There is No Bondage!


Hello Peeps!

It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been so busy trying to move out of my apartment and into my new house that I’ve finally got internet setup and I still have some unpacking to do. Also, I had lost my bag in a shop yesterday in that I went home forgetting that I had set my bag with all my belongings…my purse, my IDs etc… I was livid. I had been shopping with my sister yesterday running errands at various stores and getting things for the house that I left my bag somewhere in one of the stores we have visited. I searched and searched and couldn’t find it. We drove to all the stores we visited that day and still couldn’t find it. I was TOTALLY freaking out!

We eventually gave up and I went home feeling deflated and discouraged, but my twin sister comforted me and we both decided to pray in agreement to God to have my bag returned with nothing missing, nothing broken or stolen for the next day. For the past few days, the Holy Spirit has been telling me the same thing “Ask Me and you Shall Receive”. Can you believe that today, (which was the next day somebody!) we went to the store and my bag was found! I had to give a shout of praise unto God for that! Nothing was missing and nothing was stolen. I was beyond relieved…I was in full praise unto God and that is why I want to post this song for today by Jubilee Worship called No Bondage.

The song is pretty inspirational in that when you think of how some of us were before knowing Christ, you begin to realize the type of bondages that remained in your life and in your mind where you placed limitations of who you could potentially be if you operated at your full potential.

God Breaks Every Chain in your Life that limits you from achieving your full potential

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

It is true that there are people you can break barriers without knowing God, and accomplish extraordinary things, but it really is God that complete’s a man or woman at the end of the day no matter what one is able to accomplish with their talents. Some people can gain the whole world filled with pleasures, riches, fame and Glory and still fill emotionally incapacitated and empty inside despite having everything. Think of the celebrities who commit suicide despite appearing to have everything that others would want. Why would one choose to kill themselves when they are wealthy and can have the things that they want at the tips of their fingers? It just goes to show you that wealth and prestige is not what completes a man or woman’s soul, it’s GOD PEOPLE!

Mark 8:36 [Full Chapter]
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?

Psalm 14 ] [ For the director of music. Of David. ] The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.

For me, God is everything. People may try to sway you away from believing in Him for their own various reasons, but I’ve encountered so many supernatural experiences of His presence in my life that I cannot deny that He exists. God Exists people…and maybe you have an issue with that…but it would profit you to know God is real and alive and that He really really loves you even when you aren’t perfect. God’s love for you endures forever…so I pray that you seek Him with all your heart and you will find Him.

Psalm 136 [Full Chapter]
Thanksgiving to God for His Enduring Mercy ] Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy enduresforever. Oh, give thanks to the God of gods! For His mercy enduresforever. Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords! For His mercy enduresforever

So when you listen to t his song, I want people to think about how grateful you are that you know God for those that believe in Him, and for those that are sitting on the fence about whether they want to follow Jesus, think about what it is that you are doing and where you are right now…. Ask yourself — Do you feel empty on the inside? Do you have all the things you’ve ever wanted and if you do, does it truly fulfill you? Do you know Jesus or do you really believe that He doesn’t exist? Are you content with believing that God does not exist in your life? Have you ever wondered in your life’s journey…What if I’m wrong…what if God does exist? Have you ever asked yourself that question?

My prayer is that for those sitting on the fence of their belief system, I pray that you will come to know the Lord and click on my Salvation Prayer page located at the top banner of my post. God is indeed REAL and He cares and loves you unconditionally. I pray that you will believe that and that may this song bless your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂

When A Situation Changes…


Hello Peeps!

Image result for genuine peopleToday, I got this video from my Dad via WhatsApp and wanted to share it with you today to get you thinkin’. Isn’t it amazing to have supportive people in your life when you go through life’s struggles and pains and yet, they are there in your darkest hours? Isn’t it also amazing to see those that disappear from you when you find yourself stuck between a rock and a hard place? You have to always constantly assess the types of people you surround yourself with in your life. Some people can be fickle and some can be very flaky in terms of their personalities. We all need people who are solid and aren’t too quick to abandon you at the first sight of trouble, especially in a marital relationship. You don’t want to marry a flaky man or woman who didn’t whole-heartedly mean everything they said when you said your vows during your wedding day.


Image result for genuine peopleEven in simple friend relationships, you need to know the difference between those you find to be fickle rather than solid in terms of their personalities and character traits. The greatest thing to remember as a Christian, is that even when people abandon you, disappoint you, and desert you when the going gets tough in your life, just remember that God will always be with you no matter what. He is not a man that He should abandon you in your trials. He will never leave nor forsake you so remember that when you’re going through life’s trials and tribulations, don’t put too much trust or dependence in people who are imperfect beings to begin with. You will find yourself faced with various disappointments if you rely on people too much. Not all people are bad people, but not all people are perfect or reliable either, so just remember where all your help comes from and try to be the friend you would like to have for yourself.


God is not a manthat He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?


Matthew 7:12 (NKJV)

12 Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

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I find it funny how often people conveniently forget this one important thing – which is a FACT: “You get what you dish out”. If you dish out sincerity, then you should expect sincerity in return. If you are fickle-minded and flaky in your relationships with other people, then don’t be surprised when other people return the favour and are flaky and fickle-minded towards you in return. Treat people in the way you would like to be treated and be genuine in your intentions when trying to relate to others. It is better to be the genuine article and emulate a Christ-like attitude in all that you do, rather than opt to being a selfish and self-absorbed human being. Don’t be a “pick-n-choose” Christian and just be a genuine Christian period, Amen! I pray that this video blesses your Spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 😀


 

Broken People, Broken Things


Hello Peeps!

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Not the actual picture of my car…just an example of what was done to mine.

So, short story. I was supposed to go shopping yesterday for Boxing day sales with my twin, but when we got to the car in our underground parking lot, we found that our driver’s side window was smashed in because someone had broken into the car. Not only had the person broken into the car, they ransacked it and stole the iPod that was in it. They also smashed and broke into several other cars in the same underground parking lot and stole some items. Needless to say, my sister and I were very ticked off. We went to the superintendent to report what had happened only to find that other residents were there making the same complaint. The superintendent had the guy on camera but we all couldn’t recognize this fool so we had to make a police report and unfortunately, they weren’t much help. So later on this week my sister and I will have to get our car fixed since it’s the Christmas holiday week, many services aren’t open. UGH! How frustrating!


