Faithful Everyday – I Will Wait


Hello Peeps!

I just have two amazing songs to bless your spirit today. The first song is by David Dunn called Grace Will Lead Me Home. 



Image result for Hagar and sarahThe last song I also have for you is by Lincoln Brewster  called While I Wait. I feel that the last song really ministered to me because how many of you can’t stand waiting for something that is promised to you to come? Whether it be a promotion, a job, a spouse, or hoping to have children or birth a business, etc etc…. God knows what the desires we have in our hearts are before we even ask Him, but that doesn’t mean as people, we may not be impatient to receiving these promises and take things into our own hands. Remember in the Book of Genesis when Moses and Sarah where waiting to birth Isaac, the child of promise, but then Sarah got impatient and felt like God had forgotten her and had suggested that her husband (Moses) lie with her servant Hagar to birth him a son to continue Moses’ genealogy? The idea seemed to make human sense to Sarah, but God new that there would be implications to such a suggestion unbeknown-st to Sarah. Unfortunately, Sarah was desperate and discouraged that she didn’t think this suggestion would affect her marriage in any way… Unfortunately, as you read on…you will see how much strife brewed after agreeing to do things Sarah’s way rather than waiting on God’s way to fulfill a promise.


Sarah’s servant Hagar did inevitably birth a son to Moses and named him Ishmael Genesis 16 , however, Sarah’s impatience and inability to trust God caused her to make this life changing mistake. Because Hagar was able to produce a son for Moses, Hagar used Sarah’s insecurities as a woman to taunt Sarah and make fun of her for her presumed infertility. Hagar simply assumed that Sarah would never be able to give birth to a child for Moses despite being his wife considering that Sarah was beyond child-bearing years to do so. HOWEVER, but God PEOPLE! BUT GOD!!!!! 


Genesis 21:1-7 

Isaac Is Born

21 And the Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken. For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him—whom Sarah bore to him—Isaac.[a] Then Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him. Now Abraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to himAnd Sarah said, “God has [b]made me laugh, and all who hear will laugh with me.” She also said, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? For I have borne him a son in his old age.”


God showed Hagar and Sarah that He is a God that is able to pull what seemed to be impossible and make it possible to those that BELIEVE. Sarah did give birth to Isaac as promised and this caused strife and enmity between her and Hagar. As a result of this strife, Hagar was then told by Moses to leave them as a result. In thinking about the end result of Sarah’s impatience and unbelief, what can you learn about this based on her situation? In reference to Hagar who taunted Sarah mercilessly, there’s this saying that goes, He who laughs first, laughs last. Just because people around you don’t see where it is that you are going, and poke fun at you based on how they see right now, doesn’t mean that what they say trumps what God will actually do for you if you put your complete TRUST IN THE LORD.


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But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.


Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.


But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.


And He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.

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Image result for Worship GodAlthough I used the birth of a child as an example, it is applicable to you in different aspects of your life. Like I said, it could apply to those who are waiting to birth a business idea, a child, or waiting for the right relationships to enter into your life to take you to where you ought to go in your destiny.


My message to you is that God hasn’t forgotten you even if you feel like you’ve been abandoned, forsaken, and waiting for a long time for a breakthrough. God is with you every step you take in your journey. While you wait, Trust in God and Worship Him as the song by Lincoln Brewster emphasizes. God is Faithful everyday, so just know that every promise God has for you, He is the One Who is sure to bring everything that He has for you to completion. So in the mean time, what do you do while waiting? The answer is simple….continue to Worship Him (GOD) Everyday. Worship God in Spirit and in Truth and God will definitely answer you in His Divine Timing. The question is, are you willing to Worship God while waiting? Think about that today as you listen to this song. God Bless You Everybody! 


Understanding Your Adversary: Remain Focused and Don’t Get Distracted


Hi Everybody,

I spoke on this topic with my church tonight and hope that this message blesses your Spirit. If you want to be successful in life, you have to move by principle, and I mean by Godly principles that can be best understood through the life of Jesus. Jesus shows us so many examples of how we ought to live, so take a look at this on your own and do some soul searching as you pursue greatness in your life. Amen! 😀


Luke 4:1-13 (NKJV) – Satan Tempts Jesus

4 Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into[a] the wilderness, 2 being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry.

And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”

But Jesus answered him, saying,[b] “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’”[c]

Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him[d] all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.”

