There’s literally, less than 5 days until Christmas day! Is everybody excited about this as I am! Jesus will always remain the reason for the Season, so today, I just want to post this song by Phil Wickham called Joy to the World to emphasize on this point. I remember hearing this version sung b the worship team at my Church last Sunday and it was just nothing short of awesome! It’s a very upbeat and joyful in sound that I know you’ll just love it.
I just want to give God praise for all He has done for me this year. The Year 2019 has been nothing short of miraculous and I anticipate that as I prepare the word for 2020 that greater things are yet to come. I pray that this Christmas if filled with Joy with your families and that for those who are going through a difficult time this Christmas, I pray that the Lord will comfort you in your time of need and that all your needs will be met this Christmas. I pray that this song blesses someone today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂
Luke 2:1, 4-5 NIV [ The Birth of Jesus ] In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
I just have post this song by Uncle Reecefeat. Izze called I Can’t Stop Worship! This song is so upbeat that it will get you up-off-your-seat and lead you to dance. Right now, I’m in a place where I just want to worship God because He is sooo Gooood to me. I feel like as we head into this week leading up to Christmas day next Wednesday, We should not wait for the day to start worshiping God for bringing us our Saviour. Rather, our lifestyle should be lead with a spirit of Worship in all the things we do. As you listen to this song, just ask yourself if your life resembles a life that gives God praise and worship for all that He has done for you this year and in your entire life. I pray that this song blesses you today! 🙂
Luke 1:30-33 NIV – But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
I know, I know… it’s been a minute since I last posted anything. Today I want to post this song by Uncle Reece called I Can’t Escape. I love this song right about now. As we are now in the month of December, and people are getting ready for Christmas festivities, let us not forget what Christmas is really about. People can call it “Happy Holidays” all they want, but it really just goes back to the fact that it’s about our Saviour, Jesus Christ being born.
Of course Dec 25th isn’t His actual birthday, but having a day to Celebrate the fact that God came down as a man to move us, reach us, and teach us about our Father’s eternal love for us in a tangible way is what makes this day worth celebrating about. We were all once dead in our Sins, faults, and failures, but God sent down His Only Begotten Son Jesus to come down from His throne as the King of kings and became a man that would teach us about the Father’s eternal love for us and redeem us from the curse of the law and the curse of sin through the redemptive power of Jesus’ blood that was shed for us on the cross to pay for the penalty of sin, which would have been eternal damnation.
Galatians 3:13 – Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”),
John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life
But now that we are redeemed from the curse of the Law , we now enjoy having a renewed and restored relationship with God the Father when we simply decide to accept that Jesus Christ is Lord over our lives and believe that He died for us on the Cross and three days later, resurrected for us in fulfillment of the scriptures.
1 John 4:9– In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.
Christmas is a celebration that Jesus came to do what no other man could do, and that is restore our relationship back to God the Father through His Sacrifice. A sinless man…dying for us to in order to win over the power of death and giving us new life through the power of His blood. Death no longer has a victory over us, it has lost it’s sting. We must give God praise for that. So as you listen to this song, remember where you could have been without God and look at where you are now, now that you know God is real and that He loves you with an everlasting love. I pray that this song blesses your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂
Today, I’d like to post a song by Travis Greene called All Things New. Yesterday, I had a bit of drama with my car not being able to start. I took the car with the help of my dad to the mechanic and found out that the starter was the issue. The Mechanic was able to deal with the starter plug issue and my car was able to start again. I needed to have this fixed ASAP because it’s dangerous to drive on a highway and then all of a sudden have the car stop at 100km/hr that could lead to an accident. It was a bit of money to deal with but it was worth it. The car was fixed and it was as good as new.
So why am I telling you this story? I feel like without God and a relationship with Jesus, we can be like my car and drive like we don’t need a tune-up or fixing and just travel through life assuming that nothing can ever go wrong in our lives if we do things “our way”. There were warning signs initially when I was driving this car that there was something wrong with it but I don’t know much about cars to know what the issue is so I had to go to someone who could pinpoint what that was in order to get it fixed.
