Let God Direct Your Path


Hi Everybody!
I’m back from vacation and I  just wanted to give praise to God for making it the best I’ve ever had in a long while. Three weeks away from the noise and the distractions in my life have led me to feel so rejuvenated that I feel convinced that this year will be an amazing, dynamic, transforming and innovative year.

Everything from this point on is based on perspective. As I was praying to God during my holidays, the Holy Spirit showed me that a lot of things we go through in life are based on one of two perspectives; (1) It’s either we do things or experience things from our own perspective; or (2) we view our circumstances from God’s perspective.


Ask yourself, in light of where you are right now, how are you seeing your world? Is your world view coming from your short-sighted carnal lens? Or are you allowing God to help you see clearly using His set of supernatural lenses?


The way in which you perceive your world today is the way in which you will choose to function in it.


Most of our reactions to situations are based on our perception of a situation. If you have a negative view of things, you will function with that negative under-tone in all that you do. If you have a positive view of the world, then you will function with that positive tone in all that you do. Many a time, we like to take things into our own hands and do things our own way, but lately, God has been showing me that it’s time we give the Holy Spirit some room to function in our lives since it is not by might, nor by power, but by His Spirit (Zechariah 4:6).


Today’s post comes from a contemplation of this scripture from:
Proverbs 3:6 – In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

How many of us take the time to pray before we make a decision about something which even includes even the smallest of things in your tasks (i.e. shopping)? Many people want to hear from the Holy Spirit but they don’t want to include the Holy Spirit in their daily affairs. The Holy Spirit talks to us everyday, but it is up to us to take the time to make room for Him to voice His instructions. If you want to learn to hear from the Holy Spirit, you will have to learn to obey Him when he instructs you to do something. This is how you sharpen your hearing to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to YOU the Church of Jesus Christ. When you give room for the Holy Spirit to speak you will increase in your spiritual discernment and sensitivity towards the things of the spirit.


In this particular year of Divine Grace, you will have to quicken your spirit to hear what the Holy Spirit is saying. Many of your struggles right now are based on acts of disobedience and lack of attention to the Holy Spirit’s voice. It may sound hard to believe, but you sit down and do an inventory of your actions and ask yourself how many times did you consult or take the time to pray before deciding to take a course of action? Be honest with yourself. In fact, I’ll be the first to put my hand up and confess that there were times that I leaped into something head first without consulting the Lord on whether or not my decision was the right course of action to take and only discovered my mistakes after-the-fact. You don’t want to move in that level of mediocrity this year.


Don’t strive to build things with your own hands (Might and Power) without consulting with the Holy Spirit this year. If you do things like that, you will be actually working against yourself and you will indeed labour in vain. The Holy Spirit wants to guide you in the right direction which requires your ability to remain attentive, patient, and obedient. If you cannot master your ability to listen and obey to simple instructions, then you will block yourself from receiving instructions that could lead you to greener pastures.


Our perception of obedience must be changed in order to move away from doing things from our own will and actively pursuing God’s will. God’s will for your life is to prosper as your souls prospers, but if  you aren’t taking the time to pay attention to him, you might just “miss the mark” Also consider that “missing the mark” is also defined as “sin“.

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soulprospers.

For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.”’

This should be your goal this year. Make it a point to seek God’s face this year and learn to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will guide you to people that will either show you the answer, be the answer or are a sign that you are heading in the right direction.  Learn to humble yourself and expect that your answers will come from the least likely of sources so do not judge prejudicially a book by its cover.


You want to prosper? Then focus on letting your ego step aside for a moment and give more room for the Holy Spirit to take over in your daily affairs. The more room you give to  allow the Holy Spirit to function in your life, the more you will be able to grow spiritually sensitive to hear God’s voice and incline your ears to instructions. You will avoid so much strife by learning to humble yourself to take heed to the Holy Spirit’s voice.


Some of you maybe asking, how do I hear from Him? You must first immerse yourself in the Word (the Bible) in order to know when the Lord is speaking to you. If you don’t know any of His Word, then how can you expect to learn to hear and recognize His voice in the first place?


A great analogy would be when you listen to a familiar song on the radio and you immediately know who sang the song and what the lyrics are to that song. How were you able to know who was singing if you didn’t read the lyrics, familiarize or meditate on the song? You wouldn’t be able to without doing those things, so in the same way, God instructs us to meditate on the Word of God Day and Night and to not have this Word depart from our mouths so that when we incline our ears to understanding we will be able to recognize the Holy Spirit’s voice. Make this your goal this year and seek God with all your heart, soul, and mind. God Bless your everybody.

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.

[ A Book of Remembrance ] Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, And the Lord listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the Lord And who meditate on His name.

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

This song that I’m posting is one that I have posted before from Hillsongs United called Oceans. May this song bless your spirit today. 🙂


“It Doesn’t Make Sense!”


Hello Everybody!

When you look through the Bible we see that there were many miracles that were performed and many were initiated after ACTS of obedience. It is important to note how acts of obedience are tied to miracles and supernatural moves of God. I believe that miracles are always happening everyday but we just have to learn to be obedient in order to see how they are happening everyday. Sometimes, God asks us to do something out of the ordinary and when you try to rationalize what God is thinking it may seem like you heard incorrectly because sometimes He requests us to do things that don’t make any sense.

1 Corinthians 2:16
For “who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

Have you ever been in a situation where you heard in your spirit that you must do something but you tried to rationalize it away thinking that you weren’t hearing properly and probably rebuked the suggestion thinking it’s not of God when really it’s the Holy Spirit telling you to do something? I have been there many times and when you think about it, a lot of things God asks of us to do don’t always make sense, but when we learn to obey Him in the thing that sounds ridiculous, we see amazing things happen.

Think about it, if Moses didn’t stretch out his rod over the Red Sea as God had commanded him to, the Bible would have ended at Exodus  with Pharoah probably killing off the Jews and taking many of them back into captivity had Moses decided to ignore the voice of God to do something that didn’t make sense.The future of Israel was on the other side of the Red Sea and that future could have been extinguished at the shoreline had Moses said “But God this doesn’t make any sense!”.

What we hope to achieve in this life is tied to how much we move and do things that don’t make any sense to anyone.

The greatest inventions such as the Thomas Edison’s light bulb and the airplane that could fly by the Wright brothers were all invented at a time where people thought such things cannot be because they have never seen such things before and they didn’t make any sense. Just because you haven’t seen a miracle happen doesn’t mean miracles don’t or won’t happen. I think that if we keep trying to do things in our own might and power, we leave no room for the unexpected. The unexpected is cultivated by acts of obedience. When you decide to just do something different even when faced with the threat of ridicule and unbelief, you step into the Faith Zone that carries you towards the Miracle Zone and God always brings PROVISION for the VISION when you decide to walk in His Will.

It is possible to walk everyday in the Miracle zone if you allow yourself to walk in God’s Will Also consider that people are stimulated by shock value and most of the time it’s negative. Miracles should be our shock value daily because when they are from God they are always positive. We no longer pursue miracles because we live in a state of mind that thinks everything that has been done has already been done before. I’m here to tell you…there are greater things yet to come if you believe for it. I personally want to see things I’ve never seen before, don’t you? Like Moses, stretch out your faith and focus on seeing greater miracles than these and remember that you can only see a miracle when you ACT in Obedience. Stop ignoring the ridiculous and go for it. You have to do your part by acting on your faith rather than sitting there waiting for it to happen. Miracles are activated by ACTION. Whose action you ask? Yours! so MOVE! Moses performed an action by stretching out his rod and the Red Sea Divided, so you have to do the same and act by faith to see things happen. This message isn’t just for you only, because I feel that it is also for me as well. So I’ll step out and do different things in pursuit of my miracles in my life. Each person has a portion of miracles that are specifically assigned and designed by God for their destiny and are only activated by the power of your faith in action, so think about what you have to do in order to see your portion manifest itself today, Amen!

I have a song from the Prince of Egypt Cartoon that came to mind when I wrote this up called When You Believe performed by Mariah Carey and the late Whitney Houston. May this song minister to you today. God bless you everybody!

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Scriptures to Meditate

Isaiah 55:8
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD.

Exodus 7:9
“When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, ‘Show a miracle for yourselves,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your rod and cast it before Pharaoh, and let it become a serpent.’”

Galatians 3:4- (NKJV)

Have you suffered so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain?

Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?— just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”

Isaiah 64:4
For since the beginning of the world Men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, Nor has the eye seen any God besides You, Who acts for the one who waits for Him.

1 Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

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“I’ll Follow, You Lead”


 

Hi Everybody!

