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I believe on a count of what your give is what you get returned. I give my life to my Savior Jesus Christ and I await His return because He already gave me His life, now I give back mine in return.

Save Me!


Hi Everybody!

I pray that you all are having a wonderful weekend. I’ve been getting a series of prayer requests this past week with a common theme seeking the Lord’s divine intervention in many of the requests. Just know that there is power in prayer and intercession. No prayer request is too small or too great for God to hear. So keep praying and keep believing and keep trusting in God. Hope is the key that unlocks the door that leads you to what you need. Keep your Hope and Faith alive.

Today, This worship song is in my spirit in reflection towards those that are needing God to do something in their circumstances.  It’s by Kiki “Kierra” Sheard called Save Me. 

May this song minister to your spirit today. God bless you everybody. :D

Don’t throw out friendship evangelism


Hi Everybody!

I just wanted to post this video out there to get you to start thinking about how you want to invite people the church. Be strategic and be genuine is my two cents. This video is amusing and it just really gets you thinking about how we go about our Jesus thing.

We need to demonstrate love before we give the Word to anyone.

Jesus shows us like the woman at the well that He was more concerned about her well being than about talking about Himself to her.  Showing her that He cared about her, drew her to evangelize about Him simply because Jesus demonstrated His love for her through action without  prejudice or arrogance. We have to be careful about not appearing lofty or arrogant about what we know about Jesus and show people that we care. Jesus tells us “love one another as I have loved you”. So why is it that we aren’t demonstrating this one instruction? Are we too proud to follow His words? Are we too Self-absorbed to even care? Does it even matter? We really need to dig deep and consider that being a “Christian” doesn’t mean thrusting your ideas at someone…it’s about understanding who you are and what you believe and demonstrating that Love is personified through the actions of Jesus, so in believing in Him, we ought to do the same. But are we???? food for thought.

John 13:34-35

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

 

So the next time you go about your evangelism thing, remember this one important fact:

People don’t care about what you know, they want to know  about how much you care.

Jesus showed us this example countless times through the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Think about the effect it has of showing how you care about someone, you draw them to Christ when you show them how much you care. The question is, when was the last time you reached out to care about someone else apart from yourself? Being self-absorbed draws people away from what you are about so rethink your attitude and start the change within in order for you to have impact throughout.

Read the story about the Samarian woman at the well in John 4  and think about it during this Easter/Passover season.

Enjoy this clip and God bless you everybody! Love y’all! ;)

Window of Blessings Rain Down on ME!


Hi Everybody! :) I just wanted to post this awesome song by Canton Jones  called “Window”.  I believe in this year of Double perfection, Double Grace, Double Harvest and Double for your Trouble, that it’s time to shout out to the Heavens that the Windows of blessings are open over your head. That’s right everybody! Praise the Lord for these open Doors that no man can shut and the open windows of blessings going to rain all over you. For some of you, you may have been going through tough times, in fact…really really difficult times that you maybe wondering when will this time of trouble end for you and your household. Just remember that even in those times of despair, trouble is not your portion in life. Jeremiah 29:11 is your portion in life. Trouble will only last a season, and then once you have persevered, pushed through and fought the good fight, blessings will come your way for every tear shed, for every hour you were left in darkness. Trust me, been in that place before especially last year, and let me tell you, God is faithful to those that are faithful to Him. FAITH is the Key that Unlocks every door and window in your life.  One principle that I must state is important to reiterate time and time again is the principle of   Seed —> Time —>Harvest. Seed into your breakthrough in order to obtain your Harvest. Farmers expect to yield a harvest after they have done the work to sow seed, cultivate the land and expect to yield a crop for their harvest so ask yourself, what seeds have you planted in anticipation for your Harvest? Bring your seed to the Lord’s store house and see it double in this year. Seed with revelation rather than by mere ritual.  Malachi 3:10

Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.

