Building on Integrity in a World with Moral Decay

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Hello Everybody! 😀

I pray that your Weekend is going pretty well.

We had a brother in the church that lost a newborn baby and just came back from Africa from burying the baby. 😦 We as a church pulled together to minister to his spirit by loving on this individual because it’s so important to have support when you’re going through that time of grief. I know I needed it when I was going through the grief of losing my grandmother who was someone very important to me. I pray that he and his wife will pull through this together and that God will restore joy back to them and bless them with many more children in the future. I found out later on after service by my Pastor, that the brother was so moved by the love displayed by the members of the church that he made a decision today that he wants to serve. To me, that is worth a praise and a shout to God. It’s amazing what the love of God can do for someone. If it causes a person to move into destiny, then I’m all about that. No manipulation involved, just pure and genuine unconditional love is enough to move a person and shift their destiny, Amen! 😀


That’s what it means to be the Church people of God. We build each other up by supporting each other, growing with each other, edifying each other and training each other to keep moving forward to the upward call of Jesus Christ, Amen.


I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.


So today I want to continue on this whole thing about INTEGRITY. For those of you following along, please refer back to my previous posts, the Transition to Elevation post and the It’s PA time with God, How did you measure up? post.


integrityIt is so important to assess the condition of your heart when seeking elevation, promotion and going up somewhere that you’ve never been to before. God always looks at our hearts to determine if we are ready for the next level. If you’re not prepared, God won’t bring you to something or someone that you aren’t prepared for. People want to experience high levels and high heights, but are spiritually, intellectually and/or emotionally immature to handle the responsibility of the next level. I can tell you right now that if you harbor any jealousy, bitterness, pride and arrogance towards your fellow brother or sister, be it family, friends, co-workers or peers who are getting blessed, then you’re heading down a dangerous path of destruction.


What is INTEGRITY?  

The dictionary defines it as:

  1. adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
  2. the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished.
  3. a sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition.

The Bible also has a few things to say about integrity: 

Let me be weighed on honest scales, That God may know my integrity.


The Lord shall judge the peoples; Judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, And according to my integrity within me.


Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, For I wait for You.


So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.


bmmlwvsimaabs4qIt is so important to walk in integrity with your heart because if you don’t, you will walk in a place filled with many dangers. Those that lack integrity live a perverse life and are drawn to wickedness, are boastful and have a lying tongue. They will delight in the ways of evil and not good, and such people will corrupt your heart and will lie with their lips. They walk in the counsel of the ungodly and find themselves bound up by their own devices. Notice how I said “They will be bound up by their own devices” and not necessarily the devices of the enemy because all the devil has to do is dangle something in front of such a person and they’ll run quickly to evil and will get caught up in a snare. My message to you is to please not become such a person. Such a person will have a seared conscience (1 Timothy 4:2) and will not maintain any standard that has to do with Godly moral principles.


He who walks with integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will become known.


The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them.


Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

It is better to hold onto Integrity, because it is founded on a person choosing to maintain a Godly moral standard way of living. Those that have integrity will be blessed in everything that they do and will receive promotion, elevation and much much more.


The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him.


Integrity is also founded on TRUST. Can God trust you with His business? If God can’t trust you with little, why is it that we expect to receive so much from God as if we are entitled to every blessing from the Lord? What have you given God lately? Have you given Him your time, your attention, your love? We really need to get away from simply demanding stuff from God and really start focusing on building a closer relationship with Him by pursuing the HEART of the FATHER. Seek to understand Jesus’ Heart by being a God Chaser.


Luke 16:10

10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.


INTEGRITY is what you pass on to the next generation if you are a parent/guardian/mentor/teacher/pastor/leader. If you look at Proverbs 20:7, it tells you that even the children of a righteous man who walks in integrity are blessed after him. If we need to pass on something to the next generation, let it be INTEGRITY people. Right now we live in a Godless society that wants us to compromise our beliefs and what we stand for, but God is seeking a people to stand for what is right, to stand up for what is good and to stand up for our Lord Jesus Christ. We can’t be closet Christians. Our life should scream “I’m a believer of Christ Jesus”, but do you want to know the reason why some people aren’t obvious in their Christianity? It is because some people are “Christians” in name only, but not in conduct. We cannot afford to be this way. 


heartI remember sharing this story with my church the other day because right now we’re dealing with a series that my Pastor has been talking about called “God, Money and You”. You can check out those sermons on our church website livingproofcentre.org So a while back my parents were friends with this guy that they went to school with in the UK. My parents moved to Canada and this friend followed, but he ended up living in Vancouver since we lived in Ontario.He had just gotten married a few years after that and apparently the woman that he married was quite wealthy so when he visited us and my parents in Ontario a few months after getting married, he came and showed off his golf clubs and made fun of my parents and their house and was quite disrespectful to them and to me with his show of arrogance and pride asserting that “he’d made it”.


