Lord, You’re My Champion!


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I just had to post this song by Jor’dan Armstrong called Champion to uplift your spirit today! 😀 There is something about praise that just moves you from a place where you could be depressed, and then when you lift your hands and sing unto the Lord, your whole being just is able to glorify God. You are able to get out of that sad mood and just fill up with joy. May praise forever be on my lips no matter what I go through. I pray that praise will always be on your lips not matter what you go through in this lifetime. Yes, you may face many ups and downs, but God is the One who gives you the victory over all your adversities, so look unto the One that is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all you could ever ask, think or imagine.

Ephesians 3:19-21 (NKJV)

19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.


The next song I have for you is also by Jor’dan Armstrong called Where You Are. This song is just awesome! 😀 I pray that this song also blesses your spirit today so be encouraged! Let the praise of the Lord forever be on your lips. 😀 God bless you everybody! 😀


O Lord, open my lips, And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.

Because Your loving kindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You.

My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.

My lips shall utter praise, For You teach me Your statutes.

Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.

Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.

 

You Lift Me Up!


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Today, I want to post a song to encourage you called You Lift Me Up  by The Afters. This song is pretty off the hook if you ask me 😉 . Sometimes life can be filled with ups and downs, but when you have God on your side, He is able to turn your upside downs into upside ups. You just have to lean on Him more and Trust Him all the more. In life you may face different kinds of adversities, but it is your faith in God that will keep you standing through your storms.


I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Joel 3:9-11
Proclaim this among the nations:Prepare for war!
Wake up the mighty men,
Let all the men of war draw near,
Let them come up.
10 Beat your plowshares into swords
And your pruning hooks into spears;
Let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’”
11 Assemble and come, all you nations,
And gather together all around.
Cause Your mighty ones to go down there, O Lord.


With God on your side, nothing is impossible to those that believe. I know that with all that I’ve been through, I’ve come to a place where I just have to set aside my pride and be thankful for all that God has done in my life. I’m thankful for the small things because we can take even the smallest things for granted. We kind of live with a presumption that “we have all the time in the world to do this or that….” but is that really true?

Each day is a gift from God, but does it have to take a trial to make us see that? Does disaster have to strike us so that we can be truly thankful for the very things we do have in our lives. What will move you to not take each day for granted? I believe that God gives us chances to seize each day to do something that’s outside our comfort zone whether it be reaching out to a stranger, or be a listening ear to someone you love or be the hand that reaches out to the lost that need a helping hand. We are the solutions to other people’s needs and we are the prayers waiting to be answered by other people. Sometimes people feel a personal dissatisfaction with their lives because they haven’t fulfilled their true potential to be what God designed them to be, and that is to be the answer for that someone else that needs to know that God is in fact real and His love extends to those that need Him. Stepping out isn’t always easy to do, but this is what we need to do in order to satisfy the call in our lives. We are the answer to the worlds problems. We are the love that others seek. We are the hands that feed the needy. We are lights unto this dark dark world that needs to know that Jesus is in fact the Truth, the Life and the Way. He is the World’s Saviour. As we ask the Lord to Lift us up, let us embrace Him and not be ashamed of the Gospel and share this love to others that do not know Him. We are the answers that the World seeks, we just need to step out of the closet and shed some light in the darkness so that people can comprehend that God is in fact Real and that He loves everybody, Amen! I pray that this song ministers to your spirit today. God bless you everybody! 😀


There Ain’t Nothing I Can’t Do


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I just had to post this song by Tedashi feat. Lecrae and Trip Lee called There Ain’t Nothing I Can’t Do Choreographed by the Cookies Crew with Keone Madrid along with fellow choreographers Vinh Nguyen and Brian “BAM” Martin. I just love this song! Don’t you love it when someone tells you that there ain’t nothing you can’t do when you are in Christ. You have the potential to be whatever God predestined you to be. No one can tell you that you can’t when you can! You have all the God-given talents to be whatever you were created to be. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. I pray that this song and dance blesses your spirit today. God bless Everybody! 😀

Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

Mental and Emotional Intelligence


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I just had to post this picture that I saw on my LinkedIn page called “18 Things Mentally Strong People Do”. If you check out the picture, I think you’d agree with every statement that has been made with respect to what mentally strong people do. I’ve also read a book called Emotional Intelligence 2.0 Image result for emotional intelligence by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves.  You’ll find that book very enlightening as you assess yourself and find out what level of emotional intelligence you exhibit. It’s one thing to have a high IQ – Intelligence Quotient, but it’s another to have a high EQ– Emotional Intelligence Quotient. It’s not enough to be a smart person if you lack self-control with your emotions and are a train wreck in the workplace or in your personal life. It’s important to build self-awareness of your emotions and learn to bridle your tongue especially when people attempt to offend you. In my opinion, emotional intelligence is the attribute of the strong and the wise. It is something that we all have to strive for if we want to walk about as wise people. Down below, I’ve pasted a picture that defines 18 things that mentally strong people do. Check it out and assess if you exhibit any of these traits.


