Monthly Archives: April 2012

Don’t Do It Without Me …

 


Excited and Ready ….

Good Morning People of God.

I am laughing at myself because Monday I had a day of challenges, realizations rooms and moments of growth and confirmations. I realized I am in a good place at this present moment. So, on Tuesday I was on fire and I had planned on posting about this very thing … but I was busy so it kind of got put on the back burner lol.

But I am excited about where everything is going within the body Christ, within my personal life, my family life … that is included in my personal life, right? And within the lives of my brother,sister and co-laborers in Christ.

I am realizing who is really for you and who is not and I have realized more than ever that seasons … really do change. I am realizing that God … really does hear my prayers. It’s funny how sometimes … you know a thing but then you realize that you did not know because you have come into another realm of knowing … because you know a little bit more than you did before. Well, LOL that is how I feel. Like I knew God heard my prayers … but to be able to see … see is more like an understatement for this … but to be able to experience it .. to experience His answers to see your answered prayer manifest itself in front of you is another. It is amazing and feels great to know He is faithful and cares and would take the time to reply. What a mighty, just and faithful God. Merciful and Gracious God.

I have also learned not to conform for anyone. Do not water down who you are, who God created you to be for anyone. So, you want me to water down and stifle who God has created me to be because someone is uncomfortable. I think not.

I have spent so many years conforming and stifling myself for the approval of others. God has and continues to do a mighty work in me (I say that humbly) I read all of what He says I am … and all that He has called me to be through His word and promises … and people want me to forfeit that to make them comfortable.  We ought to have a lifestyle that makes people uncomfortable, that either makes them change or makes them leave. And if they leave so be it. I love 1John 2:19 :

They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.

No Love lost, but not everything that enters your life is not meant to stay.

So, anyway I am excited and ready for this new change .. for this new moment and opportunity. I wrote down in November of 2011 .. and it was something my Pastor said that was so simple … yet so profound to me .. so I wrote it down

“I will not miss this moment”

And what is completely bonkers is this very week we are having  our first annual Kairos Conference. What is “Kairos” you might ask :

Kairos – is an ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment (the supreme moment). The ancient Greeks had two words for time, chronos and kairos. While the former refers to chronological or sequential time, the latter signifies a time in between, a moment of indeterminate time in which something special happens. What the special something is depends on who is using the word. While chronos is quantitative, kairos has a qualitative nature.

and what is really crazy is … God told me to open my bible … I had to do it almost a spontaneous act I didn’t have time to register that I was already opening my bible. I always pray to God that whatever He does where ever He moves do not leave me behind … like this song says (which I will post for y’all later) …

“Lord whatever you’re doing in this season, please don’t do it without me”

Lord, don’t let me miss my opportunity, let me be aware .. I don’t want to do things haphazardly, I don’t want to do things because I just happened to float or stumble on in (which if that is how God set it up for me that’s ok too) but I want to do some things deliberately, on purpose because I know that God has a purpose for my life. I want God to know I am serious about this thing He has called me into. Show Him as much as I can that I am serious and glad He has called me and my family out of darkness into His marvelous life … and this is my reasonable service to present myself as a living sacrifice. I wish there was more I could do to show Him but my works alone are but filthy rags … so I will please Him with my faith and through my faith I will show Him I do believe and that I am serious. I will conquer and overcome with my faith through His grace – which is but a precious gift to me.

You guys … please do not miss your opportunity. Do not forfeit the blessings of God, do not forfeit your new season over people or situations or anything that will try to make you miss and forfeit a chance and a moment with God. Honestly, I have watched people do that very thing … miss and forfeit God-given moments over silly things. I have done it myself … and I have beat myself up and down and then got up and said “Never Again” LOL but thankfully our God is merciful and He will come back for us.

Never have I seen the righteous forsaken.

But I love you guys in Jesus’ Name.

Stay encouraged and excited. Keep fighting, keep believing, Keep Knowing.

 

.. and Happy Blogging


Resting on His Promises ….

God is faithful and He will do it …

Happy Monday Everyone. I do pray that everyone had a great weekend.

Ummm … I do not know how to being this particular post. I do not have anything really cute or any funny story to kind of set the tempo. This is kind of just ramblings of my heart .. and not so much from my mind.

I want to say that if you are struggling right now or just simply in awkward place, nothing seems to be going right. You ask for little and receive nothing. You may be at your wit’s end … you feel as though you are losing your mind and the little you do have is slipping away like water through your hands.

I just wanted to remind you … that God is faithful.

Everything He has promised you shall come to pass. You may not see it right now, you may not feel it right now. But He works everything out for our good, those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.

Everything He has begun in you … He will complete … the word says

“Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” Phil 1:6

I say all this because .. yesterday God gave my Pastor a word. Which I found to be completely awesome because my Pastor lost his grandmother last week  and even through his hurt he still got up and ministered to us. So it has been proven once again that when we are weak His strength is made perfect.  But the word that was ministered on yesterday hit me and shook me to my core.

God constantly reminds me of His promises for my family and myself. He reminds me of the visions and of the dreams and of my hopes. He keeps the visions and promises on repeat in my mind.

It is one thing to see them in your mind … it is one thing  to go years calling those things that are not .. as though they were. It is one thing to believe God for them but you still are only thriving off what you see in your mind.

