Author: annamarie

YOUR GARAGE (basement) TIME IS CRUCIAL TO YOUR SUCCESS!

YOUR GARAGE (basement) TIME IS CRUCIAL TO YOUR SUCCESS!

This is an excerpt from my upcoming book, “Faith At Full Speed – Your High Horsepower Manual To Success” I told this story on my Youtube broadcast on March 20th 2019 – and everyone was so moved by this story I wanted to share it here.
Uncle Dan – Basement Millionaire……
I was much younger when this amazing thing happened for my Uncle Dan, a Retired NAVY Chief. In the late 70’s and early 80’s after the NAVY my uncle had tried his hand at many different jobs and businesses looking to create something good for his family after leaving the NAVY, Including running a farm stand during the summers where we would go and help stack watermelons and lettuce – we had so much fun working with him and our cousins. Uncle Dan was a hard worker – he always put 110% into everything he did and a he was a natural leader. He loved people, and was good at creating solutions for others. These were his God given gifts.
One year in the mid 1980’s he was working a 9-5 job at General Electric Company in Upstate NY. He was building and organizing their computer systems and client training, which included military contracts. He had done a great job for them, and they sent him and his family to the west coast to build a program out there for the company. As soon as he arrived in California – he threw himself fully into the project, created the program, hired people and had everything in place, purchased a home and bought furniture ready for his family to move in.
A few days later, the GE Executives came to him out of the blue and said they wanted to drop the program out west with no real explanation. My uncle could not understand why, because everything was all set up perfectly and ready to go. He went and had meetings with them and no matter what he did, he could not convince them to keep it. They wanted him to just shut it down and move back east. This really upset my uncle and he looked the GE Executives in the eyes and said, “Well, I resign from this company and I will go and get these contracts myself!” The GE Executives laughed at him! This made my uncle even more determined, and he told them: “Watch me.”
Uncle Dan and his family moved back home to Syracuse, NY to a rented house. My aunt was working in a shoe store to make ends meet. She started to see her husband go down in the basement every day into a makeshift office with a phone and an old desktop computer and spend hours on end working on something top secret. One day, he came upstairs and said, “Maryellen – I am going to go and get these military training contracts. I am going to go up against GE and all the other big companies and get it. I am going to be working on my proposal and I just need you to make me coffee and meals – and be patient while I do this.”
My aunt was always a devoted military wife, and fully supported her husband on this next adventure. She trusted in his gifts and believed he could do it. As for me, in my early twenties at the time – I remember when my uncle was taking this serious “basement time” because when I went over there to hang out with my cousins – my uncle came upstairs and it looked like he had not slept for weeks! He was wearing a rumpled t-shirt and his beard was all grown out – I hardly recognized him!
My aunt said to us, “Try to be quiet because your uncle is working on something very important, please do not disturb him.”
At the time I really did not “get” what was going on or the importance of it until later in my adult life.
One day after weeks and weeks of “basement time”, my Aunt said my Uncle got up early in the morning, shaved, put on a nice suit and with his finished proposal, he said to my aunt: “Maryellen, when I go out this door today our lives could change immediately, I am going to give this everything I got – when I come back home we could be millionaires if they accept my proposal.” He was off to his meeting to present his proposal to the government to go up against all the corporate big guns.
Now that is FAITH and knowing without a doubt you have the gift to do something great with no fear.
A few days later an official letter came from the US Government, my Uncle Dan opened it. It was good news. He got the military contracts. He beat out GE and all the other big corporations! My Aunt said he held up the letter and yelled “Maryellen, we are millionaires – go quit your job at the shoe store and then we are going out to dinner!”
I remember things changed quickly for my uncle and his family, and there were celebrations and joyful happenings at their house with lots of food! Uncle Dan went on for many successful years doing these military contracts, they traveled to Spain, and took my grandmother on a trip to Italy. My cousins all got new computers almost every Christmas and they moved to a beautiful big house in Maryland. He retired 15 years later to Virginia Beach with a nice financial nest egg and was asked back into the NAVY as a Master Chief (which is one of the NAVY’s highest honors to serve as a mentor to other officers and upcoming officers).
I loved my uncle and I looked up to him – but I did not realize the lesson in all this and the impact of what he had done back in that “basement time”. I was young and all I saw was one day he was wearing an old t-shirt and growing a beard, and the next day he was driving a brand new Lincoln Continental and we were all going out for steak and lobster. Looking back, I really wish I had taken the time to understand what was really happening and asking more questions and learning more for my young mind.
In October of 2011, my Uncle Daniel Malfitana sadly passed away from cancer. He knew when his time was near so he told my aunt to take him to the NAVY Hospital where they stood and saluted him “Master Chief” as he left this world. At his funeral, they told the story in detail on how he got the big government contracts, the time in the basement and what he was preparing down there – and I was absolutely floored. I was so inspired and so encouraged by the fact that he knew what his gifts were, and he was upset that the people he worked for would not use and appreciate his gifts! He knew he was meant for something greater and he had enough faith and determination to go up against one of the biggest corporations in America (GE giant). Uncle Dan used what he had at hand, had faith and took his “garage time” (basement time) to make it happen. Uncle Dan, by great faith went up against the giant and defeated him. (who’s laughing now…)
I come from that DNA, that strong family bloodline, but I now also have the DNA of the King of Kings, Jesus Christ. I sat in that funeral saying goodbye to my Uncle, in his very last moment he left me a huge gift – I knew I could do anything and I could defeat my giants in front of me! I could get that big dream. Yes I can! It changed my life when I came to that realization.
We are meant to use our God given gifts fearlessly. Even if people laugh at us. God is behind it, nothing can come against it.
Think, what is in your DNA – who in your family did something extraordinary and brave? What did God put into your family bloodline that you also have? Most of all WHO lives inside of you now? Jesus said, the KINGDOM of God is within you. You have the power and might of Almighty God – King of the Universe is with you! Time for you to RUN towards that Giant. You will take the giant down and you will win!
“ David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.” – 1 Samuel 17:45
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Love, Coach Annamarie
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Prayer To Remove Spiritual Arrows