We too are like that… In some way, the issues in our heart are areas we can identify, such as hurt, pain, anger, anxiety etc etc. Sometimes we bottle up these emotions until we need areal tune-up from the Lord to show us that we need to stop and analyze our problems and issues. We can’t be like my car and guess what’s wrong with it when we can go to the Lord that is able to show us what needs fixing. He is the Master mechanic of our lives if you really think about it. In many cases, it’s our hearts that need fixing. We can try and do life running on “empty” or we can go to the Way Maker who is able to show us how we can feel fulfilled and function in the best way possible in our lives since the Joy of the Lord is our True Strength.
Nehemiah 8:10[Full Chapter] Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Psalm 89:15 Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance.
We can always make mistakes along our roads in life, but we shouldn’t forget that we have the most amazing GPS (Godly Positioning System) in our lives, and He happens to be Jesus Christ. He can change the course of our lives so that we don’t do life alone and travel through perilous paths with no direction. The question is, do you want God to show you were you Ought to go? The mistakes of yesterday won’t stop Him from loving you today and forever. He still wants to change the course of your life and lead you in the Right Direction if you just submit your will to Gods.
James 4:7 [ Humility Cures Worldliness ] Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
I pray that as you listen to this song, you will practice some level of introspection to look inside your heart and be honest with yourself and come to the conclusion that you are indeed in need of the Savior, Jesus Christ. God wants you to learn to reach out to Him in any time of need and to learn to put your trust in the right place. Put your Trust in the Lord and He will lead you in the right direction, Amen.
Proverbs 3:5-6[Full Chapter] Trust in the Lordwith all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, AndHe shall direct your paths.
I pray that this song by Travis Greene blesses your Spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂
I just had to post this song by Travis Greene called The Breaker. This song is ringing strongly in my spirit as I think of how sovereign our God is. Sometimes as children we can be petulant and self-entitled for things and simply assume that we deserve everything when God already gave us His best, which was His only Begotten Son Jesus, who came down from Heaven and became a man that dwelt among us, taught us about the love of God, was bruised and shamed for our transgressions, was nailed on a cross for our sake and still loved us as He died on that cross.
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.
Micah 2:13 Amplified Bible (AMP)
13 “The [a]breaker [the Messiah, who opens the way] shall go up before them [liberating them]. They will break out, pass through the gate and go out; So their King goes on before them, The Lord at their head.”
What a miracle it was that Jesus, Our Savior, resurrected for us to show us that death has no victory over our lives. But think of this…the victory Jesus gave us, wasn’t just about death itself, it was His victory over all SIN. Jesus defeated the power of SIN in our lives that causes us to die spiritually and leave us separated from the Love of God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit.
When I listen to this song, I think of the greatness of God, and how He takes our mistakes, or failures, our shortcomings and tells us that even in or Brokenness, He has the power to use it and make us brand new by redeeming us from the brokenness that shame brings us. God can break the shame and restore us to be in right standing again in Him. So this message is for everyone… because all have sinned and have fallen short of the Glory of God, but we can take heart, because He has overcome the World of sin for us all.
John 16:33[Full Chapter] 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.”
We can stand tall and Know that Jesus Christ is God and that He loves us with an everlasting love. We need to embrace the Redeemer, because it is by His Stripes that we are healed and made whole again.
Jeremiah 31:3[Full Chapter] The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you.
Isaiah 54:5– 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.
Job 19:25– For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth;
Psalm 19:14 – Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.
So when you listen to this song, just remember that no one is perfect but through Christ, we become perfected in Jesus Name, Amen! I pray that this song ministers to your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂
I just had to post this amazing song by Danny Gokey called Wanted. I feel like we live in a world where there are many people struggling with an identity crisis and a lack of self-respect when they pursue people or things to make them feel “whole”. The truth is, is that everyone of us has that longing inside of us to feel “wanted”, to feel “Loved”, to feel “needed” and “cherished”. But when we can’t find that feeling with those we have around us or for those that aren’t with us, we start to find things to fill the void.
All I can say is that there is nothing in this world that can totally satisfy and fill the void a person feels without finding out who they really are. In order to find out who you really are, you need to find out who you really belong to, and the answer is quite simple. You belong to the family of Jesus Christ. You are part of God’s family because He crafted you and made you to be fearfully and wonderfully made.
Psalm 139:14[Full Chapter] I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, Andthat my soul knows very well.
