Self Evalutation

Hello There good people!

How is your year going?

The last blog I posted I mentioned being plugged in!

Being properly plugged in is key for you to establish your place in the world, and to meet every goal that our Father in heaven has for you this year.

Plugging in means, connecting to the power source, which is the Lord. Do not be like the lamp that is sitting on the table useless because its not plugged in. The lamp has no power if its not plugged into the electrical outlet.

So, let me ask you, are you plugged in?

Do not, I repeat, do not let this year finish and you have not leveled up in every area of your life?

What are you reading?

Who are you studying? My mentor says, “Readers are Leaders”

Who is mentoring you?

Is anyone watching you and you don’t know it?

How is your devotion life?

You cannot do anything successfully unless your steps are ordered by the Lord.  So you meeting with the Lord every morning is imperative.

How’s your marriage, or your relationships?

Are you going to #Lovefirst even if you don’t want to?  Or are you constantly giving people that upset you a piece of your mind!  Everybody please keep that piece of your mind, you need all of it.

Are you continuing to be offended when your loved one is telling you the truth about yourself?

Hmmmmmmm?  I just stopped through to check in on you.

I seriously wanted to ask you some thought provoking questions.  Questions to help you do some self evaluating so that the first quarter of the year does not pass you by, and you find yourself still in that same place that you’ve been in for too long.

Let’s move people!! Lets move!!  Please make this year your best year yet.

Plug In please!

Do exactly what you are supposed to do this year!  Plug in to every power source that is available to you!  Do not miss God this year.

C’mon, there is somebody that is waiting on you!!

Actually there are people waiting for you to plug in because they need what you have to offer, so that they can also level up!

Do not disappoint!

XOXO

Ingrid

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Plug in in 2017

PLUG IN IN 2017

Okay peeps.  It’s 2017, and I want to dedicate my first few blog post to wives.

I feel like I need to go back to the basics, which means that we will be going back to the beginning. 

In Genesis, the Lord shows us exactly how and why He created us.  It is so awesome that although we were created after man and all of the animals, we were not an after thought.  We were the piece to God’s amazing puzzle that makes everything fit.  I personally am honored, and I do not take it lightly.

For many years I did not have a clue about why I was created, and my life purpose. To say the least, that caused me many problems.

I honestly thought my husband needed to follow my lead, because obviously, I knew how to do this thing called marriage better than he did.  HA.  I was wrong.

I needed to plug in to God’s intent, and unplug from Ingrid’s way of doing things.

In Genesis 2:18-25 this is what God said:

18Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” 19So the LORD God formed from the ground all the wild animals and all the birds of the sky. He brought them to the manc to see what he would call them, and the man chose a name for each one. 20He gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild animals. But still there was no helper just right for him.

21So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. While the man slept, the LORD God took out one of the man’s ribsd and closed up the opening. 22Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man.

23“At last!” the man exclaimed.

“This one is bone from my bone,

and flesh from my flesh!

She will be called ‘woman,’

because she was taken from ‘man.’”

24This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.

25Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.

We clearly see what God‘s intent was, and that was woman to help man.  Not to lead man, but to help man.

Many years ago I came to this revelation.

Now, this does not mean that man has his foot on a woman’s neck and she has no say.  No, this simply is giving us a guide for marriage, and what our God given role is.

I also discovered in Ephecians 5:21-30

21And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

22For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church. 24As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything.

25For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her26to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word.b 27He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. 28In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. 29No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church. 30And we are members of his body.

Many times when you hear marriage speakers, you hear about the wife submitting, but here in verse 21,  it says clearly to submit one to another, and the writer gives instruction for each spouse on how to do that.

I realized that as long as I did not plug into God’s word on marriage I got marriage wrong time after time. 

I believe God has given wives’ an awesome responsibility!

  

In the weeks to come I will share more about marriage from a wife’s perspective.  Once I understood the keys that I am about to share with you, my life and my marriage changed forever. 

