Monday, March 31, 2014

Hard Worker for God

What you don't do today will impact how u look tomorrow...#PutInWork

Proverbs 13:4 ESV

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

The Key Unlocking the Real McCoy

Romans 12:12 ESV

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

*This scripture gives us three steps to follow in order to receive instructions and get to our blessings. It is amazing how simplistic this process appears to be, but the maneuvering part can be tricky if you are not focused or tempted to react to what you see vs what you know should be true. Don't allow your circumstance to effect your beliefs. We all start out knowing and being able to recognize the truth, but we have to stay focused on it once we are going through. There may even been tempting outlets that can take you out of your trial of growth prematurely. However, this could lead to settling for something less then you are meant to receive. Hold fast to God's capabilities and the idea of what should rightfully be yours. Know that settling is not an option, and even though your wait may lead to an unexpected end, it is still meant for you and better then you could have imagined. Hold on!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Never Give Up...Keep the Faith

The heart longs for what the spirit knows u can handle...#HoldOn2YourDreams #EmbraceYourDesires #Don'tGiveUpOrGiveIn

Waiting for God is One Thing, Waiting Just Bc is Another

They say good things come to those who wait...TRUE, but even more so, good things come to those who ask and confirm with God. Therefore, if u are waiting on a good thing, consult with God first on your wait time. God doesn't withhold a good thing from those in right standing with Him, so make sure u aren't prolonging your wait...Your good thing could be right in front of your face, but because u haven't asked for it then u don't recognize it and could be missing out for no apparent reason....#Discernment+Clarity=An uncovered blessing..

Psalm 84:11

For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Spiritual Motivation vs Fleshly Imitation

The works of the spirit and maneuvers of the flesh NEVER go hand in hand. They are actual like oil and water, which cannot mix and only separate. When u begin something motivated by spiritual enlightenment and direction, u cannot expect it to be completed by leaning to your own understanding and giving into the flesh. Be mindful of the nature of the works u begin, and the motivating force behind it...This will determine your success or downfall...

 Galatians 3: 2-6 (NIV)
2 I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?4 Have you experienced so much in vain—if it really was in vain? 5 So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? 6 So also Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.

Leaving Behind Evil for My Good

Psalm 37:27-29 ESV
Turn away from evil and do good; so shall you dwell forever. For the Lord loves justice; he will not forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off. The righteous shall inherit the land and dwell upon it forever.

*God wants to provide us with any and everything we have lost, plus seven times the amount should the thief (devil) be found (Proverbs 6:31). The Lord loves to give us justice for the things we have lost, and provide things we are suppose to gain. However, if we are the cause of the loss or involved in behavior or activities that go against His will, then YOU are the thief and the main person responsible for the cut off of your blessings and protection. Don't allow the enemy to invade your mind, and cause you to trust in something that isn't accurate. Take a moment to evaluate yourself, your connections, your love life, and your routines to see if they line up with something God would respect and value. Even a babe in Christ knows when they are doing wrong and involved in things that are unethical from a spiritual perspective. Are you cutting off your ability to receive an inheritance because of your lifestyle, or due to making excuses for things you know are wrong? No sin is greater then the next be it lying, cheating, homosexuality, going off on people, cursing, infidelity, adultery, drunkenness, etc. It makes a difference when we are trying to do the right thing in Christ vs being stagnant in sin. God will never leave you nor forsake you regardless of your situation (Deuteronomy 31:8). However, we must first refuse to forsake Him by choosing to do the right things to inherit a life of betterment.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Christ-like Knowledge

Ecclesiastes 2:26 (KJV)
For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up , that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.

*God is waiting to give those that surrender, follow Him, and dedicate their life to Christ the wisdom and joy of Godly connections and blessings found within His kingdom. However, should we choose to lean to our own understanding, misrepresent Him, take part in things of the world, and be disobedient then our efforts of accruing success or connections are in vain. Anything that is accrued outside of the will of God will eventually become a loss, and will re-emerge as a blessing for the righteous. Therefore, if u don't tithe, if u misuse things, or choose to ignore a connection that God sent to u, then it will become your loss and someone else's gain. In order to obtain all that God has for u in the right way and to maintain it, begin to build a stronger relationship with God. Spend time with Him, and get rid of things that are not of Him in your life. Otherwise, you will suffer a lifestyle of loss and continue or end up back in the same boat that u started in at the beginning of misfortune and mishap.

Having Life More Abundantly

God's hope for us is that u take advantage of every opportunity to help someone in order to help yourself, that we operate in love, that we aren't afraid of embracing people and falling in love, and that we have life more abundantly and seek His perfect will through following Him and being obedient...Look for opportunities on how u can take hold of these concepts today.

Psalm 119:93 ESV

I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Being Unmovable

Psalm 62: 6-8 (NIV)
6Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. 7 My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. 8 Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge....

