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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

Worship Sunday: Clean this House


Hi Everybody,

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

I just want to thank God for all that He has done in my life and I just adore Him. When you remember the mess you were before Christ and then remember how you felt when you received Christ, there’s something that happens in you that makes you never want to go back to the same place you were before you knew Him. Sometimes we forget all that He has done, and it’s time to really refocus on our relationship with Him and seek God to purify our hearts. If we want to live a life filled with gratitude, we must constantly seek God to clean the houses of our hearts. We must rekindle the torch that makes us so passionate about Christ in the first place.

Today I’m putting up a song from Isaach Carree called Clean this House. We go through many trials that when we remember how God brought us out of them and forgiving us over and over we become really grateful for the saving Grace that God has for us. May this song minister your spirit today!

Matthew 5:8

Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.

God Bless You Everybody!

Worship Weekend: I Struggle


Hi Everybody!

I just came across this awesome song sung by Tenth Avenue North  called The Struggle. This song really inspired me to share it today because I know that I still struggle with my own weaknesses despite being a Christian. Just because you are Christian doesn’t mean that you don’t encounter days of weakness. It makes me appreciate my humanity and need of my Savior more. We need to face the fact that each day is a test, each day can be a blessing or a curse by the things we do, think or say. It’s all about how we view the world in light of the knowledge of what we know or do not know about what it means to be Christ-like. “In this world, there will be trouble…but take heart” says the Lord Jesus, “I have overcome the World” John 16:33.  There will be days when you won’t like who you are, but when you are in Christ, understand that you do not serve a God that is unable to sympathize with your weakness, for Jesus also encountered many tests, many temptations, many trials and many opportunities to be offended; however, He overcame each one. It is through Him that we can be redeemed from our weaknesses and failures.

Confess them before  the Lord, and He will set you free from self-condemnation.

Hebrews 4:15

For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.

 

When we are weak, Jesus helps us to be strong. Lean on Him today when you know that doing it alone isn’t enough anymore. Seek refuge under the wings of the Almighty and He that guides you into all Truth will help you deal with each issue so that you will be free.

Enjoy this Song Everybody and Be Blessed! :D

Inspiration Sunday: Identity – I Know Who I AM


Hi Everybody!

Happy Sunday!

Today I have a cool video by Dan Stevers called Identity. It is so important as believers that we need to see Christ not only walking with us in our daily lives, but we need to ensure that we have Christ IN us as well.

You are known by your FRUIT.

Christ is part of our Identity. We imitate what our Father does by our words, our deeds, our actions, and our lifestyle. When our footsteps are ordered of the Lord, the reason why He delights in our way is because our footsteps are matching His. We are walking on the RIGHT path by being obedient to our Christ-like nature. We cannot afford to veer of the path and walk in darkness. We have to remain in right-standing and walk in the light of God’s Word — which is the TRUTH. Though the path of becoming like Christ is not an easy road to take, it is the ONLY path one must walk in order to Glorify the Father.

God can only recognize those who walk in the same path that His Son Jesus walked.

If we are unwilling to walk like Christ, then we ourselves reject Christ by default. We cannot afford to do this everybody!

Our Identity is so wrapped up in Him that we cannot afford to have an identity crisis right now. It’s either you walk in the counsel of the Godly, or you opt for a dark road by walking in the counsel of the un-Godly. The path of Christ is life which is foolishness to those who are perishing. If more people walked in that direction, those who are standing by while watching everyone else walking in the same direction towards Christ will question why these believers aren’t following them. The reason is because the path of the believer is the STANDARD. Once they realize this, it will help them follow your Christ-like walk.

Holding onto who you are in Christ is so powerful because it makes others question the current status quo of their lives especially if you remain steadfast and unwavering in your faith in Christ, which is expressed by how you live. It’s time to carry God as part of our IDENTITY so that when people look at you, they are no longer able to recognize you for who you once were without Him. They will end up testifying and witnessing to others and say that there’s something different about you, but they just don’t know what it is. The answer is quite easy — It’s CHRIST! Evangelism becomes easy in this instance because all you’ll have to do is introduce them to the Christ in you the hope of Glory as the answer to their questions. When you live like Christ, you will stick out from the crowd so much so that it’s hard to ignore what’s going on with you.

