Living Dangerously

In living dangerously, one must know the strength from within is not freely given, but earned.recipe for bravery

  • Earned through choices made
  • Earned through tests failed and passed
  • Earned when obstacles come we continue walking
  • Earned by jumping off cliffs conquering our fears

Bravery is a courageous spirit, a will to fight when we have every reason to give up. Our actions become a weapon in a moment of decision to soar to move forward without thought of what others think.

Our relationship with our Heavenly Father is much like living dangerously as we put one step in front of the other. We must remain trusting forever in His way, denying our own flesh, and listening to that still small voice that keeps us walking in faith and obedience.

It is not a rewarding practice but a life-giving ~ life changing process that continually forgoes . . . our mind that forever gets in the way, our flesh that is like sandpaper to our spirit . . .

Making a conscious effort to do the NOT so popular, the eyebrow raising, skin crawling thing that we know deep down inside is the one choice that will unlock our chains of bondage and lead us to the path of freedom . . .

How many reasons will give yourself for not stepping out, for not conquering your fears? How many excuses will you give God for not believing, not taking action as a weapon in this spiritual battle we daily fight?

I urge you to make this week a week that stretches your faith . . . shapes your thoughts . . . sculpts your heart . . . allow a woman of strength to rise above all things and walk in the authority that God has given you as a woman of worth, a woman of bravery, a woman capable of things through Christ who is her strength.

You will be amazed of His strength demonstrated through you in ways you’ve never thought possible.

Live dangerously  ~ Be Brave

Ruth 3:11 “And now, daughter, fear not. I will do for you all you require, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of strength (worth, bravery, capability).”

~ Jennifer Goodson 2008-2015 © Copyright. All Rights Reserved. Brake 5 and all written works

Father . . . . oh! the WONDERs you have created!

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Brake 5’s women’s conference WONDER 2015 held this past February at Lake Placid Camp and Conference Center in Lake Placid, FL.

Stay tuned for next year’s conference SHE Velocity!  February 19-21, 2016 at the Lake Placid Conference Center

Come Out of Hiding . . . WONDER 2015

WONDER 2015 Brake 5’s Women’s conference retreat was out of this world amazing. Transforming power of God was present lives were changed, hearts and dreams were unlocked, refreshing power rejuvenation ~women who came (including myself) did not go home the same way they came. Memories and new relationships made and old relationships reconnected. God testimonies were given. Session recordings and testimonials will be released soon ….. Stay tuned for info on SHE Velocity!!!

Video created by Brake 5’s staff Wendy Eberhardt

Don’t Miss Rabbi Jonathan Cahn


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Building A Shield Around Your Marriage

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Do not . . . do not allow the enemy to come in to steal and destroy the destiny that has been spoken over your marriage. Especially, couples that strongly believe that their marriage is called of God that it was not something by chance.

Even just a moment of doubt can bring an avalanche of division. The enemy will use anyone to speak against you and your spouse just so that there is a foot in the door of the House that God has set into place.

Family members (parents, siblings, grandparents, cousins), close friends, and even co-workers are usually the first to speak ill of your relationship.

Marriage is not easy nor is it comfortable. The Word of God says it is better, to remain single than to get married ONLY because it is two individuals learning how to become one.

Becoming one unit is an unconditional unselfish way of living. It is not easy.

To be honest . . . if you are not up for the tests, the obstacles that make you change and to let go, the journey that builds your character, the ditches that teach what true love and commitment is, the warfare . . .

The ‘tough mudder’ of marriage than you need to pray and pray hard!

I did not say ‘get out’ I said PRAY! 

Ask God to show you what you need to change, what you need to let go, how to walk in forgiveness, and how to live unselfishly. Also, ask God to show how to understand how your spouse receives love. Each individual is different in his or her love process of receiving and giving. Speak their language. Don’t give up! If something does not work the first time . . . you did not fail you just learned that was the wrong way in doing. Try again and keep loving and praying!


The only way you and your spouse will make it is through prayer, through dying to selfishness, through living sacrificially, and through continually walking in forgiveness to EVERYTHING (lies, addictions, betrayal, selfishness, sickness, poverty, etc.). Giving of yourself daily.

Nothing can escape the cleansing of a forgiving soul. 

Therefore, I want to end with these words of experienced wisdom . . .

To shut the mouth of the enemy and of those who believe that they are doing ‘right’ – Shut your mouth!

  • Only use your voice to pray over your marriage, to speak life, and to speak healing.
  • Ask God to show you who is speaking against your marriage, who to not talk to about your struggles.
  • Ask God to show you who you can trust that are not family, friends, etc., or those who you know would not be bias.
  • Ask those intercessors that God has placed in your life that are strong in Him, that do not know anything of what is going on presently, to PRAY.
  • Be accountable to someone who is again not family or too close to the situation to talk to and have them pray God’s will over your marriage.
  • Do not choose those who are struggling in their own marriage or those who are single. Chose those who are for your marriage, do not chose those who are against it or those that walk in jealousy.
  • Speak scripture over your marriage.
  • Declare those prophetic words that have been spoken over you, your spouse, and your children.
  • Stand firm and trust that God’s work is not done in you yet.
  • Pray for the mouth of the enemy to be shut.
  • For those who are speaking against your marriage, pray that God will shut their mouth and dry up their desire to want to ‘help’.

God will give you wisdom. He will give you strength and He will give you the tools you need to win the fight! You and your spouse are not enemies. You are on the same team.

 Learn to walk in forgiveness, keep your mouth shut from speaking against your marriage, and PRAY! 

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