Thursday, December 29, 2016

God's Guidance

Matthew 7:7 ESV

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 

*If we don't ask, we can't receive an answer. If we don't seek, we can't find what we need or desire. Lastly, if we don't knock on the doors God places in front of us, we can't figure out which one is truly for us. Don't be afraid to move through life,  but do so in accordance to God's guidance, and not based on your previous experience or own understanding. Every door is not meant to be walked through. Also notice that God is really giving instructions here as to how to guide you:You first need to ask Him, then you seek the answer based on the info He gives you,  and then He guides you with that info on where to go. The word is full of steps.. Are you adhering to them,  or leaning to your own understanding?

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Read the Entire Chapter-What are You Running From?

Then the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?” “A staff,” he replied. The Lord said, “Throw it on the ground.” Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it. Then the Lord said to him, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail.” So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand. “This,” said the Lord , “is so that they may believe that the Lord , the God of their fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has appeared to you.”

Exodus 4:2‭-‬5 NIV

*We have the tools that can aid us in God's will and purpose for our lives. We just have to be willing to use them,  and not be complacent. Many times people are so in fear, or are too busy dwelling on what they don't have, that they don't see what God is willing to do for you or what He has placed in front of you. Don't be more reliant on things and people outside of His will, more so than stepping out on faith. We are more than what the trap of the comfort from complacency. What are you giving into, settling for, or running from vs what God wants you to do?

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Oh, How He Loves Us

Matthew 1:23 ESV

"Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel"(which means, God with us). 

*God loves you so much that His son was born to not just save you, but connect with you. God understood us inside and out prior to coming to this world, but He loved us so much that He desired to be relatable to us.  Even after the resurrection and leaving the Holy Spirit, He promised to never leave us no matter what you do. I personally don't know your circumstance or heart this Christmas, but I do know that God can soften it, change things around for you, and alleviate you if you trust in Him more and follow Him. He has been my best friend since I let Him in and truly followed Him, and I wouldn't trade the connection for anything in the world. We all could stand to become closer to Him. Will you meditate on how much He is there for you this Christmas season?

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Love Walk

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV

*When we move from this life to the next, one of the measures of our eternity is based on how much we loved.  Notice when you love people, it overshadows the negativity. Love is a powerful tool, and can change any dynamic... Even the hardest battles connected to the worst individuals. It can also be one of the greatest gifts. I know I continue to grow into this area,  and sometimes it can be challenging. Take the time to think about how you love, or if it's done according to God's will. How is your love walk this holiday season?

Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Just Shall Live by Faith

To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

Proverbs 21:3 NIV

Sometimes doing what is right isn't a walk in the park... It takes strength, courage, and allowing your spirit to take over..particularly when the person or scenario isn't being too kind to you. Yet, God sees the unjust of the situation, and that you are doing His will when you don't stoop to the level of the injustice. God is here to fight our battles, comfort us when we are upset, and send the right people to encourage us. You are actually acting as an encourager when you are obedient in doing the right thing by faith. Hold on to what you know is right, and don't let others change what God has put in you.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

His Will

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

1 John 5:14‭-‬15 NIV

I think many times we assume that God knows what we want,  we ask one time and let the be the end of it, or we ask things outside His will and become upset when it isn't received. The first measure in obtaining a desire is knowing whether it lines up with the word of God.  Then, ask Him to come into your life and show you what His will is for your desire as you ask for it. What we expect may not be what we should be looking for... Most importantly, don't give up. Keep asking until you receive an answer.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Anxiety Vs Faith

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6‭-‬7 NIV

*It's easy to become antsy when you desire change or the element of something more deeply. However, allow that anxiety to turn into a fuel that sparks the desire to discuss how you feel with God. We have to learn to let go and let God, and not continue to function under pressure or anxiousness. God can do more with your confession, and your willingness to invite Him in then you can with your anxiety.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Being Equally Yoked

Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?

Amos 3:3 NIV

Being equally yoked is not just concerning a relationship with a spouse, but also in friendships as well. I find that every friendly face is not willing to help you grow, stick by your side, or is a part of God's plan. People pretend to know this, but think about your current circle... Does it represent God,  or does it represent your own desires. Keep these questions in mind as you choose friends or a significant other:

Are we equally yoked?

Should I continue this path?

Is this God’s will for my life?

Is this person willing to be obedient to God’s will in everything?

Will this relationship bring glory to God’s kingdom?

From personal experience, I have been burned by friendly faces, people pretending to be nice, and even those who claim to the love the Lord. Friendships and significant others are powerful titles, and are people meant to help you grow. Be careful who you give that title to...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Age is Only A Number

How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.

Psalm 119:9 NIV

Whether you're young at heart or in age, that doesn't mean it is hard to do the right thing. People use youth, be it on age or nature, as an excuse to do the wrong things. It is possible to be free from sin if you use the word to help you.  Otherwise, you choose to fall short because you want to. Sowing your oats, having fun, doing what you have to do,  etc are all excuses. Beginning today, let's concentrate on the truth instead of making excuses for sin.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!

Isaiah 49:15 NIV

*Sometimes it feels like God has forgotten a desire you have because it seems like it will never come to pass.  You wait,  you pray, and you may even try your own efforts. However, God hasn't forgotten.. We just need to be still, be guided, and move when He says so.  As the holidays come,  I know you will encounter family that may remind you of your lack there of... You may even remind yourself. Don't focus on these things because that is the enemy trying to discourage you. Focus on God's promises, and what He is trying to tell you about them.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

For the Love of Money

Ecclesiastes 5:10 ESV

He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity. 

*Have you ever noticed how people who receive or maintain money are not satisfied? None of us are... We think we have a specific amount, in our head, but notice how when it's received an automatic desire comes up to reach the next financial goal. This is why God wants us to love Him more than money. He can guide us on how to spend it, and how not to let it control you. More money often equates to more responsibility... Are you balancing your responsibility, or is it making or breaking you? If you lost it all today, who would people say you are?

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Process

The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.

Ecclesiastes 7:8 NIV

In the beginning or even during a process, we often can't see the end results. We just have to trust God,  and remind ourselves that faith is the substance of things hoped for... The evidence of things unseen (Hebrews 11:1). In the end,  if we are obedient and allow God to guide us, we will reap a harvest. However, until the harvest comes, learn from the process. We all could stand a lesson that helps us grow. In the mean time, hold on to the promise and ask for guidance.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

He Has Answers

‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’

Jeremiah 33:3 NIV

I think we all have questions that we need answers to... I would even venture to say that in some areas, we are tired of going in a circle and dealing with the back and forth or unknown. Yet,  God is waiting to provide us with answers and a plan for preparation if we ask. Nothing is wrong with asking for help, clarity, or encouragement no matter how big or small the desire is... God cares about it all. Today, let's be open to the wisdom of God. He has much to tell you... Not just for your own benefit, but He may speak through you to get to others. Open your mind and heart to His guidance...

Monday, November 14, 2016

Keep the Iron Sharp

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17 NIV

In any relationship, we are suppose to serve a purpose in helping to grow that individual with the guidance of God. If you are experiencing everything in that relationship, but God and growth then there's a good chance you are with the wrong people. Even more so,  if you stay,  you have now personally chosen to stifle your own growth and purpose. Is having a good time for a moment, an easy time for a second, or holding on to people who do not mean you well more important than God's will for your life?  Let God guide you to people who will sharpen you,  and not just people who make you feel good... There's more to life than that...

