Does God use numbers to speak to us?

Does God use numbers to speak to us?

Does God use numbers to speak to us?

This is a common question amongst Christians who have associations with those who practice new age. I have a strong opinion on this and have done an abundance of research on this sensitive subject, while praying to The Lord to provide the wisdom for those like myself who needed a wake up call.

I find myself seeing 111, 555, 777, 888, and 999 which new age practitioners who would state these are “Angel numbers” and each have their own divine message for you. I won’t go into details about what each number is supposed to mean, as that’s not the intention for this post … but rather to share what I have learned through my research and my personal opinion, as I LOVE numbers.

I don’t have a specific meaning attached to each number, however, triple numbers to me are reminders from God that I am doing a good job and on the right path to my life’s purpose. Some would say that numbers is considered divination, and to stay as far away from giving them meaning as possible as it’s not the Christian thing to do. But I want to share with you my experiences with divine messages from God and how each time they bring me closer to my relationship with Him.

There is false prophets all around us who will perform acts that amaze us but will only bring us farther away from The Lord. As it says in Mark 13:22-23 “For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. So be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time.” God is warning us that there is definitely things to be weary about around us, but if something feels good and is bringing you closer to God I do not see the harm in it. As long as you see and believe and know it is from God, that is what matters.

As I am writing this post, I glanced up and lone behold it’s now 4:44 pm, now here is where the psychology behind these numbers come into play. Have you ever purchased a vehicle that you thought nobody had? You were excited! Then after the purchase it seemed like that’s all everyone drove? Or perhaps you’re a woman and you thought you were pregnant, so you kept seeing pregnant women, items shaped like a pregnant belly, or babies? It is all in your mind. You are simply seeking something subconsciously, when it always appears.

Everything is coincidental, you will attach a believe to anything if it helps you to make decisions in your life. I choose to believe that these numbers are God speaking to me, reminding me that I’m doing a good job and on the path towards my God given purpose.

But as I mentioned above, I noticed 4:44 pm and believe it or not my phone went off and I got a message from a confused friend saying “Have you ever heard of angel numbers before? I thought you’d be a good person to ask.” I can’t make these things up! We had a deep conversation about it and I prayed for God to speak to her through me, which He truly did. She now had clarity on it, which is ironic, as the one thing she wanted to do that she was afraid about was quitting her job and going to school to be an accountant… working with numbers lol! Too funny!

I want to share a story with you of when I quit my job and how God chooses to communicate to us all in different ways. I told God that my sign from Him is an Eagle and right after I quit my job my spouse and I went on a camping trip. While we were driving the panic started to hit me so I broke down in prayer asking God to give me a sign that I’m exactly where He needs me to be, “show me an eagle Lord” is what I said. A few minutes later we drove past signs that said Eagle Bay, Eagle Cove, and Eagle Drive. I laughed and got snarky and said “No God, I meant a real eagle with wings and can fly.” A few minutes later I saw what I thought was an eagle but wasn’t sure, so I had one last request for God which was for Aaron to point it out. Less than 30 seconds later in a field was 3 eagles on the ground that Aaron pointed out to me, which is crazy because they don’t normally travel in groups!

My point is, that anything can be a sign from God if you decide it is. If you see repetitive numbers and smile thinking of God, then I do not see any harm or foul in that habit. Anything that brings you closer to God is a good thing, and I will tell you that God knows exactly what will speak to you.

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God has a plan for each and every one of us

God has a plan for each and every one of us

“Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.“ – Matthew 11:28

Every single day you wake up and feel like there’s a piece missing from your life. There’s a part of you that feels incomplete and you suffer as you struggle to establish what it is. You’re tired of the pain. You’re mentally and physically exhausted. You feel like you’re drowning and no matter how hard you try, you can’t keep your head above water. You’re always taking one step forward and going two steps back.

Whatever it is that you are being faced with at this exact moment, give it to God and He will be your light. Life may seem agonizing right now and you may be asking, “When will it be over God? I can’t take much more of this!”

But here’s the thing. He doesn’t put you through anything that you cannot handle. Even though suffering is not good. I assure you, God will use your pain for good.

Let me share an example of this on how God’s hands on an experience can cause a ripple effect, turning a not so good experience into a truly life changing experience. A moment that causes a shift in who you are, who you’re becoming and the actions you will pursue going forward.

I won’t get into the details, but to give you an idea of what was happening, it was the worst night of my life. Everything that could go wrong, went wrong and some. I was ready to end my life that night.

With all the events that already unfolded, it was the middle of the night and a man tried to rob me. He pointed a gun at me telling me to give him all my money. Your average person would have done as he asked, however, instead I walked towards him and pushed the gun to my forehead. “Don’t pull a gun on someone unless you’re ready to pull the trigger.” This wasn’t the reaction he was expecting as I could see the fear In his eyes and he ran off.

God has a way of using His children to help one another, in ways we can’t even imagine. I don’t know what happened to that man, but I imagine his life changed drastically after that for the better.

Just like I may have helped transform that man’s future, God is using your pain to mold and shape you. You are going to come out of this tunnel with a newfound perspective on your life and experiences. Like the Potter molding the clay, He Is using our circumstances to shape us. We may not understand, but as God’s children it is our job to have faith, surrender and trust in Him.

