Keep Your Lights On

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Hello People! :)

I’m still on vacation and had the privilege of experiencing an evening without electricity throughout the whole neighbourhood and probably the whole city.  This experience has inspired my new post for today. The message is to keep your lights on. What do I mean by that? Listen people, when you travel in darkness which equals “ignorance” by the way, you simply don’t know where in the world you are going.


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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 also warns us and says this:

Then Jesus said to them, “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going.


The Light of God which equals “Knowledge” is what you need in order to know which path you ought to take. Jesus is the light of Truth, and He himself confirms this by declaring that He is the way, the truth and the life in:


Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.


If we walk in darkness/ignorance, the Truth cannot be in us. Ignorance of the truth causes us to lose our way in life.


If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.


But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.


darknessWe cannot afford to be blinded by the Truth. The truth is what sets us free, but if you are walking in darkness you most certainly are bound by lies. Darkness cannot reveal to you what is lurking in the dark. When the light shines, revelation comes because you can now see. Why do you think it says in the Bible that when the blind man was healed of his blindness by Jesus that he could now say that though he was blind he could now see? It is because Jesus is the hope revealed; He is the Truth, He is the Life and He is the Way. 


He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”

The Lord keeps saying that “for a Lack of Knowledge”, which I will rephrase to say, “…for a Lack of Light, My People perish”.
REMEMBER THIS:
Light = Revelation/Knowledge/Truth/Life. 
Darkness = Concealment/Ignorance/Lies/Death.

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.


efe21eab8ab2a64ae4402d4c47380181It is so important to tap into the knowledge of the Lord and how do you do that? By Meditating on His Word day and night. If you don’t tap into the knowledge of Christ, you will be forgotten and your children will be forgotten also just because you chose the path of ignorance. Ignorance is not profitable for your soul.

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.


But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.


You can’t fight what you don’t know. You need knowledge of who your adversary is in order to fight effectively. You cannot operate by presumption…you need to operate in wisdom through the power of the Holy Spirit. Those that operate in presumption often lead themselves into a darker pit of trouble. Do not assume anything. Act like you don’t know everything and learn to lean on the Lord for wisdom. Our limited knowledge base cannot handle the types of attacks that are headed our way. Do not rely on past battles as references to future ones. The future ones may or should I say will be ones that you cannot even fathom or think could happen to you. However, I will say remember your past victories and recognize that those victories had one theme in common, God was in the plan. Make sure that with whatever you do in life, make sure that God is in your plan. If God isn’t in it…then my friend, you will walk in a place of ignorance in the battle and you will incur losses. Jesus is who will preserve your life. Remember when I say that JESUS is the Way the Truth and the LIFE. 

I’ll give you an example. There was a cave that I wanted to visit on my vacation that is a pretty famous tourist spot. However, I am aware that many tourists go missing from that location because as beautiful as that place is there is a lot of spiritual history about that place. It is said that if you say foolish things in that place you will go missing. I’ve been making it a plan to go there because my family has been there before, but for some reason, I felt a great foreboding about going there for the past few days. Even my sister who is with me felt it and couldn’t shake it off. I couldn’t shake the feeling off until the day I was supposed to go and had to make a wise decision and cancelled the trip to go to that place.


Listen, I knew it was the Holy Spirit warning me not to go there. Whenever I feel the unction of the Holy Spirit to do or not do something, I simply listen. I don’t ask questions. This is not an occasion where you come with your pride as a “Christian” and assume that simply because you believe in Christ that you can ignore the voice of the Holy Spirit. That is disobedience and Arrogance cannot preserve your life, the wisdom provided by the Holy Spirit can. God won’t back your disobedience when He warns you not to do something through the power of the Holy Spirit so learning to listen and obey God’s voice when He tells you to do something.


As a result, I did not go to that cave since I trust the voice of the Holy Spirit. You don’t need to know everything that God asks you to do, you just need to have the Faith to Trust in His leading. Do you Trust in God’s Leading? Obedience is key here folks.