Saturday, November 12, 2016


Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

James 1:2‭-‬3 NIV

The perseverance comes from the desire to continue to work on staying loyal to what you believe in. The trials are meant to serve as a measure of distraction, and also a false sense of failure. Yet, thanks to God's unmoving hand, He will never leave us nor forsake us.  However, it's our responsibility to remember His unconditional love when we sin, and walk in His strength to get back up and push pass that desire that doesn't line up with His will for your life. Know that you are valuable, which is why the enemy tries to tempt or test you. However, that's the most crucial time to stay true to God or move closer to Him.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Holy Spirit Guidance

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

Isaiah 30:21 NIV

*Do you ever have moments where you aren't sure what to do, where to go,  whether or not you should get close to someone,  or just feel like you need guidance in general? I think we all have thought this way, but there is always a credible source to turn to who is known as the Holy Spirit. This is God's voice guiding us through life. Sometimes we forget to take advantage of this source because we are often trying to figure it out ourselves. If you feel like you should have done something, or if there is an unction of peace that you feel in your heart... That would be God. Also, it's important to note that nothing that the Holy Spirit tells you will go against the word of God. Therefore, get to know His word in order to hear from Him clearly. Then, go for it!  Only fear and disobedience can hold you back...

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Living a Good Life Regardless of Perception

For it is Godʼs will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as Godʼs slaves.

1 Peter 2:15‭-‬16 NIV

*One of the things that I've noticed lately is how people try to find bad things about people, instead of lifting those people up. For some, it's a natural fulfilment to be able to have an "A-ha, caught you" moment... And I can't help,  but ask God why people are so obsessed with finding wrong in others. Could it be the wrong doing that they feel within themselves, and won't to passify that wrong by finding something out about others? Let's be real... No one is perfect. However, we should be striving to do good to remove the bad from our hearts and actions. We should even do good to those who talk about us or look for bad in us, which will always overshadow the ignorant talk of looking for poor behavior in the first place... Live free from people's opinions and thoughts,  but may the good we display be sincere and not used for malicious intent. We should be more in tune to what God says and thinks of us,  which will develop into a natural habit of submitting to Him. This submission will begin to influence your thoughts and actions, and the good in you will come naturally.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Election Food for Thought

Food 4 Thought on the Election of 2016:

Perhaps this is the perfect awakening that people are needing in order to remove themselves from complacency, unite, and take action to "do better. " I am not going to sit up here and tell people not to feel because that is unrealistic,  and quite frankly I'm tired of people thinking you are going to walk through life and ignore everything. This is why God said be angry,  but sin not... So,  don't criticize how people feel. HOWEVER, what you can start doing is think outside of yourself and ask God what does this mean for your purpose?  What should you do to prepare and how can you help others????  Don't be so quick to dictate without being a part of the solution!!! #KeepingItReal

Spirit Over Mind and Mouth

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV

* So, it's no secret that this election has brought about some stinking thinking... I am even holding back my fleshly thoughts as I type this. However, we must learn to gain control over our minds in order to govern our mouths and actions. Whatever we think and say can either line up with or go against the knowledge we have of God,  and knowing who He is... We must take captive of our thoughts in order to make them line up with His word, which will activate our faith. To be transparent,  I am a continuous work in progress with this... However, I am happy for victories in not saying what I always feel because I see some ugly and fake things daily among people who claim to connect with you or who are down right against you. Join me as we heal and move forward together in capturing the mind, which aids in dictating our words, in order to avoid blocking the truth and your blessings.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Let Go and Let God Cleanse

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead...

Philippians 3:13 NIV

*So many dwell on mistakes from the past... So much so that it hinders your ability to move forward, or embrace your future relationships. Our past mistakes are forgiven by God; therefore, ask for forgiveness and ask how to move forward. Dwelling on things does not promote change, but learning from it and moving forward with a renewed mindset does. Allow God to free your heart from bondage in order to move forward mentally, physically, financially, emotionally, and spiritually.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Tongue Talk

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Proverbs 18:21 NIV

One of the things I continue to work on is my thoughts becoming my words. For the most part, I have mastered holding my tongue except when it comes to race relations and sensitive, personal areas. I absolutely cannot stand when another race tries to make a group outside of their's feel inferior. This is based off my own healing process that I work through due to my experience, but I can become very disgusted quickly. In my transparency with you,  I want you to think of ways your thoughts have manifested into words. Now,  let's work together on how to focus on turning those things into positives, or how we can refrain from blurting things out. Sometimes telling people how you feel in the heat of the moment does more harm than good. Even if you mean well,  ask yourself is it necessary or is it what God wants you to say?

Friday, November 4, 2016

Living for God or Humans

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Galatians 1:10 NIV

*Winning the approval of humanity is an endless task that never provides peace, or a steady conclusion. There are ups and downs, rarely contentment, or consistency in pleasing humans. However, pleasing God is consistently a pathway towards growth, always laced with love and good intentions, and the guidance behind it is well-rounded. This is what gives you the peace to deal with people. Live for God, and people will follow.. If you live for people, confusion will follow. Be who God made you to be, and see how many souls you win in the process...

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Your Prayers

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.

Ecclesiastes 5:1 NIV

*I can understand this... Guard your steps when you present yourself to God.  You can pray for people who are wrong, but don't let the wrong doing of others be your prayer focus. Listen to what God is trying to tell you,  and pray on that ...These are our keys to success.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Let Go, Let God... Again

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

Proverbs 3:5 NIV

*One of the areas that I keep pursuing in different ways is my career change. I even recently began to do things I use to do by letting it take up my time, but then I realized that I am not of this world. I have been gifted with favor and intelligence, and I know how to sell myself. Why am I going to spend hours in front of a computer like I'm of this world, and run after something when I can seek God and cut the worldly process out? Instead of pouring yourself into something your way, ask God what He is trying to show you and tell you. How can you do it His way? Think about the things you have been blessed with by God... Did you have to do everything like people in the world, and be by the book? Not completely... You may have followed some procedures, but the manifestation was something that only God could do in less time than what leaning to how people do things on their own could do. Let's work on not going by steps or procedures that are like everyone else, and ask God what to do based on the solution He has tailored for you. We've wasted enough time. You'll be glad you let Him in...

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Your Capabilities in Christ

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:13 NIV

*There have been plenty of days when I don't feel like hearing or doing anything. I have even asked myself what is really going on? However, even in bland or unclear times,  we have favor and can do all things including renew our mind to line up with godly thoughts. No matter what it is, whether you're an expert or not, we can do anything we desire with God's help and according to His word.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Your Prayer Life

I love the Lord , for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.

Psalm 116:1‭-‬2 NIV

*God hears your prayers during every phase of your life.  As a matter of fact,  He waits on you to connect with Him.  If you take the time to talk with Him about anything, He is ready to listen and assist no matter how big or small your request is... It's just your responsibility to make it known. He definitely desires your love just as much as you crave to be loved.  How often are you connecting  with God? Could your prayer life increase?

