Power Containers!

Today I am reminded of how a word spoken or sown will determine your harvest. Do we like what we see? Are we experiencing what we want? It takes us all the way back to the seeds that we have planted.

Galatians 6:7-8 “What you plant will always be the very thing you harvest. The harvest you reap reveals the seed that was planted.”



Words are seeds. They carry power! Your WORDS are CONTAINERS for POWER. There is power in the Word of God that will have an effect on our lives! Proverbs 18:21 shows us that our words have the ability to carry FAITH or FEAR, BLESSING or CURSING, LIFE or DEATH. It is extremely important to be intentional or mindful of the words that we are speaking. What are we saying? Does it build up or edify? Does it tear down or destroy? We have a choice–we can choose to sow the right words over our lives or those we speak into. We can make the choice to speak FAITH-FILLED, POSITIVE, UPLIFTING, LOVING, ENCORAGING words in a time of darkness or distress.

Right now is the time to sow seeds of love, compassion, kindness, peace, joy, patience, longsuffering, self-control, gentleness, hope! We must encourage ourselves in the Lord; so we can encourage others. We have opportunity to be a light in the world, to our families, our spouses, our children, our communities. We need each other in these trying times. Let’s not become calloused, or burdened down with the cares of this world–and forget that God’s love and light is the leading factor. We are to love others above ourselves (Philippians 2:3-5 Passion). It’s not a time for your own opinions, platforms, or agendas. Lets put aside our differences, and not get caught up in the media world, political scene, or the lies of the enemy. It’s a time for oneness, unity, and change. Together we are changing, growing and helping each other in every step.        [Ecclesiastes 4:10 NKJV]

You are not alone! We are in this together!  

As God’s children we are called to speak life, to speak things into existence, to call things that be as though they are. We have the power of God living on the inside of us to create, and to frame our world. Every Word that God has ever spoken has been filled with FAITH, POWER, and LIFE! Hallelujah!

We can be encouraged to know that when we speak and release God’s word it is backed by faith. It is full of power! In Isaiah 55:11 He says, “My word,–shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”  

As you believe God’s word–and your faith comes together with His faith; the POWER of that word is released! Praise God! We have the power to effect CHANGE in our very own lives and in the world of circumstances we find ourselves in. God’s Word can save your life! He can give you Eternal Life! His word can accomplish everything you need: Right Now! Healing, Physical Strength, Finances, Restored Relationships, Growth, a better marriage…whatever it is YOU NEED or DESRE TODAY. You can achieve it, have it, TAKE IT–by speaking words of life, blessing and truth in faith. Just like the moment you accepted Jesus as your Lord: You HEARD or READ the word, you CONFESSED with your mouth, you BELIEVED in your HEART.

When we ‘believe the Word and speak it in faith’ the power of the Holy Spirit is released! Romans 10:9

Just as a seed is sown in the ground–it needs water, fertilizer, and sunlight to grow into a full-bloom plant. Keep watch over your words to make sure it is going to bear good fruit. The words you speak and release will manifest in the natural realm. As you speak God’s words they will come to pass for you. Be intentional to speak faith-filled words everyday and from this point forward. Change your WORLD by changing your WORDS!

Remember that as we are in the MIDDLE of a changing world–it does not define us, or make us who we are. Our confidence (Hebrews 4:16), strength and help comes from the Lord (Psalm 121:1). His GRACE is sufficient enough for you (2 Corinthians 12:9). Share a kind word, pray with and for others, and show LOVE.

Sow seeds of Kindness!

Psalm 126:5-6 Passion Translation

Those who sow tears as seeds will reap a harvest with joyful shouts of glee. They may weep as they go out carrying their seed to sow, but they will return with joyful laughter and shouting with gladness as they bring back armloads of blessing and a HARVEST OVERFLOWING!

[A sower sows his seed while his children are hungry. Sacrifice what little we may have–sow your precious seed and watch God multiply it! The harvest is coming!] Hallelujah!



John 3:16-17 Passion Translation

For this is how much God loved the world–he gave his one and only, unique Son as a gift. So now EVERYONE who BELIEVES in him will never perish but EXPERIENCE everlasting LIFE. “God did not send his Son into the world to judge or condemn the world, but to be its SAVIOR and RESCUE it! 

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May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you Peace! 



You are Loved by God and I pray you experience Him like never before!