On the other hand, I am thankful that I had wanted to go shopping early because I wouldn’t have known that this had happened had I not had the desire to go shopping. I would have probably found out 2 days later. I’m also thankful that no one got hurt during this whole process physically because the person had a weapon to break into the cars which I found to be a screwdriver that he left in our car (how careless can one be to leave evidence????). No one wants to be in an altercation with a wacko with a weapon. Anyways, it was frustrating to say the least, but we didn’t have anything valuable in the car except that iPod that he stole…. I got the impression that the person was high on drugs when I saw the surveillance video…WORD… I pray that he gets help though…


Image result for thiefThat’s why I entitled this post “Broken People, Broken Things”. I feel like if you’re broken on the inside, your behaviour towards others will reflect your brokenness in your actions. In this case, this broken individual broke into other people’s cars to steal their things without apology. I feel like this person is a broken soul that may have a seared conscience and can only think about what they want selfishly and not consider how their actions affect others in the process of doing selfish things. He really ticked me off…but I still hope that the thief gets help…he doesn’t look like someone who’s in his right mind based on what I observed from the surveillance video. All we can do at the end of the day is pray for such people and hope that the Lord will heal the spirit of their minds.


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Image result for renew the spirit of the mindEphesians 4:22-24 (NKJV)

22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.


John 10:10 [Full Chapter]

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.


“If a man delivers to his neighbor money or articles to keep, and it is stolen out of the man’s house, if the thief is found, he shall pay double.

Anyways, that’s my rant for today. I hope everybody had a safe Christmas! God Bless You Everybody! 😀

The Issue of Cheating…


Hello Peeps!

I don’t know why I’m writing about this today. I guess it’s because I met up with a friend of mine called “H” (that’s the acronym in place of her real name that I won’t share on this blog) at the opening night of The Avengers movie screening. And let me tell you …. that that movie was AWESOME!!!! 😀 Y’all should check it out when you get the chance. 😀 But, I digress…

You see, I haven’t seen this particular friend of mine in such a long loooooong time, even before I got sick a year ago, and she was accompanied by her boyfriend to whom she introduced to me and I think that the guy is a nice guy for her. I had to give her kudos to this guy that she introduced me to, because my friend “H” has had this tendency to date some weirdos before, who seemed to be quite possessive in nature…which can’t be healthy in any relationship, but I got a good vibe about the one she introduced to me that night. Her boyfriend had a gentle demeanor about him and while he was with my friend at the movies, he was also taking care of his grandmother that had also accompanied them to the movies. That’s Man material right there lol 😀 !


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Anyways, my friend “H” had given me and my twin sister updates on a mutual friend of ours whom I’ll call “Z” that I hadn’t heard from in such a long time, and she told me that “Z” had broken up with her boyfriend that I remember being introduced to a couple of years ago before I got sick. When I met “Z”‘s boyfriend at a party that my friend “Z” was holding at her house, I thought that he was such an awesome guy! He was so polite, funny, outgoing and respectful and I could tell that he really loved my friend “Z”. The problem with my friend “Z” was that she had two sides to her that I knew about. In front of other people, she displays a character of a “good-natured” girl that doesn’t get into trouble; but the thing is, she’s really wild and has a problem with flirting with many guys… In fact, she portrayed this “good-girl” image for a while until one day she confessed to me that she’d slept around and had a problem with remaining faithful. I think she wanted to know what my reaction would be to that since she knew I was a “Christian” gal. I wasn’t really surprised by what she had told me because I could already discern all of that. And even though she was like this, I cast no judgment against her. I just felt that she was needy of male attention for the wrong reasons. I think me and my friend “H” entered our friend “Z”‘s life at a time where this girl needed some sense of stability in her life and not hang out with crazy and wild people that had no boundaries.


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My friend “Z” and “A” were great together!

“Z’s” boyfriend, to whom I’ll call “A”, was so polite and had encouraged his girlfriend (my friend) “Z” to invite “H”, my twin sister and I to attend a barbecue at his house as he introduced “Z”  and her “friends” (which was us) to his family. My friend “Z’s” intention of inviting us to this Barbecue was to portray that she had a “good-girl with good-friends” image in front of his family. I know full well, that “H”, my twin sister and I were not her only friends… In fact, we were not even the closest friends to her in my honest opinion. I know that “Z” had other friends, but they were wild and I mean WILD… However, she wasn’t going to have them come to this party because she knows full well that such friends would ruin her “good-girl” image in front of her boyfriend’s family. My friend “H” and I thought that “Z” shouldn’t pretend in front of her boyfriend’s family… However, she wanted to survive the night away and just get it over and done with… This whole thing made me question the motivations of my friend “Z” because I knew she couldn’t pretend like this for long. The party ended well, and her boyfriend “A’s” family seemed to respond positively to my friend “Z” after bringing us along to the party because the family believed that the quality of the girlfriend needed to be measured by who she hung out with. Although “Z” is my friend, she used me, my twin sister and my friend “H” for the wrong purpose of sucking up to her boyfriend “A’s” family. She was not being real with herself here…. *UGH!!!!*


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My friend’s boyfriend was so upset with the betrayal

Long story short… So when I met up with my friend “H” at the movies a few weeks ago, she updated me and told me that our friend “Z” had broken up with her boyfriend “A” because she cheated on him with some other guy. My friend “H” also lost touch with our friend “Z” after that incident since she stopped communicating with all of us put together.


I remember distinctly telling and warning my friend “Z” to not mess up the relationship she had with “A” because I could tell that he really loved her by the way he entertained us as her friends and the way he was so proud to show off his girlfriend to his friends and family meant that he was dead serious about this relationship. The guy was a great guy and I think that if my friend “Z” had remained faithful to him, she would have had a meaningful and lasting relationship. Again UGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! I don’t like to say that “nice guys finish last”… like a cliché, but ughhhhhh… in this case… my friend “Z” made that saying become her truth. I was disappointed by the news. I hate seeing the future at times…but I kinda saw this coming knowing how my friend had cheating tendencies and (soul-tie issues) that she had failed to address earlier on as she would confess out of her mouth with the weird stuff she would say… UGHHHHH!!!!!!!!


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Please make the right choices people!

Sometimes, when you look at other people’s relationships, you can envy them for simply obtaining the thing you desire for yourself…but I particularly find it aggravating when someone is blessed with something (like a real love relationship) that you wish you could have in your life and then they simply destroy it by the poor choices that they make. Some of us have to wait a long long time to obtain the very same thing that one already has at the tip of their fingers, and therefore, I simply can’t understand why some people would do this to themselves. I don’t want to be a harsh judge of character; however, I do feel sad for both my friend “Z”  for the poor choices that she made and also for her boyfriend “A” who remained faithful throughout the entire relationship and now suffers from a broken heart. The ending was just tragic at best.


