Bless These Beautiful Little Feet, in the Name of Jesus Christ

Yesterday was a day of fun at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home Palmetto, Georgia campus. It was a day that that Lord had made, indeed, for me and for the children, as His Holy Spirit filled it with His blessings.

~”This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”~Psalm 118:24, English Standard Version~

One of the staff of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home gave me a tour around the campus. I did not realize, until she shared with me, that the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home Palmetto campus is 400 acres, filled with many, MANY buildings and lots and lots of land! The teacher staff shared with me that the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home rescues girls, who have been through sex trafficking, as well as houses pregnant mothers  who are not financially stable, until their children have been born. These were facts that I did not know and that I thought to be very interesting. She also showed me a retreat area that is in the back of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home Palmetto Campus, where missionaries come if they need a break from doing their missionary work or if they need a safe space to refuel and get spiritually re-charged. This area was very calming and I could feel the peace of God in the atmosphere as the teacher staff shared this with me.

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After I was given a tour of the entire Georgia Baptist Children’s Home Palmetto campus, I was given a very tedious task. Me and another intern were assigned the task of organizing paperwork concerning the children in big, big binders. Even though I thought this task to be very boring, I did it anyways because I knew that He would bless the works of my hands for completing such a task as this. This was ministry, at its finest, as this task prepared my hands for a task that was coming ahead of me that would be bigger than this assigned task today.

~”So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”~1 Corinthians 10:31, New Living Translation~

After I completed this task, one of the teacher staff of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home and me helped to organize for the field day that would be for the children. I assisted him by putting together a water slip and slide for the children,which they thoroughly enjoyed. The water slip and slide consisted of two blue mats with a water hose that poured a spring of water and soap onto the water slip and slide so that the children could slide down on the water slip and slide mats. The end of completing this task was very fulfilling because it gave me a sense of purpose and direction for these hands that I used to work to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ to the children who were at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home.

I went inside immediately following this task and assisted the teacher staff of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home with the indoor field day activities. I was assigned to stand at a game area that consisted of a mat with ball darts that the children could throw and score points. I distributed lollipops to all of the children and cheered them on as they threw the ball darts at the mat. It was fun and very encouraging, indeed!

Towards the end of the day, the children had a water ballon fight and I was the ONLY teacher who participated. One of the children managed to toss a water ballon on my head. I laughed and I giggled as she yelled, “YES!!!,” and I laughed and giggled outloud and alongside her and at what she did.

It was fun to see the children laughing and playing. It was fun to see the children running around, innocently and as God intended for them to be. It was fun for me to see the Gospel of Jesus being put into action as the children ran around and around and around the field area and I joined in on the fun. It was a new day. It was a new day, in the Name of Jesus Christ. It was a new day indeed, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

~”Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”~Matthew 19:14, New International Version~

~”And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”~Romans 10:15, English Standard Version~

God bless you! Thanks for reading! Grace and peace unto you and please share and follow! 🙂 ❤

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You are here, there, (and everywhere), in the Name of Jesus Christ

**Please note:  The blog posts that I write for my time at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home will be mentioned in this blog, Sarah’s Spiritual Walk. I forgot to mention in my previous blog post that from May 17th-August 16th, 2019, I will be writing entirely about my time as an intern at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home. No other posts will be written about other topics except about my time at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home. After the dates mentioned, I will write about other topics that target youth, both boys and girls. Thanks everyone for understanding and enjoy reading my posts!! 🙂

It was a beautiful and hot Summer day at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home yesterday.

Yesterday, I went on a nature hike at the Sweetwater Creek State Park in Palmetto, Georgia with the children and teacher staff of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home. Throughout the Summer at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home, I will be going on many, MANY field trips with the children and this just happened to be one of them. It is the first of MANY field trips that I will be going on many fun adventures with the children! 😉

Anyway, I went nature hiking with the children and led a group of children with one other teacher while other staff were divided up into teams to lead other children on the nature hike. Me and the other teacher led about 10-12 children and hiked for about 1 mile on the nature trails of Sweetwater Creek State Park. I looked above the tall, tall hills of the sites in front of me. I gazed upon the streaming rivers of water that flowed about like milk and honey mentioned in the Bible. I marveled when me, the other teacher, and the children reached the end of the nature trails.