18 things Mentally Strong People Do


From a Biblical standpoint, I think that a person with emotional intelligence has the very fruits of virtue and self-control as described in 2 Peter 1:5-8 NKJV.

2 Peter 1:5-8 NKJV – [ Fruitful Growth in the Faith ] But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.


In the Bible, we also have people that exhibited a lack of self-control that landed them in trouble i.e. Samson. If you read the story of Samson starting from Judges 13 , 14 to 15, you will notice that Samson had an issue called LUST. He first wanted a Philistine woman that he had seen to become his wife knowing full well that the Philistines were enemies of the Jews at that time and yet he demanded of his father to get that woman because he obviously lusted after her. His doting father tried to convince him to look for a Jewish woman to become his wife, but Samson in his arrogance refused and his poor father sought out the woman that Samson lusted after. This is where I stop and say “Men, be careful with respect to the type of woman you seek out to be your wife”. If she doesn’t have the character of a PROVERBS 31 woman, then she ain’t worth it. I promise you that you will live with a lifetime of pain if you seek out “crae-crae” (Crazy) women to be your wife no matter how alluring their appearance maybe. Don’t just simply look at the outward appearance of a woman, look at their HEART!

If you continue on with the story of Samson, in Judges 14, he saw a woman in Timnah who was the daughter or one of the uncircumcised Philistines and told his father to seek her out for him. After reading that part in the Bible, a part of me is like :“are you such an idiot Samson that you can’t pursue the woman yourself? Why must you be such a baby and cry to your father to do something that you a MAN can do on your own?!”. Could he be a Mama’s boy or something?…Honestly, I digress so no comment on this part of the story…I just shake my head in disbelief. His parents were unaware that this was an occasion where the Lord had wanted to move against the Philistines because at that time the Philistines had dominion over Israel. So his parents took Samson and went down to Timnah with Him. On the way there, there was a young lion that came roaring against him in Judges 14:5however, he tore that young lion apart in verse 6 and didn’t tell his parents about it.

I get the feeling that the Lord sent this lion as a sign to warn him not to go and get that Philistine woman to be his wife but he didn’t pay attention to the obvious sign and killed the lion without telling his parents because I’m sure they would have reached the same conclusion as myself. This is where Samson practiced WILLFUL DISOBEDIENCE. The Lord was warning him, and he ignored the sign because he was determined to pursue something that he shouldn’t have sought out. This is where I stop and say men and women, do not seek out trouble because if you do, trouble will find you. I don’t think that this story is just targeted towards men, I think women need to pay attention and understand that you shouldn’t go after people that do not share the same belief system as you do otherwise you will encounter a lifetime of unnecessary and avoidable pain and disappointment. WAIT ON THE LORD and He will show you who you’re supposed to marry in due time. You need to have patience rather than be cocky like Samson and take things into your own hands and make a life-changing mistake.


Anyways, continuing on with the story, he ended up marrying the woman who later on became the subject of his demise as his Philistine wife ended up tricking him into telling her the answer to the riddle that he had posed to 30 of his companions  with respect to the secret as to where Samson gets his strength from in Judges 14:14: 

14 So he said to them: “Out of the eater came something to eat, And out of the strong came something sweet.”

The irony of this riddle is that the answer found in Judges 14:18 which states:  

18 So the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down:“What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?

alluded to the fact that Samson had eaten the carcass of the lion that he had torn apart at that time which also had honey in it and shockingly he had fed that same meat to his parents in Judges 14:9 which had defiled them:

He took some of it in his hands and went along, eating. When he came to his father and mother, he gave some to them, and they also ate. But he did not tell them that he had taken the honey out of the carcass of the lion.


The end result of having solved the riddle was this in Judges 14:19:

19 Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon him mightily, and he went down to Ashkelon and killed thirty of their men, took their apparel, and gave the changes of clothing to those who had explained the riddle. So his anger was aroused, and he went back up to his father’s house. 20 And Samson’s wife was given to his companion, who had been his best man.

