Category Archives: Motivation

How the Qu’ran converted a Muslim to Christ


Hi Everybody!

I know I’ve posted this already on my facebook, but I feel lead to post this on my blog to get a wider audience. Check out this snippet of Mario Joseph’s transformation from being a Muslim to coming to know about Christ from the things he found out in Islams holy book the Qu’ran. The Qu’ran is what changed his mind and view about Christianity as he was challenged to answer questions regarding who is Jesus Christ…the interview is amazing. God can cause us to find the truth and use the most foolish ways to get to it, to confound the wise. Isn’t God Great?

It really speaks to this verse of scripture in 1 Corinthians 1:27  which says: 

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;
 
May this video bless your heart today. 
 
 

Ignite My Fire for New Beginnings this Month


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Hi Everybody!

I know that it’s been a while since I’ve written on my Blog. I mean it’s been a while since I’ve written anything substantive, but I just want to let you know that I’m still alive and well :).

I want to declare and decree to you that this month of August is a month of New Beginnings.

August is the 8th month of the year and number 8 in biblical numerology is always associated with NEW BEGINNINGS! HALLELUJAH! :D

REJOICE!!!!! because this is also a month that I believe you will receive answered prayers. The important key factor about receiving something is your EXPECTATION level. What are you Expecting from God? Some people pray and give up along the way, but I want to encourage you in this season NOT TO GIVE UP. Keep pressing through for your breakthrough.

Another thing I want to point out is that blessings don’t just fall from the sky and onto your lap… My friends, you have to ACT, you have to MOVE by faith (be practical) to obtain the promises of God. Passivity does not bring bread and butter to the table. You have to GO OUT and make it happen. I’m not here to give you a fluffy feel-good about yourself kind of message. You will have to learn what it means to endure and press through and face trials and tribulations by remaining steadfast and vigilant. As the old sayings go, No Pain, No Gain, No Guts, No Glory…

Laziness is a vice to your advancement in the Kingdom of God. So Go out there and get with the program.

If you are not prepared to face battles in your mind right now….then you are destined to fail. OUCH Sherline, Where’s the encouragement woman!!!!!! (I’m sorry, did I just smack you with the truth?) tsk tsk tsk.

WAKE UP and FACE REALITY! You must aim to get stronger if you are weak right now. Train yourself, seek knowledge, pursue wisdom, for wisdom will carry you to greater heights.

Build emotional strength and wisdom to confront each battle with the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God. Gird yourself up with the full armor of God and choose to not lean on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge God and He will direct your path… (Proverbs 3:6) God will make your path straight when you are led by His Spirit, so seek God first in all that you do. You aren’t that bright all by yourself.

I’ve been learning on my journey that people who are short sighted only see where you are right now, but they don’t know where God is taking you when you are following Him. Do not be distracted by the naysayers and the ones who don’t have the same revelation of God that you have. Criticism is really a sign of insecurity to the one who gives criticism aimed to cut down and tear down at others so that they can feel better about themselves. You have no time to trifle with such people. Shake the criticism and the discouragement off and keep your head high and focus on the goal.

You must remain focused so that you obtain your promises from the Lord. Critics are those walking around for 40 years in a desert not seeing a way out… You will notice that nothing around them changes so you must be like Caleb and say “enough is enough! I’m walking towards the promised land!”  This is how you should go about your everyday business.

Choose your battles wisely because sometimes you’ll get caught up in fruitless arguments that also pose as a distraction. Let me tell you, You have no time for that in this season. Remain focused, be vigilant, don’t be passive and remain ACTIVE. Your pursuit of happiness is determined on how you conquer minor and major giants that you face in your daily life. Seek wisdom from the Lord if you lack it. The Lord will not withhold any Good thing from you.

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.

The Lord has been impressing upon my heart to tell the people I want them to focus on the Deuteronomy 28 Blessings. So what I’m going to do is paste this scripture here on this blog and you are going to pronounce these blessings over your household and your family in this month of August. Great things are coming to your address!

Deuteronomy 28: 1-14(NKJV)

Blessings on Obedience

28 “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:

“Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country.

“Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.

“Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.

“Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.

“The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.

“The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

“The Lord will establish you as a holy people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways. 10 Then all peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they shall be afraid of you. 11 And the Lord will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you. 12 The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. 13 And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them. 14 So you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right or the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

Here is a song that is in my Spirit lately by William Murphy called Ignite My Fire. May this Song Bless your Spirit Today. God Bless you everybody! :D

Worship Sunday: Chosen by You


Hi Everybody!