Just smile and let people know, I FINALLY KNOW WHO I AM; I am fearfully and wonderfully made by my Father who is in Heaven.

May this video Bless your spirit today everybody! :D

The Blameless Christian


BlamelessHi Everybody,

I am still trying to get back into the habit of writing but it’s going to take me a bit more time since I’ve been preparing for a fundraising event. The one thing that God has been talking to me lately is about living the “blameless” lifestyle as a Christian.

Granted, we all struggle with weaknesses because we wrestle with our sinful nature and that is understandable, but what God was talking to me about is about living a life with INTERGRITY and HUMILITY.

If we fear God, we must be a type of people that do not stir up trouble or strife in the lives of others.  We have to live a life where no one can say “this person did me wrong”. We have to be strong enough to say “I am sorry” and “I was wrong”. The moment we cannot say these words, is when we have the problem of PRIDE in our lives. We must do a serious heart check in order to remain in “right-standing” before the King of kings and the righteous judge.

Do not give room for the Accuser to have a case against you. 

Psalm 37:37

Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; For the future of that man is peace.

God resists the proud and always gives grace to the humble. (James 4:61 Peter 5:5)

We cannot be people causing our brothers or sisters to stumble because of our attitude. We must be careful that we do not create an atmosphere in which the devil will have a case built up against you to accuse you before the King of kings giving him the permission to torment your life.

In the eyes of the Lord we must be “Blameless”.  

Recently I wrote on my Facebook page about an offering that is not accepted by God in reference to Matthew 5:23-25. Believe me, this principle is still in action today and yet God has been talking to me about how people worship Him in vain when still being disobedient to simple principles.

In my Facebook page I wrote:

There is an offering that is not acceptable to God. When we hurt our brothers and sisters and do not make it right, God will not accept your tithe or offering until you have made it right with them. You must fear God so much that you seek to make it right with your brother or sister. Some people’s blessings are bound up because they have disobeyed this one simple principle and thus, tithe and offer in vain hoping things will change. Go back and make it right and then come back to the alter with your offering and God will bless the works of your hands.

Matthew 5:23-25

23 Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25 Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are on the way with him, lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, the judge hand you over to the officer, and you be thrown into prison.

Let us not toy with our lives and fool ourselves. We have to do right and live right and admit our faults and failures. Sometimes it’s not always about being “right” all the time; it’s about creating an atmosphere of peace with your fellow brothers and sisters which is pleasing and acceptable to God. I’m not saying that you will always agree with one another, but the point is, Peace is what we create by the choices we make and by the attitude we choose to present ourselves with towards others as we operate in the reverential fear of the Lord.

Job was described as “Blameless”.  Read the Word and consider what it means to be BLAMELESS before the Lord.

LIVE RIGHT, DO RIGHT, SPEAK RIGHT, and BELIEVE RIGHT. <— this is the key to remaining BLAMELESS.

I have a song that is in my spirit from 21:03  called In Your Presence. May this song bless your spirit today. God bless you everybody!  :D

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Words to mediate on:

2 Samuel 22:26

“With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful; With a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless;

Job 1:8

Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?”
Deuteronomy 18:13

You shall be blameless before the Lord your God.
Psalm 119:80

Let my heart be blameless regarding Your statutes, That I may not be ashamed.
Proverbs 2:21

For the upright will dwell in the land, And the blameless will remain in it;
The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way aright, But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.
Proverbs 11:20

Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the Lord, But the blameless in their ways are His delight.
Proverbs 13:6

Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, But wickedness overthrows the sinner.