Monday, October 24, 2016

Obedience of Authority

Romans 13:1-2 ESV

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 

*As long as it doesn't overturn God's word,  we must respect authority and the rules governed by these individuals.  Submitting to authority depicts our respect for God and obedience. Everyone placed in a position of power was chosen by God, and serves as a key part of His plan. Even when it seems bad,  there is master plan that God has put in place.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Being Budget Conscientious

Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds;

Proverbs 27:23 NIV

*Every pay check, I take the time to ask myself about my savings, review my payoff goals,  and budget for a treat if I can afford it.  All this comes after paying my tithes and my bills. I know sometimes we desire to do things, and your eye is set on specifics, but being aware and real about your situation is far more important  than any moment  of shopping pleasure. Plus,  if you do the right thing by God, He will always give you what you desire at the right time. Even when you have overflow, if you embrace the wisdom of a budget,  you still do not allow yourself to be ripped off by over-priced things. Take the time to really review your financial situation. Now,  ask yourself what do you consistently see... Does God come first?  Do you give as He leads you in order to enhance your harvest?  Are you too lax in your giving without keeping account into your responsibilities, and whether it's your own doing or God's?  Do you limit yourself based on your budget instead of faith?  Are you selfish? Does business come before pleasure? Keep track of where you are today with a budget and plan more in order to be more financially free tomorrow, and build upon you and your family's future.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Mouth of the South Vs Being Discreet

Matthew 6:2 ESV

"Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

*People often feel the need to announce things because of an insecurity that they have within themselves. It makes them feel important, but what they don't know or maybe don't care about is how they are compromising the person's trust and their integrity. Nine times out of ten, when a person comes to you for help, there is a possibility that they had to humble themselves to do so. The person would probably like you to be discreet, and not broadcast how you helped the situation. Now, unless we are using it as a testimony, what does it benefit if you say anything? Better yet, what is the motive behind expressing your deeds?  God sees our hearts and motives,  and He knows when we are looking for accolades. Think of how your mouth impacts your testimony and your credibility.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Day to Day

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:34 NIV

*If you are anything like me, you look forward to your next off day or perhaps even a day when a special occasion is due to occur. You may make plans even that surround those times in order to push you forward, and even get you through your current day. There is nothing wrong with planning ahead, but how many times do we stop to dissect the current day? Do we enough take enough time to uncover what God wants us to avoid, indulge in, or just simply learn from today?  After all, we were blessed to see it... Maybe we are so busy pushing through, that we don't stop to review. If God says there are many evils in one day, that may indicate that we need to be prepared and focus on how to get through those and be used to help others get through. Perhaps it's not just the focus on your life, but how can your life save others. There is more to life than world work, and if we focus, we can see today the way God wants us to vs pushing through to get to another one when we didn't learn anything in the current day.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Giving with Your Heart

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Matthew 6:24 NIV

I watched my parents give in order to not be selfish, and I listened to my great grandmother tell us "don't be tight as the nuts on London Bridge." lol I think those things, and growing deeper in my relationship with God inspire the desire to give...Plus, it's a rewarding feeling, and a constant reminder that "stuff" does not have you... God controls it. If your hand is empty and open from giving, you now have the ability to receive because there is nothing blocking your grip and ability to obtain something new. Be led in your giving by God, and watch your life style and heart grow...

Friday, October 14, 2016

Forgiveness Moving Forward

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 73:26 NIV

My flesh and my heart are devoted to God,  but are not perfect by far. Sometimes things run through our minds, sometimes we may act on things we shouldn't, and sometimes we harbor unforgiveness in our heart. Yet, these things can be removed and healed if we find our strength and guidance in God. To keep ourselves this way is a choice, but to grow from it with God is a privilege. What can you use God's strength to help you get through?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Strong Faith, Strong Finish

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

Ephesians 6:10 NIV

Being strong in God is holding on to His word, no matter how you feel or what life looks like. Even in times of weakness, your strength can be found in your faith. Standing strong in God is holding on to what He placed in your heart,  and what He revealed to you during your word and prayer time. God never changes, and strongly believes in us despite our drama and attitudes. Surely, we can be strong in Him.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Being Accepting

Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.

Romans 15:7 NIV

I love this verse, and the devotional I read with it. What is crazy is how people look at the weaknesses of others to feel better about themselves. Have you ever heard someone say,  "At least you don't have it as bad as... " Despite whatever truth there is to that phrase, it still does not give us the right to look down on others in order to make ourselves feel more valued. Everyone has weaknesses, and if we learn to accept  each other, you might help someone grow instead of holding them to your standards. God accepts us despite and through it all...That love stimulates the desire to change and grow. Now, imagine if humans could do that, instead of setting the standard... Perhaps there would be more positive changes, and less pressure and rebellions. On my birthday, I can't help but think about continued growth...How will you continue to grow into your new phase of life, and help others do the same?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Transparency with the Right Tribe for Your Quest

when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.

Ephesians 4:21‭-‬22‭, ‬24‭-‬25 NIV

*This is EXACTLY what I'm referring to when I say we all need someone to be transparent in order to grow and move forward. You don't have to share your true feelings and business with the world, but you need a small group where you feel safe or at least one person that you can be real with... Then,  you both can work with each other to release, overcome, and grow if that maturity is there. If your connection or group doesn't promote growth, or if you don't release your faults,  or aid in the listening process then the group becomes stagnant and superficial. This keeps you from being real and discovering who God really called you to be or knowing what He wants you to work on. The people we associate with should also walk in love,  and not judgment or fuss. Think about who you allow to pour into you, and pay attention  to whether you have peace and if that's where God wants you to be...

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Pride vs Humility

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,

Philippians 2:3 NIV

In today's society, people do anything for attention, likes, hearts,  or to gain interest including compromising their mouth and actions. Even more so,  think about the blessings and people you miss out on connecting with because of assumptions or the need to be the spotlight. If people could learn to see beyond themselves, they will be able to bless them selves with new opportunities, more wisdom, and have a better understanding of people. Don't allow selfishness and the inability to see outside your thoughts and circle be what stunts your growth.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Loyalty to Love

For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.

Psalms 100:5 NLT

God's love never changes no matter how much we change. His love is unconditional, even when we place conditions or stipulations on Him and His people. We have to learn to love like Him and let go,  even if you have to love from a distance. May our hearts grow in  God and be protected with His wisdom.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Pray Instead of Make Fun Of...

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior,

1 Timothy 2:1‭-‬3 NLT

Do you ever look at people and feel as though they don't know what they are talking about,  or ever wonder how on earth they are in their position based off of what comes out of their mouths? I know I have,  and I have often said things that I am not exactly proud of either. However, that is not a final depiction of that person's outcome. Whenever we feel that people don't know what they are doing, we must remind ourselves to pray for them rather than talk about them,  ignore them,  in the case of the election people create memes about them,  or distance ourselves from them. Someone has to peacefully pray for their guidance. Even coming off as a dictator in giving advice or trying to display quotes on social media to get a person's attention isn't right if your heart isn't... Instead,  pray for these individuals because God's guidance overrides the current situation,  and enhances the lack of wisdom.


Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep.

Romans 12:15 NLT

Anything that occurs in life is not meant to be shared or done alone. Open up to let the right individuals love and help you. Ask God for the right company, and an open heart.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Remember Whose You Are...

Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Matthew 26:40‭-‬41 NIV

Even Jesus' closest connects failed Him,  and didn't have His back the way they should have... Yet, He was diligent in carrying out His purpose and submitting to God's will no matter what. In life, you may not always have support or people who cover you. That doesn't mean you are on the wrong path, or you should give up. Hold fast to what God told you, and know that He will see you through if no one else does. You know the truth.. Follow it, and don't allow people not being in line with your vision deter you...

Friday, September 23, 2016

True Love

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Colossians 3:12 NIV

One of the hardest things to do is to wear this outfit for people who do not appreciate, understand, or think in this manner... Or, even those who try to use this against you. Love is a hard garment to put on for people who don't care, or for one to wear it consistently in order to share this garment with the inconsistent. Everyday, I ask God to soften my heart because in the flesh there is a desire to protect it. I have yet to encounter consistent love from anyone...particularly outside of a parent,  but yet God has placed this in my heart... Yet,  I battle daily to fully let it out. I pray we all grow to use these tools consistently, and despite how we are treated or viewed. I know there is something deeper that God desires to show us because it is rare that people get to this level, but those who do are rewarded and most importantly go deeper in their calling.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Believing in Prayer

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

Colossians 4:2 NIV

Be watchful because you trust that God will bring it to pass, and be thankful through faith that it's already done.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Strength During Weariness

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:30‭-‬31 NIV

Our daily strength to move on and forward,  particularly in God's will for your life, is not something we rely on men to consistently help with... Our strength comes from God. Everyday,  He has a new level He is trying to get us to reach, renew our minds,  and restore our ways back to the original truth of His promises vs the heartache and disbelief that the world has placed in our minds. It takes a desire and faith to want to move forward in this manner, and only that can be provided through a relationship with God. Let's pray for each other daily, and strengthen ourselves with His word.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Blessings of the Lord

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.