My encouragement to you today is to never give up on God no matter what you go through. His Will will always be to Prosper you and never to Harm you and to give you a bright future (Jeremiah 29:11). The most important thing about an open Window, is recognizing the timing of when these windows of opportunity open for you. Do not be stuck is self-pity land during the timing when Doors open and windows open over your life. You just might miss them if you remain self-absorbed by your own problems. Focus on what’s ahead of you, that is what your eyes in the front of your head are for. There is no reason for you to focus on what’s behind you since the past is already past. Look towards the future. Live your life expecting the best that is yet to come.  Be Encouraged and know that God will never Forsake you even in your darkest hours and moments in your life. He is there with you every step of the way….so start rejoicing now and start praising Him now because I prophesy and declare that the Windows this year are WIDE OPEN for His people. Look out and hold onto your blessings one by one and keep your faith alive and keep expecting. Your season of Lack is over…it’s time to take dominion! Speak into the atmosphere and declare what it is you want to see. God Bless you Everybody and enjoy this Song. Be encouraged! Love y’all! :D

Working on the Redeemable


Hey Everybody!

I just love Lecrae and because I do, I have another video that is just awesome. He was speaking to a bunch of young people at Liberty University talking about the difference between “the good, the bad and the Redeemable”. As Christians we seem to have a bifocal lens that separates the secular from the religious. We need to understand that Everything on earth belongs to God and therefore, we should have no divisions among us. It’s time to redeem that which is lost and bring all things back to their original purpose, and that is to give glory to God.  :)

Scriptures to Meditate on:

Isaiah 44:24

Judah Will Be Restored ] Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, And He who formed you from the womb: “I am the Lord, who makes all things, Who stretches out the heavens all alone, Who spreads abroad the earth by Myself;
Romans 16:17

Avoid Divisive Persons ] Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them.
1 Corinthians 1:10

Sectarianism Is Sin ] Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
Isaiah 48:17

Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you by the way you should go.

Psalm 150:6

Let everything that has breath praise the LordPraise the Lord!

May this video bless your spirit today as it has blessed mine.

Trying to impress God? Forget about it!!


Originally posted on God Speaks I Listen:

Stop trying to impress...humble yoursel ... you'll be blessed.
….humble yourself … you’ll be blessed.

Mathew 19:16-22 Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”

17 “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”

18 “Which ones?” he inquired.

Jesus replied, “‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, 19 honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’”

20 “All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?”

21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad…

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What Does a Real Man Look Like?


Hey Everybody!

So I saw this message done by Lecrae about this topic and felt that it was such an important message that I’m going to post it here on my blog for all y’all to watch. He makes so many Key points on how the world defines men and how God defines what a “real” man looks like. This message isn’t just for men, but it’s for women to understand what a “real” man looks like.

Be Blessed today with this message by Lecrae, I know you’ll love it! :D

In Thy Name


God's NameHi Everybody,

Hope y’all are having a blessed weekend. Today, I want to post a video called “Thy Name”. 

The questions I have for your meditation today are:

Do you know who God is? Who is God to you?

Many people assume that they do many good works in His Name which make them stellar Christians in the eyes of people, but unfortunately, these same people ignore the voice of the Father (through the Holy Spirit) when He gives direction which is an act of DISOBEDIENCE.

If you are one of those that say “I have never heard the Lord say….” or “The Holy Spirit doesn’t speak to me…”, then You need to re-evaluate how you perceive yourself before the Father.

You need to have a revelation of who God is to you in order to hear what He is saying to  you in order for you to be who God wants you to be…and that is to be His child.

148663_10152093485351832_2085451673_nChildren of God are Children of obedience. Obedience is cultivated by a trust relationship. You need to Trust in the Father as the Father also has need to Trust in you.  Trust is built on Faith, and Faith comes by Hearing, and Hearing by the Word of the Lord (Romans 10:17).

Do you Trust God enough to Hear Him? Sometimes our Pride can cause us to be deaf to the Holy Spirit, but when we humble ourselves before Him and pray and seek His face, that is when we truly begin to Hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to “Us” the Church as little children (Revelation 2:7, 11, 17,29; Revelations 3:6, 13, 22).  

You know the saying that goes…“When the student is ready, the master will appear”. Well, in our case…it’s different. In our case it is

“When YOU, the Child of God is ready, the Father will appear”. 

Are you ready to be what you were predestined to be? 

As Jesus is the Great Shepherd, He tells us that “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”  (John 10:27).

In order to follow Jesus, we must be willing to hear what the Spirit of the Lord wants us to hear. 