Prayer To Remove Spiritual Arrows

My friends, this is a huge revelation that the Holy Spirit has given me to share with you! He has showed me that many of us are walking around with spiritual arrows, daggers, knives and darts that have been thrown at us by wicked words spoken over us or even from the works of the enemy against our assignments for God’s Kingdom. When we have not asked the Lord to remove them, we continue to allow the weapons of the enemy to take away all our energy, zest and clarity for what God has called us to do. These spiritual arrows can even cause physical weakness. Watch this powerful teaching, and testimony of a breakthrough from Jeno Shaw! Then pray my prayer for you to call on the Ministering Angels of the Lord to remove these arrows, knives and darts out of you and receive your healing and breakthrough!

Please watch the video teaching and testimony first before speaking the prayer below:

STAND UP AND PRAY OUT LOUD: “Father, In the name of Jesus, I ask You to send your ministering Angels to me right now to pull out every knife, dagger, arrow, spike and flaming dart that the enemy has thrown or stabbed in me over the years.  Please remove and cancel any curses and demonic assignments  or any negative words even the things I’ve said over myself in Jesus name. Remove any Jezebel spirit that’s trying to or has put a dagger into my heart in Jesus name.  Father, I thank You for sending Your ministering angels to come to my aid at this very moment and pull these evil weapons all out of me. 

 Now, I speak to the Ministering Angels that are here with me right now, thank you for coming and I command you by the authority of Jesus Christ to pull out and remove all weapons of the enemy out of me right now in the name of Jesus.  Pull out and remove forever every arrow, dart, dagger, knife, spike, sword or any other weapon that You see on me or in me.  These weapons of the enemy no longer are allowed to remain in Jesus name!

