Join us for our Fall/Winter Season Online Small Groups


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We are getting close to beginning our Fall/Winter Online Season Small Groups. Keep in mind some groups are held online & in homes. So, make note of the info that will follow in your emails once you have registered.

There are 3 ways to join:
Online
In a Host Home in Your Area
Weekly Email

~ Who – Any woman with the desire for growth & change!
~ Invite – Yes! Please share with your girlfriends!
~ Launch Time – Week of September 15th
~ Launch Day – TBA (days/times depends on location & choice – watch your emails)
~ Duration – No more than 2 hours 1x a week for 7 weeks
~ Online Location – Your home, bed, car, bathtub . . .
~ In Host Home Location – TBA
~ Hosts – Are needed!! If you are interested in hosting a small group in your home with your girlfriends and/or any B5 members in your area contact my girl Wendy at brake5withjenn@gmail.com
~ Cost – FREE to join!
~ Materials A – God’s Covenant with YOU for Your Family by Apostle John Eckhardt
~ Materials B – Boundaries by Cloud & Townsend
(All books are to be purchased by attendee not by Brake 5. Please have books by start date.)

If you miss a session – no worries there! An email will be sent to you with updated info on study, discussion, and possibly any added notes or suggestions from other members of our groups.

Books to purchase! Click on books and you’ll be taken to purchase site.

gods covenant w you for your familyApostle John Eckhardt
“God’s Covenant with YOU for YOUR Family; Come into agreement with Him & Unlock His Power”

Boundaries-BookBoundaries-BookCloud & Townsend
“Boundaries; When to Say Yes
How to Say NO to Take Control
of Your Life”
If you have already registered via one of our social media sites no need to duplicate the process. Just make sure to read the updated emails that will follow in your inbox and have your books ready by September 15th.

We are looking forward to our Fall/Winter Season with each of you that join us either online, in host homes, or via email – Either way you’ll be blessed and encouraged!

Keep smilin’,
Jenn

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For any questions or if you would like to be apart of a small group please fill out the form below. We will match you with a group in your area. If you would like to lead a small group fill out the form as well and our staff will contact you shortly.

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR BRAKE 5

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SHE Velocity Brake 5’s Annual Women’s Conference Retreat February 19-21, 2016 Lake Placid Conference Center, Lake Placid, FL

If you are needing prayer please fill out our prayer request form link at the top of the page. Jennifer will contact you once she has received your request if that is what you desire. Otherwise your name will placed on our prayer list for Saturday morning prayer.

Mentorship programs are offered free of charge along with free pastoral counseling. For more information please feel out the contact form found in the links above.

Power Over Rejection


The Vine A Brake 5 Devotional

Last Wednesday, I had the immense pleasure of being on the Gigit Gleesin Hour on www.wdjzradio.com with host Christine Parisella. It was a great time of sharing how we have power over rejection and how God’s love gives us that power. I wanted to share it with you in this month’s edition of “The Vine” and I hope you are blessed! So many women battle with rejection, I hope today is the last day that you fight and today you have VICTORY!
Keep smilin’ ~ Jenn

The Power We Have Over Rejection

We all have felt rejection at some point in our lives and if not well we are not being very truthful now are we?

Rejection is that feeling we get when we are faced with a prospect of promise or chance of hope, but then out of nowhere an unforeseen response of denial is presented in its stead. It is our reaction right there at that moment that will establish how we develop into who we are . . .

Rejection vs. Acceptance

Our perceptions make us who we are while at the same time our perceptions are made by who we have been. How we view ourselves affects how we view others, our surroundings in the past, present, and future occurrences. Continuing to live our lives, believing a false truth about who we are, and believing the lie about what others think about us leads on various paths.

Rejection is fear based. Fear when held higher than God is sin. When we hold something higher than the knowledge of God, we have created a communication blocker. Hearing God speak to us just got that much harder . . .

More simply put . . .
Hearing God’s truth about who we are just got that much harder.

Rejection builds habits in many ways for different individuals (drugs, alcohol, sex, over eating, gossip, or gaming). The most common is approval addiction. Driven to fill the void for approval the word ‘yes’ has no limits. One is constantly seeking for approval by others in how they dress, the # of friends on their friend list, the # of likes or comments on a status, how many selfie shots can be taken and posted because the last one was not good enough, etc. The list is endless and goes beyond the norm.

Speculation, assumption, and comparison are costly elements that weigh down on the foundation of relationships. These three can be damaging factors and eventually the leading killers of an individual and most relationships. It is important to note that these are all rooted in fear.

1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love [a] turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear [b] brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection].”

