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! 😀

Trust In Me Now


Hello Everybody!

I just wanted to drop in and give you a worship song for your Tuesday Morning. God has everything in the palm of His hands for you. All you have to do is Trust Him even if your circumstances seem bleak. That is what FAITH is. Did you know that Faith has Substance. It is tangible, because it is the evidence of things you have yet to see. Just because you don’t see your breakthrough right now, doesn’t mean God hasn’t already formulated a plan for it. All He’s seeking is for you to BELIEVE in Him. Can you do that today? Stretch out your Hands, Stretch out your Heart and Have Faith to not only see your miracle but to receive it as well. God bless you Everybody!

Hebrews 11:1
[ By Faith We Understand ] Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

 

Focus on the Greater Within You


 

Hi Everybody!

You must be wondering what’s up with the title today? You know that verse of Scripture that says:

1 John 4:4
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

What does that mean exactly?

When you choose Christ as “the Way, the Truth and the Life(John 14:1; John 14:6) in the process of our Salvation, You allow Him to enter into your heart as you give permission to allow the Holy Spirit to transform your old ways of thinking and doing things to become a new creation in Christ. We are all new creations in Christ when we accept Him as Lord and Savior; however, in our walk, we determine how great He is in us as we choose how far we are willing to follow Jesus in His way, in His Truth and in the path that He leads us to eternal Life in Him, with Him, and through Him.

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.

The question of “How Great is our God?” can only be determined on an individualistic basis based on how much we have cultivated building a relationship with Him in our lives. Someone only becomes great in our hearts when we are in relationship with them built on a foundation of Trust, Faith, and Belief.

Ask yourself these questions:

How much do you Trust Jesus?

How much Faith do you have in Jesus?

How much do you Believe in Jesus?

The measure of these things determines how great He is in you.

Jesus overcame the world for us (John 16:33). We can only overcome the world when we have Jesus Christ inside of us who is the hope of Glory (Romans 5:2; Colossians 1:27). I believe that as Christians we have to pursue the Greatest of the Great so that by one mere look at you, it is evident that you are Christian. The light that comes from you, illuminates that which is already inside of you which is the message of Jesus Christ.

How great is the light of Jesus’ Word shining in you, through you and around you?

When we embrace ideas that contradict the light of God’s Word, we become more like the world that knows no light (darkness = ignorance) and the Jesus in you gets shelved to the back corner in the basement of your heart until He is completely forgotten; or worse, thrown out of your life completely. When we forget our Savior, when we forget our Lord Jesus by our own choice, we then allow something else to become greater within us, and if it is not Jesus, then you’ve got to ask yourself, Who has taken His place within our hearts?”

If Jesus is not on the throne-room of your heart, who is seated there instead? It is possible to hold an idol to be greater than our God which opens doors to demonization and other problems and that is why we must hold fast to the Truth and not allow room for deception or anything to replace the greatness of our God in our lives.

2 Thessalonians 2:13
[ Stand Fast ] But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you by the Spirit and belief in the truth for salvation through sanctification ,

1 Thessalonians 5:20-22

20 Do not despise prophecies. 21 Test all things; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil.

2 Corinthians 10:5
casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

So Today, focus on what is the Greater that is inside of you?

If you have shelved Jesus in a far place from your heart or have completely abandoned Him in your life, then repent and seek God’s forgiveness for it and reconcile your heart back to His love for you today. Jesus loves you even when you don’t love Him in return. Jesus believes in you even when you have stopped believing in Him. Jesus has faith in you even when you have denied Him. Jesus wants an intimate relationship with you, even when you have divorced your heart from Him. Jesus still wants you even when you think He doesn’t because “He will never leave you nor forsake you” even when you have forsaken Him (Hebrews 13:5). Allow Him to take the throne-room of your heart and let Him become Greater in your life.

“How do I make Him greater in me?” you ask?

