I just have to give God the Glory today! My sister found this song that I have got to share here today. It’s so uplifting and I know it will lift your spirit today. It’s by Anita Wilson called All About You. Right now this is my anthem. Love this song. May it bless you this Sunday Everbody! God Bless.
I have a song for this worship Sunday by Byron Cage Feat. J.Moss called We Love You. May this Song Minister to you today! God Bless you Everybody.
It’s been a busy New Year, more busier than I anticipated, but we are back in the mode of the 21 Day Daniel Fast. My Fast started on the 2nd of January and so far I have decided that I won’t chronicle my meditations daily as I did last year. I found that last year the fast was so intense that I found it difficult to sleep because I was in such a spiritually heightened state that I developed insomnia which I have not been able to get over since now.
These days, I feel the need to just bask in solitude and will type up whenever I have the time my thoughts during the fast. So far there have been many strange things that I have been noticing as of late, but despite all that I have witnessed and experienced and still continue to witness, I can attest to the fact that God’s grace during the fast is amazing. I find that the beginning of the Fast is always the most difficult for many including myself to start; however, as time goes by it gets a little bit easier once you reach your determination level to stay the course.
I find that just by being silent and really just training my spirit to hear what the Father has to say has been a humbling experience. Although I see visions of things happening and things yet to come, there is that sense of feeling overwhelmed by the information that I’m receiving that has caused me to feel like I just need to be silent for this fast. It’s that waiting period when you are awaiting instructions and at the same time taking the time to observe that which ought to change within (yourself) in order to change throughout. I probably am not making any sense right now to others; however, what I will say is that as I sit here contemplating about God’s grace in my life, I can testify that there are times when I have taken it for granted. I think to some extent we all do. Life is seemingly so transient, but when you find the path that leads to eternity, your life never really stays the same again unless you decide to forsake the path.
From what I can see, this year is going to be dynamic and at the same time a trying year as well. I get the sense that there will be difficult tests that each person will have to go through in order to see a new side of God in their lives. Developing spiritual strength starts from developing emotional strength. The one word that hit me at the beginning of this fast that has been disturbing me for quite some time is the word “Treachery”. I’m not exactly sure why this has been on my mind as of late, but from what I understand, all I can think of is that as I have been talking about the David Generation rising this year, it is important to know how one should engage the enemy especially enemies that have a Saul-like spirit. There was a point where David had an opportunity to kill Saul because of his treacherous ways, but David did not kill him even though he may have been justified in doing so. It is so important to NOT create any room for hatred to enter into ones heart. It has a way of contaminating your spirit. This is why we need to make room for God’s grace in our lives. The Grace of God helps us to overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21).
Read about how “David Spares Saul” in 1 Samuel 24-28
This is why it is important to develop emotional strength. I think for myself…this will be the area that I will be focusing on this year since I admit that I can be emotionally immature when dealing with certain kinds of people. I know that when I lived with my grandparents, I witnessed various forms of treachery that it developed in me a sense of taking justice into my own hands because I couldn’t stand to witness injustice. Thank God I never did because God doesn’t want us to do such things. He wants us to allow Him to take care of our enemies His Way, if only we just learn to TRUST HIM. This means….vengeance belongs to God and we have to step aside and let Him do His thing. That’s extreme humility and that’s what we all should develop if we want to be successful in Spiritual Warfare. We usually say things like “the Battle is not ours, it is the Lords” and yet some people take the battle into their own hands and suffer incredible losses because they refused to wait on God to take over and ensure victory. Defeat can be avoided when we yield to the power of the Holy Spirit, so for this year…people, develop emotional strength for the battles that you will face. I can sense that the war is heightening in intensity this year, so I urge all who are participating in the Fast to focus on building fortified walls of HUMILITY. God is your strength and shield, Amen!
Another thing that I want to say is that it’s one thing to be anointed, but it’s another to have the right mindset to handle the weight of it. Even so, God’s Grace is sufficient to meet the need as long as we remain humble. Humility is completely key this year. Also, from my own meditations, the one thing we must understand is that might and power won’t take us to the destination of our destinies. We can only reach our destinies through the power of the Holy Spirit. Not everyone has trained themselves to rely on the Spirit because they are too used to having faith built by their own hands, but if you want something to have “staying power”, you need to let the Holy Spirit build things His way so that whatever you try to build will not be shaken. Christ is the solid rock and He should be our foundation. So for those participating in the Daniel Fast, recognize that this Fast trains you to strengthen your Humility in order to be successful in your Spiritual Warfare. Humility takes you places…pride halts progress.