He ended up losing his wife to his best man because he was tricked. At this point, I’m thinking to myself, how stupid must you have been Samson to get tricked like this? His lust caused him to make life-changing mistakes that altered the course of his destiny. It’s one thing to be anointed with strength, but brute strength without application of wisdom is foolishness in my books.


He attempted to retrieve his wife from his best man by going to his father-in-law’s house in Judges 15:1-2, but his father-in-law told him that she had already been given away to his Philistine companion and tried to offer Samson his other daughter. Samson was ticked off and decided to burn up both the shocks and the standing grain, as well as the vineyards and olive groves of the Philistines in his plot of immature revenge in Judges 15:3-5. He really believed he was doing a great thing, but in my opinion, this was another trademark of his immaturity. He doesn’t think things through and just reacts all the time. Ugh!! When the Philistines found out what Samson had done, do you know what they did next? They killed the poor man and his daughter in verse 6:

Then the Philistines said, “Who has done this?”

And they answered, “Samson, the son-in-law of the Timnite, because he has taken his wife and given her to his companion.” So the Philistines came up and burned her and her father with fire.


Image result for samson and delilahThe next mistake he makes is when he meets a prostitute named Delilah in Judges 16 Delilah tricks him into telling him where his strength lies as he reveals that it comes from his hair in Judges 16:17 :

that he told her all his heart, and said to her, “No razor has ever come upon my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother’s womb. If I am shaven, then my strength will leave me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.

If you read on the story of Samson, he eventually satisfies his destiny, but dies in a tragic way blinded by his lust, betrayed by Delilah, as he gets captured by his enemies the Philistines in Judges 16:19-30.

19 Then she lulled him to sleep on her knees, and called for a man and had him shave off the seven locks of his head. Then she began to torment him,[a] and his strength left him. 20 And she said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” So he awoke from his sleep, and said, “I will go out as before, at other times, and shake myself free!” But he did not know that the Lord had departed from him.Image result for samson and delilah

21 Then the Philistines took him and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza. They bound him with bronze fetters, and he became a grinder in the prison. 22 However, the hair of his head began to grow again after it had been shaven.

Samson Dies with the Philistines

23 Now the lords of the Philistines gathered together to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god, and to rejoice. And they said:

“Our god has delivered into our hands
Samson our enemy!”

24 When the people saw him, they praised their god; for they said:

“Our god has delivered into our hands our enemy,Image result for samson and delilah
The destroyer of our land,
And the one who multiplied our dead.”

25 So it happened, when their hearts were merry, that they said, “Call for Samson, that he may perform for us.” So they called for Samson from the prison, and he performed for them. And they stationed him between the pillars. 26 Then Samson said to the lad who held him by the hand, “Let me feel the pillars which support the temple, so that I can lean on them.” 27 Now the temple was full of men and women. All the lords of the Philistines were there—about three thousand men and women on the roof watching while Samson performed.

28 Then Samson called to the Lord, saying, “O Lord God, remember me, I pray! Strengthen me, I pray, just this once, O God, that I may with one blow take vengeance on the Philistines for my two eyes!” 29 And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars which supported the temple, and he braced himself against them, one on his right and the other on his left. 30 Then Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” And he pushed with all his might, and the temple fell on the lords and all the people who were in it. So the dead that he killed at his death were more than he had killed in his life.

Image result for samson bibleHonestly, I wouldn’t want to associate myself with anybody that was like Samson. He just brings about trouble that you don’t need in your life. He is so reactionary that he doesn’t operate by any means of wisdom. He is such an OMG kind of person! UGH! Anyways, I think you catch my drift. If you read Proverbs 31:3, it states to men as a warning Do not give your strength to women, Nor your ways to that which destroys kings. If you think of Samson, he did the exact opposite of this verse and clearly had his life destroyed just because of it. In the same chapter of Proverbs 31, it also describes what a virtuous wife (not just a mere woman) is defined as:

The Words of King Lemuel’s Mother

Proverbs 31 The words of King Lemuel, the utterance which his mother taught him:

What, my son?
And what, son of my womb?
And what, son of my vows?
Do not give your strength to women,
Nor your ways to that which destroys kings.

It is not for kings, O Lemuel,
It is not for kings to drink wine,
Nor for princes intoxicating drink;
Lest they drink and forget the law,
And pervert the justice of all the afflicted.
Give strong drink to him who is perishing,
And wine to those who are bitter of heart.
Let him drink and forget his poverty,
And remember his misery no more.

Open your mouth for the speechless,
In the cause of all who are appointed to die.[a]
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
And plead the cause of the poor and needy.