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I’m still in shock

This example of a failed love relationship can be likened to how we all relate to God in our personal lives. God forever remains faithful towards us even when we are unfaithful to Him time and time again with our own actions. And yet, we as human-beings can remain fickle-minded and gravitate towards things that can break our relationship with Jesus so easily if we simply yield to our temptations. Our temptations become so paramount to satisfying our temporal needs, our tight-fisted egos and also to our seemingly insatiable desires, that we end up setting aside the sacrifice that God gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to save us from the pits of death because of our sinful nature as an act of TRUE LOVE as we scour away in our various lusts and temptations.


For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

I don’t think that my friend “Z” knew what she had with “A” until he was gone. As people, we should not take who we have in our lives for granted. If God blesses you with meaningful relationships, then don’t take such relationships for granted. Don’t be pretentious with respect to your intentions when you relate with people. Be the genuine article at all times, because the respect you give is the respect you’ll get in return. My friend “Z” failed to respect her boyfriend’s heart and therefore lost out on a true life-long lasting love relationship she could have had with him. I could tell that he really cared about her enough to entertain whoever she cherished in her life as friends since he entertained us at his home party simply because we were “Z’s” Friends.


The ending is rather sad, but what I learned from all this is that when you choose to love someone:

  • I love You Yam

    Be Genuine in your love to another person

    Be genuine in all your endeavors, especially when you intend to pour out your all to such a person (your potential “significant other”/spouse).

  • Be discerning and do not be blinded by the mere “emotion” of love and yet fail to see the true character and spirit of the person you seek to yoke yourself with.
  • Be prayerful about every relationship you have in your life.
  • Be cognizant and aware of your own personal weaknesses and strengths.
  • Be real with yourself and Do Not lie to yourself and to others.
  • Confront your true self and learn to be vulnerable enough to show your true colours in front of the person you love.
  • Pray to God to break any unhealthy soul-ties (from past relationships both sexual or non-sexual) that can cause your current relationship to suffer.
  • Pray to God and seek to be forgiven of any moral flaws that you find in your character.
  • Pray to God to renew your mind, your body, your spirit and your soul to be crafted in the likeness of Jesus Christ.
  • Learn to forgive yourself when you make mistakes in a relationship.
  • Ask God to help you love your “significant other” as you learn to love yourself.
  • Ask God to guide you to the right person who is attached to the destiny of your life.

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In everything you do, simply pray to God for the answers. Do not underestimate the power of Prayer. I think that whether you’re in a relationship or not, it is always important to develop that personal intimacy with God on your own before you decide to yoke yourself to another person to join hands with you in your life’s destiny. People may come and go in your life, but what should always remain is your close-knit relationship with God on a personal basis.


don't cry eveHaving traveled and moved from place to place and from country to country since the age of 5, I’ve learned to say goodbye to my friends so many times that in some ways I’ve become used to the lack of permanence with respect to any relationship. The first time I had to leave a country to go somewhere else and leave my friends was when I was at the age 5. That whole experience of having to leave my friends and moving on to go to another country was so painful that I cried soo much with a broken heart as I left. I think that after the first time that I had to leave a country to move and go somewhere else, I subconsciously made a vow within myself to not hold people too dearly to my heart anymore because I felt that the pain of leaving them would hurt when I had to move on. I’m not saying that this was a good thing I did, it’s just that I felt every relationship I’d have would be temporary with no sense of permanence since I’d leave the country again at some point due to the nature of my grandparents diplomatic status… Because of that experience, I’m starting to realize why it is that I marvel at other people’s long-term relationships lasting, when in my life, the (friend) relationships I’ve ever had, wouldn’t last more than 3-4 years since I’d be moving from one country to another, due to the nature of my diplomatic parentage.


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I think that the moment I settled in Canada at the age of 16, was when I realized that my way of thinking about relationships was wrong, because now I have lived in a country for more than 4 years and could now see that long-lasting relationships are possible. I had to break that inner vow that I had made within myself as a kid with respect to no longer holding onto any relationship to be dear to me since I at that time couldn’t see any sense of permanence when relating to others. Hopefully, as I continue to grow in my faith with God, I’ll learn not to be too cynical about long-lasting relationships being possible, and hopefully, God can heal that part of me that still remains guarded in forming close-knit relationships with others in the first place since I’ve been betrayed and abandoned before and have lost the confidence of recognizing any real permanence in friend relationships since people can be so fickle. I hope I’m not too cynical in what I’ve just said. May God help me with this one. I believe that God is still dealing with me on this issue and so I’ll continue to work on it. Has anybody ever felt this way? If you have, holla in the comments down below and let me know how you’ve dealt with this.


To close off this post, I have a song to encourage you by Matt Redman Feat. Tasha Cobbs called Gracefully Broken. I pray that this song blesses your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 😀

Still Single and Waiting…


Hello Peeps!

Well, today’s post is inspired by Brandon’s posts regarding the topic of singleness. You can read some of his posts regarding the topic of being single by clicking on the following links: Part 1Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 and Part 5 .


Image result for Single peoplePersonally, I think it’s a struggle to remain single in this sex-saturated and perverse world. Christian singles are bombarded with various types of temptations that can lead you to move against your better judgment and probably settle for less than God’s best for your life. I’m in my 30’s and have never dated … *shocking* I know. Despite never having dated, I’m not really sad nor discouraged about it because I really want to wait for the right person to enter into my life at God’s perfect timing. It’s not that I didn’t have guys that were interested in me, because I have had some guys that were interested in me but when I lived with my Grandparents, dating was a no go in my life. So even if a guy pursued me, I wouldn’t have been allowed to date them anyway since my grandparents were not having it. Once I moved to live with my mom in Canada, I thought “finally, I can probably find someone here and date somebody at last, Whoohooo!”, but somehow, ironically, I was so focused on my education and career that I didn’t really allow myself to find any interest in dating someone while I was at school. I feel like my grandparents focus on my education was so heavily ingrained in me that I literally sought no need to be distracted by having a relationship with someone at the time. That didn’t mean that I didn’t have any guy-friends when I went to school, it’s just that I didn’t have a “boyfriend” nor did I “date” anybody. If I could turn back the hands of time, would I change anything? I highly doubt I would because I am of the view that God is in control. We sometimes like to take that control and direct ourselves into places or relationships that have no God-centered focus, and end up in situations that could have been avoided had we learned to be patient and passed the test of endurance. Haste makes Waste, but patience always produces great results. It’s all in how you look at things.


SingleI personally want to be with someone who can try to learn to understand me and love me for who I am. I certainly am not perfect as a person and nor do I expect perfection in my future spouse either. I’m blogging on purpose about my faith because this is where I stand as a person and as a Christian gal. Christ for me is the standard of love that I am seeking. I’m not going to expect my husband to be “perfect” per say, but I do expect my husband to be a Christ-believer and lover of God that’s for sure! I will not be un-equally yoked to a non-believer and that’s why I am not desperate for marriage when I know and believe that God is able to orchestrate a God-driven and God-purposed marriage for my life.