And Jesus answered and said to him, Get behind Me, Satan![e] For[f] it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”[g]

temptation-christ.jpgThen he brought Him to Jerusalem, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here. 10 For it is written:

‘He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you,’

11 and,

‘In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’”[h]

12 And Jesus answered and said to him, “It has been said, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’[i]

13 Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time.


John 16:33 NIV

“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.


When you are pressing through for your blessings in life, when you are in pursuit of elevation or promotion, and going to the next level, you must understand that there is a battle you face against your destiny. This battle is against the adversary (the devil).

You have to understand who your adversary is and how he operates in order to overcome his schemes.

We are praying and fasting not as a religious exercise, but as a spiritual exercise to develop emotional strength, wisdom, discernment in order to grow in Knowledge, Power and Faith to achieve desired results. It takes a lot of work to remain focused, and through prayer and fasting is where your spirit becomes sharpened to deal with things ahead of you that you would not have seen had you not prayed and fasted.

It’s time to understand what it is that you are dealing with when you are in pursuit of elevation in your life.


In Luke 4:2 Jesus was tempted for 40 days and nights by the devil this means that your enemies do not rest until they take you down. Christians are sleeping while their enemies are plotting for their downfall day and night. You cannot afford to take on a passive approach in your daily affairs when the enemies of your destiny do not rest until they have achieved the destruction of your destiny.

Matthew 17:21

However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”

My question to you is, are you still sleeping?


1372260154_Temptation_of_ChristIn Luke 4:3 – The devil undermines Jesus by mocking him and attempting to see if Jesus has an area of pride to prove himself and test his loyalties – Do not get suckered into this. You will have people in your life who will mock what you are about and will attempt to get you to prove your self-worth by provoking you to prove who you are in an arrogant way. This provocation is really just a method to get you to act out of pride and arrogance which could turn people off of you, who could have potentially been your destiny helpers. Be still and know that this can cause you to sin and do something outside the will of God if you get suckered into proving your identity and self-worth just because someone mocked you. Try not to be moved by the provocation of your enemies who rile you up to puff yourself up with pride and arrogance to cause you to miss opportunities with people who want to help you move to the next level.


In Luke 4:4 – Jesus didn’t need to prove himself –  He already knew who he was and therefore responded with dignity and grace and told the devil plainly that “listen, you…I know what you’re trying to get me to prove but I’ll tell you something, you need to remember what Your Creator (God) has said and commanded you to do” (this is my paraphrasing what has happened) and therefore, Jesus turned the conversation around to pinpoint the enemy’s lack of obedience to do what the Lord has commanded all creation to do and that is to live by every Word of God. The Devil could not come with a good come back on that point because he knows very well how rebellious he is to God the Father. This is where Christians need to learn to order their conversations right. Just because someone is undermining you, doesn’t mean that it gives you the license to respond with contempt. Learn to wisen up and respond with wisdom and grace. Order your conversations right and act with humility.


Jesus-TemptationIn Luke 4:5-7 – The devil takes Jesus to a high place and claims that he has authority over all the things that any man/woman would desire to have and that if he works and acknowledges the devil by giving him praise, he could have a share of what he has as well as a promise to this allegiance – Listen, do not be fooled by people who try to trick you out of your rightful place of promotion by getting you to side with them and work for them like a gopher to make them look good. I am not talking about rightful submission to authority here. I’m talking about those who scheme to get you to undermine the “right authority” by causing you to take a side that is rebellious in nature in order to achieve gains and/or promotion by dishonest means.

To take this into context, try and imagine this: Have you ever been in a workplace where a supervisor undermines the authority of the manager who you report to and gets co-workers to side with the supervisor in order to gang up together to attempt to overthrow and get the manager fired so that they can take the manager’s place by bribing people into being disobedient through lies and slander (accusations) in order to receive promotion at the promises that the supervisor makes as a form of a pact, or allegiance. “If you do this for me, I’ll help you get the promotion you deserve…”


The devil attempted to do the same thing with Jesus. But how did Jesus respond?  

In Luke 4:8 – Jesus told Satan to get behind him – Sometimes you need people to get behind you so that you don’t lose focus on what’s ahead of you. You can shove such people who are there to distract you “one side to the back” (a Nigerian saying) if they are in your face. Jesus refused to entertain the conniving nature of his enemy to be disobedient to the True authority Jesus submits to, which is God the Father. In the same way, you may face people in life who will try to get you to be rebellious and cause you to attack the leadership, to undermine and scheme against the heads of your company or church and overthrow managers to steal their places of authority by dishonest actions and slander. This also is a test of where your loyalties lie.