Proverbs 28:10

Whoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way, He himself will fall into his own pit; But the blameless will inherit good.
Proverbs 28:18

Whoever walks blamelessly will be saved, But he who is perverse in his ways will suddenly fall.
Proverbs 29:10

The bloodthirsty hate the blameless, But the upright seek his well-being.
1 Corinthians 1:8

who will also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:23

[ Blessing and Admonition ] Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
And these things command, that they may be blameless
1 Timothy 6:14

that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing,
2 Peter 3:14

[ Be Steadfast ] Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless;
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Self Productivity vs. Self Pity


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Hi Everybody!

god-will-never-leave-you-emptyIt’s been a while since I last posted anything on here, and I apologize since it’s been kind of up and down for me lately. For those that haven’t read one of my previous posts, I got laid off from my job recently, and I have been going through the job search phase and keeping my hopes up and keeping my faith alive. I keep speaking positive into my situation, and will believe that this time of unemployment shall pass. Either way, I am enjoying the time I have to spend with the Lord each day. I get to pray and seek His face each day as I wonder what will tomorrow bring?

The way I see it, it’s better to be productive rather than sit around milling about thinking of what could have been, but wasn’t, what should have been, but isn’t. It leads a person down the road to self-pity land which is a place I refuse to go to. Sometimes, when things like a job or a family member or a loved one is snatched away from you, you run the chance of choosing to operate in one of two attitudes; one that is grateful for the grace of God that is on your life that helps you see each day is in God’s hands, or one that is hateful towards God and despises the joy of others while you are in your own perceived trial or test. One way or another, it’s better to live a life filled with GRATITUDE in your ATTITUDE rather than operate with with DISRESPECT and SELF-ENTITLEMENT.


In a way, no one owes you anything and people who live humbly are often the ones who live with gratitude in their hearts. Everything in this world belongs to God and God owes us nothing and yet He still gave us His beloved and begotten Son Jesus, to die for us and resurrect for us in fulfillment of the scriptures to save us from the price of living in sin which is death. God wants all of us to have life and LIVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY!

John 10:10

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

The greatest way to live in life is not seeking pity from others about your circumstances, but seeking a reason to Give the Lord PRAISE EVERYDAY!!!!

God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek HIM! The question is, do we really believe that and are we truly seeking His face?

Hebrews 11:6

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
It is so important to give the Lord Praise everyday, because nothing in this life is secure nor permanent since life is transient and temporary. However, we all have the ability to secure our lives in Jesus Christ by making it a point to live productive lives worshiping our King of kings through acts of kindness, being representatives of His grace in the our daily encounters with people everyday which include the workplace, family, or church. We all have a duty to remain productive.
Self-pity is self-seeking behaviour…and NOT a fruit of the Holy Spirit. Provision
It is a choice to choose to be SELF-PRODUCTIVE (solution focused thinking) versus SELF-PITY (self-seeking, arrogant, prideful and self-entitled behavioural thinking).
CHOOSE to be SELF-PRODUCTIVE because such people find solutions and more answers to questions than those who are self-focused individuals that cannot see past their own mirror and see that the very answers that they seek concerning their trial or situation may very well lie within them.
The Key to remaining SELF-PRODUCTIVE…. is by keeping the right focus. FOCUS ON GOD!
Stop focusing on  yourself if you are because the rewards that God has for His people are only for those who are ACTIVELY and DILIGENTLY SEEKING HIM.
Question: Who are you seeking? What are you seeking? Are you Seeking God?
I believe that the Holy Spirit in me has been stirring me up to say to somebody today who maybe reading this post that:
“You’ve got to stop focusing on yourself and start seeking things of the Kingdom because all your treasures, all your prosperity, all your opportunities are wrapped up in JESUS!”.
If you don’t have Him in your heart…you will seek things of this world in vain and will not obtain the fullness of Joy that the treasures you attempt to store up  here on earth bring. 270205_530379613647954_1757161617_n
Matthew 6:33
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Matthew 6:21

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Psalm 16:11
You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Today, Choose to be SELF-PRODUCTIVE have a solution-focused mindset rather than a defeatist attitude.  God works with FAITH…not with FAITHLESSNESS and SELFISHNESS.  It is impossible to please God without Faith (Hebrews 11:6)… if that is what you lack, then be productive, and WORK OUT YOUR FAITH with much reverential fear and trembling.
I have here  two songs to minister to you today. One by J. Moss called God’s Got It. It ministers to me and it’s a bit upbeat but I pray it ministers to you today.
The other is my Jason Nelson called Shifting the Atmosphere. May these worship songs bless your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody!

