What to do for 2021?

Hey Y’all,

As you know, I have been on a Hiatus from blogging for quite some time and have decided to blog when I feel led to say something. This year has been a whirlwind of things happening to people I know and also with what’s going on in the entire world.

I came across this video from Grace for Purpose’s YouTube. I feel like this message is appropriate as a meditation for what we should all learn from this year of 2020 as we have reached the close of this year.

2021 maybe a new year, but the battles we face will still remain the same. The question is, how will we face these battles in the coming new year? Hopefully, with a renewed, sober and vigilant posture is my prayer. If this year taught the world anything… it’s not so much about the devastation that has been caused by the disease we know as the Coronavirus (COVID-19)… It should be the fact that we all need to recognize that we need God more than ever before to intervene in this seemingly overwhelmingly impossible situation.

As I ponder on this, I can only think that as Christians, we need to step our game up in prayer y’all. Have we fallen asleep by being distracted by bad news all around us? If anything, we need to change our posture from sleeping sheep to warfaring warriors for the upcoming New Year of 2021.

Here are some verses of Scripture to meditate on that have been in my spirit regarding how we should proceed with 2021:

Isaiah 43: 8-13
Lead out those who have eyes but are blind,
    who have ears but are deaf.
All the nations gather together
    and the peoples assemble.
Which of their gods foretold this
    and proclaimed to us the former things?
Let them bring in their witnesses to prove they were right,
    so that others may hear and say, “It is true.”
10 “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord,
    “and my servant whom I have chosen,
so that you may know and believe me
    and understand that I am he.
Before me no god was formed,
    nor will there be one after me.
11 I, even I, am the Lord,
    and apart from me there is no savior.

12 I have revealed and saved and proclaimed—
    I, and not some foreign god among you.
You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “that I am God.

13     Yes, and from ancient days I am he.
No one can deliver out of my hand.
    When I act, who can reverse it?”

In the book of Revelation, it talks about 7 different types of Churches:

  1. The Loveless Church – Revelation 2:1-7
  2. The Persecuted Church – Revelation 2:8-11
  3. The Compromising Church – Revelation 2:12-17
  4. The Corrupt Church – Revelation 2:18-29
  5. The Dead Church – Revelation 3:1-6
  6. The Faithful Church – Revelation 3:7-13
  7. The Lukewarm Church – Revelation 3:14-22

I urge the Church of Jesus Christ to be likened to the Faithful Church. We need to go back to our first Love people! Right now, we’ve been feeding our spirits with bad news… but have not selected to open up the Bible that is the Book that holds the GOOD NEWS we need to persevere and endure to the end for our Faith in Jesus Christ. We need to humble ourselves and pray and seek God’s face, and He who is able to do exceedingly and abundantly, is able to overthrow all the evil schemes of the enemy that is being unleashed on our world right now. Who will remember the Name of the Lord? Who will call out to Him? I pray that it is us, the Christians!

The Holy Spirit has been impressing upon my heart and my spirit regarding the Power of the Praying Church. Just because we can’t gather in the way that we would like due to the current Coronavirus situation…doesn’t mean that you stop praying as the Body of Christ! What do you think the persecuted church did in the New Testament… did they simply throw up their hands in the air in surrender and forsake the Lord…? HELL NO! They did not… Nothing could stop the persecuted church from continuing to preach the Gospel of Truth to the Nations. In fact… we should all learn from this if anything. The Word of God still needs to be preached to the Nations and to those that do not know Him.

Put on the Full Armor of God!

Ephesians 6:10-18The Whole Armor of God – Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. …

Now more than ever, we need to make our presence known in the World and make it obvious that the answers we seek to overcome this crisis lies in the hands of the Believers. Those that are called by His Name, if they simply humble themselves and pray, God will deliver all of us from the hands of our enemies and will bring practical solutions from the least likely of sources to all that we are facing today in the least likely chosen vessels that will stand in the gap and intercede for the Faith.