~”On that day I swore to them that I would bring them out of the land of Egypt into a land that I had searched out for them, a land flowing with milk and honey, the most glorious of all lands.”~Ezekiel 20:6, English Standard Version~

It was a marvelous site that was spectacular to behold!! I took in the fresh air of the nature day, admiring the beauty of the hill tops that was like a mountain top that we reached from the nature trails that was the valleys. Praise the Lord for majesty!!

“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”~Psalm 46:10, New Living Translation~

~”Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.”~Mark 11:23, English Standard Version~

It was in that moment that I was admiring the majesty of God that I found Jesus with my two eyes in the streaming rivers of water. My eyes marveled the clear, blue skies that was the nature God created, from the beginning to the end. I looked upon the rocks, which are like a firm foundation and symbolic of my salvation that is found in My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

It is my hope that each boy and every girl will find Jesus this Summer. It is my hope that they will have a firm foundation in the Word of God this Summer. It is my hope that every child here will have a firm foundation in Christ Jesus alone and worship Him as their Cornerstone this Summer, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

~”For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”~1 Corinthians 3:11, English Standard Version~

The teacher staff, children, and me had lunch by a picnic area near the lakes of the Sweetwater Creek State Park. It was beautiful to behold the sites of the lake around and about us. The touch of God’s hands left His mark and His fingerprints on the lakes, as I could see and admire with my own two eyes.

One of the children came up to me as I was marveling and taking in the nature sites of the lakes. I cannot mention her real name, but for the sake of this blog post, we will call her Harmony. Harmony, who is a middle school aged girl, opened up to me and shared things with me about her past that she did not tell the other teacher staff of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home ( I know this because after we had this conversation, she explained to me that she did not tell any of the other teachers this). She told me that when she was about four years old, she got in a car accident and as a result of the car accident, she had some bones fractured on the neck area of her body.

I could tell that by the way she interacted with me that she felt safe and comfortable. This gave me a chance to put my Pastoral Counseling techniques that I learned from Liberty University into practice as we interacted with each other. I was quiet and listened to her tell me her story. After hearing this story, I said to her, “Sounds like you had a horrible accident (Pastoral Counseling listening technique of acknowledgement.—in this case of her situation). I hope you get well soon and I will be praying for you and that God will heal you.”

After I told her this, she thanked me for telling her that I will pray for her. Shortly after our interactions, I confided in one of the teacher staff in what Harmony told me about her car accident so that they would be aware and that they would know better ways to witness and minister to her. The teacher staff, who I told, thanked me for sharing this with her and told me that Harmony has a hard time opening up to other children and feels more comfortable around adults. She also told me that the children shun Harmony because of the rash marks that are around her lips. This gave me more insight for how to pray for Harmony and that God would heal every part of her, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

I thanked God for opening up the opportunity for me to interact with Harmony for I know that this is the first of many, MANY interactions that I will have with the children of which God will open up doors for me to actively engage with the children in conversations that enable me to utilize my Pastoral Counseling listening techniques this Summer. Let us pray now! 🙂

Dear God,

I thank You for the beautiful nature that you allowed for me, the teacher staff of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home, and the children to admire yesterday. I thank You that You alone are the Creator and Beholder of nature and that You are present (everywhere), in the Name of Jesus Christ. Thank You that Your promise still stands, even when the ground is sinking sand, that You will never leave us nor forsake us. I also thank You for giving Harmony boldness to interact with me and that Your Holy Spirit will give her and the other children empowerment to interact with me as this will be healing for them as You allow them to enter into Your healing presence. You are a God who heals and You are Harmony’s Healer. I lift up Harmony as well as the conversation that You opened up a door for me to have with her. I thank You that You even allowed this conversation to take place and that You divinely orchestrated it, for such a time was this time. I pray that Your Holy Spirit will touch Harmony and that she will experience healing, physically in her neck, and spiritually, so that she will come to know Jesus through me and the other teacher staff of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home. I thank You that You blessed the conversation that You allowed us to have and pray that You will guide Harmony in her interactions with the teacher staff and children. Bless Harmony and the children, who You allowed me to lead today at the Sweetwater Creek State Park. Thank You Jesus! We give You the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen!

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Bless this House (As I Walk), in the Name of Jesus Christ

 

IMG_20190516_082503_636The past two days at the Palmetto, Georgia campus of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home have been such a blessing!!