The Virtuous Wife

10 Who[b] can find a virtuous[c] wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
She brings her food from afar.Related image
15 She also rises while it is yet night,
And provides food for her household,
And a portion for her maidservants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.
17 She girds herself with strength,
And strengthens her arms.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is good,
And her lamp does not go out by night.
19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hand holds the spindle.
20 She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,
For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
22 She makes tapestry for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies sashes for the merchants.
25 Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.


Image result for proverbs 31This is the type of woman Samson should have married, but he failed to recognize such a woman because he was too embroiled in satisfying his own lust. Men and Women reading this post, please assess your desires and make sure that your motivations and your intentions are pure with whatever it is that you seek to pursue. DO NOT BE LIKE SAMSON! Your life will resemble something like living in a personal type of hell if you do what he did. I cannot emphasize this enough. It is so important to assess the type of person you would like to marry as your mate. There are people who can either build you or destroy you. It is so important to assess a person’s character rather than get carried away with your own infatuation with them.


Remember this verse when you go about your everyday business with people you invite into your life:

1 Samuel 16:7 [Full Chapter]

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

Always assess people by looking at their hearts. This is why it is important to build discernment. Discernment allows you to correctly judge what comes before your face and allows you to make wise decisions in particular with regards to who you open yourself up to. Pray to God and ask God to give you the wisdom and the ability to see people for who they truly are in your life so that you don’t get suckered into associating yourself with individuals that can cause you a lifetime of pain just like Samson experienced because he was so caught up in lust. Be wise and take your time to assess people and get to know them for who they truly are. You’ll avoid a lifetime of pain if you do. I pray that this post helps somebody today. God bless you everybody! 😀

Real Talk: Evil is Real! It’s time to Be Free!


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Hello Everybody!

I just had to post this song today by Tedashii called Free!  You know, when you become free from bondages, addictions, sicknesses, curses, and anything that keeps you moving along on a downward spiral that leads you to nowhere and then, boom! The shackles of such addictions and bondages become broken; doesn’t it make you want to dance? I’ve been through a lot in my short lifetime that I could literally write a book about it. I remember when I was a kid, I experienced a lot of spiritual attacks by unseen forces when I lived in Kenya. I was living with my grandparents at the time who were diplomats and can tell you that there are many evil people in the government level that will use anything and do anything just to either kill you, destroy you or torment you just to “make it” in the world. When I lived in China, I saw a lot more things but I was wiser now because I got saved when I was living in China after reading some books on spiritual warfare that I received from my mom. I think that when I lived in China, I became more spiritually sensitive and my spiritual discernment level increased as the Lord started to show me things about people that I never understood before until He brought clarity as to what it was that I was seeing.

I remember when I lived in Beijing, there was a teacher who was very interested in me and tried to get me involved with things of the occult by offering to buy me a “wand” and other occultic paraphernalia to do a house cleansing after I told her about my faith in God. I obviously declined her offer to purchase such strange items because I knew better than to dabble into strange sorcery that is unbiblical to begin with. It didn’t stop her from pursuing me to invite me to get involved in strange religions and false philosophies because she was adamant about trying to get me to reject my Christianity. To a person who is undiscerning, she may have appeared to be very helpful and “well meaning”, but if you don’t know what people use to curse other people you can be a sucker to those that offer you strange objects and things that may appear to rid you of evil spiritual activity in your life if you are not aware of what people use to curse other people. She did a lot of strange things to students that were unethical that eventually led her to be fired from the school. She was someone that worked in the school which should be a clue to parents that witches/warlocks can infiltrate any sphere of influence to target your children. This is where developing spiritual discernment is crucial. Having spiritual discernment enables you to tell the difference between a person who is good versus evil and genuine versus fake/pretentious. I would still recommend the book by Roberts Liardon called Sharpen Your Discernment if you are interested in that topic. I know that book opened up my eyes an many ways than one and it helped me to make wise decisions and see people for who they truly were. Image result for sharpening your discernment

If you are experiencing spiritual oppression in your home and you want to cleanse your home, DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT use wicca and strange magic (incantations) or objects and/or herbs (i.e. sage etc) to cleanse your homes. You just open up more doors to more demonic oppression if you do. You can use olive oil which is pure and was used in the Bible to anoint kings and is also able to seal your home from demonic influences when you anoint the door posts and window frames of each room in your house/home with prayer asking God to seal your home from any demonically inspired attack that tries to come against you and your family that resides in that home. I used to anoint the house I lived in with my grandparents in China because we had many people coming in and out of the house since they were diplomats, and you’d be surprised how many enemies you can have at that level. I remember one worker was unable to enter the house because she was an undercover agent that practiced witchcraft sent to destroy my grandfather and she had difficulty entering the house because I had just anointed the place with olive oil and prayed to God to seal the house from anything demonically inspired. She couldn’t set foot into the house and she couldn’t explain to her boss (my Grandfather) who was the ambassador at the time why she couldn’t enter the house.