*One of the purposes of a trial or tribulation is to knock u off your square, and help take your focus off your goal or desire. The issue also attacks your faith and the word that is on the inside of you. The trial often challenges what u have learned spiritually, and often tries to poke holes in God's theory of success. However, we must hold on to what we study and know to be true in the word. Do not accept limitations, the bare minimum, and be satisfied with anything less then the best when it comes to your situation. Also, keep an open mind that anything is possible when it comes to God. It doesn't matter how He plans to do things, but know that He will. Many times, we are shaken up due to our inability of trying to figure out how things are going to workout or happen. However, God wants us to fully trust Him, and not be moved by road blocks or the impossibles of the natural. Hang on to knowing that with God, all things are possible (Matt. 19:26). Your salvation and your obedience in honoring God depend on Him coming through for u, and His word does not come back voided (Isaiah 55:11). Let's keep each other lifted up in prayer to withstand and not be moved by anything other then His hand. Please, enter into salvation. As for those who are saved, please stop limiting His capabilities to what u think u know, what has hurt u,and what u have learned from your own experience. Start being open enough to learn new things, and embrace moving beyond your understanding.

Check Your Surroundings

Your environment effects your belief...If u surround yourself with worldly things, u will end up looking like the world. If u surround yourself with the things of God, u will end up looking more like Him. I would rather look like my Father any day...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Replace Judgment with Love

Sometimes I think people become so consumed with being disgusted with other people and their flaws, that they forget they are work in progress as well. That same disgust that u may display is being displayed towards u...Try understanding and showing compassion vs ridicule that never helps that person and only hurts u...

Colossians 3:13-14
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.  And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

1 Peter 3:8
Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble

Your Personal Preception of God

Psalm 119:27
Amplified Bible (AMP)
27 Make me understand the way of Your precepts; so shall I meditate on and talk of Your wondrous works...

*Many times people show disinterest in studying and developing in God's word because they believe it to be impossible to adhere to the standards, or perhaps they allow the trick of philosophical studies and developments to hinder their growth process. Yout may even be hindered or guided by someone else's experience with God. However, have u fully tried submerging YOURSELF in the word to see where it takes u? Have u thought of ways to fully dedicate and/or surround yourself with meditations on God to  try and grasp the wonders of His word? Don't be fooled by the fact people say there are missing pieces, different versions, etc. Those are distractions that a meant to keep u from following exploring that information for yourself. Sure, all things aren't explained, but it is meant to be that way because God will give u explanation as u develop in Him and when u get to Heaven. Remember, all scripture THAT IS BREATHED OUT BY GOD is important (2 Timothy 3:16). Plus, never come to a conclusion until u have done a thorough investigation yourself, and I promise u that if u talk to God, explore His word, and be obedient to His path u will NEVER want to go back bc what u have left behind what pales in comparison to what u have to gain through Him. However, we must be doers of the word and not just hearers. It is easy to sit in church, applaud, and agree with the sermon or become excited or even read the word on your own. However, do u a APPLY this knowledge to your every day life? Don't stall out because u haven't fully explored God for yourself, or u don't fully apply the information given. Seek God and His righteousness, and all will be added (Matt. 6:33) no matter what u are going through.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Self Check

Sometimes certain blessings are withheld because we aren't honest with ourselves in order to receive them: Are we being completely obedient and showing spiritual maturity to depict if we are ready? Have u listened and followed instructions for attainment? Have u begun to give up before u can reach the full manifestation? OR, are u taking matters into your own hands?~ Maria Diggs...This week, take a moment to be honest with God and yourself in order to remove yourself from a cycle of missing out. The sooner u accept the flaw will be the moment u can pursue a breakthrough...

Leviticus 20:7-8

7 Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the LORD your God. 8 keep my decrees and follow them. I
am the LORD, who makes you holy.

There is Clarity in God

 Numbers 23:19 (NIV)
God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?

*God always keeps His promises, and is waiting to the deliver them to u. However, He is waiting for us to keep our end of the bargain bka covenant. Don't get me wrong, His mercy covers us even when we are not worthy. However, there are often steps that need to be taken towards receiving attainment of your heart's desires. There is of course seed time and harvest, but your desire also depends on your faith and your ability to be obedient. How can we expect clarity on how or when we plan to receive our blessings when we are operating within a state of confusion? For example, walking in love cannot include snapping on people or telling them everything on your mind. That is a state of confusion. Where do u see confusion brewing in your life? Remember, we are created in God's image (2 Corinthians 5:17); therefore, we should take on His traits. We are not the authors of confusion either; therefore let go of schizophrenia of the spirit and let's be obedient and realistic as to what we are suppose to do and how to do it. God wants to give us the best, so seek Him on what is necessary to do, on how to be patient, on trusting in Him more, and how to remove yourself from a state of confusion in order stop blocking your blessings.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Believers Unite

Always remember that being a believer and doing God's work should not be a competitive matter...We all play for the same team, so help your team members out, play fair, and play to win.

Press Less, Gain More of God

There are enough pressures in this world without placing additional ones on led, have fun, walk in faith, sow, and be obedient...the rest will follow...