Sunday Inspiration: Believe


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Hi everybody!

Right now, I’m going through something that requires me to increase my Faith. I’ve recently been laid off and need God’s divine intervention in my situation. I’m not ashamed of my circumstances because I’ve decided to Trust God for what I need. Now, in such circumstances it is easy to forget Him and decide to forsake Him in times of trouble, but I know in whom I believe. I’ve resolved within myself that I can’t afford to be depressed although there was a few days this week where I knew it was creeping up on me. I’ve heard of others going through the same thing as me in this season and in some circumstances, they are a bit worse off in the situation as I am however, despite all that, God has been encouraging me to keep my faith alive and stay strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Sometimes, people stop ministering when bad things happen to them, however, I have decided to remain anchored in Christ. We’ve got to learn to trust God not only in the good times but in the bad times as well. The way I see it, this is a test of endurance. I know that when you feel pressure it is easy to crack mentally and it has happened to me before, however, I don’t want to go around in circles anymore with such a reaction and I have decided to remain steadfast and keep my faith alive because I’m believing for a divine turn-around in my situation. I’ve been speaking to my circumstances and calling forth things that be not as though they are because it’s easy to brood about what is happening rather than speak to your situation and prophesy what you want to see happen. I am believing that I am not in lack, that I am in a transition for multiplication and territory increase. That is what I have been praying for as of late.

God has been really testing me in this area of Faith. One thing I know is that when you are in lack, God is able to create a river through your desert situation.

Isaiah 43:18-20

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18 Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.
20 The beast of the field will honor Me,
The jackals and the ostriches,
Because I give waters in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert,
To give drink to My people, My chosen.

I’m standing on the Word and believing that even when in lack, God is my river that is running through my desert. He is the way maker, the one who is able to create opportunities for His people that believe in Him. This song that I’m posting here today is from Marvin Winans Jr. called Believe. It is an up beat song, but it really has been ministering to my spirit as of late. I still believe that even in this Season of Renewal, we must yield to the power of the Holy Spirit. What I’ve come to believe is that when you have nothing, that is when you give of yourself to the Lord the most. Like that Widow that lived in the desert with her son that had only enough food to eat one more day and listened to Elijah the Prophet and gave him something to eat according to his request in her time of lack, God is able to increase the very little that you have if you obey His voice in this season. Her food was a seed that would reap a harvest of an abundance of food because she understood the principle of SEED – TIME – HARVEST. The little food she had was what she used to sow into her miracle by giving the very last of what she had to the Man of God, God saw her heart and blessed her with a divine increase in a time where such a thing was impossible or unlikely to occur. She probably didn’t even know that she was working a principle and a promise from God that says “I will bless those that bless you”(Genesis 12:3). When she blessed the Prophet, she herself received a blessing which was an abundance in a time of lack.

Matthew 10:41

He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.

Our God is a God of the ridiculous and it is that Faith Level that I believe that God is testing me with even in my own season. God is able to increase the very little we have when we decide to cooperate with Him and the Holy Spirit. I believe that is the key thing here, OBEDIENCE!

1 Kings 17:8-16 (NKJV)

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8 Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, 9 “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.” 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, indeed a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Please bring me a little water in a cup, that I may drink.” 11 And as she was going to get it, he called to her and said, “Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.”

12 So she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.”

13 And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the Lord sends rain on the earth.’”

15 So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for many days. 16 The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke by Elijah.