2 become oneI look at couples who have been in long-lasting relationships and have seen that through the ups and downs that life had to offer them, if Christ wasn’t at the center of their relationship, their relationships would not have lasted as long as they have. My grandparents are a true reflection of that. Marriage is a covenant relationship and God hates divorce so waiting for the right relationship seems worth it to me rather than opting for what simply seems “available” at the time and then ending up in a nasty separation that leads to a bitter divorce and worse yet with children in the mix. That is not God’s design for our lives, so pursue purity, patience and build on your faith and relationship with God before seeking to yoke yourself with simply “anybody” just to escape this season of singleness. You don’t need to opt for a lifetime of pain by pursuing a relationship with haste when you can experience a lifetime filled with joy when receiving God’s promise of love, joy and true fulfillment in a God-driven, purpose driven marital relationship designed His way.


married coupleAlthough I’ve never dated *shock*, I can say that as a single person, it’s been hard to live the single life trying to maintain this sense of purity when there are so many things that tempt us to lead us astray from staying on the right path. However, Jesus demonstrates that it is possible to withstand temptation since He was able to fast and pray in a desert isolated from distractions for 40 days! (Matthew 4:2; Mark 1:13Luke 4:2)… Good God, right!? Well, what about us who are not devoid of distractions like He was but are completely bombarded by them every single day? It sure isn’t easy to maintain your purity when temptation is literally everywhere and I mean everywhere in this sex-saturated world! However, having said that though, it’s also not impossible when you put God on the throne of your heart. Christ literally is the standard of purity that we all ought to seek as an example to live by. Does that mean you disregard your desires for a spouse or intimacy?Hell NO! It just means that you place God first on the throne room of your heart, and then all the things that you desire, God will be the One Who will satisfy the desires of your heart.


You open Your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing.


But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

single chooseSeek God first and all these things shall be added unto you. Waiting on God for whatever He has promised you is a test of perseverance, endurance and also a test of FAITH on the part of the Believer. Don’t look at your current age, social status, relationship status, economic status etc etc as a measuring stick to define your success as a person, because all these things mean nothing to God when He has an idea of how He wants to bring you to what He has promised you. God is intentional and directional with respect to how He guides us towards fulfilling our destinies. You just have to learn to believe that and trust Him at all times. It isn’t easy, but it can be done so don’t lose heart. Be encouraged. 😀


Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, “Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?

Image result for marriageIf Sarah could bear a child that God had promised both Her and Abraham at the age of ninety, then don’t you think God can do much more for you? It’s easy to be discouraged and cynical while waiting… I can surly testify to that… On the other hand, be grateful for what it is that you currently do have. I think the fact that I’ve been through quite so much in my short life-span has made me appreciate each day that I wake up alive to see another day. Having near-death experiences has humbled me and makes me filled with gratitude for what God has done in my life and that’s why I make it a point to exalt Him. I may not have everything that I would like to have right now in my life, but I am grateful for what God has been able to give me. So whether you’re single, married, separated or divorced, your status doesn’t make you who you are, your belief system is what makes you who you are.


Marriage doesn’t guarantee happiness, because God is the only One who can satisfy the void and the desires of your heart. Being single may seem like a pain in the butt right now for those that seek to be married, but it’s far better than opting for and settling for an un-equally yoked relationship with someone that doesn’t share the same belief-system as you do out of sheer desperation. Don’t settle for less than God’s best for your life is what I’m getting at. Also, don’t be bitter nor jealous towards your friends that have found a partner that God has blessed them with. Rather, rejoice and believe that God surely has not overlooked you. Trust in His leading at all times.


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God knows exactly what you need and knows how to direct us to move at the “right timing” towards our destinies and destiny-partners. I firmly believe that God knows how to orchestrate a God-directed relationship to form. I’m not only talking about martial relationships exclusively, I’m also talking about business relationships, ministry relationships, familial relationships, friendship relationships etc etc. God has a way of bringing people together to fulfill a God-driven purpose. God is in the fine details of your life’s plan and you should believe that He still performs miracles to this day. We should not underestimate the miraculousness of God when it comes to forming God-directed relationships. God is intentional and He knows how to lead people to meet each other His way. So if you feel discouraged as a single person still in the “waiting phase” of life, my encouragement to you is to still believe that God has His best interests for you in His heart. You may not understand the delays happening in your life, but God functions much like this African saying: “A blessing delayed is not a blessing denied”. I pray that this post encourages you today. 


I want to post this song by Elevation Worship called Give Me Faith to bless your Spirit today. God bless you Everybody! 😀


It’s Friday the 13th Again


Hello Peeps!

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(Sherline rolls her eyes)

Well, it’s Friday the 13th again, but now it’s in the year 2017. I’ve already written a post on what I think concerning this supposed day of “Bad Luck” when it appeared in the year 2012. You can check out that post by clicking here.


Honestly, like I said before: I personally don’t believe in “bad luck”I only believe that the devil is real and that God is real and God is greater than the Devil, PERIOD.


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Do not exalt a day nor a number over the knowledge of God over your life. People tend to exalt superstitions over the fact that God is greater than any superstitions. I know that the number 13 has bad connotations to it and with good reason that can be backed up Biblically speaking; however, having said that though, we must remember that we must always exalt God more than any superstition or any evil that exists in our world. The more we magnify the power of evil in our lives, the more we minimize the fact that God is more powerful than evil because when Jesus resurrected, death lost its victory, and death lost its sting. We should never forget that!


“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”

So for today, rather than getting caught up in the “Friday the 13th” madness, and I’m pretty sure all the “Friday the 13th movies with Jason Voorhees the psychotic serial killer” are going to play on TV today, learn to meditate on the Power of God’s victory over evil.


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“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.


God is exalted in his power. Who is a teacher like him?


The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior!


For you, Lord, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.


Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy.


2 Corinthians 10:4-6 (NKJV)

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.


I personally do not celebrate Halloween at all which is also coming up this month because I do not believe in exalting evil in any fashion or form. I know some Christians may think it’s harmless fun to “Trick or Treat”, but I can tell you that there are spiritual implications in engaging in such activities as “Harmless fun” out of sheer ignorance.


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Exalt God People!