Matthew 6:33 (NIV)
33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well

Friday, March 21, 2014

Don't Take Advantage of Freedom

Galatians 5:13 ESV

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

*Jesus paid the ultimate price for our freedom...The freedom to be in fellowship with Him, seek Him for yourself, build a relationship with Him, and be able to go to Heaven once u are saved or re-dedicate yourself to live a life of holiness. However, some take this opportunity as one to feed the flesh...Perhaps you are testing the waters to see how close u can get as close as possible to sin without being in it, or maybe u feel like u can habitually sin because you are able to repent. You may even use God's blessings as a way to exploit people, or perhaps you are operating in pride by flaunting what He gave u. All these things and more are considered walking in the flesh, and you are trying to take advantage of God. God made u, and He is aware of every trick in the book. Therefore, walk in righteousness, and do not try to take advantage of someone who is waiting to give u the advantage if you live right and obey. You can't out think or out smart God. He was smart enough to die and rise again for the things to come, in order for you to live completely for Him today!

Rooted and On Fire for Christ

Colossians 2:6-7 (NIV)
6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your
lives in him,7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

*Do u remember the day that u first accepted God into your life? Do you remember feeling a sense urgency or just a need to answer the altar call, or pray the prayer of salvation? Now, remember how it felt when u went up and decided to dedicate yourself to God....OR, perhaps u needed to re-dedicate yourself? I hope you experienced a refreshing moment of wonderment and perhaps excitement and curiosity towards your new walk. Many of us were on fire when we were first saved...Willing and ready to do whatever for Him and His kingdom. However, do u remember a pastor or someone telling u that now that u have traded sides, u may experience more attacks from the evil one? Well, sometimes these attacks take away our zest and fire for God. Some become complacent Christians and are afraid to take on more responsibility because they are concerned about being attacked, or feel as though we may not have what it takes because u aren't "holy enough" to carry out certain assignments. However, don't be tricked into missing out on growth, rewards on Earth and in Heaven, and not fulfilling the will of Christ because of your lack of faith. Be so ready and on fire for God that your faith becomes strengthened, and you are overflowing with thankfulness to do His will because u know the power of the continuous flow of seed time and harvest. Do not be afraid to try new things, talk to Him more often, or go through things for His namesake because that's how u become more rooted and grounded through Him. The road of living a righteous life may not always be easy, but u are covered better then any insurance and it's worth it. Please, become saved if you aren't there. Your life depends on has a salvation folder.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Rewards of Being Immovable

1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

*No matter what it looks like in the natural, any work that u do for God is never in vain. It is a seed that has been sown for growth purposes, and will reap a harvest for u if u continue to wait for God as He fertilizes your garden, and helps grow a beautiful manifestation. Sometimes life can be tricky, and even down right hard, but we can't give up. We can't be moved by what we see, feel, or be tempted to participate in what we know is wrong. This type of behavior stifles your growth process, and causes hang ups. What we can do is speak life into our situations by only speaking positivity over ourselves and our family. We can also pray, and continue to be led by God to do the right things for yourself and others. Nothing u do for the Lord will ever be in vain; instead, it sets up the ability for supplies to come your way during your time of need. It also leads to the reassurance of what is truly meant for u, and makes room for the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4).

Prayer ALWAYS Changes Things...

Please join us in praying for America beginning this week on Wed., March 19th from noon - 1pm in praying for America. This will occur at FCC weekly at the above time. If you are unable to attend, then feel free to pray at your designated location during this time period. Let's combat the year of judgment through the protection of manifested love!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Faith Over Feelings

When u don't feel like doing something, that's when u have to do it...When it feels right to do other things, sometimes those are the ones that need to be analyzed...#Proverbs 3:5-6 #(Sigh)

Romans 7:15-24
New International Version (NIV)
15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Peace vs Fear

Isaiah 26:3-4
3 You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. 4 Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal...

*Even when I feel that I am facing my darkest hour, I still feel peace that comes over me because of my ability to trust in God. When that trust starts to waver, based on what I see in the natural, I immediately speak words of confidence out of my mouth to overturn the ability for the soul to become paralyzed with fear. I speak scriptures of faith that relate to my circumstance, or words that are the opposite of my current state. I may even burst into a song giving God praise, or just simply cracking open my Bible to calm me. Why am I sharing this with u? I was told to be transparent enough to let u know that we all go through moments when we second guess things due to our circumstance in the natural, which is everything but natural. However, remember even a mustard seed of faith we can move the mountain of fear (Matt. 17:20), and step back into that connective bond that brings a peace of mind and holds on to that favor with God. We have to have faith in order to please God (Hebrews 11:6), and to overcome our situations. Sometimes, all we have is God, and honestly that's all u need. Your help never came from your job, friendship, spouse, etc...Those are entities that God placed in your life to sustain u. Your real source is from the Father. As u evaluate your connection to fear vs peace, please lift your brothers and sisters up in prayer (including myself) who may feel like they are on their last leg. However, we all have all the supplies we need through God. Seek Him for peace on how to access your limitless supply.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Creative Reign vs Demonic Transformations