I believe that it is when you have nothing that you give of yourself all the more to God and you will see increase when you are told to give the very little that you have by FAITH. It’s very easy to give when you aren’t in lack and most times, God knows how easy it is for people to give when their resources are high; but what happens when God asks you to give when your resources are running low? Do we choose to believe in Him and do what He asks of us? Sometimes, God asks me to do crazy things and recently He has asked me to sow a seed into someone who is facing the same thing as I am; however, I’m choosing to believe in His Word and bless others anyway even though I know that eventually my resources will run dry because I know that God is testing my Faith and seeking for me to increase it. Whatever I have now is seed for my harvest which also includes even my praise and worship.

Seed into your need and God will increase you in your time of Lack when you obey His voice.

I believe that He is the same yesterday, today and forever, and that He knows my needs according to His riches and glory. He is well able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all we could ever ask or think, however, He wants to see if we believe enough for Him to do it. Though I feel challenged, I’m convinced that I serve a God who is well able to bring into completion my destiny and that He is walking with me through this season to be a testimony of “Look at what the Lord has Done!”

I appreciate any prayers or words of encouragement from my readers reading this post today. I know that my God is an awesome God and I have chosen be simply BELIEVE! For those that are going through some serious issues, my encouragement to you today is LEAN ON GOD and put your Trust in Him. We may lose a lot of things in life, but one thing we must NEVER lose is our FAITH IN GOD. Faith is what keeps you anchored in Christ and Faith is what births the miraculous, because the JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH (Hebrews 10:38), AMEN!

I hope you like this song everybody. God Bless You everybody!

The Season of the NEW


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Hi Everybody!

Today is the 2nd day of Spring! I woke up this morning with an encouraging Word that spoke to my spirit a couple of days ago. In my life there have been extreme changes taking place that have made things rather murky and in a sense uncomfortable for me. I’m seeing people leave my life and new ones entering into it… there have been moments I have had mixed emotions about what I’m seeing, but the Lord encouraged me as I meditated on the meaning of Easter. He gave me this specific scripture:

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
 
Right now in my spirit as we head into Spring, I’ve been feeling like my spirit is in anticipation for great new changes that are yet to come.
 
The verse of scripture that hit me was that part where it says “Behold, all things have become new.”
 
I believe we are entering into a new season of rapid changes. A lot of new things are going to be happening in peoples lives very soon and the key to entering into this season successfully is by letting go of the old things that you’ve been holding onto all this time. God can’t give you something that He has in His hand, if you are already holding onto something that is already in your hand <—- this is key. The whole point is to let go of the old stuff and introduce yourself to the new things that God has planned in your life.
 

Isaiah 43:18-20

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18 Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.
20 The beast of the field will honor Me,
The jackals and the ostriches,
Because I give waters in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert,
To give drink to My people, My chosen.

 
Now as human beings, we have a tendency of holding onto our old stuff rather tightly, especially if the things we hold dear to our hearts have some sort of sentimental value in our lives. However, these things can’t take you forward in the long run because they have a weight that keeps holding you back from pushing forward towards the goal that the Lord sets before you (Philippians 3:14). Your burdens of yesterday should not be carried into your tomorrows. You have to identify what these things are as soon as possible because they are the “old things” that can’t take you to your FUTURE. These things could be anything such as, “emotional baggage”, “expired relationships”, or something tangible like an old car that is nearing the end of its journey as an example. The thing is…if you keep holding onto this stuff and choose not to let go, your heart won’t become receptive to NEW ideas, NEW innovations, NEW blessings, NEW miracles, NEW plans and a NEW direction that the Lord wants you to go. If you are too busy looking back at what is past, you cannot move forward, PERIOD.
 
I believe that in the present time as we have sprung forward into the Spring season which is also considered to be the SEASON OF RENEWAL, it is time to shed your winter gear, it is time to shed the dead stuff, the old stuff, it is time to shed the emotional baggage, it is time to let go of anger, hatred, strife and resentment,  it is time to let go of yesterdays troubles, it is time to let go of yesterdays mistakes, it is time to let go of FEAR that keeps holding you back from the promises of GOD since FEAR is F- False E-Evidence A-Appearing  R-Real, it is time to let go of the broken relationships, it is time to let go of the dress or the shirt that doesn’t fit you anymore, it is time to let go of the unforgiveness and grief you still hold in your heart, it is time to let go of all the stuff that was soooo last season because you can’t wear a winter jacket in spring, in much the same way that you can’t wear shorts in winter.
 
