Monthly Archives: October 2013
I remember watching this in St. Louis about a month or two before I moved to DC. I would say maybe two weeks after that the church I was attending, New Life Community Church in East St. Louis, did a similar performance. I think back on it now and know it was nothing but God. What were the odds of seeing a youtube video and attending service to see the same thing! I was fired up after that! He let me know i was not too far removed. He was still fighting for me. I had to fight to be with Him also.
I am glad that I am putting forth the fight. I want my faith, i believe in my faith, and i am my faith.
While I was attending New Life we were studying a series on “Spiritual Warfare.” The text we were reading from was Ephesians-6:10-18
” A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
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. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.” (NLT)
We must understand we are fighting forces not of this world but in the spiritual realm. It is real and we do have a say so in our actions and outcomes. We can change. We are not strong enough in our physical being but with God we can WIN. Jesus died so that we can have intimacy with God, so our sins are forgiven, and provide eternal life.
I urge you to watch the video again and think about your own life. Your sins are not too much. God still loves you. It will be hard, but He has the strength you do not have. He has already forgiven you. Forgive yourself. He wants a relationship with you. Do you believe in Jesus? Are you living for Him? Whose side are you on?
Lord, I need to have a 121
as soon as possible
I wish we could meet F2F
but that would be impossible.
I need to talk to You PDQ,
as I need some direction
please answer me ASAYGT
with Your divine reflection.
I know You will get this MSG,
as soon as I send it off to You
I just need to get Your GA
with what You want me to do.
I guess I’ll just have to W8,
until this message You see
this SLAP to me
and I know You will agree.
Thank You for Your POV,
for it won’t steer me wrong
I will be W4U
but please don’t take too long!
♥ and heavenly ( )’s
121= One to One
F2F = Face to Face
PDQ = Pretty Darn Quick
ASAYGT = As Soon As You Get This
MSG = Message
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All credit belongs to this website. I found this months ago but it is still on my Bookmark and I read it from time to time. Just wanted to share! Enjoy!
Where you are now, is not where you are going to be. Be prepared to move as the Spirit leads. Don’t become so complacent that you don’t want to accept change. That is what the enemy will use against you, and use it he will. You must refuse to allow the enemy to paralyze you with obstruction. He hasn’t stopped you from moving forward, it’s only a delay and if you look closely it’s only in certain areas of your life. The areas you thought he would never strike, the areas you left unprotected.
All this has left you indecisive and uncertain of so many things. The fear of making the wrong choices has slowed your pace. But I say to you that I came expressly for you in this situation. Be not dismayed; I am here with you because there are other things that you need to move ahead on. Don’t try to force anything open, but seek My Wisdom and Guidance in everything. Do not become so obsessed with that which seems to be clogged or blocked, that you miss the new thing I am trying to do in your life.
You must stop thinking negative, and stop allowing the enemy to control your thoughts. When you allow the enemy to control your thinking it only reinforces the enemy’s control over your life. Refuse to speak the dark words that so easily come to mind. I know frustrations and trials have left you downcast and weary, and discouragement has crept in upon you overnight. But, now is the time for you to turn to Me in utter humility. Now is the time for you to do spiritual warfare to break hindrances and bind hindering forces. Now is the time for you to seek My face like never before, and confess every sin, even sins of doubt, fear and anxiety. For when you do, then I will hear from Heaven and lift you out and over every obstacle the enemy has tried to hinder you with,
because WHERE YOU ARE NOW IS NOT WHERE YOU ARE GOING TO BE.
Hold on to me Daughter
Hold on to me God
Please don’t let go
It’s not that I don’t believe
but it’s like I have ADD
darting to and fro
Although it’s all things that glorify,
represent, and exalt your name
I don’t want to be a fan,
follower, or cheerleader
Most importantly I’m scared to bring you
I hear the murmurs now,
“Is she serious?”
“Why is she going to the extreme?”
“Just six months ago she was in the club
drinking, smoking, and crying over Kareem”
I’m hoping and can only imagine God’s response:
“Daughter you are right, six months ago that was you
but I wiped that filth off
you and made you clean.”
“Whether six months, six days, six minutes
you still chose me.
Run faster my love and
I will continue to give you
Who cares what they say? Not I
and I am the King. You want
to talk well Precious I am listening.
Cry, scream, vent, mumble, or sing
whatever you want to communicate
baby girl I am listening.
It will be alright. It will get
Trusting and believing in me is not
an easy thing. I know you are strong tho.
I built you stronger than
Give yourself grace it took
a while for you to get here.
I know who you are,
where you are, and
it is not a scheme.You long for me like
I have longed for you.
Don’t worry about other people just
Hold on to Me!
God, I thank You that even though You see my mistakes, You still love me and help me live a godly life. While I refuse to be discouraged by my failures, I also refuse to stay the same. I choose to follow You and imitate You more and more each day.
I was riding the train this morning and a gentleman got on in front of me. This man was the age and possessed the stature of my Grandfather. I noticed there was a difference…. He was blind. He immediately began a conversation with a man who guided him to a rail to take a seat.
He told him, well the entire car of the train because we were all in trance listening, about his trip here thus far.
He was here to speak at a conference (I couldn’t make out which one), he had spent the night on the town, and he has been bowling for 12 years!
He told us about being beat by 3 little old ladies who were also blind between 70-80 years old. He was so full of life and humor, you could not help but be inspired.
Life is not over.
Make lemonade from your lemons.
Don’t let anything stop you.
All of these uplifting thoughts were going in my head.
I’m so glad the gentleman on the train helped this man, spoke to this man, and asked questions. Everyone on that train car left smiling. I know I did! I waited afterwards to tell the gentleman that helped him that was nice. His reply was, “He was nice. That was really inspirational ya know?”
Yes. Yes I do know.
So I am at work early working on a project and I was listening to the audio bible. The week before last our Church Leader Darryl assigned for us to read the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, John & Luke). He had been doing a series entitled “Amazing” and studying the book Mark. This is where i began. As I am listening, I hear a line that I had to play again and then read it again and let it sink in.
He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Mark 4:40
As you know I was baptized on Sunday. As I reflect over the week thus far, I ask myself “Have I been renewed? Am I really refreshed? Am I believing and walking into the promise?
I checked myself yesterday by going back to this scripture:
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 1 Corinthians 5:17
Thus far I have not been living up to my potential. I was retracting to old ways and behaviors. I know it has only been four days, but God is already like, “hold up, did you forget what I said? I have already given you the tools. Use them daughter.”
To answer you Jesus: I am afraid because I am beginning to walk. It is wobbly but I will hold on to your truths. No, I do have Faith! Thank you for the confidence and encouragement.
But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. 1 John 4:4
So as I head into today, I hold these truths to be guiding force as my foundation. What about you?