[Side note: Witches cannot enter a house that has be cleansed through prayer using olive oil (a pure oil) to be sealed by the power of the blood of Jesus and the Holy Spirit.]


I had had dreams that she was a woman who practiced witchcraft and had been instructed by the Holy Spirit to cleanse the house and seal it of any open doors because people that practice witchcraft can enter into your home with you unaware if it is not sealed by prayer. This also requires you to confess any sins you may have committed or any of the members in the household may have committed and ask for forgiveness so that the Lord can seal your home. Sin leaves open doors so as you go about cleansing your home and asking God to seal it from any demonically inspired plan of attack, you must confess your sins in the process so that there are no open doors into the home. It may seem hard to believe, but demons are real just as much as the Holy Spirit is real. If evil people exist, just know that they are demonically influenced to do evil things by the choices that they make, meaning that they can behave demonized through their actions. In the same way, if Godly people exist (which they do of course), they are influenced and moved by the Holy Spirit. It takes spiritual discernment to be able to tell the difference.

Another thing to be conscious of, is to be weary of accepting strange food and items/objects from strange people. Sometimes, people experience spiritual attacks or sickness because they have eaten something strange or have received a strange gift from a person. People who operate us undercover witches/warlocks can try to curse you through food that they try to entice you to eat or through objects that they present to you as a “gift”. I know that with people who travel all over the world like I have like to be adventurous and try new food etc etc, but be very aware that sometimes there are foods that you should not eat. Especially, strange food like dog meat or things that regular people do not usually eat. Also be weary of buying strange items as well, especially objects such as gods or small idols from different countries as “keepsakes”. These things can open doors for curses to operate in your life if you are unaware. IGNORANCE IS NOT BLISS!

From my experience, I remember an officer that used to work with my Grandfather who ate strange food that was given to him by some lady he had started to have an affair with (he was a married man). He started to lose his mind and it caused him to divorce his wife, abandon his daughter only to live with that strange lady that was the same woman that had made him that food to which he ate. He was one of the top officers at the time (government level) and a decorated military man and yet he became a man that had lost his mind due to witchcraft. Shortly after abandoning his wife and child by moving on with this strange woman, he became very sick and died. The end was quite tragic. The assignment was to destroy his marriage, destroy his life and to destroy his family all in one fell swoop. That’s why I’m not joking about this topic. There are people out there that know God’s plans to prosper you and are geared at thwarting every blessing that God wants to give you in this lifetime by maximizing on your ignorance of how evil people can truly be. It’s time for people to WAKE UP! 


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I find it interesting how people (particularly in the western world) are fascinated with the spiritual world when you have shows like “Ghost Hunters” and movies like “Paranormal Activity” etc etc and yet at the same time, lack faith in God. It is pretty ironic that some people live with a “seeing is believing” philosophy and yet cannot seem to believe in a God that they cannot see even though He is just as real as that which we do see. We know that we breathe in air that we cannot see with the naked eye, and yet we doubt a God who is just as real as air just because we haven’t seen Him. If we can have faith that we are breathing in Oxygen that we cannot see, why can’t people have just as much faith in the God that we cannot see but is just as real?


Hebrews 11:1 [Full Chapter] (NIV) 

[ Faith in Action ] Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
[ By Faith We Understand ] Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Faith is described as the confidence and assurance of what we hope for about the things we do not see in the NIV version; whereas, in the NKJV it states that Faith is described as the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. If people live with a “seeing is believing” philosophy of life, you will miss out on every miracle that God plants in your life because of your skepticism. I believe that miracles happen everyday, but it’s all a matter of perspective on what you perceive as a “miracle”. Remember, that tomorrow is not promised and the fact that you woke up today to even read this blog is in fact a miracle. People take each day, each moment and each second for granted because we take life itself for granted. Some people put off saying important things to people that they care about because they believe that they have “all the time in the world” to say what it is that they have to say not realizing that tomorrow is not promised. Tomorrow is a gift from God. The fact that you even saw a “today” is a gift from God. You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone so hold onto everything that God gives you as precious, including the time that you have on this earth. Time is a precious gift from God and yet we waste it on frivolous things because we assume by presumption that “we have all the time in the world”. Again I say, “Tomorrow is not promised. Tomorrow is a gift from God.” What will you do with that time that He has given you?


