be very close to me to know that and I had never met Lyn.

To shop with Lyn at Love Yourself Jewelry, please click here.  If you’d like to connect with her on social media, you may do so through the following links. Instagram / Facebook

Sunday Kiss Book Of The Week

This week’s Sunday Soul Kiss book of the week was written by my great friend/my Sis and simply an incredible woman of God, Monique M. Thomas!

You guys have probably already seen me talk about this book on my social media a few times, but it’s SO good! And if you want to know what it truly looks like to walk with God intimately, this is the book for you! You can purchase it now on Amazon! You can also purchase a signed copy directly from Monique via Cash App: $thebrideofchrist, Zelle: moniquethomas7@yahoo.com, or PayPal.

Happy Soul Kissed Sunday! Sending you all heavenly hugs and holy kisses! You are all in my prayers! I love you guys!

If you need to contact me or if you would like for me to pray for or with you, please click here.

Believe, Be Beautiful, Be Brilliant, Be Empowered, and Be Blessed! 🙂

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Wrapped In The Word

 

 

 

 

 

(Psalms 119:114 TPT- You’re my place of quiet retreat, and Your wrap-around Presence becomes my shield as I wrap myself in Your Word!)

Today’s focal verse captivates my heart every single time I read it. It’s like it’s truth just reawakens within me this resounding reverence for The Presence of God and the promise of His Word.

I’ve read the Bible almost everyday for the last 9 years, but over the last several months, I’ve really made a conscious effort to not just read The Word, but to truly sit with it, camp out in it, soak in it, feast upon it, revel it’s truth, earnestly and deeply meditate on it’s promises, and just internalize it’s every word. Or as today’s focal verse simply, yet powerfully puts it— wrap myself in IT.

Abba, You are our place of quiet retreat, and Your wrap-around Presence becomes our shield as we wrap ourselves in Your Word!

A few weeks ago, I was just sitting on the sofa reading my Bible and I heard The Lord say, “I love it when you marvel at My Word.” 

The Bible says that Jesus, Himself is The Word. (John 1:1-4 AMP)

So, just imagine with me for a moment that every time you engage with, feast upon, or marvel at The Word of God, what you’re actually doing is wrapping yourself in it’s promise. Which would mean that as you wrap yourself in it’s promise, you are in fact wrapping, enveloping, encasing, and covering yourself in Jesus Himself, Who is The Word’s Living Expression.

For me, the thought of His Presence being wrapped around us protecting us, strengthening and empowering us, revealing truth and wisdom to us, instilling peace and joy within us, and covering and filling us with and in the pure love that is Him provoked the following thoughts: “For who is God besides The Lord? Who is The Rock except our God?”

There is truly no one like Him. What a God you are! Your path for me has been perfect! All Your promises have proven true. What a secure shelter for all those who turn to hide themselves in You! You are the wrap-around God giving grace to me. Could there be any other god like you? You are the only God to be worshiped, for there is not a more secure foundation to build my life upon than You. You have wrapped me in power, and now You’ve shared with me Your perfection. (Psalms 18:30‭-‬32 TPT)‬‬

This morning, I would like to leave you with this one question to ponder. Is there anything in this life more vitally essential, beautifully true, and unquestionably powerful than The Word, Who is Jesus Christ, Himself?

And in closing, my prayer for you guys is this: that you would be wrapped, clothed, and immersed in The Word daily wholly becoming one with it’s truth. In Jesus’ mighty name, I pray that you would abide and live in life-union with Christ and never, not even for a single moment be separate from The Life, Love, and Truth that is Him.

“Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ when I arise, Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.” – Saint Patrick

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Sunday Soul Kiss Creative Spotlight Of The Week

This week’s Sunday Soul Kiss creative spotlight shines on my lovely, creative friend, and fellow blogger Tayrina Gonzalez, who makes beautiful Christian/faith-inspired key chains, bookmarks, decorated notebooks, and more. I bought the key chain that you see below from her online shop and I just love it!

You can connect with Tayrina or visit her shop through the following links. Blog: His Purpose In Me / Online Shop: His Purpose In Me Bookmarks & More / Tayrina’s Personal: Instagram / Online Shop: Instagram / His Purpose In Me: Facebook Page / Tayrina’s Personal: Twitter Account

Sunday Soul Kiss Book Of The Week

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This week’s Sunday Soul Kiss book of the week was written by the beautiful, creative heart, Jenny Randle!

As a believer and a creative heart, “Courageous Creative” is absolutely one of my MOST favorite books! This 31-Day interactive devotional was SUCH a huge blessing to me in so many ways. It encourages, inspires, and empowers creatives to create frequently and fearlessly and I can’t even begin to tell you how freeing that notion has been for me. I pray it does the same and more for you! I will be giving away 2 free copies. The winners will be chosen on 3/31/19. If you’d like to enter, you can do so by simply leaving a comment of this post.

Sunday Soul Kiss Album Of The Week

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Enjoy one of my favorite songs from this week’s Sunday Soul Kiss album of the week!

Happy Soul Kissed Sunday and Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Sending you all heavenly hugs and holy kisses! I love you guys!

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