Prepare yourself for this NEW season. God cannot work with those who are RESISTANT to CHANGE.
 
Psalm 51:10

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
 
Spring forward to the NEW because if you are in Christ, God is saying the “OLD things have passed away, Behold, all things have become NEW” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
 
Renew-1I believe that this is an encouraging Word for you and me Today. I believe that God is setting up people for an expansion of new territories and changes in their lives. When there is an expansion of territory it means you have to discover what is in those territories in order to claim whatever exists in that territory as yours. Whatever NEW thing that presents itself in your life, DO NOT FEAR the NEW changes, rather seek to walk by faith into the NEW thing that God is doing in your life because it is in these unchartered territories that you will see great things happen and manifest in your life. I admit that I am a little apprehensive and at the same time excited about the NEW things that God has planned in my life; however, I choose to be willing to continue to move by faith and see what happens. So many things have shifted within a short time frame that I believe that it is necessary for these changes to occur in order to move you and increase your belief to be strengthened from FAITH to FAITH
 
When things shift in a Season, you also have to shift your way of thinking and your way of doing things to adjust to the CHANGE that is yet to occur. If you remain stagnant, disobedient, obstinate or stubborn in your thinking, you run the chance of missing out on what God has in store for you had you decided to walk in the direction that He chooses for you to walk into. I admit that it can be a little fearful to not know what will transpire once you decide to obey and run in God’s pointed-finger direction, but it is better to obey His Will for you in your life rather than to ignore it so that the Jeremiah 29:11 blessing reaches your hands. Of course, I feel challenged by what I have been witnessing lately, but I have purposed to let go of the burden that anxiety gives when pondering about the future and its uncertainties since it is God who makes my yoke easy and my burden light when I choose to trust in Him (Matthew 11:30).  Key word is TRUST.
 
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God wants to TEST how far we are willing to believe in HIM as He re-arranges your life. So in your prayer life, ask yourself this one important question:
 
Are you WILLING to BEHOLD the NEW things that God wants to do in your life?
 
Of course this will mean allowing CHANGE in your life, but are you willing to permit it in your life in order to step into a NEW DIRECTION which is God’s Direction towards your Prosperous Future that He has planned for you? In order to claim your Future, you have to let go of the OLD things that have passed away in order to embrace the New.
 
imagesCA2IUP06This means you have to RENEW your way of thinking and the way you do things. Do Not Fear Change, instead, embrace it and walk into it by FAITH and see amazing things happen in your life.
 
God will give you something better in this season if you just BELIEVE that HE CAN and HE WILL.
 
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
 

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
 

I have a song that I still love and have posted before in a post I think I did a year ago and it’s from Dorinda Clarke Cole called Everything He Promised. May this Song bless your Spirit Everybody!

God Bless You Everybody!
 
 
 

Developing “Staying Power” to Remain Free


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Hi Everybody!

For the past few days during the Daniel Fast, the Lord has been speaking to me about maintaining “Staying Power”. At first I had no clue what He meant since I knew it was a business term so I had to look it up and this is what it is defined as:

stay·ing pow·er

Noun
  1. The ability to maintain an activity or commitment despite fatigue or difficulty; stamina.
  2. Long-term popularity of a product or trend: “hip-hop has a remarkable staying power”.
Synonyms
endurance – stamina – durability – hardiness – resistance

And according to investorworlds.com “Staying Power” in business terms is defined as:

The ability of a person or entity to endure for a long period of time, even through rough times or situations. “During every economic downturn, the company was able to weather the storm and remain profitable. This was a true testament to the company’s staying power.”

energizerWhy mention STAYING POWER?

Through this fast, Daniel learned an important lesson when he prayed and fasted for God to come down with the answers he sought for; He learned the true power of ENDURANCE in order to obtain his breakthrough. Many people want breakthroughs in life but have not past the test of ENDURANCE to stay the course. I have found that it’s easy to start something with much passion and enthusiasm in the beginning, but the true test is whether one can endure to the end. This is a matter of Starting and Finishing something.