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Do away with petty arguments that you’ve had with friends or loved ones and learn to reconcile your differences with other people. Embrace people that are different from you, be a listening ear to a person in distress, be the hand the feeds the needy, be the shoulder for someone to cry on, be the voice of the silent that cannot speak out, just be what God needs you to be for other people. We all serve a purpose on this Earth and that is to be the heart of Jesus in other people’s lives. We must do what Jesus did for us through our actions and be His hands and feet that go about doing good wherever we go if we are “True Believers”. The world wants to believe in Jesus, but how can they accept Him if we as His followers do not practice what we preach? Our words must match our actions and our actions must match our belief system.


[ The Truth Shall Make You Free ] Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.

I’ve been thinking for quite sometime about what it is that I want to write about on my blog and I think that the Lord will start to cause me to write things to wake people up and to also talk about things of the Spirit that is not often preached about because most of the things of the Spirit are based on experience. I think I’ll pray about this topic before I venture in to discuss about it because I can talk a lot based on my experiences but the important thing is to grow in the knowledge of Christ in everything that you do. This is just food for thought, so for today, think about where it is that you stand as a Christian and purpose to be a follower that practices what they believe in rather than be a silent observer and a Christian in “name” only but not in “action”. I pray that this song by Tedashii called Free  blesses your spirit today. God bless you everybody! 😀


Unrequited Love – A love unreturned


Hello Everybody!

Today, I want to talk about Unrequited Love. What is it?


According to dictionary.com it is:

adjective
1. not returned or reciprocated: unrequited love.

2. not avenged or retaliated: an unrequited wrong.

3. not repaid or satisfied.

From the urban dictionary it is defined by WonderLiz (July 15, 2010) as:

Image result for god is loveIt’s the feeling of being completely, hopelessly, desperately in love with someone, all the while knowing that your feelings will never reach them.

It’s contradictory in that you feel incredible because you love someone so much, but also at the same time you feel almost overwhelming despair because you will never know what it is like to hold them in your arms, or touch their face, or kiss their lips. You will never know what it is like to wake-up next to them in bed in the morning, bodies entwined.

It can be masochistic in nature- it causes such heartache, but you enjoy loving the person so much, you willingly let your heart go through the agony, so you can hold onto something- I don’t know, maybe hope?

In any case, unrequited love is a very sad thing.


It seems that unrequited love is a lonely feeling that one feels when the emotions and feelings of being “in love” is not returned reciprocally by the other party in question. Have you ever felt this way? I know I have, but then it got me thinking about how our Saviour feels towards us. Jesus loves us with an everlasting love and in thinking of that love, in many ways it is either reciprocated by some people or it remains unrequited by others who reject His love for them. The thing is, our Saviour’s love for us is perfect. We do not know how to love properly because we haven’t mastered Agape (God is love) Love. We tend to be conditional in our approach to love (Philia) which causes us to be needy and discontent.


Image result for god is loveHere are the 4 types of love that you should be aware of:
  • Storge—empathy bond –  is liking someone through the fondness of familiarity, family members or people who relate in familiar ways that have otherwise found themselves bonded by chance. An example is the natural love and affection of a parent for their child.
  • Philia—friend bond -is the love between friends as close as siblings in strength and duration.
  • Eros—erotic bond – love in the sense of ‘being in love’ or ‘loving’ someone, as opposed to the raw sexuality
  • Agape—unconditional ‘God’ love –  is the love that exists regardless of changing circumstances.

Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Loves


As you can see, Agape is the greatest love of all. It’s funny because the bible verse of the day on Biblegateway.com says this today:

Deuteronomy 7:9 NIV – Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.


We need to understand that Agape Love is what we should strive for as Christians. In the book of 1 Corinthians 13 (NIV) it states this:

13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.


Image result for god is loveSo why am I on this topic today? As a single person, I know what it’s like to have an unrequited love, but it got me thinking that our Saviour can empathize with this feeling because that is how He feels everyday when He tries to reach out to those that don’t know Him. Can you imagine how painful it feels to have died on a cross to save the ones you love only to be rejected even after having resurrected? My God did not die and resurrect in vain. He did all of this for one purpose, and that was to show us how much He loves us all. He is willing to wait for all eternity just to receive reciprocation of the love that He has given us from His act of devotion towards us from what He did at Calvary.