A lot of people do such things out of ignorance and I personally do not understand why even Christian parents” allow their children to engage in “Trick” or “Treating” just in order to get “candy” on Halloween while knowing full well that such a day does not exalt God but evil on that day. I simply just don’t get it. I don’t really care if people think I’m an old “fuddy-duddy” who seems to be so inflexible with this so-called “childish fun”… because from my own personal experience with spiritual oppression, I cannot and will not play around with anything that exalts evil in any fashion and form, so I urge parents to be prudent and careful about what they allow their children to engage in. We do live in perilous times and I think it’s important for parents in particular to build on discernment with respect to how you can protect your kids from getting into fads that add no spiritual value to their lives. Just because something is “Popular” doesn’t make it “Right” for anyone to engage in. Be prudent, be discerning and protect your children from engaging in such foolishness. I pray that everybody has a safe day today.

To finish off this post, I have a song by Blanca called Remind Me. I pray that this song blesses your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody and stay safe today! 😀 


Another message for the Singles – Destiny Destroyers


Hello People!

Joseph and Potifar's wifeOk, I had no intention of bringing this up ever, but today I had lunch with a friend of mine and her story is what has inspired this post.

You know as a single person, you will encounter many battles and temptations to undermine and compromise your integrity. Joseph had that situation happen when Potifar’s wife wanted to sleep with him, but he did the right thing and preserved himself from the open invitation to stray from the path of simply doing the right thing.


And it came to pass after these things that his master’s wife cast longing eyes on Joseph, and she said, “Lie with me.”

1eded7c4682539b61c0c0b554b8a97a3So my friend today tells me that there’s this guy in her past that has been contacting her as of late and they know each other since high school days. They’re good friends, however, the man is married. He went through an arranged marriage and has had 3 kids with his wife. So the thing is this, he supposedly confessed to my friend recently that he has always been “in love” with her and she didn’t really have romantic feelings for him, but would have entertained the idea of marriage had he expressed interest earlier on before the whole arranged marriage fiasco happened. He claims that the reason why he didn’t confess to her earlier was because she didn’t throw any hints of entertaining the idea, but she didn’t know that the man was interested in her that way. This is a moment where I say to men reading this post, if you’re interested in a lady, don’t assume for one second that they can read your mind…go up there and have courage to confess to her, so that you don’t have this crae-crae-ness affect your life later like this guy in my friends story.  You won’t know if you have a chance if you don’t try. Why live in regret thinking I coulda shoulda woulda, but inevitably like this guy, didn’t?????


Anywho, let me continue on with the story, so mind you they were young when they were friends and she was battling self-esteem issues like we all do when we’re in our teens and in our twenties. Anyways, long story short…he’s been constantly wanting to meet up with her without his wife knowing, and she being a woman with strong moral standards, doesn’t want to be a quote-in-quote “Homewrecker”. He even wrote two poems to her today which she shared with me to read to see what they meant because she isn’t really strong in understanding the symbolism in poems, literature and meanings etc etc. Thank God for English class because when I read these two poems, I could tell you where this man’s head was at. There were warning signs everywhere with what he wrote. I won’t paste the poems here for the sake of anonymity, but what I will say is that his subtle messages to the undiscerning individual will seem like lovely emotional imagery type poems, but in the poems were laced with venom that entertained leaving his wife, a threat of committing suicide and feeling trapped in dark emotions aimed at making my friend feel guilt. 😦 The man is obsessing over the fact that he could have married her had he had the guts back then to confess. Men…life is short, if you like a gal, confess now….if it doesn’t work out it doesn’t work out…but don’t be like this guy okay? Ladies, don’t entertain ungodly behaviours that can cause your brother to stumble. Don’t give into the temptation whatsoever because this type of thing right here is a DESTINY DESTROYER. Not just your destiny will be affected, but his as well, if you entertain the thought of adultery. Think David and Uriah’s wife, Bethsheba in the Bible (2 Samuel 11 ). David committed adultery, and his life there after was not peaceful from then on… there is a heavy price to pay for such a sin and life changing mistake.


Hearing her story freaked me out because I was reminded of a time I liked a similar person. This person that I liked was “in the church” and I secretly liked this person for 7 years (Yeah, I know…why did I do that to myself?). The person appeared to (from my perspective) or seemed to like me back and sent out strong signals that he was attracted to me, but he never took action. Me being young and naive thought…that was just him being shy…but when I got the courage to confess (because I couldn’t stand waiting anymore), I was stopped by a few friends of his that were in the church as well who kind of indicated to me not to say anything. Long story short, I found out soon after that he was married and he had no intention of revealing that in the first place to me whatsoever until he had peer pressure from his friends forcing him to be accountable and come out with the truth. I thank God everyday for his God-fearing friends.


The moment he told me the truth I was devastated and immediately, all the feelings I had for him were completely gone. I was distraught beyond belief and felt like I had just wasted 7 years to end up with nothing, NOTHING 😦 . I was angry and completely emotional about the whole thing. The strange thing was, after confessing the truth that he was married, he all of a sudden started to show strong affections towards me that he never displayed before once he found out that I “liked” him, and started to pursue me in the church. Just like my friend’s situation, he was regretting not acting on his feelings or so it appeared. At this point, I didn’t have time for that so You know what I did? I RAN AWAY. That’s right I RAN AWAY and didn’t look back. He started to stalk me and that totally freaked me out, but thank God, his friends and family kept him at bay. I had to pray and fast to God to have this person removed from my life, and one day he simply just left the church. I sincerely pray and thank God for that because he seemed like he was not going to back down until he had what he wanted. It was like dealing with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The man had two personalities going on there that shocked me. I shudder when I recall the whole thing.temptation


I must say this, even if you pray for the person to be removed from your life, you might have to take drastic measures and simply remove yourself from the situation just to preserve your integrity. I’m not joking about this. You have to do whatever it takes in order to preserve yourself. Yes, it will hurt like hell, but trust me, you will see down the road that you did the right thing. I admit that initially when he started to show strong affections towards me, I did entertain the idea that maybe he married the wrong person” etc etc, yes, those thoughts did come across my mind,but who was I kidding but myself. I have no time to be in self-denial. He showed a dark obsessive side that I failed to see before and when God simply opened my spiritual eyes to see into the person, I saw something that freaked me out and I will never forget it for the rest of my life that it made me realize the devil will use anyone and anything to kill your destiny.


God loves us so much that He will show us the truth to preserve our lives, but we have to be willingly open to what God shows us in order to embrace the reality of the situation no matter how disappointed you may feel. I knew that God loved me enough to show me the truth of this person’s heart that he saved me from a life-time and possibly life-changing mistake. Think SAMSON….he entertained danger and made a life-changing, lifetime mistake when he allowed a DELILAH in his life.Overcoming_Temptation_Product_Image_1024x1024


Men, I urge you, do not allow crae-crae (crazy) women into your life. They can mess you up big time and give you a lifetime of pain. Ladies, don’t allow a man who promises and tells you sweet “nothings” to cause you to compromise your beliefs and where you stand in God. He is not worth it. 


Albeit, I was devastated, I imploded on the inside and the funny thing was, God had shown me in some dreams that I had recorded that he was not what he appeared to be despite being in the “church”, but I was ignoring the interpretation because I wanted to “see the best in him”. Listen, love isn’t blind to the truth, we choose to be blinded by our emotions. We deceive our own hearts into accepting lies rather than seeing the truth for what it is. That whole experience inspired my “So You Lied to Me – Trust is Earned My Friend” post which is one of my very first posts for this blog that has always received huge hits because I’m sure many people have gone through this craziness.


DO NOT and I mean DO NOT COURT WITH DANGER. 


I cannot emphasize this enough. As a single person in my thirties, I have come to know based on experience, that life is already short, why make it shorter by entertaining nonsense in our lives. The Devil’s agenda doesn’t change…he want’s to kill, steal and destroy you and the blessings God has for you in your life.


The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.


Yes, you will be tempted, you will be deceived, you will be tricked, you will be put into situations that will test your integrity, but hold fast to the WORD OF GOD. That is the only thing that can save you. I know what it’s like to be heartbroken. I was heartbroken about the situation to the point I was grieved because I couldn’t believe that a person I liked, and supposedly a “Christian” person at that would not care about entertaining the idea of an “affair”. I’m not that girl, I’m not that woman that wants leftovers. I was so distraught that such a person didn’t realize how much I take my relationship with God seriously. It took me two years to get over it…I mean I loved the guy for 7 and I was in a state where I was repenting everyday and seeking God’s face to show me where I went wrong, how could I be deceived etc etc, and during that time I separated myself from a lot of people and contemplated suicide. I was withdrawn and needed to find myself again.


God is amazing in that He healed many parts of my broken heart that started me blogging in the first place. It took 2 years…but honestly, I’m glad I went through that experience. I was bitter and didn’t trust anybody, but honestly, God was showing me not to close myself off just because of this. I want to remain in right-standing and had to be like a modern-day Joseph and preserve mine integrity. I won’t lie, it does feel lonely at times doing the right thing when everybody else is just jumping to what’s good, but this is all about fighting for your DESTINY.  Hence, this is why I’m sharing this story now. Honestly, I would much prefer taking this story to my grave, but I feel led to share it here so that I pray that this story helps someone to see that there are things out there that are geared to destroy your destiny. Only you have the power to protect it with the decisions that you make. I’m not saying that it’ll be easy, in fact, it will be excruciatingly hard, but you can do it. God wants you to have an abundant life, don’t allow room to sin in areas that you know you cannot undo. Don’t entertain illicit affairs or relationships that are ungodly and unequal yokes. Don’t marry into a lifetime of unhappiness and pain. Wait on the Lord, and He will bless you in the fullness of time. I trust God with my future, so I implore you to put your future in God’s hands. Don’t allow the enemy to trap you and halt your destiny by entertaining danger. You know that saying that goes, “If you play with fire, you will get burned”. I know what it feels like to play with fire…but thank God I ran away from it so that I wouldn’t end up burned. Don’t play with fire is my message. 


The Devil will attack you with feelings of “loneliness” to move you to do crazy things. It is so important to anchor yourself with the right people that share the same biblical-standards that you do, or are stronger than you in many areas that you are weak in. Isolation is not good for you because we are all created to be relational beings to begin with, so fellowship with strong Christians. Find mentorship with people that can guide you in the right direction. If you’re in my thirties like myself and thinking “Yo, my biological clock is tickin’ and nothing’s going on. I’m going to take matters into my own hands and do this thing my way”, let me stop you right there and tell you, if you ain’t praying to God about your spouse right now, I guarantee that you’ll attract trouble and trouble will find you. I may not be married right now and many of you might think I’m not qualified to say the things I’m saying, but it doesn’t matter. God’s Word stands firm forever. If you want to do things your way without consulting God on the matter, then be my guest, because I already have friends that compromised and fell into temptation and their lives are in chaos with what the devil brought in their direction. Understand this one thing, the Devil maximizes on the emotion we call “Loneliness” to trap you and get you to compromise. Don’t allow that feeling to trump reason, don’t allow that feeling to override what it means to do the “right thing”. Go to God when you feel empty, because it is only through the power of the Holy Spirit that He fills you. No person in this lifetime can fill or satisfy the void that is in your life and in your heart.


This message is for the single for both men and women, young or old.  There are things out there in life that are laid there as a trap to cause you to falter on your journey. These are what I call DESTINY DESTROYERS. Please, please, please, go to God if your are dealing with something like this. Find someone who will pray with you and assist you to stay on the right path. Avoid a life time of pain, Amen! This was indeed a difficult post for me to write because of my personal story, but I feel that someone needs to hear this and change their course to get back on track. I hope it helps somebody.


Here is a song from Hillsongs United called I Surrender. Surrender your life to God right now. If you’ve made some of these mistakes, go back to God and seek His face to help you get back on track. God Loves you and will help you get up again no matter how many times you’ve fallen. He cares about you and will do all that it takes to Protect your Destiny, Amen. I pray that this Song blesses your spirit today. God bless you everybody 😀

 

 

Jesus is My Valentine – A message to the Single from someone who is single


Hi People!

thZLU27RLEHappy Valentines! I must admit, I never really liked Valentines day because 1) I thought it to be a very exclusive day for those that are “couples” leaving all the singles such as myself hanging out to dry watching all these couples be lovey-dovey to each other. I was pretty much disgusted and annoyed by it just to be honest. Yes, I was bitter about it and dreaded it each year frankly speaking, but God showed me something about myself and had to deal with my broken heart concerning this issue. 2) I don’t believe love should be expressed on this one day only. If you really love someone, love should be shown everyday. It’s nice to have a day to celebrate it, but the last time I checked, I believe that Jesus showed us what real love looked like. Jesus is Love so don’t wait for one special day that only happens once a year to express it to your loved ones.


So today, I’m saying that Jesus is my Valentine, not for just today, but for my whole life. I love Jesus and when you think about all that He has done for  you, you realize that love isn’t subject to one day, Jesus is LOVE personified. Love is a person and that person is Jesus. The way you express love to your spouse should be in alignment to God’s personality. Husbands, Love your wives as Christ loved the Church and gave himself up for her, Wives submit to your husband. If your husband loves you in the way that Jesus loves you, women would not have a problem submitting to their husband. The reason why many relationships are in trouble today is because people don’t understand how to love each other as Christ-like as possible.