By studying His Word (The Bible), by living out what you believe by Faith, and by demonstrating Jesus’ love for you and for other people through your actions, thoughts and deeds. It takes Faith to acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the greater One that is within you than he that is in the world. Put away the things that you once exalted before God and seek the things of the Kingdom of God to reside in you. You can do this by renouncing those things that you once made greater in your life than the Christ in you the hope of Glory. God is an awesome God and He is the Greater that should reside inside you when you worship Him daily and make Him a priority in your life. Food for thought.

I have two songs here by 21:03 called Cold World and Done. Totally love these songs. May they minister to you today.

God bless you everybody!

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Faith on a Wire – Believe and have FAITH


Hi Everybody!

Today I have an interesting video for y’all to watch. Check it out.

 

It’s amazing isn’t it? When God demonstrates His goodness to us time and time again, it should make our Faith stronger in Him and yet there is always that presence of doubt left in our minds because of unbelief.

What makes us doubt God’s love for us? What must He do to get our attention and believe that He loves us unconditionally? Like Blondin, Jesus time and time again throughout His ministry on Earth, demonstrated the Father’s love for us through workings of Miracles, Delieverance, Healings, Signs and Wonders and yet people could not believe He was the Messiah. He even hung on a tree and shed His blood for all of our sins as His greatest expression of His love  for us and yet people still doubt the Father’s love for them to this day.

It’s one thing to believe…but it’s another to have Faith. There is a small difference between believing in something and having faith in something. We can believe that Jesus is God and yet not have faith in the fact that the Lord Loves us. It’s a strange contradiction but You must have Faith and believe that God Loves You. The Devil is a liar and will cause you to mill around in self-pity and self-condemnation that will separate you from the Love of the Lord and that is why you must remember the TRUTH in that there is no condemnation in Christ. Christ died to set you free! Believe in that TRUTH and have Faith that Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!

Today be encouraged…no matter what you’ve done, no matter what sin committed, Jesus loves you unconditionally, otherwise the Father would not have sent His Son Jesus to die for all of us if that were not true. Jesus forgives us 70×7 times over for our sins, faults, failures, mistakes no matter what depth or measure of sin. Jesus’ Blood covers all sin because He forgives us so we are forgiven. Believe in that TRUTH. Remember that the devil is a LIAR!

God Loves YOU and his Mercy Endures forever! Be blessed today and be encouraged!

I have a song here to bless your heart today from Kari Jobe called You are for Me.

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Scriptures to Meditate

John 8:31
[ The Truth Shall Make You Free ] Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.

John 8:32
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

John 8:36
Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

Romans 8:1
[ Free from Indwelling Sin ] There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

Mark 11:22
So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.

Romans 14:22
Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.

2 Corinthians 4:13
And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak,

Galatians 2:16
knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.

1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

1 Chronicles 16:34
Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

Psalm 100:5
For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.

John 3:18
He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

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Inspiration Song Sunday: Desperate For You


Hi Everybody!

I have a song for you today that I didn’t have time to post yesterday. It’s from Terrell King called Desperate. When you go through a trial and it seems like you’re in a desert situation, that is when God must become the one you rely on, the one you call on the one that you remember. Some trust in BMW’s (Modern day Chariots), some in people….but who will remember the NAME OF THE LORD?????

Psalm 20:7
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

We have to remember that God is with us every step of the way. When you call on the name of the Lord, He is in your midst. Seek him even in the desperate moments of your life. He that took you to the trial will walking you through it and out of it. Just Place all your Trust in the Lord because just like Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego were in the fiery furnace of a trial in Daniel 3, the fourth man was Jesus Himself, and the fire didn’t burn them. God is like that with us. Our trials may seem very hot and fiery that we all want out after we’re stuck in it, but God says….when you remember me and call on my name, you will be saved, you are Safe in Him.

 

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

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

Stay Blessed Everybody and Know that God has not forgotten about you…just don’t forget about Him, Amen!

In All This – I Believe (Poem by Yours Truly)


In all this, I believe,

That we can be all that we can be.

No one can tell you that you can’t,

Those that hate you are stuck because they want,

to be that person God wants them to be.

They stop and hit at those that strive,

Because they’re jealous of how you thrive.

Tell them Trust in the Lord with all your Heart, your Mind, your Soul,

For God is the one who blesses all.

Do not fret for those that lack Faith,

They need an example so that they can learn to wait,

On the promises of God that seek His Face,

He rewards all who are humble with Mercy and Grace.

Pursue Him with all your Heart, your Mind, and Soul,

He has the power to be the Forgiver of all.

We all make mistakes along the way,

But for those that like being fake,

Miss out on the things that they can get,

If only they learned to forgive and forget,

The errors of others that hurt their spirit,

Truly Truly we need the Holy Spirit!

Believe and know that God Loves us All,

Believe and Trust He Blesses All,

That seek His face in Spirit and Truth,

No one can deceive you, they have no Proof,

That You are not Loved by the One who Loved you First,

The Giver of Life, the One that took the Curse,

On that lonely tree to save Us who sinned,

Died and rose up to help us be redeemed.

I am in Love with the One that Gave His Life,

The One that taught Us, He is the Way, The Truth and the Life.

Jesus Christ, the Son of God,

The One I praise, the One I Behold.

(c) 2011 Sherline N. T.

This is my first attempt at a poem after a long long time for I am deeply out of practice, but I hope this blesses you today.

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Maintain Standards to Build Integrity


It is important that as you continue to strive for high goals and achieve your dreams, you must consider how you go about your business to accomplish your dreams and aspirations. You have to have standards in order to build integrity. When we fail at committing to a standard, we end up being wishy washy about what we do and trail towards the path of mediocrity.

Before I speak of standards ask yourself:  What is Integrity? What does integrity mean to you? Do you have it or are you even building towards it?

When I speak of maintaining a standard, I mean maintaining a “moral standard” in order to do the right thing. For me, my standards are based on Biblical principles as a guide and it may vary for many people what their standards may be but ultimately you have to remain consistent. When you are consistent in your conduct you will earn people’s respect and gain self-respect. The virtues of having standards are plentiful.

What standards can you easily work on?

1. Consistency – When you are consistent, you show that you are reliable and people can trust you to do things because your character remains constant. The virtue of maintaining consistency within your actions means you are a dependable individual and people won’t expect any suprises. You gain favour by valuing this character trait. Those that are inconsistent are unstable and no one can rely on an unpredictable person. If you can’t be trusted with little, you can’t be trusted with much (Luke 16:10).

2. Follow through – If you say that you are going to do something then do it. Many people start by saying they will commit to a task but never follow through. Deliver the goods that you said you would deliver because if you don’t, people will lose their faith and trust in you. This is also a part of remaining consistent with your actions. If you say you will show up at 8:30am to work then be there at 8:30. Being mediocre about what you are being trusted to do exemplifies a level of disinterest and lack of concern for the task that is entrusted to you. It is intolerable by the business world standards and neither should you cultivate such shoddy behaviour. Commit to your responsibilities and people will be able to guage how adept you are at following through to the things they require of you. If you are uncommitted in your heart then don’t volunteer for tasks that require responsibility. Rather keep your mouth shut instead of performing at unsatisfactory levels. The whole point of following through is to build  a positive character that can build a positive reputation. If you perform below the base level of expectations, then you set yourself up for failure.

3. Finish what you start – Complete what is required of you. Many good projects have a strong beginning but during the process some people drop the ball and never end up completing the project as a result. If you want to be results oriented, then you have to start with the end in mind. You have to follow through to the end. Finishing what you start means that you are a person that is goal oriented. When you have goals and you complete them, there is a level of satisfaction that comes upon you on a job well done. The race is not for the swift nor the strong if you remember the fable regarding the hare and the tortoise. If you need to take your time to finish something then take your time if needed as long as you complete the task with quality versus quantity. The quality of work must be emphasized here. Quantity counts but it is useless if you have it without it backed by quality. Don’t distract yourself with what the other person is doing and concentrate on what you have to do. If you get side-tracked you’ll make a mess of what you are doing. Remain focused and block out distractions. Distractions hinder you from reaching your goals.

