Helpful Habits from God.

I have found that reading, praying and studying the Word of God is very important in the life of the Believer...There have been seasons it has been very difficult for me to do these things.  The flesh does not want to cooperate, and can be a obstacle to overcome....It can drive us away from the things of God if we allow it to.... the spirit yearns to go further in the things of the Spirit. We must be led and yield to the Spirit of the Living God...putting to death the deeds of the body. (flesh) 

 In the last 25 years I have learned to soak in Christian worship music.  That has been instrumental in the healing peace that has invaded my mind by bringing me into the throneroom of His grace. There is nothing like the anointing of the Holy Spirit ministering through the words of beautiful music bringing adoration of our GOD. I am sure it is a soothing aroma to God to put down the flesh and lift up Jesus. He abolished the sins of the body on the cross!

Not only that but the veil HAS been take…

The SPIRIT that is HOLY...

Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. I Corinthians 12:3

Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 1 Corinthians 2:13

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.John 14:26

We can not take the title of the HOLY SPIRIT lightly. He is the Spirit that is HOLY and TRUE. HE is our helper and our comforter and teacher. If there is SPIRIT that is HOLY, you can about venture there are bad or evil spirits as well that hinder a Believer's walk in Christ. Choose this day to bind the spirit of doubt and unbelief and rest in the arms of God through the HOLY SPIRIT!!! 
I don't believe in ghosts of the dead and buried, but I believe in …

The Grape Story...

I just had a childhood memory that I wanted to share with you. When I was 6 years old, I was outside eating some delicious grapes. I had finished them and had the stem left.  I planted the stem in the ground and watered it. I don't remember what I did after that but the next day I went back to check the grape stem and there was a single grape on there...I promise that to be the was thinking of that grand memory this morning...To this day I do not know who took a full grape stem and plucked all the grapes off leaving one grape. They were watching me, and actually took the time to make this perfect surprise blessing just for me.

Is not it just like God  to remind us that he is watching over us even when we think no one really is! We have his full attention as his dear children. He loves us so much....He wants to bless us with many surprises in this abundant life!

Just so you know about the blog comments and the book

If you do purchase a book or e-book at Amazon, please pray that God will give you the words for a review. I want you to be courteously honest if that makes sense. Please pass it forward to those who have a family member or those who struggle with a mental illness. It may change the whole perspective of that person, you just never know who will be touched, and just so you know your order is between you and God. I have no clue who orders the books :) I am really blessed to bring my testimony out in the open, publishing the book is just another step for me to heal and therefore fulfill the will of God in my life and in the life of others as well! remember to follow the hashtags !>>> #fromrecoverytofreedom 

You can also make a anonymous prayer request on the comments or Facebook or in my blog comments and I will lift you or your loved one to the throne of Grace....BE BLESSED TODAY!   #thereishope  

It is Finally Here!!!

My book is finally published and ready for you to read it!! I am really excited to finally bring it to you!!! I am a bit anxious as well as this being a big leap of faith for me. My prayer is that you will be encouraged and pass the word onto others who struggle mentally. May you see, feel and know the grace and mercy of our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ as you see it unfold in the pages of this book. If you have any questions at all, or help with the link below please don't hesitate to leave a comment or email at I will help you in any way that I can. I believe there is hope and healing faith to conquer any mountain you may be facing at this time. Allow Jesus to help and heal... ...allowing His strong arm to bring you over any obstacle in His perfect timing!
Sincerely in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Richard T. Hicks

From Recovery to Freedom

Walking in the Spirit.

There is a daily battle we must face every day and every night for as long as we live. We must fight the flesh and not let it win, waging war between the lines of what is right, good and holy, and what is  wrong, bad, and evil.

By the Spirit of the Holy Living God, we have the Spirit's power within us if we are a true believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.  He gives us the ability to say "No," and resist the urges of the flesh as we submit to the Word of God.

Yet, in those weak times if we don't look to God, we will fall into sin.  The devil knows our weakness and will try to put condemnation in our hearts if we cave in and gratify the flesh. He knows us all too well.  We have to be vigilant of His schemes and not play in his court.

You do not have to give in each time sin knocks at the door of your mind. It's really not sin to be "tempted" by the devil...temptation is not the sin and God does not tempt us with the evils of sin.  It is when you let down you…

Constant Perseverance...

Be diligent to stand firm when all hell is coming against you...when it seems that the earth rumbles around you, don't give up!  When it seems that every demon in hell is surrounding you attempting to stop  you in your tracks, stand firm and rebuke the enemy of your soul by the Spirit of the living Lord! There are going to be days when you want to crawl back under the covers and sleep the world away! The enemy will not give up easily....Praise God that He has to flee, go as far a way as you are determined to submit to God, and resist the devil.

You may wonder how you submit to God?  You put yourself under the word and really listen to what it has to say. I like listening to the audio bible. There are several online and even some have Iphone apps. I encourage you to merge your will to God's will by reading and listening to the word on a daily basis, Surrendering to the Holy Spirit to fill you up with His power to be all He can be in our lives.

Submit means to yield, surrender to …