You Shine!

Hi Peeps!

I just had to post this song by Christ Tofilon called You Shine. This song sounds amazing in Spanish. In fact, I think it sounds better in Spanish. that I’ll put the Spanish one at the bottom so that you can hear the difference. I love how this song emphasizes how the Lord Shines. The Lord is the Light of the World and a lamp unto our feet. He is the One that directs our paths and makes our ways straight. Think of these following scriptures as you listen to this song.

Numbers 6:25 – The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you;

Psalm 119:135 – Make Your face shine upon Your servant, And teach me Your statutes.

Matthew 5:16 – Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Here is the Spanish version called Mas Que el Sol. I pray that this song blesses your spirit today! God Bless You Everyone! 🙂

When I Call Your Name!

Hi Peeps!

I have this amazing song by Todd Dulaney feat. Nicole Harris called Your Great Name. This version of the song is so amazing on surround sound that I play it quite loud when I’m driving in my car. It just pumps you up and encourages you to remember the Name of the Lord. How many of you know that there is Power when we call on the Name of Jesus? I know that personally, in my prayer life, when I’m stuck or in a bind or feeling confused about something, calling on the name of Jesus has had great power in my life that it just breaks the confusion in my life and the Lord brings me answers in very unexpected ways. This has been happening to me lately, and I can say that I’m seeing it daily because I’ve learned to cultivate that relationship of trusting in Him through prayer and meditating on His Word (The Bible) and simply moving by Faith. There is great power in the Name of Jesus, and this song really captures that and emphasizes this. I pray that as you listen to this song, may it encourage you in whatever it is that you are going through. Don’t be moved by fear, be moved by Faith Amen! Remember to call on the Name of the Lord and you will be saved. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂

1 Kings 18:24 – Then you call on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord; and the God who answers by fire, He is God.” So all the people answered and said, “It is well spoken.”

Isaiah 54:5 – For your Maker is your husband, The Lord of hosts is His name; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; He is called the God of the whole earth.

Acts 2:21 – And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the Lord Shall be saved.’

Romans 10:13 – For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

You’re Bigger than I Thought

Hi Peeps!

I have a song here sung by Passion feat. Sean Curran called Bigger Than I Thought. I feel like this is a great song that is appropriate for me to post today. Lately, I’ve been learning a lot about people for the past few weeks. I’ve also been learning what it means to have spiritual discernment, and knowing when you have your limits. I’ve learned that the Lord is showing me that when I pray, I must be strategic in what I ask for.

If the discernment level of yesterday is not sufficient for tomorrows problems, that is when you need to pray to God more to increase in the areas that you find yourself deficient. I’ve noticed that I cannot settle with my current condition, and must always have the heart of a student and keep learning more from others; but mostly, I must keep learning more about myself. I’ve learned that the best way to discern someone else, is by first learning to first discern yourself. If you cannot see the areas in your own life that require improvement, how can you show someone else how to do the same if you lack the clarity to see the areas within yourself that need Jesus?

I have learned that you can learn from people that are different from yourself. They don’t have to be a Christian to add value to your life. God has intrinsically put greatness in every person regardless of whether they believe in Him (God) or not, so as Christians, we cannot afford to be presumptuous, haughty and filled with pride to not be able to see that you can learn from people that are different from yourself.

Psalm 139:14 [Full Chapter]
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.

Such people may have a different values from yourself, but just remember that God created them too. Also, our job as Christians isn’t to condemn the world, but it is to be the example of God’s love to a world that needs to see and know that God loves them as they are and wants to draw them to become who they were meant to be, “A Child of God”. Nobody is perfect, and before we point at the speck in our brother and sister’s eye…make sure you don’t have a plank in your own.

Matthew 7:3 – And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?

Matthew 7:4 – Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye?

Luke 6:41 – And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye?

Luke 6:42 – Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye.