John 1:3 ESV
All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

*In life, we have experienced and will continue to face good and bad things. Things that often cause change; however, it is up to us how we adapt to those changes. No matter what the circumstance may be or the person u are facing, remember that all things are originated from what God created. Without His ability to create, nothing could develop from those creations. Now of course, God is the creator of positivity while the devil perverts positivity and transforms it into evil. However, the key word there is TRANSFORM, which means he has no power to actually create anything. Even the negative transformations can be stopped or even prevented through prayer. God is the only creator, and without His creative work, nothing would exist. Therefore, even when it seems like u have ran across a creative blessing or a transformed messed, God is still at the root of that creation. He is always working things out for our good (Romans 8:28), if we are willing to invite Him in the situation and trust Him. So, before analyzing and transforming information into something u personally concocted, ask God what was the original creation meant for? How can u get back to that origin in order to understand how to handle the current situation at hand? Then is when u will know what to do, and how to handle what u are facing.

Lesson of Wisdom

Wisdom comes from teaching, and being open to  teaching helps u avoid unnecessary hardships if u apply the information....Enjoy service...

James 3:13
Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Love Check

Saturday Love...Food for Thought:

1.When u can learn to be happy and appreciate the beauty in someone else or their situation, then that's when u know u are ready to embrace the potential for change within your own...#GodIsWatchingYourResponses

2.Love is not just a blissful feeling, but a connection that's made of trust, connected by compromise, built on a Godly foundation, and delivered to a couple that agrees to uphold these things as a unified body...

What Truly Sepatates You From Others?

John 13:34-35 (NIV)
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.

*Ever wonder how others would know u are a disciple if u chose to walk in love? It's because of the type of world we currently live in...In a world so cold and full of selfishness and strife, to actually show true love to an individual is very unique and rare in nature. U see, when u open yourselves up to care about the concerns or well being of other people, you are opening up your insides to receiving the light of God...A light that shines so brightly that individuals are instantly drawn to it, even if they aren't fond of you. There is no denying when u find the love of Christ. The issue lies in whether u are willing to truly receive it and act upon it. Saying u love others is great, but do u truly believe that in your heart? Do u do it when it is convenient for you, or upon command? Would u love someone if they didn't smell, look, believe, or act like u?  Can u put your fears and own issues aside to plant a seed of love? OR, BETTER YET, are u capable of being obedient enough to give love despite the circumstance or how u feel towards that individual? THIS IS what truly shows our discipleship and image of God within us. This walk of love isn't always easy, but its worth sowing especially if u are expecting the same in return...

Friday, March 14, 2014

Spirit Over Matter

The magnitude of the devils attacks aren't often based on the attack in itself, but how much u allow the attack to hinder u..

Psalm 16:8 (NIV)

I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Pleasures Begin with an Invitation

Psalm 16:11
Amplified Bible (AMP)
11 You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore...

*God is waiting to show us how to personally enjoy life, avoid unnecessary hardships, order our steps, and give us the RIGHT desires of our heart if we seek Him. However, it can be complicated if u are veering to the left and doing your own thing while claiming to be following Him. Anything God gives u is perfectly tailored for strings attached. He can provide u with fulfillment and pleasures beyond anything u have hoped for (Ephesians 3:20), yet it is your choice to receive these things. You have free will to get things your way or His, but the choice is yours. You can't blame Him if things don't go as planned when u didn't consult Him about your plans in the first place. Sure, there is obedience, instructions to follow, and surrendering that occurs. However, the peace u feel during the process, the strength u uncover that u have, and the end result makes it all worth it. Are u ready to experience the fullness of joy? It comes in no other form except through the Lord...

Access Granted

feels that if we truly believed in God's capabilities, we wouldn't be so eager to take action and situations into our own hands. U don't have to figure it out if u truly believed in and trusted His guidance. Don't limit His power bc He isn't limiting your access...

Blessing Methodology

Spiritual Food for Thought:

Remember, some blessings can't occur if the space for it is already occupied...Have u made room? #CleanUp

Manifestation occurs based on how u act on what u believe...What are u believing God for today? #TakeAction #AskForGuidance #Sow #SpeakIntoExistence

Go Beyond Who and What U Know

"If u don't care what happens outside your door, it will show up at your door." ~ Kerrick Butler #Wed.NightChurchTakeHome

Learn to think outside of you and yours...People following in the devil's foot steps, and paving the way for the anti-Christ, are waiting to prey on u for being selfish... Waiting for u to isolate your prayers in order to consume those around u, which could lead to more hardship for u and yours. God holds the body of Christ responsible for turning a blind eye to the drama of this world, or even towards your own brothers and sisters. Let's stop scratching the surface of God's power, and give Him full credit for what He is capable of doing: Saving the world. What has happened is because the church didn't pray in advance about it. Open up your heart to Him, in order to open up your mind to become radical enough to do something about tomorrow's affairs and today's hardships.

Isaiah 59:19 (KJV)- So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.

