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! :)

I don’t know why but I just have to say this to somebody today.0f629f72ca356f2d2969a1887910b5ee

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

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.

Hope is what we Crave

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Hello Everybody!

f551c49317faa4dc520f2a11e9b40ec6There’s this song that I’ve been listening to that’s just awesome. It’s by for King and Country called Hope is what we Crave. I sense in my spirit that there are people out there facing self-condemnation.

In Christ there is no condemnation but redemption. Nothing you have done, thought and/or said can keep you from being forgiven. My challenge for those of you beating yourself up about your past mistakes is to learn to forgive yourself. Forgiveness releases you from depression, bitterness, anger, fear and doubt. Don’t exalt or magnify your mistakes either...it’s very easy to get too caught up in that so rather lean on the redeeming power of Jesus Christ that will embrace you like a father who welcomed back his prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32) . BELIEVE you are forgiven and move on. I’m not saying continue to sin…I’m saying, learn to repent and change your heart to be more like the loving Father.


And for those that love pointing fingers at others, make sure that there isn’t one pointing right back at YOU. God is not pleased when we make fun of others for their mistakes or weaknesses. The same measure you judge another person is the same that will be used against you. We must be a people that understand the meaning of Compassion. If you don’t have it, then get it.


 

Matthew 7 [Full Chapter]

[ Do Not Judge ] “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?

 

2 Corinthians 10:4-6 (NKJV)

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 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, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.


 

Romans 8:1

[ Free from Indwelling Sin ] There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.


Sometimes it’s hard to comprehend to love or should I say the Agape Love of the Father when we are imperfect in our own love. Perfect love casts out fear so learn to abide in the love of the Father.


1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.


[ Love and Joy Perfected ] “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.


There is literally nothing in heaven or earth that can keep you from the Love of God.  You have to be persuaded to believe that though. In order to believe, you must first have Faith that this Love He has for you is unchanging. People may change around you but God’s love never changes towards you. Circumstances may rock you, and you may even fail sometimes, but God’s love will always be there to carry you when you’re down.


Romans 8:38-39 (NKJV)

38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


I don’t believe that when a child is disobedient and does something that upsets their images (1)parents that all of a sudden the parent stops loving them. Good/God-fearing parents never stop loving their children and in the same way, God never stops loving you even if we may upset Him with our disobedience sometimes, His love never changes for you. That’s why it is good news to know that you can be redeemed. A contrite spirit is one that God does not despise so bask in God’s love for you today. 


Psalm 34:18

The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.


The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart— These, O God, You will not despise.


I pray that this song encourages you today and blesses your spirit. God bless you everybody :D


 

God has to be in it

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Hello Everybody!

It’s Day 8 of the 21 day Fast and I’m still going on strong. I just give God Praise. 

I remember sitting with a woman in my church a couple of weeks ago talking about her situation of last year where she held a grudge against a co-worker that led her to lose her job just because she couldn’t forgive the person for their malicious lies and gossip about her. She felt so much deep regret over her actions because she did something that caused her to get fired. Her supervisor was initially on her side because they were aware of how that other co-worker was stirring up strife in the workplace until she did something unthinkable; She waited 4 hours to confront the person outside their workplace. She literally sat in the car waiting for this person that was irritating her at work brooding on what she was going to say to get all that anger out and tell this person where to go.

When her coworker finally came out at the end of her shift, this lady went out of her car and approached this woman and spoke her mind out of anger to this person which gave her coworker the ammunition she needed to use that confrontation to get her fired. Her supervisor was aware that the lady she had been having issues with was indeed a liar but the fact that she confronted her outside of their place of work in front of everybody made her look bad in that she was giving the company she worked for a bad image.

Oh my heart went out for her as she relayed her story to me. If she had some good friends around her, they should have stopped her from doing what she did because there is safety in a multitude of wise counselors but I guess she didn’t have anyone to really rely on and relied on her own emotions (might and power) which were obviously unstable and unreliable since she was upset at the constant harassment and conniving behaviour of the other individual. I don’t think she’s the only one that’s made this type of mistake before, however, the reason why I’m sharing this example is so that you understand what I mean about how you confront your battles this year. You cannot afford to approach the same attack from last year in this year the same way again. Learn from every lesson that you learn.


 

For by wise counsel you will wage your own war, And in a multitude of counselors there is safety.

 

Had she dealt with the issue by learning to:

1) not give into the harassment,

2) have self-control and not lash out in anger,

3) not have her pride get in the way,

3) forgive the person that spitefully used her and mocked her she would not have found herself without a job today.


 

Despite all that…the story is something that’s in the past. The most important thing is to learn from your mistake. The worst thing is going through something like this and not learning that you were in the wrong. I could see that the whole experience had humbled her to the point of feeling woeful, so I told her that this year is a new year for her to get over that mistake. I encouraged her and said that the old thing has passed away, so look towards the new thing God wants to do with her. I believe that God wants to shift her perspective and reposition her to a better job but the first hurdle is learning from the past to move ahead. Let go and let God. I also believe that she needs to understand she can’t treat the same attack the same way again this year. You’ve got to wisen up and be strategic about the way you deal with people who challenge you and your patience. She has to go to God next time.