Today is a short contemplation. I was thinking about what it means to follow out of obedience as oppose to just doing your own thing. Sometimes we do things thinking we know better but when we get stuck, we stop and ask for directions do we not? When you’re walking down a familiar street and turn into a road that you have not travelled along before, you begin to feel hesitant to venture forth because you have no idea where that road leads. This is a normal reaction and I find that it is  always comforting to have a friend show you a place that you have never been before because you automatically trust that they know where they are going. In the same way, when we’ve done all the things we know how to do by our own abilities and levels of understanding since we are so used to the familiar, travelling into unchartered territory can be quite nerve wrecking if you lack clear direction of where a road leads. This is the point where we must seek God and ask Him to lead us and we (in obedience) will follow Him because He, just like a friend, already knows what’s ahead of us and all we have to do is follow His Lead.

God is the unfailing GPS in our lives. When we seek to step out into new territory, we do so by the guidance of the Holy Spirit. If the Holy Spirit guides you to a place, He already knows the way and all you have to do is be willing and obedient to follow His direction. If God can take you too it, He is surely able to walk you through it. It isn’t easy all the time to trust in that which we cannot see as much as trusting that which we do see, but when you follow with your heart and yield to the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the way is definitely made sure and you will reach your destination just like Abraham did until you are called to move again. So today, if you are struggling with indecision to follow the voice of God that is telling you to move out of your comfort zone and into your promised land, seek God and repent of fear and disobedience and decide to move and walk by faith and not by sight. When you start to operate by faith, all the things you feared will become nothing to you because you have an unfailing GPS which is the Holy Spirit that will guide you to where you are supposed to go. The Holy Spirit knows the way, you just have to speak by faith and say “I’ll Follow, You Lead”.  

I have a song here that’s from the movie Sister Act. I’m sure you may know this song but it’s called I will Follow Him. I thought it appropriate since it’s up beat and very uplifting for today. It always makes me smile when I hear this song. May it bless you today Everybody!

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Scriptures to Meditate

2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Psalm 23:6
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever. 

Psalm 63:8
My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.

Proverbs 21:21
He who follows righteousness and mercy Finds life, righteousness, and honor.

Matthew 4:19
Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

Matthew 8:22
But Jesus said to him, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”

Matthew 9:9
[ Matthew the Tax Collector ] As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” So he arose and followed Him.

Matthew 10:38
And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me

Matthew 16:24
[ Take Up the Cross and Follow Him ] Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.

Matthew 19:21
Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

Matthew 19:28
So Jesus said to them, “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

John 8:12
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

John 10:27
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

John 12:26
If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.

  

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One Small Step at a Time


Hi Everybody!

Well, today I have an inspirational video for you. It’s about how we define our goals and how we view our journey to achieve them. I know that there are so many things I’d like to accomplish and sometimes we can be discouraged by the obstacles we face. Some things require resources, access to networks etc etc but I have decided to take each day at a time to achieve them. Each day leads you closer to fulfilling your goal. Things don’t happen overnight but with preparation, research, and seeking out the wise counsel that you need to fulfill your goal, the path becomes clearer. I think that sometimes when we want to pursue monumental changes in our lives we think we can achieve them quickly by just a decision, but decisions are the first step and then preparations and careful planning help to build towards that goal. When you have a vision of where you want to go or what you want to achieve, write it down and make it plain so that you always have it set before you. Sometimes your dreams can be ridiculed by those that can’t see your vision, but that’s ok because I think people need to aim for the things that haven’t been done before. Such things bring impossibles into the possible realms in our lives and births out further exploration and inspiration. So remain focused, remain encouraged and take each day one small step at a time. Stay Blessed Everybody!

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Speak, Proclaim, Decree into your Future!!!!


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I’ve been so busy these past couple of days that I haven’t had enough time to blog. I’m taking part of a Kingdom Enforcers Conference being held at my Church. Prophetic writer Jim Goll is going to be there who wrote the book THE SEER amongst other titles and Mike Murdock is visiting. I’m very excited about the conference. I’m not just attending it but I’m participating in it since I am in the choir and I am expecting a great visitation of God’s glory through this conference. I mention this because I may not be able to blog during this week, but I wanted to leave a note of encouragement today and say that in your lives you have to SPEAK into the atmosphere of what you want to see.