God does not approve of rebellion in any fashion, so why should you side with the devil and become associated with the oppressor? You will find that those that help such conniving people become a slave to the oppressor who never intended to fulfill their blanket lies and promises. Children of God, it is important to understand the meaning of submission to the right authority. Where do your loyalties lie? Do not entertain people that get you to rebel. You will find a tight noose around your neck if you fall for such schemes in your life. This is a trick the adversary uses every time to get you into bondage. Be wise to rebuke those who attempt to get you to undermine the leadership in your church, your workplace, your family or in any other area of your life. You will preserve your soul if you understand the meaning of submission.


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In Luke 4:9-11 – The devil attempts yet again for Jesus to prove himself, but in this time, he wants Jesus to take a huge risk to prove that his identity is indeed the “Son of God” based on his qualifications – Sometimes your enemies will be able to guess and see where you are heading in your destiny, and they will try to trick you into proving yourself quickly by taking a high and unnecessary risk just to prove that you are indeed what they suspect you are in your journey of life. They entice you to seek recognition concerning your identity and abilities by pursuing to get noticed in the wrong way.


Do not be fooled into seeking recognition for the wrong purpose. This will undermine your integrity.

Let us take an example to understand what is going on here:  Say for example, you know that you are good at public speaking and your boss acknowledges it and has given you the responsibility to be his speech writer. You are then invited to listen to your boss speak at a function but a co-worker thinks it is unfair that you aren’t being acknowledged for the numerous speeches that you have written for your boss to speak. This co-worker then tells you, to hijack the function and embarrass your boss by letting everyone know that you wrote that speech for him and that your boss doesn’t know how to do speeches without your help. By doing this, it is assumed that people will give you praise and acknowledge you for your skills and this will draw away the attention from your boss and put you in the spotlight. But the catch is, if you listen to your sly co-worker’s advice, you will find out by the very next day that you are fired and without a job because you undermined your integrity by undermining your boss in your pursuit of recognition for promotion.

Do not be provoked into seeking recognition and acknowledgement the wrong way.

The adversary is always provocative, and malicious in what they try to get you to do in order to miss the mark in your destiny.


How did Jesus respond to that provocation?

In Luke 4:12 – Jesus responded by rebuking the devil and telling him you can’t tempt me to go outside the will of God. In the same way, if anybody attempts to get you to seek recognition in the wrong way, you should tell them where to go and not bother you because you want to hold on to this beautiful thing called INTEGRITY! Do not allow people to cause you to miss opportunities for advancement by making you undermine authority, and doing things dishonestly in order to achieve promotion or elevation. Smarten up and do not give room for nonsense.


In Luke 4:13 – The devil departed from Jesus after tempting him for the last time and will wait for another opportune time to tempt him again to go outside the will of God – Your enemies will try and try again to get you to do something wrong that will make you miss the mark. Sin is defined as “missing the mark”. You don’t want to miss the mark in your destiny, so as we pray and fast, seek God to give you wisdom to know what to do, strength to withstand temptations to do something outside the will of God concerning your life, discernment to identify who your enemies of your destiny are, knowledge to handle every situation with God’s grace, and the will to remain focused on the goal without being distracted.


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You need God to help you with every attack that may come from the enemies of your destiny. It is not “if” the enemy comes that you need God’s help, it’s “when”. You will face obstacles; you will face trials but you must determine within yourself to hold onto your integrity. Jesus demonstrates that you can strengthen yourself through prayer and fasting to face such schemes that occur in your life. This battle is won when you operate in the realm of the Spirit of God. Your own might and power is not sufficient to handle each attack that comes your way. Seek God and He will show you the way to gain success the right way. Put your Faith and Trust in God.


Zechariah 4:6

So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts.


Don’t make prayer and fasting a religious exercise, it is your spiritual warfare weapon for success.

Philippians 3:12-16 – Pressing Toward the Goal

12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

15 Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you. 16 Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind.

 

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 😀

 

 

Wisdom in the Season


Hello Everybody! 🙂

I’m still on vacation and loving it! 😀 Summer is my type of weather. I was born to walk in the Sun. Don’t hate lol. 😉 Winter is not my thing at all! I got access to a computer and felt like sharing a thought for today.