~””When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.'”~Luke 10:5, New International Version~

It was a hot and beautiful Summer day. I remember when my Lyft driver dropped me off at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home that morning. I went inside of one of the buildings of the home and was warmly greeted by one of the co-workers. Shortly thereafter, my supervisor entered into the building and she directed me to another building at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home—-the gymnasium.

While in the gymnasium, my supervisor assigned me a great task. She wanted me to create four advertisements that would attract the children to the Summer clubs that would be happening at the Palmetto campus of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home. I thought and thought about this task she assigned and agreed to do it. I explained to her that I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication and that because of this qualification, that I can do this task. I thank God for granting me favor and stature with my supervisor, just at God granted Jesus favor in the Bible with Himself and man.

~”Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people.”~Luke 2:52, New Living Translation~

My supervisor admired the advertisements that that created and complimented them. She told me that I did a great job! Then, I cleaned the closet of my supervisor’s office as well as a the science classroom closet of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home gymnasium. Even though I was not expecting to get a task such as this one, prepared the works of my hands for these tasks that were ahead of me and cleaned away! I thank God for giving me the strength to clean these rooms of the gymnasium because it gave these rooms divine order as well as a sense of peace so that the children can enjoy the gymnasium to the fullest and thrive under the shade of its roof. 🙂

~”But godliness with contentment is great gain.”~1 Timothy 6:6, New International Version~

~”Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”~Philippians 4:6-7, New Living Translation~

Towards the end of the day, I led a prayer walk with one of the volunteers of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home. This was my FAVORITE part of the day!! I walked, and walked, and walked around the campus with the volunteer, blessing every part of every house, every boy, and every girl, who resided in the cottages of the Palmetto campus of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home. I even prayed for the counselors, social workers, psychologists, and co-workers of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home and that God would bless them and guide them in their interactions with the children. Overall, this was a very fruitful part of my day!!

~”We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people— the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel that has come to you. In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace. You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf, and who also told us of your love in the Spirit. For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you[d] to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.”~Colossians 1:3-12, New International Version~

~”For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.”~Luke 12:12, New International Version~

And that was my first day at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home! Let us pray!:

Dear God,

Thank You for this incredible opportunity that You gave me to serve at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home. Thank You that You are blessing the works of my hands this Summer so that I, in turn, can be a blessing to staff and the children of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home. I pray that Your Holy Spirit will touch the lives of every boy and every girl here so that they know that Jesus is Lord. I pray that they will experience healing (mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, as You prepare their hearts in that secret place to receive Jesus this Summer. I pray that You will make every a part of this time that I spend at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home, such as this, special as You show me how to encourage and inspire the children in a way that empowers them to love You and themselves, more and more, grace by grace, and day by day. We give You the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen!

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You are (Agape Love), in the Name of Jesus Christ

~”We love each other because he loved us first.”~1 John 4:19, New Living Translation~

20190510_164932God is love. Jesus is love. The Holy Spirit of God is love. Therefore, the Trinity is Agape Love, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Dear reader: Do you believe in love? Not just any love, but Agape Love. The love of Jesus Christ is Agape Love that is through the Holy Spirit of God.

The love of God can be found in nature. This past weekend, I went to my graduation at Liberty University and saw the LU Mountain. It was beautiful and through that mountain, I had the opportunity to witness the splendor and majesty of God that was in this piece of nature that is God’s creation. The Agape Love of Jesus Christ was definitely present in the LU Mountain because His Agape Love drew me straight into the heart of God as I drove past the LU Mountain.

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~”Long ago the LORD said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself. “~Jeremiah 31:3, New Living Translation~

I remember climbing the Freedom Tower of the Rawlings School of Divinity. It is a very, VERY tall building (about 22 stories high) that reflects the splendor and majesty of God that is the Agape Love of Jesus Christ. When I got to the top of the building, I remember looking above and beyond the horizons of Liberty University. What a magnificent site it was! I saw the LU Mountain from the very top of the Freedom Tower. The Agape Love of Jesus Christ was definitely present within the confines of the Rawlings School of Divinity because every building of Liberty University and nature piece of creation (such as the LU Mountain), drew me straight into the heart of my Abba Father.

On May 11, 2019, which was my graduation day, I could feel the Agape Love of Jesus Christ surging in and through me. As I walked across the stage to shake Dr. Rice’s hand on the stage at the Degree Presentation ceremony, tears of joy swept across my eyes. I could not believe this moment. Yes. It was real. And yes. It was really happening. I was graduating with an M.A. degree in Pastoral Counseling with a focus in Dobson Center Marriage and Family Studies. I worked hard to earn it and I did it!! Finally!!