It’s so important to operate with the Spirit of God’s love in whatever we do. I know that I’m not perfect at it, but that is what I strive for. And if you truly want someone to hear you and listen to you….you too have to learn to listen and hear from them too rather than simply voicing your position and your opinion. Sometimes people don’t care how much you know…they just want to know that you care. Jesus always learned to listen and hear others in the Bible before answering. Many came to accuse and test him based on his knowledge of the Torah, but Jesus always had the final word.

Sometimes, it’s not always about being right all the time, it’s about having the empathy and patience to listen rather than seeking to be heard. So in all that you do in life, always seek to do better if you know better. Try to build a patient and peaceful way to address issues rather than simply trying to voice and force your opinion onto others. I feel that for the past few weeks, I’ve learned that the discernment of yesterday is simply not enough for tomorrows problems, so strategically pray to God to help you increase in any area of your life that you find yourself deficient. He is the One that is able to supply all your needs according to his riches and Glory in Heaven.

Philippians 4:19And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

We just need to remember to ask for it. We have not if we ask not.

James 4:2 You lust and do not haveYou murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask.

People can go about getting the things they want the wrong way simply because they did not ask God to help them get the things they desire in legitimate ways. Why do you think people do corrupt things to get what they want? It’s because they simply don’t Trust God nor do they Believe in Him.

The Bible tells us this:

John 16:24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

So my prayer for everyone reading this is that you must remember to include God in every plan of your life. When you are struggling, seek God through prayer to point you to the people that will guide you in the right direction. Sometimes the people God chooses to impact your life will be those that don’t believe in Him. And God is purposeful when He aligns you to people that are unbelievers… It is so that you can be the light that they have failed to see in their own world. In order to impact someones life you have to be engaged and interested in their life. Change can’t happen until you do something different. Don’t get comfortable… because comfort breeds laziness…and with laziness, breeds contempt.

Don’t be the kind of Christian that is lazy in their walk… be active and purposeful in the things that you do. People want God to use them in amazing ways…but when the time calls for it, are you up to the task? Be real with yourself. Sometimes, the things God asks us to do will force us out of our comfort zone…so we must be ready for that as well. God wants to touch lives by pushing us out there to impact those that wouldn’t have heard the message nor experienced an example of God love. Remember, people don’t care about how much you know… they care about how much you care. Demonstrate that each day, and I believe something will move in a struggling heart that wants to believe but has reasons to deny in God’s existence in their lives.

I pray that as you listen to this song, may it bless your heart and bless your spirit today. God bless you everybody! 🙂

Symphony of Peace

Hi Peeps!

I have this awesome song by Switch feat. Dillon Chase called Symphony. This song is just amazing on surround sound. I’ve been thinking that sometimes we can get bombarded by a lot of distractions, that make us feel like we’re passing through some kind of whirlwind called “Chaos” and “Confusion”. Whenever you feel this whirlwind that causes you to cloud your judgement when making an important “life decision”, learn to still your heart and pray to God for peace and clarity regarding a situation rather than simply opting for a rash decision. I know that through this week, I was bombarded by a lot of information and it was causing me to feel rash and emotional and uneasy because I was being moved by people’s opinions and ‘so-called’ advice when really, I had to sit myself down, shut the noise and simply pray and ask God “What does God say?” about a situation.

It’s easy to be moved by peoples judgments and opinions, but it is better to still your heart for a moment and pray to seek the Holy Spirit to give you clarity over a situation in order to make a sound judgement call. Do not be swayed too-and-fro by the mere opinions of others without taking the time to assess a situation in a quiet place away from distractions that cause you to feel confused and indecisive. That was how my week was like last week, but this Friday, I decided to shut out the noise of people’s opinions and sought to pray to the Holy Spirit about a situation I’m facing right now and was able to arrive at a sound decision.

I like this song because it’s about drowning out the noise in your life that causes you to feel chaos and confusion. You don’t need strife in your life when you can fill your soul with peace by relying on the voice of the Holy Spirit that is able to guide you to make a well informed and sound decision on any situation that calls for you to make a decision. Don’t be swayed too-and-fro from so many opinions of others without properly assessing:

  • What it is that you need right now?
  • What is it that you can do without? and
  • Will whatever decision you make impact you in a positive or negative way?