2 Chronicles 7:14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

We are being heavily bombarded with distracting bad news that we have failed to see that our overconsumption of this bad news has led us to fail and become more complacent that we have not chosen to humble ourselves and kneel before the King of kings who is able to overthrow the plans of our Adversary the Devil. Church of Jesus Christ, it is time to humble ourselves and pray, and Seek the Lord’s face NOW! When we humble ourselves before the Lord of Hosts, that is when He will hear from Heaven, and He will heal the land, Amen! We need to do this NOW AMEN!

The song that comes to my mind when I think about this is from Fred Hammond called If My People. I pray that as you listen to this song, we will all remember the power of God that still exists in our lives so that we can call out to Him to intervene on our behalf if we just look to the Author and Finisher of our Faith as we collectively humble our posture before the Almighty God that is able to Heal our bodies and Heal the Land. God Bless You Everybody and let 2021 be a victorious turn-around type of year for all People, Amen!

Encouragement for the Day: Undefeated

Hey Peeps!

It’s been a minute since I last posted anything on here. Honestly, it’s been a while and I have decided to take a break and will sporadically post some encouragement whenever I get the chance. To My dear friend Dulcinea, this post is just for you. She is a fellow blogger friend that has noticed I’ve been MIA (missing in action) from the blog scene so I’m writing this inspirational post for my friend. 🙂 Hope you love it!

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I have two songs that have been in my spirit for the past couple of days and they are new songs that will bless your spirit. The first song is from Marvin Sapp called Undefeated. I feel that with the whole world dealing with COVID-19 and the after-effects of how it has changed our world, we need to remember to still remain anchored in the the hope that we have in Jesus Christ. I know that some children are coming back to school in Ontario, Canada (where I live) and possibly other parts of the world so we shall see how this whole thing will pan out, but I want people to remember that no matter whatever is going on, we need to have a sound mind about these type of things.

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John 16:33
“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.”

Remember the promises of God for your Life and meditate on His Word that says:

Isaiah 46:4 (New International Version) Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

So let our confession be this, People of God!:

Jeremiah 17:14 – Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.

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My question to you this day is, is the Lord the One you are praising today during your circumstances? We need to learn to Exalt God above our Circumstances and not magnify our problems. Is this an easy thing to do? Absolutely Not… but I want us to know where our help comes from no matter our situation. We can look to doctors, politicians, teachers, pastors for help…but who will remember the Name of the Lord? We need to Look upward to the Author and Finisher of our Faith. I just want people to remember this as we get through this year. If I have learned anything about the Year 2020… it’s to remain steadfast and to continue to fix my eyes on Jesus no matter what my circumstances look like. Faith is fuel for the Christian, so don’t starve it in this season... feed it even more by meditating on His Word (The BIBLE) even more so that you do not succumb to fear but remain steadfast and strong in Faith. I pray that as you listen to these songs, they will bless your Spirit and help you to fix your eyes on Jesus, AMEN!

The last song I have to bless your spirit is by Jonathan Traylor called Purpose Over Pleasure. I pray that these songs minister to your Spirit today.

God Bless You Everybody! 🙂

I’m Free and You’re Free

Hello Peeps!

I just wanted to post this awesome song that’s in my spirit right now called Free by Marie Love feat. Jeremiah Paltan. This song is upbeat so I love the percussion instruments in this song. You are no long a slave to sin when you have Jesus. Bondages are broken by the power of His Name – JESUS. Honestly, when it comes to spiritual warfare, I find the the most important battle one faces is one that comes to attack your mind and your heart.

Proverbs 23:7 – For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, But his heart is not with you.

I’ve said this before but many people think that they think with their brains…but I believe we often think with our hearts. That’s why the Bible is emphatic about guarding our hearts and minds.

Philippians 4:6-8

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

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.

As you listen to this song, focus on renewing the spirit of your mind to think on things that are worth meditating on. You need to meditate on the Word of God to guard your heart from things that cause you to stress, fear, feel anxious etc etc. Think on the things that allow you to experience the peace of God that surpasses all understanding. I find it easier to calm down when I listen to worship music because it allows me to keep my focus on God when I’m bombarded with negative thoughts. What you spend your time meditating on will ultimately become your reality, so that is why it is important to practice some level of introspection to ensure that you are mediating on the things that align to God’s Word and will of your life. I pray that as you listen to this song, it will bless your spirit. God bless you Everybody! 🙂

We Gon’ be Alright!