Don’t get me wrong, marriage is the most challenging thing  I have ever had to do, but with being plugged in to God’s way of dwelling in marriage it is the most rewarding accomplishment ever!  AND, continues to be as life with Todd Pickett continues!

We have found a golden place in love that I would not trade for anything in the world.  Our marriage has been a true testimony of the Love of God!  No Joke!

So stay tuned to ingridpickett.com!

We are going to dig in deep concerning marriage!!

Start reading Genesis 2, and Ephesians 5, so that the Lord can begin to speak to you concerning your marriage.  Truly plug in to God and His word, so that you can start 2017 with Gods instruction for your life, and your marriage.

It’s going to be a great year people!!

Also, be sure to go to the shop tab on ingridpickett.com to get your tee shirts, and if you have not done so, purchase your copy of my book #LOVEFIRST!!

Love you guys!!

Word Exchange

Hello people!

I have a few questions for you?

What does your conversation sound like?

What do you do when you get discouraged?

Do you listen to the discouragement?

What words do you use when there is discouragement all around you?

What do you honestly do when something does not go the way that you expected it to?

What do you do when something happens to you that you don’t like?

What do you do when your child does something wrong?

What do you do when your significant other has a different view from you?

What do you do when an unexpected expense comes up?

Antidote – quit listening to discouragement, and start speaking encouragement.

YOU NEED A WORD EXCHANGE

Another few questions for you.

What is your phrase of War?

What is your phrase of peace?

Do you know that circumstances speak to you?

A wise woman once told me this; “Circumstances are a contributing factor to my life, but not the deciding factor of my life”.

I just want to send a word to you, to remind you that your every response, to every circumstance, should be full of power and authority.

God has given us, through Jesus Christ, the ability to speak life!

So create a WORD EXCHANGE within your vocabulary!

AND PLEASE, PLEASE, do not agree with the circumstances’ with your words.

Use your words to:

*Influence yourself and others toward the positive –

(example) I EXPECT NOTHING BUT GOOD TO COME TO ME!

*Change every atmosphere toward the positive

(example) I AM AN ATMOSPHERE CHANGER FOR GOOD

*Encourage, encourage, encourage

(example) I CAN DO ALL THINGS THOUGH CHRIST THAT STRENGTHENS ME

If you follow my advice, you will be surprised how powerful your words are when you are plugged into whom and what the Lord says about you.

You must believe God.   Allow the purpose of God for your life to be what you believe for all of your life. Do not leave out anything. Include, your money, your personal growth, your children, your spouse, your job, and your relationship’s. Do not be that person that believes God in part.  Believe Him at His word.  He created you to be His representative in the earth!

I want all of you to be a positive Polly and not a negative Nancy.

HAVE A WORD EXCHANGE PEOPLE!  IT WILL DO YOU LOT’S OF GOOD!

I love you all, and am so excited to see you finish 2016 strong, and to start 2017 with great goals, great power, great movement, AND GREAT WORDS!

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You got this!

XOXO

Ingrid

Evaluate and Shift

Hello everyone,

How was your year? I hope you had a year that your every goal and desire was reached.

I must say that I had probably one of the most challenging of years. Although challenging, it was the absolute best year that I have had in a long time. I had a year of tremendous growth in every area. I reached major goals, experienced a depth in love like never before, and have established life long relationships with some really cool people. I’ve  officially started several new businesses, and have redefined others, to include marriage and life coaching.

This, my dear friends, was a phenomenal year! The scripture that says, “what the devil meant for harm, God will turn around for good”, is very real, and is what sums up how my year started and is now ending!

I had a couple of people to assist in my success in terms of coaching me in business. You know what I always say, “every body needs a coach”!

Thank you Cassie Brown, and Kimberly Ann, for being my constant kick in the butt all year long! You two ROCK!

AND, my husband and my children are the bomb.com!

So now that I have given you an overview of my year, I want to share with you how I evaluate and shift.

