Holy Spirit Filling Station

Each morning I pull in to what I call the “Holy Spirit Service/Filling Station” for a much needed tune-up and alignment.

Before my day begins, I sit quietly before the Lord. I try to the best of my ability to “humble myself” before the Lord. I give Him all the honor and praise, asking for forgiveness of my sins, and then stating “I can’t God, but you can. Commandeer my body, soul, and mind. Take over. Align my heart, body, thoughts, words and actions with Yours, Jesus.” I ask “What can I do for you today, Lord. How can I be Your hands and feet?” I ask God what He wants me to know and to guide me in His Word/Scripture. I am never disappointed, and feel led to Scripture that He speaks to me with.

During my time in the Holy Spirit filling station, I humbly and gratefully ask for and put on the Full Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-20), stating each piece aloud and thinking about what each piece means; the Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith, Breastplate of Righteousness, Helmet of Salvation, Belt of Truth, and Sandals of Peace.

I then have a 30 minute drive to work in which I continue to pray in the Spirit and declare His praises. When I open my door to my classroom, I get on my knees and give God my classroom, thanking Him for the opportunity to be able to teach another day, asking Him to commandeer me as a teacher so that His Will can be accomplished in there, use me as His vessel, and take over. I pray for my students. I pray for my team, our building, and administration.

I have to do this every day because I am human and fall short, and I can’t, but He can. My true strength comes from the Lord. No matter what is going on around me in this world, it is in Christ that I can find hope and peace.

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

I love this picture above for several reasons; the vintage look, that school bus with the American flag, “Phillips” and the number 66. There are 66 books in the Bible. 66 books that can strengthen me and give me answers and peace to help me each day.

Peace and blessings to you, Tanya Phillips

Kevin Zadai – this man died on an operating table, went to heaven and spoke to Jesus. Jesus then sent him back to earth to tell others about the Holy Trinity and Heaven.

Kevin Zadai – this man died on an operating table, went to heaven and spoke to Jesus. Jesus then sent him back to earth to tell others about the Holy Trinity and Heaven.

Jim and I had the great privilege of hearing
Kevin share his testimony this past weekend at a church in Hastings, MI. Our hearts and minds will never be the same. We were so beautifully transported to the “upper room” this weekend. So incredibly grateful to God for this special opportunity!

*Kevin streams all of his videos on his YouTube channel. He has written several books and has been invited to speak all over the world.

Fruit of the Spirit Day 8

A gentle answer turns away wrath,

    but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 15:1

Oh boy, somedays it is so hard to bite my tongue! But so liberating all at the same time! No remorse comes when I learn the art of self-control and reply with a gentle tone and words. It has taken many moons to achieve nuances of this, and certainly still a work in progress. But asking the Holy Spirit to open and close my mouth for me at just the right times, has increased my success for freedom in this arena.🙏

Fruit of the Spirit Day 7

“They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”

Revelation 17:14

“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war.” Revelation 19:11