Psalm 37:7‭-‬8 NIV

*Seeing people obtain what you've always desired,  by their own means, is nothing to be envious about. The best things in life,  that are sustained, come from God. These things are also a part of your purpose, instead of being achieved for temporal gain. It's better to wait on God,  and allow Him to prepare you then obtaining something prematurely that may hinder your growth and create lack because you aren't sure how to handle or maintain it...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Words of Power and Love

roverbs 11:9 ESV

With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered...

*Whenever someone speaks negatively about an individual, they are showing the lack of godliness in that area.. Your words have power,  and what you say influences those around you and how they act towards you. You have the power to be loving, and be God's vessel of deliverance in order to guide them to salvation through love. Or, you have the power to tear down a person... Even if the poor discussion is done in secret, it takes your mind off the purpose of why God may have placed you in their lives. Let's work on changing or words in order to heal our hearts, and to better influence those around us.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Balance and Avoidance

Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

Psalm 97:10 NIV

God is always protecting us.. Even from things and people we think are good, but aren't able to see the underlying issue. If we learn to move ourselves and own desires out of the way, God's guidance will supercede our fleshly choices. The Holy Spirit is their to protect us, give us the spirit of discernment,  and help create more spiritual awareness. Take advantage of the helper God created for the spirit realm, and be open to His guidance... It can save you a lot of unnecessary battles and keep your peace.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

People of God

Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

Hebrews 12:14 NIV

Prayer : "Father God, Your love through Your Son Jesus makes us whole, complete, and lacking in nothing. Yet, when confronted with Your people, at times fear, hesitation, and distrust sets in. Help me to bear long and to bear hard with my sisters & brothers in Christ, so that we all may remain rooted and grounded in Your love. Teach me, Lord, to peel back and discard every disagreement, every conflict, every difference I have with believers until the only thing that connects us is Your love. Help me to see fellowship with believers from Your perspective …as a bond that will enhance and bring more of Jesus’ love into my life. Help me to remember that Your love is stronger to unite than anything that threatens to divide. In Jesus’ name. Amen." #HolyBibleDevotional

*This hit home for me today because I have issues with desiring to deal with people, especially those that hurt you and have no respect or regard for your feelings or thought process. It becomes tiring to try to reach God's people when you are met with selfishness, but yet we can't love Him and not love His people. I often think that hurts and pointing out the differences between people,  or being in a click is designed to further separate His people. None of this can stop your purpose,  if you don't let it... Especially if you pursue unity and soul winning.  May our temporary feelings not get in the way of our assignments and blessings, and may positive experiences with people help reap a harvest of consistent love through us verses dwelled upon hurts.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Let Go and Let God

Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight.

Psalm 119:143 NIV

"Father God, You are the God of my impossible. Lord, will You penetrate those areas of my life where I have lost hope and lost faith. Lord, please demonstrate Your mighty power and faithfulness to resurrect the broken and failed things in my life so that You may be glorified. Help me to peacefully let go of anything that is not in Your will for me to have. In Jesus’ name. Amen. "

Despite what we feel and see, there is nothing too hard for God to turn around. Things may not have went according to plan, but that's because God has a greater plan. We don't realize the power God holds, and how that power is in us and can be utilized if we believe. Including myself, I pray we all hang in there,  and do not be afraid of what we feel or see vs. what God is trying to guide us to... Let go, and let God...

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Your Life is a Message

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

1 Corinthians 9:24‭-‬27 NIV

Food for Thought:

"Every one of us has a propensity toward certain sins. It is important, though, that we rein in our flesh and that we are temperate in all things because our lifestyle affects our message."

Whatever we do in life effects our witnessing... It's important to still be real, but don't be worldly and allow what you witness to not impact your own lifestyle. People need to see God in you to draw closer to Him. What separates you from the world if you are of it? Do you talk the talk, but have issues walking the walk? What are you doing to keep your heart and mind in submission?

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Words of Love

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Proverbs 16:24 NIV

May your words be filled with love, even when you are providing correction. Love gets through faster than hate, and aids in conquering all. Love also aids in healing and building trust. What have you been saying to others lately, and does what you say match how you say it?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Relating on a Glorified Level

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Hebrews 4:15‭-‬16 NIV

*Many times people feel that God doesn't understand,  or that He is too busy taking care of larger issues to be concerned about the little ones... This is absolutely incorrect. No matter what you face, be it big or small, God has already faced it and would like to be your example in how to overcome it. As a matter of fact, He is waiting on you to discuss it with Him. Who better to relate to and keep your secrets,  but our sweet and open Lord and Saviour?  When there is no one else to talk to or understand, God understands... On a personal note,  I've spent many nights crying and/or speaking with God. This is not to say you will not require a connection with a human because no man is an island, but go to God first and see how that desire to run to everyone else begins to fade. We all could work on talking to Him more...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Desires that Inspire

For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.

*Psalm 149:4 NIV

God loves us, and wants to see us prosper. He has no intentions of seeing anyone fail, but the prosperity through Him lies in His will for our lives.  Whenever He blesses us, there is a purpose behind it. This purpose coincides with being a blessing to others, being a testimony on His behalf,  and it is meant to aid you in the next step He has for your purpose on Earth. Consider your blessings the gate way to the next level in God no matter how big or small...Rather it be just Him showing you love to an assignment behind it,  He has many promises for us. The question is are we willing to take the time to spend with Him to see what He has for you? Go deeper in God, and the "stuff" will follow.

Monday, August 15, 2016

God Over Everything....

He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.

Colossians 1:17‭-‬18 NIV

God will always be before all things and people, and I will treat Him as such.  Nothing comes before Him, and He is the first true example of completion, and how to do things correctly. We must use God as our ultimate example,  and follow His lead. Therefore, if we seek God first (Matt. 6:33), He will never be second to our own mindset and desires. We must learn to put God before the items we desire, the fear we face, and the people we embrace in order to impact those areas in our lives.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

In Him Do You Live...

1 Peter 3:15 ESV

but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect...

*We live in a time when people will question your belief in God and His son,  Jesus Christ. They may even call you confused, but you know what God has planted in your heart.  In Him do you live, move, and have your being... We have to be prepared to protect that, but most importantly pull others in through love. It's not enough to support yourself and those like you... You've got to be prepared to be a vessel of influence for those who question you.  May God guide your tongue, may your life truly reflect Him,  and may you be prepared to explain why and how Jesus is beneficial... Your life is a testimony of His love and grace.. Don't you EVER forget that...

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Focused on Your Course

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.

Psalm 37:7 NIV

Regardless to how others obtain what they desire or how they treat you, be still and stay patient and guided by God. He is the best way,  and no other way will achieve the right or lasting results. I'm going though similar thoughts right now with an upcoming blessing of a home,  and I feel like people never cease to amaze me with their request. Yet, I ignore it and I'm only guided by God.  Don't let the actions and verbalization from people cause you to stray away from the course God placed you on, take away the glory of His blessings, or the mindset He created in you.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Seek and Trust

But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deuteronomy 4:29 NIV

*Giving our heart and mind to God is something we have to let go,  and do completely without argument or debate.  We can't ask to hear from God if we are unwilling to trust and listen. If we are seeking Him with a free heart and mind that's empty of rebuttals or the scars of our experiences, then it will be easier to hear His voice. God is not going to argue with our assumptions, hurts, or plans; instead, He wants to know that we trust Him and are ready to hear what He has to say and obey. Love is letting go of what you knew to embrace the unknown. Are you ready to let go and love God?