Frankly speaking, I didn’t care and was very annoyed to serve this guy with hospitality because if it were me, I’d show you the door and won’t think twice on it if you think you can just disrespect me and my family in my own house, however, my parents were more gracious than I was at the time and entertained this so-called “friend” until he left to go back to Vancouver. I honestly was like good riddance…I mean really people, really! 😦  Oh Minister Sherline, you shouldn’t say that…yes, I’m saying that because I’m being real here.


My parents could not believe this supposed “bible-believing” friend that they went to school with together could change so much. My question was, did you really know the man? The man was obviously in love with money and you know what the Bible says about the love of money? It is the root of all evil. Don’t get me wrong, money in and of itself is not bad, but its the way in which one pursues it that matters. Do you pursue it with just means, or are you unjust in your methods of pursuing wealth? All these things matter people.


1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.


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A few months pass by and it became apparent that this friend no longer wanted to have anything to do with my parents because he was a “high-roller” now and why would he need to hang out with those below his so-called status? Let me just say that our standards are never God’s standards if we act with a haughty spirit filled with pride and arrogance. Anyways, a few months down the road we read about that brother in the newspaper. He had stolen over $450K from the Children’s hospital and wrote out over 75 fraudulent cheques. As a consequence, the man was put under house arrest for 2 years and we also heard that the government of Canada had placed a ban from him from ever traveling to the USA for life, he was stripped of his accountancy designation that he worked so hard alongside my stepdad to obtain in the UK, I mean, the man was simply destroyed. In the papers they quote this about him:


“”It’s the scarlet letter that you wear,” [An Official] said. “’He’s the guy that stole the money from the Children’s Hospital.’ That’s how he’ll be remembered.”

We as a family were shocked about this brother’s demise. I mean, the whole thing is sad, but this is what happens when people lack INTEGRITY to maintain Godly standards in their character and conduct. This is what happens when you don’t preserve your integrity. You compromise and do things your way because you don’t want to listen to God anymore, you want to take things into your own hands and feel like you don’t need to answer to anybody and refuse to submit to Godly and wise counsel. You will be operating in a place of mediocrity and will end up with a life that is mediocre. When you lead yourself astray, the devil uses you as his playground to get you to a place where you are bound up, isolated and can’t move. That is called BONDAGE folks.


The truth is, there is redemption and there is grace, however, the road is much harder to walk on because you have to guide yourself back to the right path by first seeking the Father’s heart through REPENTANCE. Don’t ever take God’s grace in your life for granted, because one of these days, that grace period will run out and it’ll be too late. If your heart is far from the Father, you are walking on a perilous road. Stop trying to exalt yourself when humility is the path that you should walk in in order to preserve your life and your future. I’ve lived a life serving dignitaries at a government level and can tell you, I’ve seen the worst in government and I’ve seen amazing people at the same time. How you climb up in promotion MATTERS, because if you ever fall, you’ll have to wonder if there will be anybody below to catch you when you fall. How you treat people MATTERS, because if you treat people with disdain, you will have no true support to help you when you’re down. Treat people in the way you would like to be treated, Amen! 


Titus 2:6-8

Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility,[a] sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.


Here is a song from Elevation Worship called Grace Like a Wave. I pray that it ministers to someone’s spirit today as we meditate of the Grace of God and how we shouldn’t take that grace for granted in our lives. Let’s learn to walk in right-standing, Amen! God bless you everybody! 😀

Wake Up the Wonder

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Hello People! 

Did ya miss me? lol just kiddin’ 😀

I have a part 2 to my previous post regarding God’s PA review, but I won’t share it on here yet until I’ve ministered this message to my church this Friday. I feel like I can’t release the message just yet. You can wait right? 🙂

I thank the Holy Spirit for giving me a timely message. When I do share it this Friday, I pray that it may minister to somebody’s spirit. I’m in a place where God keeps revealing so many new messages that I need to record everything so that I don’t forget. I welcome questions and will try to answer them to the best of my ability. When God is speaking to you, have a notebook, or tablet or laptop to record these things. Save every detail that you remember so that you can continue to fine tune your ears to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to you the Church.