It was in that moment of my life that I could feel the Agape Love of Jesus Christ surging through me as I walked across the stage. Even though my parents did not show up to my graduation, that did not matter to me. This was because the Holy Spirit of God removed the spirit of approval of me from my parents. Praise the LORD!! I don’t need my parents’ approval for doing the work of God nor for my calling. I am a child of God, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

About one week before my graduation, I asked one of my friends to pray that God would remove the spirit of approval from me. And surely, God did it!! Even one of my Christian friends from Syria made a comment on my Facebook page that encouraged me to not think about what my parents thought of me, but to rather be thankful to God that His will for me to graduate was possible.

Dear reader: did you know that you too can walk in the will of God? Do you believe in faith? Do you trust in Jesus, if or if He is your personal LORD and Savior? Do you love Him with the same Agape Love that He freely gives to you in return? These are all questions, dear youth, to consider as you reflect upon what God’s calling is in your life. For me, it is to be a Pastoral Counselor figure in the lives of children and I believe that as I do my internship this Summer at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home that His will for my life will become more and more clearer as I give counsel and spread the Agape Love of Jesus Christ to these precious children.

Now, dear youth: Are you ready? Let us pray!:

Dear God,

Thank You for our youth. Thank You that Your hands can renew the hearts and the minds to every youth boy and girl, who is reading this page. I pray that Your Spirit will give the Agape Love as well as the sound mind of Christ to every youth boy or girl, who is reading this blog post. Let him or her know that he or she is unconditionally loved by Christ and that it has no limits. There is power, in the Name of Jesus Christ, and there is power in Your Agape Love. Let Your purpose be made known to every youth boy or girl reader so that he or she knows that You have a purpose and a plan for every reader’s lives. May Your Spirit teach them to glorify Jesus today, in His Agape Love. We give You the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen!

 

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From Filthy Rags to Riches

In what ways are you impacting someone? Is your story touching another person’s life? Do you believe that in and through Christ, that you are making a difference in that person’s life?

I have a purse. It has Disney princesses on it and I bought it recently from the Disney store. As I was strolling through the Disney Store, the Holy Spirit of God led me to buy it. One of the reasons He led me to buy it was because He wanted me to use the characters on it as a way to be a shining light for Jesus at work.

I bought the purse because I wanted to show the co-worker (all, who are women) and the girls at the daycare that we are all princesses. That’s right: We are all princesses of the One True King, Jesus Christ.

All women are princesses. Yes, we are queens, in the Name of Jesus Christ, but we are princesses of the King. My name, “Sarah,” means princess. I know that I am a princess of the King because He knows my name. In the Name of Jesus Christ, God knows my name. And he knows yours too, dear youth.

Dear youth girls: You are princesses. God handpicked each and every one of you and named you by heart and by soul. By heart and by soul, His Spirit touches you. By heart and by soul, His hands mend your broken heart. By heart and by soul, His light shines upon you, transforming what the enemy meant to be your un-happiness into a happy ending. Your story from rags to riches is what the King meant for you, from the beginning. May riches be your portion today!

~”Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.”~Romans 12:1-2, New International Version~

Dear princess of the King of Kings: You are His beloved. You are the beloved apple of God’s eye. You are precious in His sight. May His hands remove the plots and plans of the enemy from your life and turn your sad story into a testimony! May riches instead of filthy rags be your portion today!

You are altogether lovely and God says so too! You are altogether pure and God says so too! Your sins are washed away and they are altogether as white as snow. Believe it! And also believe in Christ Jesus!

~”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. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”~Philippians 4:8-9, New International Version~

Walk in victory, dear princess of the King of Kings!! Walk healed today, O daughter of the Most High God! Walk in those ballroom dance shoes and rock out that dance floor today as a child of God today in His palace, the throne room!

The throne room is waiting for you…..Are you ready?? Comment below with your testimony below on how God changed your life. Share your rags to riches story today! 🙂

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You are a Victor!

Dear Youth,

Do you believe in healing….not just any kind of healing, but in the healing power of the Son of God?