A story about some tourists who went there to prove that there was nothing to be afraid of concerning that cave went swimming in the pool that is found in that cave, which was what they were warned not to do by the locals who are familiar with the area. As a result, one member of that party of friends went missing because they ignored the locals warnings about how spiritual that cave was and the warnings to not do something stupid. To this day, they cannot find that fellow even though they hired an experienced rescue dive search party to locate their friend. The whole incident was very unfortunate, but this is the result of IGNORANCE. I acted on knowledge and therefore, my life was preserved. Those that act on ignorance….death is sure to follow them.


How many times have you traveled into a dangerous place that you were told or felt you shouldn’t go and still went anyways and found yourself in a precarious situation? It is so important to not act on presumption. Remain humble and learn to follow your gut instincts which most likely is the Holy Spirit talking to you and asking you to listen to His voice when making a decision about something important. Keep your lights on! Keep operating in the wisdom of the Lord, ALWAYS. It says in His Word that:


 

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.


The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.


The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.


Learn to put your trust in God who is able to show you the way when hope seems bleak. When you don’t know where you are going, Lean on God again. He will direct your path.


 

Here is a song by Lauren Daigle called Light of the World. It’s not to be confused with the other song that some people know with the same title. May this Song bless your spirit today. Love y’all :D

Wisdom in the Season

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Hello Everybody! :)

I’m still on vacation and loving it! :D Summer is my type of weather. I was born to walk in the Sun. Don’t hate lol. ;) Winter is not my thing at all! I got access to a computer and felt like sharing a thought for today.


 

7ad073b8640a7926e40d26abbc563223It’s important that when you go through transitional seasons in life that you must first and foremost apply wisdom to your understanding. There are things in which you must keep secret and don’t blab to the whole wild world about when you are getting blessed. Listen, contrary to popular opinion, there is a need to keep your mouth shut when you are getting blessed. Don’t be like a Joseph who aggravated his brothers to the point of them selling him off to be a slave in Egypt when God is showing you what He is about to do to you in your life. Because God’s plan is to prosper you, you need to know that you just need to have the wisdom to be DISCREET! I mean….keep it to yourself mate! It’s alright to be happy, but do your happy dance in a secret place and don’t be all showy about it because you will definitely attract your enemies attention and then you’ll end up asking yourself, “how did I land in this mess?”, “Why is everything in my life bound up all of a sudden?”, “how did I get into jail?” just like Joseph did when he blah blah blahed about his dreams about ruling over his brothers and family.

If you want to preserve your destiny you must learn to bridle that untamed tongue of yours. People may even provoke you to share your secrets of success, but if the Holy Spirit doesn’t lead you to share with certain people, then keep your mouth SHUT. The enemy is like a Roaring Lion seeking whom he may devour. Make sure that person he devours isn’t you. If you don’t know who your enemies are in each season, then ask the Lord to OPEN up your eyes to see. You may be quite shocked to find out how close these people are to you, so learn to guard your heart and seriously bridle your tongue from yapping about every good thing that’s happening to your life. I also strongly emphasize those with families to do this because you have people that you need to protect so shut your mouth and quit the temptation to boast or gloat. Some things don’t need to be testified too…just chillax (chill and relax) and be silent.


Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.


It is so important to apply wisdom in your daily affairs. Use discretion when you are communicating ideas and plans regarding your life. Not every Tom, Dick or Harry needs to know what God has planned for your life. Be very aware that some of the friends you had last season may become your enemies this season. I’m not joking about this. Some people who smiled at you last year will be jealous of you this year and will do everything in their power to see you not prosper and not succeed. The only way to protect your destiny is to be wise and sharpen your discernment.  <–Click on this link to get my post regarding that topic.

You need to understand that as I have been talking about the type of year this is going to be, it is a year of restoration and recovery, but you need to understand that recovering all your potentials, all your blessings that God has predestined for you to have requires that you have a new mindset about the battles you will face. Listen, this isn’t the time to be sitting around watching things happen, this is the time to make things happen, but in all your getting says the Lord, get UNDERSTANDING. You will definitely need it this year.


Through Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way.


Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.


Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.


He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, But he who heeds rebuke gets understanding.


How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.


He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.


