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Thursday June 21, 2018

We need deliverance! And I pray that we rebuke the spirit of manipulation in the name of Jesus. It’s a subtle, yet controlling spirit. It will hold us captive to fear and guilt, and keep us from where God wants to take us. It destroys relationships. It’s controlling and robs us of our peace. Those controlled by this spirit will make one feel guilty as though we aren’t doing enough. There may be sleepless nights or always having to help out financially. The manipulative spirit will make you believe that your destiny is with family business when God has called us to do something else, but it will keep you in a location, when God has already given us a way out. It uses guilt as a trap to benefit the user but destroy the recipient. We see this with adult children being tied by their parents cords to keep them from being independent. Also in relationships this spirit is used to be controlling. We must be bold against this spirit & be aware of all spirits that try to hinder us and paralyze us by interfering with what God wants to do in our life. My question is do we trust God enough. We must pray against these evil spirits by confronting them, and do as God says we are to do. We must be aware of these spirits that we come up against. And we must pray for deliverance in Jesus name from anything that tries to take a hold of us. Like being held to things of the past that we have already repented for and that God has forgiven us for. And the things that need to be addressed in order for us to move forward will hinder us if we don’t deal with them, and we must cry out and ask to be delivered from it. Many don’t realize that these spirits are a form of witchcraft, and just following after anything that is not of Jesus is playing with Fire. We must armor ourselves daily in the Word of God and through prayer, asking for God’s wisdom to open our eyes and ears and our awareness. Just believing in Jesus is not enough. Although we are to believe that, it’s not true. We must understand the spiritual realm so that we are not be held in bondage, and so that we can do the will of God and truly reach our destiny. Receiving Christ is the beginning, but we must continue to grow in our faith and seek after knowledge continually to understand exactly what we are up against. God will reveal Himself to us, but it’s up to us to seek after Him always in all that we do. In order to make sound decisions we cannot allow our emotions and these spirits to take a hold of us. May we be delivered from evil, in the Mighty name of Jesus… Amen! (‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:1‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”
Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to you!

Sunday June 17, 2018

These battles are not our own. We serve an Almighty & Powerful God. No need to be upset when we feel that we can’t get through to one another. God’s got us! Pray and ask Him to step in, and He will. There is nothing that God can’t do. He isn’t held by our limited capabilities, but we must believe in the power of prayer, because our doubts can block His blessings. People speak of truth, but yet still wrestle with their own anger & feel the need to have to speak “their” mind & “vent”. But sometimes, all the other person will hear is how upset you are and miss the message that you want them to hear, because now it has become the wrong impression of the God you speak of. Again, trust God! Speak His truth in love. Don’t get it twisted, someone whose at peace and has a calm over them isn’t sugar coating the truth, they just have their faith deeply rooted in God’s Word & trust Him with the details. We don’t have it all figured out and we don’t know what God can do in another persons life, but we can pray about it and follow God in our own life and be an example to others. God has the final say! Pray to be able to speak truth in love. It’s not about us and what we think, but it’s about God and His plan for our life, and living according to His Word. We need to be reminded of God’s grace and compassion shown through our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, who made the ultimate sacrifice and paid the price for our sins, so that we may be forgiven and have salvation. We must die to ourselves daily and take up our cross daily to follow after Christ and be more like Him. We need a healthy prayer life, because without it we are truly missing out. Don’t just pray out of desperation, but pray continually throughout your day for direction. Our ways alone lead us on the path to destruction. We need Jesus to lead us to God and to show us the way to live in righteousness. Lord God, let us thank you for being our Heavenly Father, the Most High. You are the best Father! May all father’s look to you to know how to father, and for the mothers to learn how to honor the father’s that step up to responsibility & lead their children to you through the examples that you have shown all of us. May we all look for your direction daily and humble ourselves so that we can hear you as you minister to our hearts. We love, honor & praise you Heavenly Father, in Jesus Mighty name… Amen! (‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:5-6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.”
Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to you!
Friday June 15, 2018
When our focus is on people and the problems that arise, we may hear a bit of frustration and anger in the preaching of the gospel and the spreading of God’s Word from the deliverer. It tends to be coming from our need to fulfill the law through a set of rules put in place that many religious folks cling to. It seems that we lose focus of who Jesus truly is. I listen to people beating one another over the head with what we should be doing, but many have forgotten about fully surrendering to Christ and keeping quiet while learning. We must point others back to God and not the rules. People are leaving churches because of false doctrine or puffed up preachers that are not leading their people to God and fully trusting God. This is not a contest. But yes it is a race of faith. And we must endure and persevere to the end. Our relationship with God is what we need to be concerned with. Satan is misleading many people because we are not understanding how to trust God and be filled with the love of God through our relationship with His Son. We must refrain from preaching to others if we ourselves are not feeling Gods love. We all fall short, even that Pastor that you may look up to. We must learn to deliver a message through grace; that same grace that’s been given to us through Christ. God knows what’s taking place. He knows all things, because He is our Creator and the Creator of all things. We must all be aware of satan right now, because he has definitely stepped up his game. We need to know that nothing surprises God. It’s all written. We must understand the lies that satan tries to feed us, so that we can reach others with the love of Christ. Our walk is a constant process of learning, and the best way to learn is by constantly surrendering to Christ daily. We all seem to be trying to do it all by performing deeds and following a list of rules, and that will cause us to grow tired and weary and wrestle with anger. We are reminded in those times that we need saving from ourselves. So let’s all continue to trust God and put our faith in God, and speak life into one another, not death, knowing that God’s got us. Quit feeding into what satan wants us to believe. Time to break out of those same circles and seek more of God, and allow Him to place the right people in our life and allow His Word and love to minister to our heart. God is peace & balance, love & forgiveness. God is Almighty & All-knowing! God is faithful to us. Don’t give up on Him by taking control of things, but let go & let God have His way in your life. God is our Author & Finisher. We need to quit writing our own story or the story of others based on the past & understand that God’s grace is sufficient for us all.  (Romans‬ ‭3:21-26‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.”
Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to you!