Hi Peeps!

Just had to drop this song by Tye Tribbett called We Gon’ Be Alright! I just feel like posting awesome songs that are uplifting my spirit in this season of Social Distancing. I just want to put my trust in God that now matter what’s going on, we need to Trust that all things work together for the good of those that love the Lord. We won’t know when this whole thing will resolve itself, but I do know that God is the Author and Finisher of my faith, so I will fix my eyes on Jesus and meditate on that which is of good report and edifying to the soul and you should too. I pray that this song ministers to your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂

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Romans 8:28 – And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

1 John 5:14-15 AMP – This is the [remarkable degree of] confidence which we [as believers are entitled to] have before Him: that if we ask anything according to His will, [that is, consistent with His plan and purpose] He hears us. And if we know [for a fact, as indeed we do] that He hears and listens to us in whatever we ask, we [also] know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that we have [granted to us] the requests which we have asked from Him.

Hebrews 12:2 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.

My Response Is Praise!

Hi Peeps!

Happy Sunday everybody! I was just listening to this song by Phil Thompson feat. Jubilee Worship called My Response. When I think of the day I chose Jesus Christ as Lord, I think of all the things that could have taken my life be it sickness or spiritual attacks etc etc, that I know and am convinced that neither death nor life can keep me from the Love of God.

Romans 8:37-39 New International Version (NIV)

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

So even in this time of COVID-19, I am still convinced of the Love of God this is in Christ Jesus for me. I want people to know that God is here and He love you and me, and He is with us through all of this madness. Worship saturates my soul and rather than filling our minds with fear, let our fears be turned into praise and worship to our God who tells us that we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:31 -[ More Than Conquerors ] What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:37 – No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

I’d rather meditate on things that are worthy of note and of Good report rather than saturating my mind with negative news. As Christians, we have to be intentional about guarding our hearts and minds, because as a man thinks (meditates) in his heart, so will he become (Proverbs 23:7).

Philippians 4:8 [Full Chapter]
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

I pray that this song encourages your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂

We Want More!

Hello Peeps!

I just had to post one more song for today by Bri Babineaux called We Want More! Man, this song sounds awesome in surround sound that this song had me shook. I feel like it’s a prophetic song asking us a question of what we need right now. The answer is pretty simple people. We need more of God in our lives more than ever before. If you agree, then say Amen! I pray that as you listen to this song, may it minister to your spirit today. It sure blessed me. 🙂 God Bless You Everybody!

Luke 4:8
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’”

John 9:38
Thethe man said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him.

Something Has To Break!

Hi Peeps!

I have this amazing song sung by Kierra “Kiki” Sheard and Tasha Cobbs with a few others called Something Has to Break. This song was done in self-isolation so they all sung this song in remote places and made this song sound amazing! You just gotta hear it to understand what I’m talking about. I just love this song right now because when you consider all that has been happening with the Covid-19 Pandemic, I think that the cry of all God’s people is that something has to break to stop all of this. I believe, more than ever, God responds to our worship when things aren’t what we want them to be right now. He seeks such to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth, so my question is, as the body of Christ, will we continue to worship Him despite everything that’s happening in our lives right now? Do we still believe that God can perform miracles to change what is happening right now? I still believe He can and that He will. Hearing this song encourages me, so I pray that it encourages you wherever you are, in Jesus’ Name. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂

John 4:23 – Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.

John 4:24 – God is spiritand his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

Be The Light!

Hi Peeps!

So today, I just got off a virtual video call with my work colleagues and we were all talking about how we’ve been coping in this whole new work environment/structure with all of us working remotely. All I could think about is how blessed we were to live in an age where we have technology available to us that allows us to socially connect even in this season of “Social Distancing” because of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

We can still encourage each other even if we have to do things remotely. I often wonder about those that don’t have technology, how do they handle social distancing? It’s kind of ironic in a way in that technology has a way of blocking face-to-face interaction as everyone can simply text or face-time someone, and yet in this season these methods are what we need to remain connected with one another.

If you have the technology to communicate with someone in these season of social distancing, then I encourage you to reach out to people that need you in this season who can’t handle this form of isolation. It can be daunting for those that thrive in gatherings and community so lets be the hands and feet of Jesus doing Good wherever we are in the world and reach out to those that need a touch of encouragement this season.