You cannot afford to lean on your own understanding this year. You seriously have to lean on God for direction. That’s why it is imperative that you make God First this year…in fact throughout your life He should be FIRST. For those of you that didn’t make God a priority from before, if you make God a priority this year, you will see things shift and change in your life this year to your benefit. You haven’t got the time to remain idle and have a “woe is me” mentality. My friends, the Devil doesn’t care about your sappy attitude, you have to learn to FIGHT for God’s promises in your life this year. You will have to do something different this year in order to yield a profitable outcome and result. If you are still that person that keeps doing the same thing over and over again thinking you’ll obtain a different result, then my friend, you are INSANE. That is the actual definition of Insanity if you didn’t know, so STOP THAT NONSENSE NOW!


The-Fear-of-the-Lord-is-the-beginning-of-all-wisdom-proverbs-9-10Having said that, God will cause some people to dream dreams this year and see visions. For those of you that pray and fast, expect results. However, do not pray and fast in vain for selfish reasons. That is not the point of praying and fasting. When you pray and you fast, seek God’s divine direction and clarity as to where you ought to go, what you ought to be doing and who you ought to meet. God is so interested in your life that He will even show you who you are supposed to meet, who you are supposed to do business with, which school you are supposed to go to in order to achieve whatever it is that you are meant to achieve etc etc. Do not limit God. Do not allow room for doubt and also, be prepared to step out and do things outside your comfort zone. Do Not Doubt GOD. If He said He will do it, He will do it. 


I know that some people struggle with trusting God, and I also admit that there are areas in my life where I have doubted Him, however, it’s time to apply your FAITH during these times where you wonder if something will ever happen. Learn to understand that each promise will come to the fullness of time during its appointed time. There is an appointed time for every promise. In the Bible, such promises are referred to as what I call “The appointed time of life”. God’s promise to Abraham about receiving Isaac, his son of promise that Sarah would give birth to was based on this “Appointed time of Life”. You can read all about that in Genesis 18 for yourself. Remain open to how God leads you to the promises He has for you in your life because some of the instructions He gives will not make sense to you but, I guarantee that if you incline your ears to understanding and obey His voice, you will be pleasantly surprised by what He will show you this year.  The question is “Are you going to trust God this year?”


Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”


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I declare and decree that God’s promises for your life will be returned to you according to the appointed time of life. For those waiting for spouses, it will happen according to the appointed time of life, for those waiting to conceive a child or a business idea, it will happen according to the appointed time of life, for those waiting to achieve the completion of their studies to launch into their careers, it will happen according to that appointed time of life. Whatever it is that you are waiting for, it will happen according to the appointed time of life. Though the vision tarries wait for it and it shall come to pass. This whole thing is all about putting your trust in the Lord for that vision 100%. You can be like Sarah and laugh when hearing what I’m saying, but God will bring that promise to fruition in your life this year so believe it and receive it, AMEN!


For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.


This time I want to share a video by David Wilkerson regarding God’s Promise. May it bless your spirit today. :D

My God Will Fight for Me

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Hi Everybody, 

Today is the final day of the 21 day fast that I was participating in with my church. I feel like this fast was quite challenging and yet eye opening for me. Lots of things were revealed to me as I immersed myself in the Word and stayed in that place of worship. I couldn’t afford to be distracted…Sometimes I stay quiet during these times and weird things happen, but at the same time I feel like my senses are sharpening to hear the Holy Spirit clearly that sometimes when I’m at work I would say certain things to some people and they would happen as I had said they would. I give God all the praise because GOD is AWESOME! :)

I have seen visions and have had dreams which show me where I must go and what I must do and certain things that are yet to come. I cannot emphasize that you should not down play the workings of the Holy Spirit functioning in your life. It is at those times that when you feel lost that you need true guidance, a word of encouragement or a spoken word in season that can direct your path. The only thing you have to do is lean on God for understanding, and I mean completely lean on God for understanding. Like I said before, your intellect nor your might and power is sufficient enough to deal with the types of challenges you may face this year.  We as people need to become totally dependent on God, especially in a crisis. Will you obey the voice of the Holy Spirit this year?


He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.”’

 

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I know of a few friends of mine are going through a crisis right about now, and the only thing I can say to that is that at the end of the day, you have to exalt God above your circumstances. You must be thinking “Yeah Sherline, easy for you to say, you’re not the one in this mess”. Well, yes I may not be in your mess, but I have my own sets of challenges that I have to face and can tell you based on experience that exalting a problem gets you nowhere.