Philippians 2:4 ESV
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Light of Forgiveness

Ephesians 4:31-32 NIV

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

*Forgiveness is the key to moving forward, and being able to be utilized by God. He is unable to reveal things to u if u keep bringing up the past, or reliving the same story every time u speak with someone. It is one thing to testify about how u got over hurt, but it is another to stew in hurt and/or try to slander someone's character. God doesn't bring up your past every time u come to Him about something, especially if u have asked Him for forgiveness. Therefore, why do u receive the opportunity to hold a grudge? Also, the way you hold a grudge shows God if u can be entrusted to further yourself in your purpose or, for singles, receive a mate. Think about it: What if God has it in your purpose to be entrusted with personal information, and to act accordingly. However, if u get offended and held a grudge when someone says something u didn't like, how would u be able to handle this calling? How also do u expect to maintain a healthy marriage if u hit below the belt, or think about the past? U cannot also sustain friendships if u are unable to forgive because everyone comes with a different personality. Also, God does not dwell in a body for of malice or strife. Therefore, He is unable to fully talk to u in times of trouble or warn u of things. This is the year of judgment, and u need to be open and as sensitive to the Spirit as u can get, which involves u walking in love. Love, rage, and unforgiveness can't grow within the same area. Which will u choose to manifest?

Victory Over Exhaustion

Have u ever noticed how tired u become right before the victory? How drained u may feel right at the close of the battle? That means u are over the hump, kind of like today, and about to embark on relief. In relation to the days of the week, it's almost the weekend! So, hold on, hang in there, and give it your all...When the victory hits or the work week ends, u don't want to be thinking about what u didn't do. Instead, be able to say u gave it your all, and it was a complete TKO between u and the devil...#FightTheGoodFightOfFaith #1Timothy6:12

Hebrews 6:11-12

11 We want each of you to show this
same diligence to the very end, so
that what you hope for may be fully
realized. 12 We do not want you to
become lazy, but to imitate those
who through faith and patience
inherit what has been promised.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Clarity Through God

Loving clarification helps avoid unnecessary frustration...Don't suffer in silence.#PrayOnHowOrIfUShouldReachOut #LetGo&LetGod #NOWHaveAProsperousDay


Remember, when u change or grow, the rest of the world may not have changed with u. We are all on different levels, and still works in progress. Treat people accordingly, humble yourself to understand them, and walk in love...If u are mindful of people, the variations in backgrounds, and how God sees them then u won't be easily offend.

Character Building

Proverbs 31: 25-26 (AMP) *Characteristics of women, and things to observe for men*

25 Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure; she rejoices over the future [the latter day or time to come, knowing that she and her family are in readiness for it]!
26 She opens her mouth in skillful and godly Wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness [giving counsel and instruction].

*The Holy Spirit has prompted me to discuss a few characteristics of a Godly woman today. These are two that the Father would like to draw attention to...Notice that a virtuous woman exudes confidence in verse 25. She doesn't need to prove herself to anyone, but God. As a matter of fact, her confidence stems from her faith in God. Therefore, she does not have anxiety in regards to her family, be it drama within your blood line or church family, because she knows how to have confidence in God's capabilities to iron things out and put it in His hands. There is no need to worry, nor show off her capabilities to others. Her purpose in Him speaks humbly for itself. A virtuous woman is also eloquent and skillful with her words. She always walks in love, allows God to place a guard over her mouth, and speaks words of kindness even when emphasizing a major point. There isn't a sharp tongue, shade, ignorance, ridicule, or gossip that pours from her. She speaks words of kindness even to those who are not fond of her because she knows the power in sowing seeds, and in words. She also knows how to seek clarification and discernment before making an assumption. Women of God, we must learn how to take on ALL elements of being a virtuous woman, especially when it comes to the treatment of each other. What u learn to overcome today will determine what u are entrusted with tomorrow. MEN of God, be aware of these qualities as u pursue or grow with your mate. Also learn to compliment them. Today's choice determines the balance of tomorrow.

Protecting Your Inside from What's Outside

If u do not learn to keep a guard over your heart, the very thing u were trying to avoid will attach itself and manifest into something that chokes the life out of u until u have nothing left. Learn to sensor what is consumed by your ear and eye gates. All things have the power to take root, but it is up to u how long u allow them to grow. #CutItAtTheRoots #BeAGateKeeper

# ◄ Proverbs 4:23 ►(NIV)
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from

# Psalm 101:3 ESV
I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me.

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Power Humility

Romans 12:3 (NIV)
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.

*Humility is a major part of obtaining what God has for us. First, we have to be humble enough to admit if there are things we need to clean up in our lives. We also need to be obedient with following the instructions God gives us to remove those things. This means seeking Him by prayer and supplication (meditating and standing on the word). Also, if u can show God He is top priority in your current state, u will find that He will be able to trust u with more and advance where u are today. Submitting ourselves to Him is part of the humility process. After all, if u can't handle a little then how will u act if u had a lot? We also have to watch how we compare ourselves to others, and whether or not we take their feelings and walking in love with them into consideration. Only being concerned about "me, myself, and mine" is not going to cut it. You are linked to other people and have the ability to make an impact on them. Be open to humbling yourself to be used by God, and I guarantee u will see the harvest in your planting. Notice that blessings come with instructions, and instructions are to be followed. Whether or not the process is complicated will lie in your ability to remain in faith, be obedient, and act upon humility.

