God I want to fear you more!

This is my prayer! When I want to walk away from the assignment, God let me fear you more.

I was reading about how fear keeps people from walking in the things of God. The enemy uses many tactics. All designed to get you off course. So as I drove in my car, I declared to fear God more! To keep my life bowed before him.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom, and knowledge of the holy one is understanding.”

Reverence God above everything. To me , this is knowing him. I know him so much, that I know his ways. I desire his will for my life. This fear of God , is greater then my fear of man. It makes me say what does God want from me?

He wants my obedience……

Sometimes you lose…

What you thought you needed, if it interferes with my fear of God!

Don’t allow anything to take away your fear of God.

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Join me June 6th , 2021

Galatians 5:7

Are you Hindered?

Did you quit the race?

I want to write about things that hinder us, from obeying God. We all have walked in disobedience, on this Journey with Christ. Life got hectic, obeying God got hard. There are many things, that interferes with our obedience to God. We have to know when we are off track. Sometimes we run off course, make our own trail.

Let’s get back in the race, It’s time to run well!

Distraction, keeps us out the race. We take our focus off our relationship with Christ. Being Distracted can hinder you. Stay focused!

Discouragement, is a hindrance. Yes you will get discouraged, disappointed. You have to keep running! Listen encourage yourself.

Comparison,The trail your on, may not look like others. You might think your course is to difficult compared to others. Know that , you might not always see their struggle. Stay in the race!

Opposition, it feels more like an obstacle course. There will be those who oppose your race. Opposition will come from the least expected direction, keep running!

How do you keep running? Make up your mind to obey God. Remember his promises , don’t let nothing keep you from it. Everything that threatens your obedience, walk away from it.

“You we’re running well, who hindered you, from obeying the truth.” Galatians 5:7

Declare you will not be hindered! Run well!

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Self Care For The Believers

Let’s talk about things we can do, to take care of ourselves as believers. No more keep going, despite of how I feel. Work hard , just know when it’s time to take care of you. . Learn to be good to you, and it will spill over to others.

Working in Ministry, business, can deplete you. You have demands coming from every area of your life. We have obligations, practicing self care , can keep you enthusiastic. Self care is, what fuel is to a car. It keeps you going!

Long gone are the days of pouring from an empty pitcher. Take time for refreshing. Here’s a few that I practice. I am going to share on this for the rest of the week. Follow me on Instagram!

Not taking care of yourself is selfish. People deserve you at your best, not the worn out you. Most importantly you deserve the best you!

Do you idolize your church? Can we idolize church? This thought came to me a few weeks ago, I quickly took notes in my phone. I struggled with this topic. I could not imagine how this could happen. I had to admit , it can happen. Below is what I wrote in my phone, as Holy Spirit pressed upon my heart.

We have made room for church, and not my presence. You have made room to gather without me. People have gathered in churches, having church, I am not there.

They go on in their order, and think I am there .

How can church be an Idol? When what you do , becomes more important , then my presence. I’m not resting , I’m not there. There’s a familiarity on what to do. Your repentance is motivated by the position you want to keep , not your desire to please me.

I want a house that seeks me. People are seeking on their own agenda. They want to look more polished when they pray. They want to look more knowledgeable. Gathering to out salvation the next, I don’t even show up.

Church is your idol when..

1. Who you are for God, is bigger than you leading others to Christ.

2. Other churches/believers become competition, and not brothers and sisters in Christ.

3. We no longer seek Christ, he’s not the center .

4. We want Sunday Morning high time, without communing with Christ during the week.

5. Tradition takes precedence over his presence.

The church , Christ’s Bride , who he loves so much. He just wants us to return to him.

Like 10:27 John 4:23 Revelation 2:4

Plan!

There is still a plan for you! There is still a future for you. Low moments in life don’t define you, but propel you. It fortifies you for the high moments. It’s in the time of no applause, that you learn , God never stopped cheering for you.

It’s his plan! He’s God of the valley , and on the mountain top. Valley’s give you stamina , mountains gives you elevated view. In both , you grow. In both times God had A plan.