The more we magnify a problem the more we are blinded and fail to see the One who is the Solution to the Problem.


Our solution is wrapped up in Jesus. We cannot afford to exalt our problems above God. God is the one who is able to see us through the storms of life. When Peter walked on water, he did it by faith by simply Fixing his eyes on Jesus. The moment he shifted his gaze to view the storm he was walking into, he began to sink because His focus broke away from the One that was walking with Him in that storm. His eyes left Jesus to focus on his circumstances and that is where he started sink in the storm.  My message to you today is FIX YOUR EYES ON JESUS. He is the Author and Finisher of your faith, so do not magnify your problems above Jesus, otherwise, you’ll start to sink in them just like Peter did when he shifted his focus off of Jesus.


Matthew 14:28-30 (NKJV)

28 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”

29 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous,[a] he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”

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The Holy Spirit can guide you if you allow your ears to incline to his wisdom and understanding. 


Proverbs 2:1-6 (NKJV)

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My son, if you receive my words,
And treasure my commands within you,
So that you incline your ear to wisdom,
And apply your heart to understanding;
Yes, if you cry out for discernment,
And lift up your voice for understanding,
If you seek her as silver,
And search for her as for hidden treasures;
Then you will understand the fear of the Lord,
And find the knowledge of God.


In no way am I saying that the fight will be easy with whatever battle that you face, however, you still have to fight. You cannot afford to back-out, back-down or  sleep this one through hoping that the trial will simply disappear. You have to learn to face your battles head on and acknowledge that fact that you will tackle with the spirit of fear, depression, oppression, including the spirit of death and that is why you need to strengthen your spirit man for each battle by saturating yourself with the Word of God. WEAR YOUR ARMOUR PEOPLE! (Ephesians 6). Your battle is completely spiritual…never forget that.


I remember the times where I battled suicidal thoughts and at one point almost succeeded taking my own life until my Grandmother stepped in when I went through a lot of spiritual oppression that was too difficult for me to bear. I was sick an tired of battling demonic forces that I couldn’t see in the natural but could see when I had these nightmares. I had severe nightmares when I was a child that would end up being physically tormenting in that I would lose control and my body as it would twist in ways that I had no control over (think exorcist here) until I cried out the name of Jesus would the torment stop for the night. I remember seeing angels beside my bed when I was younger when these things would happen and all they would say to me was “Cry out the name of Our Lord Jesus and He will help you” and I would and the nightly attacks would end.  There is something about that Name Jesus, that makes the difference when you are faced with something that is beyond your control or capacity to deal with. So when I say fight…I’m not saying this as some shallow advice with no experience to back it up, I’m speaking from experience. The fact is Christians, you will face trouble in this world, but Jesus told us this one thing… Take heart, for I have overcome the world.


John 16:33 [Full Chapter]

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”


Jesus has already confirmed that we can overcome anything that we face when He is on our side. Jesus will fight with you when you face a crisis, but you must first acknowledge Him in your battle. Many people or should I say, many Christians head into battle without their armor and experience heavy losses  in their lives because they simply thought they knew better in terms of how to go into that battle. When you include God in your battle, you have assured victory, but it takes humility to know that you need to set aside your pride and arrogance in order to let God step into your situation and win the war against your soul.


 

My question to you today is will you allow God in your battle? Food for thought. 


 

 

I have this song by Martha Munizzi called My God is a Big God with the Reprise. This song will help you magnify God in your life. I pray that it blesses your spirit today. I will soon be traveling so I won’t be able to blog for a while but I just wanted to leave off with this note of encouragement to anyone facing a crisis. God is with you, just believe that and include Him in all your battles this year, Amen! God bless y’all :D

Every Praise is Due Our God

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Happy Saturday Everybody!