I entitled this post after Elevation Worship’s cd title Wake Up the Wonder (can you tell I’m still on this Elevation Worship tip…I just love them! lol 🙂 ) because that is the main message. Wake up the wonder inside of you. This is the mystery that needs to be revealed to the World, that you have CHRIST in you, the hope of glory. You are the miracle that you seek, you are the answer to your own problem, and you are the answer that the world seeks. You are a revival starter. It all begins with you, so stop looking around when you should be looking in the mirror and seeing that the answer already arrived, the answer is YOU, Amen! 😀


To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.


So in the mean time I want to post a song by Elevation Worship called The King Among Us.  

 

God is in this Place

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Hello People!

I’m just posting a song today sung by Bonnie Deuschle & Celebration Choir called God is in this Place.  I love this song since the choir sings in my Zimbabwean Language “Shona” when they say Mwari vari pano”  which translates to “God is Here”. There’s just something about African praise. I love the drums and so songs with a drum beat make me feel like I can hear the heart-beat of God.


How many of  us just need to know that God is in this place? When we worship, He inhabits in our praise. Can you imagine that you invite the presence of the Holy Spirit simply by just worshiping Him with your mouth or instrument of praise?


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But you are holy, O you that inhabit the praises of Israel.


God is Here when we lift our hands, when we give Him praise. Let us go back to the heart of worship. Worship brings about intimacy and connection with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. That’s why I love the song I posted in my previous post called Heart like Heaven by Hillsongs United. The beat in that song just makes me feel like I can hear God’s heart thumping. There is no measure that knows God’s worth in our lives. God is AWESOME! 😀


I don’t know about you, but I cannot do without the presence of God in my life. I draw away from people that suffocate or grieve the Holy Spirit when they’re around me. My spirit is so sensitive that sometimes I cringe at the sound of discord. I’m not talking about someone singing the wrong note (because that can happen), I’m talking about the heart/spirit of the person singing is out of order. If you sing from a place of anger…I cringe. If you sing with arrogance, I cringe. But when someone sings at that place where there’s pure adoration and love in that person’s heart, I rejoice. You can’t pretend worship. It’s either you have a heart that seeks to worship God in Spirit and in Truth, or you’re just a clanging cymbal wanting others to hear you out because you think you’re all that and much more. I just love basking in worship mode. Like I said, I usually get my answers when I’m in that place. God reveals Himself to me in and through Worship. If you want to get closer to God, then seek Him with all your heart. When you seek Him, you will find Him.


So I came out to meet you, Diligently to seek your face, And I have found you.


I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me.


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.

John 4:22-24 (NKJV)

22 You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”


I pray that this song blesses your spirit today. God bless you everybody! 😀

 

 

In the Mood for Worship

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Hi People!

I’ve just come back from vacation and feel rejuvenated. 😀 I’m in the mood for worship so for those in Canada Happy Family Day y’all! I didn’t expect to come back to -25 degrees…but I’ll praise God anyway. I praise God I’m African and can still enjoy traveling between two hemispheres to have two summers per year. Don’t hate lol 😀

Here are some songs to bless your spirit today that have been in my spirit all of last night.


The first one comes from Hillsongs United called Heart Like Heaven. This song has been ministering to my spirit and it’s just awesome in surround sound. Let this song minister to your spirit today.


 

The Next song is from for King & Country called Shoulders. Sometimes you need to know that God carries you through many challenges. You just need to lean on Him as the answer to your need. This song has been blessing my spirit. I pray that this one also blesses yours.


The Last Song I will post here today is from Newsboys singing We Believe. I just love how Michael Tait sings this song. I truly believe that this song will bless somebody today.


I know that I usually just post one song per post, but right now I don’t want to talk I just want to saturate my spirit with Praise and Worship Songs. Through my travels God has just been showing me things and ministering to my spirit as of late. I feel so light in my spirit that I just want to Praise God more. I actually have more songs I could put on here but I think I’ll keep it to three for now.

It’s so important to give time to worship God. Personally, I find my gift in the prophetic is stimulated in the presence of worship. I hear God more clearly during that time and so I fill my spirit with songs that give honor and praise to God. This is how I meditate. I shut out the noise of my life and sit in His Presence. Fill your spirit with worship and you’ll see things clearly in that presence. Don’t allow distractions. I remember being in a church where I just wanted to sit in the presence of worship and then a sister so and so or brother so and so would just distract me because they want my attention…I would feel really upset about it because “seriously, can’t you see I’m in a different place right now????” well…you get that from some “church people”…forgive them anyway… *sigh*.

The point is, in the presence of Worship, God is there. You need answers from God? Then visit Him in the place of Worship. You can worship Him in your living room, in the church or at work. In fact you can worship Him anywhere. God is limitless. You just have to make time for it. Don’t make excuses, make time for God, Amen.

God bless You everybody! 😀

 

Worship Sunday: Comin’ Out


Hi Everybody!

Happy Sunday!

Well, as you know, I’ve been in worship mode lately. I will eventually come back to blogging on specific topics soon, but right now I just need to keep praising God for now.

This song that I’m posting today is to uplift anybody who is going through a hard time right now. Sometimes you will feel like you are stuck between a rock and a hard place, but make sure that the Rock you are stuck with is Jesus. Give Glory to God in the darkest times in your life because sometimes it is through the darkest moments in life that you will see the light shine brightly showing you the way out of where you are right now. Only God can rescue us through every trial. Trials are never easy, but we all have to go through them in order to become more refined as individuals. I know that for me, smiling through a trial acting like nothing is wrong has been the most intense struggle I’ve ever had to face; however, I know that if I did not hold onto my sanity I would have lost it and probably thrown in the towel into self-pity land in a state of depression. It’s all about building emotional strength and intelligence to handle the trial.

It’s not easy to rejoice in the trial but it is something I learned how to do because I am thankful to God for giving me the grace to see me through each day. My ears have become sharper to hear what He has to say because when you have nothing left, all you have will always be God. What I learned through my unemployment trial was that when you give God everything you have left even if it seems like nothing, He honors your gift with a reward. The truth is, we are more powerful than we could ever imagine. Even if we don’t realize it, we have talents that we can multiply if we put them to use. The thing is, you have to allow God to use you when He wants your full attention. It may seem like whatever He asks of you will not profit you, but God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Seek God in your trial and come as you are to Him. Allow yourself to become undone before Him so that He can re-create you to what you were destined to be, a conqueror, a might woman or man of valor, an overcomer, an over achiever, a king and queen of the most High God in your sphere of influence within your job, school, family or career. Let God use you and then He will create a path that is straight for you. His will is to prosper you…so if you believe in His way of doing things, and follow Him, you will definitely be successful in whatever you do.

Are you ready to do things GOD’s way, even if it doesn’t make sense?

 

This song is by Jonathan McReynolds called Comin’ Out. May this song minister to your spirit today. God Bless you everybody!

Worship: God is My Everything


Hi Everybody!

Happy Labour Day Canada!

I just want to post a song that I thought was just beautiful. It’s by Todd Dulaney called My Everything.

I believe my God is my everything. When you don’t have anything left, God is there, He becomes your everything. This song is about clinging onto Him because you know in you heart of hearts that God literally becomes your everything when you discover that life isn’t very fulfilling without Him being a part of it. May it minister to your Heart today. God Bless You Everybody!

Thought of the Day: So You’re Christian Huh?


Hi Everybody!

I think I’m on spoken word mode.  This video I’m sharing really makes you look at where you stand in Christ. It’s one thing to know about God, but it’s another to be in relationship with Him. We can’t have an acquaintance-like relationship with Jesus by knowing Him in Name only and yet ignore Him for who He really is to us; He is our Lord and Savior and King of kings. May this Video help us to search deep within to know where we really stand. It’s amazing how much scripture Shawn Presley used in his spoken word, but the truth is needed to be heard in order to confront that which we try to shove under the carpet.

It’s amazing how much we try not to face ourselves when we say we are walking “in Christ” and yet live jaded lives thinking that God is blind to our acts of omission or commission to sin. In some cases, we Christians act engaged to Christ and yet are divorced from the Father’s love for us for the mere fact that we aren’t living for God wholly. It’s sad to have a part-time Christian faith when really God seeks a full-time marriage commitment of Faith.  If we are the Bride of Christ as we so claim, we must no longer portray a mistress status with our King. Let’s dig deep and pray that the Church of Jesus Christ wakes up to see its real face and not live a compromised life swaying like a pendulum with the world’s way of living and start pursuing righteousness for what it is- living in right-standing with Christ. May we confess before God for not really being what we are meant to be in His Eyes which is to be Joint-Heirs with Christ Jesus. We can’t claim to be a powerful church, if we aren’t even plugged-in to the source which is in Christ our solid Rock, our redeemer and foundation of faith. May God help us be the Church that we ought to be and may we as Christians humble ourselves before the King of kings and repent for not being what we should be before Him. Let’s re-align ourselves back to the heart of the Father and seek to live in right-standing with Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior, Amen!