The Daniel Fast is also a form of Spiritual Warfare to receive answers and instructions from God so continue to meditate on God’s Word and keep it in your Heart when you encounter your battles this year.
I have a song to lift your Spirit up today called Grace sung by Bebe & Cece Winans. May this Song Bless your Spirit. God Bless you Everybody!
If you remember last year, I did a video count-down to Christmas. Well, I’m going to do the same thing this year as well. Enjoy this video everybody and remember that we serve an Almighty God because Jesus is the Reason for the Season. God bless you everybody!
This is going to be a short post, but this is in my Spirit right now. It’s time for the DAVID Generation to rise up. God is seeking a generation that will specifically run after God’s heart. When you run after it, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your life is going to be easy. I mean look at David in the Bible, Saul who was a psychotic king wanted him dead because he was jealous of David and David at one time also lived in a Cave for a season while God was preparing him to become King. The Sauls will be forced to recognize the divine favor poured upon the David Generation, for this generation will worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth for He seeks such to worship Him (John 4:23).
This type of elevation and favor that was on David was on him since he was a child, because he already lived a life of consecration (refer back to my God’s No Name Brands post) and this life of consecration is what God is demanding for the DAVID generation rising.
God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Because God is Spirit, this generation cannot afford to fake worship, neither can they worship based on their fleshy feelings or desires. There will be no room for Pride in this Generation…Humility will be their robe of righteousness. They will have to worship from deep within them through the Spirit provided that they abide in the Truth.
How does one abide in the Truth? By having faith and believing that the Word of God is true and living it out too. God will ask the DAVID Generation to do difficult things within the next year. Relationships will change and everything in their environment will change for there is a quickening in the spirit to move them into their rightful positions. They should not fear what is happening because that is the only way they will move from Glory to Glory. As my Pastor says, “No guts, no Glory”. The Glory that the Lord is pouring out in this season will land on those that can be trusted with little so they will be given much.
He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.
The DAVID Generation will walk in the Spirit and will teach others what it means to Fear the Lord. God does not want the DAVID Generation to be afraid of Spiritual warfare for He will train their Hands for war and He will walk with them wherever they go because He will be their God and they will be His People. God be praised!
Then I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the LORD; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, for they shall return to Me with their whole heart.
that they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgments and do them; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God.
They shall be My people, and I will be their God;
This is what I am feeling in my spirit right now and just felt compelled to share it here on WordPress for some reason.
God bless you everybody!
I just want to give the Lord praise today for all that He keeps doing for me and for others in my life. Here is a video to get you in the mood to worship Him today.
Sometimes when we get bogged down with work, school, family, activities, personal issues etc etc, we can forget to give the Lord praise when we focus on our problems rather than on our blessings. There is so much going on in my life right now, but I don’t want to forget the good things that the Lord has done for me. Sometimes I focus on my frustrations when I shouldn’t, but when I start to sing, or pray, or focus on what the Lord has done in the little parts of my day to make things better rather than magnify my problems, I end up in a place where He becomes magnified and He gets all of my praise.
As a praise and worshiper, I have come to realize that there are times when it is difficult to praise the Lord when what you are going through feels like a pit situation; A place where you feel stuck, or where you feel there is no remedy for this situation. I have even noticed that there are moments when I forget words to a song because my mind is elsewhere thinking about a problem that is triggered by a memory out of nowhere that I’ve lost my focus on what I really should be doing which is to give the Lord praise.
These things simply happen because it’s spiritual warfare to be a War-shiper worshiper.
Worship is a lifestyle, but it’s also a spiritual weapon of warfare.
I purpose to give the Lord the highest praise and give it my all even when the going is rough sometimes. I think that when you’re able to worship the Lord even in your daily struggles, I believe that pure worship is born from these struggles as you continue to recognize the fragility of your humanity and the need of your Lord and Savior in whatever trial you face. So today, focus not on your worries, focus on giving the Lord praise. Start with saying thankyous and then move onto giving blessings and then move onto praise HIM.
God doesn’t want partial worshipers, He wants complete worshipers that will worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.
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.
God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
It doesn’t mean that you deny your circumstances or your problems, but as a worshiper you choose to not over-exalt your trial before the Lord. Only the Lord can turn your situation around if you believe. Worship is born from Faith, so give all your faith in the One who is able to change whatever it is that you face today, Amen!
I have a song from Israel Hougton to minister to you today. It’s called Hosanna.
God bless you everybody!
I hope you are having a fully blessed Sunday today. There’s this song that’s in my spirit right now that I want to share right here.