That is something I had to assess in order to become decisive. An opportunity to be promoted has come before me and I’ve decided to take it. When God opens a door, you may not know what’s on the other side and it may cause you to feel scared to walk through it, but understand that opportunities don’t always come often when a door opens for you to prosper. Yes, you may face challenges, but God’s will for your life will remain the same and that is:

Jeremiah 29:11 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.

I pray that as you listen to this song today that you remember to drown out the negative feedback and noise that people come to distract your focus on the goal that God has for your life. You will succeed in all that you put your hand to do when you have God on your side, so be encouraged and remember to keep you eyes fixed on Jesus. God Bless You everybody! 🙂

I Can Testify!!!!!

Hi Peeps!

I know, it’s been a long long long long time since my last post. Trust me I know. So many things are happening to me in transitions this year that when I look at the Word I had for this year… I can truly say that all the things I mentioned about 2019 in my New Year’s post as being the Year of God’s Perfect Order, I can surly testify that things have been moving at that pace. I remember my Twin sister and I telling my parents we were thinking of buying a house in December 2018 they were pretty skeptical about us being able to do that because of how unfavorable the housing market was at that time, but my sister and I felt in our Spirit that this was the right time even though the timing defied human convention and common sense. We decided to simply move by faith and by the end of January, Sharon and I had a house. We were thinking of getting a new car, and by the end of April, we had a new car. So many things we were putting into prayer were simply coming to pass that during the beginning of the New Year the Lord impressed in my spirit this one Word that He spoke to me and said, “Ask of Me and it shall be given…keep asking by Faith, and you will receive by Faith”.

So ever since I’ve heard this, I’ve been moving by faith even when it doesn’t make sense. Lots of things are shifting in my life that I feel the Lord’s favor. At the same time though, I also feel the warfare over my soul and have been reminded to remain vigilant. The friends you started with in the year may not be your friends tomorrow, and the enemies of yesterday maybe your present help for tomorrow. God is stressing that He will do the unconventional and will cause us to move at times when we least expect it.

Psalm 103:17-18 NIV But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children— with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.

If we just learn to hear and harken to His voice, He will lead us to still waters, He will direct our paths and make it straight for us if we learn to Humble ourselves, refuse to be hard-headed thinking we know it all when we really need the divine help of the Holy Spirit, and that we respect our mentors and teachers around us. I’ve been learning throughout these past few months that I want to increase in my discernment level regarding people. The discernment of yesterday is not sufficient for tomorrows troubles, so I’ve made it a goal and point to grow in this area of my life and focus on the goal ahead, forgetting the things that are behind me, I press on toward the upward call of Jesus Christ for my life. Let that be my testimony.

This song reminds me that our testimonies are derived from tests. We can choose to avoid the trials…but how else can we grow without the test. So I’ve decided to move away from the realm of fear and focus on the goal and have chosen to be brave and move forward regardless of the naysayers, the discouragers and the people that want to see you fail in life. Focus on God and He will make a way out of no way for you to prosper and be in good health as your soul prospers. This whole thing, is about meeting people you have to impact on your road to progress and advancement. People need to encounter the Christ inside of you in order for you to be an impact in their lives. I’m learning the areas that I find myself feeling a bit immature…but God is placing strategic people around me to mature in this area of my life. I pray that you seek that for yourself too. May this song by the Social Club Misfits feat. Crowder called Testify bless your spirit today people. God Bless You! 🙂

Won’t Stop Now!

Hey Peeps!

I had to post this song by Elevation Worship called Won’t Stop Now. My favourite part of the song is the keyboard because I know one of the musicians playing on it used to attend the church I used to go to and he sounds amazing with these peeps! Shout out to LJ Mitchell! 🙂

I love the message of this song that talks about seeing miracles by faith and knowing that a breakthrough is coming. I believe that these things are happening even now for people that have been pressing through difficult times and situations thrust upon them that cause them to stumble and fall. Do not rely on your own intelligence to get through a trial. Rely on the One that is able to walk with you in it, and through it and out of it. Jesus will give you the guidance you need to be able to overcome. Just remember this piece of scripture to encourage you when you are faced with a situation that seems dire and when you really just need an answer, a clear answer from God. I pray that this song from Elevation will bless your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂

Matthew 7:7-8 [Full Chapter]
Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking ] “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

The Shattered Grave

Hello Peeps! Happy Resurrection Sunday!