Love, Chrissy Katayama “Hidden Gems” ‘Beloved, Puposed, and cherished’





2020 VISION ~ Happy NEW Year!

“Taking New Ground” 


2020 vison focus

You hold the keys! 

All authority in Heaven has been given to you (Matthew 28:18-20).

Take your position and stand (2 Chronicles 20:17).

person holding silver colored skeleton key


Isaiah 43:19

“See, I am doing a new thing!

… Do you not perceive it?”

What do you see; hear??? Are you visualizing your future success?

The favor of God is being poured out on you in this new decade–2020! His favor is on you; to promote you, INCREASE you, and expand your influence. Do you SEE it? Do you have a CLEAR-VISION…BEYOND where you are today and for where God is taking you?

God is increasing vision–Eyes to see and ears to hear. What you see and hear you will speak. It’s time to reset and refresh your VISION for the new year–2020!

Write the Vision and make it plain on tablets to SEE!

Habakkuk 2:2 AMP

“And the Lord answered and said, Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may [be able to] read [it easily and quickly] as he hastens by.”

write the vision

Today is the day to dream big and to start 2020 off right by ‘VISUALIZING’ what you want within this NEW year. I have decided to create, dream, write, and imagine. I believe that dreams and visions are possible; because of faith! Hebrews 11:6 says, “It is impossible to please God without faith.” So therefore faith must be alive and acting in order to please Him. We must BELIEVE; it can and will be done. Believe you can and you will accomplish that which you desire to do.

“If you CAN believe, ALL things are possible, to him who BELIEVE!” (Mark 9:23) 

God desires for us to have the confidence that what we hope for will happen. It gives us the assurance of what we cannot see. He desires for us to have this kind of faith. He wants our full dependency on Him, to see our dreams MANIFEST. We have been given the ability to paint our own canvas, envision, and create the image on the inside.

‘Imagination is everything. It is powerful’

When you imagine; it is the PREVIEW of your life’s COMING ATTRACTIONS.

(Albert Einstein)

Dream the impossible. It will stretch you, challenge you and force you to grow.

Dream Big, SEE with more than what your EYES can see–See BEYOND!

BEYOND your wildest imagination!

Ephesians 3:20 Passion Translation

Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you.


Choose today, plan your life, think about your future. What do you want? What do you see? Plan your life in detail and let God go BEYOND that. Get passionate about what you want to do. Write it down, pin it, post it, journal, fulfill and live it.

Design your ideal life. 


Enlarge the Vision!

Isaiah 54:2-3 Passion Translation

Increase is coming!

So enlarge your tent and add extensions to your dwelling. HOLD NOTHING BACK! Make the tent ropes longer and the pegs stronger.

You will increase and spread out in every direction. Your sons and daughters will conquer nations and revitalize desolate cities.

increase is coming

God has big plans for your life! Now is the time, today is the day to get ‘CLEAR’ and take action. Take and conquer NEW ground!

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream (C.S. Lewis).”


“When your VISION is CLEAR, the results will APPEAR!”



Things to consider:

What are your heart’s desires? What do you really want? Dream big, be realistic. Sit with God–pray and ask for clarity on what is revealed to you.

Next: Write it all down. Stay focused. Be positive. Get your vision out of your head and in front of you to make it a reality. Have fun, get creative and enjoy bringing your vision to life!

Your dreams and desires are given to you by God. They are significant. Your vision is unique to you. You are UNIQUE! This is your life, your desires, your dreams and it is the assignment that God has given you.

So go ahead and get alone with God, sit quietly with Him, breathe and DREAM!

This is your time! This is your year! 

Psalm 65:11 NKJV

“You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance.” 



2020 is your year for ‘Dreams & Visions’ to increase!

Double anointing! Double portion!



The VISION will become clear!

1 Corinthians 2:9 Passion Translation
This is what the scripture say: “Things never discovered or heard of before, things BEYOND our ability to imagine–these are the many things God has in store for all his lovers.

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‘Hidden Gems Devotions’ with Chrissy Katayama 

Half empty or half full?



Have you been running on empty? Are there times in life when you start to realize that you have been burning the candle at both ends? Or have you allowed others to burn you out? Our lives/days can become so busy or we get caught up with things that consume our time; or there’s people pulling at us from every direction, that we don’t take notice of the gauge on our tanks; alerting us; that ‘it’s time to FILL up!’ At that moment we tend to quickly run to the source where we can fill our tanks once again.