Having standards helps maintain your integrity. People view those that uphold their standards as powerful and amazing individuals, but people often forget that it takes a lot of work and effort to maintain your integrity. You have to do the basic things like the 3 tips I have listed here as a starting point to build your integrity and create a standard for yourself. Do not be like everybody else because you are unique. You have to define the standards that you will uphold and then follow through. Do not be like a leaf that is moved by the tossing of the wind; be firm like a tree that has it’s roots that reach far deep into the ground. When you maintain a standard, you will grow in it and you will not be easily shaken.

The Consequence of having NO Standards – I believe that if you have no standards then you are guided by loose morals. There is a saying that comes to mind that says, “If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything”. Such an individual is fickle-minded and can easily betray your confidence since they have nothing that the truly follow to the end. They remain inconsistent and they are successful at disappointing people with their actions. They do not see a need to change because they are moved by what is convenient for them at the time and are absolutely undependable. Such people lack a true moral compass to walk uprightly and lack dignity. They are unstable in their reasoning skills and in conversations they may agree with everything you say to “appear” like they have a mutual understanding with you when really they don’t stand for anything that is inconvenient to themselves. Watch out for such characters. They manage to cause a lot of chaos in the workplace, in your family and your friendship circles. They know how to do anything for you but at their own pace.  They rarely finish what they start and they lack completeness. They are double-minded in all their ways that you can conclude that they are hypocrites. A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways (James 1:7) so remember that you must be very careful when you come across such individuals in your life. Do not entrust them with important projects for they will surely bring it to ruin.

The Issue of having Double Standards

I also want to address those that have DOUBLE  STANDARDS as well. Don’t be a person that says “Don’t do as I do but do as I say”. Hypocrites love this type of language. I don’t condone it. I believe in the “Practice what you Preach” approach. Having double standards causes chaos and confusion. You don’t want to create a whole bunch of fools with this level of conduct. A fool says “there is no right way of doing something” while a wise person says “there is a correct way of doing something as there are various ways of doing the same thing”. What is your moral compass like today? Are you wishy washy with certain things or do you have discipline? People with standards have discipline whereas those with no standards or those that operate in double standards act with mediocrity.They lack integrity by nature since their actions are tied to their loose morality. Build yourself and maintain a Standard that you will follow  through to the end. Consistency is dependable and finishing what you start proves that you are steadfast.

My Last Note: Please understand that my discussion of maintaining a standard doesn’t mean that you won’t battle with your weaknesses. Having said that, it is important to understand that just because you have weaknesses in areas that you find difficult to follow through doesn’t mean that you lack integrity because to have integrity you have to work hard at it. You don’t become a person of integrity just like that because it’s always a work in progress. However, if you don’t strive to a standard then you are walking in the path of mediocrity. Standards help to build your integrity and helps boost your reputation.

However, Integrity is more important than having a reputation. Reputations are built on how others see you whereas integrity is built while others aren’t always looking. Choose to have standards that you can walk in and you can use the three points I have provided as a guide to get you going. If you’ve been walking in confusion for a while and don’t know how to get to that stage of discipline then seek an accountability partner that can be your mentor to help you walk uprightly. You are not an island to yourself so it’s important to practice self-discipline if you want to learn how to have Integrity with the help of others. I personally still am a work in progress so it’s safe to say that I haven’t “arrived” but I will continue to work hard at it. This post is intended to encourage you and boost your character to a new level of thinking. I hope it helps you and feel free to pass it onto others that need this message.

Remember: Have stability and remain consistent; have standards and you will become a person of value, stature, and a person of Integrity.

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