Claudine's Bites of Inspiration

Claudine V. Hicks

This is a faith-based Podcast and as a Believer and Life Coach, my mission is to Encourage| Inspire and Impart what God has placed on me through my relationship with the Holy Spirit, and to help people walk in their true authentic self. Which comes through aligning themselves with what Heaven says about them. This is a place where you will hear stories and experiences from me and featured guests on how like Queen Esther, God can use anyone no matter their background or experience, to bring forth deliverance, healing, and hope on the earth, all for His Glory. Disclaimer: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are the centers of all that I do because it's in Him I live, function and have my identity. Act 17:28(tpt) My passion is to recreate Jesus Christ in my sphere and to be a catalyst of change on the earth. Because that is the will of the Father.
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Day 4 of 21 Day Confidence Journey
Day 4 of 21 Day Confidence JourneyDay 3 of 21 Day Confidence JourneyDay 2 Confidence Declaration21 Days Confidence ConfessionsFellowship
Move your heart closer and closer to God and HE will come even closer to you.”  That scripture is too pure and beautiful. I felt His love as I read it. I felt His heart calling as I read that verse, especially in TPT. He wants fellowship. He wants all of us, not part, all of us. He wants us to know Him. To know Him is to love Him. He wants union. He wants partnership.  He wants to make us his habitation. He wants to share His life with us. He even wants to dance with you. Have you ever danced with the Father? Or when was the last time you dance with your Heavenly Father? And so, fellowship and Intimacy with God is about giving Him ALL of your attention, and all of our affection rather than the amount of spiritual activity you're involved in.  That's something to think about huh? Well, let me say that again for someone in the back just in case they missed it:) Fellowship and Intimacy with the Father are about giving Him ALL of your attention, it’s about drawing close to Him, It’s about giving all your affection, rather than thinking the amount of spiritual activity you're involved in equals intimacy with the Father.  Because you know, sometimes we think that because we do this and that, it equals Intimacy. Sometimes we confuse what we do for the King as intimacy with the King. Take a listen to the rest of the Podcast and allow Holy Spirit to minister to you. Oh and I forgot that there's music playing in the background and so I'm not sure what it sounds like once I started worshiping. Ugh! Enjoy anyway:) Don't forget to Subscribe, Share and Leave a 5-star review.
22 mins
Criticism, how do you react to criticism?
The question is not if you are criticized it's when you are being criticized. “The true mark of maturity is when somebody hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back” So even when they hurt and criticize you, I have given you instructions on what to do. I'm not saying I have all the answers but these three steps have been proven to work. First, we’ve got to learn to leave our defense in My God's hands. Trust that where God needs to speak up in your defense and favor, He will do it in a way that NO ONE can contest or ignore.  Secondly, we’ve got to learn to cope with criticism ( we cope by trusting God to defend us) and while we are at it, guard our hearts. Yes, guard your heart, love, and pray for them. Thirdly, don’t get offended, keep moving forward in the destiny God has for you on the earth.   In scripture, many times people would come against Jesus and criticize Him. Many times it says Jesus answered them not a word. He simply didn’t respond to His critics. He didn’t try to convince them or try to change their minds. He didn’t get upset because somebody was talking about Him. No, He just ignored it. When people come against you trying to make you look bad, trying to discourage you, remember this, Jesus was probably the most criticized than anyone else. I use to be that person that would want to get my point across and defend myself, but like Jesus, (Who wants to be like Jesus?) He just stayed focused on what He was called to do. He stayed the course.  BE encouraged and Shalom!
23 mins
Say it out loud, I AM Fearfully & Wonderfully Made!It's not over until God says it's over!
It's so much going on. So many people are hurting and turning to the natural things to help them in their situations, but I am sent by the Lord to encourage you today that your Heavenly Father is deeply concerned about you and He is saying, that the tides are turning, and From This Day forward for you and for your family. In other words, it’s not over until God says it’s over and according to His word there is Hope and a Future for you. According to Jeremiah 29:11, God is saying, “ For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you plans to give you hope and a future. It seems to me there are great things in store for you, and my prayer today is that we will all grab a hold of what God says concerning our lives. Keep your eyes on Jesus! I'll say it again, keep your eyes on Jesus. A lot I times I've realized that when we fix our eyes on what is happening in the natural realm, we miss what might be happening in the spiritual realm and one thing is for sure, It's not over until God says it's over and you are not alone. The Lord your God has a future and hope for you. Hebrews 12:2 says and this is TPT, 2 We look away from the natural realm and we focus our attention and expectation[a] onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection.[b] His example is this: Because his heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be his,[c] he endured the agony of the cross and conquered its humiliation,[d] and now sits exalted at the right hand of the throne of God!
12 mins
Put on the whole armor of GodGod grant us divine speedHappy New Month!Here I am Lord, I will occupy the place designated for meWORDS ARE POWERFUL!Movement is the source of lifeSomeone’s life is depending on youThere is Hope!
I pray that as you listen to this broadcast, hope and Strength will Arise in your spirit. Here are a few scriptures to encourage and strengthen you.  But He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough—always available—regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may dwell in me. 2 Cor. 12:9 AMP The LORD will protect them and preserve their lives; he will make them happy in the land; he will not abandon them to the power of their enemies. Psalms 41:2 Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭HCSB‬‬ “Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭AMP‬‬ For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38‭-‬39 KJV
13 mins
Shake It Off and Step Up!
The Old Mule in the Well A parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer's well. The farmer heard the mule 'braying' -or whatever mules do when they fall into wells. After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with the mule but decided that neither the mule nor the well was worth the trouble of saving. Instead, he called his neighbors together and told them what had happened ...and enlisted them to help haul dirt to bury the old mule in the well and put him out of his misery. Initially, the old mule was hysterical! But as the farmer and his neighbors continued shoveling and the dirt hit his back ... a thought struck him. It suddenly dawned on him that every time a shovel load of dirt landed on his back, he should shake it off and step up! This he did, blow after blow. "Shake it off and step up...shake it off and step up...shake it off and step up!" He repeated to encourage himself. No matter how painful the blows, or how distressing the situation seemed the old mule fought "panic" and just kept right on shaking it off and stepping up! It wasn't long before the old mule, battered and exhausted, stepped triumphantly over the wall of that well! Trust the Lord with all your heart. Don’t allow troubles that come to take you out. You were made for Victory. You were made to advance in life, not stayed buried. Pick yourself up and know that  according to Phil 1:6, I am convinced and confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will [continue to] perfect and complete it until the day of Christ Jesus [the time of His return].
12 mins
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