 

King Hezekiah did it when he was confronted by Sennacherib, the King of Assyria who jeered at him and mocked him  in 2 Chronicles 32. Hezekiah knew that he not only had his own pride to think about, he had the weight of the whole nation of Israel at stake. He consulted with his leaders (wise counselors) knowing that Sennacherib was up to something devious (2 Chronicles 32:3). Could he seriously afford to confront the mockery of Sennachrib for the sake of his own pride or was it better to remain quiet, be strategic and take it up with God. Hezekiah chose to go to God first (2 Chronicles 32:20) and that is what I’m saying…Go to God when you know that you have more than just your mere pride at stake. You’ve got other people depending on you and you haven’t got the time to play around with someone testing your patience. Keep real quiet and go into the upper room with God. Your victory is found when you go on your knees. Don’t lift your nose at your enemy, lower your knees before God because that’s where in your victory lies. 

It’s better to hold your tongue if you’ve got nothing good to say rather than say things that you can’t take back. Death and life are in the power of our tongue…The tongue is indeed a difficult thing to bridle; however, we have to make an effort to hold it from saying whatever it wants to say. We either bless ourselves or curse ourselves with the words that we speak out of our mouths.


Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.


Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.


Despite the loss of last year, I believe this woman will have a testimony this year. It’s not over for her until God says it’s over. I know that I’ve made countless mistakes in my life so in no way will I claim I’m a perfect person. But I will say, that I’m still being perfected through Christ. Don’t beat yourself up over your past…don’t let people remind you of  your yesterdays when God’s plan is to prosper you for your tomorrows. God’s agenda in your life has not changed just because you made a mistake.

 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.


Notice how God has many “thoughts” toward you. That just goes to show you how much He thinks about you. He loves you so much that he wants you to live a victorious life. So not even a mistake will change His mind about you. He wants to bless you. So don’t feel discouraged and keep moving forward. The devil has a way of using others to discourage you out of your next place of promotion, elevation, or opportunity to network with the right people, but just remember, When GOD is in your situation, there are no limits, AMEN.


I put this song by Israel Houghton and New Breed called It’s Not Over (When God Is In It) to encourage you today and bless your spirit. God Bless You everybody. Love y’all! :D

We can do the IMPOSSIBLE

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Happy Sunday EVERYBODY!

I just got this awesome song in my spirit right now to uplift you if you’re feeling down about your situation. It’s by Bryan Popin called I Can Make It! I don’t know what it is that you’re facing right now but you need to know that the God inside of you is saying YOU CAN DO THE IMPOSSIBLE. You have Christ in you the hope of Glory and because He lives inside of you, He will make a way out of no way for you.


Colossians 1:27

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.


the-greatest-pleasure-in-life-is-doing-what-people-say-you-cannot-do-life-quoteI believe strongly that God will make Provision for whatever Vision you have for this year. Just go back to Him if you turned away from Him before. He is willing to embrace you again like the father that embraced the prodigal son who ran off doing whatever he wanted, having fun and wasting what was left of his inheritance.

In order for you to do the impossible this year, you have to shift your mindset. You can only be transformed when you start to renew your mind. You have to put away the childish behaviours of yesterday and tap into the meat of God’s Word for this year.


When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.


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.

You cannot afford to be emotional about everything. It’s time to build some back-bone in your spirit. How else can you remain steadfast if you’re always cowering away from every test, obstacle or set back. The reason why we overcome by faith in the first place is because you will face tests, you will face trouble but you have to take heart and know that with Jesus on your side, you can overcome anything that’s in this world.


For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

John 16:33

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”


Yes, disappointments may come, people might let you down, you may even be frustrated by yourself this year….but I repeat, fix your eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your Faith. You will pull through, you will make it. Do not be discouraged, do not be dismayed. There are more for you than there are against you. Understand that you will face an intense spiritual battle this year, so you must guard you heart, guard your mind from negative thoughts, guard your spirit by wearing your armor at all times.


Whether you realize this or not, you are already enlisted to fight in the good fight of FAITH for this year. Don’t act like you aren’t a soldier for Christ by putting your head in the sand. Many people remain weak in the church because they simply don’t want to fight the battle that’s right in front of them. Stop waiting for others to fight your own battles...pick up your sword (The Word of God) and Fight. You cannot imagine the frustration I feel sometimes when I see complacent Christians in the church not wanting to confront injustice, not wanting the challenge the status quo because you’re too afraid of what sister or brother so and so will say about it. God is in the business of restoring righteousness with His people this year…so yes, that means challenging the current status quo. You will have something to contend with. David had to fight Goliath…so church of Jesus Christ, it is an expectation that you will learn to slay some giants this year. Can I get an Amen to that? ….ohhhhh the silence…


looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.


im-possibleAlso remember, to give God praise for every victory that he gives you, because you know, had it not been for God, where would you have been? Do not forget Him and puff yourself up with PRIDE.
Pride will kill your destiny if you let it take root in your life.
Yes, you can make it, but remember Who brought you to your increase? Who brought you to your promotion?  Who brought you to your elevation? Who blessed you beyond your comprehension?
Don’t miss the boat and choose to remain humble at all times. When God blesses you, don’t forget Him in the process. I can’t stress that enough. People can miss it when they get excited about receiving their breakthroughs…but the true test is what you do after you’ve made it?…Do you stop going to church after that…do you refuse to bring your tithes and offerings to God like you used to? do you stop praying…? are you too awesome that you can’t even lift your hand up to praise Him anymore…? Please don’t miss it when you make it this year.
I will repeat…HUMILITY IS KEY.

Don’t forsake God this year…include Him in all your plans and you will surely be successful in all that you do, AMEN. I pray that this song blesses your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody :)