It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. It’s been a busy month for me with so many changes occurring that I’ve need to think about the time I need to write something substantive when I choose to blog. Today, I want to post this song by Evan and Eris called People. I feel like this past week has been a whirlwind of dealing with different kinds of people. Some people are great and some not so great. Some are for you in your life and some are just not out for your best interest. Some people inspire you and give you hope and some are just toxic and pretentious that they end up disappointing you. Despite that being the case, we must remember that we have to let God be true and every man a liar (Romans 3:3-5).
Psalm 51:12NIV – Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
In this World we will have trouble, but we have to take heart and remember that God has helped us to overcome the world. Meditate on these scriptures in reflection of that:
John 16:33[Full Chapter] These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have over come the world.”
1 John 4:4– You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
1 John 5:4 – For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
The thing is, just because you are a “Christian” doesn’t mean that you will be devoid of trouble. However, having said that, that doesn’t mean that you can’t overcome the issues of life that you may face when you remember that God is still the same Yesterday, Today and Forever.
Hebrews 13:8 – Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever
As you listen to this song just remember that no matter what it is that your going through, let God heal your mind, your heart, your emotions if you are facing some kind of adversity in your life right now. Call on the Name of Jesus! Jesus is able to hear our cries and our prayers so don’t put your faith in the wrong place and rely on people who are fallible beings. Rely on a perfect God who is able to turn what was meant for evil in your life and will turn it around for the good of those that love the Lord (Genesis 50:20), Amen! I pray that this song blesses your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody!
Just wanted to drop this awesome song by Kim-Walker Smith called Insatiable. When you experience the love of God in your life, you’ll find yourself wanting more and more of it each and everyday. But how does His love get expressed in our lives? Through His people. We need to demonstrate His love for us by being examples of it through our interactions with others. Everyone in this world craves acceptance, and it is that need to feel accepted that we need to learn to love people while knowing that no one is “perfect”. God has loved us with an everlasting love, so the challenge for us is to demonstrate Jesus’ love for us through our actions if we want to maintain a “Christ-like” character and attitude in all that we do. Our demonstration of this love has to be so expressed in such a way, that a non-believer can tell that you are indeed the “genuine article” of a Christian.
It’s not enough to claim to be one (a Christian) when our attitudes don’t match our actions and character. People of the World know about Christ, but the unfortunate thing is that sometimes they don’t see Christ through His people. I remember having a conversation one time with a non-believer who once said to me, that I like your Christ, but I just don’t like His people because his treatment from supposed “Christians” by far did not exemplify what he thought would be the character and nature of the God we believe in. So my challenge to you today is do some major introspection and consider that the path to Salvation for others is sometimes not through what we say and do but by how we behave and live. Let us not be hypocritical in our conduct and let’s focus on having our actions must match our belief system, Amen! We are known to be Christians by our LOVE.
I pray that this song blesses your Spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂
I just had to post this song by William McDowell called The Cry. This song is so off the hook that I’m amazed that this man keeps bringing it all the time with new songs. Just when you thought the last songs his put together were amazing, His worship just keeps going to a new level. This song will shake you to the core and energize you if you feel like your struggling in your Faith. Let’s just remember that Faith isn’t a “feeling”, it’s a choice you make to trust and believe beyond what you know, what you see, and what you hear.
John 16:33[Full Chapter] These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
It’s very easy to be distracted by rumors, by the whisperings of gossipers etc….but you have to learn to silence the riff raff and still your heart and know that God remains God no matter what people say. Your life’s mission should be to move and operate by FAITH. Remember what Faith is by meditating on this verse:
Hebrews 11:1[Full Chapter] [ By Faith We Understand ] Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
There will be people assigned to you wanting to see you either fail or succeed in your life and it is so important that in every season when God wants to elevate you, you maintain your focus on Him who brought you to where you are. As far as I’m concerned, I am of the opinion that if God brought me to a place, only He can take me out of it. Do not put your faith in people that try to stir up the pot in your life to fill you with doubts and questions regarding your destiny if they can’t see the road God put you on.
Proverbs 3:5-6[Full Chapter] Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all yourways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
Remember that when God gives you “talents”, it is for the purpose of expanding His Kingdom with the use of your gifts. If God entrusts you to be a steward in your workplace, then make sure you are using your talents to do good in all that you do. Do not have the “form of Godliness” in your conduct and then “deny it’s power”.
2 Timothy 3: 1-5 (NKJV) Perilous Times and Perilous Men3 But know this, that in the last days [a]perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, [b]unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
Humility is the character we should embrace as part of our Christ-like attitude and identity. It is important to have self-control so that when people try to stir-up the pot in your life to shake your foundation of faith, you can stand strong and firm and not be moved by gossips, and the back-biting and jeering of those that secretly want to see you fail. God will put them in line and will show you the rewards of remaining in “right-standing” before Him. Don’t do as the World does and choose to operate like you are set-apart for His purpose and will on Earth as it is in Heaven.
I believe that in this season, God wants to elevate some people who are willing to mature in this area and will position those to be promoted when the understand that their destiny doesn’t rely on the opinions of others but rather on the PURPOSE of His will for our life, which is to prosper and be in good health as your soul prospers. When you are blessed, you can become blessed to be a blessing to others who need a dose of God’s touch in their lives that will bring about transformation and elevation as people renew the spirit of their minds to become more and more Christ-like in all they endeavour to do in this life. So people, make it a mission to do good in everything that you do, Amen! I pray that this song uplifts you today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂
Yay, for the Long weekend! Well, it’s Labour Day here in Canada which means a short work week for me! YAY! Honestly, summer went by so quickly that it’s almost a blur what happened this summer for me. It’s in this transition of seasons that we must realize that we must adjust our attitudes and behaviours to embrace and adapt to the new things that are coming our way in the new season that God is pushing us to. You may have enjoyed this past summer season but this season is coming to an end and Fall is around the corner for those who live in the Northern Hemisphere.
I believe that no matter where you are in the world, you always have to remain vigilant about the new seasons that God brings you to. If you don’t adjust your attitude to the new seasons that God brings you to, then you will always fail to recognize the “right”opportunities and people you are supposed to connect to and also disconnect from in the new season.
Some people that walked with you in the last season, were only for that Season only and cannot be brought into the new thing that God is pushing you towards. It is at this time that building on spiritual discernment and discerning the times is important so that you remain aware that walking in the Will of God won’t always attract friends that will support it.
Sometimes, the friends of your last season will become the enemies of your new season and that is when you have to learn to cut off a meaningful relationship at the right time when you see a change in behaviour that does not align with God’s purpose for your life. Friendly friends can be triggered by the blessings coming your way and can easily turn into Unfriendly friends in your next season. It is up to you to recognize when that friendship is over. Think of Saul and David. Saul didn’t initially hate David, because Saul enjoyed the way David played the harp even when he was going crazy at times. The playing of the harp would ease Saul’s soul for a time but there came a point where he despised David if you continue to read the following chapters of 1 Samuel 16-18.
A friend of yesterday can easily become an enemy tomorrow given the right conditions and circumstances that arise in your life. Especially, when God wants to promote you and elevate you to a new level for the purpose of His Kingdom. The thing is, it’s sometimes hard to let go of meaningful relationships when we treasure those relationships and want to keep them. But sometimes, the will of God will trump that relationship over your life if God’s purpose is to elevate you, and protect you from being derailed from fulfilling your God-given destiny for your life by helping you to cut those relationships “On time” so that you don’t bring them into a season where God wants to elevate you, especially, when certain friendships are posing as a hindrance to His purpose for your life. You will have to learn to fear God more so than your friends and family at times just in order to stay in right-standing with God. This by no means is an easy task, but that is the reason fearing the Lord is so important, because fools despise wisdom whereas a wise man will fear the Lord and will simply do what He says even if it doesn’t make sense to you at the time and isn’t always the easiest choice to make either.
Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
So when you think about pursuing to fulfill your God-given purpose in life, just remember, that God will shake certain things in your life on purpose in order to prune the dead-end relationships that won’t add to your life nor help you in fulfilling your God-driven destiny. Learn to appreciate the changes that come in every season, and remember that God does things always for your good, even if you don’t understand it at the time. His will, will always be to prosper you and not to harm you, and to give you hope and a bright future, so let God shake what needs to be shaken out of your life in order for His will to come to pass in your life, Amen! 🙂
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future
To finish off this post, I have this amazing song by ISLY called Always Only Jesus. I pray that this song blesses your Spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂
You’ve just got to hear this song by Evan and Eris called Glory. The beat to this song is so fun. Got me boppin’ to it. I can’t help but like the verse that states “Now I’m Livin’ for the Glory of His Name Seekin’ His Face“. I think as Christians, we need to ask ourselves if in our current lives, are we living in this manner in everything we do? I’m not talking about somethings we do…. I’m talking about EVERYTHING we do? When I thought about this, I thought I’m pretty challenged because, we sometimes can get complacent and forget the preciousness of living under the Grace of God. The way in which we live should scream gratitude because we are living under the grace of God. The precious life we have now was bought at the price of Jesus’ Blood that was shed for all of us who have sinned so that through Him, we can be redeemed and come back in right standing before God the Father. That deserves a shout of “Hallelujah!” if you ask me! So when you listen to this song, just remember, that the life you live right now should give Him Glory in all that you do. I pray that this song Blesses your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂
I just had to post this awesome song by Pastor Mike Jr. called B!g. I think that when we seek God to do something Big in our lives, we have to be open to the fact that we have to function with a spirit of anticipation towards whatever God is going to do over your life.
Tithing is one area in the church that has the power to provide financial breakthrough over your life. Imagine that 10% of what you make has the power to release financial blessing and breakthroughs in your life. Some people are financially strapped because they can’t trust God with a mere 10% of their income each time they receive their pay cheque. Listen, Faith comes by hearing, and hearing the Word of the Lord. Faith also requires you to act on what you hear.
Malachi 3:10 – Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.
I’m not talking about a “prosperity gospel” here, because some churches have got that twisted. It’s an obedience factor thing that I’m talking about. Isn’t it funny how we can trust the banks with our cash but we can’t trust God with our money? If we have faith to put money down to invest in a bank account, then in the same way, we should have the same level of faith to invest in God’s church. YOU ARE THE CHURCH! Invest in the Word of God over your life and test God in this area. I’ve written about tithing before in a post called Tithes and Offerings for Breakthroughs . In that post, you will understand the importance of trusting God with your finances. It’s both an obedience factor and a faith factor thing. I believe that in the coming days, God is unleashing uncommon favour and blessing to those that want to step outside the ordinary, and seek to step into the EXTRA-Ordinary things of God.
The only way to step into something like that is by shifting your mindset and preparing your heart to do something unconventional, and possibly doing something that hasn’t been done before yet. Barrier breakers are those that push past the limitations of what is deemed as “humanly possible”. However, let me challenge you to think that it’s time we push past what is “Humanly Possible” and focus on tapping into the“With God, All things are Possible!” factor. Are you willing to go there in your mind this year? Ask yourself this as you listen to this song. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂
Matthew 19:26[Full Chapter] But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible,but with Godall things are possible.”
Psalm 16:8NKJV – I have set the Lord always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
Today, I want to post this awesome song by All Nation Worship Assembly Atlanta called Come and Move. Sometime, when you are waiting on the promises of God, people can get impatient with the time frame that God places on us to help us nurture the ability to handle the blessings He wants to give you.
Sometimes, when you are waiting for something really really Goodfrom God, you have to consider where your frame of mind is at during the time when you are waiting. Can you handle it well after receiving what the Lord has for you? Some people want wealth but can’t handle their finances, some people want houses, but can’t handle the apartments their in, some people want Cars, but can’t handle regular transportation (Buses, trains, taxis etc) that is already at their disposal; and some want spouses but can’t handle their current familial relationships and friend relationships that they already do have. If you can’t handle that which is already been given to you, then don’t expect the greater if you can’t change your mindset.
Psalm 27:14[Full Chapter] Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!
2 Peter 1:21for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
Lamentations 3:26It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord.
The act of waiting isn’t intended to torment you. It’s to nurture a Spirit of Maturity to handle what you receive with true gratitude and respect.
Respect is earned… and we earn it by persevering, by waiting, by nurturing a heart that understands the meaning of being patient and all the while always giving thanks. I challenge you to consider where your heart and mind is at when you are asking God for something or someone.
Are you Seeking God just to simply answer your prayer or are you seeking a true intimate relationship with Him so that you can know how to satisfy the desire of the Lord’s heart in order for Him to satisfy yours?
Seek God in all the things you do and you will never be disappointed when He blesses you. The whole point is, is to set aside your wants, and seek first the Kingdom and its righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. I pray that as you listen to this song, you will remember that. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂
I just had to post this amazing worship song sung by All Nations Worship Assembly Atlanta called Most Beautiful. My God, I was in a place of surrender when I heard this song. The song sounds amazing in surround sound and it just causes you to feel undone when you hear the sincerity in this worship. Sometimes, there comes a place when you’re so filled with gratitude to God that there literally no words to describe how you feel about God. That’s the way I feel right now. God is soooo Good that there literally no words to describe this feeling of His goodness. All you just want to do is give the Lord the highest praise! I pray that as you listen to this song, may in minister to your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂
Psalm 99:5Exalt the Lord our God, And worship at His footstool— He is holy.
Psalm 99:9Exalt the Lord our God, And worship at His holy hill; For the Lord our Godis holy.
Zephaniah 2:11 The Lord will be awesome to them, For He will reduce to nothing all the gods of the earth; People shall worship Him, Each one from his place, Indeed all the shores of the nations.
John 4:24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
I just had to post this amazing song that’s in my spirit right now by Trip Lee Feat. Taylor Hill called Billion Years. I just think the if we think of what the world could be like from a billion years from now, where would this world be? I find it interesting that the Bible verse of the day on Biblegateway.com is this:
Romans 14:8 NKJV – For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.
If we have eternity with God in mind, 1000 years is like a day to God as much as a day is like a 1000 years if you take a look at this scripture:
2 Peter 3:8But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
A thousand years seems like a long time to us, but in actual fact it is not a long time at all. I mean, we are living in an age where we have people born past the year 2000 as being called “Millennials”. I mean that word didn’t even exist until we moved past the fear of the Y2K bug that was supposed to return us back to the stone age … and yet that didn’t happen. So now we have to consider the fact that maybe people will live long enough on Earth for “Billionnials” to be born.
My question as a Christian is what will happen when we hit the billionnial year?
Obviously we won’t live long enough in this world to find out but can you imagine moving past the idea of being a billienial and simply being a believer that has an eternity with Christ Jesus in Heaven? It’s wonderful to want to go to Heaven, because most people want to live there, but what we must do is make our current lives count.
Our current relationship with God is “the day” that is like a 1000 years to God. We need to make each Day count, because each day is accounted for as being equal to 1000 years.
How long has God waited for us to choose Him as the Truth, the Way and the Life?
That is a question I pose to all of us seeking to deepen our relationship with Him. That’s what this song got me thinking about. I pray that as you listen to this song, you will meditate on this question I have posed, so that it makes you ponder about deepening your connection and relationship with God if you especially feel like you’ve drifted far from Him as being your first love. Return to your First Love People! God Bless You Everybody! 🙂
Today, I wanted to study my Bible and went to Biblegateway.com and saw that this was the Scripture of the day:
Psalm 119:130 NKJV – The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.
