Thursday, February 7, 2019

Encouraging the Faithful


You are faithful disciples who may sometimes feel as if all of your time of sacrifice is being tracked by enemies who are doing everything to hinder progressive movement, keep you from pressing into the presence of the Lord and breaking through. Nevertheless, stay the course and don’t allow distractions to get you off focus. Speak life over every dry situation according to the authority of God’s word, it endures forever. Whatever God says do, obey and leave the outcome to Him. Therefore, whenever a lying spirit of accusation is trying to come against you (remember that the enemy is the accuser of the brethren), rejoice in the Lord because you are exposing satan for who he really is 
( 2 Corinthians 2:11). Know that while being tracked, you are also being guarded! Here are a few reasons: Behold the angels of the Lord are a formidable great army who are ready and able to keep watch (Revelation 5:11-12).
He commands His angels concerning you to guard and even bear you up. (Psalm 91:11-12).
Angels are ahead of you to guard and bring you to the place that the Lord has prepared as you transition from darkness to light (Exodus 23:20) Are not angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation (Hebrews 1:14 The Lord's throne is firmly established, give Him Praise (Psalm 103:19-22). 
We are true servants of the Lord so; therefore, remember that there are more with us than those who are against us 
(2 Kings 6:16). 
#LetGodArise #LetHisEnemiesBeScattered #NeverthelessPraise #ItIsWell


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Turning Point

Turning Point: A Time for Decisive Change
Adjusting to change is very necessary for deciding to either be crushed or propelled forward into fulfillment of your designed purpose. It's very important to pray for discernment in order to choose wisely at life’s turning point. Everything works together for good in God’s time, no matter how challenging or dark the situation. His love will intervene, make a way and bring deliverance, even if you have dishonored Him and made unwise choices that caused a messy situation. He remembers you; therefore, whenever you repent and call out to Him for mercy He will answer your prayer. Luke 23:42- The thief on the cross: cried out: “Lord, remember me when you come into Your kingdom and his request was granted.  Ezekiel 16:1-6 gives a moving account of God's mercy upon people who were bent toward unrighteousness. In God’s time, situations are turned around, bringing about a great change in your life. Come to the healing waters and get Ready for an overflow of blessings. It’s your choice to trust God’s timing, believing that in due season, through faith and patience, your change will come (Hebrews 6:12). The All the promises of God are yes and amen. To those who have endured under tremendous pressure, pressed in to worship in the presence of the Lord, persevered through turning points and chose to earnestly defend the gospel, it's your season to walk into overflowing blessings. To those who are still stuck in a desert or wilderness place, there is hope for deliverance in Christ, your redeemer. Call out to Him with sincere prayer asking for help. He will answer and give you songs of deliverance. Begin with the end in mind, stay focused during turning points along the way, discern and choose wisely an appropriate response to difficult situations. God is doing a great work in your lives (Philippians 1:6; Galatians 6:9) His love is still active in this season and promises of revival, restoration and refreshing are still valid, no matter how messy or challenging circumstances may be.  Through out time, there are many examples set forth in the word about God’s continuous intervention into the lives of people, providing opportunities for learning His will and His ways based on foundational precepts, patterns and principles. His plan delivers from danger, even when you have followed your our own ideas and made unwise decisions. His love gives hope, peace, and joy that radiates from a humble manger, a rugged cross, an empty tomb. Upon receiving clear instructions from Him, you initially move forward with confidence toward a designated place until a turning point situation occurs, requiring a decisive change. You don't choose difficult seasons; therefore, unwise decisions are made while trying to manage seasons of discomfort, fear, doubt or confusion. However, in Christ, there's redeeming value in every decision that's made; He came to heal, save and deliver all those oppressed by the devil.
Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through Me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures. The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. (John 10:10)
God's love covers, intervenes in our mess and gives grace in abundance. The journey of faith has many turning points along the way; therefore, you have to choose a course of action, whether to obey God or your own opinion. Sometimes, whenever your pace is too fast, you have an opportunity to mind the speed bumps (pay attention) that are designed to slow you down. In order to stay aligned with your divine purpose, it's very important to seek God's guidance at the altar of prayer before moving forward.
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So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. (Ephesians 5:15-17)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Available to Serve