The Holy Spirit reminds us that we are to stay full of the oil of His Spirit; we must not allow ourselves to become empty where we are running on fumes. We need to constantly remain filled with the oil of His presence; rather than run into spiritual burnout. We must become aware that the SOURCE we need and seek after; is JESUS.

He alone; is our provider, sustainer, and strength!

Let’s look to the Word: 

1 Kings 17:8-16 ‘Elijah and the Widow’

Pour out your oil and he will multiply it back to you. Give him something to multiply.


2 Kings 4:1-7 ‘Elisha and the Widow’s Oil’

Faith takes God at His word and at face value. God has limitless supply of resources for all who trust and obey Him. 


Believe that God is ABLE to supply all you need when you have no idea how. His spiritual resources for you are limitless. You will always have enough to do what is required of you. 

What does this all mean?  

Keep your oil flowing…..take time to fill up; don’t run on empty. You can do this by taking a moment just to pause, breathe, reflect, get alone in your favorite quiet space and enjoy time to yourself. Shut out the noise of the world. Separate yourself from chaos and busyness and do something you love to do…just enjoy time for you. It is important to spend time in the presence of God! Fill your thoughts with good thoughts. Feed your faith with the Word of God. Spend time thanking and praising God and meditating on His goodness. Find your zone; get in your happy place.

When you are happy and filled up; you are able to give out more. God will enable you with empowerment; so you can pour out on others what you have received in your quiet place. We want to be sure that we are functioning well and at full capacity; giving  our best; giving 100% of ourselves to our spouses, children, family, and those we serve day in and day out.

Those who are full to the brim–be a vessel that pours out. Pour out your oil upon others– with love, joy, peace, refreshment, compassion, prayers, goodness and generosity. Your oil will not run out. God wants to multiply that which you give out; trust and have faith that He provides.

He will faithfully & continually sustain you and fill you up!



We need fresh oil for the NEW SEASON. Nothing was wrong with the oil from the last season; but that oil was for that season. But now we are required to enter a new season with a fresh ointment from God. (Acts 13:9) We need a fresh infilling of His Spirit for each new challenge, each new assignment, and each new moment.

*We cannot run empty; or function with yesterday’s oil.

It is important that with every new season we take the time necessary to make room for new fresh oil to fill our vessels. God is looking for a vessel to fill up with clean oil. He wants hearts that are pure and are longing to have a relationship with Him. 

2 Timothy 2: Talks about the GRACE to OVERCOME. We are to live our life empowered by His free-flowing grace, which is our true strength found in the anointing of Jesus and our union with Him. We are encouraged to live as victorious soldiers of Jesus the anointed One; overcoming every form of evil (the things that distract us or keep us entangled). Every soldier (each of us) called to active duty must divorce (separate) themselves from the distractions of this world; so that we can fully satisfy the One who chose us.


Receive fresh oil today! God knows what’s up ahead. Trust the process.

Keep pouring out your oil, keep giving, keep praying, keep steadfast in spending time in His presence. The anointing is reserved for the days ahead! Make seeking Him a priority in the NEW SEASON and you will receive the fresh oil you need. 

Haggai 2:9 NLT “The future glory of this Temple (vessel) will be greater than its past glory, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. And in this place I will bring peace. I, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, have spoken!”


Pour out your oil; that you will have more! 

 More Word Study: 

Exodus 25:6

‘Oil is symbolic of the Holy Spirit’


1 Samuel 16:13

‘Anoint means: to “pour over” and “to smear into.”

The anointing enables you to become all that God calls you to be. 


Psalm 16:11 ‘The oil of joy’

‘In His presence is fullness of joy!’


Psalm 92:10 You pour fresh oil over me.

‘His anointing makes you strong and empowers your life for triumph!’

God’s fresh oil will propel you through the season ahead.


Matthew 25:7 ‘Keep your lamps trimmed and burning.’

Do not let your oil run out. Be filled.

Keep your jars full and your Oil flowing! 


Remember to set time aside daily to RENEW and REFRESH; so that you are available and ready to POUR YOUR OIL out on others!  

Pursuing God Passionately: Love, Chrissy Katayama  ‘Hidden Gems Devotions’