Monday, August 8, 2016

Discernment and Clarity

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

1 John 4:1 NIV

*You can't believe everything you hear. If it doesn't agree with God's word, then it's not an idea or thought sent from Him. Choices and options are out there,  but it's  important to distinguish whether they come from God,  your own desire, or are from the devil. Ask yourself if what you do and think is approved by God, or have you turned it into a possibility that your hoping God will bless?... Yet, His word and guidance never confirmed that in the first place..

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Elevated Thinking

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

Colossians 3:1‭-‬2 NIV

*There is so much more that God wants us to focus on that goes beyond the norm, or drama that the world tries to distract us with... Have you ever sat back and thought about how much you dwell on the negative more than the positive? How one thing you didn't like overshadowed the good of the day, or in a person? If we learn to focus more on heavenly thoughts such as our purpose and what guidance God is trying to give us, we will notice more positive and even potentially be able to avoid negative Nancys  all together.  People who are of this world will try to distract you subconsciously and consciously, but those who are in your corner will elevate you... BUT,  it all starts with you and who or what you choose to focus on and deal with. The tasks from heaven and the blessings God has for us are much greater than things and people who were not meant to be a part of the process in the beginning. Let's pray for elevated thinking...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Letting Go, and Not Being Moved

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Ephesians 6:12 NIV

*May we remember that we are not fighting rude people, but the spirits that have been allowed to inhabit their bodies in order to distract you. We must learn to not allow the demons of darkness to discourage us, or continuously allow them to upset our lives. Instead, we must learn to see it as a distraction and remove such with guidance from God and prayer. Like God uses people as vessels, so does the devil.  A lot of times he may not even use them in a negative light, but even in a positive way to make something bad seem good. There is a spiritual battle daily that is working to impact us. Let's remember not to become too busy to pray,  and see evil for what it is rather than circuming to it.

Monday, August 1, 2016


Psalms 121:1-2 

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. 

*No matter what we face, we always have God's help to get through it. We are never alone or doomed because we have God on our side.  He also sends laborers that aid in assisting us, but pray and discern with the peace of God to know who is sent by Him,  and who isn't. May He help us this week about anything you're feeling.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Strength in Numbers

From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

Ephesians 4:16 NIV

*No man is an island, even when you feel like you would rather be alone. Growth doesn't spawn from seclusion, but rather the inclusion of others. I thank God for this reminder because the enemy will often speak to my heart, especially during my lowest points, and trigger annoyance and the desire for isolation, but we MUST remember that isolation is a trick to get you weaker and alone in order to create vulnerability and an easy target. There is strength in numbers...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Letting Go with God

but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31 NIV

I believe in His ability renew my strength,  and to soar above the problem while rising above the pain. I believe in what my God is capable of,  and that His word will not come back voided. I believe in His power because He keeps showing me His love and glory. Thank you,  Father... I trust you.

Sunday, July 24, 2016


Psalm 73:26 (ESV)

26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

*Today,  I have no words of encouragement and no desire to feel anything,  but the mourning of my best friend. However, all the strength I have is to share with you my experience of being broken,  and remind you of God's role during these times. God bless.... #Pearl #Parting #Heartaches #PrayingABadTurnsIntoAGood #MourningSummer16

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Release of Love

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

1 John 4:18 NIV

Love is meant to cradle you from harm and make you feel safe... Not confine you to the cares of this world, and further damage your heart.  In true love,  there should not be any malicious intent... Just the freedom to release your heart, and to rebuild upon the hope of your desires.  Love is not perfect, but if you find it then embrace it.  The idea is to unveil yourself in the process, and not constantly feel burdened by it. However, release requires vulnerability...Do not fear opening up.. Embrace the experience.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9 NIV

Definitely needed this today. In everything we face, we have to fight the good fight of faith and be strong because God is our strength. When you have someone that powerful on your side,  it should help to encourage us to not be afraid.  I am praying we all remember who has our back versus what stands before us...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Regardless and Through it All...

“The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

Luke 15:21‭-‬24 NIV

"A love difficult to comprehend and more unsettling, a love we are unable to restrain. The flesh, the broken part of our humanity, longs to be in command, longs to be able to identify finite lines of understanding so that we can master that understanding, feel safe, and be in control. The love of this father is anything but safe and predictable."
...May we learn to love without trying to control or manipulate it...May we experience and give out the love that God placed in our hearts that's full of freedom in order to see pass everything, and love regardless of the circumstances or the logic. How many times do we claim to love, but yet try to control it or protect ourselves from what's waiting to burst out?  You may even have that isolated love that's only shared with those you know.. We will never experience the freedom and possibilities of true love if we control it our way, instead of letting God have His way...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Ultimate Source

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

Psalm 46:1‭-‬3 NIV

We have to remember who is watching over us,  and who is always there during our time of need: God.  He has all the answers and resources needed to help you, and the comfort that aids in protecting your heart from worry.  We just have to remember to seek Him as a source.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Faith and Letting Go

rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

Colossians 2:7 NIV

Lord, may we remember to act on the faith we were taught and not be hindered by what we feel.  I'm praying that we have a desire to go deeper in you, and are led according to your guidance and what you initially put in our hearts before the world tainted it. In light of the events that are taking place in the news and in our personal lives,  please help us to focus on your guidance and you are trying to change us within in order to make an outward change in the world.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Let Go, Let God

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

Psalm 34:8‭, ‬10‭-‬10‭, ‬12‭-‬14 NIV

*Our actions and choices influence how much we experience God,  and all that He has for us. The more we choose to do our own thing, the less we experience His capabilities and His presence. Every day should be a deeper experience with God, and a new desire to submit. I'm tired of accidentally or purposely taking control,  when He can maneuver better.  I am also ready to go beyond the norms of life.  Are you?

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Believing and Trusting

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,

Ephesians 3:20 NIV

May we learn to let go of the idea of trying to help God, let go of holding on to things and people just in case,  and allow Him to have His way by being in faith. The trust that we have towards God and the faith that we apply can bring more than the desires of your heart.  May God help us believe more than we assume, relax in Him more than we react, and trust more than we doubt.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Actions vs Words

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
1 John 3:18 NIV
Actions speak louder than words. If we never see any action from what a person has said,  it's safe to say they are lying. Utilizing words alone is a way to stall,  and try to throw people off. However, what is or isn't done reflects the validity of your words. Speak the truth, and hold your actions accountable.

Monday, June 27, 2016


Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.

Proverbs 12:1 NIV

Lord,  help me to be humble when I am wrong and corrected. May the correction be done in love without malicious intent, and may my response be the same. Also, help me to correct others in your in your will.

Ever notice how people become attitude  prone when they are corrected,  as if what they say should go regardless of if it's wrong or right? There is pride behind that reaction, especially if others have been accepting to their demeanor or thoughts. Even with this reaction,  we must still be led on how we handle these people. We must also look to God on what to say or even how to say it. Also, for those who are accepting to poor behaviors, ask God to help you be strong enough to correct in love instead of ignoring the problem.

Lastly, be led on if you should correct it. Just because things are different from what you experience, doesn't mean that it's wrong. Let's be open to receiving wisdom, and understand how to give it as well.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Foundation of Humility

By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life.

Proverbs 22:4 KJV

Humility is the foundation that upholds the promises of God. He knows what will make or break you, and what you are truly ready for...May God be sought after first, allowing the desires of our heart to follow. We must humble ourselves in order to be edified and prepared for the promises and expansions of life.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Consistency with God

Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.