When someone is immersed in the seas of rejection they will tend to shy away from the indulgence of new relationships taking them into places of isolation. It is much easier for them to be by themselves than to risk the hurt of being denied or reminded of who they are not and whom they wish to be. In this cell of self-imprisonment they are unable to find who they truly are, enjoy life, or know true love. On the flip-side one may create a mask of who they are not, just to dance in the masquerade of approval living miserably for all to see a facade. This is what it looks like when the power of rejection has ahold of someone. Fears, insecurities, and mistrust can cause one to doubt God’s love and His acceptance, let alone anyone else’s. They do not believe that they are worthy of love that they are good enough for love.

Nothing fills the void, nothing will until one recognizes the core root of their pain. Once this has been unearthed, God heals and brings life to what was once void and dead allowing His love to reign.

All good solid relationships are built on love and acceptance not fear. Fear creates a banquet for rejection and mistrust. We have to realize that we are accepted based on God’s love for us. We cannot do anything more or less for Him to accept us. Many who seek acceptance will find a place to serve in excess, or look to make another person happy in excess. Meaning they will over indulge over perform in order to fill that void that only God can fill. Many who seek acceptance do not administer boundaries in their lives nor do they know what healthy boundaries look like. The word ‘no’ seems foreign or sinful.

~Power over Rejection knows:
His acceptance of us is not based on our performance, looks, education, or riches. It is through His love we have acceptance. Through His love, we have Power over rejection. Knowing God loves us for us just as we are no matter where we are at this moment in our lives is liberating. He loves the good, the bad, the ugly right now, right here and accepts us right here right now. We are a work in progress and . . . YES! He says, “You are GOOD ENOUGH!”

How do we not go back to where we were?
How do we not go back into a dark place of rejection to that place of approval addiction?
How do we not go back into that place of fear of man instead of fearing God?

1 – Realize that rejection is seeded from an original thought of a lie that one is not good enough not valued.

2 – Stop the mind from repeating the thought process. Learn to retrain the thought processes. Learn to take captive your thoughts and align them with the mind of Christ. Do this by daily reading the word of God and guarding your mind from the things that are NOT pure, righteous, and holy.

Romans 12:2 AMP
“Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].”

Isaiah 26:3 AMP
“You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.”

3 – Speak these to yourself daily:
You are Loved = You are Accepted = Just as You Are
God’s Love is Freely Given
God’s Love is Unconditional – no strings attached

Proverbs 18:21 AMP “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].”

Ephesians 1:4 AMP
“Even as (in His Love) He chose us (actually picked us out for Himself as His own) in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love.”

We are Chosen – Accepted – Loved
We are Blameless
We are Above Reproach

4 – Receive Love
Sometimes we have a hard time receiving something that is so freely given. I know when someone offers to pay for my dinner I am the first say, “No, I got it.”

I think it is about time we learn to accept a BLESSING OF LOVE when it is staring us in the face and simply say, “Yes, God I accept Your love for me. I accept the way You love me even though I’m a mess right now. You must see something so beautiful worth loving. I trust You with my life the way it looks right now at this moment I give myself over to the process of growth and repent of the fear that I have allowed to rule and reign over my mind and heart; the fear that I have allowed to block me from hearing Your voice. I am Your Creation Father and I know You have a plan for me.”

His love His acceptance of us is based solely on the fact that we are His creation.
We are His.
Christ spread wide His arms of love on the cross accepting us and forgiving our sins so that we could be free from such things that hold us bound.

We have Power over Rejection through His Healing Power of Love!

All Brake 5 Blogs and written works by Jennifer Goodson are Copyright © 2008-2015. All Rights Reserved.

Jennifer ministers to women from all walks of life worldwide. Weekly she provides pastoral counseling to women seeking guidance, mentoring, & connecting them with other professionals within their own local areas. Call for an appointment today. If you would like to financially support what Brake 5 is doing please contact our offices via email or phone.

We are currently seeking vendors for the SHE Velocity Conference. If you are interested please send an email to our office. Thank you.

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Walking in a NEW DAY Anointing


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If we are to bear fruit to walk in authority and the command of the Lord …
If we are to walk in a place of righteousness …
If we are to walk in this new day …
We cannot be in fear
We cannot hold the hand of our excuses, our offenses any longer.

Women have the hardest time accepting their own reflection.

God wants our reflection – our mind, body, and spirit – to not be a flaky, unstable kind – a rocking from one side to the other kind

BUT …
a sustainable kind
a rooted kind
a faithful kind
a steadfast kind

This only transpires as we stop allowing our mind wars to supersede truth – real concreted truth –
That comes from God’s word – either what has been spoken over our lives or what has been written by His spirit.