God speaks to us everyday in so  many different ways. Do not put God in a box with your way of thinking. Learn to soften your heart and become sensitive to the voice of the Holy Spirit. You can do this by meditating on the Word and acting on it by faith. When you reach out to the Father by faith, He will extend His hand to you. It’s all in His Word. He is not a man that He should lie. So reach out to Him today and learn to Hear from Him when He calls you by Name.

Scriptures to Meditate on: 

Psalm 73:28

But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, That I may declare all Your works.
Ecclesiastes 5:1

Fear God, Keep Your Vows ] Walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw nearto hear rather than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they do evil.
James 4:8

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purifyyour hearts, you double-minded.
Numbers 23:19

“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said,and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

May This video by Shiftworship Bless your Spirit today. God bless you everybody! :D

Worshiper in Me


Hi Everybody!

I just had to share this song today by Javen feat. Jonathan Nelson called the Worshiper in Me.

I’ve been going through somethings that has made me wonder, where does God want to take me? I know that this year is calling forth for big things to happen and I’m at a stage where I’m willing to step out and step into what God is calling forth. When we worship…we step outside of ourselves and step into what God wants us to be. When I thought about that, this song came to my mind.

So I pray, that if anyone is still sitting on the fence regarding God’s plan for your life, my encouragement to you this day is that the Worshiper in you will help you see where God will take you if you just trust in the one you worship. Stop over thinking everything and just abandon yourself into that place where nothing and no one can distract you and shake your resolve to be what God wants you to be and has called you to be. You know who you are already, because you are a worshiper.  You are a “called out one”, you are His Church.

This year, the Churches that he builds will give him powerful worship that the world has never seen before. Those that are part of this building of churches will be blessed double for their trouble. Trust in him. During the sixth month, there will be a massive turn around in families, finances, and a great outpouring will be released on His willing vessels. The vessels of honor for God will give God the highest praise and everyone will know, that the Church of Jesus Christ is alive. He is the Resurrection and the Life…therefore, the dead church shall rise again. 

1 Kings 6:12

Concerning this temple which you are building, if you walk in My statutes, execute My judgments, keep all My commandments, and walk in them, then I will perform My word with you, which I spoke to your father David.

I pray that this song ministers to your spirit today. Stay blessed Everybody!

Just Like You Said


It’s been a while since I’ve last posted anything on my blog and I’m sure some of you missed me! lol. Well, I hope at least some of you did. ;)

Today,I want to post something for the Passover/Easter season. Sometimes we think of Jesus in terms of what He did for us on the cross which I think is always  going to remain in our hearts as amazing. However, let’s think and dig a little deeper this year and consider, what it is that he said during the days leading up to the cross.

Today, focus on this one thing… He is no longer dead. Jesus lives. Where? Inside of you and I…

Jesus is the Resurrection.

Sometimes we focus way too much on the death scene during Easter that we forget that Easter isn’t so much about the horrible death that our Lord endured on a tree… it was about the amazing victory he had and still has over defeating the powers of evil and the power of death that kept us separated from having everlasting life with Him in the first place.

Jesus Lives because He said He would. So we to shall live, because He said we would. Focus on the importance of the life He gave to us and remember what He said, happened. God always fulfills what He promises.

Numbers 23:19

God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?
John 11:25

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
Enjoy the video everyone!

2013 is Over!


Hi Everybody!

I don’t know about you, but since  this is the last day of 2013, a year that has been filled with various disasters, losses and sad things that have made the world a perilous place to be, we must remember that despite all that we have gone through, God has helped us to weather each storm. A lot of things needed to be purged this year for us to enter into the  Year of 2014 victoriously. It may not seem like you feel victorious just because you’ve survived up to this point, but God is going to do a great work in 2014 and you have to hold on and be encouraged that God never left you and will never leave no matter what you have gone through. He has been with you through each battle so just know that You will be alright. Prophesy and declare and decree today what you want to see in the Year 2014, because this year is going to be very special since it’s a year where many dreams and prayers will be answered. I believe, so have faith in God because you will all make it through as long as you put your Trust in God.

Be encouraged and  know that God’s Plans stand firm forever. Here is a Song by Livre called I will be alright to bless your Spirit today! :) :D

God Bless you all my blogger friends and family! 2013 is over so welcome to the New Year with Praise and Thanksgiving, AMEN!