Psalm 68:19 NIV

God is the only consistent individual that continues to stick by our side when humans may fail. He is always there to uplift and carry us through our concerns. He never gives up on us, and bares with us over and over again, while all the while giving us guidance on how to make changes. I'm so greatly I'm not alone, and I hope you know you aren't alone too...I just need to continue to talk with Him more, and cast my cares upon Him. That way, I can let go of the emotion from man and embrace the consistent love of God.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Humility and Truth

if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV

People would rather defend a lie in order to keep doing what they enjoy or are use to, instead of trying the truth and freeing themselves up for something new. People are often afraid of change and realness; therefore, they look for ways to justify lies in order to support complacency. We must remember to let go by humbling ourselves to the truth, admit there is a need for change, and open our hearts to the directions of the Father. How will you ever grow if you don't open your mind to embrace the unknown by faith, and let go of what has held you back? Make room for healing and correction in order to be prepared to support something new and greater....

Thursday, June 16, 2016


Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:16‭-‬18 NIV

All circumstances require an attitude of praise in order to see the good, and to remind us that we have the victory in the end. Jesus wants us to remember to be thankful and trust God by using our faith to see us through. He wants us to remember that He has already overcome the circumstance through His death and resurrection, and now we just have to take advantage of the line of communication in order to receive guidance. When we approach Him for guidance, we must give Him praise that He is with us and willing to help us. I personally have to remember to glorify Him in advance, no just wait on the "after" because it depicts that I trust Him. My praise could use more pre-worship...What about yours?

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

Galatians 6:7‭-‬8 NIV

It's not just what you sow that's important, but the reason behind your sowing. You can do all the right things, but be doing it out of trying to impress or fit in. You can also hold back, despite what God has placed on your heart. Neither of these is from a pure heart of giving. God loves cheerful giver, and He wants us to share from the heart. This is why man looks at the outside and the action, but God looks at the heart and the motive. May God help us not to sow for selfish gain; instead, may it come out of love, and a desire to represent Him. May what we sow and reap be a continuous chain of love, and not be done out of obligation or for bragging rights.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Your Mouth

Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.

Proverbs 13:3 NIV

May our words reflect God's word and what He places in our spirit, instead of reflecting our feelings or opinions. Many times we speak on a whelm without knowing the facts, or to discuss things we shouldn't. Sure, if something bothers you , you should express. However, from experience, there is a thin line between gossip and relinquishing frustrations. May God govern our words, especially during times of frustration.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Love Conquers All

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

Ezekiel 36:26 NIV

It's so easy to harden your heart in order to protect yourself. Some of us do this due to our experiences, or because of poor treatment or lack of others' inability to respect or understand you. Trust me, I get it because I have experienced this lately. However, we can't allow the ignorance of others to shut off our ability to love because there are people out there who need your love, and you need there's. God's heart always stays open for us no matter how we treat Him because He is waiting on you get rid of your old ways, and love Him back. Love conquers all, and softens even the hardest of hearts, while causing healing. Help restore someone with the love of God, and in turn watch how you become restored as well.

Saturday, June 4, 2016


Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6‭-‬7 NIV

Being anxious is a branch of anxiety that creeps up in the spirit, and causes pressure and even the desire to escape. We become anxious for change when we are extremely tired of people and things...You may even feel that need to loose the pressure by going off on God's people, especially those who misjudge or do not try to understand. However, the outcome of pressure and anxiety only causes suffering, which hinders yourself. I want to be set free from it's control, and I pray you do too. Therefore, let's work on letting go and letting God handle things, and if you are a person who causes anxiety for others, think about the seed you are sowing. Peace makers aren't mediators or mess carriers, but are led by God when coming between His people and a problem.

Friday, June 3, 2016


In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

Genesis 1:1‭-‬2 NIV

God is known as Elohim, the creator of all things...Take a moment to think about all He has created, from the birds in the air to the different elements that make up the beauty and positivity of the Earth. Since Elohim is that creative to develop different elements for us to enjoy, why do we fret about things we believe do not currently exist for us? Do we enjoy God's creations daily and honestly think that He is incapable of creating a job, wife, husband, circumstance, or anything else your heart desires? Our God is all powerful, and creates something from nothing; therefore, why do we work so hard to create things ourselves? Sit back, and be patient while the expert develops you and the right things for you...Just make your desire known.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Speaking in Love

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.

Ephesians 4:15 NIV

We shouldn't be afraid to tell someone the truth, if we do it the right way. It's all about how you say things. Walking in love helps keep the situation stay calm, and helps people take in what we have to say. Notice the aggravation that occurs when things are done in rage or out of spite. Doing things in love helps facilitate peace, and opens the door for understanding. We all need to work on how we come off, especially if we let anger get the best of us. Love now to create peace later, even if you are loving from a distance....

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Putting God First

This is what the Lord says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.

Isaiah 48:17 NIV

Lord may I do your will and flow in the way you desire, instead of doing what I desire and asking you to bless it. May each action and decision be guided by you. May we all learn to consult with you before everything we do and say, instead of moving forward and then asking for your blessing. May you be first, instead of the second source after we have already made up our minds.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

My Love Desire

So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant.

1 Kings 19:21 NIV

Father, help me to get rid of any temptations, back up plans, or strategies that allow me to run from or not trust the main plan that's centered around your love. May whatever distracts me negatively turn into positivity for others, and may I keep the strength of removal and focus it on your journey. I love u Father, and I want to properly and consistently love your people... #MyTransparency

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Real You

She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”

Genesis 16:13 NIV

*God is El Rai, and sees all we do while providing outlets and ways to help us. Don't try to hide who you are or what you really do behind clothes doors bc He sees, and He is waiting on you to invite Him in to receive what you need. Allow yourself to progress by divulging the real you, and purge the representative. We all are fearfully and wonderfully made...Enhance that aspect of yourself.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Putting God First

I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”

Lamentations 3:24 NIV

*It's better to put God first and receive His approval, rather than moving forward with our own plans and receiving disappointment. If God is truly head of our lives, He needs to be put first in all we do. Remember, if God comes first then all things will be added. His thoughts are not ours, and His ways are higher...Why settle for less?

Monday, May 23, 2016


for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Romans 3:23‭-‬24 NIV

*We all have fallen short in comparison to God's way of telling us to live, but it's important that we don't stay there. We have to realize that God's grace gives us the option to move on and forward in the right direction. It's up to us to take the opportunity, and not keep doing the same things habitually that get us no where.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Distractions from Positivity

Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

*James 1:21 NIV

Sometimes there are things and people in our lives that serve as distractions, and keep us from going deeper in God. Often, we have large to subtle distractions that take our mind off of God's positivity, and keep us trapped in negativity. We become so overwhelmed by what isn't there, due to the confusion of evil, that we don't accept the possibilities of what could be or what is currently occurring in our lives. Don't limit yourself to negativity or habits that hinder the vision God is trying to give you. Take a stand to remove distractions, and embrace what He is trying to show you even if it looks different from what you imagine.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Thanks for Strength

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:17 NIV

*If we put God first in what we do and say, we will not allow ourselves to be controlled by the circumstance bc our mind is on His refuge and His ability to  remove the burden...His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Giving thanks is a sign that we believe in His capabilities to help us. May we give thanks together, and release ourselves through God's power and our faith.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Love Saves

When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord , supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.