There is one thing that I did all year, and that was to stay in the face of God for instruction, and to stay connected to like minded people who challenge me to increase and grow.

Guys, when I say I listened to the Holy Spirit, I mean I listened to the Holy Spirit. Not only did I listen, but I also moved when He said to move, no matter whether I was doubtful, afraid, or just could not understand what He was saying, and/or I could not see how what he was saying would work.

I literally jumped every time He said move!

Because of me simply doing what I heard from the Lord, my faith has grown.

I believe more than ever, that the Lord, by His divine power, has given us everything that we need for living life to the fullest. (2 Peter 1:3)

There must be a plugging in though.

Just like when a lamp is plugged into the electrical socket, which is connected to the main source of electricity, for the purpose of receiving the invisible power needed for it to work properly.

We must plug into the Lords power the same way. If there is no plug in, there is no power.

I don’t know about you, but I know that I need His power every second of the day!

Okay, I think I have made my point.

So, I am in the process, once again, of evaluating and shifting. Here is what I am doing.

 

  • I consult the Lord on what to read daily. I must be relevant in what I’m studying.
  • I consult the Lord on what to add and what to delete from all of my business affairs.
  • I consult the Lord on how to pray in this season, and who to pray for.
  • I will look at how I can love deeper.
  • I will look at how I can be more generous and take my kindness to another level. I always want to give more!
  • I look at how to serve my husband and children, because every new season requires a different way to serve.

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These are just a few things that I am currently doing to prepare for the sensational ending of 2016, and the exciting beginning of 2017!

I hope this will help all who are actively moving and shaking towards Gods purpose and destiny.

Please know that we were created for Gods good pleasure. His desire is for us to prosper, to look at ourselves for the purpose of getting rid of what’s in us that He cannot use, and to become the best that we can be for the purpose of being great Ambassadors for the Lord everywhere that we go.

Are you ready!

LET’S GO!

xo ingrid

I have so much to share!

Hello good people,

How have you all been? I am writing to let you know what I’ve been up to. There is so much going on, and I thought it was time to share with you all of my exciting news!

I will start with me personally.

Since April, I have been working on my, “Professional Life Coaching certification. Well, I am done. I am Life Coach certified. Those who I will serve as a Life Coach are:

*Women
*Married couples
*Couples that are a soon to be married.

It has been an exciting few months being in school. I love to learn and I will forever be a student!

Along with becoming a Life Coach, we are launching a really cool Tee Shirt line. I will be displaying them on social media which gives everyone a look at what’s available. The instruction on how to view these Tee’s is to go to my website: www.ingridpickett,com, and go to the shop tab. We have men and women’s designs, so go purchase your Tee Shirt today!!


The next exciting thing is my husband and I are launching, “Love First Marriage Movement” (LFMM). We are relationship specialist, who love to love, and we love to give couples the tools for loving each other unconditionally, and tools on how to go to Love First.

Our website launch date is soon to come. We have, over 24 plus years of marriage, and we realized that our journey is to be shared with the world. Personally the Lord has given me great revelation for wives, and that revelation has come from my marriage trials and tribulations. There is one thing that I know for sure:

All things do work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)

When I finally learned my God given purpose in marriage, which is to be the Genesis 2:18 women to my husband; I began to really see why I was created. I was created for my man, and his success!  His success is my success!

Many years ago, when I started praying for my husband to change, The Lord immediately said to me, “In order for Todd to change, you have to change.” I took heed, and began on one of the most challenging journeys of my life.

Becoming Todd Pickett’s wife Gods way! I love my life!


The next very exciting event happening in my life is that my Husband and I, and our congregation are moving into our own church building on November 6th. We are so at awe with God. He has absolutely provided everything that is needed for this big move. We can’t wait to serve the community that God has placed us in. God will be glorified for sure. If you live in the DMV, come out and join us at:

7235 Steel Mill Drive, Springfield VA, 22150.  November 6th @ 10 am sharp!

So this is what’s been happening in my world!