It’s not our plan to walk through the valley, it’s not the quickest way. The valley is filled with the unknown . It’s filled with transitions, that transform you for the mountain.

Don’t lose sight of God’s plan for your life.

Don’t think he’s without one. Focus on the plan , God’s plan.

When it gets hard focus!

Esther 4:14

Perhaps you were born for such a time as this.

Romans 8:28

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

Jeremiah 1:5

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.

Psalm 32:8

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

What comes to mind , when you think about persecution? How do you feel when you think about this ? I think a lot of people fear this word, we much rather not face opposition. We try our best to avoid these moments.

Persecution does not always come from those on the opposite team. Persecution can , and will come from where you least expect it. I use to be baffle by this. I would wonder why so much opposition , from those who are supposed to stand together.

I begin to think about the life of Christ. How there were those who celebrated him. Then called for him to be crucified. There were also those, who did not understand his purpose, still they upheld him. Even those knowing his purpose, denied association.

As I weighed all these things, I realized persecution must come. Like all things when you stand up for what you believe, there will be persecution. Don’t be alarm if it’s from your home team.

The point I want to make is…… Don’t let Persecution stop you. Don’t focus on the opposition, focus on the purpose. Jesus conquered it, That means we can too!

Matthew 5:10-12

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

1 Peter 4:12-14 ESV

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.


Romans 12:14
ESV

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.

Persecution is not a time for us to allow our feelings to rule, persecution grows us. It teaches us to love like Christ. God be glorified! Keep walking in love!

Revelation

A few years ago, every time I went into prayer, I would always end up at this one scripture. I just could not get away from it. I read it for months, and when I needed it most, revelation came. I love the way God loves, there’s always an appointed time.

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There was a period that I left church. I did not abandon my relationship with God. I continued to seek him, but not out of obligation. I lost passion for what required me to show up, but could not hold me up. Showing up to do a job, could not hold me! Showing up so people could think , I was conquering grief.

There was an interference with my passion for God! I’m praying for you became empty words to me. So I decided to go on a leave of absence, a journey that ignited passion again. I would sit in Dunkin Donuts alone, soaking in the word of God.

I would drive around , surrendering every thought to Christ. I took the time to know him in a deeper way. I realized there were ways I did not know him. God begin to fill the hidden places. I returned to my first love!

Revelations 2:4 , started to unfold for me. Sometimes we go to a place , it becomes what we do. Circumstances happen , disappointments come. All these things , act as interference. God knew this. He had already sent his word.

I no longer desire to just do for God. I wanted to know him , outside Of what I thought I knew of him. It’s no longer a priority for me to just show up, I want devotion. God loves us so much, that he will constantly give us fresh encounters.

The revelation is never lose your fire for your first love. Life is going to throw some curve balls, but you can always return to your first love. What I do for Christ , is not about me. The one who loved you first wants your heart. Keep pursuing God.

It’s my prayer that you know, your never to far from God. There’s nothing that can separate you from his love. Your never to far gone , that you can’t return.

Revelation 2:4 Romans 8:35

Unseat!

Today I shared this on my Instagram. For a few weeks now, I began unseating things in my life. I will unseat, to seat something else. You see the concept, I was replacing what Christ did not assign to my life. I was removing the negative affect of these words , so that the effect would change also.

Working with children, I learn to watch what I say. I can say something to them, that can shape their whole lives. I can speak a word, that they will attach to themselves, for the rest of their lives. I have chosen to speak life, even when I don’t see it.

Words are powerful. The Bible speak of words having the power of life and death. Words can shape a view, , build up, tear down. Who would of thought words so carelessly spoken , can be so destructive. Imagine the words , that are spoken with the intention to speak life. Speaking what God speaks over you , will change your life!

I encourage you to unseat the words you have ascribed to yourself, or that others have spoken over you. Follow the chart above.

Proverbs 18:21 Proverbs 16:24

Matthew 12:37 NLT
The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.

Mark 11:23 NKJV
For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be removed and be cast into the sea,” and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.