Isn’t it amazing that the Word of God, gives us light which is often referred to or symbolic of “revelation” because if you can imagine yourself walking in the dark without a flash light, what ends up happening is that you will most likely bump into things and potentially trip over somethings simply because you can’t see. Darkness in this situation is symbolic of “ignorance”, or lack of “illumination” and is also a lack of “revelation” because lightalways dispels darkness and it also reveals that which remained hidden from your vision. Ask yourself, in terms of having a vision for your life, how much have you spent walking around in ignorance (lack of revelation) simply because you didn’t have all the information (revelation) you needed in order to move forward?
When God reveals the plans that He has for you, He will always do it in such a way that He will always shed light to a situation that remained hidden from you in order to:
Address issues that you may have ignored (whether they are personal issues, or relational issues you have with other people);
To sharpen your discernment so that you can operate with wisdom;
To help you to build and move by faith in any situation even when the instructions He gives you, don’t make any sense;
To help you increase your spiritual giftings to operate at a level that I would classify as above average (if you seek to grow in this area of your life, that is…) as you build a level of intimacy with God that causes you to operate in the realm of the supernatural
I believe that as Christians, we shouldn’t settle for the basic level of Christianity that simply knows how to go to church, get your Word fix, go home and still live a life that is unchanged. The Word of God (The BIBLE), is and will always be Transformational and filled Revelation that it’s not enough to read it without pursuing to receive a revelation through the scriptures that we read that causes us to experience an inner and personal change in our lives and in our character. Many of us know how to quote Scriptures, but do we take a second to actually meditate on what it says so that it sparks in us the need to renew our thinking and change our behaviour so that we can become more like Christ? Are we loving enough, are we compassionate enough, are we humble enough, are we merciful enough….? etc etc….
These are the types of questions that run through my mind on a daily basis when I think about how much I want to function and be more Christ-like in my attitude and in my Character. I want to be so Christ-like in all that I do that a person who doesn’t believe in God will want to know about Him simply because they experienced the love of Christ through my actions.
As Christians, I’ve been wondering how potent is our Faith in God that it brings about transformation to those that don’t know God? How deep is our faith, that our Character speaks for itself, and it’s not something people have to dig through in order to figure out where you stand…? It has to be crystal clear where you stand, so that people know that you aren’t operating in such a way that you’re undercover and in the “closet” about your Christianity because you recognize that we can all still live in this World with other people but not act like we’re of it? DO NOT aim to be hypocritical as a way of life. We have to be so distinct and make a distinction as to where we stand in all that we do even when faced with the threat of being ridiculed by those that may call you a “goodie-two shoes” etc etc. Being a Christian is not easy…so whoever tells you that it’s an easy road, hasn’t really lived the lifestyle for real. Temptations exist around us to thwart us off the road of living a life in right-standing with God. Yes, you may fall sometimes, but confess quickly and strive to get back up again from whence you fell. God will always gladly pick you up from where you fell if you purpose in your heart to continue to follow Him.
Romans 12:2And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
John 9:5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
John 12:46I have come as a light intothe world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.
John 15:19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.
Lately, have found myself in situations where I had to distinctly tell people where I stood clearly even if it meant that it would offend someone. Simply declaring “I’m a Christian” shouldn’t be a cause to offend someone, but it does offend when it causes one to feel convicted by where you stand. As the Bible states: The Light shines in the Darkness, but the darkness did not comprehend it (John 1:5). We cannot downplay the pressure to compromise your belief system in order to “fit-in” the “World system” is real my friends. I think that as you continue your personal walk with God, you will find yourself tested in this area and this will show you where the level of your Spiritual Maturity is at. If you find yourself compromising just to appear agreeable to the masses, you will have to question how strong are your convictions? Hopefully, they’re strong enough that you aren’t fazed by those that don’t agree with you. Continue to remain as Salt to the Earth and not let anyone water you down so that you can simply blend in with the “Crowd”. Choose to Remain SET APART no matter what, is my message, Amen!
I have this song by Andy Mineo called You Can’t Stop Me! I love how he didn’t let the pigment of his skin stop him form rapping and making music that Glorfies God. Dare to be You in Christ Jesus! I pray that this song blesses you today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