Psalm 94:18‭-‬19 NIV

*When I feel like my faith is slipping and that all may be lost, God's love emerges at it's strongest point to remind me of His capabilities, what He has done before, and He sends a human vessel to aid in loving me as well. In life, even as a believer, it's inevitable to have times when you will want to throw in the towel or say forget it. You may even feel slighted or cheated...I know I have, but God always sees us through and the blessing is greater than the trial...The greater the adversity, the greater the blessing. Therefore, don't judge people on their stumbling or during their low points...Be used by God to love them back to life. After all, these verses depict how He knows we aren't perfect and need love and help. Allow Him to help u in order to be a testimony and help for others.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Vessels of Purpose

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Ephesians 2:10 NIV

*We are tools to be used by daily in order to represent Him and help His people. We are considered vessels that carry out God's will while edifying ourselves as well. We were not just placed on Earth to enjoy things for ourselves, but to be used by God and fulfill your purpose. The way listen to and follow the guidance of God will influence your harvest. Allow Him to completely use you today in order to influence tomorrow. Also, do not limit yourself to be used in accordance with who or what you know...God is trying to expand your mind and experience also.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Wisdom combined with Action and Beliefs

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

James 5:16 ESV

*I confess that I don't have it all together all the time. Sometimes I judge, talk about people, lack faith, and think the wrong things. I'm human, but my spirit overcomes with reminders that convict me. Better yet, I am working hard to follow peace continuously and be led. I hope we all can be led to the assistance of an accountability partner that will keep it real, but also keep it in love. Let your issues morph into insight that leads to a testimony, and may our hearts be open to others... Even our enemies..

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Crooked Criticism or Straight Guidance

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 3:5‭-‬6 ESV

*Sometimes you have to let go and let God guide you. If we are strong in this area, allow God to work through you to guide other people and not judge them for their lack of trust. After all, we do not know what they have been through, but we do know that we are sent to be a light in a dark place...We can't look at people from the way we think we understand them, but from an angle that allows us to let go of our guessing and trust God on how to guide them. We also must work on removing self from every equation, and let God invade our day, space, thoughts, and actions. Our trust in God is measured by how much we allow Him to consume our day, or how we conduct ourselves for His name sake. Are you trusting more in people, and allowing them to dictate your behavior and moves? Or, do you trust God more?

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Soul Balance-Word from T.D. Jakes

This touched my spirit, and I hope it does the same for u...

Weakness is Strength.. He is Made Strong when I'm Not

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

John 10:10 ESV

*The thief is always looking to still, kill, and destroy... especially when if comes to our confidence in who we are called to be. He loves to emphasize our mistakes, use people to make you feel bad, or bring up what we lack in order to hinder our confidence. However, unlike people, God never called us to be perfect. He just desires that we have enough humility to be used. We live in a society where people see your flaws before seeing theirs, they set parameters to meet requirements, but praise God that He owns it all and is able to use the weak to prove His power to the strong and haughty. I know I'm not perfect, but I am powerful because I can admit my mistakes, work through them, and still be used by God! What about you?

Monday, May 2, 2016

Reflections of a Broken Glass made Whole

Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

Proverbs 17:28 ESV

*May our words and actions depict a true reflection of who we really are, and not someone we are pretending to be... People pretend because they are trying to impress others, but a true commitment to change is submitting to who God called you to be, and admitting the areas we need help in along with being proactive in pursuing change. What are you reflecting today that is not lining up with who you really are? How does being who you are affect or influence your calling?

Saturday, April 30, 2016


Psalms 62:7 

On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. 

*In God is where we receive our reward and the perfect will for our destiny, should we choose it. We are preprogrammed to gravitate to our purpose, and we exhibit traits that were designed to assist us with our destiny. However, there have been things in the world that may have tainted our thoughts or led us astray, but we must fight to get back to our original programming and the belief in the process that comes with it. We must stop rewiring to fit in or understand the world as other people would like us to see it, and view it the way God has always wanted us to see things. May we help each other to open our eyes and ask God how to lovingly enlighten each other's understanding...

Friday, April 29, 2016

Loving Through It

1 Peter 4:8 

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 


*No matter what a person has done, love without criticism will see them through...It will also help others avoid habitual mistakes because their heart will learn to reciprocate that love, and the desire to not disappoint someone who is loved will kick in. Just as God loves us through our mess, and we are able to return to Him without stipulations, we should also love ppl the same way.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Trusting in God

The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.

Proverbs 29:25 ESV

*God has your best interest at heart, and will do nothing to hinder you. God's love towards u remains the same no matter the situation. Man can change with the wind, be manipulative, and often base their feelings and connections after what THEY THINK is real. God knows what's real because He knows and loves everything about you. Do not fear man bc they are merely vessels that can be used by God...Trust in God, and He will bring you the right vessels that you don't have to fear.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Power of Love

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. 1 John 4:18 ESV

*Love brings strength, and the willingness to assist and understand. There is no fear in love because it caters to kindness, and is willing to endure as well as understand the individual or situation. God is always loving us, and willing to understand as well as assist. Shouldn't we be willing to do the same? Even in the face of evil, we must remember God's love and the fact that He will never leave us nor forsake us no matter what it looks like. Therefore, there is nothing to fear when you know that support and love is there because love aids and reacts, while fear binds you up and attacks. Do not allow the False Evidence Appearing Real (Fear) to overtake what you know to be the truth...God sees and aids us all through love, and may we do the same through peace and loving Him and others.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

His Way is the Best Way

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. Proverbs 16:9 ESV

* As humans, we always plan and desire things to come to pass... It's a part of our nature, especially if you are goal oriented. However, God is constantly waiting to guide you in every way. The desire God placed in your heart makes you want to take action, but God's guidance shows you how to take action. It is our choice whether we use His guidance or not. Choose to move in His way to aid you in pursuing His perfect will, and not your permissible choices that may not give u your desired results.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Logic Isn't Limitless

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord . For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. "For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

Isaiah 55:8-9, 12 ESV

*Obtaining God's promises and following Him is not going to be some logical road all the time where everything lines up and makes sense. Even more so, the answer may have nothing to do with your thoughts/feelings + the opinion of your friends + what makes sense...God is not someone you place in a box nor a predictable individual. Therefore, why confine the possibilities that He can bring you to one or a few options? See the possibilities, but be led by the unctions of the Holy Spirit. .

Friday, April 22, 2016


We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me." 

Romans 15:1-3 ESV

*May we learn that its not just about growth for ourselves, and then doing God's work...It's about assisting those who are weak in the areas we are strong in, which will automatically come with a lesson that will help us grow further. If we learn to put others and God's will first, then our edification will automatically come. Get lost in your service and purpose, and not lost in your circle and ways that mainly fix you alone. Self was NEVER first when it came to Jesus...He grew as His service to man grew, thus clarifying and carrying out His purpose.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

What Do You Dwell In

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord , "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

Psalms 91:1-2, 7 ESV

*Today's Thought: No matter what you say or face, you should remain in peace because you know you have God's protection. If you allow God to come in and shelter you from all possibilities, and learn to let go of your own thoughts, then you will always experience the shadow of His guidance and cannot go wrong. Trust your spirit...not your instincts.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Guiding Light

Isaiah 26:9 

My soul yearns for you in the night; my spirit within me earnestly seeks you. For when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness. 


*When ppl in the world are busy trying to find fault in others, it is our job as believers to depict God's love while guiding people to redemption. No one needs a constant slap in the face for their mistakes, but they do need guidance and love to prompt the heart to change. How are we depicting that sort of guidance? Helping to elevate others in turn helps to elevate yourself bc what you sow is what you reap. As a believer, ppl will reach out to your light because they long for truth no matter how long they have been in darkness. Will you give it to them, or dim your light due to selfishness or to fit in?