I’m sure that you all have been well, and are doing amazing!!

Remember that this is the year of acceleration and purpose!

Expect great things for the remaining of the year and into 2017!!

 

Ingrid Pickett signing off til next time.

XOXO

 

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Your Reality, Your Vision

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Hey Guys!

I hope your week is off to a wonderful start. I hope that you are seeing yourself and your world with new vision. If you are struggling with your thoughts and they are impacting your movement toward living your life in fullness, then I have a little message for you (click play below). A reminder if you will.IMAGINETHAT ingridpickett

Whatever you are imagining and holding as a vision in your mind daily is what you are living out loud. If you are thinking and imaging the bad, the bad is what will be manifested. Whatever you are imagining that is great, good, wonderful is what you are manifesting and creating in your life. The images that you hold in your mind are influencing your words and actions.

Let’s be VERY mindful of your thoughts. So remember to think on lovely things. Whatever is good.

Ok friends, I am rooting for you!

 

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Philippians 4:8 

Finally, [a]believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart].

xo ingridPs. Did you know my husband and I started a marriage movement? We are on a mission to help couples win in life. Connect with us on Facebook or via ourwebsite which will be launching soon. #lovefirstmarriagemovement

Oh and we have some fun tshirts you might enjoy!

If You Are SERIOUS About Putting Your Past Behind You Will Take These 3 Steps

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Good morning!

I wanted to send you guys a quick note on “New Beginnings“.  I want to share with you what I am doing to actively participate in my renewal.  I cannot just sit around saying, “oh, I am in a season of new beginnings and then just sit around not taking intentional action.3 WAYS TO BE INTENTIONAL IP

  1. The first thing that I am doing is emptying myself out, what some call purging, if you will.  Anything and everything that is hanging on, not being used, taking up space, has to go.  I’m not talking only about tangible things, but also anything in my soul (mind, will and emotions) that is old, stale or stank, has to go. I am also affirming that the Lord shut up all old voices, and any new ones that are not from Him.
  2. Secondly, I have decided that my past is only needed as a stepping-stone into my future.  I will not repeat any parts of it in my head, in my heart, or in action or deed.  I will be consulting the Lord on what is required of me from Him in order to have success in this endeavor.
  3. Thirdly, I will get under the tutelage of the Holy Spirit.  I will depend on, rely on, and refer to Him for my life.  I am expecting Him to speak everything that the Father speaks to Him concerning me.  I expect for Him to teach me all things that are new for me, and I expect for Him to be my comforter and my friend.

Now it’s time to Relax and Renew.

I hope this helpful!  See ya next week!

xo ingrid

Ps. Did you know my husband and I started a marriage movement? We are on a mission to help couples win in life. Connect with us on Facebook or via our website which will be launching soon. #lovefirstmarriagemovement

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Your New Beginning is NOW: Get Started Here

Good day good people,

This past Monday was August 8th!  The eighth month, and the eighth day of the month. And it’s the year 2016.  8 and 8 equals 16.  Eight is the number that represents “NEW BEGINNINGS!”

When I woke up and realized all of the numbers that represented the day, I began to embrace a renewal within.

Although, I’m feeling a little weird these days, [feeling weird is not necessarily a bad thing], just a little different.  I know that there are a lot of firsts happening, meaning, things that I have never experienced before now!  I was kind of excited when I recognized the date and its significance.

I am, standing in faith concerning so many things right now that it ain’t even funny!

  • newingridpickettAs I approached the Lord on what all of this really meant on a deeper level He reminded me that His mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-24), and that everyday He heaps His benefits on His people (Psalm 68:19). He also reminded me of how the Israelites were delivered out of the land of bondage (Egypt), and in that deliverance there were many miracles.  But, those miracles were the miracles for that time of deliverance.  On their journey to the promise land, He had to do many more miracles in order for them to reach their place of Destiny.  