 

7ad073b8640a7926e40d26abbc563223It’s important that when you go through transitional seasons in life that you must first and foremost apply wisdom to your understanding. There are things in which you must keep secret and don’t blab to the whole wide world about when you are getting blessed. Listen, contrary to popular opinion, there is a need to keep your mouth shut when you are getting blessed. Don’t be like a Joseph who aggravated his brothers to the point of them selling him off to be a slave in Egypt when God is showing you what He is about to do to you in your life. Because God’s plan is to prosper you, you need to know that you just need to have the wisdom to be DISCREET! I mean….keep it to yourself mate! It’s alright to be happy, but do your happy dance in a secret place and don’t be all showy about it because you will definitely attract your enemies attention and then you’ll end up asking yourself, “how did I land in this mess?”, “Why is everything in my life bound up all of a sudden?”, “how did I get into jail?” just like Joseph did when he blah blah blahed about his dreams about ruling over his brothers and family.

If you want to preserve your destiny you must learn to bridle that untamed tongue of yours. People may even provoke you to share your secrets of success, but if the Holy Spirit doesn’t lead you to share with certain people, then keep your mouth SHUT. The enemy is like a Roaring Lion seeking whom he may devour. Make sure that person he devours isn’t you. If you don’t know who your enemies are in each season, then ask the Lord to OPEN up your eyes to see. You may be quite shocked to find out how close these people are to you, so learn to guard your heart and seriously bridle your tongue from yapping about every good thing that’s happening to your life. I also strongly emphasize those with families to do this because you have people that you need to protect so shut your mouth and quit the temptation to boast or gloat. Some things don’t need to be testified too…just chillax (chill and relax) and be silent.


Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.


It is so important to apply wisdom in your daily affairs. Use discretion when you are communicating ideas and plans regarding your life. Not every Tom, Dick or Harry needs to know what God has planned for your life. Be very aware that some of the friends you had last season may become your enemies this season. I’m not joking about this. Some people who smiled at you last year will be jealous of you this year and will do everything in their power to see you not prosper and not succeed. The only way to protect your destiny is to be wise and sharpen your discernment.  <–Click on this link to get my post regarding that topic.

You need to understand that as I have been talking about the type of year this is going to be, it is a year of restoration and recovery, but you need to understand that recovering all your potentials, all your blessings that God has predestined for you to have requires that you have a new mindset about the battles you will face. Listen, this isn’t the time to be sitting around watching things happen, this is the time to make things happen, but in all your getting says the Lord, get UNDERSTANDING. You will definitely need it this year.


Through Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way.


Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.


Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.


He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, But he who heeds rebuke gets understanding.


How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.


He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.


You cannot afford to lean on your own understanding this year. You seriously have to lean on God for direction. That’s why it is imperative that you make God First this year…in fact throughout your life He should be FIRST. For those of you that didn’t make God a priority from before, if you make God a priority this year, you will see things shift and change in your life this year to your benefit. You haven’t got the time to remain idle and have a “woe is me” mentality. My friends, the Devil doesn’t care about your sappy attitude, you have to learn to FIGHT for God’s promises in your life this year. You will have to do something different this year in order to yield a profitable outcome and result. If you are still that person that keeps doing the same thing over and over again thinking you’ll obtain a different result, then my friend, you are INSANE. That is the actual definition of Insanity if you didn’t know, so STOP THAT NONSENSE NOW!


The-Fear-of-the-Lord-is-the-beginning-of-all-wisdom-proverbs-9-10Having said that, God will cause some people to dream dreams this year and see visions. For those of you that pray and fast, expect results. However, do not pray and fast in vain for selfish reasons. That is not the point of praying and fasting. When you pray and you fast, seek God’s divine direction and clarity as to where you ought to go, what you ought to be doing and who you ought to meet. God is so interested in your life that He will even show you who you are supposed to meet, who you are supposed to do business with, which school you are supposed to go to in order to achieve whatever it is that you are meant to achieve etc etc. Do not limit God. Do not allow room for doubt and also, be prepared to step out and do things outside your comfort zone. Do Not Doubt GOD. If He said He will do it, He will do it. 


I know that some people struggle with trusting God, and I also admit that there are areas in my life where I have doubted Him, however, it’s time to apply your FAITH during these times where you wonder if something will ever happen. Learn to understand that each promise will come to the fullness of time during its appointed time. There is an appointed time for every promise. In the Bible, such promises are referred to as what I call “The appointed time of life”. God’s promise to Abraham about receiving Isaac, his son of promise that Sarah would give birth to was based on this “Appointed time of Life”. You can read all about that in Genesis 18 for yourself. Remain open to how God leads you to the promises He has for you in your life because some of the instructions He gives will not make sense to you but, I guarantee that if you incline your ears to understanding and obey His voice, you will be pleasantly surprised by what He will show you this year.  The question is “Are you going to trust God this year?”


Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”


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I declare and decree that God’s promises for your life will be returned to you according to the appointed time of life. For those waiting for spouses, it will happen according to the appointed time of life, for those waiting to conceive a child or a business idea, it will happen according to the appointed time of life, for those waiting to achieve the completion of their studies to launch into their careers, it will happen according to that appointed time of life. Whatever it is that you are waiting for, it will happen according to the appointed time of life. Though the vision tarries wait for it and it shall come to pass. This whole thing is all about putting your trust in the Lord for that vision 100%. You can be like Sarah and laugh when hearing what I’m saying, but God will bring that promise to fruition in your life this year so believe it and receive it, AMEN!


For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.


This time I want to share a video by David Wilkerson regarding God’s Promise. May it bless your spirit today. 😀

Heaven’s Anthem


Hi Everybody!

I apologize for not having posted anything for a while. I’ve been quite busy with so many things going on. Can you believe it’s almost the end of 2014???? I mean we are in the 11th month and so much has happened. I’m planning to leave the country for a lengthy trip soon and I anticipate that so much will transpire on my trip. I’ve been on preparation mode for it and at the same time I just wanted to drop a line and say a few words of encouragement and prophesy to y’all today.

The next four months including the month of November will be a transitional season for many of you. Where you are right now has been the preparation stage for unlocking the door of your “calling” in your life. It may appear to you that not much seems to be happening, but do not be deceived by your natural eyes. God has watched you tilling the ground and has watched you work the fields to cultivate your giftings that will launch you into the next level of your life. You must remember that operating in your calling demands that you walk a supernatural path (a path less traveled). This Supernatural path requires you to pray different, dream different, act different, fast, speak and move differently from the average Christian. Prepare your mind to receive new associations, networks and mentors that will groom you into new areas of leadership and stewardship as you tap into your calling. The emphasis I have been prodded by God about for the past few months is His concern for the people of God has been about “Activation of Calling”.

What must you do now? Pray and concern yourself with God’s agenda in this season. Every breakthrough you receive or should I say want to receive will only be given to you and I do mean ONLY be given to you while you are about Your Father’s Business. Focus on growth and analyze your weaknesses so that you can turn those weaknesses into strengths. Going to church doesn’t mean you are being activated into your calling. Mere attendance is not enough, you have to go out and do something with respect to advancing God’s agenda on the earth in your life. Your weaknesses do not determine nor limit you from God’s prescribed outcome for your life which is to prosper you and be in good health as your soul prospers (Jeremiah 29:11). Your Faith in action is what will determine your outcome.

Learn from the Past, Respect your Present, and Appreciate and Look forward to your Future. You serve a God that knows your past, present and future so understand that all of these timelines are important for you to note so that you will know what to do in the days yet to come.  If you don’t learn from your past, you will make mistakes in your present that can hinder you from God’s prescribed future. Focus on doing things that you haven’t tapped into before in order to move to the next stage. And Yes, that means getting outside of your comfort zone. The consequence of remaining in your comfort zone is Insanity and death. Insanity is doing what you’ve done before and still expecting a different result. God doesn’t work with insane people since death is at the end of that cycle.God only works with those who are up to the challenge of growing from their past mistakes and still having the end goal in mind. God is about life-giving (growth and prosperity) and not about death-sentence making (insanity, conviction). You must do things that attract life-giving growth in your life and choose not to participate in activities with a death-giving purpose to your destiny. Do not be complacent and self-focused, you must be God-centered and purpose-driven focused.

Encouragement: God has given you all the ingredients you need to be successful. The moment you became Born-Again, you achieved your overcomer status. Faith is what causes you to Overcome. Circumstances around you are not powerful enough that you are unable to overcome them. When you Believe and Trust God, Nothing at all in your life will become impossible for you because your mind has been transformed and renewed to be more like Christ. Remember in Whom you have believed.

1 John 5:4 – For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.

Mark 9: 23 – Jesus said unto him, If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.

If you are lost and don’t know how to move into this season, then it means that who you are hanging out with in your current state, is at the same if not lower level than you. You must go out and pursue associations with people better than you if you want to escape your current condition. You must learn to humble yourself before those who have the necessary ideas, tools, and networks that can take you from your current level to the next higher level for your life. Do not despise your mentors,and remember to have an attitude of gratitude in all things that you do. How you treat people right now will determine whether or not you will fast-track into your calling tomorrow. Be mindful of this and seek wisdom above all else.