People need to know the heart of God the Father in order to understand that You are a wanted person. He created you to be loved and I feel like when you listen to this song, you’ll understand that Danny captures God’s expression of love towards us, His Children. I pray that as you listen to it, may it minister to your spirit today. May God Bless You Everybody! 🙂
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. It’s been a busy month for me with so many changes occurring that I’ve need to think about the time I need to write something substantive when I choose to blog. Today, I want to post this song by Evan and Eris called People. I feel like this past week has been a whirlwind of dealing with different kinds of people. Some people are great and some not so great. Some are for you in your life and some are just not out for your best interest. Some people inspire you and give you hope and some are just toxic and pretentious that they end up disappointing you. Despite that being the case, we must remember that we have to let God be true and every man a liar (Romans 3:3-5).
Psalm 51:12NIV – Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
In this World we will have trouble, but we have to take heart and remember that God has helped us to overcome the world. Meditate on these scriptures in reflection of that:
John 16:33[Full Chapter] 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 over come the world.”
1 John 4:4– You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
1 John 5:4 – For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
The thing is, just because you are a “Christian” doesn’t mean that you will be devoid of trouble. However, having said that, that doesn’t mean that you can’t overcome the issues of life that you may face when you remember that God is still the same Yesterday, Today and Forever.
Hebrews 13:8 – Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever
As you listen to this song just remember that no matter what it is that your going through, let God heal your mind, your heart, your emotions if you are facing some kind of adversity in your life right now. Call on the Name of Jesus! Jesus is able to hear our cries and our prayers so don’t put your faith in the wrong place and rely on people who are fallible beings. Rely on a perfect God who is able to turn what was meant for evil in your life and will turn it around for the good of those that love the Lord (Genesis 50:20), Amen! I pray that this song blesses your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody!
Just wanted to drop this awesome song by Kim-Walker Smith called Insatiable. When you experience the love of God in your life, you’ll find yourself wanting more and more of it each and everyday. But how does His love get expressed in our lives? Through His people. We need to demonstrate His love for us by being examples of it through our interactions with others. Everyone in this world craves acceptance, and it is that need to feel accepted that we need to learn to love people while knowing that no one is “perfect”. God has loved us with an everlasting love, so the challenge for us is to demonstrate Jesus’ love for us through our actions if we want to maintain a “Christ-like” character and attitude in all that we do. Our demonstration of this love has to be so expressed in such a way, that a non-believer can tell that you are indeed the “genuine article” of a Christian.
It’s not enough to claim to be one (a Christian) when our attitudes don’t match our actions and character. People of the World know about Christ, but the unfortunate thing is that sometimes they don’t see Christ through His people. I remember having a conversation one time with a non-believer who once said to me, that I like your Christ, but I just don’t like His people because his treatment from supposed “Christians” by far did not exemplify what he thought would be the character and nature of the God we believe in. So my challenge to you today is do some major introspection and consider that the path to Salvation for others is sometimes not through what we say and do but by how we behave and live. Let us not be hypocritical in our conduct and let’s focus on having our actions must match our belief system, Amen! We are known to be Christians by our LOVE.
I pray that this song blesses your Spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂
I just had to post this song by William McDowell called The Cry. This song is so off the hook that I’m amazed that this man keeps bringing it all the time with new songs. Just when you thought the last songs his put together were amazing, His worship just keeps going to a new level. This song will shake you to the core and energize you if you feel like your struggling in your Faith. Let’s just remember that Faith isn’t a “feeling”, it’s a choice you make to trust and believe beyond what you know, what you see, and what you hear.
John 16:33[Full Chapter] 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.”
It’s very easy to be distracted by rumors, by the whisperings of gossipers etc….but you have to learn to silence the riff raff and still your heart and know that God remains God no matter what people say. Your life’s mission should be to move and operate by FAITH. Remember what Faith is by meditating on this verse:
Hebrews 11:1[Full Chapter] [ By Faith We Understand ] Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
There will be people assigned to you wanting to see you either fail or succeed in your life and it is so important that in every season when God wants to elevate you, you maintain your focus on Him who brought you to where you are. As far as I’m concerned, I am of the opinion that if God brought me to a place, only He can take me out of it. Do not put your faith in people that try to stir up the pot in your life to fill you with doubts and questions regarding your destiny if they can’t see the road God put you on.
Proverbs 3:5-6[Full Chapter] Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all yourways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
Remember that when God gives you “talents”, it is for the purpose of expanding His Kingdom with the use of your gifts. If God entrusts you to be a steward in your workplace, then make sure you are using your talents to do good in all that you do. Do not have the “form of Godliness” in your conduct and then “deny it’s power”.