Enjoy the Video and God bless you Everybody!

The Season of the NEW


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Hi Everybody!

Today is the 2nd day of Spring! I woke up this morning with an encouraging Word that spoke to my spirit a couple of days ago. In my life there have been extreme changes taking place that have made things rather murky and in a sense uncomfortable for me. I’m seeing people leave my life and new ones entering into it… there have been moments I have had mixed emotions about what I’m seeing, but the Lord encouraged me as I meditated on the meaning of Easter. He gave me this specific scripture:

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
 
Right now in my spirit as we head into Spring, I’ve been feeling like my spirit is in anticipation for great new changes that are yet to come.
 
The verse of scripture that hit me was that part where it says “Behold, all things have become new.”
 
I believe we are entering into a new season of rapid changes. A lot of new things are going to be happening in peoples lives very soon and the key to entering into this season successfully is by letting go of the old things that you’ve been holding onto all this time. God can’t give you something that He has in His hand, if you are already holding onto something that is already in your hand <—- this is key. The whole point is to let go of the old stuff and introduce yourself to the new things that God has planned in your life.
 

Isaiah 43:18-20

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18 Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.
20 The beast of the field will honor Me,
The jackals and the ostriches,
Because I give waters in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert,
To give drink to My people, My chosen.

 
Now as human beings, we have a tendency of holding onto our old stuff rather tightly, especially if the things we hold dear to our hearts have some sort of sentimental value in our lives. However, these things can’t take you forward in the long run because they have a weight that keeps holding you back from pushing forward towards the goal that the Lord sets before you (Philippians 3:14). Your burdens of yesterday should not be carried into your tomorrows. You have to identify what these things are as soon as possible because they are the “old things” that can’t take you to your FUTURE. These things could be anything such as, “emotional baggage”, “expired relationships”, or something tangible like an old car that is nearing the end of its journey as an example. The thing is…if you keep holding onto this stuff and choose not to let go, your heart won’t become receptive to NEW ideas, NEW innovations, NEW blessings, NEW miracles, NEW plans and a NEW direction that the Lord wants you to go. If you are too busy looking back at what is past, you cannot move forward, PERIOD.
 
I believe that in the present time as we have sprung forward into the Spring season which is also considered to be the SEASON OF RENEWAL, it is time to shed your winter gear, it is time to shed the dead stuff, the old stuff, it is time to shed the emotional baggage, it is time to let go of anger, hatred, strife and resentment,  it is time to let go of yesterdays troubles, it is time to let go of yesterdays mistakes, it is time to let go of FEAR that keeps holding you back from the promises of GOD since FEAR is F- False E-Evidence A-Appearing  R-Real, it is time to let go of the broken relationships, it is time to let go of the dress or the shirt that doesn’t fit you anymore, it is time to let go of the unforgiveness and grief you still hold in your heart, it is time to let go of all the stuff that was soooo last season because you can’t wear a winter jacket in spring, in much the same way that you can’t wear shorts in winter.
 
Prepare yourself for this NEW season. God cannot work with those who are RESISTANT to CHANGE.
 
Psalm 51:10

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
 
Spring forward to the NEW because if you are in Christ, God is saying the “OLD things have passed away, Behold, all things have become NEW” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
 
Renew-1I believe that this is an encouraging Word for you and me Today. I believe that God is setting up people for an expansion of new territories and changes in their lives. When there is an expansion of territory it means you have to discover what is in those territories in order to claim whatever exists in that territory as yours. Whatever NEW thing that presents itself in your life, DO NOT FEAR the NEW changes, rather seek to walk by faith into the NEW thing that God is doing in your life because it is in these unchartered territories that you will see great things happen and manifest in your life. I admit that I am a little apprehensive and at the same time excited about the NEW things that God has planned in my life; however, I choose to be willing to continue to move by faith and see what happens. So many things have shifted within a short time frame that I believe that it is necessary for these changes to occur in order to move you and increase your belief to be strengthened from FAITH to FAITH
 