Knowledge must always be accompanied with wisdom for wisdom is what will preserve your destiny and protect your future. Seek it like Gold and Silver. Remain determined and develop a spirit of tenacity to not back down or give up until you have achieved your desired end result. AMEN 😀

To end this post, I have a video by Dan Stevers called Heaven’s Anthem. May this video bless your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody 🙂

In Thy Name


God's NameHi Everybody,

Hope y’all are having a blessed weekend. Today, I want to post a video called “Thy Name”. 

The questions I have for your meditation today are:

Do you know who God is? Who is God to you?

Many people assume that they do many good works in His Name which make them stellar Christians in the eyes of people, but unfortunately, these same people ignore the voice of the Father (through the Holy Spirit) when He gives direction which is an act of DISOBEDIENCE.

If you are one of those that say “I have never heard the Lord say….” or “The Holy Spirit doesn’t speak to me…”, then You need to re-evaluate how you perceive yourself before the Father.

You need to have a revelation of who God is to you in order to hear what He is saying to  you in order for you to be who God wants you to be…and that is to be His child.

148663_10152093485351832_2085451673_nChildren of God are Children of obedience. Obedience is cultivated by a trust relationship. You need to Trust in the Father as the Father also has need to Trust in you.  Trust is built on Faith, and Faith comes by Hearing, and Hearing by the Word of the Lord (Romans 10:17).

Do you Trust God enough to Hear Him? Sometimes our Pride can cause us to be deaf to the Holy Spirit, but when we humble ourselves before Him and pray and seek His face, that is when we truly begin to Hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to “Us” the Church as little children (Revelation 2:7, 11, 17,29; Revelations 3:6, 13, 22).  

You know the saying that goes…“When the student is ready, the master will appear”. Well, in our case…it’s different. In our case it is

“When YOU, the Child of God is ready, the Father will appear”. 

Are you ready to be what you were predestined to be? 

As Jesus is the Great Shepherd, He tells us that “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”  (John 10:27).

In order to follow Jesus, we must be willing to hear what the Spirit of the Lord wants us to hear. 

God speaks to us everyday in so  many different ways. Do not put God in a box with your way of thinking. Learn to soften your heart and become sensitive to the voice of the Holy Spirit. You can do this by meditating on the Word and acting on it by faith. When you reach out to the Father by faith, He will extend His hand to you. It’s all in His Word. He is not a man that He should lie. So reach out to Him today and learn to Hear from Him when He calls you by Name.

Scriptures to Meditate on: 

Psalm 73:28

But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, That I may declare all Your works.
Ecclesiastes 5:1

Fear God, Keep Your Vows ] Walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw nearto hear rather than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they do evil.
James 4:8

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purifyyour hearts, you double-minded.
Numbers 23:19

“God is not a man, that 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?

May This video by Shiftworship Bless your Spirit today. 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!

Sunday Inspiration: Believe


Hi everybody!

Right now, I’m going through something that requires me to increase my Faith. I’ve recently been laid off and need God’s divine intervention in my situation. I’m not ashamed of my circumstances because I’ve decided to Trust God for what I need. Now, in such circumstances it is easy to forget Him and decide to forsake Him in times of trouble, but I know in whom I believe. I’ve resolved within myself that I can’t afford to be depressed although there was a few days this week where I knew it was creeping up on me. I’ve heard of others going through the same thing as me in this season and in some circumstances, they are a bit worse off in the situation as I am however, despite all that, God has been encouraging me to keep my faith alive and stay strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Sometimes, people stop ministering when bad things happen to them, however, I have decided to remain anchored in Christ. We’ve got to learn to trust God not only in the good times but in the bad times as well. The way I see it, this is a test of endurance. I know that when you feel pressure it is easy to crack mentally and it has happened to me before, however, I don’t want to go around in circles anymore with such a reaction and I have decided to remain steadfast and keep my faith alive because I’m believing for a divine turn-around in my situation. I’ve been speaking to my circumstances and calling forth things that be not as though they are because it’s easy to brood about what is happening rather than speak to your situation and prophesy what you want to see happen. I am believing that I am not in lack, that I am in a transition for multiplication and territory increase. That is what I have been praying for as of late.

God has been really testing me in this area of Faith. One thing I know is that when you are in lack, God is able to create a river through your desert situation.

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.