It’s by Worship Chapel recorded live at Jentezen Franklin’s church with the song called Echo! I think we all could do with a little bit of praise and worship for this Holy Ghosted day! May it bless you today and in all that you do, remember to give the Lord the highest praise! God bless you everybody!
I know that for those who are Catholic you maybe familiar with the Apostle’s Creed which says.:
I believe in God,the Father almighty,Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen
I was born Catholic and believed these words to be an awesome prayer out of all the prayers I used to do in the Catholic Church. Although I’m no longer Catholic since I now attend a non-denominational church, I still find it to be a powerful statement of faith. Today, I found a video called The Jesus Creed. As disciples of Christ it is important to see what our Lord Jesus Christ finds to be the important features of our Faith in Him. Enjoy the Video and God Bless you Everybody!
I know, I haven’t had much time lately for a decent devotional but I will get cracking eventually. Right now I’m reading many books of Deliverance and Healing. I just finished reading Cindy Jacobs book called Deliver Us From Evil. Let me tell you that that book is phenomenal! It is eye opening and I will definitely recommend it here for y’all to go pick it up in your Christian book store. It is one book that was mentioned in Rebecca Greenwood’s book Let Our Children Go! if you read my previous post called War- Ship We will sing songs of Deliverance.
Cindy Jacobs does in an in depth analysis of different occultic practices that are infiltrating in the subtle activities that our children are engaging themselves in presently and confronts issues with witchcraft practices subtly being introduced through movies, music , cartoons and video games. I would read it along with Rebecca’s book since it reveals a little bit more of certain things we take for granted like reading horoscopes and the like. It’s opened up my eyes and some things you may not have even considered to be occultic leads you to repent about it. For example thoughts about reincarnation…as subtle as it is, it is something like that which is what I consider to be a vain imagination that needs to be repented about if you engage is such thoughts.
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,
I found myself repenting over a lot of stuff since some of the things she explains were done out of ignorance. It’s worth a read and it will definitely help you to break curses that you probably have no clue are operating in your life right now if you participated in certain activities like something as innocent as playing Dungeons and Dragons or playing with a Ouija board etc. You’ll have to seek God and repent of these type of things because such things leave so much legal ground for curses to operate in ones life which can later become generational if one refuses to break the curse through repentance. Knowledge is power people…don’t be a proverbial Hosea 4:6 -
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge,
I also will reject you from being priest for Me;
Because you have forgotten the law of your God,
I also will forget your children.
Cindy Jacobs also explains things a little more intricately in her book and of course there are more books to discover on the topic of deliverance. In fact, if you’re serious, I totally recommend another book called The Handbook for Spiritual Warfare by Dr. Ed Murphy. It’s about 600+ pages but it’s awesome and I consider it to be an easy read. Actually, I have many books to recommend, but I won’t over-burden y’all with my book recommendations if you’re not interested in spiritual warfare, healing and deliverance ministry. If you are, I’ll probably make a special post just for book recommendations and probably do some book reviews periodically. I’ve been thinking about it for a while but everything depends on peoples level of interest on the topic so it’s just food for thought in terms of future posts. I typically recommend books I’ve read mostly or have heard was really good by others who have read the book that they recommend to me to read. I prefer recommending books I’ve read though, so that’s what I will probably do for now.
Right now I even recommend James Goll’s book Deliverance from Darkness which I’m still reading at the moment, and let me tell you, his book is also quite phenomenal as well. He takes a biblical perspective regarding deliverance and the type of spirits people may encounter and how to deal with people needing deliverance. Healing is important to every individual, but like Cindy said in her forward in Rebecca Greenwood’s book Let Our children Go!, there comes a time when some things just need to be cast out because of the very nature of the problem. Counseling can only take you so far at times, but then there is that need for deliverance in certain situations that are beyond counseling. Anyway, I’m still a scholar in this whole topic, so these are the books I’m recommending at the moment if you are an intercessor specifically, in fact I think since we are all called to intercede everybody should be in the same bandwagon. no more putting your head in the sand thinking such problems will just magically disappear. We need to be more knowledgeable about this type of stuff if we are a warfaring church. I’ve read a lot more books, but these ones are pretty awesome so far. I have other books I’d recommend from Peter Horrobin, and Charles T. Kraft but I’ve got to read them first before I say anything. I also would consider that anyone reading any of these books that I recommend or if you find other books on your own regarding the topic of deliverance, I highly suggest that you first pray to have your mind covered because it is warfare for even me to be reading these books. Always pray for covering for every Christian book that you read. Well, I think that’s my last book recommendation for now lol I think I’m getting carried away here lol. I guess you can tell that I love reading
Have an Amazing day Everybody! God Bless y’all!