God has a plan for each and every one of us.

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A daily divine message of Guidance from our Father in Heaven.

A daily divine message of Guidance from our Father in Heaven.

A daily divine message of Guidance from our Father in Heaven. Thank you Lord for sending this message, we receive it. Amen.

My child,
There is more important things in life than your business. Someone in your life needs you today and I urge you to seek them prior to your endless list of tasks you set up for yourself. Be adventurous let go of responsibilities today and go be with them. Spread that inner light of yours and go spark some joy in life today with those around you. When you start your day today, ask yourself “What can I do today to spark more joy in those around me?” Have a great day!
Love, God.

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I give you deliverance from the spirit of fear

I give you deliverance from the spirit of fear

3/18/2019

The spirit of fear is powerful and will hold you back from living the life that God has predestined for you.

God created you cell by cell and knit you in your mothers womb ever so carefully — He did not create the spirit of fear within you, that was created from worldly ways, not God’s way.

When you feel fear within you and you give in, you are already setting yourself up for failure. You are convincing yourself that you will fail or get hurt or lose the relationship or the client, etc. But where is the truth in that? There is no truth, as this event has not come to fruition yet.

If you approach life with hesitation with a subconscious belief that this will not work, you will do everything in your power to prove this to be true. You will naturally seek to find the failures, rather than positives such as; You had the courage to try it, you took that first step, you fell down so what you picked yourself back up, etc.

Humans are powerful. We are unstoppable if we believe. Don’t succumb to your subconscious limiting beliefs because you have the power within you to live your best life — Without this spirit of fear you’ve manifested.

Get comfortable with having deliverance from fear.

Fear is not from God. It says in The Bible multiple times “Fear not, for I am with you.” Worry is fear. Anxiety is fear. Excessive reasoning is fear.

The enemy uses the spirit of fear to keep us from fulfilling God’s intended purpose for our lives.

I want to do everything in my power to fulfill what God’s purpose is for me, however, sometimes the spirit of fear holds me back.

I got asked yesterday to be a speaker at an event being held in Kelowna, BC that has the vision of it being the Canadian version of PTBB (pays to be brave) with Angie Lee. This terrified me but also excited me and reminded me that  God wants me to be an inspirational speaker— He’s shown me this countless times! But I let the spirit of fear take hold over my life and gave the power to the enemy for me to back down from God’s plan.

In 2017, I applied for a beta spot in a public speaking course for inspiring TedX speakers with over 700 applicants and only 100 being selected, I was chosen.

In 2018 I was asked to speak at an event In New Orleans, but out of fear I backed out thinking I wouldn’t make an impact and get stage freight also fearful of not having the funds for the trip.

In 2018 I attended my first inspirational event hosted by a local coach and thought about hosting my own events in my city. But I backed out due to fear.

In 2019 I got asked to host a Bible study, but I was afraid and backed out coming up with all the excuses. What if I make a fool out of myself? What if I don’t know what to say? What if I’m a bad leader, etc.
You see, the thing with fear is we all experience it, but we have the decision to overcome it. God has given us the armor to conquer all obstacles that we are to face.
I want to ask you right now, in this exact moment, to have a conversation with God. Ask him these questions and be still. Listen to what He has to share with you.

  1. What fears am I holding onto that are stopping me from fulfilling my purpose in life?
  2. God, when did I learn this lie?
  3. What is a truth that you want me to replace this lie with?

My BIG fear right now that I am learning to let go of, is God’s purpose for me to be an inspirational speaker and to impact thousands….millions of lives. I have a limiting belief that I am not good enough, that someone else can do it better, that I will fumble, etc. I will do all the wrong things. But when I asked God these questions he revealed to me the following:

That I have the spirit of fear within me and do not think I have the ability to impact millions of lives and to read Timothy. This lie was self-imposed. I had learned it by setting high expectations for myself (goals) that weren’t within my purpose and not meeting them, therefore I felt like a failure. I was knit in my mother’s womb with a purpose. I am worthy of impacting millions of lives and have the proper tools and abilities to do so, as God Himself will equip me.

When I shared this on social media, my audience had nothing but amazing things to say about me pursuing a speaking career.

  • I can see you doing this, you are called.
  • You’re an amazing inspiration and a kind-hearted person. You can accomplish it without a doubt.

God HAS truly called me to this, so as my reader. I am asking for prayers because we all know how powerful the power of prayer is. Please give me the strength to attend my first toastmaster’s meeting, as this, I truly feel is my first step to embodying the role of a speaker.

I will follow up with another blog post at a later date on how my first meeting went.

Have a beautifully blessed day.

God bless,
Courtney Berry
Christian Happiness Strategist & Creative Writing Coach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Love Note from God – March 12

Love Note from God – March 12

3/12/2019

 

A daily divine message of Guidance from our Father in Heaven. Thank you Lord for sending this message, we receive it. Amen.

My child,
Do not struggle. I did not create you to live like this. Learn to surrender to me and you’ll be relieved of this struggle you’ve manifested. I challenge you to give a blessing through money this week. Give some away so that you see there is more always coming, as it came to them. When you give, you can begin to see the gratitude in all that you receive. I do not give to those who are ungrateful as they are not ready, would you? Think about that.
Love, God.

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