I’m standing on the Word and believing that even when in lack, God is my river that is running through my desert. He is the way maker, the one who is able to create opportunities for His people that believe in Him. This song that I’m posting here today is from Marvin Winans Jr. called Believe. It is an up beat song, but it really has been ministering to my spirit as of late. I still believe that even in this Season of Renewal, we must yield to the power of the Holy Spirit. What I’ve come to believe is that when you have nothing, that is when you give of yourself to the Lord the most. Like that Widow that lived in the desert with her son that had only enough food to eat one more day and listened to Elijah the Prophet and gave him something to eat according to his request in her time of lack, God is able to increase the very little that you have if you obey His voice in this season. Her food was a seed that would reap a harvest of an abundance of food because she understood the principle of SEED – TIME – HARVEST. The little food she had was what she used to sow into her miracle by giving the very last of what she had to the Man of God, God saw her heart and blessed her with a divine increase in a time where such a thing was impossible or unlikely to occur. She probably didn’t even know that she was working a principle and a promise from God that says “I will bless those that bless you”(Genesis 12:3). When she blessed the Prophet, she herself received a blessing which was an abundance in a time of lack.

Matthew 10:41

He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.

Our God is a God of the ridiculous and it is that Faith Level that I believe that God is testing me with even in my own season. God is able to increase the very little we have when we decide to cooperate with Him and the Holy Spirit. I believe that is the key thing here, OBEDIENCE!

1 Kings 17:8-16 (NKJV)

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8 Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, 9 “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.” 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, indeed a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Please bring me a little water in a cup, that I may drink.” 11 And as she was going to get it, he called to her and said, “Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.”

12 So she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.”

13 And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the Lord sends rain on the earth.’”

15 So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for many days. 16 The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke by Elijah.

I believe that it is when you have nothing that you give of yourself all the more to God and you will see increase when you are told to give the very little that you have by FAITH. It’s very easy to give when you aren’t in lack and most times, God knows how easy it is for people to give when their resources are high; but what happens when God asks you to give when your resources are running low? Do we choose to believe in Him and do what He asks of us? Sometimes, God asks me to do crazy things and recently He has asked me to sow a seed into someone who is facing the same thing as I am; however, I’m choosing to believe in His Word and bless others anyway even though I know that eventually my resources will run dry because I know that God is testing my Faith and seeking for me to increase it. Whatever I have now is seed for my harvest which also includes even my praise and worship.

Seed into your need and God will increase you in your time of Lack when you obey His voice.

I believe that He is the same yesterday, today and forever, and that He knows my needs according to His riches and glory. He is well able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all we could ever ask or think, however, He wants to see if we believe enough for Him to do it. Though I feel challenged, I’m convinced that I serve a God who is well able to bring into completion my destiny and that He is walking with me through this season to be a testimony of “Look at what the Lord has Done!”

I appreciate any prayers or words of encouragement from my readers reading this post today. I know that my God is an awesome God and I have chosen be simply BELIEVE! For those that are going through some serious issues, my encouragement to you today is LEAN ON GOD and put your Trust in Him. We may lose a lot of things in life, but one thing we must NEVER lose is our FAITH IN GOD. Faith is what keeps you anchored in Christ and Faith is what births the miraculous, because the JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH (Hebrews 10:38), AMEN!

I hope you like this song everybody. God Bless You everybody!

Understanding Purpose


purposeHi Everybody!

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!

Demonstrating the Power of God: The Church on Fire


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Hi Everybody!

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Consuming fire of God – The Lion of Judah (Judah means Praise)

I hope everybody is having a wonderful Friday! So lately, the Lord has been impressing upon my heart about fueling a Church so that it is always on fire. As we all know, fire is a powerful heat source filled with energy that if not monitored or contained properly, it has the potential to go out of control and destroy everything in its path and at the same time if it is not properly fueled, it can also be quenched.

When I first got saved, I came to believe that we as people can become as powerful as the apostles in the Bible that could drive out demons, heal the sick and have a trail of miracles working in our lives. I have not changed my opinion on this matter. I believe that if the Bible says we can have the same authority, then we should be able to do the same thing. However, such things only work according to the proportion of our FAITH (Romans 12:6).

So the question is…. How much FAITH do we have regarding such spiritual giftings in the first place? 

I believe that Churches should be so filled with the Holy Spirit that people don’t need to enter into the Church building to get their healing…they can get healed and delivered in the parking lot…they can get healed and delivered on their way to church…they can get healed and delivered by proxy. The signs and wonders that we want to have following us as Christians can only be witnessed by others through Faith demonstrated in Power by the unction of the Holy Spirit. The Power of God and the authority we all have in Christ should be so powerful that we should even have the kind of  faith like the Centurion that didn’t need to “see it to believe” in the Power of Jesus…all He needed to hear was a Word that it was done and that’s all the faith we need to see healings take place in our lives (Matthew 8:8). In that very hour, the servant of the centurion was healed (Matthew 8:12-14).