God Loves His people and desires all to be saved. Whenever  you lose your way, He prepares a messenger or circumstances to bring revival, restoration and refreshing. After enduring through seasons under tremendous pressure, you discover that circumstances were preparing you to birth something new. It becomes clear that the more things change, the more they remain the same. For example:
  • The propensity to follow your own way
  • Half Hearted Commitment.
  • Idolatry
  • Pride
  • Disobedience 
  • Rebellion 
  • Impatience                                                      
You were created to fulfill God's plans during the earthly journey. However, because of having  free will, there are times spent doing your own thing. There is a set time given for you to answer the divine call, whether to say yes or no. A turning point in the developmental process is whenever you can recognize the core of strength that survives challenging situations during stormy seasons. After a transforming encounter in the presence of the Lord, you can agree with the divine call to serve His people.
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Oh, that we might know the Lord! Let us press on to know Him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring. Hosea 6:3 
That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death. Philippians 3:10
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalms 46:10  
...I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.”Isaiah 6:8


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

BEGIN AGAIN

In Every Season You Can Begin Again! You don't choose the season; however, you can choose to see the beauty in it. Endure the Process- it's a journey  of discovering purpose and beliefs that is painted with seasons of pain, struggles, sorrow, grief, twists and turns. All of the challenges present an opportunity to choose the appropriate response to various situations. Enjoy Every Season! Learn to Wait Well! Timing is Everything!  Waiting Is An Excellent Teacher! Make it Meaningful! Focus! Follow Plan! Rate multiplied by time=Distance Repent/Change Your Mind; Choose to live in the moment; Don't get stuck in the past or be anxious about the future; Manage feelings, thoughts about experiences. Remember to avoid making decisions when: Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired. Change what comes out of your mouth and declare the promises of God. Pray God's word; Give thanks in every season. Trust/Obey/Worship Continually! Believe all things are working for your good. Stand boldly by faith on Christ, the solid rock-all other ground is sinking sand. He is the stone the builders rejected, the chief cornerstone, a sure and firm foundation.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Stay Focused

One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple. Psalm 27:14
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During these challenging times, it is very important that you remain focused on desired goals and determined to "Finish Strong.” Growing older is mandatory; however, becoming mature is an option you can choose. It's worthwhile to diligently seek the Lord for greater revelations of purpose for your life and ministry in these times. The faithful are so grateful for the opportunity of serving in whatever assignment life presents and to be content in every season, no matter the difficulties.  Stay strong and committed to growth and development for the glory of God.  Endeavor to agree working together more effectively, as a team, toward building up the kingdom of righteousness. Be encouraged and stay focused, keeping the main thing the main thing, Jesus Christ our Lord. 
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When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 
1 Corinthians 13:11

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Fight On

Instead of their shame My people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land and everlasting joy will be theirs. Isaiah 61:7
Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses.
‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭6:12‬ 
Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Ephesians‬ ‭6:13‬ ‭
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In the light of so much devastation, discouragement, deception, disease, to name a few, faith levels at your core are being tested. At the opiate of frustration or despair signals that you are the closest to breakthrough. Nevertheless, keep praying, standing and fighting in faith, despite diabolical attempts to stop or hinder your progress. In times of distress or deep despair, when you repent and return to following God's will and ways, He is faithful to bring restoration, revival and refreshing. Let God arise and His enemies be scattered. #Restoration
#RecoverAll #Rejoice

Monday, September 11, 2017

The Triumphant Church

No matter the challenging times with devastating situations, distractions, disappointments and the like, for over 2000 years, the triumphant church of Jesus Christ is still marching forward. The church is not a building, not a program or method but a living organism of people chosen(Ecclesia) to dwell together in unity as examples of truth and righteousness in the world. Those with listening ears, hear what the Spirit is saying to the church in this season. #PrayWithoutCeasing 
In everything give thanks, this is God's will in Christ for you. Don't stop, keep on moving forward until He says it's over. 
#HaveFaith #Trust
#ANDTHEBEATGOESON 
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Jesus came back, “God bless you, Simon, son of Jonah! You didn’t get that answer out of books or from teachers. My Father in heaven, God himself, let you in on this secret of who I really am. And now I’m going to tell you who you are, really are. You are Peter, a rock. This is the rock on which I will put together my church, a church so expansive with energy that not even the gates of hell will be able to keep it out.  
Matthew‬ ‭16:17-18‬ ‭MSG