Now, for Daniel he had hindrances that he did not realize he had to fight in the spiritual realm in order to receive a message of confirmation from the Lord spoken by an angel. Many people fight unseen forces and underestimate the intensity of the battle when they give up too early. According to Daniel 10:12-14, the angel revealed to him that on the very first day the Lord had answered his prayer but he had to battle the principality of Persia.

Daniel 10:12-14

12 Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia. 14 Now I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come.

Finish the raceIn this Fast, the Lord wants to train our spirits to practice ENDURANCE in Spiritual Warfare. Don’t give up too easily as you pray with expectancy for instruction, direction and confirmation of God’s Word in your life. As you press through do not be naive and underestimate the enemy who seeks to Kill, Steal and Destroy your Hope and Faith during this fast (John 10:10). You’ve got to fix your eyes on JESUS.

The Bible says that we cannot work by MIGHT nor by Power, but by HIS SPIRIT (Zechariah 4:6). If we want to endure during this Fast and if we want to strengthen ourselves for battle, we need to rely on the Holy Spirit to provide us guidance to maintain our STAYING POWER in the Lord. Staying Power only comes from the guidance of the HOLY SPIRIT.

How does one maintain STAYING POWER to stay the course?

1. By Practicing Humility - You need to know that you need God to help you endure the tests and the trials that you may encounter this year no matter what comes your way. Also confess your sins and weaknesses to God by practicing daily repentance so that the Accuser has no room to hinder the progress of your prayers by petitioning against your soul. Recognize your mentors and respect them when they chastise you and guide you because they are the people that God plants in your life to watch out for your soul. Disrespecting them only closes doors of opportunity in your life and will definitely leave you in a vulnerable position for the enemy to attack you ruthlessly.

James 4:6
But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”

1 Peter 5:5
[ Submit to God, Resist the Devil ] Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.

Hebrews 12:7
If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten?

2. Practice Worship DAILY - this is your battle axe weapon of warfare in this fast. Keep your mind, body, soul meditating on God’s Word so that the enemy can’t kill, steal or destroy your hope and your faith.

2 Corinthians 10:4
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,

3. Being specific in your Prayer life - You need to be specific in your prayers so that you hit the target. Don’t be vague otherwise you will not receive what you truly require during this fast. The most important thing to pray for is WISDOM. It is worth far more than rubies or diamonds and this can take you a long long way.68652_317238341728647_846683213_n

2 Chronicles 1:10-12

10 Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this great people of Yours?”

11 Then God said to Solomon: “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches or wealth or honor or the life of your enemies, nor have you asked long life—but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge My people over whom I have made you king— 12 wisdom and knowledge are granted to you; and I will give you riches and wealth and honor, such as none of the kings have had who were before you, nor shall any after you have the like.”

4. Meditate on the Word – Guard your spirit from UNBELIEF by abiding in the Truth that is contained in God’s Word. The Bible says that you must meditate on the Word day and night so that it does not depart from your mouth.

Joshua 1:8
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Psalm 1:2
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.

These are the things that I can think of at the moment that will help you develop Staying Power. If anybody has anything to add, feel free to comment down below.

The Lord continues to emphasize in my prayer life the importance of Humility.  Humility will take you to your destiny; Pride will kick you off the path. Let the Grace of God be with you during this 21 Day Daniel Fast because God resists the proud only because they do not believe they need God to direct their path.

Proverbs 3:5-7

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And lean not on your own understanding;

In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct[a] your paths.

Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the Lord and depart from evil.

Matthew 10:22
And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.

Those that can endure during this season of prayer and fasting, whatever you are seeking from the Lord shall be saved and you will receive your reward for your endurance. Do not falter in your Christianity, do not lose hope, even if you stumble along the way, get yourself back up again and continue to run towards God with all that you’ve got! Seek God to purify your heart so that your flesh decreases and the Spirit of God increases in you.