428538157f78e7e67b13773e38a9dd22Ephesians 5:24-33(NKJV)

24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. 28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. 30 For we are members of His body,[a] of His flesh and of His bones. 31 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”[b] 32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.


I don’t know if any of you have read The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate is a 1995 book by Gary Chapman.[1] It outlines five ways to express and experience love that Chapman calls “love languages”: gifts, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service (devotion), and physical touch (intimacy).[2]   


dea833f7166c2e1ac5076ce3f484bb39If you think about these 5 ways we express love to one another, we can apply the same thing with the way we express our love and devotion to Christ our Saviour. Personally, my love languages that I identify with the most are quality time, words of affirmation and physical touch (affection). I grew up in a family where my parents and grandparents spent quality time with me, gave me words of affirmation and expressed love with physical affection (hugs and kisses, hand holding etc). The other two love languages acts of service and gifts are secondary for me. My family did show me the other two love languages but I identify strongly with the 3 I have listed above. I love that they worked hard to bring me up and I’m blessed to have received many gifts from them, but I know personally I love the quality of time we’ve spent together laughing, joking around, the embraces I received and the words of affirmation that built my character today. I find that when I go into my own prayer closet, I express my love for God in the very same way. I enjoy being in God’s presence, I enjoy spending quality time with the King of kings and the Lord of lords. I enjoy giving Jesus my affection and words of affirmation. Yes I bring my gifts and acts of service in the church and in my everyday affairs, but I believe that apart from those things, our Lord wants to spend quality time with us.


So if you’re single (just like me), and have dreaded Valentines Day just like the plague like I did because it reminds you of how “lonely” you feel, just remember, that a person cannot fill the void in your heart. Only Jesus can fill those places.


I’ve seen people get together and there’s no love in the relationship. There has been too much squabbling, bickering and complaining that there is literally no affection displayed at all, there are no words of affirmation, virtually no acts of service, nor gifts or quality time spent together because no one wants to set aside their pride to make their relationship work. God showed me that if you don’t know how to love His Son Jesus, then how are you then able to show this love to your family or significant other? As a single person waiting for God’s best in my life, I believe that this is the time where we learn to love people in the way God wants us to. Don’t wait to be in a relationship to express it, learn to love people that are around you right now. When you cultivate these love languages in your life with the current people you have around you, you will see things differently and appreciate what you have. I know what it’s like to feel bitter about being single, and honestly, God showed me that I had serious issues. I’ve read many articles from people who are in successful relationships trying to encourage us “single folk”, but God impressed in my heart, that it’s time a single person encourages single people because I can identify with us experiencing this season in our lives. I hope that what I’ve written here encourages somebody today.


You are not “alone” or as “lonely” as you think you are. God is with you even when you think this whole thing is lasting forever. But believe me when I say, that this is a time for you to maximize on the current relationship you have with the Lord. Cultivate your time to spend more time in the presence of the King. I feel a fulfilment knowing that God is with me even now. My spiritual giftings have increased in that I am now able to interpret peoples dreams (I’m still growing in this area) and prophecy when prompted by the Holy Spirit to do so, I can discern spirits, and I am still growing in the Lord. Despite all this, God says, “Increase in your ability to LOVE my people”. The greatest gift isn’t all these spiritual gifts that I’ve grown in, in God’s eyes, LOVE is still the greatest thing of all. It doesn’t matter how gifted you end up becoming, God strongly emphasizes that you must have LOVE in your heart for His People. God never changed His mind about that.


This is why I learned to shift my focus off of my supposed “loneliness” and cultivated intimacy with the Lord to learn to hear from Him directly. The reason why some of us are deaf to the voice of the Holy Spirit is because we are too self-absorbed in our problems and have not learned to enter into the secret place where the Lord dwells,who seeks intimacy to share His secrets with us.  If you don’t learn to cultivate your relationship with Jesus now, do not assume for one second that you’ll be able to cultivate one with another person here on earth successfully. Do not be deceived. You’ll enter into a relationship rather selfishly since you were already too self-absorbed about your needs and wants, that you’ll never love the other person properly. Learn to Love Jesus and His people and when you cultivate that relationship you’ll be ready to love the other person with a Christ-like attitude.


I’ve come to a place where I’m satisfied of my current status quo. I have learned to ignore those that make fun of my single status at my age, because I believe in God’s perfect timing. I believe that God wants the best for me. Until you get to that place where you trust God fully, you’ll always be miserable and miss out on what’s good around you. I have had the privilege of travelling, and will continue to do that Praise the Lord. I have met so many people, experienced different cultures and now understand that as a single person, you are able to do more in this season. So maximize on what time you have now. The moment you get married, things do change, you will have new responsibilities and people depending on you. It’s a shift of mindset and priorities. It’s also an opportunity to be a blessing to your spouse and your children or future children. But if you aren’t there yet, be a blessing to other people right now, Amen!


34884-The-Joy-Of-The-LordWhen I lost my grandmother, I realised that man…life is short. I’ve come to a place where I appreciate this season of singleness and have learned that you cannot be too self-focused about what you want when you cannot seem to appreciate what’s right in front of you right now. You seriously don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone so don’t regret the opportunity  that you have right now to spend quality time with those that you have around you. Life is short, but it gets shorter when you don’t maximize on what you have right now. Learn to build a heart of gratitude. Being single may seem like hell to you right now as you watch your friends around you in relationships, but that is when you have to learn to love God all the more, Trust God all the more. Believe God all the more. He is the Author and Finisher of your love life. Let God write the script and give Him your paper so that he can author the right relationship for you. However, this means, you must learn to sit at His feet to be able to learn how to hear from God and hear what He says about you.


Rejoice and be merry. Thank God for all the things that He has blessed you with. Find reasons to give God Praise. Stop being bitter. Believe me when I say that it gets you nowhere. You’ll fill yourself up with self-pity and will be blinded by the beauty that is already around you. Learn to cultivate your love for people by learning how Christ loved us and gave His life up for us so that we could do the same and love other people in return in a Christ-like fashion. It doesn’t matter how gifted you are, if you do not have love in your heart for your brother and sister in Christ, then you are but a clanging cymbal…with no sense of harmony in your life. Love has a beautiful sound…don’t end up being a clanging cymbal with a heart of self-entitlement to what the world has to offer you. You are a blessing that is supposed to bless others, so don’t think too highly of yourself and expect to always receive from others when you’ve been called to be a giver just as God gave us His best, He gave us His Son Jesus. Give your best gift of love to others today, AMEN!


REMEMEBER:

1 Corinthians 13(NKJV)

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13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, it profits me nothing.

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.