This song really ministered to my spirit today. So far evangelism has been an interesting thing for me to be doing as of late. I give glory to God for every opportunity to share my faith with others. It’s been a miraculous journey where it’s coming to a point where I’ve had the opportunity to speak words of Knowledge to people  or God has allowed me to speak directly to the issue towards people I encounter by prophecying and they ask me “How did you know that???”… Two words “HOLY SPIRIT”.  It isn’t by might nor by power, it’s by God’s Spirit.

God gave us the ability to speak into the atmosphere and see things change not only in just our lives, but in the lives of others. The Church shouldn’t simply wait on a pastor to preach a word when it’s time to fulfill the great commission. Bench warming isn’t saving anybody…and you can’t expect the pastor to do everything for you. It’s amazing how people refuse to pray for themselves and for others, but are readily accepting to receive the prayers of others on their behalf. When we die…God isn’t going to ask you how many times you attended church, He’s going to ask you what you learned and what did you put into practice.  There is a difference in learning like a scholar and practicing what you’ve learned. Schools teach you the foundations to deal with everyday life…if you prefer being in school all your life, you will never put what you have learned into practice which makes you a useless student. Don’t be complacent and get with the program. Wake up and be the change that you wish to see.  Faith without works is dead… so God is challenging us to question where we are right now and is asking us…where are your works Church of Jesus Christ?

I refuse to be someone who has no impact. Are you satisfied with your Christianity?

You can’t have 50 churches big or small in the same vicinity and yet have no impact. Obviously, something is wrong if gun violence is prevalent and youth are getting in trouble with the law. We must be influencers of change…but if we do not change our bench-warming statuses soon, we will become mere buildings as reference points of mediocrity and no one will perceive us as the answer.

In order for the Church to be the answer, we have to do one thing….STEP OUT so that GOD STEPS IN. Can I get an AMEN????

Let us not be wrapped up in just retaining biblical information, and work on using it for transformation. Isn’t that what we are all meant to do in the long run?

Listen to this song by Kevin Downswell called Chosen. May it bless your spirit today. God Bless you everybody! :D

Nothing but the Blood – Cool Worship Style


Hi Everybody!

I just saw this Video and thought, I’ve never seen this style of worship before by StikYard, but I know that God would love it. Check this video out!

May it bless your Spirit today. God bless you everybody! :D

Spirit Break Out


Hi Everybody!

It’s time to give God the Highest Praise!!!!!!

 Yesterday I had the honor of going to the Jesus Culture and Kim Walker concert and I can tell you it was phenomenal! I loved it and this song was sung at the concert that I felt would be a great worship song to bless your spirit today. It’s called Spirit Break Out. It’s time to give God high Glory and high Praise. I believe Revival is in our now season. I believe for it and I receive it for all those that have been praying for it. God is bringing His Kingdom to be made manifest in our lives this year through Restoration, Redemption & Revival!

John 4:23

But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
John 16:13

However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

Hear this song today and may it bless your Spirit today.  God bless y’all! :D

We are VICTORIOUS!


Happy Sunday Everybody!

I just had to post this song by Donnie McClurkin feat. Tye Tribbett called We are Victorious! 

God has made us to be winners! This Year, is a year of breakthrough, a year of breaking barriers, breaking chains, breaking limitations and anything that hindered your blessings and dreams! God is in the mood of building a Victorious Church this year that won’t back down, that won’t focus on things by what they see, but will walk by faith, act by faith and move by Faith since God is the Author and Finisher of our Faith.

Romans 10:17

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
looking unto Jesus, the authorand finisher of
our faith,
who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
For we walk by faith, not by sight. 
Listen to this Song, let it fill your Spirit today and be Blessed!  God bless you everybody! :D

 

 

Worship Sunday: The Only God


Happy Sunday Everybody!

I just wanted to post this wonderful song by Livre to minister to your Spirit today.

God is the only one who gets our worship so Praise Him today and watch God do amazing things in your life as you make Him first in your life today.

Psalm 51:15

O Lord, open my lips, And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.

Psalm 119:171

My lips shall utter praise, For You teach me Your statutes.
Hebrews 13:15

Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of ourlips, giving thanks to His name.

God Bless You Everybody!

 

He Knows and He Cares and He’s Always There


Hi Everybody!

I don’t know why I feel this way, but I feel lead to post this song today by VaShawn called God Cares For You. 

It’s true…. God does care for you and sometimes it’s hard to experience the assurance that He does care for you when you are surrounded by bleak circumstances, uncaring individuals in your life and unfair situations that lead you to a road to nowhere. God is saying that even in your darkest hour…He is there. He cares for you. Listen to this song and let it minister to your heart today. You may be feeling broken, but only Jesus can heal your brokenness. He is the God that makes every broken part of you whole. He will meet you whereever you are and His hand and His heart is extended to you if you just look towards Him as the answer.

