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.

Letting Go!

I never realized how hard letting go would be. How it would take every ounce of boldness in me. Boldness to accept that it was time to hit the release button. I had to get free. God wanted me free! I needed to take steps in the direction , that God was calling me. This letting go, was a cleansing. A washing of my soul. You need to let go, Let God have it!

Letting Go. To me , it’s surrender! Surrendering the deepest place of my heart to God. Letting go of everything that weighs you down. Literally it’s like walking around with weights on your ankle, without benefiting from the workout. Not letting go is more painful . Imagine physically holding on to something, that’s bruising your hand.

You have to make the decision, I had to make the decision. Choose to let go! A daily life of surrender allows you to easily Let Go! If it’s not lining up with God’s will for your life… Let it Go! It’s consuming you… Let It Go! It’s weighing you down…Let It Go!

Letting Go requires

1. Acknowledging that your being hindered.

2. Identify what’s hindering you.

3. Forgive yourself for allowing it to hinder you.

4. Release it in prayer.

I want you to be free, I want your passion for God to come alive again. Your passion to live. Your dreams to be revived. You to be restored.

Read these scriptures.

Colossians 3:2 Proverbs 3:5 psalm 62:8 Matthew 11:28-30

“ Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point, in order to move forward “ C.S . Lewis

Define!

I sat in my house, and started to sing!

Lord prepare me to be a sanctuary…. I sung it over and over again. I could not stop as the words pierced my heart.

I can feel God’s presence, and I knew with clarity, that I belonged to him. I serenaded him, or was he serenading me ?

You see I want nothing more then to be his sanctuary, for him to dwell in me. I want him to have my life, I give him my life.

It was in this moment that I realized something. I realized that I rejected who he called me. I thought who he called me was defined by a place. I thought because I was no longer there, my birthright was taken.

I repented, and remembered you as ABBA. Your the potter, I am the clay. You have defined me! You have called me from my Mother’s womb.

I want you to know that God has defined you! You are who he called you. You are his! Your cleaned because he has made you clean.

I shared this private devotional time with you, so you can know that in prayer God confirms. You are you, by God’s definition.

Ephesians 2:10, “We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (NIV)

Jeremiah 18:6 Romans 8:15 Acts 10:15

(Lord Prepare Me To Be A Sanctuary)

(Song by West Angeles Cogic Mass Choir And Congregation)

Elitism

I have notice something, elitism has crept in. The enemy is always seeking a way to divide. Status, affiliation, social circles, titles. These things have become what we think, gives validity, authority, and rights. Those we think agree with our ideological ideas, make us the standard of who God has called.

Elitism makes you forget we are all God’s chosen. It causes us to forget the humanity of Jesus Christ. Jesus the king of kings, fulfilled a plan for all who will receive him. (John 3:16) This royal invitation that we think has only been extended to those who sit amongst us, keeps us from allowing others to share thoughts and experiences.

There are those who have clinched this gospel in their hand, never opening it to give . We have put a restriction on who we think is worthy to partake. We have adopted the ways of the world, treated our faith like paid memberships. God is not calling for secret society, but a people, who are the very expression of his love. His mercy, compassion, forgiveness, his likeness.

Paul asked a question in 1 Corinthians 1:13. He said “Is Christ Divided”

God does not prefer one of us over the other! If we follow his example then we apply James 2:1

Elitism will have us building on what separates us! Don’t build a people to yourself, a city to yourself. Genesis 11:32

Because we believe, we have a right to become children of God! John 1:12

Scripture place throughout blog , take a look at them, along with these. Acts 2:17-21 Philippians 2:1-30 James 1:27 2 Peter 2:9 2 Peter 1: 5-9

Happy New Year! Thank God for keeping us.

2020 Goal! Stay in Pursuit! I will go after God.

I asked God , to get the Glory out of all that I do. In everything he calls me to , I want him to be glorified.

It’s ok for the pages to be blank, Pay attention to how God is going to write your story!

No pressure, just submit to God.

Stay in Pursuit! Keep reflecting God!

It’s the count down! We are in the last few days of December. This time of year people get anxious about what’s next. How will they get things done, afraid of the unexpected. We try our hardest to make plans that seem right, without inquiring of God!

I want tell you to not be anxious. Maybe you don’t have everything figured out, that’s ok! Instructions can come as you go, rest in the sovereignty of God. Take time to be still, and grateful. Know what God has promised is sure.

End your year in prayer. There a saying “ More Prayer, More Power” Ask God to strengthen you for the new. I am not saying don’t have a plan, but I am saying remember God’s Plan.

Philippians 4:6

“The Body”

The other day I received a gift from my Secret Santa. Just like every other gift , it came with a scripture attached. I enjoy reading them. On this particular gift 1 Corinthians 12:17 was accompanied with perfume. I read the scripture and sat for a moment.

The verse asks 2 questions.

1. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be?

2. If the whole body were an ear , where would the sense of smell be?

I pondered on this scripture. I visualize the body as just an ear. That would not be functional , even just as a nose. Why? What is the need for them both? I came up with if I don’t hear it, I’ll see it. If I don’t see it , I’ll hear.

I went to my Bible, and read the chapter. My question: “God if you say we are one body”, Why are we so disconnected? Why do we claim the name of Jesus , yet there’s no unity. We are not unified, because we don’t see value.

I was exercising one day , as My foot hit the ground, I heard a pop. I bruised a muscle in my calf. That bruised muscle had me on crutches. A tiny muscle, prevented me from walking. I did not know the value, of simply being able to walk on my own.

What I found interesting in 1 Corinthians 12 verse 23. That what we “consider less honorable, we clothe with great honor, and our unrespectable parts are treated with greater respect” The body is no longer whole! Why? We no longer see the need for each other. We consider other believers less than. You know, like we see someone’s sin greater than another. ( that’s another topic, for another day)

God has given us all a part in the body , we can’t reject the part he’s given us. We can’t tell anyone there part, God did that! What we can do is come together in unity , so that God can be be glorified!

In order for us to function as a whole body, we must realize that “ every Joint supply’s”. We each have something the other needs. Until we see the value in each other, we will continue to be a dysfunctional body. Impaired!

When I say body, I don’t mean your denomination

I mean the universal church , all believers !

Surely if we choose to love each other intentionally, just like we love ourselves.

Christ as the center, Christ as our commonality. We can be a unified body of believers.

Grab your Journal and Listen!

I had to send this early! The Struggle of rejection. Many times we would not have moved in God’s direction, if we did not experience rejection. Self sabotaging ourselves by not allowing God to heal us! It’s ok to feel it, acknowledge it! So let’s write out, and decide to let it Go!