Author: Teresa Roberts

“Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit…”

Zechariah 4:6-7 "Then he said to me, This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel saying, "Not by might not by power, but by My Spirit,’says the Lord of Host. What are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain; and he will bring forth the top stone with shouts of "Grace, grace to it!" Zerubbabel was performing the call of God on His life, which was to lay the stone work for His temple. He was acting in obedience to what God had initiated for Him to do. It was God’s plan, not his own. Now God is warning Zerubbabel it is not in your might or power this will be performed, but by the Holy Spirit. How easy it is in our zeal to serve God to forget this very important truth. We must rely on Him, so it will remain His work and not become ours. Once this happens, it becomes what the Bible refers to as a "dead work" which has no reward. Then He proclaims, "What are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain." Mountains often represent the obstacles placed in our way by the enemy to prevent us from accomplishing the work God has called us to. Here Zerubbabel is assured he will place the final stone on the temple completing his task, and there...

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“His faithful promises are your armor and protection…”

"He will cover you with His feathers. He will shelter you with His wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection." This is the scripture my son, Stephen, sent me as I was preparing to leave on a backpacking trip this weekend. How wonderful to be reminded of the precious promises of our Heavenly Father from one of my adult children. How comforting to know whatever endeavor we are about to embark upon we are sheltered in the love of Abba, Father. His faithful promises are our armor and protection. Our responsibility is to learn to share them with one another. In His love. Teresa Roberts Masterpiece Fitness 276-237-6680 Lady Godiva, myself, Michelle Nester, and Jenny Fox begin our hike at Burke’s Garden in Tazewell County. It is known as God’s Thumbprint and is Virginia’s highest valley and largest rural historical district. We trekked the Appalachian Trail and met many through hikers and were able to thank volunteers who were working on the trail. It was an incredible weekend and God honored His faithful...

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“For with You is the fountain of life…”

Psalm 36:9 "For with You is the fountain of life. In Your Light we see light." I have read many times about people seeking the fountain of life. Of course it has never been discovered, because nothing keeps us externally young or gives us eternal life in this world. I was taken back by this verse in the Psalms as it declared, "For with You is the fountain of life." This is truth. The answers to life are always found in His Words. Then David reveals how we find the hidden mysteries of God: "In Your Light we see light." The Bible cannot be read like other books. It isn’t just another book. It is alive and active, sharper than any two edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12) We must have the Holy Spirit to reveal truth to us from God’s Word. He is to be our teacher and lead us into all truth. (John 16:13) "For You light my lamp; the Lord God illuminates my darkness." (Psalm 18:28) A lamp leads us out of the dark when we are blinded by the darkness of life in this world. It enables us to find our way. If we remain in the darkness we perish...

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Julie Kinney’s Testimonial

Julie Kinney is once again the winner of Masterpiece Fitness’ "Greatest Achiever Award." I feel her testimony will be inspiring for anyone. Never think it is too late, or you have too many health problems, or you are too overweight to exercise. Never give up! Julie’s life has exemplified this beautifully for the last six months. I’m Alive Again! In January, I started working with Teresa Roberts of Masterpiece Fitness. I knew my life was going to change because I felt the spirit of God in what I was doing and Teresa always motivates with scripture and we also share a love for being outdoors. For years, I’ve been unhealthy and felt I could never do the things I once did when I was younger because of my weight, age and all of my health problems which I carried around and listed for people as if it was a way to excuse myself for looking and feeling the way I did. Don’t get me wrong, I think I’ve had a little more than my fair share of sickness, but I think I had to go through all of it to figure out I was still alive. The first-time Teresa said, “I think we should try running today.” It sounded absurd to me, but she was serious and so upbeat. I decided maybe I wasn’t as out of shape as...

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“…and give life to the world.”

John 3:2"For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world." We are made up of three parts, body, soul and spirit. We must have bread or food to sustain us. As a society we no longer eat to live; we live to eat. Therefore the bread becomes an addiction and destructive to our bodies. Our spirit being must also have bread to thrive and remain vibrant. This bread is even more important than physical food, because it is eternal, and in eating this bread you truly find life for your soul and spirit. Unlike physical food, you will never suffer from obesity. The more you partake of what comes from heaven the more quality of life you gain not only temporarily, but eternally. May I encourage you to begin to feed your spirit as often as you feed your flesh? Most of our health issues would go away. Our emotions would no longer dictate our poor decisions. Our thought life would become healthy and wholesome. Most importantly our need to love and be loved, and to know we are valued would be met by a perfect love. This love only comes from heaven which is our eternal home if we choose the Bread of Life, Jesus. We must partake of Him daily and His Words. Pray for a greater...

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