He reminded me on Sunday … that He is faithful.

And He is working everything out for my good.

So, while I am seeing prayers, dreams and visions beginning to manifest and while some of it isn’ t quite “there”. I am still believing God for it and He’s showing me that He is doing it. 

I do not know all those great christian quotes and cliché’s but I do know that God is not like man that He should lie and if it wasn’t so He would not have said it.

If you are believing God for something no matter how big or how small. Keep believing. Instead of simply “believing” try “Knowing”. Knowing that God will do just what He said.

I dare you today to take God at His word. Begin to bring all your visions and dreams He has given you back to the forefront of your mind. Begin to ask God to have His way in your life. … invite His perfect will into your life. Yield yourself to Him. No longer trusting in your own ways but believing in His.


Reblog: Youth

Great Read … Enjoy and Happy Blogging!!


WordPress Weekly Shout Outs!!!

Good Morning Everyone …!!

Happy Friday … it is about that time again when two of our fellow bloggers are nominated! These are two people who blogs inform, empower and encourage to LIVE OUT LOUD

These next two leading ladies … have found a special place in my heart and on my blog! One of them I met through WordPress and this Woman of God has truly blessed me and the other goes to church and is a co-laborer with me in Christ.

After I announce the two niminees I encourage you guys to go to their pages and follow them as they will truly touch your heart and challenge you think outside of the box. 

Ok people, in your mind or out loud if you’d like give me a drum roll ….. (I am really enjoying this by the way)

My First nominee is ….

Davionna Boyd

This is also one of my younger bloggers .. so for those of you once again who are young, saved and on fire for God and even if you are not you keep going to her page and you will be and for my bloggers who are young at heart .. she just joined wordpress not too long ago. So, please stop by her blog and show her some love.

My next nominee is ……

(I don’t hear your drum rolls)

….

There ya go LOL ..

is ….

Cathy Craig Neil

 This Woman of God … has followed me since day one! She does not know this LOL but she has truly spoiled me and I am so used ot seeing her pop up on my email preview thingy everytime I have a new post and there she is and she likes it! She is very supportive and I want you to know that it does not go unnoticed! He blogs are very intriguing and they really challenge you to think bigger and better.

So, if you are not already following her … add her to your list!

CONGRAT LADIES AND HAPPY BLOGGING!!

(I will add their beautiful pictures later as my PC does not want to cooperate 😦  )


Reblog: Shady, Lifeline Idiosyncrasies

Another Awesome Post by an Awesome Woman of God. Totally love this … great read! Enjoy and Happy Blogging !!!

Did Jesus have a Facebook Page?

Lifelines are necessary. Lifelines can be categorized through our parents, families, friends; maybe our pets? Ok….

We have to hold on to something. By nature some of us hold onto a lot more than others, (like my husband’s collections of collectibles) but I won’t expose those culprits.

Do we define ourselves by these lifelines? I have.

Heritage/ family history often shapes our existence. God created families so that must be a good thing? Well, yes and no.

A good family history is a blessing. Not so good may leave scarred, torn and pained descendants who wish they had another lifeline.

We don’t have to accept that which has crept into our blood that is rotten, soiled or needs fumigating. In fact, we should dispose of traits we find going against God’s word.

I wasn’t so sure I interpreted that to mean my family  imperfections may need tweaking? Or addressing?…

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Be Your Own Follower … Literally!

Good Morning Peeps!!  … lol totally lame but I had to say it.

I pray that everyone’s morning is going well. It is rainy here in Virginia and that is exactly what we need to wash away some of this pollen and other filth.

Be your own follower.

Like literally … be your own follower here on WordPress. I am my own follower and it was honestly done by mistake. I laughed because I was like now I am following myself. So, now when I post I receive emails just like my other followers and I don’t know if you all have noticed but I also take the time to like my own posts.

It is not done to be cocky and make my followers number look good … but I figured the best supporter other than God is yourself.

It does not matter if you have the whole world in your corner backing you and pushing you shouting from the hill tops that they believe in you … if you do not believe in yourself then it is all a waste.

I tell my children the same thing  you have to believe in yourself … when I was younger I had my whole family backing me. My Mom would tell me that I can be what I want achieve what I want … the sky is the limit. And while the pep talk was wonderful and it worked and it hyped me up … it never really lasted and  I went back to doing the same things.

I shared this with a co-worker of mine and I told her I did not understand why I was like that.

And then one day in bible study … it hit me.

I DID NOT BELIEVE IN MYSELF

Long story short, just believe in yourself even if you already have a great support system. It means nothing if you do not believe in yourself. We have to be our own cheerleaders from time to time because truth is even the best support systems fail you.

Take courage and know that if God be before you He is more than the whole world against you.

And when it is hard to believe in yourself believe in what God said about you.  LOL .. .and even when you believe in yourself still believe in what He has said about you.

Take hope in His word and what He has said in regards to your identity and His thoughts toward you … also know He is faithful and will do just what He said and He will complete that perfect work he has begun in you until the return of His son Jesus Christ.

I am seriously grateful for all of my followers … you guys and gals are nothing but a blessing to me and while it feels good to hear from you .. even when I do not hear from you … I have to believe in myself and be my own best follower!

So … really if you are not following yourself do so!

Jeremiah 29:11

     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.

1 Peter 2:9-10

9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.