Go Beyond You and Yours

Spiritual Food for Thought: Think Beyond Yourself

There are so many people who go day in and day out only being concerned about themselves, and not really caring about others. Many individuals will even willingly  admit that things don't impact them as much if it happens to someone else verses if it hits home with u. Perhaps this selfish attitude is what is stopping the full manifestation of change to occur in your life. Yes, pray for u and yours, but remember that u are attached to them...The very people who God is trying to reach through u. Sure declare victory for yourself daily, but if u can't stay focused on going beyond yourself in your current state then how in the world will u act if u receive more then enough? Don't allow the "me, myself, and mine" syndrome creep into your heart...Instead, continue to be a light always and a vessel that can be used to empower others. We all have schedules and agendas, but what does God have to say about that?

Matthew 7:12
New International Version (NIV)
12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Where is Your Mind? ...Brain Food for Thought

1.Never judge others...Everyone has faults. Plus remember this: While u are pointing one finger at someone, there are three pointing back at u. #PrayerCausesChange...Not Ridicule #SundayFaithChristianCenterTakeHome

2.Prayer opens the door for new possibilities...don't leave home without it. #JustAsGodMakesTime2WatchOverU, #MakeTime4Him

3.Sometimes the motive behind why u do things speaks louder then the actual action in itself...#AttentionVsPurpose

Be Strong in the Lord and the Power of His Might

Points of Power: Sunday Message of Michelle Butler- "Are You a Good Fighter"

It is always a pleasure to hear Michelle speak, especially when it hits home with several points that are on time for me:

1. Do not be tempted to be ashamed...salvation is what carries u through (Personal Reference from Romans 10: 8-11)...I have been tempted to be ashamed of the fact that one moment I declare victory over something, and then the next it HAS snow balled back in to the same issue that I thought I had been delivered from...However, this is just the time to become MORE AGGRESSIVE as a soldier in God's army, (1 Timothy 6:12),because in the end I will be victorious if I fight the good fight of faith knowing that I have the power to win each battle and not be taken out.

2. Talk 2 That Thang- I don't care what it looks like...Open up your mouth and start speaking the opposite of your circumstance while u are charging towards victory (1 Samuel 17:42). A closed mouth won't get fed, or be able to create the atmosphere of victory either...#UHaveWhatUSay

3. Faith does not operate on a time limit or time hold...You were NEVER meant to serve time. Time was meant to serve u, so call it into existence NOW...NOW faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things unseen (Hebrews 11:1). The law of faith overtook the law of time ( e.g. Mark 7: 25-29).

People, the fight we are in as believers should get better and better like a boxing match or a good football blowout by your favorite team! Don't become caught in cycles that hinder your chances to reach victory, cause u to be down for the count bc u have given up, continue in a looping cycle, or cause u to be in chill mode bc u are just trying to run out the clock. Hit the devil with your best shot every moment of the fight! If no one can mess with u and yours, then how do u think God feels about His people...IJS.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Faulty Connections

Proverbs 13:20-25 (NIV)
20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. 21 Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.

*Notice how the nature of your companionship also impacts the nature of your success. To excel you have to put God first, and surround yourself with company that is looking to excel beyond more then a quick fix, leaning on their own understanding, or a hustle just to barely make it. U need the correct individuals that not only influence u, but are willing to seek God with u and push u towards your goals and have your best interest at heart. Ever notice how some people applaud u in the spotlight, but u later find out that they do not have your best interest at heart? These are the very individuals that God tries to warn us about. In due season, He will bless u with the right friendships and connections. However, we must consult with Him about the company u keep and the choices in connections that u choose to make. After all, He is your ultimate connection, and most dedicated friend. In a world filled with dead-in opportunities, u do not have time for minor set backs because u chose the wrong individuals to be around. True friends and connections help u grow in life, and strive for more then the average good time. Be prosperous both in spirit and through the correct company God tells u to keep. Prosperity starts with your surroundings including those who u allow in it.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Something New...

Isaiah 43:19 (KJV)

Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring; forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert...

*Sometimes we ask God for things, but in the same breath limit or doubt His power. For instance, u are aware that He created all the mysteries of life including the brightness of the sun, the wonders of the workings within the human body, and the the simplistic notion of day and night's ability to transition. Yet, we may ask God to help us, but formulate a plan B or C causing us to lean on our own understanding. That is not how God works! He is the CREATOR, which means He can create something out of nothing. He can make the impossible, possible if we let go and believe!  While the devil is only a duplicator, so do u want him to duplicate your past situations? The more u think about something or try to maneuver things, the more u are taking on God's role, and allowing the devil to come in. (Not a good idea, especially since He is all knowing.) He is the author and finisher, so allow Him to write the pages to a new story that u have never experienced. However, with every new advancement comes new experiences and new requirements of u. Be open to allowing Him to guide u while u are obedient at the same time, but be willing to experience something u have never seen or felt before. It's not YOUR will, but His. How far does your imagination take u bc He is able to do exceedingly more then that (Ephesians 3:20).