Lord Jesus come and pour your blood on my wounds from where those darts ,arrows, daggers were and any other wounds where any weapons of the enemy were removed. I ask you Lord Jesus to wash my wounds with your blood. I ask your ministering Angel’s to apply the healing balms of Gilead on those wounds and  pour the oil of the Holy Spirit upon them and then refresh me with fresh oil and I ask these ministering Angel’s to strengthen me to go into battle again and this time as the Lord is my shield and buckler and I have my shield of Faith, no more weapons formed against me will prosper! And every tongue that rises up against me you shall condemn oh Lord. And I’m not afraid of the terror by night nor by the arrow that travels by day because you are my shield and buckler Father God according to your word in Psalm 91.

I now put on my full Armor of God daily as described in Your word Father God in Ephesians 6:10-20 and put up my Shield of Faith and quench all the fiery darts of the wicked in Jesus name!

Father, I ask that you remove the scales off my eyes I want see into the spirit realm and give me eyes of understanding in Your wisdom and truth.  Send your Warrior Angels to go before me and scatter my enemies and flank me day and night with Your Sentry Angels covering me with their fiery swords and shields. I ask this all in the Name of my Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.”

Now thank and praise God the Father! Thank the Lord Jesus for giving His authority to ask for this help and thank the Angels for their assistance!

For your daily “Suiting Up” strategy for taking your Seat of Authority in Christ and to fully cover yourself, your family and your home – go to my “Suit Up” daily prayer strategy here. https://annamariestrawhand.com/daily-suiting-up-for-your-kingdom-purpose-for-god/

Stay strong in the Lord my friends!

Love, Annamarie

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GOD WILL MOVE SUDDENLY

GOD WILL MOVE SUDDENLY

Today I was looking at a picture of my family from several years back and a Bible verse pinned on my vision board and it brought to mind to me a time when God did a SUDDEN and major MOVE in my life. When God moves in your life He will move SUDDENLY. Even if you feel like you are not ready – or don’t understand. It’s one of those situations where you really have to TRUST Him. When we moved to Virginia from North Carolina ten years ago – the opportunity to move for me and my little family came suddenly. They were giving us my Hubby’s granny’s house and wanted us to move in right away. It did not make any sense to me. How would I work and keep my status in motorsports from Virginia Beach when everything I was connected to professionally was in Charlotte NC?? But my faith was not as strong back then as it was now. My husband wanted me to agree whole heartily before we would move. It really was a blessing – a free house! (He was always good like that) I was so doubtful, but I agreed half – heartedly. We moved to Virginia and moved quickly. I did not “get it” in my brain or even in my spirit what God was doing then – but I had a bible verse a friend had given me – it was Jeremiah 29:11. It was a “trust Me” verse from God. I knew what it said but was I ready to believe it? After the move I did not adjust well and was miserable because it was not where I logically thought I should be. I felt sorry for myself. BUT GOD. Ten years later look what the Lord has done! He has brought us closer to Him – strengthened my marriage – and brought out my gifts for coaching and teaching. In 2015 we as a family fully committed ourselves to Jesus and were baptized, joined a wonderful church, launched me into full time ministry – did many miracles in my husband and daughter! I am now a published author and working on my second book. Brought horses back into my life and restored my health. Grew my faith and taught me to trust Him no matter what. Yep – He moved suddenly for a great breakthrough for my life and family – but it took me a while because I couldn’t see it. BUT HE SAW IT. Looking back – I realized it was a lesson and testimony to share with you all. God sees the end from the beginning – He really does have great plans for you – to prosper you, to give you hope and a future – and His expected end – which is WAY BETTER than anything you ask or think. Now – I LOVE God’s Suddenly’s – I say YES LORD Bring it!! whoooo hooooo!!!

All of heaven is cheering you on and I am cheering you on too!

Love, Annamarie

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