~”And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”~Mark 16:17-18, New International Version~

The Son of God is Jesus Christ. During His years of ministry on the earth, He performed many, MANY miracles on the sick so that they could get well. But, the question is this: How can a person, who is fighting mental illness, say that the healing power of Jesus Christ has come upon them?

This is a question that I will do my best to answer as it pertains to the glory of God as well as the battle (which is real) I face surrounding mental illness.

I fight against Bi-Polar Disorder. This is a battle that I have to fight EVERYDAY. Even though it looks like I am surrounded by a mental illness, I am REALLY surrounded by God the Father and  His songs of deliverance are my portion. God’s songs of deliverance are your portion too, dear youth. 

~”You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah”~Psalm 32:7, English Standard Version~

Many environmental factors caused me to develop this illness over the years, such as the divorce of my parents, having an unstable childhood, and other factors. I do not wish what I have had to go through on any child or teen, but do want to offer encouragement to those who are fighting mental illness:

  1. Find a hobby.  For me, that hobby was ballroom dancing. My friend from church got me into ballroom dancing and I  use this gift and talent to glorify God. ~”So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”~1 Corinthians 10:31, New Living Translation~
  2. Listen to Worship music. Worship music soothes the soul. I ride the MARTA bus on my way to work every morning and on my way to work, I put my ear buds in my ears and listen to Michael W. Smith, Tori Kelly, Hillsong United, and other Christian singers and bands that I find to be uplifting to my soul. It is a great way to get the day started as well as encourage me!
  3. Pray.  ~”Never stop praying.”~1 Thessalonians 5:17, New Living Translation~ It is easier said than done, but pray. Form a prayer closet too, if you wish. I watched the movie, War Room, and was inspired by one of the characters in the movie to make my own prayer closet. I use a saree bottom ( bottom of an Indian dress), as the anointed place that I sit in order to pray. I even listen to worship music as I pray or if I need peace and quiet, I pray in the quiet.
  4. Find a Church for support. I go to church and ask my Sunday School class to pray for me. The purpose of a church, Sunday School, or Small Group is to have that support as you are going through tough times and issues, then they can assist you through prayer or another need that you are asking.
  5. Journal Letters to God. I LOVE to journal. It is therapeutic and it is a good way to express your feelings and heart to God in a way that glorifies Him and petitions your requests and prayers to Him.

I hope these tips help you in the battle against mental illness and point you ultimately to God the Father. God bless you, dear youth! 

Do you believe?

His fingerprints are here! His fingerprints are here! His fingerprints are here!

Dear reader: I proclaim that the fingerprints of God have come into your life. I proclaim that the fingerprints of God are leaving tidings of comfort and joy on your name. I proclaim that the fingerprints of God are leaving you a sign: the sign of Jesus Christ.

~”For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”~Isaiah 9:6, New International Version~

The Sign that God leaves you with to keep seeking is the sign of Jesus Christ. The Sign that God leaves you with to keep press onto is the mark of Jesus Christ. The Sign that God leaves you with is an inheritance that can only be found, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Dear reader: Seek God the Father. Seek His Kingdom. Seek His Word to find out what it means to be a child of God. All that you have to do is to call upon the Name of the LORD and you too will be saved.

~”If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”Romans 10:9, New International Version~

To be a child of God is to give your life as an offering to the LORD. To be a child of God means to completely and entirely surrender to God in your current state of brokenness. To be a child of God means to let the Holy Spirit of God use you, dear reader, in the Way that He wants to use you.

Dear reader: Let the hands of God use you in the Way He wants to use you. Let the hands of God put you on that Potter’s Wheel so that He can mold and fashion you into the child of His Kingdom that He has called and ordained you to become.

You are a king. You are a queen. You are ONLY in this world and not of it. ONLY!!

You are meant to have a crown that God wants to place on your head. The question is this: Do you want this crown? Do you believe that this is your calling? Do you believe that God’s plan is your destiny?

The choice is up to you to decide. Heaven and Hell are at stake. May Heaven rain upon you and be your portion, dear reader.

“Be glad, O children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God, for he has given the early rain for your vindication; he has poured down for you abundant rain, the early and the latter rain, as before.”~Joel 2:23, English Standard Version~

I pray that you choose to walk in this rain that God wants to pour on you. May it wash you of your past. May it wash you of your wrongs. May it wash you clean of the scarlet that is on you and make you white as snow, by His power.