2 Timothy 3: 1-5 (NKJV) Perilous Times and Perilous Men3 But know this, that in the last days [a]perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, [b]unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
Humility is the character we should embrace as part of our Christ-like attitude and identity. It is important to have self-control so that when people try to stir-up the pot in your life to shake your foundation of faith, you can stand strong and firm and not be moved by gossips, and the back-biting and jeering of those that secretly want to see you fail. God will put them in line and will show you the rewards of remaining in “right-standing” before Him. Don’t do as the World does and choose to operate like you are set-apart for His purpose and will on Earth as it is in Heaven.
I believe that in this season, God wants to elevate some people who are willing to mature in this area and will position those to be promoted when the understand that their destiny doesn’t rely on the opinions of others but rather on the PURPOSE of His will for our life, which is to prosper and be in good health as your soul prospers. When you are blessed, you can become blessed to be a blessing to others who need a dose of God’s touch in their lives that will bring about transformation and elevation as people renew the spirit of their minds to become more and more Christ-like in all they endeavour to do in this life. So people, make it a mission to do good in everything that you do, Amen! I pray that this song uplifts you today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂
Yay, for the Long weekend! Well, it’s Labour Day here in Canada which means a short work week for me! YAY! Honestly, summer went by so quickly that it’s almost a blur what happened this summer for me. It’s in this transition of seasons that we must realize that we must adjust our attitudes and behaviours to embrace and adapt to the new things that are coming our way in the new season that God is pushing us to. You may have enjoyed this past summer season but this season is coming to an end and Fall is around the corner for those who live in the Northern Hemisphere.
I believe that no matter where you are in the world, you always have to remain vigilant about the new seasons that God brings you to. If you don’t adjust your attitude to the new seasons that God brings you to, then you will always fail to recognize the “right”opportunities and people you are supposed to connect to and also disconnect from in the new season.
Some people that walked with you in the last season, were only for that Season only and cannot be brought into the new thing that God is pushing you towards. It is at this time that building on spiritual discernment and discerning the times is important so that you remain aware that walking in the Will of God won’t always attract friends that will support it.
Sometimes, the friends of your last season will become the enemies of your new season and that is when you have to learn to cut off a meaningful relationship at the right time when you see a change in behaviour that does not align with God’s purpose for your life. Friendly friends can be triggered by the blessings coming your way and can easily turn into Unfriendly friends in your next season. It is up to you to recognize when that friendship is over. Think of Saul and David. Saul didn’t initially hate David, because Saul enjoyed the way David played the harp even when he was going crazy at times. The playing of the harp would ease Saul’s soul for a time but there came a point where he despised David if you continue to read the following chapters of 1 Samuel 16-18.
A friend of yesterday can easily become an enemy tomorrow given the right conditions and circumstances that arise in your life. Especially, when God wants to promote you and elevate you to a new level for the purpose of His Kingdom. The thing is, it’s sometimes hard to let go of meaningful relationships when we treasure those relationships and want to keep them. But sometimes, the will of God will trump that relationship over your life if God’s purpose is to elevate you, and protect you from being derailed from fulfilling your God-given destiny for your life by helping you to cut those relationships “On time” so that you don’t bring them into a season where God wants to elevate you, especially, when certain friendships are posing as a hindrance to His purpose for your life. You will have to learn to fear God more so than your friends and family at times just in order to stay in right-standing with God. This by no means is an easy task, but that is the reason fearing the Lord is so important, because fools despise wisdom whereas a wise man will fear the Lord and will simply do what He says even if it doesn’t make sense to you at the time and isn’t always the easiest choice to make either.
Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
So when you think about pursuing to fulfill your God-given purpose in life, just remember, that God will shake certain things in your life on purpose in order to prune the dead-end relationships that won’t add to your life nor help you in fulfilling your God-driven destiny. Learn to appreciate the changes that come in every season, and remember that God does things always for your good, even if you don’t understand it at the time. His will, will always be to prosper you and not to harm you, and to give you hope and a bright future, so let God shake what needs to be shaken out of your life in order for His will to come to pass in your life, Amen! 🙂
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future
To finish off this post, I have this amazing song by ISLY called Always Only Jesus. I pray that this song blesses your Spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