In Isaiah 42:14-17 God told them:

The Lord’s Promise of Victory

14 This is what the Lord says—your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “For your sake I will send an army against Babylon, forcing the Babylonians* to flee in those ships they are so proud of.

15 I am the Lord, your Holy One, Israel’s Creator and King. 16 I am the Lord, who opened a way through the waters, making a dry path through the sea.

17 I called forth the mighty army of Egypt with all its chariots and horses. I drew them beneath the waves, and they drowned, their lives snuffed out like a smoldering candlewick.

Then He said to them:

18 “But forget all that—it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. 19 For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?

I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.

20 The wild animals in the fields will thank me, the jackals and owls, too, for giving them water in the desert. Yes, I will make rivers in the dry wasteland so my chosen people can be refreshed.

21 I have made Israel for myself, and they will someday honor me before the whole world

I believe the Lord is saying to me and you today: “Look for the new beginnings that are coming into your life.

What’s coming, cannot compare to the miracles of your past.”  I will be doing something totally new.  Can you not perceive it? (Isaiah 43:19)

It’s funny, but the weird awkwardness I am feeling is me sensing that God is about to do something new!  Some days it’s pretty  intense when you have to sit and have faith that God is God over every single thing!  It is also intense when you feel that He is doing something, but you do not know how that something is going to come about.  In times like this, I stay very close to the Lord, and I make sure I am always listening for instruction from Him. I AM DETERMINED THAT I WILL NOT MISS MY NEW BEGINNING!!

I will not compare what’s coming to what has been! Instead I am going to expect that my life is about to turn all the way up!  And I am ready for what God has for me.

Please do the same my friends!  

Devote time to the Lord every morning with the expectation that He will order every one of your steps into a place of newness.  I am confident that you will not miss it!

Ingrid,

XOXO

Do You Really Agree With God?

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Hello again friend,

I would like to share with you today, a journal entry from one of my dear friends! She wrote this during her quiet time with the Lord after her study of the Word of God. The reason I’m sharing this is because I know it will help you at whatever stage in life that you are in.

Remember there is always more coming,
AND, it’s so much easier giving it all to God for Him to handle!

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Excerpt from my dear friend’s journal:

So, ask yourself, “Am I in agreement with what God is doing in me?

Or, am I struggling and fighting, impatiently trying to do things my way?”
I can assure you, if you’re struggling with God, you’re just wasting your time, but if you’re in agreement with Him, you’re using your time for great things.

Remember, God is gracious.
He takes His time.

We might think He’s taking too long when, in His goodness, He is just waiting for us to line up with the work He’s doing in us.
He won’t rush. He is patient. Our struggling only delays our progress.

So maybe this is a good time to change your outlook and start looking ahead to a new way of doing things, a new vision for life, a renewed faith and trust in the One who is always at work in us, and always for our good.

Love you, and thank you for being my friend!
XOXO,
Ingrid

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The Need Is Great: Will You Continue Praying?

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Good Morning,

Well.  We did it.  We carried out the assignment of the Lord to pray against suicide and depression over social media for one week.  Thank you, thank you, thank you, for participating.  Please continue with this prayer in your personal prayer time.  We do not want the enemy to think that he can come back.  You know he tries to do that.

There are so many that need our prayers in this area, and I am assured in the Lord that the prayer in James 5:13-16, the effectual, fervent prayer of faith has and will avail much. Our prayers really will guys, just know, trust, and believe in our mighty God. So keep praying and declaring life over our young people and anyone struggling with depression.

James 5:13-16

13 Is anyone among you afflicted (ill-treated, suffering evil)? He should pray. Is anyone glad at heart? He should sing praise [to God]. 

14 Is anyone among you sick? He should call in the church elders (the spiritual guides). And they should pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Lord’s name. 

15 And the prayer [that is] of faith will save him who is sick, and the Lord will restore him; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16 Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. 

I love you guys

xo ingrid