Loving God's Goodness

Love sees pass imperfections, while helping the person develop a sense of direction... For what is really important and should matter... Like the compliments u receive, and don't forget to enjoy those endless moments of chatter. Love helps to bring a means to an end...of a life of feeling alone or being in limbo friend. Guess that's how God must have felt...Every time He looked at us when His heart would melt...because we chose Him over sin. That means that we all win...the ability to feel evidence of His life that He gave. We are so blessed to be born and again and saved! So, fall in love with the one who can supply all your needs. For He is the one who gave His life for your soul to succeed. #LoveHim1stAlways2MakeRoom2LoveOthers #EarlyMorningRhymingPraise

What's Hindering Your Ability 2 Love?

If u are having an issue loving others, please know that u are also having an issue with God. For those are His children that u frown upon, judge, or discuss behind their backs which in turn serves as a potential weed that can spoil your harvest. How can u love God, but give the stank face to your brothers and sisters in Christ? It isn't always a cup of tea and everyone doesn't have to be your bff, but to respect others is to respect God. Perhaps if u are having an issue with others, then it is time to examine your relationship with Him. No one needs your approval, but u do need His...#Humility #Today'sHiddenProblemCouldBeDetrimental2Tomorrow'sHarvest

1 Thessalonians 4:8-9 (KJV)

8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.

9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

Remove Yourself From Isolation

Thursday Love Thoughts:
Isolation Cancels Out Love's Edification

Always remember that as u work on your love walk and learn to live in a Godly fashion, there is strength in numbers. Isolation only provokes selfishness and domination because u are unable to receive new information, there is a lack of growth that occurs because u are limited to leaning on your own understanding (even if u are reading the word), and you limit God's capability to bring blessings to u because He uses others as vessels for delivery. So, next time u feel as though u don't want to be bothered, disapprove of transparency, or chastise elements of expression with other individuals u should think of how u have chosen to limit yourself on a lonelier path that cannot adhere to development or unification for your own good...

Ecclesiastes 4:12 says: Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Proverbs 27 reads: Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel. As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Prov. 27:9 & 17).

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Walk of Humility and Love

1 John 3:18-23 (NIV)
18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. 19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. 20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. 21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight...

*Today, the Holy Spirit felt the need to elaborate on how to love and search your own heart regarding your love walk. It's amazing how merciful God is, but He still requires humility on our behalf...We must come to Him with an open mind like a child's, and be open to guidance as well as lecturing. Then, we must expand on the lecture by not just being hearers and those who speak the word and love amongst ourselves and others, but be doers of the word to show God's love through our actions. This, in turn, causes humility and maybe perhaps persecution because u know how u should treat others or view them through God's eyes, but perhaps u weren't doing that. However, God's mercy covers u because He sees u trying if u are truly making an effort. He also knows your intentions, and is willing to assist u along the way. For those who have mastered the love walk, u are able to present yourself boldly to God ensuring Him that u kept His commandment to love, and how u are ready to go to the next level. This is your ability to ask of Him whatever u desire because u have showed yourself worthy of approval, and able to receive the desires of your heart. So, are u ready to put self aside in this process? Would u like to expound and be approved for your vocation and next assignment, or will u allow pride to keep u in the land of complacency and ill will? With that, brings harsher judgment...How will you measure up?

Suffer No More

For every trial and pain, loss and limited gain...Suffering will exist no more bc my God says I'm ready and it's time to restore! #Today #Now #Suddenly #Ready4Receiving

Isaiah 61:7 ESV

Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion; instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy.

It's All Good When It's All God

The world says u have to take the good with the bad. However, God says that anything bad is not a reflection of His goodness, so why are u accepting towards the agitation of negativity and the promotion of unnecessary confusion?

John 16:33 ESV

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.

Spiritual Impact

Peace occurs when u no longer allow yourself to be hindered by the opinion of others; instead, u are now focused on how God wants u to impact them in order for u both to go to the next level...

Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything(James 1:4).

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Purpose of Love

Love is not a rationalized concept or can exist with lustful sustainability...Instead, consider it a pentacle of relief and the ability to be blessed with  comfort during life's trials. It is also God giving u a chance to know what it's like to look beyond yourself, and embrace your vulnerability in someone else...Enjoy! #<3

Fearless Love

1 John 4:18 ESV
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

*Behind every element of fear is the fear of punishment or that a negative consequence will occur...People are afraid of a negative result or outcome, which can lead to the demise of that particular area or situation. This is also what many preachers consider to be the lead in to death, which develops from demise. This could be death in your belief that whatever you are believing in is possible; death in itself; or feeling vulnerable to hurt, and leaving u the urge to reek havoc until that person "dies" to the thought of possibilities and can feel your hurt too. Don't allow the potential thought of punishment kill your ability to be susceptible to love, trust your instincts which are guided by the Holy Spirit if u invite Him in, or take away from the wisdom you have obtained to know and receive a good person or opportunity. If u are in fear, u are not perfected in love because you may not have forgiven and forgotten the hurt u have been through. U may also need more time to heal, and more time to renew your mind with God. This opens the ability to trust in supernatural possibilities and accept the promises He has for u. Don't miss out on anything because u are in fear. Fear is the devil's secret weapon that leads to complacency. You have the greatest weapon to combat it, and that is love.