Monday, April 18, 2016

His Covenant and Promise

Deuteronomy 7:9English Standard Version (ESV)

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,

*In order to bring changes into our lives, we must make God our life and not just a part of it. By loving Him and making His word the way we think, act, and feel then results will occur that align with His will and your desires...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

God's the Motivator

Philippians 3:13-14 

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 


*I will continue to push for despite how I feel, what I see, or even what I don't see. Faithfulness is staying loyal to the process, and faith is the belief in the promise.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Love Leads in Order to Succeed

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. -Galatians 5:22-23 KJV

*May we apply these during all aspects of life, and with ppl of all walks of life whether we are familiar with them or not. May we also learn to focus on the positive, and see the good in one another in order to love first then move forward in the fruits. Notice the order, and how you have to have love before anything else.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Strong Roots in Weakness

As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

Colossians 2:6-7 KJV

*When we learn to become more rooted and grounded in Him, we do not circum as quickly to temptation and we remember our worth vs what we could settle for...Although we may grow weary, our faith still holds on to the promise even when logic isn't sure of the outcome. Even when you have those weak moments, being rooted in Him will keep us from throwing in the towel. We gain strength in our weakness to continue the good fight of faith, especially when you have had enough and failure is no longer an option. The root in Him today generates hope for tomorrow...#Motivation2NotGiveUp #ThereIsNothing2GoBack2

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

I'm a Living Witness

1 Timothy 4:12 (ESV) Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

*People often believe that the older you are, the more life you've experienced and you have more to share with others. That can be true, but young people go through things as well and should serve as living testimonies to help others. As a young person or even if you feel young, it is not our job to just take from people and look for empathy. We are meant to encourage people through love, and not look down on them. We are also meant to share our mistakes. We are called to exercise our wisdom, and share our experiences no matter our age while representing God. If you know better, than do better and share with others to help people heal or not make the same mistakes as we did time and time again. It's not about age as it is about taking action, and being a living testimony for God.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Trusting in God

Romans 8:28 (ESV)

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 

*No matter how things appear or what we feel about them, if we are in Christ, the negative will always turn into a positive in order to work in our favor. The process is the learning experience, while the end result is our reward and is based on how we handled the process. Despite how things feel or appear, know that there is a method to the madness...It will all work in our favor if we trust and believe.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Love Concurs All Through Sacrifice

1 Timothy 1:15 (ESV)

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. 

*We all have sinned and fallen short, and no sin is greater than the other...There are just different levels of consequences that may occur. I am willing to say that I still have areas to overcome, but as long as we keep pushing forward then we can't remain complacent in our sins. God saw the potential for our faults, and still wants a relationship with us.. So much so, He made a way for us to be purified to connect with Him again through the sacrifice of His Son. There is no greater form of love that deserves to be trusted more than His. Now, imagine the love we are suppose to show...Despite His unconditional love, I know I'm working on showing love...Let's remember His sacrifice and how much He is entrusting us to either come back to or go deeper in Him. Do we trust Him in the same way? How deep is our love?

Sunday, March 20, 2016


Proverbs 25:28 (ESV)

A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. 

*No matter the circumstances, we should always exude self control. This keeps us from being open to any and everything without God's permission or guidance. This is not to be confused with the idea to have an open mind when it comes to learning and understanding situations and people. However, it doesn't mean you invite everyone into your personal circle, or allow yourself to participate in any and everything... Particularly, since we should protect our heart and mind. Boundaries also help define you, will protect you, and defines what you stand for while highlighting your commitments and who you are. We must learn to educate ourselves on life without subjecting ourselves to everything, which leaves us vulnerable to an attack. What boundaries do you need to establish or adjust?

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Power of Love

Ephesians 5:2 (ESV)

And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. 

*Love is truly a sacrifice, especially when you don't like or want to be around someone. Let's be honest: It can even make you wonder if it's worth even putting forth the effort. However, God thought we were worth the effort despite our lack of obedience or actions. We may even try to love people when it's only convenient to us, but God inconvenienced himself to sacrifice His son despite our faults. Love is a powerful gesture that can soften the heart of even the most uncaring individual. The love of God has gotten through to people and changed their hearts regardless to how they originally felt. Perhaps love is the very thing we need to utilize to cause change, but most importantly to make peace within ourselves. May our love grow more sincere, and also may it become more consistent. How deep is your love, and how often do you use it? I definitely need more love..Do you?

Monday, March 14, 2016


John 10:11 (NIV)

"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

*The sacrifice that we are expected to make in guiding people does not just mean protecting them until death, but it also highlights the ability to set our own thoughts and comfortability to the side to be used for God's will. Many times we think we are being beneficial in what we do based off our own merit and convenience, but what about when it isn't convenient or not within the realm of what you are use to doing? It's great to share the word in the way you know how, but what about God's way in order to help us grow and push other's past the surface. Laying down your life is often the sacrifice of being in environments (perhaps work) or around people you aren't use to or may not understand...but, God will teach you and your inconvenience will be beneficial to everyone in the end.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

His Will, Not My Way

James 4:2 (NIV)

You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.

*God spoke volumes in this verse today, highlighting all the efforts we put forth to obtain what we want while never doing the simplest method of all: Asking Him. Think about it: We overwork ourselves, over think, whine when others obtain what we desire, cry, formulate plans of action, try new methods, but we often don't adequately run things by the Father to first see if it is even His will or discuss how should we really go about obtaining our desires. Look at how much turmoil and unnecessary strains we put ourselves through, when all we have to do is just ask Him and wait to be guided. At times, we even cause unnecessary hardship to come upon ourselves because we don't wait long enough. God also wants us to be specific, but ask Him if our specifications are in line with His word, will, and way. Save yourself the drama and extras by learning to live with His guidance and talking to Him, rather than living and learning the hard way. Please, pray for each other in this area. I know I have fought unnecessarily hard enough, and I hope you have too.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Psalms 37:5-6 (ESV)

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. 

*If we commit ourselves to God, our lives are brightened and all that was taken from us will be redeemed before the day is up. By choosing God, everything we aren't sure about becomes clear and the answer illuminated....We are no longer in darkness about our situations when we surrender to Him. The answer stands before us as clear as noon, and as quickly as lunch time arrives when we dedicate ourselves to God. What is it that we need to remove in order to be more dedicated? What is keeping us from hearing the answers? What do we trust in more than God's word? Ask God...

Friday, March 4, 2016

Good Works and Prayer

Hebrews 10:24 ESV

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works...

*Being there for people is a topic I'm sensitive about because I have experienced being alone in the natural, and it would only be God that I could talk to, despite my efforts to correctly be there for people...I've also experienced the joy of having God's people by my side to uplift me when I am weak. Many times when a person is going through, some people only present the offer of prayer. Now, there is nothing wrong with that offer if that's all you are led to do. However, if God nudges on you or pulls on your heart strings, and you are capable of doing more, do not solely offer prayer  as a simple "Christian" gesture that will allow you to keep your distance at the same time. Love can be shown in many ways, and you may be the very person called to aid in the situation. Always be led in how you handle people because you never know how much you are needed, whether you are causing more damage, or whether or not you helping with God's fullest capability. We can't save everyone, but let's learn to be more sensitive towards the potential of possible assignments.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Truth about Sin

Joshua 24:15 (ESV

And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." 

*Sometimes people believe they are serving God and are acting as Christians, but still habitually in sin and participating in evil. Sure, we can make mistakes, but there is no mistaking the fact that a person willingly chooses to participate in sin...This is not serving God with your whole heart, mind, and soul. This is the decision to pretend and serve two masters, which is impossible. When serving God, we are either in or out...Not lukewarm of half stepping. Instead of facing these evils and purging, many people will make excuses say that no one has the right to judge them and they allow past hurts to keep them in habitual sin. Please, take the time to exam your life and ask yourself are you really serving God? Are we half stepping, or are we really trying. The road may not always be easy, but God is worth it and so is His perfect will for your life.