When you look through the Bible we see that there were many miracles that were performed and many were initiated after ACTS of obedience. It is important to note how acts of obedience are tied to miracles and supernatural moves of God. I believe that miracles are always happening everyday but we just have to learn to be obedient in order to see how they are happening everyday. Sometimes, God asks us to do something out of the ordinary and when you try to rationalize what God is thinking it may seem like you heard incorrectly because sometimes He requests us to do things that don’t make any sense.
1 Corinthians 2:16
For “who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
Have you ever been in a situation where you heard in your spirit that you must do something but you tried to rationalize it away thinking that you weren’t hearing properly and probably rebuked the suggestion thinking it’s not of God when really it’s the Holy Spirit telling you to do something? I have been there many times and when you think about it, a lot of things God asks of us to do don’t always make sense, but when we learn to obey Him in the thing that sounds ridiculous, we see amazing things happen.
Think about it, if Moses didn’t stretch out his rod over the Red Sea as God had commanded him to, the Bible would have ended at Exodus with Pharoah probably killing off the Jews and taking many of them back into captivity had Moses decided to ignore the voice of God to do something that didn’t make sense.The future of Israel was on the other side of the Red Sea and that future could have been extinguished at the shoreline had Moses said “But God this doesn’t make any sense!”.
What we hope to achieve in this life is tied to how much we move and do things that don’t make any sense to anyone.
The greatest inventions such as the Thomas Edison’s light bulb and the airplane that could fly by the Wright brothers were all invented at a time where people thought such things cannot be because they have never seen such things before and they didn’t make any sense. Just because you haven’t seen a miracle happen doesn’t mean miracles don’t or won’t happen. I think that if we keep trying to do things in our own might and power, we leave no room for the unexpected. The unexpected is cultivated by acts of obedience. When you decide to just do something different even when faced with the threat of ridicule and unbelief, you step into the Faith Zone that carries you towards the Miracle Zone and God always brings PROVISION for the VISION when you decide to walk in His Will.
It is possible to walk everyday in the Miracle zone if you allow yourself to walk in God’s Will. Also consider that people are stimulated by shock value and most of the time it’s negative. Miracles should be our shock value daily because when they are from God they are always positive. We no longer pursue miracles because we live in a state of mind that thinks everything that has been done has already been done before. I’m here to tell you…there are greater things yet to come if you believe for it. I personally want to see things I’ve never seen before, don’t you? Like Moses, stretch out your faith and focus on seeing greater miracles than these and remember that you can only see a miracle when you ACT in Obedience. Stop ignoring the ridiculous and go for it. You have to do your part by acting on your faith rather than sitting there waiting for it to happen. Miracles are activated by ACTION. Whose action you ask? Yours! so MOVE! Moses performed an action by stretching out his rod and the Red Sea Divided, so you have to do the same and act by faith to see things happen. This message isn’t just for you only, because I feel that it is also for me as well. So I’ll step out and do different things in pursuit of my miracles in my life. Each person has a portion of miracles that are specifically assigned and designed by God for their destiny and are only activated by the power of your faith in action, so think about what you have to do in order to see your portion manifest itself today, Amen!
I have a song from the Prince of Egypt Cartoon that came to mind when I wrote this up called When You Believe performed by Mariah Carey and the late Whitney Houston. May this song minister to you today. God bless you everybody!
Scriptures to Meditate
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD.
“When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, ‘Show a miracle for yourselves,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your rod and cast it before Pharaoh, and let it become a serpent.’”
Galatians 3:4- (NKJV)
4 Have you suffered so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain?
5 Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?— 6 just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”
For since the beginning of the world Men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, Nor has the eye seen any God besides You, Who acts for the one who waits for Him.
1 Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
I know I have been kinda busy with Easter activities last week since I was involved in a Cantata that went very well by the way. We performed twice on Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday and let me tell you it was warfare throughout the production but I believe we reaped a harvest of righteousness in that some people found salvation through the play (James 3:18). I was soo worn out by it all that I decided to take a break from blogging for a while just to rejuvenate and now I’m back and would like to share something with you today. I just wanted to share a thought that occurred to me yesterday when I was at cell group participating in an inner healing course, and it’s about how we view ourselves “Image-wise” in our walk as Christians in the Body of Christ.
The Word of God is living and powerful as it gives life to us but that’s only if we meditate on it day and night and feed our spirit-man with it daily. It occurred to me that we have people in the Body of Christ who are anorexic in their spirits.
“Anorexic in their spirits? What are you talking about SHERLINE!!!??”
Let me explain.