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.”~Isaiah 1:18, English Standard Version~

You are now healed by His stripes, dear reader. Now, walk in Victory today. God bless you! 

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I AM is my Bridegroom and I am His Bride, in the Name of Jesus Christ

Cleanliness is Godliness, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

That’s right, dear reader. I’ll say it again: Cleanliness is Godliness, in the Name of Jesus Christ. That’s because God meant for things to remain and to stay in order. The universe is order. Order is because of what God meant to be: The divine is now in complete order and serenity because of Jesus Christ.

~”But godliness with contentment is great gain.”~1 Timothy 6:6, New International Version~

I went through a time of my life in which my room was in complete disarray and dirty. Books were stuffed in my closet, clothes were scattered on the floor, and papers were disorganized on the floors of my bedroom. My mind was scattered. My brain was disorganized. I did not know the meaning of order nor did I know the meaning of what cleanliness meant to God in my walk with Jesus Christ.

I did not understand that cleanliness is EVERYTHING to God. I did not understand that cleanliness is really next to Godliness because Jesus Himself washed us of our uncleanliness with His blood.

His blood washed me clean of my impure state. His blood washed my mind clean of disorganized thoughts. His blood washed my heart and soul clean of impurities that needed to be tidied, all for His sake, so that I could put my focus on my Heavenly Father.

~”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.Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”~Philippians 4:8-9, New International Version~

The red foxes are gone. The big and the small red foxes have been washed away by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. All of the red foxes (the sexually immoral, the thieves, the liars, etc.) are completely gone, in the Name of Jesus Christ! Praise Him!

This means that keeping my personal space clean was a sure sign that God would be pleased with His daughter for keeping her space clean! 

~”Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards are in bloom.”~Song of Solomon 2:15, New International Version~

Almighty God is pleased with me for stepping out in obedience. Almighty God is pleased with me for tidying my room so that it can be a reflection of Heaven on earth. Almighty God is pleased with me for cleaning my space so that it can be a place of fellowship and communion with my Abba Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

No to the dirty. No to the impure. Yes to cleanliness, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

I am now pure in His sight. I am now white as snow in the eyes of the LORD. I am now His bride. The veil has been opened. I see Jesus face-to-face!

~”Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”~Isaiah 1:18, New International Version~

~”But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed.”~2 Corinthians 3:16, English Standard Version~

I am His. I am now His bride. I am a bride of God, in the Name of Jesus Christ. This is a privilege since I stepped out in obedience and cleaned my living space so that the Holy Spirit of God could touch me with His hands.

With His hands, my sins are washed away. With His hands, I am as white as snow. With His hands, I am altogether beautiful because every flaw is removed for His sake. I am a new creation. I am made new, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

~”You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in  you.”~Song of Solomon 4:7, New International Version~

Let us pray for you, dear reader:

Dear God,

Thank You for touching the lives of every reader. Thank You for touching the lives of every reader, who is reading this blog post, so that he or she can gain understanding of what it means to be close to you. May each reader accept what it means to You to be Godly and that cleanliness is a part of being a Godly man or woman of Your Kingdom. May each reader accept Your blood as a part of the cleansing process. May each reader be still and trust in You as he or she fixes their gazes on You and learns about what it means to be Godly from Your Word. Thank You for revelation by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for divine insight and wisdom. And Thank You for healing. I give You the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen!

 

God bless you, dear reader! Grace, peace, and many blessings to you! ❤

 

 

Goodness and Greatness is Your Portion, in the Name of Jesus Christ

Walk. Walk, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Dear reader: I have a message for you today. It is time for you to walk. It is your time to rise and it is your time to shine for the Son of God’s sake, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

~”For we walk by faith, not by sight.”~2 Corinthians 5:7, English Standard Version~

~”Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”~Proverbs 3:5-6, English Standard Version~

Dear reader: In order for your light to shine for the King of Kings and Almighty God, you must be ready to surrender to Him, in the Name of Jesus Christ, in your current state of brokenness. The question is, are you ready to surrender? Will you trust God in the process?

Dear reader: God cannot use you if you are not broken. You must allow for the Spirit of God to break you so that the ministry that He uses you in is most effective and brings the most glory to the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.

~”But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”~Matthew 6:33, King James Version~

~”For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”~Romans 14:17, English Standard Version~

Do you want to know of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ or do you want to know the Kingdom of Jesus Christ? 

The Kingdom of God that is found in Jesus Christ is life. The Kingdom of God that is found in Jesus Christ is peace. The Kingdom of God that is found in Jesus Christ is joy. The Kingdom of God that is found in Jesus Christ is all of the fruits of the Holy Spirit.

~”For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”~Romans 8:6, King James Version~

These fruits of the Holy Spirit are pruned by God. These fruits of the Holy Spirit give birth to love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

~”But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”~Galatians 5:22-23, New Living Translation~

Dear reader: Choose to give birth to love. Choose to give birth to joy. Choose to give birth to peace and all of the other fruits of the Holy Spirit of God, in the Name of Jesus Christ. The question is: Are you ready? Let us pray:

Dear God,

Thank You for each and every reader, who is reading this blog post. Thank You that each and every reader was ordered by their footsteps by Your hands so that he or she could read this Word of blessing. Speak to each reader about the purpose and plans that You have for his or her life. Guide each reader, by the power of Your Holy Spirit, into the destiny that You intended for each reader to attain and do not stop the birthing process of the destiny that You desire for he or she to walk into. Do not stop the birthing process until You say, “It is finished. Well done, my good and faithful servant!” I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen!

God bless you, dear reader! Grace and peace!

This is the Father’s Love to Me, in the Name of Jesus Christ

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Dear reader: You may be reading this and wondering why I say, Amen. It is because God is good ALL OF THE TIME!! Amen.

God is good…..all of the time…..and Jesus is LORD!! Immanuel is my GOD and I give Him all of the glory, the honor, and the praise of which it is all due to Him. Amen.

You see, dear reader, if I did not praise God for who He is, then why should I be at peace? Why should I not believe in His resurrection power? Why should I not believe in the strength of Christ alone, my Cornerstone?

The strength of God is my strength. The peace of God is my peace. And His joy is mine. ALL MINE, in the Name of Jesus Christ. 

I am His and He is mine, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

I have been through many MANY trials. From the aftermath of my parents’s divorce from childhood to losing friends to homelessness and gossip, God stood by me through it all. Through it all, His eyes were watching me. His hands were protecting me as well as angels.

~”No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue thatshall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.”~Isaiah 54:17, King James Version~

Dear reader: God commands us to pray. God commands us to be watchful and vigilant too, because the devil is looking to steal your blessings.

~”The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”~John 10:10, English Standard Version~

For the past month, I have been out of a job. I called the prayer line for Joshua Media Ministries International (JMMI) and a kind prayer warrior prayed for me and for the LORD to provide for this need. God provided for me a job…..on the same day! Amen!

~”And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”~Philippians 4:19, New International Version~

I now work at a daycare. Serving the children is a joy and it brings me a great sigh of relief to be a wellspring of living waters and touch their lives with the love of Jesus Christ. Children need God. Children need Jesus. Children need to feel the rushing Wind of the Holy Spirit of God touch them with the Father’s love.

Yesterday, I did an art project with the children at the daycare. The project consisted of gluing tiny and colorful pieces of paper onto the shape of a cardboard person.

It was the bright colors of these tiny, pieces of paper that God used to speak to me. It made me think of the song, “Colors of the Wind,” a Disney song from my childhood days.

The colors of the Wind from the Holy Spirit of God spoke to me. This made me think to myself…..what a wonderful God that we serve!! Every child has an identity through every multifaceted color of the Holy Spirit’s rushing Wind. They fall afresh on them, like a dove, from His Holy Spirit. His Holy Spirit is pleased with these children!

Every child is special. Every child is precious in the eyes of God. He loves them VERY much!

~”Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”~Matthew 19:14, New International Version~

I now want to pray for children to know Jesus. Let us pray!:

Dear God,

Thank You that Your hands created children. Thank You for their precious heart beats. Thank You that You desire for every child to come into Your Kingdom and that You will not stop until You say, “It is finished!” I pray that any child, who is reading this blog post, will be encouraged to want to know more about Jesus. I pray that if the child does not have parents, who he or she can talk to about Jesus, that he or she will ask a trustworthy adult for the Truth because Your Word is the Truth. I pray that every parent, who is reading this blog post, will tell their children about the Gospel of Your beloved Son. May the child’s parents become God-fearing and God-honoring as they serve You humbly and wholeheartedly. I pray that every reader, whether he or she is a child or not, will enter into what is most important: You. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen!

God bless you, dear reader!