John 8:12– [ Dispute Over Jesus’ Testimony ] When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

John 9:5– While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

I have this song by Wande feat. Evan and Eris called Be The Light. I pray that this song encourages you today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂

God’s Gonna Do It!

Hi Peeps!

I wanted to post this song sung by William Demps called God’s Gonna Do It. When I listened to this song, I felt encouraged by the words. When you think God is too slow at answering the things that you have prayed for, we must remember that God answers our prayers according to His will. When you think of the Our Father Prayer, where it says “…Your will Be Done” in Matthew 6:10.

Everything we ask for in this life has to be according to God’s will for our lives. I think of when Jesus was praying on the Mount of Olives before he was to be arrested to seek God to remove this cup of suffering from Him if possible and prayed in such a way to emphasize that even though He would not like to suffer, He was still willing to go through with whatever was coming according to God’s will.

Luke 22:42 – “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”

Suffering is obviously something we all would like to avoid as much as possible in this life. However, when I think of the great heroes in the Bible, and the things they all went through, including Our very own Saviour, Jesus Christ…. they all went through some type of suffering in their walk with the Lord. This humbles me to think and consider that in this life, many things will come to test us; and the fact remains that we may not be able to avoid the trials we may face in the future, but as Christians, we must never forget the Sovereignty of God in all our circumstances.

It takes a lot of humility to accept the things we cannot change and at the same time have the grace to know and accept the difference as is often quoted in the Serenity Prayer. I pray that as Christians, we seek to humble ourselves more and more before God and remember that we are imperfect beings in need of a Saviour, Jesus Christ. Our arrogance and pride can prevent us from truly receiving the Lord’s Love for us if we are too self-absorbed and consumed by the pains we experience in this world that produces hatred. God never promised us a world devoid of Pain, but He did say that He has Overcome the World. And if Jesus Overcame the World, so can we through Christ who strengthens us.

John 16:32-33 New International Version (NIV)

32 “A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.

33 “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.

I pray that as you listen to this song, may it bless you and encourage you as you continue to meditate on the Word daily and fix your eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your Faith, Amen! 🙂

The Blessing – He is For You!

Hi Peeps!

I just heard this song sung at my church today and just wanted to share it with you. It is a powerful song sung by Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes called The Blessing. My encouragement to you today is to remember the blessings of God in your life even in this season of uncertainty. It’s easy to feel discouraged when things don’t seem to be going in the right direction in the midst of this Coronavirus madness, but lately, I’ve been thinking, this is an opportune time to get closer to God even more. He delights in the praises of his people. King David had many psalms written even when he faced fear, uncertainty and tribulations in his journey with the Lord. The path may not always be clear, but if you keep your mind stayed on God, God will direct your path, Amen. So my main message is to continue to fix your eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your Faith in this season.

With this song posted today, I am reminded of Psalm 33 which says:

Psalm 33

Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous;
    it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
Praise the Lord with the harp;
    make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
Sing to him a new song;
    play skillfully, and shout for joy.

4 For the word of the Lord is right and true;
    he is faithful in all he does.

The Lord loves righteousness and justice;
    the earth is full of his unfailing love.

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
    their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
He gathers the waters of the sea into jars[a];
    he puts the deep into storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the Lord;
    let all the people of the world revere him.
For he spoke, and it came to be;
    he commanded, and it stood firm.

10 The Lord foils the plans of the nations;
    he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,
    the purposes of his heart through all generations.

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
    the people he chose for his inheritance.

13 From heaven the Lord looks down
    and sees all mankind;
14 from his dwelling place he watches
    all who live on earth—
15 he who forms the hearts of all,
    who considers everything they do.

16 No king is saved by the size of his army;
    no warrior escapes by his great strength.
17 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
    despite all its great strength it cannot save.
18 But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,
    on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
19 to deliver them from death
    and keep them alive in famine.

20 We wait in hope for the Lord;
    he is our help and our shield.

21 In him our hearts rejoice,
    for we trust in his holy name.
22 May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
    even as we put our hope in you.

I pray that this song blesses you today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