I shared this thought with the group I was with yesterday and thought it best to share it here on the blog. When I pondered about this further…it kind of horrified me because it was such an epiphany. How do we perceive ourselves in the Body of Christ?
What are we feeding or NOT feeding our Spirit-man????
Consider that the natural disorder of Anorexia nervosa is an debilitating condition that targets the mind of a person to feel convinced that they are overweight and/or obese when in fact they are below the normal average body mass because of their inappropriate eating habits. It becomes difficult to rehabilitate a person who is completely convinced that they “just have to starve their bodies” in excess of food to maintain what they think is “ideal” in body figure. This starving behaviour becomes a serious disorder that fragments the persons mental functions and capacity to rationally reason in that as they continue to starve their bodies in excess, their mental functions become impaired and this often leads to death when left untreated.
The major issue of this disorder is linked to self-perception – which concerns how one views their Self-image and their Self-worth. It becomes an unhealthy obsession that is targeted at becoming the “perfect ideal image” by the World’s definition and standard in light of how the world perceives the individual. It is amazing how one can look in the mirror and see an obese image of themselves when in reality, they are actually and most likely average and healthy on the outside.
This way of thinking is very dangerous and debilitating to ones self-image because of the mere fact that all it takes is a person’s decision to believe and accept a LIE in order for one to suffer such a mind-breaking, soul crushing and physically deforming disorder.
I’m of the opinion that the disorder of anorexia deforms a persons true worth, true perception of self, and true physical nature and form of their body by such a negative belief that “You’re not good enough until….you fit societies standards and definition of self-image”. The Word of God says you are FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE!!!! Why try to conform to societies standards when the solid rock foundation in which we should stand is the WORD OF GOD (The Bible).
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
Believing in a lie has dire consequences to ones life-span. Anorexics are caught up in a lie that affects them on an emotional level, physical level and spiritual level. In the same way, lies affect our spirits as Christians.
Ask yourself, what are you choosing to believe in??? The Truth or the Lies???
When you see how it operates in the natural it is now easy to understand how it also functions in the Spirit.
How do we view ourselves and how are we feeding our Spirit?
When I think about that, I think about how we as Christians do the same thing.
Are we anorexic Christians seeking validation from how the World perceives us or are we strong in our conviction and believing in the report of the Lord?
We must believe in the Word of God and believe in how God sees us and not allow ourselves to be obsessed with trying to “fit in” the world’s definition of our own self-image because that is a COUNTER-FIT (Counterfeit) way of thinking. We are Children of God and we are made in His image and likeness from the very beginning of the foundation of this world.
The World has in a way dulled our senses and made us disillusioned about who we are in Christ by trying to define us through fashion magazines, television, media, school, history, religion, philosophies, etc…but we need to stick to the WORD and believe in that Word.
The only way to escape becoming a “spiritually anorexic Christian” is by feeding your spirit-man with the WORD that GIVES LIFE and a LIFE OF ABUNDANCE.
REMEMBER: You have the choice and the ability to believe in a lie or believe in the TRUTH. The Way of TRUTH is Life…and the way of Lies is Death. So my epiphany to you today is Seek to feed your Spirit man with the TRUTH so that you don’t end up like a lost Christian obsessing over your image by filling yourself with unhealthy habits,unhealthy thought patterns, and unhealthy activities that potentially starve and grieve the Holy Spirit in you. Believe in the WORD of GOD and eat of it, for in it there is Everlasting Life!!!!
I Have here a Song to minister to your spirit today by Men of Standard (feat. Tye Tribbett) called YOURS. May it bless you today everybody!
Scriptures to Meditate
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.
Make me understand the way of Your precepts; So shall I meditate on Your wonderful works.
[ Meditate on These Things ] Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
[ The Way, the Truth, and the Life ] “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”
And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
“Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘Let your hands be strong, You who have been hearing in these days These words by the mouth of the prophets, Who spoke in the day the foundation was laid For the house of the LORD of hosts, That the temple might be built.
[ The Whole Armor of God ] Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
1 Corinthians 3:16
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
1 Corinthians 6:19
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
2 Corinthians 6:16
And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.”
There are many Names of God and He is all that you need people. When you think of His Goodness remember WHO He is to you. I will just list a few right here for you today.
- ELOHIM……Genesis 1:1, Psalm 19:1
- meaning “God”, a reference to God’s power and might.
- ADONAI……Malachi 1:6
- meaning “Lord”, a reference to the Lordship of God.
- JEHOVAH–YAHWEH…..Genesis 2:4
- a reference to God’s divine salvation.
- JEHOVAH-MACCADDESHEM…….Exodus 31:13
- meaning “The Lord thy sanctifier”
- JEHOVAH-ROHI……Psalm 23:1
- meaning “The Lord my shepherd”
- JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH…….Ezekiel 48:35
- meaning “The Lord who is present”
- JEHOVAH-RAPHA………Exodus 15:26
- meaning “The Lord our healer”
- JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU……Jeremiah 23:6
- meaning “The Lord our righteousness”
- JEHOVAH-JIREH………Genesis 22:13-14
- meaning “The Lord will provide”
- JEHOVAH-NISSI………Exodus 17:15
- meaning “The Lord our banner”
- JEHOVAH-SHALOM……..Judges 6:24
- meaning “The Lord is peace”
- JEHOVAH-SABBAOTH……Isaiah 6:1-3
- meaning “The Lord of Hosts”
- JEHOVAH-GMOLAH……..Jeremiah 51:6
- meaning “The God of Recompense”
- EL-ELYON…………..Genesis 14:17-20,Isaiah 14:13-14
- meaning “The most high God
- EL-ROI…………….Genesis 16:13
- meaning “The strong one who sees”
- EL-SHADDAI…………Genesis 17:1,Psalm 91:1
- meaning “The God of the mountains or God Almighty”
- EL-OLAM……………Isaiah 40:28-31
- meaning “The everlasting God”
God has so many names and He knows that He is the Great “I AM” – JEHOVAH “I AM WHO I AM”, in some translations it says “I AM THAT I AM”.
God is all these things for us and to us and He can provide for you when you call on His Name – Jehovah JIREH,
He can be the peace that you seek during your storms - Jehovah SHALOM,
He can be the healing that you seek in your bodies Jehovah RAPHA.
He can be all that you need Him to be because He is the great “I AM”.
God is all you need today and everyday people. Call upon the name of the Lord and be Saved. He places great interest in His People. So learn to Exalt Him over all your circumstances because He is well able to overcome all obstacles that you face in your life. His Name has Power, His Name Overcame the Grave, His Name can and will deliver you out of the hands of your enemies. Bless Him today by calling on His Name and Exalt Him with Praise and Worship with Thanksgiving. May the Joy of the Lord be your Strength Today.
I have a video to close of this meditation today. May it bless you all!
Scriptures to Meditate
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees; for she said, “Have I also here seen Him who sees me?”
Then Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there called on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.
And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the LORD it shall be provided.”
The LORD is a man of war; The LORD is His name.
‘You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
“If you do not carefully observe all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and awesome name, THE LORD YOUR GOD,
1 Kings 5:5
And behold, I propose to build a house for the name of the LORD my God, as the LORD spoke to my father David, saying, “Your son, whom I will set on your throne in your place, he shall build the house for My name.”
1 Kings 18:24
Then you call on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD; and the God who answers by fire, He is God.” So all the people answered and said, “It is well spoken.”
1 Chronicles 16:29
Give to the LORD the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come before Him. Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness!
1 Chronicles 22:19
Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God. Therefore arise and build the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the holy articles of God into the house that is to be built for the name of the LORD.”
[ Praise to God in Creation and Redemption ] Praise the LORD! Praise the name of the LORD; Praise Him, O you servants of the LORD!
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.
As for our Redeemer, the LORD of hosts is His name, The Holy One of Israel.
For your Maker is your husband, The LORD of hosts is His name; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; He is called the God of the whole earth.
And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved.’
I just had a song in my Spirit that I wanted to share with you today on this beautiful Saturday. I pray that it blesses you. Worship as you know is my Garment of Praise so Praise Him in all that you Do. God is Awesome and He deserves the very best of our Attention.
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!
This is a Song from Darwin Hobbs called Worship Melody. The part of the song I love is THE LORD IS HERE.Enjoy the worship everybody. Blessings!
First I’d like to thank J.Michel Fluery from Jhasmoments for nominating me for this award. I was recently awarded for my sister blog Ramblings of a Creative Mind by two twinnies and didn’t really expect the same nomination for this blog. Thank you J.Michel for this nomination. I am deeply touched that you’d consider me for this award. You are an amazing writer and I love your material so if anybody has a chance, please stop by her corner and check out her material. It’s amazing.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with this award, below is some information from the HUG Award web site:
The HUG Award© was initiated by Connie Wayne at A Hope for Today at http://ahopefortoday.com, which promotes hope, love, peace, equality, and unity for all people.
The HUG Award© is for people with an expectant desire for the world, for which they: Hope for Love; Hope for Freedom; Hope for Peace; Hope for Equality; Hope for Unity; Hope for Joy and Happiness; Hope for Compassion and Mercy; Hope for Faith; Hope for Wholeness and Wellness; Hope for Prosperity; Hope for Ecological Preservation; Hope for Oneness
“People do not have to give up or compromise their own religious, spiritual, or political beliefs to qualify for the Hope Unites Globally HUG Award©. They qualify for the HUG Award© when, without bias or prejudice, they use their resources and gifts to make the world a better place for everyone.”
For more information on this award, please visit: http://ahopefortoday.com/2012/01/14/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-guidelines/
I have come across many amazing people in this Blogging world and I would like to say that I think each person is amazing in their own way. I feel that the person I would like to nominate for this award would be Sharanelle from Not Happenin’ on My Watch. She has an amazing Spirit about her and I love how her ideas speak so much truth about how we see the world. I think you’d agree that she deserves this award when you read up on her material.
Thank you once again for the nomination J.Michel. God Bless You.
Today is an amazing day. It’s sunny out there and I just gotta give GOD all the PRAISE!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO! Ok, so that was my shout out today. Did it wake you up a bit? It is amazing when I look at what God has done for me in my life and I just want to say that when I look at where I was and how far I’ve come to be where I am, I feel like a shout just comes deep down in my Spirit to give a Praise to the Lord for what He’s done for me! God loves us sooo much that it’s sooo hard to comprehend sometimes when we think of the times we did things without understanding, without wisdom or direction that makes us beg the question, “LORD WHAT SHALL I DO????!” The patterns of our world cannot take us to where we need to be nor to where we ought to be in God. Our God-given potential is sooo great that we can only function when we strive to be transformed, to be renewed, to be changed and to also STAND OUT against the patterns of this world that don’t believe in our Lord Jesus Christ. When we conform to worldy standards, we limit our GOD-given potential because that potential is divine in nature. The world cannot bring it out, it’s only GOD who can. So today, Meditate on what it takes to TRANSFORM into GOD’s image which was the ORIGINAL PLAN to begin with before we fell from our state of Grace, Our state of Glory, our state of GOD IN US and WITH US the HOPE OF GLORY.
I have a song today to Uplift your day. It’s called STAND OUT by Tye Tribbett and G.A. Choir. Stay Blessed EVERYBODY and choose to STAND OUT!
Here are the lyrics to this AWESOME SONG!
[speaking: Tye Tribbett]
When the enemy comes in like a flood,
The spirit of the Lord will raise up a standard against him.
I see the enemy coming in like a flood in our houses, in our churches, in our families.
But what I don’t see is the standard. People of God where’s the standard at?
We in a war y’all. It’s time to stand OUT!
It’s about to go down. The battle has begun.
It’s time for you to choose, whose side you gonna be on.
The devil is recruiting, temptin’ every man.
But he’s already defeated, all we have to do is stand.
No time for mixing light with the darkness.
Be black or be white, no more shades of gray.
Be separated, be holy, no matter what you do, don’t bow.
And even if you stand alone, stand anyhow.
Rise up people, put on your strength.
There’s a war going on and we will win.
Stand up and fight, let the kingdom prevail.
With power and might, we will stand out.
[G.A.:] Stand out!
Be not conformed to this world.
[G.A.:] Stand out!
Be transformed, renew your mind.
[G.A.:] Stand out!
Just like the three Hebrew boys,
[G.A.:] Stand out!
God is playin’ it cool, don’t wanna rub nobody the wrong way.
Almost like we’re trying to fit in. Acting like we don’t know the name.
It’s time for us to stand out and go against the grain.
Forget tryin’ to be down, let the world know you’ve been changed.
How you gonna be the praise leader? But you listen to R & B?
And hip-hop is on your ringtone. I’m trynna tell you God ain’t pleased.
And since when did it become cool for you to live together unmarried?
Men with men?
Women with women?
I’m tellin you God ain’t gon’ have it.
It’s time to recognize.
The war it’s in disguise.
No time for compromise.
Wake up open your eyes.
[together:] The devil is a LIE!
You must be hot or cold.
You can’t blend in the crowd.
It’s time for God’s people ta -
Let me hear your war cry!
Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!
Let me hear your war cry!
Ooh! (Let’s Stand Out!) Ooh! (Let’s Stand Out!) Ooh!
Little bit louder.
Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!
Ooh! (Cry out loud!) Ooh! (Stand out!) Ooh!
[Speaking: Tye Tribbett]
We in a war people of God.
You don’t have to fight, all you gotta do is stand.
Make some noise G.A.!
Having done all to stand…
Now stand people of God!
If you gonna stand out with us… SCREAM!