When you think of this great love, doesn’t it make you want to perfect the love you would like to give back in return? In the same way with human relationships, it hurts when you love someone and they do not reciprocate those feelings back but that is what love is. It really isn’t self-seeking because it is freely given.

Image result for love conquers allWhy am I talking about this today? I think that we need to become more bold in the way that we love God and others. We need to strongly emphasize our love for God through our actions. We need to take risks in our love by not expecting anything in return because that is the type of Love that Jesus gave to us. We need to demonstrate it more and more through our actions. Words can be fluff and stuff, but actions can speak more loudly than words. Sometimes we have to give love even in the face of the possibility that we might get rejected. Jesus loved us regardless of the rejection. He was more bold than anyone of us to this day. I am glad that our Lord demonstrated His love for us even in the face of rejection. Our world needs us to have the courage to demonstrate it at this level, even in the face of rejection. No one ever wants to feel rejected, but this is the path that Christ took to save us, so in the same way, we will face the same things as He did, but we need to have the courage to face what we fear in order to allow love to conquer all tribulations, setbacks and obstacles that you may face just because of Who it is that you believe in. I pray that this post blesses your spirit today. God Bless you everybody 😀

omnia vincit amor (latin for – “Love Conquers All”), Amen!

God Gets the Glory


Hello Everybody!

I just had to post this song by Ethan Kent called  Get the Glory feat. Bre Botello.


The next song is called Bring Us to Our Knees also by Ethan Kent.  I think it is a humbling song that makes us think about the way in which we are living. We need to wake up and smell the reality and really think about humbling ourselves and being real with ourselves. How much of us are drawing closer to God despite the things we face in this life? How many of us are drawing further away from Him? I pray that this song ministers to your spirit and helps you think about where you stand in Christ today. God Bless You everybody! 😀

Until My Voice is Gone


Hello Everybody!

There are three songs I want to post today by Travis Ryan where the first song is called Until My Voice is Gone.  I believe we must give praise to Our God until our voices are Gone. He is worthy of all our praise and when you think about all the Lord has done for you, doesn’t it just make you want to sing and shout and give Him the highest praise? I know for me, my God is worthy of all my praise. I pray that this song ministers to your spirit today.


The next song also by Travis Ryan is called We Believe.  I know the Newsboys has sung this song before, but I quite like this version as well.


The last song also by Travis Ryan is called The Goodness of the Lord. This song is just so powerful and I know it’ll minister to your spirit today. Just bask in God’s love through these worship songs today and allow your spirit to saturate itself in pure worship unto God. God Bless You everybody! 😀

Character is Everything


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beauty-catches-the-attentionHappy Sunday everybody! Today, I want to talk about people’s Characters. I’ve already written various types of posts that are aimed at reflecting on building one’s character and felt the need to continue writing on this point. In life, you will encounter various types of people/personalities and/or situations that will test your true character. If you think you know yourself and know how you are as a person right now, you could be kidding yourself right about now because your true character or personality usually manifests itself during a trial or crisis. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that you always need to face a trial to test your character, but what I am saying is that sometimes we think we know who we are until we face a crisis and then we find out how we really are. It’s nothing to be ashamed of because everybody slips up in some way but this is where we have to identify our weaknesses and learn to admit our faults and failures and work on our weaknesses and turn those weaknesses into strengths.


James 5:16 [Full Chapter]

Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

Some people operate with an “I’m going to fake it to make it” philosophy, but they are only fooling themselves. The key is to identify your weaknesses.  If you claim to have no weaknesses then “kudos to you buddy”, you have mastered the art of self-deception. Every person has a weakness, and some people may appear to have no weakness at all because they have mastered the art of SELF-CONTROL. However, you can only master the art of self-control by confronting your weaknesses by being real with yourself. Recognize the areas in your life that you are lacking and work on progressively developing self-control and discipline in order to strengthen your mind for every battle that you face in this life. The reason why some people face the same test(s) over and over again is because they did not learn from their mistakes from the first failure.


runner


Life is like running an Olympic race with many hurdles. To get the highest marks in such a race, you have to attempt to jump over each hurdle seamlessly without tipping any of them over. If you tip any over while you’re running, you’ll lose points even if you get to the finish line first, so it is not enough to simply finish the race, you have to be seamless in the long run. In order to finish such a race, you have to practice jumping over these hurdles over and over again until you become a seamless runner which means you require training. This example is like with everything else you do in life; building self-control requires repetition until having self-control is like second nature to you. It’s easy to lose your cool in the heat of the moment, but building self-control requires perseverance and the aptitude to work on your attitude to maintain your integrity no matter what obstacle, battle or offense that you may face. You will face the same test of offenses until you pass with an attitude of self-control. Solutions to a crisis can only come to your head when you maintain your cool to think rationally, with a calm disposition. No one, including God, can talk to a “hot-head” who is full of “I know already!” when trying to help you overcome a crisis, difficulty and/or test. This is where humility is key.


[ I Never Knew You ] “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.

Sometimes, the teachers God gives us may offend us because He wants to groom our characters to be teachable and obedient to instructions. In some churches, you will find people seeking a “prophetic word” for themselves because they just want a prophetic word to get by and by, but the question I have for such seekers of the prophetic word are, “Will you be obedient to do what is instructed, once the instructions have been given?”. Some people call on the Lord Lord, but how many are willing to do what He says?


[ Build on the Rock ] “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?

God gives us ideas through many forms of inspiration, whether it be by a dream, or a thought that seemingly “pops” into your head, or through your gifts that birth amazing ideas to create things because we are all born gifted in one form or another because we are fearfully and wonderfully made and your soul should know this very well (Psalm 139:14). With God, all things become possible to those that believe because He is limitless


But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

more-jesusIn order to succeed in whatever it is you want to do in life, you have to confront your true self. You have to confront your personal issues that you have not dealt with and you have to decide that you want an attitude adjustment to handle any vicissitude you may face in this life. Donald Trump has faced many bankruptcies as a business man and yet nothing stopped him from being a multi-millionaire and on top of that being elected as the next American President of the United States. Although I’m not American and I don’t really have any comment on their political issues, I just want you all to bear in mind that Trump is just an example of what a winning attitude looks like. He may not be the best person in the world, but He clearly has the emotional intelligence to deal with people’s criticisms and yet remain successful in all that he does no matter how many haters he may have. When you operate at such a high level of fortitude, you will attract many haters and people that will want to see you fail in your life. This is why it is important to also develop emotional intelligence. When you develop emotional intelligence, you can withstand any obstacle or setback that comes your way and you will always have a different picture and perspective about how you see yourself in light of any circumstances.


I feel like with all that I’ve been through with therapy and dealing with the sickness I’ve had to endure (encephalitis – short-term memory loss), I feel like God has humbled me to a degree to appreciate what I have right now because you don’t really know what you’ve got until it’s gone. So with all things, continue to give thanks, praise God and remain humble. God uses everything to teach us to be more and more like Him in all that we do. He provides us with many examples and many teachers that we least expect to learn from in order for us to understand what it is like to have the “Mind of Christ”. If you think of Jesus, He hung out with everybody and anybody including those government officials and tax collectors that offended the masses that oppressed them through unjust laws and taxes that seemed to sponge off of the people. If Jesus were to walk around our lives today, contrary to popular opinions, I think He’d hang out with Donald Trump even if it offends the masses in some way as much as He would’ve hung out with a beggar in the street because Jesus’ love does not discriminate.


a-man-of-personalityWe as Christians need to understand that we need to deal with and confront our personal levels of PRIDE in order to remain humble and receive others that are different from ourselves. We cannot reach anyone that is different from us if we come off as prejudicial, judgemental and hypocritical in our conduct. “We are known to be Christians by our Love” demonstrated through our ACTIONS. If we want to have impact in other people’s lives, we first need to face the fact and decide to have an attitude adjustment about the way in which we treat people. Do our words match our actions? Are we all talk and no action? We need to make sure that how we conduct ourselves is representative of what we believe in because what we ultimately believe in, is what we become. I personally endeavor to become what My God wants me to become and that is to be more like His Son Jesus each and every day even if it means I’m guilty by association, Amen!


I have a song by the Newsboys called Guilty to bless your spirit today. I pray that you contemplate today on where it is that you stand and confirm that wherever your stand is, hopefully, your stand is with Christ Jesus.

 


The second song is by Travis Ryan called You Hold It All. This song is soo off the hook in surround sound so enjoy the Songs and God Bless You everybody! 😀

 

For Me


Hello People!

Happy Valentines Day! I just wanted to post two songs by J.R. where the first is called For Me as a great representation of God’s love for us all. I feel like this song is appropriate for today. Jesus Loved You so much that He came down from Heaven just for You and for me. I pray that this song blesses your spirit today.


The next song is called We Need You also by J.R. This song is so offbeat and cool that I know you will like it. This video seems to be performed with a choreographed dance by Over Bless. Enjoy the song and God Bless Everybody! 😀