Jesus loves you, He does care and He is always there whenever you need Him. Do not think that just because you feel He is silent that He does not hear your cries. The answer is on its way to you so keep believing even when your hope seems like its fading….your faith can even be the size of a mustard seed, and that’s all He needs to answer your prayers. Help is on the way so keep your faith  in Him and He shall Deliver you from what you feared.

Hebrews 13:5

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

The Love of God’s Saving Grace


 

Testimony

Hi Everybody,

I just had to share this personal testimony because God is doing amazing things. First off, I got a car everybody with my sister! Wooohooo!

Last year, some of you know that I lost a job and God blessed me with a new one. I lost a car, and now I have a new one. I lost some friends (so-called) but now I have new ones. I left my previous Church out of obedience because God showed me it was time for me to move and step into a new thing and now I’m part a new Church called the Living Proof Centre – Mississauga which is a branch of Transforming Life Centre in Ottawa.

Let me just say…. God is able to give you a renewed spirit and a renewed strength when you put your Trust in the One that is able to take you to that place of prosperity when you believe in the Jeremiah 29:11 promise.

The stuff that is happening to me now….I can’t even begin to tell you…it’s a testimony in the making. I just want to give God praise! I sowed in Tears, but God has shown me that I’ll reap in Joy.

Psalm 126:5

Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy.

Right now, I am in a new church that is starting from scratch but let me tell you, I believe in what God has for this year of 2014. He showed me in a dream that whosoever is part of building His church this year, He will bless double for their trouble. Ever since I moved by faith and have started to attend this new church which God has shown me to help build, strange and amazing things have been happening to both me and my twin sister. In fact, I got my car within the 2nd service of this new church start up after much prayer and fasting and my pastors blessing us with a prophetic word that came from their mouths.

I still am a praise and worshiper in this church and I will serve the Lord all the rest of my days. I lost my Grandmother last year, but she showed me that God is very important in my life. She died having served the Lord and through her death, I’ve come to know that God is serious about families and building up His children to be strong in Him. May I live serving my awesome God for the rest of my life.

Another Testimony:

Today, is Resurrection Sunday. We had a service last Sunday where three young women came and attended our branch service for the first time. My Pastor gave these three ladies a ride back home after service ended . During the ride, He spoke to them feeling lead by the Holy Spirit to tell them “I don’t know where you are or where you are going right now, but I feel lead to tell you that you are not going to the right place and that you are not in the right place right now”.

One of the three ladies heard what he had said in the car and incidentally, the two  of them were supposed to go to a club that same Sunday later on in the evening. This young lady was so troubled by what my Pastor had said that she decided not to go to the club; however, her friend, whom she always goes with everywhere had decided to go anyway. That same night, her friend was shot in the club. She should have been there with her friend at the club but because she felt a conviction in her spirit from the words of my Pastor, she did not go with her friend and was saved from a tragic bullet that could have potentially been shot at her….

She came to our Sunday service this morning for our resurrection service and praised God in a way you cannot even begin to understand.  Even after the service had ended, she kept praying and praising God as we let praise music play in the background.  She knows that God saved her that day…that is why she is living proof that the saving Grace of God is still alive!

God is amazing and God is sooooooo good that I feel like crying as I think of this testimony this morning.

God loves all his children. It doesn’t matter where you are at right now, God will meet you at where you are right now and take you to where He is because in Him, there is safety, there is love and there is strength.

I saw this lady and was in awe of what the Lord had done to save her. Her friend is in our prayers and we believe that whatever was meant for evil, God will turn whatever it was for the good of those that love the Lord.

Keep praying and remember, God is in the business  of restoring your Faith this year, Reviving worship this year and Renewing your strength and resources this year, and He is still in the business of saving souls this Year as well. Let us intercede for others and pray that God not only brings the harvest, but protects the harvest from locusts that want to steal peoples provision for God’s vision for their lives. They who believe shall enter into God’s courts and give Him the highest praise.

This song comes to mind by R. Kelly called You Saved Me as I think of this young lady’s testimony. May it bless your spirit today in Jesus’ Name, Amen!

Stay blessed everybody. God Loves You!

Resurrection Sunday


Happy Resurrection Sunday everybody!

Jesus is Alive! The grave is empty and death has lost its sting! Rejoice and be Glad, for Jesus is our Kinsmen Redeemer!

Joshua 24:15

And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Jesus said to him, “I athe way the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. 
Revelation 3:20

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

Be blessed today! :D