When things shift in a Season, you also have to shift your way of thinking and your way of doing things to adjust to the CHANGE that is yet to occur. If you remain stagnant, disobedient, obstinate or stubborn in your thinking, you run the chance of missing out on what God has in store for you had you decided to walk in the direction that He chooses for you to walk into. I admit that it can be a little fearful to not know what will transpire once you decide to obey and run in God’s pointed-finger direction, but it is better to obey His Will for you in your life rather than to ignore it so that the Jeremiah 29:11 blessing reaches your hands. Of course, I feel challenged by what I have been witnessing lately, but I have purposed to let go of the burden that anxiety gives when pondering about the future and its uncertainties since it is God who makes my yoke easy and my burden light when I choose to trust in Him (Matthew 11:30).  Key word is TRUST.
 
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God wants to TEST how far we are willing to believe in HIM as He re-arranges your life. So in your prayer life, ask yourself this one important question:
 
Are you WILLING to BEHOLD the NEW things that God wants to do in your life?
 
Of course this will mean allowing CHANGE in your life, but are you willing to permit it in your life in order to step into a NEW DIRECTION which is God’s Direction towards your Prosperous Future that He has planned for you? In order to claim your Future, you have to let go of the OLD things that have passed away in order to embrace the New.
 
imagesCA2IUP06This means you have to RENEW your way of thinking and the way you do things. Do Not Fear Change, instead, embrace it and walk into it by FAITH and see amazing things happen in your life.
 
God will give you something better in this season if you just BELIEVE that HE CAN and HE WILL.
 
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
 

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
 

I have a song that I still love and have posted before in a post I think I did a year ago and it’s from Dorinda Clarke Cole called Everything He Promised. May this Song bless your Spirit Everybody!

God Bless You Everybody!
 
 
 

Understanding Purpose


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It has been a while since I last posted so today’s post is more a thought piece.

For the past few weeks I’ve been reflecting on what it means to walk into destiny and the Lord pointed out to me that the only way to reach our destinies in life is by learning to understand your purpose in life.

Do you know what your purpose is in life?

How does one understand their purpose?

Do you know that we are  all a solution to a question that hasn’t been answered?

We tend to figure out who we are by recognizing what makes us tick, what inspires us, what moves us, what makes us want to act on something and we tend to find the answers to these questions by looking out for things that we want to change. The desire to change something and make something better is a clue as to where our destiny lies.

Sometimes as we grow up we have an idea of what we want to be, but the full picture isn’t always clear until God reveals to us what our true purpose is in this life. I sometimes look within myself and wonder, what am I here for? Each day I see areas that I am a solution to different problems.

I’m convinced that we were all created to heal this broken world. In fact, we are all ordained and set apart (sanctified) to heal this broken world. We may all operate at different capacities, however, we were all created to give glory to God through our talents and abilities. Although we are all born with various talents and abilities, not everybody is walking in their destinies because they aren’t walking in the right direction. When someone isn’t walking in the right direction, they walk away from what God intended them to be because they are lost. Unfortunately, there are a lot of lost people in this world and that is why it is so important to seek to do God’s will as Christians. Understanding God’s will helps us to understand our purpose in life which leads us to walk towards what we were destined to be; a solution to a  broken world that doesn’t know Jesus Christ is the answer regarding their identity. The one thing we must do is entrust our destinies in the Lord’s Hands. We all have dreams, but only God can help us make these dreams a reality. The focus here is to trust God with all our heart, with all our mind and with all our soul. We cannot move forward without believing in the Author and Finisher of our destiny (Hebrews 12:2). When we understand Jesus, we can then learn to understand ourselves and our purpose. So we must seek to understand our purpose in order to walk with a purpose.

Those who understand their purpose have the ability to steer others who are lost to find their purpose. When you have a clear vision of who you are in Christ, you are able to draw others towards Him by the very nature of God’s presence that resides in you to be a fisher of all men and women (Matthew 4:19).  The only way to understand your purpose is to learn to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF because God already Believes in YOU. In the same way, we must put our Trust in God for our lives because He is the one that guides us to our purpose. So Today, focus on leaning on God to Understand your Purpose, because purpose is tied to you believing in God for your destiny so that you can walk in it.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

I have a song here to bless your spirit today by VaShawn Mitchell feat. Kierra Sheard called I Will. May it bless you abundantly everybody!