Scriptures to Meditate
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
2 Corinthians 3:18
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
[ The Covenant Renewed ] And He said: “Behold, I make a covenant. Before all your people I will do marvels such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation; and all the people among whom you are shall see the work of the LORD. For it is an awesome thing that I will do with you.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
9 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, 10 and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, 11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.
not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,
12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Believers Are Salt and Light
13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.
I just want to say that I went to a conference and thought the whole journey was phenomenal. As you already know, I love worship like you cannot believe. It is one of those things that if I lived in a perfect world, I’d rather bask in a room full of it for the rest of my life and survive on that. It was just awesome. The Power Up Conference is hosted by the Toronto Mass Choir. I have a few Pics and Vids I wanna share. It was sooo awesome and they are planning a missions trip to Romania for this Summer. More about them can be located at this link here http://tmc.ca/powerup/. It was an awesome atmosphere of Praise and Worship and I am just soo blessed to be a part of something like that. It was an amazing workshop that had over 200 participants attend. One lady actually flew all the way from Japan just for this workshop hosted in Toronto and she’d only been in Canada for less than 5 months wanting to be a part of this 3 day workshop. God is GOOD! It’s amazing how people from the outside are drawn to places and opportunities to praise and worship God and do what it takes to get what they are looking for. They know the value of it that for us it’s like what Karen Burke (the co-founder and director of TMC) said, “it’s cotton candy to us because it is so readily available”. If we only had the same hunger for worship like others did, we wouldn’t take things like that for granted.
I have lived in a country where worshiping God was out of the question and mass persecution would result if found worshiping God openly and blatantly. People of the West, YOU DON’T KNOW HOW GOOD YOU HAVE IT HERE! Sorry but I had to make that shout out come out loud and clear. You are free to worship God here but yet we try to remove Him in our schools, our politics and other different areas of our lives whereas people outside who aren’t as free to have such choices as we do, want to worship the Lord as freely as we can and yet we shun the Lord Jesus and still wonder why the economy is going through some serious rough patches. Praise is a divine weapon, Worship is a divine weapon, it should be our garments that we wear everyday, but some of us put our Sunday’s best on Sunday and shelf it after Church is done. God isn’t impressed with the lukewarm, convenient Christianity friends. We cannot afford to be like that. God wants us to involve Him in our lives but we can’t see the implications of removing Him from it until HELL literally breaks loose on us. Do you really want to kick God out of your life only to OPEN the DOORS for Satan and his party to wreak havoc in your Life? In the end, the choices that we make are up to us and no one else. We are all accountable for our own actions. Think about that and consider that Jesus isn’t a Sunday clothing outfit, He is your daily Garment of Praise! We should wear Him with no Fear and Shame, AMEN!
Here are some of the Pics I took last night. It was phenomenal People!
We Learned 4 Songs in a course of 6 hours split up between two days. Friday being the first day for 2 hours and then Saturday we had two sessions, one in the morning for 2 hours and then later on in the afternoon for another 2 hours. We learned by ear without music and lyrics in front of us and presented this music last night for the congregation of Kennedy Road Tabernacle. Now I wanted to give you a video of the TMC in action and I did upload to YouTube but the picture is not coming out right so I might post it on my facebook blog page instead, so look out for that.
The Songs we learned were:
Great and Mighty – Joe Pace
He Knows – Edwin (Walter) Hawkins
Praise is what I Do – Shekinah Glory
Winner – V.I.P. Mass Choir (John P. Kee)
Since the videos I have don’t seem to work quite right on YouTube, I decided to give you a vid of Great and Mighty by Joe Pace. It was such an awesome song to learn and very uplifting. May it Bless You Today!
I just found this awesome awesome vid and I know I need to share it since my whole theme as of late has been about repentance, reconciliation, redemption in Christ. Let us understand that the Devil has no problem with us denying our weaknesses. It is equivalent to denying the truth and that is also equivalent to a lie. Lies are what keep us from receiving the truth. Lies are what keep us from being set free by the Truth. Lies are what bind us in Chains. Lies are what keep us from receiving the Love of the Father because Lies Hate TRUE Love which is Agape = God is Love. Lies also loves those that deny The Truth and accept the Lies = from the Devil. God wants us NOT to be “ALMOST” people, but to be “COMPLETE” people. Ask yourself today, are you willing to be COMPLETED by the Truth or to be ALMOST lost in believing the Lie? Jesus wants you Complete, the devil wants you to think you are almost complete, but you aren’t complete when you choose to side with that which denies the truth. Meditate on what is right, do what is right and pursue what is right in your life. Work on it and God will COMPLETE you! Think on this today as you check out this amazing TRUTH Poet I just landed across from YouTube. Stay Blessed EVERYONE!