1 Corinthians 3:14
If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward.

2 Timothy 2:3
You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

2 Timothy 2:12
If we endure, We shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us.

endurance1So everybody, the Staying Power of God is the ability to ENDURE through hardship and remain standing strong and firm in the Faith. This is how one also maintains their ANOINTING like the 5 wise virgins (refer back to The Bride of Christ is Anointed post) who kept a supply of fresh oil to keep their lamps burning. Do not be like the 5 foolish ones that did not prepare properly to keep their lamps burning. You need divine wisdom in order to continue the course and endure the race set before you. Keep in mind that yesterdays anointing cannot sustain you for tomorrows troubles, so it is important to always seek a fresh Word, a fresh anointing, a fresh direction through revelation to continue on the path that lays ahead of you.

The Kingdom of God shall not be shaken, so be guided by the instruction of the Holy Spirit and remain in obedience to God’s Guidance by yielding to HIS WISDOM and stay strong in the Lord and in the Power of His Might (Ephesians 6:10).

You can become free from bondages and things that hindered you from progress by maintaining your Humility, practicing your worship unto God daily, being specific in your prayer life and by meditating on God’s Word day and night to fortify your SOUL.

Daniel 6:26
I make a decree that in every dominion of my kingdom men must tremble and fear before the God of Daniel. For He is the living God, And steadfast forever; His kingdom is the one which shall not be destroyed, And His dominion shall endure to the end.

I have a song by Kierra Sheard called Free to bless your spirit today. God bless you Everybody!

Worship in the Fast: My God is Awesome!


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Hi Everybody!

In this fast, I’ve been basking myself in uplifting praise songs. It really prepares your spirit to worship and to fight as you pray seeking God for direction and instructions. Worship is a lifestyle and in this Daniel fast, it is the most powerful tool to have close by when you encounter attacks coming out of nowhere. Fix your heart, mind, body and soul towards Jesus. He can protect you from confusion, depression, pressure, anger, and any type of negative thoughts that start to attack your mind. Spiritual Warfare is not a joke. For those that are participating in the 21 Day Daniel Fast, it is imperative that you focus your mind to think positive and wholesome thoughts. Guard your mind and hold it captive to the obedience of Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 10:5
casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

Bless your soul with worship when you are feeling low…it’s a mighty weapon of warfare that should not be underestimated especially at this time. Fill your spirit with WORSHIP and it will be so natural by the time you come into a Sunday service to lift your hands and give the Lord PRAISE. Some people can be soooo down that they are unable to lift their hands because something is missing in their lives. It’s worship….don’t wait until Sunday pops by to get your worship on. You’ve got to practice it everyday until it becomes natural to you. Many have this amazing weapon of warfare, but can’t get delivered simply because they aren’t using this weapon of warfare. It’s time for God’s people to rise up and Give the Lord Praise and Worship so that they can see Him move mightily in their lives.

If we want to sing songs of DELIVERANCE….we have to fill our spirits with WORSHIP everyday! If you don’t, then it will be as if you are going into battle without weapons hoping that you will win. God ensures victory when we give Him Praise and especially when we Worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. So today, fill your spirit with Worship and fix your attitude about Worship. The strategy of the enemy is always to steal the Lord’s worship so what better way than to distract us from using this powerful weapon of warfare by robbing our attention and focus from God by making us focus on our problems rather than seeking God and seeing God as the answer to our problems.  Fill your spirit with songs of Deliverance and surely God will Deliver you out of your trial.

Psalm 32:7
You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah

My Sister Sharon just found this awesome song  called Awesome God and I just have to share it here. It’s sooooooo good. The original song is greatm but this remix is just awesome. I pray that it ministers to you today. It’s by Charles Jenkins Remix ft. Jessica Reedy, Isaac, Da truth, Canton Jones – KB4.  I’ll also post the original song by Charles Jenkins.

Enjoy these songs everybody and may it bless your spirit today Everybody!

The REMIX

The Original Song