An orange colored t-shirt arrived at my house all nicely tucked in its envelope, the address label made out to me. The words were so prominently inscribed on the front in white letters.

I laid it on the table alongside a “You are Awesome” pin and 2 copies of Meghan Telpner’s books (my instructor for the academy), one signed to me.

Yes, Today IS the day.

I waited eleven years and now it’s time.

One of my faith statements came true – my application for culinary school has been accepted!

In 2006 I began journaling in a tiny little orange notebook which held God’s promises to me when spending time with God was precious and life-changing. God really spoke to me each morning, so I began writing.

You see, He told me I had to “name it to claim it.” I had to begin telling myself those things I desired to be true for my life as though they were already in existence.

I had no idea WHEN I’d see them come to pass, and for some, I am still waiting and believing. The stirring of these thoughts were so strong, writing them down was like telling someone and confirming God’s promises. These were statements of faith, and it took action on my behalf to believe them to be true, regardless of when.


Over 2,000 years ago, an angel appeared to a young girl, engaged to be married and not even high school age, a virgin who would’ve been stoned to death if found to have been unwed yet pregnant. But God chose her, stirred in her and asked her to be the mother of the Savior of the World.

What would you say to God?

Unwavered by fear, or doubt, Mary, the Mother of Jesus, said yes.

Was this real? Was this true? There were no sonogram or pregnancy test to confirm or deny, and yet Mary believed.

She ran to Elizabeth to confirm what she believed to be true and praised the Lord.



Luke 1:45 “Blessed is she who BELIEVES that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her.”

Do you BELIEVE what you know to be true, or do you need a pregnancy test or sonogram to be sure?

Can you believe, unwavered by fear or doubt, naming it and claiming it?

God has a whole lot of promises in His word for you and I.

Get out your pens and paper or tablet and start writing it down.

God is who He says He is. God can do what He says He can do. You ARE who God says You ARE.

Today is the day!

Nicole Santapola

About Nicole Santapola

Nicole Santapola began her relationship with Christ after 30 years of religion being a mainstay in her upbringing. Experiencing a divorce, Nicole found herself a single woman leaning on God's promises and learning both His faithfulness and love. She calls Discovery Church home. She began attending in 2002 and through bible studies, women's events, and restoration counseling, she was baptized at East Campus in 2006. Nicole has a passion to share God's love and encouragement to others particularly in the area of health and wellness. She has followed holistic health and nutrition and through education and cooking classes, she teaches and shares this with others. She loves to cook and bake mostly plant-based dishes in her home and visit local vegetarian establishments. Her walk began with Romans 12:2, "Do not conform any longer to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind".

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  • Darci says:

    Sooo awesome Nicole!!! Thank you for sharing the truth of who God says He is. Also a great reminder that His promises are fulfilled on His timeline not ours. Blessings to you as you move forward on His path!

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