I just want to post this song by Hezekiah Walker called Every Praise. Praise comes from a heart filled with gratitude, appreciation and love. When parents tell a child “well done you did great” :) , the child feels good inside because they know that they are being acknowledged, appreciated and loved by their parents. In the same way, we need to Praise our God so that He knows that He too is acknowledged, appreciated and loved because He first loved us. When you are filled with gratitude and love for another, you don’t take the other person for granted when you give them praise. Even in marital relationships, I find that women need to know that their husband loves them by simply saying it “I love you”, and men need to know that they are appreciated by their wives by them giving praise for working hard and doing a good job for the things they do for the familial unit.

The less praise we give to each other, the more we take God and people who are with us everyday for granted. The same thing applies to every relationship we have with our colleagues, friends, siblings and our peers. Dissatisfaction in any relationship is based on how we communicate our love, gratitude and acknowledgement of each other as people and the same applies with God.  Some people realize too late what they had until it’s gone. You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.  Don’t take God’s presence in your life for granted. Give Him praise, because in His presence there is liberty, there is joy and there is love, Amen!


Psalm 16:11 [Full Chapter]

You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.


I Pray that this Song blesses your spirit today. God Bless You everybody! Love ya :D

 

Seek to be Sought Out and Sought After

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Hello Everybody! :)

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Somebody just needs to know today that you’ve got intrinsic value, you have something inside of you that needs to be Sought out and Sought after. That is Christ in You, the hope of Glory.


To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.


Some people are battling self-esteem issues, loneliness, depression, grief, loss, confusion, anger, fear, a series of identity-crises and so on, but this all boils down to the need to understand that YOU have value.


I literally don’t care what others have said about you. You were born with a purpose, you were created to worship the Most High God. You were born to make a difference, you were born to be THE difference that the world needs to see. You are valuable, lovable, precious, sought out and sought after by Jesus Christ himself.

Nothing in this world will change His mind about chasing after you.

So I challenge YOU to start chasing after Jesus right back.

I don’t know what you’re dealing with on a personal basis, but you are sought out and sought after by God. The way Jesus loves us is so out of this world that He literally had to come down to earth Himself just to show us how much He loves us. He loves you and I that much. You are sought out and sought after. In the same way, when you seek Jesus, you will find him. It is up to you to seek Him out.


So I came out to meet you, Diligently to seek your face, And I have found you.


I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me.


Jeremiah 29:13

And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.


I am making this a short post today but I just had to say this to someone and encourage your spirit today…You are Sought out and Sought after. You are not Forsaken, says the Lord.

And they shall call them The Holy People, The Redeemed of the Lord; And you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.


I have this song by Canton Jones called Fill Me Up Again to bless your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! :D

Feed Your Spirit, Don’t Starve it!


For some reason, I feel like I have to reblog this blog that I wrote in 2012. You’re identity needs to be strengthened by what you feed it. What are you feeding your spirit? Feed it with the Word of God today.

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Hello Everybody!

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

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Praise Him in the Pain

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Hi Everybody!

I know I already wrote a post for today, but this song is just so uplifting that I had to share it with you all cuz I love all my readers so much :D .

It’s from The Afters called Broken Hallelujah. If you feel pain, grief, sorrow or discouragement, that is when you have to praise God anyway. I know that when I lost my Grandmother in 2013, it was hard to stand in choir and sing… I mean, how does one pretend to be happy when your heart is crushed and your whole mind is going crazy because your soul is filled with what seems like unbearable tears and cries that won’t come out? Despite feeling this way, I chose to praise my God anyway. I praised Him in the pain of losing someone who was a mother to me that put up with my crazy probably obnoxious self. That how much my grandmother loved me and now she’s gone with the Lord.

Raise your hands in the pain. I knew that in my brokeness, in my grief, I personally needed God the most so that is why I had to raise my hands. If you are struggling with something, if you are in deep pain, that’s when you’ve got to Praise God even more. I’m not saying it’s easy, but you start to find reasons to give God praise, to thank Him for blessing you with the opportunity to be loved by other people. Some people didn’t have the grandmother that I had, and that’s why I give God praise. She adopted me as her own kid and loved me like as if I was her own child. You are loved by God and when you praise Him, He will give you beauty out of all the ashes. He will embrace you in your pain and give you the oil of joy for your gladness.


To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”


Saturate yourself in God’s love for you today, Amen. I pray that this song encourages you and blesses your spirit today. God bless you everybody. Love you all :D.