Tuesday June 12, 2018

Many of us have so much to be thankful for. And if we are bogged down by worry & negativity, we cannot clearly see what God wants us to see and learn in our journey here on earth. This is not our permanent home, so we must continue to learn lessons and grow closer in our relationship with Christ. We cannot remain the same, as we once were before, but we must look past the blame, & be accountable for our own actions, to walk through each open door. We must all learn to listen and not jump to conclusions, or be quick to judge another based on our experiences, but to wholeheartedly show compassion and take the time out for one another. And every, every, every relationship goes both ways. What we expect from someone else, we must be willing to give of ourselves. And maybe I’m at a better place than you, and I am to be patient with you in your struggle like others were with me, but we must be humble and own our wrongs, just as much as we do our rights. We cannot receive help if we aren’t honest enough with ourselves that we do have a problem. We don’t have to try to impress one another, but be honest as to where we are at with the willingness to change, and care enough about ourselves to give back to those around us, so that we can all create a more positive environment. Negativity & destructive behaviors don’t go over well with me. And even if we’ve experienced it in the past, we are here now, thriving to be our best. A reflection of the past is how we see our growth, but no one needs to dwell in it. Keep a thankful heart, because God works through our thanks & praise. Satan would love for us to remain doubtful & negative & ungrateful so that we miss out on God and His beautiful Blessings for our lives. We must learn how to turn our focus over to God by feeding our spirit always. No one has this walk perfected & should never become a know-it-all, because we will miss out on so much in the process. May we all work through honesty & love always. ‭‭(Philippians‬ ‭3:13-14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “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, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to you!

Sunday June 10, 2018

I’m praying that more and more people open their eyes to truth by looking to God and His Word, and understanding that Jesus is the Truth! There are many things out there that are set in place to keep us from looking to God & from truly accepting Christ as our Lord & Savior. Even many of these churches are misleading and downplaying of our God, who is the most powerful of any, and He is the Almighty, One True God! We must examine & re-examine our lives to not be stagnant in our growth as we walk towards God and His greatness. By being obedient to Him & His Word we will grow in our faith. We must break free from stagnant circles and those that continue to go in circles in their “so-called” walk with God. Not all will gain understanding and live in the ways that God has commanded us to live & love. Our doubts are driven by fear and that author of the confusion & chaos that causes us to go in circles, is Satan. Our lives and our true motives must be revealed, and we must look deeper as to why we do what we do. No matter where we choose to be fed, if we are not truly looking to God and not truly about God, we will not grow closer to God to know what it is that He wants for us & from us. We must live in obedience, and walk the walk and become more holy & acceptable to God. I’m praying for all of us to continue to be led by God and to be in communion with Him to gain understanding of His Word and not follow the ways of this corrupt world. (Revelation‬ ‭14:12-13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”
Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to all!
Friday June 8, 2018
It’s so easy to make excuses for why we are the way that we are, but it takes Jesus to recuse us from the wreckage to make our lives whole & complete in Him. We can be the productive and healthy individuals that God created us to be, or keep making excuses and miss out on His promises to us. We understand the fall of man, but that doesn’t mean that it should be an excuse in our lives, or at the same time, that Jesus should be our crutch, but instead our anchor so that we can achieve the goals set out before us, and rely on the strength given to us through Him. When God calls us to do things, we are prepared. Our lives are in order and chaos does not have a place in our lives. If we live in chaos, it’s because we’ve stepped outside of what God wants for our lives and choose to live that way. We must learn to let go and embrace the necessary changes for our lives so that we can thrive in our lives. It’s not about the bigger fancier house, but the order inside our home. It’s not about how much we have, but how we manage what we do have. We are not supposed to be struggling, but we are not supposed to be so far gone that we are removed from reality and our focus on God is shifted to ourselves, but it is clearly peaceful when we live in a way that is acceptable to God. God alone can give us what we need and teach us how to live a healthy life and to create a healthy environment to keep us at peace within ourselves and to outwardly give that to others. But it’s gonna require us to receive what God has to offer us from His Word to become healthy people inside and out. To know God is life changing, if not, God is not who we follow. But we may seem to want God to constantly get us out of the messes that we continually repeat when we are followers of this world. Just like those prayers that only get spoken when we are in desperate need, instead of our daily prayers for God to lead & guide us so that we can live a life closer to Him and what He has designed us for. There is always a way out of unpleasant circumstances when we choose God. We have to comprehend our worth, and look to God for understanding of His love and the comfort & hope that He has given us through Christ. (‭‭Psalm ‭1:1-3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.”
Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to you!

Thursday June 7, 2018

It’s so important for us to trust in God’s timing with all areas of our life. We need preparation for the things to come. We may think that we are ready for the things that our heart desires or what we have our mind so set on by what we feel that God is showing us, but the truth is, we are not ready until God gives us the okay with His approval. And in order to know and understand God’s timing with things & to receive His approval, we must have a relationship with God. We need to be fed regularly by the Word of God, and not just lean on our own understanding. We must fully digest His Word by the knowledge that He gives us, and through our obedience to Him, and the promises that He shows us through prayer & confirmation. We must continue to pray about everything, and continually strive to do our best and fellowship with other believers that are not only hearers of the Word, but also doers. We need the encouragement from one another to stay the course, and keep our eyes and our minds fixed on Christ. We have the ability to do all things through Christ who strengthens us, and never through our own abilities and strength. As we all go forth each & every day, may we all continue to strengthen our faith in God and trust Him wholeheartedly in all areas of our life, and learn to let go more and more of our way of doing things, and allow God to lead & guide us to the understanding to do His will, as we draw closer to Him. I ask these things in Jesus name, Amen! (‭‭II Timothy‬ ‭2:19-21‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.”
Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to all!

Sunday June 3, 2018

We are to love no matter what! Even when we don’t agree, we must love. Even when we must speak up in truth on behalf of the Word of God, we must love. Even when others are at different points in their walk with Christ, we must love. Even when others don’t love us, we must love. Even when we go through the pain & struggles with another & suffer harsh judgments, we must love! We love because God first loved us, even when we were guilty in our filthy sin, He chose us. Let us give thanks for the love of God that we don’t deserve, but He gives it to us anyway because of who He is. When we feel His love and know His love, we understand that it needs to be unconditional and become a part of our character and who we are. Let us be the loving beings that God created us to be, because we are saved sinners through His grace and mercy. Let us hope and pray that others too will find love inside their heart and show it towards one another. Love is more than a word, but it shows action in our ways toward one another. (‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭13:1-3‬ ‭NKJV‬) “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.”
Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to you!

Saturday June 2, 2018

There is purpose in our pain, reason for our struggle, and a reward for our faithfulness. May we feel at peace in the presence of our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ. May we give as Jesus has given to us. As followers we have so much to be thankful for. May we continue to lift our hearts up to the Lord and give Him thanks & praise. May we honor and worship Him all the days of our lives. Whatever we go through each day, we must remember that God already knows. It is a time for us to trust Him and pray through because we believe in our hearts that God is a way-maker. Don’t focus or dwell on the problems or obstacles, but focus and pray harder for God to step in and handle things. He gives us the strength & wisdom we need, and it does get better over time the more we trust God. We get to a point that anything that takes place in our life, we just start praying and thanking God, knowing that we have Him at all times, and His faithfulness in any given situation. We just got to remember that there is a process, and God is about order. Don’t allow the unbelief of others to take away what you believe that God can and will do for you. Sometimes we talk to the wrong people and we hear their experiences and outcomes that are NOT based on faith in God and the patience to wait on His timing. We are at times put in these situations so that others can be reminded and experience who God truly is through us. Even when our first reaction in a crisis may be to panic, get upset, etc., we do not have to stay there. Just pray! God will work on our heart and get busy taking care of the things taking place in our life, because again, He already knows. Lord God we thank you for all things of You, please continue to remind all of us to keep our faith in you even when things around us seem to be falling apart. You have us covered and we can be reassured of your love for us through prayer and Your Word. Let us be a light where there is darkness, and to love one another in the way that we’ve been shown by You through your grace and mercy. ‭‭(Psalm ‭119:105‬ ‭NKJV)‬‬ “Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.”
Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to you!
Thursday May 31, 2018

We must identify with God’s Word in order for it to change our identity so that we can be who God created us to be, because we were made from His image. We must keep in mind that we are Children of God, no matter how grown we may be, we all are His children. We are to continue learning and growing, and not be too stubborn or stuck in our own ways, but to embrace the changes that God wants to make inside us. Only God has the power to change hearts, and He will. He will align our will with His will for the plans He has for us. God will convict us in His Word and remind us of His love that is offered to each one of us, as long as we believe and have complete faith in Him. It’s so easy to get caught up in this world. It’s so easy for us to lose focus on God when we are not taking time out for a relationship with Him. Most people are too busy stressing over things, instead of praying. If we have time to worry & give into stress, than we have time to pray. Worrying only opens the door to stress, and stress opens the door to all sorts of problems mentally & physically. We can create much of the environment that we want by how we feed ourselves spiritually, and whether or not we believe in God’s promises for our life, or the lies that satan tries feeding us. The battles we face begin in our mind. So no longer shall we allow our mind to be a battleground for fear, doubt and shame. But may we be reminded of the truth of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ and His victory over our battles, knowing that only through Him our enemy has already been defeated. The more we stay prayed up and in God’s Word, the less we listen to satan with his lies of deceit through clever distractions used to take us off course. Satan is doing everything in His power to keep us from the truth in God’s Word, because he knows that his time is running out. But God’s power is greater than anything that satan tries throwing at us. (‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:4-6‬ ‭NKJV‬) “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. They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.”

Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to you!
Sunday May 27, 2018
Keep praying & keep believing, God’s Word needs to be heard, for soul saving & less deceiving. May we all pray for one another, and may our hearts be filled with love and compassion. May we lift up our Sisters & Brothers, & know our given purpose, found buried in our talents to see what this world is lacking. May we find love, through our forgiveness, all glory to God we give it up, knowing through Him we are limitless. We all need encouragement from the pressures in life, and to learn to rise up while going through it, we’re in this world, not of it, fighting the good fight, because there’s so much more to it. We must NOT worship other god’s that are hidden & trapped in idols, but looking to our One true God as our everything, and clinging to Him is so vital. I pray that prayers get answered and that each one of us seek more of God and understanding of His truth. I pray that we find our unity in Christ, after recognizing that we can relate and identify with each other on a human level, as we are living together in this same world, seeking comfort, love, hope & peace that is found in our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ. May we all find our direction spiritually, and more understanding given freely, even when it may be uncomfortable for us. May we find the strength to go on and to continue to be fed from the Word of God, and seek more & more of God on a daily basis, so that anything we come up against we know God’s got it and He’s got us protected at all times, giving us His direction & the ability to pray about everything that comes our way. May our thoughts not be anxious in any way. And may we learn how to ask God to step in when negative or bad thoughts enter our mind, and to know how to pray by the power of the Holy Spirit making intercession for us so that we can focus on what’s good. May we trust God at all times. And as children of God, may we be reminded that we are given the strength to overcome whatever is taking place in our lives through Him that lives within us. (‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬-7 NKJV‬) “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
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Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to you!
Wednesday May 23, 2018
Thank you Lord; for when I was broken and lost you came and rescued me and put those broken pieces together to make me whole, so that I can stand up and point others back to you! All glory to God for my life! Only God could change my heart. Religion is not a part of the relationship that I have with Christ. Religion brings it back to the people, feeding their pride and deceitful heart that Christ has rescued us from the moment we receive Him and choose to follow His ways. One day a week for a few hours cannot keep us focused on God if we are not living according to His Word every day of the week. There seems to be many extremes out in this world and pouring out into the churches. We should be reaching the broken & lost while reflecting righteousness. Not condemning the broken & lost and living as though God has NOT commanded us to live differently. God is so powerful, so to walk as though His power does not exist comes down to us being humble enough to admit that we are NOT living for Him if we lack humility, love & compassion for others and living righteously. And humility is not holding your head down like we don’t know God, but being humble enough to know that we are nothing without God. Even if we go to church one day a week & even if we do so much work for our church, it means nothing if we are not changed by our exposure and hearing truth, and living it in our homes and work place and everywhere we go and loving one another. We are not to hide who we believe in and who we belong to. There seems to be too many mixed messages out there. We need humility over pride and God over everything. And no one is saying that having money is a bad thing, but looking to money to save us, or focusing on money is where all the problems lie in this world. It is the love of money that is the root of all evil, and when it points back to us. But God blesses those and He provides for and opens doors for those that worship Him, and He gives us the opportunities in our life, and it all points back to Him. All glory to God! And how many of us get money, and squander it on nonsense? For some people money can go a long way, because we choose God over money. And God will continue to open more doors of opportunity for those that seek Him & He can multiply what we have. True story! We don’t despise our workplace or begrudgingly get up and go to a place that we don’t want to be, because of God and our changed heart to be thankful and understanding of His plans for our life and surrendering our heart and our ways to Him. Every opportunity given by Him helps us learn and grow, and prepares us for the things to come. It is our attitude that will make us or break us. Be thankful for all you have & quit the comparisons because it’s petty nonsense, and God is not impressed one bit. Don’t be fooled by those that flaunt, because people like that are seeking more to life from things. Pray for them! No one humble and truly living for God flaunts anything, including themselves. Keep seeking God for His truth and the understanding of His Word. ‭‭(Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’”
Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to you!

Tuesday May 22, 2018

(‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28-29‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” We may see the problems we face and our circumstances as some sort punishment from God, and maybe we think as though God doesn’t love us or hear us, and He is upset with us. But God is calling us because He loves us. Many of us don’t turn to God unless we face adversity, or we may blame God for the circumstances in life and become consumed with the obstacles we face and carry the burdens of life on our shoulders, and feel as though everything must be handled by our own strength. It can become a dark place if we cannot see a way out of our circumstances, and we may feel a sense of hopelessness because of the burdens that weigh us down. But once we understand who God is and surrender our lives to Him, we can see that He wants a relationship with us, and He can turn any of our circumstances around if we believe. Unfortunately, when things go right and seem to fall into place in our lives, we think we as though we don’t need God, or we feel so down and out that we can’t hear God. Even for believers we can seem to become a bit prideful, but faith is not built on pride, faith is us fully trusting God, and believing in what we hope for by the things unseen. And if we seek after God, we can see that God knows everything about us and what we are going to do, or what’s about to take place in our lives before we do. God is fully in charge and in control and He is always there for us with His hand extended out to us, just waiting for us to fully put our trust in Him and to have a relationship with Him. Just turn to God and ask Him for His help. He is listening! God designed us to be fully dependent on Him so that we can be who He called us to be. And when our flesh rises up and we make it about ourselves, we truly miss out on the wonders of God, and His magnificent presence in our lives. He didn’t create us to be defeated, but to live victoriously in Him. We are indeed in need of our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ. He gets us! His love and compassion is for us, we don’t have to do things on our own. We must be weak before we can be made strong. With Jesus is where we belong, without Him our soul cannot find its way home, and that can leave us to feel all alone. But God!! Our souls are longing for Him. Only He can truly and fully fill the voids in our life. We tend to fall in the trap of, “if only I had this”. But even if we are given what we think it is that we need, without a relationship with Christ, we believe, “but if only this were to happen, or if I had this.” It’s an ongoing vicious ungrateful cycle until we are completely satisfied through a relationship with Christ, and receive His love and the understanding of who He is. God is patiently waiting for us to accept the greatest gift that He has given us which is Himself. We tend to cling to people or a relationship with someone or money to help us get by, but we must cling onto God. And then all other things including relationships with others and finances will fall into place. But first God! We must understand what putting God above all things really means to our lives. And we must pray about everything. God searches for the broken and lost. And God later uses them for His good, for His glory, and the good of those that are searching for more out of this life. Because God is the Creator of the more in our life. He is the One that makes all things possible. And yes including our trials so that we learn to turn to Him, and live life according to His plan and not our own. Instead of feeling as though we are always going against the current, allow God to redirect your path and flow with His way of life for all to come to know Him and go forth with a thankful, loving and giving heart, and be blessed beyond anything else we may think we already know or are looking for. Everything found in God is found through our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ! Amen! ‭‭(Philippians‬ ‭3:13-14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “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, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessing to all!
Sunday May 20, 2018

(Jude‬ ‭1:20-21‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.” The power of prayer and praying in the Spirit is how spiritual battles are won. When we pray in the Spirit, we pray according to God’s Word and according to God’s promptings. And we must be praying on all occasions. (Romans‬ ‭8:26-27‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” We must pray continually. When we are led in prayer by the Holy Spirit, he leads us into various types of prayer such as thanksgiving and worship, intercession, confession, mourning, and corporate prayer, among others. Jesus teaches that corporate prayer carriers tremendous power. We must confess our sins to one another and pray to be healed and delivered. And share our burdens and carry one another’s burdens to pray for one another together. All types of prayer have the power to defeat the enemy. When we are tempted to complain or worry, the Holy Spirit calls us to praise in faith and God defeats our enemies. Praying in the Spirit is being watchful. Pray so that we don’t fall into temptation, “for the Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” By listening to the Holy Spirit prompt us in prayer we can discern the work of satan.‭‭ Prayer is not just about our requests and petitions to God by coming to Him only to ask Him for things; this is why it is important to be led by the Spirit each and everyday. We must pray for the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us on a daily basis. God knows what His people need and when we are led by the Spirit we can pray accordingly. It’s kind of hard to do if we have our own agendas and aren’t willing to listen to God. We complicate the simplest things. God isn’t the author of confusion. It’s not about the words used in prayers, as much as what is coming from our heart. God searches our heart and knows who is truly seeking Him and the edification of others, rather than the self edification that we often see from those that don’t have a clear understanding of how the Holy Spirit works, and the power of God in the lives of those that love Him wholeheartedly, and who are obedient to His Word. God provides all of our needs and hears our cries. When we are led by the Spirit we can’t help but to have love and compassion in our hearts towards others. “For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh.” And we gain more understanding of the heart of others through the fruits of the Spirit, which is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, & self-control. May we all walk according to the Spirit and be led by the Spirit and pray in the Spirit. And may we continue to dig deep into scriptures for understanding & wisdom, and remain prayerful at all times to be able to stand in the fight against the enemy and all spiritual battles. In the Mighty name of Jesus… Amen! ‭‭(Matthew‬ ‭6:9-13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. (Worship) Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. (Discipleship) Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. (Confession of sins) And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. (Spiritual protection) For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”

Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to all!
Friday May 18, 2018

‭‭(John‬ ‭15:18-19‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” I’m just a messenger! Any questions you have, take it up with God because the truth is found in His Word. We have to keep in mind when God wants us to deliver a message that not everyone can handle truth, but we are not wrestling against flesh & blood; it’s all spiritual. Don’t take it personal, just leave them in God’s hands because He will deal with them just like He deals with each one of us. As we are more seasoned in our walk with Christ we can handle when others try to tell us what we should say to appease them, especially those that are clearly not in God’s Word. But our responsibility is to God and our obedience to Him is crucial to life. They have all the answers yet lack the knowledge from God. Pursue those you love the way God pursues us with truth. People love being lifted up spiritually until they may have to actually accept that the way they are living is far off from what God wants. No need to argue with people just point them to the Word and pray for them. No matter where we are in our walk and the sin that we struggle with, doesn’t change the truth. We must know that we are committing sin so that we can repent right then and there. There are people out there that live in fear of being rejected by those that don’t believe in Jesus, but it’s all part of this life. Not everyone will accept Christ as their Lord & Savior. Facts! And people not rooted in God’s Word and stepping out in faith and standing firm in their beliefs, start backing down as though everyone should just believe what they believe and make nice with each other, and that all paths will lead to God. Well that’s not true at all! The only way to our Heavenly Father God is through Jesus Christ. (John‬ ‭14:6‬ ‭NKJV‬) “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” It’s sad when those that believe in Jesus, question things like this. This is why it is important to read your bible and pray and meditate on it. Even if we don’t quite understand at the moment what God’s Word is saying, His Word will come to life, if we pay attention and look to God for answers. Keep away from false interpretations from those of this world. Some people only seek out churches that will say what they want to hear. But if your spirit isn’t responding and feeling convicted for sin, it’s not the church to be in. God is Love, but God’s wrath is real. We should be God-fearing with the ability to show His love to others because He commands us to love one another. Love one another as God loves us. We learn how to accept God’s love through Christ to learn how to be loved and to show love. So without Christ we cannot love to the full capacity that He shows us. It is a problem in relationships of any kind. For those that feel God’s love through the good and bad have understanding to Gods concept of love through Christ and forgiveness. There will be no bitterness or holding of grudges towards one another because we can comprehend Gods love for us when our sin is not weighing us down. We are all guilty of sin, but God has spared us from the consequences that we all deserve through Christ, and it’s an ongoing process to turn away from sin and repent so that we are made holy and acceptable to God. Change has to happen! True love is found in Christ. And when we are made whole through the love of Christ, we don’t need someone else to complete us. That’s why many find it hard in their marriage to become one flesh because they are unequally yoked in their relationship or got one foot in and one out “just in case”. That’s why it is important for us to have a relationship with Christ and to have a Christ centered relationship. Satan is the one that puts the doubts, the fears and the troubles that people tend to focus on that ruin relationships. No one should hold anything from the one that they love due to selfish motives, fueled by fear. And those still single will NOT find it easy to just get into just any kind of relationship just to have somebody because Jesus raises the bar for us. Jesus must be the love of our life and our everything. He is forever & He is forever faithful! But people die or may do things we don’t like, so if we put our hope fully in them we will be full of disappointment and not be able to go on without them.‭‭ (Romans‬ ‭12:1-2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
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Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to you!

Thursday May 17, 2018

God is so awesome! He has given us exactly what we need. Every plant & root that He has put here is to benefit our health. We are up against so many things that are detrimental to our health, but we have the choice to make good decisions & when we mess up, we have a merciful God that searches our heart and leads us to where we need to go and what we need in order to thrive. I’m so thankful for the wisdom that He gives to us when we look to Him. Anytime I feel defeated with something, I seek more of God and He reminds me of all that He has given to us. All glory to God! This knowledge that comes from God leaves me fearless. We tend to create drama and messes by seeking everything, but God. So many things are out there to cause fear in us and to distract us from the very things that God has provided us with. Just another way to compete with God through that competitive spirit that many have inside them, which is linked to pride. God is bigger than anything out there. God will never be defeated, so as long as He is by our side there is nothing that we cannot face. And everything, I mean everything, did I mention, everything that we need to know is in the Word of God! Stay focused on God and reap the benefits from God. And God won’t cause you to chase or look for more money or think as though money is your savior or your God. He will have you depend solely on Him and add to your life through seeking Him, obeying Him & living for Him. Thanks be to God! I have the best doctor and healer and His name is Jesus. For those competitors in this world it’s always got to be about the best job receiving the best insurance or making the most money to afford it. Yes true if you depend on this world then go for it, but as for me I will serve the Lord with my whole heart & soul so that I receive the best care in all areas of my life. Otherwise how is God being glorified or the hope of Christ being given to those that don’t have all those things & who feel lost? I pray for others to believe and receive all of God’s blessings that money cannot buy! Hallelujah Jesus… my King of Kings & Lord of Lords! And don’t get confused because those that worship God with everything are taken care of and have more than enough. Humility goes a long way and a love for people outweighs any love for things any day. God over everything!! Keep praying! God knows exactly what we need… so hold on & trust Him above all things. Keep a grateful heart at all times! (Psalm 16:5-9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “O LORD, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance. I will bless the LORD who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons. I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope.”

Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to all!

Wednesday May 16, 2018

Victor versus victim… and freedom versus slavery. We need NOT live as though we are hopeless. Put your hope back in Christ and know that He is risen. Some people still have Him hanging on the cross. Take that religious crucifix down! Jesus is free & so are we as soon as we surrender our lives to Him. So yes slavery at this point is a choice… Spiritually speaking! Once we know who we belong to we know that we have been given the power of authority over our situations… & yes that makes the devil real mad. Oh well… continue to expose the lies of satan, and he loses his power over our lives. But Armor yourselves daily in the Word of God. Satan wants us to live in our past trying to make up for the past, but those shackles have been removed. Pray about this! Be humble enough to accept the correction & conviction and move forward as warriors for Christ. If we are not pointing people to Christ than we are failing ourselves and them. We pray for our children & then as soon as they run into difficulties, we try to save them, but we are afraid to be bold to point them to Jesus. We are to love so much that we will not stop talking about our Savior, and it is not money or a man or a woman that can save us, but JESUS SAVES! Picking up the pieces for someone that is not looking to Jesus, is not helping them out at all. Yes we forgive and show God’s grace but if you are looking to me, I cannot be silent about where my help comes from. Do we not trust in the power of God? We limit wisdom by only looking at what we can do. It’s not about us. All glory to God in every situation. What kind of parent throws their children to the wolves? Yes they make their decisions, but are we not loving them enough to not be involved all through their lives to be able to speak truth to them? We must have faith in God because He will break each one of us. So keep the compassion and empathy, but lose the victim mentality and know who you belong to and who has the ultimate authority in our lives. We are up against real battles here; spiritual battles and we must know how to protect ourselves and our loved ones. We cannot look for spiritual interpretations from this world, but we must stand on the Word of God. We need to be convicted of our wrongs to stay on the right path. And it can be done in Love if we truly and sincerely care about another. If we cannot stand strong against these battles, what makes us think that we can stand up when we are asked to deny our faith. If your church is not preaching this way, you might want to find another church. God is in control! Don’t ever underestimate His power and the power of prayer! (Ephesians‬ ‭6:10-20‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.”

Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to you!

Saturday May 12, 2018

Everyday we must surrender our circumstances and our entire life over to God. We can know what we need to do, but not one of us can afford to take our focus off of God and we MUST continue to seek the Lord and pursue Him more than anything else, or slowly we will drift away from God and walking in line with this deceptive world that tends to be the norm. God will put us through things so that we learn patience & perseverance and trust in God in every area in our lives. It’s okay to tell God that it hurts and that you trust Him even through the pain. It’s so important to gain understanding & knowledge by asking God to show you what it is that we need to do. We must let go of any hindrances in our life. There will be people who want what you have to give, but not everyone is good for us. We are not obligated to keep people around that are not good for our spiritual walk if it affects us in a negative way. Pray, and God will give you the strength to walk away in peace, and to let go of things that are not beneficial to our life. Everything can be handled in a Godly manner, and we must remember that some things are only meant for a season in our lives, but we must keep moving forward in our walk. Nothing or no one can stop what God is doing in our lives, only ourselves. Take the tools you’ve learned and apply them to your life. Keep seeking more of God and let go of all selfishness. The type of love that we receive from Jesus is that agape love. It is selfless love! Many are wrestling with God and only harming themselves because letting go of control is the most difficult thing, but it’s a must. Just like we cannot save anybody, but when rooted in God’s Word we can lead them to the one who does the saving… JESUS SAVES & it is He that is our Lord & Savior! And it is He that this entire world needs and every knee will bow to Him. Surrender daily and pick up your cross daily. No one has this walk perfected, and if you’re not challenged then you’re not a threat to Satan. God wants all of us not just part of us. He is a full time lover, not part time. So keep looking to Him so that you will not be spiritually blind. ‭‭(Galatians‬ ‭2:20‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to all!

Thursday May 10, 2018

(‭‭Psalm 118:24‬ ‭NKJV) ‬‬“This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” Everyday that we are given is a blessing from God. Tomorrow is not promised. Everyday is an opportunity to start over and an opportunity to draw closer to God to feel His love, to spread His love and be a blessing to others. We cannot allow the past to rob us of our today and we must not worry about tomorrow. For today is the day to make things better, and to have a thankful heart for all that we have and the opportunity to step out and do something. We must not take each day for granted. It is good to have a plan, but we must ask God to order our steps in the way that we must go. Many will have advice for us & their opinions, but only God knows what’s truly best for us. As we draw closer to God, we understand the plans for our life much clearer. We must begin our day with prayer and continue to communicate with God throughout the day, and when we lay our head down at night say another prayer. We must learn to block out the distractions that are not beneficial to our spiritual walk with the Lord. Because God has given us each & every day, we must understand that our day belongs to the Lord & it is best when He leads & guides us throughout our day. I pray that more and more people get into reading the Bible. There are even bible plans to follow that pertain to every area of life right on our smart phones. Youversion Bible is great, along with a study Bible. All the answers that we need are found in the Bible. God is calling us! God is our Creator and He gave us our instruction manual. Just like anything we buy comes with a set of instructions, well so do we. So many times I have heard in the past that we are not given instructions and we just learn as we go. Well the truth is we do have instructions found in the Bible. This world sways like the wind and there is no direction, only cycles and circles that we go in. But the Word of God will keep us growing & going in the right direction so that we don’t repeat the same mistakes, and so that we learn how to live in the ways that God has instructed us to live. We must ask God that we be retaught everything that we think we know. Many of our ways are following after traditions that aren’t so best for us if it’s not following and seeking after God for knowledge & wisdom. May we continue to proceed with thankfulness and see the possibilities in each and every day. May we stay connected to our source of life.

Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to you!

Tuesday May 8, 2018

‭‭(I Corinthians‬ ‭3:1-3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?” Do people know who you stand with, and stand for, and what your beliefs truly are? How many Christians keep their beliefs to themselves because they’ve been taught NOT to discuss “religion”? Well let me start off by saying Jesus is NOT religion! And we are NOT to keep truth to ourselves and blend in with those around us that either don’t believe or that are too scared to be open about their faith in God. God did not give us the spirit of fear. And our actions must be reflecting a more Christ-like attitude and approach towards life. How many people go to church and act all holy and then leave and go right back to their sinful ways. If we are not changed and drawing closer to God, then it’s time to get connected with those that are bold about their faith and go beyond the walls of fear, and spread the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and whose lives are being changed & growing closer to God. We need to be challenged in our walk and not just pacified like babes in the faith. It’s time to stand up and be a reflection of the One that we claim to have a relationship with. People around us will start recognizing and responding differently by knowing our approach, and they too will be given opportunity to get right with God. Satan will use every form of fear to keep us quiet. But God commands us to go out and make disciples of others. It definitely should be done in love, but let us be reminded that the truth will hurt. God’s Word is convicting when we’re NOT living right, and thankfully we can be corrected and be changed from within through the mercy and grace of God. We need to be more concerned about pleasing God knowing that He has the ultimate say in our lives. We are not to be pleasing to man, but serving others in the ways that Jesus has shown us; and it all begins with our relationship with Him. We are to encourage and edify one another, and proclaim our faith! Talking about your church is nice, but we should be talking about God and showing others what it is that are learning through the lives we lead. Leave the excuses at the foot of the cross & receive a renewed mind in Christ. Talk is cheap if we are NOT walking the walk! We have the walking dead amongst us and those hurting & broken. You can call me a “Jesus Freak” & I may just call you crazy for not believing of the power in the name of Jesus! People around us will make their own choices, but it doesn’t change the truth from the Word of God. Can’t tone it down to appease those that can’t handle truth. Stand out & stay encouraged because you my Brothers & Sisters are not alone!‭ (‭II Timothy‬ ‭4:2-4‬ ‭NKJV‬) “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”

Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to all!

Saturday May 5, 2018

(‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:5-8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.” I pray that anybody reading this gets understanding. There are too many people who think that they are living according to the ways of God, but that are being deceived. But if we continue to be around those doing the same things & living in the same way, & even going to the same church, we will be blinded from the truth. It is up to us to dig deeper into the Bible and take time out with God. Depart from religious beliefs and have a true relationship with Christ. Many are NOT living according to the ways of God, but continue to justify their lifestyle to the point that they grow further away from God. There are those who God has appointed to lead others and there are many false leaders out there who are self appointed & struggling because God did not give them the authority to speak to His people. I pray that all strongholds over lives and over these false churches be broken in the name of Jesus. We must go out and serve one another and pray with one another. God has not changed with the times. He is the same God as yesterday, today and will be the same God tomorrow. We have gotten lax and we must take responsibility for this broken and fallen world. We just assume that we know what time it is and seem to be at a distance from those that need Jesus; like we know who God can use at any given moment or who He is or is not going to change. We are not God! We don’t know who we can ultimately reach, because we are to busy living for this world and focused on ourselves and what we perceive as the “good” life, while falling deeper into sin. Why are we not rejoicing just knowing that we can reach the lost, even if it’s just one from each one of us. Our prayers need to be sincere and not be done begrudgingly. Lord hear our prayers, and lift up your people so that we can make disciples of others. The things holding most of us from the call that God has given us is fear. We fear what others think, we fear what we aren’t sure of, which means that there is a lack of hope. Our lack of hope means that we do not have faith in the One True God. We may sway with different beliefs not to offend, but it’s because we are unsure ourselves with what we believe. It’s deception when we are not lead by the spirit. Because when we believe in God and Jesus, we walk in the spirit, we talk in the spirit, and we become imitators of Christ because we believe. We believe that God has given us purpose and He has the ultimate plan for our lives, but we must seek after Him, and have a relationship with Him. We must step out of our comfort zone and step out in faith knowing that God is calling each one of us. He will make a way, He will prepare us, He will make us go through things necessary to draw us closer to Him. If we are not living by the spirit, then we must turn back to God with everything we got and fully surrender our lives to Him, or satan WILL devour us. He is deceiving many right now. Every church and every pastor must be encouraging us into a relationship with Christ, and we must be lead by the Holy Spirit that is living inside us. Many will look to preachers on television, but they too are false preachers. With all that money they make, they should not have multi-million dollar homes, and still have their minds set on high things because that is not what God is showing us, but that is being lead by the desires of the flesh. And that message goes out to all that have to have things because we believe it is what we need. There are pastors talking about this high life while taking your money saying it’s to pay for the bills or building God’s Kingdom when it’s only building their personal bank account. We need to be looking to God. And pray to be lead each day by the Holy Spirit. If something doesn’t seem right and you ask God to show you, He will, because most likely it’s not right. Don’t be discouraged just know that the time is now. We must trust God and turn to Him. He will put the right people in our lives to encourage us in the right direction. But we must ask so that we shall receive. Lord I pray for you to lead and guide each one of us into a relationship with you. I pray that we hear your voice Lord and quit trying to fit in, but to go in peace and to love and serve one another, and to be lead by the spirit! Lord you have ordered our steps, now may we walk with you to be more like you. The power and strength that we need is found in you Lord. And we must allow you in to have your way in our lives. And whatever is in the way from us moving in this direction towards you, please deliver us from it. In the Mighty name of Jesus we pray… Amen.

Live unashamed! Many Blessings to you!

Thursday May 3, 2018

‭‭(Psalm 34:4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “I sought the LORD, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears.” May we continue to pray for one another and lift up our leaders in prayer and all those that continue to keep us spiritually fed. May we lift up the lost in prayer and those battling with depression and addiction and many of the things that we are up against in this world. May we pray for our families and not allow anything to stand in between us and our prayers for them and ourselves. May we not have negative feelings towards one another, but may we see that it’s all spiritual. And when we disagree may we still be able to love. God is greater than anything that may stand in our way, so plant seeds of love, and watch it grow over time by trusting God. Prayer is very powerful and it can change situations around. Everything is in God’s timing. Nothing is to be forced when it’s done in love. Be patient and keep your eyes on God knowing that He has everything in His hands. I hope that we can all get to a place that we can have this kind of love that saturates our entire being so that we can see everything through the goodness of God, and His grace and mercy that reigns forever. If God can pick us up out of our mess and draw us closer to Him, He can do that for those we pray for. It’s all a process and God is building our trust and strengthening our faith in Him during this process. We must not allow the enemy that we are all battling blind us from what is really taking place. Ask God to show you what is taking place so that we can properly reach out to others without turning them away from God. May nothing hinder us, burden us or paralyze us because of the fear of the unknown. Just trust God! I pray for a breakthrough from the excuses of why we cannot get past things holding us back from believing God’s promises for our lives. We have Jesus to bring our cares and concerns to so that we are not burdened by them to the point that we lose hope. Some things are necessary for us to go through in order to be delivered from it. But we don’t have to go through anything alone. The Lord says, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” ‭‭(Psalm 34:17-19‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.”

Live unashamed! Many Blessings to you!

Tuesday May 1, 2018

(John‬ ‭8:7‬ ‭NKJV) ‬‬“So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” Let me start off by saying, none of us are without sin. We must be mindful in the way that we treat others, because it will get us caught up in our own lives if we hang onto the sins of others and constantly point them out. We all need to be working towards being more holy and speak the truth, but it is to encourage & edify one another, but not to think at all that we are living a “perfect” life ourselves; especially knowing that none of us will ever be perfect. It is vital for us to forgive those that hurt us or wronged us. We just got to put it all in God’s hands and pray for that person. I know that it’s not easy, but it’s a requirement in order to receive God’s forgiveness for our sins. And in some cases to be able to have a relationship with the other person. Remember satan wants to destroy relationships. We are not to hold things against one another. If we are having a hard time, we must surrender that part of our lives to God and ask Him for His help in doing so. When we don’t forgive others, It causes bitterness in our heart making it hard for us to love in a way that God wants us to love, and it does keep us from moving forward in our spiritual life. Sometimes things that others have done to us can cause us so much pain, but we must be able to forgive through the same grace that God has given us. We can not compare sin or look for an apology. When we need an apology we are reacting based on the desires of our flesh. We must understand that we are up against the same enemy who seeks to destroy & kill us. Spend less time festering over the anger & pain & move on with God. We will stumble in our walk if we don’t forgive. There are no degrees of sin greater than the other. Sin is sin… period! No justifying it like the world does or making comparisons. Jesus sacrificed His life so that all sin may be forgiven for us sinners. Who are we to hold anything against anybody? Bitterness is ugly! Don’t look to yourself or another who will sympathize, but read God’s Word and get understanding in this because it’s so crucial to our life. We carry guilt and shame within ourselves because while we point fingers at another, we are reminded of our sin, or we get pumped up with pride like we are owed something. Forgiveness releases us and we can be free from the pain and hurt and begin to heal. And as we heal inside we are able to see everything in a different light. We cannot escape it. We may be able to ease the pain with other remedies, but it will always linger inside. Let go and let God because that’s who we are ultimately letting down. Process that deeply in your spirit! We are hurting the same God that gave us His grace & mercy to free us from our sins when we don’t forgive others. Let’s not take this lightly at all. We must love one another. Look around, don’t we want to see a more loving world? Well let us all forgive one another and trust God. Pray that all get to know Jesus so that all may be saved. And let us all be mindful to be forgiving throughout our life no matter what is going on. Moment to moment keep forgiving and showing love the way we know the love of Jesus. He laid down His life for us while most of us paid Him no attention. If anybody would have a reason to not forgive, it would be God. But He first loved us, before we could even love Him. (Ephesians‬ ‭4:31-32‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”

Live unashamed! Many Blessings to all!

 

 

 

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52 thoughts on “Encouraging Word

  1. Thanks so much for these daily messages. They hit home each day! Sometimes the truth hurts, but the message is needed!

  2. I agree! Very encouraging! Thank you! I’ve been sharing the encouraging word with some friends of mine. 🙂 God Bless!

      1. Yes that is the truth right there. Religion is not of God and is still a model of this world but with the mention of God, yet followers of religion are still trying to do it all themselves and wondering what is blocking them. It’s like tying God’s hands. Dawn

    1. And one must have true faith to be called a follower of Christ to be able to take a stand because of the strength found in Him! Dawn

  3. I have searched and searched far ans wide for such an encouraging site such as this! Thank you to whomever writes this stuff! God bless you all!

    Arthur

    1. No problem Brian! God is definitely at work continually. Thank you for the comment and God Bless you! Dawn

  4. We all need lots of encouragement at all times, but right now, with new leadership in our country, it is especially vital, as we slowly adjust and learn from our leaders and each other. Your web site provides this needed encouragement. God bless you and thanks for your wisdom!

  5. Daily I seek to find encouragement, guess I found it! I can’t imagine not reading it daily! It lifts my spirits! Keep up the good work God bless you!

  6. Thank you for the daily encouragement. I need to be reminded of God’s love and that I do have a purpose to fulfill here. It’s easy to get distracted in this world. God Bless you!

    1. Happy New Year to you too, and thank you Paula! I’m happy to share God’s love with others. I pray for Him to use me daily. You’re a blessing to me and I appreciate you! God Bless you always and may His peace be with you at all times.

  7. I definitely could not stand boldly when faced with adversity without the strength of God. I am so thankful to have a relationship with Christ & to know that my God is real.

  8. Yes, I have much hope for the future and pray that those in more difficult situations than mine will find that same hope through faith in our amazing God!

    1. Amen! I pray for all to know how amazing our God is, and I hope that no one ever feels alone in any difficult circumstances, and that all cling onto God and believe & place all their faith in Him. My faith in God is what gets me through so that I may remain hopeful in a bright future ahead.

  9. Please pray with me for my son, who needs God’s healing touch for relationships and finances. And remind me to worry less, pray more. 🙏🏻

  10. My days are sometimes difficult, but the Word and this daily website message remind me that He is always with me, no matter what happens. Thank you!

  11. I felt like this message was for me, personally today, as I face a discouraging medical diagnosis and prognosis. Praise God for this website!

  12. It is so reassuring to know that God can heal us and bring comfort, knowing all our circumstances. Thanks for the thought-provoking website!

  13. I love all scriptures that refer to Eagles, a special symbol to me of God’s ability to lift us up, let us fly!

  14. Thank you for the message from Jeremiah. Sometimes I forget that my life here on earth is temporary and that my real, permanent home will be in heaven.

    1. I have always struggled with the Old Testament, so rigid and ritualistic. Your explanation helps. Thx and God bless you for the ministry of this website!

  15. I really enjoy these daily messages and explanations. As a fairly new reader of scripture, I sometimes find it hard to apply the message to my daily life. These daily messages mean more to me now that I can understand its meaning. Thank you 🙂

  16. Loving the daily devotionals and really love that you text me the link! Gives me the extra incentive to get in touch with the Lord each day. Thank you so much for the encouragement!

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