I hope y’all had an amazing Sunday service this weekend. Honestly, there is just so much craziness going on out there with what happened to the Notre Dame Cathederal in flames this past week and right when we are celebrating The Resurrection of Jesus Christ, for this Easter Sunday weekend. May we keep everyone in prayer as we go through each week in the Lord. I feel like there is so much shifting in this season that we’re in, that we as Christians need to understand that the times are changing rapidly and quickly in that I feel that the Lord will quicken our Spirits to be more vigilant and sharpened to recognize the seasons and times we are living in. The days grow evil with strange occurrences, and tragic events concurring in different parts of the world at seemingly odd times, that we cannot afford to be complacent. We must remain vigilant as the word says:

1 Peter 5:8 [Full Chapter]
Be soberbe vigilantbecause your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

Despite this, the Lord also gives us encouragement to remember the following:

And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and My Father are one.”John 10:28-30 NKJV

We need to know who we are in Christ and whose we are in Christ Jesus. Our identity is riding on the fact that we are the salt and light of the Earth. We are the Change that the World needs to see…but “do we add any flavour in the way that we live and do life?”… is the question. I believe that in Celebrating what the Lord Jesus did for us at Calvary, we need to remember why He came in the first place… and that was to restore our identity as Sons of God.

Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.

The Earth is groaning as tragedies take place, but the Lord is waiting on us to arise. We are the answers that we seek. So for this Resurrection weekend, meditate on the fact that the Lord Jesus didn’t die and resurrect for us in Vain. He did it so that we would no longer be captives to sin and we would be empowered to greater things in His name. The windows of Heaven opened for us when He resurrected for us, so give God the highest praise you have in your heart to Him today. I pray that this song sung by Deitrick Haddon called He Carried the Cross For Me blesses and ministers to you today as you think about the Goodness of Our Lord Jesus Christ. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂

Here With You

Happy Sunday People!

Today, I just want to post this amazing song sung by Elevation Worship called Here With You.There is something about being in the presence of God that satisfies my soul. For me worship is what gets me in His Presence. I pray that as you listen to this song, may it fill you and minister to you today. So much has happened in my life within a short period of time this year that it’s amazing that we’ve just only ended the first quarter and started the 2nd quarter of this year. I believe that a lot of things are shifting in this season as we are entering into the Spring season of this year for those that live in the Northern Hemisphere. I believe that in this season, New things will start to emerge in people’s lives. New positioning, new friends, new opportunities as we enter into this New Season that the Lord is Springing us into.

Trust God to Carry You into the New Season

The most important thing about this season is to involve God in all of your plans. In fact, God should be a part of every plan you have in your life so be prepared to move when He tells you to move and be prepared to shift when He tells you to shift. When you follow what you are led in your heart to do by the leading of the Holy Spirit, you will prosper as you step out in faith. Sometimes the miracles people desire for their lives require them to move at the “right timing” when an opportunity presents itself. The Lord doesn’t make it a mystery what opportunities will present themselves as a sign that you must move forward to it because these opportunities will spring up and spring forward at the “right time”. We just have to learn to recognize when the opportunity is happening at the right time.

Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

When something is happening at impeccable timing, that should be a spiritual cue for you to recognize that you need to pay attention and move when the Holy Spirit is telling you to move. The signs for change will be all around you as people start to move in or out of your life and when certain things require you to put your hand up to pursue an opportunity that rarely presents itself. Ask God to direct your path in all that you do, and your way will be made prosperous is my main message for today. I pray that as you listen to this song, may it bless your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂

All I Know!!!

Hey Peeps!

I just want to drop this song that’s my jam right about now from Jor’Dan Armstrong called All I know.

This song is just awesome to me that it makes me want to bop my head to the beat. I love how he talks about “Jesus is at the top”. I believe that the Lord wants us to make Him a priority in our lives. It’s easy to put your job first, your house, your car, your kids and family first, but ultimately, all these things we tend to put first are things we wouldn’t have had, had we not had God by our side. We can easily take the things we have for granted and assume that such things and people will always be there in our lives, but that’s just not true. What if one day, these things that you tend to put first disappears? What can you say that you have left, hmmm?

God’s Word Stands Firm Forever!

Matthew 24:35 – Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

Mark 13:31 – Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

Luke 21:33 – Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

Even the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke repeat the fact that many things in our lives will pass away but it is the Lord’s words that will never pass away. God’s Word (THE BIBLE) stands firm forever, people! That is why we must live by the Word of God and seek to live in such a way that God would want us to…and that is to live a life pleasing and edifying to the Lord. How we live must scream “I love Jesus!” through our words, deeds and actions. It doesn’t mean that as Christians, we will always get this right, because we are all human and we do tend to slip up a lot, but what I’m getting at, is that we should aim to strive to live by the Word of God by making it a conscious decision to live and act as Christ-like as possible in all the things we do and in all our endeavors.

Will You Follow Him?

Do things as if you are doing it for the Lord.

If we make our lifestyle reflect this goal, we as Christians would live and do life differently. Just think about this today and mediate on what it means to live life and do things like as if you are doing it for the Lord. The level at which we serve others is they same manner as if you’ve done it for the Lord.

Matthew 25:40 – And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

Matthew 25:45 – Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’

I pray that this song blesses your Spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂

Coming Home

Hi Peeps!

Yesterday, I heard some devastating news that a friend of mine that I was supposed to meet up for lunch this week passed away in hospital. I had just spoken to her last week and she was so excited to hear from me because I was in the midst of moving out of my apartment and into my house that I had bought with my twin sister that I couldn’t meet up with her last week and so we had planned to see each other this week.

Last Friday, we talked for more than an hour on the phone because we just had so much to say and I knew that she was battling cancer in hospital and wanted to meet up with her since she had just finished going through rounds of chemotherapy treatments. I remember her being excited to think that I’d visit her and I understood that she was feeling weak so I had wanted to visit her at her place but found out early yesterday from an unknown caller calling my cell number who ended up being her brother calling me to inform me that she had passed away this past Sunday and was calling numbers from her cell phone of all the people she last spoken to in order to inform them of the unprecedented news. As you can imagine, I was devastated and shocked because I was just laughing with her the day before that I couldn’t believe that that was my last conversation with her.

I remember praying with her when she was on the phone and telling her that I was praying for her recovery to which she was happy to receive; however, the Lord took her home. She had been battling cancer for quite a long time and I knew that she was tired of fighting it but I am thankful that she had the strength to talk to me for more than an hour on the phone before the Lord took her home. As much as the news has saddened me, I believe that she’s in a better place and that’s why I’m posting this song by Tedashii feat. Crowder called Home that I dedicate to my friend who passed away.

I feel, that no matter what it is that you are going through in life, put your life in God’s hands. My friend was aware of how I myself had battled a sickness that I had to recover from for over two years of fighting for recovery and always encouraged me and made me believe that I’d get better to which I too would encourage her since it seems we were both battling health issues. When one is down, the other is there to pick them up. We are there to lift others up when they are down and that is what she was like to me.

Psalm 91:11-12(NKJV) 11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall [a]bear you up,
Lest you [b]dash your foot against a stone.

God wants us to remember that in life, He plants people in your life that will be there for you in the good and bad times and that such people are hard to find nowadays. When you have people like that in your life, cherish them, love them and don’t take their presence in your life for granted because you never know when God will take them Home to go to Heaven. This also applies to your family members as well. Cherish them and remember that tomorrow’s not promised and that today is a gift so make the most of your todays as much as possible and thank God for tomorrow. I pray that this song ministers to anyone reading this post today. God Bless You!