Decree what it is and prophesy with that creative mouth that God blessed you with. If God created the world by just speaking and He created us to be made in His Image and likeness (Genesis 1:26Genesis 1:27), we have the same ability to create our world by the Words that come out of our mouths. Some are seeking household salvation, Declare it so! Some are seeking healing in their bodies, Declare it so! By the Stripes of Our Lord Jesus, You are Healed in JESUS NAME!(Isaiah 53:51 Peter 2:24)

Use the Word and decree into your future. You have the power of words and Faith backed by the Words that you speak into the atmosphere. I am believing for much and will not remain satisfied of my current status quo until I see the fullness of Gods manifested presence in my life in all areas, health, finances, family, workplace and just my spiritual growth in the Lord. You have to learn to decree such a thing and allow the atmosphere to make it so.

Romans 4:17
(as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations” ) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;

Do not be discouraged by what you don’t see…when you speak by faith…trust me…you will see it like as if it were.We can get too distracted by the lack of manifestation…but the words we speak by faith is already preparing the way for the vision to be made manifest. You cannot give up until the words spoken out of your mouth have come into the fullness of its time. Everything made manifest must be done at the right timing and if we wait with patience we will see the vision but if we start to grumble and wonder“When is this thing going to happen when when when when!!!!!????“...we hinder the progress by our attitude and close our vision before it reaches its destination. This is a very key thing to understand people. Do not grumble but wait in expectation! Keep your faith alive is what I’m saying here folks. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and do not be moved by what you see. Always decree with the end in mind…and do not focus on the obstacles of the vision that you want to see made Manifest, AMEN! Press on towards the goal and fix your eyes on the prize!

Trust God and start to Proclaim, Decree a thing with the authority as a Child of God. Ask in His name and it shall be fulfilled according to His Will and Purpose for your life. See God move as you are moved by the HOLY SPIRIT. Speak into this atmosphere and allow your words to become manifested in the natural. Believing is Seeing AMEN!

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God Bless you everybody! I have a song here to encourage you today that I learned in my choir for the conference. It’s called SPEAK by Myron Butler and Levi Stronger. May it bless you today AMEN!

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Obedience Leads to Promise and fulfillment of DESTINY


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So today I was just doing a meditation in the book of Hebrews and read something that jumped at me.

It’s in Hebrews 3: 16-19

Failure of the Wilderness Wanderers

16 For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? 17 Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? 19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

Have you ever questioned why some people haven’t been receiving the full promises of God in their lives? Sometimes as we wait we can do one of two things during the waiting period for our promises.

1.) We can wait in Faith.  Believing is Seeing.

or

2.) We can wait in Unbelief. Seeing is not Believing.

In the passage above God tells us why the majority of the Children of Israel were unable to enter into the Promised Land.  The promised land is a place of destiny. If you are wondering why some people cannot reach their full potential, it’s because they have certain *character traits* that hinder them from reaching their places of DESTINY. In the passage above we discover that there were particular traits that prohibited the Children of Israel from entering their promised land.

1. They were rebellious (v. 16);

2. They had sinned (v. 17);

3. They were disobedient (v. 18); and

4. They were unbelievers of GOD’s WORD. (v. 19)

The Character traits listed above are what will prevent us from reaching our places of destiny if we choose to be Rebellious, Sinful, disobedient and unbelieving in the Word of God.

Folks, we cannot afford to be like that with the things that God wants to give us in our lifetime. We must seriously learn to walk by Faith and NOT by Sight because Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not yet seen (Hebrews 11:1).  So today I challenge you, analyze yourself and REPENT of any areas that exhibit the four traits listed here that are hindering you from receiving the promises of God in your life. Prosperity is your portion, but if you don’t even believe that…then you have to repent for Trait number 4 (UNBELIEF).

How you reach your destiny is determined by how you exercise your FAITH.

Destiny is always tied to FAITH.

The only thing that aborts Destiny is UNBELIEF.

This is just a short meditation today so I hope this blesses you. God bless you everybody and keep believing until you see God in your situations. God has your Jeremiah 29:11 promises for you so hold on to that truth and remain steadfast and Believe in that TRUTH.

So now that we know the Truth lets us rejoice in it. I have a song by Hezekiah Walker and LFC called Let’s Dance. Be Blessed EVERYBODY! 

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Scriptures to Meditate

2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.

2 Chronicles 20:20
So they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.”

Mark 1:15
and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”

John 1:12
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:

John 11:40
Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”

John 20:31
but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

Romans 4:17
(as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations” ) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;

Hebrews 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

James 2:23
And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God.

1 John 5:13
These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.

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