People of God, we are the mystery of God’s glory waiting to be revealed to the unbelievers — Christ in us the hope of Glory.

Colossians 1:27

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.

Unbelievers need to see Faith being demonstrated by the Church of God in order to believe. However, I think to some extent… the Church of Jesus Christ is rather complacent…rather unbelieving… If God did it once before…He is well able to do it again. However, do we believe that??????? I admit that there are areas in my life that I still tackle unbelief, but the whole point is, we need to make room for Faith to increase in our lives if we want signs and wonders to follow the Spiritual Warfaring Church.

heart ablazeThis year the Lord has been speaking to my heart about building up my Faith. Sometimes when you go through trials, your faith can get shakened, but that doesn’t mean that it gets extinguished. All your flame of faith requires to grow is fuel to make it burn ablaze. I feel like the Lord is revitalizing my faith. He is making me increase my cup. I don’t believe I have enough and that is why I seek more faith. I want a greater dispensation of God’s glory to be revealed; however, faith is required to make it manifest. I experienced a lot of hindrances last year…but God has always been my cheerleader to keep pressing on, to keep going….to not look at what it looks like right now….to not give up….to not worry about other people’s opinions of where you are going (or not going in their opinion). He (God) taught me to focus on His leading…focus on His direction…focus on His instruction and guidance….believe in the Word…believe in the Holy Spirit and do not lean onto your own understanding. As people we have limits but God is limitless so we must yield to the one that is able to break the barriers, to break the chains, to break the limits off and tap into the uncharted territories. Trust God and He will take you through your trials and provide for you as you continue in your undaunted faith.

The Church requires undaunted faith…unmovable faith, unshakeable faith to be a powerful Church. I remember praying a couple of days ago and the Lord spoke to my spirit and said “I’m going to teach you how to walk by faith this year”. I know that at my present capacity…I need to do things I’ve never done before…pursue greatness and not settle of less than the best. The vision I have for the powerful Church requires me to upgrade my knowledge and my understanding of the Word. God has given me some projects I need to fulfill before the year is done. I’m doing a lot of things that are stirring up the reverential fear of the Lord in me. God says, “Do it even if you are afraid…this will teach you what COURAGE is about”.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct[a] your paths.
I believe that as believers, our faith in God is experiential more than just a set of rules and guidelines we all follow as dogma. I experienced the bondage-breaking power of God in my life from demonic oppression in my dreams, suicidal thoughts and actions, and suffered issues with sleep-walking when I was growing up. The power of God is real to me…and these examples are but a few reasons why I believe God is real. God taught me that I can take authority over my nightmares and over some demonic experiences that I can’t really explain very well since there were various incidences…but for now, I’ll just call it spiritual oppression and that I could bind these forces and tell them where to go in the NAME OF JESUS and they would flee. The peace I experienced from being set free by this level of oppression fueled my faith in Jesus Christ. If God can set me free, I believe He is more than able to set other captives free.

miracles 2God is saying…”I want my Church to demonstrate their faith in POWER and in the authority I have already given them through my Son Jesus Christ”.

So Church, keep believing…keep trusting God, be bold, be daring, be courageous, believe in the authority that the Lord gives. We are only as powerful as our Faith allows us to be.

John 16:24

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

If you have a small proportion of Faith, then seek God to increase it. You have not if you ask not (James 4:2), so ask and it shall be given unto you, pressed down, shaken together and running over! HALLELUJAH

Luke 6:38 

Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”

I believe that God wants His church to rise up and be a warfaring house operating in the fullness of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The same God of Yesterday, Today and Forever is looking for vessels that will be bold and courageous. Are you one of these that will step out into the deep like Peter who walked on water believing as he fixed His eyes on Jesus? If we want to do great things, we must fix our eyes towards the Author and Finisher of our FAITH (Hebrews 12:2). Let the Lord Jesus fill your cup of Faith today as you ask in His Holy and Mighty Name, AMEN!

Demons tremble at this mystery, that YOU have Christ in YOU the Hope of GLORY. Glory be to GOD Everybody!

I have two songs here from Fred Hammond called Glory to Glory to Glory & Show Yourself Strong. May these songs bless your spirit today Everybody!