Time and Place for All

Food for Thought: If we could just realize that our desires are like seasons, we would know that they will soon come to pass. However, u must prepare for the elements, be aware that the weather is capable of changing, and accept the fact that some temperatures last longer then others. Perhaps if we could grasp this concept, then we would be able to understand that all things come in due time, but time is an element of circumstance that always moves forward and never stops. #TrustInGod'sSeasonalTiming #Revelation

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Pentacle Points of Frustration

Embarking on a new phase of life is like childbirth: Dreading the pains, but awaiting and desiring your new creation that u will love and be grateful for...Hold on with me. #Tired,ButNotDown

Romans 8:18-27 ESV
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.


Jeremiah 33: 2-3 (ESV)
“Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it—the Lord is his name: Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

*God is waiting to answer our questions, and provide us with knowledge of our situations if we call upon Him. Talking to God helps provide clarity, and there is a sense of peace and guidance He desires to bring. First, we have to believe that He is capable of providing clarity and trust in the word we receive. We may also have to act on it as well. Be open today to talking with the Lord...He is your friend; therefore, u can talk to Him with respect, but in a friendly nature. He is waiting to guide u today. Are u ready to establish or grow in your relationship with Him by seeking clarity? Also, be patient when u ask for clarity. Sometimes His advice takes time and  requires patience.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Full Circle of Clarity

1 Corinthians 13:12 (NLT)
Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely...

*Many times, why we go through things or perhaps instructions we may have received from God may not make sense at first. We may feel like it goes against our natural, common sense. We may also believe that we have done everything right and we are in right standing with God, (be honest with Him and yourself about this), but yet we still feel as though we are going through an unnecessary trial that we don't deserve. However, we must be patient and wait for God to bring things full circle in order for our current circumstance to make sense. He often gives us instructions to follow in order to open up additional doors to get us to the prize or desire of our heart. These things often take time, and there is a growth process or a purging process that needs to occur before u are fully equipped and ready for what u desire. Therefore, do not focus on the situation at hand as much as u should be asking God "What am I suppose to learn from this," "What am I not doing for you to help me move forward," or "What should I do to open the next door?" I know the current state is not ideal and u want to understand it right away, but perhaps there is something more u need to do on your part...OR, perhaps it is just the need to develop patience and wait. Either way, this is not a time to lean on your own understanding, but a time to seek clarity regarding your path and the things u are after. Clarity is waiting to present itself in a full circle of understanding, but seek God in order to take u on the right path.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Godly Coverage

God's insurance policy is the best coverage u could ever receive...Pre-qualify by walking in love. #Don'tLetPrideStopU #Psalm91 #ChurchTakeHome

Be Careful of Your Counselor Choices

Be careful who u seek counseling from...Everyone is not meant to pour into your life, while the words of others are not meant to be taken for granted...#EquallyYoked #OpinionvsWord #DiscernTheMessenger

Godly Treatment

The dedication that u show to God should be reflected in how u treat your brothers and sisters...What good is service and dedication if you treat others poorly? #MinisteringOfAnyTypeIsSerious #ExamineYourLoveWalk

Mark 12:30-31
King James Version (KJV)
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Better Days Are Here Through Submission

Romans 8:28 (KJV)
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose...

*If u are currently in a situation that isn't to your liking, know that u are not there by chance. God was aware of the decisions u would make to get u where u are, and He gave u free will to make those choices. However, those choices are what will lead u to being a testimony for others if u invite God into your situation. It is our job to fully allow him to intervene, and be obedient to His direction on how to get out of whatever u are going through. You see, there is someone who can avoid or will go through what we are currently facing, and we are called as vessels for God to show them the proper way of handling things and how to overcome them. In the meantime, if u submit to God and u are saved, God will work things out in your favor because you are allowing Him to use u as an example of victory. U see, it works out for your good because u are learning from the situation, stronger because u allow God to renew your mind on it, and will receive a reward for submission and obedience while winning lives over to Christ to show others the proper way out. So, do not be ashamed or dismayed. If u have faith, things will always work out for the betterment of us all.

Fleshly Desire vs Spiritually Being Led

As a believer, u have to be mindful of the things u are chasing after vs things u are suppose to be focused on. Sometimes we desire something so much that we allow our flesh to take over, and we start pursuing it based on our natural capabilities and mindset. However, you should keep in mind that u are suppose to be spirit led in EVERYTHING u do. Therefore, focus on God and utilize His skills as the wonderful counselor that He is, to avoid fleshly thoughts that try to interfere with spiritual purposes...

Romans 8:5 (KJV)- For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.