Therefore, for the singles out there that hate this day, let Jesus be your Valentine today. For those that are already in a relationship, Praise the Lord and allow yourself to love Him and He to love you back in return. Even if you don’t acknowledge Jesus today, He will never leave you nor forsake you. He will love you forever. He will walk with you during the storms of life, He will be there for you when you cry, when you rejoice, when you achieve things. Jesus is your greatest cheerleader. He will cheer for you when you’ve done a job well done. He will make a way for you to prosper. He will always be with you every step of the way. He will walk with you through hell and back. He will be there for you when you need Him. Jesus seeks such a great level of intimacy with Him that this is why I’m making Him my valentine. Love God by Loving His people. I challenge you to show love to those that have not received it today. Say a word of encouragement, hug somebody, spend quality time with people, give gifts to those that have never received one, show kindness and serve one another as Jesus has served you.


True-Worship-Sermon-Title1-570x428There’s this song sung by Fred Hammond that comes to mind for this day. It’s called How I love You. I pray that this song blesses your spirit today.

Happy Valentines Everybody and God bless you. 😀

 

Worship Sunday: Chosen by You


Hi Everybody!

This song really ministered to my spirit today. So far evangelism has been an interesting thing for me to be doing as of late. I give glory to God for every opportunity to share my faith with others. It’s been a miraculous journey where it’s coming to a point where I’ve had the opportunity to speak words of Knowledge to people  or God has allowed me to speak directly to the issue towards people I encounter by prophecying and they ask me “How did you know that???”… Two words “HOLY SPIRIT”.  It isn’t by might nor by power, it’s by God’s Spirit.

God gave us the ability to speak into the atmosphere and see things change not only in just our lives, but in the lives of others. The Church shouldn’t simply wait on a pastor to preach a word when it’s time to fulfill the great commission. Bench warming isn’t saving anybody…and you can’t expect the pastor to do everything for you. It’s amazing how people refuse to pray for themselves and for others, but are readily accepting to receive the prayers of others on their behalf. When we die…God isn’t going to ask you how many times you attended church, He’s going to ask you what you learned and what did you put into practice.  There is a difference in learning like a scholar and practicing what you’ve learned. Schools teach you the foundations to deal with everyday life…if you prefer being in school all your life, you will never put what you have learned into practice which makes you a useless student. Don’t be complacent and get with the program. Wake up and be the change that you wish to see.  Faith without works is dead… so God is challenging us to question where we are right now and is asking us…where are your works Church of Jesus Christ?

I refuse to be someone who has no impact. Are you satisfied with your Christianity?

You can’t have 50 churches big or small in the same vicinity and yet have no impact. Obviously, something is wrong if gun violence is prevalent and youth are getting in trouble with the law. We must be influencers of change…but if we do not change our bench-warming statuses soon, we will become mere buildings as reference points of mediocrity and no one will perceive us as the answer.

In order for the Church to be the answer, we have to do one thing….STEP OUT so that GOD STEPS IN. Can I get an AMEN????

Let us not be wrapped up in just retaining biblical information, and work on using it for transformation. Isn’t that what we are all meant to do in the long run?

Listen to this song by Kevin Downswell called Chosen. May it bless your spirit today. God Bless you everybody! 😀

Changing Education Paradigms


Hi Everybody!

Well, I have another chalk board lesson for y’all today. I think it is important to analyze the trends of education and how the current systems are affecting the current generation rising. As I watched this, I was reminded of how when I was 4 I was smart enough to skip pre-K because I already knew how to read and write, but because of how short and young I was, I was kept back because the teachers at that time claimed that I would be “alienated from the other kids” because of my young age. How presumptious. I could have finished school a lot sooner had they not kept me back based on this erroneous presumption. I think that we as a society are compartementalizing children strongly on the basis of age when it comes to education rather than on the basis of intelligence. I think that if a child is of an above average level of intelligence, than he or she should be allowed to progress onto the next grade rather than be set back just to “fit in” with the general population that is of average intelligence. This type of thing I think stunts a person’s ability to grow intellectually which in some ways facilitates behavioural problems as some children are left feeling bored and frustrated by being set back which was the case with me.

When I started to feel really bored in school as I was left to ‘color’ pictures every single day awaiting that day to finally advance into the next class where actual learning would begin, there came a time where I became convinced that I was of “average intelligence” since I wasn’t motivated to do more than average. I knew I was above average and yet I started to do badly in school especially in the area of math because of this frustration. I guess as a society we need to be mindful of how our presumptions affect people, especially children. We can’t keep people in a box is what I’m getting at here.

When I was 14 or 15, I took an age intelligence test to measure the level of intellect I had and measure that level of intelligence to see if it corresponded with my age. What was interesting was that the results showed I had the intelligence level of a 50 year old for a 15 year old *shock*. Yep, I was shocked tooo….I’m a 50 year old thinker in a 15 year old body lol :).  I’m now 27 so I wonder how far my intelligence has increased lol 😀 . By age 5 I had read over 150+ books and got an award for it. Not many kids that age read that many books. I think that when we look at the changing Education paradigms in north america in particular, we see a decline in interest towards education because of the new avenues that are available to create wealth. It seems that the trends of today seem to dictate that it’s no longer a pre-requisite to finish school in order to get a job since even those that do finish school do not necessarily guarantee that they’ll land a job after achieving a BA or PhD .

The way we treat the current generation our current systems of education is actually placing many unlikely levels of intelligence in the same box. Dysfunction can only result from this method of compartementalizing people of varying intelligence to fit this box scheme if people can’t recognize that you can’t treat unlikely individuals alike. There needs to be some sort of a system that allows for those to move progressively and advance forward without interruption regardless of age/creed/ gender or socio-economic status as a basis rather than consequentially stunt individuals intellectually altogether. If their capabilities are above average we should be able to take them further rather than capping their potential on a failed presumption that we need to keep children on the same level as each other on the basis of age group all in the name of social solidarity. Children are actually smarter these days than we make them out to be, but when we cap their potential, we place limits where limits should not be placed and this serves to frustrate children as I was frustrated when I was left in a class room at age 5 forced to “color” everyday and wait one full year until I could be in a class to advance what I already knew.  This frustration can cause behavioural problems and may effect intellectual growth as children advance at such a restrictive pace. I could say more but this is my general opinion on the matter. People may choose to disagree with me and that’s ok. I’d love to hear other people’s thoughts on the matter.

Do you think children should advance if their intellect doesn’t match their age? or should we maintain the current status quo so that they “fit in” with their age group despite their above average level of intelligence?

Just food for thought today.

I’d like to hear other people’s perspectives. Enjoy this educational vid and have a blessed day everybody!

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