As women, we at times don’t think through a thought that develops into our words, then our actions.

A daily surrendering process of our mind will clear the path for us to align ourselves with God’s word.

“God wants to take us out of our ordinary, our familiarity, into a dimension we rely solely on the Spirit of God to carry us.”
~ quote from Inner Reflections of the Human Kind by J. Goodson

Embrace the challenges going up the climb in order to be positioned planted for the next level –

“Be ready for the jump …
Do not fear …
Take that step out…
It is in the free falling we learn how to fly!”
~ quote from Inner Reflections of the Human Kind by J. Goodson

If we want the new things of this new day but are not willing to pay the price – the experience, the walking in new day authority anointing will be passed to another.

Change is a choice. Growth from change is a character reflection. For some God wants to enlarge your territory.

This is the time that we have to go in and push this mess in our heads aside – put it out of commission. Do not allow it to have dominion over our thinking. Time to stop the cycle of our thoughts our words.

“Our thoughts become our words;
Our words become our actions;
Our actions become our behavior;
Our behavior becomes our character;
Our character becomes our destiny”
~ paraphrased quote by Frank Outlaw

How do we cease yielding fruit?
By allowing fear and anxiety to take hold of our mind giving it permission to come in and take residence –We open the door of its knocking
We allow it to come as we entertain the thought; once thought has consumed us, the battle is on
We then give fuel with our words, our actions, and our behavior.

What kind of behavior are we betraying?
What kind of god are we showing in our words, our actions, and our behavior

Are they gods…
of fear
of confusion
of Unforgiveness
of control and manipulation

or of the one true God who has dominion authority to make a purposed promise a reality?

Walking in a NEW DAY anointing begins by making a conscious effort to command our day, our life, and our mind to align –
Align with our purposed promise
Once alignment bears truth fruit, we begin to live in God reality
His norm becomes our norm
His reality our reality
His authority …
Our NEW DAY anointing!

All Brake 5 Blogs and written works by Jennifer Goodson are Copyright © 2008-2015. All Rights Reserved.

This Brake 5 Devotional “Walking in a NEW DAY Anointing” are two messages summarized & combined that were shared by Jennifer Goodson at recent meetings held at Aglow International, Florida & Center of Life International, South Dakota.

Jennifer ministeres to women from all walks of life worldwide. Weekly she provides pastoral counseling at NO CHARGE to 15 – 20 women seeking guidance & connecting them with other professionals within their own local areas. Call for an appointment today. If you would like to financially support what Brake 5 is doing please contact our offices via email or phone.

Just a little bit of COMPROMISE goes a LONG WAY


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“There is a fine line between right and wrong. A fine line between observation and participation. A fine line between hot/cold and lukewarm. Crossing over does not begin by an initial motion of physical action. It begins in the heart; in the mind. The physical action follows what the heart and mind have already set into motion.” ~ Jennifer Goodson Copyright © 2012. All Rights Reserved.

The little song that is sung in Sunday school, “Oh, be careful little eyes what you see. Oh, be careful little ears what you hear.” . . . The warning signs that a door as been left ajar for the enemy to walk in and take up residence begins with just a smidgen of compromise that comes across as innocence. A book, a movie, a song, etc., many avenues for compromise.

“God’s word talks about guarding our hearts, our minds so that we do not fall into a place that is too deep that we can not escape. We must guard our hearts/minds in order that we may truly walk in holiness, righteousness, purity, and God’s authority. Some may say that these jewels of God are ridiculous to obtain. However, when a person has seen evidence of others truly walking in this area, testament of His living jewels, the mouth will shut up quit quickly.  The road to obtain these jewels is tough, but it is not impossible.” ~ Jennifer Goodson Copyright © 2012.  All Rights Reserved.

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All Brake 5 Blogs and written works by Jennifer Goodson are Copyright © 2008-2015. All Rights Reserved.

The Brake 5 staff and Jennifer continually hold times of prayer for those who have sent in their requests every Saturday. To request prayer click here

Counseling Sessions and mentorship programs are free and offered by appointments only. If you are interested in obtaining counseling or joining a mentorship program with Jennifer please send an email to brake5withjenn@gmail.com

It’s Your Choice! 


The Brake 5 staff and Jennifer continually hold times of prayer for those who have sent in their requests every Saturday. To request prayer click here

Counseling Sessions and mentorship programs are free and offered by appointments only. If you are interested in obtaining counseling or joining a mentorship program with Jennifer please send an email to brake5withjenn@gmail.com